Perfect Retreat Cottage on Beautiful Lake Michigan(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:31 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage On The Shores Of Lake Michigan
Nestled amongst 10 acres of forest, the cottage sits on the shores of beautiful, picturesque Lake Michigan. It is small and quaint, simply and beautifully furnished. It has one bedroom and a fold out couch in the living room. It can sleep up to 4 people. The bathroom is fairly large with a walk in shower. Linens and beach towels are provided.
The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, etc. Everything you need to cook your favorite meals.
The property is located within walking distance of Torch Lake Nature Preserve which contains many miles of trails. Walk, jog, whatever you like, you can do this on the road, on wooded trails or along the miles and miles of shore on Lake Michigan.
The cottage is located off of highway 31, a short distance (about a 30 minute drive) north of Traverse City. Just north of the cottage are the towns of Charlevoix (about 17 miles) and Petosky (about 30 miles). Also close to Harbor Springs, Elk Rapids, Macinac City and Island and numerous other small towns in the Northern Michigan area.
Nightlife can be around a bonfire and s'mores on the beach overlooking the beautiful sunsets, or it can be dinning, gambling, or clubbing in the nearby casinos. You choose the pace.
If you have a boat and want to bring that up with you, close to the cottage, there are two public boat accesses. One to Lake Michigan, and one to Torch Lake. Torch Lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and if you have not seen it, you should. If you don't have a boat, you can spend the day at the public park playing basketball, having a picnic, and swimming in the clear waters of Torch Lake. All within walking distance of the cottage.
The winter is also a perfect time to be at the cottage. The snow is beautiful and there is nothing like a stroll through the forest trails as the snow gently falls around you engulfing you in a world of peace, quiet and a white wonderland. In fact, winter is one of our favorite times to be at the cottage.
We rent the cottage out only once per month, so book your stay early.
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Member since: 2013
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
31 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
I rent my cottage out only one time per month for a minimum stay of 7 nights. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We are Tim and Sonya, married and living in Dallas Texas with our four children. We are both from Michigan and both attended MSU. We have vacationed in northern Michigan for the past 28 years, visiting family who live there.
Why the Owner Chose Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, MI, USA:
We purchased this property as a future retirement home for us and a future vacation destination for our children and their (future) children. The property is so picturesque, quiet, and perfect for slowing down our hectic, fast-paced lives.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The location of the cottage is incredible. We love that we can walk for miles and miles (either direction) along the shores of Lake Michigan. The lake is always different and we love hunting for Petosky stones. The cottage is so cute and quaint, very well built and simple and elegant. Perfect for a relaxing, no fuss life style.
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This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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