About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 - 31 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage On The Shores Of Lake Michigan
Are you feeling stressed with your life; are your children driving you batty; do you need a bit of a time-out from your significant other; do you want a quiet place to read, paint, write, think, or just be; do you and your significant other need a romantic getaway? If you answered yes to any of the above, then our cottage is the perfect place for you.
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Sonya Hebden
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.
Sonya Hebden purchased this House in 2008
Why Sonya Hebden chose Kewadin
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.
What makes this House unique
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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Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very private and beach access are the highlights.
I would call this a woods view rather than lake view but it's a short walk to the beach. We used the outdoor grill a lot and enjoyed the deck. The 10 acres provides privacy from the highway entrance. We walked to the Nature Reserve along the beach and ate at the Torch Lake cafe which is a short drive. There's a nearby grocery/hardware/gas station in Eastport which is also a short distance drive. All in all, good value for the price.
Great property and great time.
We had an outstanding stay at the property. The only item of note is that when you start running the hot water anywhere in the house there is a very fowl odor that is emitted, smells like Sulphur, for a short period of time. After the water runs for a few minutes the odor goes away. Other than that everything was perfect.
Thank you for your review. We are happy you had a great stay. Yes, that happens sometimes with the hot water. We have had it inspected and have been told there is nothing to worry about. It is because the water gets used infrequently. Once you run it for a bit, the odor goes away.
Lovely cottage that is private and steps away from a beautiful beach!
We had such a peaceful and relaxing stay at this property. Accommodations were perfect for the 3 of us! Nicely decorated, all the needed comforts, and such a gorgeous view on the beach. Close to Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, Bellaire and Torch Lake! We can't wait to come back again!
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Thank you for the wonderful review.
Beautiful site, house, and weather. Can't imagine a better vacation.
Private, fresh air, peaceful. Gorgeous sunsets. Water so clear that we saw 2 large fish swim by. Petoskey stones all over. Stunning.
Grand Traverse Bay at its very best
What an amazing place! We stayed here before, two summers ago, and did not hesitate to select this beautiful cottage again. The owners are prompt and personable in their correspondence, and thoughtful in ensuring the cottage is well equipped for a stay. Our two children felt right at home. The beach and the water are classic Grand Traverse Bay. Amenities are within easy driving distance, but it was the seclusion and peacefulness we valued most. We recommend this property without hesitation.
We are very happy that you could stay with us again. Thank you for the kind words.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at this house. With my husband being very tall he was concerned that he would smack his head on the ceilings as the structure is unique, and doesn't show good in the pictures. Thankfully he remained unscathed our whole vacation! The acorns were falling when we were visiting, so we had to be extra careful sitting out on the deck, thankfully we brought some thick winter hats with us. Beautiful home, great beach, wonderful petoskey stone hunting! Good location for a visit to northwest Michigan, lakes all around you, and close enough to Traverse City if you needed to go to a chain store. Real quiet, and peaceful, a great retreat, and a wonderful spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Thanks for the nice review and we are glad y'all had a good anniversary.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.