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Beautiful Long Lake Home Conveniently Located to Traverse City

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Upper deck overlooking the islands.


Last updated: 02/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath Home With Breathtaking Views And 100' Private Frontage

In 2017 we remodeled our home with a beautiful new Kitchen, Living and Dining area. With a full open floor plan. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and comfort. We've rented from VRBO many times and try to make sure that our home offers everything that we would want when vacationing. We continually update this home to give it more amenities each year. This beautiful home on the highly regarded Long Lake just outside of Traverse City, MI has wonderful amenities. It sits on a large wooded lot on a quiet drive and overlooks 4 of the 5 islands in the clear waters of Long Lake. The many outdoor sitting areas allow you to sit and listen to the waves as your stress washes away.

The home is updated with granite countertops and a dishwasher in the kitchen, a full size washer and dryer and plenty of lakeside seating. This is a well stocked '2nd' home so all you need to do is relax and have fun. Linens and towels are not included. If you would like us to include them, they can be provided for $75. (this would include bath and bedding, or $100 if you'd like us to include beach towels as well for your stay.)

A fire pit sits by the waters edge for marshmallow roasting as well as a beautiful upper patio with a built-in fire pit surrounded by adirondack chairs and there is a full size outside gas grill just steps from the well equipped kitchen. There's a Keurig coffee maker, a french press, blender, and there's even a waffle maker! We love to cook, so this kitchen has everything needed.

The configuration of this home is as follows:

Main Floor Master bedroom is spacious with new king bed and private bathroom on main floor with a flatscreen TV. The Laundry room in conveniently located just off the Master bedroom.

2nd bedroom with a Twin over Full Bunk beds, also on the main floor with a full bathroom just outside the door.

3rd Lower level offers a 2nd 'Master' bedroom, and happens to be the most spacious. It offers a new king bed and great water views. This bedroom also has it's own private bath.

The main floor boasts a comfortable living room with a cozy gas fireplace and breathtaking views of the lake. There is also a 40' flat screen TV and many 'old fashioned' board games, puzzles, and books should the mood strike!

The lower level offers wonderful views of Long Lake from the large sliding door and has a family room for extra space and overflow sleeping on the Queen sofa and children's books and toys.

There is a deck/sitting area in front of the home on both levels for eating lunch while watching activities on the water.

There are also two large sitting areas at the waters edge and a spacious area at the end of the dock for enjoying the beauty of Long Lake up close or possibly just casting a fishing line. Recently we added a rock patio which is perfect for watching the sun come up or sitting and reading a great book from a perch above the waters edge.

This home has central air conditioning with an excellent air filtration system and hypo allergenic pillows to help your rest well. There is a long 90' dock where you can tie up your boat or you can enjoy paddling along the lakeshore in our kayaks which are available for weekly rental. Enjoy sunshine from early morning until dinner as this home faces southwest.

Spend your days waking to beautiful sunrises, exploring the islands and hiking all their fun trails, fishing to your hearts content, waterskiing, tubing, and playing in the beautiful water with a hard sandy bottom that is perfect for young children, then finish with s'mores around the campfire at the shoreline. It's a perfect week waiting to happen!

We've worked hard to make this a 5 star home with everything you'll need to relax. If you want to totally relax and feel at home in a clean, fresh and beautiful environment with breathtaking views, with the beach just a few steps from your door, then this is the place for you!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1224 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Great beach for children as it is a gentle slope with no specific 'drop off' and nice firm sand. Can be a little stony in certain areas but it depends on the wind and waves. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Main Floor overlooking water w/flat-screen & en-suite bath...moreless

  • Family Room with Queen sleeper sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Family room in lower walk-out level facing water...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Main Floor/One set of Twin over Full bunk bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 Lower Walk-out level: 1 king

    Large lower level water view w/flat screen & en-suite bath...moreless

  • Bedrooms have new beds & mattresses as of summer of 2013 and the King rooms both have en-suite bathrooms and flat screen TV's. The 3rd bedroom/kids room has a full bathroom just outside it's door. The family room with the Queen sleeper/sofa is on the lower level with a large slider overlooking the lake and is just outside the large King bedroom/bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Full private bathroom off Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 3 lower level: toilet, shower

    Bathroom is private and off the lower level bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 2 Main Floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main floor full bathroom just outside children's bedroom....moreless

  • Bathrooms are recently renovated and equipped with hairdryer.

Other Amenities

  • Nestled In is the best location on Long Lake. It is conveniently close to a boat launch, yet set in one of the quietest and quaintest areas on the lake. This is a southern facing property giving you sunrise views and long afternoon sun. Spend the day playing on your private beach or kayak out and take a hike around one of the many public islands. This home offers everything that you need to relax and enjoy your up north get-away. It is fresh, cozy and welcoming. The swimming is perfect for children and adults alike with a gentle slope to the deeper area. The 90 foot dock is set up to accommodate up to a 20 foot boat at the dock. Possibly larger, depending on the depth needed. The bottom is generally a firm sandy bottom with some small rocks/Petoskey stones near shore. The depth of the water is approximately 4-5 feet at the end of the dock depending on the season. You'll find that this beautiful home has everything that is desired for a relaxing stress free vacation....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of books for all ages are located in the living room and family room. There is also a wonderful library in Traverse City....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several board games, puzzles and books are available for those inside times....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Extended cable and High Speed WIFI is available and included in the cost....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Multiple flat screen televisions are located throughout the home and in the bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Row boat is available for you to use at no additional cost. Two 10' Kayaks and/or a long board are available for rent....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Very quiet setting over looking Long Island....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    This home offers 100 feet of private frontage with great swimming on a nice sandy bottom. It overlooks 4 of the 5 Long Lake Islands and offers spectacular views from both levels of the two story home...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Crystal clear water of Long Lake with excellent fishing just out your door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Indoor eating area for 8 overlooking the water, breakfast nook for 4, as well as several outside eating areas....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    This home is equipped with brand new central air to help take the humidity out of the air for comfortable sleeping....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Newer Maytag dryer is located in the laundry room just off the master bath area....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace for those cool nights when you appreciate a cozy fire inside, perhaps after a day of skiing on some of the many local ski slopes. Outside fire pit is at the water's edge for a bon-fire....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a basketball hoop and basketball on the premises. There are also many fitness locations in Traverse City that offer short term deals. There are also Tennis Courts at Long Lake Township Park...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    This home is a year round home with forced air heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi speed WIFI available at no extra charge and a small desk area to do that necessary business....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious sheets and linens/towels are available for $75.00 for the duration of your stay or $100.00 will also include beach towels as well....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy living room with a large flat screen TV and extended cable. The Family room in the lower level is the perfect place for the kiddos to play games or read a book. Many childrens books available....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is room for 2+ vehicles and room to park a boat trailer....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone available for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxurious sheets and linens/towels are available for $75.00 for the duration of your stay or $100.00 will also include beach towels as well....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Newer Maytag washing machine is located in the laundry room just off the master bath area....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Traditional 10 Cup coffee maker as well as a Kuerig and a coffee press. We know the importance of a good cup of coffee to start the day out right! ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well equipped kitchen with all you'll need from steak knives to chip clips. We love to cook and this kitchen has everything needed to whip up gourmet meals....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Newer Maytag Dishwasher. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Updated and very well equipped kitchen with all the amenities of home. Boasting spices, oils, sugar, flour, etc, and new quality cookware and everything else you need to enjoy cooking in this kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless Steel Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size natural gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Waffle Maker, Large Griddle, Blender, Mixer, Toaster, Pitchers for mixing up beverages and lots of spices, sugar, flour, coffee, etc. Baking pans and bowls for mixing up those special meals....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Full size natural gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Upper balcony seats 8 and is perfect for coffee in the morning to watch the sunrise or to watch the fishermen going out in the evening. It's a great boat/people watching perch! ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available to rent in Traverse City and there is are several paved trails and off road trails for those looking for more adventure....moreless

  • Boat:

    Dock available to tie up your boat or a rental boat for the week. Request information from owners if interested....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor table seats 6 on the walkout level. There are also two additional large sitting areas at the waters edge with chaise lounges, six chairs, a firepit and a boat house to store life jackets in....moreless

  • Golf:

    Excellent golf courses are nearby. The 'Bear' at the Grand Traverse Resort is a challenging course with magnificent views of Grand Traverse Bay, while 'Mistwood' is just 10 minutes away in Lake Ann....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A row boat is included with this property. Two 10' kayaks and 1 long board are available for daily or weekly rental at $75.00 per week per non-motorized watercraft. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Many outdoor sitting areas to enjoy the serene beauty of this relaxing oasis....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New radiant heat grill for grilling without burning and offers very moist and tender results. We love how this grill cooks!...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding and Tubing are all within a 30 minute drive offering some great terrain and excitement of Northern Michigan Fun in the snow!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are available at the Long Lake Township park just 3 miles away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are always water 'floaties' in the boat house which you are welcome to use as well as 3 life jackets. ...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Off Season
Sep 10 - Jun 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Kayak #1 (per week) $75 + tax
  • Beach Towels $25 + tax
  • Kayak #2 (per week) $75 + tax
  • Linens $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


Summer Months this home is a Weekly Rental. Check in is Sat. at 5:00 and check out is Sat. at 10am During the Winter Months it is available as a nightly rental with a 2 night minimum. Rates during the winter months are offered at low season rates. From Oct. to May this home may be available at a Monthly rate with a 60 day Min.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

50% of rental rate is due to reserve dates. The remainder of rental fee is due 30 days prior to arrival. There is an additional $125 cleaning fee and a 6% Michigan sales tax that we are required to pass on to the state.

If linens are preferred, please add an additional $75.00, and an extra $25.00 for beach towels. Check availability for kayaks, longboard, and pontoon rental from owners.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
TVC Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hayloft Inn
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Leland Transit to Manitou Island
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mistwood Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 31
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boone's Long Lake Inn
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
Traverse City, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
100 Ft of Private frontage on beautiful Long Lake

Car: Necessary

This home is located just West of Traverse City conveniently situated near a small grocery store and equally close to Traverse City, Lake Ann, and Interlochen.

The loons will keep you company at the dock, but if you should need more entertainment than they can offer then Northern Michigan is the place to be.

Interlochen Center for the Arts is just a few miles away and offers many great entertainers that are brought in during the summer months and the creative students at Interlochen put on many great events throughout the school year.

Wineries abound in the area with delicious late harvest rieslings, whites, and reds. Wine tours are a fun way to see the beautiful area and enjoy the fruits of Northern Michigan. There are many highly acclaimed wineries on both Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula. Just the drive to these wineries is breathtaking and worth your time!

There are many beaches within a 30 min drive along the Lake Michigan National Shoreline that offer long walks on the sandy shore searching for the infamous Petoskey Stones or surfing on the larger Lake Michigan waves.

This part of Michigan is an epicurean's delight. There are many restaurants in the area and one to suit every appetite. We love Apache Trout Grille on West Bay for great food and to relax and watch the sail boats as well as Stella's for yummy local delicacies. Amical on Front Street has great lunch and dinner and a fun front porch which is great for 'people watching' while you eat great food. LaBecasse in Glen Arbor offers fantastic french cuisine and Minervas in The Park Place has a great Sunday brunch. The Omelette Shoppe on Front and on Cass offers the BEST omelettes around as well as lots of other great breakfast and lunch favorites. North Peak brewery is a fun and hopping brew pub that offers everything from burgers and steaks to excellent salads! Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen in Elk Rapids is a drive, but if you love cajun food, then it's worth the drive. There are just too many to choose from! You'll have to eat out every meal just to experience all that the area has to offer your palate. If you want to cook for yourself there is a great farmers market between Front Street and Grand View Parkway every Saturday morning and Burritt's on Front Street has lots of fresh veggies and fantastic cuts of meat to please the carnivore in your group. They also have a wide variety of wine, both local and international to go along with that Leelanau Cheese that you picked up on your trip to Suttons Bay!

Once you've eaten your way through the town, there are lots of fun activities to do to burn off those calories. There is a TART trail that runs from 'Almost Acme' all the way to Suttons Bay. This is a very scenic trail for running, biking, or roller blading your way through Leelanau Peninsula. There is also a similar path that runs from Beulah to Frankfort. Canoeing or tubing on the Platte River is also a great way to spend an afternoon or an entire day. There is ballooning over Traverse City or renting a jet ski for a day. You can always take on the Sleeping Bear Dunes and trek over the dunes all the way to Lake Michigan or just drive through Stocking Park and take in the beauty of the Magnificent 'Three Bears'! There are so many great things to do in this area that it's hard to take it all in.

Traverse City and the surrounding areas have many festivals that often run back to back. From wine and food festivals to mushroom, fishing, and art they run the gamut. There are winter festivals that highlight all of our winter activities to the Cherry Festival that features our regions best known fruit. This region is diverse in it's offerings and provides enough variety to please just about everyone!

Be sure to check out Benjamin Twiggs for your local cherry souvenirs and you can even ship them to your friends right from the store. If you enjoy shopping there are many boutiques in Traverse City on Front Street, as well as in Suttons Bay, Leland, Empire, and Frankfort that are well worth your time.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We both grew up in the beautiful Traverse City area and spent much of our childhood enjoying the crystal clear water and hiking the islands of beautiful Long Lake. We take great strides to maintain and clean our home with the utmost of care so that you can just relax.

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City, MI, USA:
We decided several years ago to make it our dream to own a home on Long Lake where our children can swim and fish and we will some day retire to. However, we wanted a specific setting to lend to complete relaxation, a quiet drive into the home, a large private lot with a somewhat 'woodsy' feel, a beautiful view of the many islands, and a nice area near the water to sit and roast marshmallows or sip a cup of coffee.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we found this home we knew that we'd found our 'Long Lake get-away' or 'Nestled In' as it appears to be when you drive in the driveway. When we aren't able to be here enjoying our home we'd like to offer it to you and your family for some wonderful memory making moments of our own.

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

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  • Upper deck overlooking the islands.

    Upper deck overlooking the islands.

  • Bedroom with New Twin over Full bunk beds on main/upper level.

    Bedroom with New Twin over Full bunk beds on main/upper level.

  • Lower walkout family room with Queen pull-out couch.

    Lower walkout family room with Queen pull-out couch.

  • Steps around the side of the house down to the water.

    Steps around the side of the house down to the water.

  • 100 feet of private quiet frontage with multiple gathering areas.

    100 feet of private quiet frontage with multiple gathering areas.

  • A quiet drive in with this as the final tranquil destination.

    A quiet drive in with this as the final tranquil destination.

  • Patio with rock fire pit.

    Patio with rock fire pit.

  • Master Bedroom with a New King size bed, flat screen TV, on main floor overlooking the water. Full bathroom and laundry room adjacent to Master bedroom.

    Master Bedroom with a New King size bed, flat screen TV, on main floor overlooking the water. Full bathroom and laundry room adjacent to Master bedroom.

  • Large lower bedroom with new King size bed, flat screen TV, 1/2 bath, & great view of the water!

    Large lower bedroom with new King size bed, flat screen TV, 1/2 bath, & great view of the water!

  • Lower patio area just off the walk-out family room level with seating for six.

    Lower patio area just off the walk-out family room level with seating for six.

  • A rainbow between three islands.  This picture was taken from the front porch.

    A rainbow between three islands. This picture was taken from the front porch.

  • The large sitting area right at the water's edge.

    The large sitting area right at the water's edge.

  • New lower level master en-suite full bath.

    New lower level master en-suite full bath.

  • Sunset from a boat on Long Lake.

    Sunset from a boat on Long Lake.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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