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Spring in TC! We Love Dogs So Much ~ They're Free!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Remodeled cottage on small lake. Near TC~yet feels so far away. Great sunsets

Downtown Traverse City is 7 miles away! This adorable cottage is the perfect place to return to after a day of adventuring in and around the Grand Traverse Region. Beautiful sunsets as you sit on the deck and look straight ahead!

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 30 miles northwest. Leelanau County and Benzie County also a stone's throw away.

Remodeled, completely winterized 2-bedroom cottage with an open-air design. All the amenities are here for a relaxing stay. A fully equipped kitchen (no dishwasher). One bathroom with endless hot water. Washer/dryer on site. Lots of linens and towels provided.

Fast Internet. Blueray available. Amazon Fire, Apple TV

Boone's Long Lake Inn is less than a mile away ~ a local favorite for dining and music. The original Moomer's Ice Cream Shoppe is 3 miles from the cottage (on the way to Sleeping Bear Dunes)

We want your four-legged friends to enjoy a vacation as well; therefore, pets are always welcome. The cottage sits on a quiet, dog-friendly lane. There is a fenced-in area right next to the cottage for your pet.

Beautiful sunsets most every night. The deck overlooking the lake has a dining table and plenty of seating. There is a two-burner gas grill on the deck.

The fire pit area down at the beach is great for S'mores or whatever.

Two kayaks are available; the green one is a fishing kayak and a red 'Loon' kayak. Two fishing poles are provided. The dock can also be a great place to fish. You are sure to catch a Bass or a Blue Gill. The lake is sandy bottomed, very clear; but not great for swimming. The Blue Heron has been showing up most mornings.

When winter comes, snowshoe (one pair is available) or X-Country ski on and around the lake. Lots of adjacent trails also!

Detailed maps of nearby bike, walking trails, swimming lakes and beaches; along with winery/brewery brochures, and things to do are available at the cottage.

Two bikes are available for your use; as is the two-car garage.

Smoking outside, please. Thanks!

Relax! Put Your Feet Up! You're Up North!

More Details

Joni Robb
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Joni Robb

As a retired teacher/social worker, I now am able to enjoy the beauty of our region full-time. I do a lot of volunteering at Interlochen Center for the Arts, am a Foster Grandparent and love to be outdoors. My motto? The Truth Will Set You Free!

Joni Robb purchased this house in 2000

Why Joni Robb chose Traverse City

Because of the sunsets! I love the quiet location ~ so close to Traverse City and Interlochen Center for the Arts; yet there is a real country-feel to this area.

What makes this house unique

The Location! Again, those wonderful sunset skies. The quiet..... the Up North feel.....This is a year-round home so all the amenities are here. Great for relaxing, dog walking, biking, kayaking, fishing (Dyer Lake is teeming with Bass and Blue Gill).


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • One Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Endless Hot Water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • East Bedroom - 1 double , The full-sized bed is an extra long.
    Lakeside Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , This is a sofa bed. Also, have an twin airbed.
  • Plenty of room for all your gear.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Spring in TC! We Love Dogs So Much ~ They're Free!
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
Washington DC

Cozy cottage delightful

  • 5 of 5

This charming little respite was everything we hoped it would be. Comfortable, serene, accommodating with an unbelievable view that greeted us when we walked in the front door. We were blessed with incredible weather and enjoyed a week of gorgeous sunsets. Location was great--easy to get everywhere from grocery stores to the wineries and downtown Traverse City. Recommend for couples or small family. Thanks for a lovely week!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful escape - close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Joni was a wonderful, thoughtful host and person! I left some clothes behind and didn't notice until she put them in an evvelope and mailed them to me! My husband and I stayed at the cottage for our mini-moon and it was wonderful. We had everything we needed plus a fire pit, beautiful views, kayaks, and comfort. We were so close to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear, and all the wonderful things Northern Michigan has to offer. I would highly recommend Joni's escape!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I loved hosting you and thank you for leaving the Cozy Cottage in such great shape. Please come back ~ any time!
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect! Located on a very calm, relaxing, small lake. Joni(the owner) could not have been more accommodating and helpful. The house has absolutely everything you need including huge extras like kayaks, a grill, and a fire pit. Can’t imagine a better cottage in Traverse City - I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, MI

Lived up to the name "Cozy Cottage"

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy, and conveniently located; can't really ask for much more. Joni was very responsive and available if/when we needed anything, but there really wasn't much more to be needed, as it pretty much had everything you would want. Weather was bitter cold the weekend we were here, so we are looking forward to coming back for a summer stay, as I would imagine it would be even more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

"Cozy Cottage" is truly cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We found the "Cozy Cottage" to truly be a cozy get-away for three adults. Joni was an excellent hostess and the cottage had everything that we needed. We liked the fact that it was an easy drive to both Interlochen and Traverse City and we will definitely stay there again the next time just a few of us are in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Thought we were booking on Long Lake but it was a smaller, quieter lake. Great views of the water with lots of ducks and geese to watch. We were close to everything that we wanted to do, shopping, golfing and eating. The cottage was a great size for us - 2 adults and 2 small dogs. Very comfy furniture and nicely decorated. Still had beautiful flowers all around the outside which added to the cuteness of the cottage. This is the first vrbo rental that we actually met the owner. Joni greeted us and made us feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boone's Long Lake Inn
Great for Prime Rib! The Perch is also delicious!
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Traverse City Beach Bums
Coffee Bean Cafe
Mulligan's Pub & Grill
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport via South Airport Road West
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boone's Long Lake Inn
Nearest Ferry
110 Miles
Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island via U.S. 31
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Crown Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Bus Station to board on Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boone's Long Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Long Lake Public Beach on N. Long Lake Road
Car: recommended

Equal distance to Interlochen Center for The Arts and downtown Traverse City, this is a remodeled, winterized cottage with a deck that overlooks a small lake. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is 30 miles northwest and Crystal Mountain Resort is 25 miles southeast.

The living/dining/kitchen area offers a spacious feeling. The dining room table can accommodate six. The kitchen is fully equipped with a food processor, blenders, and lots of pots and pans. All the amenities are here except a dishwasher.

Two bedrooms ~ the lakeside bedroom has a queen and the smaller bedroom has a full-size extra long bed. The living room couch folds out to a queen bed. We also have an air bed. One bathroom with endless hot water. Washer/dryer on site. Linens and lots of towels provided. An assortment of teas, plus coffee pot, coffee, condiments and filters.

CABLE TV with loads of channels (beginning in May), Apple TV available, along with a Blue Ray DVD. The Internet is fast! The username and password will be on the dining room table.

Great Blue Gill and Bass fishing ~ Bring your poles! You can launch the two kayaks (one is a fishing kayak) from the raft and dock.

Sit on the sofa and watch the sunset every evening ~ maybe the Loon will stop by or a Blue Heron.

A four-burner gas grill sits on the deck with outdoor seating. There's also a charcoal grill available with fuel. A natural setting, on a quiet, dog-friendly lane.

Maps, brochures, and things to do are available at the cottage.

Pets are very welcome ~ they're part of the family, right? Smoking outside, please. Oh, and no candles inside. Thanks!

Guests will have access to the two-car garage.

I prefer to meet you when you arrive to do a walk-through and answer any questions you may have. I appreciate a phone call when you leave the cottage at the end of your stay. And, if you're so inclined, you can strip the beds and put the linens by the washer.

I love this quiet neighborhood, the sunsets over the lake, the solitude; and yet, it is so close to all the things I love. The proximity to Traverse City, Interlochen, Leelanau and Benzie Counties make it a perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 0.6%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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