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Lots to Do in Tc in March!

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

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

Equal distance from downtown Traverse City and Interlochen Center for the Arts; this is the relaxing spot to return to after a day of adventuring in and around our region. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 30 miles northwest.

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. Cable TV, Blueray available.

7 miles to downtown Traverse City. 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)

The cottage sits on a quiet, dog-friendly lane. There is a fenced-in area 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 and raft area 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.

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!


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside, please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    PETS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ~ there is a fenced-in area next to the cottage, no extra charge. We want your four-legged friends to enjoy a family vacation as well....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • East Bedroom : 1 double

    The full-sized bed is an extra long....moreless

  • Lakeside Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Living Room: 1 queen

    This is a sofa bed. Also, have an twin airbed....moreless

  • Plenty of room for all your gear.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • One Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Endless Hot Water...moreless


  • Books:

    Some children's picture books, cookbooks and inspirational....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cards and some board games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Mostly classical, folk and classic rock ........moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV ~ lots of channels!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Cable TV, along with Blue Ray and Apple TV...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Wonderful sunsets every evening, overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Dock and floating deck off of the beach area in front of the cottage....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Traverse City is 7 miles away....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Enjoy the sunset views from the bay window. There is also seating down at the fire pit down by the water's edge. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Small, quiet lake ~ no large motorboats allowed! No road noise either. No one fishes here but you! Great pan fishing - Bass and Bluegill. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet neighborhood, tucked away from road noise. Great walking lane for the dogs....moreless

  • Village:

    The village of Interlochen is two miles away. Don't miss going to Bud's for coffee or a sandwich! Also, the Hofbrau for delicious dinners. Every Tuesday night 'buy one, get on FREE. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Dyer Lake is a stone's throw from the cottage....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    YES! Sweet little fishing/kayaking lake ~ great Bluegill and Bass. Nice little sandy beach area runs along the property. ...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Counter height round dining table with seating for 6 (extra chairs in the closet). Open floor plan....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 Window units and plenty of fans....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    There is an electric heater with fake flames - looks pretty realistic!...moreless

  • Garage:

    Two-car, which you are welcome to use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Natural Gas. Extra heaters are available....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless (user name and password will be on the dining room table). ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan. Laminate floors with area rugs. Large bay window, facing west, overlooks the lake. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty. You can drive right down to the cottage to park and unload except in the wintertime. Also, parking in the circular drive....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Apartment-sized front loader washing machine, along with a dryer. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee, filters, sugar, etc. are available, along with a variety of teas. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is well-equipped; however, there is not a dishwasher. Food processor, blenders, Champion juicer, crock pot, etc. Paper plates and cups are also provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection oven above cook top stove. Toaster oven also available. There are directions for all appliances....moreless

  • Pantry Items:


  • Refrigerator:

    You are welcome to use whatever is in the fridge, if you choose....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric cook top stove with three burners. Gas Grill on deck!...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Two bikes: one female/one male....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks ~ one is a fishing kayak and there is a fishing pole available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on the deck by the cottage. Charcoal grill down by the beach area. Fire pit down by the water for grilling and roasting....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 - Apr 28, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 29 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 28, 2017
1 night min stay
Jul 29 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 1 - Nov 5, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 0.6%



Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport via South Airport Road West
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boone's Long Lake Inn
110 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island via U.S. 31
2.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crown Golf Club
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Bus Station to board on Amtrak
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 31
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boone's Long Lake Inn
26 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain Resort
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Location! Again, those wonderful sunsets. 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).

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Full, extra long mattress

    Full, extra long mattress

  • Hammock Room

    Hammock Room

  • TV with lots of cable channels.

    TV with lots of cable channels.

  • Owner taking photo with lake in background

    Owner taking photo with lake in background

  • Looking west from the cottage!

    Looking west from the cottage!

  • Bonus Room and entrance to 2-car garage

    Bonus Room and entrance to 2-car garage

  • Living room area

    Living room area

  • Front door is on the right.
Hallway to the bedrooms and bathroom.

    Front door is on the right. Hallway to the bedrooms and bathroom.

  • Two kayaks ~ green one is a fishing kayak.

    Two kayaks ~ green one is a fishing kayak.

  • Kayak paddle points towards the sunsets

    Kayak paddle points towards the sunsets

VRBO #496848

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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