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Beautiful Log Home With Private Beach On Cedar Lake - Sleeps 12, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12, Pet Friendly

Enjoy everything Traverse City has to offer while relaxing in this beautiful 3500 square foot log home on four acres with a private beach on Cedar Lake. Spend your days shopping in beautiful downtown Traverse City just four miles away or take a short walk down to the lake and enjoy the many amenities available to guests such as kayaks, a swim raft, gazebo with glide swing and 88' fishing dock. Also enjoy the brand new screened-in porch with comfy seating and a daybed for lazy summer afternoons.

Spend an day exploring some of the two-dozen wineries the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer, most within a 20 minute drive. Tours are also available. Or enjoy the National Cherry Festival, the Traverse City Film Festival, the Microbrew & Music Festival, Horse Shows By The Bay or any of the many other events going on in the region during the summer months. Also just two miles from the house is the TART Trail which provides over 10 miles of paved surfaces for biking, running and walking.

When you're ready to return home for the evening you'll find a beautifully appointed house with three bedrooms (plus additional bed in basement office), 2.5 bathrooms, and a sleeper-sofa that accommodates up to 12 guests. High-speed Internet with WiFi, cable, and a flatscreen TV (plus additional TVs throughout the house) are available as well as a fireplace, laundry facilities and game room including an air hockey table. Window air conditioning units are available in the master and two upstairs bedrooms.



• Living room with stone fireplace, high-vaulted ceiling, stereo and standard TV.

• Master bedroom suite with king-size bed, walk-in closet, window A/C, TV and french doors leading to porch. Master bath includes walk-in shower with two shower heads, jacuzzi tub and dual sinks.

• Laundry room with front-load washer and dryer off master bedroom.

• New remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances including double-oven and 6-burner gas stove. Includes all typical small appliances and dinnerware (toaster, coffeemaker, etc.). Kitchen/dinning area offers french-door access to front porch with grill and back-door access to rear deck with patio furniture, fire pit with log benches, beautiful flower gardens and an outdoor shower.

• Sunroom offers a panoramic view from 10 large picture windows, plasma TV with surround sound and DVD player, mini-fridge and knotty pine floors. Sleeper sofa can sleep two.

• Half-bath off living room area.


• Guest bedroom with queen-size bed made of rustic cedar logs, TV and window A/C.

• Bunk room with four bunk beds made of rustic cedar logs and window A/C.

• Full bathroom with tub/shower combo.


• Office space with queen bed and small TV.

• Game room with TV with surround sound and DVD player, kids toys and air hockey table.


• House is located on four acres with private frontage/beach on Cedar Lake just a short walk away (800 feet) with picnic tables, beach chairs, umbrellas, Weber grill, fire pit (wood provided), gazebo with glider swing, and 35' lounge deck with stereo overlooking the lake. You can also drive your car the short distance to the beach if you prefer.

• Include use of: two kayaks, 15' canoe, swim raft, 88' fishing dock, and five-person fiberglass paddlewheel boat.

• Please limit beach area to 20 people and 5 cars.

More Details

Tom Wertime
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Level Bath - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , At rear of house.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Medroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Basement Office - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Log Home With Private Beach On Cedar Lake - Sleeps 12, Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were blessed to have our family reunion at this incredible log cabin home tucked amongst a gorgeous garden and nature's bounty. We were a short walk from a private beach along Cedar Bay Lake where our family spent long, lazy days swimming, and paddle boarding, as well as using the kayak & canoe already provided by the owners. The private dock and sandy beach entrance to the lake gave us the impression that we had access to our own gigantic pool. The beautiful pagoda built to honor one of their loved ones made it easy to meditate & relish the lake view. Evenings were enjoyed by the outdoor bbq and fire pit next to the lake where we made dinner, toasted smores, and marveled at the sunset and stars. There is a beach shed where we easily found a small refrigerator, life jackets, smore sticks, floating devices, fishing poles & gear, plus clean beach towels. (A very clean portable toilet was conveniently nearby making it easy to stay at the lake side all day. The outdoor shower next to the cabin made clean up afterwards so easy).

The home was clean, spacious, and accommodated our large family dinners and games at the kitchen table. The basement was another great entertainment spot as we enjoyed the air hockey table and the younger ones enjoyed the Wii Games and building blocks. Plenty of private space for each family unit. However, there were several beautiful gathering spots inside and outside of the cabin as well.

We were close to Traverse City which offered great wine tasting tours, artists' venues, shopping, and restaurants. We are grateful to the owners Tom & Sandy for creating such a beautiful oasis for our family to reunite, relax, laugh, and share a wonderful week together. Their attention to each detail guaranteed a vacation that was enjoyed by all ages and tastes.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families spend a week at the property and loved it. We wavered back and forth about renting a house on the bay, but staying on Cedar Lake across from the bay is the way to go. You are sheltered from the high winds of the bay, which allows for great bonfires every night. With young children hanging out by the water all day, Cedar Lake you might be lucky to see a 1foot wave delivered to shore by a passing boat as compared to 2 to 3 foot waves crashing ashore on the bayside most of the day. Also the "U" shaped treeline of the beach at the property offered a combination of shade and sun all through out the day, you'd simply move your beach chair over a couple feet depending upon the hour of the day. Kept both sun worshiping parents happy along with the sunscreen shade protected kiddies. The beach also has a mini fridge and plenty of electrical outlets. The location of the property is perfect for day excursions to golf, shopping and wineries. With 3 families intermingling throughout the week we never felt crowded in the house, plenty of space. The beach is not right off the back of the house, so there is a slight walk or drive down a paved road. We brought plenty of supplies down to the beach for 3 families so the 30 second drive down to the beach in our vehicle was no big deal at all. We had 2 year olds with us which made afternoon nap time a bit challenging with the beach being a bit from the house but we took a wifi nanny cam which worked just fine with the cabin internet. Not to be overlooked is the very private outside shower, thought it would be just for rinsing off the lake water but with its dual shower head made it a unique experience to shower in daily which came in handy during busy morning bathroom hours. We brought our boat and launched it at the south end of the lake and took the kids tubing almost every day. Simply tied it up to their dock with no issues. Propane provided grills at both the cabin and down at the beach made for some great family dinners by the lake. Tom the owner is very responsive with any questions we had for him. Would highly recommend this property for any families looking to make some lifelong memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home on Cedar Lake

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on Cedar Lake in Traverse City. We had a great family gathering week making memories in this amazing house in the woods on the lake. The kids loved the beach and playing in the water. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, fabulous lit and location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and the lake and lot were wonderful! The house is close to everything, and the lake is peaceful and quiet. We all loved it, dogs included! Tom and Sandy were gracious hosts, and were immediately available to answer any questions! Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, location and experience for summer vacation in Traverse City area

  • 5 of 5

Family vacation in Northern Michigan to experience living in a house on a lake and enjoy the greater Traverse City area. Location and house exceeded our expectations. This was a family vacation, which included kids and elderly family member. We had 10 people in our party. We could have comfortably fit at least two more, if desired.

The house is first class in appearance and amenities. It was very cool to have your own personal lake front location on Cedar Lake - tons of things to do for kids and adults. Meanwhile the Grand Traverse Bay is very nearby. Greater Traverse City is 4 miles away - with access to classic downtown area with shops and restaurants. Beyond that, Northern Michigan is beautiful with National Parks, Golf, shopping and breweries nearby. Overall, this was a memorable experience. The owners enhanced the experience - making it feel like a first class experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional home, owners, and property. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We choose this property based on the photographs, and the prompt and friendly correspondence with the owner. It exceeded our expectations. The home is fully and tastefully furnished with well equipped. Every detail is thought through and well kept.

We felt as though we were staying with friends - who happened to be gone for a week! Owners came by to see that we were satisfied and answer any questions. Cedar lake is ideal. We often felt we were on our private lake. Beach front is lovely, includes a fridge, grill, water toys --- just perfect.

Great proximity to Traverse City, and all that the area offers. We slept 7-9 adults comfortably and everyone enjoyed the property.

Special thanks to the owner's for their warm hospitality, and prompt responses. A real pleasure. Can recommend without reservation.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Bay Meadows Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Apache Trout Grill
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Private beach on Cedar Lake
Car: necessary

Within a 45 minute drive of the property are the following attractions: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park; two casinos; Leland historic fishing town; charter fishing; numerous wineries on Leelanau Peninsula and the Old Mission Peninsula; the Grand Traverse Resort featuring The Bear golf course; Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival; the National Cherry Festival; the Traverse City Film Festival; Interlochen Center for the Arts.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage Protection Fee $99

A reservation deposit of $1000.00 is due within fourteen (14) days of booking with the balance of Total Fees (as indicated above) due thirty (30) days prior to arrival. The reservation deposit is fully refundable if the reservation is canceled prior to thirty (30) days of arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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