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BEST Location in T C. Long Lake. Kayak incl. Private. Sandy Beach. WiFi. Perfect

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

When you think of 'Up-North Lake Cabin' in Traverse City this beautiful property is probably what comes to mind. Tucked away on 3.5 private acres, this immaculately clean cabin sits on 100 feet of sparkling Long Lake frontage. Truly, this is the very best location for a Traverse City vacation spot. Only 10 miles from downtown TC, as well as a short drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes, local wineries and quaint villages full of shopping & restaurants. Plus, we are located about 1.5 miles from the Legendary Boone's Long Lake Inn Steakhouse and about 5 miles from the Interlochen School of Arts. Sitting on a bluff, this cottage has amazing views from the patio and most rooms in the cabin.

Inside, you'll enjoy WIFI, an open floor plan and fully equipped kitchen, along with 2 bedrooms plus a large loft with additional beds. Outside, enjoy camp fires by the lake; catch big walleye, bass & pike off the dock; swim on the hard sandy beach; tie your boat to our dock. You'll love the wildlife that call our property home - loons, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, blue jays, cardinals and the occasional bald eagle. Located on the end of Long Lake Peninsula, our cabin is very, very private; while the peninsula is great for lake side walks, biking, roller-blading, etc. This is where family memories are made.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About Mike

My wife and I grew up in Metro Detroit, but always dreamed of living in Traverse City. In 2006, our dream came true. We live on Long Lake with our two daughters and every day we wake up and think 'I can't believe I live here!'

Mike purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Mike chose Traverse City

We purchased this property because of the incredible location and privacy. It is very rare to find a parcel on Long Lake as big and as private as this one. The second we walked into the cabin we knew we had to own it. My wife's (an interior designer) first's words were 'It's perfect, I wouldn't change a thing'. She was right ... It's perfect!

What makes this cabin unique

Location, location, location. Plus, the cabin is immaculately clean & very comfortable.


Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Crown
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boones Long Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: necessary

Just a short drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau County wineries and shopping in villages such as Leland, Frankfort, Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor, Northport and more.


Traverse City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PETS, PERIOD. Tenants found to have pets on the premises will lose their security deposit and will be evicted immediately without refund.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 double , Loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
NO PETS ALLOWED under any circumstances. Please don't ask.


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BEST Location in T C. Long Lake. Kayak incl. Private. Sandy Beach. WiFi. Perfect
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Little slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great, private cabin, surrounded by woods, right on the water. You couldn't ask for anything better!! Owners are great, friendly people. They are very quick to respond and make sure everything is just right for your stay. Great for a guys weekend or family vacation!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed your visit. We'll see you next year! (:
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Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at this lovely cabin! We enjoyed swimming, kayaking, hiking at nearby hiking trails, including a visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City. Hope to visit again very soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield Hills, MI

Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The pictures can't do this place justice. If we could own a cabin in Traverse City, this would be it! It is really cute, clean, private and has the perfect Up-North vibe. It has all the amenities you'd expect, including a new dock that we tied our 23 foot bow-rider to with no problem. The kitchen was well equipped, and the beds were very comfortable. Our kids loved sleeping in the loft and having their own space. We hung out by the fire pit on the water almost every night (so many stars!).

Long Lake is an amazing lake to vacation on: it's big and has 4 or 5 islands to explore (one with a pretty big sand bar to hang out on), as well as two other lakes to check out; the fishing is great; and the water is really clear. We tubed and waterskied every day. We already booked a week for the next two years. This is our new "family getaway".

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Gem of a Find!

  • 5 of 5

We just booked this cabin again for the third straight year. We love it. The cabin is very clean and comfortable and exactly what we always wanted in a lakefront rental. The lot is really private, quiet and peaceful. The cabin sits on a slight bluff giving you an incredible view of the lake. Our kids enjoyed swimming and fishing off the dock. In fact, our youngest son (4 years old) caught his first fish from the dock - a 16" bigmouth bass. The cabin is conveniently located; it took about 15 minutes to drive to downtown and around 30 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes (a MUST see!). The owner and his wife were really nice; we could tell that they cared about our vacation and wanted us to have a great time ... which we did!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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-Rochester, MI

Wow! The best family vacation we've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our Traverse City vacation. First off, the cabin was everything we hoped it would be. It was private, clean, the kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable and it has wifi & cable. Best of all ... it has a sunroom and patio with the most incredible views of the lake. The kids loved swimming (very sandy beach) and my husband and son caught fish off the dock every day. It only took us about 10 minutes to drive to downtown TC and about half an hour to Sleeping Bear Dunes (highly recommended!). We also went to a drive in movie at the Cherry Bowl, which was a nice treat.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, loons & lake

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed for years in Michigan but this was by far our favorite place. The home was comfortably furnished, conveniently located and the dock a plus. The water was warm & crystal clear so we spent hours on our floaties. Boons Long Lake Steak house short drive- excellent food and service. I can't describe the sounds of the loons - eerily wonderful. A memorable vacation for my family. I hope we can return to same house next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhhhh, yes ... the beautiful sound of the loons is one of our favorite things about the cabin, too. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being our guest.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No pets. Maximum occupancy is 10.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.