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Spectacular Cottage Home on Antrim's Chain of Lakes

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A spectacular 5 bedroom retreat for those not interested in 'roughing' it

Nestled among towering pines and hardwoods, this recently built craftsman style cottage home is ideally located on quiet Lake Skegemog and provides boat access to Torch, Elk, and Clam Lakes and Lake Bellaire. The well designed home features plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy time together or find a quiet space to relax and enjoy the solitude. There is no need to sacrifice the comforts of home with this well appointed property.

Lake Skegemog is not quite as well known as her sister lakes, Torch and Elk, but there are many advantages. The water warms much earlier in the season making early season swims or ski sessions much more enjoyable. Relative to Torch and Elk, there is much less boat traffic on Skegemog so quiet moments are much easier to come by. The fishing on Skegemog is also much more accessible with shallower water and tremendous populations of bass, perch, pike and world class musky.

Skegemog Point road is a breathtaking tree lined lane extending north directly from M-72 providing very quick access to Traverse City and downstate. Because the road terminates at the water, there is no through traffic providing a great atmosphere for morning walks.

More Details

Property Manager
Mandy Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Williamsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Blue Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunkroom - 4 twin/ single
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Main Floor Guest Room - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A queen sleeper sofa is available for additional sleeping.
  • With two main floor bedrooms and three more upstairs, the home can comfortably accommodate any assortment of family and friends.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Cottage Home on Antrim's Chain of Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacation rentals we have done! Spotlessly clean home with beautiful furnishings, decor and a spectacular view! Nice swimming spot. Location was perfect. Very convenient to Traverse City. We loved it here.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13 (from 71 to 4) spent two wonderful weeks and this lovely home. The accommodations are terrific and they have just about everything we needed to celebrate two significant birthdays in style.

There is not much lake traffic and the location is ideal - right across from the mouth of the Torch River. Great dock and sandy beach and swimming area with their own swim raft. We rented a pontoon from Elk River Marina for 10 days and really got to enjoy tubing, fishing and just riding around in the boat. Lots of great personal touches in the decorations in the house - love the fish memorabilia. I'd have to call it a perfect family place. Thank you very much for sharing it with our family for two glorious weeks.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remarkable Property - Perfectly Facilitates Quality Family Time!

  • 5 of 5

Forest Haven is an INCREDIBLE lake house - packed full of character, charm, comfort, and countless (thoughtful) amenities. Every inch - inside and out - represents the owner's obvious pride in, and love for, the property. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to celebrate my mom’s most recent milestone birthday there!

Each room in the house was so welcoming, and the deer that the home's natural setting attract were a pleasure to observe! The interior décor – a mixture of old and new including skis, stones, sconces, maps, and a fish focal light – was extraordinary! The kitchen and bathrooms were fully stocked with literally every item imaginable - and then some. We were in awe of the remarkable level of organization displayed in the home; every cabinet was labeled & instructions to operate each appliance were provided - so helpful!

Our family of 6 adults spent the week taking long walks, cooking meals, talking over bonfires, swimming, boating, fishing, watching fireworks, reading, and shopping in Traverse City & Charlevoix. As my sister-in-law correctly noted, we held our phones less and connected more. A truly memorable home, and a truly amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful week!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fun week , with multi-generations under one roof in this comfortable and well appointed home. We were able to have kayaks and paddleboards delivered from Traverse City for the week, this location on Skegemog is perfect for paddling! We water skied too! And included a day trip into Torch Lake via Torch River which was a lot of fun. Well equipped kitchen made meal prep easy, everything is clearly labeled in the home , children and adults were able to enjoy the waterfront, the entire experience was a pleasure!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 10

  • 5 of 5

We completely moved in for our week at this wonderful rental home on Lake Skegemog. The 5 bedrooms provided comfort for everyone and the 3 full bathrooms were adequate for us, as well. Our youngest grandchild appreciated the sandy beach and the older kids (and adults) made full use of the long pier (which allowed for a pontoon, ski boat, and 2 jet skies). It was refreshing to begin the day watching the sun rise and spying woodpeckers and other birds in the surrounding trees. Beautiful deck arrangement and a campfire out by the lake just added to all the other benefits of this rental. Rental manager, Mandy, was extremely helpful before, during, and after our stay there.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 adults and 3 children under the age of 2 had a fantastic week staying on this property. It is about 15-20 minutes from Traverse City, an hour 45min from Mackinac Island and an hour from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 5-7 minutes from a Meijer and Turtle Creek Casino. This home was built in 2011 and has a charming open floor plan. The open/well stocked kitchen along with the dinning table for 12+ is perfect to hosting your group meals. There are 5 bedrooms with ample space (2 on mainfloor, 3 upstairs), a very spacious screened in back porch facing the Lake to the East (complete with a fireplace and table and chairs, a back patio (with table and chairs), a back deck (with table and chairs), and a place for your evening fires to cook your smores right next to the lake and your 60 foot dock. There is also a small beach for the kidos. The property is located on the smaller Lake Skegemog, but is connected to bigger lakes like Torch and Elk and has direct access to the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay and ultimately Lake Michigan. Being a smaller/shallower lake, Lake Skegemog, has less boat traffic so has clamer and warmer waters than its bigger neighbor lakes. We rented a boat for 2 days and the 60 ft dock worked out perfectly, water skiing and tubing were great! With 3 kids under 2, 2 of which are highly mobile, this was an ideal house as there were very few safety concerns. All around a terrific find.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City
Car: necessary

Lake Skegemog is situated in the heart of The Antrim County chain of lakes which include Elk Lake, Torch Lake, Clam Lake and Lake Bellaire. All are accessed through a series of rivers providing some of the best freshwater boating in Michigan. Quaint towns like Elk Rapids, Alden, Bellaire and more provide access by boat to phenomenal shopping, dining, and sightseeing. World class angling for everything from perch to Lake Trout to Atlantic Salmon and Musky is available on these waterways.

Traverse City is just a short drive away for even more shopping, dining and activities. Dozens of award winning restaurants, golf courses, ski resorts, wineries, breweries and more provide for endless entertainment options.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date. Deposit will be forfeited if cancelled less than 90 days, but more than 60 days, of arrival date. Cancellations made less than 60 days of arrival date will result in forfeiture of the full rental payment.

Traveler will be responsible for payment of any credit card fees charged for booking this property. Credit Card Fees are typically 2.5%.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.