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Quiet and Peaceful 3 Bedroom Family Cottage on Lake George, 12 Miles to TC

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 8 Sleeps

This beautiful family cottage is ideally located on a small point surrounded by peaceful Lake George, a small, quiet no-wake lake with great fishing and swimming, just 12 miles SE of Traverse City. The home features an eat-in kitchen with all appliances and amenities, two full bathrooms, a master suite with queen sized pillow-top bed and two smaller bedrooms with a shared door between them. One of the smaller bedrooms has a double bed, the other has a set of single trundle beds. (Note: you have to walk through the first bedroom to get to the second bedroom.)

The living room features a double hide-a-bed and plenty of comfy chairs. The Cottage sleeps a total of 8.

Lake George is a quiet lake without public access. Motor boats (other than trolling motors) are not allowed, meaning that your vacation will truly be peaceful. Public access sites to both Arbutus and Spider Lakes are just minutes away if you have a motorized boat. The cottage includes a swimming raft, an aluminum canoe, paddles and life preservers of various sizes.

Please note that the Cottage is located in a residential area with permanent residents next door. As such, groups looking for a place for big parties or loud music should look at other properties.)

At the Miller Family Cottage you'll leave the hustle, bustle and noise of bigger lakes behind the minute you drive down the driveway. Once there, you'll see that the Cottage is a place to unwind, relax and reconnect. Yet the excitement of larger lakes, Grand Traverse Bay and Traverse City are just minutes away.

NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Minimum 5 night stay.

More Details

Gayle Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Gayle Miller

Our parents purchased the cottage in the mid seventies when we were children and living in Traverse City. Our family moved to Alma in 1976 and the cottage remained a family get-away. After our parents retired, they spent every summer living at the cottage. They remodeled the kitchen and added a nice master bedroom. The house is filled with comfortable furniture and family history. Three generations of our family have loved the cottage and we're delighted to be able to share it with our summer guests.

Gayle Miller purchased this cottage in 1973

Why Gayle Miller chose Northwest

The cottage on Lake George Trail is a lovely haven away from the bustle of Traverse City. You are just 15 minutes from all of the exciting things that the Grand Traverse Region has to offer. After a day of sightseeing, climbing the sand dunes, shopping or participating in the exciting events of local festivals, you can come home to a quiet and peaceful retreat. But you might also get so relaxed napping on the deck or lying on the raft that you never to go into town!

What makes this cottage unique

Once you arrive at the cottage, you'll immediately head for the lake, and within a few minutes you'll realize what a special place the cottage is.


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Pillowtop mattress
    Front bedroom - 1 double
    Back bedroom - 2 bunk bed , Includes twin trundle beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Quiet and Peaceful 3 Bedroom Family Cottage on Lake George, 12 Miles to TC
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Peaceful and beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is dated and filled with the owners personal belongings, which my family thought was odd, but didn't bother me.

We had our coffee every morning on the back deck facing the lake and in the evenings were able to enjoy a campfire next to the lake when we cooked hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire.

Our day trips included Sleeping Bear Dunes, Front St., Old Mission Lighthouse, and several trails and beaches.

We hope to return! Thank you :)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful stay with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful family vacation at the Miller cottage. The fishing was great, and we loved the views of the lake from the deck, and the house. The water was a little cool, but easy to get used to. All of the comforts of home were provided. We will definitely be making a return trip!!! Thank you Gayle!!! 😎🌞🐠🌅

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane, I'm glad you enjoyed your trip this summer! Thanks for coming and we'll definitely look forward to having you back.
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  • 5 of 5

As first-time home renters, we were completely thrilled with this lovely cottage on Lake George! The first impression of one member of our party... "Gorgeous!" Warm and cozy, comfortable, relaxing, QUIET! We enjoyed the fire pit and the paddle boat, but most important was being able to hang together as a family instead of being stuck in individual hotel rooms. Directions to the cottage were perfect; the cottage was well-furnished. Just cannot say enough about how clean and well-kept the cottage was, and how nice and helpful the owner was. I would HIGHLY recommend this cottage to anyone visiting the Traverse City area! You won't be sorry!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for choosing our cottage for your family gathering - and for your kind words! Gayle
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My peaceful place

  • 4 of 5

property was beautiful, lake view was out of this world, and the cottage was so homey and inviting. A perfect week was had by all!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peggy, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. Thanks so much! I hope we'll see you again in the future. Gayle
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Walled lake

Love this cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just got home from this comfortable home away from home cottage. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we have been on. This cottage is so warm and inviting. The pictures are exactly what you see and more. The deck gives you the best view of the lake and the breeze that blows through the trees is fabulous. We enjoyed the fire pit and roasted s'mores. I can't say enough about this cottage and anyone considering going there go it's great. Thank you Gayle for making this experience so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The cottage is a great place to recharge batteries! I hope we'll see you again. Thanks so much for your kind words. Gayle
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Fort Wayne, Indiana

A peaceful, welcoming spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here for our first family vacation with kids and grandkids. The cottage is clean, well appointed and feels as though a good friend has loand you their home for a get-away.

There was a big storm while we were there and the electricity was out for about 12 hours. The home owner called us to make sure that we were okay.

A note about the third bedroom - it is actually a small room behind the second bedroom. It was a good setup for the kids/grandkids but might not work for couples.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here and weathered the big storm without problems. I appreciate your comment about the back bedrooms. I'll make sure to amend our description to note that the rooms are connected. Thank you again for choosing our cottage for your vacation!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
On the property & Lake MI beaches nearby
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 22 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Summer 2018
Jun 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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