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

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Last updated: 10/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    The cottage is all on one level, with one step down from the house onto the deck. It's barrier free from the parking area into the house. However, the lake side of the cottage requires 4 steps to get off the deck and the lakefront area has tree roots and moss that makes it unsuitable for wheelchairs. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books:

    A variety of books are available to read and swap....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable TV package...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    A limited bin of children's toys is available. However, we do not wash and sanitize the toys. ...moreless


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Sit on the deck or inside the cottage and enjoy the lake view. If you're lucky, you'll hear the loons!...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The cottage is located on a small, no-wake lake in the Forest Lakes Area. There is a nice swimming area just steps from the door....moreless

  • Waterfront

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


  • Dining:

    4-6 can fit around the kitchen table. There is an additional table in the sun room that seats 4. There is also a picnic table on the point....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Heating:

    Gas furnace available if needed...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free wireless & basic cable TV package...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Numerous comfortable chairs, couch, TV with DVD player, and radio are included. Sorry, but we don't have cable or internet at this time....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for 3-4 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    The cottage does include a wood stove, but due to safety concerns, guests are asked not to use it....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker & filters available...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need to make meals, including basics like oil, salt, pepper, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes, there is one....moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Many pantry items are provided. Guests are asked to replace items used up, or to notify owner. ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Cushions are stored in a deck storage box. Guests are asked to put cushions in the box at night and when it rains....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Aluminum canoe, paddles & life preservers of various sizes. Preservers are in the back bedroom closet. We also have an older paddle boat....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    A variety of water toys are stored under the house. ...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$900 $3,000
May 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,000 $3,400
Early Summer-2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,100 $3,700

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

4th of July & Cherry Fest-2017
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$1,200 $3,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/08/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
On the property & Lake MI beaches nearby

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Forest Lakes, East Bay Township, MI, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, italian



  • Canoe


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Living Room & Sun Room

    Living Room & Sun Room

  • Master bedroom 2

    Master bedroom 2

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Picnic area & fire pit

    Picnic area & fire pit

  • Deck


  • Kitchen


  • Back door, leading to the deck

    Back door, leading to the deck

  • Cottage from the point

    Cottage from the point

  • Living Room & Hide-a-Bed

    Living Room & Hide-a-Bed

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • The Deck (Cushions stored in a convenient deck box)

    The Deck (Cushions stored in a convenient deck box)

  • Lake & Swimming Raft

    Lake & Swimming Raft

  • Kitchen eating area

    Kitchen eating area

  • Back bedroom (Trundle Bed)

    Back bedroom (Trundle Bed)

  • Small bath (includes shower - not shown)

    Small bath (includes shower - not shown)

  • Sunroom


  • Deck - plenty of room for watching the lake with a glass of wine!

    Deck - plenty of room for watching the lake with a glass of wine!

  • The yard

    The yard

  • Wood stove (for safety reasons, guests are not allowed to use the wood stove)

    Wood stove (for safety reasons, guests are not allowed to use the wood stove)

VRBO #555255

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 08, 2016

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