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*Perfect Waterfront Home* (Skegemog/Torch/Elk)

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,692 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Home On Lake Skegemog (Close To Everything)

Need a getaway? Come stay at The Ravens' Nest on Lake Skegemog. Torch and Elk Lakes are only a short boat ride away. Elk Lake can be seen from the back yard and Torch River is directly across Lake Skegemog from the home. These Chain O’ Lakes are famous for their crystal clear, Caribbean blue waters. Want to know why Lake Skegemog is the best choice? The water is warmer due to shallower shores, the lake is calmer and quieter with less boaters and homes, and it is in the center of Torch and Elk providing easy access to both.

Lake Skegemog is an all sports lake and is home to some of the best fishing in Northwest Michigan including an abundance of bass, white fish and perch. The Ravens' Nest is 6 minutes from Turtle Creek Casino, 15 minutes from Traverse City, and 30 minutes from Shanty Creek. The area is known for Michigan’s finest golf courses (The Bear, Elmbrook, Shanty Creek, & Hawk’s Eye), summer water sports, winter snow sports, breweries, wineries, casinos, unique shops, museums, horse shows, and much more!

The Ravens' Nest is a ranch style home with 70’ of waterfront right out the back door. It has a long, paved driveway and is located on a dead-end street. The yard is large and grassy providing plenty of room for relaxation, lawn games, and bonfires. Step down to the water from the small sea wall or jump in from the dock! The water is crystal clear and beautiful. Walk from the shallow, smooth rock shore (bottom becomes sandy a few feet from shore) out to the sand bar. Launch your boat only a mile from the home!

As one of the closest homes to the water, you will have perfect views of the lake from the living room, master suite, or deck when staying at The Ravens' Nest. The home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a large living space. The living room has a full sleeper sofa and plenty of seating. The kitchen, larger than most on the water, is fully equipped with dishes, small and large appliances, cookware and anything else you may need.

Sleep soundly on a large king bed in the master suite, cozy pillow-top queen mattresses in 2 bedrooms or 2 twin mattresses in the 4th room. Each room has a full size closet and dresser for plenty of storage space. All bathroom and bedroom linens are provided. A washer and dryer are also included. A new grill, outdoor furniture, and a fire pit are available for your enjoyment.

If you grow tired of relaxing by the water, head to downtown Alden, Elk Rapids, or Traverse City for great restaurants, ice cream shops and boutiques. There is so much to do, and everything is so close … you will love staying at The Ravens' Nest!

More Details

Bob and Amanda Raven
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017


Williamsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1692 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pillow-top Queen Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Pillow-top Queen Mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a night stand, dresser, and full-size closet. Linens and plenty of pillows are provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(17 traveler reviews)

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*Perfect Waterfront Home* (Skegemog/Torch/Elk)
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the Raven's Nest multiple times and it always brings a good time! I love relaxing out by the lake watching the kids play in the water. Great for kids of all ages! This cottage is so cozy, you will feel right at home!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week at "The Raven's Nest"!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy when we came across the listing for the Raven's Nest. We had a great week at the large (all the comforts of home) cottage! Bob and Amanda were great to work with! We loved being on the lake! We spent a great deal of time on the water in our 21'deck boat. Having the hoist available was a nice perk. Skiing, tubing, fishing, swimming and going to Elk Rapids and Torch Lake by boat were part of the beauty of the house being on Skegemog. The previous reviews, didn't say much about spending time in/on the water. I was sure to inquire before booking and Amanda was quick to respond with accurate information confirming that Skegemog was a good lake for all of those activities.

One other highlight that I continually noticed throughout the week was the opposite side of the lake from the cottage is not developed. It was refreshing to look across the lake and see trees and nature. We didn't spot the eagles that some have mentioned so maybe we will have to go back! There was a family of Robins in the tree right in front of the deck that we watched all week! Mom and dad worked hard all week to feed 4 babies. I'm guessing they flew away the day we left or the next day.

I am happy that I can highly recommend this listing!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway Location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our overnight stay at The Raven's Nest! It was impeccably clean when we arrived, and very cozy. The vicinity to Traverse City was great, but it always feels like a trip "away from it all". I recommend this for anyone looking for a nice getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meticulous and serene

  • 5 of 5

#1 fan of this meticulously kept cottage, inside and out, on a warm, quiet, beautiful lake. Loved shopping the little nearby towns, and especially the proximity to Traverse City. Perfect getaway for the whole family (or families!), including our two young children.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at The Raven's Nest! Amanda and Bob, the owners have taken excellent care of the place and it shows. From the cute decor, spacious rooms, cleanliness, closeness to Traverse City, and ease of working with the owners this place is definitely a place that we will rent again!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is like being at your own home. It's so cozy. It is very clean and very spacious. I loved that the master bedroom and bathroom connected was on the total opposite side of the other bedrooms. This cottage had everything you can think of. Amanda and Bob the owners are so kind and take such great care of this cottage. I would recommend this cottage for anyone and the worst part about this place is when you have to leave. We truly enjoyed every minute at the Ravens Nest.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mr. C's Pub and Grill
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
The Bear Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 131
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mr. C's Pub and Grill
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Mt. Holiday Ski


Rates & Availability

Williamsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $750

***4th of July (6/30-7/7) - Rate is $4,495.00 plus tax and deposit.
***Elk Rapids Harbor Days (7/28-8/4) - Rate is $3,495.00 plus tax and deposit.

Booking Fee: VRBO charges a 6-10% service fee for booking via credit card. They also charge us 2.5% for you to book via credit card. Unfortunately, we pass this fee onto you. BUT you can save money by paying via check or money order. These 2 methods of payment do not incur any booking fees!

Payment Terms: 50% of the rental rate/fees/tax is due at the time of booking. The balance plus a $750 refundable deposit is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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