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Lakemore Cottage at Lakemore Retreat: Newly Built Luxury Lakefront Home

Sleeps34
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 3 bath, outdoor shower, hot tub, sandy beach, laundry, wet bar, dock, a/c

Lakemore Retreat is comprised of three rental properties: 'Lakemore Lodge', 'Lakemore Cottage' and 'Lakemore Cabin'. Pictured here, the green exterior, is Lakemore Cottage. Lakemore Lodge is the red house, Lakemore Cabin is wood sided. The Cottage and Lodge are luxury homes built in 2015 that each sleep 12, up to 14 with available cots. They are side by side and offer exactly the same amenities and floor plan, just with very different interior design. Lakemore Cabin is our newly acquired home adjacent to the Cottage. Completely gutted and renovated in 2016, the Cabin features updated HVAC, A/C, new drywall, a remodeled kitchen, screened porch, game room and detached guest house with full bath. The properties are rented individually, but many families rent all three for the same time period, altogether sleeping up to 34 people comfortably. Make reservations for Lakemore Cottage here and look for Lakemore Lodge (VRBO Listing #655085) and Lakemore Cabin (VRBO Listing #783700) on their respective VRBO sites.

The cottage is just that, timeless and classic. Steps from the beach, this clean and bright lakeside home offers majestic views of the lake during any season. This efficient open floor plan includes vaulted ceilings with post and beam details, a warm and cozy stone fireplace and an airy screened porch dining area adjacent to a vintage style kitchen. In the cooler months, the screen porch has heated tile floor, making it enjoyable all year round. The Cottage will give you a sense of nostalgia, rekindling memories of vacations from your childhood.

Come enjoy the many benefits of this all sports inland lake where the 395 acres are swimmable from May until October, the fishing is plentiful and the conditions are perfect for many water sports including kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, water skiing and tubing, all while being minutes away from Traverse City’s restaurants, shops, wineries, golf and more.

Lakemore Retreat is directly adjacent to The Brown Bridge Quiet Area which offers miles of hiking trails. Like to snowmobile? Leave right from the property and access Boardman Valley Trail System's 81 miles of trails! Boardman River is also within 3 miles, a great place to do river tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. We are only 7 mi. from Vasa Single Track, a great Mountain Bike trail system. In addition, the Vasa is home to 25 km of groomed cross country trails. Mount Holiday is only 15 minutes away, a local downhill ski hill. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is only 30 miles away.

This setting is perfect for relaxing lakefront vacationing away from the hussle of town, but be sure to leave time for a short 15 minute drive to the city. Traverse City is well known for its lakefront, with countless shops and restaurants. The greater Traverse City Area is nationally recognized for Old Mission Peninsula and the Leelanau Peninsula's many wineries, as well as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

New Construction, completion early spring 2015

Wifi, Cable TV

Central Air

4 Bedrooms, sleeps 12

3 baths, plus bedroom sink vanities

Fully equipped kitchen

Walkout basement rec room & wet bar

Basement fridge, dishwasher & outdoor dishes

Laundry Room

Outdoor BBQ, fire pit and eating area

Outdoor Shower and Lake Locker room

Outdoor Hot Tub

Dock, Canoe, SUP Boards and other lake accessories included

Boats available for rent

Toilet Paper, Paper Towel, Laundry Soaps, Dish Soaps included

All linen provided, including Bath towels and Beach Towels

More Details

Owner
Tricia Adams
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Tricia Adams

We are Dean and Tricia Adams, both Northern Michigan natives. Dean is owner of Bay Area Contracting, a highly regarded custom home builder/ general contractor in the Traverse City area. Tricia is a Neonatal ICU nurse. We both love to travel, which means we know what people want in a vacation property. Also, we live on the lake, which means we built these homes with all the ammenities and conveniences desired by anyone living or vacationing on a lake.

Tricia Adams purchased this house in 2014

Why Tricia Adams chose Traverse City

Arbutus Lake is a special place, we know this because we live here. It's an all sports lake with a public boat launch. Arbutus is great for high speed boating, yet it still offers the quiet serenity of a small lake. Even the busiest days on Arbutus don't compare to the craziness of a regular summer day on the more populated inland lakes of the Traverse City area.

What makes this house unique

This property (containing two lots) was appealing for us to invest in because of our ability to build two homes side by side and because of they offer direct lake access. Many lots on Arbutus Lake are up high and require stairs and long winding pathways to reach the lake. Lakemore Retreat is at lake level and the walk to the sandy beach is as easy as it gets.

Amenities

Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 34
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Level Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Basement Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Just outside the 'Lake Locker Room' in the walkout basement
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34
  • Upstaits Loft - 3 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , This bedroom features its own vanity and makeup mirror
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , This bedroom features its own vanity and makeup mirror
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Pack n Play available
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom features its own sink and vanity
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This house sleeps 12, but when combined with two adjacent homes, Lakemore Retreat can sleep up to 34 people

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Ballwin Missouri
5

We rented the two houses for a 30 year college reunion with friends in September 2016. It was great

  • 5 of 5

I rented the two neighboring homes for a 30th college reunion . We came from all over the U.S.. The home is conveniently located to the Traverse City airport, about 10-15 minutes. Everyone loved the homes. Each home was well supplied with kitchen items, bakeware, etc.. There was plenty of towels and linens. The homes were so clean and everyone commented how the homes had all the bells and whistles. Very high tech sounds system, etc. Our group ended up staying on the property more than we intended. We had plans to go to wineries, and restaurants, etc, but we loved hanging out at the lake, fire pit , hot tub, and BBQ that we stayed on sight and got a great visit in.

I also was grateful how Tricia, the owner , was so accommodating. We needed to get in one of the houses early, just to drop off luggage because our car was full, and we needed to go get people at the airport. She let us drop our luggage in the garage until the house was ready. The other house was ready early so she let us get in that house earlier than the check in time. Also, when we were leaving, she let us have a late check out since no one else was coming for that day. We so appreciated the extra time.

This house was perfect for family or friend reunions. Our friends were very pleased with the homes since they were very high end and in such a beautiful location. We highly recommend these homes. The owners are great. We also got our deposit back very promptly, which was appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Vacation Property!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. The house and grounds were as perfect as one could ask for and the owners were a delight to work with. Wish we could have stayed longer. We would definitely recommend this rental to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southeast Michigan
5

Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous vacation rental. Clean, spacious and top notch accommodations. We had everything necessary to prepare meals. The beds were comfortable and the location quiet. It was an ideal spot for our family reunion.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London UK
5

Gorgeous luxury

  • 5 of 5

Both Lakemore cottage and Lakemore Lodge are beautifully designed, well maintained properties. We have had the most amazing vacation. The kids loved being near the lake and playing pool. We had 22 in our party and the properties still felt spacious. I would recommend this location to anyone with a large party.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our large group had all that we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our trip 'Up North'! The Cottage and The Lodge were a fantastic fit for our family reunion. Immaculate service and amenities, gorgeous lake, and the short distance to Traverse City made this vacation one to remember. Tricia was a true pleasure to work with!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.9 Miles
TVC
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Multiple Traverse City Bars
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Peegeos
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Lakemore Retreat's Cottage is one of three available lakefront properties (Lakemore Lodge and Lakemore Cabin are next door). All properties can be rented individually or together with capacity of up to 34. All three homes are new construction or remodel and were built directly on the shores of Arbutus Lake, with easy access to the water (no steps or cliffs) and optimal views of the lake. Come enjoy the many benefits of this all sports inland lake where the 395 acres are swimmable from May until October, the fishing is plentiful and the conditions are perfect for many water sports including kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, water skiing and tubing, all while being minutes away from Traverse City’s restaurants, shops, wineries, golf courses, ski resorts and more. Lakemore Retreat is directly adjacent to The Brown Bridge Quiet Area which offers miles of hiking trails, and to Boardman Valley Trail system, 81 miles of snowmobile trails. Boardman River is also within 3 miles of Lakemore Retreat, a great place to do river tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing.

This setting is perfect for relaxing Lakefront Vacationing away from the hussle of town, but be sure to leave time for a short 15 minute drive to the city. Traverse City is well known for its lakefront as well, with countless shops and restaurants. The greater Traverse City Area is nationally recognized for Old Mission Peninsula and the Leelanau Peninsula's many wineries, as well as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning and Laundry $450 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change
Off Season Check-In is negotiable
Summer Season Check-In: Saturdays 4pm, Check-out: Saturdays 10 am
Please call for availability and monthly rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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