1 of 3 Adjacent Newly Built Lakefront Homes. Rent All 3 Luxury Homes & Sleep 34(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 BR, 3 bath, outdoor shower, hot tub, sandy beach, laundry, wet bar, dock, a/c
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
4 Bedrooms, sleeps 12
3 baths, plus bedroom sink vanities
Fully equipped kitchen
Walkout basement rec room & wet bar
Basement fridge, dishwasher & outdoor dishes
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
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Member since: 2014
- 2900 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 34
- Events Allowed
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34, Beds for 12-34
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Groomed beach on the shores of Arbutus Lake, an inland lake near Traverse City. Swimmable from May until October, Great Fishing year round, All Sports Lake. Dock and Lake accessories included....moreless
Adjacent to Brown Bridge Quiet Area, with miles of hiking trails. Snowmobiling heaven! Close access to Boardman Valley Trail System's 81 miles of trails! 7 mi. from Vasa Single Track Mnt. Bike Trail...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
Large Dining room table with enough seating for 10, plus another table in 4 season heated screen porch with another 6 seats. This does not include the four bar stools at the island. Sunsets Views...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
May 24 - Sep 6, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 10 - Sep 4, 2018
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning and Laundry $400 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Tax Rate 6%
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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Forest Lakes, East Bay Township, MI, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
- Primary: +1 (231) 947-MORE(6673)
Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - Lakemore Retreat's own website, being updated throughtout the winter with the latest news on construction status.
- CLICK HERE - Lakemore Retreat is being built by owner of Bay Area Contracting, Dean Adams
- CLICK HERE - Lakemore Retreat is being designed by BAC Design Group, Marty Rhein
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Kitchen is stocked with everything you'd need to cook a meal and serve guests
Lakemore Cottage (left) and Lodge (right)- rent together or separate.
Great Room adjacent to Kitchen, Dining and Screen Porch. Gas Fireplace
Kitchen, Dining and Screen Porch over looking Arbutus Lake
Main Floor Guest room with built in dresser and vanity
Upstairs sitting area, playroom, loft. Three twin beds
Basement wet bar with fridge, dishwasher and full set of outdoor dishes
2015 Guest Photo of the Year
Arbutus is great for Skiing, tubing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking
Fish Arbutus! Bass, Blue Gill and Pike!
Lakeside of the house with Covered patio, Gazebo, Grill and Hot Tub
View from 4 season screened porch
View of Great Room from Upstairs sitting area/loft
4 season screened porch with heated tile floor
Master Bedroom with King Bed, walk in closet and Bathroom with Shower
Main Floor Guest Bedroom with built in dresser and Makeup Vanity
Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed & Twin bed. Private Sink and Vanity
Basement Media Room w/ Large Smart TV, Blu Ray player and leather couch
Large Laundry Room
Fall Colors reflecting on Arbutus Lake
Enjoy western facing sunset views reflecting over the lake.
4 Stand Up Paddle Boards, 3 kayaks and 2 Canoes included with your stay
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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