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Lakemore Cottage at Lakemore Retreat: Newly Built Luxury Lakefront Home

Traverse City, MI, USA
  • House2900 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps34
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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

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 guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within two days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
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

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      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

        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

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
            • Lakefront
              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.
            • Resort
              Need More Space? Lakemore Retreat offers this property 'Lakemore Cottage' and 'Lakemore Lodge' directly next door. Rent both to double your occupancy to 24!
            • Rural
              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
            • Ski-In
              Although not directly on a ski resort, we are close to VASA trail and also close area ski resorts. Lakemore would make a perfect winter ski weekend destination
            • Waterfront

              Theme

                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Internet
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Garage
                          Oversized one stall garage with additional parking for up to, but no more than three cars.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Forced air on main level and upstairs, electric heat tile floor in screen porch
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Living room is part of the Great room. Kitchen, living room and 4 season screen porch (with in floor heat) are all on the lake side of the house and feature cathedral ceiling.
                        • Parking
                          Besides the garage space, there is room for up to, but not more than three cars.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath and Beach Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Two full sets of dishes. Traditional ceramic dishes in kitchen, melamine/ washable plastic dishes downstairs for outdoor eating.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Two dishwashers, one in kitchen and one in basement wet bar, perfect for provided melamine dishware for outdoor eating.
                            • Kitchen
                              Classic Custom Kitchen with painted gray cabinets, white granite. Island with granite counter top
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Salt, Pepper, Sugar and Non stim Cooking Spray included
                            • Refrigerator
                              Two refrigerators, one in the kitchen and another full size fridge in basement wet bar
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  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
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 16 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • DVD Player
                                      Blu Ray Player in Basement
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable TV
                                    • Television
                                      Two TV's in the house. One in the living room and one in the basement.
                                    • Toys
                                      Wooden Play kitchen and accessories
                                    • Video Library

                                      Outside

                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Walkout basement with patio. Patio is partially covered by the screened porch.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Canoe, Kayak and 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards included
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Gazebo with outdoor griling and eating area.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Life Jackets, Yard Games included

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Outdoor Hot Tub

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • 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

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      23 Reviews

                                                                      Exceptional5/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A Memorable Christmas!

                                                                      Nancy S.

                                                                      Our family is a military family and it is challenging to get us all together. We were able to plan a week in Traverse City over the Christmas week. We arrived with 8 adults and 6 children under the age of 7 with room for everyone to sleep comfortably. The house was everything we had hoped for. It was spacious and beautifully finished and furnished. There were games for children and adults alike and plenty of room to spread out and have plenty of activities happening at the same time. The owner had a Christmas tree all set up and lovely Christmas decorations on the staircase and mantle. It was a festive and cheerful welcome. The owner met us at the house to check in to be sure we knew how everything worked-a very hospitable greeting! The sound system was wonderful as we could enjoy Christmas music all through the house and having the TV/movie set up, games and pool table on the lower floor the adults could enjoy some fun in the evening without worrying about waking up the little ones. It was a wonderful snowy vacation-we rented cross country skiis locally, the children went sledding and snow shoeing and then followed up with hot chocolate at the island with the fireplace adding atmosphere and warmth to the space. We especially enjoyed the table set-up for our meals. With both tables so close we could all sit down for meals together. The table in the 4 season room was a perfect space for coloring and games while enjoying the beautiful scenery through the wrap around windows. The more adventurous of the group even enjoyed the outdoor hot tub. The lake was frozen and beautiful for skiiing. We had a delightful, cozy and peaceful winter visit. It was a wonderful and memorable week!

                                                                      Best Family Vacation Ever!

                                                                      Melody V.Southeast Michigan

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Wonderful Vacation Property!

                                                                      Sharen H.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Gorgeous luxury

                                                                      Karen P.London UK

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Great getaway

                                                                      Brian C.

                                                                      Our large group had all that we needed.

                                                                      Fantastic!

                                                                      carolyn b.

                                                                      Could not have asked for a better place. Spotlessly clean, Pottery Barn decor. All soaps, detergents, dryer sheets, toilet tissue, Kleenex, and lots of bath and beach towels provided. Luxurious bed sheets and pillows. Phone/computer chargers over every nightstand. Seating for 16 for meals. Everything for baby from sippy cups, dishes, high chairs, potty chair, excersaucer to bath toys. Big kids have games, videos and a pool table. Adults watch tv upstairs and kid have the downstairs. Beautiful property with a hot tub and a fire pit surrounded by 8 chairs. Walk out basement leads to beach. If stairs get to be too much you can watch the gang from the screened sun porch. Nice sandy beach. We had 8 adults, 3 teenagers, 4 children and a toddler. Tricia, the owner couldn't have been nicer.

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Traverse City, MI, USA

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate
                                                                      6%

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

                                                                      $395avg/night
                                                                      23 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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