About the property
- House2900 sqft
- 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
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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- Response time:
- within two days
- 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Memorable Christmas!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Our large group had all that we needed.
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.
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.
Additional information about rental rates
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