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1 of 3 Adjacent Newly Built Lakefront Homes. Rent all 3 Luxury homes & sleep 34

Sleeps34
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
34
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

1 of 3 Adjacent Newly Built Lakefront Homes. Rent all 3 Luxury homes & sleep 34
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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5

Amazing Properties, Great for Corporate Team Building

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a small corporate team building retreat at the Lakemore properties and the homes blew our expectations out of the water! No detail is overlooked — the owners have thought of everything you might need for a great getaway. While it's hard to take yourself outside of the beautiful homes, the lakeside outdoor areas are what make Lakemore unique. Plenty of kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards make for lots of fun on the water. They have sturdy POLYWOOD furniture at each of the homes which is perfect for sitting around the fire. Without a doubt we will be coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Four generation retreat at Lakemore Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were surrounded by a lovely lake and incredible Cottage, don't be fooled with the name cottage it was a home that we enjoyed

for 11 days. We were able to have friends over with plenty of room for parties of 20 and more. The use of the canoes and the fire pit were a big part of the experience. We were needing to be in Traverse City for meetings and it was just a nice drive to get there. Tricia and Jeff were very helpful and were a big part of making us feel at home. We would highly recommend staying at the Lakemore Retreat.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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AMAZING houses!! Hosts were so nice and helpful!!

  • 5 of 5

My 17 friends and I stayed in the Cottage and the Lodge for 3 nights! The houses were amazing - beautifully decorated, clean and fully equipped with toilet paper, paper towels, beach and bath towels, and bedding. Tricia and Jack, the hosts, were so helpful!! I was able to text when I had questions. They gave great suggestions on food and groceries. The houses had firewood for the fire pits. Lots of chairs for sitting by the beach. The hot tubs were perfect for the October weather! The houses have an insanely cool sound system that really added to the celebration! My friends and I did NOT want to leave! The properties were probably my favorite part of my first trip to Traverse City. I WILL be going back! Perfect location. Not too far from downtown Traverse City. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and made our trip that much better!

Thanks Tricia and Jack! See you soon I hope!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Great Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Lakemore Retreat Cottage and couldn't be more happy with our stay! We had 8 adults and 4 kids 3 years and under during our stay, and we had more then enough room for everyone. The house is gorgeous, very clean, and in a great location. We enjoyed playing on the beach area with our kids and in the crystal clear, sandy bottom lake. We loved the stand up paddle boards and kayaks, and got a lot of use out of them. We also rented a boat which we were able to park right at the dock. The house is set up perfectly, they really thought of everything with this place. Most places we've rented in the past we've had to bring our own paper towel, toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, etc. but everything was included with this place. They had a cute play kitchen for the kids in the loft, and even a play house and sand toys outside. The lower level was perfect for the adults to hang out when the kids went to bed so we didn't wake them up. The bonus room was great with the pool table, we had a few nights of family tournaments. The location was nice too, it is a short drive to downtown Traverse City. Close to shopping, restaurants and breweries. Tricia and the maintenance person were always available if we had questions or needed anything as well. Overall, it was a great stay and I would definitely recommend any of the houses at Lakemore Retreat to my family and friends. We would love to stay here again in the future!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great property, beautifully furnished, generously stocked at a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at the Lakemore Cottage. We felt welcomed by Tricia and her property manager Jack. The cottage is beautiful and the setting outstanding. The gently sloped beach was perfect for the young children in our group. The water is clear and the lake large enough for adults and children to tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, etc. but still small enough to keep traffic light. The cottage was very well organized and equipped. Looking forward to our trip next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is gorgeous inside. It has been decorated using a careful eye with high end furniture, appliances, and bedding. The home sits on a well taken care of beach with paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes. We could not have asked for a better property to stay in for a week. Our family looks forward to staying here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Forest Lakes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Discount
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Summer 2017
May 24 2017 - Sep 6 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
Jun 10 2018 - Sep 4 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$7,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning and Laundry $400 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
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

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Amenities

Forest Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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