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1 of 3 Adjacent Newly Built Lakefront Homes. Rent All 3 Luxury Homes & Sleep 34

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:34
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

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


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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Pack and Play and high chair included ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34, Beds for 12-34

  • Upstaits Loft: 3 twin/ single

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  • Guest Bedroom #1: 1 queen

    This bedroom features its own vanity and makeup mirror...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom #2: 1 queen

    This bedroom features its own vanity and makeup mirror...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Pack n Play available ...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    This bedroom features its own sink and vanity...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Main Level Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Basement Bath: toilet, shower

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  • Outdoor Shower : outdoor shower

    Just outside the 'Lake Locker Room' in the walkout basement...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This house sleeps 12, but when combined with two adjacent homes, Lakemore Retreat can sleep up to 34 people...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Blu Ray Player in Basement...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Television:

    Two TV's in the house. One in the living room and one in the basement. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Wooden Play kitchen and accessories...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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....moreless

  • 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!...moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • Waterfront

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

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...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Oversized one stall garage with additional parking for up to, but no more than three cars....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air on main level and upstairs, electric heat tile floor in screen porch...moreless

  • Internet
  • 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. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Besides the garage space, there is room for up to, but not more than three cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Beach Towels Provided...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Two dishwashers, one in kitchen and one in basement wet bar, perfect for provided melamine dishware for outdoor eating. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Classic Custom Kitchen with painted gray cabinets, white granite. Island with granite counter top...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, Pepper, Sugar and Non stim Cooking Spray included...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators, one in the kitchen and another full size fridge in basement wet bar...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Walkout basement with patio. Patio is partially covered by the screened porch. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe, Kayak and 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards included...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo with outdoor griling and eating area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life Jackets, Yard Games included...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holidays
Nov 20 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay
$700
Winter Discount
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
Summer 2017
May 24 - Sep 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,800

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2018
Jun 10 - Sep 4, 2018
7 night min stay

$7,200

Changeover Day: Sunday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$600

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%

Notes:

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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Location

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

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

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Photos

  • Kitchen is stocked with everything you'd need to cook a meal and serve guests

    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.

    Lakemore Cottage (left) and Lodge (right)- rent together or separate.

  • Great Room adjacent to Kitchen, Dining and Screen Porch.  Gas Fireplace

    Great Room adjacent to Kitchen, Dining and Screen Porch. Gas Fireplace

  • Kitchen, Dining and Screen Porch over looking Arbutus Lake

    Kitchen, Dining and Screen Porch over looking Arbutus Lake

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Main Floor Guest room with built in dresser and vanity

    Main Floor Guest room with built in dresser and vanity

  • Upstairs sitting area, playroom, loft.  Three twin beds

    Upstairs sitting area, playroom, loft. Three twin beds

  • Basement wet bar with fridge, dishwasher and full set of outdoor dishes

    Basement wet bar with fridge, dishwasher and full set of outdoor dishes

  • 2015 Guest Photo of the Year

    2015 Guest Photo of the Year

  • Arbutus is great for Skiing, tubing,  Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking

    Arbutus is great for Skiing, tubing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking

  • Fish Arbutus!  Bass, Blue Gill and Pike!

    Fish Arbutus! Bass, Blue Gill and Pike!

  • Lakeside of the house with Covered patio, Gazebo, Grill and Hot Tub

    Lakeside of the house with Covered patio, Gazebo, Grill and Hot Tub

  • View from 4 season screened porch

    View from 4 season screened porch

  • View of Great Room from Upstairs sitting area/loft

    View of Great Room from Upstairs sitting area/loft

  • 4 season screened porch with heated tile floor

    4 season screened porch with heated tile floor

  • Master Bedroom with King Bed, walk in closet and Bathroom with Shower

    Master Bedroom with King Bed, walk in closet and Bathroom with Shower

  • Main Floor Guest Bedroom with built in dresser and Makeup Vanity

    Main Floor Guest Bedroom with built in dresser and Makeup Vanity

  • Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed & Twin bed.  Private Sink and 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

    Basement Media Room w/ Large Smart TV, Blu Ray player and leather couch

  • Large Laundry Room

    Large Laundry Room

  • Fall Colors reflecting on Arbutus Lake

    Fall Colors reflecting on Arbutus Lake

  • Enjoy western facing sunset views reflecting over the lake.

    Enjoy western facing sunset views reflecting over the lake.

  • 4 Stand Up Paddle Boards, 3 kayaks and 2 Canoes included with your stay

    4 Stand Up Paddle Boards, 3 kayaks and 2 Canoes included with your stay

VRBO #653686

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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