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6 Bed 4 Bath 2 Live Rooms, Private Sandy beach, just 20ft to waters edge

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 Beds 4 Bath, feet from Lake, 10 Minutes to Traverse.


Spring 2017 (April 5-June 4th)

500.00 a Night

200.00 Deposit

200.00 Cleaning fee

Summer Rates ( June 4th Thru Labor Day)

4500.00 Week

1000.00 Deposit

300.00 Cleaning fee.

ALL the beds, sheets, pillows, etc are brand new for Summer 2017.

We also spent the winter updating both living rooms, installed all new faux hardwood flooring throughout the main floor and basement. Brand new large Single Bowl "farm" sink, and all new stainless steel GAS Stove.

We've also ordered all new furniture for the living room, and a new dining room table. It won't be delivered until early May, so we will update the pictures the second its all delivered.

4 King Beds, and 8 Twins. We also have a full size pull out couch in the basement family room, and a second Full size pull out in the basement bedroom.

In Beds, we can sleep 16. If you add the two pull out couches 18-20. FOUR full baths, all with showers, 2 of them have separate tub and shower.

I grew up on Long Lake, and my entire family lives on the lake. If you've never been to Long Lake, it's one of the premier lakes! Very few "Day" Boaters, crystal clear spring fed lake! If your able to rent a boat, you'll be shocked at its size.

5 Miles long North to South (this home is on the very south end of the lake, the only public launches are on the north end) And just over 2 miles wide. 5 Islands, lots to explore.

We purchased our forever home on the Lake 2 years ago. We weren't ready to move at the time, so we rented it out. It was so popular, we decided to purchase a dedicated rental property.

This home is RIGHT on the water. Most common question we there a beach. YES, Its ALL beach. You step out of the door on the lake level, and its sand. Long Lake is MUCH cleaner then Torch Lake (most people seem to have experience on Torch). Its on Par with Lake Charlevoix, Leelanau, or Glen Lake. Very sandy bottom, and a nice gradual slope. Our dock is 120ft long, and its normally just shy of 6ft deep at the end (depends on lake level for the year).

Please watch the video, this is a VERY unique floor plan, and perfect for a lake home. We we're very lucky to obtain this property.

When you walk in the main floor, you'll find a Fridge in the Entry way that can be used for beverages, and overflow items (there's also a normal fridge in the kitchen).

Main floor has a large living room, Big open Kitchen with an Island. We just refinished the cabinets in a dark grey, with stainless hardware. Large dining room, seats 12. Flat Screen TV over the fireplace.

Off the kitchen there is a huge outside deck with two large tables (why eat inside when your this close to the lake) and a BBQ. My Favorite feature of this home, is the enclosed porch that runs the whole length of the living room. You can sit inside this screened area at night, listen to the water, AND its right above the fire pit, so your not away from the action.

Main floor also has a full Bath with a separate Tub and Shower, as well as 2 beds, each with a King Size Bed.

Upstairs, we have the formal master bedroom, King Size Bed, with a large private bath. This bath ALSO has a separate Tub and Shower.

The other two bedrooms on the 2nd floor are for the Kids. Both have 2 sets of Bunk Beds (4 twins per room) for a total of 8 twin beds .... with a full bathroom between them.

If you head from the main floor downstairs, you find a walk out basement. A 2nd family room, again with a fireplace (refinished from the one you see in the pics, the ugly cast iron stove is gone), with a Flat Screen TV. We've redrywalled the family room, and added a great engineered floor. There's a door direct to the lake, open it up, take 2 big steps, and your in the lake.

There's another bedroom with a King Bed and a Full size Pull out Couch. There is a full bathroom on this level as well.

Brand new Washer and Dryer on site as well.

Our lake has very few day boaters by design. The public launch only allows for a few trailers to be parked, to keep non residents off the lake. Amazing views! And a very unique property.

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About William

We purchased our forever home 2 years ago, and rented it prior to moving into it permanently. We had such an overwhelming response, we decided to purchase a 2nd home on the lake. I grew up on Long Lake, and my entire family lives around the lake.

William purchased this house in 2015

Why William chose Traverse City

If your not familiar, this is thee cleanest lake in the Traverse City area. There are very few homes for rent, and only 2 or 3 of this size. The lake is 6 miles long just over 2 miles wide, and has 5 Islands. This home looks towards the north, the long way down the lake. So you have some of the best views on the lake, and incredible sunsets.

What makes this house unique

This is the only 6 Bed 3 Bath home, that sits directly at the lake level, available for rent. The other couple of homes require walks down stairs, or slopes to reach the waters edge. Since the home is so close to the water, you have the best views, as the homes on the left and right are set farther back.

Two Living rooms is very convenient for large groups, and allows everyone to have their own space.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • We have a pack and play available if needed. Just let me know when booking.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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6 Bed 4 Bath 2 Live Rooms, Private Sandy beach, just 20ft to waters edge
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Big House, right on the waters edge

  • 5 of 5

House was large enough for our three generations. Kids of course loved it best. They woke up, walked right out the door and onto the beach. Didn't come back in until diner each day. We stayed a couple years ago, and it looks like the appliances, flooring etc have all been changed out. They seem to be doing work on the property each winter. Owner told us he's changing out the furniture after this year. We're already booked for July next year. Just can't beat the location to Downtown, the water is crystal clear, there's no weeds etc, just sand as far as we cared to walk out. And the sunsets/camp fires at night are worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warren Michigan

Lots of room

  • 5 of 5

This house had a ton of room. We had 7 adults and 3 kids. More than enough space for all of us. The deck and beach area was amazing, I liked that it was fenced off for the kids. The 2 air conditioners worked better than I thought for cooling the house. When we arrived William was there and I have noticed that from the last people that stayed, the window was broken (to close it), a few blinds from rooms were torn down. Also when we went to go grill the grill wasn't working properly. The next day around noon as promised by William, all these conserns were fixed. His partner put in a new grill and blinds. The older fridge leaked water, it we just used that for the beverage fridge and the newer fridge for food so it worked out fine. Make sure you bring your own spices, oils, nice knife, bowls etc if you are A cook. There is the mimumal kitchen supplies. Make sure you bring beach towels/chairs and extra blankets. All in all it was a great trip, thank you for the welcoming stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Skokie, IL

Great location! Plenty of room for our party of 16

  • 5 of 5

The location was great. Right on the water. The lake was great for the kids. Shallow and not as cold.

Close drive to Traverse City downtown, 15 min, and good 30-40 min to Sleeping Bear dunes. We drove around to Leland and Charlevouix without any boredom for the drives.

Bill was very responsive to my texts during the stay and helped with a little bee problem by sending a handyman in a reasonable time period.

I would definitely come back for the location!

If I had to list some cons, the water pressure could use some work, as if someone is taking a shower downstairs, the water would drizzle from upstairs bathrooms. Also, there is no centralized AC and it could get warm in the rooms, although there were fans and the weather was just perfect 70-80s during our stay, so there was no need for us.

Overall 5!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great lake house for large groups

  • 4 of 5

Our large family had a wonderful stay at this house. Plenty of beds and the gathering spaces are perfect for a big group of people. The deck was amazing.

House and dock are in need of tender loving care. Some details are missing from the house. No washcloths, some beds do not have top sheets, and only 4 dining room chairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake get away

  • 4 of 5

Our stay on Long Lake was fun and relaxing. Ample beds and adequate room for our family group of 13. Only disappointment was grill was not usable. Nice fire pit and the beach and lake view were great.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great size house and location

  • 5 of 5

The house comfortably fit 14 for us, and made for a great stay for the overall family. I also really enjoyed the location on the lake, the property has a great sandy swim area and made for a great jump off point for tubing and skiing. We were also able to easily park 4 cars in the driveway.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City International Airport (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Crown
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boones Long Lake Inn (Best steaks)
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Home is just 10 Minutes to Down Town Traverse City (Front Street) and just 20 Minutes to the Winery's. Boones Long Lake Inn (best steaks in area) is just 2 miles away. As is The Crown Golf Course (great for weekend golfers)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekend Stays have a 200.00 Sec Deposit and a 200.00 Cleaning fee

Week Long Stays (Summer) , are 1000.00 Deposit, and 300.00 Cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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