1 of 3 Adjacent Newly Built Lakefront Homes. Rent All 3 Luxury Homes & Sleep 34(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- 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
The lodge, a mirror image of the cottage’s floor plan with all the same amenities, takes on a dramatically different feel with rich Walnut architectural detail and metal accents. This “industrial chic” style home will remind you of a mountainside lodge, yet the tranquil views of Arbutus Lake sunsets will make you glad you are vacationing in Northern Michigan. Come enjoy the thoughtfully designed luxury and superior craftsmanship of Lakemore Retreat’s Lodge.
Embrace 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 just 15 minutes away, a local downhill ski hill. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is 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, Sono Sound System, Blu Ray Player
Central Air, three zones
4 Bedrooms, sleeps 12
3 baths, plus bedroom sink vanity upstairs
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
Salt, Pepper, Sugar provided
All linen provided, including Bath towels and Beach Towels
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Member since: 2014
- 2900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 3 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 10 - Sep 3, 2018
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning and Laundry $400 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 6%
Rates are subject to change
Off season check in can be arranged with each individual reservation
Summer Check in is Saturday at 4 pm, Check out on Saturday at 10 am
Turnover Days during summer may vary between Saturday and Sunday
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Lakemore Retreat's Lodge is one of two available lakefront properties (Lakemore Cottage is next door). Both properties can be rented individually or together, doubling your occupancy to 24. Both homes are new construction 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 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.
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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The Lodge's "Industrial Chic" interior design features custom Walnut tables
View of Lakemore Retreat from the Lake.
The best views of Lakemore Retreat are from the Lodge's four season screen porch
The custom Walnut and Granite Island is the perfect gathering space.
The upstairs loft includes a play space for the kids, and three twin beds
Taken from the top of the stairs, the overall view of the Great Room
Full Wet bar, dishwasther and Fridge makes it easy to entertain by the lake
The gameroom in the lodge features an Air Hockey and Pool Table in one!
The Lake Locker Room offers a transition area for beachgoers
Arbutus is an all sports lake. Great for skiing, tubing, kayaking, or SUP'ing
Kitchen is stocked with everything you'd need to cook a meal and serve guests
Master Bedroom with King Bed, walk-in closet and bathroom with walk in shower
Guest rooms feature vanities and hanging space, perfect for vacationers
Sit in one of the two reclining leather chairs and enjoy the view
The upstairs bedroom features its own sink and vanity
An alternative sitting area and play area for the kids
The Lodge, seen here with neighboring Lakemore Cottage in the background
The walkout basement is where you can enjoy a movie and a view of the lake
The Lake Locker Room also features a towel cubby and a Bathroom with shower
Lakemore faces west, offering views of stunning sunsets
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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