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Lakemore Lodge at Lakemore Retreat: Newly Built Luxury Lakefront Home

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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 house with red exterior, is Lakemore Lodge. Lakemore Cottage is the green 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 sleeps 9-10 and 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 two or all three for the same time period, altogether sleeping up to 34 people comfortably. Make reservations for Lakemore Lodge here and look for Lakemore Cottage (VRBO Listing #653686) and Lakemore Cabin (VRBO Listing #783700) on their respective VRBO sites.

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

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

Salt, Pepper, Sugar provided

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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.

Amenities

Forest Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This Bedroom has its own sink and vanity in the room
    Loft - 3 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , This bedroom features its own vanity and makeup mirror
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , This room features its own vanity and makeup mirror
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
This house sleeps up to 12, but when combined with two adjacent properties, can sleep up to 34 people. Please inquire for more information

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Lakemore Lodge at Lakemore Retreat: Newly Built Luxury Lakefront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Great house and property!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, well stocked with many amenities. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traverse City
5

Looking for idyllic? Look no further.

  • 5 of 5

My immediate and extended families have rented cottages in northern lower Michigan for over six decades. If you're searching for a lakefront setting for your next large gathering, you aren't likely to find anything, anywhere, more beautifully appointed or well equipped. Having annually combed the VRBO market in this area for the past several years, there really isn't an offering quite like it. The big surprise was Arbutus Lake itself - the shoreline is largely undeveloped and reminiscent of a Canadian setting - quiet and beautiful. The property management team is impressively timely and thorough. A home run in the vacation rental market.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in the Lodge at Lakemore was a wonderful experience all around. My daughter discovered it online and we fell in love with the photos and description. We arrived in the rain and that was fine because the home is so comfortable and spacious, we loved being inside. It is even better than described. Everything you need, they have thought of. Great little beach for our little grandsons, two and six. Our three grown children enjoyed the paddle boards, kayaks, hot tub, grilling, and outdoor fire at night. Cottage and beach life with total comfort.

Very comfortable beds, great linens, towels, great kitchen, etc.

I highly recommend this jewel of a spot. Quiet yet close to TC, restaurants and grocery stores.

Like I said - perfection!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monclova, Ohio
5

Amazing stay at a beautiful new house.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family. Nice amenities. They have thought of everything. House is very nice and lake is clean and quiet. Close to Traverse City activities without the crowds of town. Very accommodating to our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH
5

Perfect vacation spot for families!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the "Red House" or Lodge for a week in July with another family. We had 5 kids total ages 2.5 - 8 and they all had an amazing time. The beach and lake along with all the great selection of water activities (kayaks, SUP, canoes, etc) made for the perfect playground for all the kids. The house was immaculate and had everything you could need. We would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Top Notch Lake Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? The house is immaculate. Everything is new and top-end: from the light switches to the appliances to the furniture. For our group of two families plus grandma it felt luxuriously spacious. The bunk room is perfect for kids and adorable, the screened porch with lovely lake views was a favorite hangout from reading in the day to family dinners at night. They've thought of most everything: the pools table, indoor games, an outdoor shower for sand, kayaks and paddle boards, plentiful beach towels, even a welcome kit of s'mores ingredients.

The lake is perfection- a white sand beach and wading area perfect for the little ones. If you're only renting one house (they own two next door) it might prove a tiny bit awkward as you share the outdoor items in shared storage bins (life vests, outside games and toys). And the hot tub is sort of closer and facing the other house so at times the other family used ours (they had their own). It worked fine for us as the other renters were nice and had kids too but you are sharing the bbq and basically in their yard too - can't be helped, just something to know about. It worked just fine for us. Of course this all means the properties are even more perfect for family reunions because everything is closely combined so the families can intermingle and not be isolated.

Tricia, the owner, was incredibly friendly and helpful. Our kids knocked over and broke a glass lamp (gulp) and she was very understanding, charging us minimally for a replacement. We rented a jet ski and the bouncy trampoline that's already out on the lake. That said, if I didn't want to pay for the trampoline I might find it tough that it's already there. It's tempting for the kids. I basically rented it because I didn't want to hear their begging all week. And it kind of obscures the perfect lake view. My two cents. So minor!

Only 18 minutes from the airport. Found a wonderful natural foods store in Traverse City. TC is so cute for walking around. This may sum it up well: Just this morning my five year old son woke up and said out of the blue "Mommy, I wish we lived at the lake house all the time!" All in all it was everything we could have hoped for and more. I can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 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.

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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
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 4 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 3 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$7,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning and Laundry $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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