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Cozy cottage on Boardman River. Within minutes of Traverse City.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath cottage sleeps 4 people with river view.

Charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage. 1 bedroom has a queen size bed, and there is another room with 2 twin size beds. A complete kitchen for all of your cooking needs. Gas fireplace in the living room. Slider opens onto a large wrap around deck with a gas fire pit looking out at the river. Gas grill and outdoor table for entertaining and dining. Large lawn leading down to a river front dock. There is no central AC, but there are ceiling fans and floor fans. Fire pit for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. Come enjoy all the river has to offer, and be within minutes of all Traverse City attractions!


Owner
Dawn and Jeff Ameel
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Dawn and Jeff Ameel

My husband Jeff and I both grew up in Traverse City. We bought this property 15 years ago as a summer home for our family when our children were growing up. We originally bought the 3 bedroom house adjacent to this property, and then bought the cottage to use as a guest house.

Dawn and Jeff Ameel purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Dawn and Jeff Ameel chose Traverse City

Having grown up in Traverse City it was important to us to own a home back in T.C. We were living in Asia at the time this property was purchased. We wanted a place to bring our children for the summer. Having lived in large metropolitan areas such as Tokyo and Hong Kong we were looking for a place that was quiet and surrounded by nature.

What makes this cottage unique

We chose this property mainly for the peace and quiet. It is at the end of a two track road with no traffic. We can sit on our front deck and see deer, rabbits and birds. We love the sound of the rippling water of the river. We have learned to enjoy kayaking, tubing and fishing on this beautiful clean river.

Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower comes with towels and washcloths. Sink, toilet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • One bedroom has 2 twin beds. There is a queen size bed located in an open room with a curtain divider with views to the river. All bath towels and linens are provided. Beach towels are not provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy cottage on Boardman River. Within minutes of Traverse City.
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
5

Loved this place! Not far from Traverse City.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very secluded. You have to take windy, one-lane roads and a bridge to get there. It's perfect for people who truly want to be away from it all. The Boardman River runs right past the backyard. There is a fire pit, big deck and patio furniture, and a nice grill. Inside is so clean and nicely decorated. Exactly how it is pictured. Extremely comfortable bed, and lots of windows. You feel like you're right out there in nature even when you're inside. Also has WIFI. Considering it's in the boonies, it doesn't take more than 15 - 20 minutes to get to downtown Traverse City. Owners and property manager were very helpful and responsive to our questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen!! We hope you can come back again! Dawn
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5

Fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. It was set up perfectly. There were tons of deer and the fall colors were amazing. Looking forward to staying again! Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We loved this location and the house was just what we were looking for. Hoping to rent it again some time. Good location to everything, too.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Clean and quiet cabin in a lovely setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Place was clean, off the beaten path, will go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed staying at the cottage. Even though there are neighbors it is very private due to the landscaping. It was great to be on the river. We enjoyed sitting on the deck or at the fire pit. It was convenient to Traverse City. And not that far from the wineries and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore. The cabin hosts were very responsive to any questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Grawn / Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many Locations
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 31 / 37
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many Fine Restaurants
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Holiday Hills
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Traverse City
Car: necessary

Charming 1 bedroom 1 bath cottage on 100 feet of beautiful Boardman River. Sleeps 4 people comfortably. Bedroom has a Queen Size. 2 twin beds in open area of cottage. A completely stocked kitchen is ready for any level of cooking you desire. Gas grill, patio furniture and outdoor dining table is ready for outside dining. Open living room with gas fireplace and satellite T.V. All linens and towels are included. Large wrap around deck overlooking the front lawn and river. Large lawn with fire pit and riverfront dock. Great river for fishing, kayaking and tubing. Cottage is located 10 minutes from downtown Traverse City and 5 minutes from the Soccer field. Traverse is known for it's beautiful waterfront, winery tours, fine restaurants, festivals, shopping etc.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Now available for 3 night minimum stays! Check-in at 3:00pm; check-out at 11:00am. Owner has the right to change rates at anytime. 50% due when booking dates. This amount is non-refundable. The other 50% is due 30 days before arrival. . When booking please send address for hard copy contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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