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The Lake House near Sleeping Bear Dunes

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Newly renovated and updated Lake House. Located a mile away from the new Heritage Trail that runs all the way to the Sleeping Bear Dunes!

Come and enjoy your next family vacation in Northern Michigan. Our cottage is located on Little Traverse Lake in beautiful Leelanau County. The house is directly on the lake, with no road or obstruction between the house and the water. There is a large deck for outdoor eating and grilling and beautiful sunsets year round. The sandy area leads out to a dock over the warm, crystal clear lake. There are also 2 kayaks and plenty of life jackets of every size onsite for your use.

The Lake House has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The first bedroom has a king bed, the second has a queen, the third is a bunkroom with 2 bunks with full beds on the bottom and twins on top and the fourth bedroom has one bunk with full on the bottom and twin on top. Perfect for 2 families to share, or cozy enough for a couple to enjoy on their own.

The entire front of the home is windows directly overlooking the beautiful sunsets over Little Traverse Lake. Inside, there is a large, knotty pine living room with a cathedral ceiling and a massive fieldstone fireplace, a fully-stocked kitchen with a gorgeous lake view, all within steps of the water. For those of you who prefer to do your cooking outdoors, there is a large deck built just outside the sliding glass doors, with a gas grill for the full outdoor experience. There is also a fire pit in front of the home, perfect for a campfire and some s'mores.

If you are looking for activities, rent or bring a bike and bike the many trails in the area that lead from Little Traverse Lake all the way to Sleeping Bear Dunes and beyond.

Relax and leave your worries behind. Come enjoy the splendor of a fantastic Northern Michigan experience without having to pack the kitchen sink. Our cottage comes fully equipped from the kitchen utensils to bed linens.

Traverse Lake is located in Leelanau County between Leland and Glen Arbor. The Lake is within the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and close to several of Northwest Michigan's many attractions. It is adjacent to the National Lakeshore property which offers miles of heavily forested trails, as well as beautiful, Lake Michigan shoreline to take walks or hunt for Petoskey stones. There is also a bike trail that travels from Little Traverse Lake all the way to the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

This cottage is built very close to the lake. If you want to get any closer to the water, you have to jump in!

Previous Renters Comments:

'We absolutely fell in love with this cottage and the lake. The kids swam all day in the warm water while we sat on the deck and relaxed. We can't wait to come back!'

Mike F.

Grosse Pointe, MI

'Thanks for sharing such a spectacular spot! We never dreamed Northern Michigan could be so enchanting.'


Columbus, OH

'Thank you so much for a wonderful place to share family time together last week! It was truly what we hoped for and even better! Your cottage is adorable and everyone had great fun in the beautiful lake!'


Northville, MI

'One of the best spots on Little Traverse Lake. The NW facing view allows for colorful sunsets after a day of water sports and sight seeing'.

Robin P.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Jeff and Maria Pasche
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Maple City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also has washer/dryer in this room
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Each bunk bed has a full size bed on bottom, twin bed on top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds - full bed on bottom, twin on top(2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Sandy lakefront, dock, fieldstone fireplace, outdoor firepit, cooking utensils & dishes provided, washer & dryer, general store & restaurant directly across the street, fine dining restaurant within walking distance


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(26 traveler reviews)

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The Lake House near Sleeping Bear Dunes
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

vintage cottage right on the water

  • 5 of 5

Stayed October 5-9. Cottage has a cozy vintage vibe. Looks right out on the water, nice fireplace . Cottage is as represented in the pictures. Up with our family of 5 and we found the location to be great. Right across the street from Market 22 a great place to eat, have a drink, grab food to go, and buy little necessities. Location was great for us. You can bike to the sleeping bear heritage trail head on Bohemian road easily. Also close to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. We enjoyed our trip up north

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the remodel

  • 5 of 5

Second year we have used this for a girls weekend up north. Only complaint is that weekend not long enough

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a girls weekend there. House was perfect for the 7 of us. Enough seating room in living room and at kitchen table. Loved the fire pit and all the chairs. Bed were all comfy!! Short drive to Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away at the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the lake house. Everything was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed fishing in the lake, swimming, and a campfire each night. All we needed in terms of kitchen amenities were provided. Very relaxing and fun! The only small negative I could suggest was that M-22 can be quite noisy in the mornings if the windows are open. Overall a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

Great location and amenities, a wonderful Lake House.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in mid-July with two families. The house easily accommodated 4 adults and 4 children. The house had a large kitchen and main area that we spent most of our indoor time in. The main area and the bedrooms all had flat screen TVs. The grill area and deck/dock is where we spent our outdoor time. The kids loved the sand area and spent hours playing in it. The dock was great and we also enjoyed paddling around the lake with the provided kayaks and life jackets. We enjoyed several nights around the fire pit and there was plenty of wood provided for our fires. The large windows looked out on a wonderful view of the lake and we saw some spectacular sunsets. The house is close to Glen Arbor, Leland, and Suttons Bay, which we visited multiple times. Traverse City is only a short drive away. There are plenty of hiking areas and bike trails in the area too. I would recommend the restaurant/store across the street, Market 22, for an easy dinner option. We were very pleased with the house. The only negatives I can think was there were no closets in the smaller bedrooms and space was limited to hang and store clothes, but we got by just fine. The owners were very helpful with local recommendations and information. We had such and enjoyable vacation and highly recommend the Lake House.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful water front cottage on Little Traverse Lake!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time staying here. Little Traverse Lake is gorgeous. Both nights we sat around a fire and watched some amazing sunsets. The house and amenities are really nice and there is a lot of cool stuff in the house. Nice flat screen TVs and the couches and chairs were comfy. The grill worked great and the cover over it was a nice touch. We would recommend this place to anyone! The owners were great to work with too.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great swimming in sandy lake, shallow, warm, and no drop off, this is perfect for families with small kids, & fishing onsite, Numerous golf courses, wineries, breweries, shopping & dining options, charter fishing, Day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Manitou Islands, many quaint historical lakeside villages, wine tasting, canoeing & river tubing, and biking trails. This cottage is centrally located to all of the family fun that the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.