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Beautiful air conditioned home on the Boardman River with deck and hot tub.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bath home with gas fireplace located on the Boardman River.

This beautifully updated home has an open floor plan and vaulted ceiling. The entire back of the house has sliders that open to a large deck with beautiful views of the river. Master bedroom has a king size bed and attached bathroom with tub and shower. Slider to deck and 8 person hot tub. 2nd bedroom has queen bed with slider to deck. 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds. 2nd bath has shower. Large combination living room/dining room with gas fireplace. Complete kitchen and laundry. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the pond on the front of the house, and large lawn with fire pit in the back leading to the deck/dock on the river.

Dawn and Jeff Ameel
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Dawn and Jeff Ameel

My husband and I both grew up in Traverse City. We bought this property in 1999 when we were living in Hong Kong. We wanted a place to bring our children in the summer so that they could experience some of the same things we did at their age.

Dawn and Jeff Ameel purchased this house in 1999

Why Dawn and Jeff Ameel chose Traverse City

We chose to buy this house because we were living overseas at the time, and wanted a place that was quiet and gave our children a place to explore the outdoors. We loved being able to spend our summers in this quiet location on the River. We have spent countless hours kayaking, tubing, roasting marshmallows and making great memories on this beautiful river.

What makes this house unique

We love the peace and quiet of this location. We are at the end of a two track road so there is no traffic to worry about. We enjoy sitting on our deck watching the ducks, herons, deer, rabbits and many other kinds of wildlife. The river is very easily accessed off of our lawn for kayaking, tubing fishing or swimming.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom with the tub and shower is attached to the Master Bedroom. The 2nd bathroom has a shower. Both bathrooms have been updated with granite counters and tile floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom now has a king size bed.
  • The master bedroom with the king size bed and the 2nd bedroom with the queen size bed face the river with sliding glass doors leading out to the large deck and hot tub. The 3rd bedroom has twin beds and looks out at the pond.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a great place for families, couples or anyone who enjoys being on the water. It is within minutes of historic downtown Traverse City.


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Beautiful air conditioned home on the Boardman River with deck and hot tub.
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Indianapolis, IN

Perfect home for a relaxing girls trip!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, updated, and VERY well furnished with anything you could need on vacation. We enjoyed the great outdoor space, hot tub, as well as the inside space. There was plenty of room for all 5 of us. The owners are quick to respond and willing to help should anything come up. If I’m ever back in TC, I will be staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home in the most serene setting far exceeded all of our expectations. The owners thought of everything! We had a truly relaxing getaway and we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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Findlay, OH

Charming House. Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect house for our Labor Day Weekend couples getaway. Beautiful property on the river. Nice mix between being able to see downtown, but also be able to enjoy the quiet outdoor life. The house was clean, well kept and looked recently updated. Lots of games and activities to enjoy during our down time. We only wish the weather cooperated with us a little more so we could more enjoy the outdoor accommodations as well, but there's always next time for that.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poway, CA

Beautiful home inside and out

  • 5 of 5

This house on the river was just perfect for our up-north family vacation. The owners provide everything that an out of town renter could need. We could tell that they paid attention to every little detail to make sure our stay was comfortable. There were spa towels, plenty of kitchen supplies, river tubes, bug spray, beach chairs, and the firepit was even already prepared for a bonfire when we arrived! A really nice surprise since we forgot to pick up firewood on our way over. The inside and outside of the property is very well-maintained. The patio furniture looked brand new and the bedding was comfy and clean. The view from the lake side of the house is beautiful, but the pond on the other side is also lovely and serene. Several herons came and went while we were there. The entire property has a calm Zen feel. Dawn was very easy to communicate with and offered to assist with any issues we might have, although everything was so well taken care of we didn't ever need to contact her. We will definitely stay again in the future. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful country retreat just minutes from town

  • 5 of 5

Be brave! Cross the tiny bridge that spans the Boardman river and you'll be rewarded with a nicely updated ranch, quiet solitude, and beautifully kept grounds on a relaxing spot by the river.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and especially appreciated the modern kitchen (the Jenn Air range was a joy), the hot tub, and the beautiful views of the river across a generous back yard.

Our kind host, Dawn, was the most responsive of any VRBO in which I've stayed, replying to my emailed questions within minutes.

Located just 15 minutes from Traverse City and Interlochen, this spot was the perfect home base for all of our Northern Michigan adventures.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in July as a family of 5. The moment we pulled in, our kids ran to the backyard and all we could hear was "awesome!" The backyard and location of this property was perfect for us. Just a short drive into Traverse City yet we were able to stay outside of town where it was quiet with just sounds of the Boardman River. The home had all the amenities we needed, plus more. The added bonus was a relaxing hot tub. Thank you to the owners for sharing your piece of paradise. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Interlochen/Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Ludington Michigan
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many Golf Courses
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 31 / 37
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many fine restaurants
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Grand Traverse Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 50 percent is due to reserve the dates and is non-refundable. The other 50 percent is due 30 days before arrival and may be refunded if the house is able to be booked for the same time frame.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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