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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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 Northwest

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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beautiful air conditioned home on the Boardman River with deck and hot tub.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful paradise on the river. Hoping to plan a future get away soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat, Would love to have you and your friends come back again! Thanks! Dawn
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Harbor Beach

Getting away but having everything you want for a fun time with family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

Nature right outside your bedroom slider. This house was a perfect fit for our time to relax and reconnect. Wildlife with a quiet setting close to shopping, restaurants, and services. We never are out once because staying here was too good. The Central AC was great for getting a good nights sleep.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chatham, IL

One of the best places I have ever stayed at

  • 5 of 5

I liked the fact that the property was somewhat secluded and that it was on the bank of a river. You can enjoy tubing and kayaking during the day and can spend a relaxed evening along the water's edge at the end of the day. The property was very well maintained and a maintenance person is readily available on the off-chance that you run into minor problems. The listing description was pretty accurate. The property owner was very helpful. I would certainly visit the place again if I get the chance and I have been been recommending it as a vacation rental to my friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Beautifully Maintained Riverfront Home

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed at the scenic river house last weekend. What a wonderful, peaceful place at which to kick back and relax with friends after a long workweek! On Saturday, we took the kayaks and went on a 6-hour adventure on the river - it was such a gorgeous day, we didn't want it to end! From the thoughtful, comfortable decor in and outside of the house, to the amenities such as the fire pit, hot tub, grill, and outdoor shower (and of course the kayaks and tubes), Dawn has thought of everything to make your stay as versatile as you'd like it to be. Want a quiet place on the river for reading, bird watching, and fishing? This is it. Looking less for relaxation and more for adventure? This is also it. Kayaking on and hiking along the Boardman is superb. We hope to return again and again to make more memories; there's truly not a better place to be in Traverse City!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cyndy! I hope to see you all back at the river next year! Dawn
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Beautiful house in a superior location!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing bad to say about this house. It was beautiful, clean, and perfectly located on the Boardman River. There were no amenities I wanted or wished it had that weren't already provided. We went fly fishing on the first day and I caught two trout right behind the house! It was also a short drive to downtown Traverse City for those who want the best of both access to outdoor activities and access to downtown TC. The house does not have central air, however, we were there during several of the hottest days of the summer and the house stayed cool the entire time. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! I'll definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you RC. I really appreciate your review and how absolutely spotless you left the house when you checked out! I would love to have you come back again next year and to stay longer. I forgot to tell you before you checked in that we had added central air just a couple of weeks before you arrived. I am happy you were comfortable and not too warm. Thanks again! Dawn
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Great experience and property!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay here! They exceeded our expectations! Property was very clean, they had everything in the house we needed, great backyard! Owners were very responsive, we would love to come back here.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Megha! I hope you have a chance to come back again! Dawn
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 3 2017 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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