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Step Back In Time And Get Away From It All!

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Quiet 2 Bedroom Cabin On Rennie Lake With Screen Porch Surrounded By Tall Pines.

The Balsam is for the family who wants to get away from and enjoy a week on the lake. There is free wifi available. It was built in the 40's. It has a combined kitchen, dining & living room. The cabin sits just above the Rennie Lake with a screen porch. Large grounds with pines, outside deck, picnic tables, campfire ring and a dock to access the lake. There is a small beach for the kids. Acres of trails to hike.

Gloria Wilson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Gloria Wilson

My husband parents own a house on this lake. He has been coming to this lake every summer for the past 58 years and I have been lucky enough to have been with him here at the lake for the last 25!

Gloria Wilson purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Gloria Wilson chose Traverse City

Rennie Lake is very special because of there is no public access we don't have large crowds on the lake. You can enjoy swimming, skiing, and fishing or........Just relax and enjoy watching deer, loons, bald eagles!

What makes this cabin unique

The sunsets from the deck and sitting around a campfire are things to remember for a lifetime!


Traverse City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has small tub/shower combination. Linens which includes sheets, towels and beach towels can be supplied for extra charge.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Rooms have chest drawers and closet. Beds have blanket, pillows, and comforter. Linens which includes sheets, towels and beach towels can be supplied for extra charge.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Linens which includes sheets, towels, and beach towels are provided as an extra charge of $50. This can be removed upon request.


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Step Back In Time And Get Away From It All!
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
northern ky

Classic Lake Cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had everything we were looking for in our lake vacation. It is a great setting, with the lake and plenty of trees to hang a hammock. The cabin itself is small, however fit out family of four fine. Most of the time we spent outside at the picnic table, around the fire pit, or on the beach area. Loved that fire wood was even provided! The location is great too, very easy to get to traverse city and most sites were within an hours drive. There was a local grocery store about 15 minutes away. Kitchen was well stocked with all cooking items we needed. A couple of the days were hot ( 90+) so the fans were much needed and appreciated. Gloria was quick to respond to any questions leading up to the stay and during. I would recommend this cabin for anyone wanting to get away, but not too far away. The larger house on property was closer than anticipated, however was not a concern due to the people staying the same week, being very nice and us being gone from the house quite a bit. However could be a concern for some. My Girls loved swimming, kayaking, walking the beach area searing for rocks and shells, fishing. The area felt very safe. Would defiantly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful lakeside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Gloria's cabin. It was exactly what we were looking for. The cabin is small but very clean and right on a quiet lake. We enjoyed sitting in the screened porch every morning drinking our coffee and looking at the lake. We went to the adjoining beach every day to swim, use the paddle boats, kayaks and paddle bikes. Gloria was a great host: very quick to respond to our questions and had great advice. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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If you’re looking for a peaceful & relaxing cottage here it is. Rennie Lake is beautiful lake. Great

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay in this quaint cottage. The screened in porch was a plus. It is very peaceful & quiet in a beautiful wooded setting. Awesome view of the lake. Our dog Coco had a great time exploring the wooded trails. Gloria was a excellent host & met our every need. The location is excellent & close to Traverse City. Rennie Lake is beautiful & we enjoyed seeing Loons & a Eagle. A pontoon is a must. Cruising on the lake is so relaxing. Thank you Gloria for the WiFi & new TV. We enjoyed watching movies on the Blue Ray in the evening. There is a good selection of movies available in the cottage. Thanks again Gloria for a wonderful vacation on Rennie Lake. We’ll surely be back again next July.đŸ˜ŽđŸŸâ€ïž

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We had a quiet and relaxing stay. Gloria is a wonderful host. This was our second time and we’ll definitely be back again. The new fire pit and updated bathroom were great additions. The close proximity to Traverse City is a plus. If you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation, this is it.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin was great and right on the water

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week. Very relaxing, clean and close to lots of things to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A getaway close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. Beautiful setting on the Lake but close to everything you need! Staying in the cozy cabin felt like we were far away from everything but it only took about 15 minutes to get into Traverse City! I stayed with our 2 young daughters. I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Peegio's Restaurant & Tavern
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Mackina Island or Ladington
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Elmbrook Public Golf
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Peegio's Restaurant & Tavern
Car: necessary

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes & Mackinac Island day trips are fun for kids & adults.Traverse City Cherry Festival, Film Festival during July & many others throughout the summer. Top music venues at Interlochen School of the Arts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Linens $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200

Linens (Sheets, Bath towels, and Beach towels) are an additional fee of $50 in the quote. I will adjust the quote if you do not want linens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.