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Lakemore Cabin at Lakemore Retreat: Newly Built Luxury Lakefront Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,515 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Br, 3 Bath, Outdoor Shower, Sandy Beach, Laundry, Dock, A/C

Lakemore Retreat is comprised of three rental properties: 'Lakemore Cabin', 'Lakemore Lodge' and 'Lakemore Cottage'. These homes are adjacent to each other, but are rented separately from their respective VRBO sites. The Cabin was fully renovated and finished in May 2016. The Lodge and Cottage were newly constructed in 2015. They are luxury homes and both offer exactly the same amenities and floor plan, just with very different interior design.

The property pictured here, Lakemore Cabin, is directly next door to the Green house (The Cottage), on the water and sleeps 9 people in beds with a memory foam cot and pack n plays available to sleep more.

The Cabin was gutted in January of 2016 and received new HVAC, insulation, electrical, drywall, flooring, new cabinets, plumbing and furniture.

It has three bedrooms (1 King, 2 Queens) and three bathrooms. The Master Bedroom features a King bed with adjoining bathroom. The Lakeside bedroom features lake views for boths its Queen and Twin beds. The Third "bedroom" is a bunk house only steps from the main house. The bunk house features a queen bed below, with lofted twin bed above, cable TV and a bathroom with shower. In the sunroom, there is a Twin Murphy Bed.

The house has a Sonos Sound system, 4 cable TV's, Blu Ray player, Smart TV and wifi internet. All new mattresses were purchased as well as a new leather couch, two reclining lounge chairs and side chairs.

The kitchen has been completely re-worked to allow for all new Kitchenaid appliances. There is an island with three bar stools and as well as a large farm table.

Landscaping improvements include a groomed beach, private fire pit and private dock that allows for boats to be tied up to it. Each house of Lakemore Retreat will have exclusive access to 2 kayaks and 2 SUP boards. The beach and water access are very nice, with no rocks and nice sand. There is no hot tub when renting Lakemore Cabin by itself. A new hot tub was installed next to The Cottage for use by both houses when rented together.

Come enjoy the many benefits of this all sports inland lake where the 395 acres are swimmable from May until October, the fishing is plentiful and the conditions are perfect for many water sports including kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, water skiing and tubing, all while being minutes away from Traverse City’s restaurants, shops, wineries, golf and more.

Lakemore Retreat is directly adjacent to The Brown Bridge Quiet Area which offers miles of hiking trails. Like to snowmobile? Leave right from the property and access Boardman Valley Trail System's 81 miles of trails! Boardman River is also within 3 miles, a great place to do river tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. We are only 7 mi. from Vasa Single Track, a great Mountain Bike trail system. In addition, the Vasa is home to 25 km of groomed cross country trails. Mount Holiday is only 15 minutes away, a local downhill ski hill. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is only 30 miles away.

More Details

Tricia Adams
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Tricia Adams

We are Dean and Tricia Adams, both Northern Michigan natives. Dean is owner of Bay Area Contracting, a highly regarded custom home builder/ general contractor in the Traverse City area. Tricia is a Neonatal ICU nurse. We both love to travel, which means we know what people want in a vacation property. Also, we live on the lake, which means we have stocked all of Lakemore Retreat's homes with all the ammenities and conveniences desired by anyone living or vacationing on a lake.

Tricia Adams purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Tricia Adams chose Northwest

Arbutus Lake is a special place, we know this because we live here. It's an all sports lake with a public boat launch. Arbutus is great for high speed boating, yet it still offers the quiet serenity of a small lake. Even the busiest days on Arbutus don't compare to the craziness of a regular summer day on the more populated inland lakes of the Traverse City area.

What makes this cabin unique

This property (three adjacent lots) was appealing for us to invest in because of our ability to manage three homes side by side and because of they offer direct lake access. Many lots on Arbutus Lake are up high and require stairs and long winding pathways to reach the lake. Lakemore Retreat is at lake level and the walk to the sandy beach is as easy as it gets.


Traverse City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1515 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Detached guest house
    Outdoor Shower - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , This is a detached guest house with its own full bath and TV
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Lakemore Cabin at Lakemore Retreat: Newly Built Luxury Lakefront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful relaxing lakeside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin for 1 week in September. The property is on a gorgeous lake and the home is absolutely amazing. The home is newly renovated with high end updates. The home is more than adequate and beautifully decorated. The home is well stocked with anything one could need for a vacation ( including shampoo, conditioner, body soaps, etc). The owner and caretaker are very responsive and attentive to your needs. I would not hesitate to return or to highly recommend this gorgeous home in beautiful surroundings. It is apparent a lot of work and care goes into this retreat. Trust me, it would be hard to be disappointed or to find something similar to lakemore. Nothing short of spectacular at 5 stars +.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A new property with high end finishes

  • 5 of 5

So my review will be in two parts. My family has had the chance to say at the Cottage last year and the Cabin this year, so we can tell you what we liked about the Cabin and how it is different from the Cottage. (The Cottage and the Lodge are very similar)

Staying at the Cabin is perfect for the smaller family or group. We have four adults and one child. Two larger bedrooms and a bunkhouse provides a bulk of the sleeping arrangements. Lakemore always outfits the house with top notch equipment and accessories. The kitchen is nicely furnished and has a long table for eating. There is a separate building that has an air hockey table. Then another building (about 40 steps away) called the bunk house. The bunkhouse has a queen and a single bed with a bathroom and a shower. My major complaint with the bunkhouse is the very low water pressure. But what makes this property so appealing is the waterfront. It is impressive. The decks, the walks, the firepit, the docks, and the beach are all wonderful. Thoughtful details include outdoor showers and hooks, firewood storage, and the sunset deck. We used the provided canoes, kayaks, and SUPs. They maintain a groomed sand beach. Arbutus Lake is a small but playful lake. Combine the lakefront with the beautifully appointed house and you cannot go wrong.

Part two of my review is contrasting the Cabin with the Cottage. Both are nice. Both are well appointed. But there are differences. First the Cottage is much more spacious than the Cabin. Specifically the non-sleeping areas. If you have many kids the Cottage has a lot more open areas to play. The Cabin, however, has the advantage of having its own beach area. The Cottage and the Lodge share a beach and a dock. Not a huge problem but having a beach to yourself is nice.

We enjoyed our stay at both properties. Lakemore Retreat is fairly close to Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. The overall assessment of all the properties is that they well maintained and constructed.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing top notch property

  • 5 of 5

Wow I don't know where to start, this property is amazing. From the moment we talked in the Sonos music was playing throughout the house, Tricia left a a s'more package on the counter and it was decorated nicer than my house. Not a detail was missed, music throughout the house, all dinnerware, air hockey table, all linens and a beautiful beach. There was well put together binder on the table that included local restaurant menus, local attractions and things to do.The kids had a blast playing on the kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and canoes that were included with the house. This is the perfect vacation rental house and we loved it so much we will be booking again for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and excellent attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

This rental left other rental experiences in the dust. We were blow away by the attention to detail and comfortable amenities we were not expecting. This was definitely more of a resort experience than we realized. It felt like a well thought out home not just a rental property. Which is saying a lot considering we had 4 adults and 4 kids under age 5 and lots of needs and wants. We loved it, it was our first relaxed trip since the kids were born. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
8.9 Miles
TVC, Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Many Traverse City Bars
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Lakemore Retreat's Cabin is one of three available Arubuts lakefront properties (Lakemore Cottage and Lodge are next door). All properties can be rented individually or together, with a combined occupancy of 34. Lakemore Cabin features 2016 renovations to an already well maintained home. Lakemore Lodge and Cottage are new homes built in 2015. All three properties offer easy access to the water (no steps or cliffs) and optimal views of the lake. Come enjoy the many benefits of this all sports inland lake where the 395 acres are swimmable from May until October, the fishing is plentiful and the conditions are perfect for many water sports including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, water skiing and tubing, all while being minutes away from Traverse City’s restaurants, shops, wineries, golf courses, ski resorts and more. Lakemore Retreat is directly adjacent to The Brown Bridge Quiet Area which offers miles of hiking trails, and to Boardman Valley Trail system, 81 miles of snowmobile trails. Boardman River is also within 3 miles of Lakemore Retreat, a great place to do river tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing.

This setting is perfect for relaxing Lakefront Vacationing away from the hussle of town, but be sure to leave time for a short 15 minute drive to the city. Traverse City is well known for its lakefront as well, with countless shops and restaurants. The greater Traverse City Area is nationally recognized for Old Mission Peninsula and the Leelanau Peninsula's many wineries, as well as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 24 2017 - Sep 6 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 10 2018 - Sep 3 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning and Laundry $350
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in is at 4 pm on arrival date, Check out is at 10 am on Departure Date
Rates subject to change

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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