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Gorgeous refined home in a beautiful rustic setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


This 2200 sq. ft. 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home was completely renovated. Really is quality throughout and no expense spared. Features extensive decking and 104 ft. of frontage on Rennie Lake. Newly painted interior and exterior, all new stainless steel kitchen appliances, new washer and dryer, new bathrooms, new wood like tile on lower walkout level and new open floor plan, new bedrooms w/hardwood floors, 2017 added blinds throughout and beautifully furnished. This is a Chalet with a walkout lower level now featuring a new large master bedroom and a new bathroom with sitting area. The main, upper level offers two bedrooms with new hickory hardwood floors, full bathroom, fireplace, new teak hardwood flooring (tile in kitchen and bathrooms) and views of the lake.Two Extensive decks with grill for outdoor enjoyment with beautiful patio furniture. two car attached garage. Two kayaks and 4 bicycles are included for exploring this wooded paradise. dock and swim raft. SLEEPS 12!! Dock and swim raft. . We rent this home Sunday to Sunday in June July and August.

Property Manager
Chris and Mariana
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Chris and Mariana

I lived for quite some time in Buenos Aires Argentina, the other 45 parallel, where I met my wife and started a family thus the name "Gaucho on the lake" along with the fact I grew up in Sutton's Bay around horses so you will notice a touch of our history in the home. My wife and I along with our 3 kids manage the rentals ourselves and enjoy making improvements, landscaping, on the home and trying to make your stay something special. We know how important a vacation is and the effort it often takes as our annual vacation to Traverse City for 10 years meant a 18 hour flight. We will do everything we can to make your vacation comfortable and memorable. It really is a beautiful home in an equally beautiful setting.

Chris and Mariana purchased this house in 2015

Why Chris and Mariana chose Traverse City

We fell in love with this property due to its' beautiful setting on Rennie Lake and wanted a place for my family to spend vacations and make memories. The home was trashed and didn't even have running water so we Totally renovated it and then painstakingly furnished it, The vast majority of the work was done by my sister Kim Creamer who is a lifetime resident and horse lover. It's a wonderful place to create family memories this summer! property is really quality throughout from the hardwood floors to the furnishings. The fact that there is no public boat launch and a big area around the lake is public land that cant be built on makes this setting really peaceful. On either side of the home are empty lots.

What makes this house unique

104' private frontage for swimming and boating activities (all sports lake) The locals call this cove "Little Rennie Lake" Wonderful views of the lake from the large picture window in the living room and extensive decking to fully enjoy this private setting. the shoreline has a sandy area which is nice for grabbing some rays or having a fire at night with a glass of wine for the grownups.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two full bathrooms, one on each level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full new bathrooms with tile flooring. One on main level and one next to master bedroom on lower walkout level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Main Level Bedroom with King size bed. Main Level Bedroom with two twin beds Lower level master suite with king size bed 2 Sleeper couches in living room Queen size Sleeper couch in lower level sitting area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The lower walkout level has tile flooring (looks like wood) with a master bedroom and full bathroom with stack-able washer/dryer. The upper main level offers two bedrooms with hickory flooring and another full bath.Living room has fireplace, new teak hardwood flooring. Extensive decking, glorious water views of Rennie Lake. Fully furnished. 13.6 miles from Flint Fields for horse show participants!


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Gorgeous refined home in a beautiful rustic setting
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
out of state

lovely place

  • 4 of 5

My wife and two daughters really enjoyed this home. everything worked fine and in good shape and well equipped. Home is in the middle of the woods and the kids really enjoyed all that nature and were happy exploring and riding bikes. Would definitely recommend this home and plan on renting it again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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book me for next year

  • 5 of 5

just a beautiful area and home. Enjoyed all that it had to offer. Quality home throughout. Great place to spend a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! what a nice place

  • 5 of 5

Cant tell you what a pleasant surprise your home was. photos don't do it justice. I think a great bargain for what you are getting compared to other homes we have rented. Doesn't have that musty old house feel you get with many seasonal rentals. Our first time renting a home on Rennie lake. good decision. Our host, Kim, was great to work with. I would recommend this home to anyone who wants a great waterfront vacation in a quality home. Couldn't figure out why it wasn't booked the entire summer until Kim explained it just came on the market after a total renovation.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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out of state

great time!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay on this beautiful Rennie lake home. I think we were the first to rent it. Everything is basically new and quality throughout from the furnishings to the appliances and hardwood floors. The kids enjoyed kayaking on the lake and riding bikes in this beautiful wooded area and close to TC.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
On site
Car: necessary

Conveniently located 13 miles south of Traverse City on beautiful Rennie Lake (all sports lake). Minutes from Ranch Rudolph for horse back riding and hiking. Minutes from Pegeos Restaurant/Bar - snowmobile headquarters for the area. Traverse City offers many festivals throughout the year including the nationally known Cherry Festival, equestrian show, Film Festival, music festivals, brewery and wine festivals. Interlochen Center for the arts is 16 miles away with summer concerts by well known musicians and artists. Two kayaks and four bicycles included at no charge. This home offers 3 bedrooms (king, queen, two twins) and two full bathrooms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $350
cleaning fee $100

Cancellations accepted prior to May 1, 2018. Otherwise no refund unless your reservation is replaced by another guest.
Monthly time period is 4 WEEKS rate is $11,000 ($3,200/week) Optional: This property is rented SUNDAY TO SUNDAY,

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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