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Wonderful! 4.9/5
Free cancellation up to60 days before check-in

Property # 304337

Traverse City area Lakefront Log Home, FREE Hot Tub, WIFI, & Boats.

Property overview

About this rental

  • Cottage
    • 93 m²
  • 3 bedrooms
    • 6 beds
    • Sleeps 8
  • 1 bathroom
    • 1 full bath
  • Spaces
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Deck/Patio

Beautiful 3 BR 1 BA Lakefront Log Cottage with Hot Tub on Deck Overlooking Lake

Rooms & beds

Bedrooms: 3(Sleeps: 8)

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3

double (2) · twin/ single · sleep sofa /futon

Bathrooms: 1

Bathroom 1

Toilet · shower


  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining
    Seating for 8 people
  • Balcony
  • Lawn/Garden
  • porch/lanai



  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • Pets Welcome
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Children Welcome
  • Parking
  • No Smoking
  • Heater

Safety features

  • First-aid kitBathroom
  • Smoke detectorHall Ceiling
  • Fire extinguisherKitchen
  • Carbon-monoxide detectorHall
  • Exterior lighting

Location Type

  • BeachSandy beach front.
  • DowntownWithin twenty miles from Traverse City. Kalkaska and Fife Lake [quaint historic village] are smaller towns within 8 miles. Cadillac is 30 miles south. We usually grocery shop in Kalkaska.
  • ResortClose to Ranch Rudolph Resort [Horseback riding and canoeing]. Grand Traverse Resort and Turtle Creek Casino is approximately 20 miles.
  • RuralPrivate but close to everything.
  • Waterfront
  • LakeFishing is a popular pass time on Perch Lake. Bass, Bluegill, Pike and Perch are the fish most often caught.
  • RiverWe are not on a river, but the Boardman and Manistee Rivers are close and popular for Canoe and Kayak trips as well as fishing.
  • Beach ViewNew Public Beach is across the Lake from our dock.
  • BeachfrontBeach is 20 feet from Deck
  • Lake ViewStunning view of the lake from the Great Room or front deck.
  • Water ViewBeautiful water view.


  • Coin laundry
  • TelephoneBring your cell phone. Good cell coverage for Verizon and most carriers. We done not have a home phone.
  • Air conditioningAir Conditioning in Master Bedroom
  • HeatingCentral heating
  • Linens providedWe provide all bed linens, bathroom and kitchen towels.
  • Washing machineWe appreciate it if you start a load of towel prior to your departure so we can be ready for the next guests. There is some laundry detergent available on site.
  • Clothes dryerStacked washer and dryer
  • FireplaceStone fireplace
  • ParkingCircle drive plus.....We have room for a boat or RV to park at the entrance to our driveway with an outlet for electricity.
  • InternetWI FI
  • Towels ProvidedBring your own beach towels.
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • soaps basic
  • Toilet Paper
  • Elevator


  • DishwasherSmaller dishwasher
  • Stove4 burner gas stove with oven [New 2019]
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry ItemsSpice drawer and minimal pantry items available.
  • Dishes & UtensilsService for 8 plus.....
  • Kettle


  • TelevisionOne LCD Flat Screen HI DEF "Smart TV" in the Great Room.
  • Satellite/CableCable
  • StereoIphone docking station and CD player.
  • DVD Player
  • BooksFeel free to bring book to trade for one of ours.
  • GamesBoard games and Puzzles are available in the closet.
  • games kids
  • Music Library
  • ToysThere are a few toys, games and puzzles and a sandbox with toys.
  • Video LibraryWe a DVD player but do not have a Blueray player, but there is a large selection of DVDs available on site.


  • Kayak/CanoeOne canoe and two kayaks. No additional charge.
  • BoatRow boat, kayak and paddle boat. No additional charge.
  • beach chairs
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Water Sports GearLife jackets provided, may not fit all sizes. You may want to bring your own life jackets if you have specific preferences or size requirements, i.e. smaller children.
  • GolfTimber Wolf in Kalkaska. The Traverse City area is a premier destination for golfing. There are numerous award winning golf courses with easy access from the cottage.

Pool / Spa

  • Spa Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper Optional


  • We accept Paypal with a phone call or you may use easy booking through Homeaway. ADVENTURES We can arrange canoe adventures [float trips] for your family on area rivers. This is especially fun in the national park. River trips are planned for parties utilizing individual levels of experience to choose the appropriate river and length of float. Let us know if you would like to book a river outing or a hike. Our son has extensive experience providing these outdoor adventures. If you would like to do a wine or beer tour, we have connections to provide this service for you. GROCERIES If you would like to arrive to a cottage stocked with basic food items we can provide this grocery stocking service per your list so you wont need to run to the store. This is especially nice if you are flying to Traverse City. CHILDREN If you will be arriving with young children, we can provide a port-a-crib for your use. Please let us know if you desire any of these services.


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
  • No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
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Damage and Incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

House Rules

Check in after: 4:00 p.m.
Check out before: 11:00 a.m.
  • Children allowedSafe, no gas motor lake. Fun for kids.

  • Pets allowedCharge $125/pet with owner permission.

  • No eventsAsk owner if you are planning a special event.

  • No smokingsee below

  • Max guests: 8

  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25Primary traveler must be at least 25 years of age.

Cleaning practices

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF

  • Cleaned with disinfectant

  • Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)

  • Follows industry health association: SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


South Boardman, Michigan, United States of America
Detailed location provided after booking

Hosted by Paul and Jean Kirchner

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