Perfect Vacation Destination
My family absolutely loved this vacation cottage as well as the property. Starting with the cottage, Scott and Crystl thought of every detail. Recently remodeled, this cottage came with all of the comforts of home. Beautiful tile floors, lots of storage, ceiling fans in every room, all of the necessary amenities that a kitchen needs to feel like home, new furniture all with a beautifully decorated touch. Before arriving I was a little concerned that there was no air conditioning in the cottage, but I was pleasantly suprised. Due to the tree coverage of the cottage (as well as all of the ceiling fans), there was no need for AC at all. Two of the days we were there the temperatures even went over 90 degreees and it was always comfortable in the cottage. The new deck they just had built was over the top! We spent more time on the deck than in the cottage. With the spaciousness and shade coverage as well as the views, the deck was one of my favorite parts of the cottage. The property itself was also amazing. For families with small children the lake provided an extra security that was appreciated. Classified as a no wake lake, tucked away in a cove, the only boats were small fishing boats and an occational pontoon. The fishing in the small lake was wonderful. I personally caught over 30 fish during the week we were there! For those interested in the more fast paced water activities, Arbutus 1 is connected to a larger section of the lake (just around the bend) where these activities are allowed, so everyone can enjoy their own personal choice of water activities. The location of the property was also a major plus. Although the area is very rural, firewood, groceries, and other necessities could be reached in less than a 5 minute drive. The scenic drive to Traverse City was only 15 minutes away providing lots of fun activities for families or adult entertainment alike. This was by far the best vacation experience due to the beautiful cottage, property, location, activities available...everything! We can't wait to go back next year!
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