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LOOKING FOR SERENITY, A CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, HOME ON A PRIVATE LAKE ? WE HAVE IT

Marian Brady

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LOOKING FOR SERENITY, A CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, HOME ON A PRIVATE LAKE ? WE HAVE IT

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Traverse City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bdr 2.5 bth home, sleeps 8, ten min. from Traverse City, 20 from Sleeping Bear

Thank you for viewing the information about Manor Wood. We have been hosting visitors to the Traverse City area since 1989 and strive to provide a peaceful and enjoyable experience for our guests.

We personally handle the reservation process as we feel that your vacation experience begins with the planning and selection phase. We want to establish a connection at the beginning of this process so you know that you have a helpful local host that can assist you during your entire vacation experience.

A summary of the amenities are listed below. Please click on the amenity tab for more specific information. If you would like information about Manor Wood's history, click on the section 'Owner Story'.

Completely remodeled, centennial farm house set on 2 acres with 250 ft of frontage on a 35 acre private, quiet, scenic, nature lake. It is a perfect place for nature lovers that desire serenity yet 10 minutes from Traverse City and all the activities in the area. Manor Wood is 20 minutes away from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park.

High speed internet, rooms are air conditioned, finished basement with TV viewing room.

All bedrooms and both full size bathrooms are on second floor, the half bath is on the main floor.

Bedroom #1 has king size bed and master bath with a panoramic view of the lake from the bedroom.

Bedroom #2 has a queen size bed, overlooking the apple orchard.

Bedroom #3 has two full size beds with view of the lake.

Kitchen is fully equipped. Laundry has a washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.

Dining room has seating for 8. Living room has gas fireplace with flat screen TV. Both rooms have great views of the lake.

Covered front porch with rocking chairs has full view of the lake. Back deck with outdoor table, chairs and charcoal barbecue faces Manor Wood’s orchard. The mature apple orchard is a favorite with the deer and turkeys that live in the 300 acre forest that borders the property.

Over-sized 2 car attached garage for you use.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marian Brady (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014

About Marian Brady

My husband, Tom and I have been married since 1979. We moved to Traverse City in 1980 from the city of Detroit. We have raised our 5 children in this beautiful area. We take great pride in providing a clean/comfortable home for our guests. Since we live only 2 miles from the home we are available to our guests.

Marian Brady purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Marian Brady chose Traverse City

We fell in love with the home and setting while driving in the area one fall day. It is a centennial farm with an ancient apple orchard in the back yard and private forest behind that. The home is on 2 acres and looks over a quiet private lake. We bought the home with the idea to remodel it and use it as our own retirement home. We did a total renovation of the home. The setting is one of peace, and only 10 min from Traverse City, 20 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes.

What makes this cottage unique

The home is on a quiet dead-end street just outside of Traverse City. The lake is on one side of the road, a forest is behind the apple orchard in our backyard. The homes in the area are on 2 acres of land, most of the families are descendants of the original Hall family. At the end of Manor Wood's dead-end road is the access to the 229 acre forest that the Hall descendants donated to the Land Conservancy. It is called the South Long Lake Forest Natural Area.The property originally consisted of upland forest and wooded swamp wetlands until the mid-1800s when settlers began clearing the land. It was logged, then used for farming including crops and orchards as well as used for grazing. (The apple trees and the one remaining pear tree in the yard are from that era.) Now, the property is primarily forested land which includes both upland and wetland habitats. The property has several existing trails and two-tracks to enjoy.

Another piece of history-not related to the South Long Lake Forest Natural Area: The paved private driveway that borders Manor Wood’s northern property border was a trail that leads to the former summer encampment of Native Americans who fished in Dyer Lake in the 1800s. The property now is part of a large private estate. The road is private, and the owners enjoy their privacy so please no exploring down it. We just wanted to share the history with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We headed up Northern Michigan to see the wonderful Fall colors in October. We had a wonderful long weekend at this fabulous house. The house is spotless and very comfortable - the kids just loved the house so much that they didn't want to leave. We also enjoyed the quiet location with lots of room for the kids to run around and explore.

We took the Grandparents with us and there was ample room for us all. The views of the lake were just gorgeous. We spent most of the days driving around looking at all the beautiful fall colors and really enjoyed coming 'home' to the rocking chairs on the deck (overlooking the lake).

Would definitely stay here again and would recommend this house anyone.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Oct 2009
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Redmond, WA
5

So much fun!

  • 5 of 5
This house was the perfect setting for our family to gather! We live in Seattle Washington, and my family lives in Lancaster PA! This house was pretty much in the middle for everyone, so we went with it! The house was clean, well maintained and comfortable! It easily fit 4 kids ages 12, 10, 4 and 1 and 6 adults! It is so close to everything that we were able to do multiple day trips. One to the peninsula for some wine tasting, one to the Sleeping Bear Dunes & several trips to downtown Traverse City! It feels like it's in the country, but is still SO close to everything we needed!

Additionally, the owners were EASY to work with. Very helpfull and responsive! I highly recommend staying at Manor Wood when in the Traverse City area.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Webberville, MI
5

Forget Stayin' At A Hotel!

Forget Stayin' At A Hotel!
  • 5 of 5
Several of my family members and I stayed at this home on the weekend of my sister's wedding. This well maintained home is very spacious and absolutely fabulous. It's off the 'beaten path' but close enough to any shopping or other attractions of interest. The yard is huge, (deer in the backyard in the early morning), enough room for the little ones to get out and burn off some energy prior to their 'pre-wedding' nap. Parking not an issue...room for several cars to park. Very quiet and peaceful setting. We all loved the front porch ... I think we sat out there clear into the early morning hours after the rehersal dinner; and then got up and sat out there drinking coffee for another few hours. We couldn't have been blessed with a better weekend relative to the accomodations, weather and the friendly service provided by the owners.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Dearborn Hts, MI
5

Get Away Weekend

  • 5 of 5
What a delight! The home was a dream!! Tastefully decorated...lots of room for many guests. Beautiful, large kitchen that accomodated multiple cooks. The bedrooms were comfy-cozy...and the master suite was to die for! Lovely experience...definitely felt like a get-away. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
5

Great House in lovely and quiet location

  • 5 of 5
We headed up Northern Michigan to see the wonderful Fall colors in October. We had a wonderful long weekend at this fabulous house. The house is spotless and very comfortable - the kids just loved the house so much that they didn't want to leave. We also enjoyed the quiet location with lots of room for the kids to run around and explore.
We took the Grandparents with us and there was ample room for us all. The views of the lake were just gorgeous. We spent most of the days driving around looking at all the beautiful fall colors and really enjoyed coming 'home' to the rocking chairs on the deck (overlooking the lake).
Would definitely stay here again and would recommend this house anyone.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
SE Michigan
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5
This home is better than most people's homes! It is brand new with every amenity you could want and more! A beautiful large open kitchen with all appliances, dining room with large table, large living room with electric fireplace and mounted television with cable. Three large bedrooms upstairs, a finished basement. You could house an army! Wonderful view of the lake and fields behind the house for walks. Wildlife (deer, bunnies, wild turkeys) that wander across the property and in the fields. Close to Traverse City and all the local sights. I highly recommend this lovely home!!! Joanne
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Dearborn, MI
5

Most wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5
Upon arrival, the warmth of the house was tangible. The decor was thoughtful and stylish. The common area was roomy for a dozen people but yet intimate for breakfast for two. The house is large enough to have space for several different activities at the same time of reading, movie watching, jacuzzi bath,or sitting by the fireplace without interruption. The walls were so well insulated that when people were showering, you could not hear it. The bed were so comfortable. The kitchen was easy to cook a full course meal. The outside was wonderful for walks.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Crown
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boone's Lake Lake Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Nature beach on property.Swimming beach Long Lake

It is a short drive to all the area's best beaches, trails, wineries, villages, golf courses, restaurants, bars & attractions. It is only ten miles from downtown Traverse City; 1 mile from the legendary Boone's Long Lake Inn Steakhouse, 4 miles from Moomer's Ice Cream (voted Best ice cream in America by NBC's Today Show). Only 5 minutes from the heart of Traverse City, and the breath-taking Grand Traverse Bays. 2 mile from the Crown golf course and only 4 miles from shopping at the Grand Traverse Mall

Golf: Manorwood is located just 1.9 miles from The Crown Golf course. This is an 18 hole championship golf course located on 286 acres of rolling hills with great views. Email us so we can help you with the web site for the golf courses in the area.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
 
Spring
May 30 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Summer 1
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Cherry Festival
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Summer II
Jul 11 2015 - Jul 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Traverse City Film Festival
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Traverse City Film Festival
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Summer III
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Summer IV
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Labor Day Week
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Payment is in 2 installments. The first is 50% of the rental rate. It is due within 7 days of the taken reservation. The second is due 45 days prior to arrival (50% plus a 6% MI Use tax). Also due at this time is an additional check for the refundable Damage and Excessive Cleaning deposit check. The property must be left as found as well as no terms on the rental agreement were violated.
We prefer personal checks. We occasionally will take a credit card if the time frame is too close to the arrival date. We pass on the transaction fee to you.
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Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • Master bathroom has a jetted tub and a shower. Two bathrooms are upstairs and the 1/2 bath is on the first floor. All three bathrooms are ceramic tiled. We do not provide towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom and bedroom #2 have great views of the lake, bedroom #3 looks out over the orchard. Bed linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Make sure you click on 'Owner Story/About Owner' on the first page to learn more about the history of Manor Wood. The 250 ft. of private frontage is on Dyer Lake. The lake is across the dead-end road that Manor Wood is located on. It is a private, quiet, nature lake. The lake is a great place for bird watching, kayaking, and taking the row boat out. It is a low motor/no wake lake. The natural vegetation meets the crystal clear water with no sandy beach. The lake bottom is sandy, but not firm. This is a tranquil nature lover's beach vs. a 'kid-beach'.

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