|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
About 7 miles south of Traverse City south just off Garfield Road and just north of Kingsley. On the south end Arbutus Lake. Other cottages are available so please call or email us - check out property #140019 on HomeAway.com.
This property was remodeled in 2009 and now has many comforts of home. It accommodates 4 to 6 people. The lake property has 400 ft. of private beach with a sandy bottom, two rafts and buoys, four 30-ft docks, children's playground, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, barbecue gas grills and fire pits.
If you are boating and/or fishing, the resort features a large boat house with private secured lockers, a screened-in fish-cleaning house with running water and a boat launch. Pontoon boat rental is available for an additional fee.
This is also a great location if you are planning to take a fall color tour so don't limit yourself just to summer!
Small pets are considered and renters are asked to clean up after them. The resort is not handicap accessible.
The heated vacation cottage has a newer interior, full kitchen with microwave, dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker and toaster. Bed linens and towels are not provided, however bedspreads, pillows and blankets are in the cottage.
The resort and cottage is secluded and quiet, located on wooded Arbutus Lake. Water recreation includes swimming, trophy fishing (small and large mouth bass, blue gill, perch, pike and crappie), boating and water-skiing. Nearby recreation includes golf, tennis, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and shopping.
The property was very clean. Despite a cooler year, it was still pretty stuffy in the cabin without A/C. The beach was fun. The grill was great and the beds were comfortable. We had a nice time and enjoyed seeing the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes (about 50 min away) and many parts of Traverse City. It is not a cabin that you could spend a lot of time inside as it's pretty small. The owners were great!
I rented this cottage because of the possibility of renting for less than a week in the summer (which is very difficult to find). We enjoyed our stay so much though, I wish we would have had the cottage for a week. The cottage is on the small side, but it was sufficiently big enough for us: 4 adults, 1 toddler, and a dog. We really enjoyed walking across the small street to the resort beach. We spent a lot of time in the water and sand. We used the row boats and rented a motor boat one day. With our 2-year-old, we visited the playground almost everyday. The playground is old and unique; it was fun to have something different. We enjoyed being close to Traverse City and going there for dinner and shopping. Inside the house, we found everything we needed. The weather was nice and not hot for August, so it was ok that there was no A/C. If we're looking for a getaway in the Traverse City area again, we'll definitely stay here again.
This little cottage has a gorgeous lake view, updated grill, and new kitchen. The wifi and flat screen tv were pluses as well. All rooms were small but met our needs since we spent most time outdoors. Everything was spotless and well taken care of. Beds were super comfy. The only thing keeping it from 5 stars was is lacked air conditioning although it wasn't an issue at all for us since there were ceiling fans. Owners were very helpful and easy to work with. We won't look for any other cottages from now on and will be repeat customers!
The property was exactly as listed. It was clean and was just across the street from the beach. I would recomment this property to anyone that wants a quiet relaxing vaction. Thanks for the great stay!
My husband and I were looking for a nice cottage on a lake with good fishing at a reasonable price and we found that with this cottage. It was very clean and in excellent shape when we arrived. We were in Traverse City in the middle of July and it was unfortunately a week that was not only hot there but throughout the whole nation. This did make sleeping a bit difficult a night or two but we knew from reading the info. on this cottage that there were ceiling fans which certainly helped. We also brought a couple of our own fans which made it more bearable for sleeping. Short of the heat, the cottage was very comfortable for our needs. This is a lovely area to be in especially for fishing and I would recommend it highly to anyone who wants to get away. The beach is nice for young families and there is also a nice shaded playground for little ones. We used the row boat that came with our cottage and brought our own electric motor and scooted along just great on the lakes. The owners of this cottage have been very accommodating and pleasant to deal with along with the folks who run the resort. Very nice people to deal with. We would definitely recommend this property and staying at this resort and would love to come back especially in the fall with the color changes.
We had an amazing time at this cozy little cottage. Everyone there was really friendly. It was very quiet and peaceful at night. We cooked most of our food instead of going out to eat in town. It was a lot of fun. Overall, it was a fantastic place to stay.
My suggestion would be to have an air conditioner wall unit or something put in. It was super hot the the whole time we were there. There was no breeze, so opening the windows did not help at all. There were no fans in there either. It was actually pretty difficult to sleep in that kind of condition. But that is my only complaint! Loved it. I would definitely come back. :)
Arbutus Lake covers approximately 500 acres and has a maximum water depth of 45 feet. It is part of a 5-lake chain. Fish include bluegill, perch, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass. Area: 6 1/2 miles south from Traverse City just off Garfield Road. The sign is on the left side of road.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
- $25 pet deposit fee
- $30 for bed linens are available for guests if needed
The $250 deposit is refundable up to 60 days prior to the guest's arrival date
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.