HISTORIC FARM HOME, QUIET COUNTRY SETTING, NEAR LAKE ANN&TRAVERSE CITY

Phillip Johnson

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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HISTORIC FARM HOME, QUIET COUNTRY SETTING, NEAR LAKE ANN&TRAVERSE CITY

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4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 comfortably

White Farms Northern Getaway is part of a family farm. The country setting allows panoramic views of age old maple trees, hills, sunsets, the moon and stars. You may see and hear cattle in the pasture or near the big red barn. This spacious home was recently restored to its present beauty. Great care was taken to preserve the 100 year old pine floors and the aged spindle stairwell. The bedrooms are bright and cheery with double beds in three upstairs bedrooms and a queen size bed in the downstairs master bedroom. There are 2 full baths, 1 half bath, large living/family room, separate dining room, fully equipped kitchen and oh yes - 'the Kid's Cove' under the stairway for the little ones to discover and play. Both porches are enclosed. Available year round, our 'getaway' is a perfect setting for family vacations, reunions, retreats, hunters, fishermen, golfers, snowmobilers, skiers, or color tours. Enjoy the comforts of modern living where we blend the past with the present.

Outdoor Activities: : Activities available nearby depending on the season include: Horseback Riding, Biking, Hiking, Almira Township Park & Playground, Swimming, Rock Hunting, Golfing, Fishing, Hunting, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Canoeing, Kayaking and Fall Color Tours.

Local Attractions: : White Farms Northern Getaway is conveniently located 3 miles from the Village of Lake Ann, 12 miles west of Traverse City and 15 miles east of Lake Michigan beaches.

Numerous attractions are found within a 20 minute drive of Lake Ann: Interlochen Arts Academy, National Cherry Festival, T.C.Film Festival, T.C. Beach Bums (baseball), Buckley Old Engine Show, Cedar Polka Festival, Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater, Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Restored Opera House, Old Town Play House, Northwestern Michigan College, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Traverse City Tall Ships, Horse Shows by the Bay, Wineries, Museums, Antiquing, Shopping, North American Vasa Race, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort & Water Park, Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, Mistwood Championship Golf Course, National Coho Festival, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lighthouses, Platte & Betsie Rivers, State Park Camping, Lake Ann Snow Pine Festival, Lake Ann Homecoming, Casinos, Leland Fish Town, M-22 Triathlon.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Phillip Johnson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Historic Farm Home, Quiet Country Setting, near Lake Ann&Traverse City
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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Historic Farm Home, Quiet Country Setting, near Lake Ann&Traverse City
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Lake Ann Northern Michigan
5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful property, wonderful home, wonderful host! What a perfect place to leave behind the stresses of work and traffic. I rented White Farm for a week and had family and friends coming and going the entire time. Some of us slept in the comfortable bedrooms (furnished, by the way, with everything you could want, so don't bother bringing extra towels or pillows), some pitched tents in the spacious back yard and some even slept on an air mattress on the front porch _ a real treat as the nights were cool. The first-floor bedroom has an attached bathroom with step-in shower and grip bars _ perfect for my mom, who has Parkinson's.

We went horseback riding at the stable a couple hundred yards down the road, rode bicycles (Phil, the host, anticipated our big crowd and supplied six, including some for kids without our even asking), walked through the fields and woods, had campfires, listened to the coyotes howl, watched the bats fly around and played euchre at the picnic table. We ate dinner outside under the beautiful maple trees every night _ again, Phil supplied extra fold-out tables and plenty of chairs _ and had plenty of room to spread out.

The kids and dogs literally had the run of the place and enjoyed every minute. It's close enough to Traverse City (which I'd avoid if you really want to get away from traffic) if you need something from a big town, and to Sleeping Bear Dunes and lovely little Lake Ann, where we rented a fishing boat for a day. We alternated ice cream runs between Lake Ann, Cedar and Empire.

The best thing, though, was the farm -- totally quiet, on a safe, low-traffic road and a perfect setting to see spectacular sunrises and sunsets. If you think the coyotes at night are cool, wait till you hear the sandhill cranes in the morning when they start rooting around in the fields.

Phil could not have been nicer and more accommodating. I am already checking my calendar to see when I can go back.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Historic Farm Home, Quiet Country Setting, near Lake Ann&Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285028
+1 2316317085
Lake Ann Northern Michigan
5

Feels just like home--only better!

  • 5 of 5
If you like spacious old farmhouses with front and back porches, that have a history and are loaded with charm, then this is the getaway for you. I had family and friends coming and going all week and there was plenty of room for everyone. One couple brought their travel trailer and there was no problem parking it. The farm is located in a beautiful rural setting but close to all the things you might want to do or see in the Traverse City/Lake Ann area. There is horseback riding, golfing, fishing, swimming, jet-skiing, walking, biking, shopping, eating out--all close by. We saw horses, cows, deer, buffalo (bison?), and yaks. We visited Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive which overlooks Lake Michigan, Frankfort, Empire, Interlochen, Grawn, Buckley and Traverse City. We enjoyed food from the Stone Oven--including fish and
pizza--in Lake Ann, went to the famous beef restaurant, Boone's; and you must go to Moomer's for ice cream.
The farmhouse is very clean, comfy, and fully outfitted with everything one could possibly need or want. Just bring your clothing and groceries. If you miss television, there is cable; need the internet? It's there. Even had great cell phone reception. Have laundry? Washer and dryer ready to use. Cook outside? Both charcoal and gas grills. The owners, Jean and Phillip, are friendly, accomodating, wonderful people--invite them to your bonfire in the fire pit. We had two dogs visiting and they had a great time too. One day I baked cookies--just like home. I've recommended the farmhouse to friends and my family is already planning to return next summer. Can't say enough about the comfort, hospitality, the whole package. Oh, and you'll love the sunsets!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Historic Farm Home, Quiet Country Setting, near Lake Ann&Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285028
+1 2316317085
Lake Ann Northern Michigan
5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5
There is not one bad word to say about this place! We were only able to stay for 2 nights but I wish it was much longer! You literally do not need to bring ANYTHING except your clothes and food, they have thought of everything else you could need and have it available for you.
The house is very clean, charming and spacious. It is so convenient to both the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City. But you should also allow your self time to just spend at the house and gorgeous property it is on. Phillip was the nicest man to deal with. We will absolutely be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Historic Farm Home, Quiet Country Setting, near Lake Ann&Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285028
+1 2316317085
Lake Ann Northern Michigan
4

we enjoyed our week-long stay!

  • 4 of 5
Wonderful experience! Kids love the house - they were so happy to leave their wonderful feelings in the guest book.

To borrow from one of the kids: it is a twist of old and modern time.

Really appreciate that Phil prepares a lot of stuff unexpected: kind of a discovery to many of us!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Historic Farm Home, Quiet Country Setting, near Lake Ann&Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285028
+1 2316317085
Lake Ann Northern Michigan
5

Couldn't have been better!

Couldn't have been better!
  • 5 of 5
The house and property were so homey and relaxing! Our family enjoyed sitting outside by the fire at night. The dogs and the kids explored the "back 40" and everyone loved the tranquility of our surroundings. What impressed me most about our stay was the thoughtfulness and responsiveness of our hosts. The house is equipped with so many extras that made us feel so very welcome. there were snacks on the kitchen table when we arrived, and beach towels for trips to the lake, plenty of paper supplies, and a first aid kit with band-aids, etc. The beds were very comfy, the bedding and towels new and plentiful, and the kitchen extremely well stocked. I highly recommend this property for your next vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Historic Farm Home, Quiet Country Setting, near Lake Ann&Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285028
+1 2316317085
Lake Ann Northern Michigan
Grass Lake Mi
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5
Was amazing! Very nice welcome package gift. The home has everything you need. The land is beutiful. Was very roomy and accomadating. Would go again.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Lake Ann Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal
May 24 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,075
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
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Amenities

Amenities

Lake Ann Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , toilet
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet and Sink
  • Bathroom 1 is off the Master Bedroom. Bathroom 2 is on the second floor. Half-bath is on the first floor, off the laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Port-A-Crib on site. Inflatable bed also on site.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • forests
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Picnic table and outdoor Fire Pit onsite. Catering available.
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