SARAH'S RETREAT: 3 BEDROOM HOME AND OPTIONAL GUEST HOUSE!

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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SARAH'S RETREAT: 3 BEDROOM HOME AND OPTIONAL GUEST HOUSE!

Traverse City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sarah's Retreat is 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Guest House is 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath

This Cottage and Guest House can be rented together or separately. Located on all sports Lake Leelanau in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. Sarah's retreat is the main cottage and consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen, large living room that opens onto a deck, and a screened in porch perfect for sleeping on summer nights. One bedroom has a king size bed, one has 2 full sized beds, and the third has one full and twin bunk beds. The sleeping porch has an additional queen sized futon. The house sleeps 10-12 people. The optional Guest House is a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath equipped with a sleeper sofa in living room, and futon in screened in porch. Each bedroom has a queen sized bed. It can sleep 6-8 people.

The two homes can be rented together with 120 ft of private lake frontage, or separately. Each house has a fire pit, BBQ grill and dock. Lake Leelanau has crystal clear water perfect for swimming and our homes face the west for the most beautiful sunsets!

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

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This property was purchased by Joe and Sarah Albring. We met in 2002 and started enjoying northern Michigan together almost immediately. We traveled through all parts of northern MI, but during every trip we gravitated towards Traverse City. While the choices for lake homes in MI were abundant we knew we wanted to be near Traverse City. We also wanted a lake environment where are young children could play and grow up in a safe environment. We love Traverse City and Northern Michigan. We sincerely hope you start or continue your lover affair wit the great white north at our lake home.

Sarah purchased this cottage in 2011

Lake Leelanau and Traverse City are the perfect marriage of relaxation and sophistication. Location is everything for this property. The home is within 20 minutes of great dining, wineries, world class golf, bike and walking trails, fishing, kayaking, boating and skiing. This truly is outdoor playground. Enjoy!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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4.8
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Sarah's Retreat: 3 Bedroom Home and Optional Guest House!
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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Sarah's Retreat: 3 Bedroom Home and Optional Guest House!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p355137vb
+419 7878965
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
5

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We loved the guest house at Sarah's Retreat on the lake. What a gorgeous lake! Not only was the water very clear, but the temperature was much better for swimming than it was in Traverse City. The guest house was very nice - clean and updated, and the sleeping porch was fantastic! What great views! It was even great to catch the sunset from the end of the dock. Having small kids, we appreciated that there was a high chair as well as cups and silverware for small kids. It was really nice also that the guest house had the area where the kids could walk right into the water. So much to do in the area in terms of hiking, kayaking, touring wineries, or even just enjoying Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Even Sleeping Bear Dunes was less than 45 minutes away, and it was gorgeous also! Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sarah's Retreat: 3 Bedroom Home and Optional Guest House!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p355137vb
+419 7878965
Traverse City Northern Michigan
4

FIRST WEEK OF JULY

  • 4 of 5
My family of 12 stayed at Sarah's Retreat the first week of July. The pictures were excellent representations of the house. We were all very comfortable in our rooms and in the community areas. The sleeping porch was an excellent area for the kids to hang out and relax at night with a movie. However, it was not the best area for sleeping. Many bugs and spiders including spiders' eggs nest had to be removed from the futon bed. The kids loved the lawn area in front of the water. The view is spectacular from the house. The house is very well situated for convenient trips into Traverse City and the rest of Leelanau. The only other problem we experienced was that three lifts were in the water surrounding the dock. With the waves and slippery rocks in the same area as the lifts, it was a bit difficult for the children and some adults to make it around the lifts and get to the sandy area of the lake. I would highly recommend Sarah's Retreat to all. Lake Leelanau is gorgeous and this property is a wonderful location to experience all of the wonder of the TC area.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. We are moving the steps on the dock to make it easier for young children, and we are having the futon professionally cleaned. Our family used it the week before, and I did not notice the spiders. Sorry about that.
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Sarah's Retreat: 3 Bedroom Home and Optional Guest House!
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Cincinnati, OH, USA
5

OUR FAVORITE FAMILY VACATION EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5
This house is in a perfect location on the lake, so to be close enough to Traverse City, yet private enough for our large family. We rented a boat and the location on the lake is prime, as the south side of the lake is large with very little traffic, perfect for all the water skiing we did. The house is very clean, well equipped, and the owners are very accommodating.

The only downfall is that we had to travel pretty far to get fuel for the boat. But other than that, our stay in Leland will stay in our hearts and memories forever!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sarah's Retreat: 3 Bedroom Home and Optional Guest House!
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+419 7878965
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Delaware, OH
5

GREAT RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the Lake. Quiet peaceful and relaxing. Hope to return soon! One of the nicer places we have stayed in the Traverse area.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sarah's Retreat: 3 Bedroom Home and Optional Guest House!
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+419 7878965
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Columbus
5

GUYS GOLF TRIP

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at Sarah’s Retreat with a group of 12 guys on a golf trip (8 in the larger house, and 4 in the smaller house). This was an awesome place to relax in when we weren’t on the many ranked courses in the state! We all had a bed to sleep in and were able to enjoy the sun and weather. Not too many times are we able to enjoy our friends being in the same place for 4 days as we all have families of our own, however this was a great spot to do so! We also were able to eat at the local Traverse City restaurants on the water and enjoyed the downtown life. Grilling out with buddies is always a great time and we were able to do that as well. I would definitely recommend Sarah’s Retreat for a guys weekend to enjoy golf or a girls weekend to enjoy the wineries. Hopefully the 12 of us can enjoy Sarah’s Retreat again in the future!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Sarah's Retreat: 3 Bedroom Home and Optional Guest House!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p355137vb
+419 7878965
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Columbus
5

AWESOME FAMILY VACATION SPOT FOR REST, RELAXATION, AND FUN!

  • 5 of 5
My in-laws and my family stayed here (2 babies, a 6 year old, an 8 year old, and 6 adults). We slept very comfortable, and had a great time! The lake was amazing and the sunsets couldn’t have been any more picturesque! With downtown Traverse City being so close, we were able to eat out a couple times to enjoy the local fresh fish. We were also able to grill out/eat in often as well. This was a great family vacation as there was plenty to do for everyone. The guys played golf at some great courses(20-30 minutes away), the women went to the local winery’s, shopped in downtown Traverse City, and the kids had a great time playing. If you are into breweries, there are plenty of them here too. Right Brain Brewery is one of my favorites and I would go back for the atmosphere anytime! All in all this was a great family vacation with plenty of rest, relaxation, fun, and excitement that we could have asked for! We will definitely come back to Traverse City and stay at Sarah’s Retreat when we do!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport -- TVC
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Traverse City beaches
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Snowboarding, Racquetball, Snowmobiling, Hot Air Ballooning, Boating, Miniature golf, all in the area

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Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1500-3500/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Summer Weekly Sat to Sat.....$3000-3500/week, Nightly may be considered if open.
  • Guesthouse next door sleeps 8 .....$2000/week, nightly optional-inquire
  • Cleaning fee and taxes apply.
  • Watersports rentals available
  • Inquire for off season rates and availability.

Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Lakefront
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Full size Beds (3), twin Bunk Beds (1), Futon bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • outlet shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • racquetball
  • snowmobiling
  • hot air ballooning
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • fishing