|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Lakestone Cottage boasts a private beach on crystal blue Long Lake, with a sandy bottom at the shallow shoreline leading out to the pristine deep blue water. Perfect for children, dogs and adults. The spectacular sunset views, directly across the lake, and the calling of the loons create a seldom experienced serenity. The cottage, built in 1936, is one of the few original homes in the area, and the property was choice for all the right reasons! The well maintained, picturesque stone cottage, modernized in the 1950's, features a natural fireplace, wrap around picture windows to enjoy the water and sunset views, and a true retro kitchen to help recall the mid-century simpler, relaxed lifestyle. A completely remodeled new bathroom, the cable television with DVD player, along with wireless broadband access and central air conditioning provides the expected current necessities. The kitchen is also outfitted with a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
2,900 acre Long Lake, just a 9 minute drive from downtown Traverse City, is renowed for it's walleye and perch fishing and is one of the larger lakes in NW Michigan. 4 single seating kayaks and lifejackets are stored on site and ready for your use! Power boats, jet skis and pontoon boats are available at several area rentals to enable you to enjoy all the amenities this beautiful lake has to offer. Not in the least of which are the 4 islands with sandy beaches and hiking trails waiting to be explored. We have provided 2 anchored markers to moor a boat and extra parking adjacent to the garage for boat trailor parking. The Long Lake boat launch is just minutes away as shown on the map.
The natural stone fire ring near the shore beckons to be used for an enjoyable evening of roasting smores while watching the sunsets. Private seating by and on the new dock, a hammock and extra seating throughout the lush lawn, as well as the patio with a gas grill, provide quiet relaxation from a day of sight seeing, touring wineries, biking the trails, fishing, etc. No wonder National Geographic Magazine just voted the Grand Traverse area one of the top 10 family vacation spots in the world. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is 20 miles to the west and Interlochen Arts Academy is 5 miles to the south. Lakestone Cottage is the perfect home base for a week of exploring and playing hard with all that the area has to offer. (Or a sweet little hide-a-way for some quiet time.) Upon booking we will provide information on what will be happening throughout the area, as something is always going on!
All linens and full cooking and dining ware are included to enhance your stay. A full size grocery store is just 4 miles away and 2 queen size beds provide sleeping for 4.
Calendar always up to date.
June, July and August full week rentals only.
3 night minimum rest of the year. See special rates!!!
Great little cottage on the water. Absolutely loved the private dock and how quiet it was in the area. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to get away for a quiet weekend! The cottage had everything we would possibly need from cooking utensils to bathroom amenities.
Lovely cottage. The owners were wonderful and paid a lot of attention to detail to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. A great place to come home to after exploring the Traverse City area. The cottage was very homey and the sunsets were incredible. And we were able to bring our dogs along on this vacation which made it even more enjoyable. Our Goldendoodle loved swimming in the clean, clear, water.
Having never visited Traverse City, we weren't sure what to expect. This quaint cottage was perfect for relaxing. Clean and comfortable. A great view of the lake from the picture window in the living room. Cozy fires at night and comfortable beds for sleeping. 10 minutes from Traverse City downtown.
The photos on the website depict the cottage well.
My only complaint (and it's just something renters need to be aware of) is that this a dog friendly cottage and while we loved having our dog with us (who loves to walk), we had to walk 1/2 mile to the nature trail (on a busy road).
Lot's of good restaurants in Traverse City and especially liked the Jolly Pumpkin which is on the road to Mission Peninsula. Also had dinner at Boones on Long Lake (which is really an old fashioned supper club with great perch).
Owners were accommodating and responsive.
My boyfriend & I were in the area for a wedding & needed dog-friendly lodging. Lakestone Cottage was more than we expected & we were so sad that we were in town for only two nights! We wanted to stay longer so we could take advantage of everything that this place offered -- especially the lakefront amenities. The cottage was well-equipped with comfortable beds & a fully stocked kitchen, although we did not cook in the property. We chose to explore the local fare since we were only in town for a short time. It was a very quick 10 minute drive for us to downtown which was perfect for attending the wedding ceremony & reception, as well as meeting up with other friends who were in town. The next time we end up in the Traverse City area we will be reaching out to Catherine & Mark to see if their property is available. They were so easy to work with & so friendly!
Our visit was very good. We truly enjoyed the view from the living room, the backyard, and the fire ring. We roasted marshmallows and just watched the fire after spending days shopping, beaches, site seeing. The water pressure wasn't so good but we made it okay. Had lots of fun and enjoyed Michigan very much.
Wife and I had great time! Dogs loved it 2. Nice place 2 swim right at dock, GREAT place 2 walk them right across the street, trails lead into city park trails. We all love south island 4 a walk/hike. I will caution U, lake has some unmarked shallow water. Check ariel photo to get an idea. We ran aground on south east shore, but luckly we were going slow.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 30 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes||50% at time of booking, balance due 1 month prior to stay. Accept all credit cards.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.