|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Centrally located close to Traverse City and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, this five bedroom, 2 bath home on Bryan Lake in Lake Ann has 151 feet of private frontage. The updated kitchen with stainless appliances enjoys a great view of the lake which is just 20 feet from the large front deck. You can sit inside at the kitchen table or cook dinner and see your family playing at the beach, swimming from the dock or raft, or sitting around the beachfront bonfire pit.
The master bedroom has a birch log headboard and queen sized bed as well as french doors overlooking the lake. The second bedroom has a queen sized canopy bed as well as a daybed. The third bedroom has a queen bed and a view of the dense trees next door. The fourth bedroom has a twin over full bunk bed. There is a den with a futon couch and french doors opening up to the lake.
The living room has a gas log freestanding wood stove, large LED flat screen TV, and french doors that open up to the lake. Premium cable with HBO, ESPN, Big Ten Network etc. is included.
There is a separate cabin on site that the owners call 'The Treehouse.' 'The Treehouse' has a pool/air hockey/ping pong table, a flat screen TV/DVD as well as a futon couch and twin rollaway bed--but there is no bathroom.
Swimming beach comes with a swim raft, rowboat, paddle boat, canoe and two kayaks. The house has a front loading washer and dryer, stainless gas grill, and two car garage.
High speed internet and WIFI included.
Owners Matt and Bethany live in Lansing with their two children Elijah and Amelia. Matt works for the State promoting recycling and composting and Bethany is a stay at home Mom.
Bethany Renfer purchased this house in 2012
Bethany grew up on Bryan Lake. She has many wonderful childhood memories of the lake from learning how to swim, to fishing, to catching turtles, to endless hours of just playing in the water with friends and her brothers. Her immediate family all still live in the area and trips north every week in the summer are the norm. The family could hardly believe their luck when this great home on Bryan Lake became available. While not able to live in the home permanently yet, the couple looks forward to teaching their young children how to swim, catch turtles, fish and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the lake when the home is not rented out during the summer.
The Village of Lake Ann is centrally located between Traverse City to the East, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore to the West, Leelanau Wineries to the North and Interlochen Arts Academy to the South. Day trips to all of these locations are short and easy, but the home and lake themselves have plenty to keep everyone occupied and happy.
Bryan Lake is a small, non-motorized boat lake. A cup of coffee can be enjoyed on the deck or dock in peace and quiet and kids can swim and play safely without worry of speedboats or jet skis. Loons can be heard on the lake at night and bald eagles frequently fly overhead. The lake is great for fishing, turtle hunting, swimming or just enjoying a leisurely boat ride.
For those who enjoy water skiing etc, all sports Ann Lake is literally just across the street and a boat launch is only a mile away.
Our family spent a very peaceful week on Lake Bryan during the Cherry Festival (My son won a pie eating contest). This is a big house, suitable for a big family, with a well equipped kitchen. My 13 year old son really enjoyed playing air hockey and pool in the game house. We were able to drive to Traverse City easily and visited Sleeeping Bear dunes. This house in a perfect location to check out some of the interesting small towns nearby, such as Glen Arbor. I swam and paddled in the kayak on the lake, which was small enough for me to smim across everyday. There were so few people on the lake if seemed as if it was my private lake. I also sat on the dock and watched the lake for hours and bonded with a nesting duck. Very peaceful week in a very nice home.
Our favorite family vacation is a week in Northwest MI and this was the best one yet! My sister's family came with us for a total of 13-middle school, HS and college students and adults. The home is beautiful, roomy and had everything we could have wanted; and the owners are incredibly helpful and friendly.The weather was great and we were able to visit the dunes, Leland, Empire and Traverse City as well as enjoy the boats on Bryan Lake each day. We definitely recommend this cottage and hope to be back some day!
Wonderful location - between Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Right on water with private beach, swimming deck, dock . Kids all had great time fishing right from dock. Was able to have my morning coffee at kitchen table and watch all the kids having a great time.
Everything was provided , not sure we missed anything while we were there. Excellent vacation
My family and I stayed here in summer of 2013 and had a wonderful experience. The home is beautiful and roomy, with a wide porch overlooking Lake Bryan, a non-motorized lake next to larger Lake Ann. You can walk to the small town of Lake Ann which also has a public beach. Our kids ages 6, 8, 10 and 13 loved the dock and the small sandy beach. They were all able to swim to the swim deck. The homeowners supplied life vests, paddle boat, canoe and two kayaks which were enjoyed everyday around the lake. Even the kids were able to kayak on the smooth water. The home was well supplied with everything we could think of in the kitchen, plus there is a game room with pool table and lots of board games and toys for rainy days (we didn't have a single reason to use it on our trip!) It's an easy drive to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear National Park and neat small towns like Frankfort, Empire and Glen Arbor. For birdwatchers we saw a bald eagle several times feeding on fish in Lake Bryan. The kids also enjoyed catching small fish and frogs, and spotting turtles. Overall, I would highly recommend a stay at Lake Bryan.
The small village of Lake Ann is halfway between Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Leelanau County wineries are just a couple of miles north. Lake Michigan beaches are a 15 minute drive to M-22 and Sleeping Bear Dunes. We love Lake Ann because it is a quick drive east to Traverse City for shopping and restaurants and a quick drive west to the dunes, beaches, trails, and canoeing.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|