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LONG LAKE, TRAVERSE CITY 100+ LAKE FRONTAGE 6000+SQFT 6 BEDS PRIVATE NATURE AREA

William

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

William

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014
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LONG LAKE, TRAVERSE CITY 100+ LAKE FRONTAGE 6000+SQFT 6 BEDS PRIVATE NATURE AREA

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Grawn House Rental Photos and Description

6 Beds, 4 Full Baths, Over 3000sq of New Lake Front Deck

***** Please email us if the time your looking for is booked at this property! We JUST purchased a 2nd 6 bed bath Property on the very same lake. It will be 4000.00 a week for the summer of 2015. Currently remodeling it, so we can send before pics to those interested********

View a full video walk thru of the property @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAY1yshOsxE

Opportunities to have your family vacation, family reunion, etc in a place like this don't come along very often.

This is our family home, not just another cottage on the lake. Located on an exclusive private road, often called Millionaires Row by locals, due to those who live on the road. The views alone are breath taking.

You'll notice in the pictures, we spent the winter of 2013 completely remodeling our home. Brand new hickory floors, drywall, paint, electrical, plumbing, windows, 5 all new decks, etc etc. The beach area has been redone, and new washed beach sand added to the shoreline to ensure plenty of space for the little ones. Work won't allow us to move in Until September 2015, so we're opening our home up to families looking for an amazing vacation opportunity.

Home has 5 (yes 5) decks, totaling more then 3500sqft of outdoor deck space. By far the best feature of this house, every room has deck access. The bedrooms all have their own sliders to private decks, and the Den and Dining rooms both exit onto the main lake side deck. This home has sunset views that you will not soon forget. Home over looks two of long lakes 5 islands. Both of the islands directly in front of the house offer additional nature trails etc.

Living room has floor to ceiling windows, measuring just over 20ft high, and over 20 feet wide! All new 7in hickory hardwood floors throughout!

More then enough room for just a single family, or multiple families vacationing together. The floor plan lends itself to privacy. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, each sharing 1 bath (2 beds, with 1 bath in between. The bedrooms are separated by along cat walk. We've set the house up so parents can be near their children if they like. Each bedroom has a King or Queen bed, with two Twin beds in the adjoining bedroom. (I have a copy of the floor plan that I can email on request).

Each of the 'adult' bedrooms have Flat Screen TV's. Cable and WiFi are included, although we suggest disconnecting and enjoying the surrounding nature.

Main floor has a 5th bedroom, with a king size bed as well. Then in the finished basement, there is a 6th bedroom, again with a King Bed, AND A private bath with walk in Sauna.

10+ person dining table. Ample out door seating and eating space, grill, etc.

But lets not forget the main reason to vacation in Traverse City, the outdoor activities. Just a few blocks down forest lodge is a trail to the former Girl Scout camp. It has since been converted to a nature conservation area, with miles of trails, two small private lakes, and several rustic buildings to explore. Hiking this area is an extremely popular past time.

The home also has over 100ft of direct lake frontage, with sandy lake bottom. A large deck directly at lake level gives plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the beautiful, although brief, Michigan Summer. There's also a fire pit on this lower level for smores, and hot dog cook outs!

Dock is over 100ft long, and your welcome to bring you boat, toys etc.

Unlike most rentals, we do provide sheets, towel etc. There is a washer and dryer on site, and your welcome to do a load of laundry before heading back to reality. Pets are always welcome, their a member of the family, and we see no reason to leave them behind.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. We live in the Royal Oak Area, and can even meet around Metro Detroit if need be to do the lease agreements, payments etc.

Let us know if your interested in renting a Pontoon for your time at the home, and we can organize that for you as well.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
William (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

About William

This is our actual family home. I was blessed to grow up directly across the lake from this property, and my Parents still live in my childhood home, and my brother lives on the lake as well.

We've spent months and virtually all of our savings, rebuilding this property. All new floors, drywall, plumbing, roof, windows, decks, etc etc.

This is where we want to raise our children. My wife is currently pregnant, and due in early October. We've agreed not to move to Traverse until the fall of 2015, to give her mother a chance to watch the new baby grow etc. So in the mean time, we want your family to enjoy this property as much as we know we will.

William purchased this house in 2013

Why William chose Grawn

You just can't rent a true family home, in an area like this. I know the area very well, everything else on the market are 'income properties'. Crowded lots, haven't been updated since the 50's etc. Please keep in mind, this is a FAMILY home. NOT a Hotel, Not a new construction. If you've never been to the area, let us know, and we'll let you know what to expect.

This is a wilderness protected area. Across the street, is a nature preserve, and at the end of the road is a massive nature park that can never be developed. If escaping to the woods, with mind blowing sun sets is what your after, without other 'vacationers' directly next door is what your after, you can't beat this home.

What makes this house unique

There are essentially three master suites in the home. If you're traveling with older family members, or multiple families, you will have plenty of privacy! Also, the entire living room are 24x24ft windows. So the views from the living room are very impressive.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.

Reviews

4.3
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Long Lake, Traverse City 100+ Lake Frontage 6000+Sqft 6 Beds Private Nature Area
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
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Long Lake, Traverse City 100+ Lake Frontage 6000+Sqft 6 Beds Private Nature Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p581657vb
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Grawn Northern Michigan
Cincinnati, OH
5

Dream Week

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful area, great home, amazing lake. What more can you ask for? Coming back for sure!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • 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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Long Lake, Traverse City 100+ Lake Frontage 6000+Sqft 6 Beds Private Nature Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p581657vb
-2482436648
Grawn Northern Michigan
Middlebury, IN
5

Great space

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay. We had a wonderful time!
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Long Lake, Traverse City 100+ Lake Frontage 6000+Sqft 6 Beds Private Nature Area
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-2482436648
Grawn Northern Michigan
Clarkston, MI
5

Would definitely stay here again!!

  • 5 of 5
The home was just as described. It was especially helpful that the owner took you on a video "tour" of the home in his listing. The property was so beautiful (colors of Fall were awesome), and the view of the lake was phenomenal! I wish we had drier weather and were able to take more advantage of the deck. It was HUGE! The inside of the home was phenomenal too! Very open and great for a large group - space for everyone to be together but not on top of each other. The kitchen was well equipped and also large enough for many cooks at the same time. The beds/bedrooms were very comfortable, and plenty of bathrooms for our crew. It would have been nice to have a few extra blankets, though, especially as the weather gets colder. Be aware that the drive in is a little tricky in the dark (but the owner gave great directions and the copper mailbox helps to distinguish it from the other homes on the road). Also, we did have a "trolley" come and pick us up for our wine tour and he was able to get in and out ok - we just had to meet him at the end of the driveway. :)
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Long Lake, Traverse City 100+ Lake Frontage 6000+Sqft 6 Beds Private Nature Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p581657vb
-2482436648
Grawn Northern Michigan
metro detroit
5

Great Property, Beautiful crystal clear lake!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived on Thursday for Our long weekend. Despite the fact that mother nature didn't agree with our vacation it was an overall amazing trip.

The house is beautiful and spacious. The deck is outstanding (where we spent most of our time) and had enough seating so that we could enjoy the sunsets and amazing views. The bedroom and bathrooms are spacious, the entire house is very open and most of the bedrooms came with spectacular views of the lake! The lake is HUGE and crystal clear. The owner of the property even assisted us in finding a boat rental for our stay!
Great amenities, nice owner, clean house, amazing views. I would recommend to anybody!
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Long Lake, Traverse City 100+ Lake Frontage 6000+Sqft 6 Beds Private Nature Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p581657vb
-2482436648
Grawn Northern Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI
1

Staying here could ruin your weekend! Not recommended!

  • 1 of 5
My family and I stayed in this house over the past weekend for my wedding in Traverse City. The owner had double booked the house so when we showed up, there were already people there! We had a horrible start to our weekend and had to deal with the stress of kicking strangers out of a house that we didn't even own. We called VRBO to get the matter sorted out and had to wait what seemed like an eternity for them to figure out what had happened. This house was locked with a code so we also had to deal with the fact that some very angry people could just come back into the house anytime they wanted because they also had been given the code. We requested VRBO to have the code changed so we felt secure; however, we never heard back from them all weekend. The house was nice on the outside but needs a lot of work on the inside. It wasn't very clean and the ceiling was literally crumbling to the ground in the basement from water damage. The girls that were kicked out of the house probably had their weekend ruined too. I don't think there is any excuse something like this to happen. There has been no apologies yet from the owner of the property and no attempt by VRBO to make the situation right.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Had our new daughter born a bit too early, and was in a NICU during this week! Tenant NEVER called to me to let us know of any water damage in the property. And the property was NOT double booked! A woman from Mid Michigan decided to try and squat in the house!! While we're very very sorry this happened. When confronted with the police coming out, she admitted to not having a lease or valid reservation. In 5 years and 6 weekly properties, we've never had that happen before, and we are very sorry. Unfortunately in this age of the internet, people can fake ad's etc. But it was handled in under an hour. And Amy made ZERO effort to contact our office to let us know of any water damage, or any issues with the house itself. Gladly would have gladly sent someone right how if they had. She posted this review after demanding her rental fee back, and we refused. Should have kept the security deposit, but we returned it in 24hrs.
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Long Lake, Traverse City 100+ Lake Frontage 6000+Sqft 6 Beds Private Nature Area
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-2482436648
Grawn Northern Michigan
Southern Michigan
4

Perfect House, Perfect Location, would definitely recommend!

  • 4 of 5
We spent an extended weekend a couple weeks ago here at the house on Long Lake. It is just as beautiful as described in the pictures. The deck is amazing, the view is perfect, and the lakeside bonfires are what makes the place fantastic.

The location is great, you get the secluded feel without being too far from what you might need. There's a party store 4 minutes away, and Meijer is just a couple miles up if you need to stock the house for the week. It's just a quick 10 minute trip to Downtown TC, and very easy to get to and from.

And now for the house:
The house is all wide open with a huge general living room with a connected dining room and seating area on each side. Great for large groups that can all feel at home in the wide open space. There are indeed 6 bedrooms, however the basement had a musty, damp smell and it would be bothersome to sleep in. There is a main floor bedroom with half bath just outside the door, and 4 upstairs bedrooms with 2 full baths. Quality beds with quality linens made for comfortable sleep each night. The kitchen appears to be in the middle of renovation. There are some newer appliances, but the range and fridge are quite old. The fridge wasn't keeping our food and drinks cold, however there was an auxiliary fridge in the hall that we were able to plug in and use. Giant island in the kitchen was perfect for food prep and hanging out.

The only reason this review is for 4 stars instead of 5 is due to communication and the experience with the owner. There was very poor communication from the time the trip was booked, all the way to check out. It would take several emails and calls to get in touch with the owner, which was very frustrating. Upon arrival, the only information about the house is the work phone number for the owner, which isn't helpful. The secretary who answers is rude and doesn't help if you need to speak to the owner. There should be a sheet that gives important information, like the fridge not always working, the wifi password, and any other information that might be helpful to someone not from the area. Finally, there is a cleaning fee, however the house isn't professionally cleaned before your arrival. There was toothpaste in the sink and garbage in bathroom waste baskets. That was disappointing.

The house and location and experience with the rental was a big 5 stars, and if that's all that matters for your booking, then consider this a 5 star review!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Grawn House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Sep 7 2014 - Jun 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
$20,000
 
 
4th Of July 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 11 2015
8 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $300

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Amenities

Grawn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Between master and bedroom with Queen
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bath between kids rooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main floor Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement bath, attached to bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shares bath with the master. None Lake Side
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Main floor, has private slider and deck
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Basement, attached private bath with Sauna
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lake side of the 'Jack and Jill' Bedrooms that share bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , None Lake Side. The 'Jill' Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

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