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

William

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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LONG LAKE, TRAVERSE CITY 100+ LAKE FRONTAGE 6000+SQFT 6 BEDS PRIVATE NATURE AREA

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

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.

Yes the home is Fully furnished! We had all new 7in Hickory floors installed, and they weren't fully cured last time we were up. Since the lake is still Frozen (Yes..nearly may) I'm waiting to go up and put the dock etc in, we'll move all the furniture back into the house from the garage then. We'll likely do that May 4-8th.

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 all winter completely remodeling our home. Brand new hickory floors, drywall, paint, electrical, plumbing, windows, 5 all new decks, etc etc. And now that the snow has finally melted, we're having the beach area 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 this summer, 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.

Boat / Jetski / Paddle board rentals are available thru

http://sunsetwatersports.com

Ask for Brett or Jane - 231.932.1800

They will deliver directly to the lake for you.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
William (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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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.

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.

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.

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

Reviews

4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Long Lake, Traverse City 100+ Lake Frontage 6000+Sqft 6 Beds Private Nature Area
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 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
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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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
2

Great house, fantastic lake.....lots so disappointments

  • 2 of 5
The house was big, nice on a beautiful lake. We did have several issues. The house was dirty. We had to spend several hours cleaning on our first day of vacation. Other then the sheets being changed, I'm not sure any cleaning was completed prior to our arrival. The washing machine will turn your clothes orange! A load of my light colored clothing was ruined....beware! The trash was an issue. The trash bin was full when we arrived from the previous renters. Perhaps two bins and instructions for when renters should take the bin to the street would help? Last, two days after we checked out, I texted the owner to see when we might expect our deposit check. He promised to send it out that day. 2 1/2 weeks later plus 3 texts and a phone call, we finally received it.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolute worst tenants we've ever had. Destroyed the area rug in the living room, tore one of the curtain rods out of the walls, and we received several complaints from the neighborhood president who happens to live two doors over. The reason we took 2 weeks to return deposit, is for the very first time, we strongly considered keeping it. The move all the furniture in the house around, overloaded the electrical services twice.

I wish there was a way to report on poor renters to warn other landlords.
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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
Shelby township mi
5

A private getaway with private beach

  • 5 of 5
The owners are basically the builders of the house. Their hospitality brings warmth in the atmosphere from the moment you walk in. Has a private beach and you can rent watersports on it too. 5 min from downtown basically, secluded for privacy and overall a Very high recommendation!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
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
5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was excellent. The amenities were great and the property was spacious for our party of 11. The views were incredible and we highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
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
Vero Beach, FL
5

welltravelled

  • 5 of 5
This house & location are amazing! Our stay was very enjoyable from the minute we arrived. The surroundings and the amenities were all more fantastic than we anticipated.
This lovely home has lots of extras which were very much appreciated. Our entire family had a blast & can't wait until we are back on Long Lake!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
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
Vero Beach, FL
5

Fantastic spot on a fantastic lake!

  • 5 of 5
This house and location are great! The house is huge, with floor to cieling windows facing the lake. Great for a larger group/family. Long lake is a beautiful lake! Hard sandy bottom, clear blue water, islands with hiking trails. Great boating, fishing, swimming, relaxing, hiking...we did it all! We have a chocolate lab and the owner (Bill) had no problem with us bringing him along.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Availability & Rates

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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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

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:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
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 twin/ single , 1 queen , Lake side of the 'Jack and Jill' Bedrooms that share bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , None Lake Side. The 'Jill' Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
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