PRIVATE GREEN LAKE COTTAGE ON 3/4 ACRE WOODED LOT

Dean Rutter, Owner

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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PRIVATE GREEN LAKE COTTAGE ON 3/4 ACRE WOODED LOT

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Interlochen Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The cottage is built on a 30,000 sq ft lot. A winding unpaved driveway brings you to the garage (not open) and the cottage entrance.

The key feature of the property is the 500 sq ft concrete boathouse deck that runs right to the water and puts you a story above the lake. As the photos show, the westward facing deck offers spectacular sunsets. Over half of the deck is surrounded by tall pines, which shades the deck most of the day during the hot summer months.

The cottage was built in the late 50's and my family added a master bedroom and 2nd bathroom in the early 90's. The cabin is carpeted throughout. Everything about the place is geared toward comfort and relaxation. The furniture is all upholstered and overstuffed. Cottage furniture for a cottage, not a 5 star hotel.

Much of the rustic charm of the original place remains in this 1,500 sq ft cottage. The solid pine-board living area is dominated by a sandstone wood-burning fireplace with a limestone hearth. A wood burning stove sits adjacent to the fireplace and faces the small, open kitchen.

One the best feature of the cottage is the 50 linear feet of floor-to-ceiling windows that face the boathouse deck and then to the lake beyond. One truly feels the outside, inside. Improvements since 2011:

- Resurfaced/rehabilitated boathouse/deck (2012)

- HD TV (2013)

- Internet Connected PS3 Gaming System with Netflix (2012)

- Hypoallergenic Pillows (2013)

- Linens (2013 & 2014)

- King Bed (2013).

- Tankless Water Heaters & Water Filter (2014).

Keywords: Private, Sandy, Beach, Quiet, Peaceful, Beautiful

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Dean Rutter, Owner (Owner)
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About Dean Rutter, Owner

My family has owned the property for over 30 years. I inherited it in 2009. We live in Chicagoland and decided to rent it because, quite honestly, the place is too special to let it sit empty 50 weeks a year.

Dean Rutter, Owner purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Dean Rutter, Owner chose Interlochen

My parents, sister and I started vacationing in the Interlochen area in the Mid-60's. When they retired, they bought this place. We also have three cousins that own properties on the peninsula.

What makes this cottage unique

My family has always believed that the 2,000 acre Green Lake was the perfect size...not too big, not too small. Boats of all kinds can safely navigate the waters. Even with Interlochen State Park's access to the lake, Green Lake is never overwhelmed with watercraft. Moreover, with the Interlochen Music Camp 10 minutes away, there is great music and entertainment available all summer long.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.2
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Private Green Lake Cottage on 3/4 Acre Wooded Lot
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
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Private Green Lake Cottage on 3/4 Acre Wooded Lot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357748vb
+1 -312.5909803
Interlochen Northern Michigan
Evanston
4

JUST PERFECT!!

  • 4 of 5
We were bringing our child to camp at the Interlochen School for the Arts and we found out about this cottage right nearby. Its less than 10 minutes away. Traverse City is a 15 drive.
The cottage comes as advertised, its a rustic cottage right on Green Lake with a great deck to barbecue and watch the sunset.
It's a quiet setting. Bring your own kayak and bike.
(You can rent kayaks nearby, but we did not.)
We found the home clean and well maintained for an older cottage. The place was perfect for relaxation. We didn't even turn on the 55" TV!
Buds is the place to eat for a nice breakfast or lunch.
Enjoy...relax and sleep well.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Green Lake Cottage on 3/4 Acre Wooded Lot
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+1 -312.5909803
Interlochen Northern Michigan
2

totally overpriced

  • 2 of 5
Yes, the sunset is spectacular! However, that was the only charm we could detect. The boathouse deck was dirty, was probably not swept since the winter, the grill was filthy. In the kitchen sink we found a terribly dirty cloth, the whole house stank like synthetic strawberries until we finally disposed of one of those "air cleaners." the main door to the boat deck was broken and unusable.
Internet was stable and easy to access, tv and netflix as well. I would only return if I a really desperate.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please review our VRBO posting as your review appears significantly out of step with the property that being offered. As shared, the place was built in "the late 50's" and is represented as a cottage with "rustic charm". I have invested meaningfully in updating the place but I don not want a modern home in Interlochen...I want a cottage.

You threw the towel away that you called "terribly dirty" but was, in fact, brand new and clean, purchased a week or so before you arrived. Perhaps someone in your party spilled something and used this to clean it up?

Until warm weather, it's difficult to air the place out after the cottages long winter hibernation. My manager elected to use an air cleaner. That you found that it "stank" is likely a matter of personal taste.

The pull out sofa is in front of the door leading directly to the boathouse as we do not want guests using this door (moreover, the door works fine, we just don't want it used). I confirmed with my manager that the grill was cleaned l but that the cover was missing (something I will replace). I assume it was the exterior of the grill you are referring to. This will be remedied.
I am 100% certain that the deck was cleaned a short number of days before your arrival. I had to purchase a new blower as the property manager let me know that old one quit. As you know, this past winter was brutal. It snowed the third week of April. Given the late thaw and your mid-May stay, it is likely that Spring growth is depositing more twigs, needles and such than normal but I am certain that the deck was recently cleaned .
The place offers sleeping for 8 and 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen, deck over the lake, outdoor and indoor fireplaces, etc. A suite at the closest hotel (Interlochen Motel), if available, goes for $175 a night (with taxes, etc.), but its a motel, no kitchen, no grill (dirty or otherwise), one bath, no privacy and no lake view/access/private beach and its only 2 bedrooms. I simply disagree that we're charging too much for the place, as do my many previous and repeat guests.
I apologize that you found the experience off putting. But I believe I am explicitly honest about the fact that this is a 1950's cottage. All pictures are current and accurate.
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Private Green Lake Cottage on 3/4 Acre Wooded Lot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357748vb
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Interlochen Northern Michigan
Chicago
5

Hidden Gem on Green Lake

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was a wonderful find. Tucked away from the road in a wooded surrounding this lakefront home has an incredible view and it's own little cove for swimming. The cottage was very clean and had lots of room inside and out. The elevated outdoor living space was awesome - we enjoyed an early morning coffee watching a deer drink from the water's edge! Located close to Interlochen, this rental property offers a nice escape while at the same time being close to shopping, restaurants, bars and other area attractions.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Green Lake Cottage on 3/4 Acre Wooded Lot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357748vb
+1 -312.5909803
Interlochen Northern Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Amazing weekend getaway from Chicago!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at this cabin for a 4 day guys weekend in September. The cabin accommodated 8 of us comfortably. Perfect location for golf, wine tours, dinners in Traverse city, hiking, etc. The back patio is spectacular for sunset views and bbqing. Water temp was perfect for swimming after long days of golfing and hiking. Easy drive from Chicago and you feel like you're half a world away. We're definitely making a trip to this cabin an annual event!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Green Lake Cottage on 3/4 Acre Wooded Lot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357748vb
+1 -312.5909803
Interlochen Northern Michigan
Fort Wayne, IN
5

Spectacular Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Dean for sharing this awesome property on Green Lake! The spectacular sunsets from the boathouse deck, just outside the front door, were the best! We were instantly impressed as we drove down the driveway in the woods to the cabin. It was very comfortable with easy access for my 83 year old mother who had the best vacation ever! You truly do feel outside while being indoors because of the wonderful views of the lake through the gigantic windows.
We spent lots of time relaxing on the lake, enjoying the area, and making special memories! We can't wait to return to the wonderful cabin in the woods next summer!
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary...you're the best!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Green Lake Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Hofffbrau
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Luddington Car Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Interlochen Golf Club
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
M137
Nearest Restaurant
4.8 Miles
Bud's
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Crytal Mountain
Car: necessary

The area is smack dab in the middle of Michigan's great golf country. There are well over 50 course within an hour's drive. Crystal Mountain, 20 minutes away by car, offers paintball, Alpine Slide (awesome fun but wear protective clothing), spa and other fun activities. Traverse City is also about 20 minutes away and offers everything from shopping to minor league baseball. Driving to the top of Old Mission Peninsula takes about 40 minutes. Sleeping Bear dunes is not to be missed and is also about 40 minutes away and trips to Lelenau County offer even more things to do.

Nearest Airport (Green Lake Airport) - 2.2 miles

Nearest Ferry (Lake Michigan Car Ferry) - 72 miles

Nearest Train Station (Amtrack Traverse City) - 21 miles

Nearest Highway (MI 137) - 1.8 miles

Nearest Bar (Hofbrau) - 5 miles

Nearest Ski (Crystal Mountain) - 15 miles

Nearest Golf (Interlochen Golf Club) - 7 miles

Nearest Restaurant (Bud's) - 4.8 miles

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Interlochen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Season
Sep 9 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Interlochen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) EasyFlo portable crib (pack 'n play) for little ones., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Boathouse, boathouse deck, 3/4 acre wooded lot, very private
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