The entrance to this newer 3,000 square foot home is in a private wooded setting. Out the back door, it is a short walk across the lawn to the sandy beach and the water. Two decks, a screened porch, a large hot tub and ample windows allow one to enjoy the spectacular views. Dock or launch your boat at the small marina next door. This well appointed home comfortably accommodates 18-24 guests and is perfect for family reunions & large groups. The Master Bedroom suite includes a private bath with whirlpool tub. The private family suite has 2 Bedrooms & 1 Bath. There are nine bedrooms total and four tile baths. The large Greatroom, Gameroom and Screened porch provide indoor common areas for your guests. If only eight of the nine bedrooms are needed, a den on the first floor offers 'get away' space. Each of the bedrooms has its own unique character and has a cozy corner for reading or contemplation. High-speed wireless Internet. Enjoy the fully equipped gourmet kitchen.
Amenities: Bed linens, bath towels & kitchen towels are provided at no extra charge. Enjoy the fully equipped Gourmet Kitchen with a Dishwasher, Microwave, Blender, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Espresso Maker, Electric Griddle, Ice Maker, Mixer, & Sharp Knives. Other amenities include: a large Hot Tub with a view of the bay, a Gas Fireplace, Washer/dryer, Central Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans in every room, a large Library, Board Games & Puzzles, Gas Grill, Fire Pit, Wireless Internet, Phones, Satellite TV, VCR, DVD & CD Player with Surround Sound in the Greatroom, two additional TV's with VCR's & a Sony Playstation. Dock your boat in our slip at the small marina next door. Paddleboat, Kayak, Floats, several pairs of Snowshoes, and much, much more........... Please visit our website for more detail and pictures.
Fishing, golf courses, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelenau State Parks, Lake Michigan beaches, wine tasting at one of the area’s world renowned vineyards, Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport, Leland, Glen Arbor, Interlochen (Arts Festival), Leelanau Sands Casino. Please visit our website for more detail and pictures.
My family lives in Ann Arbor Michigan. We have three children, the youngest of whom is 21.
We began renting vacation homes in Northern Michigan in the 1980's. It was always a 'shot in the dark' renting homes sight unseen. When we discovered our property in the early 1990's we knew we had found somewhere we could return to every summer. Our three children could swim in the bay which is shallow for quite a ways. We loved tubing and snorkeling in the crystal clear water. There were plenty of 'critters' for the kids to study and catch. The Leelanau peninsula is absolutely beautiful and there are many activities close by.
In 1999, when the owner of the property who lives next door offered to sell it to us, we couldn't refuse. We purchased the property in 1999, removed the old cottage and built the new house in 2000. We enjoy getting together with our extended families for reunions so we built Roby's Retreat with family reunions in mind.