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Clean & Relaxing Cottage on Arbutus Lake - Great Fishing and Swimming!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm, 1 Bath, Lake Front/View Cottage - Minutes from Downtown Traverse City

About 7 miles south of Traverse City south just off Garfield Road and just north of Kingsley. On the south end Arbutus Lake. Other cottages are available so please call or email us - check out #283199 on HomeAway.

The lake property has 400 ft. of private beach with a sandy bottom, two rafts and buoys, four 30-ft docks, children's playground, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, gas grills and fire pits.

If you are boating and/or fishing, the resort features a large boat house with private secured lockers, a screened-in fish-cleaning house with running water and a boat launch.

This is also a great location if you are planning to take a fall color/wine tour so don't limit yourself just to summer!

Small pets are considered and renters are asked to clean up after them. The resort is not handicap accessible.

The resort and cottage is secluded and quiet, located on wooded Arbutus Lake. Water recreation includes swimming, trophy fishing (small and large mouth bass, blue gill, perch, pike and crappie), boating and water-skiing. Nearby recreation includes golf, tennis, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and shopping.

The heated vacation cottage has a newly constructed deck, outdoor gas grill, kitchen with microwave, dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker and toaster. Bed linens and towels are not provided, however bedspreads, pillows and blankets are provided in each bedroom.

There is NO on-site laundry. Information to the closest laundromats are provided below.

Kingsley Laundromat

119 E Main St, Kingsley, MI 49649

Phone: (231) 263-5998

Garfield Plaza Laundry

1131 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686

Phone: (231) 883-1861

More Details

Scott & Crystl
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 2 or 3 bedroom cottage available
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bed linens are available for an additional $40. Just ask! Long-term renters welcome from September through May.


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Clean & Relaxing Cottage on Arbutus Lake - Great Fishing and Swimming!
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 30 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great Location. We loved the beach and the lake. The house was just the right size. We had 4 adults and 2 kids and everyone fit comfortably. We plan to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this property for a week this past summer. The cabin was clean and comfortable with plenty of room for my husband and I, 4 kids and the family dog. The kids enjoyed the sandy beach and fishing off the docks. Location was nicely central for all of our day trips to various local beaches and shopping. Nice surprise to find a gas bbq that was not included in the description of the cottage. The day we left all 4 kids were asking when we can come back! We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin for a relaxing vacation at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed spending the weekend with family in this cozy cabin. The cabin was nicely maintained and had everything we needed. We woke up to views of the sun glistening through the trees. It was so peaceful. We even spotted some deer running thru the grounds. Great weekend! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location, poor quality

  • 3 of 5

The location and bones of the house are absolutely lovely. The property was in need of some TLC. The deck was dirty, and unfinished. The heater sounded like a lawn mower running in the house, multiple lights were out and there was a ceiling fan that could not be turned off independently of the light. These issues were bought up to the owner who responded with excuses. It would surprise me if they were fixed before the next renter.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, very roomy and cozy...

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed the cottage and will look into the future booking again

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage was very nice however hard to find. Lake was clean and beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very nice however hard to find. Need bigger numbers and needs to be on the front corner or something so you can see it from the road. The lake was nice. The boat situation was not very good. The roads were too narrow and very dangerous when vehicles are coming toward each other. Very hard to turn around and would be complicated if brought our own boat. However it was very peaceful and quiet. Had a great time. The fans were awesome and made a great breeze when needed. The cute little park was fun. The double swing was the coolest swing ever. Great cottage for a family vacation. The lake was clean and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Arbutus Lake covers approximately 500 acres and has a maximum water depth of 45 feet. It is part of a 5-lake chain. Fish include bluegill, perch, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass. Area: 6 1/2 miles south from Traverse City just off Garfield Road. The sign is on the left side of road.

Other Activities: Shopping in Downtown Traverse, wine tours, golfing, biking, hiking and more!


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Bed linens are not provided standard so if you are not bringing your own and would like us to provide them, there is a charge of $40. Bath and kitchen linens must be brought by the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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