About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
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 permitted 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 deck, outdoor gas grill, kitchen with microwave, dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker and toaster. The cottage is not equipped with A/C, however there are ceiling fans in each room for added comfort. 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.
Garfield Plaza Laundry
1131 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 883-1861
Scott & Crystl
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Very nice. Very clean. Area is beautiful.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the property and your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come and visit again soon.
Relaxing, clean, and well furnished. Really had a nice time.
The cabin was wonderful. The bedrooms were large and clean and bathroom and kitchen were updated. My only complaint would be that part of the floor is breaking up and it was a safety hazard. The area was beautiful and the beach was very clean. It was a perk to have nice chairs already on the deck, a fairly new gas grill, and our own firepit and picnic table on the property. I would recommend this to others.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and hope you return again soon.
Overall good experience
We had 2 adults and 3 kids (ages 8-11)
Close to Traverse City (20 minutes)
Nice little lake to fish
Nice sandy beach
Fire pit/gas grill
Adequately stocked kitchen
No towels (even if you pay the extra $40 for linens)
No central air (but ceiling fans are a plus!)
Need to walk down a somewhat steep hill to get to lake (not a problem for us, but may be difficult for elderly vacationers.)
Cannot see much of lake from this cabin
Beds are not comfortable
Only 1 bathroom
Worth the drive!!
We stayed at this cabin the week of 7/1. It was a beautiful, cozy cabin set back in the woods. My family enjoyed sitting on the the spacious deck! Our girls spent time swimming and kayaking in the lake. The cabin was stocked with plenty of plates, cups, pans etc. the bathroom seemed to be new and lookednrwlly nice. Beds were comfy! We made a fire outside a couple of nights too. A large grill was provided and we utilized that as well. The propane was empty, however the owners reimbursed us for getting a refill tank! Cherry festival was awesome! Thank you for a great week!
Beautiful cottage - newly renovated
Beautiful cottage - newly renovated
We loved it!
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.