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Unique Lake Michigan Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4-6

Located approximately 1 mile north of Arcadia, 10 miles south of Frankfort. A true Michigan Log cabin which has been recently updated with a new kitchen and bathroom. This unique cabin is literally steps from crystal blue Lake Michigan. Enjoy unmatched sunsets from either the upper or lower decks and fires by the beach. This unique section of Lake Michigan shoreline sports surfable waves and unspoiled walks along over 3 miles of preserved, undeveloped beachfront owned by the Grand Traverse Land Conservancy. As you relax indoors in the cabin with your full view of the lake, you may also enjoy the Smart TV with Netflix and Bose Wave music system. The lake-view loft has a queen sized bed, the lower level bedroom a full sized bed and there is a full size futon in the great room. The kitchen is equipped with all cooking amenities, all new appliances and Keurig coffee maker. Linens, towels and firewood and gas grill are provided. We are 3 miles from Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course.

Food and Fun: Every little town seems to have a great restaurant or two. The Red Apple in Arcadia serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Cabbage Shed in Elberta is our FAVORITE with good food and live bands most nights. Frankfort has several great places to eat and see bands plus the Crescent bakery you just have to check out. All the little towns have something going on all the time. The Elberta Farmers' Market is great on Thursdays and Frankfort Farmers' Market on Saturday for fresh, home grown stuff. Local fruit & vegetable farmers have great produce stands along M-22 and elsewhere. Take the kids to the Cherry Hut in Beulah or an actual drive-in The Cherry Bowl Drive In between Beulah and Honor. A fall visit to Old Mission Point's wineries is a great day trip. The area has a lot to offer, check it out!

Outdoors: Just plain paradise. Water-sports including unsalted big surf (most days), unspoiled beach and nature walks on the preserve lands. Some of the nations most treasured unspoiled locations to seek out. Sunsets to die for. The Sleeping Bear Dunes are about a half hour north along scenic m-22 if you want a workout and view you will never forget.

Other Outdoor Stuff: Golf courses, hiking and bike trails galore. Bring your fly-rod for the Betsie, Platte, Big & Little Manistee, Bear Creek or any of the other nearby trout streams and have a blast. Charter services for the big lake and rivers are available or bring your boat for the inland lakes if you like. Manistee National Forest is open to hunters within a half hour, and May is morel month if you know what to look for.

More Details

Sue Hubbard
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Arcadia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - loft with queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , double size bed
  • The great room has a full size futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Unique Lake Michigan Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

We absolutely loved the cottage and the location it was everything the pictures on the site displaye

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely book this place happy we chose it..

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Andrea. I am so happy you loved the Cabin and hope you will return!! Sue
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An awesome place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy old-school cabin with modern convenience

  • 5 of 5

Such a sweet place! Fabulous location with all the beauty of Lake Michigan spread before you. Loved being so close to Arcadia Dunes trails!

Kudos to Sue, the cabin has a nice modern kitchen and bathroom without taking away the charm of a for-real hundred-year old cottage. Everything was immaculately clean, well-equipped and very comfortable.

Definitely on our list for a return visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot, beautiful view, cozy place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas at this historic cottage that had all the needed updates to be comfortable for a snowy holiday. Skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking are all around. While we were there, it was like living inside a Christmas card. You add cocoa, a jigsaw puzzle, and build a fire in the woodstove, and you're all set -- we were!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with an amazing view

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful, homey cottage. We cooked most of our meals and found the kitchen fully stocked with whatever utensils and appliances we needed. The space was clean and well maintained. Our only complaint was that a few of the windows weren't fully closed when we arrived, although they looked it, so we didn't notice immediately. The cottage was very cold until we figured it out and went outside to fully close them (the only way we could figure out how), but afterward warmed up with the indoor fireplace lit. Would definitely stay here again if we're ever back in the area!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful!! One of a kind !

  • 5 of 5

Great location and cute cabin with all the amenities!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City Regional Airport
Car: recommended

Located along northwest Michigan's 'Third Coast' Arcadia is a small lake shore community. The cabin is nestled in a small hamlet of cottages and year round homes north of Arcadia. Footsteps south of 3 miles of preserved lake shore through the Grand Traverse Land Conservancy is yours for the enjoyment. Our 50 feet on the lake is private and will have few passersby as you enjoy the stunning views from your lower deck. The area within 45 minutes drive boasts some of the best golf in the nation, such as Arcadia Bluffs 3 miles south, and great lesser courses to warm up on. Casinos and antiquing are near as well as blue ribbon trout streams and National Forests. Excellent restaurants invite for those days when you don't feel like grilling out or cooking, in Arcadia and close by quaint small towns. Traverse City is waiting for unlimited activity if a larger city is a desired destination. Morel hunting and fall color getaways are outstanding with winter skiing and trails to top of the off season. Enjoy!

Golf: In Addition to Arcadia Bluffs, the area is full of courses to play. My brother- in-law bought a house here just to play the area courses.

Ski: Crystal Mountain is a 20 min. drive and Caberfae in about 50 minutes. Excellent sledding at Onekma High School just 10 miles down the road.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.