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About Trish Buttleman
We are Bob and Trish Buttleman, Bob is a pilot, who really enjoys flying and landing the water in a seaplane! We have five children and 13 grandchildren, who all live here and love the water!
Trish Buttleman purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Trish Buttleman chose Traverse City
We love this property, because it is so conveniently located to downtown TC, all the neighboring towns, dunes and Interlochen Arts Academy. There are wonderful concerts here! Everyone loves the little country store across the road!
What makes this Cottage unique
The water actually gets nice and warm in the summer and it is really clean!
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The location is perfect for a great up north get-a-way. The amenities are many, row boat, canoe, kayaks, paddle boats, stand up paddle boards, two long docks, beautiful sunsets!
Interior could use some upgrades, better sofas, more cooking/baking pans. Needs cookie sheets, 9 x 12 casserole dishes, a knife block with a chef knife. Also, having to bring linen and towels was a drawback. For the price they should be included. Owners needed to supply at least dish rags and dish towels.
Overall, the property, beach next door, store across the street from beach, made everything perfect for a long weekend stay for our daughters wedding.
Owners were very nice, but we thought they made a few too many appearances for our liking. After all, we paid for the right to privacy.
Overall, because of the location and outdoor amenities we give it four stars. Interior, we give 21/2 stars.
Thank you for your review Tim. I do agree this is the year to upgrade the couches. Knives & casserole dishes no problem. The casserole dishes seem to float around when multiple families that know each other stay here. This is a cottage resort, with multiple cottages, not a private cottage setting. Sometimes we are in one of the cottages. We usually go on our pontoon daily, if we aren’t staying here. That won’t change . As far as the linens go, it’s all on our web sight, no surprises. We’ve been doing business for 20 years, with 80% repeat guests,
Relaxing Family Getaway
Relaxation, convenience, and plenty for the family to do! This setting on the lake is very serene with plenty of lounge chairs to enjoy the view. Our 2 teenage boys had plenty to keep them occupied and away from their electronics including a swim platform, canoe, kayaks, paddle boards and a basketball hoop in the driveway! At night it was relaxing to sit around the fire pit before turning in.
There are plenty of great restaurants in the area and a convenience store across the street which also has carryout food. Moomers down the road is a must for ice cream. Trish and Bob are wonderful hosts! We enjoyed the fresh bakery bread they delivered to welcome us! Hope to be able to return next year!
One of my favorite vacations
If I could give this more than five stars I would. The location is AMAZING. The cottage was perfect for our family of four (two adults, two small children). The view is breath taking and I can't stop sharing my pictures with friends and coworkers. The owners obviously have a lot of pride in their property and they care that your stay is everything you want it to be. Hope to go back at some point.
Thank you Janet for your very nice review. We enjoyed getting to know you & your family. We hope you choose to come back too!
Beautiful location on the water!
The view was great! The water was very clean and good for swimming. We also used the kayaks out on the lake! Host was very nice and responsive to all questions. I would definitely stay here again! The only thing to be aware of is that the property is located off a main road, so anyone wanting to take walks, etc. will probably want to do so elsewhere. Overall great stay!!
Darling cottage on Long Lake!
From the moment we arrived at the beautiful Long Lake setting, our stay was very special. The owner Trish, was extraordinary in her regard to our comfort and the details of our stay. From our swim in the lake, to the beautiful night skies and bonfire, the visit was extraordinary. I will definitely return to this pristine location!!
Long Lake hidden gem!
Wonderful cottage! Large beautiful clean lake on the west side of TC. Close enough to stores, shops and other activities but still gives a quiet, restful setting. Spacious living areas, comfortable beds, every amenity you need. Owners were easy to contact and available if needed. Even brought us fresh bread.
I'm glad you were happy with your cottage! It was really nice meeting your family . We hope you come back next year! Thank you for your kind review . Let me know how your mom's knee surgery goes.
Trish & Bob
Tennis& playground (a block away), Located near Sandunes, Interlochen arts academy concerts minutes away! MOOMERS HOMEMADE ICE CREAM MINUTES AWAY! A resort favorite! Pizza across the street, and anything else you forgot