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Custom Home on peaceful Bryan Lake

Lake Ann, MI, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, sleeps 6 maximun

Rolling Birch Cottage is a newer custom home with many extras. This upscale retreat greets you with a wrap around porch, complete with porch swing overlooking a perennial garden with arbor. Inside a large open floor plan with Great Room beckons you to come in and relax. 2 stories of windows overlook the lake and this peaceful setting. This well appointed home features hardwood floors, ledgestone gas fireplace, large screen TV with surround sound, spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, Jen-air Range and stainless Refrigerator. Master Bedroom has King size bed, 2nd Bedroom has 1 Queen Bed. Each bedroom has it's own TV and new cottage style furnishings.

Home is located within quaint village of Lake Ann 13 miles west of Traverse City on Bryan Lake. Lake is a small no motors, spring fed lake. Row boat and Paddleboat included.


Jeanine Michalski

Member Since 2007
Premier Partner
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Great Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Half Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Lake
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Filtered Water
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Local Maps
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Water Cooler
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Microwave
                            • Blender
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchenette
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Mini Refrigerator
                            • Oven
                              Convection and standard oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Jen-air gas range
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Boat Dock
                                        • Boat with Paddles
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Patio
                                        • Pedal Boat
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          16 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Guestbook Comment

                                                          Sue R.Bluffton, Ohio

                                                          Dreams do come true! We enjoyed a wonderful week UPNORTH. Such a beautiful place....so relaxing and peaceful. It definately soothes the soul. We thank you for sharing your special home with us and look forward to coming again.

                                                          Beautiful place, quiet and peaceful

                                                          Judi and Bart R.

                                                          Lovely spot-on Bryan Lake. Beautifully appointed home, plenty of space, air conditioning, gas fireplace, comfortable beds, kitchen with everything you could possibly need. A boat and kayaks at your disposal. Close to all: Benzie County, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear, Glen Arbor, Leland, etc., but many times, you'll want to stay right where you are. Thanks so much Jeanine and Dan!

                                                          Peaceful, clean, perfectly located

                                                          Amanda R.Chicago

                                                          Beautiful, well-kept property with a great location. Clean house with everything you need for a great stay.

                                                          Perfect house and location!

                                                          Lisa L.

                                                          We could not have been happier with this house and its location. The house was spacious, immaculate and had everything we needed. My 11 and 13 year old spent HOURS on the dock, kayaks and paddleboat catching Blue Gil, Bass and Pike. The pictures do not show the great patio with a fire pit, landscaping and deck overlooking the water. We took day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mission Point Peninsula, Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Leland, Empire Bluffs Trail, and Platt River Point. Everything we wanted to do was only 20 mins away and it was so nice to leave the more touristy spots and return to peaceful Lake Bryan. The town had all we needed-a great restaurant, a brewery that had live music out back every night and a thoroughly stocked grocery store, all within walking distance from the house.

                                                          Amazing retreat!

                                                          Sharon R.scottsdale arizona

                                                          My husband and I are from Scottsdale, Arizona and stayed for three weeks at the end of August at this beautiful cottage. We were greeted by our most gracious hosts Janine and Dan and what a wonderful time we had! It's a perfect location. Less than thirty minutes to everything you want to see "up north": Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, Leland, Suttons Bay, and many more. Unexpectedly, we found many great places quite close to our new home. I'm a hiker and I thought I would be driving to many of those locations to hike but I found myself just a couple of minutes away from the beautiful Lake Ann Trail. I spent most days there hiking. It's so unspoiled and wild and practically right outside the door! My husband and I also enjoyed walking to the village of Lake Ann for dinner at the Stone Oven, coffee at the local coffee shop, or shopping at the general store (their motto: “if we don’t have it, you don’t need it”…so true). It's the kind of town we all want to live in. We loved kayaking (in the provided kayaks) on the calm and peaceful Lake Bryan in the early evening (at dusk which seems to last forever that far north). My husband is a bicyclist. He rode his bike on the many roads around the area (he says there is a really good map available from the local bike club mapping all the bike routes). He says that it’s the best riding he’s had in the US (and he’s been riding for 40 years). The cottage itself is absolutely amazing. It's bright, comfortable, very well designed and decorated with everything you will ever need. It’s cozy and comfortable. The only downside is that we were very sad to leave! All-in-all, a 5 out of 5 stars! We would love to come back every summer.

                                                          Elegantly designed home with beautiful view of the lake through tall trees.

                                                          Jean C.Ann Arbor

                                                          Our thoughtful and personable hosts, Jeanine and Dan, were there when we arrived and gave us a brief tour and general information. The light-filled home is simply beautiful, and it is very comfortably furnished. We've rented a number of vacation homes and none has been better provisioned. From kayaks and linens to soaps and spices, this home has it all. The open and airy kitchen has plenty of food prep stations, plus every pot, pan and gadget we needed. We were pleasantly surprised to find the air conditioner kept us cool when the temperature was over 90 degrees. Other days, the ceiling fan, numerous windows and tall shade trees did the trick. Bryan Lake and the Lake Ann area are a great base for all of our favorite up north activities. We'll be back next summer to kayak the Platte and Crystal Rivers, climb the dunes, play on the beach at Frankfort and search for Petoskey stones.


                                                          Lake Ann, MI, USA

                                                          Centrally located between Traverse City, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and picturesque Benzie County, within the village of Lake Ann. Our home is located on a private drive in a wooded, tranquil setting. Just a short 15 minute drive from Traverse City, where you can enjoy fine dining, shopping, nightlife, golf, watersports, theatre, Dennos Museum, the National Cherry Festival and much more. Interlochen Center for the Arts is 10 minutes away. Within 25 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dune Climb, Platte River Canoe and Tubing, the village of Empire and Lake Michigan Beaches and the Cherry-Bowl Drive-In Theatre.


                                                          16 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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