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Jeanine Michalski

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Custom Home on peaceful Bryan Lake

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

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. Canoe and Paddleboat included.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeanine Michalski (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english


based on 10 traveler reviews

Custom Home on peaceful Bryan Lake
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Bluffton, Ohio

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jeddo, MI

Great Vacation Get away

  • 5 of 5

We had another great stay at Dan and Jeanine's home. The house is always very clean and well kept. My boys and I both enjoyed the new addition of the kayak's to spend time on the very quiet and calm Lake Bryan. The owners are both very pleasant, helpful and easy to deal with. My parents liked it so much they had to come spend some time again with us. Great area that is located short trips away from where you can go which include Traverse City, Interlochen, Moomers, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Cherry Bowl Drive Inn and Lake Michigan just to name a few. Very happy every time we stay. Thanks Dan and Jeanine for providing such a great place to get away to!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home for yet another " Up North " vacation. We look forward to having you come again in the future. Jeanine & Dan
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. The owners were great to deal with. The house was spotless, in like new condition and had everything we needed. The lake was quiet and perfect for the kids to swim, fish and boat. Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, Empire and many other day trips close by.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Rolling Birch cottage. It sounds like you made some great memories. We hope you visit again!
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Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home has everything you need for a fun relaxing vacation. It is beautifully furnished and attractively decorated. I loved the clothes washer and dryer, convenient beverage fridge, and free wi-fi. My 11 year old daughter loved the paddle boat. I was glad that there were boat cushions and life jackets available too. My family of five spent a wonderful week here. We ate all our meals outside on the beautiful patio overlooking the lake. The fire pit was perfect for our nightly bonfire and s'mores. We had a lot of luck fishing right off the pier and caught enough fish for a Friday fish fry. This home is in the perfect location. It is a short drive to either Sleeping Bear Dunes or Traverse City. I would highly recommend this home for your next vacation. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit again.
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Chicago, IL, USA

Late Summer Break from Chicago!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I took our three little children (a 4-year-old and 2-year-old twins) to Rolling Birch Cottage for a late summer vacation. The setting was beautiful with woods to the front and a lake to the rear. We loved using the rowing boat and the pedal boat that came with the property. And the highlight was perhaps toasting marshmallows over the fire while we watched the sunset! Also, it was just a short walk into Lake Ann for the general store, cafe, ice cream parlor and playground. The location in terms of day trips was fantastic with short drives to Empire and the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Glen Arbor, Leland ('Fishtown'), Northport and, of course, Traverse City. As for the house itself, we found it to be furnished satisfactorily although there was a problem with the electrical outlets on the main floor and with the air conditioning, but I'm sure those issues have been sorted out now. All in all, we had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jeddo, MI

A little piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Lake Bryan was wonderful! My wife, kids and I absolutely loved being there. We have vacationed around the Lake Ann area for several years now because the area is nice and relaxing. We tried this location because our previous area was sold and I must say we loved it every bit as much. The lake is not busy and is nice for the kids to play in. The water is very clean and its fun to take the pedal boat out and cruise the lake. Jeanine and Dan have the place very nicely decorated and every thing we could need was provided. Clean and well maintained. We absolutely loved the little town, great pizza, ice cream and handy store. We plan to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Lake Ann House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Late Summer
Aug 17 2016 - Aug 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

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.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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