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Custom Home on peaceful Bryan Lake

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Lake Ann 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
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2016
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Custom Home on peaceful Bryan Lake
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 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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Ann Arbor

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome vacation. The cabin was beautiful. Nothing was rundown or second hand. This is the 3rd year my family have been renting cabins up north. This one was by far the best. The paddle boat and kayaks were fun and our 9 and 4 year olds caught the most fish they ever had. Another great thing is the location. We hit the beaches in Frankfort, Empire, and Long Lake. Shopped in Traverse City and climbed the Sleeping Bear Dunes. All under a 30 minute drive from the cabin. Great value for the price. Hope we can come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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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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.


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Lake Ann 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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