|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Manor Wood is a completely remodeled, modern, centennial farmhouse set on 2 acres with 250 ft of frontage on a 35 acre private, quiet, scenic, nature lake. It is a perfect place for nature lovers that desire serenity yet 10 minutes from Traverse City and all the activities in the area. We provide a row boat and 2 kayaks for your use on the lake.
Manor Wood is 20 minutes away from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park.
High speed internet, rooms are air conditioned, finished basement with TV viewing room.
All bedrooms and both full size bathrooms are on second floor, the half bath is on the main floor.
Bedroom #1 has king size bed and master bath with a panoramic view of the lake from the bedroom.
Bedroom #2 has a queen size bed, overlooking the apple orchard.
Bedroom #3 has two full size beds with view of the lake.
Kitchen is fully equipped. Laundry has a washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.
Dining room has seating for 8. Living room has gas fireplace with flat screen TV. Both rooms have great views of the lake.
Covered front porch with rocking chairs has full view of the lake. Back deck with outdoor table, chairs and charcoal barbecue faces Manor Wood’s orchard. The mature apple orchard is a favorite with the deer and turkeys that live in the 300 acre forest that borders the property.
Over-sized 2 car attached garage for you use.
PLEASE NOTE: Click the "Send a Message" icon found on the right side of screen to book/ask questions directly with me, the owner of almost 30 years. I am the one who can answer any questions correctly and accurately that you may have about our resort.
We have been hosting visitors to the Traverse City area since 1989 and strive to provide a peaceful and enjoyable experience for our guests.
We personally handle the reservation process as we feel that your vacation experience begins with the planning and selection phase. We want to establish a connection at the beginning of this process so you know that you have a helpful local host that can assist you during your entire vacation experience.
My husband, Tom and I have been married since 1979. We moved to Traverse City in 1980 from the city of Detroit. We have raised our 5 children in this beautiful area. We take great pride in providing a clean/comfortable home for our guests. Since we live only 2 miles from the home we are available to our guests.
Marian purchased this cottage in 2007
We fell in love with the home and setting while driving in the area one fall day. It is a centennial farm with an ancient apple orchard in the back yard and private forest behind that. The home is on 2 acres and looks over a quiet private lake. We bought the home with the idea to remodel it and use it as our own retirement home. We did a total renovation of the home. The setting is one of peace, and only 10 min from Traverse City, 20 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes.
The home is on a quiet dead-end street just outside of Traverse City. The lake is on one side of the road, a forest is behind the apple orchard in our backyard. The homes in the area are on 2 acres of land, most of the families are descendants of the original Hall family. At the end of Manor Wood's dead-end road is the access to the 229 acre forest that the Hall descendants donated to the Land Conservancy. It is called the South Long Lake Forest Natural Area.The property originally consisted of upland forest and wooded swamp wetlands until the mid-1800s when settlers began clearing the land. It was logged, then used for farming including crops and orchards as well as used for grazing. (The apple trees and the one remaining pear tree in the yard are from that era.) Now, the property is primarily forested land which includes both upland and wetland habitats. The property has several existing trails and two-tracks to enjoy.
Another piece of history-not related to the South Long Lake Forest Natural Area: The paved private driveway that borders Manor Wood’s northern property border was a trail that leads to the former summer encampment of Native Americans who fished in Dyer Lake in the 1800s. The property now is part of a large private estate. The road is private, and the owners enjoy their privacy so please no exploring down it. We just wanted to share the history with you.
My extended family and I stayed at Marian's old centennial farm house. There were four adults and two children and we comfortably fit in this great home. Marian was very attentive to all communication and we had a great time taking the boat and kayaks out on the lake and exploring the beautiful Traverse City area. Highly recommended!
We liked that this house was close to Traverse City and to grocery/supply stores (Sam's Club, Meijer), but far away enough to feel secluded. There is some private lake front right across the street with a couple of small piers for fishing, and for launching the available row boat/kayaks.
The house itself is very well maintained and nicely decorated - with plenty of room for the 4 adults and 4 kids who stayed there (including another small family would've been fine as well). With all the space upstairs, we barely needed to utilize the basement, which is actually nicely done with an available projector and sound system setup for watching movies.
The owner, Marian, was absolutely wonderful in maintaining contact with us and showed great flexibility when sorting out the reservation details. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and will definitely keep this place in mind again for our next trip up to Traverse City.
Our family had a great time! The cottage was as it was described. The kids loved the kayaks and the basement area; the adults loved the wildlife (deer, turkeys, cedarwax wings) and the serenity. It was nice to know up front that we would not be on a swimming lake, and it was not a problem at all to find one when we wanted one. The cottage is in a great location for getting to a variety of places: Great Bear Sand Dunes, Moomers, grocery stores, the Silver Lake Recreation Area, fruit farms. It was just what we were looking for.
Two of my friends and I had a marvelous time in this beautifully renovated farmhouse called Manor Wood. The setting, the quiet lake, the most comfortable beds; we all agreed it was just what we needed as our place to stay while attending a conference. Each room is well appointed and comfortable. Nearby to Traverse City and even closer to Moomers, (voted the #1 ice-cream in the USA). Easy drives to wineries, lighthouses, and lakes. Quiet neighbors, dark enough outdoors at night that you can see the stars - we easily could have stayed longer. We arrived just as the leaves were turning color and left as more trees had red, orange and greens - simply beautiful. Some days we saw wild turkeys and shy deer. The fire pit was used one evening; talk about relaxing! Would we stay there again? We agreed we definitely would!
This was a wonderful rental for so-o many reasons. First, the owners, Marion and Tom, were truly great to deal with. Then the house itself was ideal for us. It was very clean and well equipped just as depicted. We had 4 adults and 2 small children so the house provided us with plenty of room. The master bedroom was quite large and had its own en suite. The two other bedrooms were good size with plenty of closet space. The downstairs had a dining room right off the kitchen, a great pantry, a half bath, and a nice, comfy living room. The guys really loved the finished basement room where they could watch sports while the kids tuned into Nick Jr. in the living room. We also really loved the porch with the rockers. Sitting there every morning having coffee and looking at the lake was so peaceful and lovely. There was even a nice deck in back for outside dining along with a grill and a hammock. In the morning, deer came by to nibble the berries in the back yard--which was really spacious. The location was also great as it took us no time at all to get to Traverse City for dining and shopping. We were also so impressed with the new Y. What a facility for the family and so close by. Having rented several places through Homeaway in different locations, this was surely one of the best. We all would highly recommend it for anyone visiting Traverse City.
Several of my family members and I stayed at this home on the weekend of my sister's wedding. This well maintained home is very spacious and absolutely fabulous. It's off the 'beaten path' but close enough to any shopping or other attractions of interest. The yard is huge, (deer in the backyard in the early morning), enough room for the little ones to get out and burn off some energy prior to their 'pre-wedding' nap. Parking not an issue...room for several cars to park. Very quiet and peaceful setting. We all loved the front porch ... I think we sat out there clear into the early morning hours after the rehersal dinner; and then got up and sat out there drinking coffee for another few hours. We couldn't have been blessed with a better weekend relative to the accomodations, weather and the friendly service provided by the owners.
It is a short drive to all the area's best beaches, trails, wineries, villages, golf courses, restaurants, bars & attractions. It is only ten miles from downtown Traverse City; 1 mile from the legendary Boone's Long Lake Inn Steakhouse, 4 miles from Moomer's Ice Cream (voted Best ice cream in America by NBC's Today Show). Only 5 minutes from the heart of Traverse City, and the breath-taking Grand Traverse Bays. 2 mile from the Crown golf course and only 4 miles from shopping at the Grand Traverse Mall
Golf: Manorwood is located just 1.9 miles from The Crown Golf course. This is an 18 hole championship golf course located on 286 acres of rolling hills with great views. Email us so we can help you with the web site for the golf courses in the area.
Payment is in 2 installments. The first is 50% of the rental rate. It is due within 7 days of the taken reservation. The second is due 45 days prior to arrival (50% plus a 6% MI Use tax). Also due at this time is an additional check for the refundable Damage and Excessive Cleaning deposit check. The property must be left as found as well as no terms on the rental agreement were violated.
We prefer personal checks. We occasionally will take a credit card if the time frame is too close to the arrival date. We pass on the transaction fee to you.