|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This Beautiful Lake House called 'Always' is located on 100' of frontage on beautiful, 600 acre, Ann Lake in the village of Lake Ann, Michigan, near Sleeping Bear & Traverse City.
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This Non-Smoking home is equipped with new appliances and has been decorated with North Cottage-style furnishings. Including a riverstone fireplace. Linens are included.
The expansive yard (100' x 100') lakeside area features a stunning deck with a HOT TUB. A large hammock and tall mature shade trees for your 'reading' or 'napping' pleasure. Fishing is fabulous. the shoreline in front of the cottage is natural and full of wildlife. We swim off the dock but the shore edge is natural (muck). the Lake is very clean and offers sandbars for swimming and sunset pontoon cruises. The new Lake Ann beach park is sandy and accessible by boat.
On the waterfront: a full dock with 16 square deck, row boat, 2 person kayak/canoe, 3 kayaks, and paddle boat are provided in the rental price. A 50 HSP 24 foot pontoon boat can also be rented for an additional $700 per week. The large grassy lawn is great for playing baseball badminton, tag, frisbee toss or just sunning.
Surrounded by thousands of acres of State Forests and miles of hiking, cross country skiing and snowmobiling trails, the Lake House is the perfect place to base your Northwest Michigan vacation activities.
Just minutes from the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and Interlochen Fine Arts Academy, the Benzie area is host to many forests, inland lakes and rivers, as well as Lake Michigan's gorgous beaches. Championship Golf is five minutes away (Mistwood), Traverse City, a short 20 minutes to the East, offers fabulous dining and shopping opprtunities, plus the regional airport.
Keywords: Lake House on Lake Ann, Waterfront, Nature, Hot Tub, Swing Set, Tree House, Sand-Box, clean water, swimming, Fishing, skiing, view.
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This is our family. We love our Lake Ann Cottage and Esch Beach in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore 20 minutes from our Cottage. We always have a picnic there and grill brats over an open fire, then watch the sun set over Lake Michigan.
Jeff Grey purchased this house in 2004
This Lake Ann Cottage is not a rental Property, rather it is a Family Cottage that we choose to rent out a few weeks a year to help pay the taxes and Insurance!
The Peace of Mind to know that the next few hours you have nothing to do! But enjoy nature and wildlife, take out a kayak, go fishing, golfing and maybe read a good book. . . decisions, decisions!
Spent a week at "Always" with friends and family. Home had everything we needed and was very accommodating for all four of the young children. Greatly enjoyed the pontoon, paddle boat, and kayaks! All of the fishershermen (experienced and novice) were successful in landing a few nice fish. Highly recommend taking the kayaks to Mud Lake and casting a worm into the lily pads. When not enjoying Lake Ann we ventured into Traverse City, Glen Arbor, Frankfort and Sleeping Bear dunes. The location was perfect! Thank you Jeff for making the process easy and inviting.
The name of this cottage is Always and it is perfect in All Ways!! We stayed for a week with 12 people and 3 generations ranging from 3-70. The house is very spacious and welcoming. We appreciated that the owners even provided extra things like bug spray, firewood, basic kitchen supplies etc. However, it was the outside we loved even more.! Bonfires in the fire pit at night, plenty of room for yard games many of which the owner provided, hot tub on the deck where we ate every meal, fishing off the dock where the young ones caught their first fish, kayaking to mud lake, a great swing set facing the lake and having to almost "sign up " to get time in the hammock are just a few of our memories. We rented the pontoon (and also a speed boat from another supplier) so we spent our days tubing the lake and then anchoring the pontoon and swimming while others used the speed boat to ski. Even the 6 year olds "got up" on the skis! The lake is so private and calm that the 3 and 4 year olds were able to swim, with their life jackets of course, around the pontoon and play on the rafts. We went to the dunes one day and some golfed at Mistwood in the early evenings which was very nice. However, we really did not want to leave the lake. We would highly recommend this lake house. Thank you to the Jeff and Maureen for a wonderful week!
We have stayed at this cottage a few times over the last several years. It is wonderful for big families with great living spaces for everyone together or individually. My favorite thing is that it sits on a part of the lake that overlooks state forest. The birds and wildlife are incredible. I love waking up to the sound of the loons. The pontoon is a definite plus, and the lake is gentle and warm for small children. It is one of the warmest lakes that I have ever been in, in Northern MI. There were Kayaks and a fishing boat and a nice dock to sun on. It is also in great proximity to shopping and golf. Beautiful hiking across the street at Ransom Lake and nice for cycling as well. We always choose to use it for our big family reunions when it is available.
We have stayed at this property several times during all four Michigan seasons. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone with a singular family, an extended family, or to many adults looking for a great time. The house is in excellent condition and has always been very clean and provides everything needed to make it an easy, relaxed and enjoyable vacation. Not only does the house have a great layout to enjoy one another, the large yard provides an area for many fun activities. We have also taken pleasure in all the amenities that this place has to offer. Our favorites are waking up in the morning and enjoying the hot tub with the mist hanging over the lake, the wildlife, the kayaking into a small neighboring lake, hiking in the state forests, enjoying a great round of golf at Mistwood and of course enjoying a glass of wine on a nightly pontoon ride on Lake Ann. Our day trips usually end up with us touring the wineries of Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas. We will continue to recommend this property to our friends not only because of it’s proximity to Interlochen, Traverse City and Lake Michigan but also it’s charming characteristics.
We had a great time at this house this summer, the location is perfect & the view of the lake is wonderful! There was lots of room for the 12 of us! The yard was huge with lots of shade - so it was great for lawn games. All the boats & kayaks were great to have access to because it was a really beautiful area to kayak through - lots of little channels to check out. The pontoon boat was a great asset to have too. The area is so quiet & beautiful - very relaxing! The hot tub was really nice too & it has a great deck out back with lots of room for seating.
However, it would have been very helpful to have the washer & dryer available to use. It was very frustrating not having access to one since this is a very common amenity when staying for a week. The house could also stand for some serious organizing & cleaning since there was lots of the owners stuff in the way & not much place for us to unpack our items for the week. About half of the lightbulbs were either burned out or completely missing & there were spiderwebs in every corner of the house. And there was nothing in the house to clean with - such as a mop for the kitchen floor or anything.
We also were under the assumption that the 4th bedroom was an actual bedroom, but it is definitely only a loft with a couple bunk beds that you have to walk through to get to the main bedroom upstairs. We did not like that fact since we specifically wanted 4 bedrooms for our 4 couples.
Overall our stay was nice. Would most likely recommend to someone else.
Canoeing and Kayaking, Water parks, Interlochen Nationaly known Live musical performances, Sleeping Bear dunes National Lakeshore, Mushrooming, ice fishing, 200 book library, sandbox for tottlers
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
24ft pontoon available for rent $750 /week
Spring and Fall 3 day weekend rates $350, Kayaks and all other non-motorized boats are included
$1000 deposit Holds, Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Week stay waives cleaning fee
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.