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Ken Collins

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Kim's Cottage on the Lake

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Interlochen House Rental Photos and Description

Large home sleeps 13 people - 4 Bedrooms, 3 baths and 3 living areas WiFi/Cable

Large newly renovated home on Green Lake - a 2000 acre all sports lake located 15 minutes from downtown Traverse City. Entry to our home is through the large 3 season room - the largest room in the house which will easily seat 15 people. The upper level of the house also contains the kitchen, dining area, 2nd living area, master bedroom with bath, 2nd bedroom with bath, and laundry room. The downstairs includes 2 bedrooms, 1 large new bathroom, 3rd living area with a new queen sleeper sofa, and a gameroom with a foosball table, House has a new large deck that extends almost the full length of the house and overlooks the lake - has tables and chairs for outside dining. The large private backyard is ideal for entertaining and relaxing. Beach is deep sand, 75 feet long with Adirondack chairs for the adults and the kids. Gas and Charcoal Grills, Zip Line for the kids and a hammock for Dad in the shade of the trees. Private 120 foot dock. Floating swim raft with ladder. Fire Pit with bench seating. Canoe provided for exploring the lake and our 21 foot - 12 person pontoon boat can be rented for a discounted rate of $600 for the full week.

Reviews by prior rentals: By Deborah (Mukwonago, WI)

We really enjoyed our stay and the house was more then what we expected. The lake is wonderfully clean and we really enjoyed taking the pontoon boat out daily. We only had one small problem and the owner acknowledged it and handled it without question. I would certainly rent this home again!

By Jill (Denver Colorado)

This home was beautiful. Everything looks/is brand new and has every amentity you could ask for. My kids loved the zipline, tire swing and huge beach area. We loved the fire pit, boat and privacy. The large family room easily fit my family of 10- with room for everyone. The kitchen has every appliance you would need, and the front loader washer/dryer was great! We would definitely rent this home again. Beautiful!

Reviews by prior rentals: By Vickie (Reese, Michigan)

This is a great place to stay for a family that is large and needs their space. I was amazed at how much room we all had and how great the sun room was for everyone as we could shut the door to the rest of the house and watch TV or just play games. The pontoon is a must if you go and great on gas! My family enjoyed boating around the lake and fishing for blue gills. The house has everything and anything you need! Just bring yourself and your clothes! This area is very quiet and on a dead end street that allows beautiful and peaceful walks at anytime....the neighbors are very friendly too! My family and I will have a hard time topping this home. Parrish Family .

Reviews by prior rentals: By Doug (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Were to begin? This was our first trip to Michigan and it was better than we could have ever expected. The Collin's home on Green Lake was just perfect. The rental came with everything you could possibly need and room to spare. Don't forget to rent the pontoon boat - you'll be sorry if you don't. The area and lake was peaceful and laid back - no need to rush if your don't want. There is so much to see and do in and around Traverse City - we highly recommend the area for a vacation and the Collin's home is the prefect home base for the trip of a life time.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Ken Collins (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Ken Collins

I was born in Michigan and married a beautiful woman who grew up in the Traverse City area. We currently live in Texas but enjoy every minute of our time in northern Michigan.

Ken Collins purchased this house in 2008

Why Ken Collins chose Northern Michigan

We purchased the property to be closer to our family and enjoy the wonderful lake life in northern Michigan. Hope some day to be able to retire and live on the lake full time.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Kim's Cottage on the Lake
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Spacious cabin on beautiful cove

  • 4 of 5

This home accommodated our multiple generation group beautifully with several areas in which to relax and dine. We loved the elevated view of the lake from the main floor living spaces and deck. The children adored the beach area with the many toys that were thoughtfully provided. The owner communication was excellent. We highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our large family to spend a week together! The home is spacious, very clean and well-maintained, and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The bonus is Green Lake is large, very quiet, and just a few steps away from the home with a nice shallow swimming area. I would highly recommend this as a vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Wonderful for our family stay!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the "Red House" as we called it, for a week-long stay during Interlochen Arts Academy's graduation festival. We had three generations stay in the house and there was a place for all of us to spread out and enjoy our time. We loved being able to cook meals and kick back. The home is very clean and very comfortable. There are many seating options and quiet spaces to relax, but also places to play games and watch movies. The view of Green Lake from the entire back of the home is astonishingly beautiful. You almost feel like there is no one around you. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. We saw lots of ducks and geese, heard many bird calls and enjoyed watching fish jumping in the lake. Thanks for a great stay! We will definitely return for a future visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! Very satisfactory

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and had everything you would need for a comfortable week away from home with 10 persons. We enjoyed the pontoon we rented from the owners that could. We walked every day and were amazed at the beautiful homes and shaded forest on our street. We also enjoyed nearby restaurants and the supermarket had good choices of food at reasonable prices. We have booked our week for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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PERFECT multi-family vacay!

  • 5 of 5

This property is THE BOMB! We just stayed here with two families - 4 adults and 5 teenagers. The property could easily accommodate a larger group. The description and pictures were accurate. This home is clean, well maintained and has just everything you need to have a great vacation. Two levels of finished space so everyone can chill when they need to. The three season room worked well for game night. Three tvs and three fridges made sure everyone got to enjoy down time with favorite shows or beverages. All necessary items were available for kitchen and bath. We rented the pontoon and would recommend this option as you never know how chilly MI days might be. The boat allowed for fun on the water even if swimming wasn't going to happen. We loved the outside areas of this home! The little sandy beach was perfect and the deck was great for sunrise and coffee. The Green Lake area is just beautiful, close to Interlochen for necessities and close enough to Traverse City for more shopping options or entertainment. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is only 30 minutes away. Since everything was just about perfect with the property, we only contacted the owner about filling up the boat. Ken was helpful on the front end with reservations and we appreciated being able to make two payments. We would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

An excellent week in Northern Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We found the property perfectly suited to the needs of our extended family -- including three young children. Good weather contributed to our enjoyment of the lovely location, the well-furnished and well-kept house, the sandy beach, and the pontoon boat.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capital - Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Interlochen Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: recommended

Located on Green Lake pennisula that splits Green Lake (Interlochen State Park Lake). Property is directly across the lake from the world renown Interlochen Music and Arts Academy and the Interlochen State Park. Property is located on a single dead end street that is heavily wooded.


Rates & Availability

Interlochen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day thru Fall Color
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Refundable $500 Security/Damage Deposit due 30 days prior to check in.
Deposit will be returned within 7 days of checkout if no damage is incurred other than normal wear and tear.

Twelve (12) person pontoon boat rental available for $600 for the week.

$100 deposit to make the reservation. Balance can be paid in 2 equal payments - the first is due no later than March 1, 2016 and the balance is due 30 days before arrival. All payments made are fully refundable up to 21 days before arrival if you need to cancel. Payment accepted by personal check or cashiers check

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Interlochen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
    3 Season Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Street level has 2 bedrooms - Queen bedroom with on suite bathroom with tub/shower and a 2nd bedroom has a set of bunkbeds with a bathroom across the hall. Downstairs finished walkout basement has a bedroom with a Queen bed and a 2nd bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds. A large bathroom with shower is shared.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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