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Relaxing Cottage on Arbutus Lake - Great Fishing & Swimming!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bdrm, 1 Bath, Lake Front/View Cottage - Minutes from Downtown Traverse City

About 7 miles south of Traverse City south just off Garfield Road and just north of Kingsley. On the south end Arbutus Lake. Other cottages are available so please call or email us - check out our other property #140019 on HomeAway.

This property was remodeled in 2009 and now has many comforts of home. It accommodates 4 to 6 people. The lake property has 400 ft. of private beach with a sandy bottom, two rafts and buoys, four 30-ft docks, children's playground, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, barbecue gas grills and fire pits.

If you are boating and/or fishing, the resort features a large boat house with private secured lockers, a screened-in fish-cleaning house with running water and a boat launch. Pontoon boat rental is available for an additional fee.

This is also a great location if you are planning to take a fall color tour so don't limit yourself just to summer!

Small pets are considered and renters are asked to clean up after them. The resort is not handicap accessible.

The heated vacation cottage has a newer interior, full kitchen with microwave, dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker and toaster. Bed linens and towels are not provided, however bedspreads, pillows and blankets are in the cottage.

The resort and cottage is secluded and quiet, located on wooded Arbutus Lake. Water recreation includes swimming, trophy fishing (small and large mouth bass, blue gill, perch, pike and crappie), boating and water-skiing. Nearby recreation includes golf, tennis, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and shopping.

More Details

Scott & Crystl
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us rent your beautiful cottage, the location

was amazing and more than I expected. We really had a great time, I did go

up and take a peak at your other property and would probably be interested

in renting that one next time just because of the size difference of the

living room, bathroom, but overall we had such a great time and I could

tell you guys put alot of love and caring into your properties, thanks

Jul 2016
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Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 more may sleep on the futon in the living area.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Relaxing Cottage on Arbutus Lake - Great Fishing & Swimming!
average rating of 4.2941175 based on 18 reviews

Cosy and close to Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

It is nice and cosy!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansing, MI

Cute and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for an October wedding weekend and couldn't have been more pleased. The cottage was very clean and appeared just as described. The access to the kayaks and rowboat were a plus, and the neighbors were friendly and accepting. We enjoyed the 3 seasons room off the front of the cottage to watch the beautiful sunrises and the serenity of the lake. Communication with the owners was easy and all questions were answered promptly. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and share your experience. Glad to hear that you enjoyed some peace and relaxation. Hope you come to visit again soon.
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Our family loves this place! It's welcoming, comfortable, and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been staying at this cottage now for the past 5 years continuing the family tradition. As soon as the annual trip is over we are already looking to book for the next year. My wife has been coming to Pineview Resort annually since she was a baby. This cottage is an accommodating, comfortable, relaxing place to stay. We have never had any issues with our reservations and the owners are great! Screened in front porch, wifi, cable, fire pit, grill, and the cottage is always clean upon arrival. Being right across from the beach makes it an ideal spot for the kids and family. Really can't say enough good things about this place! Looking forward to our trip next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to provide such a glowing review! We have greatly appreciated your loyalty over the years and it's a story that we share often. We strive to create an environment that feels like home away from home and hope all of our guests share your sentiments. Having guests return year after year is a privilege and we hope to have more like you.
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Great location for fishermen or families

  • 5 of 5

Great location. The beach area at Pineview Resort is good for families with small children. Property is as advertised and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belleville, Michigan

Great location, clean, and updated

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing experience both with the owners and the property itself, right on the beach which was great for our kids, nice resort with small playground and rowboat. Great location just 10 minutes from downtown Traverse City. The only thing I think I could say at all about this property is possibly a little larger of a couch for the living room, but overall a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back, thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Great location, great property. We loved the beach across the street and how quick it was to get to lake Michigan. The property was clean and cozy. We enjoyed motoring around the chain of 5 lakes, swimming and taking walks in the quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Arbutus Lake covers approximately 500 acres and has a maximum water depth of 45 feet. It is part of a 5-lake chain. Fish include bluegill, perch, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass. Area: 6 1/2 miles south from Traverse City just off Garfield Road. The sign is on the left side of road.


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65

Additional fees:
- $30 for bed linens are available for guests if needed
The $250 deposit goes against the full rental amount and is only refundable up to 30 days prior to the guest's arrival date should you change your plans.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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