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Gorgeous Long Lake Cottage * HOT TUB, Kayak, Paddleboat & Private Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This newly remodeled cottage is tucked away on a beautifully landscaped lot with a gentle slope down to the water. Catch walleye, bass & pike from the private dock. Swim from the hard sandy beach. Relax in the hot tub while watching the sun set.

You’ll love the lakeside porch with private hot tub, BBQ grill and relaxing patio furniture. The lawn is as nice as a golf course and is perfect for croquet, badminton or any other activity. There is a beach side fire pit, too, for those awesome summer nights.

The cottage is 1000 square feet and was completely updated in 2009. Enjoy sunsets or lazy afternoons from the amazing, brand new knotty pine enclosed porch. The living room has WIFI, a flat panel HD TV with DVD player and comfortable sectional with ottoman. The kitchen has a nice stone countertop / bar and is fully equipped with stove, microwave, toaster, blender, refrigerator, etc.

The bathroom has been completely updated with tile floors and stand up shower. There is a laundry room with washer / dryer. Upstairs you will find 2 bedrooms with the master bedroom containing a queen bed and flat panel HD TV and incredible views of the lake. The second bedroom also has amazing views, along with a log bunk bed (VERY comfortable!).

The cottage is only about 4 miles from Interlochen Arts Academy; 2 miles from the legendary Boone’s Steakhouse; and 10 miles to downtown Traverse City.

You will love this cottage!

Keywords: Cottage, Lakefront, beach, Northern Michigan, private beach, hot tub, Traverse City

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Why Mike chose Traverse City

We love Traverse City and Long Lake is the premiere lake in all of northern Michigan. We enjoy sharing everything that the region offers with our old and new friends.

What makes this cottage unique

HOT TUB, Private sandy beach, fire pit, great fishing, beautiful views / lawn private setting

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Hideout is as close to heaven as we can get. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Oct 2012
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boones Long Lake Inn Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crystal Mountin
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Shopping, Boating, Snowboarding, Basketball Court, shuffleboard, Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Miniature Golf, Hot Air Ballooning


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (sleeps 2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (sleeps 2), Bunk Beds (sleeps 2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
NO PETS ALLOWED under any circumstances. Please don't ask.


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Gorgeous Long Lake Cottage * HOT TUB, Kayak, Paddleboat & Private Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 13 reviews

As advertised

  • 5 of 5

We drove up from Nashville, TN with our 3 boys (17/8/7) for the week as a family vacation. First thing they said upon arrival was "we're never leaving". First night they caught a few bass off the dock, like mentioned in the listing. We rented a boat for the week and moored it off the sandy beach. Rather than do the tourist thing in town, we just spent the whole week on the lake tubing, fishing, swimming, hitting the islands, and then campfires & smores at night. Met the neighbors and they're just wonderful people. The cottage was comfortable with plenty of room for the 5 of us. The owner was very helpful and communicated all info to us effectively. Everything worked properly at the cottage and the pictures/descriptions posted here are accurate. Well, no picture can do justice to summer sunsets on the lake here. We absolutely loved our time and hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled that your family had a great time at the cottage. There's nothing better than being on the lake during the summer in Traverse City. (:
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Grand Rapids, MI

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Hideout for a "girls getaway" and it was perfect. This spotless cottage is nicely decorated and has everything: great kitchen, super comfortable beds, hot tub (loved it!), washer / dryer, sandy beach, sunset views, close to everything in Traverse City. We grilled out every night and drank wine on the patio. We blew a fuse when 3 of use were blow drying our hair at the same time and the owner was friendly and responsive and fixed the problem right away. My sister already booked this cottage for her family vacation next summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying at this cottage. We love everything about it. It's clean, updated, has great amenities and the most break-taking views on Long Lake. It's located close to downtown TC, too, as well as about a half an hour from Sleeping Bear Dunes.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our week up north and rented this cabin. We absolutely loved it. It was one of the best cottages we have rented. It was very clean and well kept. It was my mom's 70th birthday so my sister and I took her up north for a week for a nice relaxing memorable birthday. My 16 month old niece was also with us. My sister and I shared the bunk bed room (we are 40 and 42 years old) and it brought us back to our childhood days and made us feel like kids again. We never did get a chance to use the hot tub (bummer) but we used the paddle boat and kayak each day. Long lake is awesome and much bigger than we expected! We hope to definitely stay here again. This place is set back farther from the other cottages making it nice and private. Thanks Mike for letting us stay in your wonderful cabin! If I could make one suggestion it would be that the kitchen needs a new frying pan as the one that is there doesn't do very well for frying eggs and bacon so we went to the store and got our own. Nothing major. If that is the worst thing I can say about your place than you definitely have a great place, because trust me, we can be a tough crowd to please! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation. BTW ... we just picked up some new pots & pans and few other misc. items for the kitchen. (:
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Birmingham, MI

Perfect UpNorth Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our time here! We had so much playing in the lake and exploring beautiful Traverse City. The cottage is a great layout that allows for relaxing and spending time together, without feeling like you are really "roughing it"- its the best of both worlds. Relaxing, comfortably! Our favorite! I look forward to visiting again, it was a awesome!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, mi

Great getaway!

  • 3 of 5

This cottage was adorable, relaxing, private and almost perfect! It has everything you could ask for in a getaway, except the beds were extremly uncomfortable. I bed in the master end was great, but the other options for sleeping left a few of us sleepless. I am sure if we were kids they could have been fine. But just not great for adults. Also the hot tub wasn't working which is what all 4 of us were thinking forward to the most.

But when all is said and done this is a nice place to go!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your family vacation. Thanks for the feedback on the mattresses. While we have never had a complaint about them before, it's important to us that our guests are comfortable and sleep well. So we just replaced them with plush, brand new top-of-the-line mattresses. My apologies about the hot tub not working. The parts had been ordered weeks before your stay and were simply on back order.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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