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Colleen

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Great Lakefront Home!

24 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Forest Lakes House Rental Photos and Description

3+ bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 8

Great lakefront home on High Lake with 85 feet of private footage!! The Calendar is up-to-date, so take a look at our available dates and click the 'Book Now' button to ensure your spot. (During the summer this home is only available Saturday-Saturday)

Beautiful 2100 sq foot updated home on High Lake with air conditioning, dishwasher and wi-fi for your comfort. 3 levels of living space, each with a deck to view High Lake. 85 feet of sandy bottom lake frontage with a private dock plus a row boat and two kayaks to enjoy High Lake. Conveniently located approx 9 miles from Traverse City on a fully wooded lot, close to a convenience store, restaurant and park.

Plus we've added a nice deck and a fire pit down by the water to enjoy the sunsets!! This deck is also perfect for small, intimate weddings.

It's a comfortable house with lots of amenities and great lake frontage but, don't take our word for it....please read our reviews for first-hand opinions of the house.

Then come join those who have spotted deer, owls, hawks, blue herons and eagles all from the deck. This fisherman's paradise provides everything to please the entire family. Enjoy nightly sunsets on one of the four decks overlooking the lake. This is a Pure Michigan Vacation at it's finest!

Please check out our other houses: #3592786 also on High Lake and #3772809 on nearby Lake George!!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colleen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I had a great time at this house. From the moment we walked in the front door it felt inviting-it's not your typical "cottage" on the lake, it's a full gorgeous house! Very nicely furnished, time/effort was put into it, which we truly appreciated.



The view was absolutely beautiful! The furniture was very nice and comfortable inclusive of the master bed. They have even provided great outdoor furniture. There is no need to bring your lawn chairs! The owners have truly thought of everything, they had a fully stocked kitchen, inclusive of dinnerware, pots and pans and spices.



My husband and I plan on bringing our kids back this summer, they have kayaks and a fishing boat plus life jackets...we truly have no need to look for another vacation spot in the future.



Beyond the house it is only a few minutes from anything you need, groceries, casino, great food, and of course the breath taking wineries! Traverse City is by a great place to vacation or to just get away for the weekend!
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

Great Lakefront Home!
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews
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Very Enjoyable!

  • 4 of 5

We've enjoyed this great home twice. Last summer we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our family - our daughter, son, their spouses, and three grandchildren. It was such a nice experience, we decided to go again this year! The house is very comfortable, and is equipped with just about anything you need. The decorating touches are great, and the leather couch in the living room is extremely comfortable and accommodates several

people.

The location is super - less than a half hour drive to Traverse City where we enjoyed shopping, restaurants, the beach, etc. There is a park within walking distance of the house with tennis and basketball courts, a ball field, playground, and more. Our family had a great time playing basketball and tennis.

It's handy to have a store practically at the end of the driveway, and Peegeo's Restaurant very close by with takeout service - great pizza!

There is also a grocery store and a very nice golf course within a 10-15 minute drive.

We loved the kayaks and the fire pit, and the three decks that all provide a different view of the lake, which was pretty quiet the week we were there.

The foosball table on the lower level is another fun feature. If you can handle the many stairs involved, you should love this property.

Colleen is very pleasant and responds quickly to any issues you may have. It was a pleasure to meet her. We would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The family had a great time. So peaceful even during Cherry Fest. Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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High Lake Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this house. It is on the lake and the kids immediately started swimming. Weather was nice but it did have a/c if needed. It was easy to find and in a good location for going out on day trips and coming back. There are many stairs going to the house and then down to the lake. We didn't have any issues climbing them but I imagine there are some people that may find that difficult. I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this lake house. It is clean, super comfortable and beautifully designed. My husband and I shared the lower level and our two college age kids were upstairs. We enjoyed the open floor plan of the main living area - it was easy to prepare meals without missing any family time. The lake is lovely, and I was able to swim during the second week of June. Colleen was very responsive to questions and concerns. I would give this rental two thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piece of Paradise

  • 4 of 5

We chose this property after deciding to have all the grown children meet up for a vacation get away and we couldn’t be happier that we picked this lakeside home! It is absolutely beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. It was Just what we needed. There is so much to do in the area. When we weren’t taking part in the local activities and/or sites, we took advantage of the kayak and row boat use. The men fished day and night while the women kayaked, swam and just relaxed!! Whenever pictures were posted on social media we were bombarded with comments of how gorgeous everything was there. We are already talking about coming back next year.

The only negatives my two The Ohio State University graduates had was that it was in Michigan! O-H!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Blown away!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fabulous stay at Colleen's wonderful cottage. The property is absolutely stunning, with plenty to do. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything we would need for cooking! The house was very clean and cute with a lot of character. Colleen was a fabulous host and I'd absolutely recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Peegeo`s
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Elmwood Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Peegeo`s
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Holiday Hills
Nearest Beach
On Property!
Car: necessary

Private, park-like setting on High Lake, close to everything Traverse City has to offer. Executive home on a beautiful private lot. House sits several hundred feet from road to enjoy the peaceful serenity of the 60 feet of private frontage with sandy-bottom on a quaint, all sports, 50-acre High Lake. Enjoy boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, tubing, or wake-boarding without excessive boat traffic. Row boat and two single person kayaks available at no extra cost.

Minutes to casinos, wineries, downtown, Lake Michigan & Sleeping Bear Dunes. You can even take a day trip to historic Mackinac Island! Grace MacDonald park is within walking distance w/tennis courts, baseball, basketball, pickleball, playground, pavillion and outdoor grills.

Plenty to do in this vacation destination including local festivals, concerts, boat rentals, miniature golf, National Cherry Festival, etc. 9 miles to Traverse City and less than 20 miles Interlochen Music Camp. Take a scenic drive to beautiful Lake Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or up the Lelenau or Old Mission Penninsulas to visit the abundant wineries and local shopping. Just minutes away from local golf courses as well as the Grand Traverse Resort which boasts a Jack Nicholas & Gary Player course.

Or stop at one of the local casinos and try your luck! Its all here!

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Rates & Availability

Forest Lakes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
$100 cleaning fee plus 6% MI Tax are added to all quoted rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Forest Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Top Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bottom Floor
  • One bathroom on each of the three levels of the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Overlooks the lake!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , family room w/lakeview
  • Top floor: Master bedroom with a queen bed and a private deck overlooking High Lake-great spot for your morning coffee! Full bathroom and a 2nd bedroom w/bunkbeds on the top floor. Main floor: Fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, open concept--kitchen, dining room, living room all overlooking the lake. Half bath with large deck on the main floor. Bottom floor: Separate space for part of your family or the kids to enjoy. One bedroom with two double beds, family room with a full sized futon and Foosball table, full bathroom, laundry room and access to yet another deck overlooking the lake. Sleep in comfort on all new mattresses and enjoy the central air conditioning!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
House is fully air conditioned with a dishwasher and washer/dryer. (please provide your own laundry soap) High speed wireless internet and 2TV's, plus a DVD player. (HD available in the living room) All indoor linens provided, please bring your own beach towels for outdoor use. We provide one row boat and 2 kayaks for you to enjoy, please use them responsibly and secure them after each use. Enjoy the private swim raft! This house is NON SMOKING ONLY. Sorry, no pets allowed.

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