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Waterfront Cottage w/ Sandy Beach - 20 minutes from Traverse City- WIFI included

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Great for families for swimming, sportsmen looking to fish, canoeing, cross-country skiing and also great for the off-road enthusiast looking to go snowmobiling and 4-wheeling. Nice 2 bedroom cottage situated on 90 feet of sandy beach frontage on Log Lake which is a 26 acre (no wake)swimming and fishing lake two miles from downtown Kalkaska.

The lake is located in the midst of state land, so you can hike, ORV, bike, snowmobile, or cross country ski through hardwoods and pines. Blue Bear & Leetsville Snowmobile/ORV Trail is accessible from the driveway of the cottage. No trailering required.

Check out our PHOTOBUCKET website link below to see over 100 additional pictures!!!!!!!

The 30' deck w/ gas BBQ faces South so you'll experience the warmth of the sun all day. The lake offers a place to swim, fish, canoe & kayak. A swim platform is out front in the lake for your enjoyment or sunbathing. Two kayaks are available for use for FREE with your stay. Bring your own life vests.

The living room has wonderful views of the lake from the 8' picture window and the 8' door wall which opens out onto the 30' x 16' wood deck. The living room is complete with a CD/DVD player and large 40' HDTV LED TV(Dish Network).

Golf some of Michigan's finest courses. The Chief, Legends, The Natural, Hawk's Eye, Marsh Ridge, Timberwolf, Grandview and Twin Birch(in walking distance) are all minutes away.

The Au Sable and Manistee rivers' are nearby as well for canoeing and kayaking.

Short 2 Block walk to County Park with Swimming, Playground, and Frisbee Golf Course.

The Kaliseum Indoor Pool & Ice Rink is within 2 miles for open skating & swimming in a safe, friendly, and family oriented environment.

Turtle Creek Casino is only 15 minutes away. Live music, singing, and comedy acts are scheduled throughout the year.


Bed Linens provided. Bath & beach towels not provided. Please bring your own beach & bath towels.

Large driveway w/ parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.

10 Deck Chairs & patio furniture.


1 Queen Bed

1 Twin Bed as Top Bunk Bed

1 Twin Bed as Trundle Bed

1 King Bed

1 Daybed

1 Roll-out Portable Child Bed


Satellite HDTV

DVD/CD player



Full Kitchen (everything you need, cooking utensils provided)

Natural Gas Stove




Toaster Oven


Gas BBQ Grill & Charcoal BBQ Grill(bring propane or available for purchase at additional cost)

Patio Table & Chairs seats 6 adults

30' x 16' Wood Deck w/ furniture

Fire Pit in yard(firewood available for purchase separately)

Full Size Hammock with lakeside view.


The cottage situated on 90 feet of sandy beach frontage on Log Lake which is a 26 acre (no wake) swimming & fishing lake two miles from downtown Kalkaska.


The Cottage lake lot is 275 feet deep and 90 feet wide. Cottage is 1350 sq ft, w/ full kitchen and great room that has a gorgeous 8' picture window and 8' doorwall window view of the lake. A bonfire pit with 8 Adirondack chairs is on the lakeside for roasting hotdogs & marshmellows. Large lot to play games, relax and enjoy the lake.


Kid Friendly.

Smoking Not Allowed Inside Cottage, Please dispose of all butts. Do not litter.






Boating/Water Sports/ Swimming

Biking/ Hiking

Cross Country or Downhill Skiing




Kalkaska Farmers Market


Summer (May —Sept.) ............. $115/night (7 night minimum) .. $800/week

Holidays (4 July, Christmas/New Years).......... $800/week

Spring and Fall (Apr and Oct-Nov) .. $ 115/night (3 night minimum) .. $675/week

Winter (Dec —March) ..... $120/night (3 night minimum) .. $800/week

Summer Season Rents Sat-Sat - Check-in: 4PM-Check-out: 10AM

$250 Deposit required at time of booking, balance is due 60 days prior to stay.

$75 Cleaning Fee

$250 security deposit refunded w/in 2 weeks if OK.

ADD 6% Michigan sales tax to all rates

Payment Types Accepted:

Personal check

Reservations confirmed when payment clears.

Check out our Photobucket website link to see over 100 additional pictures!!!!!!!

Maximum occupancy is 7.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, House, Lakefront

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About The Owner

We love the sun, water, and snow of Kalkaska and Log Lake.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

We chose to buy this cottage in Kalkaska for our family weekend vacations Up North. We love to snowmobile and ski in the Winter. We love to kayak and swim in the lake in the Summer. It is the perfect location for us because we like the proximity to Traverse City for shopping and Downtown events like the Cherry Festival, but we also like the secluded small lake environment to relax. No jet skis or water skiers to worry about when the kids are out in the lake swimming. We love the area and hope to retire here in the future.


Kalkaska Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Fold out portable child bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer


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Waterfront Cottage w/ Sandy Beach - 20 minutes from Traverse City- WIFI included
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Great cottage on peaceful Log Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at log lake. The cottage was clean and we'll equipped. The location was perfect, it is about a 25min drive to Traverse City. We visited Traverse City, Alden, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Leland.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was perfect for what we were looking for!!!

  • 5 of 5

Paul was very helpful and the property had everything we needed. It was a great place to getaway but still be close enough to stores, restaurants and things to do. Very much recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Get away

  • 4 of 5

My family just stayed there recently. My grandchildren loved the lake and the kayak, I even tried the kayak too and I am a non swimmer.

The rental was close to restaurants, grocery, and gas stations.

I would recommend this rental to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed here for a week in July, 2015 and had a wonderful time. The house was so cute, very clean, very well stocked with anything you would need in the kitchen, tons of blankets, lots of sleeping options. We spent many hours in the lake. My daughters (ages 3 and 4) had such a ball in the lake. Since they don't have much experience swimming it was nice that it's so shallow near the shore and they felt very comfortable in it. It's a very quiet lake with just a little noise coming from the campground but nothing at all bothersome. We took day trips to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Petoskey. They were all very easy drives, about 45 min to an hr away. We also checked out the Butterfly House and Bug Zoo just down M-72 in Williamsbug. Very cool place! We really enjoyed our stay in Kalaska. We typically vacation on the east side of the state so this being our first time to the west side, their were no disappointments! What a gorgeous area. We would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our family vacation, the lake was clean and beautiful, and it was nice to have the sandy beach for the kids. We were able to have a great variety of staying around the house and venturing out to Traverse City, and there were many modern conveniences nearby in town. Only downside was not having on site laundry, however the laundromat was right down the road and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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week upnorth

  • 4 of 5

home was as described. very clean, plenty of kitchen items and bedding. outside was great with the decks and gazebo! kids had fun using the kayaks and row boat. fishing right off the dock was great with plenty of fish!! weather could have been warmer but it was pleasant enough to enjoy the whole place.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Twin Birch Golf Club
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Kalkaska Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

Personal or Cashier's check or money order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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