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Beautiful Luxury Log Home Rental. Call Us First!!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Top Shelf 3 BR 2 1/2 BA Cypress Log Home.

This property is right on the lakefront, with a spectacular panoramic view of 23-mile-long Lake Leelanau. The house is approximately 50 feet from the water's edge, with clean shallow swimming and a mostly sand bottom.

Very Low Bugs.

Home has a fully furnished kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator. Wheelchair ramps available, lower bed and bath are handicap accessible. Dining area and living area with fireplace, internet TV, and BlueRay player, vaulted ceilings. There is a laundry room and spacious wrap-around deck overlooking the lake.

Lawn goes right to the waters edge.

This luxury log home is available for year-round rental. Enjoy summer water sports, MasterCraft Ski-boat, Pontoon boat are available for rent on site. Paved walking/biking trail just 1 mile away.

Sleeping arrangements are as follows: Sleeps 12

Note: For more than 12 occupants, additional charges may apply.

Top Level: two bedrooms including four queens

Main Level: one bedroom with one King.

Sleeper Sofa in Great room - Full

One set of bed sheets, per each bed, is included for each rental period.

Comforters, blankets, pillows and bath size towels are also provided.

Amenities: Free Long Distance & Hi-Speed Internet. Fireplace, Heat/Air Conditioning, Internet TV/ BlueRay, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils and Dinnerware provided, Washer, Dryer, Gas-Grill (BBQ)

Activities: Enjoy summer water sports, Pontoon boat are available for rent on site. Paved walking/biking trail just 1 mile away.

Area: Log home is approximately 8 miles from Traverse City. Also approximately 25 miles from down hill ski resorts, and there is a bike / roller-blade trail, just 1 mile down the road.

Before July and after August the rate is $1600 per week.

July and August the cost is $4000 per week.

More Details

Patrick Richards
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Patrick Richards

This business, 'Margies Resort', has been our family owned business since 1941. The Log House was built in 2002.

Patrick Richards purchased this house in 2002

Why Patrick Richards chose Northern Michigan

One of the premier locations on Lake Leelanau. Close to Traverse City, about a 15 minute drive.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful sunsets, and very few bugs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment from our renters who stayed over the Labor Day holiday weekend:

"Just wanted to let you know we had a great time this weekend--

your place was perfect for us.

Sep 2003
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Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Up Stairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bdrm - 1 king
    Upstairs Front Bdrm - 2 queen
    Great Rm pull out - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Upstairs Back Bdrm - 2 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Luxury Log Home Rental. Call Us First!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Flushing, MI

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. The weather was not. Though, I can think of no better place to be trapped indoors on a cold, rainy day. The Richards have truly thought of everything. The thoughtfully appointed, comfortable bedrooms were a great place to crash after a day of exploring the area's offerings (which are too many to describe here). There was even a built-in stereo system that got along well with my iPod! If you're lucky enough to find Margie's Resort vacant, don't hesitate! It's even better than their Website describes.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2004
  • Stayed: Sep 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for a girls weekend getaway and we are so happy we did. Super clean, comfortable, and roomy. We had 7 adults and there was still room for 3 more.

Kitchen is spacious and we'll equipped. Views are gorgeous!! I would book this place again and again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, love to have you up again.
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Even more beautiful in person!

  • 5 of 5

My 5 friends and I stayed in Margie's Resort log cabin for a girls getaway and everything was very clean and new looking! It was a great location for everything we wanted to do; sand dunes, shop, and wineries! It was also so nice to come back to such a comfortable, beautiful cabin in a nice quite location.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

This property had everything that you could want in a vacation rental. It was in a perfect location to visit Traverse City, the Leelanau Pennisula, and Sleeping Bear National Park. It was also nice enough to just want to stay there.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wash Twp, MI

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was wonderful. Unfortunately weather in mid June was not very nice at all with high winds and highs in the 60's so we got little to no use out of the water. Inside was very roomy and up to date. Beds were comfy, TV in bedrooms for the kids, and wifi. Minor complaint suggestion would be to move the grill to the front porch instead of in the back.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Book this place, you won't be disappointed!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is well stocked, clean and downright gorgeous! The location is perfect, you'll enjoy the relaxing, scenic drive to the house. There is lots to do. You can rent jet skis and pontoon boats without ever leaving the driveway.

Morning coffee overlooking the lake and Smores by a bonfire are a must. The views are so spectacular that you won't want to leave the deck. I agree that pictures do not do this place justice. You must see it in person.

But most of all, the owner and his family could not have been nicer. They are genuine and hospitable, which is hard to find when renting a vacation home. Let's face it, it's usually a shot in the dark when you rent a place on the internet. By the end of the triip they felt like friends.

If you are planning a vacation to Traverse City this is the place to stay. You won't be disappointed! Book Now!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Traverse City, MI 49684
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
115 Miles
Ludington, mi
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Apache trout grill
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Chrystal Mtn.
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Good Harbor
Car: necessary

We are in the heart of Leelanau County. You can go North and/or West for a quaint village atmosphere, or South and/or East for Shopping and more urban activities.


Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

$1600- 4000 + /Week
Cleaning Fee $50 for less than one week.
A 6% Tax is added to every reservation.
$1000.00 Deposit is non-refundable if canceled within 90 days of reservation.
Balance DUE two weeks prior to check in. We accept Personal Checks, Cashiers Check or Money Order
All Weeks are Saturday PM (check-in 3PM) to Saturday AM (check-out 11AM).
Reservations are confirmed via US mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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