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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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

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 Traverse City

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:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Please smoke outside
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


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Beautiful Luxury Log Home Rental. Call Us First!!!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews
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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: September 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place but non-functional amenities

  • 4 of 5

Place looked perfect, but there were issues with some of the advertised amenities. Coffee pot needed to be de-scaled, fireplace was not functional, and the gas grill did not work. The owner did offer the borrowing of the neighbor’s grill. We would have preferred to keep the windows open but owner controlled thermostat remotely- this was just kind of awkward. We felt like power was being wasted. Would rather have had use of fireplace when wanting to remove the chill.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, great accommodations and helpful owners. We had a great trip!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you up. You guys were great, hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were fabulous.........our family had a perfect Christmas at Margie's Resort!! Weather left a little bit to be desired but we put on the fireplace, made hot cocoa & put on a good movie & enjoyed family time. Very close to Traverse City & enjoyed downtown fun. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Macomb Michigan

Awesome all the way around!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful bday weekend with my family in this awesome vacation rental. Close to TC and vineyards. Wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for letting us stay at Margie’s. We loved it. We would defiantly come back👍🏻😀🍷🏡❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Tami, Look forward to having you up again. Pat
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the amenities - didn't have the greatest weather but still was able to fully enjoy the house!

Great commercial coffee pot! Would go back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

$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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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