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Betty McCaghy

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Lakefront Cottage Near Traverse City, Interlochen, Sleeping Bear

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6 to 8 in quiet setting

Discover a bit of nostalgia in our quaint, knotty pine cottage on peaceful Lake Ann, a 527 acre lake that is great for fishing and boating. The sandy lake frontage provides great swimming for young children or they can play in our sandbox. Enjoy beautiful sunsets during family singalongs and marshmallow roasts at the lakeside fire pit. A dock and anchorage are available for your boat, and our rowboat. Enjoy a tour of the lake on our paddleboat. Walk to the Village for dinner or an ice cream cone, hike at the Ransom Lake Nature Preserve, or bike at Lake Ann Pathway.

Lakeside Pines offers a warm, rustic, relaxing atmosphere with two bedrooms that sleeps six to eight people. (One queen, one double, one twin bed, one double futon, and a queen hide-abed.) The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans, and condiments for your convenience. Washer and dryer included. Special care has been taken to furnish our cottage with the extras to make it a comfortable home away from home for you and your family

The location provides access to cultural activities at Interlochen and the beauty of nature with easy access to a nature preserve across the road and a state forest campground on the other side of the lake. Hiking, biking, golfing, tennis and water activities are available within five miles of the cottage.

Cable television and internet access provided for your enjoyment and convenience.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Betty McCaghy (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Betty McCaghy

My husband and I bought this cottage when our three boys were young. We spent many weekends and summers vacationing here and have wonderful memories of times spent together at this wonderful location.

Betty McCaghy purchased this cottage in 1982

Guestbook comments from the owner

We did not want to leave this beautiful place after spending a glorious week here for our vacation. The weather was great, the accommodations comfortable and cozy, and the surrounding area -- beautiful. Highlights of our trip . . . and swimming, boating, playing games and making s'mores at Lakeside Pines. Thank you for allowing us to share and enjoy this pretty spot "Up North".
Jul 2009
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Lakefront Cottage Near Traverse City, Interlochen, Sleeping Bear
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Nice Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cottage! We have 3 children, ages 10, 8 and 2. All of them enjoyed the vacation. The lake is shallow for a ways out, so our 2 year old could play in the water safely. Our 10 year old and 8 year old are great swimmers and still had a great time in water. We paddle boated, used the row boated, fished but didn't catch anything. The star gazing at night was fantastic-we saw many shooting stars-something my city kids have never seen. The cottage was very comfortable, everything you could need was there. My 2 year old was super excited to find a cabinet full of toys. I was concerned that there was no air conditioning, however, it was very cool at night-I was grateful for the extra blankets. An older review stated that not many windows opened, but some changes must have been made, because windows in every room opened. We enjoyed Tranverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. A drive in movie theatre is about 15 minutes away. A great horse back riding place is also a 10 minute drive. Overall, it was a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing at Lake Ann for most of the past 40 summers. We love this lakenot only because it is clean and quiet and loaded with hungry fish, but also because of it's wonderful location...close to the entertainment in Traverse City and Interlochen and it's close proximity to all of the beautiful towns along Lke Michigan. This was our first time at Lakeside Pines, but it most certainly will not be our last. This cottage is the perfect combination of roomy yet cozy. Betty has seen to it that all the amenities are provided. I had brought up a whole tub of "stuff" that I never had to take out of the tub. It even has a nicely stocked medicine cabinet. We loved every minute of our stay and my daughter and I both got very weepy when we had to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a nice quiet get away with all necessary amenities including a supply of condiments, you can end your search here. This little place has everything you need.

We were delighted with the entire experience (well, the weather could have been a little warmer).

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southfield, MI


  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed at this cottage many times now and we always have a wonderful experience. The Lake is super clean and shallow for many yards in, making it safe for young kids while providing lots of fun for the adults. The cabin is very cozy and deceivingly spacious fitting quite a few, which makes it feel like family retreat. We play games, have 'fire-nights' with smore-making, lots of good fishing, swimming and sight seeing. It is very close to Traverse City so we usually end up going out for a family dinner or two in town. What can I say? We LOVE it there!!! The owners are incredibly kind and accommodating to the renter's needs.

If you are thinking of a very relaxing/fun/clean vacation spot with or without kids...this is your place.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Haven, MI

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage! The location was wonderful and the cottage had everything we needed to feel at home for the week. The water was beautiful and clear, nice breeze, and beautiful sunsets. The neighbors we're so kind and friendly, we felt right at home! A welcome note and phone call from the owner to confirm everything we needed was there, such a special touch. The cottage is a short walk to the village and we made the daily treck. The lake is not busy, so you don't have the hassle of crazy boats into the wee hours, and not lots of boat traffic to fight if you bring your own! Great lake for fishing, and just playing around in. We certainly wouldn't hesitate to rent again if our travels brought us back to Lake Ann.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent for Families

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our age 4 and under children. The water was crystal clear, warm and shallow. So many toys and games for the kids to play. We all enjoyed fishing, bonfires, sunsets, Traverse City shopping, and sunny days. Wonderful family memories were made and our expectations were greatly exceeded. Thank you, Betty!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Almira Road (Hwy 610) and Lake Ann Road (Hwy 665)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Lake Ann is located in the heart of northwest Michigan. Five miles away is the Interlochen Arts Academy, home of the Interlochen Arts Festival that provides over 600 artistic performances throughout the summer.

Fifteen miles east lies the resort town of Traverse City, home of the annual Cherry Festival, the Traverse City Film Festival, unique shopping, and numerous fairs and events throughout the year.

Travel approximately 17 miles northwest to experience the scenic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, encompassing numerous lakes and rivers as well as the massive coastal sand dunes and bluffs. While here, be sure to visit the 140 year old historic fishing town of Leland.

Other nearby activities include golfing at Mistwood, a championship golf course, frolicking in the outdoor waterpark at Crystal Mountain or indoor at the Great Wolf Lodge. Sightseeing, canoeing, wineries, antiquing, gambling, shopping and numerous other activities are available.


Rates & Availability

Lake Ann Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2016 - Jun 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

$950 - $1425
Cottage accommodates maximum of 8 persons , including 5 adults . $50 surcharge each for persons 7 and 8. Rent is subject to 6% State Sales Tax and $200 refundable damage/cleaning deposit. 60-day cancellation policy. 50% of rental fee due with reservation. Remainder of rental amount due 3 weeks before arrival. Until confirmed, rates subject to change.

One half of rental charge payable to confirm reservation. The remainder is due three weeks before the rental period begins

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Double sized futon sleeps 2 and a queen hideabed sofa sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
new windows installed on lakeside in fall, 2009. Portable fan on site.

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