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Enjoy Fall Colors and the Sounds of Nature at this Welcoming Up North Retreat!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Traverse City House Rental Photos and Description

Traverse City/Long Lake Area Home 3 Bedroom 2½ Bath, Sleeps up to 6 comfortably has recently changed it's marketing structure and has began charging Vacationers a fee and requiring credit card information to make a reservation. You do not have to enter this information to ask questions or verify Owner pricing. Please call Owner or click "Send a Message" to communicate directly with the Owner.

Homeaway also has difficulty calculating our Fall/Winter rate/discount structure. Please read the "Notes" area in the "Rates" tab or contact Owner to verify Fall Rates of 3 or more nights.

This very well maintained, comfortable home in northern Michigan is located one mile into Long Lake Peninsula and just 10 minutes to downtown Traverse City. This charming home is fully furnished with all typical kitchen appliances, including cookware, dishware and utensils. In addition to three bedrooms (2 queen and 1 full), additional sleeping areas are provided in each living room (1 full size bed and 1 fold out couch). The master bath has a two person jacuzzi tub with a separate designer stone-tiled shower with body sprays. The association beach and boat launch is 3/10ths of a mile north; within walking distance (docking is not available). The association park which has a baseball diamond, pavilion, tetherball, basketball hoop, and playground equipment is just around the corner. This location is incredibly beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable in a friendly Traverse City neighborhood; perfect for a family get together.

Guests will be pleased by this central location to Traverse City entertainment, Interlochen Center for the Arts, casinos, sand dunes, golfing, skiing, and all that the greater Traverse City area has to offer.

Pets are not welcome. Please keep all smoking outside and cigarette butts removed properly. Daily maid service is not available.

Standard household appliances including coffee maker, microwave, toaster, cookware, dishware and dishwasher; linens, association park, association beach and boat ramp, 2 person tub, luxury shower, (3) TVs, WFI, charcoal and propane grills, washer and dryer, a/c and heat.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Audrey Penny
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Audrey Penny

Thank you for your interest in my home. I purchased this home at a young age and lived there for many years. Memories include bringing my babies home, them riding their trikes down the driveway, many walks to the beach over the years, parties at the park, and good times with friends and neighbors. The house has been lovingly renovated and upgraded over the years and we continue to 'go back home' now and then. I hope you feel the warmth and love of this home when you walk through the doorway. Thank you for your interest and I hope you choose my home to create your special vacation memories.

Audrey Penny purchased this house in 1996

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family has stayed in this house twice and we can't wait to go back again! We love everything about it! The house is just far enough away from town to feel like you are getting away but close enough to head to town for shopping, beaches and eating. It is also easy to take many day trips to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Leland, and many other places. The house is beautiful and well maintained. The owner is great to work with and always in contact! Can't wait to stay here again!
Jun 2013
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Enjoy Fall Colors and the Sounds of Nature at this Welcoming Up North Retreat!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 25 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

This house was more then we had expected. It was in a quite wooded neighborhood. I have stayed in other home away from homes & this was one of the best. Thank you Audrey for sharing it with us. We are thinking we need to come back again & stay longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Beautiful, very private. Great getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable cabin home is the perfect private getaway. It's in a small quiet neighborhood and the home is a good size and very clean and well maintained. Audrey was very accommodating to us. This is a great place to stay if you appreciate nature at its finest :) I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental met or exceeded the expectations of our party. Thoughtful, considerate, and well-organized ownership made our stay so smooth, so pleasant. We had 4 adults this time; plenty of room with capacity for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lifetime of memories!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was exactly what my family was looking for. It had plenty of bedrooms and living space. We could be together but yet be able to spread out. It was a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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House is exactly as pictured! Beautiful, clean!

  • 5 of 5

House was just as pictured! Beautiful and clean on the inside. Outside has a fire pit wth chairs and a grill. Awesome location! Board games, video games, lots of fun for the family.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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This home is a hidden treasure!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home! The outside is deceiving - it is a true gem inside! This home has everything to feel comfortable, and even a bit spoiled! From the high ceiling in the living room and cozy gas fireplace to come home to, comfortable furniture, fully equipped kitchen and beautiful wood and décor throughout, we felt right at ease. The lower level was my favorite - the master suite was very large, as well as the 2 person Jacuzzi with gorgeous wood surround. The den / bedroom was quite unique with a rich wood slat ceiling - it was a very large, yet cozy room - beautifully decorated. This home is situated on a wooded lot, with lake access to Long Lake just down the road. For anyone unfamiliar to Long Lake, it is an extremely large, quiet and clean lake with great visibility. It is, by far, my favorite lake in the Traverse City area. The back yard is quiet and secluded. It has a deck which was perfect for sitting outside and relaxing with that morning cup of coffee, along with a nice fire pit setup great for ending the evening fun. Audrey was wonderful to work with - a real sweetheart. I would highly recommend this home to others, as well as we will not hesitate to rent again on our next visit to Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Private Association Beach - Members only
Car: necessary

Ski: This lovely home is between Crystal Mountain resort and Traverse City. A great location to do it all!


Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 7 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

All rates are based on a total number of 6 Guests. There is a $100 Additional Guest Fee for each add'l individual.

Please note that Homeaway's system has trouble calculating our Off-Season rates. There is a 2night minimum of $500 and each add'l night is $100. A full week is then discounted by 1 night for a total of $900. Please feel free to contact me directly to verify pricing. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Upper Family Room Pull Out - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Lower Family Room Pull Out - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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