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Enchanted Lakeside Cottage Nestled in Perennial Gardens

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Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Experience Northern Michigan's beauty and charm at the "Cottage Garden."

The "Cottage Garden" is nestled among perennial gardens and towering white pines on Lakeview Lake just outside the village of Lake Ann, 15 minutes west of Traverse City. Enjoy the many perennial gardens while watching the white-tail deer stop by for a drink at the shore or the many species of birds who have made their homes in the birdhouses throughout the gardens.

Lakeview Lake is beautiful and offers great fishing including pike, bluegill, and bass, for you to try your fishing skills.

The "Cottage Garden" offers one bedroom, two baths, a hide-a-bed in the living room, full kitchen, and laundry. The walk-out patio is perfect for romantic dinners and spectacular sunsets.

Keywords: Cottage, garden, lakeview

More Details

Reservations Manager
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Reservations Manager

Dorina, the cottage owner, is also the owner of Design Strategies. Her detail to decorating and interior design is as much a part of the cottage's enchantment as are the gardens. Her history is displayed throughout the property from days spent with her grandpa as a little girl to now raising her own family here. Coming to the cottage is like coming home again. Everyone seems to find a personal touch that stirs up a fond memory of their own childhood or past.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We both want to thank you so much for the wonderful honeymoon that your cottagegarden provided have a very special place here and what a great way to begin our new life together. We were able to relax more then we have in a long time. Your dog Callie the chickens and Millie made our stay even more special. We look forward to returning.
Nov 2002
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Lake Ann Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioned, wireless internet


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Enchanted Lakeside Cottage Nestled in Perennial Gardens
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 29 reviews
E. Grand Rapids. MI

We love this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is everything we want and need for a long weekend getaway. Comfortable, clean and affordable. It’s our fourth time staying here and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! its such a wonderful feeling to share & know that others are enjoying. I appreciate your patronage!
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

you walk in, and BREATHE!! Your mind says ahhh, your heart skips a beat and immediately you know you will have rest, relaxation, beauty at your leisure.

dorina has made a perfect get away place touched with an atmosphere that quietly says" sit down and relax"

I have stayed there twice, once with my husband, and once with a much needed sisters get away...both were enjoyed by the serenity and rested souls!**

planning our third trip for an entire week...can't wait*

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great summer getaway...

  • 5 of 5

First off, can't say enough about the hospitality. We were well taken care of from booking through our actual stay, and the owner is close in proximity yet still positioned us to feel like we had all the privacy desired. The garden is a work of art in itself, and the flowers that had been freshly picked and placed throughout the cottage were an amazing touch. We enjoyed kayaking, fishing was great (caught a number of good sized bass and bluegill), and brought our boat to hit the lakes that are right up the road. The lakeside fire pit made it easy to relax at the waters edge at night. We saw foxes, deer, and lots of different birds. Close enough to traverse city that its convenient, but just far enough outside to where you can really get away. Thanks again for the awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phil, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Thank you especially for mentioning you felt your privacy was honored. We have a lot potential guests concerned about that and it isn't always easy to reassure them. Thank you for doing so. You were an absolute pleasure to have and we hope to see you back again. I am so excited for you that you saw the foxes - not something you see even around here everyday. Very cool. Dorina Rudd Janine Montgomery
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Fairly Tale Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything we imagined it to be. The grounds were beautiful, the view incredible, comfortable and cozy. The cottage had kayaks available to use, so we went out on the water and enjoyed an early morning peaceful paddle. You can certainly relax and get recharged in this beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic and out of a Fairy-Tale.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of charm and thought went into every detail (from the fish on the wallpaper to the gardens), and I simply loved it all. I enjoyed the private setting. We were lodged among lakes and trees. First and foremost, this place was perfectly suited for our needs. It is close to the attractions in Traverse City (20 min away), Old Mission Peninsula, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, but feels far removed from city life. There is a laundry room in the cottage, and it operates on a trust system. For $1 a wash or dry, we used the washer/drier to launder our bathing suits and beach towels after a day at the beach. That was a major perk for us. We also appreciate the full kitchen. There are plenty of games and puzzles, which our young children enjoyed during the down time. I would definitely stay here again, and lengthen my stay for a full week. This is our first experience with an AIRBNB and I am simply blown away with how smooth the hostess made the process, and how comfortable she made the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, charming house, tucked away on a heavenly lake!

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience! This house was cute and the perfect size! The cabin offers many great amenities, a gorgeous view, and a super host. We loved our little week day get away, and even were able to walk into town and check out the brewery and party store that has everything! I would definitely recommend this property, it's HOST, and the town. We will be returning again, the short drive to the dunes, Traverse city, and Frankfurt this house is a great central location, for people interested in visiting many north-western cities.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I so enjoyed meeting and talking with your group!
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Near Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsula Wineries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

one night stays $50 + Tax
cleaning fee $50
Pet DEPOSIT $250

Reservations for one night will be incur a $50 surcharge.
Pet depsoit is refundable provided no damages incurred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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