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Central/Intermediate Lakefront, 4 Bedroom

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

100ft Of Lakefront On Intermediate Lake, Over 2400sf House W/4 Bedroom, 2 Bath

This gorgeous private lakefront home boast 100ft of sandy bottom on all-sports 1520 acre Intermediate Lake. The house is nestled in the woods and back off the road with over 2 acres. The 2400+sq ft 4 bedroom 2 bath house has a walk out basement and a spacious covered deck.

Sleeps 14+. Two bedrooms downstairs are set up with a queen and full bed in each. The main floor bedroom has a queen bed and the forth bedroom upstairs has a bunk bed (single over over full), single daybed and a full bed. Lakefront has dock out to the water and fire pit by the shoreline.


All linens/towels provided

Starter supply of toiletries

Full kitchen (also includes cooking oil, dry goods and spices)

Outdoor grill

Sand volleyball net

Water Raft

Variety of board & games etc

Cable Television

Cable Internet

DVD Player


Lots of parking

Area Attractions:

Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain Resorts ski/golf

Torch Lake


Traverse City


Shorts Brewery

Dockside - Torch Lake

More Details

Tim Goheen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Tim Goheen

Our family fell in love with this property because of the secluded wooded two acres and the fun and carefree lakefront sandy beach. This is our home away from home to escape the hustle and busyness of the greater Grand Rapids area where we live.

Tim Goheen purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Tim Goheen chose Central Lake

This Intermediate Lakefront property is centrally located perfectly near Central Lake, Torch Lake, Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain Resorts, Bellaire, and close proximity to Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Boyne Mountain.


Central Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Also available for sleeping: futon and couch(es).
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Central/Intermediate Lakefront, 4 Bedroom
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Labor Day fun!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this home on the lake. It had more than enough room for 2 families (could have had 2 more with us!) Kitchen had everything we needed to cook every meal and the grill and fire pit were wonderful as well. We played sand volleyball and went out on our boat and jet skis right off the dock! The only thing I would recommend to the homeowners is adding some more walking dock to get to the lake area-it was super mucky and awful to walk thru to get to the lake-just a little bit more of walking deck and it would've been perfect. Thanks for a great weekend and tons of memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is very nice and there was plenty of room for 15 people.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and the house was plenty big enough for 15 people. The only down falls were the upstairs bathroom wasn't always working and backed up. With having 15 people, we really needed two bathrooms that would work correctly. The other MAJOR downfall was the beach. The end of the yard was like a swamp and anytime we walked down to the beach our feet would be covered in mud. A walkway or something should probably be put in so you aren't walking through mud and squishy grass. Also, the beach looked bigger in the pictures then it actually is. On a positive note, the house is very well kept and was very clean. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your house.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful week with the family

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely family friendly home on the water. Lots of things to do for all ages. My boys are 8,7,3,2 and they were entertained all week.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our golf weekend. We golfed at several courses around the area and thoroughly enjoyed the lake access.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home on our favorite lake.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage/home was a perfect place for our family to revisit Intermediate Lake. The quiet cove on the lake was even nicer than our previous place. The beach was sandy, dock was new, water was perfect temperature plus kayaks, raft and beach chairs were all there waiting for our arrival.

The home was beyond our expectations. It was spacious, open concept, with plenty of sleeping beds and well equipped easy to cook in kitchen. We found everything we needed, including bonfire, volley ball court and laundry room. It was easy to feel at home immediately. The location was private and quiet with plenty of parking.

Because we knew the area well, we enjoyed all that Intermediate Lake has to offer.

We would love to come back.

Slightly long walk to the lake - only challenge.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Property manager was super friendly! The house is beautiful and clean. We had a great time. I would def rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bellaire Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Short's Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shanty Creek Resort
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Schuss Mountain
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Cleaning fee and MI usage tax are included in rent. 1/2 the rental fee is due at time of booking. The remaining balance of the rental fee and a $500 damage deposit are due 30 days prior to reservation date. See Cancellation Policy. $500 security deposit is refundable if/when cancelled. Rental contract will be provided after reservation. During our peak season (July and August) we only accept 7 day rentals. Check-in/Check-out is on Saturday during July and August unless arrangements have been made with management. Shorter term rentals are welcomed the remainder of the year.

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.