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Central/Intermediate Lakefront, 4 Bedroom

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Central Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tim Goheen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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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 Northern Michigan

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.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Central/Intermediate Lakefront, 4 Bedroom
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

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: Aug 2016
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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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

My family booked this property at the last minute and it ended up being even better than the pictures. The house was so peaceful and relaxing, but fun! The rooms were well kept and accommodating. The kitchen has tons of storage space and the grocery store is only ten minutes away if you run out of anything. We went to traverse city one day and Shorts another but for the most part we stayed at the house. The private beach was awesome. The only recommendation we had was a golf cart for the walk down to the beach, since we often took coolers and such down to the water. Definitely a memorable family trip! (Also the property manager, Kelly, was very attentive and quick with any questions we had.)

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sylvania, Ohio

Great location, beautiful views and lake access, great place for a large group of friends with kids!

  • 5 of 5

We had a BLAST the whole week we were at this place!!! The cottage was clean and well taken care of. The lake access was private but easily accessible, and the dock was perfect for our friend's 20' sea-doo. At one point we had 10 adults and 8 children (ages 10 months - 7 years old) in the cottage at once and we never felt too cramped. The surrounding areas are great for day trips - we especially enjoyed an afternoon in Petosky and a day at the beach on Fireman's Island State Park. Nearby Torch Lake has a sandbar for swimming and wading and the town of Bellaire has a fun nightlife. We all highly recommend this cottage and location to anyone looking for a fun and relaxing week away with friends and family!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful time had by all!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and 5 little ones under the age of 5. There was plenty of space for all and we had a wonderful time. There was something for everyone but we most enjoyed the big porch for dining and lounging, the beach and dock, the kayaks, the fire pit and the big yard to play volleyball, soccer and baseball. Home is well equipped with everything we needed and great location near town for treats like pizza, beer, and ice cream! The management company was very attentive, answered our many questions and responded quickly when the power went out. Only thing that would have been nice is access to a crib and highchair but we were prepared so it all worked out. I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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What a wonderful week of vacation

  • 5 of 5

This rental was a great find. The pictures are dead on but don't really show how nice it is... I can say this place was really comfortable. Tim was a great owner to work with and kept us informed of any needs. The property is huge and so peaceful whether in the front of the back of the property. The house is really nice and comfortable with comfy furniture, tables and best place every is that huge covered deck. We spent most of our visit on that porch morning, day or night eating, laughing, quiet, or bug killing with our zappers. There are plenty of windows so even though it was hot the fans we brought and the ones we found there made it comfortable. Tim nicely provides lots of things like the t-paper, kleenex, soaps, trash bags, etc. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking stuff and we cooked as well as grilled a few times. Bedroom upstairs got a little warm but was doable. It had 4 beds. The main floor had a good size bathroom and bedroom. The washer and dryer was a godsend and the place had plenty of towels and fresh beddings. They even provided the soap. The downstairs had another bathroom and two bedrooms with two beds in each. Honestly it felt great because it was cooler down there but it is a little musty we did keep the dehumidifer going and that helps. We were comfortable. There are stairs so by end of week we all had a work out. The lake and dock was very nice. A nice stroll down to the lake but doable. The lake is not sandy bottomed. It isn't muck like but it has lots of roots from trees. The first time I was barefoot but wore water sandals after and I was fine. The kids and other adults said it didnt bother them much and dealt with it. This house is in a good location. It is within 10 to 15 mins of other towns to get a bite to eat or shop. Torch lake (very close by) has a beautiful lake and swimming there was awesome as well. It is a great loacation to run to Gaylord, Traverse City or Petoseky as well (all within about an hour or less). So many options. I can say that we had many places to go or just stay there and relax. Definately worth it. Nothing is ever perfect but all in all this suited us very well and we worked with anything else we needed. Just an FYI wireless is a bit tricky there. Everyone who had verizon was good to go, those of us with sprint were spotty at best but that was probably a good thing. Thanks Tim it was a good time and thank your cleaning crew they keep that place nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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

Central Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 11 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable 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. Check-in/Check-out is on Saturday during July and August unless arrangements have been made with management

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Central Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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