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Lisa Jackson

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Cottage With All-Sports Lake Access, WIFI, AC, HDTV

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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1300 sq. ft, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

This spacious, well-maintained vacation home has everything you need for a carefree, peaceful retreat or family getaway! It's conveniently located just 15 - 20 minutes from Traverse City on Duck Lake Peninsula - a beautiful wooded community surrounded by lake views, great for walking, biking, boating, or just relaxing and getting away from it all. Close to town, yet peaceful and quiet, away from crowds and traffic. Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore are only 30 minutes away.

For information and reservations, call Lisa at 517-974-7349. Discounts are available for guests who pay by check.

Duck Lake is a 1900-acre lake with a sandy bottom, excellent for all kinds of watersports as well as fishing. A private boat launch is located just a short distance from the cottage; a lake access area is located across the street for swimming and lakeside picnics. Cook up a feast for your group in our fully-equipped kitchen or outdoors on the gas grill. Enjoy a backyard campfire, or relax by the fireplace while watching your favorite movie or sporting event on the 48" flat screen TV. Large windows and sliding glass doors provide ample daylight or privacy as needed, with easy access to decks on front and back. Additional amenities for your comfort and convenience include high-speed internet, central AC and heat, ceiling fans, soft water, full-size washer and dryer, and more!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lisa Jackson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Lisa Jackson

We bought this cottage to give our family a cozy, comfortable getaway in one of the world's most beautiful all-season vacation destinations (in my opinion!). We are native Michiganders and have enjoyed the Traverse City area for many years. It truly does offer something for everyone. The cottage is centrally located in the greater Traverse City area, so we can easily buzz into town for shopping or a bite to eat, stop by Moomers for an ice cream, or spend the day hiking the dunes and relaxing on the beaches of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. When we are not on the go, it's great to just relax at the cottage or take a boat out on Duck Lake for the day. We love nature and the outdoors and the cottage suits us well as our home away from home. It is a labor of love that we are always working on, to keep it updated and in excellent repair. We are happy to share it with other families who are willing to care for it as we do. Thanks so much for your interest and enjoy your travels in northern Michigan!

What makes this cottage unique

This beautiful lakeside community includes five lake accesses, a free private boat launch, quiet low-traffic streets, and a community recreation area with playground, covered pavilion, tennis court, basketball court, and volleyball net. This cottage is a great option for those who don't need the expense of a waterfront property to enjoy all that the Traverse City area offers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much we LOVED the cottage!!!!! It was so perfect and well kept, it had everything we needed. The weather was beautiful. If we ever get up that way again we will be sure to find you! Thanks so much!
May 2014
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Beautiful Cottage With All-Sports Lake Access, WIFI, AC, HDTV
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rent a cottage nearly every summer in the Traverse City area, and this cottage is one of the nicest we have rented! We spent a week here last summer and we just reserved our week for this coming summer. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. The setting is so peaceful and relaxing, yet also great for our active family. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning walks and bike rides on quiet tree-lined streets, and also rented a pontoon and had a wonderful time on the lake, fishing, swimming, and tubing. The cottage is in a great location too, easy to take a quick trip to the grocery store, a run into town, or spend a day at Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes beaches. Really looking forward to our stay this year!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A good fit for our family

  • 5 of 5

Found what was advertised was true,which is refreshing in itself. Lisa was very gracious in helping to line things up for us. The cottage was clean,comfortable and very roomy. We found that the dining table end leaves extended out so we could have our daughter,son-in-law,and three grandchildren from Traverse City visit and all fit around the table for a good meal. Duck Lake was great for kayaking. We try to visit our Michigan family twice a year and we would most definitely return to Lisa's cottage

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Awesome vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do the justice of how clean and comfortable this very spacious cottage provides. Lisa and her husband have done a wonderful job at making my family's stay very comfortable and enjoyable. The location of the cabin was easy to find and just minutes from downtown. I would most certainly recommend this cabin to both friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice place to stay for our vacation. Very close to Traverse City as well. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Comfortable and great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this vacation home. It is in a great location, is comfortable and situated in a quiet neighborhood. There is access close by to the lake. I loved the gas fireplace for chilly evenings and mornings. It slept all 7 of us very comfortably. We will definetly be back!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Great house for families with little kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Car: necessary

Traverse City is one of Michigan's most-beloved travel destinations! Travelers from all over the world come to this area to experience its abundant natural beauty and culture -- beautiful inland lakes and nationally acclaimed Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, year-round festivals and events, casual and fine dining, shopping, excellent golf courses, winery tours and tasting rooms. Outdoor enthusiasts will find unlimited opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, hiking and dune climbing, farm markets, miniature golf, and more! There is something here for everyone, whether you’re looking for non-stop action or a relaxing break from your daily routine. Come to Traverse City and experience the wonder of this area first hand!


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 - 26, 2016
May 1 2016 - May 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
May 27 - June 17, 2016
May 27 2016 - Jun 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
July 2 - 8, 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 - Sept 9, 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sept 10 - Oct 15, 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 16 - Nov 27
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Laundry Service $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Discounts may be available for reservations paid by check. For more information call Lisa at 517-974-7349 or send an email to

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Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Half Bathroom - shower
  • The main floor has a full bath with tub/shower. There is an additional standing shower on the main floor in a separate location. A half bath is located on the second floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Two bunk beds, each with twin bed on top & full on bottom
  • A master bedroom with a queen-size bed is located on the main floor. Two bedrooms are located upstairs, one with a queen-size bed, the other furnished with two bunk beds. Each bunk has a twin bed on top and a full-size futon on the bottom. A full-size spring futon is also located in the living room. All bedding is provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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