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Lisa Jackson

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

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Duck Lake Peninsula Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 is conveniently located 15 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. Easy access to town but peaceful and quiet, away from crowds and traffic. Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore are only 30 minutes away.

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 large 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

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. 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.

For information and reservations, call Lisa at 517-974-7349.

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 22 traveler reviews

Cottage With All-Sports Lake Access, WIFI, AC, HDTV
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 23 reviews

Lovely cottage in absolutely beautiful area! Trees and lake make it magical.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy, well maintained........... this cottage was the perfect sleeping arrangement for our group of 10. I would love to come back to this cottage each year, if time permitted. We had a lovely family vacation and explored Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, and even spent a day at Mackinac Island. Coming home to this lovely cottage each night made for some special family memories..... bonding time...... and we didn't have to worry about a thing. We stood on the shoreline of Duck Lake our first night and gazed at all the stars in the dark northern Michigan sky. Perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Comfy!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exceptionally comfortable and just the ticket for a relaxing vacation away from our busy lives! It was truly a home away from home with all the necessities provided. We were at least satisfied with all amenities, and some really stood out like the perfect mattress for sleeping in, a well-supplied kitchen, a great shower, and lots of lighting options. The location was extremely peaceful and we would have taken more advantage of it if we had been boaters. The neighbors were very friendly, which is something we don't take for granted as an African-American family, and we got great suggestions about places to visit in the area. Though we spent most days exploring Grand Traverse, my favorite memory of our trip is when I stayed at the cottage while my husband took our teens to the mall and I spent the afternoon sitting in the rocking chair, reading a novel and listening to the rain fall outside... Bliss!

Other details: The cottage is very clean with a cozy decor and modern conveniences. We had a bit of trouble with Wifi, but the owner was very responsive! We also appreciated that she left clear instructions about care of the property. There was plenty of room for my family of four, but the cottage is easily equipped to handle twice that number of people. We became frequent customers at Bud's restaurant in Interlochen after a neighbor recommended it. If a quiet cottage get-away is what you're looking for, I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thanks so much for your feedback! I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will stay with us again soon.
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  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! I am glad you enjoyed the location of the cottage. I am sorry that you had concerns with the condition of the yard and WIFI and wish that you had contacted me during your stay. It is likely those issues could have been resolved with a quick phone call. This has been a warm and wonderful summer but with that comes the occasional thunderstorm, resulting in extra tree debris in the yard or loss of cable/WIFI service. This happened on at least one other occasion this summer that I know of, but in that case the cable/WIFI was restored in a matter of hours, not days.
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Lovely cottage, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this lovely cottage while attending a family wedding. Very clean, beds were super comfortable. The kitchen is very well-equipped and had everything we needed to prepare family meals. The community is so nice for walking and running, too. Great time, relaxing weekend - thanks!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it!
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Duck Lake Peninsula Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
30 night minimum stay
May 1 - 26, 2016
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 29 - Jun 10, 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 11 - Jul 1, 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
July 2 - 8, 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 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%

PLEASE NOTE: For rentals with a 2-night minimum stay, the nightly rate drops to $125 after the first two nights. 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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Duck Lake Peninsula 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 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.
  • 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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