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Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This cottage is available Saturday to Saturday in the prime Summer months, short stays available - off season. Lovely cottage on beautiful Lake Michigan. Very private and quiet. Two bedrooms, one full size, decorated in blue and white - the other bedroom has two twin beds, decorated in an antique style. Linens and towels are provided. Newly remodeled bathroom. Kitchen has refrigerator, stove and microwave with dishes and plenty of cooking utensils. There is a sleeper sofa also. Outside the French doors is a large deck with two tables for fun, evening dinners and sunsets! Cable TV , WiFi. There are steps up to the cottage which are not handicap accessible, as well as steps down to the beautiful secluded beach. Watch the beautiful sunset on the Lake around a warm campfire. A propane grill is provided as well.

Tina Lutz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Tina Lutz

We wish we lived here all year round.

Tina Lutz purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Tina Lutz chose Arcadia

This cottage is a hidden gem in northern Michigan!

What makes this cottage unique

Great privacy and secluded. The beach is awesome!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Best week ever! Just beautiful! Private and wonderful amenities. Highly recommend this rental.
May 2014
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Arcadia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Updated bath Low step which is very nice for bathing younger children + a Great shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - full size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms 1 - full size 1 - 2 twin beds + a sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
I think the best is that there is no one to the north of us... Only sand dunes, and we have a lot of space also dividing the south side of the house. It is very private and secluded. You don't find that a lot of a cottage on the lake.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.769231 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful even if the weather doesn't cooperate!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I booked this lovely cottage for a weekend getaway with our dog. The weather was a bit rainy but the place is cozy and the views are still amazing. The beach is wonderful for humans and dogs alike. The owners are incredibly nice and helpful, and we had a blast talking and laughing with them. We will definitely book again so we can explore the hiking and biking in Area.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: U guys were awesome! Love Sadie! Wished the weather would have been better, but it certainly didn’t dampen your spirits in the least! U certainly enjoyed the “ Up North” experience! Thanks for the positive feedback... priceless!
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Clean cottage, serene setting, fantastic owner

  • 5 of 5

The absolutely perfect relaxing vacation for me and my fiance'. The setting is absolutely serene. We walked the beautiful beach and never saw a soul and just enjoyed the beautiful surroundings with our dog.

On Sunday, we enjoyed going to Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia. Very cute traditional Lutheran Church.

The cottage was very clean and tidy and the owner could not have been more friendly. The owner went above and beyond her duty for customer service.

We will definitely be back to visit this lovely cottage and owner.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate your taking the time to give a review.
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  • 5 of 5

Got to know the owners - what a wonderful family!! This property was VERY easy to reserve, don't understand the previous comments (renter communication issue?). BEAUTIFUL SUNSET beach!! We enjoyed our wonderful beach walks. So close to Frankfort shopping. Highly recommend Glenwood Inn for dining, we had an outstanding meal. Cute cottage, so close to everything. We took trips to Point Betsie and Sleeping Bear Dunes, nice for families. Would definitely rent again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, cozy retreat on the Big Lake

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at the Butterfly Cottage for 15 years. Most years one or two times and sometimes more (winter time for cross-country skiing). It is a lovely piece of heaven on beautiful Lake Michigan. The cottage is cozy and inviting and through the years has been continually upgraded and made even nicer. I live downstate close by Lake MI and have watched our beautiful lake change with the seasons...water is high now and the owner has made getting to the private beach as accessible as possible. The owners are unbelievably accommodating and gracious hosts and will do everything to make sure your stay is exactly what you are expecting and need. I would and have recommended the Butterfly Cottage to family and friends and have taken many guests with me through the years even our furry ones (they love it too). It is a wonderful, private, relaxing spot and has been my salvation and refuge many times over the years....may you enjoy it as much as I have....blessings from the Butterfly Cottage. Thank you, Tina!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As usual... U r Awesome! Thanks for your wonderful comments! Tina
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Cozy, quiet and quaint get away!

  • 5 of 5

A hidden gem! It was great being the last house on the street and nothing for miles! Awesome deck to spend watching the sunsets and great beach to spend the day walking or just chillin' out! The owner was great and very accommodating! Will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, I really appreciate it! Tina
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Holt, Michigan

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were there July 2015. We loved the cottage and it was just as pictured and described. The decks and views were awesome. our dog loved running down the beach and up the dunes without his leash. we walked the beach everyday. Tina could not have been a more gracious owner ...offering us whatever we might need from her residence below. We loved all the flowers around the cottage and the very cool "wine trees"!!! Thank you for a fun week!! We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful response, I really appreciate it! Tina
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Deposit of 1/2 required to lock in your reservation. Balance can be mailed one week before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.