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Fall colors are amazing! We have availability.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016

About Tina Lutz

We wish we lived here all year round.

Tina Lutz purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Tina Lutz chose Northern Michigan

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Fall colors are amazing! We have availability.
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews

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: Apr 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: Sep 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: Jun 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: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, I really appreciate it! Tina
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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: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful response, I really appreciate it! Tina
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A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My birthday and anniversary are 2 days apart so my husband likes to surprise me with combining them into one big adventure! This year he chose to set up a surprise weekend getaway, including a stay at the Butterfly Cottage which was perfect! The two bedrooms provided enough space for us to spread out and relax. We woke up to the sound of the waves crashing on the shoreline of Lake Michigan and watched as the sun set each night scattering beautiful colors across the horizon. The cottage was equipped with everything that we needed to make our weekend carefree and relaxing.

I would recommend this location for anyone looking for a quiet retreat full of beautiful scenery and relaxation! We plan to come back once our daughter is a little older.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I really appreciate your positive feedback! Hope to have you as guests again, it's been a pleasure! Tina
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Changeover Day: Saturday
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