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Speaks: english

Charming Summer Cottage, includes pontoon, wireless , boathouse

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cottage 1 bedroom, 1 bath; boathouse with bedroom on the water

Great summer cottage on a very nice lake frontage.

The cottage has one bedroom with a queen bed , and a pull out queen sleeper sofa . There is a boathouse with a great view right on the water which sleeps a king or 2 twins. The kitchen is fully stocked. On top of the boathouse is a deck for entertaining or just hanging out and enjoining the lake view. There is ample outdoor furniture for whatever occasion. Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the spacious deck overlooking the lake.

There is cable and wireless available.

There is a firepit for great campfires.

There is a pontoon available for use with the rental.

Keywords: private lakefront, boathouse, great fishing, quiet lake

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Becky is an engineer and Mike a former banker. We have a marine canvas business in the summer. We travel with our mini-dachshunds and understand how important having a safe place to keep them.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

Becky grew up on Green Lake just a couple cottages south of this home. Her family has been here for 4 generations. We can't imagine a nicer place to spend the summer.

What makes this cottage unique

Private waterfront access with dock and deck.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Charming Summer Cottage, includes pontoon, wireless , boathouse
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Just What We Needed!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our Michigan getaway. The patio area on top of the boat house was our favorite spot - perfect for breakfast coffee, dinners, sunsets and staring at peaceful Green Lake.

The kitchen was very well stocked - many excellent, quality items that made cooking easy.

We had several beautiful sunsets, each unique and dramatic. While we had earlier made plans to go to Traverse City, but opted instead for a trip to Frankfort which was good for a change of pace.

Thoroughly enjoyed using the pontoon boat. It really enhanced being at the lake that we could be on it, too.

Trying to plan when we can return to Green Lake, hopeful when Interlochen has concerts.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nature Lovers Lakefront Paradise convenient to Interlochen

  • 5 of 5

Sitting on the patio every night watching the brilliant sunset over beautiful Green Lake, watching the geese land and the mother duck lead her babies by the dock for their nightly swim, watching the baby bunny hopping around, the robin sitting on her eggs right outside the door made this special place even more so. We looked forward every night to toasting marshmallows over the fire when the sun set.

The pontoon was a wonderful perk. It was fun to boat over to Interlochen by water. My daughter graduated the end of May 2015 and we spent the week of festival there. It is a short two miles away from the campus right off the same road and down a perfect winding road through a lush forest of trees. I wish we had found this long before graduation. It was really wonderful cooking hot dogs and smores over the open fire with some of her friends and parents. They loved the property and amazing vistas. It was super comfortable.

Becky and Mike are fantastic, warm, and they do canvas and upholstery work. All the chairs and sofas have the most perfect upholstery which makes it very comfortable. The ceiling in the cottage has a perfect peak and is an excellent addition to the cottage. It just has such good feelings. It makes you feel good inside and outside.

The cottage bedroom has a forest view, and laying in the bed you look at trees and they have a bird feeder right outside. There are also lots of hummingbirds.

Sleeping in the boathouse was exceptional. The warm walls reflect all the colors of the sunset and the lake ripples and colors. It is magical and beautiful and the beds are very comfortable.

The kitchen had just about anything a great chef could possibly need. It definitely had everything we possibly hoped for and lots of great dishes too. We replaced the paper plates and plastic forks we found there that we used when the kids came over.

I don't usually write lengthy reviews, but this cottage and property had such a wonderful feeling for the entire week rain or shine, warm or cold, it just felt great there. We loved it.

We did have five people, two couples and our daughter staying here for two of the nights. The one bathroom is the only possible thing we might change when there are that many people. It was fine and really great and the shower was strong and hot. We want to come back and stay here next year even though our daughter has graduated and we live 3,000 miles away in the Caribbean. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage for Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage in August 2013. We had a great week, even though 2 or 3 days were cold (in the low 60s/high 50s) for August! Mike and Becky were great and very accomodating. We brought our German Shorthaired Pointer who loves to explore nature and swim, and she had the time of her life! We chose this cottage for our summer vacation because they allowed dogs and it came with the pontoon, but the view was also spectacular and quite a perk. It's a little close to neigbors, but Mike and Becky had no problem with our dog being off the leash (which was probably heaven for her).

We also used the kayak and canoe, and it was definitely fun. There is a little creek that Mike told us about across the lake from the cottage that is a treat to kayak down. Very relaxing and you get a chance to feel close with nature.

Traverse City wasn't too far away, so we went a couple times during the week, but the majority of our time was spent at the cottage.

The boathouse had quite a few spiders in it, so that freaked me out a bit, but it wasn't a big deal.

We cleaned before we left, so we got our cleaning deposit back which is a nice option. I'd rather clean myself than pay for it. Overall it was a great experience, and we are looking forward to staying there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heavenly spot to enjoy the Michigan summer

  • 5 of 5

This private little cottage, which could come with pontoon and boat house if arranged, is a self-cleaning unit, which is ideal for small families who like a place where they can feel right at home and comfortable. There is lots of space for kids to run around outside where they can be watched, a deck to chill out on, and a lovely view. The pontoon is a real plus as its expensive and hard to come by separately, and transforms the lakeside experience entirely. We were even able to enjoy sunset evenings listening to the sounds of Interlochen concerts from the pontoon - which is a real "locals" experience. The cottage is simple, small, but perfectly adequate and is well equipped. We had a wonderful two weeks stay. The owners, Mike and Becky are super hospitable, and accomodating, and made us feel so welcome! It transformed our summer experience in Interlochen.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Clare! We so hoped you would come back this year. We enjoyed our dinners with you!
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Indiana Crew

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week on Green Lake! This was our first time staying on this lake. The fishing was great, and having the pontoon boat to use really made the week outstanding. Our lab loved jumping from the dock each day, and our little one loved taking in all the sights. There is plenty to do around the area. We became very fond of Bud's, a local restaurant. The owners were very nice and available to answer any questions.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So much fun to have great fisherman here. My granddad loved to fish this lake. We like share to our family place.
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Awesome rental!

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 (kids were 5, 12, and 15) rented this cottage and boat house last summer for a week. It was clean, comfortable, and the setting was beautiful. The owners live on site and were very friendly and accommodating. Our rental included use of a pontoon boat which was super fun. If we were headed back to Interlochen, we would definitely consider renting again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our grandkids were here the week the Hostetters stayed with us. Their youngest joined our children for swimming, berry picking, ball games and flashlight tag. We had a great week with all the kids. We love to have others make family memories here!
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Rates & Availability

Interlochen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jun 26 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Boathouse has 2 twins which can be converted into king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom has a queen bed. There is a pullout sleeper sofa with a double.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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