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Three Bedroom, Two Bath Cottage on the Boardman River W/Hot Tub,Fireplace,Air

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This unique cottage is off the beaten path yet minutes away from the beautiful, historic Traverse City. There is an elevated deck to view the 1200 feet of River frontage, with a large gas grill to cook your meals on and enjoy the view and nature! A large open floor plan, 3 bedrooms and two full baths await you inside! There is a fully stocked kitchen with all your culinary needs, linens and towels are also provided! Wireless internet and cable tv are included! There is plenty to do during your stay with kayaks and tubes provided to float down the river! A drop off or pick up service can be provided!! PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIDEO THUMBNAIL IN MAIN PICTURE ABOVE for a clip of where you will be staying!. BOOK ANY 2 NIGHT STAY OR MORE IN APRIL-MAY 12th AND I WILL PAY YOUR SERVICE FEE! ADDITIONAL SAVINGS ON SMALLER GROUPS CLEANING FEE!!!

Thank You, Richard

Cottage Details:

*3 Bedrooms and sofa

*Open floor plan

*Natural wood fireplace with all the wood you need

*Full Kitchen

*Large deck overlooking the Boardman River and your own personal creek

*Private balcony off the main bedroom over looking the river

*Laundry room-washing machine/Dryer



*Central Air

*Wireless Internet


*Complete Kitchen

*Bonfire Pit, Open Pit BBQ*

*Picnic Table/ Reclining Chairs on Deck

*Outdoor Hot Tub Overlooking River

*Cable TV

*Enclosed Screened Sitting Area






*Guide Services Available (for above if wanted)


*Bird Watching



Come and enjoy this unique and beautiful place up North! A true taste of Pure Michigan!

Keywords:Water front, beach front,Pure Michigan, Cherry Festival, Wineries, Beaches, Traverse City, Kayaking, Fishing (German Browns, Brooktrout, Salmon), Golfing, Swimming, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Restaurants, Shopping, Rafting, Tubing, Camping, Shopping, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Color Tours, Water Frontage, Recreational, Photography/Painting/Viewing, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowboarding, Ice Fishing. Guide Service Available

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Richard

My family absolutely loves the outdoors and we also live on the Boardman River down stream. We enjoy kayaking, gardening, hiking, and bird watching. We take our two dogs for long hikes on the state land while looking for new exciting finds that the woods have to offer. We are also excited to share this with others who share our passion for the outdoors. This cottage is a unique place!

Richard purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Richard chose Northern Michigan

I purchased this property quite honestly because I have been here most of my life and I have found it to be in one of the best locations in the area. I love the outdoors but like the fact that I can be in Traverse City quickly with a beautiful drive to get there. The wildlife, fresh air, and of course the Boardman river being steps away, well you just can't beat it. I see all types of birds , deer, fox, partridge, well it goes on and on. Truly it has all the flavor of the now well known 'Pure Michigan.' And how about the Fall Colors

What makes this cottage unique

Wildlife including: deer, turkeys, partridge, rabbits, bobcats, and ducks. Birdwatching: Piliated woodpeckers, eagles, hawks, owls, hummingbirds, and orioles. Hiking, fourwheeling, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing. Beautiful view of river. Kayaking, tubing, fishing, and swimming. And lets not forget the fall colors! Also we have the Chery festival in July, the Horse show in July, and the Film festival after that!


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with private bacony facing River
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Downstairs bedroom with full bath across the hallway
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with views of the forest
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) , lots of room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit, Picnic Table, Hammocks, Kayaks, grill (natural gas/charcoal, guide services available.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Three Bedroom, Two Bath Cottage on the Boardman River W/Hot Tub,Fireplace,Air
average rating of 4.9866667 based on 75 reviews

Beautiful property, clean house, great experience.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to "disconnect" while sitting on the porch gazing over the beautiful Boardman river. Impressed by the cleanliness of the house, amenities for preparing meals and Richard's friendly availability. Eager to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Myron and Diane Short

  • 5 of 5

This place was the much wanted get away this family needed. It was very convenient for any shopping we needed, but right in the middle of this quite secuded forest. My husband was able to do some fishing and I was able to enjoy the hot tub. The fall colors were peak but we would love to see this place in all the seasons. Richard was great and easy to get in touch with. If we are ever in Traverse City again we will want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Private, Paradise, right on the Boardman River . . .

  • 5 of 5

We decided to return this year to this beautiful cottage for a fall vacation. Having been their last year we wondered if some of the first time thrills would be gone. They were not. This time we new how special this opportunity was, right from the start. This cottage is so cozy. The river meandering by, fires in the wood stove at night, Sunset hot tubs. Falling asleep to views of the river and trees rustling. Total peace. After a long morning of silence, I had to ask my wife is everything was ok. She smiled and said she couldn't be happier and more relaxed. I agreed and we both returned to our books. Richard took us upstream for a 4 hour kayak trip one afternoon. It was beautiful - crystal clear water, weaving through forest and sand dunes. We kayaked right up to the cottage. We did a couple different hikes along the many trail heads, the fall colors were stunning. We rented bikes in town, and rode the tart bike trail up to Suttons bay for lunch and then back. Very scenic, and an easy ride. After we stopped a burrits in town a picked up dinner for our last night at "home". It was a wonderful night, ending with a walk down to the bridge before bedtime to soak up the stars and the river. When we weren't traversing in nature, we were in town. This time we made it to the Apache trout grill. Got seats right away at the bar and had a table in 30 min. It was a great meal. Red ginger was tasty and rockin. We love Popppycocks...the food is great, but it's the low key, relaxing ambience that makes it. And much to our surprise, my mother and father in law just happened to be in traverse city our first night!. We dined with them at the Franklin with some local family friends. They tried to come back to the cottage, but sadly our schedule was full up! There was a bunch of new places to dine. Alliance was recommended. It was totally cool, food was great, along with a real trendy scene. Next year we hope to go to the Cook's table. We mentioned to Richard one day how we were going to go up to harbor springs for a day. Richard quickly stated " why would you do that? Haven't you driven enough? You have barely seen what traverse city has to offer". We couldn't agree with him more. We love this vacation, it's the perfect combination of getting away from it all, and the foodie in you. Thanks Richard!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, quiet hideaway with your own bridge!

  • 5 of 5

Very cool property! On the gorgeous Boardman River, tucked back in the woods, everything provided, hot tub out back, plenty of room. Would recommend to anyone. The owner is super nice and explained how everything worked, was available for advice on local things to do; very easy to communicate with. This location seems remote when you are there but really it's just a short ride into Traverse City and all the things to do there. We had a rainy weekend but the river looked great for kayaking and the owner offered us use of his kayaks. The bridge leads only to this house, so you really do have your own bridge!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dated but great view and super clean

  • 5 of 5

Dated but great view and super clean. Easy to get to shopping and entertainment and still feel like you are away from everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place for a relaxing get away!!

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and had all we needed to be comfortable. Location was perfect; not far from town and right on the relaxing, beautiful river.

Richard was the perfect host. He made sure we had everything we needed to make our trip perfect. He went above and beyond.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Satuerdya to Saturday checking during July and August.
Rates subject to change without notice
Cancellation policy, 30 days prior to check in, full refund, after that, refund if cottage is re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport is only 8 milews away.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Many nite spots located in Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many of the best courses in the state
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
M-37 and 31 N. and S. just 7 miles away
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Traverse City has many wonderful restaurants
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mt. Holiday and others just a few miles away
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Many beaches located with-in a short drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Cottage is located on 20 acres, boardering many miles of state/federal land with access to Hiking Trails, Snowmobile/four wheeling Trails, Horse Riding, mushroom hunting. Also enjoy a short ride to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Many fine wineries, the Boardman River, the great Town of Traverse City, and much, much more. Come and enjoy what the Real 'Pure Michigan' has to offer. Cherry festival is in July, along with the horse show, and the film festival after that! Enjoy a bonfire by the river and take in all the beauty the night sky has to offer!


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