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

71 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Traverse City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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!. Thank you, Richard

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: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

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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!


based on 71 traveler reviews

Three Bedroom, Two Bath Cottage on the Boardman River W/Hot Tub,Fireplace,Air
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 71 reviews

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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Beautiful Place On the River for a Family Get-Away!!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! My wife and I stayed with our two daughters and their husbands. We had plenty of room/space with two bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. The setting on the river couldn't have been more picturesque and peaceful. The cabin sits on the Boardman River back from the road a little bit nestled among the trees. Perfect for our family gathering of six adults. The place was super clean, tidy and well organized with everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Pizza and sub sandwich place and grocery store within minutes if you need to buy supplies or if you're in the mood for ordering out. Richard was a gracious host. We especially enjoyed kayaking on the river one particular morning. Thanks, Richard! If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful retreat with all of the amenities of home and close to the Traverse City area, then this place is perfect. Will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Time on the River

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the river cottage. It's a really nice space that's obviously well taken care of. It's got a bit of a 70's throwback feel, which we liked. The property is very secluded with good tree cover. There was plenty of firewood provided for the pit, which we used every night. The hot tub was great too. We weren't fans of the soft water, but that was a minor detail. Richard was attentive and very friendly. He has kayaks for rent and he transported us and the gear to the put-in location. This place is a great value and we recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A never want to leave kind of place!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Richard's cottage was fantastic! We couldn't have asked for a better place to relax and enjoy the area around Travers city. Just a few minutes drive away from all the activities in Traverse City is this beautiful little place right on the river. The five adults on our trip all had a wonderful time. After being on the go all day, we were able to unwind in the hot tub then relax around the fire-pit only feet from the beautiful river.

The cottage had everything we needed, We did a little cooking in the kitchen and having the washer/dryer was definitely a big plus. The location has to be the best part. You just can't beat morning coffee on the deck or evening by the fire. Leaving was the hardest part. I don't believe anyone will be disappointed with their stay here when they visit the Traverse City area.


  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great place for a private family adventure!

  • 5 of 5

My family and in laws recently stayed at this cottage, and we all had a blast. I'd highly recommend to families who are looking for a private setting with loads of options for adventure in the immediate area.

We all truly had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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!


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

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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.

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Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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