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Bonnie Burke

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Tree Top Living with a View

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Vacation in the tree tops on exclusive Starkey Pointe in this beautiful modern home on Lake Arcadia, featuring direct access to Lake Michigan. The main living level is on the second floor, giving a view of both lakes! The living room features three Hancock & Moore leather sofas and a beautiful custom wool rug. Dine with a lakeside view on two teak tables with ten comfortable newly upholstered dining chairs. View passing boats as you work in the efficient kitchen, complete with dishwasher, new wall oven and electric stove top.

Sleep in one of the two upstairs king beds, the master bedroom attached to a bathroom with shower. On the main floor you'll enjoy the family room, complete with sofa, table and chairs, and an alcove with built in bunk beds, each having a privacy curtain. The lakeside downstairs bedroom features both a queen and twin bed plus houses a library of over 100 books for your reading pleasure. Enjoy a half bath on this level with a washer and dryer. You'll enjoy individual visiting areas on any of the 4 exterior decks surrounding the home. Or, grill and eat outside on the upper lakeside deck as you lounge in the comfy outside furniture or enjoy the swing. We have supplied the home with all you'll need in order to make this a stress free vacation! Just bring your own towels and you'll be ready to relax! 100 feet of sandy beach is in front of you for swimming or tanning! Or, walk 5 minutes south down the private road to enjoy the private Lake Michigan beach lot next to the channel which is available for your use, complete with a sweet gazebo for picnics.

Three marinas are within walking distance for guests arriving with larger boats. No boats are included with the rental but rent or bring your own kayak, canoe or speed boat and beach them on the shore or tie your speed boat to the 30 foot dock that is on the property's beach. And you must swim out to or boat over the remains of a section of the Minnehaha, a large vessel which sank in the late 1890's. It is located just north of the channel in Lake Michigan in about 5 feet of water and 300 feet off shore!

Enjoy the small village of Arcadia as you explore the three parks with children's play equipment, the public beach, or the community center and library. You will find a great gift shop and ice cream store with that special small town flavor.

Arcadia, an undiscovered treasure! Call or email the owner for more information!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bonnie Burke (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Bonnie Burke

Our family built this fabulous home on Lake Arcadia in 1983. Our family enjoys spending time here every year as the children gather from all over the country to reconnect!

Bonnie Burke purchased this house in 1983

Why Bonnie Burke chose Northern Michigan

Nestled in the trees, you'll love the sunlight and great views of both lakes, as well as the four wooden decks which provide comfortable areas for congregating!

What makes this house unique

Arcadia is an undiscovered marvel. This small town is full of charm. Golf at the fabulous Arcadia Bluffs just two miles away or visit Manistee or Frankfort in minutes! You'll want to see the remains of part of the Minnehaha in only 5 feet of water right off the channel and out only 200 feet! Factor in a visit to inspiration point, berry picking, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Interlochen Music Camp, boating, swimming and shopping!


based on 4 traveler reviews

Tree Top Living with a View
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Shaker Heights OH

Stellar Setting and Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

Tree Top Living was perfect for our three generation family of eight. It is spacious and furnished with

appealing and comfortable furniture - a great place just to hang out but also ideally situated between two beautiful lakes. The kitchen had everything possible that we needed which was good as we all enjoy cooking and dined in most nights. The decks are a huge plus and the views from decks and windows are gorgeous - at all times of day & twilight. We enjoyed both lakes and celebrated the nightly sunset on the beach. We were all wowed by the natural beauty of Northern Michigan. We really loved our stay and would gladly return in a future year. High recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your week at Tree Top Living and gladly welcome you back anytime! Thank you for being such wonderful guests in our home!
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Berkshires of Massachusetts

The ambience of "Treetops"

  • 5 of 5

Over the years we have stayed at many homes in beautiful settings along the shores of small lakes, rivers, and the ocean, but none can compare to the perfection of our July 2012 stay at "Treetops." This luxuriously appointed home has the best ambience of them all, located between a quiet, tree-lined lane and beautiful Arcadia Lake. One need only convince one's self to vacate the restful view from the upper deck or lower porch to walk, kayak, or canoe a short distance 'round the point for Lake Michigan at its most scenic. Just to the north lie the tall bluffs of Inspiration Point and miles of clean sand beach to walk. Boat watching on Arcadia Lake is endlessly entertaining. And, speaking of entertaining, "Treetops" is equipped with everything one needs to host friends or family in fine style. There are plenty of comfy beds from which to choose and abundant hot water for showers and laundering those beach towels. After a day spent on the water, we prepared and enjoyed a sumptuous feast of lake fish, produce, and fruit (all locally caught or grown) in the well appointed kitchen. On our next visit, we will rent "Treetops" for a longer stay, just to hang onto the ambience of pure vacation rest we gained while there. (We'd even be pleased for a few rainy days next time to keep us indoors, curled up with a good book or watching TV, so we could pretend this was HOME.) There is so much to do in the area. Exploring Traverse City, the Leelanau Peninsula, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Sleeping Bear Dunes, or any of the many fine golf courses only begins the list of possibilities when you make "Treetops" your home base.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests and I look forward to your next stay at Tree Top Living!
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Sanford, MI

Golf Weekend @ Arcadia Bluffs

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great at Treetops living. Accurate description. included all ammenities and was well taken care of. Owner was helpful and answered any questions. We stayed here for a golf weekend with a group to play Arcadia Bluffs. Weather was subpar but that is a risk for michigan in october, however, great open living area was able to accomodate all of us with great views. I would reccomend this cabin to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even though the weather was bad that weekend, I'm so glad that you could all relax and enjoy the time at Tree Top Living! Thanks for choosing us!
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Grand Rapids, Mich.


  • 5 of 5

Ideally located on a peninsula, between Lake Michigan and inland Arcadia Lake, this cottage has the best of both. Association Lake Michigan beach access is convenient and the deck view of Arcadia Lake is beautiful. Nicely equipped Kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. Discovering and kayaking out to the Lake Mi. shipwreck was great fun.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you and your guests stay in our home! Thanks for the nice comments. We look forward to seeing you again this summer!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Arcadia public beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Arcadia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 13 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

October Fall color season requires a 2 night minimum stay. Contact owner for autumn rental details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) two kings in upper bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1) queen with pillow topper on lower level, Twin or Single Beds (1) single bed on lower level, Bunk Beds (1) comfy private bunks with privacy curtains
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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