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Bethany Flechter

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Lakefront 4+ Bedroom Home With Separate Game Room Cabin! Boats included.

7 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront 4+BR/2BA Home With 151' Of Frontage On Quiet Lake. Boats included.

Centrally located close to Traverse City and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, this 4+ bedroom, 2 bath home on Bryan Lake in Lake Ann has 151 feet of private frontage. The updated kitchen with stainless appliances enjoys a great view of the lake which is just 20 feet from the large front deck. You can sit inside at the kitchen table or cook dinner and see your family playing at the beach, swimming from the dock or raft, or sitting around the beachfront bonfire pit.

The master bedroom has a birch log headboard and queen sized bed as well as french doors overlooking the lake. The second bedroom has a queen sized canopy bed as well as a daybed. The third bedroom has a queen bed. The fourth bedroom has a twin over full bunk bed. There is a den with a futon couch and french doors opening up to the lake. The den is a pass through room to get to the master bedroom. However guests are able use the exterior french doors that open to the porch to alleviate the need to walk through the den to get to the master bedroom.

The living room has a gas log freestanding wood stove, large LED flat screen TV, and french doors that open up to the lake. Premium cable with HBO, ESPN, Big Ten Network etc. is included.

There is a separate gameroom cabin on site that the owners call 'The Treehouse.' 'The Treehouse' has a pool/air hockey/ping pong table, a flat screen TV/DVD as well as a futon couch and twin rollaway bed--but there is no bathroom.

Swimming beach comes with a swim raft, rowboat, paddle boat, canoe and two kayaks. The house has a front loading washer and dryer, stainless gas grill, and two car garage.

High speed internet and WIFI included.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bethany Flechter (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Bethany Flechter

Owners Matt and Bethany live in Lansing with their two children Elijah and Amelia. Matt works for the State promoting recycling and composting and Bethany is a stay at home Mom.

Bethany Flechter purchased this house in 2012

Why Bethany Flechter chose Northern Michigan

Bethany grew up on Bryan Lake. She has many wonderful childhood memories of the lake from learning how to swim, to fishing, to catching turtles, to endless hours of just playing in the water with friends and her brothers. Her immediate family all still live in the area and trips north every week in the summer are the norm. The family could hardly believe their luck when this great home on Bryan Lake became available. While not able to live in the home permanently yet, the couple looks forward to teaching their young children how to swim, catch turtles, fish and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the lake when the home is not rented out during the summer.

What makes this house unique

The Village of Lake Ann is centrally located between Traverse City to the East, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore to the West, Leelanau Wineries to the North and Interlochen Arts Academy to the South. Day trips to all of these locations are short and easy, but the home and lake themselves have plenty to keep everyone occupied and happy.

Bryan Lake is a small, non-motorized boat lake. A cup of coffee can be enjoyed on the deck or dock in peace and quiet and kids can swim and play safely without worry of speedboats or jet skis. Loons can be heard on the lake at night and bald eagles frequently fly overhead. The lake is great for fishing, turtle hunting, swimming or just enjoying a leisurely boat ride.

For those who enjoy water skiing etc, all sports Ann Lake is literally just across the street and a boat launch is only a mile away.

Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

Lakefront 4+ Bedroom Home With Separate Game Room Cabin! Boats included.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Jonesville, MI
5

Relaxing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 stayed in the house for a week at the end of June. The house was very clean and the owners were great communicators. They even pointed out some great beaches on Lake Michigan to check out which we did. The house was well equipped with plenty of activities on-site for the kids and adults. The kids especially enjoyed the tree house and playing there. Several of us enjoyed the swimming raft, the provided kayaks and row boat. The water in the lake is so clear and calm...it was just beautiful! The large dining table was particularly awesome as it was able accommodate all 11 of us. The week just slowed down and was very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
2

Small

  • 2 of 5

Small for our family of 10. One Bedroom you couldn't open the closet doors without standing on the bed, this room has very little air circulation and there is no air conditioning, one other bed room is a walk thru.

Living room seating for 5 people. Kitchen was small for more than 2 people preparing food.

Limited bath (tp) and kitchen dishwashing supplies.

Driveway and parking is a challenge for more thn 2 vehicles

On a Good note........

Master bedroom and one other bedroom is very nice.

Lake is peaceful

Seating in Dining room did accomadate our group

Game room was fun ...sliding door is diffficult to open tho for the kids especially

Close to attractions.

I would not stay here again, and would not reccomend for a large group that plans on spending most of their vacation right at the house as we did. We have stayed at other vacation rentals that were double and some triple the size of this house on a lake for about the same price, one on lake huron. We still had alot of fun, but were disappointed when we arrived with the size of the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our house. We are glad you found the location to be perfect and enjoyed the beautiful lake and game room. We are sorry you felt the house was not large enough for your family of 10. While we can sleep 15 in beds we only advertise that it sleeps 12 because we want families who stay with us to be comfortable. Our listing does state the home is 2,400 square feet which includes the “Treehouse” game room. Thank you for pointing out the third bedroom was tight next to the closet. We have moved the furniture to allow for additional space near the closet. While the room is on the smaller side, it easily accommodates a queen size bed. As stated in the listing, the house does not have air conditioning however every room has a ceiling fan. The only exception is the bunk bed room because we do not feel it would be safe. We also provide 3 additional window fans to use as needed. Thank you for pointing out that we need to clarify that the den room is a pass through room to get to the master bedroom. It is possible to use the master bedroom’s exterior french doors which open up to the porch to avoid the need to walk through the den. There are also 4 bedrooms as well as the “Treehouse” which are not pass through rooms. We have added another chair to the living room. We often turn the bar stools around which provides an additional 3 seats too. We are sorry you felt the kitchen was not big enough for your needs. We have always found there to be ample counter space and plenty of room for the whole family to cook together. In fact, one of the things frequently commented on is the large size of the kitchen and that it can accommodate 6 chefs at one time. The kitchen measures 13’ by 11’ and opens to the dining room. We do our best to supply a week’s worth of toilet paper and dish soap, but every family’s use is different. Most families bring their own, but we will add a few extra rolls in the future. As far as parking, there is a 2 car attached garage. There are also 2 spots next to the “Treehouse” game room. So there are 4 parking spots without needing to park in the driveway. Some guests have parked on the side of the house for another easy access parking spot. Thank you for pointing out that the sliding glass door on the “Treehouse” was difficult to slide. We have oiled it. After talking to the rest of your family we found that they all had a wonderful time. I am glad you had such a happy family vacation.
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Oley, Pennsylvania
5

Awesome family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 spent a week on Lake Bryan and had a blast! This house was the perfect size for all of us to have our own space yet were close enough to spend the time together we wanted. The kitchen had pretty much everything you need. Plenty of seating for all around the kitchen table. The beds were extremely comfortable and there are more then enough towels, linens, pillows, and blankets. The home was also very clean!

We used the row boat and the paddle boat a lot and had a blast on the lake.

Lake Ann is a short walk away and had lots to do. The beach, the store, the pizza place, the playground, and the best beer at Lake Ann Brewing Company. Everyone was so friendly.

The house is very close to Traverse City which has tons of things to do. Sleeping Bears Dunes park was incredible. Lake Michigan is beautiful. Empire Bluffs is a must! We also went to Glen Arbor which was extremely quaint.

Thanks so much to the owners who personally answered every question we had and were extremely helpful with giving us direction not only with their home but with the entire area.

We would highly recommend this home to anyone!

PS- Good luck finding the 6th bear :)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Watching the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a very peaceful week on Lake Bryan during the Cherry Festival (My son won a pie eating contest). This is a big house, suitable for a big family, with a well equipped kitchen. My 13 year old son really enjoyed playing air hockey and pool in the game house. We were able to drive to Traverse City easily and visited Sleeeping Bear dunes. This house in a perfect location to check out some of the interesting small towns nearby, such as Glen Arbor. I swam and paddled in the kayak on the lake, which was small enough for me to smim across everyday. There were so few people on the lake if seemed as if it was my private lake. I also sat on the dock and watched the lake for hours and bonded with a nesting duck. Very peaceful week in a very nice home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite family vacation is a week in Northwest MI and this was the best one yet! My sister's family came with us for a total of 13-middle school, HS and college students and adults. The home is beautiful, roomy and had everything we could have wanted; and the owners are incredibly helpful and friendly.The weather was great and we were able to visit the dunes, Leland, Empire and Traverse City as well as enjoy the boats on Bryan Lake each day. We definitely recommend this cottage and hope to be back some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lake Bryan home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location - between Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Right on water with private beach, swimming deck, dock . Kids all had great time fishing right from dock. Was able to have my morning coffee at kitchen table and watch all the kids having a great time.

Everything was provided , not sure we missed anything while we were there. Excellent vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Traverse City bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mistwood
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 31 and M72
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Stone Oven
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
On site
Car: recommended

The small village of Lake Ann is halfway between Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Leelanau County wineries are just a couple of miles north. Lake Michigan beaches are a 15 minute drive to M-22 and Sleeping Bear Dunes. We love Lake Ann because it is a quick drive east to Traverse City for shopping and restaurants and a quick drive west to the dunes, beaches, trails, and canoeing.

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Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Amenities

Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bedroom and den have bath attached. Other bathroom has a deep tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , French doors overlooking lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over full futon bunk bed
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pass through room to master bedroom.
    'Treehouse' - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate building from main house. No bathroom.
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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