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Beautiful location on the Boardman River W/Fireplace,Jacuzzi,Steam Shower,Air.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This beautiful home was built in 2007. It offers a large elevated deck to view the 1800 feet of river frontage and enjoy eating on after grilling your meal. A large open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops and solid rustic ash flooring really adds to the charm and beauty of this home. Along with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, the master bath having a steam shower, it also has a back deck with a hot tub for 8 and a fenced in yard. A complete kitchen is set up for all your culinary needs, and linens and towels are also provided. There is a view to the River from every room in the home except the bathrooms. Wireless internet and cable tv are also provided. There is plenty to do here with the river activities! Kayaks and tubes are provided to float down River! A drop off and pickup service is available! PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIDEO THUMBNAIL IN PICTURE ABOVE to view where you will be staying! Thank you, Richard

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Richard

I have been an active outdoors person all my life. I enjoy gardening, hikes, animal watching and many more outdoor activities.

Richard purchased this house in 2007

Why Richard chose Northern Michigan

This property is one of the best in the area with many outdoor activities. Close to Traverse City and many tourist hot spots it can't be beat!

What makes this house unique

I purchased this vacant property in 2005 and camped on it for 2 years on and off to get a feel for the land before I built on it. I believe the location of the home and its surrounding land makes it a great vacation spot for all.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath comes with a steam shower and 2 sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has 1 queen bed and lots of closet space
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs guest bedrrom has alot of room and a swinging chair
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Downstairs guest room has attched full bath and laundry
  • All the bedrooms are spacious and have wonderfull views of the river.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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


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Beautiful location on the Boardman River W/Fireplace,Jacuzzi,Steam Shower,Air.
average rating of 5.0 based on 86 reviews

What a relaxing week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Traverse City & were extremely pleased with Richard's home and his hospitality. He greeted us upon arrival to show us around the house, and made himself available if we ever had any questions or wanted to borrow tubes/lake equipment, etc. He also had several helpful suggestions and recommendations that helped us plan out our week! The house itself was very spacious and extremely clean, everyone slept comfortably. It was great to relax by the fire pit and on the deck- all of the kids & grandkids really had a blast staying in a "house in the woods." Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Clean

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location on the Boardman River. Richard was wonderful to work with. The house was the cleanest property I've ever stayed at - as clean, if not cleaner, than any hotel. There wasn't a speck of dust in the house. There are bugs, birds, and nature around the house but it is part of the beauty of staying tucked back in the woods.

Everything you needed in the house was there, lots of towels, lots of pots, pans, cups, etc. The only thing that was missing was black pepper, lol. And each time we went to the store, we forgot to get some for ourselves. There was a nice fire pit but, we never had a chance to light up the bonfire. There was plenty of wood and the pit was situated perfectly right next to the river.

I took an hour or two to go fishing and Richard was great in explaining where the fishing holes were, and how to access them. I've never fished for trout before, but over the couple hours I did get a chance to fish (we had a 1 year old with us) I was able to net 7 trout.

As a bonus, if you've never done a kayak river trip, I recommend it. Richard dropped us off for a two hour ride and almost to the minute it was two hours. This included my sister running into a tree and tipping over, and a potty break along a bank. We almost decided to pay for a river canoe, kayak trip since we were at the Platt River one day but got too busy and asked Richard for a trip the next day. For the price of free, the views are amazing, the service friendly, and whole experience just right.

Thanks, Richard, for an amazing time. The house is beautiful and I wouldn't hesitate to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

To start with, this is a Pure Michigan piece of heaven. We have rented from Richard before and everything he has to offer is first class in terms of condition, location, and service. My wifes family came up to visit from Florida having never seen Northern Michigan, there were 8 of us total... 4 adults 4 kids...there is plenty of room with bunks and comfortable beds with tons of room in the bedrooms. Plenty of storage for suitcases and clothing... Bathrooms were spotless and updated with an INCREDIBLE steam shower in the master.. walk right out the back to a gorgeous setting in a hot tub... the kitchen is stocked with utensils, pans, coffee maker and all updated stainless appliances... all immaculate and clean. Plenty of counter / bar seating for 6 with a HUGE tree chunk table to sit 6 more. Its situated right on the river with an outstanding fire pit and seating for 12 on the waters edge... watch the sun go down listening to the flowing river... Richard supplied kayaks and tubes of which we all used to float down the river right back to our house ... it couldn't be more fun or convenient !! There is also a Ping Pong Table in the game room... There is a meandering creek that you can hike up to find rocks and artifacts as well.... This is just far enough from Traverse City to keep you out of the busy area, but close enough to grocery and all local attractions, that a "run to town" is quick. Its a perfect location to hit the dunes, wineries, fishtown, suttons bay, etc ! Richard is a perfect host and supplies you with everything you need to have a GREAT vacation. This is a "must book" on my list as we will return to this and Richards other properties again ! Thanks Richard for always taking care of us and giving us a Pure Michigan 1st class getaway !!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Neat. Clean. Well stocked. We enjoyed fishing off the bridge and laying in the hammocks. Richard was great - met us at the property when we arrived and was very responsive to a minor issue that we had and he helped us resolve. Make sure to take advantage of the hot tub and the ping pong table. Will definitely stay again if we visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend in May. The house was clean, comfortable, and felt way larger than the pictures. Yard and hot tub were excellent. Very quiet, private, and felt like home.

I think the only negative from our stay is that 1 of our 3 cars got lost in the driveway. The house is about 1/4 of a mile off the road in a fairly wooded area, which was excellent, but the driveway had a split and 1 of the 3 vehicles took the wrong one.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, serene, comfortable, relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with two other couples for Bayshore Marathon weekend 2017. The place was immaculately clean, comfortable, and the perfect place for us. After the race, those of us who ran were able to use the Boardman River for some cold therapy on our tired legs. And, of course the steam shower and hot tub were great as well. All in all, Richard took good care of us, and we hope to return again in the future!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Grawn/Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many Courses
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many Fine Restaurants
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Holiday Hills
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Travese City
Car: recommended

Located on the beautiful Boardman River just min. away from historic downtown Traverse City. Many wonderful restaurants, wineries, golf courses, and shops just to name a few of the many things available to do and see in the area. Great boating and fishing, hiking and kayaking. We have the Cherry Festival in July, Horse show in July, Movie Festival after that and many, many events thru-out the spring, summer, and fall. And don't forget about the fall colors. There is no better place to see them than on the River! There is plenty of wildlife in the area, lots to do and see right in this beautiful home's backyard! Enjoy a bonfire by the river and watch the night sky for northern lights and satelites!


Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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