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Boardman River Cottage, w/fireplace, jacuzzi, air, WiFi, Kayaks, min. to town,

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


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This beautiful Cottage 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 Cottage. 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 cottage 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. You can see many types of wildlife such as deer, beavers, river otters, bald eagles, hawks, owls, osprey and more! Brown Bridge Quiet area is minuets away offering many hiking trails, fishing and beautiful scenery! Also, Ranch Rudolph offers horse back riding and snowmobile rentals and it is 10 minuets from home! The Boardman River is a Blue Ribbon trout stream with an abundance of Brown trout and Brook trout with beautiful clear blue water sprin fed! The home is a 100 feet from the rivers edge with a fire pit and chairs and plenty of firewood for night time fires and a great place to cook s’mores!

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 cottage in 2007

Why Richard chose Traverse City

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 cottage 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 cottage and its surrounding land makes it a great vacation spot for all.


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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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Boardman River Cottage, w/fireplace, jacuzzi, air, WiFi, Kayaks, min. to town,
average rating of 5.0 based on 105 reviews

Relaxing escape.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean. Hot tub is big and the steam shower was a nice addition. Beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful setting! Our family came up for the weekend, and it was way more than we expected! The scenery was unbelievable! The hot tub was wonderful!!!! We want to say Thank you Thank you Thank you-Richard!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great place and location. Would definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, owner was very nice and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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New Year stay

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing time! The house was wonderful and so spacious! Richard was also very kind. I will definitely recommend this home in this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and well equipped. Richard could not have been more charming and accommodating. Even in the cold of winter the house was warm and cozy. Would love to spend time when the weather is warmer too.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved it

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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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 cottages backyard! Enjoy a bonfire by the river and watch the night sky for northern lights and satelites!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
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
Forth of July/ cherry festival 2500.00 min. Plus fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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