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Lori Florip - Lakeview Property Management

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Family vacation or quiet getaway - Turtle Lake Cottage Near Sleeping Bear Dunes

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 BR Cottage on Turtle Lake, sleeps 8 plus the 'Bunkhouse' - a hangout for kids

Enjoy watching the sunset from the comfort of the living room where the large picture window gives you a full view of Turtle Lake. Or take your morning coffee on the deck or sitting by our private dock. Grill your steaks on the outdoor grill and complete your meal roasting marshmallows around the fire pit.

Family entertainment in the cottage includes a variety of board games and puzzles, family-friendly DVD selections, and satellite TV. The property comes complete with kayaks, canoe, and row boat. If you have friends who enjoy camping there is a wonderful family-friendly campground across the lake from the house, Turtle Lake Campground. The Trading Post, where some supplies can be purchased, is just a kayak ride across the lake! The living room has a window air conditioner, but the beautiful, mature trees surrounding the property keep the house cool and well-shaded.

The garage, which we call the Bunkhouse, is a great hangout for the kids and provides the adults with some quiet enjoyment of the Cottage. It has a game room with a ping pong table and microwave. Upstairs you will find a family room with a TV, DVD player, PS2 game system, table and chairs, loveseat, and daybed. The bedroom has 4 twin beds.

Turtle Lake is approximately 40 acres in size and about 22 feet at the deepest part. It is the perfect size for kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing! It has beautiful clear water and some sand bottom. It is big enough for the leisure activities but small enough where it doesn't attract the big boats. The shore area off the dock has a gradual slope into the water and there are lots of little fish to watch.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lori Florip - Lakeview Property Management (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Lori Florip - Lakeview Property Management

We have four children and love to travel with close friends to Northern Michigan every year.

Lori Florip - Lakeview Property Management purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Lori Florip - Lakeview Property Management chose Northern Michigan

We bought this property as our family getaway. We travel with our friends to Northern Michigan every summer and were looking for a house that could accommodate all of us and be close to all of the places we love to go in the area.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage turned out to be a perfect fit! We are close to the Dunes and boating on the Platte River, as well as the wonderful Lake Michigan beaches. The Bunkhouse is an amazing addition to our vacation as our children are able to have the adventure of staying in their own space while the grownups have a chance to enjoy each other's company. Turtle Lake is beautiful and I love nothing more than to grab my cup of coffee in the morning and walk the few feet down to the dock and sit there watching the lake. I hope you will love it as much as we do!


based on 3 traveler reviews

Family vacation or quiet getaway - Turtle Lake Cottage Near Sleeping Bear Dunes
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this cottage for the week was a wonderful experience! We enjoyed the access of various boats to be able to be on the lake. Very small and quiet lake. Cottage was very comfortable and game room was great place for teens to hang out when not on the water. So many attractions to visit close by, this was a great family vacation!! We would definitely recommend this cottage, and have done so to many friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our children have a fun time hanging out in the bunkhouse and being on the water (especially kayaking) and it is great that yours did as well! We thank you for your great review and appreciate the recommendation to your friends. John and Tricia
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Amazing Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Turtle Lake Cottage. The house and amenities were all as described. We enjoyed paddling on Turtle Lake and relaxing in the beautiful cottage. So many nearby attractions at Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City and surrounding areas. Many great family memories were made. Thanks for a great stay. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you loved your stay at the cottage! Your review is very much appreciated and we hope you can stay again in the future. Every year we come to Northern Michigan there is something different and exciting to explore. John and Tricia
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  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely beautiful. We felt like we were home it was very comfortable. The lake was wonderful we went swimming and also fishing and caught quite a bit of fish. True to the name of the lake we seen tons of turtles ;) I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a nice relaxing stay away from home and close to the most amazing sand bear dunes.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you had a great time at the cottage and were also able to enjoy Sleeping Bear Dunes, it is one of our favorite places. We hope you are able to stay again next year! John and Tricia
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Thompsonville Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Dilberts Cafe
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, our favorite, is a short 25 minute drive and there are several public beaches along Lake Michigan as well.

Interlochen is within 8 miles of our cottage, providing travelers with wonderful live musical and theatrical performances.

Interested in attending an authentic drive-in theatre? Make your way to the Cherry Bowl, a short drive away just outside Honor.

Frankfort is a wonderful little town for dining, shopping, and ice cream! It also is home to beautiful beaches on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Another popular destination for our family is Riverside Canoe Trips with canoe and kayak rentals which take you along the beautiful Platte River until it spills out into Lake Michigan.

Last but not least is Traverse City, a 20 minute drive from the Cottage where you can find the State Theatre, with its star ceiling and specially-priced matinees. This city is on Grand Traverse Bay where you can take boating excursions and enjoy sport fishing in the bay. Traverse City is also home to the National Cherry Festival each year in July. If shopping is more your style, many local shops and specialty stores are to be found, including The Brew, my favorite stop for coffee and sandwiches, and The Lost Art knitting store where I have picked up some wonderful yarns.


Rates & Availability

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Summer Season
May 28 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $30
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in Time Saturday @ 3:00PM. Check out Time Saturday @ 10:00AM.

$100 due at time of booking. 50% due within 2 weeks of receiving rental contract. Balance due 30 days prior to check in.

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 Sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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