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Paradise Found - Lakefront Heaven Awaits You - Relax & Enjoy

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4-6

New to the rental market, Gorgeous, Updated, Spectacular Lake frontage and views. This amazing home boasts 1400 sq. feet of pure luxury spread over 2 stories. 2 beautiful bedrooms and 2.5 spacious bathrooms. It is located on the crystal clear shoreline of Arbutus Lake. This property is close to everything, yet pure serenity makes this rental your very own piece of heaven. With the plush furnishing and all of the comforts of home, we know you will have the vacation of a lifetime. With over 250 feet of private direct water frontage and beach, a fire pit and a dock, all you need to bring is your own beach towels, water toys and a boat and you'll be set.

A fully stocked kitchen with a gas stove, full size side by side refrigerator, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, garbage disposal and coffee pot with full service for 6. The laundry room has a full size washer and dryer, ironing board and iron with a full size wash sink and commode. Basic cable is provided so you can catch the local weather if desired. Bring your movies or choose from the selection we have on hand for the VHS and DVD players. Cell phone service is great in the area and will allow you to communicate with those you need to on your vacation with your personal phone. This cottage provides you with sheets, bath towels and your starter paper products. A huge pantry for all of your things, tons of cabinet space and HUGE closets in both bedrooms will allow you to keep your living space uncluttered and relaxing during your stay.

Large Windows make up the front of this home both upstairs and downstairs, allowing you full view of the gorgeous lake below. Upstairs hosts both of your bedrooms (Both Queens, 1 new in 2014 and one new for 2015) and 1.5 baths. Also upstairs is your kitchen, dining room, laundry room & spacious living room. Downstairs is a second living room, game room, a full bed and a full bath.

**** Newly remodeled in 2015/16 with granite counter tops in kitchen, dishwasher, porcelain tile upstairs and a new leather sectional couch and recliner upstairs!

This property is not handicap accessible due to the large amount of steps to get from the parking area to the house (6) and to get from the upstairs to the downstairs (12) and finally the house to the lake (20).

Outside we have a gas grill, tables and chairs, a dock for you to bring your own beach towels, boat and water toys.

This property has been decorated with love and is truly upscale living at your fingertips. This property will only sleep 6 people. It is 100% NON smoking and absolutely NO pets are allowed. No large groups or parties are allowed. Contract required as we have strict rules due to the caliber of this property

As our heading states this truly is. Paradise Found. and it's awaiting you!

More Details

Amy Silvers & Tara Roberts
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Amy Silvers & Tara Roberts

This home has been passed down through our family for going on 70 years. There are a lot of memories and we hope the lucky few who get to rent it each year will treasure it as much as we do.

Amy Silvers & Tara Roberts purchased this cottage in 1944

Why Amy Silvers & Tara Roberts chose Traverse City

You will not find a view more spectacular, a home more comfortable, nor an atmosphere more worth while. This is the most beautiful, most relaxing place our entire family knows. Love and peace will surround you.

What makes this cottage unique

This property has been in our family for nearly 70 years. The original cottage was tore down and replaced by this new one in 1994. It truly is the home that love built. We hope you can feel the love in every detail and treat it as you would your home.


Forest Lakes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 are upstairs. There is a full bath/shower/tub with toilet and sink between the bedrooms and a half bath with a toilet and sink in the hallway laundry room. Bathroom 3 is a large bathroom downstairs with toilet, sink and stand up shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both bedrooms are upstairs
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Paradise Found - Lakefront Heaven Awaits You - Relax & Enjoy
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

The Venema Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, we felt at home and very welcomed. I could go on and on about all the wonderful things to do in the area. But at the end of the day the lake house was a slice of heaven.

There's a beautiful sunrise to see while sitting on the top back deck drinking coffee.

We also think Maxine is a wonderful neighbor, and caretaker.

We hope everyone who has the experience of staying here sees the beauty we did.

Thank you for sharing your family home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much! We love having amazing vacationers like you all! Maxine also told me what a complete joy you all were to have next door! Were so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will come back again next year. God bless you and keep you always.
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Dexter, Michigan

Great House for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the house was super clean and had everything we needed and then some. The deck off of the upper floor was great, particularly for little kids because there are no stairs thus had all of our meals out there. The lake is beautiful, unfortunately we didn't have great weather, it was too cold most days for swimming. Had to watch our little onces closely with all of the stairs down to the lake, but once they were down, it was great! Highly recommend this place, great rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Oh

Great Place for Family of Four

  • 5 of 5

Very nice beach house with everything you would want for a week stay. Great Views from top level and beach area is very nice. Great lake to kayak and fish. As a side note Traverse City has a lot do for kids such as Pirates Cove and Lucky Jack's if it rains.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rented a Cottage but found a Home....

  • 5 of 5

What a week, really enjoyed the downtime..I was going to say relax but with 3 kids that has fallen off the vocab. The cottage from day one felt like a home away from home all the features you could need in a beautiful setting. The family swam,paddled and fished...with the youngest (20 months) just happy to splash on the beach and play in the sand. Camp fires and smokes round off the evening with peace and quite we were looking for..

The home was clean,spacious and roomy...

A must for people who want to mix up family time and exploration of a beautiful area...

See you next year......Arbutus Lake....

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect vacation! The house is beautiful and the lake is gorgeous! Everything you need to have the perfect family vacation! Loved it and will be asking to rent again! Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles, IL

Beautiful view at a reasonable price

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the lake. The lake was beautiful and my kids loved playing in the water. The listing description is very accurate regarding the place although I did have to clean a little upon arrival in the kitchen and one bathroom. The only improvement that we would suggest is to buy new mattresses. Unfortunately the mattresses are quite old and limp. My kids preferred sleeping on the floor. Other than that everything was fine.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As stated in the arrival instructions, If it wasn't clean to your specifications, I really wish you would have called as we would have handled it. The mattresses (although you are the only ones who ever complained about the others) have been replaced for 2014 and both have memory foam toppers. =) Thank you for your feedback. Next time just be sure to contact us with any issues as we always want your stay to be the best experience ever. We have added it in the instructions now, to ensure that EVERYONE knows and is clear that you are NOT allowed in our out buildings or back basement room and CAN NOT use our power tools, tools, supplies, etc. Hopefully that won't be confusing for you next time as there really is NO room for interpretation this time. Thanks again :)
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Rates & Availability

Forest Lakes Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holiday weeks are subject to an additional $300 added to the rental fee. Deposits are non refundable! We only do weekly rentals, Saturday to Saturday from June 1st thru Labor Day annually! The property is no longer available any dates other than listed above!

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