About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)
La Dolce Vita is the perfect home for a family getaway. One hundred feet of beautiful frontage on all-sports Long Lake with air conditioned, 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom home with amazing lake views from every bedroom. One upstairs bedrooms includes a queen-size bed. One downstairs bedroom has a king-size bed with a sliding door to the deck. A king-size bed is in the master bedroom. All mattresses are less than three years old, with new bedding and linens. Extra beds include: a queen bed in the loft of the master (great for older children or teens) accessed by a ladder, a queen size sofa bed in the living room and two twin pull-out beds upstairs.
The home includes a very large living room with a lovely wood burning fireplace (firewood included) and expansive windows showcasing the beautiful water views. A new sixty inch tv with surround sound, premium cable with movie channels, and DVRs, are in every bedroom and the living room. There is a DVD/VHS player in the living room with a video and book library, plus board games for rainy day or evening fun. The full kitchen includes all major appliances, including dishwasher, pots and pans, spices, small appliances and everything you’ll need for the convenience of cooking a meal at home. La Dolce Vita also includes a Washer and Dryer. Enjoy the indoor hot tub for an evening soak. Children’s tub toys and water wings included.
Enjoy swimming, boating and fishing just outside the door! An expansive deck with deck furniture and outdoor dining table is terrific for a BBQ lunch or dinner on the natural gas grill. A fire pit and sitting area is located close to the water for making smores under the stars, firewood is included. The water is shallow at the shore with a hard bottom and the 120 foot dock provides a ladder to swim in the deeper water. A Peddle Boat and life vests are included. Two kayaks, one two person kayak, and two stand up paddleboards, all with paddles and life vests are also included for your week! Ask about our wonderful pontoon boat, that is also available for your use for the week at an additional charge. The sandy-bottom lake and sand bars provide excellent swimming spots. There are a variety of fish for afternoon family fishing fun: bluegill, bass, panfish, pike, muskie, walleye and perch. Boat to the connecting smaller Mickey Lake and the five islands. Three parks are very close to the home, with volleyball, basketball, walking track, and tennis courts available. The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy allows public access to South Island in Long Lake and the Carter-Strong Bird Sanctuary on Ruth Lake.
It is an easy ten minute drive to downtown Traverse City or Interlochen Arts Academy. 15 minutes away from shopping, golfing, museums, beaches, and numerous restaurants. A 20 minute drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes, casinos and downhill skiing. Visiting Moomer’s Ice Cream is a must, just a five minute drive to 120 flavors, overlooking the dairy farm.
No Smoking. No Pets (non-negotiable) Sunday 4pm to Sunday 11am rental week for summer.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 03, 2018
About Pamela LaGattuta
We purchased this home because we love the area and life on the lake and someday hope this will be our retirement home. I grew up in the area, and after living and teaching in the Detroit area for fifteen years, am very glad I made the move back to Northern Michigan.
Pamela LaGattuta purchased this House in 2012
Why Pamela LaGattuta chose Traverse City
This home is perfect for a family vacation. It is in a quiet neighborhood on the lake, yet so close to the convenience of Traverse City. We started using VRBO after the birth of our daughter. We found it was much easier for us to vacation with a baby/small child when we had a full kitchen, laundry facility and our own private, quiet space. We hope other families will enjoy the Traverse City area and the amenities of our lake house.
What makes this House unique
We love the indoor hot tub and fireplace. Every night, after dinner, we make smores and have a dip in the hot tub before we go to bed. Our daughter thinks it is a special way to end the day...making memories.
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Wonderful property and location!
Not only was the property very clean but it was very well-stocked. The place was a perfect fit for three adult couples. Thanks and we hope to return.
The Sweet Life doesn't get any sweeter than this!
We enjoyed a remarkably restorative and relaxing visit to La Dolce Vita. Traverse City is in autumnal glory this time of year, and there's no sweeter, cozier spot to settle in and enjoy the lakes, leaves, hikes and hot tub than this property. A trained chef, I had a wonderful time cooking in the kitchen while we passed afternoons building fires and snuggling up with good books in front of them. Sleeping was sublime in this house, which truly had every single thing we needed to unwind. I cannot recommend this spot highly enough for fall and can only imagine how special it must be come summer. Thank you, Pam!
Beautiful Long Lake
Our stay here can be whatever you want it to be. It can be exhilarating fun and restful and serene. Pam provides everything one could need to enjoy the visit. Her home is exceptionally clean,warm and welcoming. The Perfect Vacation!
VERY highly recommend. Home is beautiful and well maintained. Pam is on top of things and makes you feel at home. House is well stocked, clean comfortable and perfectly located. Long Lake is a really nice lake and the neighborhood is outstanding. We’re making plans to return next year!
Even better than we anticipated, everything clean, comfortable, & beautiful. Great location & lake.
Eight women for girls trip, we had plenty of space, comfortable living area, well equipped kitchen although we ate out mostly, quiet for sleeping, close to shopping, sand dunes and parks. We really enjoyed kayak, paddle boat, and sup boards. We had never even tried them but sure enjoyed the experience and now want to do it again. Lake was very clean and shallow enough for wading. Planned a bike ride and fire pit sitting but the weather was wet and so will have to go back next year to enjoy these. Loved the house!
Wonderful Family Getaway
LaDolce Vita was a wonderful family getaway for 9 of us including 6 adults and 3 youth ages 14,16 &20. We stayed July 23-30 and rented Pam's pontoon boat. We caught several different fish varieties and took several cruises around the lake just enjoying the great views and weather. During our week, Pam delivered a brand new patio couch which was perfect on the deck and seated many people for morning and evening relaxing. The lake was refreshing and clean for swimming. Everything in the vacation home was top-notch and we wanted for nothing. We used the hot-tub, kayaks, SUPs, grill and fire pit. We cooked some amazing meals (shrimp, scallops, steak, fish fry, grilled greek chicken, etc) and found the kitchen completely stocked with everything needed. The home was spotless and meticulously maintained. We enjoyed the infamous Moomer's Ice Cream (twice) and boated over to pick up pizza (delicious). We have been to downtown Traverse City many times so did not feel the need to leave the vacation home on this trip, but if it is your first time, don't miss a trip (or two) to Front Street in TC for great restaurants. Pam was great to work with and we hope to return here for another family vacation!
P.S. Pam, everyone in our group agreed the 3 large beds were the most comfortable beds we have ever stayed on - better than hotels! What kind of mattress is in the upstairs master????
Many must see attractions are within less than a half hour of the home: numerous wineries, golf courses, lighthouses, beaches, and antique shops. Other attractions include: a professional baseball team and park, two casinos, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Downtown Traverse shopping and numerous excellent restaurants.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$150 Cleaning Fee and $300 refundable security deposit.