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Pamela LaGattuta

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Waterfront with Indoor Hot Tub!

39 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Traverse City House Rental Photos and Description

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. Two bedrooms include queen-size beds. A king-size bed is in the master bedroom. All mattresses are new along 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. Sunday to Sunday rental for summer.

Taxes included.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pamela LaGattuta (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

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 Northern Michigan

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.

Reviews

5
based on 39 traveler reviews

Waterfront with Indoor Hot Tub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
Fort Wayne, Indiana
5

Everything you need...and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and a perfect location for visiting Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Sutton Bay and the Leelanau wine trail. The home is located on a spectacular lake. We enjoyed coffee at the end of the dock in the mornings and wine in the evenings. The property is kept immaculate. The beds and linens are top of the line. In fact, the bed was so comfortable, we didn't want to get out in the morning. The owner has provided many extras. We did not cook any meals during our stay, but if we had wanted too, we would have had everything we needed and more. The great room was a perfect spot to sit, relax and visit at night. Pam was wonderful to work with. We would definitely recommend staying here and hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Home away from home, maybe better :)

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at Long Lake! There were more than enough cooking utensils and cookware, we wanted for nothing in the kitchen. There was plenty of room around the kitchen table for our party of 9 adults. Our favorite spot was sitting on the deck and chatting as the sun went down.The beds were soft and comfortable, the loft bed is probably intended for children or teens. The bathrooms are updated, exceptionally clean. Plenty of nice, plush towels. We rented the houseboat for the week, it's very new, very nice, plenty of power. We were worried about swimmer's itch but had no problem at all. We did use the kayaks and paddle boards that were provided. Neighbors are close by but there are plenty of trees for privacy. Pam was easy to work with, answered all our questions promptly. We would definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Our three generations loved it. Many happy memories. Nice lake, nice area.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Very well kept

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time ... Everything was provided for us ,kitchen and laundry supplies, furniture , bedding and on and on ... Very thoughful owners ... The hot tub and pontoon boat were awesome !! We so appreciated all amenities provided for us and it turned out to be a super week weather wise as well. Couldnt be any happier with the residence and all it came with ... Thanks again for the opportunity to stay here ... He had an unforgetable time :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many houses over the past several years and by far this home surpassed all expectations! Extremely clean and inviting. Perfect location. Loved the special touches the owner adds that made our stay wonderful. 5 plus stars!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Absolutely Gorgeous House - Good Distance from Downtown too

  • 5 of 5

I'd like to start off by mentioning that this house was beautiful. I was excited when I saw the pictures of this rental but was amazed when I saw it in person. Gorgeous!

I rented it a long weekend get-away with friends during Couples Valentine's weekend. We wanted to explore the Traverse City area, this place was great because it was 15 mins from downtown and there was plenty of parking in the winter! One of our favorite places was the Traverse City Whiskey Company - very cool! We were also able to all hang out at the house, sit around the big table, and play cards.

The house had enough room for everyone to sleep comfortably - we ended up having 10 adults. The cookware and "extras" in the pantry were very generous and we used them to cook large breakfasts two mornings. The house was very clean and supplied with fresh towels. Pam, the owner, took time to make sure we felt welcome with emails ahead of time and notes the day we arrived.

Oh! And we loved the hot tub room! So nice and relaxing!

I cannot say enough how nice of a weekend my friends and I had - I hope I didn't forget anything!

I would definitely recommend this property to other friends and family and see myself returning for another weekend with friends.

Thanks for the awesome retreat!

Amanda

February 2016

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capitol Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Five Different Golf Courses
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous Restaurants
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept/Oct
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,400
 
 
Nov-April
Oct 30 2016 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,200
 
 
May/June
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$1,800
 
 
June
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
June
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
July 4/Cherry Fest
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
Flat fee
 
 
July/August
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Sept/Oct
Aug 27 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,400
 
 
Nov-April
Nov 5 2017 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

$150 Cleaning Fee and $300 refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is an upstairs bathroom attached to the master.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This downstairs bathroom has a large five head shower.
  • Each bathroom includes new plush bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths. Complimentary bar soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, tissue and toilet tissue.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The queen bed is in the loft area accessed by a ladder.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is an upstairs bedroom with walkin closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This downstairs bedroom has slidingdoor deck access.
  • All bedrooms include a beautiful lake view, cable tv with DVRs, spacious closets and new mattresses, linens and bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We also offer a baby/toddler equipment for the week that includes: highchair, stroller, booster seat, pack n play, bouncy seat, baby swing, board books, toys and car seat (if needed). All items are clean and less than five years old.

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