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Unique charmer in the midst of a gardner's paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Cottage located in the heart of one of Northern Michigan's finest Nursery.

This 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage style home is artistically designed to blend the indoor with the outdoor landscaping of plants, trees, a gift shop, and even a cafe serving breakfast and lunch daily and dinner (Thursday-Saturday)! Pine Hill Nursery is well known as a destination trip for gardening, landscaping, and educational classes related to horticulture. Out the back door of a planted patio, you smell the homemade breakfast and lunch cooking, which is available to customers during the summer and fall season. Bring a kayak, canoe, bike, and shoes for walking as you are surrounded by a variety opportunities for outdoor fun. Located 20 miles south of Charlevoix, 12 miles north of Elk Rapids, 25 miles from Traverse City, and 10 miles to Central Lake.Even though you may be sitting in the midst of a retail operation, the cottage offers indoor privacy and a small outdoor patio area, beautifully decorated. In the summer season, Thursday-Friday- Saturday evenings provide you with outdoor live music on the patio between the Cafe and the Cottage until 9:00 pm which is open to the general public for light fare dining with beer and wines available.

Property Manager
Andrea Otto
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Andrea Otto

This original homestead was fully remodled in 2012. The Nursery had been a family owned business for over 30 years.

Andrea Otto purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Andrea Otto chose Northern Michigan

Located on US 31 North, this is a great rental for the traveler who would like to take off on day trips and visit all the Grand Traverse region has to offer. From The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to Mackinac Island, with so much in between can keep you entertained and well fed with the eateries, wineries, farm markets, golf, skiing and cultural establishments galore along Northwest Michigan's shoreline.

What makes this cottage unique

Even though there may be customers during the day on the several acres of nursery property, this cottage is on the edge of the project where most clients are not shopping. 1 Complimentary breakfast served from our cafe to a weekly rental party. Just step out on your patio!


Kewadin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 full bath Shower, no tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3 season enclosed porch
  • 2 bedrooms with Queen size bed. 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds. The enclosed porch has a day bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is a charming stay, and at a very affordable price point due to the uniqueness of it's location. Yes, you have to tolerate a business going on around you, but we hope to make it as pleasant and enriching as possible, especially if you enjoy gardening! When you are in the house, it is very private and quiet. If you need anything, the Pine Hill staff is always happy to help. Great location to come and go from at half the price of waterfront. Sightseeing, day trips, taking part in the local communities and their summer festivals/events are so numerous you cannot get to them all. We know you will love it!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Unique charmer in the midst of a gardner's paradise!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented this cottage to celebrate July 4th at Torch Lake. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful home located within a nursery. The kitchen was fully stocked to serve all 7 of us. The staff was very friendly and we had the most amazing time. We are now considering this to be an annual trip! Thanks Otto family for welcoming us and making us feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We had a great time in the wonderful cottage. It's so conveniently located to everything up north.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and had what we needed. Having the cafe right out your door is nice. The live music on the weekend was a nice perk. Traveling to Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Elk Rapids was a quick 20-25 minute drive at the most. Torch Lake right around the corner tops it all off. Rented a pontoon and enjoyed the trip down to the sand bar. We will keep this place in mind when traveling up north again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Miss leading in photos and explanation.

  • 3 of 5

My stay started off different than I expected. When we arrived at the location I could tell right a way that I had been mislead. This property is not at all what the pictures make it seem to be. The actual house is true to the pictures but the surroundings are left out. The house is directly connected to an outdoor patio restaurant that has live music playing from about 6-9:30 and it is not quiet at all the music can be heard throughout the house and the room that is closest to the restaurant is like being in the restaurant. Also the door that the owner prefers you use is basically right in the middle of the restaurant. And to top things off the whole place is surrounded by a nursery and is directly off a major highway. If you are looking for a place that is off the path or even somewhat "away" and quiet this is not it period. This didn't mean that my stay was bad but it was not what I was expecting.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry you felt mislead. This is never our intention. In fact I never want anyone to be surprised when booking our house. It is in fact on the grounds of a nursery and cafe. This I believe is clearly stated in the information. It is not the right rental for every group however many people love the beauty of the grounds and convience of the cafe out the back door. I am happy to answer any questions by guests and will always be totally honest in my responses.
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Beautiful Cottage at Pine Hill Nursery

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for my daughters wedding which was held at A-Ga-Ming resort. Cottage at Pine Hill exceeded all my expectations and more! I was awestruck as I pulled into the property!!! I was not prepared for how beautiful and serene the property was. The description on VRBO doesn’t come close to giving you an idea for what this property is like in person. The house is nestled in the middle of the Pine Hill Nursery, one of the most beautiful nurseries I have had the pleasure of visiting. The nursery has walking paths that wind through the nursery; along the paths are displays of the most beautiful plants, flowers and trees I have ever seen at a commercial nursery. The property has a café which has great food. At night there is live music to enjoy on the café patio or on the cottage patio.

The Cottage at Pine Hill interior was clean and I mean very clean, it is beautifully decorated (the photos on VRBO do not do the interior justice) and so spacious. The kitchen is fully equipped, has a large island, great counter space and kitchen is open to the dining space that has a beautiful table. The bedrooms are spacious, tons of closet space, furnishings in bedrooms are beautiful. The living room is large and also beautifully decorated. The bathroom is amazing, large walk-in shower with a “Rain Shower” shower head. There is a sleeping porch just off the dining area where my daughter slept the night before her wedding.

Andrea the owner was friendly, gracious, welcoming, and so helpful. The staff at the nursery were also friendly, helpful, and respectful, hardly knew they were around. I was totally impressed by the staff, grounds, and cottage and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Staying at the Cottage at Pine Hill was so relaxing it made my daughters wedding all the more special. I highly recommend the Cottage at Pine Hill, can’t wait to stay there again. I cannot wait to stay at The Cottage at Pine Hill again.

Barb F.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Serene

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful surroundings, gracious and extremely friendly owners, very unique and enjoyable setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

This was my first VRBO rental and I could not have been more satisfied. The home was beautifully decorated both inside and out and came with all of the amenities needed for a nice, relaxing stay. The property manager and onsite nursery staff were all very friendly and welcoming to our group of six. And the cafe, gift shop and nursery grounds were all fun to explore. We had a wonderful time and will definitely consider coming back for another long weekend stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Torch Lake
Car: necessary

This property is located on the grounds of Pine Hill Nursery. This is a beautiful nursery and a dream location for any gardener or nature lover. In the spring, summer and fall there is a café and wine bar out your back door. Even though you are at a business, the house it very private and quiet. In the winter the nursery is closed and it is the most peaceful and serene place. Walk, snowshoe or cross country ski out the back door and around the grounds or 1/2 mile down to Torch Lake (one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.) Enjoy awesome views of the stars and sometimes the northern lights if you are lucky. If you love to golf, you are less than 5 minutes to Agaming and within 30 minutes of countless other golf courses. If you love the beach you can relax at the torch lake day park 2 miles north or head 10 minutes south to Elk Rapids where you will find the most beautiful lake Michigan beaches around. Elk Rapids is the cutest little town home to fabulous shopping, restaurants, art galleries a movie theater and much more. Just a couple miles north you will find Torch Lake Village and a small grocery store, café, marina, public park and nature preserve. Stop by the numerous farm stands within just a few miles of this property for fresh, local produce and products. You can even pick your own fruit when it is in season. This property is between Traverse City and Charlevoix. It is an excellent location for wine tours, skiing, fall color tours, golfing, boating. Charlevoix is a sweet town to visit for shopping and dining. Traverse City is the perfect place for a night out on the town or just about anything else you would want to do. There are area festivals every week in the summer. The Vasa Trail is located about 20 minutes south (near Traverse City) and a destination for bikers and cross country skiers. Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain (in Bellaire, 22 miles away) are beautiful ski and golf resorts.


Rates & Availability

Kewadin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owners will consider monthly rental or an annual lease for long term rental. Call or email to inquire, will be negotiated according to situation. All utilities, cable/wifi included in monthly rental fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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