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Karin Petersen

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Long Lake sunsets from large deck

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

2 Story Lakefront Home, Landscaped, Sunset View

Private family home on beautiful all sports lake. Popular walleye fishing. Year round sunset views. Very gradual drop-off has soft sandy bottom. Take the fishing boat out and catch perch, walleye, bass and grill outside! Enjoy dinner on the deck or lower patio. Roast marshmellows in outdoor firepit. Blue heron, loons, eagles and other wildlife often visit. Wooded trails across the street. Close to wine trails, snowmobiling, winter skiing.

Cottage style 2 story family home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room and den, kitchen, and porch with pantry.

National Cherry Festival and the Film Festival take place in Traverse City just 10 minutes away. Wonderful dining, shopping, and galleries, right in town. Short drive to Interlochen for groceries, dining, shops, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. 1.5 miles to Boone's Long Lake restaurant and just a few miles to Moomer's famous ice cream shop.

Take a 30 minute drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and climb the dunes, follow the winery trails and art gallery trails, and visit small towns in Leelanau and Benzie counties.

Hiking, swimming, skiing, biking, golfing, charter fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are some popular outdoor activities in the area with its many lakes, beaches, and trails. You can even find a secluded spot on one of many Lake Michigan beaches!

Besides the great outdoors, the area is also well known for its dining, wineries, breweries, local art galleries, and numerous festivals

Some of our favorite attractions:

Pyramid Point

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

North and South Manitou Island Ferry from historic Fishtown in Leland

TART trail and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Riverside Canoe in Honor and The River canoeing in Glen Arbor

Mackinac Island

Grand Traverse Balloons – hot air balloon rides

Nauticat Cruises – catamaran cruises

Traverse Tall Ship Co. – sailing on Schooner Manitou

Leelanau Casino and Turtle Creek Casino

Karin will greet you upon arrival to deliver house keys and a welcome basket of Michigan made goodies

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Karin Petersen (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Karin Petersen

This was our family home with lots of great memories. I reside in the house part of the year. I stay in the small cabin on property during rental season, over 100ft away making it convenient for guest to reach me with any concerns, yet respecting guests privacy as much as possible.

Karin Petersen purchased this house in 1977

Why Karin Petersen chose Northern Michigan

Quiet area of the lake and it is conveniently located close to Interlochen and Traverse City. Home is well appointed. Neighbors are very nice.

What makes this house unique

We don't hire property managers and live elsewhere. We are owners who have lived here many years and take pride in the property. We know details about the house and the the area. Over the years there have been many guests here and we love sharing the experience of Long Lake and this area with others. With this in mind, the decision to offer it as a vacation rental is the perfect solution to afford keeping it in our family for generations and share it with new friends. We want to provide a vacation experience to our guests as though they are guests of our own.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Long Lake sunsets from large deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

You really can go home again

  • 5 of 5

in this very comfortable traditional lake home. If you want new and shiny, go to a hotel. This really felt like home. Host was very hospitable and welcoming. We spent very little time indoors as the weather was perfect and the decks overlooking the lake were mesmerizing. It was the perfect gathering place for family camping at Interlochen and some staying in a Traverse City hotel. A week just wasn't long enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for touring headquarters

  • 5 of 5

Two adults and our labrador made Karin's our headquarters as we explored Traverse City for the first time. We found it very centrally located for our trips around the area -- up the western and eastern sides of the bay, a visit to Interlochen, and of course, Traverse City itself. The cottage is well pictured and accuarately described. We spent many hours on the one of the two decks, having our meals or just sitting and watching the lake. We ususally had lunch out and our dinner on the deck. Karin was most accomodating and as a native is very knowledgable about the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and well kept. The house is very beautiful and very clean and the views are amazing! The owners (Karin and Mike) are very friendly and they go above and beyond to make your stay pleasant. The amenities that they supplied were more than we expected! Turtle Creek Casino was a very nice experience! The double decks and hot tub overlooking the lake, helped make our vacation a very relaxing and enjoyable stay! We would definitely recommend! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family and our dog had a wonderful vacation at this lovely house. We especially loved the multi level deck. We spent most evenings on the deck watching the sunset. The house was just as pictured and had all that we required. We took advantage of the row boat as well as the paddle boat which were provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
The Hofbrau
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Manitou Island Transit
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
The Crown Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Boone's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Hickory Hills Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Clinch Park Beach West Bay Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

30 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, Empire, Glen Arbor and 10 minutes to downtown Traverse City. Close wine trails


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Return Guests inquire about your discount!
Cherry Festival week Saturday July 4 through Saturday July 11 rate is 2500.00 .
Same rate applies to Film Festival nights July 2 - Aug 2 (prorated per night)
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    downstairs - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bathroom includes shower with tub. Downstairs bathroom includes shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • guest room - 1 double
    master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Spacious master bedroom allows for crib
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Prefer four guests. Inquire directly for extra guests

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