About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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:
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
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
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
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 guests to reach me with any concerns, yet respecting privacy of guests.
Karin Petersen purchased this House in 1977
Why Karin Petersen chose Traverse City
Quiet area of the lake with sunset views and it is conveniently located close to Interlochen and Traverse City. Home is well appointed. Neighbors are very nice.
What makes this House unique
This home has been in the family for 35 years so we take pride in managing it ourselves and introducing visitors to the area. We know all the details about the house and the surrounding areas. Over the years there have been many guests here and we love sharing the experience of Long Lake 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 family.
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Relaxing, Get Away From it All!
Before booking, I narrowed my options to three. I chose the Long Lake house for the outdoor space and what a smart decision. We spent the majority of our time on the water or the outside/deck area. The view was awesome; the water crystal clear; and the outdoor space provided great ambiance. Karin and Michael were very responsive from our initial booking through our departure. A very sweet couple and very accommodating. While the inside of the house is older, it was very clean and provided what one would need while on vacation. I would certainly recommend it if you're looking for a relaxing, get away from it all vacation. Location was convenient to downtown Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes and the quaint towns like Glen Arbor, Leland, Sutton's Bay as well as wineries.
You really can go home again
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.
Great spot for touring headquarters
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.
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!!
wonderful vacation home
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.
30 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, Empire, Glen Arbor and 10 minutes to downtown Traverse City. Close wine trails
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Return Guests inquire about your discount! Cherry Festival and Film Fest weeks rate is 2500.00 . Inquire directly for long stays, fall rates, and accommodating over 4 guests