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Gary Hughey

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Cozy 2 Bedroom Lake Front Cottage Near Traverse City

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Cottage, Sleeps 4-5

The cottage has 2 bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom between the bedrooms. The kitchen and dining room/living room are situated in an open floor plan. The kitchen has all the necessary tools for cooking with a stove and refrigerator for your use.

The love seat in the living room folds out into a twin bed to comfortably sleep a 5th person. Both bedrooms have a new queen size bed which are very comfortable.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gary Hughey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Gary Hughey

I have lived in the area for 20 years and have always dreamed of owning a place on the water. I am lucky enough to have found the perfect spot and to own a piece of paradise. I love sharing this property with others and see the joy they get from being there. I'm an engineer by day and love going out to the cottage as often as possible. Like you, I need a vacation and I am lucky enough to get to retreat to a perfect location.

Gary Hughey purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gary Hughey chose Northern Michigan

This is very close to Traverse City where I both work and live. Leelanau County is one of the most beautiful places in the country and on top of that this cabin nearly boarders Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I have many excellent memories as a young person visiting the Dunes for the challenging dune climb with my friends. They always wanted to see how fast they could climb to the top! Try it, it will be day to remember!

What makes this cottage unique

When this was built, they put it very close to the water. 12 feet past the end of the deck is the water's edge, making the cabin feel like an extension of the lake. There is a fire pit in between the cabin and the water for evenings sitting around a fire by the water. This cabin creates unique opportunity to enjoy the closeness of the water and all the amenities necessary to be comfortable.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Cozy 2 Bedroom Lake Front Cottage Near Traverse City
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful little lake house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. This little cabin was the perfect place for our week long up north adventure. We loved being right on the little traverse lake, and enjoyed using the row boat provided. The little restaurant/market across the street had awesome pizza and we were close to both Leland and glen arbor. The cabin was clean and perfect for the two of us, there was definitely room for 2-3 more people comfortably. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a get away!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a no-frills, relaxing, lake front cottage that is close to many great areas, this is the place for you! Great communication on the owner's part. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decompressing at its best.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days in an ideal location. This cabin is a just a wonderful lakefront base for enjoying Glen Arbor, Leland, and Traverse City. Quick access to the wonderful views and hiking of Sleeping Bear Dunes. We found an amazing swimming beach on Lake Michigan just a few minutes away.

This quaint cabin was exactly what we were looking for. A simple little place, perfect for our family of four. Just feet from a crystal clear lake, in which we enjoyed wading, skipping rocks, and taking boat rides. Right across the street is a great little restaurant that also has some general store offerings. The owner is incredibly responsive and clearly wishes for his guest to enjoy the most of this beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Grove Village

Far away from everything

  • 4 of 5

The cabin on the lake,what more do you need. Water is nice,warm,and clean.The view, incredible, especially when you sitting by the fire ring watching a sunset. My kids had fun swimming, taking a boat on the lake. They had plenty of bord games for the colder days. We enjoyed our stay at the cabin very much.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage needs a little TLC

  • 4 of 5

Having been in this area before, we were glad that this cottage was open for rent again. It is a nice cottage on a beautiful lake. There were some details that just need some attention for future renters. The picnic table is weak and tipped over with an adult on it. The grill is unusable and doesn't even have a grate in it. The fridge doesn't keep food very cold. The micro doesn't have a glass turntable in it making it difficult to use. There isn't enough seating in the main room since there is not a table/ chairs and the "recliner" is broken so that was one less seat. The step going in and out of the cabin is too high. The TV needs to be replaced with a newer one. We know that in the past w/ other cottages we have left some paper products to help the next renters, but this one had some food leftover, which most people wouldn't feel safe using. The binder of information was a great idea.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all input and would like to address anything that does not meet expectations. I'll address the review issues with the cottage. There are grates in the grill so I am not sure what the customer was referring. We used it just prior to their arrive and I checked it after they left. It does not have thin grates - it has thicker more professional ones, perhaps that was the difference they were not used to. The microwave rotary plate was broken during cleaning and we are actively seeking a replacement. The fridge simply needs to be turned up if anyone would like things colder to meet individual tastes. What is left in the fridge is condiments - ketchup, mustard, relish etc. I will review our policy - many people seem to like that in the past, but I can see how some customers might not want it. I like having an older TV (not flat screen) to purposefully have a more vintage feel. (I want the TV to be the last thing anyone does there :) There are plenty of folding chairs in the bedroom closet if more are needed. I will verify that is in our welcome binder. It is true the recliner portion of the chair is difficult to close, but the chair is very comfortable to sit in so that is not one less seat and why we keep it. The front door step feels very normal - in fact, the entry door is brand new this year with a half window for viewing of the lake from the kitchen. The picnic table can't tip over, it is 5 sided. The bolts holding it together can loosen and make the seat shift when sitting down. I will review getting a new table for the following year. As always we strive to have an extremely clean and comfortable place for people to stay. I purposefully do not keep it fancy, just very comfortable and try to reproduce the type of place you might have visited when you were a kid growing up. The focus is on the lake, environment, family, and surrounding area. I love that my cottage has a general feeling of coziness and a relaxed atmosphere that helps make vacations special. Thank you for your input and I value all comments. We hope to see you soon!
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cabin on the lake

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cabin, it was cozy and comfortable and clean. We loved that the grandkids were able to swim in the lake and we could sit on the porch and watch them. We recommend Hughey cabin for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Little Traverse Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sugar Loaf Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Little Traverse Inn
Nearest Beach
Property has its own beach
Car: recommended

This beautiful spot boarders Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore which was voted the most beautiful spot in America in 2011. The park has 70,000 acres of spectacular scenery with trails, beaches, scenic drives, and amazing views looking across Lake Michigan.

Located in Leelanau county, there are endless sightseeing opportunities. Trails, lakes, fishing, mountain and road biking, golfing, wine tasting and much more are all near by. There are nearly 20 wineries with tasting rooms.

Traverse City is just 22 miles away. There are always fun and interesting events happening for the whole family. Check out the National Cherry Festival or the now the world famous Traverse City Film Festival. Known for it amazing restaurants and fine food; you will not be disappointed in the culinary discoveries Traverse City holds.

Bass, pike, perch and bluegill are abundant in the lake right out your front door. Countless opportunities for fishing are present in the area just waiting for you to go out and discover.


Rates & Availability

Maple City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Brand new queen bed - cozy and comfortable.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comfy queen bed perfect to rest up on your vacation!
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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