|Minimum Stay||7 - 31 nights|
Are you feeling stressed with your life; are your children driving you batty; do you need a bit of a time-out from your significant other; do you want a quiet place to read, paint, write, think, or just be; do you and your significant other need a romantic getaway? If you answered yes to any of the above, then our cottage is the perfect place for you.
Nestled amongst 10 acres of forest, the cottage sits on the shores of beautiful, picturesque Lake Michigan. It is small and quaint, simply and beautifully furnished. It has one bedroom and a fold out couch in the living room. It can sleep up to 4 people. The bathroom is fairly large with a walk in shower. Linens and beach towels are provided.
The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, etc. Everything you need to cook your favorite meals.
The property is located within walking distance of Torch Lake Nature Preserve which contains many miles of trails. Walk, jog, whatever you like, you can do this on the road, on wooded trails or along the miles and miles of shore on Lake Michigan.
The cottage is located off of highway 31, a short distance (about a 30 minute drive) north of Traverse City. Just north of the cottage are the towns of Charlevoix (about 17 miles) and Petosky (about 30 miles). Also close to Harbor Springs, Elk Rapids, Macinac City and Island and numerous other small towns in the Northern Michigan area.
Nightlife can be around a bonfire and s'mores on the beach overlooking the beautiful sunsets, or it can be dinning, gambling, or clubbing in the nearby casinos. You choose the pace.
If you have a boat and want to bring that up with you, close to the cottage, there are two public boat accesses. One to Lake Michigan, and one to Torch Lake. Torch Lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and if you have not seen it, you should. If you don't have a boat, you can spend the day at the public park playing basketball, having a picnic, and swimming in the clear waters of Torch Lake. All within walking distance of the cottage.
The winter is also a perfect time to be at the cottage. The snow is beautiful and there is nothing like a stroll through the forest trails as the snow gently falls around you engulfing you in a world of peace, quiet and a white wonderland. In fact, winter is one of our favorite times to be at the cottage.
We rent the cottage out only once per month, so book your stay early.
We are Tim and Sonya, married and living in Dallas Texas with our four children. We are both from Michigan and both attended MSU. We have vacationed in northern Michigan for the past 28 years, visiting family who live there.
Sonya Hebden purchased this house in 2008
We purchased this property as a future retirement home for us and a future vacation destination for our children and their (future) children. The property is so picturesque, quiet, and perfect for slowing down our hectic, fast-paced lives.
The location of the cottage is incredible. We love that we can walk for miles and miles (either direction) along the shores of Lake Michigan. The lake is always different and we love hunting for Petosky stones. The cottage is so cute and quaint, very well built and simple and elegant. Perfect for a relaxing, no fuss life style.
What an amazing place! We stayed here before, two summers ago, and did not hesitate to select this beautiful cottage again. The owners are prompt and personable in their correspondence, and thoughtful in ensuring the cottage is well equipped for a stay. Our two children felt right at home. The beach and the water are classic Grand Traverse Bay. Amenities are within easy driving distance, but it was the seclusion and peacefulness we valued most. We recommend this property without hesitation.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at this house. With my husband being very tall he was concerned that he would smack his head on the ceilings as the structure is unique, and doesn't show good in the pictures. Thankfully he remained unscathed our whole vacation! The acorns were falling when we were visiting, so we had to be extra careful sitting out on the deck, thankfully we brought some thick winter hats with us. Beautiful home, great beach, wonderful petoskey stone hunting! Good location for a visit to northwest Michigan, lakes all around you, and close enough to Traverse City if you needed to go to a chain store. Real quiet, and peaceful, a great retreat, and a wonderful spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Our stay here was wonderful and relaxing. Nice location in the woods with a short walk to Lake Michigan with a great view. Nice accommodations and a great spot to venture out from. I would recommend for couples or couples with small kids. Thanks for the stay!
Exactly as described. The owners could not have been more nice and helpful. My wife and I enjoyed the seclusion and the location is close to Charlevoix, Traverse City, Petoskey and Mackinac city and island were only an hour and half or so. Highly recommended and would stay again at this property.
This property was exactly as advertised. It is located on a beautiful stretch of beach on Grand Traverse Bay near Eastport. The photo of the water is from the landing of the steps going down from the beach, while the cottage itself is set back among the trees about 40 feet, with a nice path through the woods. The cottage seems to be pretty new. Everything worked nicely, and it was meticulously clean when we arrived. The communications with the owners were so friendly and welcoming, we were really encouraged to feel at home in their cottage, and we did. We have two children, 15 and 11, and they had a great time on the beach, as well as on our day trips to Charlavoix, Elk Rapids, and Traverse City. We would definitely go back. It was beautiful, restful, peaceful, and fun.
What a great vacation we had at this property. It starts with the prompt & professional correspondence from the property owner. Once you get there, you're met with a clean, beautiful property in great condition. The view of Lake Michigan is phenomenal- and of course you can't beat Torch Lake! I think any time you're in the market for a rental property, one of the biggest concerns is how accurate of a depiction the owner creates with his/her descriptions of the property online. I'm here to tell you that this property is exactly how it's portrayed- perhaps better! WILL go back!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 21 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
I rent my cottage out only one time per month for a minimum stay of 7 nights. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.