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Joni Robb

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Remodeled cottage on small lake. Near TC~yet feels so far away. Great sunsets

Equal distance from downtown Traverse City and Interlochen Center for the Arts; this is the relaxing spot to return to after a day of adventuring in and around our region. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 30 miles northwest.

Remodeled, completely winterized 2-bedroom cottage with an open-air design. All the amenities are here for a relaxing stay. A fully equipped kitchen; however, there is no dishwasher. One bathroom with endless hot water. Washer/dryer on site. Lots of linens and towels provided.

Fast Internet. TV, Blueray available.

Boone's Long Lake Inn is less than a mile away ~ a local favorite for dining and music. The original Moomer's Ice Cream Shoppe is 5 miles from the cottage (on the way to Sleeping Bear)

The cottage sits on a quiet, dog-friendly lane. There is a fenced-in area for your pet.

Beautiful sunsets most every night. The deck overlooking the lake has plenty of seating. There is a four-burner gas grill on the deck.

Two kayaks are available, great for fishing and tooling around. The deck and raft area can also be a great place to catch a Bluegill or a Bass.

Detailed maps of nearby bike and walking/xcountry ski trails, along with winery brochures, and things to do are available at the cottage. Two bikes are available for your use.

Smoking outside, please. Thanks!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Joni Robb (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Joni Robb

As a retired teacher/social worker, I now am able to enjoy the beauty of our region full-time. I do a lot of volunteering at Interlochen Center for the Arts, am a Foster Grandparent at the local elementary school and involved in outdoor activities. My motto? The Truth Will Set You Free!

Joni Robb purchased this house in 2000

Why Joni Robb chose Northern Michigan

Because of the sunsets! I love the quiet location ~ so close to Traverse City and Interlochen Center for the Arts; yet there is a real country-feel to this area.

What makes this house unique

The Location! Again, those wonderful sunsets. The quiet..... the Up North feel.....This is a year-round home so all the amenities are here. Great for dog walking, biking, kayaking, fishing.


based on 12 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Loved It

  • 5 of 5

Everything was the way it looks in the pictures, host was great as well. East to communicate with and the place was nice and clean. Will be renting again on our next trip up to Traverse City!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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A lovely place to be

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Joni, for sharing your cottage with us! We truly enjoyed our time there. When we arrived, Joni was there to go over everything and available when needed. The property is very well-maintained in a quiet area but close to Traverse City. Loved being able to bring our dog, but you wouldn't know that dogs were allowed given how clean it was. Beautiful views, nice fire pit, great central location, wonderful to have kayaks on-site to use rather than bringing or renting our own. Had everything we needed. Hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Joni was a wonderful hostess - available and accommodating. The house is adorable and updated, everything you need is provided. The deck and the floating dock were our favorite place to kick back and relax. The location is close to everything you may want to do. I highly recommend The Cozy Cottage for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway close to some of the most beautiful natural scenery I have seen in the midwest!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, MI

Close to TC

  • 4 of 5

The house was nicely updated, comfortable, and clean. It's bigger in person than it looks in the pictures. The view of the lake was beautiful. The lake itself was pretty mucky so we didn't swim or let our dogs swim in it. Close enough to Traverse City and surrounding attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Ellyn, IL

Close to Traverse City!

  • 5 of 5

Joni was very helpful and accommodating. The house was cute, comfortable and clean. It was located on a quiet, peaceful little lake and was located close to downtown Traverse City. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Grand Rapids, MI

Cozy Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cozy, nicely decorated and had all the amenities we needed, especially a beautiful view of the lake. It is located in a quiet wooded area that is only minutes from downtown Traverse City. It was PERFECT for us and we had a wonderful time. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Boone's Long Lake Inn
"Great for Prime Rib! The Perch is also delicious!"
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Traverse City Beach Bums
Coffee Bean Cafe
Mulligan's Pub & Grill
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport via South Airport Road West
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boone's Long Lake Inn
Nearest Ferry
110 Miles
Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island via U.S. 31
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Crown Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Bus Station to board on Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boone's Long Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Long Lake Public Beach on N. Long Lake Road
Car: recommended

Equal distance to Interlochen Center for The Arts and downtown Traverse City, this is a remodeled, winterized cottage with a deck that overlooks a small lake. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is 30 miles northwest and Crystal Mountain Resort is 25 miles southeast.

The living/dining/kitchen area offers a spacious feeling. The dining room table can accommodate six. The kitchen is fully equipped with a food processor, blenders, and lots of pots and pans. All the amenities are here except a dishwasher.

Two bedrooms ~ the lakeside bedroom has a queen and the smaller bedroom has a full-size extra long bed. The living room couch folds out to a queen bed. We also have an air bed. One bathroom with endless hot water. Washer/dryer on site. Linens and lots of towels provided. An assortment of teas, plus coffee pot, coffee, condiments and filters.

CABLE TV with loads of channels (beginning in May), Apple TV available, along with a Blue Ray DVD. The Internet is fast! The username and password will be on the dining room table.

Great Blue Gill and Bass fishing ~ Bring your poles! You can launch the two kayaks (one is a fishing kayak) from the raft and dock.

Sit on the sofa and watch the sunset every evening ~ maybe the Loon will stop by or a Blue Heron.

A four-burner gas grill sits on the deck with outdoor seating. There's also a charcoal grill available with fuel. A natural setting, on a quiet, dog-friendly lane.

Maps, brochures, and things to do are available at the cottage.

Pets are very welcome ~ they're part of the family, right? Smoking outside, please. Oh, and no candles inside. Thanks!

Guests will have access to the two-car garage.

I prefer to meet you when you arrive to do a walk-through and answer any questions you may have. I appreciate a phone call when you leave the cottage at the end of your stay. And, if you're so inclined, you can strip the beds and put the linens by the washer.

I love this quiet neighborhood, the sunsets over the lake, the solitude; and yet, it is so close to all the things I love. The proximity to Traverse City, Interlochen, Leelanau and Benzie Counties make it a perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring.


Rates & Availability

Long Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 18 2016 - May 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2016 - Jun 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 0.6%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • One Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Endless Hot Water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • East Bedroom - 1 double , The full-sized bed is an extra long.
    Lakeside Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , This is a sofa bed. Also, have an twin airbed.
  • Plenty of room for all your gear.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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