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Spectacular Cottage Home on Antrim's Chain of Lakes

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

A spectacular 5 bedroom retreat for those not interested in 'roughing' it

Nestled among towering pines and hardwoods, this recently built craftsman style cottage home is ideally located on quiet Lake Skegemog and provides boat access to Torch, Elk, and Clam Lakes and Lake Bellaire. The well designed home features plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy time together or find a quiet space to relax and enjoy the solitude. There is no need to sacrifice the comforts of home with this well appointed property.

Lake Skegemog is not quite as well known as her sister lakes, Torch and Elk, but there are many advantages. The water warms much earlier in the season making early season swims or ski sessions much more enjoyable. Relative to Torch and Elk, there is much less boat traffic on Skegemog so quiet moments are much easier to come by. The fishing on Skegemog is also much more accessible with shallower water and tremendous populations of bass, perch, pike and world class musky.

Skegemog Point road is a breathtaking tree lined lane extending north directly from M-72 providing very quick access to Traverse City and downstate. Because the road terminates at the water, there is no through traffic providing a great atmosphere for morning walks.

More Details

Property Manager
Mandy Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017


Williamsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Blue Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunkroom - 4 twin/ single
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Main Floor Guest Room - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A queen sleeper sofa is available for additional sleeping.
  • With two main floor bedrooms and three more upstairs, the home can comfortably accommodate any assortment of family and friends.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Cottage Home on Antrim's Chain of Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Delightful week!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fun week , with multi-generations under one roof in this comfortable and well appointed home. We were able to have kayaks and paddleboards delivered from Traverse City for the week, this location on Skegemog is perfect for paddling! We water skied too! And included a day trip into Torch Lake via Torch River which was a lot of fun. Well equipped kitchen made meal prep easy, everything is clearly labeled in the home , children and adults were able to enjoy the waterfront, the entire experience was a pleasure!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 10

  • 5 of 5

We completely moved in for our week at this wonderful rental home on Lake Skegemog. The 5 bedrooms provided comfort for everyone and the 3 full bathrooms were adequate for us, as well. Our youngest grandchild appreciated the sandy beach and the older kids (and adults) made full use of the long pier (which allowed for a pontoon, ski boat, and 2 jet skies). It was refreshing to begin the day watching the sun rise and spying woodpeckers and other birds in the surrounding trees. Beautiful deck arrangement and a campfire out by the lake just added to all the other benefits of this rental. Rental manager, Mandy, was extremely helpful before, during, and after our stay there.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 adults and 3 children under the age of 2 had a fantastic week staying on this property. It is about 15-20 minutes from Traverse City, an hour 45min from Mackinac Island and an hour from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 5-7 minutes from a Meijer and Turtle Creek Casino. This home was built in 2011 and has a charming open floor plan. The open/well stocked kitchen along with the dinning table for 12+ is perfect to hosting your group meals. There are 5 bedrooms with ample space (2 on mainfloor, 3 upstairs), a very spacious screened in back porch facing the Lake to the East (complete with a fireplace and table and chairs, a back patio (with table and chairs), a back deck (with table and chairs), and a place for your evening fires to cook your smores right next to the lake and your 60 foot dock. There is also a small beach for the kidos. The property is located on the smaller Lake Skegemog, but is connected to bigger lakes like Torch and Elk and has direct access to the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay and ultimately Lake Michigan. Being a smaller/shallower lake, Lake Skegemog, has less boat traffic so has clamer and warmer waters than its bigger neighbor lakes. We rented a boat for 2 days and the 60 ft dock worked out perfectly, water skiing and tubing were great! With 3 kids under 2, 2 of which are highly mobile, this was an ideal house as there were very few safety concerns. All around a terrific find.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great summer rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about this home and its location. It appears to be built within the last few years, has a great kitchen, dining table for a crowd, expansive living room, and big screened porch. Ideal east-facing lakefront to see sunrise, we rented kayaks and tubes for the week. Traverse City is just 20-25 minutes away and a brand-new Meijer is soon to open about 10mins away.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of nine adults and two children spent a GREAT week here. The house is charming and very comfortable. The screened porch is heaven - I am an early riser and the sunrise view from the porch was fantastic. We enjoyed an evening thunder storm from the porch as well - the sound of the rain and the lightening over the lake made for quite a show.

The location is great - 15 minutes to the beaches, restaurants & shops in Elk Rapids and Alden. And great pie at Uncle Bill's fruit/vegetable stand on the road to Elk Rapids!

We rented a pontoon boat - and the spacious dock made it easy for our novice boaters.

We definitely plan to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Our family including my parents, my siblings and their kids spent the week in this wonderful home that was equipped with everything we might need for the week. It was such a cozy well decorated home better than the pictures could ever do it justice. We had access to Elk and Torch Lakes which we visited with our boat rental and then did water sports on Skegemog. Its only a short drive to Traverse City but far away enough to be out of the city. Boyne Mountain is also only an hour drive and our whole family went zip lining on an evening trip. Our property manager was wonderful as a big storm came through our week and knocked power out for about 36 hours and she came with supplies and checked in on us frequently. We would definitely consider this rental on our next family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City
Car: necessary

Lake Skegemog is situated in the heart of The Antrim County chain of lakes which include Elk Lake, Torch Lake, Clam Lake and Lake Bellaire. All are accessed through a series of rivers providing some of the best freshwater boating in Michigan. Quaint towns like Elk Rapids, Alden, Bellaire and more provide access by boat to phenomenal shopping, dining, and sightseeing. World class angling for everything from perch to Lake Trout to Atlantic Salmon and Musky is available on these waterways.

Traverse City is just a short drive away for even more shopping, dining and activities. Dozens of award winning restaurants, golf courses, ski resorts, wineries, breweries and more provide for endless entertainment options.


Rates & Availability

Williamsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer II 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 6.0%

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date. Deposit will be forfeited if cancelled less than 90 days, but more than 60 days, of arrival date. Cancellations made less than 60 days of arrival date will result in forfeiture of the full rental payment.

Traveler will be responsible for payment of any credit card fees charged for booking this property. Credit Card Fees are typically 2.5%.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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