4 BR, 3 bath, 15 min. to TC, fire pit, sonos sound, laundry, a/c, game rm, wifi
About Tricia Adams
We are Dean and Tricia Adams, both Northern Michigan natives. Dean is owner of Bay Area Contracting, a highly regarded custom home builder/ general contractor in the Traverse City area. Tricia is a Neonatal ICU nurse. We both love to travel, which means we know what people want in a vacation property. Also, we live on the lake, which means we built these homes with all the ammenities and conveniences desired by anyone living or vacationing on a lake.
Tricia Adams purchased this House in 2014
Why Tricia Adams chose Traverse City
Arbutus Lake is a special place, we know this because we live here. It's an all sports lake with a public boat launch. Arbutus is great for high speed boating, yet it still offers the quiet serenity of a small lake. Even the busiest days on Arbutus don't compare to the craziness of a regular summer day on the more populated inland lakes of the Traverse City area.
What makes this House unique
This property (containing two lots) was appealing for us to invest in because of our ability to build two homes side by side and because of they offer direct lake access. Many lots on Arbutus Lake are up high and require stairs and long winding pathways to reach the lake. Lakemore Retreat is at lake level and the walk to the sandy beach is as easy as it gets.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great location for a perfect family vacation. Everything as pictured and property owners were accommodating.
Best Vacation Ever!!!
We arrived from the northeast to find a gorgeous home nestled in a beautiful section of Traverse City. So much family fun! It had everything to make us feel at home. This vacation spot exceeded our expectations for sure! Thank you, Tricia!!!
Beautiful Lake Retreat
My family and I had a wonderful stay at this lovely property. Tricia was a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end. The house is decorated beautifully, comes well stocked and very clean.
The lake is gorgeous and my daughters loved spending time on the beach and we all made good use of the paddle boards and kayaks. The property is pretty close to everything you might need and only a short drive from downtown Traverse City.
I would highly recommend the cottage at Lakemore Retreat and hope to have the opportunity to stay here again in the future.
Spacious and Luxury at its best
4 bedrooms with a sleeping loft offering 3 additional twin beds. Everything is modern and new. It was so nice to have all towels and paper products supplied. Even Laundry and dish soap!!
Beautiful setting right on the lake with a great sandy area. Loved using the fire ring and hot tub as well. Close to Traverse City so we ran in a couple of days and saw Movies and visited the wonderful downtown. Would Definitely recommend this rental!
Making it Tradition
Love this property! Great for our family and love all the activities we can do. Worth every penny to please the crew.
This vacation was smooth from beginning to end as manager, Tricia Adams, led the way. She was very accessible. The online and onsite information packets were great! Brian was also helpful as he answered questions while working on things around the cottage.
Our family enjoyed so many things about this stay that it is hard to know where to begin.
The location is excellent for us as we enjoy running the Bayshore Races in Traverse City. We also used the bike trail in Traverse for some awesome views while biking.
The property itself is glorious! The cottage is lovely and clean with many special touches that made our vacation comfortable and special.
The lake is a lot of fun for fishing, kayaking and beach time, Whether you are outside or inside looking out, the lake is beautiful and peaceful. We had what my adult children said was a "magical" luau birthday party. There are a few nice screens for watching shows, but we didn't need them as there was always so much to do!
Lakemore Retreat's Cottage is one of three available lakefront properties (Lakemore Lodge and Lakemore Cabin are next door). All properties can be rented individually or together with capacity of up to 34. All three homes are new construction or remodel and were built directly on the shores of Arbutus Lake, with easy access to the water (no steps or cliffs) and optimal views of the lake. Come enjoy the many benefits of this all sports inland lake where the 395 acres are swimmable from May until October, the fishing is plentiful and the conditions are perfect for many water sports including kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, water skiing and tubing, all while being minutes away from Traverse City’s restaurants, shops, wineries, golf courses, ski resorts and more. Lakemore Retreat is directly adjacent to The Brown Bridge Quiet Area which offers miles of hiking trails, and to Boardman Valley Trail system, 81 miles of snowmobile trails. Boardman River is also within 3 miles of Lakemore Retreat, a great place to do river tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing.
This setting is perfect for relaxing Lakefront Vacationing away from the hussle of town, but be sure to leave time for a short 15 minute drive to the city. Traverse City is well known for its lakefront as well, with countless shops and restaurants. The greater Traverse City Area is nationally recognized for Old Mission Peninsula and the Leelanau Peninsula's many wineries, as well as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.