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Wayne Kiley

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Secluded Cottage on the Boardman River w/ Hot Tub, Fireplace, & Internet

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

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Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Private Cottage in Pristine Setting, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Situated about one half mile off of the main road on a 12 acre parcel of land is River Bend Cottage - your home away from home. Nestled between the river and the base of the hills in the Boardman River Valley, this cozy cottage is located in as Feng Shui and pristine a place as it gets. Let the sounds of the nearby streams carry your stress away. Feel the rejuvenating energy that only nature can provide, and the peace that comes with being completely surrounded by state forest. When you are ready to venture into downtown Traverse City, it's a leisurely 10-15 minute drive.

Cottage Details

• 4 Bedrooms

• 3 Full Bathrooms

• 2 Spacious Living Room Areas

• Gorgeous Fireplace

• Full Kitchen

• Screened-In Walkout Basement

• Large Deck Overlooking the Boardman River

• Private Balcony off of the Master Bedroom

• Laundry Room – Washing Machine & Dryer


• Satellite TV

• Wireless Internet

• Air Conditioning & Heat

• Complete Kitchen - Cooking Utensils, Cookware, & Dishes Provided

• New Appliances – Refrigerator/Freezer, Stove/Oven, Dishwasher, & Microwave

• Filtered Water – Reverse Osmosis

• Bonfire/Campfire (Firewood Provided)

• Picnic Table(s) and Chairs in a Park-like Setting

• Indoor Hot Tub


• Kayaking – (Five Single Kayaks w/ Trailer Available for Rent)

• Tubing/Rafting

• Hiking – Access to Nature Trails

• Fishing

• Swimming

• Bird Watching

The Boardman River is a scenic river with abundant Trout - a Fisherman's paradise. The serenity of this place is truly mind-settling. It is truly a ''getaway'' but yet very close to Traverse City with all of its amenities.


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Wayne Kiley (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 54 traveler reviews

Secluded Cottage on the Boardman River w/ Hot Tub, Fireplace, & Internet
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 54 reviews

Great Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The place was just what we expected and even more. We are hoping to make this an annual event...

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well stated in a few words. Thank you very much. Come back and see us again!
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage for my husband's 50th birthday. He wanted something secluded and quiet with all the amenities of home. This beautiful place fit the bill. Gorgeous location (you can't beat being RIGHT on the river) and a short 15-20 minutes from Traverse City. The house itself is beautifully decorated, clean and very well-maintained. For the booking, I dealt directly with Evan who answered every email immediately and was very friendly and helpful with tips on places to visit in the area. While we were at the cottage, Rob showed us around the property and was very helpful with whatever we needed. We will certainly be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cozy and nice, up to date, river sounds are relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

At first I was a bit hesitant because the outside of the home looked a little worn and the inside looked like it was covered in other peoples' blankets.

However, the inside was actually very nice and the outside was in decent shape as of this year (summer 2016.) The beds were cozy and they use a maid service seemingly to wash everything and clean up after each stay.

The reverse osmosis was broken due to issues with winterizing, so I would have brought distilled water for the coffeemaker if I had known. The reverse osmosis feature is currently unavailable as far as I know, but it isn't an issue. A few days of tap water won't do any harm.

The drive to Traverse City isn't bad. It's a very clean town. Lots of nice people.

There is a building across the driveway where the groundskeeper stays, probably 100-150 ft from the cabin. He was very cool and helpful, you can text him and he responds pretty quick.

The grill worked, the dishwasher apparently works well, and it was nice to have three full bathrooms. Everybody in our group was pretty impressed. Definitely beats a hotel both in experience and, most likely, in pricing.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Our reverse osmosis parts arrived and is now back up and running. Thank you for a comprehensive assessment along with the 5 Star rating. We value your input. Come back and visit with us again.
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, lovely home, great place to get away and relax. Had a great time, very peaceful. Rob was great to work with. Hope to return sometime when the weather is warmer.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Perry, MI

Awesome Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a bachelorette weekend and loved everything about it! The property was very clean and well maintained! There was plenty of towels, toiletries, space and best of all 3 full bathrooms which is a must with all ladies. The property is beautiful and the owners were very easy to work with and connect. We will definitely use this place again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, comfortable and inviting home. Just what we were looking for! Evan and Rob were so easy to work with as well. They made our weekend getaway relaxing and easy to plan.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Elmbrook Golf Course, The Crown Golf Course
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
West End Beach, West Bay, Traverse City
Car: necessary

Located in the beautiful Boardman River Valley just south of Traverse City.


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Peak Summer Season
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Fall/Winter Season
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

* $2400 - $2900 Per Week or $350 - $425 Per Night (Please refer to calendar for available rental dates)
* Please note that we require a 1 week minimum stay during the months of July & August
* We prefer payment by check or Chase Quick Pay but we do accept payments via PayPal and Credit Cards AX,VI,MC,DS


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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Two twins can be converted into a King size bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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