Lake Cottage ~ MIDWEEKS in AUGUST!

House - Entire home/apt · Dyer Lake Road, Traverse City, MI 49685, United States

Fully furnished three-bedroom home on a small fishing and kayaking lake. Fantastic sunsets. Quiet, dog-friendly neighborhood. Several swimming lakes nearby. Seven miles from downtown Traverse City, Enjoy!!

Your host, Joni
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Fully furnished three-bedroom home on a small fishing and kayaking lake. Fantastic sunsets. Quiet, dog-friendly neighborhood. Several swimming lakes nearby. Seven miles from downtown Traverse City, Enjoy!!

The Space

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. Downtown Traverse City is 7 miles away and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 30 miles Northwest (home of Cherry Republic!).

An open living/dining room/kitchen (fully equipped ~ no dishwasher). Three bedrooms and one bath (endless hot water). Washer/dryer on site. Linens and lots of towels provided. Coffee/filters will be available and the fridge will have condiments available for your use.

The deck overlooks a kayaking/paddle boarding lake with great Bass and Blue Gill! The lake is shallow and not swimming is not recommended. You can fish from the dock, raft or use the kayaks (one of which is a fishing kayak).

There's a fire pit down by the beach area and charcoal grill on the deck ~ wood and charcoal always available.

Beautiful sunsets most every night. Early mornings and evenings, our Loons usually show up and the Blue Heron likes to hang out in the cattails.

A natural setting, in a quiet neighborhood on a dog-friendly country lane.

Maps, brochures and things to do (along with some coupons) will be included with the House Manual.

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

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the two-car garage, wireless, Apple TV, all house amenities.

Interaction with Guests

I like to meet you when you arrive in case you have questions. I appreciate a phone call about an hour before you arrive and another one to tell me when you're leaving.

The Neighborhood

I love this quiet, dog-friendly neighborhood. Everyone who lives on the lane enjoys the solitude and feeling of living away from the city.

Getting around

You'll need your car to get into town or to the county trails.

Other Things to Note

The third bedroom is the "Bonus Room" with a queen sofa bed. It is attached to the garage, about 15 steps from the cottage and does not have plumbing. It's a very comfortable area and affords more privacy.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $150
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • A lovely cottage on a very pleasant lake. Photos and description very accurate, we were not disappointed. Location is convenient for Traverse City destinations, Sleeping Bear dunes. We would certainly go back. Joni was great to work with, very timely and responsive. No complaints.

    June 2014
  • My husband and I stayed here for three nights and had a wonderful experience. We were celebrating my husbands 30th birthday and were excited to be spending it near Traverse City. We love to relax and unwind on our weekend getaways...and this cottage did just that!!

    Joni was so sweet and made sure that we had everything that we needed. (We forgot our dogs leash at home, so Joni walked to her neighbors house to borrow one from them just so we could use it to walk our dog! )

    We also loved how close this cottage was to everything, just a short drive. The cottage was cosy and perfect, to us. She does a great job of keeping everything clean and inviting. We took advantage of the kayaks and enjoyed the beautiful views of the lake from the back sun deck.

    Thanks Joni for being a wonderful host and we hope to see you again in the future--Amber&David

    June 2014
  • Joni was a great host. The place was very cozy and is everything you could imagine for a relaxing and peaceful stay away, with beautiful surrounding you. I had a really great time and a wonderful experience.

    October 2013
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    September 2013
  • We had a great time, the cottage was everything we hoped for (amazing setting right on the lake, great proximity to downtown TC, clean, etc.) and Joni was extremely friendly and accomodating. We look forward to coming back to spend more time,

    Thanks Joni!

    September 2013
  • We absolutely loved our 5 nights at Joni's cottage. It had everything we needed, and the view is amazing. I would definitely go back or recommend to anyone else.

    August 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay at this cottage on Dyer Lake in Traverse City. The cottage is clean, well kept and very homey. We enjoyed the still mornings out on the dock, and the general quietness of the place. Dyer Lake isn't a swimming lake, but the cottage is very close to Silver Lake and Bass Lake which are. It is also located very conveniently to Traverse City (about 6 miles), and all the attractions out on the Leelanau. Joni was easy to work with and a gracious hostess. Highly recommend this little gem!

    August 2013
  • Though brief, our stay in Joni's home was very comfortable and peaceful. The view of the lake at 7am on Saturday morning was divine! The mist over the water made me debate whether or not to practice yoga and meditate right then (although I hadn't slept much), or go back to bed. I sat in the quiet of the morning and was so thankful.

    We made a delicious Michigan King Salmon on the grill with a ratatouille we prepared from local veggies we bought at Oryana Food Cooperative in TC. Jonathan enjoyed reading "The Atlantic" in the middle of the lake from the kayak and we all sat by the fire after the baby went to sleep. Saturday truly felt like a vacation!

    August 2013
  • Our family of four had a lovely time at Joni's cottage in Traverse City on Dyer Lake. The first thing you see when you open the door is a large picture window looking out onto a postcard lake view. We spent most of our leisure time relaxing on the spacious deck facing that view. The cottage is clean and cute and has everything you need. The detached garage does have a sleeping room attached, but neither one of our kids wanted to sleep out there, so one of them used the couch for sleeping. This is a quaint place suitable for no more than four guests.

    The location is great, close enough to go to TC for dinner, but far enough away for peace and quiet. Would recommend to a friend!

    August 2013
  • We enjoyed our time at the cottage; it had everything we needed for a long weekend. The drive into town was easy and there were some nice trails we found closer to the cottage.

    August 2013
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Graduate of Western Michigan University
Retired teacher/social worker
My three-bedroom winterized cottage is available to folks who are interested in a quiet, peaceful setting and would like to bring their pets. After exploring all the Grand Traverse Region has to offer, return 'home', relax, enjoy the sunset out the lakeside bay window and then rest up for another day of adventure. I've enjoyed hosting (being a micro-entrepreneur) since June of 2013 and each guest has been a delight. 'Mi casa es u casa' when you're here. I appreciate Airbnb's style ~ unique, personal and a terrific network of trust ~ the new 'sharing economy' built on reputation and relationships ~ Hoorah! My interests are volunteering at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Blooming Lotus Yoga in Interlochen (say HI to Stephanie if you go there!), day trips to the Dunes, the State Theatre and dining in/ around Traverse City. I am most happy to offer you an unique experience rather than staying in an hotel! My life motto? The Truth Will Set You Free.....
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