About this listing
PETS WELCOME! Fully furnished two-bedroom home on a small fishing and kayaking lake. Fantastic sunsets. Quiet, dog-friendly neighborhood. Seven miles from downtown Traverse City, Enjoy!!
Equal distance to downtown Traverse City and Interlochen Center for the Arts, this is a remodeled, winterized cottage with a deck that overlooks a small Lake. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 30 miles Northwest (home of Cherry Republic!).
An open living/dining room/kitchen (fully equipped ~ no dishwasher).
Two 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 and cupboard will have condiments available for your use.
The deck overlooks a kayaking/paddle boarding lake with great Bass and Blue Gill! You can fish from the dock, raft or use the kayaks (one of which is a fishing kayak).
A four burner gas grill is on the deck, along with seating for four.
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!
Guests will have access to the two-car garage.
CABLE TV with lots of sports channels, fast Internet, Apple TV, and all house amenities.
Interaction with Guests
I like to meet you when you arrive in case you have questions. I appreciate a phone call/text about an hour before you get to the cottage and another one to tell me when you're leaving.
I love this quiet, dog-friendly neighborhood. Everyone who lives on the lane enjoys the solitude and feeling of living away from the city.
You'll need your car to get into town or to the county trails.
I expect my guests to treat the cottage as if it were their own. Mi casa es su casa.
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Joni was a wonderful host! The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. Quiet neighborhood and the lake was peaceful. Thanks Joni!
Joni's home was the perfect get-a-way for a friend and I. The lake and the neighborhood was quiet, which made for the perfect setting while sitting on the deck overlooking the lake.
This home is nestled in an out of the way area, however you are close the town and all that Traverse City has to offer. You get the best of both worlds.
I would definitely make a repeat reservation if I were up that way again! Thank You Joni!
Joni was an awesome host! Her cabin is beyond adorable! It's clean and well stocked! The beds are comfortable! Hot water was endless! The deck overlooking the lake is breath taking! Sit on the dock and let your toes dangle in the water! I can't wait to go back!
Joni's cottage is super cute and ideal for a weekend trip. The sunset was picture perfect. Joni was there to greet us and show us where to find anything we may need. We would definitely rent her cottage again!
This place is A-mazing. The area is very quite, ideal for relaxation, and within a very short drive to Traverse City. The view from the living room is (email hidden)e cottage is very clean, tasteful and has everything you can possibly need. This is your place if you are looking for quietness and relaxation, with a wonderful view. Kayaking at sunset on the lake is one of my favorite activities. Joni is such a great host: so considerate and accommodating. My mom and I literally did not want to leave: it was much better than anything I had expected.
Joni was such a sweet, kind and available host. She was always quick to answer my emails. As a first-time user of airbnb, Joni's cottage and hospitality just blew me away. Her home was immaculately clean and had everything we needed to enjoy a great weekend up north. My friends and I are already checking our work schedules to find time to return to Joni's cozy cottage. We just found a great vacation rental in Joni's place. Hopefully she doesn't sell it any time soon! I love the fact that we could bring our small pups. Such a gem!
Our family enjoyed our stay in Joni's Lake Cottage very much! Joni was extremely responsive prior to our trip, promptly answering all my questions. She was at the cottage when we checked in, and gave us helpful suggestions on different places to visit in the area that were a bit off the beaten path. The cottage was very well stocked with maps, brochures and all the necessities. The cottage was nicely decorated with many small touches. We enjoyed the use of Joni's kayaks and her fishing pole - even if we didn't catch any fish! The cottage was plenty big enough for the five of us for us to relax and feel at home. We were just minutes from downtown TC, but far enough away from the bustle as well, and had easy access to Lake Michigan and the dunes. Thank you!
About the Host, Joni
My two-bedroom winterized home 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.....