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 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).
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 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).
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!
Guests will have access to the two-car garage, wireless, Apple TV (there is no cable at this time), 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 about an hour before you arrive 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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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,
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.....