About This Listing
Sweet cottage on private Indian Lake 10 miles from downtown Traverse City.
Cottage is for sale, thus the tentative calendar.
Happy Bright Cottage located 10 miles from downtown Traverse City, in East Bay Township, Grand Traverse County, MI
Wooded area with many small inland lakes has an "Up North" feel.
Restful cottage surrounded by scented pines and overlooking private and quiet Indian Lake. Paddle the canoe, watch the birds on the lake, the deer walking by, and the fish jumping out of the water.
The fully equipped vintage style eat-in kitchen has an electric stove and oven. Coffee press.
The cheerful living room overlooks the lake with french doors leading out front. There are neighbors on one side and nature on the other side. There is a full size futon in the living room for an extra sleeping option.
The bedroom has a queen size bed with a pillow top mattress.
The bathroom has a ceramic shower and a single sink.
There is a full size futon in the livingroom.
All the sheets for the beds are in the dresser.
There is a No Pets or Visiting Pets policy please.
Waterfront on Indian Lake
2 Canoes with lifejackets
Fire pit with outdoor seating
(buy your own firewood please) Wood for sale at the corner of Supply Rd. and Hobbs Hwy.
Charcole grill available.
Interaction with Guests
I am in contact with my guests by phone or text. I contact guest after confirmation of reservation and 1-2 days before they arrive. I check in by text while they are at the cottage and just before they leave.
This is a very "up north" area with forests, rivers, and lakes. Trails for hiking and biking are nearby.
Do not use the fireplace.
You may have a fire in the firepit outside. Please buy your own fire wood.
Do not smoke in the cottage.
Do not have pets on the property or guests pets on the property.
Treat our cottage in a respectful manner.
Please do not rearrange the furniture.
Leave the cottage as you found it.
Make a list of items that were broken or that need repaired.
The reservation was canceled 187 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 163 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Unfortunately wasn't able to stay at the cottage due to a scheduling conflict after reserving the cottage. Joyce was very understanding and offered a deal if we were to come back up another time!
The cottage was exactly what we were hoping for! It's SO cute, so cozy, and the environment right on the lake made for a perfect, quiet weekend. It takes about 20 minutes to get to downtown Traverse City, so it was easy to enjoy TC's great food and events while having a more relaxing experience at the cottage. We stayed here in the winter so it was a bit chilly in the house (there's heat but it's hard to heat the entire space) so I just recommend bringing warm clothes and slippers if you're staying over cool weather.
I loved the lake cottage, it was exactly as described. A perfect week getaway. Short drive to traverse city which is a lovely town. The cottage is just so relaxing and cozy. Joyce had everything set up, a lovely host. Would recommend to anyone
We are so glad we found this listing. Convenient location, gorgeous scenery & a very accommodating hostess in Joyce! If you ask me, the photos do not do it justice! It truly is such a lovely cottage! Thank you Joyce!
The cottage was just as it was described and shown on airbnb. It was very clean and just adorable. It does sit behind another house but, once inside the cottage it's as if there is no one else around... just nature... There is everything you need at the cottage for a wonderful time. Joyce stays in good communication, so if you need anything she is there. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Indian Lake Cottage to everyone!
There is sooo much to see in this area. Even though you feel as if you're in the middle of nowhere, Traverse City is just a few minutes away. Sleeping Bear Dunes is just a short drive away too. This is such a beautiful area of Michigan. Lake Michigan is just gorgeous and so clean. Make sure you go out on Old Mission Peninsula. The houses are absolutely gorgeous, the drive is great and the wineries are fun and wonderful. Don't miss the view at Two Lads winery. It is amazing!
About the Host, Joyce
We enjoy living in the Traverse City area surrounded by the Grand Traverse Bay.
Our family up-cycled this cottage from the top down as a family project.
This cottage is also available for purchase if interested.