Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals: The Farmhouse Cottage

An Arcadia, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 4
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Sleeps - 14
  • Pets Considered
  • On all-sports Upper Herring Lake
  • WEEKLY ONLY 5/27 to 9/2.

This cottage is on the uncrowded, all-sports Upper Herring Lake. All the privacy you need is found on our 2.5 acres - at the end of a quite, peaceful country road. We like to describe the cottage as Luxury with a rustic edge. Your vacation experience includes the use a pontoon boat FREE of charge (a $1,000 value). Plus 10 gallons of fuel!

Inside reflects our attention to details: Custom ceramic tile, 5" plank flooring, custom woodwork, antique claw foot tub - antique and custom furniture. Down by the lake is all the water toys your group will need! Row boat, 2 kayaks, 1 towable water trampoline w/tow rope, life jackets in various shapes & sizes

Sleeping arrangement: Bedroom 1 on the main floor has a queen bed. Bedroom 2 on the 2nd floor has a queen bed. Bedroom 3 on the 2nd floor has a queen bed. Bedroom 4 on the 2nd floor has a single bunk bed and full futon. The living room has 2 full futons. There are 2 portable cots and 1 pack-n-play.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Handicap Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Kids Playground
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Available for Monthly Rental
  • Canoe/Kayak Included
  • Board Games

Unique Features

Even the journey to the cottage is unique: twist through rolling hills and woodlands, and stop at the orchards and vineyards before you get to Farmhouse Cottage. Once you arrive, stretch out along 140' of private water frontage! Getting to the lake is unique too: Head down the boardwalk, through a protected natural area to Upper Herring Lake

Use the well-stocked kitchen, or leave the meals to the real cooks: Nearby Empire, Glen Arbor, and Leland, MI offer shopping and incredible restaurants. A North Manitou Island dinner cruise works too!

Things To Do

Searching for a romantic Sleeping Bear Dunes vacation getaway? Pick your season because the doors are open year round. Guests have raved about skiing Crystal Mountain and golfing at the near Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course. The cottage is just minutes from Lake Michigan beaches and Traverse City too! You’ll find memorable adventures in every direction. Fall color tours, wine tours (door to door shuttle services), endless beaches, dune climbs, hiking, overlooks, biking

You might never leave the lake though. Bring your boat or jet skis and use the full dock with moorings. Your day on the lake might end with a group gathering around the fire pit (with plenty of chairs). The Great Room has TV’s, PlayStation2 with games, dvd player. Rec room with fooseball and game table.

Rates & Specials

$290 - $290 night

$1700 - $3500 week

September 8th, 2018 - September 15th, 2018 = $1700/week

September 15th, 2018 - May 25th, 2019 = $1700/week, or $290/night (2 night minimum)

May 25th, 2019 - June 1st, 2019 = $1700/week

June 1st, 2019 - June 8th, 2019 = $1900/week

June 8th, 2019 - June 22nd, 2019 = $2600/week

June 22nd, 2019 - August 24th, 2019 = $3300/week*
*(June 29th, 2019 - July 6th, 2019 = $3500/week)

August 24th, 2019 - August 31st, 2019 = $2700/week

August 31, 2019 - September 7th, 2019 = $1900/week

September 7th, 2019 - September 14th, 2019 = $1700/week

Sept 14th, 2019 - May 23rd, 2020 = $1700/week, or $290/night (2 night minimum)

We charge 6% MI Sales tax. No pet fees! No cleaning fees! $250 due at time of reservation. Check-in after 4:00 pm. Check-out before 11:00 am.


7 adults, 5 kids, 3 doges and this lovely cottage has make a lovely memory. Boating, swimming, sight seeing and much laughter. This vacation has been so wonderful for gramma and the entire family. Kids especially liked the pontoon boat, go karting, mini-golf, water slides at the Fun Country Park. Humming birds in the yard, deer, coyotes, swings, loft bedroom, tubing and Sleeping Bear Dunes also top our list. The landscaping with the flowers is lovely and everyone enjoyed the sunsets and nights time stars. Guest book comment.
We all had a great vacation at the Farmhouse. Great accommodations and a true get-away. Thank you. Debbie and Jim, Guest book comment
It was my sisters 16th birthday party weekend and we had a wonderful time. The girls loved going out on the boats and playing games in the room (so cute). Your home and the view was beautiful. Thanks for sharing the enjoyment with others. Sawyer family, Guest book comment

Contact Information

2574 Herring Rd.
Arcadia, MI 49613


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