No longer available as a short term rental due to township's new ordinance.
A great home to stay in. My extended family and I stayed at Marian's old centennial farm house. There were four adults and two children, and we comfortably fit in this great home. Marian was very attentive to all communication and we had a great time taking the boat and kayaks out on the lake and exploring the beautiful Traverse City area. Highly recommended! Jonathan R., Oct. 2016
Beautiful farmhouse, conveniently located. We liked that this house was close to Traverse City and to grocery/supply stores (Sam's Club, Meijer), but far away enough to feel secluded. There is some private lake front right across the street with a couple of small piers for fishing, and for launching the available row boat/kayaks.
The house itself is very well maintained and nicely decorated - with plenty of room for the 4 adults and 4 kids who stayed there (including another small family would've been fine as well). With all the space upstairs, we barely needed to utilize the basement, which is actually nicely done with an available projector and sound system setup for watching movies.
The owner, Marian, was absolutely wonderful in maintaining contact with us and showed great flexibility when sorting out the reservation details. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely keep this place in mind again for our next trip up to Traverse City. Michael K., June 2016
A relaxing vacation spot. Our family had a great time! The cottage was as it was described. The kids loved the kayaks and the basement area; the adults loved the wildlife (deer, turkeys, cedar waxwings) and the serenity. It was nice to know up front that we would not be on a swimming lake, and it was not a problem at all to find one when we wanted one. The cottage is in a great location for getting to a variety of places: Great Bear Sand Dunes, Moomer’s, grocery stores, the Silver Lake Recreation Area, fruit farms. It was just what we were looking for. Virginia F., June 2016
Top Notch Traverse City Rental! This was a wonderful rental for so-o many reasons. First, the owners, Marion and Tom, were truly great to deal with. Then the house itself was ideal for us. It was very clean and well equipped just as depicted. We had 4 adults and 2 small children, so the house provided us with plenty of room. The master bedroom was quite large and had its own en suite. The two other bedrooms were good size with plenty of closet space. The downstairs had a dining room right off the kitchen, a great pantry, a half bath, and a nice, comfy living room. The guys really loved the finished basement room where they could watch sports while the kids tuned into Nick Jr. in the living room. We also really loved the porch with the rockers. Sitting there every morning having coffee and looking at the lake was so peaceful and lovely. There was even a nice deck in back for outside dining along with a grill and a hammock. In the morning, deer came by to nibble the berries in the back yard--which was really spacious. The location was also great as it took us no time at all to get to Traverse City for dining and shopping. We were also so impressed with the new Y. What a facility for the family and so close by. Having rented several places through HomeAway in different locations, this was surely one of the best. We all would highly recommend it for anyone visiting Traverse City. Kathy V., July 2015