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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jan 29, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Loon Lodge is a beautiful and private waterfront home on Long Lake, one of the most popular lakes in northern Michigan. The house is a secluded retreat; the property has more than 200 feet of frontage on the lake and the next closest house is more than 100 yards away, completely hidden by trees.

The house is directly on Long Lake. You can jump off the dock and enjoy the clear waters. The water is crystal clear and the bottom is a mix of sand and small rocks.

The house has a dock and a deck that looks over the lake. There is a mooring for boats and we provide a canoe and row boat for you to use. You can explore the five public islands in the lake, watch the sunset from the deck or dock and swim whenever you want. There is a small beach when the lake water level is low.

Loon Lodge has two large bedrooms and two baths and sleeps up to 8 people. The house has new beds and linens, a new gas grill, high speed internet, a TV with limited reception and a DVD player. Loon Lodge also has a new furnace and new washer and dryer.

Traverse City is just 15 minutes away so you have easy access to shopping, movies and activities. There are public tennis courts just down the street and a public boat launch across the lake. Fishing is excellent in Long Lake.

A few comments from our recent guests:

'After vacationing at various places on Long Lake for 41 years, my family found Loon Lodge to be our favorite spot.'

'Had a great time!!! Caught 17 walleye, 3 nice pike and the largest smallmouth bass I've ever caught. Great drives every day, awesome campfires and just all in all a great time.'

'A week of relaxation and reconnection. We feel lucky to be able to visit this spot.'

'I can't remember when we have been able to completely relax this much on a vacation.'

'This is the fifth year in a row that my family has rented a cabin. Everyone agreed that this was the best cabin ever. It was perfect.'

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our family has owned this property for almost 100 years; our grandparents started coming up from Chicago about 1910 and bought a place a little after that. We've been coming up ever since.

We started renting Loon Lodge about 10 years ago and have enjoyed welcoming guests to the house and the area.

Tim, our main contact person, lives in Chicago with his wife and three kids. They make it up to Long Lake every summer.

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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015

17 Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Long Lake Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012685
-(773) 519-7080 (Illinois, USA)
Traverse City Northern Michigan
IL
5

Fantastic! HIGHLY recommend this nature haven.

  • 5 of 5
Booking was very easy through VRBO and paypal. Tim was very quick to respond.

The driving directions provided by Tim were fantastic….use those.
It was fun to drive through the long, winding, tree lined road to the house.

I couldn't get the door open….my husband had to do it each time :)

The house was spotless.
There were some supplies left for us~ pump soap, toilet paper, paper towels, bar soap.
We slept in the 2 bigger beds. We used the daybeds to lay on during the day.
We only used the shower/bath during the week. The water pressure was good and stayed hot for 3 quick showers in a row…the 4th was iffy. :)
We didn't cook while there….but the fridge and microwave worked well.
We never turned the tv on.
The internet connection worked at all times, except during a thunderstorm.
We used the washer a few times during the week ….had to wash the towels we brought from home and some random clothes. it worked well.
We used the dryer a little bit more due to drying our wet swimming stuff.

We swam off the pier on a few occasions and did end up with the lake itch that Tim informs you about. The kids were 100% w/o any red bumps within 6 hours of getting out of the water. They were just super itchy for those hours. We always got out of the water and washed off in the tub with soap. If they were super itchy, we used benadryl cream. My husband got it the worst and is at home with at least 10 bumps on his legs still.
The water was super clean. Only saw fish at night and they were tiny.

The windows are temperamental at moments. I learned which ones would fall off of their track when winding back in. I had hubby help push those closed from outside daily. Only a few windows have window treatments. It took me a minute to get used to it at night.

The fire pit and patio were perfect at night.

We never used the heat or indoor fireplace.

We HIGHLY recommend staying here and hope to stay here again in the future.
The house was perfect for us. I know your family will love it as much as we did.

Family of 5. 3-39 years old
2 dogs. puppy and old guy
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you had a good stay at Loon Lodge! One note: we are getting new window treatments in the bedrooms this fall. I hope you can make it back for another trip to Long Lake sometime soon.
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Long Lake Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012685
-(773) 519-7080 (Illinois, USA)
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Indianapolis
5

Had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four and family dog spent a wonderful week at Loon Lodge. The house is very secluded in the woods and sits right on the lake. The house is spacious for all of us. The wifi worked really well that our teenage son was able to play his online game during the evenings. We also appreciated all the extras provided in the house such as hand soap and cling wraps (very thoughtful).

The information folder on the coffee table was very helpful. We went to many day trips following the instructions and had a lot of fun. We really like the water front in downtown Traverse City and walked our dog on several visits. Would love to return perhaps to see the fall color.

Sue
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly
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Long Lake Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012685
-(773) 519-7080 (Illinois, USA)
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Atlanta, GA
5

Loon Lodge Love

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented this cabin with another couple (along with our respective dogs). Loon Lodge provided the perfect experience for us. I have traveled to Northern Michigan every summer since my days as an Interlochen camper but this was my first experience on Long Lake. It is a very clear and beautiful lake and the cabin provides an excellent viewpoint for the most picturesque sunsets. The cabin is rustic and charming and set quite deep into the woods and away from the main road. This was important to us so that the dogs could enjoy their vacation too! Although the fishing wasn't as fruitful as my husband had hoped, we did enjoy everything else about this rental.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
business
Long Lake Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012685
-(773) 519-7080 (Illinois, USA)
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Atlanta, GA
5

Loon Lodge Love

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented this cabin with another couple (along with our respective dogs). Loon Lodge provided the perfect experience for us. I have traveled to Northern Michigan every summer since my days as an Interlochen camper but this was my first experience on Long Lake. It is a very clear and beautiful lake and the cabin provides an excellent viewpoint for the most picturesque sunsets. The cabin is rustic and charming and set quite deep into the woods and away from the main road. This was important to us so that the dogs could enjoy their vacation too! Although the fishing wasn't as fruitful as my husband had hoped, we did enjoy everything else about this rental.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
business
Long Lake Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012685
-(773) 519-7080 (Illinois, USA)
Traverse City Northern Michigan
St Joseph Mi
5

Pure Michigan

  • 5 of 5
The call of the Loon, the lapping of the water on the shore, the gentle breezes and the breathtaking sunsets. Treat yourself to a week at Loon Lodge.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
business
Long Lake Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012685
-(773) 519-7080 (Illinois, USA)
Traverse City Northern Michigan
River Forest
4

2 thumbs up

  • 4 of 5
Driving down the gravel and dirt path to a secluded house was the best. We wanted some privacy and it fit the bill. The house was spacious and homey. We had dinner on the deck overlooking the lake numerous times. Most nights ended w/ a camp fire and s'mores. Canoe and row boat was fun although we still slipped on the ramp even though the warnings were clear.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm delighted that you had a good stay at Loon Lodge.

Location

From the Owner

Long Lake is wonderful. It is big enough for sailing and canoe trips, but not scary like Lake Michigan. The water is clear and warms up during the summer. Our house is close to Traverse City, a cute northern Michigan town, but very private, far back in the woods.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cherry Capital Airport (Traverse City) at 11 Miles

Northern Michigan is a wonderful place for a summer vacation.

You can swim in the clear waters of Long Lake, hike through the woods, relax on the deck or dock or beach, or paddle around Long Lake in the canoe we provide. The five islands in Long Lake are all public; they are great for exploring and picnics.

If you bring your own boat and launch it at the nearby public boat ramp you can waterski or sail; Long Lake is a wonderful lake for water sports.

There are all sorts of activities in the area. You can explore the Sleeping Bear Dunes, canoe on the Platte, Boardman or Crystal Rivers, visit bustling Traverse City, shop at the outlets, go to concerts at Interlochen Music Camp, visit the local wineries and bicycle around the area.

This is a wonderful house for families and couples.

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
Jan 1 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Early Season
May 30 2015 - Jun 19 2015
6 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 
 
June
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
6 night minimum stay
$275
$1,900
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
Summer Peak
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
Late August
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $400

We rent Saturday to Sat in July and August. The house can sleep up to eight people. It is prohibited to have more than eight people staying over-night in the house. Large parties, loud music and jet skis are not allowed. Inspect the mooring; we are not responsible for any damage that may occur due to the mooring. Pets are OK but you are responsible for damage. Don't leave your dog if it will howl!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

Loon Lodge is a perfect place to relax. There is a lot to do but simply kicking back at the house is so tempting. Loon Lodge has a private deck, lawn and beach area. You are free to swim, sail, water ski, read or just sleep in, listening to the waves. The adventurous types will head out to hike the Sleeping Bear Dunes, canoe the Boardman or Platte Rivers, bike the local trails, go horseback riding and tour the vineyards and craft brewers. Golfers will try to different courses in the area. Long Lake is great for fishing. You can play tennis nearby or explore charming Traverse City, with the busy Front Street area. It is a great spot for a vacation.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Two bedrooms and two baths. Beautiful living room, eat-in kitchen. Huge master bedroom with a queen bed and a single bed. Second bedroom with a queen bed and a single bed. Two daybeds in the living room. Fireplace, new gas grill, TV and DVD (no cable). Boat house with large deck (firepit on deck). Canoe and row boat, private mooring and dock, small private beach when lake water levels are low. Linens included (sheets, blankets and pillows).

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