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Property Details

Updated: Apr 27, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 11 Sleeps

You will want to return to this beautiful luxury Tuscan style home on Mickey Lake, which channels off of Long Lake. It will sleep up to 11 people with one King, one queen, one full, futon and bunks.

The area is beautiful, the water is awesome you don't want to miss an opportunity to stay here!

The spacious home features many amenities such as two-person Jacuzzi bathtub in master suite framed in Italian marble, large stone fireplace, Brazilian hardwood floors, central air, and Award winning Italian style kitchen with Granite countertops. Two full baths, the master bath is finished in Italian marble.

Our cabinetry designers (Woodharbor) were so impressed with the finished results of our Italian style kitchen they featured it on the cover of their annual design portfolio.

You'll find a great bar area in the lower level, with a flat screen TV where you can watch your favorite sport or show our you can play cards on our poker table.

We have 2 superb wood fireplaces one on each level.

The extensive double deck overlooks Mickey Lake where you can relax and watch the beautiful sunset and listen to the loons sing. The family can also enjoy roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. Children love to swim in the shallow lake. The surrounding area of woods provides a safe, secluded and peaceful environment. A boat dock is available for your boat.

Distance to key locations.

Great Wolf Lodge water park 10 minutes.

Downtown Traverse City 15 minutes.

Golf at Grand Traverse Resort 20 minutes.

Cherry Capital Airport 23 minutes.

Chateau Grand Traverse Winery 30 minutes.

Turtle Creek Casino 30 minutes.

Mackinaw City 2 hours 15 minutes.

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  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mariana - Our stay at your lovely cabin.

First, we had a wonderful time. It was great seeing our son, cooking together and experiencing snow!

We don't do snow in New Orleans and our little one was able to play in it safely on your deck and that was a real plus.

The fireplace was cozy and we appreciated the firewood that was available.

We LOVED our stay and were so happy to be here.

Thanks again!


Nancy C.
Dec 2008
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16 Reviews

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Tuscan Style Home on Mickey Lake with Master Suite Jacuzzi
-616 826-2607
Traverse City Northern Michigan
franklin, tennessee

christmas 2007 in traverse city, michigan

  • 5 of 5
we spent our 2007 christmas vacation at the house. we had a beautiful white christmas. the house is beautiful. the view of the lake. the snow covered pine trees. the big beautiful windows in the living room allowed us to display our fresh cut 10' blue spruce christmas tree. the trip to downtown traverse city was very convenient and quick. we loved our stay and will be back again.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Tuscan Style Home on Mickey Lake with Master Suite Jacuzzi
-616 826-2607
Traverse City Northern Michigan

Fall color tour getaway

  • 4 of 5
We love Traverse City in the fall!! The colors are incredibly beautiful and the city is less busy because all of the tourists have left. This house is set back and surrounded by trees so it was a perfect secluded setting for a color tour week.
The home was absolutely beautiful when we first walked in. There was plenty of space for all six of us- we each had our own corner of the house. We even had a small baby with us and could not hear him cry during the night. It was very nice to have a fully stocked kitchen and laundry available, the only problem was the fact that we couldn't figure out how to use the oven. We also could not figure out the heat very well but were able to get it adjusted quickly so that everyone was comfortable. Everything else was pretty self-explanatory and the owners had a very detailed list and directions for us.
It was a very short trip into town- only 15 minutes from a Meijer, which was VERY convenient! We went out to dinner every night and tried all of the local (and not so local) breweries! We went to the Jolly Pumpkin, North Peak, 7 Monks, and Shorts (about an hour and fifteen mins away, but VERY worth it!) We also did some wine tasting; Black Star Farms and Chateau Grand Traverse are a must!! The local farmers market wasn’t very big because of it being so close to fall and the shops at the Grand Traverse Commons were pretty disappointing with the exception to Trattoria Stella for lunch- it was pretty pricey but definitely worth it!
We were able to go fishing quite a bit- the Walleye fishing on Long Lake was amazing! The boat launch is a short trip away from the dock and a very easy in and out. Getting the boat up and down the driveway took a little skill though. The dock needed a small amount of work but held our boat for the entire week without any problems.
The owners were great! They communicate quickly and efficiently. We did not have any issues while we were there that needed their attention. They sent everything we needed ahead of time and everything went off without a hitch.
We would absolutely stay here again! It was such a beautiful place and within a short distance to the city but far enough away to stay out of the traffic.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Tuscan Style Home on Mickey Lake with Master Suite Jacuzzi
-616 826-2607
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Beautiful Location!

  • 4 of 5
My extended family of 8 spent a week here and we were generally very happy with our stay. The home is very spacious (important with a large family) and sits on a beautiful piece of property overlooking Mickey Lake. The lake is very quiet and we enjoyed a lot of time on the various decks outside. It is just a 10 minute drive to downtown Traverse City and walking distance to a small public beach on adjacent Long Lake. The internet access was good, however, the cable is basic only, and we were not able to watch the World Cup or the Tigers:(
Unfortunately, there were a few frustrating aspects of our stay. The oven temperature display was not working and we needed to bake a birthday cake the first day. We spoke to the owner by phone and we agreed to try to blindly adjust the temp with incremental pushes of the button. We had to keep using this approach all week. Another disappointing aspect was that the air conditioning is only on the first floor (including the master bedroom) and not in the lower level where all the other beds are. It was quite hot and stuffy the first few nights as there are only a couple of small windows with screens that open on that level. We had to go out and buy a few fans. Fortunately, the weather cooled a bit the second half of the week. The kitchen could use some more supplies (bowls, silverware, pans) given that the home is supposed to accommodate 11 people.
I think that as rentals go, this one is well pretty well maintained. The location was fantastic!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tuscan Style Home on Mickey Lake with Master Suite Jacuzzi
-616 826-2607
Traverse City Northern Michigan

Beautiful home, great location.

  • 5 of 5
The home was exactly as described, well designed and decorated, and very comfortable. It was a truly relaxing week in the snow. The temperatures were really cold so the blazing fires we built daily with the wood provided were comforting as we watched ice fishing, cross country skiing, and skating on the lake right outside our windows.

The sound system throughout the home is amazing. The Jacuzzi was relaxing. The view from upper and lower decks is beautiful. I'm sure it is fabulous in the summer with all the activities that come associated with a lake.

The area offers many attractions year round so there is little chance of getting bored. Many brochures and directions were provided by the owner which made planning the week very easy.

The only thing to be aware of is the driveway is somewhat steep and a regular car isn't capable of getting back up on its own so it was a lot of work toting all our belongings down then up the hill. But it was worth it!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our home as much as we do.
We really look forward to have you again as our special guests at "Remember your Spirit".
Best regards,
Dwayne and Mariana Behrens
Tuscan Style Home on Mickey Lake with Master Suite Jacuzzi
-616 826-2607
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids

Great fun!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this home for a long weekend and we were pleasantly surprised Witt the home and the surroundings! Beautiful!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Tuscan Style Home on Mickey Lake with Master Suite Jacuzzi
-616 826-2607
Traverse City Northern Michigan

Remember Your Spirit review

  • 4 of 5
The setting is beautiful and the home is decorated to the nines. We especially enjoyed the expansive decks overlooking the lake, which is where we spent most of our time. Having access to the pontoon boat made it really feel like a vacation. The full size barman doll at the bottom of the stairs gave us all a start and a chuckle. Once we figured out that the in floor radiant heating was on and turned it off, the downstairs cooled down acceptably. I would describe the number of bedrooms as being three with an additional queen bed in the downstairs family room. We love the Traverse City area and had a great time touring the wineries and going to some great restaurants like Amical, Red Ginger and Stella's.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

(on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Basketball,

Fitness Center, Gym, Horseshoes, Miniature golf, Amusement Parks,

Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping,

Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Swimming,

Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Jet

Skiing, Shelling, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing,

Snowmobiling, Sledding


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $250 - $500

    Weekly Rate: $1000 - $3500

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • $500 Security Deposit required for any reservation (REFUNDABLE)
    SUMMER: Mid June to Mid September $3,100 week (weekly rental ONLY Fri-Fri)
    Cherry Festival (First or second week in July email me for exact week) $3500 week
    First 2 weeks of June $2100 week (Friday to Friday)
    Memorial weekend: $1300- 3 nights
    FALL Color tour season Mid-September to Weekending October 31st
    $2,100 week/$350 night
    WINTER & SPRING getaway start November to end of May $1,000 weekly/$250 night
    Thanksgiving: $1400- 4 nights
    Christmas and New Years: $2100 week ONLY Friday to Friday (if still available 4 weeks in advance rate per night $350, minimum 3 nights)
    -CF Weekly rentals $250 (2-12 people)
    -CF Weekend rentals $150 (2 people) $200 (4-6 people) $250 (7-12 people)
    Deposit of 50% due at time of booking; Full payment due 4 weeks
    prior to occupancy
    Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
    Minimum rental age: 28
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Updated: Apr 27, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Two Wood burning Fireplaces, Wireless Internet Connection (WiFi), Air Conditioning, Furnace, 5 TV's (3 of them flat screen), Cable TV, DVD player, Stereo, CD Player, Music Collection, Microwave, Dishwasher, 2-Refrigerators, Cooking utensils provided, All Linens provided, Poker table, Popcorn machine, Dry Bar, Washer, Dryer, Jacuzzi in Master Suite for 2 people, Two stall Garage, Gas Grill (BBQ), Brick firepit area, Dock, NO SMOKING, NO PETS.

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