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The Cottage on Tibbets Lake

Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 18, 2016
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 7 Sleeps

Super cute cottage with direct water frontage on Tibbets Lake, just 9 miles from downtown Traverse City. Wi-FI and cable/flat screen TV! Come and relax while your on vacation and enjoy the private little lake, whether you like to fish or swim, it's great for both! There is no public access as well as no motorized watercraft for Tibbets Lake, so you can be sure that it will be peaceful during your stay. Lay out and sun bathe or have fun jumping off the 8'x8' swim raft!

You will LOVE the retro kitchen as well as the brand new stove, microwave and refrigerator! The fully stocked kitchen has everything that you will need!

You can expect to arrive and find the cottage spic and span from top to bottom, new plumbing, new kitchen, fun cottage decor! WASHER AND DRYER onsite for you to use!

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english, jwildflowerg@gmail.com

10 Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Howell
5

Amazing, fun, beautiful, quiet, relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year in a row staying at this cottage for the 4th of July week and as always, we had an amazing time with family. The lake is clean and the fish are huge!. The cottage is clean, well stocked and the customer service of the owner is wonderful. We will be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio
5

Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I had a great experience staying over the Labor Day weekend. The house was nice and clean, and had everything that we would need. The yard was amazing, and had anything we would want for entertainment. Overall, my experience was excellent and fun!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Starting a New Tradition!

  • 5 of 5

As a new Michigander, new friends and co-workers have been telling me for months about how beautiful Traverse City is. So, we decided to look for a lake house rental for Labor Day weekend for a group of 7 family and friends all under 27. After searching everywhere possible, we came across Kathy's property. Excited to book, we did so right away because we knew it probably wouldn't be available for long.

The property owner had the place cleaned to perfection and had easily outlined tips on how to check in and check out for a first time renter. She even had a bottle of wine and a sweet note waiting for us. Not only is this cottage located appropriately far enough from the hustle and bustle of downtown Traverse City (15 min drive), but they had all of the party and relaxation elements ready at our finger tips. One day we actually ventured into downtown Traverse City and then quickly realized that we liked the more serene and comfort location of being back at the lake house.

We spent most of our time kayaking (on their 2 kayaks), taking the canoe out, grilling out, fishing, playing on the floating dock, hanging by the bonfire, eating outside and enjoying quality time with one another in a secluded house right on the lake! Most of our group was new to fishing, kayaking and boating but given then quiet lake, we were able to all play in the water without having to worry about large boats or rowdy people.

We enjoyed ourselves so much that we hope to book again with Kathy and start a new tradition of Labor Day Weekend in Traverse City!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Brown City, MI
5

Girl's Weekend 2014

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girl’s weekend at the cottage on Tibbets Lake! The cottage is very cute, clean, and comfortable. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need and beyond, from phone charging docks to air pumps, this cottage has it all. Kathy was more than accommodating and we can’t thank her enough. The location is perfect for those who like a little more privacy. Town is only a few minutes away. If you don’t want to go into town there is a bar and grill just down the road where you’ll find great food and friendly service. The only downside to this rental is leaving it, we hope to see you again soon Tibbets Lake!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Awesome cottage for a weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a family reunion at The Cottage. We came from Detroit, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Being able to spend the weekend in a house where we can all share together was really nice.

The Cottage on Tibbets Lake's description of the place and the pictures are as described. Kathy was amazing to work with and has a keen eye for details. She remembered things during our email conversations and catered the house to fit our needs. I don't want to go into too much detail so you can be surprised when you go yourselves :) Hope I don't sound like an advertisement for The Cottage but it was simply that lovely.

My husband and the men in his family all loved going out to the lake on the boat and fishing. Fishing lines were provided. There is actually fish in this lake! Huge ones. We caught four but released them all back. Next time, if we have time, we will definitely want to try to grill them.

Everything in the house was clean. All the appliances were great. We cooked every breakfast, lunch, and used the grill for dinner. The kitchen really was stocked with everything. We had brought so many items with us to use and ended up not using any of them since they were already in the house. The outdoor view,the space and table were all a great setup for a nice bbq. All tiki torches, bug candles, and bug spray were provided. Every room is hard wood so you can see how clean everything was.

Kathy was very nice to work with and she tried to make sure everything was perfect and working well for us. Thanks Kathy for a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Awesome cottage for a weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a family reunion at The Cottage. We came from Detroit, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Being able to spend the weekend in a house where we can all share together was really nice.

The Cottage on Tibbets Lake's description of the place and the pictures are as described. Kathy was amazing to work with and has a keen eye for details. She remembered things during our email conversations and catered the house to fit our needs. I don't want to go into too much detail so you can be surprised when you go yourselves :) Hope I don't sound like an advertisement for The Cottage but it was simply that lovely.

My husband and the men in his family all loved going out to the lake on the boat and fishing. Fishing lines were provided. There is actually fish in this lake! Huge ones. We caught four but released them all back. Next time, if we have time, we will definitely want to try to grill them.

Everything in the house was clean. All the appliances were great. We cooked every breakfast, lunch, and used the grill for dinner. The kitchen really was stocked with everything. We had brought so many items with us to use and ended up not using any of them since they were already in the house. The outdoor view,the space and table were all a great setup for a nice bbq. All tiki torches, bug candles, and bug spray were provided. Every room is hard wood so you can see how clean everything was.

Kathy was very nice to work with and she tried to make sure everything was perfect and working well for us. Thanks Kathy for a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Quiet, private lake, just 9 miles from downtown Traverse City. Use the kayaks onsite during your stay. Walking distance to popular pizza/pub, parks. Just a few minutes from the nearest large grocery store, pharmacy.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 27 2016 - Aug 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Fall
Aug 29 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Nightly Rate: $100 - $225

Weekly Rate: $850 - $1500

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

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Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • * WI-FI * Cable TV/Flat screen * Fully stocked kitchen (pots, pans, dishes, blender, utencils, can openers, pizza cutter, etc) * WASHER AND DRYER * BBQ grill * Great patio furniture * Fire pit * Large new swim raft * 2 kayaks and rowboat onsite * Front porch

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