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Lavender Cottage

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Vacation rental apartment. Sleeps 3, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Dogs allowed.

Maple City, MI 49664 United States

Very charming one bedroom guest apartment (attached to main house, but with separate entrance) located on Davis Lake on 10 acres. Just perfect for a couple's getaway! Peaceful quiet surroundings makes this a memorable retreat. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Sleeps 3 maximum.

1 Queen and 1 day bed (Twin). Relax on the enclosed porch while you plan your day. Full kitchen has everything you need if you prefer to make your own meals. Washer and dryer is also included. Cable TV/DVD, WIFI. Lots of books for lazy afternoon reading.

162' of frontage with dock. Paddle boat, canoe, and kayaks to enjoy the quiet no wake lake. Gas grill.
This area is located only 20 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Lake Michigan shoreline. Traverse City is a 12 mile drive. Many other quaint villages are within a short drive. Visit the old-fashioned general store--Lake Ann Grocery. Drive south to the Cherry Bowl Drive-In for fun at the movies! Nearby bike trails for exploring.

Your well mannered pet is welcome (only 2 dogs please). Private kennel for guest use. All linens provided. Central air conditioning.
Will consider weekly or short stays during any season. Summer 3 night minimum. Short stays are permitted during prime summer dates, however, deposits will not be charged for reservations totaling less than 7 nights that are booked online until the reservation is confirmed by Visit Up North the next business day. Arrival and/or departure date must back up to existing reservations and/or begin/end on a Saturday or Sunday.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Apartment
Unit Code LAVEND
Beds 1 queen bed, 1 twin bed
Bathrooms 1 bathroom
Rooms Sleeps 3, 4 dining seats
Pets Dogs allowed.
Living Amenities Linens & Towels, Central Air, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board
Kitchen Amenities Full Kitchen, Utensils, Cookware, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Stove, Oven, Microwave, Toaster
Entertainment Amenities Internet (Wifi), Television(s), Cable Television, DVD Player
Outdoor Amenities Gas Grill, Enclosed/Screened Porch, Dock, Kayak(s), Paddle Boat(s), Life Jackets: Adult
Geographic Waterfront, On Lake, Short Walk to Water, Soft Sandy Lake Bottom, Traverse City Area
Local Activities Biking, Hiking Trails, Public Parks w/Swim Beach, Sight-Seeing, Swimming, Interlochen Golf Course, Dunes Golf Course-Empire, Mistwood Golf Course-Lake Ann, Cherry Bowl Drive in Theatre
Local Businesses Nearby Area Fitness Center, Nearby ATM, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Grocery/Shopping Center, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Winery
Local Features Art Gallery(s), Baseball Park(s), Lighthouse(s), Museum(s), Theatre(s), Wine Tour(s), Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat.Lk.Shore
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

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  • Lavender Cottage - A lovely place

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2018

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    Denise P from Highland, MI recommends this vacation rental

    This was a lovely place and one we would highly recommend. The house was spotless and extremely well maintained. Anything that you could think of was available in the kitchen, so cooking was a breeze. The lake was peaceful and quiet and we enjoyed the use of the kayaks and paddleboat. A perfect little cottage for a small family with pets. We LOVED it!!

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  • Lavender Cottage Getaway

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2018

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    a guest from Zionsville, Indiana recommends this vacation rental

    We had a lovely stay at Lavender Cottage the week of Memorial Day. The cottage is very clean and well decorated for relaxing, cooking and enjoying the beauty of Upper Michigan. We made several meals in the well appointed kitchen, grilled on the provided gas grill and ate at on the screened-in porch. We enjoyed hiking at Sleeping Bear National shoreline, swimming at North Bar lake and trips to TC, Empire and Northport. I would recommend the cottage to singles, couples or small family and their furry friends.

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  • LAVENDAR COTTAGE STAY

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2018

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    Jeanne L from Dewitt, MI recommends this vacation rental

    My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Lavendar. Such a wonderful and so relaxing stay. We loved that there was a dog dish and treat waiting for our dog. The cottage is decorated so cute. We loved that it was close to most of the surrounding visitor sites. We would love to visit again.

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  • Preseason Guest

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2018

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    a guest from Alpena, MI recommends this vacation rental

    The cottage has many upgrades & the kitchen is stocked for a gourmet, including spices. Many cottages are dark and damp but not this one. You will need to bring ice since there are ice trays but no ice-maker. They provide coffee filters, which matters because you don't know what kind of coffee maker they have. They stock many things you're told to bring. The owners were gracious & posted helpful information about the community.

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  • Lavender Cottage review

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2017

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    a guest from Naperville, IL recommends this vacation rental

    As always, it was a great experience. The owners of the cottage are great and always make one feel most welcome. The cottage is exceptionally neat and has all the comforts of home.

    • Manager Responded on 12/13/2017

      Thank you for staying at Lavender Cottage!

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  • Lavendar cottage gem

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2017

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    Lihn D from RICHMOND, KY recommends this vacation rental

    We had an amazing week at Lavender cottage. It is tucked neatly in the most unlikely of semi-dirt roads. As we pulled up to it I instantly fell in love with the place. So many careful charming details were thoughtfully planned out. The kitchen was stocked with all the spices a seasoned cook like myself could appreciate. My daughter loved that all the makings of smores were made available in the pantry. My husband loved the coffee & teas and used the coffee French press the entire time we were there, even though a coffee maker was available. I loved that the kitchen was stocked with all the things I would use in my own kitchen, salad spinner, quality cutting knives, a great assortment of food storage containers. They even supplied paper plates, plastic utensils and a small cooler for picnicking. We hiked everyday while there. It was such a joy relaxing in the cottage, but it was also fun preparing meals because everything was readily available and so clean. My family loved walking down to the small dock and spending time on the water, kayaking & canoeing. I would highly recommend this cottage for a small family.
    We are looking forward to returning next year!

    • Manager Responded on 12/13/2017

      We look forward to your next visit.

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  • Quiet weekend get away

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2017

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    Taylor W from Bryan, OH recommends this vacation rental

    This cottage was so perfect for our weekend get away!! The location was quiet and tucked away, yet it was a quick drive to traverse city, and other cute little towns. We chose this property since it was pet friendly. We decided last minute to not bring our Great Dane since we'd never been to the area and were unsure of what to expect with the cottage. When we got there, we instantly regretted not bringing our fur baby! They had it perfectly set up to welcome us and our pet. Not to mention there is a HUGE outdoor kennel off the bedroom with a covered area for shade. The company left an awesome book of things to do all around the area and there are some discounts included for booking with Visit Up North:). It's safe to say we will definitely be back to this cottage many more times in the future!!

    • Manager Responded on 12/13/2017

      It is always wonderful when we can find a great pet friendly spot. We hope you will come again and bring your furry friend.

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  • Traverse City Getaway July 2017

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2017

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    Susan S from Sweetser, IN recommends this vacation rental

    My husband and I highly enjoyed our stay at Lavendar Cottage. The location & condition of the cottage were exactly as described & depicted on the homeaway website. It is remote & relaxing both in the cottage & at the lakeshore. We had a friend along who enjoys birding & she found a number of different birds there at the feeders surrounding the cottage & in the adjacent woods. We also enjoyed the olympic quality horse show on Sunday and trips to TC, the dunes and Glen Arbor. We only had one issue connecting to the wifi, but that was resolved by the mgt. team very quickly. Overall a great time. We wished we could have stayed longer!

    • Manager Responded on 7/23/2017

      We are so glad to read you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can make another visit soon!

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  • Great Getaway!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

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    Jeffrey P from Ypsilanti, MI recommends this vacation rental

    We had a most excellent and relaxing time. Everything was as described and both the owners and the rental company were helpful and very accommodating.

    • Manager Responded on 12/13/2017

      We are pleased you had an excellent time.

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  • July Long Weekend

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2017

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    Bridget K from Berkley, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Lavender Cottage was a gem! We wanted somewhere between Sleeping Bear and Traverse City and this is about 20 minutes from both. It's a bit off the beaten path once you get off the main road, but definitely felt like vacation. The house itself is very clean and the owner, who lives in the attached house, is very thoughtful and helpful if you need him. Plenty of towels, paper products, etc for a week stay or less. He even had out a treat for our dog and extra dog poop bags, which I thought was a sweet touch. Thank you!

    • Manager Responded on 12/13/2017

      We are pleased that your stay was so pleasant.

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  • Quiet, relaxing, wonderful

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

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    a guest from Waterford, WI recommends this vacation rental

    The Lavendar Cottage was a beautiful little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of our routine lives. The owners put in sweet little touches everywhere you looked. There was even a few food items in the pantry along with spices, coffee, etc. The cottage was clean and decorated so cute. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch where we ate breakfast as we watched the birds in the feeder. It was also our relaxing place after a day of exploring the area. We met the owners. They are a delightful couple and had many suggestions on what to do and where to eat. We hope to make it back to the Lavender Cottage. It was perfect!

    • Manager Responded on 7/5/2017

      We are pleased you had a comfortable and relaxing time at Lavender Cottage.

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  • A lovely cottage tucked away in Maple City

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2017

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    Nathan P from Mount Prospect, IL recommends this vacation rental

    My wife and baby daughter and our two small dogs spent nearly a week in this lovely vacation home a few weeks ago, and it was such an enjoyable time. The cottage felt like a home away from home. The location was excellent, as it was both conveniently located about 15 minutes from the Dune Climb, Empire, the scenic lookout, and many trails and LM beaches, but also only 15-20 minutes from Traverse City. John, the property owner was a pleasure to talk to as he was out and about maintaining the property at various times during our stay. Make sure if you arrive at night you continue down Oak Hill dr all the way to Ponderosa Pass to find it, the GPS will lie to you and say you're there when you're about 200 feet away! Wonderful experience on all fronts--hope to stay here again!

    • Manager Responded on 12/13/2017

      We hope that you will stay again too.

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  • Quiet & Remote

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2017

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    a guest from Kalamazoo, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Had a great time in TC area staying on Davis Lake. While enjoying the water had two bald eagles fly right over head.

    Our rental was extremely clean and tidy. Everything was very well kept and worked perfectly. Enjoyed our stay.

    Location is definitely quiet and remote. Dirt road getting in was ok but not easy to find. One navigation system we used couldn't find it.

    • Manager Responded on 1/8/2018

      We are glad you had a good time but sorry about your nav system. We do send out our app that has the directions just as a back up for those places that are tougher to find. Hope you will stay again!

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  • Stay at Lavender Cottage

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2016

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    a guest from Battle Creek, Michigan recommends this vacation rental

    A perfect get away vacation with everything we needed to relax including the bonus of having our dog with us.

    • Manager Responded on 3/10/2017

      We are thrilled you had a great stay! Come back and see us again soon.

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  • Lavender Cottage

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2016

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    Elizabeth M from Mantua, OH recommends this vacation rental

    We so enjoyed our stay at Lavender Cottage. We stayed from 9/10/16 to 9/17/16. The cottage was very, very clean and had absolutely everything a person could possibly use to be comfortable. The owner was very nice and helpful. At first, we were a little unhappy that we weren't able to see the lake from the cottage but realized the wooded view we had was wonderful. Thanks so much for another Visit Up North wonderful vacation!

    • Manager Responded on 3/10/2017

      We are thrilled you had a great stay! Come back and see us again soon.

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  • Absolutely perfect

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2016

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    Jana C from Lake Saint Louis, MO recommends this vacation rental

    We were pleasantly surprised to find this rental had an opening as we had checked on it several times on the internet. Lavender Cottage wants for nothing, it was like being in a cozy home away from home. We would love to come back!!

    • Manager Responded on 3/10/2017

      We are thrilled you had a great stay! Come back and see us again soon.

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  • Perfect Northern MI Experience!

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2016

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    Amanda H from Lombard, IL recommends this vacation rental

    The Lavender Cottage was perfect for us and Duke the boston terrier. We found everything we needed in the cottage. It was a nice space, very clean and updated. Perfect spot between Sleeping Bear and Traverse City. We enjoyed our stay and will be back, thank you!

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  • A "Buried Treasure"

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2016

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    Karen W from Clinton Township, MI recommends this vacation rental

    So quiet and secluded! Off the beaten track in the woods on a warm gentle lake. Owners are great and so helpful with kayaks, etc. Lovely appointments in the apartment. Extra touches everywhere. Kennel for dog was large and shaded. Birds in feeders everywhere you look. Hummers come to the screened in porch to visit while you have coffee. Lots of available technology if wanted. Ninety degrees most of the week, so air conditioning was wonderful. Location is great for exploring the area. A warm and welcoming place to stay far from the crowds! We can't wait to return!

    • Manager Responded on 7/25/2016

      Glad you had a great stay and hope you will come back and see us soon! We will make the owners aware of your suggestion.

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  • July Trip to Michigan 2016

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2016

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    Erin O from Indianapolis, IN recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful and relaxing time. Everything was terrific. The cottage was nice and neat and the kitchen was so fully stocked. I spoke with one of the owners and he made us feel welcome. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends.

    • Manager Responded on 7/25/2016

      Glad you had a great stay and hope you will come back and see us soon!

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  • Lavendar Cottage!

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2016

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    Debora T from Shelby Township, MI recommends this vacation rental

    The was an awesome property. Every was thought of, no detail left out. It was like new, very clean and comfortable. I can't wait to come back again.

    • Manager Responded on 7/1/2016

      We are so glad you had a great time hope you come back and see us real soon!

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  • Lovely Lavender Cottage

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2016

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    Helen R from Haslett, MI recommends this vacation rental

    This property was delightful! Information regarding the Cottage was very accurate, but the actual cottage exceeded my expectations. So many thoughtful touches, from fresh bouquets of wild roses on the tables, to treats, water bowl and waste bags for the dogs. Kitchen was very well equipped. Contrary to what one might expect the lavender of Lavender Cottage grows outside,(not on the walls or furnishings) and sachets of lavender are found throughout the cottage, giving it a subtle fragrance-- nothing artificial or cloying at all. The cottage has excellent heat and AC (ah, Michigan-- we needed both while we were there!)And the decor is done in cottage-y shades of red and white-- very "Up-North". The location worked very well, as we were 30 minutes or less from the various villages of Leelanau County. Nearby beaches were lovely. The cottages beach was covered by unusually high water when I was there, but the lake was beautiful and peaceful-- the small dock offered a great place for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. While the view of the lake from the cottage was very "partial", (through a kitchen window), it was not a problem for me. All in all a very satisfying experience-- I would happily recommend it to friends, and hope to stay there again.

    • Manager Responded on 7/5/2016

      We are thrilled that you loved the cottage and hope you will be back real soon to visit us and the Lavender Cottage!

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  • Perfect anniversary getaway! Can't wait to return!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2016

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    Kristen J from Grand Rapids, MI recommends this vacation rental

    We absolutely loved Lavender Cottage! The attention to detail was an unexpected surprise - fresh cut lilacs in various rooms, a gourmet treat for our dog, a kitchen as well stocked as our own - the list goes on! The spacious cottage was very clean and very inviting. We spent most of our time in the lovely sunroom with all the windows open, enjoying the ambiance of the birds and rustling leaves. Be sure to check out the night sky, the view is great. We have never stayed somewhere so obviously pet friendly - they had a water bowl, poop bags, quick bath wipes, a separate waste bin, and an outdoor kennel. We had a better time last weekend at this cottage than we did on our honeymoon and we hope to return every year!

    • Manager Responded on 6/2/2016

      We are so happy that you enjoyed the Lavender Cottage! We hope you will be back soon!

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  • lake davis' most charming cottage

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2015

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    Sandra P from Lafayette, IN recommends this vacation rental

    Immaculate, quiet cottage on serene Lake Davis, centrally located on Leelanau Peninsula; equipped with abundance of cookware, numerous spices, and even food - everything imaginable for a homey stay. Only bring yourselves and relax! This is the best place we have ever stayed.

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  • Great Place!

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2015

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    Daniel P from Brighton, MI recommends this vacation rental

    The place was immaculate, and it had everything you could think of. Centrally located, for visiting the neighboring towns. Amazing for pets.

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  • Peace and quiet in perfect little cottage.

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2015

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    Frederick H from Dexter, Mi recommends this vacation rental

    the cottage was spotless and beautiful. Took about 30 minutes to feel right at home. So quiet, it was easy to relax. Equidistant to Empire, Glen Arbor, TC and the Good Harbor Bay beach. Everything you need for a week is there. Including a ver good library. Worth every penny, especially to people seeking a little peace and quiet.

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  • Perfect gem!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2015

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    Kristina W from Ann Arbor, MI recommends this vacation rental

    This cottage was perfect for 2 adults and our dog. The owner has thought of every little detail both in decoration and in amenities. The kitchen has an abundance of gadgets so that you can really cook full meals here. The dog kennel is very convenient and the cottage's proximity to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City is perfect. We had a wonderful stay!

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  • Beautiful Place!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2015

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    Sandra L from Leonard, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Our stay at the Lavender Cottage was incredible! It is truly a "Home away from Home". The cottage is extremely clean, well maintained, beautifully decorated, and fully stocked with all the amenities. Anything that you may need is there in the cottage. The little extras they did for our dog (frisbee, treat, water bowl) was a great touch. Thank you to the homeowners and staff (Nora) @ Visit Up North Rentals!

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  • Love it!

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2014

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    Andrea K from Ann Arbor, MI recommends this vacation rental

    We visited in June and September, and brought our dog both times. The owners are very sweet, and the property is very clean. Beautiful lake and property, and about 20 mins to Traverse City.

    • Manager Responded on 10/20/2014

      We love our repeat guests. We look forward to your future visits.

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  • The Perfect Getaway

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2014

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    a guest from Hilliard, OH recommends this vacation rental

    We had the best time relaxing at this cottage in a wonderful, remote location that is perfectly close to both Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. The cottage itself was incredibly clean, well-kept, and fully stocked with everything we could have needed. We're already ready to go back next year!

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  • Bliss

    Stayed 6 days ending in August, 2014

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    a guest from Naperville, IL recommends this vacation rental

    Lavender Cottage is an absolute delight. If you want privacy and quiet, this is the spot. It is a great place to sit back and relax and has all the amenities one needs and more. Extremely well maintained and very clean. Close to Traverse City and other small towns. Would highly recommend this anyone.

    • Manager Responded on 9/19/2014

      We are happy you found a perfect spot to relax and enjoy yourself. Please come again.

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  • Perfect place to relax and rest

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2014

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    a guest from Danville, Indiana recommends this vacation rental

    It was the best place we have ever stayed. So clean and pretty.The owners were helpful and friendly.

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  • Lovely Lavender Cottage!!!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2014

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    Colette M from Algonquin, IL recommends this vacation rental

    We had the most amazing time here. This place had absolutely everything you could ever imagine. It was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The most well stocked kitchen it was like being at home. The attached dog run was so convienent. The owners were friendly and very accomodating. Beautiful lakefront property with private dock, kayaks, paddle boat and more. Located minutes away from Traverse City and Sleeping Bear. We cannot wait to go back.

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  • Short but blissful!

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2014

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    a guest from Westfield, IN recommends this vacation rental

    We had an amazing time! Our stay was relaxing and enjoyable. It's exactly what we needed. The cottage was located in the most enchanting setting that provided complete tranquility. We appreciated the owners of the cottage attention to all the amenities and details they provided for their visitors. The cottage was immaculate when we arrived and incredibly charming. I would also like to mention how helpful and professional the staff at Up North Rental properties were. Again, our overall experience was delightful. Thank you to all who played a part in making our vacation a positive one.

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  • Quiet location with perfect accommodations for dog owners

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2014

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    GREGORY H from HUNTINGTON, IN recommends this vacation rental

    Nice one bedroom cottage, ideal size for a couple traveling with pets. Impressed with quality of fixtures. Very well stocked kitchen - good selection of spices plus fresh herbs to pick for cooking, large selection of cooking utensils. If you want to eat most meals here, as long as you bring the food everything you need to cook and eat is available here. Advertised as having large kennel - very accurate. Kennel accessible from inside house or outside gate, roughly 15x15 feet, shaded and entire floor lined with concrete paver stones. They also provided a packet that listed some of the pet friendly attractions around the area as well as many other popular attractions. About one mile away is Gabe's meats. Great selection of custom cut meats, sausages, jerky plus a few general grocery items. Other grocery options about 10 minutes away

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  • Lovely!

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2014

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    Andrea K from Ann Arbor, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Lavender Cottage is quaint and very clean. We could hear and see loons during our stay. Very nice, quiet space...even our dog was relaxed! We are returning in September.

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  • Wonderful Retreat

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2013

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    a guest from Ypsilanti, MI recommends this vacation rental

    This is a wonderful, remote cottage. The owners are very nice. Love that our dogs are welcome. We will definitely be booking another stay.

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  • A Lovely Guesthouse on Davis Lake

    Stayed 14 days ending in September, 2013

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    Scott J M from ASHEVILLE, NC recommends this vacation rental

    The Lavender Cottage is a very comfortable, well-equipped, well maintained and tastefully decorated guesthouse. A quiet, private location. Only 10-15 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City. We would highly recommend and look forward to a return visit.

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  • Tranquil & Perfect

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2013

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    Jennifer A from Montoursville, PA recommends this vacation rental

    Every detail is considered! It is a wonderful escape! Enjoy!

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  • Truly relaxing

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2013

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    Sanford P from Deerfield, IL recommends this vacation rental

    This is our second year staying at Lavender Cottage and we have signed up for same time next year as well. The cottage is charming, comfortable and near the water where our two dogs spent quite a bit if time. 10 minutes outside Traverse and 20 min from anything else - perfectly located. The owners are very nice and welcoming. We would highly recommend especially if you have dogs.

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  • Home Away From Home!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2013

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    a guest from Howell, MI recommends this vacation rental

    The cottage was extremely stocked with everything one could possibly want. Very clean and cheery! The owners, John and Marta were very friendly and accommodating. Even though it was a bit remote, it was close to stores and 15 mins. from Traverse City. The only thing that I wished, was that it had a lake view, otherwise one could not ask for a more lovely Home Away From Home.

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  • Simply Wonderful

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2013

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    a guest from Mt. Pleasant, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Our stay at Lavender Cottage was everything we hoped and more. We stayed for a few nights on our honeymoon - and we could not have asked for a better spot! The lake is so peaceful and the owners of the property are truly wonderful people - they made us feel right at home. I would definitely recommend this place to any couple looking for a northern getaway!

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  • Very relaxing vacation!

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2013

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    Jacqueline T from Livonia, MI recommends this vacation rental

    The cottage was in a very peaceful location; but not too far from things to do. The kennel was HUGE and it was nice to know that my dog had a lot of room to move around & be in the shade. I was very pleased with the rental and have already re-booked for another long weekend!

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  • Lavender June

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2013

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    a guest from Salem, IL recommends this vacation rental

    The location has a very remote feel; yet some of the best places to visit in Michigan are only a short (~15 minute) drive away. The property owners are very accommodating and have made great efforts to present a beautiful atmosphere. Do not pass this property up to be confined in a hotel room. I just hope not too much word gets out about this rental so that it is available for our next vacation!!

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  • Awesome cottage in perfect location!!'

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2013

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    Kristen M from Mason, OH recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful time at Lavender Cottage and were so impressed with everything it had to offer. It was extremely clean, well decorated, and overall very comfortable. We stayed 5 days and really didn't have any complaints. It is in the perfect location, sort of in between Traverse, Empire (near Bear Sand Dunes), but is close enough to Lake Ann if you need a quick trip to the grocery store or to grab a bite to eat. Overall, would highly recommend!!!

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  • A precious rural gem

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2013

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    Kelly G from Arcata, CA recommends this vacation rental

    I was pleasantly surprised and wholly rejuvenated at the Lavendar Cottage. Location was secluded but conveniently located. Property was beautiful, home was lovely and comfortable. Interior was decorated so well and stocked with everything you needed. The short jaunt to the waters edge down an easy scenic path reveals a beautiful 30 acre spring fed teardrop shaped lake full of fish, turtles, and other wildlife. Kayaks, canoe, and peddle boat for two were fun! Chairs and fire pit made for relaxing evenings!

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  • Better than what we imagined!

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2013

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    Raechel S from Kalamazoo, MI recommends this vacation rental

    The cottage is beautiful! So much so that we felt a little bad bringing our dogs, haha. The beach is perfect and pristine as well. It was the perfect distance from TC. Very remote feeling but you can still easily drive into town for dinner and activities when you feel like it. The bed was very very comfortable, too! Better than out bed at home :-). Would love to come back!

    • Manager Responded on 5/29/2013

      The owner of this cottage loves pets and that is why they are welcome at the lovely Lavendar Cottage. Please do come back!

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  • Private retreat 15 minutes from downtown TC

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2012

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    a guest from Brighton, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful, secluded cottage on Davis Lake. Well worth the 15 minute drive from Traverse City. We definitely enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a little peace and quiet. A+

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  • September Get-Away

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2012

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    Jack B from Warsaw, IN recommends this vacation rental

    My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Lavender Cottage. It was located near many attractions, including Sleeping Bear Dunes and several unique villages. The cottage was clean, fresh, and prepared with the guest in mind.

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  • Darling Lavender

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2012

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    Robin F from Ypsilanti, MI recommends this vacation rental

    In searching for a much needed mini getaway I came upon the Lavender Cottage. This adorable place is perfect for its location (just far enough from the noise of the city yet just a short drive away). Davis Lake is so peaceful. The cottage was immaculate, complete with everything you need to feel right at home. John, the owner, was very helpful, cordial and respectful of our privacy. So much thought has been put into making the cottage comfortable.I look forward to going back to the Lavender.

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  • Great Get Away

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2012

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    Joe L from Clarkston, MI recommends this vacation rental

    > Extremely clean
    > Beautifully decorated
    > Nice location
    > Friendly, helpful owners
    > We will be repeat visitors

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  • Lavender lovely

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2012

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    Robert P from Pittsburgh, PA recommends this vacation rental

    Very relaxing and quiet locale. Perfect distance from city and sights. Owner very helpful. Everything was easy to find. Listen for the loons!

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  • Hidden Gem

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2012

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    a guest from Grand Blanc, MI recommends this vacation rental

    The cabin was very clean and well decorated. Ideal for a couple's retreat.

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  • Lavender Cottage- Thumbs Up!

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2012

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    carol s from Southfield, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Yesterday morning we left Davis Lake wishing for at least five more days. To say this pristine vacation retreat was beyond my expectation is an understatement. Davis Lake is tucked away from main roads in the middle of woods populated with turkey, owls and a family of bald eagles. The lake is spring fed, crystal clear, 10 minutes from Traverse City and 20 minutes from the Dunes and Lake Michigan shore. The cottage has all the amenities of home, including water purified from the tap. Attention to detail is evident everywhere. French doors open the interior to a screened porch. The furnishings are lovely and comfortable. Art and reading material reflect the locale, including thoughtfully prepared descriptions of hikes for you and your pet. The couple who own the family home are gracious and extend absolute privacy to their guests. This beautiful place will be at the top of my next vacation list, pets or no pets.

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  • Lavender Cottage Experience

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2012

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    a guest from Ingersoll, On recommends this vacation rental

    Nice location on small wake free lake, between
    Traverse city and the Dunes area. Nice people,
    not a stand alone cottage. Very accomodating.
    Cottage has many pluses incl. A/C

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  • Simply stunning!

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2012

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    Daniel M from Ann Arbor, Mi recommends this vacation rental

    We were looking for a relaxing place with beach access that was nice enough for our 50something tastes. We've stayed at hundreds of places and Lavender Cottage blew us away. If you want a romantic, private, NICE place, go here. The decor is stunning and the cabin very well equipped. Between the fully-equipped and large kitchen to the incredibly comfortable bed and bedding, to the comfortable screened-in front porch, we felt immediately at home. (And we're very picky!) A HUGE plus is the dog kennel for guest use -- and it's all yours, your dog(s) have their own space. John, the owner, was incredibly helpful and struck the perfect balance of friendly and helpful and allowing plenty of privacy. Did I mention the wonderful washer and dryer, wonderful TVs and wonderful stereo? We are major cooks and we worried a bit that (being a beach cabin and all) it wouldn't be well equipped. Would it have a coffee maker? (Yes) We didn't imagine it would have a blender. (Make that a blender, Ninja, Cuisinart, a full set of spices, plenty of dishes and cutlery, excellent knives, beautiful linens, etc. etc. etc.) We left some s'more ingredients for the next guests. If you stay here, and you should, please treat it as well as your own home because we plan on going here a lot and hope it stays nice! The only things I can think of to improve -- and these are small niceties, not necessities -- would be blackout shades in the bedroom and possibly a speaker doc for iphone a cable adapter to the television to play movie. But those ideas are probably just the kind of thing WE really like, being tech geeks. They are not necessary. On the beach, there's a fire pit (reference the s'mores above) two kayaks and a paddle boat for exploring the beautiful lake. Take in the starry nights and lovely small beach. Don't miss the incredible birds at the feeders while you sip a glass of wine on the front porch. Grill to your heart's content with meats from the specialty place a mile or so away.

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  • lavender cottage was great

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2012

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    Christopher Z from Chicgo, 60647 recommends this vacation rental

    we loved the place and the vacation. i would recommend highly

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  • Wonderful cottage in a great location!

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2012

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    Karen D from Canton Township, Michigan recommends this vacation rental

    We loved our stay at Lavender Cottage, it's beautifully decorated and absolutely everything you could need has been provided. We had our two dogs with us and they were also made most welcome. We can definitely recommend this cottage for a perfect vacation Up North.

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  • Weekend getaway

    Stayed 2 days ending in July, 2012

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    Sharon H from Flushing, MI recommends this vacation rental

    we loved the decor and the bedding was very nice:) Very clean and exceeded our expectations. Suggestion would be to offer some outdoor eating space,a small patio set on porch or near grill in side yard. For the price, we probably would have liked a lake view:) And maybe a better path to the lake on the hillside. The home owner was very helpful and friendly to us and we enjoyed meeting him. He liked our dog too, that was a plus :)

    • Manager Responded on 7/6/2012

      A dining set has been added to the screened porch and a glider and side table to the yard. Thanks for the suggestion, come back soon!

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  • Great Experience

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2012

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    Adam M from Chicago, IL recommends this vacation rental

    The cottage is in a great location. It is situated between Traverse City and Glen Arbor on its own private lake. The actual cottage was perfect. We were provided with ample amenities (except a grill) - we had everything we could have wanted and more. The kitchen was perfect for cooking and we were provided with every appliance necessary. John and Marta (the owners of the main house) were incredibly helpful during our stay. They also provided plenty of privacy - we hardly knew they were there. This cottage is the perfect couple's getaway. This beats any hotel we could have rented in the area. Would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone visiting the Traverse City area.

    • Manager Responded on 7/6/2012

      A gas grill has been added! Come back soon!

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