This 1100 square foot cottage is located on a small ridge on the western side of Fife Lake, 25 minutes from Traverse City. The enclosed front porch offers a panoramic view of this beautiful lake that offers all season sports including, boating, fishing, swimming, and much more. There is a cottager's dock one block away, as well as a beautiful village beach/park and boat launch just a short 20 minute walk from the cottage. Another "postcard picture" lake, Mirror Lake, is two blocks behind the cottage.
The entire cottage has been renovated in recent years with a vaulted ceiling in the living areas, a fire place in the living room, bay window in the fully furnished kitchen, a screened in porch in the back, and a brick patio between the cottage and the one car garage for grilling or just relaxing with a book. The ceilings are tongue and groove natural pine boards.
We are on the edge of the village of Fife Lake, Michigan within walking distance of the center of the village located on the shore of the lake. A new grocery store, the Fife Lake Inn restaruant, a pharmacy, new library, and post office all make for a relaxing small town experience while you are sarenaded nightly by the loons that make their home on the lake. From Fife Lake there is easy access to other lakes and area attractions that include Traverse City, 25 minutes away and on the sandy shore of West Grand Traverse Bay, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, hiking and biking trails, and the Mackinaw Bridge only an hour and a half north. The Grand Traverse Bays, East Bay and West Bay offer numerous beaches long the norther edge of Traverse City only 30 minutes from the cottage.TripAdvisor property ID 3964881...Read more
Left on 07/06/2015 for a stay in July 2015 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 6, 2015Stayed Jul 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and among the cleanest vacation rentals, if not the cleanest I've ever seen. While you do walk or ride to the beach landing, there is a great view of the lake from the front windows or yard. Washer and dryer work well, which is very convenient. We had three guests total, but there would have been room for several more. The cabin is spic and span, and nicely furnished. Close to Manistee River for kayaking or fishing. Easy drive to Traverse City. Fife Lake is picturesque itself.
Left on 05/28/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 28, 2014Stayed May 2014
We stayed here while attending our sons graduation from Interlochen Arts Academy high school, which is about a 1/2 hour drive from the cottage. Enjoyed the porch every evening looking out at the lake. The pictures and description is exactly as it appears. Very nice neighbors and surrounding areas. Lots of birds, squirrels, even a baby fox in the yard. Wonderful place!! Thanks for the great stay.
Left on 01/22/2014 for a stay in September 2013 | K.P.Reviewed Jan 22, 2014Stayed Sep 2013
We stayed here in September of 2013 for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. It was exactly like the pictures online. It was very quiet that time of year, not much going on, but very relaxing. The view of the lake is so nice, and woke up early one morning to see the sunrise. It was beautiful, I got a few really good pictures. Went into Traverse City to do some shopping, and it was a very nice drive and not too far. All in all it was a good mini vacation and I would definitely come back sometime.
The cottage is available from mid-April through mid-November and is a great place to experience the unique beauty of northern Michigan and it's exceptional opportunities for most any type of vacation. We invite you to our cottage for your "gettaway vacation" and would be glad to answer any questions you might have. Drop us an email or give us a call. John and Sally, owners.
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“Wonderful time over the 4th of July”
Left on 07/11/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 11, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
My family and I stayed at the cabin over the 4th of July week and had a wonderful time. We had never been to the area so we were taking our chances and trusting that the pictures and description of the cabin were accurate. They were spot on!! The cabin had a very homey feel and had all of the amentities that we needed. Despite the area going through a heat wave and the cabin not having aC, we remained comforable with the ceiling fans and lower nighttime temperatures. At the suggestion of the owner, we stayed in Fife Lake for their fireworks and just pulled chairs and a blanket to a spot behind the cabin vs fighting crowds and traffice. What a show!! The town itself put on a great show but there were also random other fireworks being shot off from various areas of the lake that we could see.
For those boating, the lake is perfect. Not an overwhelming one but a decent size that always appeared to be like glass and never choppy. Unfortunately, we did not have a boat and may look into renting one for a future visit but for those who have one, it is perfect!!!
It is close Traverse City (and a gorgeous drive in between which can only be breathtaking in the fall) and we spent a few days there. We canoed as well on the Manistee River which was a lot of fun (although a bit longer than we expected).
If you are looking for a cute getaway cabin, definitely look into this cabin.
Left on 06/27/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | CalbairsReviewed Jun 27, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Well this was our last stop on a 2 week vacation. Wow if had we went here first we would not have wanted to leave. The cottage was very clean, comfortable, cozy and peaceful. It made me feel at home, and that says a lot. The view of the lake was nice and relaxing. The access to the water was relatively easy. The screened in porch was the place to sit in the mornings and just listen to nature. In the evenings it keeps the mosquitoes out. This is a place that we want to return too, and hope to do so next year!! I could only imagine what the lake would look like in the fall... Only downer was the grill it just was not what we expected.
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