Arbutus Lake "Second Base" Waterfront Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom


New listing on Traverse City's most scenic lake - Arbutus Lake! Previously owned by a famous baseball player, this charming historic lakefront cottage, "Second Base" has been tastefully renovated for your enjoyment. Modern meets cottage chic. Relax on 90 ft of your own sandy beachfront. Includes a beach fire pit, two kayaks, a canoe, paddle boat, life vests, inflatables, and more! A floating dock pad, dock with bench, and a second dock are also yours to use! Bring your dogs and boat!

House can accommodate 10-14 people. One master (queen), second bedroom (a double with single top bunk), third bedroom (triple bunk), and a futon and sofa bed on screened porch. Sofa bed in living room. Washer and dryer included. Stairs and cabinets are not childproofed but children are warmly welcomed!

Perfect for both a romantic getaway or fun family retreat. Less than 10 miles from Traverse City's quaint shops, restaurants and breweries. Sleeping Bear Dunes, Torch Lake, and other area highlights are nearby! Three bedrooms and one full bathroom (shower)

Main floor level includes a fully-functional kitchen (cutlery, dishware, and utensils included), dining table, living room, TV/DVD player, Wifi, a storage closet stocked with lots of games for the family. Upper level includes three bedrooms, one full bathroom, and a screened-in porch with breathtaking views of the lake! Enjoy fresh air by sleeping outside on the screened-in porch!

-Beachfront Fire-pit (Great for fires by the lake)!

-Fishing Equipment

-Lifejackets, Gear, etc


-Pet Friendly (dogs only, limit 2)

-Two Kayaks (singles)

-Paddle Boat


-Beach Lounge Chairs

-Propane grill, kitchen, and all cooking utensils needed (no dishwasher or garbage disposal)

-Children's beach toys

-Watercraft rentals welcome and available nearby!

This home includes parking for up to three-four cars (maximum, excluding trailers) off of the drive between the beach and front yard - additional parking is available by the bus stop off of Arbutus Hill Rd

Arbutus Lake is 395 acres in size and is approximately 44 feet at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Blue Gill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish and Yellow Perch

Arbutus Lake is one of the most popular lakes in the area and voted "most scenic" of Traverse City! Warm water, sandy beaches, and great boating/fishing!


  • Pets
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • A/C
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Laundry


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