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Retreat in the Woods

Retreat in the Woods

3 Bedroom(s)       3 Bathroom(s)       Sleeps 6       Add to favorites

Located in an area of lovely water front properties, this is a private Lake Michigan waterfront home. A central location for all Up North destinations, this home is just 15 minutes to Torch Lake, 45 minutes to Traverse City, 25 Minutes to downtown Charlevoix, and 1 hour 30 minutes to Mackinaw City. The home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace in living room, dining area, and a kitchen nook. Great views of Lake Michigan are afforded from the large open living area. With a waterside deck for entertaining, the home sits up on bluff for incredible views of Lake Michigan. The master suite has a queen bed, the 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, and the 3rd bedroom has two twins. Washer/dryer and dishwasher are also provided inside the unit. This is a great location and option for those families looking to get away and just enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer!

**** 6/2020 please note- Due to water levels and erosion- access to the water from the home has been blocked but the incredible views have not****


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Guest Reviews of retreat in the woods

Ellsworth , MI

Scenic and Private

Review by Thomas H.
Property was in a perfect location for our travel needs since we were visiting both Traverse City and Petoskey areas. The house is a bit dated but was clean, comfortable and had beautiful views of Lake Michigan. My only practical suggestion for the benefit of future guests is that the owner should invest in some good frying pans. Although we only made breakfast at the rental it was virtually impossible to fry an egg in any of the frying pans. Other than that we enjoyed our stay.
4 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
The views of Lake Michigan at the Retreat in the Woods, truly are some of the best to be had in Northern Michigan. We are so glad you got to enjoy and relax with all the comforts and conveniences. We will definitely look into some frying pan options - as we value all of the little details to make sure every stay is amazing! -The Northern Michigan Escapes Team

Michigan get away

It was great. The house was the perfect size with a fabulous view.
4 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
The view is truly amazing at Retreat in the Woods - and we thank you for taking the time to share that experience with others and to know that our guests appreciate it as much as we do! We are so glad that everything about your stay was great and do hope to be your place of choice on your next getaway to Northern Michigan! -The Northern Michigan Escapes Team

Beautiful Retreat in the Woods

Review by Laura R.
We stayed for 5 days and nights at Retreat in the Woods. It IS in the woods. A beautiful setting, nice and quiet.The home was very clean, and with Covid 19, that was an important part for us. We felt very comfortable there. And it was a very comfortable home. Very cozy.The kitchen had most everything that you would need. Although we brought some of our favorite cooking pots and pans...... again, due to Covid. But that would have been unnecessary.The sunsets from this home were just incredible! The home is situated on a bluff, so it is quite above the water. The steps are blocked off and unusable because of erosion. We found out from neighbors that many staircases were ruined due to the water level and erosion.Still very worth being here. Very nice time was had.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you so much for not only taking the time to share about your experience but to share specific to how wonderful everything was, including our cleanliness and care to standards in this time of Covid19. We hope that should you need another recharge - you give us the opportunity to make even more wonderful memories next time! -The Northern Michigan Escapes Team

Perfect Northern Michigan Family Vacation

Review by Michael C.
Our family enjoyed our week in July at Retreat in the Woods. The house was great, had everything we needed and very clean. The views were spectacular and the sunsets and star gazing were awesome. We even enjoyed the 3 ft strip of sandy beach when the Lake Michigan waves were mild. There was quite a bit of sandy beach when we stayed here several years ago. Lake MI lake levels are up but it did not stop us from having lots of fun in the water and we were happy to be able to return. Look forward to staying again in the future.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you Michael for the wonderful review! This is a great home! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and all that goes along with staying right on Lake stars, beach... Glad to hear you had a fantastic time. We do look forward to serving you again in future stays! Jodi, Northern Michigan Escapes

40th birthday getaway

Review by Heather S.
Very very beautiful location. The waves were spectacular as well as the sunsets! We even saw the bald eagle a few times. Teri made it easy to check in and check out. It was clean. The bathroom toilet handle was the only annoying thing. Everything else was great! There wasn’t a fire pit because the water was very high this summer and washed away the beach, but I brought my portable one and It worked out just fine.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Heather, thank you for taking the time to review this fantastic home and its very central and beautiful location. Our sunsets are pretty amazing up here, as is the whole beach vacation on Lake Michigan. What a treat to see the eagle also!! Thank you for letting us know about the toilet handle, and thank you for your understanding about the high water levels. Great improvising! We hope to be able to serve you again in future vacations up here! Jodi, Northern Michigan Escapes.

rental place

loved the place. had a great time
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Julie- We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation at this property. While it is in the middle of nowhere, it is close to everywhere and offers so much peace to just sit and watch the waves go by. I hope that you reach out the next time you are vacationing in Northern Michigan so that we can help you have another great vacation experience. Terri,NME

nice getaway

Clean, well-kept, functional house with beautiful views. Waterfront but no beach.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you David for taking the time to leave a review! It was so nice meeting you and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at this home on Timberlane Drive. Unfortunately, Lake Michigan water levels are at an all time high so at this location, the beach has been diminished to almost nothing. However, still a great location for amazing Northern Michigan sunsets! I hope you will take a peek at our website, Northern Michigan Escapes, to view this and our other properties that we manage. We would love to help you with your next vacation up north! Ruth Michelz, Portfolio Asset Manger, Northern Michigan Escapes

Excellent Experience

This rental property was well-appointed and spacious, just right for my family with three young children. The setting was perfect for relaxing and finding Petoskey stones on the beach. The nights were quiet and pleasant with a nice Lake Michigan breeze. During times the weather was too inclement to enjoy the outdoors, we were able to enjoy the many books, magazines, games, wifi and TV in the unit. There was some early confusion about one issue but Brook masterfully resolved the situation, making things completely right. Overall, we had a great time and my kids are asking for this to become an annual tradition.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very happy that you had such a wonderful stay! The owner, Brook Walsh is very committed to making every guest have a wonderful and memorable experience. I am so happy that he was able to clear up any confusion! I look forward to seeing you next summer! Ruth Michelz, Portfolio Asset Manager, Northern Michigan Escapes

Wonderful lakefront property on Lake Michigan

Review by Wade B.
My family of four stayed here for a week. It is a nice, well-kept house that has great views of Lake Michigan. Open the windows and doors for fresh air and hear the waves from the lake. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets and some time in the lake! Also, don't forget to look for Petosky Stones as we found a fair amount while strolling up and down the shore line.The quiet location is a good landing spot for visiting Charlevoix, Traverse City, Boyne City, Mackinac Island, and Sleeping Bear Dunes. There are also a number of orchards in the area, including Friske's Farm Market. The management staff was very helpful and accommodating. They answered all of my questions prior to booking, were very familiar with the area, and were also available and attentive during our stay.I would certainly recommend a stay at this property to enjoy a bit of peace and tranquility on beautiful Lake Michigan.
5 out of 5 stars
Manager Response:
Thank you for taking time to leave a review, especially such a wonderful one! I agree with all that you wrote! This home on Timberlane Drive is such a gem. Having morning coffee on the deck while listening to the almost stopped by and joined you! So happy you enjoyed the great location and ease of getting to and from some of the great spots that you mentioned! Overall, it was very nice meeting you and your wonderful family! So happy you enjoyed you time here in the great North! Please take a peek at Northern Michigan Escapes to view our other homes! Look forward to meeting again! Ruth Michelz, Portfolio Asset Manager, Northern Michigan Escapes

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