Traverse North Realty, Old Mission, Downtown Traverse City, Waterfront, Foreclosures

Blue Heron Lodge on Arbutus Lake-Vacation Rental


Blue Heron Lodge: This truly spectacular home features 4 spacious bedrooms (2 master suites), 3 full baths, custom kitchen, and large great room with soaring cathedral ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows framing beautiful views of the lake, pond and woods.  Over 3600 sq. ft. nestled on 21 wooded acres with 350 feet of prime frontage on Arbutus Lake, one of the nicest lakes around.  This is a one-of-a-kind rental that offers privacy and serenity but is still only minutes from downtown Traverse City.






Bedrooms and Bathrooms:

Upstairs Master Suite - King bed, private full attached bath and sitting area

Upstairs Bedroom - King bed, full attached bath (has shared access from the second floor hallway)

Downstairs bedroom - Queen bed, twin/twin bunk bed, twin trundle, full attached bath (has shared access with the main downstairs living area)

Downstairs bedroom - Twin extra long/Queen bunk bed

Upstairs Alcove - Queen sleeper sofa




FALL 2018 rate is $450/night (3 night minimum) or $3000/week plus a $220 cleaning fee, 6% MI sales tax and a $500 security deposit

WINTER/SPRING 2019 rate is $450/night (3 night minimum) or $3000/week plus a $220 cleaning fee, 6% MI sales tax and a $500 security deposit.






Clean, clear lake with hard sandy frontage - perfect for swimming

Sandy beach area for building sand castles

Short, gentle slope to beach (no stairs)

Quiet "no-wake lake"- great for fishing - safe for kids and adults to swim - connects to 3 all-sports lakes for high-speed boating

Dock (bring your own motor boat) - public boat launch

2 kayaks (1 single and 1 double), 4-person paddle boat, and row boat (life jackets provided)

Plenty of nearby outdoor activities including hiking/biking trails, and parks including playgrounds, tennis, baseball fields, etc.

Great fire pit with custom benches (firewood provided)

Pond and 21 wooded acres to explore

Lots of wildlife (bald eagles, loons, deer, great blue herons, wild turkeys, muskrats and tons of birds to name a few)

Multiple decks with fantastic views (large lake-side deck plus private lake-side decks off each bedroom)

Plenty of outdoor seating and dining on deck and beach

Large, high-end gas barbecue grill

Outdoor heated shower

2 flat screen televisions with DVD players (one in each master suite)

Large, flat screen smart TV with Netflix subscription and Blue Ray DVD player in great room

Stereo system

Cable TV

Wireless internet

Large assortment of DVDs, board games, books, and puzzles

Large, fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances

Breakfast bar

Large dining table seats 12

Washer and two (2) dryers

Pack-n-play baby bed, crib, highchair, and booster seat

2 person master shower with multiple shower heads

Large spa tub in master suite

Sitting area in master suite with spectacular lake and pond views

Many fun winter activities including fantastic ice fishing on the lake, cross country ski trails nearby (the VASA Trail is known as "the premier cross-country trail in the state"), and snow mobile trails within 5 minutes,

For downhill skiers, the best Michigan down-hill ski resorts within 45-60 minutes drive

Bed linens and bath towels provided






We have a rental contract required to be filled out prior to access to the home. Guests will be greeted upon arrival.

Per East Bay Township: We will not be accepting more than one rental in a seven day period. All renters are subject to the East Bay Township Noise Ordinance, which will be provided upon check in. NO FIREWORKS ARE PERMITTED ON THE PROPERTY. Failure to comply with the noise and fireworks ordinances shall result in forfeiture of the entirety of rental security deposit.