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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

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Entire home

Book autumn colors weekend now!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Central Lake, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTorch Lake12 min drive
  • Popular LocationShort's Brewing Company19 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Charlevoix23 min drive
  • AirportTraverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)60 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12
1800 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 double bed
    1 bunk bed
    3 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area

Central Lake

This cottage is located on a lake and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Torch Lake and Grand Traverse Bay. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Torch Lake - 12 min drive
  • Short's Brewing Company - 19 min drive
  • Lake Charlevoix - 23 min drive
  • Clam Lake - 31 min drive
  • Castle Farms - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 60 min drive


  • Central Lake Tavern — 7 min drive
  • Side Door Saloon — 7 min drive
  • Classic Pizza — 7 min drive
  • The Blue Pelican Inn & Restaurant — 7 min drive
  • Mammoth Distilling — 7 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

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Lakefront cottage with kitchen and balcony
Located in the private community of Benway Landing on the Chain, our lakefront French country cottage was designed by national award winning home designer, Robert Martignoni of Building Science Associates.
Nestled in the woods on a private road, the house is built on a slope and offers views of the lake from the large great room, the master bedroom, the screened porch and the sprawling deck. The floor to ceiling windows in the great room provide plenty of light and add to the spacious feel. The stone (wood burning) fireplace is the focal point in the great room and not only warms the room but provides a romantic ambience on those cold winter nights.
The home features natural pine floors throughout with porcelain tile in bathrooms and carpet in upstairs loft. The gourmet kitchen has Jenn-Air appliances, including a gas stove with convection oven and French door style refrigerator with ice maker. The painted custom cabinets contrast the beautiful granite counter tops. There is plenty of storage and all kitchen essentials are provided including a Cuisinart blender, Kitchen Aid mixer, dishes, glasses, serving trays and cookware. The eating area seats six, with an adjoining enclosed screened porch that seats six to eight more guests.
The main level great room has just been updated with a 55" Smart TV (YouTubeTV), a Blu-Ray DVD player and a new sound bar.
The master bedroom has a queen size iron bed and a closet with drawers and hanging space. The adjoining master bathroom includes a granite vanity, Jacuzzi corner tub, stall shower and linen closet.
The guest bedroom has a full size bed and is next to the main bathroom which has a granite vanity and stall shower.
The loft upstairs sleeps five. There is a bunk bed (full bed below, twin above) and a trundle bed with two twin mattresses. There is a wonderful view of the lake from the loft.
The newly finished basement (the stated overall square footage includes the basement) has two bedrooms, a full bath, a wet bar/morning kitchen and a living area with a large 65" Smart TV and an electric fireplace. New for 2021 is the completed game room! The game room features a video arcade game (Pacman, Frogger, Donkey Kong and other "old school" games). The game room also has a foosball table, dart board, stereo equipment, flat screen TV and bar area. It's a fun room!
The first bedroom in the basement has a queen bed and a twin bed and the other bedroom has a queen bed. We also have a roll-a-way bed and a few cots.
The walk out patio provides additional outdoor seating at ground level with easy access to the boardwalk leading to the lake. The fire pit is conveniently located close to the walk out patio and there is an additional seating area across the flagstone path and another down by the lake. Coming in 2022- the outdoor pizza oven!
The expansive outdoor deck is approximately 10' x 30'. Enjoy the quiet and serene setting gazing at the lake and surrounding wooded areas. There is a gas grill, Adirondack chairs, and a large table with umbrella which seats six to eight. Guests thoroughly enjoy drinking their morning coffee as the sun comes up on this wonderful deck.
Attention wildlife enthusiasts! The cottage is located on Benway Lake, which is among the 'Upper Chain of Lakes'. The lakes are perfect for kayaking and canoeing. Paddle through all six lakes on one trip or break this fabulous landscape into day trips. Either way, you are in for a unique kayaking or canoeing experience. We have two one-person kayaks and a canoe for your use, as well as life jackets. Enjoy wildlife such as loons, swans, ducks and turtles. Fish for bass, pike, walleye, and even trout and muskie! We also have a row boat available so if you'd like to bring your own boat motor you can easily attach it.
Please note: There is not a sandy beach at this property, but both Lake Michigan and Torch Lake beaches are just ten minutes away. We do not recommend swimming off the dock but there are a few sandy areas across the lake to the left and in Wilson Lake to the north.

The best northern Michigan golf courses are all a short drive away: Bay Harbor, Shanty Creek, The Chief, Hawks Eye, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, A-Ga-Ming, Antrim Dells and Dunmaglas. The cottage is a great base location for golfer's who enjoy playing a different course each day. Excellent local restaurants include The Blue Pelican in Central Lake, Shorts Brewery in Bellaire and The Rowe in Ellsworth. Classic Pizza in downtown Central Lake has pizza and subs. And, believe it or not, the Central Lake BP gas station (Louie's) on M-88 also has great pizza (order fresh)!
The local grocery store in Central Lake has most everything you will need to cook at home and if not, the larger Family Fare market in Bellaire is a short drive away. There is also a grocery/ hardware store on US 31 just north of M-88 that has tasty fried chicken and ribs ready to go.

Keywords: Cottage, Lake House, Cabin
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

This Central Lake cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Margaret Devall
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Blender
  • Paper towels


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Foosball table
  • Arcade/game room
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Music library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • Near a health or beauty spa

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayak on site
  • Boating on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Marina nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 12
  • Unit size: 1800 sq ft (167 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Reserve For Summer Now!
Beautiful On Benway Central
Late Summer Dates Still Open!
Reserve Fall Colors Weekend Now!
Beautiful Home on Benway Lake! Cottage
Beautiful Home on Benway Lake! Central Lake
Beautiful Home on Benway Lake! Cottage Central Lake

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 33 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

An amazing property
This lake house is beautifully decorated. It is comfortable and homey. The kitchen is a cooks kitchen with any appliance and tool you would need. The homeowners are exceptionally friendly and kind. It is well suited for our group of 7 adults to stay with plenty of comfortable beds.

5/5 Excellent

Great Place
This was the perfect place to gather and enjoy a week away. Friends met for a week and had plenty of space and lots of laughs. Very nice home!!
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Relaxation at its best
ABSOLUTELY stunning house and property. We enjoyed out stay, even on the rainy days., and hope to be back some day.

5/5 Excellent

We absolutely loved our stay here! Margaret was a joy to work with and she and her husband have done an excellent job creating a space that is relaxing, comfortable, fun, and well stocked with everything you need. Not only that but they have given excellent quality bedding, kitchen tools, toiletries and things to do. We loved cooking and grilling together, fishing in the Upper Chain of Lakes, boating and swimming on Torch lake, playing in the game room, listening to music on the record player, cozying up on the amazing couch downstairs for a family movie night, and sitting on the deck or dock watching the sun rise with a steaming cup of coffee and a glass of wine while the sun set. This is a vacation we will not soon forget!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

We’ll be back!
We’ve stayed here twice now and will definitely be back. The home is lovely with plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy. Great kitchen and dining area for family meals. Kids loved sleeping in the loft and were so excited to find a game room in the basement. Walking down to the water with a cup of coffee in the morning to see the sun rise and steam coming off Benway Lake was a great way to start the day. The Chain of Lakes was easy to navigate both north and south by boat. Perfect for water sports, cruising, kayaking, canoeing or fishing. We caught many fish - pike, smallmouth, perch, pumpkin seeds and blue gills. A family of 4 loons was nearby and we enjoyed hearing them every day too. Everything you need for a relaxing family vaca is at the house or close by - restaurants, groceries, beaches, parks, bike path, etc. Communication with the owner was great - she was very responsive and on top of everything. Definitely recommend!