The Twig, near Lake Bellaire

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Lynn

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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The Twig is a small, comfortable 480' cottage on an artist's property on Lake Bellaire. Living room/kitchen down, bedroom/bath up. Sofa bed in living room. Very private and an easy 5-minute walk to the lake where there’s a family beach that’s also shared with guests from the other cottage.
There is a two-night minimum stay.

Please note: 6% sales tax is included in the room rate.

The space
The Twig is very quiet, with art work and vintage influences everywhere. It is near the owner's home, pottery studio, and a second Airbnb cottage. Other artists often stay with the owner between shows and some have even set up small working studios to use while they are there.

This place isn't for everyone; there’s no television or WiFi, although some internet service is available if you use a hotspot (the owners are in the boat) but there are plenty of books to read and places to visit in nearby Bellaire (5 miles) and Traverse City and Charlevoix, each about 35 miles away.

The cottage is furnished with sheets, towels and general kitchen ameneties, and what is not available can usually be supplied by the host.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Refrigerator
Microwave
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Bellaire, Michigan, United States

This is a resort area during the summer and there are plenty of great things to do. Torch Lake is just minutes away, with Dockside Bar and Restaurant the closest place to eat at the juncture of Clam River and Torch Lake. Bellaire, with Short's Brewery(a family place) and other local restaurants, is 5 miles away.

In addition to Lake Bellaire, Clam Lake and Torch Lake are just a few miles away by car, or can be reached by boat by going from Lake Bellaire to Clam River, which connects the other two lakes. It's a beautiful trip that takes about an hour.

Charlevoix and Traverse City are each about 35 miles away and their list of attractions is endless.

Hosted by Lynn

  1. Joined in August 2013
  • 106 Reviews
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My extended family lived in the Washington, DC, area; I grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and spent my summers on my great-grandparents' 300-acre farm on Lake Bellaire in N. Michigan. During the '70s, those of retirement age moved back to the farm and now there are five family homes on the place. We all get along and when problems arise, which they sometimes do, we work them out and move on. I always wanted to live off the land (one of my favorite books as a child was 'My Side of the Mountain") and be as independent as possible. It hasn't quite worked out that way but over the years I've learned to adapt to whatever problems come up and it's made my life in general much easier to deal with. I heat both my home and studio with wood and try to live as simply as possible in this overloaded world. I've travelled to Japan, Europe and S. America, read extensively, and love to sail and garden. (My gardens, however, do not reflect that love at the moment.) One of the great pleasures in my life has been to open up to new people and new places. Accepting and appreciating diversity, whether in people or ideas, has been a great door opener to this very interesting life I've been fortunate enough to have. (And being a cornball is okay too.)
My extended family lived in the Washington, DC, area; I grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and spent my summers on my great-grandparents' 300-acre farm on Lake Bellaire in N. Michig…

During your stay

I work in my studio during the week and am usually around. I'm also sometimes away at art fairs on weekends (usually only on Saturdays) but someone will always be there to greet guests and show them the ropes.

Everything will be done to make sure that guests are made to feel welcome and comfortable.
I work in my studio during the week and am usually around. I'm also sometimes away at art fairs on weekends (usually only on Saturdays) but someone will always be there to greet g…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $560

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