The absolute best beachfront lake living ever!
Tom & Donna Fordos
About Tom & Donna Fordos
Tom grew up on a farm in Michigan, and Donna grew up in Chicago. Tom is a university law professor and Donna is a registered nurse.
Tom & Donna Fordos purchased this House in 2016
Why Tom & Donna Fordos chose Traverse City
This is over a million dollar home! The home--built so well, and contemporary and spacious--it truly is a vacation paradise! Incredible views from so many rooms in the house! The prettiest water anywhere! The realtor said; "I live on Long Lake because it's the priciest lake in the entire area, is in such close proximity to Traverse City and anything else you'd possibly ever want go to or see...I have one of the nicest sandy beachfronts on the entire lake, but yours at 1278 Stoney Alle is even better than the nicest sandy beachfront on the entire lake!" From inside the home, you feel like you are right on the water!
What makes this House unique
After researching and looking for 4 years for a beautiful beachfront, waterfront home, on the clearest and prettiest water ever, and looking at every body of water within an hour of this site, we chose this property for its beauty and convenience to Traverse City (only 8 minutes from downtown Traverse City). I looked at literally hundreds of waterfront homes, and am so happy that I held out for this one. It is only 2 miles away from great golfing, it has some of the best fishing anywhere in the country, and the water is so clean you can even drink it. We're within 30 minutes of some of the greatest vacation and sightseeing places not only in Michigan, but anywhere.
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Multi generational Family Vacation
Property was lovely place for a family vacation.
Clean open layout on the 1st floor
Garage is finished as a play room- clean carpeted floor, A/C, game/puzzle table in the middle of the spacious "room"
Beach clean, low water for 20' makes a safe area for younger children. Also a raised sandy beach area.
Clean long dock with bench at the end for -cocktails/morning coffee
Long Lake is a beautiful, quiet lake environment.
Beautiful, peaceful property for relaxing family trip
My family really enjoyed their stay at Tom's property. He was an excellent host. The property is accurately listed, and well equipped. Would definitely recommend.
Perfect family getaway
The house was perfect for our small family reunion. Located close by to Traverse City and the small towns around Sleeping Bear Dunes, but out of all the touristy crowds. We spent the first few days sightseeing, and then loved the quiet of the house and lake so much we spent the next two days just enjoying the setting! Perfect for a small group. Lots of space and peaceful views on an incredible lake.
Alle Lulia is an awesome home on Long Lake
This was our first time to Traverse City for our family vacation and I wanted to rent a nice home in a good location. I will say I succeeded!
This home had everything we would want and it is right on Long Lake. You walk outside or look out the windows to beautiful views. Our grandkids loved having the bedrooms upstairs for their own space.
Tom called after we arrived to make sure everything was ok or if we needed anything. Very nice people!
The location is great, convenient to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, which the family really enjoyed, and Old Mission Peninsula are the places we visited. The water is crystal clear and we played in the water a few days. Never got to use the paddle boat, but it was available for us.
Such a fun time, the grandkids cried when they left so it was special to them. Would love to return there next year.
Thank you Tom and Donna for sharing your beautiful home, and thank you to the neighbors, Bud and Kathy, who gave us a boat ride around Long Lake.
Dear Barbara and Family;
We are thankful that you enjoyed our home and property. And we are thrilled that you and your family had a great time! Bud and Kathy said that you were the nicest people! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our Long Lake home and waterfront property, the Grand Traverse area, and that you were able to see some of the attractions.
Every time we're there, we too, marvel at the incredible beauty that one can only realize being there.
Thank You So Much for your kind words, and for being gracious guests! We hope you can come back again next year.
Tom and Donna
Best House on Long Lake
I have vacationed each year in this house since 2002. This is the first year of the new owners. They have gone into this big comfortable home and started changing things to make it even more beautiful and more comfortable. You wont believe the view of the lake from each window facing the lake...sunrises are amazing. We have always enjoyed watching the yellow plane land on the lake almost every day. I especially love the kitchen, its large enough for more than one or two cooks. As for the new owners, they are so nice to work with, i had a problem with the cable and Tom was nice enough to call the cable company and have them walk me through getting the problem fixed. This house is close to Traverse City (about 10 min.)where you will find some really great shopping and restaurants. So many things close by to do, like visiting the vineyards, Glen Arbor for the Cherry Republic, Empire to watch the sunset over Lake Michigan, Northport for the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.. If you are looking for a fun place with a great location on the lake, this is the house to choose.
High quality property in lovely location
This is a high quality house next to Long Lake. Very good and comfortable. Air conditioning. Highly recommended!
Just 8 miles directly west of Traverse City.