'No Bluff' Waterfront Directly on Northport Bay
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Northport house description
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Just 30 miles from SLEEPING BEAR DUNES enjoy this FANTASTIC, CONVENIENT, QUIET, 120’ of PRIVATE WATERFRONT directly on Northport Bay. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, nicely designed home – look no further. This renovated home on Northport Bay is just 1 mile to town with easy access by bike, walk or car. Nestled among the Cedar trees, our home is ideal for a family or shared family vacation retreat. The dead-end road is great for kids to ride bikes, roller blades or skate board. Because there are no dunes or bluffs, our home offers direct, private, and FULL water access and fun to play. It's easy to watch kids from the house or deck. Just 55' to the beach and walk another 116' to the shore - it's that close!
We are able to offer our home on a year-round basis with both heat and central air conditioning. An OFF-SHORE MOORING is available and can accommodate a 30' boat. The home includes a 5 person paddle boat for your use to enjoy the bay or provide transportation to the mooring! Don't have a boat? There are nearby rentals to deliver boats, kayaks, or water toys right to the shore or house.
Enjoy your 'Up North' getaway with all the comforts of home. Wall to wall carpet in the main rooms and bedrooms plus each bedroom boasts newer beds and linens. Two bedrooms are private and include queen beds while a loft/dorm like space is ideal for kids or a family and sleeps 4 twins and 1 queen bed for a total of 10 in beds. The master bedroom includes a master bath with large walk in shower. The main bath includes a tub and shower. The outdoor shower includes a privacy curtain and hand sprayer. If you've never experienced an outdoor shower, you won't want to miss this, it's truly special!
The stainless appliances make your cooking and cleanup a breeze. The great room provides a large table to accommodate up to 12 people and an additional table for up to 4 plus outdoor dining on the adjacent deck. Between the home and the water is another deck level, sand area and outdoor fire ring.
There are no dunes to climb making for easy access to the water front. Check out the water mat, it's similar to a trampoline but on the water like a magic carpet. Bring your watershoes for more comfort along the waters edge and for walking the shore.
Northport is a quaint waterfront town with boat launch, marina, shopping, hiking and more. The village is conveniently located at the tip of the peninsula making it convenient to visit neighboring Leland, Sutton’s Bay, Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and just a 30 minute trip to Traverse City for the annual Film Festival or Cherry Festival. There are many benefits to spending your vacation on the bay vs. on Lake Michigan. If you enjoy the water, you’ll love the calm and relative warmth of the bay. We welcome you to our home and hope that you enjoy your vacation in Leelanau County.
A great Girl Scout campfire tip - recycle your old egg cartons, prefer cardboard, and lint from the dryer plus your half used candles. Using an old kettle as double boiler with another sturdy pan or other open mouth kettle, fill the pot half way with water and place the kettle in the water. Fill the kettle with your old candles and melt them down. Place the lint in the openings of the egg cartons. Then pour the hot melted wax over the lint. Lint, wax, and cardboard are outstanding firestarters for your campfire! I keep my recycled egg cartons next to my dryer and fill them weekly. I usually wait until I have half dozen or so before I melt wax and make the starters.
Enjoy your campfire!
Looking for a place to share with extended family? Check out our neighbors home, listing 342508.
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Video Game Console:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Games
Lawn / Garden:
The gently sloping yard provides hours of fun for Bocci, Badminton, or Bag Toss. Or the little ones will enjoy swining on Tony the Pony. Kids and adults of all ages can have fun with the tetherball....moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Jet Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
My extended family of nine had a WONDERFUL time at this lovely cottage. It offers a great combination of a peaceful, waterfront, wooded location along with proximity to a small town with shops, groceries, restaurants and coffee. The owner of this cottage was lovely to work with--prompt in responding to e-mails and phone calls and generous with ideas and suggestions about what to do during our visit. Special details about this cottage that we particularly enjoyed: outdoor shower GREAT for little kids who were swimming a lot, lots of bikes for renters to use to ride around Northport, gas stove ideal for cooking meals all week, multiple outdoor spots to sit and relax (decks, chairs, fire pits, hammock).
- Guest Cara (Michigan)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/22/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you Cara - we are so glad your family had a good week. We look forward to having you back in 2014! Your gang understands the beauty of Leelanau County!
What a Retreat!
What a Retreat!
Dana and Joe, thanks much for sharing your exquisite place on Northport Bay with us during the coveted Fourth of July week. You accommodated for every convenience, and the views from the deck were just beautiful. This was our third summer renting a place "up North," and by far the best. Our boy loved the water mat and playing in the sand. We were captivated by the peacefulness and little touches to make it really feel like "home" -- at least for that week! Thank you again for making our summer vacation :)
- Guest Renee (Davisburg, MI)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/15/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you Renee, we are so glad you had a nice week and were able to enjoy the fireworks. We hope you join us again! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Outstanding on 571 On the Bay
Outstanding on 571 On the Bay
We have been to this property three times now and have never been disappointed! The house and location is outstanding. The rooms, the deck, the water and location are everything a family needs. Our children walk in every time and say "Have you Missed Us?" and of course wish it was theirs. The owners are extremely nice and we would not hesitate to recommend to someone or rent again.
- Guest Rachelle (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/14/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you! I smiled when I read "have you missed us?" We enjoy having you so the answer is...yes and we especially enjoyed meeting you this year! :) Have a great rest of your summer.
This property is great! It has all the comforts of home along with an abundance of beautiful, rustic scenery. This house is great to rent if you'd like to experience northern Michigan. We had 11 people and there was something for everyone. We rode bikes into the quaint little town of Northport, sat on the dock, swam, cooked out, had a bonfire and shopped nearby at Sutton's Bay and Fishing Town in Leland. This vacation spot is 30 minutes from Traverse city. We rented a boat there and took the kids tubing. The owners have thought of everything you will need and have it there. Pack your bags!
- Guest Cathy A.
- Date of stay 06/23/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you Cathy. We are so glad your family had a good week. It's great that you rented a boat. Getting out and exploring the water is a perfect addition to your vacation. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Great Place to Get Away!
Great Place to Get Away!
Spent a week at 571 On-The-Bay with the moms in my family. Such a lovely location that encourages lots of play in a relaxing and comfortable setting. The house was well-equipped with everything one might need to satisfy all ages. Handicapped-accessibility to baths, beds, decks and beach area without difficulty with plenty of indoor space to maneuver a wheelchair. Property is well-maintained and clean. Northport appeals to those seeking a slower-paced vacation but is close to many high-interest and beautiful areas. The outdoor shower was a big hit with our group! The swimming was glorious with crystal clear water but is quite rocky - good water shoes a must. Sandy play area for the younger ones. Will certainly return in the future. Thanks for a great week in northern Michigan!
- Guest Moms' Retreat (Walloon Lake, MI)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Leslie - I'm glad to hear that your family had a nice trip and especially happy that the wheelchair accessibility was acceptable. We look forward to your joining us in the future!
Family Vacation to Michigan
Family Vacation to Michigan
We had a wonderful time staying at the house. It was very nice to relax and have our coffee in the morning down by the water while the kids played on the beach. The only problem was our stay was too short.
- Guest KMS_FL (Trinity, FL)
- Date of stay 09/06/11
- Review Submitted 09/27/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Fun Family Getaway!
Fun Family Getaway!
This cottage had everything we were expecting and more! Dana was a wonderful host and extremely helpful when it came to the amenities of the cottage. The location in within walking distance to the town and is also on a private road with a cul de sac. The cottage was beautiful and well appointed, clean and fit all of us perfectly! We are so happy to have stayed at this property and would highly recommend it to others. Dana and Joe thought of everything when it came to this property. The outdoor shower was convenient for the kids and a unique feature. For the beach, bringing water shoes is a must because the shore leading to the water is very rocky and can't really be navigated comfortably with bare feet. The water is crystal clear and is good for wading and playing on the water mat. We liked that the water was calm for the kids to play in safely. We made use of the paddle boat to view the beautiful scenery during the day and enjoyed the fire pit at night...so much fun! Overall, I would highly suggest staying at this property because the owners were very helpful and polite in answering all of our many questions, the property was kept extremely clean, and the location was great!
- Guest Fun Family Getaway! (Windsor, ON)
- Date of stay 07/16/11
- Review Submitted 08/08/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Thank you for sharing your well equipped beautiful IKEA style home. It had everything we could have possibly wanted. We had laughs, fun in the water & on the mat, fires in the pit and wonderful meals. It was a perfect girls getaway.
- Guest Girlfriends getaway (Denver, CO)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 07/21/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
perfect get away
perfect get away
My girlfirends and I rented this cottage and couldn't have been happier with it! The home is immaculately clean and charmingly decorated. The view is gorgeous! The grounds were well kept. We found it to be perfect for the 6 of us! The outdoor shower was a highlight!
- Guest Che (GR)
- Date of stay 07/10/11
- Review Submitted 07/20/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
Thanks for sharing your amazing house with our families. We will always remember this house as the awesome place with the cool mat in the lake. Most of our time in the days we'd play on that for hours! Thanks again.
- Guest Jordan
- Date of stay 07/23/10
- Review Submitted 08/12/10
Peak Season .. Jun 14, 2014 - September 6, 2014.. $3000/week Non-Peak Season ..... $260/weekend night .. $1800/week Non-Peak weekends require 2 night min. plus $200 cleaning fee. Spur of the moment rental encouraged during off season. 50% Deposit with contract, remaining 50% 30 days prior to occupancy. $500 Security Deposit Required / Plus 6% Michigan Use Tax Includes 30' Boat Mooring at no additional charge.
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Year Purchased: 2005
Why the Owner Chose Northport:
We discovered Northport in the early 80's and found it to be one of the most picturesque and relaxing places around. After years of visiting we made the decision to purchase our own home. Though it's a long drive for us, we find it to be worth every minute. The quaint village of Northport and neighboring towns are perfect for our family and friends. This is a great esacape from the hectic city life of Chicago.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our location is perfect. We have just the right balance of proximity to town while also enjoying the seclusion of being nestled in the trees. After spending time in other areas, we appreciate being able to use the water and not worry about currents or waves. Calm, peaceful, safe, friendly, and just simply beautiful!
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Welcome to your 'Up North' getway! An amazing view and just steps to the shore.
The sand beach and fire ring are only steps to the water. EASY ACCESS!
Great room view with 2 sofas, 2 chairs, TV/DVD/VCR/Wireless Internet.
Great room with 1 wall of windows looking towards the bay. Ample space for all.
Open stairway and hall leads to 2 main floor bedrooms, bath and upstairs loft.
Queen bed in cozy first floor bedroom.
View from the deck and meandering path to the lower deck, sand, and waterfront.
Endless fun on the water mat. Off shore mooring available for boats up to 30'.
Dining room looking outside to the deck.
Kitchen with stainless appliances and an easy work flow.
A warm and friendly MBR, queen bed and master bathroom with walk-in shower.
The sleeping loft with one queen-size and four twin-size beds, TV/DVD.
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