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Welcome to your 'Up North' getaway! An amazing view and just steps to the shore.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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!



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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome:

                This home is extremely kid friendly. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Fully accessible. See guest comments....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2

                ...moreless

              • Master bath includes a generous walk in shower with handsprayer and built in bench. Hall bath includes a tub with handsprayer shower. The outdoor shower is generously sized and is ideal for the whole family or just rinsing the sand off. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Outdoor firepit,boat mooring up to 30' boat, water mat play, hammock, second deck near water, outdoor shower, tetherball, beach chairs, beach towels, board games and cards, SORRY NO SMOKING OR PETS...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (3) Great room TV/DVD/VCR, Master Bedroom TV/VCR, Second Floor bedroom TV/DVD. ...moreless

                  • Television:

                    (3)...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Game Console:

                    Wii Game Console plus Sports and Sports Resort, bring your own additional games. ...moreless

                  • Video Games
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    No dunes to climb, no road to cross. This property is directly on the water and EASY to access....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    Directly on Northport Bay. Private access to the bay. No hills, stairs, or dunes - completely accessible! ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Directly on Grand Traverse Bay and Northport Bay...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Rafting
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    There is plenty of dining for 12 inside plus dining for 10 on the deck. The low deck has another table for 4 and the beach has a picnic table for 8....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central Air...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Easy front load large capacity. Also plenty of space outdoors for hanging wet towels....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Shed for bicycles or other toys to be protected from the elements. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linens provided. ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    The driveway can easily accomodate 6-8 cars....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone:

                    (4) Cordless phones with answering machine. Sorry, no long distance calls, bring your phone card....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Easy front load large capacity....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Bring your own laptop, Wireless Internet included....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    We have ample dishes for all as well as plastic plates, bowls, and cups for little ones....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    This kitchen is extremely well equipped. You will have all the conveniences of home. ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Filtered Ice and Water on Door...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    The gas range includes a warming drawer and convection for all your cooking needs....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    There are several bikes available. Two are adult sized and four are various kid sizes. A Burley trailer is also available. The bikes are ideal for a trip into town, not for a long ride....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Boat rentals of all types are available in the area....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Second deck is halfway between the house and waterfront. ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Many golf courses in the area....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Rentals or day excursions are available in the area. ...moreless

                  • 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:

                    A new Weber grill in 2012 with a side burner and searing station will bring a smile to the grill master in your family!...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Opportunities for snow sports are available in the area. ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Available in town. ...moreless

                   

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Non-Peak Season
                  Sep 7 - Jun 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $260
                  $1,700
                  Peak Season
                  Jun 13 - Sep 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,000

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Non-weekly Cleaning Fee $200
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  50% Deposit with contract, remaining 50% 30 days prior to occupancy. $500 Security Deposit Required


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                  Owner info

                  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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                  Photos

                  • Welcome to your 'Up North' getaway! An amazing view and just steps to the shore.

                    Welcome to your 'Up North' getaway! An amazing view and just steps to the shore.

                  • The sand beach and fire ring are only steps to the water.  EASY ACCESS!

                    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 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.

                    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.

                    Open stairway and hall leads to 2 main floor bedrooms, bath and upstairs loft.

                  • Queen bed in cozy first floor bedroom.

                    Queen bed in cozy first floor bedroom.

                  • View from the deck and meandering path to the lower deck, sand, and waterfront.

                    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'.

                    Endless fun on the water mat. Off shore mooring available for boats up to 30'.

                  • Dining room looking outside to the deck.

                    Dining room looking outside to the deck.

                  • Kitchen with stainless appliances and an easy work flow.

                    Kitchen with stainless appliances and an easy work flow.

                  • A warm and friendly MBR, queen bed and master bathroom with walk-in shower.

                    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.

                    The sleeping loft with one queen-size and four twin-size beds, TV/DVD.

                  VRBO #113691

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

                  $260 - $429 per night (USD)
                  10

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 10/15/2014
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