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Northport-House at the Bight * Check Rate & Availability *

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12423 E. Woolsey Lake Road, Northport, Michigan - Traverse Bay


Last updated: 12/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Northport house description

House at the Bight is a unique home in Northport, Michigan, located 2 miles north of town. The home sits on one of the most beautiful spots on Traverse Bay. The beachfront property provides crystal blue water for swimming, boating and sailing. The house has been enjoyed the past 17 years by vacationers year after year.

There are two master bedrooms on the first floor, each having their own private bath. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms; one with a queen bed, a second has two twin beds, the third has a single twin bed and the fourth is an extra large room with two double beds and a twin bed.

A living room to enjoy the views of the bay or watch a beautiful fire in the stone fireplace, is in the center of the home. The family room has a TV with a DVD player, along with cable. If you wish, you can close the family room off for privacy. Enjoy the second floor loft and large library.

The fully equipped kitchen has all the comforts of home.

The large deck in the front of the home is a great place to enjoy the beautiful view of the bay. A large patio in the back of the home provides a quiet wooded surrounding for conversations and barbecuing.

Visitors have access to wireless internet usage.

The home is great for family vacations, family reunions, celebrating birthdays or just a vacation to relax and to enjoy the view.

There is no dock/pier but the Marina is only 2 miles South from the home.

Please check the CALENDAR . . . we update it daily . . . no tents or RV's allowed on the property.

No pets and non-smoking.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            The beach is ideal for children (sandy beach and shallow water)....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            First floor master (front)...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            1st Floor Master (rear)...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Upstairs bedroom (yellow room)...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Two twin beds (can be pushed to king) Nautical Room...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

            Single Bedroom (Use to be our nursery)...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

            Room above garage (great for a family) couch and chair...moreless

          • King size beds (1) King size bed in Front Master Bedroom overlooking the Bay., Queen size Beds (2) Queen size bed in Rear Master Bedroom overlooking the Bay. Upstairs bedroom with a queen overlooking the Bay, Double Beds (2) Two double beds in large room upstairs (please note there is a single bed too -- see comments below), Twin or Single Beds (4) One room with two twin beds overlooking the Bay. There is also a twin in the large room too. One room with twin bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            First Floor Rear Master Bathroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            First Floor Front Master Bathroom (updated in Fall 2013)...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Upstairs Hall Bath - Updated in Fall 2013...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet

            Powder Room - first floor...moreless


          • Books:

            Library and children books (please replace after use)...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Bring your own DVD;s...moreless

          • Games:

            Puzzles and Games (check closets on first floor)...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television


          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding

              Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    Very sandy beach . . . shallow great for swimming! Very clear water! No dock/pier. Marina is 2 miles south of home. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing


                  • Dining:

                    Table can seat 8 comfortably, glass table 4 and table in living room 4 plus patio in front seats 6...moreless

                  • Dining Area


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linen provided including towels and beach towels. Towels must be cleaned and put away before leaving....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Great view of bay...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Parking for Boat and Trailer only; no RVs. No tents on property during your stay....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Guests are required to wash, fold and put away prior to their departure....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    New Front loader 2013 Renters are to provide supplies...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Try not to work too hard! But, if you have to enjoy it while looking at the beautiful water!...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher:

                    cleaning supplies provided...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full Kitchen: Refrigerator/ice maker, stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, sink and bar sink. All dishes, glassware, towels, and cleaning supplies provided....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    With ice maker...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    table and chairs on front deck provided. Chairs for beach are in shed. Please return nightly. Great for placing in the water at the beach!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large front lawn and private back yard...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


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                  from 1 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Nov 2 - May 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  Summer Season
                  May 2 - Sep 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 6%


                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Half the deposit is due by February 1st. The balance, plus usage tax and damage deposit is due two weeks prior to rental. Refund of deposit must be received by e-mail before March 1st.

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                  Last updated: 12/28/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1996

                  About the owner: Jim and Caryl have been owners of this home since September of 1996. They currently live in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. Jim is a Fire Battalion Chief for the Village of Glenview and Caryl is a real estate broker for Hunter's Fairway SOTHEBY's International Realty in North Barrington, Illinois.

                  Why the Owner Chose Northport:
                  In 1984, Caryl's family moved to Northport and purchased the Northport Bay Boat Yard. This house sits in an ideal location on the bay. As you will agree, the views are never ending and there are none more spectacular than those from the Bight. Since 1997 we have been renting the home so others can enjoy the home, beach and the area. Until the House at the Bight becomes our fulltime residence, we escape to Northport for a quick weekend to get our 'fix' of the beautiful views of the bay.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Tranquility is the first word that comes to mind. Whether you're sitting on our private beach taking in the constantly changing views of the bay, or partaking in the water sport of your choice, nothing is better than time spent at the Bight. This original home was built in 1856. Numerous additions, renovations and upgrades have occurred since then, but the original two-story house is very visible.

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                  • 12423 E. Woolsey Lake Road, Northport, Michigan - Traverse Bay

                    12423 E. Woolsey Lake Road, Northport, Michigan - Traverse Bay

                  • Beach Area

                    Beach Area

                  • Family Room

                    Family Room

                  • Kitchen


                  • First Floor Master - Queen Size Bed with private bath

                    First Floor Master - Queen Size Bed with private bath

                  • Bedroom over garage - 2 full and 1 twin with couch and chair w/ottoman

                    Bedroom over garage - 2 full and 1 twin with couch and chair w/ottoman

                  • Upstairs Bedroom - Queen -  Yellow Room

                    Upstairs Bedroom - Queen - Yellow Room

                  • Loft / Library

                    Loft / Library

                  • Living Room with double sided fireplace

                    Living Room with double sided fireplace

                  • Eating Area

                    Eating Area

                  • Two - Twins ((XL)upstairs - view of Bay

                    Two - Twins ((XL)upstairs - view of Bay

                  • Twin Bedroom

                    Twin Bedroom

                  VRBO #125188

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, January 03, 2015

                  $529 - $750 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/28/2014
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