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Breathtaking Lake Michigan Views!

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Last updated: 08/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
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Property description

Labor Day! REDUCED RATE FOR THIS WEEK! This 4 bedroom breathtaking Lake Michigan blufftop home overlooks both Leelanau County in the distance and Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City! It is situated halfway between Charlevoix and Traverse City, 8 miles north of the quaint harbor town of Elk Rapids. Wonderful restaurants abound nearby, both in the Village of Elk Rapids and also to the east, at The Rowe Inn, an award-winning gourmet restaurant just a beautiful drive away through the northern Michigan countryside!

This completely remodeled 3-level house is in a very private, wooded setting. There is no road noise here! With over 2600 square feet on three windowed levels, your family can spread out and feel all of the comforts of home. The downstairs has a family room, with sliding glass doors to the outside, a queen-sized sofa bed, and adjacent bathroom/shower, so it makes for an additional private sleeping area. The main floor has two queen sized bedrooms, an adjacent bath, is beautifully updated and has a modern kitchen (dual convection oven and Jenn-air range), open living room and dining area, plus a sunroom off the kitchen! On this level, there is also a large deck off the 16-foot sliding glass doors across the living room looking out onto the beautiful Lake Michigan waters! Upstairs, there is a king-sized master bedroom on the lakeside, where you can lie in bed at night and listen to the waves lap the shore below, a large guest room with twin beds, and third bathroom/shower.

There are two "landing decks" going down to the water. We usually have a large beach area, but this year the water level is up quite high.

This is a true 'northern woods getaway!' Several golf courses are nearby (A-ga-ming is the closest), and there are plenty of area attractions to visit, but you can also choose to stay all day and relax at this peaceful retreat on the beach, ending the day with a beautiful sunset over the lake in the evening!

Air conditioned.

Keywords: Lake House


Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 5 Cable TV's, Jenn-Air indoor range, double convection ovens, Corian countertops, including blender and food processor, Weber BBQ Gas Grill, Sorry, No Smoking or pets...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (5) 5 televisions, including 3 flat screen: 39' flat screen in living room, 32' flat screen in king size master bedroom upstairs, and 32' flat screen television on south side queen bedroom main floor....moreless

  • VCR


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new central air conditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Aug 29 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 08/19/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Hi, This is Sue, and I bought Mission View Cottage several years ago for my up north getaway. I had been looking all over northern Michigan for my perfect 'up north' retreat, reminiscent of our family's UP getaways when I was young. It was an older chalet style house, and I updated it with new bathrooms and kitchen, bright colors, and cottagey furnishings. It is a peaceful oasis in the north woods, surrounded by trees. It is very private, and it sits on top of a bluff overlooking the lake, with breathtaking views. I can spend days there and not go anywhere! Each window you look out of offers a snapshot of the surrounding pine trees, or the evergreens, or the water. Sunsets from the deck or from anywhere in the house are fabulous! Elk Rapids is just a quick drive into town (8 miles) and is like going back in time, with an old-fashioned main street and movie theatre and quaint shops. I love the drive through the farmland and hills, and I take several 'countryside' drives when I am there, just to go exploring, or to do out to dinner at some of the countryside restaurants nearby. The Rowe Inn is a favorite for fine dining! Charlevoix is just a 25 minute drive north, and I love to go there, as well! When I'm home, I love long walks along the road or on the beach up and down the lake. I hope you enjoy my home as much as I do!

Why the Owner Chose Elk Rapids:
I had spent summer vacations at my grandparents' lodge in the Upper Peninsula. I spent 5 summers traveling the highways and byways of northern Michigan and the UP looking for just the right spot for my own summer getaway. I almost purchased a place in the Les Cheneaux Islands, but all of the ingredients didn't seem right (there were no cappucino cafes nearby ;-). I drove up and down the farmland roads along Lake Michigan in the lower Peninsula, hoping to find something closer to home (which was Traverse City then), when on a Labor Day weekend I followed one more 'for sale' sign down a dirt driveway. I snuck up around the house and was spellbound by the views! The rest is history, as they say!!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I have already mentioned many of the things that attract/ed me to this home and location. The troubles of the world seem far away when I am here. I do have wifi, and I can take my work with me when I stay there. I oftentimes get more work done in this setting than when I'm interrupted in the office all day! :-) There is absolutely no noise (highway or otherwise). I have awakened in the middle of the night and seen the moon out over the water. I can lie in bed and hear the waves lapping the shore and the wind in the pine trees. What can I say? It's my 'bliss'....

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Expansive lake views!

    Expansive lake views!

  • Updated kitchen with Corian countertops, Jenn-Aire range and two ovens!

    Updated kitchen with Corian countertops, Jenn-Aire range and two ovens!

  • Queen sized bedroom on main floor!

    Queen sized bedroom on main floor!

  • Large deck overlooking the water!

    Large deck overlooking the water!

  • Living room with large flat screen TV

    Living room with large flat screen TV

  • King sized upstairs bedroom overlooking the lake!

    King sized upstairs bedroom overlooking the lake!

  • Large upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

    Large upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

  • Sunporch off of the kitchen/dining area!

    Sunporch off of the kitchen/dining area!

  • Main floor bathroom

    Main floor bathroom

  • Beautiful sunsets!

    Beautiful sunsets!

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