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This home is truly one of a kind, offering ample and luxurious space for a large group or extended family, coupled with a perfect beach-side location. An upscale and expansive home, every amenity, a beautiful wide sandy beach, stunning views, and endless nearby activities make for a vacation that you, your family and friends will always treasure. The last week of August 2012 is still available.
Located between the charming villages of Northport and Omena on Michigan’s beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, this spacious and beautifully appointed upscale beach house is situated directly on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, with almost 160 feet of private, wide sandy beach in a secluded wooded setting. Enjoy blissful days filled with sunning, swimming, boating, skiing, beach combing, grilling, and spending true quality time with your family and friends. From the beach house, you will be treated to stunning sunrises over the water each morning and tranquil evenings where the colors of the sunset reflect off the bay.
The wooded, 2.13 acre lot provides a sense of pleasant seclusion, screened from neighbors on either side.
Constructed of stone and cedar, this expansive home has bright indoor spaces with large picture windows offering unobstructed views of the Grand Traverse Bay and 'Gull Island.' The two story living room is warmed by a natural stone fireplace. French doors off the entry hall open to a den with Satellite TV, a perfect place to unwind from the day's activities. The outdoor patios on the bay-side, one with an electric retractable awning, provide additional living spaces for dining and relaxing.
The dining room facing the bay, which has floor to ceiling windows and bead board wainscoting, has a large farmhouse table that will seat 10 comfortably. Additional seating is available in the adjacent living room or on the patio directly accessible from the dining room. The charming kitchen, with custom bead board cabinets and top quality appliances, is fully equipped to prepare and serve gourmet meals for your large group or family.
With five bedrooms and four baths, the home sleeps from 14 to 18 people in comfort, and is perfect for a large and/or extended family, or several smaller families. All the bedrooms are spacious and provide ample sleeping space without crowding. On the first floor there is a large master suite with gorgeous views of the bay, a sitting area, and a private entrance from the patio. A second bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed and its own bath. Upstairs are three bedrooms: one has a queen bed and another has a queen and two twins. These two bedrooms share a full bath. Finally, there is a huge upstairs suite with a private bath accessible from a back staircase with four twin beds -- perfect for the kids. If the beds are not enough to accommodate your party, there are two brand new sofa beds -- a full size in the den and a queen in the living room.
The home’s interior has been updated with all new furnishings and rugs, top quality brand new beds, fresh paint, new light fixtures, newly-tiled baths and laundry room, updated bath cabinetry and hardware, and maple flooring throughout. The home is elegantly but casually and cheerfully decorated, and fully equipped with all of the comforts of home, including a large collection of books, games and videos for all ages.
The beach house opens onto a beautiful wide sandy beach, complete with a dock, boat hoist and swimming ladder. With a gradual slope, crystal clear water, and areas of sandy bottom, the beach is an ideal place for children to safely enjoy the beach and lake. Only a strip of lawn -- perfect for croquet or horseshoes -- separates the house from the beach. No climbing down dunes or stairs or navigating winding paths. Beach chairs, beach towels, toys and two kayaks (including one tandem) and a small rowboat for exploring the bay are provided. The sandy cove invites long strolls in search of Petoskey Stones and other treasures. The home is on a cove in Grand Traverse Bay, with calmer waters, making it perfect for small craft boating and skiing. After a day at the beach, take advantage of the newly added outdoor shower, or lounge in the hammock beneath the shade of the trees in the yard. In the evening, enjoy the colors of the sunset reflecting off the waters of the bay and gather round a beach fire (we have a large, stone-surrounded fire pit on the beach and provide a supply of firewood).
The fantastic 'Up North' experience does not end with summer. Enjoy spectacular foliage, biking, golfing, hiking and winery tours while while making this beautiful beach house your home base at color season rates. Fall and winter weekend stays, as well as holiday weeks, are also available. Family friendly downhill and cross-country skiing are just a half an hour away.
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Keywords: Upscale, Beach House, Beachfront Home, Elegant, Luxury, Sandy Beach, Family
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This home is kid heaven! In addition to a great bedroom that works perfectly for kids, we provide books, games, toys, and videos for children of all ages. We even have special fun and unbreakable dishware, bath toys and towels for the kids....moreless
We provide a fully stocked kitchen with dishes, cutlery, glassware and bar ware for a crowd, cookware, bake ware, and serving dishes as well and small appliances, including food processor, toaster, mixer, electric griddle, waffle maker, coffee maker and much more. We have unbreakable dishes and glasses for outdoor dining....moreless
2013 Fall....$3,800-$4,200/wk; $1,700-$1,800/weekend; $400/additional night 2013-2014 Winter...$2,800-$3,600/wk;$1,400-$1,600/weekend;$400/additional night weekly rentals only after Memorial Day Weekend 2014 Summer (Weeks beginning June 22-August 24) ...$6,400/week We offer discounted rates for the first three weeks of June, 2014 as follows: Week of May 30-June 7...$4,500; June 7-June 14 $5,000;June 14-21...$5800 Please note that Early Fall rates may be applicable for winter holidays
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is just over a half an hour away; we are in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Tours with many vineyards minutes away.
Bayshore Beach House from Drive
The Dock with Shore Station and Swimming Ladder
The Living Room (Partial View)
Partial View of the Kitchen
Partial View of Master Bedroom; Fantasic Bay View
Partial View of Second Downstairs Bedroom
Upstairs Bedroom with Queen and Two Twins (Daybed and Trundle)
Our beach at dusk on a September evening
A View of the Beach and Bay
Partial View of Living Room from Front Stair Landing
The Dining Room (Spectacular View of Bay to the Left)
Partial View of the Den (without curtains and artwork)
Partial View of "Kids'" Room -- Not just for kids -- 4 twins
Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed
View of the patios and lawn from the beach
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015
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