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Large Elegant Home on Pristine Sandy Beach, Sleeps 18

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Bayshore Beach House from Drive


Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

IMPORTANT: Please access our website from the link below for many more photos and information on this truly special beach house.

Keywords: Upscale, Beach House, Beachfront Home, Elegant, Luxury, Sandy Beach, Family


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love animals but keep our home pet free in consideration of guests with allergies....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (4) New top quality beds., Twin or Single Beds (6) New top quality beds., Baby Cribs (1) We will set up this full size crib, which meets current safety standards, in the room of your choice upon request. Crib linens are provided., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Cedar Outdoor Shower, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Two Kayaks (One Tandem), Dinghy, Fire Ring, Firewood, Yard Games, Hammock, Books, Games, Beach Toys and More. A deep water mooring is available for an additional charge....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Direct TV with premium programing...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library:

    We provide a huge DVD collection for all ages....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Directly on a sandy beach on Grand Traverse Bay, with a stunning view of 'Gull Island.' There is a swimming dock and boat hoist....moreless

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free Long Distance within the United States....moreless

  • Garage
  • Linens Provided:

    we provide all bed and bath linens, including extra pillows and blankets, and down comforters....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is plenty of parking adjacent to the house for extra vehicles....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    (4) Including 2 portable phones and answering machine....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large Laundry Room with Laundry Sink, Cabinets, Coat Hooks, Cubbies, and Storage Closet....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Instuctions for accessing the internet are provided....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    We provide a supply of firewood for our guests....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Local catering can be arranged upon request....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    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

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    (3) two full-sized refrigerator/freezers: one with Ice and Water Dispenser, plus a wine refrigerator....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Two adjoining patios adjacent to the main living areas and facing the bay; the patio directly adjoining the dining room has an retractable awning to provide shade; both areas have plenty of seating for dining and relaxing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 85 traveler reviews
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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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • A

    Leland (Fishtown) View on map

    This delightful fishing village provides activities for the entire family. Many shops, including Carson's fishery, galleries, and fishing boat charters. This attraction is not to be missed.

  • B

    Leelanau State Park View on map

    This lovely spot, approximately 10 miles from the beach house, is the home of Grand Traverse Lighthouse and is the demarcation between the bay and the "big lake". If you are a biker, this makes for a

28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
North End, Garage, Knot Just a Bar
35 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

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.


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  • Bayshore Beach House from Drive

    Bayshore Beach House from Drive

  • The Dock with Shore Station and Swimming Ladder

    The Dock with Shore Station and Swimming Ladder

  • The Living Room (Partial View)

    The Living Room (Partial View)

  • Partial View of the Kitchen

    Partial View of the Kitchen

  • Partial View of Master Bedroom; Fantasic Bay View

    Partial View of Master Bedroom; Fantasic Bay View

  • Partial View of Second Downstairs Bedroom

    Partial View of Second Downstairs Bedroom

  • Upstairs Bedroom with Queen and Two Twins (Daybed and Trundle)

    Upstairs Bedroom with Queen and Two Twins (Daybed and Trundle)

  • Our beach at dusk on a September evening

    Our beach at dusk on a September evening

  • A View of the Beach and Bay

    A View of the Beach and Bay

  • Partial View of Living Room from Front Stair Landing

    Partial View of Living Room from Front Stair Landing

  • The Dining Room (Spectacular View of Bay to the Left)

    The Dining Room (Spectacular View of Bay to the Left)

  • Partial View of the Den (without curtains and artwork)

    Partial View of the Den (without curtains and artwork)

  • Partial View of "Kids'" Room -- Not just for kids -- 4 twins

    Partial View of "Kids'" Room -- Not just for kids -- 4 twins

  • Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • View of the patios and lawn from the beach

    View of the patios and lawn from the beach

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