Executive Home in Elk Rapids on Lake Michigan
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Elk Rapids house description
This is the perfect spot to have a Grand Traverse Bay vacation, directly across from Old Mission Peninsula. The Elk Rapids area is an upscale resort offering many wonderful amenities. This is why this location is called 'Bayside Sunsets Residential Rental.'
This home is truly one of a kind with a definite five star rating. The home was built in 2000 with the vision of building a lakefront cottage emphazing the charm of a 1900's gathering place for the owner's family. Her home emphasis is a cozy, intimate, peaceful setting with a classic touch of beauty displayed in each room.
The house is GORGEOUS! It has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. The house welcomes you the minute you pull into the driveway, past its beautiful flower gardens, trimmed lawn and majestic trees. Then, when you walk in the front door, you know you selected the perfect vacation home.
It has expansive views of the bay. You will enjoy the incredible sunsets! Looking towards Old Mission Peninsula the sunset dramatically displays blazing colors of orange, red and pink over the lake's horizon. In all of this glory the sunset disappears leaving a sky full of stars to be enjoyed.
Enjoy the brick patio surrounded by gardens while barbecuing your favorite meal on the grill, as the children play in the sand and water. The sandy beach is magnificient. There are no nasty weeds, only the rich sugar sand to enjoy at this great beach. The water level extends a great distance before depth increases, very safe for children. If you are lucky a sandbar may expose itself for another place to spread out your beach towels.
It is perfect for fishing, boating, tubing, skiing, or just sitting in that comfortable beach chair with your feet at the waters edge, reading your favorite book that you never have time for. Enjoy a beach fire, roasting marshmallows to a perfect golden brown.
Tranquility is everywhere--NO CITY SOUNDS
- 3600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- 'firewood is not provided'
- Satellite / Cable:
- Broadband Access
Deck / Patio:
A brick patio provides your family with outdoor cooking, patio furniture and a view of lush gardens with humming birds dashing back and forth and the enjoyment of watching the waves roll in....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
Location & View
- Monument View
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Scenic Drives
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Head north for a two mile walk into the friendly/ quaint village of Elk Rapids. The village has antique shops; the very best in art galleries; in the state of Michigan our marinia was voted #1; fine restaurants to please your palatte; cross the bridge on River Street to check out a book at our island library, visit our newly relocated historical museum at 301 Traverse St. to learn the 1848 history of Elk Rapids and beyond. On your way back stop at the village's kids park. Or take a hike and explore Petobego Pond to the south. This is our local nature preserve where swans, deer, small animals and wild berries thrive. There are many golf courses, Turtle Creek Casino, great shopping and 'find' dining in Traverse City. Check out the many wineries in Leelanau and Old Mission Pennisula. Don't forget to visit historical Mackinaw Island and the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes....moreless
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Perfect Family Reunion House
Perfect Family Reunion House
We have rented this house for three summers in a row - it's perfect for a large family, great shared space but also large enough that you can get away from the crowd if you need to. It is clean, has everything you need (sheets, towels, salt and pepper, sand toys, etc.). The house is absolutely gorgeous, but still okay for kids - with great views and lovely beach - fire pit, too! The town of Elk Rapids is quaint and close. I cannot say enough about this house - LOVE it!
- Guest Family of 12 (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 11/28/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
"Our Best Family Vacation"Guest comment entered by manager
"Our Best Family Vacation"
Our family rented Judy's home this past September and the accommodations were top notch. It is a truly beautiful home right on Lake Michigan with a wonderful stone stairway leading down to the beach. The home is very clean and spacious with amazing views of the lake. It was every bit as lovely as represented on the VRBO website, if not more so! In e-mails, phone conversations and in person, I have found Judy to be personable and professional, and a woman of integrity. We live about two hours from Elk Rapids and I would not hesitate to rent from Judy again, or to recommend her home to our friends.
- Guest Sherry Quackenbush
- Date of stay 09/25/12
- Review Submitted 10/25/13
It was not an easy feat to find the perfect house for our trip to Michigan. It took us weeks to find a house that was clean, spacious, upscale and affordable with a perfect location: on the water, with a beach and not too far from a good sized down. This house was the perfect find! The description of the house is accurate and the pictures really don't even do the beautiful house justice....the house is even better in "person". The owner, Judy, is very professional. She patiently and quickly answered all our questions before we rented the house. She met us at the house on the first day of our stay to show us the house and the grounds. What is particularly great about this home is that the owner lives here when she's not renting the house. So, it's fully equipped with plates, silverware, pots, pans, towels, etc. I've rented vacation homes in the past that were very skimpy on furnishings and utensils etc. Judy even provides laundry detergent, paper towels, beach towels, soap, toilet paper. This is such a nice touch. We loved making s'mores on the beach using the fire pit. Once again, Judy had plenty of chairs and tables down on the beach for our whole family. We enjoyed the beaches in Elk Rapid; our kids loved the beach by the playground and another day we moved to the beach north of the river to search for Petoskey stones. We enjoyed the proximity to Traverse City....get burgers at Bubba's! No trip to Northern Michigan is complete without a trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Moomers Ice Cream was a hit with the kids. Truly a memorable vacation in a beautiful house. We'll be back.
- Guest Jen (Chicago, Illinois)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/29/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
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|Summer MI Vacation
May 31 - Aug 30, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$4,200 for a weekly seasonal rental includes MI Sales Tax and my House Keeper.
$2,750 for a weekly off seasonal rental includes MI Sales Tax and my House Keeper.
Renters pay $2,100 upon receiving their rental contract. Six weeks prior to their rental date $2,100 will be paid; along, with their security deposit of $500.
Off season weekly rental is $2,750 with the same conditions as mentioned above.
Offshore renters pay in US Dollars Only and incur any banking fees.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Taxes Included
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Enjoy the Flowers, Ornamental Trees and Bird Watching from the Front Porch.
This is the Family Room for Visiting and Relaxing.
Old Cottage Kitchen Charm
Downstairs Master Bedroom with Queen Bed
Enjoy the Water View. Look for the Eagles.
Bunk Beds with a Secret Toy Room. This room is part of the Second Bedroom.
Large Full Bathroom Situated Between the Third Bedroom & Fourth Bedroom.
Fourth Bedroom with two Double Beds.
Brick Walkway to the Beach
At the Beach You Can See East Bay Opening Up Into Lake Michigan
Fun Times Begin on the Shores of Lake Michigan
The Beautiful Kousa Dogwood Tree
Family Room with Master Bedroom in the Background.
Dinning Room Overlooks East Bay
Enjoy this Cozy Room
Downstairs Master Bathroom with Shower and Bath Tub.
Second Bedroom Upstairs with Queen Bed and a Full Bathroom
Upstairs Third Bedroom with Queen Bed.
Bathroom shared with guests in the 3rd and 4th Bedrooms.
Patio for Dinning and Barbecuing
My Children and Siblings Making Summer Memories
Charming Elk Rapids Village. Marina is One Block Away.
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