VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Quite Simply the Perfect Large Beach House

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 08/21/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Northport house description

This beautiful, spacious lakefront cottage was gut-rehabbed in 2009 to provide an elegant yet comfortable family vacation home for its owners, who have opened it up to select families and groups looking for the perfect place to vacation, with all the luxuries and amenities but none of the pretentiousness of a five-star inn. Constructed of cedar and stone, 'The Fox House' (we name our cottages up here) is located on a gorgeous wooded property with stunning views of the beautiful sugar-sand beach. The enormous white sand beach is a few steps out the back door and folds into a crystal clear, all sand water access. Several sandbars provide the perfect setting for swimming, snorkling, skiing and any other imaginable water activity. You will not find a more perfect beach access for kids in all of Leelanau County. Family and friends will have fun filled days swimming, sunbathing, boating, kayaking, sailing, hiking, skiing, beachcombing, grilling, building beach fires, watching the sunrise, relaxing on the screened-in or flagstone porch and so much more.

With five bedrooms and four baths, the home sleeps 12 people very comfortably, and is perfect for a large and/or extended family, or several smaller families. All five bedrooms are spacious and provide ample sleeping and closet space with no crowding. On the first floor there is a large private bedroom with a queen bed and private bathroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms that share a large bathroom: one with a queen bed; one with two twin beds; one with 2 bunk beds. Last but not least is the enormous master suite with a queen bed and large, private stone shower bathroom.

The kitchen, dining room and living room have floor to ceiling windows facing Lake Michigan. Outside the kitchen and adjacent to the patio is a large, private but open cedar outdoor shower with hot and cold water (our favorite part of the house). The dining room has a large farmhouse table that seats 12 comfortably. The family room has an enormous wood-burning, fieldstone fireplace, perfect for cooler days, roasting marshmellows or relaxing with a good book. The screened-in porch (our second favorite part of the house) is also a perfect place to eat, read and relax, and is accessible from inside or outside the house. The new, large gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinets, a butcher block island, top quality stainless steel appliances and so much more. The kitchen is also equipped with new dishes, barware, and kitchen tools, and is fully equipped to prepare gourmet meals or entertain two or two-hundred.

The Fox House interior has been lovingly and carefully renovated to retain the 'Up North' feel. The cottage has been updated with all new and antique furnishings and rugs, top quality brand new beds/mattresses, fresh paint, new light fixtures, newly-tiled baths and laundry room, updated bath and kitchen cabinetry and hardware, and heart pine flooring. The home is elegant yet casual to enhance the spectacular setting and beachfront. The photos do not do it justice. The entire home is fully equipped with all of the comforts of home, including: books, games, DVD’s, large laundry room/washer/dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, new high thread count linens, new pillows/quilts, new soft towels and so much more. There is a television, DVD player, expanced cable and High Speed Internet coming.

There is so much more to experience even after the summer ends! Enjoy spectacular foliage, biking, golfing, hiking, and winery tours while making this beautiful cottage your home base. If you enjoy skiing, cross country skiing is available right out the front door and in several nearby state parks, and downhill skiing is available a short drive away.

Keywords: Lake House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker


          • Wood Fireplace
          • Garage
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Outdoor Private Cedar Shower on Lake side w/ hot and cold water, mixing valve and foot wash...moreless


              • Video Library
              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Music Library


              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Village
              • Beachfront
              • Lakefront


              • Restaurants
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services
              • Mountain Biking
              • Kayaking
              • Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Rafting
              • Golf
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Snowboarding
              • Hunting
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Basketball Court
              • Tennis
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Parasailing
              • Fitness Center
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Live Theater
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Cinemas
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sledding
              • Horseshoes
              • Snorkeling
              • Water Tubing


              Write a review 5
              from 3 traveler reviews
              Peak (Mid Jun-Mid Sep) ........................ $5000-$6200/week 
              Off Peak (Mid Feb-Mid Jun & Mid Sep-Mid Nov) .. $3000-$4500/week
              Holiday/Ski Season ..... $3000-$5000/week
              Weekend rates MAY be available during off peak season.

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

              Please wait... Travel with confidence

              Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


              Last updated: 08/21/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Traverse City

              Car: Necessary


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: Owners use the home for family vacations and time away from the city.

              Why the Owner Chose Northport:
              This is our favorite place in the world.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This lovely beach cottage, constructed of cedar and stone, is located on a gorgeous wooded property and has stunning views of the beautiful sugar-sand beach right outside the back door. Family and friends will have fun filled days swimming, sunbathing, boating, kayaking, sailing, hiking, skiing, beachcombing, grilling, relaxing on the screened-in or stone porch and so much more.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:



              • Front of House

                Front of House

              • Front Door

                Front Door

              • Rear of Home from beach

                Rear of Home from beach

              • Path to the beach from the stone patio

                Path to the beach from the stone patio

              • Covered patio

                Covered patio

              • Living room with stone fireplace

                Living room with stone fireplace

              • Guest Suite

                Guest Suite

              • Bunk Room

                Bunk Room

              • Path to the Beach

                Path to the Beach

              • Driveway to home

                Driveway to home

              • The beach

                The beach

              • Stone patio

                Stone patio

              • Kitchen and dining area

                Kitchen and dining area

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Double Twin Bedroom

                Double Twin Bedroom

              • Queen bedroom

                Queen bedroom

              VRBO #272655

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, July 30, 2014


              5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 15

              View calendar: Updated 08/21/14
              Email owner

              (312) 635-1829

              Speaks: english
              Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
              Add vacation protection services to your booking

              Three services to protect your trip:

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

              Get it now


              Share this property

              Sharing makes you 30% cooler
                Please correct the following errors and resend:
              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
              • Enter a subject for your email.
              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

              Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.