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Escape 'up North' to New Waterfront Home on Grand Traverse Bay

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Elk Rapids house description

We have been going 'up north' to stay at our summer home for over 30 years to getaway from everything! We celebrate every minute at the cottage we fondly call 'Camp Cruddy' and enjoy the white sandy beach, warm shallow waters of the grand traverse bay, fresh smell of pine, waking up and going to bed listening to the waves, listening to all the birds, discovering nature studies/wildlife on hikes in the woods, hunting for petoskey stones, sharing BBQ's, sipping local wines, watching the sunsets, walking the beach for miles and enjoying a beach fire with smores. It's our favorite getaway spot and we hope you enjoy our new summer home as much as we do.

Our beautiful 2 story contemporary lakefront home has a wide open floor plan perfect for relaxing and enjoying panoramic views of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay from the great room with a gas fireplace, casablanca fans and leather couches. The gourmet kitchen is large and bright with high end appliances. You can grab a bite at the kitchen bar area or catch dinner at the long pine dining room table. We usually eat all our meals outside under the covered patio deck or 2 large outdoor decks with built in benches and plenty of chairs to take in the spectacular view.

Our summer beach home has a master bedroom downstairs with a walk-in closet and full master bath attached including a separate shower and spa tub. There are 3 more bedrooms upstairs with a queen, full and twin beds. We often stay upstairs in the 2nd master bedroom which has a full slider and view of the bay along with a balcony to sit and savor a morning coffee or sunset glass of wine. Our kids love staying in the dormer/loft which is a great place to place games, read a book or watch a movie.

We have a large private lot over 300 feet deep with hugh pines and lots of places to getaway and enjoy being surrounded by nature and the beach and waves of the bay. Our 100 ft of private beach front leads directly into the sandy bottom swimming, warm clear shallow waters of the bay and you can explore the shoreline hunting for lucky petoskey stones or shells for miles.

Keywords: Waterfront vacation home, Beachfront cottage on Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan just North of Elk Rapids.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

                Main floor BR suite - jacuzzi tub, shower, walk-in closet...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

                Upstairs Twin Long Bed with Dressers ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Upstairs BR walk-out deck, dressers & walk-in closet...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double

                Upstairs BR with slider closet & dresser ...moreless

              • Bedroom 5 : 4 twin/ single

                Bedroom Loft upstairs lots of dressers, TV, DVD, closet ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin Long Beds (1) Twin/Single Beds (6) ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                Master suite full bath on main floor ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Main floor bathroom with shower ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                Main floor powder room off great room ...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Upstairs bath with tub and shower twin sinks ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full dishes and utensils provided for up to 10 renters. ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Cooking utensils - pots, pans, bowels, provided....moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas Stove ...moreless

              • Oven:

                Gas oven ...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Coffee Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Living Room:

                Great room with lake views, HDTV, Bose Stereo and DVD. Ceiling fan. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking in driveway and by detached garage....moreless

              • Heating:

                Gas furnace ...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Garage
              • Parking Off Street


              • Music Library:

                2 full cases of CD's all types of music...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Bose 6 CD player for awesome music....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books


              • Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Jacuzzi tub in main floor bath room...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    1 very large deck & 1 smaller deck with built in benches & chairs to entertain & relax to enjoy lake michigan views...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Upper balcony off bedroom with bay views and chairs...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber Gas Grill with all cooking tools ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront
                  • Beach View
                  • Lake View
                  • Beachfront


                  • Restaurants
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hospital
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Parasailing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Groceries
                  • Antiquing
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Water Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Shelling
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Water Tubing


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May 31 - Sep 13, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Not included


                  We also require a signed copy of our rental agreement included when you mail your deposit check to confirm your reservation at Camp Cruddy. Thank you!

                  We require a deposit to confirm your reservation paid by personal check in the amount of 1/2 of the weekly rental fee and refundable security deposit - so the total deposit is $1500 rent & $250 security deposit = $1750. The balance of the payment of $1750 is paid by personal check 2-4 weeks prior to check in when we mail the cottage keys and a welcome kit to the rental families.

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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Cherry Capital Airport
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 31
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Town Club
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Boyne Highlands
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Elk Rapids Golf Club
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Elk Rapids is 5 minutes away with a world class marina, boat launch, fishing area and charming downtown with local shops, restaurants and weekly festival events all summer. The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is 15 minutes from the cottage with legendary golf courses, shops and a full service day spa. Traverse City 'Cherry Capital of the World' is just 25 minutes to downtown to enjoy shopping, dining, and local events like the National Cherry Festival. Local farmers markets are open all summer to buy fresh cherries, strawberries, sweetcorn and baked goods. The Sweet Shop bakery in Elk Rapids is a hotspot for our family - the donuts are amazing!


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1975

                  About the owner: We are a Michigan family and MSU alumni.Our son and daughter are now in college at USF and Santa Clara University. We relocated to Northern California to be closer to elderly family and try to get back to visit our beautiful home on grand traverse bay for family vacations. We hope to retire and live 'Up North' enjoying the four seasons and traveling.

                  Why the Owner Chose Elk Rapids:
                  Being 'Up North' is a way of life we celebrate as a family and the original cottage on our lot was a small one bedroom A-frame with a loft that was the perfect place for our kids to spend the summer on lake michigan creating memories. We called the old cottage 'Camp Cruddy' and kept the sign when we built our new custom summer home to share with our family and friends.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We have lived in the east, west and in between and always love to visit our home on the bay.

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                  Speaks: english



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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                  $3,000 per week (USD)

                  5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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