Escape 'up North' to New Waterfront Home on Grand Traverse Bay
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Elk Rapids cottage 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.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Iron & Board
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View
- Beach View
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Gambling Casinos
- 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! ...moreless
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The home is large and very well equipped. EVERYTHING that was needed with the exception of a few personal items was provided. The description was accurate and the pictures well depicted the home. What could not be shown were all the unexpected amenities.I have very high standards regarding cleanliness and this house met mine. The owners were very helpful and answered all my frequent questions immediately. I loved the location which was central to tourist attractions both north and south. The property exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend it. Enjoy!!!!
- Guest Skymuffin (England)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words and a great review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and family vacation at our lake home (Camp Cruddy) on Grand Traverse Bay! We have an amazing local cleaning and handyman team that take special care of our cottage. So you can relax and celebrate the bay, beach, sunsets and activities to create your own up north family memories. Thanks for staying at Camp Cruddy this summer. Hope to have you visit again. The Chadwell's
2013 Rates: June 1st to Sept 30th - $2700/week, Oct 1st to Nov 30th - $1700/week. Deposit of 50% due upon booking (Please send within 7 days of confirmation). Balance of weekly rate, plus $500 security deposit due 4 weeks before arrival. Saturday to Saturday: Check-in after 4pm. Check-out before 10:00am. Cleaning included. Security deposit refunded in 2 weeks. After no damage confirmed Occupancy limited to 8 adults/children. No pets or smoking allowed. Reminder - Please bring your own bed linens and bath/beach towels.
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- Nearest Airport: Cherry Capital Airport at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 31 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Town Club at 3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Boyne Highlands at 30 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Elk Rapids Golf Club at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Pearls at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 1975
About the owner: We are a Michigan family and MSU alumni.Our son and daughter are now in college at ASU 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 Cottage:
We have lived in the east, west and in between and always love to visit our home on the bay.
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