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Best Deal in Elk Rapids! 5 Blocks to Beach, 3 to Downtown

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Enjoy the neighborhood from the comfort of the newly constructed front porch!

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Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Elk Rapids cottage description

This newly renovated in-town cottage, offers families and friends the opportunity to enjoy the variety of comforts offered year-round in one of the most charming of all harbor towns in Northwest Lower Michigan. Embraced by East Grand Traverse Bay to the west, Elk Lake to the east and Bass Lake to the north, the village is comprised of one square mile, and everything is within walking distance: public beaches, unique dining, quaint shops and a modern marina for boaters navigating the waters of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay.

The 900 square foot quaint cottage comes fully furnished with all the amenities and conveniences of a modern vacation rental, including all new kitchen appliances (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher), a brand new mud/laundry room with stackable washer and dryer, and a huge backyard and deck perfect for watching the daily sunset or the fireworks during the annual Harbor Days Festival.

The large master bedroom on the back of the house features plenty of storage, a closet, and a king-size bed that can be easily split into twin beds. The front bedroom has a fire-engine red, metal bunk bed that kids of all ages will love. Both of the rooms are located off of the main room (family and dining combined). Off of the kitchen in the rear of the house is the bathroom (with full shower and tub) and the laundry/mud room, which has a door opening onto the back deck and back yard.

Join the thousands of Midwest travelers every year who visit Elk Rapids and are thrilled with the just-minutes walk to the variety of activities in the quaint downtown, or hop in your car and take advantage of the close proximity of Elk Rapids to other Northern Michigan vacation destinations, including a 30-minute drive to Traverse City, 40 minutes to Charlevoix, 60 minutes to Petoskey and Sleeping Bear Dunes (recently voted the 'Most Beautiful Place in America' by the viewers of 'Good Morning America'), and only two hours from Mackinaw City.


Keywords: house, private home, cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • bikes, beach towels and umbrella, beach chairs, deck chairs

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall/Early Winter
              Sep 2 - Dec 19, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $95 $125
              Fri, Sat
              $650
              Summer Season
              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $750
              2014 Fourth of July Week
              Jul 4 - Jul 11, 2015
              8 night min stay

              $800
              flat fee
              2014 Harbor Days Festival
              Jul 25 - Aug 1, 2015
              8 night min stay

              $800
              flat fee

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $100 + tax
              • Additional dogs $50 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

              Check in is on Saturday after 3:00 p.m.. Check out is Saturday by 11:00 a.m.

              A $200.00 reservation fee is required to secure the reservation. The reservation fee converts to a security deposit upon "check in." If there are no damages to house or grounds upon check out, you will receive the deposit back within 14 days. Depending on when you're staying in relation to when you make the reservation, payments will be split up into two equal payments or due all at once.


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              Last updated: 09/22/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: We are an aunt and uncle and niece and nephew team. Kristi and Doug live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Doug teaches at the high school where he and Kristi met 27 years ago. Lynne is Kristi’s aunt and she and her husband Dan live in Traverse City. As “retirees” Lynne works at the area’s best running store and Dan works part time for the construction and building business he started 35 years ago. We are all avid dog lovers and long-distance runners. Every spring we vacation together in Siesta Key, Florida.

              Why the Owner Chose Elk Rapids:
              Kristi’s parents, sister, and niece recently moved to Elk Rapids. One weekend while visiting, Kristi and Doug were walking around the downtown neighborhood and came across this lovely gem for sale, which, at the time, was the last piece of property for sale in Elk Rapids. After a brief conversation with Lynne and Dan and additional investigation into the house and grounds, it was an easy decision to buy, renovate, and rent.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              While the house is super conveniently located just blocks from downtown, it is also located on a quiet, tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood, which includes a view of a lovely wooded lot across the street. The location affords the best of both worlds-easy access to activity or nice, quiet, seclusion.


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              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • Enjoy the neighborhood from the comfort of the newly constructed front porch!

                Enjoy the neighborhood from the comfort of the newly constructed front porch!

              • The living/dining rooms offer space to relax, watch tv, and eat a family meal.

                The living/dining rooms offer space to relax, watch tv, and eat a family meal.

              • New cabinets, counter top, appliances, and plenty of room-a cook's delight.

                New cabinets, counter top, appliances, and plenty of room-a cook's delight.

              • What kid or fun adult wouldn't love the memories of sleeping in bunk beds?

                What kid or fun adult wouldn't love the memories of sleeping in bunk beds?

              • Full bath and shower, sink and vanity, and plenty of storage.

                Full bath and shower, sink and vanity, and plenty of storage.

              • Huge backyard is completely fenced in. Lots of room to play and relax.

                Huge backyard is completely fenced in. Lots of room to play and relax.

              • Grassy portion of gently sloping back yard-perfect for a picnic!

                Grassy portion of gently sloping back yard-perfect for a picnic!

              • Veterans Memorial Park beach-the largest of the two public beaches in town.

                Veterans Memorial Park beach-the largest of the two public beaches in town.

              • Veterans Memorial Park picnic area.

                Veterans Memorial Park picnic area.

              • Elk Rapids River where plenty of people enjoy swimming in the rapids.

                Elk Rapids River where plenty of people enjoy swimming in the rapids.

              • Downtown Elk Rapids is quaint and charming with plenty to do.

                Downtown Elk Rapids is quaint and charming with plenty to do.

              • Dam beach, just north of downtown, is smaller and more secluded-but it is public

                Dam beach, just north of downtown, is smaller and more secluded-but it is public

              • The living/dining rooms offer space to relax, watch tv, and eat a family meal.

                The living/dining rooms offer space to relax, watch tv, and eat a family meal.

              • Master bedroom-King-size bed, storage, tv with cable and window ac unit.

                Master bedroom-King-size bed, storage, tv with cable and window ac unit.

              • New cabinets, counter top, appliances, and plenty of room-a cook's delight.

                New cabinets, counter top, appliances, and plenty of room-a cook's delight.

              • Full bath and shower, sink and vanity, and plenty of storage.

                Full bath and shower, sink and vanity, and plenty of storage.

              • 400 sf deck w/seating adds plenty of additional space in already huge backyard.

                400 sf deck w/seating adds plenty of additional space in already huge backyard.

              • Not an exciting picture; however-parking room for 2 cars on other side of gate.

                Not an exciting picture; however-parking room for 2 cars on other side of gate.

              • Shaded area of backyard looking towards street.

                Shaded area of backyard looking towards street.

              • Veterans Memorial Park beach playground.

                Veterans Memorial Park beach playground.

              • Bridge in downtown that crosses river and leads to the public library.

                Bridge in downtown that crosses river and leads to the public library.

              • Downtown Elk Rapids is quaint and charming with plenty to do.

                Downtown Elk Rapids is quaint and charming with plenty to do.

              • Downtown Elk Rapids wonderfully restored Art Deco movie theater.

                Downtown Elk Rapids wonderfully restored Art Deco movie theater.

              • Harbor Days Festival is right downtown and on the water. First weekend in August

                Harbor Days Festival is right downtown and on the water. First weekend in August

              VRBO #378638

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

              $95 - $125 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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