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Private Beach on Grand Traverse Bay & Lake Mich 3 BR/2 BA

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Capture the sunrise overlooking the 85' private beach while sipping your coffee

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Northport cottage description

Spend a week relaxing on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay while watching the waves roll in from Lake Michigan. Our fully furnished home is located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, One mile from Grand Traverse Lighthouse and Museum. We are one of the few cottage rentals with a view of both bodies of majestic waters. Enjoy the calmer waters of GTB while watching freighters make their away around the Tip of the Leelanau Penninsula to/from Chicago to the Straits of Mackinaw.

This 1250 square foot three bedroom with oak flooring; two full bath cottage has ceramic floors in the kitchen, laundry, halls and bathrooms with granite counter tops in kitchen and baths.

Settle down in the oak floored dining room and living room while watching the flames dance in the gas log fireplace. Or enjoy the HD TV and Blu-Ray player when it rains. You can grill on the deck while listening to the waves as they gently slap against the beach.

The front of the house has two sets of patio doors so you can sit inside and watch passing boaters on the Bay and freighters on the Great Lakes while sipping your AM coffee and viewing spectacular sunrises over the Bay. There is 85 feet of private beach. Beach is sand with a few small rocks and shells,but enough space to enjoy the sun in a chaise lounge. The Great Lakes make the beach variable daily. We suggest watershoes for swimming in Northern Michigan as the lake bottom is rocky. Beach and bottom varies as the sands shift daily.

The master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed, dresser, futon and HD TV on all oak floors. The attached master bath has new granite and double sinks and ceramic flooring to accomodate the tub/shower. The second and third bedrooms have queen size beds with dressers with oak flooring.

The smoke-free house is located on a paved road in a private association which has a tennis and basketball courts, three parks, excellent walking beaches and hiking trails.

Bikes and a canoe with paddles are provided to let you experience your serene surroundings, or sit shoreside and enjoy the fire pit while watching the moonbeams glisten across the Bay.

You are within 17 miles of the Leelanau Sands Casino, 36 miles from plenty of shopping in Traverse City. Local towns of Suttons Bay and Leland are a short 20 minute drive from your retreat.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Shoreline are just a 45 minute drive to view the 'MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA' per Good Morning America's 2011 viewers poll. National Geographic Magazine named our area as one of the TEN BEST SUMMER TRIPS 2012. Enjoy the quaint little bayside Village of Glen Arbor which is located just a few miles from the Dunes. Schedule a day at the Spas or golf at the Homestead before you journey back to the Sunrise Side of the Leelanau Penninsula.

There are 20+ wineries located on the peninsula which have daily wine tasting for your pleasure. There is a FANTASTIC marina in Northport to launch your boat for all water activities. The Inland Seas Educational Sailing Boat is located in Suttons Bay Marina area.

You can golf at the Leelanau Club of Bahl Farms. Go bird watching at the newly created bird santuary. Enjoy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on a day trip to the sunset shore of the peninsula. Take a hot air balloon ride out of Traverse City! Visit the Manitou Islands, sale the Tall Ship Manitou sailing ship which also is a B&B and located in Traverse City.

No reservation is confirmed until 50% downpayment and lease is received.
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Keywords: Lake front cottage

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 12000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                at owner discretion , non-aggressive type dogs...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Dining
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 6
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Gas log fireplace, 2 HD TV's, Cooking Utensils, Bed Linens, bikes, canoe, patio furniture, hammock, shore side fire pit on your own personal beach, Casino 17 miles away, Lighthouse 2 miles away, Traverse City 36 miles away, Sleeping Bear Dunes 35 miles away, Beauty - ALL AROUND YOU!!!!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    we have a Blu-Ray player, and VHS player with close to 200 movies...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Patricia Cornwell, 'Kay Scarpetta' series...moreless

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    The cottage has Wi-Fi for your use....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck faces Grand Traverse Bay - Lake Michigan....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    on Lake Michigan/Grand Traverse Bay, where the mouth of the Great Lakes meets the Bay....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    We site direct on the beach and are at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Hunting
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Groceries
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Kayaking
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 9 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 15 - Sep 6, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,300
                  Fall
                  Sep 7 - Dec 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  $1,200

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Additional non-refundable fee of $100 per pet IF it is a breed and size we accept.

                  1/2 down and signed lease to hold property. Balance due 45 days before start of lease.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 06/19/2014
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                  Location

                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Traverse City Cherry Capital
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  in Village of Northport
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Homestead
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Bahles
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  in Village of Northport

                  Car: Necessary

                  Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Shoreline, voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America' 2011 by Good Morning America, and listed as one of the Ten Best Summer Trips 2012 by National Geographic Magazine. Leelanau Sands Casino, Wine Tasting at over 25 wineries, Bird Watching in State Parks and Land Conservancy, and just plain RELAXING!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: Just two people who love the Great Lakes and beaches! The loons, swans and seagulls float by as we sit on the deck and enjoy the blue waters of the Great Lakes. This is our little bit of Heaven and we would like you to witness the endless beauty that we enjoy.

                  Why the Owner Chose Northport:
                  There is no place like the Great Lakes along with wineries and marinas.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Finding Petoskey Stones on the beach. Fishing off the Manitou Islands. Wine tasting. Freightor watching. Loon listening. Peace & quiet. A great place to lose all of your worries and stress and get in touch with Mother Nature and your inner being.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Capture the sunrise overlooking the 85' private beach while sipping your coffee

                    Capture the sunrise overlooking the 85' private beach while sipping your coffee

                  • Sit on the beach and watch the water fowl drift by or walk the nature trails.

                    Sit on the beach and watch the water fowl drift by or walk the nature trails.

                  • Lake Michigan and the Tip of the Leelanau Peninsula

                    Lake Michigan and the Tip of the Leelanau Peninsula

                  • Lakeside deck with glider chairs.

                    Lakeside deck with glider chairs.

                  • Living room, gas fireplace facing water with double glass doors.

                    Living room, gas fireplace facing water with double glass doors.

                  • Dining area, table seats 8, has views of Grand Traverse Ba.

                    Dining area, table seats 8, has views of Grand Traverse Ba.

                  • Kitchen has granite countertops, ceramic floors.

                    Kitchen has granite countertops, ceramic floors.

                  • Master bdrm on oak floors/pillowtop queen bed, TV + private tiled bathroom.

                    Master bdrm on oak floors/pillowtop queen bed, TV + private tiled bathroom.

                  • Futon in master bedroom.

                    Futon in master bedroom.

                  • Master bath has tub/shower combo, granite counter with double sinks, tile floor.

                    Master bath has tub/shower combo, granite counter with double sinks, tile floor.

                  • 2nd bedroom with queen bed, oak floors

                    2nd bedroom with queen bed, oak floors

                  • 2nd bathroom, tub & shower combo; granite countertop, ceramic flooring.

                    2nd bathroom, tub & shower combo; granite countertop, ceramic flooring.

                  • Beach area, with firepit and canoe for your use.

                    Beach area, with firepit and canoe for your use.

                  • Private beach front, looking a house from water front.

                    Private beach front, looking a house from water front.

                  • Lakeside deck, gas grill, glider, table and chairs.

                    Lakeside deck, gas grill, glider, table and chairs.

                  • Deck furniture on deck facing water.

                    Deck furniture on deck facing water.

                  • Living room area.

                    Living room area.

                  • Snackbar, great spot for your Wi-Fi set-up.

                    Snackbar, great spot for your Wi-Fi set-up.

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Master bedroom.

                    Master bedroom.

                  • Master bath with tub and shower overhead.

                    Master bath with tub and shower overhead.

                  • 3rd bedroom with queen bed, oak floors

                    3rd bedroom with queen bed, oak floors

                  • Laundry area.

                    Laundry area.

                  VRBO #38768

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, July 05, 2014

                  $171 - $329 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 06/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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