The Porthouse at the Waters Edge
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Enjoy a relaxing get-a-way at the water's edge at the Porthouse. Wake to a lovely sunrise and water lapping at the shore. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus a convertible sofabed in the living room, the cottage sleeps 6 comfortably. There is a full kitchen, dining room, sun room, living room and small utility with washer and dryer. It's great to walk the beach in search of beautiful stones, especially the petoskey stone. The water is wonderful for swimming and other water activities. Water shoes are recommended for comfort. The Porthouse has a waterside deck with table and chairs, gas grill and shoreside fire pit. The cottage is located in Cherry Homes Subdivision 6 miles north of Northport. There are 4 parks for residential use and hiking trails as well. Dining establishments in all price ranges are available in the surrounding area including Northport, Leland, Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor and Traverse City. There is also a grocery store minutes away.
Walk beach searching for petoskey stones
Water shoes recommended
Cable TV and DVD
Tennis, clubhouse, swings, slides
Lighthouse and state park
'Music in the Park' Fridays, Northport
Sleeping Bear National Park 45 minutes (endless sugar sand beaches for swimming and exploring)
Bike, canoe, kayak rentals
Unique and ecclectic shops in surrounding villages
Keywords: cottage, house, beach front, vacation home, water front
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
ReviewsWrite a review
Thanks, Carol, for opening your home to our family for a week of R&R on the bay. We had a wonderful time and are already looking forward to next summer.
- Guest Gary and Lisa
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 08/07/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Great place for family getaway
Great place for family getaway
This location is fantastic for folks looking for a quiet getaway. The owners are very helpful in answering questions and guiding you around. The property is very clean and well maintained. There is also a common sandy beach around 6 or so cottages away. Lots of other attractions within 45 minutes: Suttons Bay, Leland, Sleeping Bear Dunes etc
- Guest NN
- Date of stay 07/22/12
- Review Submitted 08/05/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
We stayed here several times with our family which consists of my husband and two daughters. The most recent time was for the Fourth of July. We had a fun-filled time. We swam in the water, collected rocks, walked along the shore skipping stones, and made a castle in the sand out of sticks and rocks. We had a cookout on the grill and ate on the deck looking at the water sparkle in the sun. In the evening, we went to Northport for the fireworks. Upon returning, we had a bonfire, where we made smores and talked. In the morning, we enjoyed drinking coffee on the glider and watching the boats in the water. It is such a peaceful place, an escape from reality. It is a place that truly reflects the beauty of Lake Michigan. We had company from Texas join us for one stay. Out of all the places we visited and things that we did while they were here, this was their favorite part.They want to come back and stay here again.They refer to it as The Lakehouse.
- Guest marg
- Date of stay 07/04/11
- Review Submitted 04/13/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
June 1 through June 30 1200 a week July 1 through August 31 1600 a week September 1 through October 15 1200 a week
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 1997
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We enjoy the beachfront, swimming, finding new stones, sipping wine on the deck watching the boats go by. We also enjoy seeing the occasional deer that make their way to the water. The sound of the water is calming, with the gentle waves lapping on the shore. It's fun to go to Northport for other family outings.
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Sunroom with view of Grand Traverse Bay
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