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The Family Vacation You're Looking for on Birch Lake

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Last updated: 08/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Elk Rapids cottage description

Just 20 miles north of Traverse City, Birch Lake is the family friendly lake. Warm water, sandy shore, gently sloping shallows, great for families, fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, playing and relaxing.

The water front cottage is on the south side of Birch Lake, just 3 miles north of Elk Rapids. Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, cathedral ceiling, full kitchen, outdoor deck with charcoal grill. It has cable TV, WIFI and CD player. Renter provides sheets & towels. Pillows & blankets provided. Sheets provided with fee.

Amenities include: a sandy beachfront location; gently sloping shallows area for children; dock, boat tie out, full kitchen, comfortable great room, deck, picnic table, charcoal grill, fire place, beach fire pit, close to Grand Traverse Bay and Elk Rapids. Pets welcome.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Pets Considered:

            Pets welcome with $75 cleaning fee....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Recently renovated. Electric stove/oven, R/O Purified water, dishwasher, coffee pot, microiwave...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            dishes, silverware, pots & pans...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave


          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace


          • Satellite / Cable:

            Cable TV, Wifi Internet...moreless

          • CD Player


          • Mobile Phone

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            lakeside deck with great view...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

          • Lakefront:

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          • Waterfront


          • Cinemas
          • Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Shopping
          • Shelling
          • Miniature Golf
          • Boating
          • Golf
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Playground
          • Library
          • Restaurants
          • Marina
          • Beachcombing
          • Swimming


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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Mid Summer
          Jun 22 - Aug 30, 2014
          7 night min stay

          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay


          Additional information about rental rates


          • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
          • Cleaning Fee $125
          • Pet Fee $75
          • Taxes Not included

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          Last updated: 08/04/2014
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          El Rapids is a wonderful tourist town with shops, restaurants, marina, boat rentals, golfing and more. Close to Traverse City. Day trip activities include Mackinaw Island, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, miniature golf, movie theaters, restaurants, shopping, winery tours and more.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1962

          About the owner: We are from the East Lansing area. This has been our family cottage for 50 years. As the 5 sons travel farther away, we want to let others enjoy the wonderful experiences we had growing up at this lake.

          Why the Owner Chose Elk Rapids:
          The warm lake and family access first drew our parents here. Over the years the lake has proven to be a wonderful place for creating family memories. The lake and area are beautiful, and invites you back year after year.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          It was the safe, friendly, family atmosphere that drew us to Birch Lake. The clean, warm water and shallow sandy bottom makes the lake ideal for families and children. Evening campfires, beautiful sunsets, playing splash football and throwing a Frisbee in the shallows, learning to fish and water ski. These are just some of the memories you'll take home, as we did.

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          Speaks: english



          • The cottage from the lake.

            The cottage from the lake.

          • Living room

            Living room

          • Lakeside bedroom

            Lakeside bedroom

          • Bunk room

            Bunk room

          • Renovated kitchen

            Renovated kitchen

          • Calm waters

            Calm waters

          • Dogs love it, too!

            Dogs love it, too!

          • Sugar sand beach.

            Sugar sand beach.

          • Beautiful morning form the deck

            Beautiful morning form the deck

          • Living room

            Living room

          • Middle bedroom

            Middle bedroom

          • Dining area

            Dining area

          • You can wade out 200 feet and still be in shallow water

            You can wade out 200 feet and still be in shallow water

          • Birch Lake is about happy memories!

            Birch Lake is about happy memories!

          • Evening campfires and s'mores

            Evening campfires and s'mores

          • Sunsets, stars and Northern lights.

            Sunsets, stars and Northern lights.

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          This listing was first published here in 2012.

          Date last modified - Friday, May 09, 2014

          $1,300 - $1,350 per week (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 7

          View calendar: Updated 08/04/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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