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South Shore House

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Last updated: 10/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Little Traverse Lake house description

South Shore House is a charming (2600 sq ft) farm house situated in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. With over 100 feet of private frontage on Little Traverse Lake, our house is perfect for both children and adults. The lake has a sandy bottom that stays shallow for awhile, and deepens for swimming, fishing, and kayaking further out. The beach area has a fire pit, outdoor chaise lounge chairs, dock, and hammock under the fragrant pines. There is a large grassy area, ideal for volleyball, croquet, and other activities. The quiet lake has different aspects with much to discover including beautiful sunset views and shooting stars.

Our home is well-appointed and very family-friendly - room enough for several couples, or two families, or an extended family. There is plenty of room for everyone to cook and eat together, find spaces to nap, read a book, play games, listen to music, or just take in the beautiful surroundings. There are five bedrooms, three full baths, a laundry room, open floor plan, cable TV, high speed broadband wireless, fully equipped kitchen, large deck, and a gas grill.

Bedrooms:

The Master Suite on the main floor is spacious, with a queen size four poster bed, private bath with Jacuzzi tub, walk-in closet, and sitting area. [sleeps 2]

The Mission Room has a queen size mission style bed and rocker with beautiful views of the lake. [sleeps 2]

The Library has built in shelves loaded with books, closet, dresser, and a futon. This room can be used as a library or a bedroom for two. [sleeps 1-2]

The Bunk Room has a single bed and a bunk bed with a single mattress on top and double on the bottom. The bottom bunk can be used as a sofa or bed. [sleeps 2-4]

The Lookout Room is the perfect place for one. Equipped with a single bed, wardrobe and dressing table…and a lovely view of the lake. [sleeps 1]

The upstairs rooms share a hallway bathroom. There is a third full bathroom downstairs off the lake entryway, laundry room, kitchen area.

South Shore House is a stone's throw (50 yards) from Market 22 (deli, cafe, convenience store, market) and The Ugly Tomato (luscious heirloom tomatoes and local produce from a fifth-generation Leelanau farmer). We are surrounded by over 70,000 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offering some of the most pristine views in the world.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Lake front is sandy and shallow...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

          • Master suite: 1 queen

            adjoining master bath, with Jacuzzi tub...moreless

          • Mission room: 1 queen

            Mission furnishings, with lake view...moreless

          • Lookout room: 1 twin/ single

            Private single room, with lake view...moreless

          • Bunk room: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

            Sleeps up to four, with double futon on bottom bunk...moreless

          • Library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Futon sofa folds out into double...moreless

          • Seven distinct beds/futons throughout; can accommodate up to four couples with privacy....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Master bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Adjoins master suite...moreless

          • Upstairs bath: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Downstairs bath: toilet, shower

            Easily accessed from deck and lake...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 100' shoreline on Little Traverse Lake with private beach; 100' long dock, with 10'x12' seating area at end; hammock, picnic table and fire pit...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                The Library has lots of familiar and not-so-familiar titles to choose from...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Lakefront:

                    100' shoreline, private sandy beach...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Seating for eight in dining room; four-seat table in adjacent nook...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Hot water, baseboard heat...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Linens for all beds...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Over stuffed leather chairs and sofa; TV in closed cabinet...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bathing towels and washcloths provided; guests must provide their own beach towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High speed wireless broadband...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    A supply of split firewood...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Large drip coffee maker, espresso machine, coffee bean grinder...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Pots, pans, skillets, baking dishes...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Full set, can accommodate up to 12...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Fullsize...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Four kayaks, with life jackets...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                       

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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Prime season
                      Jun 13 - Aug 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,400
                      Off season
                      Aug 30 - Nov 14, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $550

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      $350 nonrefundable deposit holds the week requested.

                      $1350 due 60 days prior to check-in; $1700 due 30 days prior to check-in.

                      $300 refundable damage deposit due 30 days prior to check-in.


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                      Last updated: 10/23/2014
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                      Location

                      26 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cherry Capital Airport (Traverse City)
                      0.7 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Little Traverse Inn (B&B)
                      0.7 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Manitou Passage Golf Club
                      0.7 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Little Traverse Inn (B&B)
                      8.5 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      The Homestead
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Back yard, also Good Harbor Beach (Lake Michigan)

                      Car: Necessary

                      Enjoy kayaking on Little Traverse Lake or paddling through the quiet waters of Victoria Creek, hiking and cross-country skiing the surrounding trails, swimming (both Little Traverse and Lake Michigan), biking the miles of paved, low-traffic roads, stopping for fresh produce at a roadside farm stand, taking a trip by ferry to the Manitou Islands, tasting wine at the numerous vineyards, playing golf at the Manitou Passage Golf Club (Arnold Palmer signature course) or one of the many beautiful courses Leelanau has to offer.

                      Leland and Glen Arbor are ten minutes in either direction on scenic M-22 highway. Suttons Bay, Northport, and Traverse City are all nearby. Enjoy the many summer festivals, music concerts, restaurants, shops and galleries these charming villages have to offer. Take day trips to the famous Dune Climb north of Empire, or to the Interlochen Academy of the Arts for a world-class music or theater performance. Downhill skiing is available at the Homestead Resort and Crystal Mountain.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: Michael and Laurie both work for the University of Michigan, live in Ann Arbor, and have been coming 'up north' for years. They and their two sons have rented cottages over the decades on many of the inland lakes in the the Sleeping Bear dunes area, and have fallen in love with Little Traverse Lake.

                      Why the Owner Chose Little Traverse Lake:
                      This place has it all! Perched on a beautiful inland lake, with easy access--by foot, bike, or car--to Good Harbor and the Lake Michigan shoreline.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We have found in all of our travels that the rolling hills, boundless lake shore, uncrowded sandy beaches, vineyards, orchards, fresh local food and charming villages of the Leelanau Peninsula are unparalleled.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • May sunset

                        May sunset

                      • Rose sunrise

                        Rose sunrise

                      • Beach, lawn and house from the dock

                        Beach, lawn and house from the dock

                      • Lake and beach view from lawn--picnic table, hammock, kayaks, dock

                        Lake and beach view from lawn--picnic table, hammock, kayaks, dock

                      • Kitchen - Jenn-Air Ceran cooktop, built-in microwave/oven, frigidaire dishwasher

                        Kitchen - Jenn-Air Ceran cooktop, built-in microwave/oven, frigidaire dishwasher

                      • Dining room - china cabinet, seating for eight, four more in adjacent nook

                        Dining room - china cabinet, seating for eight, four more in adjacent nook

                      • Living room - Leather sofa/chairs, DVD player, 32 inch flat screen TV in cabinet

                        Living room - Leather sofa/chairs, DVD player, 32 inch flat screen TV in cabinet

                      • West sunporch - puzzle/game table, sofa, lots of windows

                        West sunporch - puzzle/game table, sofa, lots of windows

                      • Mission bedroom - Lake view, wall mural, mission-style furnishings

                        Mission bedroom - Lake view, wall mural, mission-style furnishings

                      • Bunkroom - stand alone twin, top twin, bottom double

                        Bunkroom - stand alone twin, top twin, bottom double

                      • Farm house and lake

                        Farm house and lake

                      • Blue lake, June 2014

                        Blue lake, June 2014

                      • July sunrise

                        July sunrise

                      • Lake and beach view from lawn--dock, fire pit, hammock, kayaks

                        Lake and beach view from lawn--dock, fire pit, hammock, kayaks

                      • Lakeside deck, table, chairs, gas grill

                        Lakeside deck, table, chairs, gas grill

                      • Kitchen - refrigerator, pantries, desk area

                        Kitchen - refrigerator, pantries, desk area

                      • Fireplace - leaded glass windows, flanked by wingback chairs

                        Fireplace - leaded glass windows, flanked by wingback chairs

                      • East sunporch - wicker furniture, papasan, lots of windows

                        East sunporch - wicker furniture, papasan, lots of windows

                      • Master suite - Queen size four poster bed, sitting area, Jacuzzi tub

                        Master suite - Queen size four poster bed, sitting area, Jacuzzi tub

                      • Library, with futon made up, built-in shelves with books & board games

                        Library, with futon made up, built-in shelves with books & board games

                      • Lookout bedroom - Single bed, wardrobe, vanity, view of lake

                        Lookout bedroom - Single bed, wardrobe, vanity, view of lake

                      VRBO #418158

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

                      $486 - $550 per night (USD)
                      10

                      5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 10/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/23/2014
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