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Beautiful Cottage on Lake Michigan Near Northport - Michigan

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View from Island View Drive, looking toward Lake Michigan


Last updated: 07/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Northport cottage description


Thank you for viewing our listing! This beautiful, remodeled inside-and-out cottage is our vacation home of 26 years, and we appreciate your interest in it for the 2014 summer season. As of Thanksgiving, 2013, the calendar is up-to-date for dates available next summer.

Three bedrooms, two baths, central air conditioning and heat, and a magnificent deck overlooking Lake Michigan.

One-hundred-sixty-six (166) lakefront feet of sandy beach on Christmas Cove; you can walk the beach for miles, north and south. Four miles east across the peninsula to Grand Traverse Bay where you'll find Northport's marina, grocery store, restaurants and the famous Barb's Bakery.

Located on the Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan's 'little finger,' our cottage is on a private, paved road near apple and cherry orchards, fifteen minutes from Suttons Bay and Leland. It is a charming cottage on two lots, Lake Michigan on one side and fields and orchards on the other, and the only interruption to your quiet, lake experience is the sound of the Lake and the wind in the trees.

This is a beautiful location and a comfortable, well-maintained home. The master bedroom with a king-size, Sleep Comfort bed, is downstairs with its own bath and separate shower. The upstairs master has a queen bed, flat-screen t.v. and a private, lakeside deck. The third bedroom has two single beds. Both upstairs bedrooms have their own AC units, powered by their ground-level unit and are whisper-quiet. The upstairs bath has a shower; there is a small office area and book library between the upstairs bedrooms. Wifi is available.

We prefer to rent in two-week packages, and will consider a substantial reduction in price for rentals of two weeks or longer. Our caretaker lives around the corner, so no worries about maintenance.

If you are a 'boomer' looking for someplace to settle, you would love our cottage as a launching pad for your explorations; ours however is not for sale, but you would get a feeling for the special qualities of this exquisitely beautiful segment of northern Michigan's coast.

Northport has a vibrant community of active adults, and has fine art and music offerings during the summer season. There are lots of places for kids; Northport has tennis courts, ball fields, and a skateboard park.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            Separate units for upstairs and downstairs...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Not used during the summers....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer is in the unit....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Central Heat/Air Conditioning, No Pets, No smoking.


              • Satellite / Cable:

                DISH plus 40' Sony Bravia LCD in Living Room. Wall-mount flat-screen TV and DVD players in LR and upstairs B.R. 1....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Mixture of musical styles, from Country to Cherubini, Mozart to MoTown....moreless

              • Stereo:

                High-quality sound system; see photos....moreless

              • Books:

                Varied library at top of stairs....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player


              • Broadband Access:

                Satellite internet connection....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wifi available to renters....moreless

              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) 180-degree deck at ground level; balcony-deck for upstairs B.R. 1....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Irrigation system; caretaker mows lawn....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Village:

                Northport, 4 miles away, is a lovely village with one of Michigan's nicest marinas. Northport has a good grocery, a bakery, wine shop, several restaurants, a large park on Grand Traverse Bay....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Beautiful views of Lake Michigan from yard, decks and indoors. Cottage is directly on the lake, approximately 50' above Lake Michigan with private stairway....moreless

              • Water View:

                166' private sand beach leads to trees and stairway to cottage....moreless

              • Beach View:

                Contact owner...moreless


              • Churches
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sailing
              • Kayaking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Medical Services
              • Water Skiing
              • Groceries
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Boating
              • Beachcombing
              • Antiquing
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Playground
              • Marina
              • Library
              • Cinemas
              • ATM/Bank
              • Wind-Surfing


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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay


              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included


              Discounts for extended stays.

              50% to reserve cottage; balance due thirty days in advance; refundable until 30 days in advance; refundable security deposit due with final payment.

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              Last updated: 07/03/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              TVC (Traverse City, Michigan)
              4 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              30 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              Christmas Cove

              Car: Recommended


              Owner info

              About the owner: Professionals, retired since 2002, we live in New Mexico in winters, and during the summer like to take a few weeks to travel the mountainous west.

              Why the Owner Chose Northport:
              We have had the cottage for more than a quarter of a century. It is our summer home, not a real estate investment, and we have been fortunate to rent it to people who have cared for it beautifully.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              The neighborhood is very quiet; literally, you will hear the wind in the trees, the sound of the lake on breezy days, and the birds. Almost no auto traffic, for the road is private and not a throughway. The large, auto-sprinkled yard affords space for badminton and comfortable distance from our wonderful neighbors. If you are walkers or bicyclists, Northport is only an eight-mile round trip on lightly trafficked, rural roads.

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              Speaks: english



              • View from Island View Drive, looking toward Lake Michigan

                View from Island View Drive, looking toward Lake Michigan

              • View from lakeside

                View from lakeside

              • Living room, lakeside view

                Living room, lakeside view

              VRBO #78775

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

              $2,401 per week (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/03/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              3 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 6

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