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Cozy Cottage Retreat with Sandy Beach on Grand Traverse Bay

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Big dock provides a platform for for lake access or quiet contemplation.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to Cedar Cove – a fourth generation family cottage on Northport Bay just off Lake Michigan!

Unplug and kick back for a summer vacation retreat like no other. Right outside the lakeside porch door is your own private sandy beach that is ideal for swimming, beachside strolls, petoskey hunting, and evening fires. If you like to get out onto the water, Cedar Cove is a paradise for sailing, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, wind surfing, water skiing, and fishing. The clear, azure fresh water of Lake Michigan reminds many people of the Caribbean.

Cedar Cove can sleep up to 10 with three bedrooms overlooking the bay, and two sofa beds - one in the downstairs den, and another in the living room next to the beautiful stone fireplace. The full bath upstairs and half bath downstairs are complemented by the outdoor shower with the view of the bay – the perfect stop to warm yourself after a swim.

A fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, microwave and coffee maker connects to a beautiful dining room with seating for 12 to accommodate the crowd. You may find yourself taking breakfast or lunch in the adjacent large screened porch with its picnic table or simply relaxing and enjoying the view from Adirondack chairs or the nearby hammock.

Cedar Cove has a kid-friendly, sandy-bottom beach with a permanent wide dock perfect for sunbathing or reading in chairs. The dock is protected by a picturesque peninsula which is a great place to sit and watch the water. There’s deep-water mooring, a fire pit, patio table and chairs, reclining beach chairs – and just enough shade for those who prefer (or need) to escape the heat! A glass bottom rowboat will give you an ever-changing view of the lake bottom (or fish if you are angling), and two kayaks allow you to explore the bay – try it at twilight as the sun sets over Paradesia Point to the west!


THE LEELANAU PENINSULA AND NORTHPORT

Our cottage is located near the tip of the idyllic Leelanau Peninsula - a place known for wonderful hiking, breathtaking scenery, spectacular cycling and a surprising variety of places to eat, shop, drink and entertain in the nearby picture perfect towns. Northport, Leland, and Suttons Bay each have their own unique character: including shops, galleries, restaurants, waterfront, and marina.

Cedar Cove is located just a couple of miles north of the Village of Northport off M22 and about an hour’s scenic drive to the spectacular Sleeping Bear Dunes - the “Most Beautiful Place in America." There are wineries throughout the Peninsula and the area is the largest cherry growing region in the world. Try picking up a quart of those sweet black cherries at a roadside stand and see if you can get it all the way home! Be sure to visit farmer’s markets in Northport, Leland and Sutton’s Bay to sample a variety of local foods and artisanal flavors. You might even spot foodie star Mario Batali who spends his entire summer here. Make time for a hike and swim on the dunes stretching down to Lake Michigan at nearby Leelanau State Park – or tour and picnic at the historic lighthouse at the tip of the Peninsula. Interested in catching a movie? Check what’s playing at the Bay Theatre in Suttons – perhaps after trying your hand at bowling at Tucker’s in downtown Northport.

RELAXING AT CEDAR COVE

With all that can be appreciated nearby,we often find all we need right at Cedar Cove – enjoying the lap of the waves on the shore, the clouds and breeze while sitting at the end of the dock, the refreshing swim, the long day of reading books and quiet conversation – the handmade quilts on each upstairs bed make for wonderful nights of restful and recuperative vacation slumber.

We welcome well-behaved pets, but do not permit the use of jet skis, out of respect for neighbors and the quiet relaxation that Cedar Cove will bring to you and your family.

Thanks for considering Cedar Cove for your summer vacation. We love this place and are sure that you will too.

SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE LOVE ABOUT CEDAR COVE

- picking out a board game or puzzle to work on as a family
- finding a book and cozying up in the living room on a cool day or evening to read
- cornhole down on the beach
- a morning of waffles with cherries on top
- sitting on the end of the peninsula fishing or watching the clouds and the waves
- hopping on one of the great vintage bikes and riding around
- a three-mile walk or bike to town for ice cream
- cedar filled woods where the kids enjoy exploring
- dancing to the vintage collection of CDs
- picking up cinnamon twists at Barb’s Bakery

What else will you discover?!

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 20 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$285
$1,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%

Cancellation policy:


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Last updated: 06/16/2015
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Location

Boating (kayaks and rowboat provided), and Windsurfing with your own equipment, Wine Tasting, Cherry Picking, Antiqueing, Restaurants in Northport, Leland, and Suttons Bay

 

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Photos

  • Big dock provides a platform for for lake access or quiet contemplation.

    Big dock provides a platform for for lake access or quiet contemplation.

  • Bring your sailboat, or sailboats!

    Bring your sailboat, or sailboats!

  • Your paradise - blue skies and bluer water.

    Your paradise - blue skies and bluer water.

  • Cedar Cove is perfectly nestled into its native surroundings.

    Cedar Cove is perfectly nestled into its native surroundings.

  • Sailor's paradise - protected waters of Halls Bay or head out to the big lake.

    Sailor's paradise - protected waters of Halls Bay or head out to the big lake.

  • Explore crystal clear water in a fiberglass rowboat with a see-through bottom.

    Explore crystal clear water in a fiberglass rowboat with a see-through bottom.

  • Screened-in porch feels like you are alone in the woods with a view of the lake.

    Screened-in porch feels like you are alone in the woods with a view of the lake.

  • The classic fieldstone fireplace: a warm place for a cool night...

    The classic fieldstone fireplace: a warm place for a cool night...

  • Kid-friendly kitchen

    Kid-friendly kitchen

  • The first couple to arrive usually picks the middle bedroom.

    The first couple to arrive usually picks the middle bedroom.

  • The master bedroom has the charm of days gone by.

    The master bedroom has the charm of days gone by.

  • The "Chart Room" features twin beds with handmade quilts.

    The "Chart Room" features twin beds with handmade quilts.

  • Dig in the sand for the rare petoskeys or just for fun.

    Dig in the sand for the rare petoskeys or just for fun.

  • A sandy bottom and gentle slope is perfect for kids of all ages.

    A sandy bottom and gentle slope is perfect for kids of all ages.

  • Amazing sunsets are not rare.

    Amazing sunsets are not rare.

  • Family outdoor hangout on your private beach.

    Family outdoor hangout on your private beach.

  • From the water: the dock, the beach, and the unbelievable handmade flagpole.

    From the water: the dock, the beach, and the unbelievable handmade flagpole.

  • It's beautiful even on a cloudy day...

    It's beautiful even on a cloudy day...

  • Inside the cozy cottage...

    Inside the cozy cottage...

  • The wood burning stove provides warmth on cool evenings.

    The wood burning stove provides warmth on cool evenings.

  • Family dining at the big table.

    Family dining at the big table.

  • The middle bedroom has a handmade quilt and a wall of windows.

    The middle bedroom has a handmade quilt and a wall of windows.

  • The downstairs "sunshine room" with pull out couch.

    The downstairs "sunshine room" with pull out couch.

  • A five minute drive gets you to the hiking trails at Leelanau State Park.

    A five minute drive gets you to the hiking trails at Leelanau State Park.

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    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/16/2015
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Cozy Cottage Retreat with Sandy Beach on Grand Traverse Bay

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