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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"As I mentioned in my review from December 2014, this is a great vacation rental. I experienced difficulties with the property manager, however the owner reached out to let me know that the property manager has been replaced, and she extended a discount offer for a future stay to make things right. I did also end up getting my security deposit back. My family and I look forward to returning to Serendipity now that the owner has taken back the management responsibilities."
Guest: Jennifer A.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Elk Rapids home during New Years week. If you appreciate a clean, well-appointed place halfway between Traverse City and Shanty Creek, this is it. Plenty of room to spread out for families and outfitted with everything you need to make your trip enjoyable. Pictures don't do it justice--comfortable, clean (I emphasize this again, because it's spotless, and other places we've stayed always seem to reveal unexpected surprises), homey. Kristi had the home decked out for the holidays and it was beautiful. Within walking distance of a great grocery store and restaurant (Pearls), and close to the charming town of Elk Rapids. Surrounded by water, we imagine this is a great stay during the summer too--hope to try it again and experience a different season at this wonderful home. Thanks again, Kristi, for sharing your excellent property and helping us kick off the new year right!"
Guest: Steve P.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
"This was the perfect place for a great family vacation! We had two adults and four college aged children/guests. The home is more inviting and stunning than even the listed pictures which is truly saying something!
The lake frontage is beyond breathtaking whether it was morning coffee on the deck off the master bedroom, or wine on the dock for sunsets, or late nights by the fire pit as you are never too old for roasted marshmallows. The home is fully stocked and equipped for all your needs whether it is indoor cooking, outdoor grilling, wifi or simply sharing a late night movie.
The home is in a great location, plenty of privacy yet just 10 minute drive from both Suttons Bay and downtown Leland for dinner or shopping options. A little further but still easy trips were 30 minutes to Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. All of which are great options to take advantage of should you have gotten a little too much sun or as a rainy day option.
The water frontage was very sandy all around the dock area. If you were entering the water directly from the yard it is a little rocky and some may prefer water shoes.
This was our first experience with VRBO and I have to say we hit the jackpot! The owners were very welcoming, informative, and professional to deal with and the property was everything we had hoped for and more. It was a fabulous week for our family and we would definitely return! Thanks so much for sharing your home."
Guest: KellyDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
"Everything was very comfortable for the seven of us and the location of the house is so convenient to everything in town and also for a drive to Mackinac Island & the Bridge, Traverse City too, where we were able to enjoy the Cherry Festival. So much to do and see in this area and so beautiful! This home was very clean & comfortable, we enjoyed ourselves."
Guest: KarenDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 16, 2015