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Peaceful, Spacious, Summer Home on Beach of Grand Traverse Bay!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, has main cottage & guest cottage, sleeps 12

Your party will have a FANTASY vacation that they will remember FOREVER! From the cottage you can view the sunrise and view the moon at night, over GRAND TRAVERSE BAY, LAKE MICHIGAN. There are many activities awaiting you right outside the front door: swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, bonfires on the beach, fishing, trolling, sun bathing, relaxing on the party deck,.....all available on the beach! The city of Northport has a free boat launch, free tennis courts, a low cost community golf course. You can view the wild life at the beach and you can hike the trail on our 67 acres of Conservatory land. The county is full of natural sites to view, plus a casino is nearby and we can give you tips on how to win more JACKPOTS! Enjoy this peaceful, wooded cottage location on the water just 1 mile from the quaint downtown of Northport, Michigan. Have fun in the sun and on the sandy beach during the day and marvel at the beautiful sunset and moon over Grand Traverse Bay in the evening! Visit the nearby Leelanau Sands and Casino located in the Indian Village of Peshawbetown only 6 miles from Northport. Make plans to visit the many wineries for a great experience in Wine Tasting. In early Fall, take in the magnificent “Color Tour” throughout the county. Check the calendar and if vacant, please book today! Call 989-835-7873 or 231-386-5373 to confirm your reservation. We have lots of free stuff : wood for a beach fire, wood for the fire place ,propane for the grill ,bikes ,paddle board, row boats, hiking trails, and ,berry picking on state land This is is a nearly 100 year old log cabin style deluxe lake-front cottage with majestic timber and knotty pine construction. The Main Cottage has a log cabin appearance plus there is a Guest Cottage alongside and a large boat house. The property also includes a huge wood burning fireplace, electric heat, large fans, 200 foot beach and 1 acre lawn. There is a charcoal grill and a propane grill available for your use on a natural large stone patio with 2 picnic tables that are shaded by a huge virgin white pine that towers high into the sky. The cottage includes fishing boats, old style bikes, water toys, plenty of lawn and lounge chairs. The beach area includes a large dock and a party deck. There is sand on the beach for children to play. To reach the water for swimming you must walk to the end of the dock. Northport Bay which is part of Grand Traverse Bay is perfect for boating, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, rock hunting, fishing and windsurfing. The location also offers easy access to Lake Michigan waters for deep sea fishing.

Cottage Rental Details: The summer rental is Saturday to Saturday. There are 4 bedroom in the Main Cottage—2 rooms with queen size beds, 1 room with 2 twin beds and 1 room with bunk twin beds. The Guest Cottage includes 2 twin beds and 1 double bed. Renters must bring their own linens and towels. You will be responsible to leave the cottage and outside surrounding area around the cottage clean for the next renter—as it was for you. The cottage and guest cottage do not have air conditioning. Fans are available if needed. A clothes washer and dryer are also available. The kitchen is completely furnished with stove, refrigerator, plenty of pots, pans and dishes. A supply of sugar, flour and a variety of spices are also available for your use. There is no dishwasher available. A large supply of dried wood is also provided for the fireplace and for bonfires on the beach. Pets are welcome at your own risk.

SPECIAL OPTION: You may add $150 to your rent total if you would like to have the sheets, pillow cases and bath towels furnished. The linens can all be found in 2 large closets. As a renter, you will be responsible for making the beds and then doing the laundry prior to check out.

A security deposit is required. The security deposit is not part of the rental fee. Call now to book your next vacation at this nearly 100 year old log cabin style cottage on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay in Northport, Michigan. Learn more about this area of Michigan by searching on Google. Enter “Leelanau Conservancy Dlugopolski”. The website will provide you with some fantastic information about Leelanau County. And please check out our NEW video below that was produced in the Summer of 2015! See the link below. Enjoy!





More Details

Joe Dlugopolski
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Cottage is 1 mile north of Northport Michigan...just 25 miles north of Traverse along on M22. scenic drive along colorful grand traverse bay shore from Traverse City, view the waves along the beach... somewhat like being in Hawaii. Friendly casino located just 6 miles from Northport for fine dining and your choice of gaming. Many scenic spots, such as sleeping bear sand dunes, and fall colors. Fruits to pick: Morel mushrooms, cherries, peaches, apples, black berries, raspberries, and more....

Other Activities: Viewing Wildlife


Northport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , bunk
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main cottage has 4 bedrooms......Guest cottage has 2 bedrooms ....all have electric blankets and other blankets as needed
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Peaceful, Spacious, Summer Home on Beach of Grand Traverse Bay!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Goshen, Indiana

Very Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

If you want a quiet, relaxing vacation on the lake with many things to do close by, then this is it. The cabin was very clean and exactly as stated in the description. Joe was there to meet us when we checked in and gave us a nice tour of all the property. When we had a small problem with the one cabin, it was fixed by the next day. The beach was freshly stocked with new sand and the kids loved it. There are plenty of shade trees, even shading the beach area by afternoon. Quiet, shallow waters were perfect for kayaking. Sunrise off the dock in the morning and a five minute drive to Peterson's Park for beautiful sunsets on Lake Michigan. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tavi & Anita had a very friendly family reunion at our very special summer home, and were very responsible renters ,which we appreciate and we will be happy to invite them back.We have preserved the authentic hand built timber construction,antique furniture,and antique items that were at this place for years for familes to enjoy along with relaxing at the beach and see the sun and full moon rise over Grand Travese Bay.There is no other place exactly like this !!!
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St. Clair Shores, MI

Great for families with teenagers

  • 4 of 5

This place was spacious and clean. The guest house is plus for families with teenagers. The grounds were nice and the surrounding area is beautiful. The town is a short bike ride away and the swimming is great. Make sure you clean throroughly or it will be deducted from your deposit.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lubbock, TX

Peaceful place for a family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were wonderful and they showed us around and answered all the questions we had. The kids had a blast in the sand and the adults loved riding the bikes and sunbathing! Northport is a great place to shop and everyone is so friendly. It was a great vacation and we hope to come back in the future. We had a lot of room and plenty of space for the kids to run around. The guys especially loved the campfire pit and grilling on the stone grill! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection in Michigan

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to the Traverse City area for vacations for 15 years. We have always stayed in the same place. This time we decided on Northport and could not have been anymore impressed. The owners were incredibly kind and helpful. The cottage was fantastic, a perfect balance of rustic charm with modern immenities and is beautifully maintained The beach was great and the bay was even better. I would recommend this cottage to anyone, and plan to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH


  • 5 of 5

We just returned after spending the 4th of July week at the cabin. Joe & his son met us were nice to show us around. The accommodations were great. We loved the beautiful view from the yard. Plenty of room for my grand-daughter to play. The lake was perfect for swimming and boating. We have been coming to the Traverse City area for the last 15 years to vacation and this is by far the nicest place of all. We can't wait to come back next year!!

The Statt Family

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Muskegon, MI

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation here was great! The location was beautiful! The cottage was perfect for a larger group of people. Great for families with kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.