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Beautiful Elk Lake -- Charming 2 BR Hse Traverse City 14 Mi.

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

View beautiful Elk Lake through the woods from your charming log house with stone fireplace. Follow a lovely path to a spectacular setting on the lake. We have eight acres and 650 feet of frontage with a nice lawn and beach area where you can enjoy swimming, boating, playing volleyball, or just relaxing at the beach. The 80 foot dock is perfect for sunning, picnicking, or watching the kids swim at the sand bar. In the evening the reflected sunsets, stars, and sometimes fireworks or northern lights can be enjoyed from either the shore next to the fire or out on the dock. The comfortable little house is freshly stained and painted, extremely clean, and very convenient with a newly remodeled and well equipped kitchen. Your vacation should be extremely enjoyable.

We are two miles from a public boat launch and Elk Lake is part of the Antrim County chain of lakes, consisting of Elk, Skegemog, Torch, and Clam lakes flowing into Grand Traverse Bay. The chain offers 45 miles of inland boating through the lakes and four rivers.

Turtle Creek casino is six miles away, the Horse Show by the Bay is 6 miles away, and Traverse City is 14 miles away with all the amenities of a tourist oriented city.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Large private yard at the house and large lawn and play area at the beach, including games, toys and a swingset....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry; no pets inside...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) High quality pillow top bed, recently updated. Twin or Single Beds (2) High quality twin beds,recently updated. Baby Cribs (1) Porta-crib available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size Flex-steel hidebed in living room, new in 2008....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Tub and shower combination with fixed and hand shower heads. Pedestal sink and medicine cabinet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a large wooded estate with over 600 feet of lake frontage. There is a large lawn area around the house and another at the lakefront and beach area....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Cable with 37' LCD in living room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Many beach toys...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Views of the lake through the trees from the Kitchen, small bedroom, front porch, back porch, and lawn. There is a pleasant path through the woods to the lakefront amenities. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private beach a pleasant walk through the trees from the rental house....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Private property with pleasant path through the woods to the beach. Views of the waterfront from the house and yard....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    80 foot dock, boat moorings, swimming raft, sandy play area, sand bar swimming (no drop-offs), lawn area, firepit, lounges, charcoal grill, etc. 640 feet of lakefront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining area in kitchen and alternate table in living room adjacent to kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Large portable air conditioner in living room cools entire house....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the basement of the house....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    There is a beautiful field stone fireplace in the living room with gas logs for your convenience and enjoyment. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heat...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the basement of the house....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure Wi-fi is available at the beach and at the house. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equiped kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled, convenient kitchen with eating area....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large over the range microwave with light, blower and filter....moreless




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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


The $500 deposit holds the reservation. On arrival we collect the weeks rent and the deposit becomes a damage/cleaning deposit. This deposit returned via check after we have cleaned and checked for damage -- If there is no damage and a reasonable attempt was made to leave the house clean (we spend 3 - 4 hours cleaning if for the next guest), we will return the entire deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City (TVC)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Traverse Resort
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Holiday Hills
75 Metres
Nearest Beach
At property

Car: Recommended

The Turtle Creek Casino is 5 miles away. The Horse Show by the Bay is 6 miles away. Traverse City is only 14 miles away with all the opportunites for entertainment of a tourist oriented city.

The 80 foot dock and moorings make boating convenient and enjoyable -- Elk Lake is a large, deep, clear lake that offers 45 miles of boating on the Chain of Lakes. A large fire pit at beach with plenty of firewood makes evenings a joy. Of course there are picnic tables, lawn chairs, and chaise lounges at the waterfront, as well as at the house. Badminton and volley ball can be played on any of three lawn areas. We have a canoe and rowboat available.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1964

About the owner: We are a retired school teacher and semi retired auto executive and consultant. We have three adult children that were raised in this house, and 8 grand children. Our primary recreation is boating on this chain of lakes and the great lakes.

Why the Owner Chose Williamsburg, MI, USA:
We offer the "family compound experience", sharing the largest lakefront property in the township with our family. We have family history in the area (my grand father settled on the next lake on the chain when he came to America in 1860) and it is a beautiful area to live and play in.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You have the opportunity to share a former resort with the owner couple. You have privacy and recreation activities available on the property, as well as many shopping and sightseeing opportunities in the near area. There is an indian casino five miles away, a nice tourist city (Traverse City) 14 miles away, several ski areas within a 60 mile radius, local festivals, a nationally acclaimed horse show, and the lakes and trees of northern Michigan. Boaters can explore over 40 miles of the Antrim County chain of lakes, including Elk, Torch, Skegemog, and Clam lakes, as well as Elk, Torch, Clam, and Grass rivers.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of lake

    View of lake

  • View through the woods to the lake from the yard

    View through the woods to the lake from the yard

  • Firepit and lawn area

    Firepit and lawn area

  • View of house from theback yard

    View of house from theback yard

  • Kitchen


  • Living room with queen hide-a-bed and game/dining table

    Living room with queen hide-a-bed and game/dining table

VRBO #183052

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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