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Large Elegant Beach House on Wooded Lot with Huge Private Sandy Beach, Sleeps 18

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A view of the beach house as you come down the long drive.


Last updated: 02/22/2017

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

This luxurious home is one of a kind: it is large enough effortlessly to accommodate an extended family or several smaller ones in comfort and style. The beach house is an upscale and gorgeous property with a wide sandy beach, breathtaking views, and every amenity included, but it has a relaxed and cheerful lakeside feel. You will make memories that last a lifetime, enjoying the beach and water by day, and sublime gatherings for outdoor dining and games, or gathering around a roaring beach fire in the evenings.

Located between the charming villages of Northport and Omena on Michigan’s beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, this spacious and beautifully appointed upscale beach house is situated directly on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, with over approximately 200 feet of private, wide sandy beach in a secluded wooded setting. Enjoy blissful days filled with sunning, swimming, boating, skiing, beach-combing, grilling, and spending true quality time with your family and friends. (Please see the comments from our past guests). From the beach house, you will be treated to stunning sunrises over the water each morning and tranquil evenings where the colors of the sunset reflect off the bay.

The wooded, 2.13 acre lot provides a sense of pleasant seclusion, screened from neighbors on either side.

Constructed of stone and cedar, this expansive home has bright indoor spaces with large picture windows offering unobstructed views of the beach, bay and “Gull Island.” The two story living room is warmed by a natural stone fireplace. French doors off the entry hall open to a den with Satellite TV and comfortable seating, a perfect place to unwind from the day's activities.

The outdoor patios on the bay-side, one with an electric retractable awning, provide additional living spaces for dining and relaxing. We provide two grills, one gas and one charcoal, for your outdoor cooking and dining needs.

The dining room facing the bay, which has floor to ceiling windows and bead board wainscoting, has a large farmhouse table that will seat 10-12 comfortably. Additional seating is available in the adjacent living room or on the patio directly accessible from the dining room. The charming kitchen hascustom bead board cabinets and new top quality stainless steel appliances as of 2013. It is fully equipped with an array of small appliances, high quality cookware, and plenty of indoor and outdoor dishware and drinkware, so you can prepare gourmet meals for a large crowd. The home also offers a second full-sized refrigerator in the garage as well as a 16 bottle wine refrigerator.

With five bedrooms and four baths, the home sleeps from 14 to 18 people very comfortably, and is perfect for a large and/or extended family, or several smaller families. All the bedrooms are spacious and provide ample sleeping space without crowding. On the first floor there is a large master suite with gorgeous views of the bay, a sitting area, and a private entrance from the patio. The master bath has a spacious walk-in shower with a built-in bench. A second bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed, and there is a second bath nearby with a claw-foot tub. Upstairs are three bedrooms: one has a queen bed and another has a queen and two twins. These two bedrooms share a full bath. Finally, there is a huge upstairs suite with a private bath accessible from a back staircase with four twin beds -- perfect for the kids. If the beds are not enough to accommodate your party, there are two brand new sofa beds -- a full size in the den and a queen in the living room.

The home’s interior has been updated with all new furnishings and rugs, top quality brand new beds, fresh paint, new light fixtures, and laundry room, updated bath cabinetry and hardware, and maple flooring throughout, and newly-tiled baths with beachy elements of sliced stone and sea glass. The home is elegantly but casually and cheerfully decorated, and fully equipped with all of the comforts of home, including a huge selection of books and games for all ages, toys for the kids, and a large collection of DVDs.

The home also provides the convenience of a laundry room with washer and dryer, and an attached garage.

The beach house opens onto a beautiful wide sandy beach, complete with a dock, boat hoist and swimming ladder. With a gradual slope and crystal clear water, the beach is an ideal place for children to safely enjoy the beach and lake. Only two patios and a strip of lawn -- perfect for croquet or horseshoes -- separates the house from the beach. No climbing down dunes or stairs or navigating winding paths. Beach chairs, beach towels, toys and 2 kayaks (one is a tandem) for exploring the bay are provided. We also provide a small row-boat. The sandy cove invites long strolls in search of Petoskey stones and other treasures.

After a day on the beach, you can enjoy the enclosed cedar outdoor shower, or nap in the hammock. The home is on a cove in Grand Traverse Bay, with calmer waters, making it perfect for small craft boating and skiing. In the evening, enjoy the colors of the sunset reflecting off the bay, and gather around a beach fire (we have a large fire pit on the beach and provide a supply of firewood).

Our home is also a perfect venue for special family reunions and celebrations, offering a memorable private setting. Local catering offers the unique foods and wines of the Leelanau Peninsula.

The fantastic “Up North” experience does not end with summer. Enjoy spectacular foliage, biking, golfing, hiking, and wine tasting while making this beautiful beach house your home base during the color season, at attractive rates. Our home is just a few miles from some of the most popular Leelanau Peninsula wineries, and is the perfect home base for winery tours.

The beach house is also an ideal place to celebrate the holidays or spend a winter ski weekend. Nestled in the woods, you can snuggle in with the family, cook up your holiday feast, and gather round a roaring fire. We are only a half hour drive from family friendly cross country and downhill skiing at the Homestead, and Crystal Mountain is just over an hour away.

Keywords: Beachfront Home, Sandy, Beach, Elegant, Upscale, Beach House, Large, Family, Lake, Bay
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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Children Welcome:

    This home is heaven for kids. In addition to a kids' wing, the house is equipped with books, games, toys and DVD's for kids of all ages, a crib, crib linens, high chair, special fun dishes just for the kids, bath toys and more....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love animals, but want to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for those with allergies. If you have a dog, please check out our dog-friendly property on the same beach...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

  • Bedroom 1 (Master): 1 queen

    Adjacent private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Main floor with bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Upsatirs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Upsatairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 4 twin/ single

    Large upstairs bedroom with private bath...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 2 queen

    One in the den and one in the living room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (4) Top quality brand new beds, Twin or Single Beds (6) Top quality brand new beds, Baby Cribs (1) A real crib meeting the latest safety standards; not a pack and play. Crib linens included., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen sleep sofa in living room; full sleep sofa in den....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 Master Bath: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Clawfoot tub has hand shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 5: outdoor shower


  • One bath features a clawfoot tub, and the other baths have newly tiled pbblestone and sea glass showers. Hairdryers and bath amenities are provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fantastic cedar outdoor shower, hammock, beach chairs, beach towels, 2 kayaks (one tandem), rowboat, life preservers for children and adults, swimming dock, boat hoist, fire ring on the beach, plenty of firewood, ceilings fans, yard games, beach toys, and more. See our website for more details....moreless


  • Books:

    The shelves are loaded with a variety of books for children and adults...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    One for each television...moreless

  • Games:

    Many favorite board and other games, cards, poker chips...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Direct TV premium package....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) TV's in the den and master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    Leggos and duplos, puzzles and other fun things for the kids...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We provide a very large selection of DVD's for all ages your enjoyment....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The home is directly on a wide and private sandy beach with a shallow grade. Stunning sunrises and views of 'Gull Island.'...moreless

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 10-12, with adjacent smaller table seating 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance:

    Calls outside the US are not included in free long distance....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car, attached....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Forced Air...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Includes down comforters, extra pillows and extra blankets for each bed....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Garage plus lots of parking space...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of room adjacent to the house for parking additional vehicles....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    (4) Includes two wireless phones and an answering machine....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large laundry room with laundry sink and cabinets, large closet, coat rack, and cubbies....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Instructions for accessing the internet are provided....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Stone fireplace with barn beam mantle....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We can arrange for catering with adequate notice....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart 12 cup programable drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Brand new high quality stainless cookware and a complete stock of cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete stock of dishware, bar ware, glassware and serve ware; including fun unbreakable dishes for the little kids and unbreakable glasses for the beach...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Stainless Steel Top Quality Diswasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    a variety of small appliances are also included: toaster; electric griddle; food processor; hand mixer; blender; crock pot; coffee maker; waffle iron and more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, salt and pepper, and a starter supply of napkins, paper towel, dishwashing soap, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (3) Two full sized refrigerator freezers -- one with ice and water dispenser, plus an 18 bottle wine fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    New Stainless Steel Top Quality Gas Stove, 5 burners...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Small rowboat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Two patios facing the lawn and bay, one with an electric retractable awning. Includes patio furniture for outdoor dining and relaxing....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks, one single and one double...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spacious lawn and yard games such as croquet...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    One Gas and One Charcoal...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach toys and beach volleyball...moreless



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2013 Fall....$3,800-$4,200/wk; $1,700-$1,800/weekend; $400/additional night
2013-2014 Winter...$2,800-$3,600/wk;$1,400-$1,600/weekend;$400/additional night
Weekly rentals only after Memorial Day Weekend
2014 Summer (Weeks beginning June 22-August 24) ...$6,400/week
We offer discounted rates for the first three weeks of June, 2014 as follows:
Week of May 30-June 7...$4,500; June 7-June 14 $5,000;June 14-21...$5800
Please note that Early Fall rates may be applicable for winter holidays

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Knot Just a Bar
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
New public course coming soon to Northport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Knot Just a Bar, North End

Car: Necessary

In the summer, enjoy local farmers, markets in Northport and Suttons Bay, and Music in the Park by the bay every Friday night in Northport. In the fall, enjoy Leaf Peeping and Winery Tours. In the winter, downhill and cross country skiing at the Homestead are only 30 miles away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: As I was a small child, I vacationed every summer at my grandmother's rustic and charming fishing cabin on Seven Pines Road in Northport. All my memories are of carefree days, roaming the beach, frolicking in the bay, exploring the beautiful woods, gorging on fresh berries, and staying up very late near a blazing beach fire. When I went away to school, I looked forward to bringing friends from far away to this special place. My husband Andy was one of them, and loves Northport as much as I do. Every summer since our marriage we have gone there, first just the two of us with our books and bicycles, and later with our five children. Although we have been lucky enough to have traveled to may places, Northport remains our very favorite place on the planet. Holly and daughter Mary

Why the Owner Chose Northport, MI, USA:
We wanted to have a slice of this heavenly place to call our own and to share with other families. It is hard to imagine another place where children and adults of all ages can find so much enjoyment. It has it all: a beautiful beach, clear clean waters, boating, fishing, biking, fresh local fish, wine and produce, charming villages with charming shops and the incomparable feeling that only comes with being right on the water.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property is truly one of a kind. It is secluded in the woods, directly on the beach, and offers stunning views of the bay and Gull Island. But more importantly, it is large enough for a large or extended family, or several families vacationing together, to pass glorious northern Michigan days in comfort and luxury, together but with plenty of space. It is casually elegant, like being at an upscale beach resort but with all the amenities and personal touches to allow whoever is staying there to feel that it is their own private home, where they can entertain, relax, and treasure one perfect day after the other.

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  • A view of the beach house as you come down the long drive.

    A view of the beach house as you come down the long drive.

  • The beach, dock and boat hoist.

    The beach, dock and boat hoist.

  • The fireplace in the living room, with large picture window facing the lake

    The fireplace in the living room, with large picture window facing the lake

  • Partial View of Kitchen

    Partial View of Kitchen

  • View of the Bay from the Dining Room

    View of the Bay from the Dining Room

  • Another view of the 'Kids'' Room

    Another view of the 'Kids'' Room

  • Beach Glass Shower in 'Kids' Bath'

    Beach Glass Shower in 'Kids' Bath'

  • Sitting Area in Master Bedroom

    Sitting Area in Master Bedroom

  • Second Downstairs Bedroom

    Second Downstairs Bedroom

  • Partial View of Upstairs Bedroom with Queen and Two Twins

    Partial View of Upstairs Bedroom with Queen and Two Twins

  • Newly Tiled Shower in one of the Upstairs Baths

    Newly Tiled Shower in one of the Upstairs Baths

  • Partial View of Den with Sleeper Sofa

    Partial View of Den with Sleeper Sofa

  • The beach from the edge of the lawn.

    The beach from the edge of the lawn.

  • Partial View of Living Room

    Partial View of Living Room

  • Newly redecorated dining room has spectacular view of the bay to the right

    Newly redecorated dining room has spectacular view of the bay to the right

  • The Dining Room Facing the Bay

    The Dining Room Facing the Bay

  • One end of the huge 'kids'' suite

    One end of the huge 'kids'' suite

  • Partial View of Bath for 'Kids'' Suite

    Partial View of Bath for 'Kids'' Suite

  • Master Bedroom; has huge window facing the bay

    Master Bedroom; has huge window facing the bay

  • Newly-Tiled Master Shower

    Newly-Tiled Master Shower

  • Upstairs Bedroom with Queen

    Upstairs Bedroom with Queen

  • Daybed in Upstairs Bedroom

    Daybed in Upstairs Bedroom

  • Parial View of Den

    Parial View of Den

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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