Large Lakefront Cottage on Grand Traverse Bay / Lake Michigan(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Bath, (Sleeps 8)
This 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage has room for up to 8 in beds, but can sleep 8. There are two bedrooms upstairs including the master with a king sized bed and the second with twin bunk beds. There is also a deluxe inflatable queen bed stored in this room. The downstairs bedroom is a large room with a king sized bed (two twins together) and a full size bed. The living room features a full sized pullout sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything for cooking and eating. There is a washer and dryer, and towels and bedding are provided. A large outdoor deck features 2 - 6 foot sliders, with outdoor seating for 8 at 2 tables. Early risers will enjoy a spectacular view of the sun as it rises over the east coast of the Bay, yet by noon the mature trees shade the deck as you relax under the cooling shade of the two umbrellas. The cottage has 60 ft of private frontage on Grand Traverse Bay / Lake Michigan, which guests can explore from our 2 kayaks, rowboat or canoe and/or enjoy nightly campfires on our beach. There are also beach toys stored in the deck box, and for those who enjoy rock hunting this is a great place to hunt for Petosky stones!
The cottage is located within the Cherry Homes Shores subdivision, and amenities include shared access with four waterfront parks on Grand Traverse Bay / Lake Michigan, forty acres of hiking trails, playground, basketball court, and tennis courts. There is also a large clubhouse that can be reserved for social or family events.
We are located only 2 miles south of the Leelanau State Park and the historic Grand Traverse Lighthouse. There are lighthouse tours, demonstrations, picnic and playgrounds, beaches and miles of hiking/skiing trails. Six miles south is the historic village of Northport, which has several great including Tuckers (which has a small arcade and bowling alley), Tom's Grocery Store, Barb's Bakery, and gift and clothing stores. The Mitten Brewing has just opened a new location in the village, with a great outdoor spot for a fresh glass of beer. The Northport Marina is a charming place to take a picnic lunch, enjoy the Friday night concert series in the summer or visit the play equipment with your kids. Northport Creek is a charming 9-hole golf course, small but nicely done. Sutton's Bay and Leland are both about 15 minutes from the cottage, and Traverse City is about 45 minutes south. There are 23 wineries on the Peninisula (plus several hard cider shops and breweries) and Leelanau Sands Casino is just a short drive away.
Keywords: cottage, lakefront, beachfront, Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay, Cherry Homes Shores, Northport, Leelanau Peninsula, wineries, Sutton's Bay, Leland, Traverse City
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Member since: 2010
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Leelanau Sands Casino is a short drive away, charter fishing is available in Leland, and antique and other specialty shops abound on the Peninsula. Mission Point, another winery destination, is located just north through Traverse City. Outdoor attractions include beach combing, hiking, photography, bird watching, and scenic drives. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Water Sports Gear:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Pet Fee $50
- Taxes Not included
Only booking full weeks during peak season unless in between current reservations
CANCELLATIONS require a sixty (60) day notice. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the damage/reservation deposit if the unit is not re-rented. Attempts will be made to re-rent your accommodation. If we are successful, your deposit will be refunded. This agreement shall not be assigned or the premises sublet without written consent of Owner. Cancellation within one month of stay or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit unless the unit is re-rented.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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2 kayaks, rowboat, and a canoe, are available for use. We are members of the Cherry Homes Shore Association, so our guests can use the tennis courts, basketball area, and shuffle board. There are tennis rackets and balls. There are 5 well marked trails in the forest behind the cottage.
Year Purchased: 2016
About the owner: My wife Kim and I live in the Greater Grand Rapids area, she is a Kitchen Designer and a Writer, and I am a Financial Advisor. It has been a dream of ours to own a home on Lake Michigan, and having come up to Northport for several years we were thrilled to find the "blue cottage" on the Bay! We have three grown children, and the cottage is definitely a place for us to come and unplug. This area and its amazing combination of spectacular natural beauty, charming towns, wineries (23!), brewpubs, great seasonal events, state parks (including the Sleeping Bear Dunes area), and of course Traverse City offers so many things to do, more than we ever seem to be able to squeeze into our schedule!
Why the Owner Chose Northport, MI, USA:
We had come up to Northern Michigan so often over the past few years that we wanted to be a part of it. We started looking for a lake house in the Fall of 2015 and we came across this house in Northport, Michigan. The rest is history, and a dream come true. This cottage is unique because it is so close to the water, just outside the double sliders and across the sand. We can both see and hear the waves as they reach shore, and the turquoise water is just beautiful. We are looking forward to enjoying the home with our grown children, their spouses, and future grandchildren! We rent it now because we both work and don't get to get up there as often as we like.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Besides its spectacular location on the water, the home is surrounded by forests that have many hiking trails to explore. It is very peaceful and private. Begin your day by watching the sun rise from the deck, then either hit the trails or the beach. Explore the shore with the kayaks, canoe, or rowboat. We are members of the Cherry Homes Association, so our guests can also use the tennis courts, shuffle board court, or the basketball court area. In Northport there are several tasty restaurants, a great bakery, Tuckers with it's charming bowling alley and game room, Pennington' s Gift Shop, and the Mitten Brewery. During the summer season there are terrific concerts at the Marina each Friday evening. If you enjoy fine wines, (and who doesn't?) there are 23 wineries located on the Peninsular. We have tasting glasses in the cottage, so make sure to grab those on the way out and save on tasting fees. Our favorites include L. Mawby Winery, Blue Stone, and 45 Parallel. At 45 they have bocce sets to play a game out near the vines-super fun! If you like hard cider don't miss the view at Sutton's Bay Cider, and be sure to play some horse shoes at Tandem Ciders. There are also many seasonal events and musical performances you might fancy in some of the charming communities that dot the Peninsula, including Leland and Sutton's Bay, just minutes away. After a delicious dinner at one of the local restaurants a great way to end the day is to return to the relaxing and private beach at the cottage. If you enjoy rock hunting, our beach has some of the best rocks we've seen throughout the area, and of course we are across the bay from Petosky. Finding a beautiful Petosky stone is like a treasure hunt, and is one of nature's great works of art. Set up the beach chairs around the fire ring, and light a bonfire on the beach, so you can watch the moon rise. Open that new bottle of wine you purchased, and toast the season. Wonderful!
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Steps away from the bay, there are 2 tables with umbrellas and seating for 8.
Entering the cottage to the left, this large side deck has a newer gas grill.
The eating area has 6 seats, with a slider providing plenty of natural light.
View from the master bedroom. A large skylight provides a lot of natural light.
There is a king bed in the master, with fan and clock. Sunrise and bay view!
Small bathroom, but serviceable and clean.
Plenty of games, puzzles, books. Each room also has a fan and clock.
Two seating areas, with umbrellas. Both look out at the bay, with seating for 8.
Second seating area, with 2 - 6' sliders to enter the cottage steps away.
2 kayaks are available, and a row boat. The deck box has sand toys, etc.
Early risers are rewarded with a lovely show
Well marked walking trails are just across from the cottage in the forest.
Approaching the entrance to the cottage from the large parking area
Oars in the entryway provide plenty of hooks, with room for keys, shoes, etc.
The kitchen is fully equipped, with lots of counter space.
Wi-fi and Netflix available, and the couch pulls out to a full bed if needed.
The shutters open for a view of the main family room, but close for privacy.
The bunk bead room also has an extra queen bed in the closet if needed.
There is a king and full bed in this bedroom, with charging ports on the clock.
The deck to the waterfront, with kayaks and row boat ready, and a picnic table.
View of the cove facing north.
View facing south, with the sunrise and moon rise each day.
There is a nice campfire ring, right on the beach. Beach chairs are provided.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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