Large Lakefront Cottage on Grand Traverse Bay / Lake Michigan

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View along Grand Traverse Bay from your beach


Last updated: 09/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

MI Northern Spot: This is a peaceful relaxing area right on Grand Traverse Bay at the mouth of Lake Michigan. Quiet spot on the west side of West Grand Traverse Bay on the tip of Leelanau Peninsula, so you'll enjoy both the sunrise and sunset-spectacular! This is an area of great natural beauty and serenity, yet it’s only 6 miles north of the quaint village of Northport where you can find great food, Tom's Grocery Store, Barb's Bakery, gift and clothing stores. The marina is a great place to have a picnic, enjoy live music in the summer or the great beach/park for family fun.

This 3 bedroom 1 bath has room for up to 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 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. 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.

We are located only two miles south of the Leelanau State Park and Grand Traverse Lighthouse where you will find lighthouse tours, demonstrations, picnic and playgrounds, beaches and miles of hiking/skiing trails. The subdivision 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 have a variety of bicycles available for your use during your stay.

Keywords: cottage, lakefront, beach, Cherry Homes

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    If you have rented from us before and had a pet with you please contact us as we would probably allow it. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    There is also a deluxe queen inflatable bed in this bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 double


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    There is a full pull out sofa in the main living area...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Full size bed (1), Twin Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Queen Deluxe inflatable Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Netflix and 2 flats screen tv's with cable!...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Make sure to bring your watershoes - there are shells on our beach...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    There is wi-fi provided at no additional charge. Code for the wi-fi is located in the binder in the cottage....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking is available for 3 vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    2 tables that seat 4 each on the deck- and a picnic table for waterfront dining. There are 4 Adirondack chairs, and 2 lounge chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Northport golf club is a beautiful 9 hole course within 5 miles of our house. It is only 9 holes but it is beautifully maintained. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are two kayaks, a steel canoe, and a steel rowboat....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand new grill 2016 season ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a tennis court just down the street along with shuffle board and a playground for children...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Water noodles and blow up toys are located in the deck box. There are water shoes too, but be sure to bring some of your own because the beach has many shells....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Sep 9 - May 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,200 $2,200
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • 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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Last updated: 09/11/2016
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2 kayaks, rowboat, canoe, and a variety of bicycles available for use. There are also tennis rackets and balls.


Owner info

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. Or maybe you would prefer visiting one of the 23 wineries located on the Peninsular, or one of the brewpubs, or farmers markets. There are also many seasonal events and musical performances you might fancy in some of the charming communities that dot the Peninsula, just minutes away. After a delicious dinner at one of the local restaurants a great way to end the day is with a bonfire on the beach, watching the moon rise. Wonderful!

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  • View along Grand Traverse Bay from your beach

    View along Grand Traverse Bay from your beach

  • Side entry to a huge deck only steps away from Grand Traverse Bay

    Side entry to a huge deck only steps away from Grand Traverse Bay

  • Enjoy kayaking right outside the beach house

    Enjoy kayaking right outside the beach house

  • You are only steps away from the beach.

    You are only steps away from the beach.

  • Early risers are rewarded with a lovely show

    Early risers are rewarded with a lovely show

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Hear the waves and take in the Lake Michigan view

    Hear the waves and take in the Lake Michigan view

  • Enjoy a campfire on the beach!

    Enjoy a campfire on the beach!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Large Lakefront Cottage on Grand Traverse Bay / Lake Michigan

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