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Family Cottage with Large Porch in Elk Rapids Close to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

(Can call 248-840-6501 for inquiry) Beautiful home in Elk Rapids on the corner of Ottawa and Pine. This home is large, with spacious rooms and plenty of living area. Home has a wrap around front porch and a back deck with a large yard. Close to beach and downtown of Elk Rapids, just a short walk to everything. Home is renovated with new windows, appliances, hardwood flooring, and nice furniture. Everything you need is included, just bring your clothes and relax. On the main level there is a living room, a dining room (seating for 8), library, large bathroom with tub/shower, full kitchen with double oven, dishwasher, cooktop, microwave oven, Keurig (and regular coffee pot), pancake griddle, fridge/freezer, large family room with 60' flat screen, breakfast table, and laundry room. Upstairs has 3 nice bedrooms with queen beds with one of the rooms having a sitting area with futon. Full bathroom also on the second level. 3rd level is finished and is an open loft with a toilet and sink along with 4 twin beds. 3rd level also has TV for gaming. There are a few bikes on site and a few beach chairs that are kept in the storage shed for use. There is also a large propane grill for outdoor cooking as well as a nice deck with patio furniture. Home has cable and wireless internet and also has a desktop computer available for use. 2 room air conditioners upstairs, 1 in master, 1 in alternate bedroom; and a room air conditioner for bedroom with twin beds (loft area). Check in at 4 and check out is by 10

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Mike

My husband and I both work. We have 6 kids! One daughter lives in India with her husband and has twin babies. Our other daughter is living in LA and is working on her 3rd year of her MD residency, getting ready to be married in July. We have 4 boys, 1 that likes to hang out and see where the wind takes him, one that works for GM and is getting ready to start grad school, and finally, our babies that are twin boys that will be seniors in high school in September 2017. They both play ice hockey. We love Elk Rapids! It reminds us of the good old days where you can walk to grab a coffee and donut in the morning downtown. The streets are short and the sidewalks make it very safe. Everyone is very friendly. Just say "hello"!

Why Mike chose Northwest

Wrap around front porch perfect for an afternoon glass of wine or margarita. Tons of space, super cute.

What makes this house unique

This is a perfect location. Elk Rapids is a safe community where kids can bike and walk. The beachfront location has been recently renovated with all new basketball and tennis courts, and an extensive jungle gym. There is a library in town with free internet. In town is also the local movie theater, candy and toy store, ice cream shoppe, antique shops, beautiful harbor, etc. This is a wonderful town to spend some time. Good home base for venturing further up north as well. Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Petosky, and Mackinaw. Traverse City has Meijer, Targets, Khols, Applebees, Chilli's, Putt Putt, Go-Carts, etc- everything a larger city has! Elk Rapids is a walking town. A block is just about 6 or seven houses.


Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , also has TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Single Beds (4)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Family Cottage with Large Porch in Elk Rapids Close to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful get-a-way for our family. We enjoyed this beautiful home, the beach and the town of Elk Rapids. We would definitely book a vacation here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Location is great - 2 blocks to the beach or downtown. Coffee on the porch in the morning was the best way to start the day; a glass of wine on the porch in the early evening was even better! House is open, spacious, and airy. Plenty of room for our family of 6. Grill and firepit were used multiple times. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time. The house was very clean and nicely furnished. The location is fantastic! It is a 5 minute walk to town, beach or store. It has a very large nice yard with a fire pit, deck and shed loaded with bicycles. It is also a short ride to Traverse CIT or the casino. We are looking forward to coming back nest year.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. We were close to the beach and town. The house was spotless and perfect for our multi-generational family. We hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place, yard, location! Bikes, wagon for beach, great beach towels!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the porch, definately our favorite part. Bedrooms were so nicely furnished. Tons of space. Great kitchen and family eating area. Close to town, beaches, nice yard.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay here in Elk Rapids.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, home has everything you could need, thanks so much for offering such a wonderful family place. Especially loved the family room with the large flat screen. Our kids loved the wireless internet!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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