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Lake Michigan 300' Private Beach Northport-Cathead Sleep 16

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No one can resist hunting for petoskey stones!

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Last updated: 09/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Leelanau Peninsula is the setting for "NORTH BY NORTHWEST" a three acre Lake Michigan property with 300' of shoreline, spectacular views, spacious private beach & pristine sand dunes.
Located on Lake Michigan between Leland & Cathead Point, it's five minute into Northport , 20 minutes to Leland or Suttons Bay & 45 minutes to Traverse City.

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for multi-generational family vacations as it accommodates 16.

Main Floor Master Bedroom: queen size bed with adjoining bathroom;
Upstairs 3 bedrooms:
Loft Bedroom: 2 double beds & 1 daybed with trundle;
Skylight Bedroom: 1 double bed;
Third bedroom: 1 double bed, a 3/4 size bed (bigger than a twin), 1 twin bed, 2 twin trundle beds;
If you enjoy sleeping in the fresh air, our large screened in porch has a sleeper couch.

There's plenty to do for all ages..... swimming, suntanning, building sand castles or long walks along the water. As the day winds down enjoy the sunset over Lake Michigan, then head down to the beach to toast marshmallows under the starry sky. Away from bright city lights the sky comes alive with thousands of twinkling stars, it's magnificent!

The house is furnished with antiques which give this home a cozy ambiance and the 8' farmhouse table comfortably seats ten; 2 smaller tables and counter bar stools accommodate at least 6 more.

This home is set on a beautiful wooded dune with 19 steps leading down to the house from the large lighted parking area & another 18 steps take you from the house down to the bottom of a very small sand dune. There are no stairs on the dune, but it takes about 25 small steps to get to the top & then it gently slopes down to the beach.
The front deck faces west affording spectacular views of the water, Manitou & Fox Islands, & freighters which travel frequently through this area. This is the site of the treacherous Straights of Manitou which caused many a shipwreck in earlier times.




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Property Type

  • House
  • 2240 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful Fieldstone Fireplace; Main Floor Laundry Room, Spacious Deck & Large Screened in Porch; Linens & Towels provided, NO SMOKING & NO PETS...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    satellite receivers in master bedroom & living room...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    we have a small selection of videos...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have a well stocked kitchen with coffee maker, waffle maker, electric griddle, cookie sheets, muffin pans, cake pans, all kinds of pots & pans & serving dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    In addition to items listed under cooking utensils we provide many basic spices, sugar, & flour, plastic wrap, foil, ziplock bags, garbage bags, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, napkins, laundry soap, stain remover, bleach, dryer sheets, toilet paper, bath soap, & hand soap so you don't have to buy everything or bring it with you. We don't provide paper towels though. Ask Kathy about other items we might have....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    with water & ice dispenser in door...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Aug 27 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,600
Spring
May 13 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600
June
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
6 night min stay

$2,000
June
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400
June
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
Summer
Jun 24 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600
August
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
Fall
Sep 2 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rate $1600 - $3600 depending on week. Call for rates Kathy at 231-409-1063 We take personal or bank checks, no credit cards.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/09/2016
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Leelanau State Park & Lighthouse Museum & Kehl Lake Natural Area 5 minutes away

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: After living in various parts of the country for 16 yrs. we moved back to Michigan with our children & settled in Traverse City where Lauri grew up. We wanted to be close to family & to enjoy the beauty and slower pace of life in Northern Michigan.

Why the Owner Chose Northport, MI, USA:
We looked for property in Leelanau County because it's still pristine and undeveloped. Jim's parents had a cottage on Lake Huron when he was growing up & he loved hearing the big waves at night. So when we found this place on Lake Michigan with 300' of frontage we were ecstatic.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Pictures don't do justice to our property.... .....the first time I saw the beach I was blown away! My husband had found it with a realtor & I was lukewarm about seeing it because the realtor's pictures weren't flattering. But when I saw the house I loved it, the setting was really unique, not at all like the pictures. The whole property was just incredible. In person the house looks very different from the pictures, especially those showing the exterior. Twice we've had friends from L.A. come stay & they both said it looked totally different from the website & they couldn't believe how beautiful it was in person. Our house is so peaceful and relaxing, I love being out there and wish I could go out more often. But we rent the house to help out with the taxes so our time is limited. I like the fact that our beach is usually empty, rarely anyone even walking by, so we have privacy , not crowds of people. We can truly get away from all the busyness of life and just relax. When family & friends visit they are obsessed with searching for beautiful rocks & of course petoskey stones. I can spend hours everyday in search of the most amazing stones & a friend of ours lacquered his to show off their colors. He has a bowl full on his coffee table. I'm not much of a beach walker but others in the family walk everyday & sometimes walk all the way out to the end of Cathead Point & back . Of course everyone loves the sunsets, they are incredible on Lake Michigan. But they're especially beautiful from our deck because we're on the dune & raised up a little higher. It really is a spectacular sight which I never tire of seeing over and over again. Lauri & Jim Traverse City


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  • No one can resist hunting for petoskey stones!

    No one can resist hunting for petoskey stones!

  • Comfortable deck with table & chairs & built in bench seats accommodates a crowd

    Comfortable deck with table & chairs & built in bench seats accommodates a crowd

  • Living room: fieldstone fireplace, picture windows, seating for 8-9;

    Living room: fieldstone fireplace, picture windows, seating for 8-9;

  • Lots of windows create a bright & cheery kitchen.

    Lots of windows create a bright & cheery kitchen.

  • Our beach is spacious and private with few people to disturb you

    Our beach is spacious and private with few people to disturb you

  • Relax on the large screened in porch

    Relax on the large screened in porch

  • Main floor master bedroom has sliding door to deck & private door to bathroom

    Main floor master bedroom has sliding door to deck & private door to bathroom

  • Loft bedroom can sleep 6 people.

    Loft bedroom can sleep 6 people.

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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