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Family Cottage Close to Beaches, Harbors, Marinas, Parks

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Charming, updated and spacious 1880 colonial cottage right in the center of the Village of Elk Rapids. Grab a beach towel, walk out the back door and through the gate and you are at the coffee shop and internet cafe and all of the other shops and restaurants in the Village. Walk one block and you are at the beach park which includes great sandy beaches, a playground, tennis courts and basketball courts or you can choose either of two harbors on Lake Michigan and the Chain of Lakes for boating, fishing, tubing, water skiing. Or you can choose to go to the library which sits on a hill overlooking the harbor or the movies at the local theater.

This spacious, comfortably furnished three bedroom, 2 bath home has a downstairs bedroom with one double bed, and adjacent bath. Plus a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and porch. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with a queen bed, plus a connected bath and laundry area. The second bedroom upstairs has two twin beds with an entrance to the master bath off the hallway. The house includes a two car garage and plenty of parking for boats, cars, bikes, fishing gear, and beach toys, so feel free to bring them.

Plus the backyard is a great place to barbeque and eat outdoors. It is also a great place to enjoy the food, wine and listen to the live music each "Wednesday Night on River Street."

Keywords: family,home,cottage,beach,marina, harbor

More Details

Janet Foster
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017


Elk Rapids Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Family Cottage Close to Beaches, Harbors, Marinas, Parks
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Perfect location, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This home was comfortable and clean. It has plenty of historic charm and reminded me of my grandmother's house. Downtown Elk Rapids is very quiet and scenic, so this makes for a great relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small town charm

  • 4 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay in Elk Rapids. We were 1/2 block from the center of town, a few blocks from the beach and marina. We enjoyed the beaches, restaurants, shopping and entertainment without getting in our car! Janet was wonderful, friendly and answered all of our questions. We had to call once for a leaky toilet, she got right back to us and it was fixed right away.

The home was very clean, well equipped kitchen was wonderful as was the grill in the yard. The only drawback could be the room air conditioners. Definitely not enough to cool the entire house but one more in the front bedroom window or a big fan is all it would take to remedy that. The temps didn't get much above 80 during our stay and the wooded lot does a lot to keep the home cool and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House And Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I first arrived in Elk Rapids to meet with the owner at the rental house. My first thought of the house from the outside was a very beautiful colonial. As I walked in the house it was just as pictured. Janet showed me around the house and was very helpful with any questions I had. I could tell that that house was well maintained and loved. Janet was extremely nice and super helpful on everything. She also told me about many places to eat as well as things that were going on in town. Throughout my stay I came to the realization that everything in the description given on this website was 100 percent accurate. It is close to everything in this small town. It is spacious and comfortable, perfect for families on vacation. I plan to rent this house for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Recently vacationed in Elk Rapids with my family and friends at this great house I hae been renting with vrbo for yrs and have not been disappointed yet. This house was just as described on vrbo and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there , great in town location, everything was supplied we love to cook and the kitchen was well supplied as well as use of outdoor grill. My teenagers had friends visit and I was completely comfortable with them walking in and around town and beaches. Nice backyard we ate almost every meal out there. The house provided plenty of space to spread out even when guests came up to visit. We found the house clean and neat. It was a great week for this family thanks again Janet for sharing your home with us. I would easily recommend this house esp to anyone who wants to be near the water and in town.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I have been renting in Elk Rapids for 16 years and this was the first time I was disappointed. There was no central air, two window air conditioners (that were not sufficient to cool the home) and windows were difficult to open. No wireless internet as advertised and only a handful of channels, the property was dirty, the kitchen had no doors on several cabinets and very unorganized, lots of clutter and the backyard, where you would want to enjoy the up north, was not well maintained. There was a moldy smell throughout the home. I would not recommend this property to a friend or a relative.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
Town Club, Siren Hall,
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Elk Rapids Public Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Siren Hall, Town Club
Nearest Beach
Memorial Park, or Dam Beach on Lake Michigan,
Nearest Point of Interest
Elk Rapids Harbor on Lake Michigan
Nearest Point of Interest
Elk Lake Boat Ramp and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
The Dam Beach on Grand Traverse Bay
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Elk Rapids Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 13 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Deposit of one half of the weekly rental fee due to confirm a reservation. The remainder of the rental fee is due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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