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Awesome Family Vacation Home in the Village of Elk Rapids 3 Min to Lake Mi

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

(Sleeps 8-12)

Newer well maintained home with central air, oak floors, tiled baths, gas fireplace in living room and family room, deck off dining area with patio furniture and grill for your outdoor entertaining, master bedroom with queen bed, private full bath and private deck, second bedroom has queen bed located on first floor, 2 bedrooms on lower level with queen beds, full bath, laundry room and family room with sofa sleeper and a walk out to the back yard with fire pit.

Located within walking distance to grocery, popular restaurants, marina, theater, sandy beaches, park, tennis, basketball, shopping, local art galleries, breweries and within 10 min. from Travese City to local wineries & casino.

Elk Rapids provides you access to the Chain of Lakes including Torch Lake, which is noted for its exceptional beauty; its waters are unusually clear and exhibit a bright turquoise hue, often resembling Caribbean waters and is a popular spot for all who want to experience the beauty and have fun.

Traverse City is the host for The National Cherry Festival, TC Film Festival and minutes from the Horse Shows by the Bay and

The Epicurean Classic.

This home provides you with all the amenities and comfort for your vacation, welcome and enjoy.

Keywords: House, Rental, Elk Rapids, Vacation Home, Resort Town,

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Kristi Funnell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Kristi Funnell

Home Owner that would love to share the experience of living in the beautiful town of Elk Rapids.

Kristi Funnell purchased this house in 2005


Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Two full baths located on main level and one in lower. Master bedroom has private bath with jacuzzi tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • All bedrooms are furnished with queen size Beds (4), Family room has a full size pull out couch for extra sleeping area. Also, a trundle bed that sleeps two located in lower level bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Awesome Family Vacation Home in the Village of Elk Rapids 3 Min to Lake Mi
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Holland, Michigan

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Of all the homes we have rented (probably 10 or so) this one had the most pictures and décor of any of them. It seemed very personal. The dining and living area are very full of furniture, really too much furniture for our family to get around.

We enjoyed this property very much, staying a week with our four grown children, three spouses and two grandchildren. The pak 'n play was like a play pen, very roomy for our 5 1/2 month old grandson. The bedroom with the trundle bed downstairs could use a new bed but otherwise all the beds, even the sofa bed were comfortable. Plenty of sheets, pillows and blankets as well as towels. The kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, crock pot, coffee maker, mixer, food processor and more. The kitchen cabinets are very full, really too many glasses, so there is not much room for the items you bring.

We loved the backyard seating, gas grill and fire pit. There are several TVs and movies, should you enjoy that, but bring your own games. If you bring bikes, be aware that you do not have a garage to store them in. We locked our seven bikes to the big tree in the front yard, not ideal. We enjoyed biking and our daughter enjoyed six and seven mile runs along N Bayshore Dr and E Harbor Dr - beautiful! We also enjoyed the track just a few blocks away at Elk Rapids Middle School.

Don't miss Torch Lake, it's just a 20 minute drive to the public doc on Pub Dock Rd. At the dock, you'll find a grassy park with a playground for little ones and lots of shade to relax as well as pleasant bathrooms. We had great weather, so we visited twice during the week. We boated to Power Island one day and enjoyed some great hiking and swimming, well worth the trip. We walked down Dexter and Dam Rd to a little beach on the Bay to view a gorgeous sunset one evening. You'll also love Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen for dinner out, lots of variety and flavor! For an end of the week treat, we all walked to Cone Corral, great ice creams, shakes and flurries.

Thank you, Kristi, for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. It was a week we will remember for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterford, Michigan

Don’t even hesitate…just book it!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely gorgeous! The pictures looked great when I booked this home, but when I opened the door, all I could say was “wow.” It is extremely clean and beautifully decorated. It had everything we needed and then some. The bedrooms are all quite large, and the beds comfy. There are three full baths, two major sitting areas (one up, one down), but we mostly lounged on the decks or around the fire pit, where there are plenty of nice chairs. The appliances are modern and in excellent working order. We never even used the wet bar on the lower level, but it's handy and complete with a small fridge. The very large stainless steel gas grill was put to good use. Grocery store just one block from the home is a huge plus! Kristi (owner) and her son Jesse were a joy to deal with, making sure we had everything we needed for a fantastic family vacation. Again, the whole place is just lovely (Kristi apparently moonlights as an interior decorator).

The town of Elk Rapids has that small town charm, and the downtown “main street” area has some cute shops, as well as a street party with live music from 6-9 PM on (I think) Wednesday. There are plenty of access points for canoes/kayaks, a nice walkway around the interior harbor, and a park/beach on Grand Traverse Bay, just a mile or so from the home. We spent one day at the beach…there are picnic tables, bathrooms, tennis courts, and a play area for kids. Elk Lake is very large, crystal clear, and beautiful. My daughter (100 lbs soaking wet) carried her kayak from the home to a launch point about three blocks away...a side street that dead-ends at Elk Lake. Traverse City attractions are only about 20-30 minutes away, a little further for the heart of wine country but well worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely have to agree with the other reviewers on here....this property is amazing! It's spotless, well appointed, spacious, and wonderfully decorated. It's convenient to a full service grocery store that suited all our needs as well as the town of Elk Rapids with their cute little shops and restaurants and a fabulous family friendly beach complete with a playground.

Kristi promptly responded to my inquiries and helped facilitate delivery of a crib for our granddaughter. She even provided a space saver high chair and play yard among the many amenities in the house. The one heads up I'd give to future renters is that this house is really more of an "adult/older children" type rental. The beautiful appointments of this house gave me minor panic attacks with a toddler on the loose...Totally my fault for not realizing/asking beforehand! Our 4 yr. old grandson declared this the "most beautiful house he's ever seen"....I'd have to agree with him. I would wholeheartedly recommend this property to my family/friends looking for a vacation rental in the area. Thanks Kristi for sharing your awesome property with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the awesome review :) I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I work extremely hard to make sure everyone is comfortable and feel like they are at home.
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Can't say enough about this great home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Elk Rapids home during New Years week. If you appreciate a clean, well-appointed place halfway between Traverse City and Shanty Creek, this is it. Plenty of room to spread out for families and outfitted with everything you need to make your trip enjoyable. Pictures don't do it justice--comfortable, clean (I emphasize this again, because it's spotless, and other places we've stayed always seem to reveal unexpected surprises), homey. Kristi had the home decked out for the holidays and it was beautiful. Within walking distance of a great grocery store and restaurant (Pearls), and close to the charming town of Elk Rapids. Surrounded by water, we imagine this is a great stay during the summer too--hope to try it again and experience a different season at this wonderful home. Thanks again, Kristi, for sharing your excellent property and helping us kick off the new year right!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you all enjoyed your stay :) Love to hear you were comfortable and had a wonderful time here in Elk Rapids. Hope to see you back soon. Kristi
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Linwood, MI


  • 5 of 5

Amazing home. Very clean and has everything you need. We had a wonderful time and the area was beautiful. The beach nearby was perfect for a family. The only drawback was having to drive. It was a very short drive though. House was very roomy and accommodated us perfectly! Overall great experience!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shannon for your review :) I am happy your family enjoyed your stay in the beautiful town of Elk Rapids. Yes, it is a 3 minute drive to the beach, but it is worth every minute :)) Hope to see you back soon. Kristi
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with three kids (2, 4, and 5) who were up in the area for a wedding. The house was spacious and a mile from a great beach. Everything in the listing was accurate and the owner was quick to answer any questions I had. It was a great price for the house. Definitely helped to have a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

All fees included in rate (cleaning, tax)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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