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'Up North' cabin' Private and secluded 3BDR/2Bth hot tub, fireplace, charm

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Those looking for a quiet, secluded place with natural beauty as a main attraction need to look no further! The splendor of fall foliage, the breathtaking beauty of ever-white snow amid acres of cross-country skiing, the awakening forest in the spring, and beach walks with the lap of Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan in the summer, are among the many special treats that have guests returning year after year.

Situated six miles north of Northport and in a private, wooded setting, WHISPERING PINES is your respite from urban culture with seclusion in mind. Let Whispering Pines be your oasis from home affording you all of the amenities of a well-equipped, vacation home. The cedar-sided cottage boasts of vaulted ceilings, wood floors, screened porch, wood-burning (wood provided) stone fireplace, outdoor hot tub, and many other features too numerous to mention and rarely found. There are two bedrooms (a queen and double/twin) on the main level with a loft bedroom (queen) and half bath on the second.

Hiking, rollerblading, and peaceful walks are right our your door.

HOT TUB is only available during the summer by reservation with $100 additional fee for servicing.

Get away from it all, convene with nature on an individual basis and experience the 'up north' lifestyle amid beauty and comfort. Let Whispering Pines sweep you away!

Keywords: cabin, cottage, hot tub, stone fireplace

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017


Northport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) The second main floor has a 'pyramid' bunk bed: twin on top and double on the bottom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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'Up North' cabin' Private and secluded 3BDR/2Bth hot tub, fireplace, charm
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews

Cozy, peaceful, and welcoming cabin for weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin provided a comfy and cozy destination to reconnect with friends. The cabin is turn key ready to unplug and relax--including wood for the indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit. A small trail system extends from behind the house, and a public access lakeshore is only a block away. It's an easy drive south to north port and the cabin is only minutes from the lighthouse. We felt completely refreshed after our weekend away.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to host your weekend with friends the Whispering PInes Cottage exceeded expectations. It's private setting is an ideal respite to recharge and proximity to the village of Northport (and all the other county towns), site and sandy beach are a plus. Please plan a return trip in the spring/summer/fall when we turn greens!
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Just what I needed!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a gem. It has all the amenities for a nice getaway in the beautiful town of Northport. Clean, warm, friendly, awesome hot tub, had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. Thank you Tom for making our stay so comfortable

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed the Whispering Pines Cottage. Please make it a yearly destination and make it your home away from home! How to welcome you back.
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Fridley, MN

Perfect getaway to an absolutely gorgeous locale!

  • 5 of 5

Our first vacation to northwestern lower Michigan, but certainly not our last! The cabin was even lovelier than described and could easily accommodate several more than just the three of us (including my husband, and yellow lab!) The kitchen was well equipped - everything we needed was supplied. The master bed was extremely comfortable and the surroundings were super quiet! The hot tub is truly an added bonus and the stars above put an exclamation point on the time spent relaxing in it! Tom was very attentive to our reservation and responded to our messages almost instantaneously! He even had a bottle of local bubbly with a handwritten greeting ready for us upon arrival 🍾�👍� We grilled steaks for my birthday on the gas grill and I couldn't have wished for a better place to celebrate! Lake Michigan is just a very short walk from the cabin and our dog loved swimming in the waves. The town of Northport has everything you need - bakery, market, marina, hiking, lighthouse - and nearby are many hiking trails that we took advantage of. If you're looking for the perfect escape - this is it! Book it!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Delighted you know you enjoyed the Whispering Pines Cottage, it's amenities and the entire Leelanau County area! Please consider a return visit when travel plans call for nature, beauty and Michigan as I would love to host you again! Tom
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Carleton, MI

Clean and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and quiet, just what we were looking for. The fireplace was great for the couple of cool evenings that we had. I would have given it a 5, but there is no indoor dining table, only the counter in the kitchen with stools. There is a table on the screened porch that worked for us, but would have been uncomfortable had it been colder. Over all it was a good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Whispering Pines. Plan on making it a yearly destination! Tom
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Quiet, secluded, and everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The cabin is quiet and peaceful, and has everything we needed (nice bbq and oven, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and internet!). We spent hours sitting on the deck reading or looking into the woods listening to birds and watching wildlife walk by. But, it's also just a 3-minute walk to the beach and a short drive to town and excellent food and beer.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad you enjoyed the respite of the Whispering Pines cottage - please plan on returning when you travel plans call for Northern MI.
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Very quiet and peacful setting. Excellent access to the association beach and Northport.

  • 5 of 5

My family of five had a blast and enjoyed our week up north. It was exactly what we needed to recharge our batteries before the kids went back to college. The property was perfect for our needs, and we spent most of the timeout on the beaches and visiting the local attractions, but it was so nice to come "home" to relax and have dinner and unwind around the campfire. The hot tub on the back deck was big bonus too. We are going to try to do two weeks next year. Thanks Tom !!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response and happy to know the Whispering Pines is a great place to recharge your batteries and call your second home! With so much to do in the area, or nothing at all, I think a 2 week vacation next year is in order. Hope to welcome you back to the Whispering Pines Cottage set in a very private, peaceful and relaxing setting.
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Numerous wineries abound in the county - be sure to sample some of them!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Linen/towels -per couple $25
cleaning >4 nights $75
cleaning <5 nights $50

Pets are welcome for a fee. $40 for 2 nights or less, $75 for a week stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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