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Enjoy the neighborhood from the comfort of the newly constructed front porch!

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This in-town cottage is perfect for couples or families, with kids, of four offering the opportunity to enjoy the variety of comforts available year-round in one of the most charming of all harbor towns in Northwest Lower Michigan. Bordered by East Grand Traverse Bay to the west, Elk Lake to the east and Bass Lake to the north, the village is comprised of one square mile and everything is within walking distance: public beaches, unique dining, quaint shops and a modern marina for boaters navigating the waters of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay.

The 900 square foot quaint cottage comes fully furnished with all the amenities and conveniences of a modern vacation rental, including all new kitchen appliances (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher), a brand new mud/laundry room with stackable washer and dryer, and a huge backyard and deck perfect for watching the daily sunset or the fireworks during the annual Harbor Days Festival.

The large master bedroom on the back of the house features plenty of storage, a closet, and a king-size bed that can be easily split into twin beds. The front bedroom has a fire-engine red, metal bunk bed that kids of all ages will love. Both of the rooms are located off of the main room (family and dining combined). Off of the kitchen in the rear of the house is the bathroom (with full shower and tub) and the laundry/mud room, which has a door opening onto the back deck and back yard.

Join the thousands of Midwest travelers every year who visit Elk Rapids and are thrilled with the just-minutes walk to the variety of activities in the quaint downtown, or hop in your car and take advantage of the close proximity of Elk Rapids to other Northern Michigan vacation destinations, including a 30-minute drive to Traverse City, 40 minutes to Charlevoix, 60 minutes to Petoskey and Sleeping Bear Dunes (voted the 'Most Beautiful Place in America' by the viewers of 'Good Morning America'), and only two hours from Mackinaw City.


Keywords: house, private home, cottage

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Tub and shower, vanity, toilet, towels and storage

Other Amenities

  • Wagon to transport items to beach

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    NEW Blu Ray DVD player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Minimal beach/outside toys for kids...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is a window unit in the master bedroom and a portable unit that stays in the dining room and vents out the window....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stackable waster and dryer. Also a clothes line in the back yard...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided for the king size bed, bunk beds and the queen sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is a stone "drive way" outlined in brick on the front yard. There are also two parking spots in the back yard off of the alley outside the fence....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is permitted in the front of the house on the easement year round as long as there is no snow and the city isn't plowing the streets....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided for the bathroom-please do not take these to the beach or use for other purposes....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The back deck is directly off the house and is huge! Also included is comfortable lounge deck furniture, a table with covered umbrella and chairs and a covered swing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Nov 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat
$700
Early Winter 2017
Nov 4 - Dec 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat
$600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Additional dogs $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Check in is on Saturday after 3:00 p.m.. Check out is Saturday by 11:00 a.m.

A $200.00 reservation fee is required to secure the reservation, which converts to a security deposit upon "check in." If there are no damages, you will receive the deposit back within 14 days of check out. Rental fees are collected in one payment due six-weeks prior to check in. Rental fees and deposits for fall/early winter reservations are due in full with the signed Rental Agreement.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Doug, Kristi, Lynne and Dan are great friends and travel companions who also happen to be related to each other (Lynne is Kristi's aunt). Lynne and Dan are high school sweethearts from Muskegon, Michigan (Go Big Reds!) who have been married for over 40 years, and Kristi and Doug are also high school sweethearts from Ann Arbor, Michigan (Go Pioneers!) who have been married for 20. Until recently, Lynne and Dan lived in Traverse City. After buying, renovating and renting the house in Elk Rapids they fell in love with the town so much that they purchased a lot in Elk Rapids, built their home and left their house in Traverse City with waterfront access on the Bay to start their next phase of life in Elk Rapids. The four of us are avid dog lovers and long-distance runners and every spring we vacation together in Siesta Key, Florida.

Why the Owner Chose Elk Rapids, MI, USA:
One weekend in 2011 while Kristi and Doug were visiting her parents (moved to Elk Rapids in 2006) and sister and niece (moved to Elk Rapids in 2010), they were out for a run in the downtown neighborhood and came across this "fixer upper" for sale, which, at the time, was the last piece of property for sale in Elk Rapids. After a brief conversation with Lynne and Dan and additional investigation into the house, it was an easy decision to buy, renovate, and rent. 2016 is our fifth year of renting the place out in the summer, fall and early winter and we love meeting people from all over the country and having them fall in love with Elk Rapids the way we have.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
While the house is just blocks from downtown, it is also located on a quiet, tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood. The location affords the best of both worlds-easy access to activity or nice, quiet, seclusion.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

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Photos

  • Enjoy the neighborhood from the comfort of the newly constructed front porch!

    Enjoy the neighborhood from the comfort of the newly constructed front porch!

  • The living/dining rooms offer space to relax, watch tv, and eat a family meal.

    The living/dining rooms offer space to relax, watch tv, and eat a family meal.

  • New cabinets, counter top, appliances, and plenty of room-a cook's delight.

    New cabinets, counter top, appliances, and plenty of room-a cook's delight.

  • Full bath and shower, sink and vanity, and plenty of storage.

    Full bath and shower, sink and vanity, and plenty of storage.

  • 400 sf deck w/seating adds plenty of additional space in already huge backyard.

    400 sf deck w/seating adds plenty of additional space in already huge backyard.

  • Not an exciting picture; however-parking room for 2 cars on other side of gate.

    Not an exciting picture; however-parking room for 2 cars on other side of gate.

  • Master bedroom-King-size bed, storage, tv with cable and window ac unit.

    Master bedroom-King-size bed, storage, tv with cable and window ac unit.

  • Veterans Memorial Park beach-the largest of the two public beaches in town.

    Veterans Memorial Park beach-the largest of the two public beaches in town.

  • Veterans Memorial Park picnic area.

    Veterans Memorial Park picnic area.

  • Elk Rapids River where plenty of people enjoy swimming in the rapids.

    Elk Rapids River where plenty of people enjoy swimming in the rapids.

  • Downtown Elk Rapids is quaint and charming with plenty to do.

    Downtown Elk Rapids is quaint and charming with plenty to do.

  • Dam beach, just north of downtown, is smaller and more secluded-but it is public

    Dam beach, just north of downtown, is smaller and more secluded-but it is public

  • The living/dining rooms offer space to relax, watch tv, and eat a family meal.

    The living/dining rooms offer space to relax, watch tv, and eat a family meal.

  • New cabinets, counter top, appliances, and plenty of room-a cook's delight.

    New cabinets, counter top, appliances, and plenty of room-a cook's delight.

  • What kid or fun adult wouldn't love the memories of sleeping in bunk beds?

    What kid or fun adult wouldn't love the memories of sleeping in bunk beds?

  • Full bath and shower, sink and vanity, and plenty of storage.

    Full bath and shower, sink and vanity, and plenty of storage.

  • Huge backyard is completely fenced in. Lots of room to play and relax.

    Huge backyard is completely fenced in. Lots of room to play and relax.

  • Grassy portion of gently sloping back yard-perfect for a picnic!

    Grassy portion of gently sloping back yard-perfect for a picnic!

  • Shaded area of backyard looking towards street.

    Shaded area of backyard looking towards street.

  • Veterans Memorial Park beach playground.

    Veterans Memorial Park beach playground.

  • Bridge in downtown that crosses river and leads to the public library.

    Bridge in downtown that crosses river and leads to the public library.

  • Iconic clock in downtown Elk Rapids; quaint and charming with plenty to do.

    Iconic clock in downtown Elk Rapids; quaint and charming with plenty to do.

  • Downtown Elk Rapids wonderfully restored Art Deco movie theater.

    Downtown Elk Rapids wonderfully restored Art Deco movie theater.

  • Harbor Days Festival is right downtown and on the water. First weekend in August

    Harbor Days Festival is right downtown and on the water. First weekend in August

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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