Completely Renovated Beachfront Home on East Grand Traverse Bay Near Elk Rapids
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- Minimum stay:7-30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
This beautiful, completely renovated house is right on a sand beach on east Grand Traverse Bay. The house is good size (2,400 sf) with four bedrooms and three full baths. This is a quiet family location but close to many activities in the area.
The second floor master bedroom is huge and has a king size bed, private brand new gorgeous tiled bath with granite vanity, shower for two, walk in closet, and large windows with a perfect view of sunsets over the bay. On summer nights with the windows open you can hear the waves lapping at the shore. Truly a waterfront feeling.
There are three other bedrooms on the second floor. Two have breathtaking bay views with queen beds. Fourth bedroom has a serene forest view with two twin beds. Across the hall from these bedrooms there is a shared bath, tile and granite, with a tub/shower. A third bathroom with shower is downstairs, also brand new tile and fixtures.
There is a boardwalk with two short sets of stairs leading down to the private beach. The beach is sandy and you can walk for miles or build a sand castle with the kids. There are some smooth fist-sized rocks in the water but there is also a lot of sand and it is a great swimming beach. The tip of Mission Peninsula is straight out from the beach and provides a beautiful backdrop for sunsets. A public access and launch point is several hundred yards away and is used to launch small boats and jet skis. There is a grassy area by the road that could be used to park a trailer.
The first floor has a kitchen, laundry room, a dining and living area combined with a beautiful fireplace made of local rock. Two large sliding doors provide beautiful views and a pleasant bay breeze. In the back a bath with shower for guests. Off the Family room is a screen porch for relaxing and a place to get-away from the group for awhile.
The cottage is about a mile from US-31 with all paved access roads. This makes easy access to towns, fruit and vegetable stands, golf courses, and harbors up and down the east shore of Grand Traverse Bay.
Keywords: Elk Rapids, Kewadin, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse Bay, Water front cottage, beachfront, quiet, walking beach, golf.
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Member since: 2011
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
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- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Master bedroom is very large with completely renovated, gorgeous private bath, walk-in closet, and huge windows with bay view. Two other bedrooms have a bay view and the fourth bedroom has a forest view. All bedrooms are on the second floor. Three bedrooms share a two room bath with the sink and tub/ shower separate....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- This is a wonderful 2,400 sf cottage with 100 feet of Grand Traverse Bay frontage. A short boardwalk and stairs take you from a spacious deck to the sandy beach. You can beach walk for miles. Enjoy perfect sunsets off the tip of Old Mission Peninsula while relaxing on the spacious deck. You can enjoy swimming and water sports as the lake has a gradual sloping bottom. Great for kayaking, jet ski, fishing, and just about any other bay activity. Jet skis can be rented in Elk Rapids or Traverse City. The Bay is a large body of water and small craft are generally not beached overnight in case of storms. There is a fire pit on the beach so you can enjoy the bay and Smores well after sunset with unbelievable star gazing in the evening. ...moreless
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- Health/Beauty Spa
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- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
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- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
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- Seating for 8 people
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- Iron & Board
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Kitchen is completely brand new with high end cabinets, gourmet dual-fuel stove, Bosch dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, and wine cooler. Completely outfitted with dishes, pots and pans....moreless
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A-ga-ming championship golf course is only three miles away. Antrim Dells (Mathews designed) and Grand Traverse Resort (Jack Nicolas course) are 10 miles away. Other championship courses are nearby....moreless
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High Season 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 9, 2017
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $200 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Tax Rate 6%
No pets allowed. No smoking allowed. Maximum occupancy is eight people. Preferred payment method via PayPal. Please contact us for possible other payment arrangements.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Our cottage is quiet and secluded but close to many activities and sightseeing. The west facing property has a great deck and screened porch from which to enjoy the lake view. A-Ga-Ming championship golf course is less than five miles away. Shanty Creek golf 25 minutes. Shops and restaurants in the harbor town of Elk Rapids is only ten minutes away. Traverse City and Charlevoix are both less than 30 minutes drive. Just one hours drive to beautiful Mackinac Island
Sandy walking beach stretches for miles, fire pit on the beach for evening fires, crystal clear water for swimming or water sport. The sandy lake bottom, shallow, gently sloping waterfront is great for small children and yet still usable for small boats and jet skis (shallow launch several hundred yards away), The water is shallow for a long way out so large boats would need to anchor 100 yards + from shore, Elk Rapids marina is about 7 miles away.
This area is known for cherry orchards as well as apples, peaches and vineyards. In season there are several large fruit stands where you can get fresh fruit, vegetables, and baked goods.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Dot and I are from Michigan, live in the Denver area, and hope to spend a lot of our retirement time at this cottage in a few years. Until then we will be sharing the cottage with others!
Why the Owner Chose Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, MI, USA:
We love the Grand Traverse Bay and found that the Elk Rapids area just felt right to us. This is a quiet, serene location with little boat traffic. The scenic beauty is unsurpassed. There are lots of things to do in a 30 mile radius. More than you could do in a week. And of course everyone is friendly because you are 'up north'.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is the perfect location for taking long walks on the beach, grilling on the deck while watching the sunset, swimming, boating, or just relaxing with a good book. Restaurants and shops are as close as Elk Rapids 10 minutes away. Even more activities are available within a half hour in Traverse City, the main city in the area. The harbor town of Charlevoix is a half hour north and is where Ernest Hemingway spent his boyhood summers trout fishing. There are many world class golf courses within an hours drive with several hundred holes within a 20 minute drive. Beautiful Mackinaw island is only an hour away. The famous Traverse City National Cherry Festival is July 2-9, 2016 and the Elk Rapids Harbor Days is August 3-6, 2016. These are two of the more popular festivals in the area and demand a slightly higher rent for these weeks. Elk Rapids is a fun town that is just big enough. There is a large marina right in town where you can hire a boat to take you salmon fishing on the bay or rent a jet ski or boat yourself. There are several nice restaurants, deli, grocery store, pharmacy, grocery, sports bar, and a popular coffee shop.
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Looking at kitchen from peninsula. Garage entrance and laundry room to left
Dining area from kitchen. Deck through sliding door.
Living room with Bay view and door to deck and screen porch
Screen porch looking toward bay. Door to Living Room on right.
Master bath suite w/ twin shower
Blue bedroom with queen bed and bay view
Upstairs bath vanity area
Deck w/ picnic table looking out over Traverse Bay
Dining area looking toward kitchen
Dining area and living room looking from stairs
Dining area and living room looking from stairs
Master bedroom, en suite and walk-in closet to right.
Yellow bedroom w/ queen bed and Bay view
Forest view bedroom with two twin beds
Upstairs guest bath, sliding door separates vanity. Shower/ tub.
Sunset from the deck
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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