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1/2 block from water and quaint downtown Elk Rapids

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Drive up & park for the week! 1/2 block from the sandy beaches of Grand Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan and the same distance from downtown Elk Rapids.

We invite you to stay at our very well appointed home. No amenity has been withheld. Our home has been updated throughout and includes a remodeled kitchen and all new furnishings.

Return from the beach or courts & take an outdoor shower, read a book on the front porch or watch a movie on the flat screen TV. Multiple areas to gather with family and friends to reminisce about the day at the beach, shopping, sailing or golfing, while watching the stars.

The Arts & Crafts style home was built in 1919 and has all the character of that style. 10' ceilings, built in bookcases and wood floors downstairs & carpet upstairs. Decorated in a combination of antique and contemporary/rustic furnishings it is ready to walk into and start relaxing. Bring your iPod, iPad, iPhone to enjoy your music on the tower stereo system.

The kitchen has every amenity needed for picnic lunches or gourmet dinners cooked either indoor or outdoor. There is a large dining area and spacious family room which make it a perfect vacation spot for 6 to 8 people. There are four bedrooms; two with queen beds, one with a double bed, & one room with two twin beds. The home also has two full sized bathrooms.

Our home is within easy walking distance for kids to run to the ice cream store or pizza shop. Elk Rapids is the perfect spot for families to enjoy the summer or couples to gather and dine in excellent restaurants in both Elk Rapids & Traverse City. (15 miles).

We also have a variety of bikes for you to use, beach towels and beach chairs as well as indoor games and wide selection of dvd's for your enjoyment. We also have a separate ice machine for those cool summer drinks.

Keywords: Quiet, 1/2 Block, Traverse St, Beach, Renovated

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

Why The Owner chose Northwest

We have vacationed in Elk Rapids for many years and have enjoyed renting other VRBO homes and are excited to share our new home. We hope you will enjoy your time with family and friends, the amazing Michigan seasons and being so close to a quaint town and beautiful Lake Michigan. All things that we love about ER.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to beach, shops, restaurants, boating and the famous Elk Rapids river chute.


Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • Outdoor shower is a swimsuit shower. Users must be in swimsuit when using this shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No fires allowed on property!


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(16 traveler reviews)

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1/2 block from water and quaint downtown Elk Rapids
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Cozy Clean & Close

  • 5 of 5

Great home, more than we expected. Clean, had everything we would hope for and more. Very close to town and beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it...again!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed here several times. We've never been disappointed. It's a great house and the owners are wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, We have been fortunate to have great renters.
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A great place to stay for a family

  • 5 of 5

The house is even better than the pictures. Close to everything including the beach and downtown. While there are bikes, which were fun for an nice ride around town, everything you need other than a grocery store is easily within walking distance. The store is only a mile away as well. The street was a pretty quite street even though it is a corner lot and the entire week was peaceful. I would certainly stay at this house again and recommend it to anyone. The only note that I would make is that the upstairs shower is very tight. We made it work for the week as we were 8 adults, but if any kids were going, they get the upstairs!!

Everything was as the owner said it would be and getting in and leaving were very easy. Nice Kitchen and a big table for evening meals. If you want a nice place to stay in Elk Rapids, this would be a great choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great family vacation 2017!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at this home in Elk Rapids. The location is perfect. Just a few minutes walk from the beach. Perfect for my 3 year old grandson. Enjoyed the outside eating area with grill and the enclosed front porch. The bedrooms provided for a comfortable nights sleep. Fresh baked goods from the bakery in town was a hit. We are already planning to book another family vacation for 2018.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to hear the house met your expectations. We strive for having everything you may need during your stay as well as having a comfortable, well decorated place to enjoy your time when your not at the beach or off exploring. Thanks again!
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Elk Rapids Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home for a wintery New Years getaway. The home is adorable! It has been renovated with very tasteful architectural detailing and chic decor. The colors are fresh and smart. The house was very cozy for our family of four and offered a fully stocked kitchen complete with a crockpot for preparing meals while we hike the snowy trails. Only a block from downtown made walking to shop and dine a pleasure, even in the snow! The owner was great and provided additional information for our outdoor interests. Can't wait to return in summer to fully enjoy this spectacular destination!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Home/Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this fabulous home in the heart of the charming waterfront town of Elk Rapids was just perfect. The home exceeded all expectations, even though the photos and descriptions on the website were wonderful. Our weeklong stay included our family of four (two adults, two teens) plus one set of grandparents. The house set-up was perfect for our group. We all agreed that our favorite room was the bright and cheerful front porch (though every single room was lovely)! The kitchen was extremely well appointed and we were able to cook and entertain with ease. The beds were comfortable and we appreciated the handy laundry hampers in every room along with the nicely appointed laundry facilities in the basement. We were just thrilled with the location as in put us within walking distance of everything we could want or need including the beach, the library, “the Chute” (natural water slide in the river), a quaint movie theater, numerous restaurants (Siren Hall was a favorite), an ice cream shop (try the cherry-amaretto…yum!), a local historical museum, gift shops, a wonderful wine shop (complete with delicious gourmet food items and a helpful/knowledgeable owner!), picnic areas, a drug store, etc. The owner of the home was extremely helpful in every way and very easy to communicate with. We highly recommend this property to anyone considering a vacation get-away in beautiful northern Michigan!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
Towne Club
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Elk Rapids Public
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 31
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Boyne or Schuss
Nearest Beach
Elk Rapids
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Saturday to Saturday Summer Season, Maximum occupancy 8 people.
Summer season:
$2,200 per week
Fourth of July $2,400 per week
Harbor Days $2,600 per week

Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day 3 night minimum stay at $315.00 per night.

50% deposit upon booking. Remaining balance due 30 days before arrival. $400.00 security deposit due 30 days prior to arrival. Loss of deposit if cancelled 60 days or less before arrival date if home cannot be rented for reserved period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.