Private Beach Front Grand Traverse Bay- Lake Michigan
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Spend a week relaxing on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay while watching the waves roll in from Lake Michigan. Our fully furnished home is located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, One mile from Grand Traverse Lighthouse and Museum. We are one of the few cottage rentals with a view of both bodies of majestic waters. Enjoy the calmer waters of GTB while watching freighters make their away around the Tip of the Leelanau Penninsula to/from Chicago to the Straits of Mackinaw.
This 1250 square foot three bedroom with oak flooring; two full bath cottage has ceramic floors in the kitchen, laundry, halls and bathrooms with granite counter tops in kitchen and baths.
Settle down in the oak floored dining room and living room while watching the flames dance in the gas log fireplace. Or enjoy the HD TV and Blu-Ray player when it rains. You can grill on the deck while listening to the waves as they gently slap against the beach.
The front of the house has two sets of patio doors so you can sit inside and watch passing boaters on the Bay and freighters on the Great Lakes while sipping your AM coffee and viewing spectacular sunrises over the Bay. There is 85 feet of private beach. Beach is sand with a few small rocks and shells,but enough space to enjoy the sun in a chaise lounge. The Great Lakes make the beach variable daily. We suggest watershoes for swimming in Northern Michigan as the lake bottom is rocky. Beach and bottom varies as the sands shift daily.
The master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed, dresser, futon and HD TV on all oak floors. The attached master bath has new granite and double sinks and ceramic flooring to accomodate the tub/shower. The second and third bedrooms have queen size beds with dressers with oak flooring.
The smoke-free house is located on a paved road in a private association which has a tennis and basketball courts, three parks, excellent walking beaches and hiking trails.
A canoe with paddles are provided to let you experience your serene surroundings, or sit shoreside and enjoy the fire pit while watching the moonbeams glisten across the Bay.
You are within 17 miles of the Leelanau Sands Casino, 40 miles from plenty of shopping in Traverse City. Local towns of Suttons Bay and Leland are a short 20 minute drive from your retreat.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Shoreline are just a 45 minute drive to view the 'MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA' per Good Morning America's 2011 viewers poll. National Geographic Magazine named our area as one of the TEN BEST SUMMER TRIPS 2012. In October 2015 USA Today voted M-22 the Best Scenic Autumn Drive in the Nation. Enjoy the quaint little bayside Village of Glen Arbor which is located just a few miles from the Dunes. Schedule a day at the Spas or golf at the Homestead before you journey back to the Sunrise Side of the Leelanau Penninsula.
There are close to 30 wineries located on the peninsula which have daily wine tasting for your pleasure. There are 3 distilleries and 3 breweries in Leelanau County plus several more in Traverse City and on Old Mission Peninsula. . There is a FANTASTIC marina in Northport to launch your boat for all water activities. The Inland Seas Educational Sailing Boat is located in Suttons Bay Marina area.
You can golf at the Leelanau Club of Bahl Farms. Go bird watching at the newly created bird santuary. Enjoy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on a day trip to the sunset shore of the peninsula. Take a hot air balloon ride out of Traverse City! Visit the Manitou Islands, sale the Tall Ship Manitou sailing ship which also is a B&B and located in Traverse City.
No reservation is confirmed until 50% downpayment and lease is received.
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Member since: 2004
- 1230 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Queen size Beds (3), or Futons (1) Futon in master bedroom.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sept 11, 2016- May 20, 2017
Sep 11 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
May 21, 2017- June 10, 2017
May 21 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 11 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
Additional non-refundable fee of $100 per pet IF it is a breed and size we accept. NO large or aggressive type dogs.
There is a minimum 3 night stay of $600 in the off season, and we only rent by full weeks in the summer months. Sunday to Sunday only.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Shoreline, voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America' 2011 by Good Morning America, and listed as one of the Ten Best Summer Trips 2012 by National Geographic Magazine. USA Today voted M-22 the Best Scenic Autumn Drive in the Nation in October 2015. Leelanau Sands Casino, Wine Tasting at over 25 wineries, Bird Watching in State Parks and Land Conservancy, and just plain RELAXING!
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Just two people who love the Great Lakes and beaches! The loons, swans and seagulls float by as we sit on the deck and enjoy the blue waters of the Great Lakes. This is our little bit of Heaven and we would like you to witness the endless beauty that we enjoy.
Why the Owner Chose Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, MI, USA:
There is no place like the Great Lakes along with wineries and marinas.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Finding Petoskey Stones on the beach. Fishing off the Manitou Islands. Wine tasting. Freightor watching. Loon listening. Peace & quiet. A great place to lose all of your worries and stress and get in touch with Mother Nature and your inner being.
- Primary: Gloria (810) 820-0488
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View to the North to the tip of the Peninsula
Lakeside deck, gas grill, glider, table and chairs.
Living room fireplace
leather swivel Lazy Boys
kitchen, tile & granite
Private beach on Grand Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan
Master bedroom futon and TV
guest bed 1
dining area with view of Lake Michigan
Capture the sunrise overlooking the 85' private beach while sipping your coffee
View to the south on the water front.
Lakeside deck with glider chairs.
Living Room sofa
2 patio doors face Lake Michigan
kitchen, tile & granite
Master bath with tub and shower overhead.
guest bed 2
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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