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Private Beach Front Grand Traverse Bay- Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1230 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    at owner discretion , non-aggressive type dogs...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    have steps to house and not accessible by wheelchair...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Queen size Beds (3), or Futons (1) Futon in master bedroom.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • both bathrooms have showers over tub, ceramice tile, granite countertops...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Gas log fireplace, 2 HD TV's, Cooking Utensils, Bed Linens, bikes, canoe, patio furniture, hammock, shore side fire pit on your own personal beach, Casino 17 miles away, Lighthouse 2 miles away, Traverse City 36 miles away, Sleeping Bear Dunes 35 miles away, Beauty - ALL AROUND YOU!!!!...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Toys:

    board games...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    we have a Blu-Ray player, and VHS player with close to 200 movies...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We site direct on the beach and are at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    on Lake Michigan/Grand Traverse Bay, where the mouth of the Great Lakes meets the Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    check with owner for size availability...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    The cottage has Wi-Fi for your use....moreless


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


  • Bicycles:

    2 adult, 1 youth...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck faces Grand Traverse Bay - Lake Michigan....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    canoe, lifejackets...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 16, 2017- May 20, 2017
Feb 16 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
May 21, 2017- June 10, 2017
May 21 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
summer 2017
Jun 11 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

Sept 10, 17 - May 20, 2018
Sep 11 - May 19, 2018
3 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 $675 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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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City Cherry Capital
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
in Village of Northport
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northport Creek
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
in Village of Northport
45 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

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!


Owner info

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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 2016 Beach

    2016 Beach

  • View to the North to the tip of the Peninsula

    View to the North to the tip of the Peninsula

  • Lakeside deck, gas grill, glider, table and chairs.

    Lakeside deck, gas grill, glider, table and chairs.

  • Living room fireplace

    Living room fireplace

  • leather swivel Lazy Boys

    leather swivel Lazy Boys

  • kitchen, tile & granite

    kitchen, tile & granite

  • Private beach on Grand Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan

    Private beach on Grand Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master bedroom futon and TV

    Master bedroom futon and TV

  • guest bed 1

    guest bed 1

  • dining area with view of Lake Michigan

    dining area with view of Lake Michigan

  • Capture the sunrise overlooking the 85' private beach while sipping your coffee

    Capture the sunrise overlooking the 85' private beach while sipping your coffee

  • View to the south on the water front.

    View to the south on the water front.

  • Lakeside deck with glider chairs.

    Lakeside deck with glider chairs.

  • Living Room sofa

    Living Room sofa

  • 2 patio doors face Lake Michigan

    2 patio doors face Lake Michigan

  • kitchen, tile & granite

    kitchen, tile & granite

  • Snack Bar/kitchen

    Snack Bar/kitchen

  • Master bath with tub and shower overhead.

    Master bath with tub and shower overhead.

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • guest bed 2

    guest bed 2

  • guest bath

    guest bath

  • Laundry area.

    Laundry area.

VRBO #38768

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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