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Elk Lake/ River Waterfront in Town with Boat Slip, Swim Deck

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Enjoy this three bedroom, two bath home right on the water in the village of Elk Rapids. Combine the experience of a cozy, comfortable, fully furnished (right down to the beach towels), cottage filled with art and unique features, with a beautiful outdoor setting, all set up to make your vacation memorable.

On the main floor you will find a living room and dining room with a beautiful view of the water, plus a well-equipped 'ship's galley' kitchen with eat-in booth, a full bath with separate tub and shower, and a washer/dryer and a bedroom with a queen bed. On the upstairs floor there are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed, one with a double bed, both with access to the upstairs deck and the upstairs bath. Here you will also find a loft with convertible sofa bed, plus an 'art nook' and beading station.

A large deck surrounds the living and dining areas and is furnished with tables, chairs and grill for outdoor lounging and dining.

Walk out to the boat slip and swim deck and enjoy the expansive views of Elk Lake, and the beautiful sunsets. Or take your boat on a cruise, use one of three kayaks for a serene paddle on the lake, sunbathe or jump into the water for a swim. You can watch the sunset, have a bonfire in the fire pit, roast marshmallows and hot dogs to close out your evenings.

This home is also conveniently located in the Village, and you can easily walk the board walk along the water into town to enjoy the shops, restaurants, theater, library, and all of the amenities of our beaches, marinas and parks.

Keywords: Boat slip, waterfront, home, house, cottage, swim, deck

More Details

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

About Janet Foster

After a long career designing and developing training programs for corporations, I have 'almost' retired in the village where I spent my summer vacations.

Janet Foster purchased this house in 1994

Why Janet Foster chose Elk Rapids

My Mother and I bought this home when it was a 'boat shop.' The previous owner built a 30 foot sailboat in this house. My artist Mom updated it as her permanent residence. You cannot build a boat in it anymore, but the pattern for the sailboat remains on the upstairs wood floors.

What makes this house unique

Access to the entire Chain of Lakes including Elk Lake and Torch Lake by boat from your back door.

A house filled with beautiful art inside and the beauty of nature outside.


Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This property has a 45 foot boat slip, and swim deck on the lake, plus 3 kayaks for your use.


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Elk Lake/ River Waterfront in Town with Boat Slip, Swim Deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Elk rapids is wonderful and this property is a small slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful working with Janet, she is delightful and her place has such charm. Perfect location for us going to the horse show and easy walk to town and beach. Elk Rapids is an incredibly quaint town and it is such fun when they close the main street down on Wednesday night and have food and vendors, great family fun. Perfect get away if you want to slow down and relax, yet plenty to do with Traverse City 20 min away

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Joseph, MI

Great week! Perfect location, clean and unique cottage and awesome boating dock

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at Janet's cottage. The location in Elk Rapids was ideal. The cottage had a well stocked kitchen, very comfortable beds and was very clean. The boating dock was excellent and we're excited to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stress reliever

  • 5 of 5

Janet was wonderful and her property was well kept. Very enjoyable stay in an excellent location.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Heavenly place

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here at this house. My husband won't stay anywhere else. It's quiet, very clean, all the comforts of home and more. Large windows, beautiful art work, the owner is a peach, always available if you need something. The big yard and deck on elk lake are a huge plus. Lots of beach towels and books and games, it has everything. A beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, Missouri


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here the past two years and have had a great time. Janet, the owner is next door and very helpful with any questions or needs. The yard is perfect for washers, badminton or croquet. The deck is great for outdoor eating and the deck by the water has a wonderful view of the sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Traverse City
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

I request a deposit of one half of the rental fee or $1100.00 to confirm a reservation. The deposit is fully refundable if the reservation is cancelled at least 30 days in advance of the arrival date. The remainder of the rental fee is due upon the guest's arrival date.