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Last updated: 06/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Situated on Lake Michigan facing west toward the Manitou Islands, enjoy blissful days filled with a multitude of activities to spend true quality time with your family and friends. You will be treated to stunning sunsets over the water each evening and tranquil mornings listening to the waves lap on the shore. This architecturally interesting contemporary home has bright indoor spaces with large windows. A fully equipped kitchen includes a gas stove, oven and microwave, dishwasher, 2 refridgerators (1 in garage) and toaster and coffeemaker. Laundry washer and dryer is just off the kitchen. The kitchen, which includes a 4-seat counter eating bar, opens to a large dining area (seating 8) and spacious living room with cathedral windows and ceiling. The entertainment den has a 32' TV, Direct TV, DVD player, and sound system with CD and radio receiver as well as cable for hooking up personal devices. Internet and WiFi. There is a large bookcase full of wonderful books, games, and puzzles. Wi-fi is also included. The large Main Floor Master Suite (great for those not wishing to use stairs) has 2 full size beds and a full bath. The Upstairs Master Suite with a king bed and large bathroom with a double shower make this room a perfect retreat. Two additional upstairs family bedrooms connected with a full bathroom feature a queen bed in one room and trundled twin beds in the other room. Guest bedding and bath towels are provided. A long, winding wooded driveway provides a sense of pleasant seclusion. There is an attached 2-stall garage, a gas BBQ grill, and large wrap-around decks. The decks provide lots of outdoor living and dining space with water views and choices of shady or sunny sitting areas. This home is impeccably maintained and well furnished. It will comfortably accommodate 8 people for sleeping. The lakefront is a wilderness beach with a dock stretching into a shallow cove where wildlife abounds. The dock provides easy access to the water. (NOTE: as of 2016, the lake water level is too high for the dock and it did not get installed.) A bird watching paradise, we regularly see bald eagles, all varieties of waterfowl, as well as song and beach birds. The end of the dock is perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning, watching fish, turtles, otters playing...and then awesome Lake Michigan sunsets in the evening. Long beach-walks looking for petoskey stones and Leland blues are another favorite passtime. Our lakefront home is halfway between the harbor towns of Leland and Northport. Unique shops and galleries, dining and recreation are a short scenic drive away. Traverse City is a quick 35-minute drive over winding county roads bordered by orchards and vineyards. This quiet and peaceful setting is easily accessible to state and conservancy hiking trails, biking, fishing, boating, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Leelanau County is ideal for outdoor recreation or just plain sitting and relaxing. No smoking and no pets. And please note the guest limit in our home is 8, regardless of age.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Will not rent to anyone under 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Because of architectural design of home, not recommended for children under 5....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • King size beds (1) Upstairs Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs family suite - adjoined by bathroom to Twin trundle room., Double Beds (1) Main floor master suite has 2 double beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) upstairs family suite - twin trundle room adjoined by bathroom to queen bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View:

    Home sits about 25 yards off Lake Michigan beach in wooded setting facing west. Lake views from decks, dining and living areas as well as bedrooms....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    150' of Lake Michigan frontage. Situated on a shallow cove with dock access for swimming and perfect for enjoying sunsets and lots of wildlife. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    two stall garage...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calling only...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully (totally) equipped....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with gas stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker.....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    one in kitchen and another in garage....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    multilevel decks provide different areas for living, dining, socializing, and solitude....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Housekeeping $250
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Home will be thoroughly clean upon arrival. Bed linens and bath towels are provided. Kitchen is fully equipped. Owner- manager is very accessible for questions.

Half of total due at time of reservation. Balance plus damage deposit due 30 days prior to arrival date.


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Last updated: 06/13/2016
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Location

Beautiful Leelanau County - 'land of delight' - is home to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, recently voted as the most beautiful place in America by viewers of Good Morning America. A vacation destination for folks of all ages, Leelanau County offers Golf Courses with spectacular views, Conservancy and State Park hiking trails, unlimited water sports recreation, art galleries, vinyards & wineries, fine and casual dining, cultural events, and spectacular sightseeing.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: This home holds volumes of precious family memories. All of us have special times here with our individual families, extended families, and friends. 'Girls week' at Christmas and in the summer draws 3 generations of moms-daughters-cousins for boating, hiking, cooking and general relaxing together. Couples weekends are also a treat as we frequently entertain friends for an activity and a meal.

Why the Owner Chose Northport, MI, USA:
Our parents attended The Leelanau School (near The Homestead in Glen Arbor) in the 1940's when Leelanau County was a remote and hidden jewel. As our family grew up we visited Glen Arbor for vacations and then attended camp at Leelanau-Kohahna now located on Pyramid Point - just down the shore. The county has been 'second home' for three generations now but remains 'first' in our hearts. Our home on 'Big Blue' is a true retreat where peace and tranquility abides. For those of us who enjoy 'garden therapy' we have a large and lovely place to commune with the soil and flowering plants. Our home is located on a certified 'Natural Beauty Road' just a 2-mile walk from a favorite local bar & grill on M-22 - the now famous state highway that winds its way around the perimeter of Leelanau County. Mom and Dad fell in love with this place because it was a bit off the beaten track of the tourist crowd which tends to stay closer to the National Park, and it offered a peaceful and quiet retreat.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The unique architectural design of this home combined with the sense of seclusion yet convenient distance from both Northport and Leland (10 mins either direction) make this place perfect for extended stays. It is a family home - not just a typical vacation rental property - and offers the comforts and conveniences of a year-round home. Come and enjoy!


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Back of house from garden.

    Back of house from garden.

  • Walk from driveway to front door

    Walk from driveway to front door

  • Deck living and dining facing kitchen/BBQ deck.

    Deck living and dining facing kitchen/BBQ deck.

  • Deck living and dining area with view to lake and west.

    Deck living and dining area with view to lake and west.

  • 2014 View from deck.

    2014 View from deck.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining area facing lake.

    Dining area facing lake.

  • Den with 32 inch TV, DVD player, sound system, books, games, puzzles, etc.

    Den with 32 inch TV, DVD player, sound system, books, games, puzzles, etc.

  • Main floor Master Suite - 2 double beds. Window faces lake.

    Main floor Master Suite - 2 double beds. Window faces lake.

  • Queen bedroom. Window faces lake.

    Queen bedroom. Window faces lake.

  • Closer view of lake with 'sunset bench' and dock beyond.

    Closer view of lake with 'sunset bench' and dock beyond.

  • 2015 cove and dock

    2015 cove and dock

  • Garage at end of long, winding driveway from road. Front door is around to right

    Garage at end of long, winding driveway from road. Front door is around to right

  • Outdoor living and dining area. Photo taken facing the lake.

    Outdoor living and dining area. Photo taken facing the lake.

  • Perfect spot for morning coffee!

    Perfect spot for morning coffee!

  • 2014 View from deck.

    2014 View from deck.

  • 2014 Front of house facing Lake Michigan.

    2014 Front of house facing Lake Michigan.

  • 2014 View from living room

    2014 View from living room

  • Kitchen and 4-seat counter bar.

    Kitchen and 4-seat counter bar.

  • Papa's Chair

    Papa's Chair

  • Upstairs Master Suite. Window faces lake. King bed.

    Upstairs Master Suite. Window faces lake. King bed.

  • Twin trundle room.

    Twin trundle room.

  • Oct. 2013 -opened up the view. Look closely to see the dock!

    Oct. 2013 -opened up the view. Look closely to see the dock!

  • Another beautiful Lake Michigan sunset over the Manitou Islands.

    Another beautiful Lake Michigan sunset over the Manitou Islands.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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