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Beautiful Cottage on Lake Michigan!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

If you love the beach but hate the crowds and commercial activity, this is the perfect vacation spot for you. Nestled in 3 acres of beautiful mature forest, this home is tucked in a small dune on 200 feet of private, sandy Lake Michigan beach. It’s a mere 14 steps down the charming walkway from the woods to the secluded beach. The home provides privacy and relaxation while offering modern amenities. All rooms in the open floor plan have expansive views of the Big Lake with a great view of the Manitou Islands, and on a clear day, the Fox Islands are also visible in the distance. From the large deck just off the kitchen, you may see our resident eagle diving for fish. You can enjoy an easy meal using the gas grill, or relax by an open fire in the fire pit.

The home sleeps six with two upstairs bedrooms and a Queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living room. All linens are provided. The kitchen includes microwave, dishwasher, full oven/stove, and is generally stocked with standard complimentary provisions. The two full bathrooms (one of which is conveniently located in the walkout, near the access to the lake) include a glass-doored tile shower upstairs, and a full shower/tub combo in the lower level.

Whether you enjoy active water sports, shopping, antiquing, fine dining or gambling, Sutton’s Bay, Leland and Northport are all within less than a 20 minute drive. Many local Michigan vineyards provide wine tastings, and both farm stand produce and freshly caught fish from Lake Michigan are seasonally available nearby.

Driving in, the home is located on the transition between a gravel Natural Beauty Road and paved drive, offering a great place to take a jog or enjoy a walk through the woods.

It’s less than an hour’s drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, recently named the nation’s most beautiful location by ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The Park offers great hiking and stargazing opportunities, and even an occasional meteor shower. If you spend time enjoying our home on the Leelanau Peninsula, you, like many of our visitors, will keep coming back.

More Details

Branden Wright
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

Why Branden Wright chose Northwest

Built in 1994 after extensive search for unique Lake Michigan beach front. Almost 3 acre wooded lot that provides seclusion yet close to many activities that would appeal to a wide range of interests.

What makes this house unique

A rare property where a family can unwind from the day to day bustle, and do as little or as much in terms of activities as you choose.


Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , includes vanity
  • Two full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Pull-out sofa, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Cottage on Lake Michigan!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect western view lakefront sunsets in this 2 bedroom secluded setting for a 4-6 person family

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacationed here in mid-July 2016. It is a beautiful home, very well maintained. The owners were very responsive and provided excellent and thorough support and guidance.

Whether you are looking for a week's vacation of peace and quiet, a base for outdoor adventure, or a little bit of both, this is a great house. The cottage is nicely furnished, has a well appointed kitchen, a great deck with a view of beautiful sunsets, and is super clean. It is centrally located between the quaint small towns of Leland, Northport, and Sutton's Bay, all of which have nice shops, restaurants, and opportunities for hiking and other adventures. Being used to the crowded east coast shore line, our family enjoyed exploring the shore and swimming in a lake with few other people around. We would enjoy coming back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love having you back as our guest!
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  • 5 of 5

Sitting on the beach in the evening and enjoying the sunset was the perfect end to a day. The house was very clean and everything was as described. We enjoyed driving to the area towns to shop, especially the trip to Old Mission. We would definitely recommend this property to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review Brian and we're so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again next year and have a great 4th of July weekend.
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A beautiful, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage, well stocked with almost everything one could need or want during a stay. It is centrally located to various sites of interest including Northport, Leland, Suttons Bay and further south Glen Arbor and Sleeping Bear dunes. The beach is pristine, the wooded setting serene.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week in Leland

  • 5 of 5

This is our 7th year in Leland and we had another great experience. This home was well stocked with everything we needed...including direct access to the beach. It was clean and comfortable and well stocked. Although we had sunny, warm weather all 7 days, strong winds on three of them prevented us from swimming at the house, but the Northport town beach was less than 15 minutes away...and walking distance from ice it was very easy to adjust.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silvis, IL

So lovely and private !!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this peaceful and beautiful home for a week the end of June. We were so pleasantly surprised to find everything so well equiped and supplied, plus being so clean and comfortable. This is our 3rd VRBO rental and of the 3 this place has been the most enjoyable. The beach, the sunsets and the quiet, shaded surroundings made for a very enjoyable week.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this lovely home for a week in June. The setting is quite private, surrounded by woods and a nice view of Lake Michigan. The sunsets were gorgeous. The house is so well stocked with every thing you need for a comfortable stay. It is very clean and cozy. It was the perfect place to spend the week. We hope to return again next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City offers commercial jet service
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Happy Hour is a favorite local bar/restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
There are numerous golf courses within a half hour
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Highway M22 is 1 mile from the home
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Happy Hour is a favorite local bar/restaurant

The home is located on almost 3 acres of northern hardwoods,on Lake Michigan,with a magnificent beach.The location offers privacy, yet is close to so many activities. The views and sunsets are stunning. Sleeping Bear Dunes is a half hour away.


Rates & Availability

Northport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Color and wine tour
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

The number of payments is flexible depending on agreement between both parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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