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Classic Renovated 'up North' Log Cabin on Sandy Beach Sleeps 14-16

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Last updated: 05/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Sleeps 14-16 in three doubles, 8-bunk loft room, plus pullout.

Bayshore Log Cabin is a unique vacation home, offering the ultimate 'Up North' experience; it is the perfect combination of a classic, rustic log home and a beachfront paradise. It is large enough to accommodate an extended family or several smaller families in total comfort, while reflecting the simplicity of its gorgeous natural surroundings and times gone by. The Cabin is nestled in the woods, where animal and bird life abounds, and opens onto a wide sandy beach directly on the bay, where every type of water activity can be enjoyed from morning to night. The Cabin has just been extensively renovated, including the installation of new baths, kitchen, plumbing, water softener, furnace, appliances and light fixtures, to provide upscale, modern comforts and amenities, while still retaining the Cabin’s original rustic character and charm. A vacation at the Cabin will create memories that last a lifetime: of spending endless carefree hours at the beach and in the water by day, and gathering together in the evenings for indoor or outdoor dining, games, or a roaring beach fire.
Located between the charming villages of Northport and Omena on Michigan’s beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, this large and carefully appointed log home is situated directly on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, with 240 feet of private, wide sandy beach in a secluded wooded setting. Enjoy blissful days filled with sunning, swimming, boating, skiing, beach-combing, outdoor cooking, and spending true quality time with your family and friends. From the Cabin, you will have a perfect view of stunning sunrises over the water each morning, and the colors of the sunset reflecting off the bay on tranquil evenings. The wooded, 5 acre lot provides a sense of pleasant seclusion, screened from neighbors on either side.
This beautiful log home has expansive indoor living spaces with a vaulted ceiling and a magnificent two-story natural stone fireplace. We have redecorated the entire Cabin with new comfortable high quality upholstered furniture appropriate to its rustic style, carefully selected antique pieces, rustic light fixtures, new rugs, and curtains custom made with vintage-style fabrics.
The great room has multiple sitting areas for gathering around the fire, reading, or, for those who are so inclined, watching satellite TV or movies from an extensive collection of DVDs for all ages. The adjacent enclosed sunroom has windows on three sides that frame a picture perfect view of the bay and “Gull Island.” The sunroom is furnished with reupholstered antique rattan furniture, and has additional comfortable seating as well as a game table for puzzles, board games, and “Michigan Rhummy.” The sunroom opens to an outdoor deck on the bay side, and has tables for outdoor dining with a spectacular view. We provide two grills, one gas and one charcoal, for your outdoor cooking and dining needs.
A newly remodeled kitchen features custom-built and hand-painted cabinets with wrought iron hardware and fir counter-tops, along with a butcher block island. It has a new five-burner gas range, a new dishwasher, and a new sink and fixtures. Like the rest of the house, the kitchen is lighted with electrified wall and hanging lanterns, and decorated with vintage collectables. The adjacent pantry houses the refrigerator, and a brand new high-efficiency washer and dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped with numerous small appliances, colorful dinnerware for indoors and out, and quality cookware for preparing and serving gourmet meals for a large gathering. The spacious dining area has a 9-foot farmhouse table which seats 10-12, and a rustic buffet. Additional seating is available at the nearby gate-leg table in the adjacent living room.
With four bedrooms including a large bunkroom and a queen sleeper, the home sleeps from 14 to 16 people very comfortably, and is perfect for a large or extended family, or several smaller families. The spacious master bedroom, which is on the main floor of the Cabin, has a queen sized bed and a view of the lake. It has a private bath with a tub/shower combination, and has been completely remodeled with slate floors, subway and pebble tile, a custom built cedar vanity, and all new plumbing and fixtures. Two additional bedrooms on the second floor each have double beds, and share a second full bath, also newly renovated. All bedrooms have brand new beds, linens, curtains, rugs, colorful quilts and are furnished with charming antiques. Upstairs is a large bunkroom that sleeps eight. It is furnished with hand crafted rustic cedar log furniture, and has colorful quilts and curtains with a north woods theme. The bunkroom features colorful vintage style flooring and a half bath. If the beds are not enough to accommodate your party, there is a brand new queen-sized sofa in the living room.
The Cabin is located on a beautiful sandy beach, complete with a dock and swimming ladder. With a gradual slope and crystal clear water, the beach is an ideal place for children to safely enjoy the beach and lake. Only the deck and spacious yard -- perfect for croquet or horseshoes -- separates the house from the beach. No climbing down dunes or stairs or navigating winding paths. There is also a volleyball net and hammock in the yard. Beach chairs, beach towels, toys and 2 kayaks (one is a tandem) for exploring the bay are provided. The sandy cove invites long strolls in search of Petoskey stones and other treasures.
After a day on the beach, you can enjoy the enclosed cedar outdoor shower, or nap in the hammock. The home is on a cove in Grand Traverse Bay, with calmer waters, making it perfect for small craft boating and skiing. In the evening, enjoy the colors of the sunset reflecting off the bay, and gather around a beach fire (we have a fire pit on the beach and provide a supply of firewood).
The Cabin is a perfect venue for special family reunions and celebrations, offering a memorable private setting. Local catering offers the unique foods and wines of the Leelanau Peninsula.
The fantastic “Up North” experience does not end with summer. Enjoy spectacular foliage, biking, golfing, hiking, and wine tasting while making this charming log home your home base during the color season, at attractive rates. Our home is just a few miles from some of the most popular Leelanau Peninsula wineries, and is the perfect home base for winery tours.
It is also a story-book place to celebrate the holidays or spend a winter ski weekend. Nestled in the woods, you can snuggle in with the family, cook up your holiday feast, and gather round a roaring fire. We are only a half hour drive from family friendly cross country and downhill skiing at the Homestead, and Crystal Mountain is just over an hour away.
NOTE: We own the neighboring beach property, Bayshore Beach House, and have operated it as a rental since 2008. Although it is very different in character from Bayshore Log Cabin, please see VRBO Listing #183657 to get a sense of the beach, as well as the kind of finish and amenities that we strive to provide. You can also read the numerous renter-submitted reviews which we feel reflect the positive experiences our renters enjoy.
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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Children Welcome:

    This property is a children's' paradise, with a real up north bunkroom, and books, toys and games for all ages, videos, fishing equipment, and satellite TV....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We consider well mannered dogs...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Second downstairs full bath.: toilet, shower


  • Bunk room half bath: toilet

    New half-bath in bunk-room has a sink and toilet....moreless

  • Outdoor shower

    Enclosed outdoor cedar shower ...moreless

  • Bathrooms have slate tile floors, subway and pebble tile surrounded showers/bath, custom vintage style cedar vanities, and all new fixtures....moreless

Other Amenities

  • As of April, 2013, we completed an extensive renovation and refurnishing of this beautiful log cabin. Although very different in character, please see our listing for our adjoining property, Bayshore Beach House, VRBO Listing #183657, to get a feel for the kind of amenities and level of finish that we strive to provide....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of books for kids and adults...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    One for each TV...moreless

  • Game Room:

    The sun porch features a game table for cards and board games...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games for adults and kids, yard games, cards and poker chips...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Blue tooth stereo hook-up for almost any device...moreless

  • Television:

    One in the living room and one in the bunkroom...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Plenty of DVD's for all interests and ages...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The home is directly on a wide and private sandy beach with a shallow grade. Stunning sunrises and views of 'Gull Island.'...moreless

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    New high efficiency dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful working stone fireplace and chimney....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New forced air natural gas furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All new linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large greatroom with fireplace, flows into kitchen & dining areas, as well as enclosed sunporch....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking space for multiple cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local and long distance land line...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New high efficiency washer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Brand new Cuisinart automatic 12 cup drip coffemaker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two full sets of dishes, plus unbreakable dishes for kids and adults...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New top quality dishwasher ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has been completely remodeled for the 2013 season, with new custom hand-painted cabinets, sink, and fixtures....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New microwave in the service pantry...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We include a supply of pantry basics...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    New gas range for 2013 season....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cool new retro 4 slice toaster...moreless


  • Boat:


  • Deck / Patio:

    Raised deck just off the sunroom, with plenty of space for outdoor dining...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks, one single and one double, plus life preservers supplied...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    volleyball net and hammock...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 grill --one charcoal and one gas...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fishing equipment and floaties...moreless



from 20 traveler reviews
All rentals are weekly only during the prime season, Memorial Day to Labor Day.
2013 Fall....$3,200/wk; $1,200-$1,600/weekend; $400/additional night
Summer 2014 $5,600 per week, with discouts for early to mid June. 
We offer discounted rates for the first three weeks of June, 2014 as follows:
Week of May 30-June 7...$4,000; June 7-June 14 $4,400;June 14-21...$4,900

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
2.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Knot Just A Bar (Omena) - Food & Drinks
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coming soon to Northport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Knot Just A Bar; The North End (Northport)
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
The Homestead, Glen Arbor

Car: Necessary

Located in the heart of Leelanau Wine Country


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: As a small child, I (Holly) vacationed every summer at my grandmother's rustic and charming fishing cabin on Seven Pines Road in Northport. I have indelible memories of carefree days, roaming the beach, frolicking in the bay, exploring the beautiful woods, gorging on fresh berries, and staying up very late near a blazing beach fire. When I went away to school, I looked forward to bringing friends from far away to this special place. My now-husband Andy was one of them, and he loves Northport as much as I do. Every summer since we were married we have gone there, first just the two of us with our books and bicycles, and later with our five children. Although we have had the good fortune to have traveled to many places, Northport remains our very favorite place on the planet.

Why the Owner Chose Northport, MI, USA:
This property provides a unique 'up North' experience. The Cabin is a rustic but comfortable gem, surrounded by beautiful woods, and situated on a wonderful sandy beach. It reminds us of the cabin where we spent so many years when our children were growing up. It doesn't get much better than this for a family vacation on the Leelanau Peninsula.

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Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

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  • View of the cabin facing the beach.

    View of the cabin facing the beach.

  • Partial view of yard between home the Cabin and the beach

    Partial view of yard between home the Cabin and the beach

  • More seating around the stone fireplace

    More seating around the stone fireplace

  • Dining Room with 9 Foot Farmhouse Table

    Dining Room with 9 Foot Farmhouse Table

  • Seating Area Near Flat Screen TV

    Seating Area Near Flat Screen TV

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Shower Tub Combo with New Subway and Pebble Tile

    Master Shower Tub Combo with New Subway and Pebble Tile

  • Another View of one of the Guest Bedrooms

    Another View of one of the Guest Bedrooms

  • Partial View of the Sun Room

    Partial View of the Sun Room

  • The Bunk Room

    The Bunk Room

  • Partial View of Half Bath off the Bunk Room

    Partial View of Half Bath off the Bunk Room

  • Evening Sunset at the Cabin

    Evening Sunset at the Cabin

  • The Cabin in its wooded setting

    The Cabin in its wooded setting

  • Partial View of main Living Area and Fireplace

    Partial View of main Living Area and Fireplace

  • Newly Renovated Kitchen

    Newly Renovated Kitchen

  • A Wall of Windows in the Sun Room Faces the Lake

    A Wall of Windows in the Sun Room Faces the Lake

  • The Hallway to the Bbedrooms

    The Hallway to the Bbedrooms

  • Partial View of Master Bath

    Partial View of Master Bath

  • Partial View of one of the Guest Bedrooms

    Partial View of one of the Guest Bedrooms

  • Partial View of Guest Bedroom 2

    Partial View of Guest Bedroom 2

  • Game Table in the Sun Room

    Game Table in the Sun Room

  • Log Furnishings and Colorful Quilts in the Bunk Room

    Log Furnishings and Colorful Quilts in the Bunk Room

  • Another Day in Paradise

    Another Day in Paradise

  • Dock.


VRBO #454019

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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