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Three Suites in Downtown Elk Rapids - 1 Bed, 3 Bed or 4 Bed units available

Bedrooms 4
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Suite Inn - Choice of 4 Bed/2 Bath, 3 Bed/2 Bath or 1 Bed/1 Bath

THE STARBOARD INN offers beautiful updated accommodations for a relaxing and fun-filled vacation. It is centrally located in Elk Rapids, just steps away from gorgeous sandy beaches, the Elk Rapids Marina, a classic movie theater, ice cream parlor, shops and a variety of restaurants.

There are three suites available. Choose the one to fit your specific needs.

THE CAPTAINS QUARTERS offers 3000 square foot of spacious living, including four bedrooms, two full baths, fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room and three enclosed porches for perfect relaxation. This suite accommodates up to eight people.

THE UPPER DECK is a 2200 square foot suite with three bedrooms, two full baths, fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room. This suite accommodates up to six people.

THE CUDDY is a perfect get-away with one bedroom and one full bath, fully equipped kitchen and living room with a comfy sofa sleeper. This suite accommodates up to four people.

We are located just two blocks from the Elk Rapids Marina which has access to Grand Traverse Bay and the Elk River Marina which has access to the Chain of Lakes. For more information call Elk Rapids Marina (231)264-8174 or Elk River Marina (231)264-9500.

We are also located just three blocks to the beach which offers not only gorgeous surroundings with crystal clear water for water play and sports, but also a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a picnic area.

Come and enjoy all that beautiful Elk Rapids has to offer!

Scroll down to "Links to more information" for more pictures, information, and a VIRTUAL TOUR.

No Smoking, Please.

Keywords: Historical Inn - Three suites

More Details

Paul Hresko
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017


Elk Rapids Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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Three Suites in Downtown Elk Rapids - 1 Bed, 3 Bed or 4 Bed units available
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
Dallas, TX

Favorite Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was year 20 for us to stay in Elk Rapids with all of them staying at the Starboard Inn. Every year we begin counting the days to our return in May, delighted to be escaping from the Texas heat. After the summer of 2017 we will have stayed in every unit (The Cuddy, Upper Deck, and Captain's Quarters!) It is an ideal location with an easy walk to the beach. We love being able to cook our own meals if we choose or dine in one of the great places in town. The updates that were completed in the spring of 2016 added more charm and appeal to the place. The owners are friendly and always willing to offer suggestions for side trips and places to eat. This has really become our Michigan home each summer. Glad we found you and can't wait to return this summer!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rosie K.

  • 5 of 5

Starboard Inn and Captains Quarters: Charming, has all the comforts of home, a relaxing. spacious - Get-a-way. Very easy walk to town and the water. I have returned to stayed at this property for four years in a row. Really love this place as my home away from home! Kitchen is stocked with needed items, if you decide to cook a meal! Wonderful colors and bathroom updates done in Spring of 2016!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We try very hard to meet everyone's needs and expectations! Each year we try to update various parts of the Starboard. Last year we completely gutted and rebuilt the upstairs bath as well redecorated all the rooms - transitioning from a Victorian theme to a more Nautical and Traditional style. Stay tuned to even more enhancements this year! Love the feedback! Thanks!
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Charming family vacation in Elk Rapids.

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at the Starboard Inn for over 15 years. We have stayed with friends, relatives, and kids and grand kids. We have always had a great time. Everyone wants to return. The location is perfect. It is a block from downtown, close to beach and marina. The landlord is close by and is very responsive if an issue comes up.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words John! It has always been a pleasure and a blessing to have met so many wonderful families such as yours! We try very hard to provide a wonderful place where families can gather together and great memories can be born! Looking forward to seeing you again this year!
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Cozy, peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay in this charming, cozy inn! It was very clean and conveniently located A block from town and the beach was just a short walk! The owner was very hospitable and treated us as though we were his own family! I can't wait for my next stay there!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind note! We pride ourselves on providing the best amenities and service as possible! Elk Rapids is such a beautiful place to visit and vacation! We are blessed to call it home and treasure it deeply! We are further blessed by meeting such wonderful families and even cultivating great relationships with our guests throughout the years!
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St. Johns, MI

The right decision for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 7 with kids 3yrs - 18yrs) have been vacationing in the Elk Rapids area for the past 6 years. We always rent lakefront and end up packing the whole family in a small 2-3 bedroom cottage. As a boat owner, it always made sense to stay on a lake. However, this year we had other plans for the summer and decided to pass on our trip to Elk Rapids. As the summer was coming to an end, the kids said it didn't feel right not going up North. I began looking online and found this rental. After speaking with Paul personally, I knew this was the place for us. In addition, we would have enough room for all 7 of us....and my mother in-law (yes, I have a great one!). Upon arrival, we fell in love with our vacation home. It was perfect. We were a within minutes of everything...either by bike or walking. Our favorite pizza shop, antique shop, coffee and donuts hangout, movie theater, awesome public beach with playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, toy store, harbor, fishing spots, library, and so much more. We brought our boat along also. It was great because we has a choice between Elk Lake or Lake Michigan...both launches were within 1/2 mile. Our home was full of everything we needed and we didn't have to ask for anything. We played cards every night, and I could walk to the movie theater for popcorn...that was amazing! Our home had central air, which as great because it was in the upper 80's for our entire stay. The other 2 units were occupied, but we didn't know it...never heard a sound from either place. We are planning to return next year...had more fun than any other stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you and your family had a great time in Elk Rapids! It was wonderful meeting you and your family! Kudos to you for arranging a last minute second vacation for your family and allowing them to get their Elk Rapids fix for 2015! We look forward to seeing you again!
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Northville, MI, USA

Year after year of outstanding rental experiences

  • 5 of 5

Our family tradition of vacationing in Elk Rapids started decades ago. We have rented numerous/various facilities over the years but have been most happy with this one. The owner is very friendly and accommodating. The units are always clean, stocked, and ready when we arrive. The Cuddy (1-bedroom) is our personal favorite; charming, private, and intimate; the perfect unit for a romantic getaway although there is a comfortable pullout in the living room which worked out well for our son when he was up for a couple of days during the week. The Captain's Quarters (4-bedrooms) sleeps our many nieces, nephews, cousins, and more. It has lots of living space for get-togethers and playing games.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playscape at beach for children


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.