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Tranquil Northport Bay Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

If a peaceful, affordable getaway cottage is what you are seeking, Lilla Cotta Bay is perfect for you! Charming remodelled, smoke-free cottage with newer furnishings and decorating.

Very private and quiet location within walking distance of the Village of Northport, marinas, and boatyards. Shaded, well landscaped Northport Bay site with a full lakeside deck and 160 foot dock with sunning platform. Bring your boat and water skis, transient marina dockage is available within 3/4 mile.

Relax on the dock with a book or glass of wine, or take a cruise in the provided paddleboat. Gorgeous views and sunrises over Northport Point. Charcoal grill, Weber gas grill, and nicely equipped galley kitchen.

Queen bed in bedroom (rated Most Comfortable Bed ever by our guests),additional queen sofa bed in living room. Nearby shopping in Traverse City, Leland and Suttons Bay, sightseeing all along the Leelanau peninsula coastline. For the gamblers, Leelanau Sands Casino is 10 miles south of the cottage.

Golf and wineries all within a short drive. City marina and boat launch 3/4 mile to the south.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Bill and Carole,

We are a family from California and we have fallen in love with your cottage and the "Up North" lifestyle.... We enjoyed paddle boat rides, bonfires, frog catching, walks, trips to Sutton's Bay, Traverse City, and lots of "lake gazing". Your home is beautiful, warm, and inviting. We look forward to coming back again. Have a wonderful winter. Thanks again.
Aug 2004
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Wine country tours and tasting, Walk to town for Music in the Park Friday nights.


Northport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Firepit, Am-FM Stereo with I-Pod connection, Wireless internet; Full Galley Kitchen, Coffee maker, Electric range, Charcoal Grill and Weber gas grill, Small pets possible


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(15 traveler reviews)

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Tranquil Northport Bay Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful Gem

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth year my wife and I have stayed in this Northport Bay Cottage. I have been coming Up North for over 30 years and this has become my favorite place to stay. The views of Grand Traverse Bay are amazing, from sunrise to sunset. There is little light pollution which allows for beautiful star gazing. The cottage is tastefully appointed and there is much valuable information made available for local restaurants, wineries and shopping. We simply love the water views. We would highly recommend this lovely gem. Gary and Kim Theil, Dublin, Ohio

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful week we had at Lillacotta. We felt comfortable from the minute we arrived. The owners made a special effort in welcoming us with a bottle of wine and a bag of other treats. The view is fantastic and the cottage is very clean and fresh. They have thought of everything to make our stay wonderful. Northport is a charming town and the area is so beautiful with many scenic sites. We can't say enough about how great this place is.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Another enjoyable stay at Lilla Cotta! Thanks so much for your lovely cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful week at Lilla Cotta & have already booked next years vacation there--need I say more? Alright I was spotless, well decorated, great location and comfortable, we can't wait to go back! The owners have thought of everything you may want or need in a perfect vacation home. Thanks for making this vacation so memoriable!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, MI

Tranquil and Warm

  • 5 of 5

I loved every minute of my stay at magical Lilla Cotta Bay. Everything was even better than I had dreamed -- lovely decor, privacy, amazing views, and the warmest welcome possible. When I got to the cottage the windows were open to capture soft breezes, everything was immaculate, there was a bag of goodies and wine on the table, and Grand Traverse Bay was shimmering out back. Wow! I spent the sunny days floating in the bay and exploring the Leelanau Peninsula. I'd especially recommend Dog Eared Books in Northport (I also loved watching the boats dock in the Northport marina), the 45th Parallel Cafe in Suttons Bay, and the Secret Garden Gallery in Empire. I spent cloudy days reading in the cottage and on the dock -- so peaceful. Thank you, Bill and Carol, for sharing your lovely retreat. You've provided everything necessary to make visitors (including singles) feel safe, comfortable, and special. I hope I get to return soon and would love to see Northport in the fall!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Our Charming Northport Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed beautiful views of Grand Traverse Bay from Lilla Cotta. Too, the cottage is in a perfect location from which to explore all the attractions that the Leelanau Peninsula offers. Northport itself has quite the charming main street center, all within walking distance. Very nice! Note: if you want to swim, it's best to use the beaches by the Marina - just a short walk away. The lake bed here is very rocky and you'll need water shoes to wade and to launch the paddleboat.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75

Please contact owner for shorter Spring and Fall stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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