About the property
- Cottage2280 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cedar Log Home On Grand Traverse Bay
We are now booking for 2018. Contact Owner for Questions regarding Booking.
We will begin booking for summer 2019 in late July.
Saturday to Saturday , 7 nights summer minimum.
Minimum 3 nights stay in May and Sept. and October, 4 night minimum early June.
Enjoy gorgeous sunsets from our beach or our spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2280 sq. ft. custom cedar log home. Antrim Dells and Aga-ming Golf Courses nearby.
Updated kitchen with granite counter tops and large bonus bedroom suite with queen pull out couch over the garage. Our 2nd floor loft includes a large living area, master suite and bathroom overlooking Grand Traverse Bay.
Two main floor bedrooms and beautiful great room with windows facing bay. Spacious sun room off of kitchen as well a basement with pool table, ping pong table, dart board and Wii with games. Washer and dryer also available.
Home is located on 110 ft. of stunning private lake front directly on Grand Traverse Bay.
Covered cedar log porch with rocking chairs to enjoy yard, bay and sunsets.
Gas grill provided and large flat grassy lawn with sandy area, ideal for children.
Three kayaks (1 tandem and 2 singles) included for guests to enjoy the bay. Fire pit with lawn chairs available for smores and star gazing at night.
Cable and High Speed Internet provided. 5 Ceiling fans throughout the home with portable room fans and 2 portable air conditioners.
The bay is shallow with pebbles, sand and smooth rocks (there are 8 pairs of aqua shoes provided and guests can bring their own as well).
Boat launch and small grocery/gas station 5 minutes away. Famous Rowe Inn located in nearby Ellsworth.
- No smoking
- Must be 25 years or older to book
-Private Road 15 mph, Maximum cars allowed 3-4. Street Parking Unavailable
-No Boat or RV Parking
-No Tents on property allowed
*Please note that the water levels and appearance of the shoreline are subject to change on Lake Michigan
Melissa and Bill Regan
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Melissa and Bill Regan
We fell in love with this area after bringing our daughters here for summer vacations. We live in MI and we have so many family memories of this region and hope to continue to make great memories for many years to come. We hope that you are able to make wonderful memories here too!
Melissa and Bill Regan purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Melissa and Bill Regan chose Banks
The bay, gorgeous sunsets and regional golf not to mention the proximity to Traverse City, Elk Rapids Charlevoix and Petoskey completely sold us!
What makes this Cottage unique
We were searching for a lakefront log cabin home and immediately loved the charm and warmth of this property. The evening sunsets and peace and tranquility were just 'icing on the cake'!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything that we were hoping for!
Melissa and Bill's home on Grand Traverse Bay was an incredible getaway for our family and friends as we celebrated my wife and I's wedding. The home was clean and very well maintained, and had any amenity that we needed during our stay. We especially enjoyed the kayaks that were provided. Any questions or concerns that we had were addressed quickly by Bill and Melissa - they were available by both phone and email.
The area around the home is fantastic to explore as well. We enjoyed a lunch in Bellaire at Short's Brewery, and spent a day riding bikes around Mackinac Island.
We definitely hope to be back sometime!
If I said that we never wanted to leave, that would not suffice to describe the beauty and comfort of this vacation home. I was even hesitant to provide such a positive review because part of me wants to keep this dream home a secret so that it's readily available to me in the future...I know, I know....selfish...which is why I had to (albeit reluctantly) share the truth about this home. This "cabin" exceeded all expectations that we had for a relaxing, comfortable and fun destination. We built fires in the early evening, kayaked during the day and played games at night (and everything was provided by the owners to make these activities possible). Have you ever experienced that before? I haven't!! Many, many thanks to the owners of this beautiful home. I can't wait to go back!!!
Beautiful home on the lake!
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely property while in Charlevoix for our daughters wedding. Melissa and Bill were very responsive to our questions and the home was very inviting. My sister and cousin who came in from out of state loved the home as well. Wish we had more time to stay and play. Thank you Melissa and Bill!
Thank-you for your kind thoughts about our home. We were so happy you could enjoy your daughter's wedding and spend a few days having fun on Grand Traverse Bay!
We hope you and your family can stay again.
Our family had been looking for a lake front property for a mini family reunion. After a extensive search, and with another family member's recommendation we settled on this property and location. Melissa our contact was extremely responsive to our questions, no matter how many times we asked the same question over a 6 month period. She had put together a local list of all the good stuff to do, cutting down on our exploration time which suited us just fine. The home is exactly as advertised if not better, everything worked very well and pretty much turn key. Best part of the day were the sunsets. If your looking for beach front log cabin this would be the one.
Thank-you Randy for your wonderful review! We were so happy you enjoyed the sunsets and family time on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. It was a pleasure to hear about the adventures your family enjoyed. The fishing charter trip (great catch)and grilled lake trout family dinner afterward and great local golf! . We truly hope you will come back in the future for more Northern Michigan fun!
great family vacation home
This home has everything you need. The owners have gone out of their way to make this house a home for everyone who visits. The view and the water is just amazing. Watching the sun rise and set was just amazing. We enjoyed our morning coffee sitting outside in the rocking chairs with the waterfront view and mother nature all around us. We saw chipmunks, deer, rabbits, hummingbirds, and down the road we saw a goat!! Mother nature at its finest!! Beautiful home the owners are amazing thank you for sharing your home with us!!
I recommend this home!!
our extended family loved our time at this adorable cottage. other than a day trip to mackinac island, we spent every minute of our week on the beach, looking for stones, swimming, rocking on the porch, making s'mores in the firepit, watching beautiful sunsets, and playing games inside and outdoors. the house was spotless (and I am pretty picky about that!). the owners are wonderful to deal with and we felt very welcomed from our first inquiry about the home. we loved it so much we are planning a return trip in the fall and if all goes as we hope, a visit next summer again!
Thank-you so much for your kind review! It was so much fun to hear about your vacation (we loved the picture of the swan raft!! ) We are so happy to know the grandchildren had fun everyday, it is truly delightful knowing that family memories are being made at our cottage on the bay! We are so happy you can come back in October.
Nearby Golf Courses:
Antrim Dells Golf Course at 3 miles.
A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort at 11 miles.
The Bear: 28 miles
Barnes Park is a Great public park with camping, swimming beach, children's playground, bike path and seasonal festivals.
Torch Lake Public Park and Boat Launch minutes away
Friske Orchards Farm Market has fresh baked goods, award winning pies, apples and cherry products and is just 5 miles away
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Summer Season Rental Period is Saturday to Saturday. Check out time is 10:30am Check In time is 4:00pm Refundable security deposit $400.00. Signed Rental agreement, 50% of rental rate and refundable security deposit is due at booking and is required to secure reservation. Cancellation policy: Contact Owner for Rental Agreement