About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Water front property on Elk Lake. Newly renovated with tile and laminate floors. Private, immaculate cottage with open floor plan, just feet from sandy beach. Shallow sandy lake bottom extends yards out off shore. Safe for swimming or just relaxing. Great for water sports! Long views of the lake with spectacular sunsets. Charcoal grill and fire pit for cooking dinner and roasting marshmallows. Enjoy the dock to try your hand at fishing or just for dangling your feet in the water.
Great location only 6 miles from the quaint town of Elk Rapids where you can find a drug store, hardware store, and well stocked grocery. You can also find many restaurants from pizza parlors to fine cuisine. Enjoy the fun shops on River Street or take in a movie at the outstanding Cinema Theater. Elk Rapids also has a marina with access to both Elk lake and Grand Traverse Bay where you can rent a ski or pontoon boat, pick up fishing excursions to Lake Michigan or just enjoy an incredible sunset over the bay.
Should you want to venture a little farther, Traverse City is only 18 miles away and Charlevoix is 30 miles.
Rental dates for the summer of 2017 are limited. We will update the calendar to show availability and start taking reservations in early April 2017.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 3, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Soothing waves, incredible view, lots of wildlife. This cottage has it all.
Soothing waves lulled us to sleep at night.
A wonderful week relaxing in a peaceful setting with an amazing view. Lots of wildlife kept us company. The waves lapping on the beach were soothing and restful.
The cottage is cozy and beautiful with comfortable furniture and beds.
We had no problems keeping in touch with our host. Will definitely stay again. Thank you!!!
The cottage has a unique and quiet setting. 'Now entering a stress free zone' says it all! Elk Lake is so beautiful with incredible sunrises and sunsets. Water lapping at the shore, birds singing, wind rustling through the trees....
Our host was very clear with information and easy to contact. Thank you!
Wonderful vacation spot!
My family of 5 had a wonderful time at this cottage (2 adults, 3 young kids). The house was spacious, super clean, and updated (nice appliances, furniture, and decor). The beds were really comfortable and the view was spectacular! Two of our children take naps during the day so the downstairs bedroom was perfect since it is darker and stays cooler during the day. There is no AC, but if you have fans it is no problem at all and there is always a breeze. The backyard is a really good size with a good amount of grass before the beach. It is very private with bushes and trees that go right to the water line....so you really have your own private beach. The water is crystal clear with SAND ...no mucky stuff. The house is located on a sand bar so the water depth gradually declines to about 3 feet deep for 50 yards. So perfect for little ones so you don't have to worry about drop offs. If you plan on renting a boat on Elk lake, do it early because they book up quickly.
The town is super cute with lots of really good restaurants and cute shops to explore. In town they also have a great playground for kids to play on. I definitely recommend this cottage to anyone!
beautiful lake home
The property is nicely secluded and the home is lovely. Nicely appointed, more like staying with a friend than a typical cottage rental. Highly recommended for a peaceful getaway.
Elk Lake Escape
Elk Lake Escape is a much better name for this great little cabin. The house was clean and more modern than most. It's partially secluded, but close to a lot of local activities. Elk Lake is a clear and clean lake. The beach at the house is shallow for a long way out. Because of the shallow there aren't many fish nearby. We caught a lot of little minnows, but no pan sized. Be careful and use the swimmers itch guard provided. We didn't do it the first time out and got caught. Not a big deal, but annoying.
The house has a ton of light, too much light in the master if you want to sleep in. It's extremely comfortable. The house has no air but it was still comfortable in the middle of August with near 80 temps. The home owner provides a lot for you to have a good vacation.
Local activities are abundant, including Elk Rapids beaches, restaurants, walking, fishing, hiking, and Traverse City is only 20 minutes away. Loves State Park was a great trip and less than an hour away.
Additional information about rental rates
Maximum occupancy is 4 people Must be 25 years old to rent Minimum stay = 7 nights Linens and bath towels provided No landline phone or wifi available. Cell phone coverage available for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon No FIREWORKS allowed on property NO SMOKING allowed on property