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Charming Cottage On Beautiful Elk Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Frank Moffa
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018


Rapid City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Additional queen size sleeper sofa in family room
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
New master bedroom bed/mattress. New sleeper sofa


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Charming Cottage On Beautiful Elk Lake
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Soothing waves, incredible view, lots of wildlife. This cottage has it all.


  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soothing waves lulled us to sleep at night.

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

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 you really have your own private beach. The water is crystal clear with SAND 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!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful lake home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lakes Bay Region, Michigan

Elk Lake Escape

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Traverse City Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Siren Hall
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Elk Rapids Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
State Road 31
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Elk Rapids


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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