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Gorgeous Private Lakefront Estate-Elk Lake. Traverse City area.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 5 bath Executive Waterfront Home

This 6000 square foot gated executive home, built in 2008, sits on over 4 acres and 354 feet of private beautiful Elk Lake frontage. This is our family vacation home and it has become available for a limited number of weeks during the summer and year round. There are 6 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths and a private, heated water, outdoor shower. The home has a large gourmet kitchen with lake views, professional appliances and an attached, screened in porch dining area. The timber frame great room is 24'x32' has an enormous stone fireplace, vaulted wood truss ceiling and lake views. A mahogany coffered ceiling game room features a fire place graced with an antique mantel, ping pong table, board games and restored antique mahogany bookshelves. The first floor master bedroom with a king bed and sweeping lake views features an indoor fireplace and outdoor fireplace through french doors opening to a magnificent rotunda patio. Private master bathroom has a custom stone shower. Upstairs there are 5 second floor bedrooms and 3 second floor full baths including 1 en-suite bathroom and one jack and jill set up bathroom.

The property has a hammock, full sand volleyball court, shuffleboard court and basketball court. On the home's lakeside there is a large covered rotunda porch, a screened in rotunda dining porch, a fieldstone patio with plenty of adirondack chairs for lounging and taking in the view, private dock with swim ladder, fieldstone fire pit installed in 2015, and small storage building, with a patio, that houses, life vests, volleyballs for sand court, baggo/cornhole game, bocce and shuffleboard sticks, all available for your enjoyment. The basketballs are stored in the first bay of the 5 bay garage near the basketball court.

Here you'll find a convenient central location with only 20 minutes to the foodie town, Traverse City, 30 minutes to Charlevoix, 10 minutes to Elk Rapids and Alden, 90 minutes to Mackinac bridge. Explore the Chain of Lakes (including boat access to Torch lake) on a pontoon, winery tours, golf, Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Fest, Venetian festival in Charlevoix, art fairs and pure relaxtion. Pontoon/boat rentals are available at Blue Sky Rentals, Luhr's Landing on Torch River or at Elk Rapids Marina. You can moor in front of our house using our buoy or a buoy provided by the rental company. Right Tree Rentals in Elk Rapids 231-668-8220 has bikes, tandems and stand up board rentals, kayaks.

This is a privately owned luxury residential property with top of the line modern amenities and appliances juxtaposed with salvaged, restored historic architectural details including wainscoting, leaded glass, stained glass, a master staircase, and doors all from the 1890s. We rent exclusively to families/couples over the age of 35, on a one week minimum basis. We are very selective in our rental process. We request that all guests respect our home and the guidelines of our rental agreement.

More Details

Patrick & JoAnn O'Connor
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Patrick & JoAnn O'Connor

We are a middle age couple with 4 teenage children and a dog. We built the home in 2008.

Patrick & JoAnn O'Connor purchased this house in 2008

Why Patrick & JoAnn O'Connor chose Rapid City

This house is unique in the quality and care taken in its construction. The property offers an unusual amount of lake frontage and privacy.

What makes this house unique

The color and clarity of the water on Elk Lake is awe inspiring. Our homes proximity to outstanding restaurants, shopping, quaint towns and the beloved foodie town of Traverse city make it a perfect location. The 354' of lakefront offers privacy and room to stretch out and unwind. There is low boat traffic on Elk Lake. Sunsets are breathtaking.


Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No campers or tents allow on the premises No weddings or large parties
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en suite in bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Master bath - toilet , shower
  • All natural stone floors, countertops and showers with glass shower doors
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With private bathroom/shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Shares a private bathroom with bedroom 5
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Shares a private bathroom/shower/tub with bedroom 4
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 3 bunk bed , Shares second floor hallway bathroom /shower with Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First Floor Master with private bathroom/shower
  • Absolutely no more then 14 total including kids.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Winery tours on nearby Mission and Lelanau peninsulas, Traverse City Film Fest, July Horse Show by the Bay, Cherry Festival, Harbor Days in Elk Rapids, Autumn Foliage, scenic drives, snow skiing


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Gorgeous Private Lakefront Estate-Elk Lake. Traverse City area.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

great multigenerational getaway

  • 5 of 5

I took my extended family to this property for my mother's 80th birthday. It is a perfect setting for such an event. The multiplicity and variety of activities and the beauty of the home and the setting make it a home run. The kitchen works great as does the grill and we enjoyed a family olympics with pingpong, basketball, shuffleboard, corn hole, bocci and volleyball. Only recommendation would be thicker window treatments in the bedrooms on the east side of the house, unless you want to get up with the sun each morning. Thanks for all your assistance and for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at our vacation home. We are grateful for guests that take such good care of our special place and take time to give us unbiased feedback. We do love the natural woven blinds to which you refer, however we agree that they need a darkening liner with the Eastern exposure. We will replace them over the winter 2016 with something as aesthetically pleasing, but more functional. Thanks again for selecting our property for your stay.
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we could have hoped for.....and more! The house is beautifully decorated with so many amenities but also very inviting and comfortable. It was a great destination for our entire family....grandparents, aunts, uncles and a lots of kids. We loved the patio, beach and the great screened in porch for dining (it also had a great view of the lake.) The sunsets were spectacular every night. So much to do-lake activities, cute nearby towns, wineries- really something for everyone. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Was hard to leave. Next time booking earlier for the full stay. Beautiful, breathtaking home with great spaces and awesome kitchen! Great/family room is like nothing I've ever seen. All our family had their own rooms with plenty of space to spread out. The view, sunsets, fun stuff in the back are awesome. Owners so helpful and accommodating. No hassles. No issues. Appreciated the communication when we had questions. And CLEAN! Everything was so clean!

Will def be back. Some exploring we didn't get to do...must see Sleeping Bear Dunes. Heard it is unbelievable. But it's hard to actually leave this awesome house and lake front it's so cool. thx Elk Lake people!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this Elk Lake home!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome place to rent! We loved staying in this spacious upscale home. The property it is located on is as amazing as the home itself. The beach and lake are just gorgeous. Elk Lake is the most amazing shade of blue and the water is so clear. Sitting on the porch and watching the spectacular sunsets was one of our favorite things to do (especially with a glass of wine in hand). We also appreciated that it was an easy drive into town when we wanted to go out to dinner. It was fun touring all the small towns that are in such close proximity. Thank you for sharing your property and making the rental process so easy!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of Everything

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful inside and out. Wonderful home, comfortably appointed. Great views of large clear blue lake, lovely landscape. Excellent vacation spot, my family enjoyed every minute of our stay! Perfect mix of wineries, restaurants, shopping and long summer days by the lake.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Oasis, Pearls
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ag-a-ming, Lochenheath, Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pearls, Siren Hall, Chef Charles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Shanty Creek, Boyne
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Elk Rapids, East Bay
Car: necessary

90 minutes to Mackinaw Island Ferry, 75 minutes to Harbor Springs, 30 minutes to Charlevoix, 20 minutes to Traverse City, 60 Minutes to Fishtown in Leland , 10 minutes to town of Elk Rapids and Alden, 60 minutes to must-see Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and neighboring, quaint Glen Arbor


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $500
Refundable damage deposit $2,000

Cancellation: The 50 percent deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days before the first day of your stay. No cancellations or refunds less then 90 days from the first day of your stay.
Our absolute maximum is 14 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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