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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront, beach, fireplace, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING! July and August rentals are Saturday-to-Saturday.

The cottage provides all of the "must haves":

- Wifi and cable

- Main floor washer and dryer

- Modern kitchen with all of the amenities including filtered chilled water and ice dispenser, dishwasher and Keurig coffee maker

- Air conditioning (1 ton hotel style unit)

- Real log fireplace

Stunning sunsets, sandy beach, surrounded by trees! Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Michigan. You can walk the beach forever - something you can't do on inland lakes.

The cottage is located on Grand Traverse Bay just 20 minutes south of Charlevoix and a few miles north of Torch Lake (Eastport). It provides a dramatic view from a bluff about 20' above the water. The house views the Leelanau Peninsula across the bay with Lake Michigan to the north and Grand Traverse Bay to the south. A large partially covered deck overlooks the lake. You can enjoy the view and the sunset from the beach, the bluff or even the master bedroom balcony (or from the kayaks out on the bay).

Enjoy a fire during the cool nights in the fireplace or in the fire pit on the overlooking bluff. Just down the “switchback” pathway is your own private beach with plenty of sand to enjoy. The beach has sand and smooth rocks. The bay is shallow which makes it great for young children.

The cottage has 1,300'+ square feet of living space. The kitchen has quality stainless steel appliances including refrigerator with filtered water dispenser, stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave and disposal. Unique concrete countertops with native stones and a deep stainless steel sink give the kitchen a modern look with the feeling of “camp”. The kitchen gives you a lake view even when you are cooking.

The cottage has three private bedrooms plus a large sleeper sofa. There are two bathrooms, one with tub and one with shower. The master bedroom upstairs has a large balcony that overlooks the lake. The second upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and a convertible lounger. It also has TV, games and bean bag chairs to serve as the “game” room. A modern bathroom with a bathtub is located between the upstairs bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed and the other bedrooms have queen beds. The sleeper sofa is a “short” queen. The main floor bedroom is smaller and private for sleeping. The main floor bath has a shower and washer/dryer.

High speed internet is provided along with ultra HD Netflix and streaming movies. Cable TV is available (during the summer and fall only). Tivo systems are provided with the HD and ultra HD TVs and there are blu-ray players as well. There’s board games and video games for rainy days or just fun game time.

To keep you cool there are three ceiling fans and a 1-ton air conditioner in the living/dining room (no central air conditioning).

There are two kayaks, a stand up paddleboard and bikes that can be used to enjoy the bay.

There is a small grocery store with a great deli (and delicious summer BBQ) only 5 minutes away.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Ellsworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom with bayfront balcony - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lounge chair folds flat also
    Living room sleeper sofa and futon - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Short queen sleeper sofa and futon
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Maximum of 3 vehicles


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(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Breath Taking View and a Beautiful Cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Timeberlane Cabin. It had everything we could possibly need, it was extremely clean, beautifully decorated, in addition, it was very cozy and peaceful. We walked the beach, Kayaked, hiked through the neighbor hood, enjoyed a fire in the fireplace and a good book.

Shelley stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed. She is so kind and sweet. We enjoyed meeting her.

We have stayed in many vacation homes and for us this one ranks at the top of our list. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We were more than pleased with our accommodations and surroundings! House was thoroughly furnished and Shelly was very hospitable. I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location. Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Great views. Quiet. We had a great time sharing memories of our parents, hunting for petoskeys and sitting around the fire. Shelly was great. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We (my wife, our 9 year old twins, our 4 year old and me) had a great time at this property. The accommodations were roomy and comfortable with plenty of things -- the kayaks, board games, movies, etc. -- to keep all interested.

The location was great. It was easy to get to Charlevoix or Traverse City, although looking for Petoskey Stones on the property's and surrounding beaches kept us at the house most of the time. The beach at the Antrim Preserve (2.5 miles north on Old Dixie Highway) was another bonus.

The service from Shelley was very good and the house itself was clean and welcoming. We appreciated the s'mores ingredients waiting in the kitchen for us and enjoyed making them at the fire pit on our second night at the house.

All in all, a great trip. I'd recommend it for others, with or without children, and I know my family would gladly return.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time this weekend at Bayfront Beach Sunset Cottage! The house was very roomy and had everything that we needed and more! The cottage is centrally located for trips to Petoskey, Charlevoix and Traverse City.

Bob was very quick with supplying all the information and Shelley went over and above with any questions we had!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and beach, enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

The house and beach are great, they are just as shown in the pictures. It was like having a private beach -- in a whole week during September we saw a grand total of maybe five people within sight on the beach. Petoskey stones were easy to find, the kayaks were fun to use, the beach is a great usable beach -- some nice soft sand to enjoy and the lake is fairly shallow quite a ways out from shore. The house was clean and well kept, the fire pit and fireplace well stocked with wood and the kids enjoyed playing the yard games (cornhole and ladder toss). Lots of chairs for sitting on the bluff and down on the beach and a nice deck on the back of the house. The view and location were great. All in all, it was a perfect size and place for our family of five.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Blue Pelican Inn (or Antrim Dells Thu-Fri-Sat)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Antrim Dells
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Blue Pelican Inn (or Antrim Dells Thu-Fri-Sat)
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Castle Farms is less than 30 minutes away so the cottage is a great place to stay with family while you attend a wedding.

There is a private neighborhood park with a small creek that is great fun for the kids. The park can be a great place to meet people.

Enjoy Antrim Creek Nature Area just a few miles north, walk the beach for miles, Barnes Park and Torch Bay Preserve and Day Park are a few miles south.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%


Online bookings have a service fee.

There is a $500 reservation deposit with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival and a $500 refundable damage deposit.

For stays longer than a week, please request a quote (online rate will not be accurate).

The minimum rental fee is $400 plus tax.

There is a nightly surcharge per person when there are more than 4 people.

July and August rentals are typically for full weeks only - Saturday-to-Saturday.

Standard rates do not apply to holiday weeks/weekends.

Check in is typically 4 PM and check out is typically 10 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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