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Mid-summer discount $1,750 per week - Cleaning Included- Free Wifi- Near Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Come Step Back Into History, 2nd Floor, Free WiFi, AC, 3 Bedrooms

The Historic Hughes House is a step back into the Elk Rapids that was. The House is 1/2 block from Memorial Park and the beach at East Grand Traverse Bay that includes playground, tennis and basketball courts. Rental of this home is limited to the second floor. A 3 bedroom, kitchen, full bath, dining and great room. Includes a queen size bed in two of the bedrooms and two twin beds in the third, along with a day bed that converts into a king size bed made of two twins together. A 3 block walk to restaurants and shops. Elk Lake, Torch Lake, Traverse City, and Charlevoix are short drives. The Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau County, and Mackinac Island are a day-trip away. Come for the food, the wine, the beer, and stay for the best sunsets in all of Michigan-

This property is available by the week or multiple weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Sunday to Sunday.

More Details

Matt Conrad & Anne Conrad
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Matt Conrad & Anne Conrad

The story of Matt and Anne is quite a small world kind of story. Anne grew up on Elk Lake here in Elk Rapids, while Matt was what is know in town as a summer kid spending summers across the lake. Anne worked at the bakery, Matt visited the bakery; Matt worked out in the cherry orchard, Anne worked in the processing plant; Anne worked at what is now the Riverwalk Grill, Matt visited the Riverwalk Grill; Anne went to Michigan State, Matt went to Michigan State(2 years overlapping) and never met... Anne went to live in Chicago, Matt worked managing large construction projects and went to live in Washington DC for two years. One year to the day from when Anne returned to Elk Rapids, and 6 months after Matt returned from Washington- A mutual friend suggested a meeting and 18 months later they were married and 11 months after that little Harrison came along... We now reside on the first floor and spend our weekends at Matt's family's small resort on Elk Lake.

Matt Conrad & Anne Conrad purchased this house in 2014

Why Matt Conrad & Anne Conrad chose Northwest

One of Matt's construction projects was the restoration of and addition to the Virginia Capitol Building in Richmond and found a passion for restoration. When this property was put on the market it seemed a natural fit as this house is on the national register of historic places along with being a Michigan Historic Site. We were living in the split level across Traverse Street and decided to make the jump and help this house to be what it once was for the generations to come...

What makes this house unique

This is a truly unique house in that so much of the historic fabric(floors, walls, windows, siding, veranda) is intact and in serviceable condition. It really is like stepping into what once was, with the modern conveniences to make it comfortable...


Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The full bath includes a toilet and a tub shower-
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd Floor-Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    2nd Floor-Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    2nd Floor-Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • two bedrooms with a queen along with a third bedroom with two twins. The great room includes an area with a daybed that trundles to king size bed made of two twins. Pack-n-play for baby available.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Mid-summer discount $1,750 per week - Cleaning Included- Free Wifi- Near Beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Pure Michigan vacation

  • 4 of 5

This home is an historical home in which some of the old wood trim and doors still remain. This gave the house a very homey feel. The front porch is amazing and you can see the Grand Traverse Bay from the porch. It is an easy walk to the beach, playground and tennis courts. The owners also provide 2 paddle boards. It was also a short walk to downtown Elk Rapids. Very convenient for the beach or if you wanted to browse around the downtown area. We had 8 people sleep here comfortably. The living room area is very large and the kitchen is also a good size. Linens and towels were supplied which makes it much easier not to have to pack those items. There is also a grill for guest use if you wanted to grill out. There is also a picnic table for guest use. The kitchen was also fairly well stocked. There is not a dishwasher, but handwashing the dishes or using paper plates worked out fine. This was a great get away to enjoy time with family and friends. We ate at Chef Charles and Siren Hall. We also enjoyed a few nights at the Town Club and walked around Elk Rapids street fair which is on Wednesdays. We also took a drive into Bellaire to the Shorts Brewing Company. We enjoyed a river float one of the days at Ranch Rudolf. The owners were very accommodating and we liked that the check out wasn't until 12!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Town Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.07 Miles
Siren Hall
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Memorial Park Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Elk Rapids House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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