Lake Michigan Cottage Located on Beautiful Cathead Bay

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Last updated: 10/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our Lake Michigan cottage is located on beautiful Cathead Bay, 8 miles north of historic Northport, MI and just south of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse on the Leelanau peninsula. Situated on a white, sugar sand beach that is studded with Petoskey stones with breathtaking views, it is the ideal place to spend your vacation. The Bay is perfect for swimming as the lake bottom is sandy and the bay is shallow. Or bring your kayak and paddle board for a relaxing cruise. For those windy days, bring your Catamaran and go for a sail or go bodyboarding for a more exhilarating adventure. Opportunities abound for those who like to hike as the beach is surrounded to the north, east, and south by state parks with hiking trails. Nearby, the towns of Northport, Leland, Omena, and Sutton’s Bay offer art galleries, museums, shopping and charming restaurants.

The cottage offers four bedrooms, each with a large closet, dresser, bed(s), pillows, blanket and comforter. There is a full bathroom on both floors. The main floor has an open concept kitchen, dining area, and living room with incredible views of Lake Michigan. There is a wood-burning fireplace for those occasional chilly evenings. On the lower level, there is a second family room that is perfect for playing games, putting together puzzles or watching a movie on the 42-inch flat screen TV with a Blu-ray/DVD player. We have provided an assortment of games, puzzles, books and movies that will appeal to all ages. The lower level family room also has a pull out sofa that sleeps 2.

Outdoors, we offer a deck with dining table, a charcoal grill, a picnic table, lawn chairs, a fire pit with rustic seating, and picture perfect sunsets.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Main Floor Master: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2 Main Floor: 2 twin/ single


  • Lower Level Master: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4 Lower Level: 1 double


  • Lower Level Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • All four bedrooms have a large closet, dresser, night stand and hooks for wet bathing suits....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 Lower Level: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • Bathroom 1 Upper Level: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower



  • Books:

    There is an assortment of books available for all ages....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There is an assortment of games available....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    A 42' tv for DVDs only...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There is an assortment of DVDs available....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful uninterrupted views of Lake Michigan and gorgeous sunsets....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Just steps to a sugar sand beach ideal for swimming....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The main level table seats 6. There is a breakfast bar that seats 4 and in the lower level there is a table that seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    There is a second refrigerator in the lower level....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A charcoal grill is provided....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
Sep 6 - Oct 30, 2016
3 night min stay
2017 Early Season
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

2017 Peak Season
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99


Check-in is Saturday at 3:00 and check out is Saturday at 10:00.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/09/2016
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  • Fischers Happy Hour Tavern

    "If you go, you need to go early before they run out of the pie!"

  • Tucker's of Northport

    "Excellent food! This is a great place to take the whole family. They have bowling and an a..."

  • Grand Traverse Lighthouse

    "This is just a few miles from the cottage and offers a picnic area, museum, tour of the ligh..."

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41 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Garage
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Northport, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Cathead Bay Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Pam and Becky are sisters who grew up in Southwest Michigan and both attended Michigan State. Pam's husband, Hugh, attended Michigan State also. They currently live 1/2 mile from the home Pam and Becky grew up in. Becky's husband, Tim, attended Indiana University. Becky and Tim live in Cincinnati, OH.

Why the Owner Chose Northport, MI, USA:
We have vacationed at this property for more than 10 years and were thrilled when we had the opportunity to purchase it. Some of the returning renters have rented this cottage for 25 years. It is a special place that creates wonderful memories. We couldn't help but fall in love with it after our first visit.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This cottage is situated on Lake Michigan, the views are amazing, the beach is private. The water stays shallow for quite a ways, which makes it nice for small children. Some days the Lake is incredibly calm which makes for great fun playing catch or tag in the water. Other days, there are waves which are so fun to jump in. Just a short walk from the cottage's beach is a state beach that often has Petosky stones scattered on its shores. This is the perfect place to enjoy time with family and friends.

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Speaks: english


  • Clipper Cove Cottage

    Clipper Cove Cottage

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Lower level Master Bedroom

    Lower level Master Bedroom

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Bring your Catamaran!

    Bring your Catamaran!

  • What will you find?

    What will you find?

  • Enjoy a beach side fire.

    Enjoy a beach side fire.

  • The kitchen has stunning views of the bay.

    The kitchen has stunning views of the bay.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Bedroom 2, trundle bed

    Bedroom 2, trundle bed

  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  •  Family Room

    Family Room

  • From the top of the sand dune.

    From the top of the sand dune.

VRBO #645121

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Northport, MI, USA #645121

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