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Ellsworth, MI, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Beach, waterfront, wooded, secluded, sunset views, sleeps 10, 2 full bath

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

The lake house 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

- Central air conditioning

- Real log fireplace

The house sits on a point that provides panoramic views of Lake Michigan to the north and Grand Traverse Bay to the south. The point seems to draw the birds (for you bird watchers). It is located just north of the village of Eastport which is at the northern tip of Torch Lake. You can walk the beach forever - something you can't do on inland lakes.

Enjoy a fire during the cool nights in the lakeside fire pit or the dramatic two story fireplace.

A private sandy area with fire pit is located near the house. A large deck and covered porch overlook the lake.

The beach has pebbles and sand with a bottom of smooth rocks (aqua shoes are recommended).

There are two stand up paddleboards and two tandem kayaks that can be used to enjoy the bay. There are four bikes.

The home is 'like new' with 2,500' square feet of living space.

There are three bedrooms and a 'dormitory' plus sleeper sofa. There are two full bathrooms with tub/showers which are both accessible without entering a bedroom.

The kitchen is a chef's dream. There is over 20' of counter space, a high end induction stove and top of the line All Clad and Williams Sonoma cookware. The appliances are stainless steel. A gorgeous quartz countertop island with double bowl sink provides a dramatic lake view. The icemaker allows ice to be moved right to your cooler.

A washer and dryer is provided on the main floor for convenience.

All the modern conveniences are provided including high speed internet and cable TV (cable TV may not be available in the off season). There are several HD and Ultra HD TVs with ultra HD Nexflix streaming.

To keep you cool there are seven ceiling fans and central air conditioning.

The 'double' lot offers 200 feet of private shoreline and access to miles of beach to walk and enjoy.

The bay is shallow which makes it great for young children.

The master bedroom is a large loft area and the only room upstairs. It overlooks the family room and dining area (and the lake). It has a private reading area. The master bath offers a relaxing whirlpool tub. The second bedroom and den/bedroom are on the main floor. Dormitory sleeping is provided on the lower level in the 'rec room'.

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

Fine dining is available at the nearby Rowe Inn - one of Michigan's most acclaimed restaurants.

There is plenty of parking including space for a boat trailer. There is a boat launch 5 minutes away.



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About Bob

Michigan born and just love the Great Lakes State

Bob purchased this House in 2012

Why Bob chose Banks

This property has a stunning panaromic view, being located on a point that provides almost a 180 degree view.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Main floor bedroom
        1 king
      • Dormitory
        2 twin/ single, Lower level dormitory/recreation room
      • Den/bedroom
        1 queen, French doors - open into Great Room or close for privacy
      • Sleep sofa and futon
        2 double
      • Upstairs Master Suite Loft
        1 king, Upstairs loft and accessible upstairs bath


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Main Floor Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Upstairs Master Loft Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
        • Outdoor shower
          outdoor shower, Hot and cold water
        • Two full baths, jetted tub, outdoor shower with hot water; Bathrooms are accessible without entering bedrooms

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            200' of private Grand Traverse Bay shoreline on a point with panoramic views
          • Lakefront
            200' of private Grand Traverse Bay shoreline on a point with panoramic views
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central air conditioning plus 6 indoor ceiling fans
                      • Fireplace
                        Stunning 2 story fireplace with glass doors
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Wifi, high speed internet via cable
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Main floor
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        3 vehicles maximum
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels provided, bring your beach towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        Main floor


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Drip and K cup coffee makers are provided
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fully equipped, dishes for 10 provided
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Quartz countertop island with lake view at the sink, stainless steel appliances
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            Stainless steel french door refrigerator with filtered ice and water dispenser
                          • Stove
                            Child safe induction range
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                8-10 at dining table, 4 at deck table, 4 at island
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blu-ray with movies also
                                  • Game Room
                                    Air hockey
                                  • Games
                                    Board games plus puzzles
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Internet year round, Cable TV (not always available in the off season so please check if you are planning to watch on a big game in the off season)
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    HD and ultra HD TVs in living room, kitchen, bedrooms plus Tivo system wtih all TVs
                                  • Video Games
                                    Xbox One AND PS4 AND Nintendo Switch with games
                                  • Video Library
                                    Blu-ray movies plus online movies and DVDs


                                      • Bicycles
                                        four bikes
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Huge deck and beach fire pit
                                      • Golf
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Two adult tandem kayaks plus one child kayak; lots of life jackets
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Beach fire pit and 'park' area
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber LP/propane gas
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Several ski resorts within an hour
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Two stand up paddleboards plus beach toys


                                          • churches
                                          • festivals
                                          • marina
                                          • playground
                                          • restaurants
                                          • water parks
                                          • winery tours

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • scenic drives
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • boating
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • bird watching
                                              • shelling
                                              • shopping
                                              • sledding
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • equestrian events
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • ice skating
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • snowboarding
                                                      • snowmobiling
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • swimming


                                                          • Maximum of 3 vehicles

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            22 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Relaxing and secluded

                                                            Gavonnie W.

                                                            Lovely home with a great view and spectaular sunsets!

                                                            Beautiful lakefrontbgetaway.

                                                            peter p.

                                                            Beautiful setting. Comfortably furnished, comfortable beds. The House was stocked very well with dishes, glasses, silverware. The lake views were stunning. Loved the large living room with firebox.

                                                            Marv S.

                                                            Marvin S.

                                                            Location! Location! We wanted to find a place to get away, within a reasonable driving distance, a home base for touring northern Michigan and we wanted to be on a lake. We found Bob's place on Lake Michigan went beyond our expectations. The location is remote enough to be northern woods, peace and quite, yet able to tour the area's attractions for day trips. Be as busy or laid back as you want. Pine trees and birch, lake front beach with great views of the brilliant red sunsets...hiking, biking, kayaking, birding,...touring, shopping, entertainment, restaurants...all ending with evenings at the fire pit...sipping wine. This is it for us!

                                                            Going inside...a spacious, relaxing well appointed, yet homey atmosphere with everything you need; you can enjoy a romantic evening with a gourmet meal or have the family BBQ grill n' chill on the deck, hang out on the beach and end up with smores by a fire at dusk. We had our boxer-lab lab and walked the beach or wooded paths every morning, spent the day on the road and came back for evenings to relax at "home".

                                                            The house is well maintained with all modern features and appliances, is well stocked for fun indoors or out.

                                                            And...CLEAN! The housekeeping is immaculate and obviously receives meticulous attention.

                                                            We travel often and utilize VRBO exclusively. Bob sets the bar for what can be achieved implementing his vision and hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the beach house and found a place to call a refuge for many more trips in our plans.

                                                            Perfect Getaway

                                                            Bill L.

                                                            We wanted to spend our honeymoon in a nice house with tons of amenities in a quiet location....and Bob's place came through tenfold. We honestly couldn't have picked a better location anywhere in this country to disappear for a week with our dogs. The house was much bigger than we expected and had literally everything we could have hoped for. Almost everything was new or updated and in great condition. We used almost every appliance, did tons of cooking, used the fireplace every day, took the kayaks out, made a bonfire at the beach.....everything was awesome. Tons of pillows, blankets, games, firewood, a binder with every detail of the house and surrounding areas, even a bluetooth speaker which was a pleasant surprise once we realized we forgot ours. Literally everything you could want or need was there. We've stayed at a bunch of Airbnbs and VRBOs, and have never come across a place that was this well thought-out in regards to every type of traveler. We will 100% be back in the future for an anniversary...the house and the property were such an awesome chapter to this part of our lives. Thanks to you Bob (and Shelley, who lives down the road and welcomed us and even brought us a wedding gift!) for providing us with such wonderful memories.

                                                            Peaceful Lake Retreat!

                                                            Travel LoverHolland, Michigan

                                                            We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the beach - and we even stayed in the chillier month of March! Can't wait to return in the summer months to soak up a bit more sun. The kitchen is stocked with everything you'll need, and all items are in great condition and clean. The beds and furniture were comfortable, and you couldn't ask for more with the proximity to the beach! Most of all, the owner was VERY helpful with quick responses to our inquiries and even called to ensure we were happy. Highly recommend!

                                                            Honeymoon 10/17/16 to 10/21/16

                                                            Kassandra K.Toledo

                                                            We had a wonderful time on your honeymoon in October. The house was amazing had everything we needed. Loved being right on the water. We took our dog with us and he absolutely loved it! I can't wait to get back. It is so close to other cities if you want to explore. The best part is the basement with all of the games! I would recommended this place to anyone who wants to go to Northern Michigan.


                                                            Ellsworth, MI, USA

                                                            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. 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 small private neighborhood park about 250 yards south with a sandy beach and a small creek that is great fun for the kids. The park can be a great place to meet people.

                                                            Rates & Availability

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                                                            CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BOOKING! 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). July and August rentals are typically for full weeks only - Sunday-to-Sunday. The minimum rental fee is $450 plus tax. There is a nightly surcharge per person when there are more than 4 people. Standard rates do not apply to holiday weeks/weekends. Check in is typically 4 PM and check out is typically 10AM.

                                                            22 Reviews
                                                            Exceptional 5/5
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