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Open All Seasons!! Bayfront Beach Sunset Cottage Wooded Secluded Wifi

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Beach, Waterfront, Fireplace, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

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

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 been completely painted and refreshed with 1,300'+ square feet of living space. The kitchen has quality white appliances including refrigerator with icemaker, 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 Netflix and streaming movies. Cable TV is available (during the summer and fall only). Tivo systems are provided with the flat panel 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 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.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Only mature, well trained smaller dogs are allowed. A Rental Agreement Pet Addendum is required. Pets are typically not allowed in the summer. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master bedroom with bayfront balcony: 1 king


  • Upstairs bedroom/game room: 1 queen

    Lounge chair folds flat also...moreless

  • Main floor bedroom: 1 queen


  • Living room sleeper sofa and futon: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Short queen sleeper sofa and futon...moreless

  • Easily sleep 2 per bedroom plus 2 or more on the sleeper sofa, futon and lounger...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main floor bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Maximum of 3 vehicles


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat panel TVs throughout with Tivo systems for cable TV and streaming...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Xbox 360...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Online library and blu-ray/DVD collection...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Beautiful Grand Traverse Bay beach...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Michigan sunset on the beach...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    1-ton air conditioner in main living area; 3 ceiling fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    on main level...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Xbox Kinect fitness game...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    50' flat panel TV in the living/dining area...moreless

  • Parking:

    3 cars maximum...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided; bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    on main level...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, disposal, icemaker; reverse osmosis water filter...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    ice maker (filtered water)...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    tandem kayak plus second kayak...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    grassy area - perfect for cornhole or other lawn games...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2017
May 3 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$199 $229
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$259 $299
Fri, Sat, Sun
Early June 2017
May 29 - Jun 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$229 $249
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Pre-season 2017
Jun 8 - Jun 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$299 $349
Fri, Sat
Early Season 2017
Jun 15 - Jun 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$379 $395
Fri, Sat
July 5th-9th 4 nights
Jul 5 - Jul 8, 2017
4 night min stay
Peak season 2017
Jul 9 - Aug 26, 2017
6 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

End of Summer 2017
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2017
6 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 2 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
Endless Summer 2017
Sep 4 - Sep 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$299 $299
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

September 2017
Sep 14 - Sep 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$249 $299
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall Color 2017
Sep 28 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$229 $289
Fri, Sat
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2018
4 night min stay
Presidents Day Weekend 2018
Feb 16 - Feb 18, 2018
3 night min stay
$199 $229
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$179 $219
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6%



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 except during the peak season.

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

Standard rates do not apply to holiday weeks/weekends.

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

Pets are typically not allowed during the summer.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City (TVC)
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Side Door Saloon @ Blue Pelican Inn
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Antrim Dells
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 31
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Pelican Inn
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
Shanty Creek
Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, MI, USA
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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VRBO #651993

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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