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Our family home on Brand St in Elk Rapids, MI!

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Last updated: 07/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our first floor has a fully open floor plan with an living room with cable TV, entry way, dining area, kitchen, 1/2 bath and spacious mudroom with attached laundry. Off of the kitchen is the deck with gas grill (the hot tub is not filled and not for rental use) and as you walk into the backyard you take a flagstone pathway to our patio ready for breakfasts, lunches or dinners outside under the shade of a large maple tree. Back in the house, off of the entry way you enter the "Michigan" den with a queen sleeper sofa couch, cable TV, and office desks along with book cases complete with books for your casual reading. Off of the office we have the only 1st floor bedroom with a queen bed and private 3/4 bath.

The second floor stairwell ends at the smallest bedroom, our youngest daughter's, where you will find a single bed. The next room is larger, our eldest daughter's, and includes a double and single bed. The only bathroom on the second floor (a full bath) is newly remodeled. The last room is our master bedroom with a queen bed.

The driveway includes minimal parking (3, maybe 4 cars max). We ask that you do not park on the side lawn. The garage is not for renters use. The backyard includes a tree house but we ask that you allow small children to use it with supervision as the stairs are steep. We have a bin of outdoor toys to use in the backyard, too.

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/19/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2640 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Anyone 30+ or 25+ w/ children...moreless

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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • 1st Floor "Australia" Bedroom: 1 queen

    w/ private 3/4 bathroom...moreless

  • 2nd floor "Spring Flowers" Room: 1 twin/ single

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  • 1st Floor Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeper sofa is a queen. We provide a memory foam topper....moreless

  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    This room has a small, window air conditioner ...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Wood Floor Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • 1st Floor Main Toilet: toilet

    ...moreless

  • 1st Floor Private Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our entire guest guide can be accessed here! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vk_iE_5ndYk5kwbVxEza_TKFjbOYgyDaeUMZrYak9cY/edit ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Bookshelves with wide selection to read; Please do not remove books from home...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BluRay...moreless

  • Games:

    Various board games and cards in living room cabinet...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter Expanded Digital Cable (no DVR)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Home receiver attached to TV...moreless

  • Television:

    58" Samsung plasma in main living area w/ basic cable...moreless

  • Toys:

    Outdoor equipment (football, basketball, frisbee, etc.) in outdoor bin near shed....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Our home is located on the east side in a quiet, residential neighborhood with a 2 minute walk to the local grocery store, 5 minute walk to Pearls New Orleans Kitchen & a 4 minute drive to the beach!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table expands w/ leaf for larger dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No central air. We have window units in the 2 largest upstairs rooms that face the hot, afternoon sun. We also have installed 1 unit in the downstairs bedroom and 1 in the family room. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Kenmore Dryer...moreless

  • Internet:

    N900 dual-band WiFi included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding is on all beds when you arrive. We have available additional sets for each size bed as needed. We also provide extra blankets on each bed. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Leather couch; love seat, rocking chair, swivel chair, end tables with lamps & a coffee table...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway only; 3 cars (4 tight)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    2014 LG top loading washing machine...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and Traditional Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dinner service for 10; pots, pans, silverware, water glasses, wine glasses, a wide variety of kitchen gadgets...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2006 Kenmore ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen was remodeled in 2006 and offers all the typical large appliances and many smaller alliances and gadgets that will make you feel like your home! We include a packed spice rack, too!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    2006 Kenmore...moreless

  • Oven:

    2006 Kenmore traditional oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and assorted items...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2015 LG bottom double frezzers with water and ice...moreless

  • Stove:

    2006 Kenmore 4 burner electric stovetop. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2-slice Black and Decker...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    New (2016) Azek deck w/ 5 folding chairs Flagstone patio with 6 chairs Fire pit (wood not provided) Fold out lounge chair...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Cherry Festival
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
2017 Elk Rapids Harbor Days
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $200

Notes:

I use both the Security Damage Protection Insurance (or cash deposit option) AND a small Refundable Security Deposit for different reasons. The first would be used for major breakages or damages equal to the value of some of our most valuable possessions to replace/fix them. The latter Refundable charge would cover quick expenses that require immediate access to cash: additional cleanings beyond normal use, lost keys, etc. Please feel free to ask about either charge for further explanation. :)


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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City (TVC)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Town Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 31
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pearls New Orleans Kitchen
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dam Beach

Car: Recommended

Elk Rapids has been our personal home since 2006 and we know you will enjoy all of the charm and quaintness that well fell in love with from the start. If eating out, start your days at either the Harbor Cafe, a great "mom and pop" breakfast stop or Java Jones Coffee Shop for any number of espresso drinks and breakfast pastry options along with a hearty oatmeal or quiche.

Since it's summer, you'll want to enjoy the beach and the local favorite is the "Dam Beach", known for is secluded location and sandy beaches & swim area, located just across US31 to the right in Grand Traverse Bay. Memorial Park is in town further where you can also swim, play basketball, beach volleyball or just sit in the park, plan a BBQ and watch the kids play on the playground or swim in the River. When you're ready for some food, downtown offers many options for lunch including Chef Charles, home to the best pizza in town while also offering sandwiches and salads or the Moose, our local hot spot party store complete with a wide selection of liquor, beer and wine. If you're up for a more upscale lunch, Siren Hall is a can't miss for superb, big city-style eating at a reasonable price.

Needing a change from the beach after lunch? Try Right Tree Adventure Rentals where you can rent a variety of outdoor equipment that they deliver direct to your location within 3 miles of town! Elk River Marina offers a great selection of water craft to rent and take into beautiful Elk Lake. Travel through Lake Skegemog, down the Torch River and into Torch Lake for an all day adventure on the sand bar you won't forget!

When you're ready for some quiet time, check out the movie playing at the local Elk Rapids Cinema where you can't beat the prices for a ticket, popcorn, candy and pop anywhere around. Downtown offers many shopping opportunities for clothing, sweets, collectibles and many local services such as Corner Druggist, Elk Rapids Chiropractic Center (where you can get the best massage of your life from Amie, Sylvia or Haley!), Hufford Vision, a number of dentists the local post office and, hopefully open for Summer 2015, our new wine shop and deli!

If you're looking for a nice place to eat we highly recommend walking to Pearls, just near the house, where you'll be treated to the best that New Orleans cuisine can offer right here in Elk Rapids! Siren Hall is also an upscale favorite for it's superb seafood, grills, salads and pizzas along with a great wine selection. The Local, also only a 5 minute walk from our house and has yet to open, plans to serve a menu of mainly "local" foods in season. The Town Club downtown serves a decent selection of bar food--the fried pita wedges are a favorite along with the gyro.

As far as events go, check out Wednesday Evening on River Street, every Wednesday in the summer for live music, great eats including T.J. Charlies BBQ Ribs meal which sells out fast and Siren Halls small fish plates which are heavenly. Don't forget to grab a bag of fresh pop kettle corn and a fresh squeezed lemonade. Enjoy!

The marquee event for Elk Rapids is our Harbor Days Festival! This summer it runs from August 6 - 9th, 2016. This 4 day event features something for everyone, include the carnival, 5 or 10K Harbor Run, Kids Day and the annual fireworks display on the last night over the Bay.

We LOVE living in community of Elk Rapids and truly hope you will experience the same feelings during your week stay with us!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Joe grew up in Jackson, MI and went to the University of Michigan and received his BA in History and became a middle school teacher. He started his career in Elk Rapids Schools and has been there for 15+ years now as a social studies teacher. He coaches girls volleyball and is an active technology in education user. Amanda grew up in Australia and first came to the United States in the early 1990s as a camp counselor. She continued to return and met Joe in the summer of 1998 in the summer camping industry. She currently is the Camp Director at YMCA Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha in Traverse City and has been there 20+ years. Joe and Amanda have two beautiful daughters who enjoy their summers at the camp we reside at for 10 weeks, allowing us to rent our home to you. =)

Why the Owner Chose Elk Rapids, MI, USA:
This is our home for all but 10 -12 weeks of the year while we are at our summer job at YMCA Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha for Girls. While owning since 2006, we've recently (2015) decided to rent our home. We are excited to share the joy we experience living in Elk Rapids with guests from around the world now. =)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the open floor plan on the main level, allowing you to be in the action from any room. The spacious backyard and beautiful big maple tree in the backyard were a draw as was the tree house already built when our girls were younger. =) We love the easy access to the Village Market grocery store and the schools where Joe works and our daughters attend school.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/19/2016

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Photos

  • Our family home on Brand St in Elk Rapids, MI!

    Our family home on Brand St in Elk Rapids, MI!

  • Driveway side of the house w/ basketball hoop and deck  off kitchen in back

    Driveway side of the house w/ basketball hoop and deck off kitchen in back

  • The dining area and main entry way in the front

    The dining area and main entry way in the front

  • Den off entryway w/ sleeper sofa (Note OSU/MSU fans: Lots of UofM decor!)

    Den off entryway w/ sleeper sofa (Note OSU/MSU fans: Lots of UofM decor!)

  • 1st floor private bath off of Australia Room

    1st floor private bath off of Australia Room

  • Rear mudroom

    Rear mudroom

  • View up the narrow, old fashioned stair well (steep!)

    View up the narrow, old fashioned stair well (steep!)

  • Upstairs room with double and twin. Window air-conditioned.

    Upstairs room with double and twin. Window air-conditioned.

  • Upstairs remodeled (2015) toilet, vanity and medicine cabinets

    Upstairs remodeled (2015) toilet, vanity and medicine cabinets

  • View of the new (2016) Azek deck off of the dining area; gas grills, chairs

    View of the new (2016) Azek deck off of the dining area; gas grills, chairs

  • Looking over the table and chairs to the large maple and tree house

    Looking over the table and chairs to the large maple and tree house

  • The front of our house on Brand St.!

    The front of our house on Brand St.!

  • Fully stocked (appliances, gadgets, utensils, cutlery, glasses, etc.) kitchen

    Fully stocked (appliances, gadgets, utensils, cutlery, glasses, etc.) kitchen

  • Main living room with 58" Samsung plasma w/ full cable. 2016 new carpeting!

    Main living room with 58" Samsung plasma w/ full cable. 2016 new carpeting!

  • First floor "Australia Room" w/ new (2015) queen bed & private bath

    First floor "Australia Room" w/ new (2015) queen bed & private bath

  • 1/2 bath on main floor off of dining area/kitchen

    1/2 bath on main floor off of dining area/kitchen

  • Laundry facilities w/ towels for 10 off of mudroom

    Laundry facilities w/ towels for 10 off of mudroom

  • Upstairs smallest "Flower" room with 1 single bed

    Upstairs smallest "Flower" room with 1 single bed

  • Upstairs master bedroom w/ queen bed (window air conditioned)

    Upstairs master bedroom w/ queen bed (window air conditioned)

  • Upstairs remodeled (2014) shower w/ skylight

    Upstairs remodeled (2014) shower w/ skylight

  • Backyard flagstone patio, table & chairs and backyard

    Backyard flagstone patio, table & chairs and backyard

  • Pearls New Orleans Kitchen, a taste of creole/cajun just a few mins. walk away!

    Pearls New Orleans Kitchen, a taste of creole/cajun just a few mins. walk away!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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Elk Rapids, MI, USA #702080

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