Old Mission View Cottage is a great family getaway if you long for a place to slow down, sit around the firepit, gazing at the beach, walk your dog and enjoy everything that is Northern Michigan. Located in Omena which is north of Traverse City on the Leelanau Peninsula between Suttons Bay & Northport. It is a beautiful drive to this location and is well worth the trip north! Peaceful surroundings find you reading on the beach or walking your dog on miles of tree-lined roads. Best of all, you have a prime view of the tip of Old Mission Point across the Bay!
Nestled in the the trees, providing lots of shade, with beautiful views of the lake this cottage is set up with everything you need. The living room connects to the kitchen area. The kitchen is fully stocked and includes dishwasher. There is a washer dryer located in basement. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with 3 Queens, 1 Twin, bunk beds and a queen size air mattress in the unfinished basement (new photos of the new bedroom and living room furniture coming soon). Pack 'n Play and high chair available in the home. Skinny spiral staircase to upper level. The cottage does not have a/c, but does have multiple windows that open to create a breeze, along with stand fans in every room (and most of the time it isn't hot enough in Leelanau to need a/c). TV/CABLE/DVD and WiFi are provided as well as movies, radio and board games for some family fun.
Outdoors enjoy the fire pit and seating overlooking the lake, a hammock for nap time, a picnic table outside the basement, as well as a dining table, seating and gas grill for dining on the deck, and kicking back for the day. A path leads down the slope from our home, taking you by the picnic table, hammock, and firepit to our natural beach, about a hundred feet from our home. With our property located in the low point of Omena Bay, the water level changes often. Sometimes we have yards of beach, some seasons the water is right up to the rocky edge (feel free to message us for the most current conditions, but keep in mind that Mother Nature can change it very quickly). Our section of beach is typically pretty pebbly and shallow for quite a ways out, perfect for rock hunts and Petoskey stone treasures. We work to keep a path cleared through the pebbles (though some storms wash rocks back into the path at the shore) for walking tubes, kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards out to deeper water. We work to keep the shoreline clear of plant life, but as we are one of the lower points in Lake Michigan, we do sometimes have algae in the water, along the shore, or even on the rocks (particularly before or after storms).
Your well mannered pet is welcome with a $65 additional fee. 4 night minimum rental in the summer months. Linens are included. Car seat, booster seat, and stroller available upon request. You'll be welcomed with a basket of local goodies, the week's events, weather, and local publications. We use all eco-friendly cleaning products when cleaning the cottage and stock the cottage with eco-friendly kitchen soaps, detergents and bathroom essentials.
Located in Omena - surrounded by countless wineries and top-rated restaurants. Just a few miles up the road is Northport where tall ships & fishing boats come into the marina and a small town bowling alley, local brewery, and food trucks. In the summer, enjoy outdoor concerts and farm markets at the marina. Quaint shops and dining are just steps away. Come see what all the buzz about Northern Michigan is about!