House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12 adults 4 children)
Queen size Beds (3); Double Beds (3); Three-quarter size bed- bigger than a twin(1); Twin or Single Beds (1); twin trundle beds (2); Sleep Sofa is twin size and there's a double size futon in screened-in porch.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Supervision required on our balcony/decks/stairs.Supervision required on our balcony/decks/stairs.
No parties/events - No parties or weddings & we only rent to families.No parties or weddings & we only rent to families.
No smoking - No smoking in the house or screened in porch.No smoking in the house or screened in porch.
Max guests: 16 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 30 - We prefer to rent to families and mature adults. We prefer to rent to families and mature adults.
- You MUST read the complete property description to understand our unique setting before making a booking request￼ & we’d prefer an inquiry first.
- Guest shall leave house clean as listed in the Rules & Information Sheets attached to Rental Agreement. No fireworks allowed on property.
- No sleeping in tents, campers or RV’s in parking area. Maximum # of people staying at the house is 16.
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
About Lauri Gartner
After 16 years of living in various parts of the country we moved back to Michigan in 1989 with our 3 kids & settled in Traverse City where Lauri grew up. We wanted to be close to family and enjoy the slower pace of life in a small town and the beauty of northern Michigan, we really missed it.
Lauri Gartner purchased this House in 1999
Why Lauri Gartner chose Northport
We looked for property in Leelanau County because it's still pristine and undeveloped and 20 years later it's hardly changed. Jim's parents had a cottage on Lake Huron when he was growing up & he loved hearing the big waves at night, so he was happy to find this place with 300 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan.
What makes this House unique
Pictures don't do justice to our property---- the first time I saw the beach I couldn't believe how beautiful it was with rugged sweeping sand dunes and blue blue water, it was so natural and pristine, it really was spectacular. My husband found the property with a realtor & I wasn't really impressed by the pictures-- they didn't show it like it actually looks because it's hard to get good pictures with the dune in front of the house and woods in back. But when I saw the house I loved it, the setting is charming and unique. The whole property is just incredible. In person the house looks so much better than the exterior pictures show it. We've had friends from L.A. stay and both times they've said it looked totally different from the website and they couldn't believe how beautiful it was in person. Our house is so peaceful and relaxing, I love being out there and wish I could go out more often. I like the fact that our beach is usually deserted, rarely anyone even walking by, so we have privacy , not crowds. You can truly get away from all the busyness of life and just relax. When family & friends visit, everyone is obsessed with searching for petoskey stones and colorful rocks. I can spend hours everyday searching for beautiful stones & a friend lacquered his to show off their colors and put them in a bowl on his coffee table. I'm not much of a beach walker but others in the family walk everyday to Cathead Point, it's great exercise walking in the wet sand. Of course everyone loves the sunsets, they're incredible on Lake Michigan. But they're especially beautiful from our deck or fire pit because we're on the dune which is up a little higher. It really is a spectacular sight which I never tire of seeing over and over again. Lauri & Jim Gartner Traverse City