BREATHTAKING LAKE MICHIGAN VIEWS!

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Bedrooms 4
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BREATHTAKING LAKE MICHIGAN VIEWS!

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8 - 10)

This 4 bedroom breathtaking Lake Michigan blufftop home overlooks both Leelanau County in the distance and Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City! It is situated halfway between Charlevoix and Traverse City, 8 miles north of the quaint harbor town of Elk Rapids. Wonderful restaurants abound nearby, both in the Village of Elk Rapids and also to the east, at The Rowe Inn, an award-winning gourmet restaurant just a beautiful drive away through the northern Michigan countryside!

This completely remodeled 3-level house is in a very private, wooded setting. There is no road noise here! With over 2600 square feet on three windowed levels, your family can spread out and feel all of the comforts of home. The downstairs has a family room, with sliding glass doors to the outside, a queen-sized sofa bed, and adjacent bathroom/shower, so it makes for an additional private sleeping area. The main floor has two queen sized bedrooms, an adjacent bath, is beautifully updated and has a modern kitchen (dual convection oven and Jenn-air range), open living room and dining area, plus a sunroom off the kitchen! On this level, there is also a large deck off the 16-foot sliding glass doors across the living room looking out onto the beautiful Lake Michigan waters! Upstairs, there is a king-sized master bedroom on the lakeside, where you can lie in bed at night and listen to the waves lap the shore below, a large guest room with twin beds, and third bathroom/shower.

There is a nice sandy beach, with a large deck down the steps to the beach. There is also a firepit beachside for lakeside fires/gatherings!

This is a true 'northern woods getaway!' Several golf courses are nearby (A-ga-ming is the closest), and there are plenty of area attractions to visit, but you can also choose to stay all day and relax at this peaceful retreat on the beach, ending the day with a beautiful sunset over the lake in the evening!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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Hi,

This is Sue, and I bought Mission View Cottage several years ago for my up north getaway. I had been looking all over northern Michigan for my perfect 'up north' retreat, reminiscent of our family's UP getaways when I was young. It was an older chalet style house, and I updated it with new bathrooms and kitchen, bright colors, and cottagey furnishings. It is a peaceful oasis in the north woods, surrounded by trees. It is very private, and it sits on top of a bluff overlooking the lake, with breathtaking views.

I can spend days there and not go anywhere! Each window you look out of offers a snapshot of the surrounding pine trees, or the evergreens, or the water. Sunsets from the deck or from anywhere in the house are fabulous!

Elk Rapids is just a quick drive into town (8 miles) and is like going back in time, with an old-fashioned main street and movie theatre and quaint shops. I love the drive through the farmland and hills, and I take several 'countryside' drives when I am there, just to go exploring, or to do out to dinner at some of the countryside restaurants nearby. The Rowe Inn is a favorite for fine dining! Charlevoix is just a 25 minute drive north, and I love to go there, as well!

When I'm home, I love long walks along the road or on the beach up and down the lake.

I hope you enjoy my home as much as I do!

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

I had spent summer vacations at my grandparents' lodge in the Upper Peninsula. I spent 5 summers traveling the highways and byways of northern Michigan and the UP looking for just the right spot for my own summer getaway. I almost purchased a place in the Les Cheneaux Islands, but all of the ingredients didn't seem right (there were no cappucino cafes nearby ;-). I drove up and down the farmland roads along Lake Michigan in the lower Peninsula, hoping to find something closer to home (which was Traverse City then), when on a Labor Day weekend I followed one more 'for sale' sign down a dirt driveway. I snuck up around the house and was spellbound by the views! The rest is history, as they say!!!

I have already mentioned many of the things that attract/ed me to this home and location. The troubles of the world seem far away when I am here. I do have wifi, and I can take my work with me when I stay there. I oftentimes get more work done in this setting than when I'm interrupted in the office all day! :-)

There is absolutely no noise (highway or otherwise). I have awakened in the middle of the night and seen the moon out over the water. I can lie in bed and hear the waves lapping the shore and the wind in the pine trees. What can I say? It's my 'bliss'....

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Breathtaking Lake Michigan Views!
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July/August stay

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Beautiful setting, awesome view, and glorious sunsets.
Even the 2 thunderstorms (at night) were great to watch come over the water.
We had campfires, BBQ's, visited Traverse City and the Old Mission Lighthouse, Leelanau Peninsula, and various other points of interest.
We played games and visited with relatives. Just a wonderful vacation. Thanks for sharing your home, Sue.
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Our June vacation

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Two families shared the house for a wonderful week. The weather was great, and we spent a lot of time enjoying the beach, swimming, and kayaking. We learned about Petoskey stones on our second day and after a little practice we got the hang of finding them.
We discovered the Moose, the 2nd hand kids store (sweatshirts!), Chef Charles, and the swimming hole with the rapids. We also spent a day at Sleeping Bear Dunes, and we also managed to make it up the Dune Climb.
Best of all was the incredible view from the deck. The sunsets were beautiful--a perfect vacation!
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Breathtaking Lake Michigan Views!
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Enjoying your house!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Hi Sue,

Just wanted to touch base and tell you how much we are enjoying our vacation here. I have fallen in love with your home and property! Sitting on the top deck looking out at the water is pure bliss. The beach area is beautiful and we are having a lot of fun enjoying the privacy and seclusion up here. It is exactly what we were looking for.

Thanks!

Kelly
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Breathtaking Lake Michigan Views!
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July 9-16, 2011

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Hello Sue,

We very much enjoyed our time at your Birchview home this past week. It’s a nice place, the view is spectacular and the location was just perfect.
Thanks again for allowing us to rent your place. We’ve been vacationing in the Elk Rapids area since the late 70s and really enjoyed our time this year.

Attached is a photo taken from the top deck on our final night. A typically beautiful sunset. If it’s still available next year, we would like to rent it for a week in July.
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  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
"Listening to the waves lapping on the shore was just a delight, and the views were absolutely spectacular! The Mission View cottage is more like a large house that is nestled on a bluff on the East Bay; plenty of room and privacy. The beach was enjoyable, and swimming out to the sandbar was my kids' favorite moment of the week. We enjoyed the moonlight over the water and roasting marshmallows in the firepit right on the beach. The neighbors were real nice as well. We enjoyed long jogs along the quiet road and sleeping in. I would highly recommend this vacation property! Thank you again for saving our vacation. It means more to me, my husband (and children) than you will ever realize"

Rachel Delaurier and family
Helpful votes: 2/2

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Elk Rapids House Rental Rates

Notes

  • MONTHLY
  • US Dollars
  • 2014 SUMMER RATES MONTHLY ONLY, 30 days' minimum.
  • $500 Refundable Security Deposit. $200 exit cleaning fee.

Amenities

Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
5 Cable TV's, Jenn-Air indoor range, double convection ovens, Corian countertops, including blender and food processor, Weber BBQ Gas Grill, Sorry, No Smoking or pets

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