LARGE ELEGANT BEACH HOUSE ON WOODED LOT WITH HUGE PRIVATE SANDY BEACH, SLEEPS 18

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
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LARGE ELEGANT BEACH HOUSE ON WOODED LOT WITH HUGE PRIVATE SANDY BEACH, SLEEPS 18

Northport House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

This luxurious home is one of a kind: it is large enough effortlessly to accommodate an extended family or several smaller ones in comfort and style. The beach house is an upscale and gorgeous property with a wide sandy beach, breathtaking views, and every amenity included, but it has a relaxed and cheerful lakeside feel. You will make memories that last a lifetime, enjoying the beach and water by day, and sublime gatherings for outdoor dining and games, or gathering around a roaring beach fire in the evenings.

Located between the charming villages of Northport and Omena on Michigan’s beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, this spacious and beautifully appointed upscale beach house is situated directly on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, with over approximately 200 feet of private, wide sandy beach in a secluded wooded setting. Enjoy blissful days filled with sunning, swimming, boating, skiing, beach-combing, grilling, and spending true quality time with your family and friends. (Please see the comments from our past guests). From the beach house, you will be treated to stunning sunrises over the water each morning and tranquil evenings where the colors of the sunset reflect off the bay.

The wooded, 2.13 acre lot provides a sense of pleasant seclusion, screened from neighbors on either side.

Constructed of stone and cedar, this expansive home has bright indoor spaces with large picture windows offering unobstructed views of the beach, bay and “Gull Island.” The two story living room is warmed by a natural stone fireplace. French doors off the entry hall open to a den with Satellite TV and comfortable seating, a perfect place to unwind from the day's activities.

The outdoor patios on the bay-side, one with an electric retractable awning, provide additional living spaces for dining and relaxing. We provide two grills, one gas and one charcoal, for your outdoor cooking and dining needs.

The dining room facing the bay, which has floor to ceiling windows and bead board wainscoting, has a large farmhouse table that will seat 10-12 comfortably. Additional seating is available in the adjacent living room or on the patio directly accessible from the dining room. The charming kitchen hascustom bead board cabinets and new top quality stainless steel appliances as of 2013. It is fully equipped with an array of small appliances, high quality cookware, and plenty of indoor and outdoor dishware and drinkware, so you can prepare gourmet meals for a large crowd. The home also offers a second full-sized refrigerator in the garage as well as a 16 bottle wine refrigerator.

With five bedrooms and four baths, the home sleeps from 14 to 18 people very comfortably, and is perfect for a large and/or extended family, or several smaller families. All the bedrooms are spacious and provide ample sleeping space without crowding. On the first floor there is a large master suite with gorgeous views of the bay, a sitting area, and a private entrance from the patio. The master bath has a spacious walk-in shower with a built-in bench. A second bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed, and there is a second bath nearby with a claw-foot tub. Upstairs are three bedrooms: one has a queen bed and another has a queen and two twins. These two bedrooms share a full bath. Finally, there is a huge upstairs suite with a private bath accessible from a back staircase with four twin beds -- perfect for the kids. If the beds are not enough to accommodate your party, there are two brand new sofa beds -- a full size in the den and a queen in the living room.

The home’s interior has been updated with all new furnishings and rugs, top quality brand new beds, fresh paint, new light fixtures, and laundry room, updated bath cabinetry and hardware, and maple flooring throughout, and newly-tiled baths with beachy elements of sliced stone and sea glass. The home is elegantly but casually and cheerfully decorated, and fully equipped with all of the comforts of home, including a huge selection of books and games for all ages, toys for the kids, and a large collection of DVDs.

The home also provides the convenience of a laundry room with washer and dryer, and an attached garage.

The beach house opens onto a beautiful wide sandy beach, complete with a dock, boat hoist and swimming ladder. With a gradual slope and crystal clear water, the beach is an ideal place for children to safely enjoy the beach and lake. Only two patios and a strip of lawn -- perfect for croquet or horseshoes -- separates the house from the beach. No climbing down dunes or stairs or navigating winding paths. Beach chairs, beach towels, toys and 2 kayaks (one is a tandem) for exploring the bay are provided. We also provide a small row-boat. The sandy cove invites long strolls in search of Petoskey stones and other treasures.

After a day on the beach, you can enjoy the enclosed cedar outdoor shower, or nap in the hammock. The home is on a cove in Grand Traverse Bay, with calmer waters, making it perfect for small craft boating and skiing. In the evening, enjoy the colors of the sunset reflecting off the bay, and gather around a beach fire (we have a large fire pit on the beach and provide a supply of firewood).

Our home is also a perfect venue for special family reunions and celebrations, offering a memorable private setting. Local catering offers the unique foods and wines of the Leelanau Peninsula.

The fantastic “Up North” experience does not end with summer. Enjoy spectacular foliage, biking, golfing, hiking, and wine tasting while making this beautiful beach house your home base during the color season, at attractive rates. Our home is just a few miles from some of the most popular Leelanau Peninsula wineries, and is the perfect home base for winery tours.

The beach house is also an ideal place to celebrate the holidays or spend a winter ski weekend. Nestled in the woods, you can snuggle in with the family, cook up your holiday feast, and gather round a roaring fire. We are only a half hour drive from family friendly cross country and downhill skiing at the Homestead, and Crystal Mountain is just over an hour away.

Keywords: Beachfront Home, Sandy, Beach, Elegant, Upscale, Beach House, Large, Family, Lake, Bay

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Holly

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As I was a small child, I vacationed every summer at my grandmother's rustic and charming fishing cabin on Seven Pines Road in Northport. All my memories are of carefree days, roaming the beach, frolicking in the bay, exploring the beautiful woods, gorging on fresh berries, and staying up very late near a blazing beach fire. When I went away to school, I looked forward to bringing friends from far away to this special place. My husband Andy was one of them, and loves Northport as much as I do. Every summer since our marriage we have gone there, first just the two of us with our books and bicycles, and later with our five children. Although we have been lucky enough to have traveled to may places, Northport remains our very favorite place on the planet.

Holly and daughter Mary

Holly purchased this house in 2008

We wanted to have a slice of this heavenly place to call our own and to share with other families. It is hard to imagine another place where children and adults of all ages can find so much enjoyment. It has it all: a beautiful beach, clear clean waters, boating, fishing, biking, fresh local fish, wine and produce, charming villages with charming shops and the incomparable feeling that only comes with being right on the water.

Our property is truly one of a kind. It is secluded in the woods, directly on the beach, and offers stunning views of the bay and Gull Island. But more importantly, it is large enough for a large or extended family, or several families vacationing together, to pass glorious northern Michigan days in comfort and luxury, together but with plenty of space. It is casually elegant, like being at an upscale beach resort but with all the amenities and personal touches to allow whoever is staying there to feel that it is their own private home, where they can entertain, relax, and treasure one perfect day after the other.

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Large Elegant Beach House on Wooded Lot with Huge Private Sandy Beach, Sleeps 18
average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews
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Large Elegant Beach House on Wooded Lot with Huge Private Sandy Beach, Sleeps 18
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p183657vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Michigan
5

Memories to Last a Lifetime!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Holly and Andys' Beautiful Bayshore Beach House has provided our family of fifteen with four summers of wonderful lasting memories. It is a perfect setting for fun and relaxation plus having all the comforts of home. Swimming in crystal clear waters, reminiscing around evening campfires under a million stars, climbing Sleeping Bear Dunes, visiting the quaint villages and wineries nearby are just a few of the many side trips at our door step. Many thanks for sharing this amazing jewel on the shores of Lake Michigan with us.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Large Elegant Beach House on Wooded Lot with Huge Private Sandy Beach, Sleeps 18
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p183657vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Farmington Hills, MI
5

Our slice of summer heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This home is even more beautiful and appointed than the photos illustrate. Our family is returning for our 5th year! Clean, comfortable, and absolutley PERFECT! Bring your bathing suit and sunglassess....because everything else is there waiting for you!

Our family has come back to this gorgeous home with private beach on Lake Michigan for one week every summer. Each year gets better and each year the we enjoy it more than the last! Owners are fantastic and take great care of the home and property!

Counting the days until our return in 2104 !!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Large Elegant Beach House on Wooded Lot with Huge Private Sandy Beach, Sleeps 18
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p183657vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Shelby Township, MI
5

Another Great Week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We are very happy repeat customers. We have stayed at Bayshore for the last four summers and each visit seems to be better than the last. The views of the Bay are simply beautiful. Be sure not to miss the morning sun rising up over Gull Island. Once again Andy and Holly have thought of every detail. The newly renovated stone tile baths, the new kitchen appliances all make this a perfect home. The main topic at Christmas this year was Up North at Bayshore and all the fun memories that have been made during our many stays. The outdoor shower, the evening fires down on the sandy beach, the jet sking, the trips to Barb's Bakery in Northport for donuts each morning. Our family can't wait we are all counting down to our next visit in July 2014.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Large Elegant Beach House on Wooded Lot with Huge Private Sandy Beach, Sleeps 18
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p183657vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Algonac, MI
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This will be our third year renting the beautiful Northport property. It has more than enough room to accommodate our family reunion of 14. The location is perfect. Away from the crowds but close enough to the crowds when you want to be. The house is very clean and well equipped. The water is just outside the door, with a clean and sandy beach. Holly and Andy are a joy and are more than accommodating to any needs that may arise. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Large Elegant Beach House on Wooded Lot with Huge Private Sandy Beach, Sleeps 18
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p183657vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
New Haven, Connecticut
5

Better than Advertised

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My family, friends and I had a very enjoyable time here. The place was beautiful, clean and well maintained. It received many compliments from our friends and family. We had a great time playing cards, cooking meals and relaxing. Unfortunately the weather was crummy, but we still managed to have a fun time. The location is fantastic, and we enjoyed driving to Suttons Bays for a bite. The proprietors are extremely nice, responsive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend this place.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Knot Just a Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
New public course coming soon to Northport
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Knot Just a Bar, North End
Car: necessary

In the summer, enjoy local farmers, markets in Northport and Suttons Bay, and Music in the Park by the bay every Friday night in Northport. In the fall, enjoy Leaf Peeping and Winery Tours. In the winter, downhill and cross country skiing at the Homestead are only 30 miles away.

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Availability & Rates

Northport House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2800-$6400/wk
  • US Dollars
  • 2013 Fall....$3,800-$4,200/wk; $1,700-$1,800/weekend; $400/additional night
  • 2013-2014 Winter...$2,800-$3,600/wk;$1,400-$1,600/weekend;$400/additional night
  • Weekly rentals only after Memorial Day Weekend
  • 2014 Summer (Weeks beginning June 22-August 24) ...$6,400/week
  • We offer discounted rates for the first three weeks of June, 2014 as follows:
  • Week of May 30-June 7...$4,500; June 7-June 14 $5,000;June 14-21...$5800
  • Please note that Early Fall rates may be applicable for winter holidays

Amenities

Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Computer Available
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub has hand shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upsatairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • One bath features a clawfoot tub, and the other baths have newly tiled pbblestone and sea glass showers. Hairdryers and bath amenities are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 queen , Adjacent private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor with bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upsatirs bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upsatairs bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Large upstairs bedroom with private bath
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , One in the den and one in the living room
  • Queen size Beds (4) Top quality brand new beds, Twin or Single Beds (6) Top quality brand new beds, Baby Cribs (1) A real crib meeting the latest safety standards; not a pack and play. Crib linens included., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen sleep sofa in living room; full sleep sofa in den.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sledding
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snowmobiling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
Notes:
Fantastic cedar outdoor shower, hammock, beach chairs, beach towels, 2 kayaks (one tandem), rowboat, life preservers for children and adults, swimming dock, boat hoist, fire ring on the beach, plenty of firewood, ceilings fans, yard games, beach toys, and more. See our website for more details.

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