BEST LOCATION/PORCH IN NORTHPORT - ONE BLOCK FROM EVERYTHING!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
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BEST LOCATION/PORCH IN NORTHPORT - ONE BLOCK FROM EVERYTHING!

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Newly renovated four bedroom, two bath house in the center of town with HOT TUB, babbling brook running through the front yard, bridge, huge willow trees, shady, peaceful, yet in the center of everything.

New 450 square foot 'Key West Style' covered porch with ceiling fans, dining and sitting area, and deluxe gas BBQ grill. 100' setback from main road gives elevated view of town and privacy. Lake view from front yard, short walk to beach and harbor. Everybody loves this house! Take a tub in the North yard and listen to the mill stream while having a peaceful soak. Downstairs bedrooms have full double and queen beds, upstairs 'kids room' has 2 twin beds and a futon for friends to sleep over. Full basement has an additional well lighted and ventilated bedroom, additional recreation space with foosball table, 2nd bathroom with shower, washer/dryer and sitting area.

Great fall and winter activities in the area in addition to the nicest summer town on the planet. Walk one block or less to everything in town, including beaches, restaurants, harbor and grocery. Great for wine touring, snowshoeing, and summer is packed with fun. 2 public beaches and parks within view of the property, free concerts in the park every Friday all summer -- right down the street. Short walks to all including grocery, health club, several coffee shops, restaurants and bar. This house is in the dead center of town, but it is quiet and private. Safe for kids, mill stream in the yard, willow trees, paradise!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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Will Harper has been spending summers in Northport since he was crawling on the sandy beaches as a toddler. He moved to Northern Michigan year-round in 2005, and purchased Mill St. Manor in 2008. After spending a full year renovating the house, he now loves having people enjoy the house he 'built' and turning people on to the best little beach/harbor town in Northern Michigan!

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Northport combines beauty and recreation in a small-town, 'Mayberry-Like' setting. I grew up sailing on the bays here, working the cherry orchards, and roaming the woods and beaches. There is so much to do here that after 40 years my heart still skips when I pull into town. Everyone is so friendly, the beaches are amazing, and I love the food at the Eat Spot. When I saw this house in the very center of town, with the huge lawn with the mill stream running through it I knew it was a place I would want to own and share for the rest of my life.

One of my favorite things to do in summer is walk down to the beach and park, just a block away. I also love to take a short ride out to the state park behind the airport (3 miles) and walk through the woods to the dunes and beach on Cathead bay. There is usually almost no one in this amazing dune area, so great to explore or just relax. The road biking in this area is about the best in Michigan, we have the Tour de Leelanau to attest to this, and I love to get on the bike and pick a 20-mile loop through wine and cherry country. Almost no traffic on smooth winding roads, it's a biker's paradise! Of course the sailing, fishing, and boating are phenomenal too, and the XC skiing in winter is the best in the state!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Property Reviews

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Best Location/Porch in Northport - One Block from Everything!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Best Location/Porch in Northport - One Block from Everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225263vb
(231) 715-0118 (Michigan, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
United States
5

No words will do this place justice.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
I heard of this hidden gem through a friend who had stayed there the past year. I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first considering the population of the town. However, I will tell you what. This place is magical, majestic and diabolical (in the sense that we would leave our jobs, family and hometown in a heartbeat if this place was for sale). Located in the heart of the small village of beautiful, BEAUTIFUL Northport, Michigan this "porch sitting society house" was one of the best, yet simplistic vacations I have ever had in my life. It's equipped with everything you need for a vacation that is sure to produce stories and memories for a lifetime. Beautiful porch with a hot-tub attached, hammock to lay on to look up at the most clear night sky I have ever seen, plenty of rooms with many beds that are full of privacy, a cottage feel to it that is so RAW that it produces a feeling of bliss and relaxation and automatically removes any and all worries from you mind. This house is the perfect location and is just a stones throw to the grocer, a block from the beach, right across from the famous 'Barbs Bakery' and oh did I mention, it's right in the MIDDLE OF THE BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF NORTHPORT! Now I don't usually write reviews, but my friends and I were just so pleased with this beautiful house, town and vacation that we felt we were obligated to give something back (even if it is just a review). I would recommend this house to anyone who is considering a vacation in Northern Michigan. The only downside....you might never leave.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Location/Porch in Northport - One Block from Everything!
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(231) 715-0118 (Michigan, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Louisville, KY
5

Charming cottage that feels like home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We discovered this property 2 years prior, when we left Leland for a day-trip to Northport, MI. The house immediately drew our attention because of its inviting front porch, large grassy yard, view of Barb's Bakery across the street, and location adjacent to the Mill. We were delighted to stay in the home this summer, and it met all of our expectations (for cleanliness, accuracy of descriptions/photos, and owner responsiveness). I refer to the property as "home" because it truly felt like home...a cozy living room where our kids could play with their toys in the mornings while we ate doughnuts from Barb's and drank coffee; the front porch, perfect for having meals or playing legos on the picnic table; quaint bedrooms on the wooded side of the house, ensuring the feeling of privacy; and a piano in the living room. The owner impressed us by his responsiveness. When I texted him that the piano had likely not been tuned in 10+years and that I regretted not being able to play, he had a piano tuner at the house the next day. Wow. We also appreciated the proximity of the home to the grocery store (great if you need a last-minute ingredient while cooking), restaurants, the beach, the playground, ice-cream at the Mill, doughnuts at Barb's (yes, they are that good to mention again!), and a little gift shop with souvenirs. My husband loved the outdoor grill for cooking fish that we bought at Friday's farmer's market, and we blissfully soaked in the hot tub after a day of exploring the woods at Cathead Bay or the lighthouse. The sleepy town of Northport perfectly suited our needs as a family wanting an escape from life in the city. The pace was slow, the people accommodating, and the natural beauty enticing. We discovered parks, beaches, trails...so many options every day and easily accessible from the house. The feeling of community in the town will draw us back next year: the last night of our trip, we heard live music at the marina, where folks brought picnic blankets and lawn chairs, while enjoying dinner and each other's company. I learned of the community's commitment to assisting every high school graduate with a college education, the Northport Promise. It feels good to promote a community that values education. Northport, and this wonderful little house, provided us with one of the best vacations our family has ever experienced, and we can't wait to return!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Location/Porch in Northport - One Block from Everything!
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(231) 715-0118 (Michigan, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Wildwood, MO
5

Relaxing week in Northport

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
My family of 5 had a great week at this cute house! Northport is a quaint little town. We enjoyed going across the street to the bakery in the mornings, and strolling to the pier with an ice cream cone in the evenings. The front porch is fabulous. We spent most of our time out there, enjoying the porch swing, hammock, grill, hot tub and stereo speakers ready for our iPod. Inn-keeper Will Harper is very friendly and accommodating. He has added many thoughtful amenities such as foosball, piano, guitar and even wi-fi. The furnishings are charming with an eclectic mix of old and new ("new" in just the right places, such as appliances, linens and very comfortable mattresses!). There are many cute beach towns within driving distance. We had a fun and relaxing vacation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Best Location/Porch in Northport - One Block from Everything!
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(231) 715-0118 (Michigan, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Leland, MI
5

Northport

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
My husband had a wonderful time. Great location in town. Owner is very helpful. Would highly recommend.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Best Location/Porch in Northport - One Block from Everything!
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(231) 715-0118 (Michigan, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Suburban Chicago, IL
5

If you love being right in town, this is the ideal Northport, Michigan location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
We stumbled on the property when investigating Northport as a possible vacation destination. We were looking for an in-town option, to get the real flavor of the eclectic mix of locals and summer residents.

The description and photos made the house seem like it could fit the bill for our needs: a house set back from the road, yet in the center of town. And indeed, Mill Street Manor and Porch Sitting Society was exactly as advertised.

While we are very picky, for this trip we weren’t looking for the ultimate swanky beach house with granite countertops and Viking range. We just wanted a happy, sunny, peaceful place with ample room for us and three older teenagers that would serve as a base camp for hiking, biking, long walks, beaching, and whatever else we decided to do individually and as a family.

If you love being right in town, this is the ideal location. Northport has it all, on a small scale: Stubbs, The Eat Spot, the well-stocked Tom’s Grocery store and on Fridays: the Farm Market. We also had a fabulous time at Fischer's Happy Hour Tavern and ventured out to buy eggs and cheese at some local farms. We ventured to Leland to catch the ferry to South Manitou Island—and to stock up on the most awesome smoked fish and jerky ever, ate a great meal at Martha’s in Sutton’s Bay and enjoyed the many natural wonders of the Leelanau Peninsula.

Will Harper should be appointed Michigan’s ambassador to Northport. He is so enthusiastic, and is as hands on or off as you require. He went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything necessary to have a great stay. The house was neat and clean, the Wi-Fi was great, and the Satellite TV was perfect for the only thing we watched all week: the NBA championship.

For us, the house was perfect five people, and would be fine with one more person. But with only one true bathroom, and one beach bathroom in the basement—it could get challenging for the pickier traveler.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
TVC
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Haserot Park and Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Garage Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The North End
Car: not necessary

Porch napping. Best in town!

Piano in living room.

Hot tubbing.

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Availability & Rates

Northport House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $850/wknd - $1400-$1850/wk
  • US Dollars
  • July 1 - Aug 15 .......................... $1450/5n, $1850/week
  • All other dates........................... $850/3n, $1050/4n, $1400/week

Amenities

Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Futon, Pull-out couch
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
Notes:
Mill stream runs through the property, willow trees, shady view of town and passers by. Also, there is a piano in the living room.

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