WYNDENROK - 1913 VINTAGE CHARM! 160' FRONTAGE ON THE BAY - WALK TO VILLAGE

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Richard Connell

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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WYNDENROK - 1913 VINTAGE CHARM! 160' FRONTAGE ON THE BAY - WALK TO VILLAGE

Northport Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms including sleeping porch, balconies, 3 porches, sleeps 6-8. 1 bath.

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - REOPENs MAY 20, 2014. Wyndenrok Cottage, on Grand Traverse Bay, 1/2 mile north of downtown Northport with 3 screened porches & comfortably rustic, was built in 1913. It is classic 'Up North'! A large open living room centers around a 2 story stone fireplace. Wood floors and comfy furniture with an old piano 'just for fun.' Beveled glass French doors open out onto large front porch with stunning views of the Bay with glider, rocking chairs, and table for meals. Breakfast porch off kitchen has views of the bay and surrounding woods. Two upstairs bedrooms (1 queen, the other 2 twins), a separate sleeping porch (king size bed or 2 twins), and dormer with lakeside balcony (twin bed). With a new queen-size sofa bed in living room, it comfortably sleeps 6-8! One bath tucked under the stairs and cozy rustic kitchen. Property is wooded, private, QUIET. Large sandy area on beach with fire pit, charcoal grill, and beach chairs/table. NO PETS or SMOKING on property. Guests must supply their own LINENS (sheets & towels).

CLASSIC UP NORTH!: WYNDENROK is a 99 year old cottage with 2 story stone fireplace, antique and wicker furniture, chintz curtains, French doors, wood floors, and nice quality quilts/comforters and pillows that invite you to relax in comfort and enjoy the views. We have purposely kept the cottage comfortably rustic without TV, computer, etc. A multitude of board games and books, fireplace to gather on cool nights or fire pit on beach to roast marshmallows are the attractions our guests will enjoy with family or friends. If that describes you, then consider Wyndenrok your vacation paradise!

WATERFRONT: With 166' of waterfront, and 100 feet of property between cottage and water, privacy and views are fantastic! Much of the waterfront is covered in grasses and wildflowers but we truck in sand to create a lovely beach area, complete with beach chairs and a fire pit. Swimming is fine (cold water) but we wear swimming shoes as lake bottom is rocky.

WATER, BOATING, WALKING: KAYAK/CANOE: You can bring your own and carry it to the water and enjoy Grand Traverse Bay up close! There are a couple local spots to canoe/kayak with your own but not a rental livery.

NORTHPORT MARINA: very popular with boaters of all stripes- lots of large sailboats and cruisers. Much of the waterfront in Northport is open to the public, with picnic areas, 2 swimming beaches, and large marina. There is a public launch if you want to bring your own boat. We have one family who have rented every summer for more than 10 years that bring their own power boat, spend the day on the water and then sleep in comfort at our cottage at night.

TALL SHIPS: there are a couple options for an afternoon or evening sail on a tall masted sailing schooner (Traverse City)

FISHING: Deep water fishing boats for fishing in Lake Michigan are for hire nearby (Leland).

WALKING: Guests often enjoy walking on our road along the bay in semi-solitude with beautiful views of the water.

NORTHPORT: Quaint village at the tip of the Leelanau peninsula, population of 600 (triples during summer but there are no hotels or condos). A few shops, antiques, art galleries, places to eat, yet all somewhat low key compared to Suttons Bay or Leland (the closest towns, about 12 miles away).

NATURE LOVERS: Northport has a large sandy public beach with picnic tables and playground equipment. Leelanau State Park offers several hiking trails and is spread out between two locations along Lake Michigan. After crossing some dunes you come to a MILE LONG BEACH. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is open to the public during daytime hours and is beautifully restored with period furnishings.

SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: about 35 miles south.

BIKING: Some of the most beautiful bicycling roads ever are in Leelanau County. There is also a fantastic 13 mile rails-to-trails path nearby.

CASINO: The Leelanau Sands Casino, 8 miles away, has gambling, fine dining, and entertainment.

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

Richard Connell

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The photo is of me and Mum (Guernsey, where Grandpa came from, for 'Mom'). I'm a jazz pianist/singer, live in Grand Rapids, and play gigs all over - even Northport sometimes! In 1967 our family visited friends in Northport and we bought the cottage, already known as Wyndenrok, from the Wall family.

Richard Connell purchased this cottage in 1967

Mum takes great pride in how she furnishes her cottages (she also owns Le Petit Maison which is listed on Homeaway, too). It's just a great place!! I think Mum was attracted to the inside balcony and stone fireplace - plus the cottage was completely furnished and beyond quaint! The three screened porches are often the focal points of your stay. Its so relaxing yet still close enough to town to walk in and do your shopping or eat at one of the restaurants. The town beach is lovely, and many of the homes and shops in town are quaint and interesting.

The porches!! The view from all three porches. We practically live on the porches when we're there. The quiet. I am always surprised how late I sleep there. Our elderly neighbor to the south is always quiet. Cottage to the north is also rented part time but we can't even see each other through the trees. The stars, the stars, the stars! It is wonderful to be able and look up into the night sky and see a million stars. Sit around a camp fire & enjoy the night view!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Wyndenrok - 1913 Vintage Charm! 160' frontage on the Bay - walk to village
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Wyndenrok - 1913 Vintage Charm! 160' frontage on the Bay - walk to village
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+561 271-7503
Northport Northern Michigan
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Can't wait to visit again!

Can't wait to visit again!
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
Theda,
I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our time at Wyndenrok this past week. The cottage is as cozy with all of the little furnishings and extras. We were so happy to get to sit down and talk with you over breakfast. My wife and daughter all loved every minute of our time here. The weather was cool early in the week but that's exactly why we came up from Ohio. My wife and daughter loved the shopping in the area and we all relaxed in the beach area out back. We built a fire in the pit at night and roasted marshmallows and talked. We can't wait to visit again. You make us feel like family.
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Wyndenrok - 1913 Vintage Charm! 160' frontage on the Bay - walk to village
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+561 271-7503
Northport Northern Michigan
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Most of all: Being together!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
Thank you for the use of your charming cottage. We really enjoyed our first trip to the peninsula. We very much enjoyed beach combing for petosky stones, hiking, campfires, biking, fishing in the harbor, floating in front of the cottage, catching frogs, viewing herons, the sound of the waves and songs of the seagulls, playing tennis, kayaking, getting the morning paper at Tom's and donuts at Barb's, finding antiques, NOT watching t.v., and most of all being together!
Thanks for EVERYTHING!
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Wyndenrok - 1913 Vintage Charm! 160' frontage on the Bay - walk to village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246365
+561 271-7503
Northport Northern Michigan
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Thank you, Theda!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
We are enjoying this home and our stay in Northport tremendously! So happy we found Wyndenrok! Thank you for making our stay pleasurable. We look forward to visiting again.
All the best,
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Wyndenrok - 1913 Vintage Charm! 160' frontage on the Bay - walk to village
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Northport Northern Michigan
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Lots of hiding spots

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
This has truly been a perfect weekend! The weather was in the high 70s and we spent the entire day at the beach. The house is so cute, lots of hiding spots for a five year old boy. Thank you for sharing your special place with us, it was very easy to live in the moment here. We will be back!
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Wyndenrok - 1913 Vintage Charm! 160' frontage on the Bay - walk to village
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+561 271-7503
Northport Northern Michigan
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Quiet and Peaceful

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
Your cottage took us back in time and we loved every minute of it! To say Wyndenrok is quaint is an understatement! It is so quiet and peaceful here that you totally forget the outside world. You are a delightful hostess and we really appreciated your warm welcome. Thank you for everything.
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Train
170 Miles
Grand Rapids
Car: recommended

Wyndenrok-on-the-bay is within walking distance of everything in Northport. It is on Grand Traverse Bay on North Shore Road, 1/2 mile north of the public marina and 1/4 south of Northport Bay Boat Yard [Homeaway 'locator' map is incorrect]. This charming small town has one of the best harbors/marinas in the area, large sandy town swimming beach, picnic areas, a few restaurants, art galleries, concerts in the park, community art center performances, library with wi-fi, Woolsey airport (grass runway), and other small town amenities. Within 2 - 5 miles are Leelanau State Park hiking trails through woods and dunes along Lake Michigan beaches and fully restored lighthouse (and camping) are at the tip of the peninsula (about 6 miles north). Watch the stunning sunrise from any of our cottages three porches, enjoy the morning sun on our mixed rock/sand beach, walk 1/2 mile to town beach for lunch and all day sun/play/swimming, and bike or drive 3 miles west to Lake Michigan for sunset picnics!

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Availability & Rates

Northport Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Early Summer
May 18 - Jun 21
$250
$1,225
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 22 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,610
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Sep 1 - Oct 14
$250
$1,260
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$250
$1,225
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Notes The cottage is not winterized and is open from May to October. NO PETS or SMOKING are allowed on the property. GUESTS MUST SUPPLY THEIR OWN LINENS (sheets & towels). Taxes are included in our rental rates. We add a $200 cleaning/security deposit that is fully refundable unless excessive cleaning is required or there are damages. Added nights and partial weeks, if available, are negotiable.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom was updated a few years ago. It is tucked under the stairs but is not cramped. The original cottage was without plumbing! There is a shower but no tub. Please bring your own towels. (there will be toilet paper when you arrive)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , built in bunks
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , upstairs sleeping porch
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Dormer alcove - 1 twin/ single , with balcony overlooking lake
  • UPSTAIRS: Two bedrooms upstairs: one with built in twin bunks, another with a queen size bed. Walk through the bunk bedroom to access the sleeping porch. It functions as a third bedroom, where you can be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. An upstairs dormer has a twin bed and sliding glass doors to a balcony overlooking the lake (very private but without a door). So, 7 people could sleep upstairs if all beds were used. All beds are comfortable, have comfy pillows, blankets and comforters. DOWNSTAIRS: There is also a queen size sofa bed (brand new) in living room by fireplace, a single sofa bed in the sitting room, and a built in twin bunk next to fireplace. Generally, guests have found sleeping arrangements for 4 - 6 people to be comfortable. There is only one bathroom (shower, but no tub). LINENS are NOT provided (sheets/towels).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
There are THREE screened porches!! One off the kitchen furnished with table and chairs that we call the 'breakfast porch,' one upstairs furnsihed with a king size bed we call the 'sleeping porch' and one the full width of the house (lakeside) with rockers, glider, and dining table.

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