CHARMING, COZY COTTAGE ON NORTHPORT BAY A SHORT WALK FROM THE VILLAGE

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CHARMING, COZY COTTAGE ON NORTHPORT BAY A SHORT WALK FROM THE VILLAGE

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1 BR (Queen Size Bed), LR Sleeper Sofa, Full Bath, sleeps 4

Located on Grand Traverse Bay, Le Petit Maison is a charming year round one bedroom home with 85' feet frontage on the bay. Sandy area with chairs and fire pit in front of rocky lake shore. The lawn is long (200') with lots of room to play on the grass ( crochet or badmitton set available) or just to lounge around in the lawn chairs, large wooden swing, and child's tree swing. Patio has table & chairs, lots of flowers, shade and sun, charcoal grill. Quiet area, neighbors not too close with woods in between (Mapquest was off by more than 1/4 mile - LPM is on the water and private/quiet). Please note: NO PETS and NO SMOKING permitted in Cottage or on property.

CUTE & COZY - LE PETIT MAISON tile and carpet, complete with washer and dryer. Large picture window with gorgeous view of Gull Island on Northport (Grand Traverse) Bay. Southeast orientation provides beautiful morning sky and fresh breezes off the bay. Afternoon sun fills the kitchen. Small sand and rock private beach with fire pit. Access to the water requires walking over rocky/grassy area depending on lake water level. Scenic Northshore Road provides natural views of the northern woods as it follows the Northport Bay coastline. Great setting for walking, biking, jogging, inline skating, driving, and sight seeing. Head north to enjoy the picturesque views and peaceful sounds of nature. Guests also enjoy walking south along the road to the Village of Northport about 1/2 mile to Barb's Bakery, various shops, galleries, marina, parks, and beaches of Northport. The village has a Huntington Bank/ATM, library, WiFi, Ace Hardware store, Tom's Grocery Store, U.S. Post Office, Willowbrook Ice Cream, etc.

WATER & BOATING: KAYAK/CANOE: Bring your own water craft down to the shoreline in front of LPM and enjoy Northport and Grand Traverse Bays. There are a couple local spots to canoe/kayak with your own but not a rental livery. Keep a weather radio close by to stay appraised of every changing lake weather conditions.

NORTHPORT MARINA: very popular with power boaters and sailors. 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, owner has a mooring in front of the cottage for small boats and may be available upon request.

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)

AREA ATTRACTIONS: NORTHPORT: Quaint village at the tip of the Leelanau peninsula, population of 600. A few shops, antiques, art galleries, places to eat. More available in Suttons Bay 11 miles south on M22 and Leland West on M22 approx.12 miles away).

NATURE & BEACH LOVERS: Northport has a large sandy public beach with picnic tables and playground equipment. Leelanau State Park has two locations (Airport Beach and Lighthouse Park) providing hiking trails spread out between the Grand Traverse Lighthouse at the north tip of the Leelanau Pennisula and Cat Head Bay both on Lake Michigan. Hiking through woods then crossing sand dunes you come to a endless sandy beaches along Cat Head Bay and Christmas Cove all the way to The Grand Traverse Lighthouse which is open to the public during daytime hours and is beautifully restored with period furnishings.

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.

SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: 35 miles south.

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

Mackinaw City and Island Ferry is 132 miles to the northwest, along the way visit Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Little Traverse Bay.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

The Connell Family

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Purchased by Mrs. Theda Connell for a family summer vacation spot.. Theda is a retired educator from the Detroit area who retired in Northport with her late husband Gilbert. Theda now spends summers in Northport, Michigan and winters in Sarasota, Florida. Her Son Richard and wife Hannah manage cottage rentals through Homeaway.com

The Connell Family purchased this cottage in 1976

Theda's father immigrated from the Island of Guernsey one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France and La Petit Maison is reminiscent of the cottage homes of Guernsey and was named so for this reason. The cottage homes of Guernsey do not have addresses as we are familiar with in the USA but have distinctly individual names.

Small, quaint, intimate, private, perfect for an escape from T.V., Computers, Telephones, and all the distractions related to contemporary living in urban environments. Located on the water with beautiful views of Northport Bay and Gull Island. Walking distance to town and natural surroundings to enrich daily life.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Charming, cozy cottage on Northport Bay a short walk from the Village
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GREAT FIND!

  • 5 of 5
LPM was a great find!! Very quaint and quiet! LOVED IT!!!!!! We will definitely be going back!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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AN ONEIRIC ESCAPE TO A FARAWAY LAND

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in Northport was like a wonderful dream; much too brief, but a beautiful retreat nonetheless. Le Petit Maison is where memories are made, and will forever be ingrained in my mind. The friendly little cottage was welcoming when we arrived on Friday evening. The cottage was so clean and pleasant (fresh wildflowers set out for us were a nice touch!), it wasn't difficult to get settled in. Theda (the owner) stopped by to introduce herself and I felt like I was having a genuine discussion with an old friend, she was very kind. Later on, we had our hearts set on building a campfire, so we made our way down to the firepit around dusk. We had brought our own firewood, but there was also a minimal amount provided. (Pro tip: Firewood in the area is somewhat pricey, so I would advise bringing your own.) While we were surrounded on either side by neighbors, it was so quiet and peaceful that we still felt the isolation that we had craved. There was a small path that led down to the beach. It was too cold to go for a swim, but my fiance and I enjoyed the serene views of the bay.

On our second day, we visited the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes which were the basis for our trip. They are located about half an hour from Northport, and the drive down M22 was well worth it. The kitchen in our cottage was well stocked with cooking utensils, pans, etc. so we were able to make our own lunch beforehand. On our way back from the dunes, we stopped at a restaurant called The Bluebird in Leland. It was nice to sit down in a lovely atmosphere and eat a warm meal. The restaurant had great service, delicious food, decent prices, and a fantastic view of the Leland River. (Thanks for the recommendation, Theda!) A storm on Saturday night drove us inside; it was lovely to listen to the rain while sipping some wine and playing a game of Scrabble. (Beware! There is no TV or internet in the cottage. We didn’t mind at all, but for the tech addicted you might want to plan ahead).

On our last day we spent some time ambling around the village of Northport. Barb's Bakery is truly a must for coffee and pastries, they are one of a kind! I found the bookstore (Dog Ear Books) to be one of the best I'd ever been to, as I am a huge bibliophile. The owner was friendly, offered me coffee and we had a nice chat. Overall, Northport has an extremely hospitable vibe! The cottage was everything we wanted it to be: intimate, peaceful, convinient and cozy. Hopefully we can return again someday!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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THE PERFECT WINE WEEKEND

  • 4 of 5
My girlfriend and I have a yearly girls weekend away to attend the Leland Wine and Food Festival. The cottage was the perfect place for us to relax and enjoy the local wineries. Rich and his mother were extremely sweet and kind. The cottage was clean and well maintained. We will definitely be back for another visit.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: We love to share our family cottage with folks who appreciate the opportunities La Petite Maison offers. It is such a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area in and around Northport. The fresh breeze off the lake is refreshing and soothing to the human spirit.
We are grateful for your appreciation of La Petite Maison.
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THE PERFECT LITTLE GETAWAY!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I had never traveled to the upper part of the lower peninsula of Michigan and thanks to a tip from a friend we were able to make our first trip just this month and stay in La Petite Maison- the perfect spot to enjoy the colors and beauty of Traverse Bay in the fall!

The cottage was situated a bit closer to the road than expected, but the street is not a busy one and the cottage is so well-insulated that noise was not a factor at all. We loved the yard and great views of Traverse Bay. The location was a perfect distance from Northport. We could walk or bike into the center of the village which was charming. Traveling to other points of interest was very easy as we were within an hour National Lakeshores, Leland, and many other parks and nature preserves.

October was ideal as the apple orchards were at peak harvest and the low numbers of tourist gave us easy access to the many excellent restaurants such as Barb's Bakery, Stubbs, The Cove, and Fischer's Tavern. Local residents and business owners were warm and receptive as they welcomed the off-season travelers- we loved hearing all the stories and sharing in the lives of those who best know the Leelanau Peninsula.

Thanks to all who made our trip so wonderful, especially the Connell family who own La Petite Maison- we loved meeting you and appreciated your hospitality and company! You will probably see us again as we anticipate taking more trips up north to enjoy more of your beautiful area.

The Roberts
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent our anniversary at "The Yellow Cottage" We could not of asked for a better place to spend the week. The time spent at the cottage was very relaxing. The local shops were great. The scenery beautiful. We took several day trips and have only perfect memories. Many thanks to the owners for their hospitality.
Marty and Dawn
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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GREAT WEEK "UP NORTH" AT LA PETITE MAISON

Great Week "Up North" at La Petite Maison
  • 5 of 5
Cozy, comfortable, and clean, La Petite Maison was the perfect cottage for my husband and me for our week "up north" in August 2010. Great view of Grand Traverse Bay--from the little beach, the comfortable wooden swing, the patio, or even from the couch in the living room! The cottage is well-maintained and equipped, located on a quiet street, and is within easy walking distance of Northport, with its shops and restaurants (and Barb's bakery with those fabulous cinnamon sticks!). It's also an easy drive to Leland, Suttons Bay, or even Traverse City and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. The cottage is also close to beautiful hiking trails and beaches. This is a lovely property, and the owner and her daughter are so friendly and kind, and made sure we had everything we needed. What a great place!
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Norhtport Beach and Leelanau State Park
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Garage, Soggy Dollar, Happy Hour
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms (231) 271-2020
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Garage, Soggy Dollar, Barb's Bakery
Car: recommended

Located in Scenic Northwest Michigan, less than one hour to Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Seashore, Dune Climb, Camping, Boat trip to South Manitou Island,two hours to Mackinaw City, ferry boat to Mackinaw Island, walking distance to Northport Marina, Northport Bay Boat Yard, Barb's Bakery, Supermarket, Hardware Store, Local Restaurants.

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Northport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$750
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
WInter Lease
Nov 1 2014 - May 1 2015
182 night minimum stay
$5,400
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Notes Pets are not allowed in cottage or on property. Smoking and Fireworks are not allowed in cottage or on property. Lease limited to two responsible adults. References and proof of employment or funds required. Propane Gas, Electricity, and Cable not included in monthly fee. Linens not included. First and last months rent required plus security deposit due on or before moving in to LPM Cottage.

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
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautifully tiled bathroom with full tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with windows on three sides and view of the lake with queen size bed. Living room has full size sofa bed and gas fireplace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Le Petit Maison is a small cottage home with one bedroom, large living room, kitchen and full bathroom. Redwood paneled living room, carpeted living and bedrooms, tiled kitchen and bathroom. Washer and dryer in kitchen, breakfast bar and counter tops. Ceramic top electric stove/oven, full size refrigerator with freezer, stainless steel sink with pull out faucet. Kitchen is equipped with pots, pans, and dish wares. Full size sofa-bed in living room. Beautifully tiled bathroom. Bedding; blankets, pillows, and quilts provided. Please bring your own linens/sheets and towels.
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