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.