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GORGEOUS SUNSET BEACH HOUSE ~HDTV~- WIFI PLUS 30% OFF THRU NOVEMBER!

Timothy Smith

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Timothy Smith

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2014
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GORGEOUS SUNSET BEACH HOUSE ~HDTV~- WIFI PLUS 30% OFF THRU NOVEMBER!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Acme House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12)

Welcome to the Sunset Beach House! Bring your family and friends and enjoy the four season wonderland of Northwest Michigan. Spend your days swimming and playing on the private, 225 foot long and wide sugar sand beach and then relax and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets from the three decks overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. For more detailed information, more photos and a video walkthrough please see our website (sunset-beach-house. com) listed below under the heading 'Links to more information:' and click on the 'CLICK HERE - Website for This Property Maintained by Owner'.

Our house is located on a very quiet, private road surrounded with tall trees. You'll feel a thousand miles away, even though supermarkets, department stores, fine restaurants, golf courses, spas and casinos are within 5 minutes drive. Sitting directly on the beach, our 3 bedroom 2 bath house is located halfway between Traverse City and Elk Rapids Michigan, on the East Arm of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Only 15 minutes from the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, the Sunset Beach House is an easy 4 hour drive from Detroit or 5 hours from Chicago.

You can pack light since our house is fully equipped. All bed linens, comforters, kitchen, bath and beach towels are provided; there is a washer and dryer in the house so you can bring the minimum amount of clothes. The large, gourmet kitchen is equipped with a full assortment of cooking utensils, pots and pans, microwave, coffee maker and bean grinder, toaster, electric teapot and other small appliances. There is a large propane grill on the deck with various barbecue utensils. There are 16 deck chairs, 2 large deck tables and 4 smaller outdoor side tables.

The two-story living room boasts a wall of windows overlooking the lake. You'll find a home theatre system with large LCD flat screen HDTV, DVD player, and digital cable with HD providing HD sports channels, HBO HD, Cinemax HD and many others. There is broadband high-speed internet access with WiFi on all three decks and all the way to the beach! There is a direct-vent wood-burning fireplace for those cozy evenings in front of the home theatre system.

The extra-large master bedroom and bath are located at the top of the stairs, and include a walk-in closet and separate sitting area with full sofa, chair and ottoman. The sofa also converts into a queen bed. Bedrooms 2 and 3 each contain a twin, 2 twin bunk beds and a twin trundle bed that provide sleeping for 8. There is also a queen size inflatable bed. There are beds to accommodate 8 people, with space for an additional 4 in the convertible sofa and inflatable bed.

For more detailed information, more photos and a video walkthrough please see our website (sunset-beach-house. com) listed below under the heading 'Links to more information:' and click on the 'CLICK HERE - Website for This Property Maintained by Owner'.

Outdoor activities abound! Bring your boat - there is a boat launch at Yuba Park, about a half mile north along the beach - or rent one locally. Fantastic sailing, waterskiing and fishing can be found right off the beach. There are more than 20 golf courses within 45 minutes drive, including world-class courses designed by Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, Doak, and Weiskopf. You'll find outstanding mountain biking and hiking at the Vasa Trail, less than 10 minutes drive, and at the numerous National Forest trails in the area. Great road biking can be found locally around the chain-of-lakes area as well as on the Leelanau peninsula. Take a day-trip wine-tasting at one of the nearly 30 wineries in the area. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore and climb the dunes. There are lots of fun kid activities nearby, like mini-golf, waterslides, go-karts and more. Don't miss the exceptional fall color tours in the autumn, and in the winter visit one of the more than 10 downhill ski areas within an hours drive or go sledding, tubing, skating or cross-country skiing.

We hope you enjoy our house as much as we do. Once you visit you'll make a vacation at the Sunset Beach House an annual family tradition!

Keywords: Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Beach House, Vacation House, Lake House, quiet, kid-friendly, waterfront, beachfront, swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, biking, hiking, HDTV, Wifi

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Timothy Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Why Timothy Smith chose Acme

The Northwest Michigan area is truly an all-season vacation paradise. Summers are filled with any activity imaginable: swimming, sailing, boating, waterskiing, fishing, paddling, hiking, biking, golfing, wine-tasting, or just relaxing. Fall brings outstanding fall colors, and winter brings an equal number of winter activities, including downhill and cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, tubing, snow-shoeing, etc. There is truly something for everyone here. And, of course, the unbelievably beautiful turquoise and deep azure waters of the Grand Traverse Bay!

What makes this house unique

On a private road surrounded by tall trees, our house provides an incredibly quiet and relaxing setting. Even still, there are supermarkets, department stores, fine dining, world-class golf and spas within a 5 minute drive. This Lindal Cedar Home is very well-built and provides year-round weather protection; there is never a draft even in the most violent winter storms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cool breezes, starry skies, fantastic clouds. Went pier jumping in Petoskey, Elk Rapids Harbor Festival, rented a pontoon boat on Torch Lake, Sleeping Bear dune hike. Loved morning tea on the deck, shooting stars while sitting by the campfire, family surrounding you and memories to hold on to. We're from Maryland and we loved learning about Michigan - first visit and exploring this area. Such rugged beauty combined with kind hearts and welcoming ways. A terrific time!
Jul 2013
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Sunset Beach House ~HDTV~- WiFi plus 30% OFF THRU NOVEMBER!
average rating of 4.611111 based on 68 reviews
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Gorgeous Sunset Beach House ~HDTV~- WiFi plus 30% OFF THRU NOVEMBER!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248230vb
+1 -(650) 733-6090
Acme Northern Michigan
Springfield, MO
5

Exceeded our expectations!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful, clean, well maintained home was the perfect choice for our first vacation in Michigan. The location and spectacular view immediately washed away our worries and stress. It was such a peaceful, comfortable spot. We were traveling with another couple and we kept repeating that we felt like we were in the home of the other. We only wish that the weather would have cooperated for a fire on the beach. However, the wood stove was a close second. We take active vacations, and this was the perfect "base" for that, being close to both road and trail biking, various hiking options, etc. Even on the poor weather days we found plenty to do (don't miss The Music House) and loved coming back to the cozy surroundings. The grocery store is only 4 miles away if you want to save money by cooking yourself. If not, there are wonderful restaurants close by. It's a lot of house for 2 people, but if you can split expenses with 1 other couple, it is definitely a great deal. There is ample room for a large crowd and the house would be perfect for any kind of reunion. Although I have stayed in VRBO properties before with friends, this is the first time that I have booked a property myself. The process was easy and the home owner was very quick to respond to any question I had. What a fabulous experience, all the way around! We are already trying to figure out when we can return!!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Sunset Beach House ~HDTV~- WiFi plus 30% OFF THRU NOVEMBER!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248230vb
+1 -(650) 733-6090
Acme Northern Michigan
5

Great view and lots of room!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay, and the beach was beautiful. Our favorite part was being able to have a bonfire on the beach at night. Our party consisted of 13 girls celebrating a bachelorette party and we had tons of room! Everyone said they would love to stay again.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Gorgeous Sunset Beach House ~HDTV~- WiFi plus 30% OFF THRU NOVEMBER!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248230vb
+1 -(650) 733-6090
Acme Northern Michigan
Saginaw MI
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
Loved this place ! It was beautiful and had everything we needed.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous Sunset Beach House ~HDTV~- WiFi plus 30% OFF THRU NOVEMBER!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248230vb
+1 -(650) 733-6090
Acme Northern Michigan
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5
The home was beautiful!!
Home was clean, kitchen had everything you need to entertain guests. The living room with fireplace was great! The view was amazing! The bedrooms were awesome! I love this place and can't wait to go back again!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Sunset Beach House ~HDTV~- WiFi plus 30% OFF THRU NOVEMBER!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248230vb
+1 -(650) 733-6090
Acme Northern Michigan
Not Specified
5

Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5
The house was exactly as pictured. The views are just amazing. Between the bunks and pull out couches the house can easily sleep over 12. We visited in the winter and it was a little tricky getting out of the driveway without 4 wheel drive, but we just started parked closer to the road and it wasn't a problem. The house was immaculate and not too far from Traverse City. We can't wait to come back to see the bay in the summer!
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Sunset Beach House ~HDTV~- WiFi plus 30% OFF THRU NOVEMBER!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248230vb
+1 -(650) 733-6090
Acme Northern Michigan
Chevy Chase, MD
3

Good central location but rate overpriced

  • 3 of 5
Located north east of Traverse good spot to day trip from with much to do within an hour or two (e.g. hiking the dunes, boating on Torch lake). View of Eastern Traverse bay is great, swimming is not. We expected a swimmable beach but the stones and pebbles made that very undoable. Owner is very friendly and full of local knowledge. House layout is good but worn and the beds are camp style three inch mattresses, very uncomfortable and not in line with the expectation we had for the price paid.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our vacation house, and thanks for your feedback regarding your stay. We're pleased that you liked the location, the views and the house layout. We are 100% committed to our guests' satisfaction and we will do everything we can to make sure our guests are completely happy with their stay.

We are not sure why you feel the house is worn or the beds are as you described them. The living room furniture is nearly new, most of the area rugs are new, most of the kitchen appliances are nearly new as are many of the other furnishings. The carpets are steam cleaned twice each year. All of the bed mattresses are 9 - 14" thick; the sleeper sofa mattresses are more than 6" thick. Half of the mattresses are less than 2 years old. In early July we tried all the mattresses and did not find any of them uncomfortable. However, we are committed to exceeding our guests' expectations, so we have replaced the mattresses older than 2 years with NEW MATTRESSES and NEW FOUNDATIONS. Now all of the mattresses are brand new or nearly new.

We're sorry you did not find the beach good for swimming, but also confused why you found it that way. We had a great time swimming off the beach this summer. The pictures on this listing are accurate, as I am sure you would agree. In early July we spent several days removing all of the stones, debris and shells from the beach, and it looked even better than the pictures found here. If you are referring to the few large exposed rocks in the lake bottom off the beach, this is due to the Lake Michigan lake level being 30" lower than historic norms. If the State and the US Army Corps of Engineers approve our permit we hope to remove these large rocks next Spring. Of course, a rise in the lake level back to normal will make this much better.

We feel our rates are very fair and a better value than other similar properties in the area. No one before has said the rates are unfair. We don't raise our rates during the prime event weeks, like the Traverse City Film Festival that occurred during your stay.

We are absolutely committed to making sure our guests are completely satisfied with their stay, and we will do everything we can to exceed their expectations. We are eager to hear more from you, to learn more about how to improve our house and what we can do to ensure you are satisfied with your stay. After sending you several messages you still have not replied. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Thanks!

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Motorway
US 31
Nearest Beach
At our House!
Car: necessary

Four Season Wonderland! Great swimming and watersports on 225' sugar-sand private beach, fishing, beach bonfires, canoeing\kayaking\tubing on many nearby rivers, great road and mountain biking, countless golf choices at many nearby golf courses, world-class spa only 5 minutes away, wine tasting, numerous shopping and dining options, casinos, sand dune climbing at Sleeping Bear National Seashore, charter boat fishing and sailing, fall color tours, more than 10 downhill ski areas within an hours drive, much more!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $99 Per night

Acme House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Fall Rates
Nov 2 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$885
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Winter Rate
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$99
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 27 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,595
 
 
New Year's Holiday
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,595
 
 
Winter Rate
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$99
 
 
Early Spring Rates
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,195
 
 
Spring Rates
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,595
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$405
From
$595
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early Summer Rates
May 25 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,295
 
 
Summer Rates
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$595
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer Weeks
Jun 14 2015 - Jul 12 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$3,295
 
 
Summer Rates
Jul 13 2015 - Jul 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$595
Fri
 
 
Summer Weeks
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$3,295
 
 
Summer Rates
Aug 29 2015 - Aug 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$595
Sat
 
 
Late Summer Rates
Aug 31 2015 - Sep 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,295
 
 
Fall Rates
Sep 27 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$99
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Weekly stays are strongly preferred in the summer months.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Acme House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1st Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , 2 twin bunk beds, 1 other twin bed, & 1 twin trundle bed
    1st Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , 2 twin bunk beds, 1 other twin bed, & 1 twin trundle bed
    Master Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Queen Sofa Sleepers in Living Room and Queen Inflatable Bed - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen sofa sleepers in living room, and 1 queen inflatable
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Home Theater System, Kayaks, Firepit, lots of beach toys

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