EXECUTIVE HOME IN ELK RAPIDS ON LAKE MICHIGAN

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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EXECUTIVE HOME IN ELK RAPIDS ON LAKE MICHIGAN

Elk Rapids House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This is the perfect spot to have a Grand Traverse Bay vacation, directly across from Old Mission Peninsula. The Elk Rapids area is an upscale resort offering many wonderful amenities. This is why this location is called 'Bayside Sunsets Residential Rental.'

This home is truly one of a kind with a definite five star rating. The home was built in 2000 with the vision of building a lakefront cottage emphazing the charm of a 1900's gathering place for the owner's family. Her home emphasis is a cozy, intimate, peaceful setting with a classic touch of beauty displayed in each room.

The house is GORGEOUS! It has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. The house welcomes you the minute you pull into the driveway, past its beautiful flower gardens, trimmed lawn and majestic trees. Then, when you walk in the front door, you know you selected the perfect vacation home.

It has expansive views of the bay. You will enjoy the incredible sunsets! Looking towards Old Mission Peninsula the sunset dramatically displays blazing colors of orange, red and pink over the lake's horizon. In all of this glory the sunset disappears leaving a sky full of stars to be enjoyed.

Enjoy the brick patio surrounded by gardens while barbecuing your favorite meal on the grill, as the children play in the sand and water. The sandy beach is magnificient. There are no nasty weeds, only the rich sugar sand to enjoy at this great beach. The water level extends a great distance before depth increases, very safe for children. If you are lucky a sandbar may expose itself for another place to spread out your beach towels.

It is perfect for fishing, boating, tubing, skiing, or just sitting in that comfortable beach chair with your feet at the waters edge, reading your favorite book that you never have time for. Enjoy a beach fire, roasting marshmallows to a perfect golden brown.

Tranquility is everywhere--NO CITY SOUNDS

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
Our family rented Judy's home this past September and the accommodations were top notch. It is a truly beautiful home right on Lake Michigan with a wonderful stone stairway leading down to the beach. The home is very clean and spacious with amazing views of the lake. It was every bit as lovely as represented on the VRBO website, if not more so!



In e-mails, phone conversations and in person, I have found Judy to be personable and professional, and a woman of integrity. We live about two hours from Elk Rapids and I would not hesitate to rent from Judy again, or to recommend her home to our friends.
Sep 2012
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Executive Home in Elk Rapids on Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Executive Home in Elk Rapids on Lake Michigan
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+1 231 941-8561
Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Deltona, FL
5

PERFECT PLACE FOR A SUMMER MULTI-FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a week at this awesome home. The house is in a beautiful location with amazing views of the bay from most of the rooms. It is quiet, private and very relaxing. The amenities in the house are the best we've experienced in a rental home - central A/C for the warmer days, fully-stocked kitchen (including paper towels, garbage bags, spices, dish soap, etc). Judy also includes all of the linens, beach towels, laundry detergent, toilet paper, beach toys and inside toys for the kids. These are things that I've often not found included with a rental. The house is very large - we had 2 families staying and there was plenty of space to congregate as well as private space when needed. The house was very clean and has beautiful furnishings. Judy met us at the home when we arrived and showed us around and answered all questions that we had.

Outside, there are beautiful gardens, a great back patio with a Weber grill, a well equipped beach with plenty of seating and a fire pit. The beach is easily accessed by a set of beautiful stone slab steps. We were able to bring our kayaks down to the water with no problems at all. The bay is mostly sandy and shallow making it a fun, safe place for kids to play as well as an easy spot to launch kayaks. I found it to also be a great spot to nap on a lounge chair while listening to the water lap at the shore!

The location of the home proved to be an excellent home-base for short trips to Traverse City's Cherry Festival, Sleeping Bear Dunes and kayaking the Lower Platte River out to Lake Michigan (highly recommend Riverside Canoe for rentals). It was nice that the home was within a mile to Elk Rapids which allowed us to bike into town and explore the quaint downtown. It has several antique shops, gift shops and restaurants that we enjoyed. We especially liked Harbor Cafe, Siren Hall and the Chinese take-out. Our daughter had a great time on the playground at the Veteran's Memorial park which also has a great beach. There is also a great beachfront sculpture garden to explore on the way into town.

Overall, I highly recommend this vacation home and hope to be able to return to it one day. It had everything we needed and more to make for a wonderful vacation! Thanks Judy!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Flint, MI
5

A GREAT FIND

  • 5 of 5
This home is classy, comfortable and situated in a beautiful spot on the East side of Grand Traverse Bay. The sunsets were spectacular from the beach and dinning room. The owner made us welcome and provided many amenities that made us feel comfortable and right at home. Thanks for letting our family into your beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Executive Home in Elk Rapids on Lake Michigan
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

PERFECT FAMILY REUNION HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We have rented this house for three summers in a row - it's perfect for a large family, great shared space but also large enough that you can get away from the crowd if you need to.

It is clean, has everything you need (sheets, towels, salt and pepper, sand toys, etc.). The house is absolutely gorgeous, but still okay for kids - with great views and lovely beach - fire pit, too!

The town of Elk Rapids is quaint and close.

I cannot say enough about this house - LOVE it!
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Executive Home in Elk Rapids on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254762vb
+1 231 941-8561
Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Chicago, Illinois
5

WONDERFUL STAY

  • 5 of 5
It was not an easy feat to find the perfect house for our trip to Michigan. It took us weeks to find a house that was clean, spacious, upscale and affordable with a perfect location: on the water, with a beach and not too far from a good sized down. This house was the perfect find! The description of the house is accurate and the pictures really don't even do the beautiful house justice....the house is even better in "person". The owner, Judy, is very professional. She patiently and quickly answered all our questions before we rented the house. She met us at the house on the first day of our stay to show us the house and the grounds.

What is particularly great about this home is that the owner lives here when she's not renting the house. So, it's fully equipped with plates, silverware, pots, pans, towels, etc. I've rented vacation homes in the past that were very skimpy on furnishings and utensils etc. Judy even provides laundry detergent, paper towels, beach towels, soap, toilet paper. This is such a nice touch.

We loved making s'mores on the beach using the fire pit. Once again, Judy had plenty of chairs and tables down on the beach for our whole family. We enjoyed the beaches in Elk Rapid; our kids loved the beach by the playground and another day we moved to the beach north of the river to search for Petoskey stones. We enjoyed the proximity to Traverse City....get burgers at Bubba's! No trip to Northern Michigan is complete without a trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Moomers Ice Cream was a hit with the kids.

Truly a memorable vacation in a beautiful house. We'll be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport (TVC). Traverse City, MI
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Shanty Creek, Schuss Mt., Boyne Mt
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Elk Rapids, Ag A Ming, Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Siren Hall, Pearls, TJ Charlie's, Chef Charles, ER
Car: necessary

Head north for a two mile walk into the friendly/ quaint village of Elk Rapids. The village has antique shops; the very best in art galleries; in the state of Michigan our marinia was voted #1; fine restaurants to please your palatte; cross the bridge on River Street to check out a book at our island library, visit our newly relocated historical museum at 301 Traverse St. to learn the 1848 history of Elk Rapids and beyond. On your way back stop at the village's kids park. Or take a hike and explore Petobego Pond to the south. This is our local nature preserve where swans, deer, small animals and wild berries thrive. There are many golf courses, Turtle Creek Casino, great shopping and 'find' dining in Traverse City. Check out the many wineries in Leelanau and Old Mission Pennisula. Don't forget to visit historical Mackinaw Island and the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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Elk Rapids House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer MI Vacation
May 31 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Renters pay $2,100 upon receiving their rental contract. Six weeks prior to their rental date $2,100 will be paid; along, with their security deposit of $500.

Off season weekly rental is $2,750 with the same conditions as mentioned above.

Offshore renters pay in US Dollars Only and incur any banking fees.
Notes $4,200 for a weekly seasonal rental includes MI Sales Tax and my House Keeper.
$2,750 for a weekly off seasonal rental includes MI Sales Tax and my House Keeper.
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Amenities

Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Downstairs in master bedroom is a queen bed. Upstairs are (2) bedrooms with queen beds. Another bedroom has two double beds. There are bunk beds and a 'secret toy room' next to it. Each bedroom is very private. Most bedrooms have a water view. Watch for the eagles.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
Notes:
'firewood is not provided'
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