QUITE SIMPLY THE PERFECT LARGE BEACH HOUSE

Christy Harrison Schaefer

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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QUITE SIMPLY THE PERFECT LARGE BEACH HOUSE

Northport House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)

This beautiful, spacious lakefront cottage was gut-rehabbed in 2009 to provide an elegant yet comfortable family vacation home for its owners, who have opened it up to select families and groups looking for the perfect place to vacation, with all the luxuries and amenities but none of the pretentiousness of a five-star inn. Constructed of cedar and stone, 'The Fox House' (we name our cottages up here) is located on a gorgeous wooded property with stunning views of the beautiful sugar-sand beach. The enormous white sand beach is a few steps out the back door and folds into a crystal clear, all sand water access. Several sandbars provide the perfect setting for swimming, snorkling, skiing and any other imaginable water activity. You will not find a more perfect beach access for kids in all of Leelanau County. Family and friends will have fun filled days swimming, sunbathing, boating, kayaking, sailing, hiking, skiing, beachcombing, grilling, building beach fires, watching the sunrise, relaxing on the screened-in or flagstone porch and so much more.

With five bedrooms and four baths, the home sleeps 12 people very comfortably, and is perfect for a large and/or extended family, or several smaller families. All five bedrooms are spacious and provide ample sleeping and closet space with no crowding. On the first floor there is a large private bedroom with a queen bed and private bathroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms that share a large bathroom: one with a queen bed; one with two twin beds; one with 2 bunk beds. Last but not least is the enormous master suite with a queen bed and large, private stone shower bathroom.

The kitchen, dining room and living room have floor to ceiling windows facing Lake Michigan. Outside the kitchen and adjacent to the patio is a large, private but open cedar outdoor shower with hot and cold water (our favorite part of the house). The dining room has a large farmhouse table that seats 12 comfortably. The family room has an enormous wood-burning, fieldstone fireplace, perfect for cooler days, roasting marshmellows or relaxing with a good book. The screened-in porch (our second favorite part of the house) is also a perfect place to eat, read and relax, and is accessible from inside or outside the house. The new, large gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinets, a butcher block island, top quality stainless steel appliances and so much more. The kitchen is also equipped with new dishes, barware, and kitchen tools, and is fully equipped to prepare gourmet meals or entertain two or two-hundred.

The Fox House interior has been lovingly and carefully renovated to retain the 'Up North' feel. The cottage has been updated with all new and antique furnishings and rugs, top quality brand new beds/mattresses, fresh paint, new light fixtures, newly-tiled baths and laundry room, updated bath and kitchen cabinetry and hardware, and heart pine flooring. The home is elegant yet casual to enhance the spectacular setting and beachfront. The photos do not do it justice. The entire home is fully equipped with all of the comforts of home, including: books, games, DVD’s, large laundry room/washer/dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, new high thread count linens, new pillows/quilts, new soft towels and so much more. There is a television, DVD player, expanced cable and High Speed Internet coming.

There is so much more to experience even after the summer ends! Enjoy spectacular foliage, biking, golfing, hiking, and winery tours while making this beautiful cottage your home base. If you enjoy skiing, cross country skiing is available right out the front door and in several nearby state parks, and downhill skiing is available a short drive away.

Keywords: Lake House

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

Christy Harrison Schaefer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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Owners use the home for family vacations and time away from the city.

Christy Harrison Schaefer purchased this house in 2008

This is our favorite place in the world.

This lovely beach cottage, constructed of cedar and stone, is located on a gorgeous wooded property and has stunning views of the beautiful sugar-sand beach right outside the back door. Family and friends will have fun filled days swimming, sunbathing, boating, kayaking, sailing, hiking, skiing, beachcombing, grilling, relaxing on the screened-in or stone porch and so much more.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

Quite Simply the Perfect Large Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Quite Simply the Perfect Large Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272655vb
(312) 635-1829
Northport Northern Michigan
5

A Perfect Large Beach House Indeed

  • 5 of 5
A perfect fit for any group but particularly for our large family. With our 4 adult "kids" and 6 grandchirldren, room was never an issue. The kitchen is state of the art and always enough room for everyone at the very large dining room table. The house is beautiful with many amenities and the beach area is outstanding. The sandy beach is as nice as it gets. It was very easy to keep an eye on all of the grandchildren from the patio. Another plus is that the grandkids could walk out into the water for a good distance and the water never got above their waist. They had their choice of the water or the beautiful sandy beach to play on. Also great for the adults to sit at the beach or on the patio and relax in a quiet setting with no loud boats. How can you not enjoy a week at the Fox House. Thank you Christy.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quite Simply the Perfect Large Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272655vb
(312) 635-1829
Northport Northern Michigan
5

Making Family Memories...

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful week with our family and friends at the Fox House! The house, beach, and food could have not been any perfect. The sand on the beach was soft and the water was clean but a little cold. We made a lot of family memories at this wonderful cottage and did not want to leave. I will never forget my youngest daughter starting walking for the first time at the Fox House. These will be reflections that we will talk about for the rest of our lives. Thanks for allowing us to rent this BEAUTIFUL cottage.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Maria. Your family treated the home with such care, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Fox House soon. Yes, the water is VERY cold this year due to the long winter and frozen bay as late as May. We call that hydrotherapy :-)

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Car: necessary

Photos

Photos

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Northport House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $3000-$6200wk
  • US Dollars
  • Peak (Mid Jun-Mid Sep) ........................ $5000-$6200/week
  • Off Peak (Mid Feb-Mid Jun & Mid Sep-Mid Nov) .. $3000-$4500/week
  • Holiday/Ski Season ..... $3000-$5000/week
  • Weekend rates MAY be available during off peak season.
  • CONTACT OWNER FOR SCHEDULING/ONLINE CALENDAR NOT ACCURATE
  • DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR MULTI-WEEK RENTAL

Amenities

Amenities

Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Crib, Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • golf
  • cross country skiing
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • snowmobiling
  • snowboarding
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
Notes:
Outdoor Private Cedar Shower on Lake side w/ hot and cold water, mixing valve and foot wash

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