|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
MI Northern Spot: This is a peaceful relaxing area right on Grand Traverse Bay at the mouth of Lake Michigan. Stretch out on the hammock or dine outside. Quiet spot on the east side of West Grand Traverse Bay on the tip of Leelanau Peninsula. This is an area of great natural beauty and serenity, yet it’s only 6 miles north of the quaint village of Northport where you can find great food, Tom's Grocery Store, Barb's Bakery, gift and clothing stores. The marina is a great place to have a picnic, enjoy live music in the summer or the great beach/park for family fun.
This 3 bedroom 1 bath has room for up to 10. There are two bedrooms upstairs including the master with a king sized bed and the second with bunk beds and an extra twin-sized mattress. The downstairs bedroom is a large room with a queen sized bed and 2 twins, For extra sleeping capacity, the living room features a full sized pullout sofa.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything for cooking and eating. There is a washer and dryer and towels and bedding are provided. The cottage has 60 ft of private frontage on Grand Traverse Bay / Lake Michigan, which guests can explore from our rowboat or canoe and/or enjoy nightly campfires on our beach.
We are located only two miles south of the Leelanau State Park and Grand Traverse Lighthouse where you will find lighthouse tours, demonstrations, picnic and playgrounds, beaches and miles of hiking/skiing trails. The subdivision amenities include shared access with four waterfront parks on Grand Traverse Bay / Lake Michigan, forty acres of hiking trails, playground, basketball court, and tennis courts. There is also a large clubhouse that can be reserved for social or family events. We have a variety of bicycles available for your use during your stay.
Keywords: cottage, lakefront, beach, Cherry Homes
My children and I love the peace and tranquility of the great north.
Loreli Cobb purchased this cottage in 2009
We started looking for a lake house in West Michigan this, and I came across a listing for a house in Northport, Michigan on-line. I loved the idea of having a place 'up north', and my dream became reality. We have enjoyed many mini-vacations since then. We rent it because I work and don't get to get up there as often as I like. The first thing my kids do when we visit 'the blue house' is open the guest book to see how our friends enjoyed the place while we were gone.
We love swimming, wave jumping, and just spending lazy days at the beach.
What a wonderful stay on the water! We have been coming to the Traverse City area with our family of 8 for four years now and thoroughly enjoyed this property. Despite the cool weather, our kids (ages 2-10) enjoyed combing the beach for petoskey stones, shells, frogs and other little critters. Don't forget the water shoes. They are a must with the zebra mussel shells lining the shore. We came prepared though per the recommendations. The cottage was clean and well-stocked with everything that we needed. Even though the shore was rocky and not the best swimming area (we knew this), on the warmer days we visited the association beach which was just a short bike ride away. It was pristine and had plenty of sandy frontage. Empire Beach, Good Harbor Beach and Peterson Park (the place for sunsets!) were a short drive and a must to visit. We also couldn't do without heading into Northport for a cinnamon twist from Barb's Bakery. Delicious! If you are looking for a place for the kids to go during crummy weather and they are tired of the numerous board games available, Tucker's in town has an arcade and bowling as well as great food options. The neighbors were very friendly and a joy to talk with. The owner was just a phone call away even though we didn't need to contact her. Overall, fantastic cottage if you have small children and want to be on the water but not too far from others. Thank you so much for making our stay unforgettable!
My family and I have had the pleasure of renting Mi Northern Addiction in both the cold and warm weather seasons. Northport is a hidden treasure of natural beauty which offers a peaceful setting for the outdoor adventurer but also is convenient to excellent dining, unique waterfront shopping and quaint up north spots.
The hosts were very accomodating, the blue house is charming, comfortable, clean and equipped with all the necessary conveniences. The view of the lake is spectacular from the deck on the house and the beachfront campfires are what memoires are made of. I have young boys who like to swim if you are planning on swimming in the back be sure to bring your water shoes to protect your feet from the zebra mussels. If you prefer a sandy beach with tennis courts and play park you can walk to the private association beach down the street, or you can check out the three other association beach spots within 1 mile of the house. As a renter you are allowed access to all of these groomed areas. The residents are very welcolming to all. If you prefer the woods there is about 3 miles of walking/running trails within a few steps outside of your door.
Don't forget about the 17 local wineries up the M-22 Penninsula, the local downtown areas of Northport (have to go to Stubbs to eat), Leland & Fishtown, Suttons Bay (Roman Wheel Pizza), Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor and of course Traverse City.
This property exceeded our expecations and will be our return to spot for years to come.
I traveled to the blue house in Northport in early May. Though the "season" had not begun, there were plenty to things to do in Northport and Sutton's Bay. The house was very clean and just what I expected from viewing the photos online. The owners were very accommodating and responsive. I would recommend staying here to anyone.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200.00|
|Notes||Only booking full weeks during peak season unless in between current reservations|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.