LAZY DAYS: AN 'UP NORTH' RETREAT

Ben Rubert

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LAZY DAYS: AN 'UP NORTH' RETREAT

Elk Rapids House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 bath, family room, rec lounge, and fenced yard.

Park the car, drop your bags, and head to the nearby beach. That's how we start vacations 'Up North'!

No Hustle, No Bustle, and TC Only 15 Minutes Away

Newlyweds to 'empty nesters' can relax with an affordable vacation in the quaint Village of Elk Rapids. Just 15 minutes north of Traverse City, the Village of Elk Rapids is nestled between the eastern arm of Grand Traverse Bay, the cool blue waters of Elk Lake, and the other 'finger lakes' of Antrim County. We are dead center in a Lake Michigan “arc of hospitality” that stretches from the artist community of Northport to the historic sites of Mackinac Island.

Newly Remodeled!

Our newly expanded 1400 sq. ft. two bedroom home is fully furnished with a dining room, spacious and comfortable family room (with fold out sofa), fenced back yard, and bonus game room. A sliding door leads onto the enclosed slate patio to sip your morning coffee.

The 16x16 master bedroom has the feel of a sumptuous suite with walk-in closet, on- suite master bath and seating area. The second bedroom has two twin beds. The kitchen leads into the dining room and also opens onto the patio.

Game Room for Rainy Days

Just off the back yard is the newly added 'Cedar Street Lounge'; a play room with large screen TV, iPod player, Nintendo Wii, and gaming table. It is the perfect spot for rainy days, after a long day at the beach, or for evening relaxation in front of the fire pit.

Close to Downtown and Beach

A short walk or bike ride takes you to Elk Rapids' Main Street and easy access to the beach, tennis or basketball at the local park, shopping, dining, boating, movies, or enjoy an ice cream on the river bank in one of northern Michigan's best kept secret vacation getaways.

Lots to Offer in Elk Rapids

Enjoy four seasons living in our quaint Village. Whether you visit local attractions like Elk Lake, Bass Lake or Torch Lake or drive 15 minutes to Traverse Bay, everything is close. Or you can visit the attractions that make Traverse City one of the 'Ten Best Small Towns in America' (Fodor) and got it on National Geographic's 'Top 10 Summer Trips' then leave the crowds behind for your “sanctuary” in Elk Rapids.

Elk Rapids gives you access to the best of Grand Traverse area attractions with the peace and quiet of real small town life a. You'll like Traverse City but you'll love Elk Rapids!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Ben Rubert (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Ben Rubert

I live in Atlanta, GA but this is HOME. Northern Michigan has so much to offer everyone and yet it remains a reasonably well kept secret. Grew up in Traverse City, went to high school and college there. Have lived in Texas and Georgia but this is were we are most 'at home.'

Why Ben Rubert chose Elk Rapids

After 30 yrs of coming back home (see i grew up in Traverse City) we finally found the perfect place to purchase. Cozy and comfortable, this home and this town was what TC was when I moved there in 1972.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Christopher we enjoyed your house fine but if you put a small AC in the front bedroom it would make it much more enjoyable during hot days. It was a really nice home and it was close to everything and we would like to come back sometime soon thanks again and God Bless you and yours
Jun 2013
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Austin Texas
5

This was a great experience

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in Elk Rapids and at this house. It was a perfect size for two people. We used the spare bedroom for storage of luggage etc. Master bedroom was huge w/living area and big TV. Window A.C. in master only, but that was plenty. Our dogs loved fenced backyard and patio w/trees and deck was so nice that we had breakfast out there everyday. The two bicycles enabled us to bike to downtown whenever we wanted. Elk Rapids is a lovely little town. The landlord was super nice. The only down side is Traverse City is a 20 minute drive and if you need anything beyond the basics you have to go there. Otherwise great.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Kennesaw, GA
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Great getaway spot. If you like quiet small towns where you can walk anywhere you wish and where the kids are always safe then Elk Rapids is a must see for you. Great house . . . very comfortable.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Georgia
5

  • 5 of 5
Spent two weeks in the house last summer. Wonderful time. Very comfortable. Elk Rapids is a great place to unwind.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Carmel, IN
5

  • 5 of 5
Very clean house on quiet street. Great location to travel north or south to Traverse City. Sleeps 4 best. Elk Rapids is a quaint, quiet place to stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Grand Traverse Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Town Club
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Elk Rapids Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Siren Hall
Car: not necessary

Easy stroll to downtown for shopping, dining, taking in a movie, or just hitting the ice cream store.

The Village of Elk Rapids is an easy place to relax and unwind with an unhurried lifestyle.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Elk Rapids House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Color 2014
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Nov / Dec 2014
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 29 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$900
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 16 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
4th July 2015 Cherry Festival
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Balance July 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Harbor Days 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Aug / Sept 2015
Aug 2 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes New master bedroom and bath being added late 2013.
For rental times not shown above, please call or send email.
Balance of 2013 = $200 refundable security deposit due on arrival.

Cash or Check only.
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Amenities

Amenities

Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Lake
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Twin vanities and large walk in closet
    Hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single vanity with access to walk in closet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master has a 'suite' feel to it where you can close the door and end the day.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Games ...
  • Game Room ...
  • CD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
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