SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKE SHORE PARK

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKE SHORE PARK

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cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Good dogs are welcome smoking is not. The weekly rate is $200/ night and only minutes away from the National Lake Shore Park- Sleeping Bear Dunes- and downtown Traverse City. It is a unique two bedroom cottage filled with natural light and wonderful panoramic views of Power Island, West Bay and Old Mission Peninsula . There are two bedrooms with one full bath on the second floor and a half bath, on the main level. The stairway leads to a bridge on the second floor that connects the master bedroom to the sky lit bathroom and walk in closet. The laundry is located in the basement. Although a mere five minutes from downtown, the large shaded yard facing the water, offers privacy that seems farther away. The location is literally surrounded by northern attractions; wine tasting is within walking distance as is the bike path that connects Traverse City to Sutton's Bay. There are a number of light houses to visit. Northport lighthouse is 25 miles north on M-22, and Old Mission is located on the end of the same peninsula, visible from the cottage.

The cottage has West Bay access with a small beach and fire pit. Boating from the beach and the use of an existing mooring ball are available. Power Island is a favorite boating destination. There are many nearby parks and beaches as well.

You can cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen or grill out on a large deck overlooking West Bay. After dinner, relax, sip wine and watch the moon rise over the beautiful ever changing water. This cottage has been featured in Traverse The Magazine and Northern Express paper as well as other publications. It is close to all that the Grand Traverse area and Leelanau County have to offer.The cottage is air conditioned.

V.R.B.O. number 307994 We never had a problem with Black Flies, Mosquitoes or Swimmers Itch. Since the water is down boating is the most likely use for the frontage.

Keywords: waterfront, cottage, Leelanau county, home, vacation property

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Jim,

Thanks for your wonderful hospitality and great advice. We enjoyed our stay!"
Oct 2011
  • 1 of 5
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Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307994vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
United States
5

It felt like home!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our first trip to the Traverse City area, having chosen this home without a personal referral. We could not have been more pleased, we felt right at home from the start. Although it is adjacent to a busy highway, the position of the home, the trees and plants provide a wonderful buffer for the daytime noise. A raised be garden provided us with herbs for cooking and flowers for enjoying. The house was cozy, allowing six adults adequate space with some minor concessions-sharing the shower and using the hideaway bed were a small price to pay for this great house. A "secret" beach space with fire pit and hammock beckons from across the highway. We had a lovely fire one evening with a spectacular view of the sunset and the stars. The owner couldn't be more conscientious. He lovingly built this home and his desire to share it with guests is apparent. It's a short drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes, the darling towns of Suttons Bay and Traverse City. Thank you for helping our family create great Michigan memories!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307994vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Charlotte NC
5

Perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had the best time at this home! It by far exceeded my expectations! (which were formed from the previous reviews). Pictures do not do this home justice! The decor is different but also made this home unique. We were there for a week and I noticed something new every day! There were only 3 of us (2 adults,1 child) but we did have family stop in and stay the night and there was plenty of room!

The owner did tell us the water level was low, which didn't make for good swimming! We got stuck in some muck walking to the beach, which is across a busy street (a steep hill to go down- I couldn't carry my daughter) There was a partly sandy bottom in the lake but as you walk out its nothing but large rocks. Water shoes a must!

There was plenty to do near by, we were there for the end of the cherry festival and saw fire works from a restaurant a few miles down the road. This home had everything we needed! We were very pleased and will stay again! Highly recommend this home to all!

Thank you again!!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307994vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Michigan
5

Great vacation house for our small family!

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect for our family of three (plus one small dog). It was perfect driving distance to all the tourist attractions around, it had a great view of the lake, and the house had everything we needed! Other reviewers complained about the lack of cable, internet, and air conditioning and all of that has been amended so we were pleased!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307994vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
pleasant prairie, wi
4

Close but quite

  • 4 of 5
Great location - 10 minutes (or less) to TC or Suttons Bay. Spacious w/ a large bedroom and big bathroom upstairs. Nice view overlooking the west arm of the bay. Property manager was super helpful in a time of crisis-nothing the fault of the house. Our cat loved all the places to see us without being seen. All in all a really nice experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307994vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Granger, IN
2

Hot House

  • 2 of 5
This home has a nice view of the bay and a good location except for traffic noise. Despite some dust we didn't have a big problem with the cleanliness or decor. The sheets and towels were very clean as was the bathroom. Our big complaint was that it was extremely hot the three days we were there and there was no way to cool the house down. The ceiling fan was basically worthless and the whole house fan just didn't make enough difference. There are no shades or blinds to cut down on the heat and the lack of screens did not allow for the doors to stay open. It was a miserable 3 nights with little sleep. Some good fans might have helped a little. Also, we took our dogs and found a note on the refrigerator stating they were to be left in a cage outside when we were gone. If we wanted to leave them in a cage we would have kenneled them. They should have mentioned that when we inquired about bringing the dogs. It was,however, too hot in the house anyway. We had to take them in the car with us which made it difficult to do much. When we left the house closed up to try to keep it cooler, the smell of mold was quite strong, particularly in the downstairs bedroom. We were given no contact phone number to reach the owners to ask for fans. Another objection was the tv mentioned does not function as a television. It was a small one and only for watching movies in the bedroom. If there was a functioning sauna we didn't see it. We didn't venture into the overgrown back yard looking for it. This house might be fine if the weather is cool or you can tolerate a lot of heat. Just know what you are getting.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307994vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Burlington
3

Needs a little touching up!

  • 3 of 5
My family and I stayed in this home the beginning of July. We were a little taken back to see the "decor" upon arrival. The pictures that are posted on VRBO must have been taken a while back. There are now a lot of coconut faces and a large disco ball hanging in the window area. I think decorating to your liking is great, but it was a bit overdone. Also, lots of pictures and paraphernalia on the walls. All the decor had a lot of cobwebs on them. The sky lights were full of webs and spiders. There was no cross breeze due to only one window working in the front of the house. The rest of the windows either had no screens or were broken and didn't open. And lastly, there was a animal odor. It got extremely strong on one night when the temps were high along with high humidity. No air-conditioning, and not much for windows to open left us hot and uncomfortable. I don't like to complain, however I did e-mail owner prior to posting this review and have heard nothing. I would not recommend this property until updating and cleaning are done.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have rented my house to many people and have not had such harsh criticism yet. The window that the renter complained about was locked, not inoperable. There are no missing screens and all windows open and close. There is a whole house ventilation fan that this tenant chose not to use to cool the house in hot weather. It is true that I do not have air conditioning. The decoration of my house is certainly of my own taste. I have had very good comments on it from other tenants.
I am sorry this tenant experienced hot humid weather during their vacation.
Sincerely, Jim Heston, VRBO #307994
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Beach
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Wine tasting in many local wineries, 2 nearby casinos, Traverse City Film Festival, National Cherry Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, hiking/bicycle path, river canoeing & tubing, trout fishing, kite boarding, tall ship sailing, follow this link '2011’s most beautiful place in America'

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Amenities

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Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Lake View
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • sky lite with walk in closet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • (2)Queen size Beds (1) In each bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed (double) in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shuffleboard
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • basketball court
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • hot air ballooning
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • wind-surfing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • parasailing
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