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SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKE SHORE PARK

Owner

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKE SHORE PARK

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

Overview

Traverse City House Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014

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

4
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
average rating of 4.0 based on 14 reviews
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307994vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor MI
3

The "beach" is not a beach. "What a beach".

The "beach" is not a beach. "What a beach".
  • 3 of 5
The cottage itself is quaint, cute, and has a VERY eclectic assortment of collectibles and family memorabilia. I found that aspect charming, and a sweet insight into the owner's history. The owner is very nice! That said, there are a few things I'd like to point out for future renters.

The owner's property description mentions a beach with a fire pit across the road and down a hill. The beach was about a 4' x 5' patch of sand with a small ring of rocks that serve for a fire pit. There is NO PATH. One must climb over the guard rail of a very busy highway, and fight one's way through thick brush. I looked for a path on either side of where the guard rail ends, and could not find any, so if you're looking for a "beach experience", you won't find it here. There is no other place to have a fire.

The highway (M-22) runs right in front of the cottage, thus it is very noisy...and that was in October. I cannot imagine how noisy it would be during peak summer months. As for the title of the owner's property description, "Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park", the park is 37 miles away from the cottage, so don't expect to see any dunes nearby. It is, however, just down the road from Brengman Bros Crane Hill Winery, which is wonderful. The owners are so friendly and hospitable. Worth a visit if you're into that sort of activity.

The cottage itself was ok, but there are no curtains. Period. When cars go by at night, the lights can be rather bright. The cottage is on a corner, so every time a car turns, it's daylight for a few seconds. Multiply that by 30 or so cars coming home late at night, and it's not good for a light-sleeper...not to mention having to change clothes in the bathroom. The property description says there is "plenty of privacy". No, there isn't. The very busy M-22 is right in front. There are houses and cottages on both sides, and there is a huge condo area going up behind the property.

As for cleanliness, I don't mind the "Up North" experience being a bit "rustic", however, the kitchen counters, the butcher block island, the silverware and the dishes were not so clean. The butcher block island was sticky and dirty. When we cleaned the counter tops, the paper towels were dark gray with grime. The place could use a good cleaning.

The property description in VRBO needs to be updated.

For the reasons above, I would not rent this property again.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307994vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
ortonville, MI, USA
4

Nice view

  • 4 of 5
Nice size, older place with a great view of West Bay. Clean, furnished, no complaints from us. Quirky décor, but we actually found it interesting. No curtains on windows - no sleeping in, esp on sunny days. Road is close and noisy, but we knew that going in. There isn't a clearly posted address on the property, so we had some doubts when the GPS said we were there. All in all, a decent "up north" cottage.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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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+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
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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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Traverse City House Rental Rates

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Amenities

Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

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

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