IMMACULATE 9 BEDROOM BEACHFRONT HOME ON GRAND TRAVERSE BAY SLEEPS 24

P V Roby

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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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P V Roby

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IMMACULATE 9 BEDROOM BEACHFRONT HOME ON GRAND TRAVERSE BAY SLEEPS 24

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9 Bedrooms. 4 Baths. Sleeps 18-24.

The entrance to this newer 3,000 square foot home is in a private wooded setting. Out the back door, it is a short walk across the lawn to the sandy beach and the water. Two decks, a screened porch, a large hot tub and ample windows allow one to enjoy the spectacular views. Dock or launch your boat at the small marina next door. This well appointed home comfortably accommodates 18-24 guests and is perfect for family reunions & large groups. The Master Bedroom suite includes a private bath with whirlpool tub. The private family suite has 2 Bedrooms & 1 Bath. There are nine bedrooms total and four tile baths. The large Greatroom, Gameroom and Screened porch provide indoor common areas for your guests. If only eight of the nine bedrooms are needed, a den on the first floor offers 'get away' space. Each of the bedrooms has its own unique character and has a cozy corner for reading or contemplation. High-speed wireless Internet. Enjoy the fully equipped gourmet kitchen.

Amenities: Bed linens, bath towels & kitchen towels are provided at no extra charge. Enjoy the fully equipped Gourmet Kitchen with a Dishwasher, Microwave, Blender, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Espresso Maker, Electric Griddle, Ice Maker, Mixer, & Sharp Knives. Other amenities include: a large Hot Tub with a view of the bay (not available in winter), a Gas Fireplace, Washer/dryer, Central Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans in every room, a large Library, Board Games & Puzzles, Gas Grill, Fire Pit, Wireless Internet, Phones, Satellite TV, VCR, DVD & CD Player with Surround Sound in the Greatroom, two additional TV's with VCR's. Dock your boat in our slip at the small marina next door. Kayaks, Floats, several pairs of Snowshoes, and much, much more........... Please visit our website for more detail and pictures.

BR B Activities: /B BR Fishing, golf courses, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelenau State Parks, Lake Michigan beaches, wine tasting at one of the area’s world renowned vineyards, Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport, Leland, Glen Arbor, Interlochen (Arts Festival), Leelanau Sands Casino. Please visit our website for more detail and pictures.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just a short note to say hi and let you know the clan really enjoyed our week together at Roby's Retreat in early August. Thanks for making it available. It is a lovely place in a beautiful area! The weather wasn't great but it didn't stop us from having a great time. I hope we can do it again.

-E.C. August, 2004
Sep 2004
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P V Roby

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My family lives in Ann Arbor Michigan. We have three children, the youngest of whom is 21.

P V Roby purchased this house in 1999

We began renting vacation homes in Northern Michigan in the 1980's. It was always a 'shot in the dark' renting homes sight unseen. When we discovered our property in the early 1990's we knew we had found somewhere we could return to every summer. Our three children could swim in the bay which is shallow for quite a ways. We loved tubing and snorkeling in the crystal clear water. There were plenty of 'critters' for the kids to study and catch. The Leelanau peninsula is absolutely beautiful and there are many activities close by.

In 1999, when the owner of the property who lives next door offered to sell it to us, we couldn't refuse. We purchased the property in 1999, removed the old cottage and built the new house in 2000. We enjoy getting together with our extended families for reunions so we built Roby's Retreat with family reunions in mind.

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Immaculate 9 Bedroom Beachfront Home on Grand Traverse Bay Sleeps 24
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Immaculate 9 Bedroom Beachfront Home on Grand Traverse Bay Sleeps 24
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308563
Northport Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor MI
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

Thank you for the wonderful Easter. Our family had a grand time flying kites, boating, looking for minnows, and having an Easter egg hunt. We even had...
  • 5 of 5
Thank you for the wonderful Easter. Our family had a grand time flying kites, boating, looking for minnows, and having an Easter egg hunt. We even had a contest to see who could stay in the water the longest - it was cold but the kids loved walking in it. The fireplace and hot tub were a perfect compliment to a day outside in the fresh spring weather.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2006
  • Stayed: Apr 2006
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Immaculate 9 Bedroom Beachfront Home on Grand Traverse Bay Sleeps 24
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Northport Northern Michigan
5

BEST HOME WE HAVE EVER RENTED! CLEAN-COZY-MODERN

  • 5 of 5
Roby's Retreat is honestly one of the nicest & most accommodating rental homes my family and I have EVER had the pleasure of spending time. I have "vacationed" all over the world any many, many places in our beautiful state of Michigan. The Roby Families vacation HOME in Omena / Suttons Bay is one of our favorite HOMES we've ever had the pleasure of spending quality time at & sharing with multiple families under the same roof!!

Roby's Retreat is not just a "huge house on a lake in Northern Michigan"... it truly is a "home away from home" with amazingly modern amenities throughout the kitchen and baths, STOCKED FULL of high quality flatware, dishes, bowls etc...ANYTHING YOU WOULD HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN - IS HERE!!. The "warm" open and inviting floor-plan is great for gathering the entire group for meals and socializing. The outdoor screened in porch is so nice to relax & enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails ;-). The downstairs rec-room/game room is such as nice feature for families with kids of all ages & the walk-out feature to the HUGE back/lakefront yard with hot tub, bonfire pit, neighboring marina (w/included boat-slip) is all PHENOMENAL !! I could go on all day but, I don't want to say more -at risk that I may not get my reserved week if too many people know about this "amazing gem in Omena /Traverse City ..Lol!

Bar None! the best place my family has ever stayed in Michigan !!!

~Chris M.
South Lyon, MI
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Immaculate 9 Bedroom Beachfront Home on Grand Traverse Bay Sleeps 24
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Northport Northern Michigan
5

THE SUMMER CAMP YOU WISHED YOU'D GONE TO

The Summer Camp You Wished You'd Gone To
  • 5 of 5
I literally just got home from a week at this cozy, comfortable, spacious house nestled in the Michigan woods. Everyone said they had a fantastic time, and the homey feel of the property was a huge part of that.
Some highlights:
-our very own fire pit, which we used nightly
-the complimentary paddle boats (2 2-seaters), kayak (also a 2-seater) and floaties -the front porch room where you're surrounded by forest
-the friendly caretaker/neighbor Al who took our recycling for us (thanks, Al!)
-the high-quality mattresses
-the hot tub which fits 8 people comfortably
-space for many a volleyball game (BYO net and ball, but poles are in place)

Some things to know:
-While this house is waterfront, and there is a sandy area, there is not what I would consider a proper beach. In other words, if you want to lay in the sun all day and have water lap at your toes, you may be slightly disappointed. There's basically a sandy patch, then a rock area, then a dock you walk across to access the water. On the plus side, the owners provide plenty of different sized water shoes you can throw on to go out into the shallow (and I mean VERY shallow, for the first 15 or 20 yards out), rock-studded water.
-I went with 18 friends in total, though people switched off throughout the week so we only had 14 at any given time. While there were sleeping accommodations enough for more, we all agreed that many more than 14 would have felt a bit crowded, maybe in part because we were all adults.
-The dining area only seats about 10 or 11, with an additional smaller table that we ended up temporarily moving next to the bigger one so everyone could sit together.
-The kitchen was extremely well stocked, though you may want to bring your own special chef's knife if you are serious about cooking. Also, the layout is a little narrow (the fridge is right across from the sink with little space in between). This mostly worked out fine, though, since we ended up using the downstairs fridge for backup beverages and snacks to minimize traffic.
-The nearest grocery store requires a bit of driving. The good one is about 15 minutes away, which isn't bad, but just something to be aware of.

All told, this is just a lovely place to stay, and reasonably priced for the amenities offered. I would definitely go back with a group of friends or a large family for a week away from the city!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Northport Northern Michigan
Howell, MI
5

GREAT VACATION HOME FOR GIRLFRIENDS' WINE WEEKEND GETAWAY

Great Vacation Home for Girlfriends' Wine Weekend Getaway
  • 5 of 5
I just returned home from our group's weekend stay at Roby's Retreat and couldn't wait to write a review on the house. This house was PERFECT for our girlfriends' wine tasting weekend. At first, we looked for hotels to stay in during our visit to the Traverse City area, but nothing quite fit. I started looking for other options and when I came across Roby's Retreat, I had a feeling I had found our home away from home for the weekend. Not to mention, it was cheaper per person to rent the house than it would have been to stay in individual hotel rooms - and I feel there were many, many more benefits to staying at the house. (And you cannot beat the view and location!)

There is great gathering space on the main and lower level, allowing our entire group to hang out
together. The house was very well equipped, the furnishings very comfortable, and everything was very clean. Everyone in the group loved this cottage and a few were even interested in possibly renting the home during the summer with their families.

What you read in the description and see in the photos accurately reflect the home. If you're looking for a cozy and homey cottage on the lake for a large group, this is it. There really could not have been a better place to stay for this event. The ladies can't wait for next year!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Northport Northern Michigan
Redmond, WA
5

GREAT CLEAN HOUSE WITH LOT OF AMENITIES

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house this summer and we just had a blast there. We were a group of 14 adults and 5 kids. The house is very well maintained inside and outside the kids and adults had lot of fun with paddle boat and kayak. There is a volleyball net outside, and sand toys. We wish we planned to stay for one more day. Great house and the owner is a great communicator and very nice to interact with!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Northport Northern Michigan
Rochester. MI/USA
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5
We had a group of 21 in for Memorial Day weekend, 2011, and can't wait to go back! Everyone in our group couldn't stop talking about what a great house and great location it was! Everything you can imagine or need is there - very well appointed!!

The house is about 26 miles away from downtown Traverse City, but nicely away from everything. Very quiet. :)
  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelenau State Parks, Lake Michigan beaches, Wine Tasting at one of the areaGÇÖs world renowned vineyards, Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport, Leland, Glen Arbor, Interlochen (Arts Festival), Leelanau Sands Casino

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Northport House Rental Rates

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Off Season
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 8 2014
2 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes From $650/Night
6% Michigan sales tax
No additional fees for linens or cleaning

September - May: $700-$1,000/night
2 nights minimum Holidays: 3 nights minimum

Summer Weeks: $5,900-$8,300/week
(One week minimum Saturday-Saturday)

Damage Deposit varies based on length of stay.
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Amenities

Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All are tile baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Master Bedroom suite includes a private bath with whirlpool tub. The private family suite has 2 bedrooms & a bath. There are nine bedrooms total and four tile baths. Each of the bedrooms has its own unique character and has a cozy corner for reading or contemplation.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
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