Our pleasant home is nestled along Michigan's northwest coast. This cozy house has everything a week getaway requires a lake access just walking distance away. A quiet breakfast on the back patio, or a snack in our attached garage which serves as a party room. With our water access, you may swim in the crystal clear Lake Michigan water. Also, while on the beach, enjoy endless walks down the spotless sand which stretches 3 miles of undeveloped beachfront owned by the Grand Traverse Land Conservancy. About a mile down you may observe and climb giant sand dunes.
Just 1 mile away, Arcadia is the cute, quite, little town with a gas station, a restaurant, and a marina connected to a great old fashioned ice cream shop. Arcadia is a small lake shore community that sets an enjoyable atmosphere for your relaxing vacation.
Also, just 2 miles away is the #1 ranked public golf courses in Michigan, The Arcadia Bluffs. To add, casinos and antiquing are near, as well as blue ribbon trout streams and National Forests. Also enjoy traveling to Traverse City if a larger city is desired. At just 30 minutes, it’s a fun outing for a rainy day. Finally, the fall color getaways are outstanding with winter skiing and trails to top of the off season!
If you wish to be connected with the world, a short 10 minute drive will bring you to a small city named Frankfort; there you may visit the library and check your email. Also, in Frankfort, you may walk out on the pier and look at the magnificent lighthouse up close. In addition, every Thursday during the summer, the Elberta Farmer's Market provides fresh home grown fruit, veggies, plants, eggs, honey, etc. Elberta also has a shop where you may rent kayaks to coast with in the bay and also rent bikes. You may ride bicycles on the The Betsie Valley Trail which extends from Frankfort through Elberta and Beulah to Thompsonville in Benzie County. This trail provides a peaceful experience to share with the family.
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We stayed here in July of 2010 and had a wonderful family vacation. The house is very nicely and comfortably furnished and the grounds are peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed watching the deer from the back deck and our dog loved the large yard and long walks on the beach. We played in Lake Michigan (it is only a very short walk away), rode our bikes on the Betsie trail (not to be missed!), visited the sand dunes, and in the evenings my husband and son battled it out for the title of ping pong champ. On a more practical side, I really appreciated the convenience of the washer and dryer. Overall, it was a great week at a great place and one we feel blessed to have experienced.
Our walkway to the water is a 1-2 minute walk from our house. The home is on a very quiet area with little traffic yet within minutes you can not only visit the quiet town of Arcadia, drive less than 10 minutes to the more active towns of Elberta and Frankfort. There are also a variety of small towns and a very strong art community. About twenty minutes to Interlochen, which has a variety of concerts. If you are considering buying in the area this area is still of great value and due to the pristine beaches that are not over populated, it may be a great place to spend a week looking for your own future property. If that is not feasible I would hope you would truly enjoy the time away at our home.