CHARMING FAMILY COTTAGE-STEPS AWAY FROM DOWNTOWN ELK RAPIDS*

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CHARMING FAMILY COTTAGE-STEPS AWAY FROM DOWNTOWN ELK RAPIDS*

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Enjoy this spacious and tastefully furnished 2200 sq. ft. home minutes away from breathtaking views of Grand Traverse Bay and the charming downtown of Elk Rapids. This 1887 historic home has been totally remodeled and completed for use. Two years of renovations touched mostly every room! This home is decorated in pottery barn style with Martha Stewart colors on the wall that extend your stay from the beach to the beach house. Perfect location in town is ideal with walking distance three streets from the marina boat launch and walking distance to the Lake Michigan beach, with tennis courts, basketball courts and children's jungle gyms. The home features an enclosed porch with screens, a new kitchen with nice appliances including a black gas cooktop, dishwasher, fridge, and microwave. There is a separate dining room with a table to accommodate 6-8 people. There are 2 newly finished bathrooms which include one with full vanity, toilet, tub-shower combination and one with a new shower, vanity and toilet. The family room is spacious with 2 large sofas and a 32” inch LCD flat screen TV with Direct TV satellite. Need more room? There is also a gaming room equipped with an entertainment center with a 27” TV and game cube (just in case you need the break!) The first floor has re-finished hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining room. To add in the comfort of your stay is a first floor laundry room with full capacity washer and dryer. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms-1 with a full bed, 1 with two twins and the loft bedroom with a day bed and ANOTHER full bed! Master bedroom is downstairs and has a queen bed.

Elk Rapids is a wonderful community with lots of activities for kids. There is also a local ice cream shop, toy store, antique stores, movie theater, bar and grille, Siren Hall for fine dining, and a Subway with free WIFI two streets away! The Elk Rapids Library which was once owned by the 'Noble Family' is downtown across the walking bridge and has free internet on computers or WIFI if you bring your own.

The property in the back has fences on both sides for privacy, a paved alley for additional parking, a small BBQ for use and a newly added deck.

Short term rental agreement required. 50% of rental period due at time of reservation. Balance due 21 days before stay. No refunds if cancelled. Rental period is weekly from Saturday to Saturday- although would consider shorter/longer stays. Check in at 3:00, check out at 10:00. Can call for more information.

Keywords: Elk Rapids ,Traverse City, Lake Michigan ,Vacation House, Beach, Grand Traverse Bay, Marina

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Val

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Speaks english
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Charming Family Cottage-Steps away from Downtown Elk Rapids*
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Charming Family Cottage-Steps away from Downtown Elk Rapids*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350038vb
+1 586-202-7376
Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
5

Great vacation home in a fabulous town

  • 5 of 5
We spent a lovely two weeks in this great vacation rental during August 2013. The house was fabulous, providing comfortable accommodation for a family of five (children aged 3 to 8) plus two grandparents.

Perfect location, providing easy access to the town and beach. The neighbourhood is very friendly and the neighbours were welcoming. We would love to visit again.

On a final note, Val and Paul were very helpful, providing us with reassurance and references when we booked - very helpful especially as we were traveling from the UK and had not used VRBO before.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charming Family Cottage-Steps away from Downtown Elk Rapids*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350038vb
+1 586-202-7376
Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Washington MI
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5
Our family has rented a cottage each summer in a different locations for many, many years. My husband and I, two teens, my sister and her spouse rented this house for a week last summer. The place is clean, spacious and decorated like a home in Crate and Barrel catalog. The location is within walking distance of main street and the beach. When we weren't out exploring the area, we mostly hung out on the really nice back deck. We all enjoyed the Tether Ball in the backyard, and bonfires most nights. Elk Rapids is such a wonderful town to vacation in, it was our second time. As mentioned in another review, both (really nice) bathrooms are on the first floor. Not easy to navigate in the middle of the night. My daughter LOVED the pink bedroom upstairs. My sister and her husband loved the Master Bedroom on the main floor. The bedroom upstairs that my husband and I picked only had a full size bed (bouncy if you have a spouse that turns a lot during the night) and one outlet in the opposite corner of the room. Also, no nightstands; so no place to plug in a cell phone or have a lamp. I ended up sleeping in the room with the two twin beds with my son. That was very comfortable. Minor inconvenience for such and beautiful, well-stocked home (except for having to bring our own toilet paper). I would highly recommend this home!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for ANOTHER positive review!!! We are looking forward to the 2014 summer/fall season ... I think its going to be 70 degrees today in Elk Rapids!
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Charming Family Cottage-Steps away from Downtown Elk Rapids*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350038vb
+1 586-202-7376
Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place for our family vacation!! We loved the proximity to downtown and the beach (we walked there every day), the fire pit outside and the number of rooms and beds were perfect for our group!!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the absolutely great review of our Elk Rapids home! We have been renting for over 3 years and we really enjoy it. Elk Rapids really is a great getaway place which is so close to Elk Lake, Torch Lake, Traverse City and the Dunes!

Thanks again!
business
Charming Family Cottage-Steps away from Downtown Elk Rapids*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350038vb
+1 586-202-7376
Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
5

Bride's last night of being single

Bride's last night of being single
  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this lovely, historical home prior to and after our daughter's wedding in Elk Rapids, which is a nice place for a "destination wedding". The landlord allowed us to stay for a shortened stay as the wedding was not during the peak season. She was married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the reception was at the Elk Rapids township hall. The home and the hall were both historical landmarks, which was very interesting. The location of the house was perfectly accessible for both venues. We enjoyed the services of the Beehive salon, which provided many spa services and helped to make the bride feel like a princess.

The house was perfect with planning of room for our guests including my 91 year old mother, who had no trouble getting around the first floor. Everything that we needed was there. The decor was lovely... the colors and amenities made us feel very special. We have no complaints and would certainly use this home again... perhaps the next time for a vacation instead of to host and facilitate a wedding.

The landlord was available by phone to answer any questions that we had. The only thing that we had difficulty with was the Direct t.v. as we were not familiar with how to access it for our 91 year old guest.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review of our home. We're glad the wedding was a success and that our home met your needs for a nice fall weekend!
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Charming Family Cottage-Steps away from Downtown Elk Rapids*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350038vb
+1 586-202-7376
Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Washington MI
5

Bank President and Media Consultant

  • 5 of 5
Dear Val and Paul,

Your cottage reminded us of our stay in Maine. It is so beautifully decorated and so serene at your home.
We enjoyed the surroundings and downtown Elk Rapids. We loved walking along the beach viewing the crystal clear Lake Michigan. The shops are so quaint and the people in town are so down to earth and nice. The wine shop had some great wines I never heard of. You are so close to the lake and there is so much to do. We were centrally located, so we rented a boat and went pontoon boating, wine tasting, We took the kids to several places. We loved your place and hope to come back annually. I could live up here all summer long. Thank you so much for opening your beautiful second home to us.

Regards,
The Cuttles
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad that our home met your needs; the city of Elk Rapids is really a magical place with so many things to do or just going to beach for a peaceful read of a favorite book. Thanks again.
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Charming Family Cottage-Steps away from Downtown Elk Rapids*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350038vb
+1 586-202-7376
Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Lansing, Michigan, USA
5

Lovely Decorated Home for a Elk Rapids Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My family enjoy our week long stay at this lovely home. We were able to sleep comfortably eight adults. The home is beautifully decorated, clean, all appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioner, tv,etc) were in working order. We made use of the fire pit one night to have a hot dog/Smore cook out which was great fun. We communicated with the owners only by email which worked well. My only warning to future renters is that the stairway to the second floor could be difficult for someone who finds climbing stairs a challenge. The house was built around 1880 so the stairs tend to be steep. There is a bed room on the first floor for the person who does not want the climb stairs. There are three bedrooms on the second floor but the two bathrooms are on the first floor which can be a nuisance at night. The home is a leisurely three block walk from Elk Rapids downtown which has several nice stores (gift shops, wine shop, ice cream shop) to visit. The movie theater is the old fashion theater with a beautiful ceiling decorated with a pine tree forest. Elk Rapids has a nice beach for children with a shallow river entering Michigan Lake. There are tennis courts and a play ground near the beach. The beach on the bay is also shallow but deep enough for paddle boards which we rented from Adventure Rentals. From the Adventure Rental shop you have access to Elk Lake or load the boards on a car to drive to the beach which is half mile west of the shop. We carried the boards to the beach which I do not recommend unless you have strong young men to carry them. The beach area is walking distance from the cottage. It took us 15 minutes (half mile?) to walk to the beach. Another interesting beach on the west side has an art sculpture walk.We also visit Elk Rapids museum which is located in a old church with beautiful stain glass windows. The museum is small enough that you can get through it in a half hour. The exhibits of Elk Rapids history and military uniforms were interesting. Elk Rapids library is a nice place spend a lazy afternoon in. It has computers and comfortable chairs. There are several public golfing courses near Elk Rapids. We went to Elk Rapids Golf Course which was a easy course for beginners like us. Finally, I recommend Pearl restaurant and Siren restaurants for dinner. We plan to rent this home for our future Elk Rapids visits which is the best recommendation I can give this lovely home.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for another 5 out of 5 stars review and recommendation! Note that Google Maps has our home as a 7 minute walk to the main beach … with our kids running there in 4 minutes!This had been our 3rd year renting out our home and we have met some amazing people. We have 3 positive 5 out of 5 reviews along to go with over 15+ positive reviews in our visitor’s book. This feedback makes all our hard work in renovations that much more rewarding knowing that other families can enjoy Elk Rapids as much as our family and friends. Thanks again!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lake Michigan Ferry Service
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 31
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Shorts Brewing Company
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Mt. Holiday
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Elk Rapids Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pearl's
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Elk Rapids House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Peak
Aug 24 2014 - Sep 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
September
Sep 2 2014 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Summer-2015
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
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Amenities

Amenities

Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to Master bedroom, 1st floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor bathroom
  • Both bathrooms are located on 1st floor only. There are no bathrooms on the 2nd floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom-1st floor - 1 queen
    The Pink Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    The Seashell Rom - 1 double
    The Butterfly Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Two twin beds and one daybed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • basketball court
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, tetherball and bonfire pit available. Backyard is a great size for kids to play on. We also have a newly constructed deck. Outdoor furniture will be available for those BBQ and bonfire nights. We ask our guest to use the Adirondack chairs and their personal chairs for the bonfire.
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