BEACHFRONT ON EAST GRAND TRAVERSE BAY NEAR ELK RAPIDS

Steve Funk

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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BEACHFRONT ON EAST GRAND TRAVERSE BAY NEAR ELK RAPIDS

Elk Rapids Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This charming cottage is just steps away from a sand beach on east Grand Traverse Bay. The cottage is good size (2,400 sf) with four bedrooms and three baths. This is a quiet family location but close to many activities in the area. The cottage is currently undergoing a complete renovation so no current pictures are possible. I have posted construction drawings to give you some idea of the layout. Kitchen will have a high end range and dishwasher with granite counters. Baths will be ceramic tile.

The second floor master bedroom is huge and has a king size bed, private tiled bath with shower, walk in closet, and large windows with a perfect view of sunsets over the bay. Truly a waterfront feeling.

There are three other bedrooms on the second floor. Two have breathtaking bay views. Two bedrooms have a queen bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds. There is one bath with a tub/shower across the hall from these bedrooms.

There is a boardwalk with two short sets of stairs leading down to the private beach. The beach is sandy and you can walk for miles or build a sand castle with the kids. There are some smooth fist-sized rocks in the water but there is also a lot of sand and it is a great swimming beach. The tip of Mission Peninsula is straight out from the beach and provides a beautiful backdrop for sunsets. A public access and launch point is several hundred yards away and is used to launch small boats and jet skis. There is a grassy area by the road that could be used to park a trailer.

The first floor has a kitchen, laundry room, a dining and living area combined with a beautiful fireplace made of local rock. Two large sliding doors provide beautiful views and a pleasant bay breeze. In the back a bath with shower for guests. Off the Family room is a screen porch for relaxing and a place to get-away from the group for awhile.

The cottage is about a mile from US-31 with all paved access roads. This makes easy access to towns, fruit and vegetable stands, golf courses, and harbors up and down the east shore of Grand Traverse Bay.

Keywords: Elk Rapids, Kewadin, Grand Traverse Bay, Water front cottage, beachfront, quiet, walking beach, golf.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
This was our first real vacation week at our new cottage! We had wonderful weather and loved walking the beach, swimming, and watching the beautiful sunsets. We picked perfectly ripe cherries at the U-pick orchard a few miles away. Very restful week.
Jul 2011
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Steve Funk

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Dot and I are from Michigan, live in the Denver area, and hope to spend a lot of our retirement time at this cottage in a few years. Until then we will be sharing the cottage with others!

Steve Funk purchased this cottage in 2011

We love the Grand Traverse Bay and found that the Elk Rapids area just felt right to us. The scenic beauty is unsurpassed. There are lots of things to do in a 30 mile radius. More than you could do in a week. And of course everyone is friendly because you are 'up north'.

This is the perfect location for taking long walks on the beach, grilling on the deck while watching the sunset, swimming, boating, or just relaxing with a good book. Restaurants and shops are as close as Elk Rapids 10 minutes away. Even more activities are available within a half hour in Traverse City, Charlevoix, or at one of the many world class golf courses. The famous Traverse City Cherry Festival is July 5-12.

Elk Rapids is a fun town that is just big enough. The annual Harbor Days (July 30 - August 2) has activities for everyone for a whole week. There is a large marina right in town where you can hire a boat to take you salmon fishing on the bay.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Beachfront on East Grand Traverse Bay near Elk Rapids
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Beachfront on East Grand Traverse Bay near Elk Rapids
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
United States
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Perfect Place for a Family

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This place was a dream. The only downside AT ALL was that the cleaning crew delayed our check in by 3 hours! Otherwise, awesome location, well stocked, clean, quiet, great beach/fire pit. Plenty of room for our family of 9.
We will be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 31
Nearest Beach
Front door
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Elk Rapids
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Elk Rapids
Car: recommended

Our cottage is quiet and secluded but close to many activities and sightseeing. A-Ga-Ming championship golf course is less than five miles away. Shanty Creek golf 25 minutes. Shops and restaurants in the harbor town of Elk Rapids is only ten minutes away. Traverse City and Charlevoix are both less than 30 minutes drive. Of course you can always just sit and enjoy watching yachts go by on beautiful Traverse Bay.

Sandy walking beach stretches for miles, fire pit on the beach for evening fires, crystal clear water for swimming or water sports, There are some smooth rocks on the sandy lake bottom, Gently sloping waterfront is great for small children and yet still usable for small boats and jet skis (shallow launch several hundred yards away), The water is shallow for a long way out so large boats would need to anchor 100 yards + from shore, Elk Rapids marina is about 7 miles away.

This area is known for cherry orchards as well as apples, peaches and other fruit. In season there are several large fruit stands where you can get fresh fruit, vegetables, and baked goods.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Elk Rapids Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$7,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes No pets allowed. No smoking allowed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Elk Rapids Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor bath/ shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor conveinient to bedrooms #2, 3, and 4.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master bath fully tiled with large shower and WIC.
  • One toilet/shower on first floor. One master bath and third full bath for other second floor bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom w/ walk-in closet and full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lake view with closet and dresser.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lake view room with large closet and dresser.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Forest view with large closet, dresser, and rocking chair
  • Master bedroom is very large with private bath, walk-in closet, and huge windows with bay view. Two other bedrooms have bay view and the fourth bedroom faces forest. All bedrooms are on the second floor. Three bedrooms share bath with tub/ shower.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cross country skiing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
This is a wonderful 2,400 sf cottage with 100 feet of Grand Traverse Bay frontage. A short boardwalk and stairs take you from a spacious deck to the sandy beach. You can beach walk for miles. Enjoy perfect sunsets off the tip of Old Mission Peninsula while relaxing on the spacious deck. With water shoes you can enjoy swimming and water sports with a gradual sloping bottom. Great for kayaking, jet ski, fishing, and just about any other bay activity. Jet skis can be rented in Elk Rapids or Traverse City. There is a fire pit on the beach so you can enjoy the bay and Smores well after sunset.
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