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.
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Steve Funk
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
Why Steve Funk chose Elk Rapids
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'.
What makes this cottage unique
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.
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.