Spend a week relaxing on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay while watching the waves roll in from Lake Michigan. Our fully furnished home is located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, One mile from Grand Traverse Lighthouse and Museum. We are one of the few cottage rentals with a view of both bodies of majestic waters. Enjoy the calmer waters of GTB while watching freighters make their away around the Tip of the Leelanau Penninsula to/from Chicago to the Straits of Mackinaw.
This 1250 square foot three bedroom with oak flooring; two full bath cottage has ceramic floors in the kitchen, laundry, halls and bathrooms with granite counter tops in kitchen and baths.
Settle down in the oak floored dining room and living room while watching the flames dance in the gas log fireplace. Or enjoy the HD TV and Blu-Ray player when it rains. You can grill on the deck while listening to the waves as they gently slap against the beach.
The front of the house has two sets of patio doors so you can sit inside and watch passing boaters on the Bay and freighters on the Great Lakes while sipping your AM coffee and viewing spectacular sunrises over the Bay. There is 85 feet of private beach. Beach is sand with a few small rocks and shells,but enough space to enjoy the sun in a chaise lounge. The Great Lakes make the beach variable daily. We suggest watershoes for swimming in Northern Michigan as the lake bottom is rocky. Beach and bottom varies as the sands shift daily.
The master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed, dresser, futon and HD TV on all oak floors. The attached master bath has new granite and double sinks and ceramic flooring to accomodate the tub/shower. The second and third bedrooms have queen size beds with dressers with oak flooring.
The smoke-free house is located on a paved road in a private association which has a tennis and basketball courts, three parks, excellent walking beaches and hiking trails.
Bikes and a canoe with paddles are provided to let you experience your serene surroundings, or sit shoreside and enjoy the fire pit while watching the moonbeams glisten across the Bay.
You are within 17 miles of the Leelanau Sands Casino, 36 miles from plenty of shopping in Traverse City. Local towns of Suttons Bay and Leland are a short 20 minute drive from your retreat.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Shoreline are just a 45 minute drive to view the 'MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA' per Good Morning America's 2011 viewers poll. National Geographic Magazine named our area as one of the TEN BEST SUMMER TRIPS 2012. Enjoy the quaint little bayside Village of Glen Arbor which is located just a few miles from the Dunes. Schedule a day at the Spas or golf at the Homestead before you journey back to the Sunrise Side of the Leelanau Penninsula.
There are 20+ wineries located on the peninsula which have daily wine tasting for your pleasure. There is a FANTASTIC marina in Northport to launch your boat for all water activities. The Inland Seas Educational Sailing Boat is located in Suttons Bay Marina area.
You can golf at the Leelanau Club of Bahl Farms. Go bird watching at the newly created bird santuary. Enjoy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on a day trip to the sunset shore of the peninsula. Take a hot air balloon ride out of Traverse City! Visit the Manitou Islands, sale the Tall Ship Manitou sailing ship which also is a B&B and located in Traverse City.
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Just two people who love the Great Lakes and beaches! The loons, swans and seagulls float by as we sit on the deck and enjoy the blue waters of the Great Lakes. This is our little bit of Heaven and we would like you to witness the endless beauty that we enjoy.
There is no place like the Great Lakes along with wineries and marinas.
Finding Petoskey Stones on the beach. Fishing off the Manitou Islands. Wine tasting. Freightor watching. Loon listening. Peace & quiet. A great place to lose all of your worries and stress and get in touch with Mother Nature and your inner being.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Shoreline, voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America' 2011 by Good Morning America, and listed as one of the Ten Best Summer Trips 2012 by National Geographic Magazine. Leelanau Sands Casino, Wine Tasting at over 25 wineries, Bird Watching in State Parks and Land Conservancy, and just plain RELAXING!
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