CLASSIC RENOVATED 'UP NORTH' LOG CABIN ON SANDY BEACH SLEEPS 14-16

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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CLASSIC RENOVATED 'UP NORTH' LOG CABIN ON SANDY BEACH SLEEPS 14-16

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Sleeps 14-16 in three doubles, 8-bunk loft room, plus pullout.

Bayshore Log Cabin is a unique vacation home, offering the ultimate 'Up North' experience; it is the perfect combination of a classic, rustic log home and a beachfront paradise. It is large enough to accommodate an extended family or several smaller families in total comfort, while reflecting the simplicity of its gorgeous natural surroundings and times gone by. The Cabin is nestled in the woods, where animal and bird life abounds, and opens onto a wide sandy beach directly on the bay, where every type of water activity can be enjoyed from morning to night. The Cabin has just been extensively renovated, including the installation of new baths, kitchen, plumbing, water softener, furnace, appliances and light fixtures, to provide upscale, modern comforts and amenities, while still retaining the Cabin’s original rustic character and charm. A vacation at the Cabin will create memories that last a lifetime: of spending endless carefree hours at the beach and in the water by day, and gathering together in the evenings for indoor or outdoor dining, games, or a roaring beach fire.

Located between the charming villages of Northport and Omena on Michigan’s beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, this large and carefully appointed log home is situated directly on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, with 240 feet of private, wide sandy beach in a secluded wooded setting. Enjoy blissful days filled with sunning, swimming, boating, skiing, beach-combing, outdoor cooking, and spending true quality time with your family and friends. From the Cabin, you will have a perfect view of stunning sunrises over the water each morning, and the colors of the sunset reflecting off the bay on tranquil evenings. The wooded, 5 acre lot provides a sense of pleasant seclusion, screened from neighbors on either side.

This beautiful log home has expansive indoor living spaces with a vaulted ceiling and a magnificent two-story natural stone fireplace. We have redecorated the entire Cabin with new comfortable high quality upholstered furniture appropriate to its rustic style, carefully selected antique pieces, rustic light fixtures, new rugs, and curtains custom made with vintage-style fabrics.

The great room has multiple sitting areas for gathering around the fire, reading, or, for those who are so inclined, watching satellite TV or movies from an extensive collection of DVDs for all ages. The adjacent enclosed sunroom has windows on three sides that frame a picture perfect view of the bay and “Gull Island.” The sunroom is furnished with reupholstered antique rattan furniture, and has additional comfortable seating as well as a game table for puzzles, board games, and “Michigan Rhummy.” The sunroom opens to an outdoor deck on the bay side, and has tables for outdoor dining with a spectacular view. We provide two grills, one gas and one charcoal, for your outdoor cooking and dining needs.

A newly remodeled kitchen features custom-built and hand-painted cabinets with wrought iron hardware and fir counter-tops, along with a butcher block island. It has a new five-burner gas range, a new dishwasher, and a new sink and fixtures. Like the rest of the house, the kitchen is lighted with electrified wall and hanging lanterns, and decorated with vintage collectables. The adjacent pantry houses the refrigerator, and a brand new high-efficiency washer and dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped with numerous small appliances, colorful dinnerware for indoors and out, and quality cookware for preparing and serving gourmet meals for a large gathering. The spacious dining area has a 9-foot farmhouse table which seats 10-12, and a rustic buffet. Additional seating is available at the nearby gate-leg table in the adjacent living room.

With four bedrooms including a large bunkroom and a queen sleeper, the home sleeps from 14 to 16 people very comfortably, and is perfect for a large or extended family, or several smaller families. The spacious master bedroom, which is on the main floor of the Cabin, has a queen sized bed and a view of the lake. It has a private bath with a tub/shower combination, and has been completely remodeled with slate floors, subway and pebble tile, a custom built cedar vanity, and all new plumbing and fixtures. Two additional bedrooms on the second floor each have double beds, and share a second full bath, also newly renovated. All bedrooms have brand new beds, linens, curtains, rugs, colorful quilts and are furnished with charming antiques. Upstairs is a large bunkroom that sleeps eight. It is furnished with hand crafted rustic cedar log furniture, and has colorful quilts and curtains with a north woods theme. The bunkroom features colorful vintage style flooring and a half bath. If the beds are not enough to accommodate your party, there is a brand new queen-sized sofa in the living room.

The Cabin is located on a beautiful sandy beach, complete with a dock and swimming ladder. With a gradual slope and crystal clear water, the beach is an ideal place for children to safely enjoy the beach and lake. Only the deck and spacious yard -- perfect for croquet or horseshoes -- separates the house from the beach. No climbing down dunes or stairs or navigating winding paths. There is also a volleyball net and hammock in the yard. Beach chairs, beach towels, toys and 2 kayaks (one is a tandem) for exploring the bay are provided. The sandy cove invites long strolls in search of Petoskey stones and other treasures.

After a day on the beach, you can enjoy the enclosed cedar outdoor shower, or nap in the hammock. The home is on a cove in Grand Traverse Bay, with calmer waters, making it perfect for small craft boating and skiing. In the evening, enjoy the colors of the sunset reflecting off the bay, and gather around a beach fire (we have a fire pit on the beach and provide a supply of firewood).

The Cabin is a perfect venue for special family reunions and celebrations, offering a memorable private setting. Local catering offers the unique foods and wines of the Leelanau Peninsula.

The fantastic “Up North” experience does not end with summer. Enjoy spectacular foliage, biking, golfing, hiking, and wine tasting while making this charming log home your home base during the color season, at attractive rates. Our home is just a few miles from some of the most popular Leelanau Peninsula wineries, and is the perfect home base for winery tours.

It is also a story-book place to celebrate the holidays or spend a winter ski weekend. Nestled in the woods, you can snuggle in with the family, cook up your holiday feast, and gather round a roaring fire. We are only a half hour drive from family friendly cross country and downhill skiing at the Homestead, and Crystal Mountain is just over an hour away.

NOTE: We own the neighboring beach property, Bayshore Beach House, and have operated it as a rental since 2008. Although it is very different in character from Bayshore Log Cabin, please see VRBO Listing #183657 to get a sense of the beach, as well as the kind of finish and amenities that we strive to provide. You can also read the numerous renter-submitted reviews which we feel reflect the positive experiences our renters enjoy.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Holly

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As a small child, I (Holly) vacationed every summer at my grandmother's rustic and charming fishing cabin on Seven Pines Road in Northport. I have indelible memories of carefree days, roaming the beach, frolicking in the bay, exploring the beautiful woods, gorging on fresh berries, and staying up very late near a blazing beach fire. When I went away to school, I looked forward to bringing friends from far away to this special place. My now-husband Andy was one of them, and he loves Northport as much as I do. Every summer since we were married we have gone there, first just the two of us with our books and bicycles, and later with our five children. Although we have had the good fortune to have traveled to many places, Northport remains our very favorite place on the planet.

Holly purchased this cabin in 2012

This property provides a unique 'up North' experience. The Cabin is a rustic but comfortable gem, surrounded by beautiful woods, and situated on a wonderful sandy beach. It reminds us of the cabin where we spent so many years when our children were growing up. It doesn't get much better than this for a family vacation on the Leelanau Peninsula.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
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Classic Renovated 'Up North' Log Cabin on Sandy Beach Sleeps 14-16
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Classic Renovated 'Up North' Log Cabin on Sandy Beach Sleeps 14-16
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454019vb
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Northport Northern Michigan
Grosse Pointe, MI
5

JUNE IN NORTHPORT

  • 5 of 5
The cabin was fantastic, the amenities provided were perfect, and the location couldn't be better, but the best part of the rental was working with the owners. It was a pleasure to work with them and we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Classic Renovated 'Up North' Log Cabin on Sandy Beach Sleeps 14-16
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454019vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
5

WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin is beautiful inside, outside, and has an amazing view! We had a girl's weekend and the weather did not cooperate but we had such a good time because the cabin has everything you need. Highly recommended for any kind of beach vacation, and maybe some wine tasting!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Classic Renovated 'Up North' Log Cabin on Sandy Beach Sleeps 14-16
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454019vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Mt. Pleasant, MI
5

HAPPY PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We spent two nights at this cabin and it was beautiful and well-appointed. The pictures don't do it justice as the living room/kitchen are grand. We loved the decor and best described as "cheerful;" there is just a very good vibe in this home. It is truly a wonderful log home, inside and out and we loved that.

The location was convenient to many places. I especially liked Red Mullein in Northport which had an amazing selection of kimonos. The lighthouse was a great place to visit with a beautiful view.

The owners are very thorough with their contract, instructions, etc. and the property was well-maintained and clean. I have already recommended this property to others.

The access to the beach and availability of kayaks was great. Three members of our group kayaked to the island and had a wonderful time. Sitting around the campfire at night was also a plus. We would love to return sometime.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Classic Renovated 'Up North' Log Cabin on Sandy Beach Sleeps 14-16
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454019vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
5

NORTHPORT CABIN

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location and the cabin was in terrific shape. Comfortable slept 12 guests with room for more.
Renters were very cordial and accommodating.
Beautiful spot and would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Classic Renovated 'Up North' Log Cabin on Sandy Beach Sleeps 14-16
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454019vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
5

THE PERFECT QUINTESSENTIAL "UP NORTH" CABIN!

The perfect quintessential "up north" cabin!
  • 5 of 5
We have finally have found THE house for us! We'll definitely be coming back. The photos are just how it looks and it was spotless when we arrived. We stayed here with three families total. The bunk room is great with 4 large bunk beds and a half bath. The house is very spacious and can accomodate a large group without feeling crowded, so even rainy days are not a problem! The kitchen is really well equipped with anything a cook could need. The water is so clear and great for swimming and boating. The large outdoor deck is a favorite spot with a great view of the water, hammock, large yard and fire pit. The location is ideal with Northport, Leland, Omena and Suttons Bay all easily accessible. There are also quite a number of trails and hiking spots near by. The beds are really comfortable, too! We highly recommend this place!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Classic Renovated 'Up North' Log Cabin on Sandy Beach Sleeps 14-16
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454019vb
(773) 771-2916 (Illinois, USA)
Northport Northern Michigan
5

WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY NEAR NORTHPORT

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 6 adults and 8 children had a fantastic time at this beautiful cabin on Grand Traverse Bay. We had stayed at the cabin a year earlier and the updates were great! The half-bath upstairs was a great addition to the kids' bunk room. The kids really enjoyed the outdoor shower as well. It was great to have use of the kayaks. We kayaked out to Gull Island which was really fun. The property was very well-maintained and had everything we needed. The owner was great to work with and answered all of our questions promptly. We will definitely return!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Village Cheese Shanty
Fishtown
"Fishtown has shopping galore and local Michigan food delicacies"
Bluebird Restaurant & Bar
"The Bluebird has been around for decades, and offers a slightly more formal (but still relax..."
Fischer's Happy Hour Tavern
"This long established family run restaurant and bar offers great traditional bar food plus h..."
Northport
"This quaint village on the bay offers a full service grocery store, several restaurants, and..."
North End
"The friendly owners offer up delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, including creative sandw..."
Cove
"Nice waterfront restaurant serving local fish and much more. "
Black Star Farms
"Sells local wine and locally made Leelanau Cheese, and has a tasting room."
Suttons Bay
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
Knot Just A Bar (Omena) - Food & Drinks
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
The Homestead, Glen Arbor
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Coming soon to Northport
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Knot Just A Bar; The North End (Northport)
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of Leelanau Wine Country

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Availability & Rates

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Northport Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • $3,200-5,600/week
  • US Dollars
  • All rentals are weekly only during the prime season, Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • 2013 Fall....$3,200/wk; $1,200-$1,600/weekend; $400/additional night
  • Summer 2014 $5,600 per week, with discouts for early to mid June.
  • We offer discounted rates for the first three weeks of June, 2014 as follows:
  • Week of May 30-June 7...$4,000; June 7-June 14 $4,400;June 14-21...$4,900

Amenities

Northport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second downstairs full bath. - toilet , shower
    Bunk room half bath - toilet , New half-bath in bunk-room has a sink and toilet.
    Outdoor shower - Enclosed outdoor cedar shower
  • Bathrooms have slate tile floors, subway and pebble tile surrounded showers/bath, custom vintage style cedar vanities, and all new fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Downstairs Bedroom 1 (Master) - Queen Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - Double Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - Double Bed
    Upstairs Bunk Room - Four standard bunk beds, sleeping 8 total
    Living Room - Queen sleep sofa
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
As of April, 2013, we completed an extensive renovation and refurnishing of this beautiful log cabin. Although very different in character, please see our listing for our adjoining property, Bayshore Beach House, VRBO Listing #183657, to get a feel for the kind of amenities and level of finish that we strive to provide.

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