THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY - PURE MICHIGAN LAKEFRONT ESTATE

Jessica Hatch

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY - PURE MICHIGAN LAKEFRONT ESTATE

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5 Bedroom, 4 Full Bath, 6000 Square Feet Estate On Private Sugar Sand Beach

This executive lakefront estate is what dreams are made of! Artfully landscaped and expertly remodeled in 2011, this four-season lake home is the perfect setting for your next vacation. Situated on 100' of private sugar sand beach on the shallow Lake Michigan coastline, the days are long and lazy. Sit on the beach under the umbrella, or read a book in the hammocks overlooking the crystal blue Lake Michigan water.

Nights bring beautiful sunsets, dinner on the veranda overlooking the water, and bonfires on the beach. Create memories you'll recall for a lifetime.

With five bedrooms and four full bathrooms, this sophisticated, custom-decorated home will exceed your expectations and meet your every need. From soaking Jacuzzi tubs to a wood fireplace and floor to (cathedral) ceiling windows overlooking East Bay, this private retreat is both relaxing and invigorating.

Walk to the quaint marina village of Elk Rapids, where you're sure to enjoy the library, theater, expansive beaches, tennis and basketball courts, delicious restaurants and the resort lifestyle.

When you're looking for a little more action, venture a few minutes more to Traverse City, Charlevoix or Petoskey for gourmet cuisine, winery tours, water and snow skiing, world-renowned golf, beautiful scenic drives, and more.

Wonderful day trips include Glen Arbor (don't miss Blu restaurant), Leland, the Sleeping Bear Dunes (remember, this is The Most Beautiful Place in America!), Mackinac Island, Harbor Springs, and more!

This home is unparalleled in location, amenities, design and decor. You will fall in love!

Master bedroom with King bed, bay views, walk in closet and large en suite bathroom.

Two main floor bedrooms with Queen beds and sitting areas.

One lower level (full walkout, windowed) bedroom with two twin beds.

Complete in-house gym, additional lower level TV area, main floor laundry, two offices, expansive eat in kitchen (double dishwashers!), and formal dining room.

Bi weekly housekeeping included.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Jessica Hatch (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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The Ultimate in Luxury - Pure Michigan Lakefront Estate
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids
5

Beautiful Lake Michigan home

  • 5 of 5
This is not a typical summer rental; it is a beautiful, fully furnished home with perfect sunset views of Lake Michigan. There are large windows to the lake in the living room, kitchen, master bed and bath, bathing the house in light. All of the furniture and linens are of the highest quality, and I don't believe I've ever used softer towels!

The location is perfect: it is approximately 2 miles to the little village of Elk Rapids, which has shops, restaurants, and a very good grocery store, and about 20 miles to Traverse City, which has excellent restaurants, shops, and activities. The home is on a private road with very little traffic, and there is plenty of space between it and the neighbors. It is a peaceful setting with a private beach, where there is a fire pit and a group of beach lounges. The landscaping is impeccable surrounding the house, with a beautiful lawn and many varieties of flowers. There's even a vegetable and herb garden for your use, and raspberry bushes for later in the summer.

The main part of the house has an open flow between the kitchen, the eating area, and the living room. The kitchen is a dream come true: a huge Subzero refrigerator/freezer, TWO dishwashers, a separate bar sink, granite counters, cupboards full of tablewear, pans, tools, and every possible appliance you could need. There is a large walk-in pantry for food and additional supplies. Out the kitchen door is a large deck with a table and chairs for dining and a gas grill.

Jessica was wonderful to work with. She greeted us upon arrival and showed us around the house, providing lots of useful information. We have never rented a home that was so thoughtfully furnished as this one. A perfect vacation getaway.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Austin
5

Beautiful Home, Beautiful Elk Rapids, Festive Harbor Days, Private Beach & Sunset Views!

Beautiful Home, Beautiful Elk Rapids, Festive Harbor Days, Private Beach & Sunset Views!
  • 5 of 5
With the hot and humid summers of Austin, Texas, my wife and some friends of ours were looking for an escape. We had always been told of Northern Michigan's little known incredible beauty, but it was never convincing enough to make us stray from the likes of Hawaii, St. John or California. Well after this trip it is hard to write this review because we still want to keep this incredible place our secret! The charming little town of Elk Rapids and the incredible Caribbean like waters of Lake Michigan, Elk Lake and Torch Lake can easily compare with these other well known destinations and in some cases even trump what you would find in Hawaii, St. John or California. Not to mention, you get all of this at a much less expensive cost and with a setting that you feel like the place is yours! We also found it amazing when you need a break from the breath taking waters and beaches that the area offers short half day trips to places like Harbor Springs/Bay Harobour where you will find the sophistication and elegance of the Hamptons or drive a bit further north and take the ferry to the horse and carriage only Mackinac Island where you will transcend back to the early 1900's. If you want to stay close by, the quaint town of Elk Rapids offers surpisingly good food and a laid back atmosphere that can only make you relax. If you are lucky enough to be there to enjoy the local festival Harbor Days, you will feel as if you are an extra in a small town movie scene as you ride the ferris wheel overlooking Elk Rapids Marina as the sun is setting over Lake Michigan in the horizon. I must say though, the real jewel of the trip though are the incredible accomodations that allow for ultimate relaxation, unobstructed views of beautiful Lake Michigan and the perfect setting to enjoy your time with your loved ones. You rarely find the craftsmanship that this house was built with in conjunction with the perfect blend of up to date ammenities that make the house able to host a beach party and a dinner party in the same day.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Ryan, I am not surprised that you and your family enjoyed Harbor Days, it is a local favorite! It sounds like you took advantage of where we're located to really explore Northern MI - I am so glad. There are so many wonderful areas to visit! We hope to see you back again soon.
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
East Lansing, MI
5

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
My husband, 7 month old son (at the time), and I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful home last summer to enjoy a much-needed get-a-way. With an infant, we were looking for a relaxing vacation that still allowed us to have that comfort of feeling "at home." This lake shore home was the perfect solution!

The home is stunning, complete with breathtaking views, beautiful decor, plenty of space and a state of the art kitchen. By day, my husband and I enjoyed lounging on the private beach, soaking up the Northern Michigan rays, while the baby napped inside. Once the baby woke, he enjoyed the rest of the afternoon with us playing in the sand and splashing in the bay. The private beach was invaluable for that reason...it was like having a resort all to ourselves. By night we would cook a meal, dine out on the deck looking out at the Grand Traverse Bay, and watching the most amazing sun sets.

Elk Rapids is a charming, quaint little town that makes you never want to leave. One of our favorite activities was stopping in the local coffee shop in the morning, grabbing a latte, and then taking a walk down to the harbor and through the park...strolling along Lake Michigan the entire way. Just blissful! We made the short trip into Traverse City a couple times as well to enjoy the restaurants and a round of Pirate's Cove putt-putting. :-)

We will definitely be renting this beautiful lakefront estate again! It was our little piece of heaven!
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kelli, we are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed the house and Elk Rapids! Next time you come and visit Java Jones for latte, be sure to get their oatmeal, or go to the Sweet Shop for a nutty donut. Amazing treat!
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Phoenix
5

Beautiful Lake Michigan Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My wife and two children were fortunate enough to spend a considerable time in Northern Michigan away from the Phoenix summer heat. For a week of the trip we able to stay at this amazing Lakefront house on Grand Traverse Bay. The kids loved to play on the beach and it was a short walk into the charming Village of Elk Rapids. The house itself was more than adequate in size and allowed for the kids to go play in the basement while my wife and I could enjoy the cool breeze off the lake on the back porch overlooking the bay. A tremendous sunset view and great beach allows for maximum time spent outside. in short, this place has it all. Every Northern Michigan attraction (Sleeping Bear dunes, Mackinac Bridge and many more) are all within a days trip. If you plan on spending time in the Traverse City area, this location is it.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Adam, thank you for your kind words. We hope to host you on your next visit - your beautiful family is welcome anytime!
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Phoenix
5

Fall

  • 5 of 5
Fall in Northern Michigan is spectacular. Having this place as "home base" could not have worked better for my family and me. Very close proximity to the quaint little town of Elk Rapids which has every amenity needed (make sure not to miss Siren Hall dinner). Also be sure to hit the Pierce Stocking Drive at the Sleeping Bear Dunes (about an hour drive west) and take a day to drive north to Charlevoix (30 mins), Petosky (45 mins), and the Mackinac Bridge (1.5 hours).

The house itself it perfect for families and the view is spectacular. The kids were sent to the finished basement play area when we needed our quiet time. Wonderful kitchen for entertaining, and, my wife, who is a gourmet cook, was sad to leave the kitchen and head back to ours...my only complaint is now my kitchen needs an update.

The owners were very responsive to any questions we had. I will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to your return this fall - you'll have to take your kids to visit to the local pumpkin patch and hayride while you're here!
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Elk Rapids Northern Michigan
Tucson
5

I highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5
As soon as you pull in the driveway, you can tell this house is one of a kind! As you walk in the front doors, the incredible lake view is before you via the large picture windows.
The house is extremely comfortable and spacious. Everything you need for you and your family is at hand. The yard is meticulous with access to its own private beach and a stunning view of the beautiful Northern Michigan sunset.

The location of the house is perfect! It's walking distance to the very quaint town of Elk Rapids and just a short drive to the larger yet beautiful Traverse City.

This home is perfect for individuals who want to get away and relax in peacefulness or for families who want to look for fun in the sun. And it doesn't stop there! The location of this home is perfect for people looking for winter time activities such as downhill skiing and snowboarding, sledding, cross country skiing, ice skating, (you get my point).

I will always recommend Northern Michigan as a great vacation sport and I certainly would recommend this home as the place to stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Ken and Liz,
thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation, and hope that you'll think of us next time you're up North. In the meantime, enjoy springtime in AZ!
Best,
Jessica
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Traverse City International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US31 - Just minutes from all attractions!
Nearest Beach
Enjoy 100' of your own, private Lake MI frontage!
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Centrally located to the best skiing in MI
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
The Bear, Agaming, Elk Rapids, Crystal Downs
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Small town comfort or city sophistication nearby!
Car: necessary

This executive lakefront estate is what dreams are made of! Artfully landscaped and expertly remodeled in 2011, this four-season lake home is the perfect setting for your next vacation. Situated on 100' of private sugar sand beach on the shallow Lake Michigan coastline, the days are long and lazy. Sit on the beach under the umbrella, or read a book in the hammocks overlooking the crystal blue Lake Michigan water.

Nights bring beautiful sunsets, dinner on the veranda overlooking the water, and bonfires on the beach. Create memories you'll recall for a lifetime.

With five bedrooms and four full bathrooms, this sophisticated, custom-decorated home will exceed your expectations and meet your every need. From soaking Jacuzzi tubs to a wood fireplace and floor to (cathedral) ceiling windows overlooking East Bay, this private retreat is both relaxing and invigorating.

Walk to the quaint marina village of Elk Rapids, where you're sure to enjoy the library, theater, expansive beaches, tennis and basketball courts, delicious restaurants and the resort lifestyle.

When you're looking for a little more action, venture a few minutes more to Traverse City, Charlevoix or Petoskey for gourmet cuisine, winery tours, water and snow skiing, world-renowned golf, beautiful scenic drives, and more.

Wonderful day trips include Glen Arbor (don't miss Blu restaurant), Leland, the Sleeping Bear Dunes (remember, this is The Most Beautiful Place in America!), Mackinac Island, Harbor Springs, and more!

This home is unparalleled in location, amenities, design and decor. You will fall in love!

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Amenities

Amenities

Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Jack & Jill sinks, marble floor, pamper yourself!
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , East Bay view, his & her sink, chandelier
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath with tiled shower and glass door Kohler pressure-lite siphon jet toilet Kohler faucets Granite countertops Custom window treatments (Romo and traverse fabrics) Hunter Douglas wood blinds Romo wallpaper Baldwin light fixtures and cabinet pulls Linen closet in bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Beautiful Bay View, walk in closet, en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Spacious queen sized-room, double nightstands, desk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen sized room, television, berger chair leafy green view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can be combined to make a king sized bed
    Bedroom 5 - Currently set up as a home office.
  • All rooms are oversized, all furnishings are brand-new and there's more than ample closet space. Master has walk-in windowed-closet with adjustable shelving, wood floors, and Hunter Douglas blinds. Master Bedroom has Vaulted ceiling, Floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking East Bay view, Cherry floor, exquisite furnishings.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
Notes:
Updated in 2011 by a renowned designer, no expense was spared. Exquisite details throughout include cherry wood floors, Wooden Hammer custom cabinetry, Hunter Douglas shades, custom window treatments, over-sized doors, and hand-milled mouldings. Luxury decor includes Zimmer+Rhode, Travers, Century, John Richards, Hancock & Moore, Wesley Hall, Widdicomb, Lillian August, M.W.B. Designs, Romo and Sferra.
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