Take a well deserved break and enjoy beautiful northern Michigan on the crystal clear waters of Elk Lake. Our cottage is located on Miami Beach Road, a private drive just 1.8 miles from M72 in Williamsburg. Known for it's sandy bottom (thus the name), it is just 20 minutes to the heart of Traverse City and 15 minutes to the quaint village of Elk Rapids. Turtle Creek Casino is less than 10 minutes away for spectacular night time entertainment, and don't forget the wineries, breweries, golf courses, ski resorts, art galleries, exclusive shopping locations, snowmobile trails, equestrian events and the five star dining, that are all part of one of the finest resort areas of Michigan.
This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, Nantucket styled home is appointed with cherry and slate flooring throughout, while granite counter tops add a touch of elegance to the kitchen, laundry and bathrooms.
The kitchen comes equipped with stainless appliances including two ovens, refrigerator, dishwasher, range, filtered water and garbage disposal. Everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal is available from blenders to griddles and spatulas to wine openers. You'll be hard pressed to find a better equipped kitchen. The dining room seats 6 and the adjoining bar area seats 4 more.
Just outside of the dining area is a lakeside 12 x 30 ft. covered porch that is graced with rocking chairs and wicker furniture for a perfect lazy afternoon of books and/or cocktails. A separate three season room with 32' television and view onto the the lake is a perfect spot for coffee in the morning. The fieldstone fireplace is the focal point of the main living area. Books, board games, and jigsaw puzzles are available for the whole family to enjoy while spending a night nestled in this inviting room. The master suite (lakeside) is on the main level and has a king sized bed with matching dresser and night stands. The view is spectacular! The master bath is entered through an attached hallway with two master closets and has double sinks and a huge walk in shower.
The open staircase leads to the upper level where you will find two large lakeside bedrooms (queens) and a front bedroom (queen). The upper level also houses a bunk room (lakeside) with four single beds and a full bath with tub/shower combination. Just down the hall and over the garage is another living area dedicated to the kids, with a large screen TV, comfy couch, two recliners and a desk.
Waterside you will find a beautiful lawn that leads to the dock with sun deck. A ladder off the dock allows you access to the shallow and sandy lake floor. A perfect playground for both kids and adults. The rental comes with two paddle boards, tubes, noodles, life jackets and all the water accessories you will need for a perfect time on the lake. There is also a mooring ball and boat hoist if you choose to bring or rent a boat. A boat is not necessary, but if you do decide to bring your own or rent one locally, you will experience lakeside living at a whole new level. Elk Lake is part of the LOWER Chain O' Lakes and just a five minute jaunt northeast puts you in Lake Skegemog (famous for its' muskie) and then onto the Torch River. A 30 minute ride through the no wake zone will deposit you directly on the threshold of the famous Torch Lake Sand Bar, and from there onto Clam Lake (Dockside Restaurant), Lake Bellaire and Intermediate Lake. It doesn't get better than this!
Other amenities included are: beach towels, bedding, bath and kitchen towels, large capacity washer and dryer, gas grill, second refrigerator in garage and coolers. The home has air conditioning, wifi, cable tv, stereo with built in sound system, 32' flat screen television and a 47' flat screen television. Every attention to detail has been checked and double checked. All you have to do is pack your clothes and your sundries and Enjoy Your Time On The Lake! This is a Sunday to Sunday Rental. Reservations for summer 2015, not taken until January 2015.