CHERRY PICK THE IDEAL GETAWAY: LARGE HOME NEAR TRAVERSE CITY/ELK RAPIDS/ELK LAKE

Sally Akerley

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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CHERRY PICK THE IDEAL GETAWAY: LARGE HOME NEAR TRAVERSE CITY/ELK RAPIDS/ELK LAKE

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Secluded Setting close to EVERYTHING! 3BR-3BA *Sleeps 8*

The Grand Traverse Region is one of the TOP PLACES TO VISIT! Originally known as the cherry capital of the world, it is now home to numerous vineyards and wineries, miles and miles of pristine shoreline, nationally recognized events--such as the National Cherry Festival, the Michael Moore Film Festival and the distinction of being the Most Beautiful Place in America (our Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore). This home, while boasting a serene and peaceful setting, is in the middle of all of this!

This property abuts the Whitewater Township Park, which has 150 acres of wooded trails, 2,000+ feet of shoreline along Elk Lake, and a public boat launch and swim area. Elk Lake is your entry point to the “Chain of Lakes”, a 55+mile watershed of 14 interconnected lakes and rivers, including the infamous Torch Lake Sandbar. Rent a boat for the week from one of the many local marinas.

Within a 5 minute drive, you’ll find the $90 Million Turtle Creek Casino with gaming and nightlife; world renowned golf at the Grand Traverse Resort; the quaint village of Elk Rapids-with its many eclectic shops and beautiful riverfront; and Pearl’s Restaurant, a local favorite for New Orleans cuisine—don’t forget to order the crawfish adorned Bloody Mary!

WELCOME :)

My concept is to provide you a home away from home. The idea is to pull up, drop your bags and begin your perfect vacation!

This home has a large open floor plan with vaulted cathedral ceilings and bamboo floors throughout. There are many multiple areas for gathering and relaxing.

The kitchen, open to the dining room, is fully equipped with everything you will need to entertain and enjoy a carefree vacation: dishes, utensils, cookware, glassware. The dining table can seat 6. The granite counter top bar area seats 4. The bay window is often full of fresh herbs.

Relax with a cocktail in the formal living room. Enjoy the view from the bank of bright windows. Unwind and read a book, or watch the large screen television with surround sound.

There is a recently remodeled full bath on the main floor--conveniently located. It has a large tiled shower that is very accessible (a low edge). Towels and linens are provided.

There is a computer nook for those desiring a private work space. DO keep work to a minimum! ;)

The main floor bedroom is large and airy and has a king size bed and private bath. The shower and stool are isolated from the double vanity sink area....so sharing space while getting ready for an outing is a breeze. The room also has a very large walk in closet with iron & ironing board.

The 2nd bedroom, on the upper level, has a double bed and a trundle bed. The room could comfortably sleep 4.

The 3rd bedroom, on the upper level, has a double bed and overlooks the woods & lawn.

The 3rd bathroom, on the upper level, is located between the two bedrooms. It has a step in shower/tub, vanity and stool.

There are two decks outside. The front deck is great for sunning--it never has any shade. Bring your sun tan lotion! The side deck is large, located immediately off the kitchen French doors and is partially shaded by noon. It has an umbrella table and chairs as well as additional cushioned chairs. There is also a gas grill on the deck, the perfect place for a summer barbecue.

The property has ample space for parking. The driveway is large and asphalt paved. There is a basketball hoop for the kids and a fire pit area for roasting s'mores. Beach volleyball can be found at the township park.

Every effort will be made to ensure you have an amazing and memorable vacation. Reserve your space today!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Sally Akerley (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Sally Akerley

I grew up in and around the Traverse City area. My parents made their exodus from the big city in the early 1970's...depositing their family in this quaint area known as northern lower Michigan. As a typical teenager, I planned my 'escape'...eager for the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape. But over time, I came to appreciate the area--and ultimately couldn't bear to leave it : ) My career provides me the opportunity to speak with people of wealth rather regularly. There's nothing more satisfying than hearing these words from them: 'I've travelled the world and can live anywhere I choose. I choose northern Michigan. I choose HERE!'

Sally Akerley purchased this house in 2006

Why Sally Akerley chose Williamsburg

My family purchased this property in 2006. We didn't move far, just across town...but our goal was to put our children into the Elk Rapids school district. The property suited us beautifully! It was isolated enough to be quiet, yet close enough to enjoy all the area amenities. The beach is just down the road. All summer long, we were in constant pursuit of the water--whether it was biking down, loading up the boat for a jaunt out to the Torch Lake sandbar, or a quiet moonlight stroll down for an evening swim.

Now the children are grown. And while it might be tempting to sell this property and move on....I cannot. Instead, I am inviting you to share in it.

Enjoy!

What makes this house unique

This property spoke to me the minute I saw it for sale online. Before I even stepped foot onto the property, I told my husband, 'this is our new house.' And it was!

Located immediately between Traverse City and Elk Rapids--it is the perfect location. It is a very private, wooded setting. You cannot see the water, but you can hear it while you're sunning on the deck. The public boat launch/beach area/campground are at the end of the road (0.15 mile). Immediately upon purchasing the home, we bought our first boat. We were in it almost constantly, maneuvering the Chain of Lakes that was mere footsteps from our back door. Here is our detail of the 'chain'...Elk Lake greets you at the end of the road. Through that is Lake Skegemog, to Torch River, to Torch Lake (fabled for its crystal clear turquoise waters and sandbar), to Clam River, to Grass River to Lake Bellaire. There are several towns and hamlets along the route. Eagles nest along the riverbanks. It is exceptionally beautiful. Some nights, we wouldn't go 'out' to dinner...we would BOAT to dinner!

Some nights, we would walk down the road to the beach, cocktails in hand, eager to meet friends-old and new-that were gathered at the pavilion or enjoying a fire overlooking the lake.

The proximity to Traverse City and Elk Rapids were especially appealing to us. It was kind of a foot in both doors, so to speak. We had our quaint little village where everyone knew everyone else...and the larger city with its many amenities. Over the years, it's been a joy to discover we're always a tourist in our own town. There is always someplace new to visit, eat, hear, explore!

Come--See for yourself!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Cherry Pick the Ideal Getaway: Large Home near Traverse City/Elk Rapids/ELK LAKE
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Cherry Pick the Ideal Getaway: Large Home near Traverse City/Elk Rapids/ELK LAKE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p571434vb
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Williamsburg Northern Michigan
Kalida ,Ohio
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
Our getaway was ideal and amazing. The house more than met our expectations. So much to do and see, we only had 4 days and it was not enough time to do and see everything. We plan to return to this home next year and hopefully can stay longer. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cherry Pick the Ideal Getaway: Large Home near Traverse City/Elk Rapids/ELK LAKE
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Williamsburg Northern Michigan
5

Very nice home!

  • 5 of 5
My family enjoyed our stay at this lovely home. It was spacious, comfortable, and attractive. Some of the things we loved most: 1. the kitchen; 2. the large peaceful property surrounded by trees; 3. the big comfy couches in the T.V. room; 4. the piano (our daughter plays piano alllll of the time and we've never had one available at a rental, so that was nice); 5. the comfortable beds; 6. the floor plan; 7. the remoteness, but at the same time easy accessibility to Traverse City; 8. all of the natural light in the house; and 9. the whole house water softening system (a real treat for our skin and hair!). What was also really nice was the gorgeous Elk Lake right at the end of the street. It's a park area with picnic benches and grills available for public use. Nice owner, too. Would definitely stay again!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cherry Pick the Ideal Getaway: Large Home near Traverse City/Elk Rapids/ELK LAKE
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Williamsburg Northern Michigan
Flushing, MI
4

Family Celebration

  • 4 of 5
Sally's Williamsburg home was just as advertised and depicted; clean, bright and comfortable. Our extended family had a wonderful time in the heart of Michigan's Cherry Country. We particularly enjoyed the close proximity (about 5 miles) to the village of Elk Rapids which we found to be a restful alternative to Traverse City.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Cherry Pick the Ideal Getaway: Large Home near Traverse City/Elk Rapids/ELK LAKE
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Williamsburg Northern Michigan
5

Perfect location and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
Perfect for a family reunion!This home is exactly as advertised, and then some! The interior of the home is immaculate, and the setup easily accommodated 3 sets of couples, a single (grandma!) and 2 kids (and a dog!). The property grounds give SO many options for the kids to play - while we relaxed on the HUGE deck. We had a family reunion at the Williamsburg Township park and this home is a short walk away. We had many family members stop in to say "hi" and were amazed with the home (weren't we lucky - they were camping at the park!) The park is also a wonderful location with a lovely beach, boat launch and lots of open space for the kids to play. Cute Cute Cute - Elk Lake - is just a short drive, and all other desired day-trips are not far either. Perfect place, perfect weekend. The hosts were available at all hours for any needs, and it is obvious this is still a home for them and they care for it well.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: You snagged a gem....I'm sure that's what all those dusty campers were thinking ;-)
I'm glad we had a chance to drop in and enjoy some fellowship.
Tell the boys I was thrilled that old piano got some use!
Hopefully we see your clan again soon.
Take care & God Bless
Sally
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Cherry Pick the Ideal Getaway: Large Home near Traverse City/Elk Rapids/ELK LAKE
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Williamsburg Northern Michigan
New Castle, Pennsylvania
5

Lovely Home in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this lovely home for a week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is very spacious with the kitchen / dining area / family room being laid out in a nice open concept. Everything was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. The house sets on a beautiful large private lot and we enjoyed many hours outside on the large deck. The location is great being within walking distance of the township park on Elk Lake. We took day trips to Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Mackinaw City, and the Upper Peninsula. We also did some wine tasting and cherry picking. The owner was very pleasant and helpful both before and during our stay. She obviously takes a lot of pride and care of her home. Overall, our stay was just wonderful. I will recommend this vacation home to my friends and relatives, and would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really appreciate the kind words! What a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in my home. I hope we have an opportunity to do it again!
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Cherry Pick the Ideal Getaway: Large Home near Traverse City/Elk Rapids/ELK LAKE
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Williamsburg Northern Michigan
Chicago
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R & R

R & R
  • 4 of 5
Our stay was great! Very peaceful. The house was very clean and user friendly. We had weather that required both air conditioning and heat and both worked great. It was the perfect size for our family. It was really nice to have television available for the evenings. The house and property were great for our dogs. The location made Traverse City, golf courses, Elk Rapids and other areas very accessible.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you're able to visit this beautiful area again very soon!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Cherry Capital
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M-72
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Elk Lake at Whitewater Township Park
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Bravo Zulu micro brew
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mt Holiday
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Pearl's...New Orleans Cuisine
Car: recommended

TRAVERSE CITY/ELK RAPIDS area...Nationally recognized mecca of the north!! World renowned for our natural beauty & vibrant culture: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore-NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA; the Caribbean of the north--Torch Lake (3rd most beautiful in the world); world class wineries on Old Mission & Leelanau Peninsulas; Top 10 golf courses (Arcadia Bluffs, The Bear); Casinos (Turtle Creek & Leelanau Sands); a burgeoning micro-brew region (Shorts & Right Brain Brewery); Arts festivals (Michael Moore's: 1 week Film Festival and 1 week Comedy Festival); the National Cherry Festival (2014-Return of the Blue Angels); Gourmet cuisine (Trattoria Stella, Aerie, Patisserie Amie, The Boathouse, ETC!), museums (the Music House, Dennos); sailing (Tall Ship Manitou, the Nauticat); scuba diving (world class Great Lakes shipwrecks); beaches abound with turquoise colored fresh water; vibrant & eclectic communities--Fishtown near Empire, Traverse City downtown district, Elk Rapids village--to name just a few. Check out the historic Grand Traverse Commons...former 'insane asylum' converted to chic retail and fine restaurants. Don't forget to take a tour of the underground tunnels! Plan on attending the Horse Shows by the Bay, a month long equestrian event with prizes nearing $1Million. Daily tickets are just $10! There are miles and miles of biking and hiking trails; tennis; jet skiing; para-sailing; camping; fishing; kayaking; canoeing; boating; etc.

Our four seasons offer a multitude of activities. Come in the spring to witness the 'Blessing of the Cherry Blossoms'...and watch the countryside orchards explode in fluffy tufts of pink & white. Prowl the woods for the elusive (yet delicious!) morel mushrooms. Wintertime brings a peace and tranquility to the landscape. Take a romantic moonlit snow shoe excursion or cross country ski trek. Head to the area hillsides for snow skiing or snowmobiling. And don't forget...autumn in Northern Michigan cannot be beat. Plan on a color tour--whether it be hot air ballooning...or taking a country drive through the 'Tunnel of Trees'. The beauty of our four seasons is striking!

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Availability & Rates

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Williamsburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall-Winter
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,100
$3,100
 
 
summer 2015
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$8,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes 50% of Total due when making reservation...Remainder due 30 days prior to arrival.
If booking within 30 days of arrival date, 100% due upon reservation.
Cancellation Policy:
No Refund for cancellations within 30 days of arrival date.
All other cancellations subject to a $250 re-booking fee.
Guests interested in purchasing Property Damage Protection ($5,000 coverage for $89)--Call 888-501-3025

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Williamsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Upper Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath with outer room double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main Floor Bath. Large tile shower w/easy access.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with private bath suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1-Dbl bed & 1-Trundle bed (ROOM SLEEPS 4)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
A queen sized blow up mattress is available. Guests may wish to purchase for their own protection Property Damage Protection, serviced by CSA. This is an insurance plan to benefit renters/travellers by offering up to $5,000 in damage protection for $89. Visit http://www.propertydamageprotection.com or call 888.501.3025 for more information.
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