Heron Cottage - European Charm, Gothic Revival: our wonderful, new vacation home.
This fabulous, new, two-bedroom, two-bath cottage was the inspiration of very creative builders and has been lovingly furnished by Ravenspeak Design Interiors. Enjoy hand-crafted cabinets and cherry countertops in our charming, designer kitchen; gas fireplace; white oak hardwood floors; tiled baths; soaring ceilings; and covered porches for entertaining or cocktails. Ceiling fans and Central Air Conditioning make this one of the most comfortable cottages for hot, summer days.
In a quaint, lovely village, and just steps from the shores of Northport Bay!
Our great rates reflect our desire for great guests who appreciate this terrific cottage and it's ENCHANTING spaces!
This European-style cottage with its steeply pitched roof, arched windows, and cedar shake siding, makes an idyllic vacation rental.
The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is just north of the village, next to the Leelanau State Park and Sand Dunes. Walk to beaches, shops, and restaurants!
Live here for a spell and weave dreams of the future! Come to relax, to rejuvenate!
The Heart of the House: comfortable, designer lounges and original paintings enhance the living room with its white oak floors and vaulted ceiling with stained-glass fan high above. The classic, Adams-style, gas fireplace is easy to 'light' for a cozy evening if the night is chilly.
The Kitchen: Ahh! I love this kitchen! So soft white, so custom, so wonderful! Cherry countertops, white oak floors, and all the amenities: microwave, gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, Kohler porcelain double sink, and special fixtures. Designer dinnerware and tons of styles of wine glasses. We even have a custom nook for the wonderful Leelanau wines!
The dining room compliments the living room with a white oak, claw-foot dining table and elegant, comfortable Parsons chairs and Frank Lloyd Wright style stained-glass pendant light.
A delightful bedroom down has a splendid bay window and bench window seat. The tiled bathroom includes a large walk-in shower, pedestal sink, and fun paintings. (It has a loo, too!)
The upstairs comprises the master bedroom area including a sitting room and large, tiled, double sink, master bath. The master bedroom opens to the living room below from a charming balcony, closed off with French doors, and overlooking the fireplace below.
The large, private yard backs onto pines and stunning sunsets. Our own acreage connects to the cottage property and provides enjoyable sunsets and gentle wildlife. A doe has twins every year - watch them cavort. A fabulous red fox is often spotted sleeping on the road into the acreage, or cutting thru the back yard. And, watch for the eagles!
Heron Cottage offers a quiet porch filled with wicker and flooded with sun in the afternoon. Always a cool breeze here. The sunsets are fabulous!
Keywords: Vacation, Rental House, Northport, Michigan, rental, Leelanau, Lake Michigan
Terry and I have been renting our vacation homes on the Leelanau for over 30 years. Because we travel extensively we understand what our guests expect. Our Housekeeper is TOPS! We make every effort to provide attractive, eclectic and comfortable furnishings and linens.
This new cottage is our own favorite travel location!
We have owned vacation rentals on the Leelanau for over 30 years, however, we have focused on Northport for the following reasons: It is just a short drive to several beaches, Grand Traverse Lighthouse and Leelanau State Park and Dunes; equal distance to Leland, Suttons Bay, Omena; close to the Casino and many great wineries. Because it is at the northern tip of the peninsula it has less tourist traffic noise. The village is a quaint reminder of how small villages were like a century ago, yet includes a modern health and fitness center and great shops, restaurants, beaches and marina.
The cottage has unique, soaring ceilings and charming spaces. The porch in summer is wonderful: sunning, reading books and sipping Leelanau wine. And, on cool nights the lovely fireplace! On the north-west side of the village, the house is quiet and private.
Great Sandy Beaches on Lake Michigan and Northport Bay, all just minutes away; walk or drive.
Marina w/availability and boat launch. Sailing school in village: please inquire.
Lighthouses! Start with Grand Traverse Lighthouse, north of the village. Climb to the light and tours of living quarters.
Biking and hiking: hilly and fabulous. Lake views from many vantage points.
Many Wineries within an easy drive.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency () unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.