Northport house rental - No one can resist hunting for petoskey stones!
No one can resist hunting for petoskey stones!
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps16
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

The Leelanau Peninsula is the setting for "NORTH BY NORTHWEST" a three acre Lake Michigan property with 300' of shoreline, spectacular views, spacious private beach & pristine sand dunes.

Located on Lake Michigan between Leland & Cathead Point, it's five minute into Northport , 20 minutes to Leland or Suttons Bay & 45 minutes to Traverse City.

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for multi-generational family vacations as it accommodates 16.

Main Floor Master Bedroom: queen size bed with adjoining bathroom;

Upstairs 3 bedrooms:

Loft Bedroom: 2 double beds & 1 daybed with trundle;

Skylight Bedroom: 1 double bed;

Third bedroom: 1 double bed, a 3/4 size bed (bigger than a twin), 1 twin bed, 2 twin trundle beds;

If you enjoy sleeping in the fresh air, our large screened in porch has a sleeper couch.

There's plenty to do for all ages..... swimming, suntanning, building sand castles or long walks along the water. As the day winds down enjoy the sunset over Lake Michigan, then head down to the beach to toast marshmallows under the starry sky. Away from bright city lights the sky comes alive with thousands of twinkling stars, it's magnificent!

The house is furnished with antiques which give this home a cozy ambiance and the 8' farmhouse table comfortably seats ten; 2 smaller tables and counter bar stools accommodate at least 6 more.

This home is set on a beautiful wooded dune with 19 steps leading down to the house from the large lighted parking area & another 18 steps take you from the house down to the bottom of a very small sand dune. There are no stairs on the dune, but it takes about 25 small steps to get to the top & then it gently slopes down to the beach.

The front deck faces west affording spectacular views of the water, Manitou & Fox Islands, & freighters which travel frequently through this area. This is the site of the treacherous Straights of Manitou which caused many a shipwreck in earlier times.

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After living in various parts of the country for 16 yrs. we moved back to Michigan with our children & settled in Traverse City where Lauri grew up. We wanted to be close to family & to enjoy the beauty and slower pace of life in Northern Michigan.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

We looked for property in Leelanau County because it's still pristine and undeveloped. Jim's parents had a cottage on Lake Huron when he was growing up & he loved hearing the big waves at night. So when we found this place on Lake Michigan with 300' of frontage we were ecstatic.

Pictures don't do justice to our property.... .....the first time I saw the beach I was blown away! My husband had found it with a realtor & I was lukewarm about seeing it because the realtor's pictures weren't flattering. But when I saw the house I loved it, the setting was really unique, not at all like the pictures. The whole property was just incredible.

In person the house looks very different from the pictures, especially those showing the exterior. Twice we've had friends from L.A. come stay & they both said it looked totally different from the website & they couldn't believe how beautiful it was in person.

Our house is so peaceful and relaxing, I love being out there and wish I could go out more often. But we rent the house to help out with the taxes so our time is limited. I like the fact that our beach is usually empty, rarely anyone even walking by, so we have privacy , not crowds of people. We can truly get away from all the busyness of life and just relax.

When family & friends visit they are obsessed with searching for beautiful rocks & of course petoskey stones. I can spend hours everyday in search of the most amazing stones & a friend of ours lacquered his to show off their colors. He has a bowl full on his coffee table.

I'm not much of a beach walker but others in the family walk everyday & sometimes walk all the way out to the end of Cathead Point & back .

Of course everyone loves the sunsets, they are incredible on Lake Michigan. But they're especially beautiful from our deck because we're on the dune & raised up a little higher. It really is a spectacular sight which I never tire of seeing over and over again.

Lauri & Jim Traverse City

106 Reviews of Property 34132 in Northport, Michigan

Lake Michigan 300' Private Beach Northport-Cathead Sleep 16
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  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2003
  • Stayed: Oct 2003
Dear Lauri,
We enjoyed our stay IMMENSELY! Your home is so very comfortable here amid such beauty. Our guests from Tucson,Arizona; Asheville,N.C.; Austin, Texas; and Saginaw, Michigan experienced glorious fall colors, gourmet meals, fine libations, and occasional exaggerations. Sara was eased into her 5th decade in style. We hope to return to North By Northwest!
Thank You. Sara & Mike Schmidt & family
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  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2003
  • Stayed: Sep 2003
Another great Cousins Weekend, good food, great weather, wonderful conversations. Thank you Lauri
Love The Cousins,
Sheri, Shirley, Jo, Karen, adopted cousin Sue,
Kathy, Kelly, Darlene & Jean
Traverse City, Newaygo, Grand Rapids,& Suttons Bay, Michigan
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  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2003
  • Stayed: Sep 2003
Paradise Found... Need I Say More?

BethAnne Bowen Indianapolis, IN
& Stacey Reiser Bowling Green, KY
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  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2003
  • Stayed: Sep 2003
Jim & Lauri,
What a beautiful place. The setting couldn't be more spectacular. What a wonderful weekend. Love Jim's pictures on the wall out to porch. Karen
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  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
Dear Lauri & Jim,
There are places on earth which show us something of Heaven. This is one such place. Thank you for sharing it with us, our time here has been exquisite. We are returning home with cherry jam, cherry salsa, cherry bratwurst..... and hearts full of thanks to you both.
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  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
I had a great week. I loved the beach. The talking fish is very funny and I have memorized the words to both songs. You have a great house.
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  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us. We enjoyed our week so much with our friends from Evanston, Illinois. It has been one of our best vacations and our first chance to explore this region of the country. We hope to return again!
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  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2003
  • Stayed: Jul 2003
Lauri & Jim,
Thanks for the relaxing & fun-filled week. The house was great & the beach was beautiful. THANK YOU for the stay!
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  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2002
  • Stayed: Oct 2002
Thank you for a funfilled weekend in this beautiful Lake home. We celebrated Tom's birthday here & it couldn't have been a more fun place to be. What a beautiful place to share with other people what God has blessed you with.
P.S. Love how you've decorated it with such beautiful antiques!
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  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2002
  • Stayed: Aug 2002
We feel very grateful to be drawn to this area of our country, coming all the way from Illinois. This beautiful spot of peace and tranquility is a piece of heaven on earth.
We are grateful for people like you who would furnish such a haven and that we have had the good fortune to be guests here for a week- we are planning to return next year. You have an impeccable eye and style.