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: Jul 8, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
Jim & Laurie,
Thank you for EVERYTHING!! This week was great. We kept very busy with the Cherry Festival, 4th of July fireworks, canoeing on the river, shopping at the mall, visiting the lighthouse and of course the day at your house playing in the water and riding on the Seadoo... and I love your dogs! The Childrens Parade was alot of fun to watch too. We collected a whole bucket of beautiful rocks to take back to Davenport- I think we left some in the lake for other visitors. Thanks again!!
Love you all, you're wonderful! Jean Moeller
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  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2006
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Laurie & Jim,
Thank you so much for allowing my family and I to stay at this house for the week. I've been looking forward to this vacation since spring. Spending time on the beach was very relaxing because well....we don't have one back home! I still have no idea what a petoskey stone is, but I found some pretty rocks and shells. I think we picked the perfect time to come here because of the holiday weekend and of course: The Cherry Festival! That was so much fun.
Going to your "real" house for one day was also fun, getting to meet your family and looking around the house. I've got to admit that riding on the Sea Doo and playing pool was a highlight of the vacation. This whole trip has been a fun time, but tomorrow it's back to our house. I know I'll see you again. Thanks again, Amanda Moeller age 17
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  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
Laurie & Jim,
Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us. We had a great week, with plenty of sun, sand and fun. There were all kinds of birds to watch, and petosky stones to search for, just hope we left a few for the next people!
The new fire pit works great, we had a great summer solstice on the beach.
It is so isolated here, it seemed at times we were far from civilization; It was a great get-away, we were all sorry to see the week end. Thanks so much.
Dana, Becky, Andy & Molly Steadman & Kayla Florian
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
Lauri,
Thanks once again for sharing this awesome spot. We learned this morning that my Grandma passed away so our week is a short one, but the tiger-lily on the dune bloomed today to comfort us.
One last trek to the beach was a peaceful way to "take it all in". Everything was great...weather, view, fireplace......
Thanks for sharing!
Sharisse Liscomb & Savannah age 8 & Austin age 4;
Jerry & Phyllis Essex
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  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
Jim & Lauri,
Thank you for your consideration and understanding. This was the perfect setting for our wedding. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Beautiful weather, family, friends. We held our reception at Samuels and it was grand! Everything was perfect.
Thank you so very much, we hope to be back for our 1st anniversary. Hope you'll have us! See you soon....
Thanx for the Memories,
Victoria & Luke
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  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2005
  • Stayed: Aug 2005
Thank you for the wonderful week...beautiful!
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  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2005
  • Stayed: Aug 2005
Another wonderful two weeks listening to the waves, enjoying the beach and capturing many beautiful sunsets. Our two weeks included extended family visitors and locals- all were inpressed and had a great time. Joe, Dana, Hannah 11, Emma 9 & Elsie 5.

(note from owner: this family loves the area so much they have purchased their own vacation home in Northport and I'm so sorry I'm losing them after 4 years of renting from me!)
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  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2005
  • Stayed: Aug 2005
Your house was awesome, I really enjoyed the beach! Being from Texas I don't get to see a lake and beach this beautiful very often. I had a great time everyday even at night because the view of the night sky here is spectacular. It was wonderful! Thanx. Brooke
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  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2005
  • Stayed: Jul 2005
We just loved your beautiful home, which had something for everybody. Our little ones discovered the little "room" next to the fireplace early on and turned it into their clubhouse, affectionately named "The Sweaty Club." The rest of us lounged endlessly on the beach and enjoyed sunsets from the deck. We saw a bald eagle and 5 blue herons overhead.
The Pace Family Chicago, Illinois;
The Therber Family Columbus, Indiana;
Kate G. San Fransisco, California;
The Boulsons Beloit, Wisconsin;
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  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2005
  • Stayed: Jul 2005
The beach is beautiful, and we enjoyed the big rock in the lake, it's just off the beach and so much fun. We collected stones by the bucket, they're so unique. Thank you for your generosity in letting us visit your beautiful home on the lake. It was a wonderful place to vacation with our kids and grandkids. So many memories were made. So many photos to remember our time here. Henry & Norma