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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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Just 30 miles from SLEEPING BEAR DUNES enjoy this FANTASTIC, CONVENIENT, QUIET, 120’ of PRIVATE WATERFRONT directly on Northport Bay. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, nicely designed home – look no further. This renovated home on Northport Bay is just 1 mile to town with easy access by bike, walk or car. Nestled among the Cedar trees, our home is ideal for a family or shared family vacation retreat. The dead-end road is great for kids to ride bikes, roller blades or skate board. Because there are no dunes or bluffs, our home offers direct, private, and FULL water access and fun to play. It's easy to watch kids from the house or deck. Just 55' to the beach and shore - it's that close!

We are able to offer our home on a year-round basis with both heat and central air conditioning. An OFF-SHORE MOORING is available and can accommodate a 30' boat. The home includes a 5 person paddle boat for your use to enjoy the bay or provide transportation to the mooring! Don't have a boat? There are nearby rentals to deliver boats, kayaks, or water toys right to the shore or house.

Enjoy your 'Up North' getaway with all the comforts of home. Wall to wall carpet in the main rooms and bedrooms plus each bedroom boasts newer beds and linens. Two bedrooms are private and include queen beds while a loft/dorm like space is ideal for kids or a family and sleeps 4 twins and 1 queen bed for a total of 10 in beds. The master bedroom includes a master bath with large walk in shower. The main bath includes a tub and shower. The outdoor shower includes a privacy curtain and hand sprayer. If you've never experienced an outdoor shower, you won't want to miss this, it's truly special!

The stainless appliances make your cooking and cleanup a breeze. The great room provides a large table to accommodate up to 12 people and an additional table for up to 4 plus outdoor dining on the adjacent deck. Between the home and the water is another deck level, sand area and outdoor fire ring.

There are no dunes to climb making for easy access to the water front. Check out the water mat, it's similar to a trampoline but on the water like a magic carpet. Bring your watershoes for more comfort along the waters edge and for walking the shore.

Northport is a quaint waterfront town with boat launch, marina, shopping, hiking and more. The village is conveniently located at the tip of the peninsula making it convenient to visit neighboring Leland, Sutton’s Bay, Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and just a 30 minute trip to Traverse City for the annual Film Festival or Cherry Festival. There are many benefits to spending your vacation on the bay vs. on Lake Michigan. If you enjoy the water, you’ll love the calm and relative warmth of the bay. We welcome you to our home and hope that you enjoy your vacation in Leelanau County.

A great Girl Scout campfire tip - recycle your old egg cartons, prefer cardboard, and lint from the dryer plus your half used candles. Using an old kettle as double boiler with another sturdy pan or other open mouth kettle, fill the pot half way with water and place the kettle in the water. Fill the kettle with your old candles and melt them down. Place the lint in the openings of the egg cartons. Then pour the hot melted wax over the lint. Lint, wax, and cardboard are outstanding firestarters for your campfire! I keep my recycled egg cartons next to my dryer and fill them weekly. I usually wait until I have half dozen or so before I melt wax and make the starters.

Enjoy your campfire!


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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017

Why The Owner chose Northport

We discovered Northport in the early 80's and found it to be one of the most picturesque and relaxing places around. After years of visiting we made the decision to purchase our own home. Though it's a long drive for us, we find it to be worth every minute. The quaint village of Northport and neighboring towns are perfect for our family and friends. This is a great escape from the hectic city life of Chicago.

What makes this house unique

Our location is perfect. We have just the right balance of proximity to town while also enjoying the seclusion of being nestled in the trees. After spending time in other areas, we appreciate being able to use the water and not worry about currents or waves. Calm, peaceful, safe, friendly, and just simply beautiful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for sharing your amazing house with our families. We will always remember this house as the awesome place with the cool mat in the lake. Most of our time in the days we'd play on that for hours! Thanks again.
Jul 2010
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Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath includes a generous walk in shower with handsprayer and built in bench. Hall bath includes a tub with handsprayer shower. The outdoor shower is generously sized and is ideal for the whole family or just rinsing the sand off.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) 2 Queen Beds on main floor and 1 on second floor. , Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 Twin Beds on the second floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor firepit,boat mooring up to 30' boat, water mat play, hammock, second deck near water, outdoor shower, tetherball, beach chairs, beach towels, board games and cards, SORRY NO SMOKING OR PETS


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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for my family to join together to celebrate my stepson's 30th birthday. He is from Colorado so I was excited to show him what northern Michigan has to offer. Him and his girlfriend, whom is from Columbia, truly enjoyed Northport and staying at this wonderful home. We had a total of 6 adults staying at the house and had plenty of space. Definitely will recommend staying here and I am hoping I will be able to in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy, we are so pleased that your family had a good visit. We hope to have you back in the future.
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Warren, MI, USA

Wonderful family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Four generations of ladies came for a week's vacation. Grandma, Mom, two sisters and a granddaughter. This house is amazing! Everything we could have asked for and so much more. My grandmother and mother both appreciated the ground floor bedrooms while my sister and I, along with my 8 year old daughter, slept like rocks in the beds upstairs. You can hear the waves crashing on the shore from the upper loft and each bed had it's own pillow pet and matching duvet and quilt. My daughter was in heaven after discovering the kids cupboard and the Wii. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked including sharp chefs knives (a rarity in the rental world!), a Keurig coffee maker and well maintained appliances. My sister and I used the outdoor shower every day rather than showering inside. The town is a quick jaunt down the road and if you want great baked goods, Barb's Bakery should not be missed. Tom's Market is well stocked and local wine is cheaper there than any place else we found. This house was a dream come true. We relaxed, laughed and just enjoyed spending time together. We can not recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good week and what a wonderful get together for the ladies of all ages in your family. This is our home and we try to welcome our guests with the comforts of home...even pillow pets! Thank you for staying with us!
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family of nine had a WONDERFUL time at this lovely cottage. It offers a great combination of a peaceful, waterfront, wooded location along with proximity to a small town with shops, groceries, restaurants and coffee. The owner of this cottage was lovely to work with--prompt in responding to e-mails and phone calls and generous with ideas and suggestions about what to do during our visit. Special details about this cottage that we particularly enjoyed: outdoor shower GREAT for little kids who were swimming a lot, lots of bikes for renters to use to ride around Northport, gas stove ideal for cooking meals all week, multiple outdoor spots to sit and relax (decks, chairs, fire pits, hammock).

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cara - we are so glad your family had a good week. We look forward to having you back in 2014! Your gang understands the beauty of Leelanau County!
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Davisburg, MI

What a Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Dana and Joe, thanks much for sharing your exquisite place on Northport Bay with us during the coveted Fourth of July week. You accommodated for every convenience, and the views from the deck were just beautiful. This was our third summer renting a place "up North," and by far the best. Our boy loved the water mat and playing in the sand. We were captivated by the peacefulness and little touches to make it really feel like "home" -- at least for that week! Thank you again for making our summer vacation :)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Renee, we are so glad you had a nice week and were able to enjoy the fireworks. We hope you join us again! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Bloomfield Hills, MI

Outstanding on 571 On the Bay

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this property three times now and have never been disappointed! The house and location is outstanding. The rooms, the deck, the water and location are everything a family needs. Our children walk in every time and say "Have you Missed Us?" and of course wish it was theirs. The owners are extremely nice and we would not hesitate to recommend to someone or rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I smiled when I read "have you missed us?" We enjoy having you so the answer is...yes and we especially enjoyed meeting you this year! :) Have a great rest of your summer.
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property is great! It has all the comforts of home along with an abundance of beautiful, rustic scenery. This house is great to rent if you'd like to experience northern Michigan. We had 11 people and there was something for everyone. We rode bikes into the quaint little town of Northport, sat on the dock, swam, cooked out, had a bonfire and shopped nearby at Sutton's Bay and Fishing Town in Leland. This vacation spot is 30 minutes from Traverse city. We rented a boat there and took the kids tubing. The owners have thought of everything you will need and have it there. Pack your bags!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathy. We are so glad your family had a good week. It's great that you rented a boat. Getting out and exploring the water is a perfect addition to your vacation. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City, Cherry Capitol
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Northport Creek Golf Course


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non-weekly Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

50% Deposit with contract, remaining 50% 30 days prior to occupancy. $500 Security Deposit Required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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