Charming Victorian home perfectly located in downtown Elk Rapids. Its just a quick 2 block walk from the gorgeous Grand Traverse Bay beach and fun filled public park area which includes basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic tables and playground. This historic home offers a full wrap around porch which is perfect for your morning cup of coffee or watching a sunset with a glass of wine.
The open yet cozy floor plan makes it easy to relax and enjoy a good book, do a puzzle or just hang out. It may be called a lake cottage, but it has all the modern amenities, including an updated kitchen with stainless steal appliances, wifi and cable, to making getting away relaxing and easy.
This perfect vacation home has plenty of room for a big family or 2 small ones. The second floor has 3 Bedrooms each with a queen bed, one of which has an additional sitting area with futon and TV. The entire 3rd floor is a kid's paradise with 4 twin beds, futon and TV. Even if it rains, the kids can stay happy and content, letting you get to that book you have been wanting to read! With 3 bedrooms and the entire attic space, the home easily sleeps 10 and with the futons you can sleep up to 12.
Elk Rapids is the perfect escape, a walking town with a wonderful main street full of unique small shops, movie theatre and dining options, from the casual pub to Cellar 152 with its craft beer and wine to high end Siren Hall, there is something for everyone. In the summer, the main street is closed off every Wednesday night for the Street Festival, complete with food, games and live music! It's like stepping back in time and you will understand why Elk Rapids is such a hidden gem.
If you are an equestrian, you can't find a better location for the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival held in July and August! An easy drive will have you at the show grounds in 10 minutes. You won't want to miss the Grand Prix where top horses from all over come to compete. There are also great activities for kids at the show, if you have never been to a show, you should try this.
If you want to explore, Elk Rapids is centrally located for so many great Up North adventures year round. Traverse City is just a short drive with great events, shopping, mini golf and dining. If you are a wine drinker the Old Mission and Lelanau peninsula's offer a large number of wineries and tasting facilities. Torch Lake, Charvlevoix and Petoskey are all within an hour. And the famous Great Bear Dunes will give you a view and a challenge like no other!
Summers are great, but there is so much to do in the fall and winter too! Experience fall colors at their finest and enjoy golfing shopping, wine tours and the beauty of Up North living. Winter activities include skiing, tubing, snow mobiles and even an indoor water park. Check out Boyne Mountain and Schuss for some of the best skiing in Michigan. Or you can choose my personal favorite, cross country skiing through town after a big snowfall!
You will have plenty to do and see while you are here or just relax and do nothing. One of the best ways to start the day is drinking coffee on the wrap around porch or end the day by the outdoor fire pit, drink in hand and a sky full of stars.
This is a weekly rental during the spring/summer running from Sunday to Sunday to accommodate the horse show schedule. We now have expanded hours for fall/weekend rentals, so you can get the most out of your weekend get away. We do require our renters to be at least 25 years of age and typically do not allow pets. Please contact for exceptions.