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Gorgeous Sunset Beach House - ~WiFi-HDTV - 225' Private Sugar Sand Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12)

Welcome to the Sunset Beach House! Bring your family and friends and enjoy the four season wonderland of Northwest Michigan. Spend your days swimming and playing on the private, 225 foot long and wide sugar sand beach and then relax and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets from the three decks overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. For more detailed information, more photos and a video walkthrough please see our website (sunset-beach-house. com) listed below under the heading 'Links to more information:' and click on the 'CLICK HERE - Website for This Property Maintained by Owner'.

Our house is located on a very quiet, private road surrounded with tall trees. You'll feel a thousand miles away, even though supermarkets, department stores, fine restaurants, golf courses, spas and casinos are within 5 minutes drive. Sitting directly on the beach, our 3 bedroom 2 bath house is located halfway between Traverse City and Elk Rapids Michigan, on the East Arm of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Only 15 minutes from the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, the Sunset Beach House is an easy 4 hour drive from Detroit or 5 hours from Chicago.

You can pack light since our house is fully equipped. All bed linens, comforters, kitchen, bath and beach towels are provided; there is a washer and dryer in the house so you can bring the minimum amount of clothes. The large, gourmet kitchen is equipped with a full assortment of cooking utensils, pots and pans, microwave, coffee maker and bean grinder, toaster, electric teapot and other small appliances. There is a large propane grill on the deck with various barbecue utensils. There are 16 deck chairs, 2 large deck tables and 4 smaller outdoor side tables.

The two-story living room boasts a wall of windows overlooking the lake. You'll find a home theatre system with large LCD flat screen HDTV, DVD player, and digital cable with HD providing HD sports channels, HBO HD, Cinemax HD and many others. There is broadband high-speed internet access with WiFi on all three decks and all the way to the beach! There is a direct-vent wood-burning fireplace for those cozy evenings in front of the home theatre system.

The extra-large master bedroom and bath are located at the top of the stairs, and include a walk-in closet and separate sitting area with full sofa, chair and ottoman. The sofa also converts into a queen bed. Bedrooms 2 and 3 each contain a twin, 2 twin bunk beds and a twin trundle bed that provide sleeping for 8. There is also a queen size inflatable bed. There are beds to accommodate 8 people, with space for an additional 4 in the convertible sofa and inflatable bed.

For more detailed information, more photos and a video walkthrough please see our website (sunset-beach-house. com) listed below under the heading 'Links to more information:' and click on the 'CLICK HERE - Website for This Property Maintained by Owner'.

Outdoor activities abound! Bring your boat - there is a boat launch at Yuba Park, about a half mile north along the beach - or rent one locally. Fantastic sailing, waterskiing and fishing can be found right off the beach. There are more than 20 golf courses within 45 minutes drive, including world-class courses designed by Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, Doak, and Weiskopf. You'll find outstanding mountain biking and hiking at the Vasa Trail, less than 10 minutes drive, and at the numerous National Forest trails in the area. Great road biking can be found locally around the chain-of-lakes area as well as on the Leelanau peninsula. Take a day-trip wine-tasting at one of the nearly 30 wineries in the area. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore and climb the dunes. There are lots of fun kid activities nearby, like mini-golf, waterslides, go-karts and more. Don't miss the exceptional fall color tours in the autumn, and in the winter visit one of the more than 10 downhill ski areas within an hours drive or go sledding, tubing, skating or cross-country skiing.

We hope you enjoy our house as much as we do. Once you visit you'll make a vacation at the Sunset Beach House an annual family tradition!

Keywords: Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Beach House, Vacation House, Lake House, quiet, kid-friendly, waterfront, beachfront, swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, biking, hiking, HDTV, Wifi

More Details

Timothy Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

Why Timothy Smith chose Northern Michigan

The Northwest Michigan area is truly an all-season vacation paradise. Summers are filled with any activity imaginable: swimming, sailing, boating, waterskiing, fishing, paddling, hiking, biking, golfing, wine-tasting, or just relaxing. Fall brings outstanding fall colors, and winter brings an equal number of winter activities, including downhill and cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, tubing, snow-shoeing, etc. There is truly something for everyone here. And, of course, the unbelievably beautiful turquoise and deep azure waters of the Grand Traverse Bay!

What makes this house unique

On a private road surrounded by tall trees, our house provides an incredibly quiet and relaxing setting. Even still, there are supermarkets, department stores, fine dining, world-class golf and spas within a 5 minute drive. This Lindal Cedar Home is very well-built and provides year-round weather protection; there is never a draft even in the most violent winter storms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cool breezes, starry skies, fantastic clouds. Went pier jumping in Petoskey, Elk Rapids Harbor Festival, rented a pontoon boat on Torch Lake, Sleeping Bear dune hike. Loved morning tea on the deck, shooting stars while sitting by the campfire, family surrounding you and memories to hold on to. We're from Maryland and we loved learning about Michigan - first visit and exploring this area. Such rugged beauty combined with kind hearts and welcoming ways. A terrific time!
Jul 2013
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Williamsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1st Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , 2 twin bunk beds, 1 other twin bed, & 1 twin trundle bed
    1st Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , 2 twin bunk beds, 1 other twin bed, & 1 twin trundle bed
    Master Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Queen Sofa Sleepers in Living Room and Queen Inflatable Bed - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen sofa sleepers in living room, and 1 queen inflatable
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Home Theater System, Kayaks, Firepit, lots of beach toys


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Gorgeous Sunset Beach House - ~WiFi-HDTV - 225' Private Sugar Sand Beach!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 84 reviews

Spectacular East Bay Retreat

  • 5 of 5

“Sunset House” on Grand Traverse Bay exceeded our high expectations. The private sandy beach is the best on this strip of the bay and the water was warm and crystal clear. We spent hours sunning, swimming, hunting for Petoskey stones, and kayaking. The main deck has three tables for entertaining with glorious views of the bay and sunset. The home is charming, spacious and easily accommodated six adults and two small children. Kayaks, beach toys and indoor-games were provided, and the fire pit on the beach was enjoyed by all. The home is an easy drive to downtown and two grocery stores are nearby. The owner called us on our arrival to make sure everything was perfect—and it was! We can’t wait to return to this serene and cozy vacation retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

The location was gorgeous, and the home nicely maintained and equipped. The owner was very helpful in supplying us with info about the area and certainly easy to work with. From the fresh Michigan produce to the beautiful sunsets we enjoyed everything and hope to come back again.

The Walsh Family

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Sunset Beach house. The sunsets were glorious, the beach wonderfully sandy, the water warm and clean, and the house itself very well equipped and handsome. The location was ideal--close enough to take advantage of Traverse City but away from the busyness. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is better than described. Check-in and check-out was very easy. The rooms were very clean and in good condition. Other than a shop for kitchen basics, we had everything we needed. The beach/water access was perfect,. Wonderful views of East Bay and very private. We would highly recommend this beach house to our friends and vrbo clients.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the Sunset Beach House! The house was great, the view spectacular. Located in a secluded area it was very quiet and peaceful. Family members kayaked and hung out on the great deck and landings. Although there is a fire pit on the beach we ran out of time to use it. The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils, pots, pans, dishes and glasses. There is a grocery store a short drive from the house. We had a great brunch Saturday morning before our son's wedding. I am sure this place is enjoyable all year round. Thank you, Tim, for your assistance and hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful property. Perfect for a guys weekend.

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of meeting Tim, the owner upon arrival who walked me through the house. Great guy and very attentive when I did have a couple questions. The property is located in a great spot, very tranquil and removed feeling. We didn't see another person on the lake or around the whole weekend. The property itself is awesome wirh the multi level deck and of course the beach. We spent most of the time at home outside. Inside is great too, plenty roomy for ten adults and fully stocked with everything we needed for the weekend. This was a guys weekend and it was a blast. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Motorway
US 31
Nearest Beach
At our House!
Car: necessary

Four Season Wonderland! Great swimming and watersports on 225' sugar-sand private beach, fishing, beach bonfires, canoeing\kayaking\tubing on many nearby rivers, great road and mountain biking, countless golf choices at many nearby golf courses, world-class spa only 5 minutes away, wine tasting, numerous shopping and dining options, casinos, sand dune climbing at Sleeping Bear National Seashore, charter boat fishing and sailing, fall color tours, more than 10 downhill ski areas within an hours drive, much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.