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Carolyn Kraw

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Special for summer's end. $1000. Week $190 a night August 14th on

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This quaint prairie style house with its 42 foot covered porch is located down a winding tree lined street 500 feet from the public beach on Lake Michigan. There are no bluffs right here. You can sit on the beach and see miles of sandy beach and bluffs as if you were in the Caribbean.

You can also walk for miles on the sandy beach and enjoy the different shades of turquoise and blue of the lapping waters. Some days you can enjoy the frothing of the rolling waves and great tubing. The house is set on one partially wooded acre. It is a quiet neighborhood of one acre lots with very little street traffic. Great for a peaceful retreat. It is a great relaxing time, starting with breakfast on the porch, to lazing in the hammock with a good book, and then watching the sunsets followed by a bonfire with somores. Lots of swimming during the day gives you a great rest at night with lots of stars visable.

Come sleep in the new organic queen size bed with all cotton sheets and down pillows for the best dreams. This house is all 'green, environmentally sustainable, and healthy'. It is a great feeling. As well, it is all on one level with wide door ways to accomodate the handicap.

While you are sitting at the dining room table or on the big porch you can view Lake Michigan and hear the waves. Air conditioning is not needed with the lovely off shore breeze. Lovely gardens adorn the house and veggies and flowers are free for picking.

This is an artist's home during the winter so the amenities are her personal style; serene and peaceful. A large library of books and board games are here to enjoy.

It is five miles to Arcadia, Bear Lake, or Onekama for supplies, restaurants, festivals, music.

It is 17 miles to Frankfort and Manistee with quaint shops and museums, lighthouses and piers.

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and Interlochen Arts Academy are both close by for concerts, theater, fine dining. There are many small golf courses and of course the biggee - Arcadia Bluffs also with fine & causal dining.

All the Breakfast makings await your arrival. Come and enjoy! No need to bring anything but food, clothes and beach towels. All the condiments are well stocked. There are eggs, butter, milk coffee and cereal to start your first morning.

Keywords: This cottage is located in Pierport, Mich. with Bear Lake, Mi. post office. The house is a short 500ft walk to the public access. Turquoise water, waves occasionally, sand bottom. Miles of beach to walk.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Carolyn Kraw (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Carolyn Kraw

I am a retired Waldorf teacher now Painting Therapist and fiber artist. I have added real estate agent to my career path and would be happy to show you homes or cottages for sale while you are here. I am an activist for the environment and built this custom 'green' earth sustainable home that is environmentally healthy as well.

Carolyn Kraw purchased this house in 2005

Why Carolyn Kraw chose Northern Michigan

Pierport is an incredible neighborhood and beach. It is like a hidden secret of a place. Organic fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, and meat are all available from local farmers.

What makes this house unique

It is a great place to walk in nature. The deer almost eat out of your hand. Bird feeders attrack many varieties of song birds and perching birds. There are no city lights or traffic noise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the sleeping Bear Dune climb, shopping in Traverse, relaxing on the beach and enjoying the quaint small towns. We loved campfires and smores, and sleeping in the hammock! Thanks for letting us use your home!! We had fun!
Jul 2009
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Special for summer's end. $1000. Week $190 a night August 14th on
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
Bath, Michigan

Perfect Get-away

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect get-away for me and my wife, which was within view of Lake Michigan. The nearby artesian well was a bonus. We enjoyed the peaceful environment, and yet mountain biking, the Chrystal Mountain Resort, and excellent dining options were within a short drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Being very fond of the Arcadia area, I selected this home based on its proximity to golf courses and day trips to other points of interest on the leelanau peninsula. The house is darling! Steps from a beach, lovely sunsets from the wraparound porch, yet still located just off M22. Many golf courses within 15-20 minutes. So peaceful and quiet when we stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True escape

  • 4 of 5

Our walk down to Facefull water spring every am to get fresh water for our coffee was a highlight.

It is very quiet at night...and the beautiful stars.... Millions of them!

Master bedroom was a nice size, but the 2nd bedroom was tight quarters...

Home is nicely decorated. beach is a short walk down the street...

Would stay here again if we head for this area again... A great find for a small family or couple that want to get away from city life!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Lake, MI / USA

Beach Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing time. The walk to the beach was very short and the property was clean and well maintained. We did not experience any issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandview Ohio

Lovely Location, Artistic Design

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a relaxing and romantic vacation at this quiet cottage, situated just a few moments walk from an uncrowded, clean beach. The house is charming, bright and clean. The garden is filled with flowers and many birds visit. Tiny towns are about 10 minutes away, with restaurants, markets and other services. We were afraid it would be too far out in the middle of nowhere, but it feels like a quiet little peaceful neighborhood. Many easy walks and bike rides are nearby, and of course swimming in Lake Michigan is a blast! Excellent for couples, artistic types, and walkers...

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taylor, MI

I left my heart in Pierport, MI.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had such an amazing time at Miss Carolyn's house. Our love to Pierport started to blossom from the very beginning when we were welcomed by the apple and cherry orchards along the street going into the neighborhood. The beautiful trees all around, the hills up and down along the Lake Michigan shore. It was so peaceful, and addicted to be there. The house is very artsy and green with a wonderful library and great selection of toys and books for me and my daughter. It's so warm and welcoming. Our beds were cozy and comforting. We loved the fact that we could see the beach from the dining room while we were enjoying our breakfast. We spent lots of time on the beach, we even had dinner on the beach while we were watching the sunset. It's just an amazing beach and no one else was around. It was truly a magical place! The spring fresh water all around was very incredible too. I loved walking/driving around the neighborhood and the beach. We had a chance to visit the cute Onekama library, and dining at one of our favorite restos in downtown Frankfort for just a 15 mins drive. I can't stop thinking about Pierport. Thank you so much for sharing your truly amazing house with us Miss Carolyn. You are truly an amazing mentor and a wonderful teacher.

Can't wait to go back!


Evita and Vanya

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs, Bear Lake, and another on Glovers
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs, Shays in Onekama, Grill 45 Bear lk
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $99
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Renters are responsible for asking about any allergy challenges before booking. There have been pets in the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 There is a soaking tub and a separate stall shower Towels for in house use provided. Bring your own beach towels please.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single , This is a roll-a-way that fits into the little gallery
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), All linens provided. A roll a-roll-way is available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A roll away bed is available to put in small gallery space.

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