|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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MI Northern Spot: This is a peaceful relaxing area right on Grand Traverse Bay at the mouth of Lake Michigan. Quiet spot on the east side of West Grand Traverse Bay on the tip of Leelanau Peninsula, so you'll enjoy both the sunrise and sunset-spectacular! This is an area of great natural beauty and serenity, yet it’s only 6 miles north of the quaint village of Northport where you can find great food, Tom's Grocery Store, Barb's Bakery, gift and clothing stores. The marina is a great place to have a picnic, enjoy live music in the summer or the great beach/park for family fun.
This 3 bedroom 1 bath has room for up to 10. There are two bedrooms upstairs including the master with a king sized bed and the second with twin bunk beds. There is also a deluxe inflatable bed stored in this room. The downstairs bedroom is a large room with a king sized bed (two twins together) and a full size bed. The living room features a full sized pullout sofa.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything for cooking and eating. There is a washer and dryer and towels and bedding are provided. The cottage has 60 ft of private frontage on Grand Traverse Bay / Lake Michigan, which guests can explore from our 2 kayaks, rowboat or canoe and/or enjoy nightly campfires on our beach.
We are located only two miles south of the Leelanau State Park and Grand Traverse Lighthouse where you will find lighthouse tours, demonstrations, picnic and playgrounds, beaches and miles of hiking/skiing trails. The subdivision amenities include shared access with four waterfront parks on Grand Traverse Bay / Lake Michigan, forty acres of hiking trails, playground, basketball court, and tennis courts. There is also a large clubhouse that can be reserved for social or family events. We have a variety of bicycles available for your use during your stay.
Keywords: cottage, lakefront, beach, Cherry Homes
My wife Kim and I live in the Greater Grand Rapids area, she is a Kitchen Designer and a Writer, and I am a Financial Advisor. It has been a dream of ours to own a home on Lake Michigan, and having come up to Northport for several years we were thrilled to find the "blue cottage" on the Bay! We have three grown children, and the cottage is definitely a place for us to come and unplug. This area and its amazing combination of spectacular natural beauty, charming towns, wineries (23!), brewpubs, great seasonal events, state parks (including the Sleeping Bear Dunes area), and of course Traverse City offers so many things to do, more than we ever seem to be able to squeeze into our schedule!
Kim & Dirk Racette purchased this cottage in 2016
We had come up to Northern Michigan so often over the past few years that we wanted to be a part of it. We started looking for a lake house in the Fall of 2015 and we came across this house in Northport, Michigan. The rest is history, and a dream come true. This cottage is unique because it is so close to the water, just outside the double sliders and across the sand. We can both see and hear the waves as they reach shore, and the turquoise water is just beautiful. We are looking forward to enjoying the home with our grown children, their spouses, and future grandchildren! We rent it now because we both work and don't get to get up there as often as we like.
Besides its spectacular location on the water, the home is surrounded by forests that have many hiking trails to explore. It is very peaceful and private. Begin your day by watching the sun rise from the deck, then either hit the trails or the beach. Explore the shore with the kayaks, canoe, or rowboat. Or maybe you would prefer visiting one of the 23 wineries located on the Peninsular, or one of the brewpubs, or farmers markets. There are also many seasonal events and musical performances you might fancy in some of the charming communities that dot the Peninsula, just minutes away. After a delicious dinner at one of the local restaurants a great way to end the day is with a bonfire on the beach, watching the moon rise. Wonderful!
My family had a wonderful time at the blue cottage. The view from the deck is absolutely perfect, to the extent that all our planned activities went out the window and we mostly sat on the deck reading, playing cards, and chatting while the kids played in the sand. As mentioned by others, the beach proper has a lot of shells and is rocky, but that didn't stop the kids from swimming as much as possible. The water is nice and shallow. The cottage itself is cozy and fit our large family just fine. There was space inside for a play area for our toddler if we moved the couch around a bit, and the bunk bed room was great for the older kids (plenty of board games included). If you plan to do a lot of cooking, I recommend bringing some of your own kitchen knives and a large cutting board. Another big perk for us was the great tennis court, basketball hoop and playground down the road. It's a great spot and the tennis court is very well-kept. My dad was thrilled that there were pickleball lines included on the court. All in all, a great location, caring owners, and a fun place to visit with kids!
We greatly enjoyed our stay at this cottage in Northport. There were many ting to do in the area and we were never bored. The cottage is right on Grand Traverse Bay. The cottage came well stocked with firewood, tennis rackets, tennis balls, bikes, a canoe,two kayaks and a rowboat. Thank you for your kind hospitality.
The cottage is perfect for a weekend getaway. The fire pit right on the water is the best combination of what northern Michigan has to offer.
We had a great time staying in Newport! We visited several attractions within minutes of the cottage. The weather was absolutely picture perfect and the entire family enjoyed the stay. We combed the beach for all sorts of rocks and special finds. I would recommend the water shoes as well for the beach/rocks/shells. The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy our time up north. We made smores/Hot dogs over the camp fire on the property. Thanks again for a memorable stay! The owner is top notch with communications!
Loved staying in Northport! Beautiful beaches, the downtown is great and the house is perfect.
Despite of a cold and rainy weather, our stay was decent. Our 5 year old had the most fun. The description of the cottage is very accurate, you get what you see online! Be aware that the room with 2 twin beds and a quinsize bed in the basement has no installed air/heat, but portable heater was provided. Some linens were polyester/Walmart quality, but that's just personal preference issue. The owner was very accommodating and responsive. Complimentary Bottle of wine was a nice welcoming touch.
2 kayaks, rowboat, canoe, and a variety of bicycles available for use. There are also tennis rackets and balls.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 9 2016 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Only booking full weeks during peak season unless in between current reservations
CANCELLATIONS require a sixty (60) day notice. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the damage/reservation deposit if the unit is not re-rented. Attempts will be made to re-rent your accommodation. If we are successful, your deposit will be refunded. This agreement shall not be assigned or the premises sublet without written consent of Owner. Cancellation within one month of stay or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit unless the unit is re-rented.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.