About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 bath, family room, rec lounge, and fenced yard.
Park the car, drop your bags, and head to the nearby beach. That's how we start vacations 'Up North'!
No Hustle, No Bustle, and TC Only 15 Minutes Away
Newlyweds to 'empty nesters' can relax with an affordable vacation in the quaint Village of Elk Rapids. Just 15 minutes north of Traverse City, the Village of Elk Rapids is nestled between the eastern arm of Grand Traverse Bay, the cool blue waters of Elk Lake, and the other 'finger lakes' of Antrim County. We are dead center in a Lake Michigan “arc of hospitality” that stretches from the artist community of Northport to the historic sites of Mackinac Island.
Our newly expanded 1400 sq. ft. two bedroom home is fully furnished with a dining room, spacious and comfortable family room (with fold out sofa), fenced back yard, and bonus game room. A sliding door leads onto the enclosed slate patio to sip your morning coffee.
The 16x16 master bedroom has the feel of a sumptuous suite with walk-in closet, on- suite master bath and seating area. The second bedroom has two twin beds. The kitchen leads into the dining room and also opens onto the patio.
Game Room for Rainy Days
Just off the back yard is the newly added 'Cedar Street Lounge'; a play room with large screen TV, iPod player, Nintendo Wii, and gaming table. It is the perfect spot for rainy days, after a long day at the beach, or for evening relaxation in front of the fire pit.
Close to Downtown and Beach
A short walk or bike ride takes you to Elk Rapids' Main Street and easy access to the beach, tennis or basketball at the local park, shopping, dining, boating, movies, or enjoy an ice cream on the river bank in one of northern Michigan's best kept secret vacation getaways.
Lots to Offer in Elk Rapids
Enjoy four seasons living in our quaint Village. Whether you visit local attractions like Elk Lake, Bass Lake or Torch Lake or drive 15 minutes to Traverse Bay, everything is close. Or you can visit the attractions that make Traverse City one of the 'Ten Best Small Towns in America' (Fodor) and got it on National Geographic's 'Top 10 Summer Trips' then leave the crowds behind for your “sanctuary” in Elk Rapids.
Elk Rapids gives you access to the best of Grand Traverse area attractions with the peace and quiet of real small town life a. You'll like Traverse City but you'll love Elk Rapids!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Ben Rubert
I live in Atlanta, GA but this is HOME. Northern Michigan has so much to offer everyone and yet it remains a reasonably well kept secret. Grew up in Traverse City, went to high school and college there. Have lived in Texas and Georgia but this is were we are most 'at home.'
Why Ben Rubert chose Elk Rapids
After 30 yrs of coming back home (see i grew up in Traverse City) we finally found the perfect place to purchase. Cozy and comfortable, this home and this town was what TC was when I moved there in 1972.
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This was a great experience
We had a great time in Elk Rapids and at this house. It was a perfect size for two people. We used the spare bedroom for storage of luggage etc. Master bedroom was huge w/living area and big TV. Window A.C. in master only, but that was plenty. Our dogs loved fenced backyard and patio w/trees and deck was so nice that we had breakfast out there everyday. The two bicycles enabled us to bike to downtown whenever we wanted. Elk Rapids is a lovely little town. The landlord was super nice. The only down side is Traverse City is a 20 minute drive and if you need anything beyond the basics you have to go there. Otherwise great.
Great getaway spot. If you like quiet small towns where you can walk anywhere you wish and where the kids are always safe then Elk Rapids is a must see for you. Great house . . . very comfortable.
Spent two weeks in the ho...
Spent two weeks in the house last summer. Wonderful time. Very comfortable. Elk Rapids is a great place to unwind.
Very clean house on quiet...
Very clean house on quiet street. Great location to travel north or south to Traverse City. Sleeps 4 best. Elk Rapids is a quaint, quiet place to stay.
Easy stroll to downtown for shopping, dining, taking in a movie, or just hitting the ice cream store.
The Village of Elk Rapids is an easy place to relax and unwind with an unhurried lifestyle.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
New master bedroom and bath being added late 2013. For rental times not shown above, please call or send email.