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AVAILABLE June 23rd-30th Charming Family Cottage; downtown Elk Rapids

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Enjoy this spacious and tastefully furnished 2200 sq. ft. home on Chippewa St. minutes away from breathtaking views of Grand Traverse Bay and the charming downtown of Elk Rapids. This 1887 historic home has been totally remodeled and completed for use. Newly renovated kitchen and dining area equipped with all your needs. This home is decorated in pottery barn style with Martha Stewart colors on the wall that extend your stay from the beach to the beach house. Perfect location in town is ideal with walking distance three streets from the marina boat launch and walking distance to the Lake Michigan beach, with tennis courts, basketball courts and children's jungle gyms. The home features an enclosed porch with screens, a new kitchen with nice appliances including a black gas cooktop, dishwasher, fridge, and microwave. Not to mention we now offer WIFI. There is a separate dining room with a table to accommodate 6-8 people. There are 2 newly finished bathrooms which include one with full vanity, toilet, tub-shower combination and one with a new shower, vanity and toilet. The family room is spacious with 2 large sofas and a 32” inch LCD flat screen TV with Cable and WIFI. Need more room? There is also a gaming room equipped with an entertainment center with a 27” TV and game cube (just in case you need the break!) The first floor has re-finished hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining room. To add in the comfort of your stay is a first floor laundry room with full capacity washer and dryer. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms-1 with a full bed, 1 with two twins and the loft bedroom with a day bed and ANOTHER full bed! Master bedroom is downstairs and has a queen bed.

Elk Rapids is a wonderful community with lots of activities for kids. There is also a local ice cream shop, toy store, antique stores, movie theater, bar and grille, Siren Hall for fine dining, and more two streets away!

The property in the back has fences on both sides for privacy, a paved alley for additional parking, a small BBQ for use and a newly added deck.

Short term rental agreement required. 50% of rental period due at time of reservation. Balance due 21 days before stay. No refunds if cancelled. Rental period is weekly from Saturday to Saturday- although would consider shorter/longer stays. Check in at 4:00, check out at 10:00.

Keywords: Elk Rapids ,Traverse City, Lake Michigan ,Vacation House, Beach, Grand Traverse Bay, Marina

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018


Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to Master bedroom, 1st floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor bathroom
  • Both bathrooms are located on 1st floor only. There are no bathrooms on the 2nd floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom-1st floor - 1 queen
    The Pink Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    The Seashell Rom - 1 double
    The Butterfly Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Two twin beds and one daybed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Beach towels, tetherball and bonfire pit available. Backyard is a great size for kids to play on. We also have a newly constructed deck. Outdoor furniture will be available for those BBQ and bonfire nights. We ask our guest to use the Adirondack chairs and their personal chairs for the bonfire.


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(16 traveler reviews)

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AVAILABLE June 23rd-30th Charming Family Cottage; downtown Elk Rapids
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great vacation home in a fabulous town

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely two weeks in this great vacation rental during August 2013. The house was fabulous, providing comfortable accommodation for a family of five (children aged 3 to 8) plus two grandparents.

Perfect location, providing easy access to the town and beach. The neighbourhood is very friendly and the neighbours were welcoming. We would love to visit again.

On a final note, Val and Paul were very helpful, providing us with reassurance and references when we booked - very helpful especially as we were traveling from the UK and had not used VRBO before.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

My family so enjoyed this home! We could walk to downtown and down to the beach. It is a very well kept home in a very nice neighborhood. We enjoyed the front porch and the back deck with barbecue and fire pit in the yard with plenty of seating. It is a very well decorated and comfortable home. We made wonderful family memories there! We are hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great area for kids and adults alike.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Elk Rapids area. We have 4 kids (2 year old twin girls, 14 and 16 year old boys). I wanted to find an area where there was something for everyone.

The house is a 3 minute bike ride to a beautiful beach that had a great playground. The girls were able to swim as it had a gentle approach to deeper water. It was also not crowded, even on the weekend.

Our boys enjoyed the beach also and were able to safely ride their bikes. I was also able to take the boys fishing by the dam and marina.

For a little variety we drove to Traverse City and to Sleeping Bear Dunes. All less than an hour away.

The house itself was beautiful and very comfortable. You can tell the owners have taken a lot of pride in it's appearance. Everything was very nice. The kitchen was well stocked so you could make breakfast and we appreciated the outdoor grill. The bedrooms were well kept and very clean as were the bathrooms.

The backyard was great and our 2 year olds could run around safely. The tether ball was a big hit. The neighbors were all very friendly.

There was a smaller well stocked grocery store a mile away.

If you go you must try the pizza at The Moose restaurant and also dinner at Pearls New Orlean's Kitchen.

I can't imagine a better place for a relaxing family vacation in Northern Michigan.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property, well kept and clean.

  • 5 of 5

My family, eight of us, really enjoyed our stay. Great backyard with fire pit made for enjoyable evenings. Enjoyed our walks to town, beautiful neighborhood. Two minor issues: the south facing upstairs bedroom was a little warm and could probably use a window a/c unit' the other issue was no upstairs bathroom which was a minor inconveniance during the night for bathroom trips. Overall we all loved the home, nice spacious kitchen/dining room which made for wonderful group events.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and owners were great to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Plenty of space for our family reunion. We hope to be back again next year and every year if possible! Val is wonderful to deal with and the house and grounds are very well kept. Live flowers in a vase on the dining table was a beautiful surprise!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Shorts Brewing Company
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lake Michigan Ferry Service
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Elk Rapids Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Mt. Holiday
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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