Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Charming Family Cottage; 3 blocks from downtown Elk Rapids with WIFI !!!

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 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. Two years of renovations touched mostly every room! 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. 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 a Subway with free WIFI two streets away! The Elk Rapids Library which was once owned by the 'Noble Family' is downtown across the walking bridge and has free internet on computers or WIFI if you bring your own.

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 3:00, check out at 10:00. Can call for more information.

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

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Elk Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming Family Cottage; 3 blocks from downtown Elk Rapids with WIFI !!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 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: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing week!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best week at this home. Can't wait to stay again. Great location, great accommodations, overall great experience! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic little cottage

  • 5 of 5

The place was excellent. It was well decorated and had everything we needed. Proximity to water and downtown was a definite plus. Paul and Val were very easy to work with and adding a extra night to our stay was no problem. Internet and a second floor bathroom would have been nice, but not a deal breaker.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Gull Lake, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

Absolutly gorgeous home.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Washington MI

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented a cottage each summer in a different locations for many, many years. My husband and I, two teens, my sister and her spouse rented this house for a week last summer. The place is clean, spacious and decorated like a home in Crate and Barrel catalog. The location is within walking distance of main street and the beach. When we weren't out exploring the area, we mostly hung out on the really nice back deck. We all enjoyed the Tether Ball in the backyard, and bonfires most nights. Elk Rapids is such a wonderful town to vacation in, it was our second time. As mentioned in another review, both (really nice) bathrooms are on the first floor. Not easy to navigate in the middle of the night. My daughter LOVED the pink bedroom upstairs. My sister and her husband loved the Master Bedroom on the main floor. The bedroom upstairs that my husband and I picked only had a full size bed (bouncy if you have a spouse that turns a lot during the night) and one outlet in the opposite corner of the room. Also, no nightstands; so no place to plug in a cell phone or have a lamp. I ended up sleeping in the room with the two twin beds with my son. That was very comfortable. Minor inconvenience for such and beautiful, well-stocked home (except for having to bring our own toilet paper). I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for ANOTHER positive review!!! We are looking forward to the 2014 summer/fall season ... I think its going to be 70 degrees today in Elk Rapids!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


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

Elk Rapids House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Harbor Days Week
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer continues
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties