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4 Bdrm Beach-Front Home on Traverse Bay! Fire Pit, September Discounts!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 baths on Traverse Bay!

Sugar white sands and blue water are the main attractions in this beautiful paradise. Emerald green forests surround the property giving one the feeling of peace and privacy, and the beach is right out your door. Walk in the woods, go for a sailing adventure, or relax by a bonfire on the beach!

This is an amazing location that will have you coming back again and again on a pristine white sandy beach on West Grand Traverse Bay. Singing Sands is named as such because when you walk on the sand it 'sings' to you. This cozy 4 bedroom 3 bath rustic cabin will sleep 8 with 2 Queen, 2 Full. Home is 2 levels with 3 bedrooms upstairs and one on the lower level. Fully stocked kitchen. Flat Screen TV/VCR/DVD. No Cable. Washer/Dryer. Charcoal Grill. Linens are included. Pets considered. No smoking. No central heat, but a small pot-bellied stove in the living room and electric heat in 2 bedrooms.

Location is private in a wooded setting that opens to the beach. Big deck off of living room. Peace and quiet and spectacular in beauty. Minutes to the village of Northport where you can pick up groceries, gift shop, dine or have some beach fun at the marina. The town of Omena has a great winery and bar, art gallery and country grocery store. Pick up fresh local produce through the county. 15 minutes to Leelanau Lighthouse. Short drive to the casino. Lake Michigan is a great location for beach-combing and rock collecting. Traverse City is a half-hour away. Omena is home to a bird sanctuary for bird watchers. This is a magical place for an equally magical vacation. Your well mannered pet will be considered (please ask when booking).

More Details

Christopher and Jessica
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Christopher and Jessica

Hi, I'm Chris Bishop, an Episcopal priest currently living in Pennsylvania. Singing Sands has been our family's vacation home for more than 50 years, and it has brought us many memories and much joy. We would love to have you as our guest, and please feel free to contact me at any time!

Christopher and Jessica purchased this house in 1960


Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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4 Bdrm Beach-Front Home on Traverse Bay! Fire Pit, September Discounts!
average rating of 3.7857144 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful Vacation At Singing Sands!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Singing Sands along with our adult kids ages 29 & 31 the 4th week in August. It is a private, peaceful, and quiet location with a wonderful sandy beach. We spent most of our days at the house relaxing on the beach and bike riding. We were treated to a Bald Eagle flying overhead two days in a row during the day, and fires on the beach at night. We grilled and ate outside on the deck. The house is rustic, but the two main bathrooms have been recently updated with attention to detail. It was clean and the beds were very comfortable. The Master Bedroom is spacious and cozy.

We hope to return next year!


  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location!

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year staying at one of Chris and Jessica's homes. Preferred the cabin last year as it had less carpet and therefore was less musty. However, the location, deck, beach cannot be beat. The kitchen is fit for warming up leftovers and that's about it. Very responsive owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great price, helpful owner and caretaker, only issue was hot water in bathrooms!

  • 4 of 5

The owner and caretaker were only a call away! The master bedroom is gorgeous. The only issue was the hot water. It would work in the kitchen sink, but none of the showers had hot water. It was pretty rough taking icy showers for a few days!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

I wish we could have had more time to hang out at the house, instead of being gone all day. But it was nice after a day out to come back to the house and hang out by a fire on the beach. The house was nice and was clean, including the sheets and towels. If we're back in the area, we'll stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Eric! We hope to see you again soon!
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Nice location, but issues with the home

  • 2 of 5

This is a nice location 30 minutes north of Traverse City with a private spot on the water. Quiet and peaceful. But we struggled to get hot water in the showers. The home is quite old and has a variety of issues such as uncovered electrical boxes, bathroom windows with no window covering, and a water heating system that doesn't distribute heat evenly through the home. The home also is musty which is not unusual for a home of this age. So if your priority is a peaceful waterfront location, then this could work for you. The owners are responsive, but our two day stay wasn't long enough to resolve the issues. Maybe not a place to stay at the beginning of the season.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: William, thank you for your feedback. The issues you mention are all being addressed. Living so far away from the property, we always appreciate it when renters report any issues so that we can address them promptly.
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Fun at Singing Sands

  • 4 of 5

We and 2 other couples stayed here for a long weekend early September. The place is rustic and older but worked well for 6 people. Could probably sleep more but would be tight. Beautiful sunrises, a nice calm bay for kayaking, Suttons Bay and Northport both bike-able, so we had a very active and fun time.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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