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Stunning Lk Michigan - Christmas Cove.Sunsets, Stars, Serenity.Slps 6,pet ok

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7

Make this your amazing Northern Michigan vacation retreat tucked away on beautiful Lake Michigan on Christmas Cove. This highly desireable area is just north of Northport. 1 bedroom plus loft and 2 bathrooms welcomes up to 7 guests. Unique round home with two levels. Located on a quiet side street, facing west for great sunsets. Dark night skies for star gazing and shooting stars. There are 39 steps to the beach stepping onto beautiful sandy frontage. Wow does it get any better than this!

Main level bedroom has 1 Queen. Open concept loft upstairs has 1 Queen and a futon.There is a sofabed for overflow sleeping. HDTV, DVD, CD player. Internet access. Full kitchen with dishwasher. Washer and dryer.

Catch falling stars in the dark night zipping across the horizon. Beach chairs and picnic table for lounging while you enjoy the gentle breezes. Gas grill and deck. Views of the Manitou Islands and Fox Islands. Easy drive into the village of Northport. Enjoy summer and fall farmers markets and music in the park in the village of Northport. Plenty of fun places to dine in town as well as a brewery and Tuckers Bowling Alley with live entertainment. Head a little further north to the Leelanau State Park and Grand Traverse Lighthouse. About 45 minutes to Traverse City or the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Your well mannered pet is welcome. Linens are included. No air conditioning.

This is a Sunday - Sunday rental for prime summer weeks. Short stays available off peak.

More Details

Property Manager
Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

Amenities

Northport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 2 Queen beds, 1 Twin bed, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 1 Other bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Lk Michigan - Christmas Cove.Sunsets, Stars, Serenity.Slps 6,pet ok
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews
Berkley, Michigan
3

Northern Lights Vacation in May

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This property is not well suited for people with knee, hip or back issues or small children. We loved the location of the cottage on Christmas Cove Beach, but didn't realize there was a steep stairway from the cottage through the trees to the dunes with 20+ rustic steps with big stones jutting out on the top 3 steps making footing difficult and treacherous for anyone with physical limitations. The cottage itself was clean and comfortable with beautiful views through the kitchen picture window and living room doorwalls and off the deck outside the living room. We were initially inundated with Mayflies both on the property and on the beach, but they dissipated after a few days so they weren't as annoying. The area of Northport is very lovely with lots of flowering cherry and apple trees the last week of May and blooming trillium along the trails in the parks. We had some delicious food in Northport and took many long walks on the beach enjoying the every changing views of the skyscapes and Lake Michigan. We had contacted the rental agency about a shade that was not in the bedroom window and the stairway from the dunes to the beach that was not setup for use but no one from maintenance got in touch with us during the week to fix these issues.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4

It was so good.

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My friends and I really enjoyed staying at this house. The photos do not do it justice. The home was beautiful and clean, with very cool features and architecture. Some vacation homes can just be splattered with really weird cabin, Christian, nautical, or generic art but this place felt tasteful and well designed; A lovely pallet to be surrounded by throughout the week. The beach front was incredible and the Adirondack chairs set up away from the beach made for memorable sunset watching every evening. We were lucky to get to rent this home and be so close to the wedding of a friend that was held at the end of the week at shady trails camp. The few downsides include the kayaks being locked up and unable to be used easily, the fire pit being in a dark damp and buggy location, and finally, not fully realizing that there is truly only one bedroom with a door. This is a fine set up for a couple with kids, and all six of my friends and I technically had plenty of room to sleep and stay in the home, but it would have been nice if each of the three couples could have had proper privacy, or if the home could have been listed for cheaper due to the lack of privacy. Overall I have to say I really would come back in a heartbeat, but since my partner and I could never afford to rent the home alone for the week, we would again have to find others to join us who were willing and able to choose a week of vacation w no privacy. Which is fine for some I suppose! But not quite a fit for me ;)

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a great time come back and see us again soon maybe in a property more suitable for your group!
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Haslett, MI
5

Christmas Cove

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Nice house good views nice beach. A week of sun and relaxation. Definitely recommend. Good company other then the unconstitutional ban of self defense tools during your stay at a unknown and isolated location.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great stay hope to see you again soon!
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Grand Rapids, MI
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Everything was very well maintained. Like stepping back in time reminiscent of when I was growing up and visiting my grandparents at their lake cottage. The property and location was amazing. Unique home with a wooded trail down to a quiet beach front. Crystal clear waters and long stretches of beach made this the perfect place for long walks, runs, kayaking, SUP boards, or just lazing in a beach chair. Also a great place to ride bikes. Roads up there are peaceful and go on for forever. Only issue was the refrigerator. It did not seem to get cold enough and some of our food spoiled. I'm sure it will be addressed as this home is well cared for. Several restaurants in town to chose from only a few miles away but we cooked at home during our entire week long stay. Cell service was nonexistent (not a bad thing :) but Wi-Fi worked well. Look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time and hope you will come back. We will check out the fridge and make sure it is working properly.
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Grand Haven, MI
3

Northern Lights location rental

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The location was most excellent! The house was well laid out and very comfortable. We throughly enjoyed the beauty of the beach. Biggest issues: 1. The kitchen was consumed with what were either knats or fruit flies. we placed ALL of our food in the regrigerator and spent a 45 minutes trying to vacuum them away only for them to return. This is NOT in any way an exaggeration. Having this situation occuring in the kitchen was a HUGE dissapointment and the thought of preparing food was completely undesirable! One thing we noticed was that the back door screen was not attached on the bottom & right side of the screen door therefore we kept the regular door closed after the 1st day. The owner & management company need to address this issue. 2. In the middle of grilling our steaks on the gas grill the gas ran out. We did not locate a spare tank and saw in the instructions there was not one and we were expected to drive into North Port and fill it. Seriously?! That is unacceptable. All other VRBOs we have rented have had spare tanks for their paying guests. For the cost of $280/night this is inexcusable. In conclusion I will just state that these 2 issues while only 2 in number would be a deal breaker for guests. For us we would like to know they have been addressed and resolved and then we would definately be returning guests. I also would add that I am not interesting in posting this to the VRBO website because that would be a big negative for the owners. I would rather know that it was important enough for your company to resolve.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We battle fruit flies this time of the year and there is no way for us to control them. You cannot spray pesticides, you cannot simply stop them. This area is a heavy agriculture area with fruit orchards, vineyards and hop farms. This is the time of the year for harvesting and with it comes fruit flies. We do leave notes on how to limit the. Keeping items refrigerated, wiping counter tops, having a fan on to blow them away. Fruit flies last for 5-6 weeks in early fall and then they are gone. We are very sorry you had to experience them. As far as propane supplying goes, it is correct we do not supply. Typically other rentals offer for a fee. We have looked at ways to offer this but have found no cost effective way to do so at this time. Our company does offer other items free of charge that others do not offer or charges for, such as spa towels, soap and paper products, wifi and such. We do want to offer you a great vacation and will work hard at improving what we can.
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Dewitt, IA
4

Northern Lights Dome Home

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

It was a great vacation - very relaxing with lots of fun things to do.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and please come again.
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