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Modern Cabin On Traverse Bay! Private Beach, Jacuzzi Tub! Winter Discounts!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Futon, 2 Baths. Lakefront Property In Secluded Wooded Location

Don't miss the chance to stay at this artistic, contemporary home that overlooks a breathtaking sugar sand beach right out the front door. This private home is shaded by beautiful towering trees and nicely landscaped in the charming town of Omena (north of Traverse City). 2 bedrooms plus loft with futon and 2 bathrooms. Spacious living room and kitchen/dining area. On quiet street.

1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Futon (in loft) & air mattress. Jacuzzi bathtub, large deck, fireplace, woodstove, washer/dryer, WIFI. TV (no cable)/VCR/DVD. Open concept kitchen/living room, hardwood floors. Linens included, No Smoking. Small, Well-behaved dogs considered (on an individual basis-please ask when booking!).

Visit Knot Just a Bar for wine and excellent food while you're in Omena. A quick drive to Northport which features fun at the marina, festivals, galleries and more. 15 minutes to Suttons Bay. Near several wineries too. This area offers gently winding roads to walk or ride your bike. Deer roam in the deep woods and graze at the side of the road. At road side stands, you can buy fresh cherries as well as other tasty local treats. Peaceful, restful, quiet, in an area where you can hear the birds and smell the fresh air, gaze a million stars at night. What more could you ask for?!

More Details

Christopher and Jessica
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Christopher and Jessica

Hello, My name is Christopher Bishop, and I am an Epsicopal priest currently living in Pennsylvania. My home in Michigan has brought me many summers of joy, and I hope your family will enjoy it just as much as I do!

Christopher and Jessica purchased this house in 2000

Why Christopher and Jessica chose Northern Michigan

This is a custom-built property, built right next to my parent's vacation home (also listed on HomeAway). It features a very open construction with lots of windows and natural light, and has, at least in my opinion, the most beautiful beach-front view in the world! The village of Omena has all the amenities (gas, grocery, etc.) as well as great restaurants and a marina and yacht club that are the center of the village's summer social life. Within a 20 minute drive are lighthouses, antique shops, wineries, casinos, cherry picking, and yearly film and music festivals (and much more).

What makes this house unique

Jacuzzi tub, wooded, beach-front location, private beach, fire pit.


Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 bedrooms, and a loft with futon (which is secluded from the other rooms)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Good! 3.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Modern Cabin On Traverse Bay! Private Beach, Jacuzzi Tub! Winter Discounts!
average rating of 3.875 based on 8 reviews
Cleveland, OH

Absolutley the BEST location on Grand Traverse Bay

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in the woods of Omena Point, this property is the perfect spot to get away from everything and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Just a few other tucked-away homes dot an expansive, clean sand beach along the crystal-clear waters of the Grand Traverse Bay. Since this location faces due east, you'll view fantastic sunrises (if you get up early enough!). The beach is drenched in sunshine until early afternoon when the sun ducks behind the trees that hug the shoreline, giving you cooling shade throughout the remainder of the day (if you want it! If not, just move 40 feet to the north to have sun all day.) The lake bottom in front of this home, unlike the bottom in front of most other properties has been cleared of rocks, providing a great sandy bottom for the kids with a gradual slope. We had a campfire on the beach every night and watched for shooting stars across the Milky Way in an extremely dark sky that is not touched by city lights. The small, quaint towns of Northport (5 miles) and Suttons Bay (12 miles) are nearby for groceries, souvenirs, and kayak rentals (highly recommend North Shore Outfitters in Northport - free delivery and pick-up; call ahead to reserve rentals 231-386-1222). Along the shore of Lake Michigan, the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes are a short drive west, as is the small tourist towns of Leland and Glen Harbor. We rented a pontoon boat from Stander Marine in Leland (231-256-9231; $270 for SIX hours) to cruise the entire length of Lake Leelanua. Plenty of casual restaurants in the area but if you prefer to stay in and cook, the kitchen has everything you need; plus there's a gas grill on the deck! Chris & Jessica were very helpful in our planning for this trip and are readily available should there be any problems of any kind. The home is VERY clean, well outfitted and beautifully landscaped! I would recommend this property to everyone. (And if it's booked for the week you want it, try the house next door which is also rented by Chris!) Hopefully we'll get back to enjoy this spot of paradise again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We're so glad you had a nice time, and hope to see you again next year!
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Great location and view!

  • 4 of 5

The view and private beach were amazing! There was a great little fire pit on the beach and the house was perfect for our family. Overall, great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, needs some updating

  • 3 of 5

Being on the Grand Traverse Bay was beautiful and quiet and we were able to bring our kayaks with us. Wonderful fires on the beach in the evening, and the owners hang bird feeders that bring in wonderful birds to enjoy. We were a little surprised that a number of things didn't work well (we had to repair the back door to get it to close, the closet door didn't shut, other small things) and that the outdoor chairs by the fire were old and mismatched (2 were broken). Thankfully we were able to take chairs from the house next door (same owner, no one there) which were more comfortable. No shower upstairs so you'll only have one shower. The beds were unfortunately older and uncomfortable so our guests did not sleep well. None of these issues are that bad for a vacation home if the price had not been so high. Based on the photos and daily price I think we had expected things to be in great condition, and we had spent a week in July at a lake house that was spectacular and about half this cost, so we might be a bit biased from that! Again, the location is fantastic and if the owners (who are very responsive and easy to work with) either update things in the house or lower the price I would recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dirty, dusty, disorganized, had to repair

  • 2 of 5

Very dirty, disorganized decor and furniture, had to repair items to live in, the location is beautiful and that us what gives it the stars. Asking too much money and the pictures misrepresent what is actually there. Love the lake!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spot!

  • 4 of 5

This house was in a beautiful spot with its own beach and beautiful waterfront setting. The kitchen and den are very open and look out onto a big deck and a great view of the water! The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked and grilled there often. 6 people was a little tight and the master bathroom does not have a shower. 1 shower for 6 people was a little tricky. They do have great beach chairs and bonfire set up which we used a lot. Overall we had a great experience and will definitely look forward to going back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cottage for a getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Chris and his wife Jessica are great owners and very accommodating. Their home is lovely and in a great location nestled among trees with a great beach out front. The sun on the beach does go away early in the afternoon because of all the trees, but you just need to know this to plan your day accordingly. The water is shallow and clear. I highly recommend renting kayaks and paddle boards from North Country Outfitters in Northport. They will deliver and pickup directly from the cottage. The water was perfect for the use of both of these things and I wish we would have rented them the entire week. Great proximity to plenty of activities to do on the Peninsula. I will definitely be back with my husband at some point!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We hope to see you again next year!
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Car: recommended


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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100

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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