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Omena Paradise on Traverse Bay Awaits! Tranquil Private Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Omena Point paradise awaits you! Tranquil, contemporary lakeside home, 100 ft. from private sugar-sand beach, w/deck/grill/2 fireplaces/Jacuzzi/outdoor shower. Ideal for families, hiking, biking, running, swimming, kayaking, sailing, with marina/boat&jet ski rental nearby. Restaurants, wineries, shopping/antiques, Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat. Park, historic sites, cherry orchards, nature trails. Bishop's Beach welcomes all people from all over the world to the beauty of northern Michigan. Come and see!!

This artistic, contemporary home that overlooks a breathtaking sugar sand beach right out the front door. It is shaded by beautiful towering trees, flowering gardens ,and a zen rock garden 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 very quiet street.

1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Futon (in loft) Jacuzzi bathtub, large deck, fireplace, woodstove, washer/dryer, WIFI. TV/DVD. Open concept kitchen/living room, hardwood floors. Linens included, No Smoking.

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?! Your small dog (less than 30 lbs) 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:
April 18, 2018

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 Northport

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • 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


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Omena Paradise on Traverse Bay Awaits! Tranquil Private Beach!
average rating of 4.0833335 based on 12 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: July 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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Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

This home has a beautiful view and the beach is glorious. There is plenty of firewood provided. The kitchen is well-stocked. My only complaint is that the beds were very uncomfortable, but nothing to let ruin your stay. The place is as-pictured and very clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn Heights, MI

Beautiful destination, one minor snag

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property for five days during the first week of August 2017. The sandy beach in front of the property is absolutely beautiful and features shade in the afternoon. The master suite upstairs features a beautiful view of Grand Traverse Bay with a master bath. The master bath had just been updated before our stay and there was a problem with the shower that could not be fixed. However, the owner did compensate us for that inconvenience. The rest of the house was open and homey.

The setting was beautiful and the lake access, which was priority for us, was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bishops Beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on Omena Point. Great location - close to Northport, Suttons Bay and Leland. Morning sun on Grand Traverse. Really enjoyed morning cup of Joe by the water:)

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Thomas-We look forward to having you stay with us again!
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Amazing location and home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful, We Loved it!!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Traci-We look forward to having you stay with us again!
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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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended




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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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