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

Beautiful Views, Cottage on Grand Traverse Bay

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Northport Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This cottage is the perfect getaway if you are looking for a private and secluded vacation spot! We are located at the end of the private Cherry Home Shores community right up against the forest with lots to explore! We have a large front deck with gorgeous views of Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. We provide 3 kayaks for plenty of family fun. There are 4 private beaches in the community for tenant use. There are tennis courts, sand volleyball, picnic areas, and a playground. There are also private hiking trails for wildlife viewing and bird watching. The neighborhood is perfect for biking, jogging or walking.

There are many attractions and activities in the Northport area. Our favorites include Sleeping Bear Dunes, many wineries to tour and do tastings, historic Fishtown in Leeland with shopping and lakefront restaurants, and marinas with boat rentals and fishing expeditions. There is also a casino and lighthouse museum to enjoy.

Keywords: Northport, Grand Traverse Bay, Beach Cottage

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
Call Owner

About The Owner

I am a retiree from Clarkston, MI. I have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. We all love summer vacations in our cottage on the lake.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1992

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

Cherry Home Shores appealed to me because of the quite and secluded area on the water. We have our own boat and kayaks to enjoy the lake.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Beautiful Views, Cottage on Grand Traverse Bay
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Great cabin and quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well taken care of is what I though in my first 5min at the house. Hour later, comfortable and very charming was next thoughts. Great place, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and we hope you will stay with us in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely setting!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took a rare long weekend away, and chose Northport because we love the area. Our reservation was easy, and we found the description of the property to be accurate. As soon as you walk in the door, the wall of glass facing Grand Traverse Bay gets your immediate attention, and makes it hard to step away! It was our bad luck to choose a chilly, windy, and rainy weekend, but the view was still beautiful regardless of the weather. We just turned on the cozy gas log when the gloom got to us. We're just sorry we weren't able to use the beautiful deck. The house is well equipped, and we felt very much at home. We wouldn't hesitate to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we hope to hear from you in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A great escape!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and had an amazing time! The owners were excellent in answering our questions and accommodating our needs. Even when we had a mishap with the grill, they were quick to offer options to fix it immediately. The view is absolutely beautiful and its the perfect place to have an escape for just us. The kitchen was well-supplied with kitchen ware, the furniture is comfortable, the TV was great for down time and the yard a perfect place to hang a hammock and enjoy the sound of the waves! It's close to Northport for groceries, food, shopping, and northern Michigan activities, with the lighthouse being only a 10 minute drive as well. We're so excited to come back and celebrate and relive our first vacation together! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kyrstyn for taking the time to share your comments. We are glad you and your husband enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hear from you the next time you plan to visit the Leelanau Peninsula.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Northport at this cute and well-maintained cottage. Beautiful view of the bay on a quiet property.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellent Grand Traverse Bay Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great house tucked away at the end of the road, easy access to water and thew activities associated (kayaking, swimming, etc.) Couldn't have been happier with the accommodations or the trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect rental

  • 5 of 5

We truly had a great vacation in Northport. The house was perfect for what we needed it to be. Comfortable and cozy on the inside, and beautiful outside. The view of the bay is spectacular and the water itself was warm and ideal for swimming and kayaking. There are large rocks right outside on the beach, but nothing that a cheap pair of water shoes can't remedy. Our 22 month old had shoes and was in the water swimming and kayaking every day with us. Thank you for sharing your house with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for taking the time to share your comments.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau
Fischers Happy Hour Tavern
The Garage Bar and Grill
Leelanau Wine Cellars Ltd
Kamp Grounds Coffee
Lighthouse Point Rd
Early Bird Restaurant
Leelanau Sands Casino
Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Traverse City, Mi
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Traverse Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Fishtown
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dunes
Nearest Point of Interest
Gill's Piwr Vineyard & Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Leelanau Wine Cellars
Nearest Point of Interest
Leelanau Sands Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
South Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Christmas Cove
Car: necessary

2 kayaks provided on property for tenant use with life jackets provided.


Rates & Availability

Northport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer Season
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Cherry Festival
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

• Rentals are Saturday to Saturday during Peak Season. June to September
• Spring, summer and fall rentals only. April 1st to November 1st.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Northport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 king
  • (1) King size bed (2) Queen size Beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Partner Offers