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Marcia J Boynton

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

NOTE: To inquire or book this property, please click EMAIL OWNER. Do not click Instant Quote or Book it Now, as I will decline if we have not messaged/spoken about the property. You may rely on the accuracy of the calendar that appears on VRBO.

Spend your Northport Vacation at Sandhill -- one block off the bay and two blocks from beaches, marina, playground, coffee, dinner and shopping! This solid four bedroom Cape boasts hardwood floors, fresh paint, a GREAT front porch with wicker rockers, a HUGE yard for kids to play in, and a floral garden that blooms all summer. An easy walk to the Marina, Fourth of July Fireworks and weekly Music in the Park. So close, kids can go on their own for library books and ice cream! It's an easy walk to downtown shopping, Willowbrook Mill (weddings!) Barb's Bakery (cinnamon twists!) North End (breakfast!) and the Garage (killer BBQ!).

Huge open living area, with 'adult seating' area and 'TV/gaming seating' area -- 42' Sony Flatscreen, with wireless internet, DVD player, Netflix, (but, sorry! no cable television...). Bring your own video games! Plenty of board games, too. Gather around the giant oak refectory table and serving buffet; choose the antique oak pedestal table in the kitchen -- or take it outside on the picnic table or garden table with umbrella.

Downstairs master with a super comfy queen bed and full bath; upstairs choose from a king bed room, a sunny royal blue/green double twin room, or the Jungle Bunk Room -- popular with kids! New paint, new linens, new wall art -- all arriving daily! You will LOVE this place!

Super quiet in Northport -- and the stars seem VERY close on the 45th parallel....

Keywords: cottage, cape cod, home, summer home, vacation rental, seasonal rental, northport, leelanau,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marcia J Boynton (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Marcia J Boynton

We have have renovated and managed vacation homes in the Fourth Street area of Northport for many years. The Maples, Birches and Harbor House were popular seasonal rental properties for many families! Now, Sandhill continues this tradition.

My favorite comment from the guest books?

'I have been renting in Northern Michigan for 30 years, and your property is the first place I didn't feel I had to wash the silverware before using it!'

Marcia J Boynton purchased this house in 1999

Why Marcia J Boynton chose Northern Michigan

Northport's uncrowded beaches, bustling marina and summer festivals in the park make it a great summer get away. Swim or boat in crystal clear Grand Traverse Bay, or enjoy Lake Michigan! So laid back -- no need to comb your hair or paint your nails up here!

What makes this house unique

Cinnamon Twists at Barb's Bakery, viewing Beaver Island on a clear day from the top of Grand Traverse Light, hiking through the state park to the ultra private, glorious Lake Michigan beach at Cathead Bay, walking the trail at Kehl Lake (take your little kids, it's a great place to imagine the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth!) -- and of course, wine, craft beer, shopping, reading, eating and napping! Rainy day? No worries -- movies are just 20 minutes away in Sutton's Bay!


based on 17 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

easy relaxed retreat with freinds

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time with access to a variety of diversions on either penninsula. Even in the Fall there was much to do: beer wine cider spirits dining hiking biking cultural sites and adventures.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for our family to stay at the weekend of my daughters wedding. It is a great house with plenty of room in a good location (very convenient if you are having a reception at The Willowbrook Mill). The garden made for some lovely pictures and the inside was just as nice and very comfortable. And we were able to bring our dog!

Marsha was easy to work with and provided some helpful information about the Northport area. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Perfect Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely perfect for a family vacation. We spent one week here and loved every minute of it. The home is comfortable, charming and includes everything you need for everyday life. As soon as I walked in I immediately felt "at home" walking into Grandmas house. We enjoyed the nearby beach, the library and all the shops and restaurants. Our adult kids loved walking to the brewery for drinks and night time entertainment. And we all had a lot of laughs and fun at Tucker's for bowling. All within an easy walk from the house. In the mornings we would walk to Barbs Bakery for cinammon twists. What more could we ask for? Well, the Farmers Market was fabulous and to top it off we saw Mario Batali ! We also did a side trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes , the scenery is truly spectacular. I hope that we will be able to return to this home for many future vacations and would like to thank the owner, Marcia Boynton, for sharing her special place with others.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Ithaca, NY

Everything one could ask for and more!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent four fun filled beautiful autumn days at Sandhill. We traveled to Northport to attend our niece's wedding. This inviting home was perfect in every way...clean, quiet, well equipped, spacious rooms and a perfect location. Marcia could not have been more accommodating. She allowed us to host a brunch for 25 guests and everyone who attended asked how we found this "Gem of a home". We could not have asked for a more perfect vacation rental. Thank you Marcia and VRBO.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Lansing, Mi.


  • 5 of 5

We just got home from a wonderful time in Northport and the surrounding area.... What a GREAT time we had....This property is in the PERFECT location, we walked to dinner, breakfast, the beach, shops and so much more. You are also only a short drive to many other communities. The house is roomy with plenty of space for us and it is on a beautiful corner lot with a ton of yard space to hang out in. The house has everything you will need. When you get to Northport you must check out Barb's Bakery and North End Eatery, we were at both more than once !! Looking forward to our return to being "up north " .

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Ann Arbor, MI USA

Great 4 days in October

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with 3 other couples and had a wonderful time. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed dinners together in the large dining room and other social activities in the living room den and on the porch. The driveway held all 4 of our cars. Even those in twin beds or bunk beds slept well. The location is great. You can watch the sunrise over the bay with just a short walk to the marina, and you can see the sunset over Lake Michigan with a 5 mile drive or bike ride. Walking around town we enjoyed watching salmon spawning in streams. Bars, restaurants, stores are all less than a half mile away. And there are beaches, hiking trails, and excellent biking all very close by.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Leelanau Vinters Wine Trail, Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Leelanau State Park, beach walking Lake Michigan, hunting Petoskey Stones, sunset views over Lake Michigan at Peterson Park, shopping in Fishtown (Leland) and in Sutton's Bay, many summer festivals (art, wine, jazz, chicken broil, fish fry, antique cars). Leelanau Sands Casino just 15 mins away.


Rates & Availability

Northport House Rental Rates

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Jun 12 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Rates will not change after booking. Cancellations are refundable only if replacement renters are identified. Cleaning is included. All linens are included. Pet fee of $100 is for FIRST PET, additional pets are $50 each/stay. Fall/winter/spring weekends are subject to a flat rate of $555 -- bookings are not "by the night." Payment is taken by check only at this time.

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower stall is too cozy for anybody over, say, 200 pounds!
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground Floor Bedroom with directly adjacent bath
    Bedroom 2 - Conventional twin room set up
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This is a split king.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , One double bunk bed.
  • King size beds (1) Note, this bed is a split king, but is anchored together at the frame, and by mattress links. Shaped foam and a killer mattress pad make the valley between mattresses a non issue!, Queen size Beds (1) Best bed we have ever owned....., Twin or Single Beds (1) Far better than average -- suitable for children or adults!, Bunk Beds (1) Mattresses on this bed are conventional twin mattresses, not bunk foam pads.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private front porch with wicker furniture for rocking and reading, deck dining in floral garden, plenty of room on lawn for games. Owner can assist in rental of golf carts and/or boats for the week.

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