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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

On The Water, 5000 sq ft 4 bedroom 3 1/4 bath, best beach in the area.

Make this incredible home your vacation destination. Incredible beauty and fun-filled days await you on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, Leelanau County. Nestled among pines,a short distance north of Northport, this bayfront home includes 200 ft. of private, white, sandy beach.

From the expansive deck, experience the beauty of a sunrise over Grand Traverse Bay or the peaceful tranquility of deer quietly making their way down to the water. Antique ceiling beams, a breakfast nook with a brick wall and fireplace, and other rustic elements bring a comfortable, welcoming feeling to the home. Although it has many updated features, the home is filled with nostalgia and will quickly take you back to childhood days of being 'up north' at the lake.

This home includes 4 bedrooms ( 2 master suites), 3 1/4 baths, a full entertainment room indoors, complete with telescope, games, and a 60 inch TV, for those rainy days. Also included is a sun porch, a fully stocked kitchen with a delightful breakfast/lunch area, and a spacious living room and dining room, both with spectacular views of the Bay.

Sip your morning coffee on one of two beautiful decks or in the rock garden gazebo complete with breathtaking views of Grand Traverse Bay. Wooded trails for morning or evening walks are just steps away. The firepit, long known as the Shipwreck Bar &Grill, can provide hours of evening fun.

Your home away from home is what this house is designed to be----it has everything you need. Beautiful, interesting furnishings, air conditioning, kitchen with dishwasher and disposal, 2 outdoor grills, laundry facilities, wet bar fully stocked with all accessories, dishes, cooking utensils and linens for all rooms are just a start.

This home comfortably accommodates a couple, a family, or up to 8-12 people with beds for 8 and a twin pull-out on the sun porch for one additional. There's plenty of space available for 'camping out' with sleeping bags or air mattresses.

There are many fun-filled activities and things to see just a short drive away. For an unforgettable vacation come enjoy and explore beautiful Leelanau County!

More Details

Property Manager
Lou Ann West, Solutions For You, LLC
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Lou Ann West, Solutions For You, LLC

We live and breathe Leelanau County. If there is ever a need or request, just ask us. We will be available to answer your questions.

We reside in Suttons Bay and value Leelanau County as paradise.

Lou Ann West, Solutions For You, LLC purchased this house in 1975

Why Lou Ann West, Solutions For You, LLC chose Northern Michigan

Breath taking views, ever-changing landscapes, waterfront, sandy beach, fire pit outdoors.

2 miles south of the lighthouse, with walking trails, boating, swimming etc. So much more than just 'up north'.

What makes this house unique

Jones Point, named after the owners, has been in the same family for all of its 37 years. The house was carefully nestled into the land so the natural beauty was left as undisturbed as possible. After discovering this beautiful area with its ever-changing landscapes, the owners happily welcomed friends and family to come and share this wonderful place that they love so very much. Evidence of another love, classic cars, can be found throughout the home. Three beautiful sitting areas all have spectacular views of West Grand Traverse Bay.


Northport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.25
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) with possibility of 3rd twin, in sunroom, Child Beds (1) No specific bed provided. However, there is plenty of room for playpen set up or crib., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) twin in sunroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

BOOK final weeks available from now through April and receive special pricing!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have had a tough year and my adult daughter did not want to celebrate either Thanksgiving or Christmas at our home. No stockings, no presents, no tree, no meal with what was left of our family.We all understood and decided to try something completely different. I messed around until 2 weeks before Christmas. Desperate, I decided I was going to find a place in one evening. I went through VRBO and found several. While I was still searching, I received a call from Lou Ann. Feeling a little uncomfortable, I explained our situation. She told me she thought she had the perfect place. It was... This could be a really long story but I will tell you that Lou Ann, the home, the area, the small towns close to the home plus Traverse City, and the owner have helped us begin to recover, heal, and have truly a wonderful Christmas. When we arrived, it was dark so we couldn't see the beach area very well. We were greeted with a beautiful live Christmas tree that only Santa's elves could have set up so nicely. The home is large and beautiful and very clean. Each room is decorated with obvious love and care. The fireplace is gorgeous in the living room and another downstairs in the family room. There are interesting books to read, cards to play, large screen tv in the basement to enjoy. The kitchen is very handsome with all the amenities plus a double oven, a nice small bar, a handy pantry and a beautiful kitchen table with another tv, so the chef can cook and watch the sports games. Now on to the wintertime Lake Michigan beach. No problem with it being cold and snowy, the beach is wide, clean, and stunning. We saw four white swans enjoying the water as if it was summer, right in front of the house. The view from the house out to the beach is breathtaking. There is a wonderful deck that a large family could spend in the summer relaxing on. All the pine trees in the woods, with the intense smell of pine, behind the house were like a step back in time. We enjoyed a sleigh ride at a place recommended by Lou Ann. It was outstanding with hot chocholate at the top of the hill in a cabin to take off the chill. We ate wonderful hamburgers AND dessert at a place called Happy Hour on the way home. If I am too bubbly about this place, it's because it is truly a special place. Each one of us felt that we were given extra care by Lou Ann, the owner, and truly surrounded by beautiful God's country. I would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky & family, Thank you so very much for the kind & genuine words... We will see you next Christmas! Sincerely, LouAnn West & elves Solutions For You, LLC
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Great time was had by all

  • 5 of 5

Our family has spent the last two 4th of July weeks at Jones Point, 6 adults and 4 grand kids ages 13 to 21. We've thoroughly enjoyed our stays and found the home very clean and having all of the amenities we required for the week. Walking the beach searching for Petoskey Stones, kayaking, fishing and day trips to Leland, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, etc., were enjoyed by all, and the Northport fireworks were the highlight of the week. Our favorite spot in the home was the screened in porch where much time was spent discussing our family history, telling tall tales or just reading a good book. Great location.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BUYER BEWARE: No Beach, All Rocks in late August

  • 2 of 5

We rented this home based on the pictures and description of the beach. When we arrived, the sand was completely eroded back to 3 foot tall beach grasses. There were small openings in the grasses where you could walk on rocks to enter the water, which was rocky several feet out. We were traveling with our young children and ended up making daily day trips to local beaches to play in sand and the lake, which was extremely disappointing. We paid much more than comparable homes that were not beach front with the expectation that we would be able to spend time at the beach on the water's edge.

Also, this home was listed as pet-free and when we arrived (after a 5 hour drive) we found dog hair everywhere. My 5 year old is asthmatic. When we contacted the property manager, she said that if we had informed her beforehand of our daughter's asthma, she could have canceled our stay when she knew the previous occupants had a dog! That would have left us 5 hours from home with no place to stay during our planned vacation. The property manager said that the dog hair must have been from a previous renter, but the wood floors showed evidence of long term dog presence. And the vacuum was already full of dog hair when we emptied it.

We were also surprised by the lack of laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, paper towels, dish soap. And finding random refuse from the previous occupants (cheese wrappers/contact cases in corners, etc.). The house was not thoroughly cleaned before our arrival.

The rest of the house was as pictured/expected.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WHAT? Buyer Beware?? That's a strong statement of which could be interpreted as you were scammed and of course that is simply wrong. You checked in on Aug 20th, and the first communication I had from you was 7 days later. Upon arrival, had you had concerns, we could have addressed it at that time. We strive to please all of our guests. As I explain to all of my renters when they inquire, we have no control over the water levels in Lake Michigan. The beaches are always changing. We always advise our renters to bring water shoes for rocks, and other debris that can be in the water. Just 20 steps north is another beach, where they bring in sand and our renters enjoy that beach as well. Our beach has a beautiful sandbar, sand dunes, and beach grass and is certainly enjoyed by all of our guests. Sometimes after storms, sand washes away, but always returns, typically with Petoskey stones... When I learned of your concerns, after your departure, I immediately contacted the previous renter (3rd time repeat renter ) and asked if they had brought in a pet, of which they responded they hadn't. Our staff cleaned the home thoroughly and also didn't see any dog hair. The vacuum you spoke of has been in the closet for many years and typically the renters have used the NEW vacuum in the laundry room. With having hand scraped hard wood floors (which look distressed) and all new carpet throughout the home, we also didn't want any pets brought into the home. As I told you when you signed the contract, we provide the first roll of toilet paper, first roll of paper towels, and startup supplies. We don't supply for the week. We currently have 9 yearly return renters since 2012. They have watched the changes of the home and are always delighted to come back. I find it very disappointing and question your motive to post a review like this more than six months after your stay. This is certainly a first.
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Loved It

  • 5 of 5

As advertised, good spot, good beach and Lou Ann was easy to work with

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We love the home too!
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Family get-away

  • 5 of 5

Our large family of 13 spent a fabulous week in this charming home. The combination of rustic wooden beams, wood and stone added to the character and beauty of this home. There was plenty of space for all of us to relax, spread out and enjoy ourselves. The beach was by far our favorite place! We spent hours enjoying the lake, digging in the sand, flying kites and relaxing. When we weren't at the lake we spent time sightseeing and traveling to the lighthouse, farmers markets, and sand dunes. Great vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Neighborhood, Friendly Beach, Amenities of Home!

  • 5 of 5

Having visited the Leelanau Peninsula many times in my childhood, I chose it to celebrate my 50th birthday with family! The house was ideal for me and my husband, our two kids and significant others and our moms. Their is plenty of living space to spread out and just hang out, yet still have privacy. My husband and I enjoyed the privacy of the downstairs bedroom which also is how you walk out to the beach. The deck is amazing and one night we did see two does with their little ones.

The beach was a little smaller than what I imagined, but was still wonderful to walk each night and spend the day playing in the water. We found a turtle as well as a couple of petoskey stones. We rented Kayaks and bikes from body balance in Suttons Bay. Kayaks were perfect at this location and we used them regularly. The fire pit was also used regularly as all necessities are right there! If you have someone elderly or with trouble walking though, the path to the beach is a little difficult. We found it easier for my mom to use the public walk way which borders the property.

The kitchen was amazing and we found everything you could possibly need to make a delightful meal! All sorts of pots and pans, a griddle, coffee maker, plates, we never ran out of anything!

All in all I loved the place and would highly recommend it! The subdivision this home is located in is truly amazing and friendly. If I could, I would move there!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Kathy!! We are delighted you chose to spend your 50th birthday at Jones Point. Best wishes to you and your family, we hope to see you next year! Sincerely, Solutions For You, LLC
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Northport House Rental Rates

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summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Sep 17 2017
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Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

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