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Elk Rapids / Mackenzie Dune on Grand Traverse Bay!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This charming property is a natural landscape setting, sitting along Antrim County's shoreline dune region.

The views from the home, decks, and the beach takes in Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau County, serving up picturesque sunsets across Grand Traverse Bay. Enjoy the barbeque/dining deck, the lower deck at the edge of the dune, or sit around the campfire....the choice is yours. The beach front water levels on Grand Traverse Bay have rebounded nicely to offer a much more sandy bottom mixed with rock beds. So you will need to bring a water shoe or old tennies to start your swim. Kayaks, canoes, water toys, whatever your family enjoys for water sports can add to your use of this beach. Boat access sites are available nearby in Elk Rapids for the Bay, or Elk Lake, which is the entrance to the Chain of Lakes waterway system if you wish to bring or rent a boat for exploring our beautiful inland lakes as well.

Property Manager
Becky Lancaster
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017


Grand Traverse Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 bathrooms: 2 baths on main level 1 bath on lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms on main level 1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin set 1 queen on lower level
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This location is in a convenient area for day trips. From Frankfurt, Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore) Leland, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Mackinaw Bridge/Island, just to name a few. Elk Rapids is just a few miles south, with destination restaurants, art galleries, antiques, our infamous 'Wednesday Nights on River St.' Plenty of Harbor activities and boating access. Annual Harbor Days Festival the 1st weekend in August.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Elk Rapids / Mackenzie Dune on Grand Traverse Bay!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage with private beach. Clean comfortable furniture and beds. The kitchen was well equipped and there was a new gas grill on the deck. The sunsets every evening were gorgeous. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH

Gorgeous Lake Michigan retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week for an extended family reunion/family vacation. The past few years we have struggled to find enough space for 7 adults and 3 kids, but this home definitely fit the bill. Plenty of space for everyone with a great beach/dock for enjoying the lake and taking in the sunsets. The home was very clean and well maintained when we arrived, which allowed us to jump right into enjoying our vacation. The location is remote if you want it to be and you can just sit in your deck chair and enjoy the quiet, but also within driving distance of Traverse City and several other lake-side towns. I especially enjoyed an afternoon spent browsing in Charlevoix as well as some time in Elk Rapids, and all of the roadside markets which allowed us to take full advantage of visiting in the peak of cherry season!

Cooler temps kept us from enjoying the lake as much as we wanted to, but we still had a great week, and really enjoyed this home. Would definitely recommend it for someone in search of a vacation on the lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City, Mi
Car: necessary


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