The Leelanau Peninsula is the setting for "NORTH BY NORTHWEST" a 3 acre Lake Michigan property with 300' of shoreline, spectacular views, a spacious private beach & pristine sand dunes.
Located on Lake Michigan 16 miles north of Leland and 4 miles north of Northport and just south of Cathead Point and Cathead Bay.
It's 15 minutes to the Leelanau Sands Casino and Suttons Bay is 20 minutes away.. It's another 20 minutes from Suttons Bay to Traverse City which has plenty to see and do.
This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for multi-generational family vacations as it accommodates 16.
Main Floor Master Bedroom: queen size bed with a door into the main floor bathroom;
Upstairs 3 bedrooms:
Loft Bedroom: 2 double beds & 1 twin daybed with trundle;
Skylight Bedroom: 1 double bed;
Third bedroom: 1 double bed, 1 three quarter size bed (a bit smaller than a double), 1 twin bed, 2 twin trundle beds;
If you enjoy sleeping in the fresh air, our large screened in porch has a futon sleeper couch.
There's plenty to do for all ages..... relaxing on the beach with a good book, swimming, building sand castles, long walks along the shoreline as you hunt for petoskey stones and other amazing fossils and stones in a variety of colors and designs. But be forewarned it's an addictive hobby and I just bought a rock tumbler because I have a garage full of rocks!.
As the day winds down enjoy the sunset over Lake Michigan, toast marshmallows and make s'mores under the stars. Away from bright city lights the sky comes alive with thousands of twinkling stars, it's magnificent!
The house is rustic with rough sawn cedar walls and a vaulted living room ceiling. It's casual and comfortable with a cozy ambiance. Our 8' farmhouse table comfortably seats ten and a small table behind the couch, 2 bar stools,and porch table accommodate at least 6 more.
If you have a few extra guests for dinner the patio table seats another 5 people.
This home is set on a beautiful wooded dune with 19 platform steps gently leading down to the house from the large lighted parking area. To get to the beach a set of stairs takes you down to the bottom of a very small sand dune. There are no stairs on the dune, but it takes about 25 small steps to get to the top where our firepit is located, then it gently slopes down to the beach.
The back deck faces west with spectacular views of the water, Manitou & Fox Islands, & freighters which frequently travel through this area. This is the site of the treacherous Straights of Manitou which caused many a shipwreck in earlier times.