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'Up North' Private and secluded 3BDR/2Bth hot tub, fireplace, charm Pets

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

NOTE: This cottage is located north of Northport MI, north of Traverse City and not near Houghton Lake/Roscommon area as the map icon indicates!

Those looking for a quiet, secluded place with natural beauty as a main attraction need to look no further! The splendor of fall foliage, the breathtaking beauty of ever-white snow amid acres of cross-country skiing, the awakening forest in the spring, and beach walks with the lap of Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan in the summer, are among the many special treats that have guests returning year after year.

Situated six miles north of Northport and in a private, wooded setting, WHISPERING PINES is your respite from urban culture with seclusion in mind. Let Whispering Pines be your oasis from home affording you all of the amenities of a well-equipped, vacation home. This twelve-year-old, cedar-sided cottage boasts of vaulted ceilings, wood floors, screened porch, wood-burning (wood provided) stone fireplace, outdoor hot tub, and many other features too numerous to mention and rarely found. There are two bedrooms (a queen and set of twins) on the main level with a loft bedroom (queen) and half bath on the second.

The association beach is only 700 feet away and hiking, rollerblading, and peaceful walks are right our your door.

HOT TUB is only available during the summer by reservation with $100 additional fee for servicing.

Get away from it all, convene with nature on an individual basis and experience the 'up north' lifestyle amid beauty and comfort. Let Whispering Pines sweep you away!

Keywords: cabin, cottage, hot tub, stone fireplace

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Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

'Up North' Private and secluded 3BDR/2Bth hot tub, fireplace, charm Pets
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

Warm, Cozy and Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cabin for my boyfriend and I as a winter getaway. I wanted a cute cozy cabin secluded in the woods and this was exactly what I got with Whispering Pines! The fireplace was perfect, there was fresh cut firewood for us so we never had to buy any. The hot tub was warm and clean, ready for us to enjoy! The atmosphere of the whole cabin was so serene. The huge window in the living room gave awesome natural daytime light as well! You were not far from water and not too far from town. We went to town and enjoyed some coffee and donuts from Barb's Bakery and walked through some little shops! Although many were closed for the season, the town was so cute! Not to far north of the cabin was the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and Christmas Cove. It was beautiful!! We will definitely be staying here again!! Thank you Tom for giving us the pleasure of staying at your wonderful cabin!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you were totally enthralled with the Whispering Pines, its location and amenities is has to offer. You were spot on with all of your comments regarding he area and village - please return again to enjoy all of the village amenities during season. Barb's Bakery, Tribune, Tuckers, the Garage and others are just a few guests need to experience! Please make the Pines your home away from home.
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Staying @ The Whispering Pines Cabin

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cabin you have. My wife and I Loved it. Very cozy and quaint. The stone fireplace added to the embience of the cabin. Sitting out in the hot tub on those cold nights was awesome. We watched 4 deer in the cedar swamp behind the hot tub one day. Walked to the beach down the street. Visited lighthouses and shopped in Traverse City.all in all was a great 3 days for the exception of rain 2 of them. Cant wait to stay here again. Thank you Tom for all your info b4 we came and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you enjoyed the amenities at the private and secluded Whispering Pines Cottage! I am sure the magic of Leelanau contributed to your memorable stay. Remember we turn green in the spring! Looking forward to your return soon.
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Very Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing and refreshing stay! The Northport Cabin is secluded and comfortable, with restaurants, hiking trails, and a bowling ally just minutes away. Tom was very easy to work with, helpful, and accommodating. It was very clean and cozy. I would only comment that there is no dining table - only 4 barstools, and sadly the hot tub was not working the first two days of our visit. This was very disappointing to us, since that was one of the reasons we chose this particular cabin. I know sometimes maintenance/repair times are unavoidable. Also, the stairs to the loft are incredibly steep, so don't plan on any children sleeping upstairs. Other than that, it was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect mini getaway! The hot tub was clean, hot and ready for us. There was plenty of firewood stocked so we never had to go out to buy some! The house was clean and inviting. The only things I would comment on are that the shower does not go on all the way and that there are no baking dishes. But for us, those were minor occurrences compared to the trip in full.

We visited the lighthouse and the beach covered in ice! It is definitely worth the visit out there! What a site!!! We even saw a couple ice caves. And there were nature made skating rinks that looked like a sheet of glass.

We would definitely recommend staying here.

Tom is such a delight to work with! There was a huge winter storm the day we were leaving and Tom allowed us to arrive earlier than the check in time so that we could leave earlier and avoid the storm. Top notch!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great winter weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little cottage in the woods. It is very clean, fully furnished, and is surrounded by woods so you have plenty of privacy. The place also has a fire place and hot tub which made it an awesome winter retreat. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your weekend sipping wine/soup and enjoying the fireplace and outdoor hot tub. Please return soon! Would love to welcome you back.
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Grand Rapids MI

Great Getaway Up North

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are new to the state and have been exploring more and more every chance we get. We decided for the holidays we would gift a trip up north to each other.

We could not have asked for a better house or location for getting away and unplugging. The house has a great feel to it. very comfortable and well equipped. Fire place was ready for us, the hot tub was welcoming, the bbq was easy, and the TV/extended cable/wifi helped fill the hours in-between puzzles, food, drinks, hiking, biking, exploring.

There is a small trail system right behind the house. We rented Fat Bikes for the first time and peddled the snow covered trails. Then we took off on the bikes with lunch in a backpack and the dog towards the lighthouse. We billy-goated out through the forest snow and creeks to the tip of the peninsula. then took the beach back towards the house.

Walking the neighborhood was also great and i can imagine the summers here are fantastic.

We visited Cathead Bay as well. The sun ended up popping out so we walked the trails (very short drive from the house) out to the dunes and beach. Gorgeous! The snowy dunes were surreal. We hunted for petoskey stones (even found a few) while the dog took what must have been a very chilly swim (dogs are not allowed on the beach most of the year).

We will hopefully return to Whispering Pines again! It was as advertised and the owner was easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your house with us and being open to pets!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the complimentary review! I am happy I was able to contribute even if just a little to your enjoyment of Northern Michigan and Whispering Pines. Please do not be a stranger and return often. We turn green in the spring after the snow thaws - come visit then too!
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Numerous wineries abound in the county - be sure to sample some of them!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Northport, Northern Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Dec 2016 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning, see notes £60
Pet Fee £20
Linen/towels -per couple £20

Pets are welcome for a fee. $25 for 2 nights or less, $75 for a week stay

50% of rent is required within 10 days of reserving: final rent is required 45 days prior to arrival. A rental agreement will be emailed to you to print, complete and return. Check payment only,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northport in Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) The second main floor has a 'pyramid' bunk bed: twin on top and double on the bottom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

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