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Private and secluded- 3BDR/2Bth hot tub, fireplace, charm, seclusion Pets OK

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Northport - Whispering Pines

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

Come north and view the colors, wine taste and hot tub afterwards!

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.

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

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Private and secluded- 3BDR/2Bth hot tub, fireplace, charm, seclusion Pets OK
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews

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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Grand Rapids, MI

Quiet and Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the house and surrounding area very much. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FANTASTIC Couples Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I cannot rave enough about our weekend at Whispering Pines! My boyfriend and I spent our first vacation together here for a long weekend and it was everything we had imagined. We both have a pretty bad habit of getting over-excited and setting expectations too high for upcoming experiences, which of course usually ends up leaving us disappointed. However with this getaway, we were only disappointed that we had to leave! When we arrived, the hot tub was fired up ready to go for us along with a bottle of local wine provided by Tom! The lofted bedroom was absolutely beautiful in the morning when we woke up to the sunrise, and 2 nights in a row we accidentally dozed off sitting in front of the cozy fireplace. It was THE most relaxing weekend we have ever had and I fully attribute that to where we were staying. The location was great- set back in the woods enough to feel secluded and private, but in a nice neighborhood that felt very safe and friendly. It is about a 10 minute drive south into downtown Northport, 25 minutes into Suttons Bay, and 45 minutes into Traverse City, where we did a wine tour one day that was fantastic. The coolest thing we did all weekend was visit the ice caves (or i guess walls, not quite caves?) at Leelanau State Park, which is less than 2 miles north of the house. Literally breathtaking! A must while you are visiting if they are still there!

Thank you so much, Tom, for giving us a wonderful, relaxing weekend that we both were in desperate need of with our hectic work schedules. We are very excited to return again in the summer, spring, or fall to experience a whole new vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear the Whispering Pines over delivered and exceeded expectations - certainly something I strive to accomplish with every guest. Glad to hear you took my suggestions to enjoy the area to it's fullest...Leelanau County is magical. Unfortunately the ice caves will not be around for the summer guests to enjoy, I hope! Looking for to your return when you can experience a familiar setting in a different season!
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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

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

cleaning, see notes £61
Pet Fee £20
Linen/towels per stay £20

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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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