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Modern Cabin On Traverse Bay! Private Beach, Jacuzzi Tub! Fall Discounts!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Futon, 2 Baths. Lakefront Property In Secluded Wooded Location

Don't miss the chance to stay at this artistic, contemporary home that overlooks a breathtaking sugar sand beach right out the front door. This private home is shaded by beautiful towering trees and nicely landscaped in the charming town of Omena (north of Traverse City). 2 bedrooms plus loft with futon and 2 bathrooms. Spacious living room and kitchen/dining area. On quiet street.

1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Futon (in loft) & air mattress. Jacuzzi bathtub, large deck, fireplace, woodstove, washer/dryer, WIFI. TV (no cable)/VCR/DVD. Open concept kitchen/living room, hardwood floors. Linens included, No Smoking. Well-behaved pets considered (on an individual basis-please ask when booking!).

Visit Knot Just a Bar for wine and excellent food while you're in Omena. A quick drive to Northport which features fun at the marina, festivals, galleries and more. 15 minutes to Suttons Bay. Near several wineries too. This area offers gently winding roads to walk or ride your bike. Deer roam in the deep woods and graze at the side of the road. At road side stands, you can buy fresh cherries as well as other tasty local treats. Peaceful, restful, quiet, in an area where you can hear the birds and smell the fresh air, gaze a million stars at night. What more could you ask for?!

More Details

Christopher and Jessica
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 October, 2017

About Christopher and Jessica

Hello, My name is Christopher Bishop, and I am an Epsicopal priest currently living in Pennsylvania. My home in Michigan has brought me many summers of joy, and I hope your family will enjoy it just as much as I do!

Christopher and Jessica purchased this house in 2000

Why Christopher and Jessica chose Northern Michigan

This is a custom-built property, built right next to my parent's vacation home (also listed on HomeAway). It features a very open construction with lots of windows and natural light, and has, at least in my opinion, the most beautiful beach-front view in the world! The village of Omena has all the amenities (gas, grocery, etc.) as well as great restaurants and a marina and yacht club that are the center of the village's summer social life. Within a 20 minute drive are lighthouses, antique shops, wineries, casinos, cherry picking, and yearly film and music festivals (and much more).

What makes this house unique

Jacuzzi tub, wooded, beach-front location, private beach, fire pit.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Northport in Leelanau

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 2 bedrooms, and a loft with futon (which is secluded from the other rooms)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Modern Cabin On Traverse Bay! Private Beach, Jacuzzi Tub! Fall Discounts!
average rating of 4.0833335 based on 12 reviews
Cleveland, OH

Absolutley the BEST location on Grand Traverse Bay

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in the woods of Omena Point, this property is the perfect spot to get away from everything and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Just a few other tucked-away homes dot an expansive, clean sand beach along the crystal-clear waters of the Grand Traverse Bay. Since this location faces due east, you'll view fantastic sunrises (if you get up early enough!). The beach is drenched in sunshine until early afternoon when the sun ducks behind the trees that hug the shoreline, giving you cooling shade throughout the remainder of the day (if you want it! If not, just move 40 feet to the north to have sun all day.) The lake bottom in front of this home, unlike the bottom in front of most other properties has been cleared of rocks, providing a great sandy bottom for the kids with a gradual slope. We had a campfire on the beach every night and watched for shooting stars across the Milky Way in an extremely dark sky that is not touched by city lights. The small, quaint towns of Northport (5 miles) and Suttons Bay (12 miles) are nearby for groceries, souvenirs, and kayak rentals (highly recommend North Shore Outfitters in Northport - free delivery and pick-up; call ahead to reserve rentals 231-386-1222). Along the shore of Lake Michigan, the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes are a short drive west, as is the small tourist towns of Leland and Glen Harbor. We rented a pontoon boat from Stander Marine in Leland (231-256-9231; $270 for SIX hours) to cruise the entire length of Lake Leelanua. Plenty of casual restaurants in the area but if you prefer to stay in and cook, the kitchen has everything you need; plus there's a gas grill on the deck! Chris & Jessica were very helpful in our planning for this trip and are readily available should there be any problems of any kind. The home is VERY clean, well outfitted and beautifully landscaped! I would recommend this property to everyone. (And if it's booked for the week you want it, try the house next door which is also rented by Chris!) Hopefully we'll get back to enjoy this spot of paradise again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We're so glad you had a nice time, and hope to see you again next year!
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Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

This home has a beautiful view and the beach is glorious. There is plenty of firewood provided. The kitchen is well-stocked. My only complaint is that the beds were very uncomfortable, but nothing to let ruin your stay. The place is as-pictured and very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn Heights, MI

Beautiful destination, one minor snag

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property for five days during the first week of August 2017. The sandy beach in front of the property is absolutely beautiful and features shade in the afternoon. The master suite upstairs features a beautiful view of Grand Traverse Bay with a master bath. The master bath had just been updated before our stay and there was a problem with the shower that could not be fixed. However, the owner did compensate us for that inconvenience. The rest of the house was open and homey.

The setting was beautiful and the lake access, which was priority for us, was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bishops Beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on Omena Point. Great location - close to Northport, Suttons Bay and Leland. Morning sun on Grand Traverse. Really enjoyed morning cup of Joe by the water:)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Thomas-We look forward to having you stay with us again!
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Amazing location and home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful, We Loved it!!! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Traci-We look forward to having you stay with us again!
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Great location and view!

  • 4 of 5

The view and private beach were amazing! There was a great little fire pit on the beach and the house was perfect for our family. Overall, great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Northport, 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
1 Sep 2017 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.72
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.44

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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