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Beautiful Views, Cottage on Grand Traverse Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This cottage is the perfect getaway if you are looking for a private and secluded vacation spot! We are located at the end of the private Cherry Home Shores community right up against the forest with lots to explore! We have a large front deck with gorgeous views of Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. We provide 4 kayaks for plenty of family fun. The neighborhood is perfect for biking, jogging or walking.

There are many attractions and activities in the Northport area. Our favorites include Sleeping Bear Dunes, many wineries to tour and do tastings, historic Fishtown in Leeland with shopping and lakefront restaurants, and marinas with boat rentals and fishing expeditions. There is also a casino and lighthouse museum to enjoy.

Keywords: Northport, Grand Traverse Bay, Beach Cottage

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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About The Owner

I am a retiree from Clarkston, MI. I have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. We all love summer vacations in our cottage on the lake.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1992

Why The Owner chose Northport

Cherry Home Shores appealed to me because of the quite and secluded area on the water. We have our own boat and kayaks to enjoy the lake.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northport in Leelanau

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. No loud noise 2. limit outdoor activity after 10pm 3. Respect neighbors 4. 25 MPH No speeding 5. No pets
  • 6. No fire works
  • 7. Clean grill after use
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • (1) King size bed (2) Queen size Beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Views, Cottage on Grand Traverse Bay
average rating of 4.8 based on 50 reviews

Awesome place for relaxing by the lake

  • 5 of 5

Great location. A bit of a hike, but perfect for browsing Northport, Sutton's Bay, wineries and Leland. Much better than the crowds in Traverse City. Great restaurants within 15-30 minutes. Plenty of wineries and just awesome be in such a quiet and secluded spot on the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Cottage on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time over the Memorial Day weekend! This cottage was a perfect fit for us, with a beautiful view to match. Traverse City is only about an hour away, and the entire peninsula has plenty to do. Tandem Ciders is a great stop, and only about 25 minutes or so away. Northport has a great small-town brewery with an Up North vibe minus the crowds you get in Traverse. As someone who's family has had a cottage up north for decades this place is about as authentic as it gets!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Daryl was very nice to work with. Very comfortable and very quite. Close to bike trails. Great restaurants, the Garage restaurant was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The living room is quite cosy with the biggest gas fireplace I've ever seen and decent leather couch, loveseat, and a armchair. Although you could technically seat six people in the living or dining room, I'd recommend no more than four. The gas barbecue is also huge and worked really well for us, igniting on the first try. If you've never used NEST thermostats, you might wonder about the temperatures going up and down, but you can of course override it at any time. The electronic door locking system was very nice and simply the best VRBO experience possible for getting in and out. Towels and linens were amazing, definitely hotel quality stay for those amenities.

The location at the very end of the subdivision can't be beat. There's no neighbors to the north to obstruct the view and with only one neighbor to the south, it is extremely quiet. The beach is maybe 15 paces from the front deck with a nice bit of sand. Like most properties in this subdivision, you can only walk so far on the beach without running into obstacles such as a breakwall, where you'd have to step into the chilly Traverse Bay. However, there are several beach access points in the subdivision so you can definitely get a little walk in. I took the kayak out when the water was calm and it's an easy run up to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse with a fairly natural shoreline.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect! Quiet, secluded with beautiful views of the bay!

  • 5 of 5

This small cottage is cozy, quiet and secluded north of Northport close to the top of the Leelanau peninsula and the lighthouse. It had beautiful views of Traverse Bay. The beds were comfortable, it was very cute inside. We loved the open floor plan and loft design with the A frame windows and stone fireplace! We went between Christmas and New Years and the lake effect snow everyday made it so beautiful like our own personal winter wonderland! The small towns along the Northern peninsula were all cute with great food and shops. We loved Northport, Sutton’s Bay, and Leelanau. It’s within 30-40 min of around 30 wineries in the northern loop of the wine trail. A couple of wineries were really amazing like Mawby for sparkling wine, and 45 North for some wonderful Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Marsanne, and their Cabernet franc, 45 Red, and Red Barn Red. Two unexpected favorites were Hop lot brewery and beer garden with the outdoor garden igloos and Tandem Ciders! I would highly recommend this place to stay for a small family or group of friends anytime of the year. We had a great time and would book it again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

It was a girls weekend! It was relaxing and peaceful! We will definitely come back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Traverse City, Mi
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Traverse Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Fishtown
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dunes
Nearest Point of Interest
Gill's Piwr Vineyard & Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Leelanau Wine Cellars
Nearest Point of Interest
Leelanau Sands Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
South Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Christmas Cove
Car: necessary

3 kayaks provided on property for tenant use with life jackets provided.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.11
Damage Insurance £44.42

• Rentals are Saturday to Saturday during Peak Season. June to September
• Spring, summer and fall rentals only. April 1st to November 1st.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.