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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,230 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Spend a week relaxing on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay while watching the waves roll in from Lake Michigan. Our fully furnished home is located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, One mile from Grand Traverse Lighthouse and Museum. We are one of the few cottage rentals with a view of both bodies of majestic waters. Enjoy the calmer waters of GTB while watching freighters make their away around the Tip of the Leelanau Penninsula to/from Chicago to the Straits of Mackinaw.

This 1250 square foot three bedroom with oak flooring; two full bath cottage has ceramic floors in the kitchen, laundry, halls and bathrooms with granite counter tops in kitchen and baths.

Settle down in the oak floored dining room and living room while watching the flames dance in the gas log fireplace. Or enjoy the HD TV and Blu-Ray player when it rains. You can grill on the deck while listening to the waves as they gently slap against the beach.

The front of the house has two sets of patio doors so you can sit inside and watch passing boaters on the Bay and freighters on the Great Lakes while sipping your AM coffee and viewing spectacular sunrises over the Bay. There is 85 feet of private beach. Beach is sand with a few small rocks and shells,but enough space to enjoy the sun in a chaise lounge. The Great Lakes make the beach variable daily. We suggest watershoes for swimming in Northern Michigan as the lake bottom is rocky. Beach and bottom varies as the sands shift daily.

The master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed, dresser, futon and HD TV on all oak floors. The attached master bath has new granite and double sinks and ceramic flooring to accomodate the tub/shower. The second and third bedrooms have queen size beds with dressers with oak flooring.

The smoke-free house is located on a paved road in a private association which has a tennis and basketball courts, three parks, excellent walking beaches and hiking trails.

A canoe with paddles are provided to let you experience your serene surroundings, or sit shoreside and enjoy the fire pit while watching the moonbeams glisten across the Bay.

You are within 17 miles of the Leelanau Sands Casino, 40 miles from plenty of shopping in Traverse City. Local towns of Suttons Bay and Leland are a short 20 minute drive from your retreat.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Shoreline are just a 45 minute drive to view the 'MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA' per Good Morning America's 2011 viewers poll. National Geographic Magazine named our area as one of the TEN BEST SUMMER TRIPS 2012. In October 2015 USA Today voted M-22 the Best Scenic Autumn Drive in the Nation. Enjoy the quaint little bayside Village of Glen Arbor which is located just a few miles from the Dunes. Schedule a day at the Spas or golf at the Homestead before you journey back to the Sunrise Side of the Leelanau Penninsula.

There are close to 30 wineries located on the peninsula which have daily wine tasting for your pleasure. There are 3 distilleries and 3 breweries in Leelanau County plus several more in Traverse City and on Old Mission Peninsula. . There is a FANTASTIC marina in Northport to launch your boat for all water activities. The Inland Seas Educational Sailing Boat is located in Suttons Bay Marina area.

You can golf at the Leelanau Club of Bahl Farms. Go bird watching at the newly created bird santuary. Enjoy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on a day trip to the sunset shore of the peninsula. Take a hot air balloon ride out of Traverse City! Visit the Manitou Islands, sale the Tall Ship Manitou sailing ship which also is a B&B and located in Traverse City.

No reservation is confirmed until 50% downpayment and lease is received.


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More Details

Gloria Cobb
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Gloria Cobb

Just two people who love the Great Lakes and beaches! The loons, swans and seagulls float by as we sit on the deck and enjoy the blue waters of the Great Lakes. This is our little bit of Heaven and we would like you to witness the endless beauty that we enjoy.

Gloria Cobb purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Gloria Cobb chose USA

There is no place like the Great Lakes along with wineries and marinas.

What makes this cottage unique

Finding Petoskey Stones on the beach. Fishing off the Manitou Islands. Wine tasting. Freightor watching. Loon listening. Peace & quiet. A great place to lose all of your worries and stress and get in touch with Mother Nature and your inner being.

Guestbook comments from the owner

October 17 - 2003

We have enjoyed our fall weekend so much!! Every season here must hold a special magic -- the colors are so brilliant -- truly breathtaking! Visited the candle factory in Traverse City and shopped Sutton's Bay this time. WE took part in the Wine Tasing Festival at Black Star Winery and bought some wine to take home with us; the farm is so picturesque and the day was pretty. Adam found time to get some skating in and thoroughly enjoyed himself and the park. WE probably won't return until next summer, but untl them we will keep our memories every time we look at the photos. Thanks once again for sharing your home with us.

Danny, Rena & Adam
Jan 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Grand Traverse Bay in the United States

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • both bathrooms have showers over tub, ceramice tile, granite countertops
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), or Futons (1) Futon in master bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Gas log fireplace, 2 HD TV's, Cooking Utensils, Bed Linens, bikes, canoe, patio furniture, hammock, shore side fire pit on your own personal beach, Casino 17 miles away, Lighthouse 2 miles away, Traverse City 36 miles away, Sleeping Bear Dunes 35 miles away, Beauty - ALL AROUND YOU!!!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.923077 based on 24 reviews

Excellent! If we come back to the area we will DEFINTELY stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and daughter, and pug, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this lovely place. The location is perfect, as are the views from the living room and hammock, which my daughter and wife loved. We had a fire at the beach and though a tad windy, was perfect. The absolute only con we could even think of was the spiders outside, but absolutely nothing can be done since your up north! Just use some spray and you'll be fine! The pictures don't really do this place justice and the owner was excellent to work with. Thanks!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

All the comforts of home in the middle of nature, with great views, amenities, location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed off-season so it was very quiet in the neighborhood and the whole peninsula, which is fine with me!

The views are amazing, as the northern exposure gives you a solid sunrise and most of the sunset (over the trees, but reflects beautifully on the water and sky)

The house has every modern convenience and special care taken for the front living-room area. I've never sat in a leather-reclining-swivel-rocking chair before and there are two of them which we spent many happy hours in. Often the furniture at rentals is barely adequate, but this place is downright luxurious, such as the comfy couch that could easily fit three adults.

Beautiful hardwood floors from end-to-end, amazing views with double-sliding glass doors out front. A ton of outdoor furniture, some permanently on the beach, others up on the bluff, and the amazing hammock of course.

The gas fireplace worked great and is positioned so that you can enjoy it while looking out at the lake or the opposite direction if you are inclined to watch TV (we didn't)

Wireless WIFI was better than I have at home.

Unlimited firewood, kindling, and a beach-side fire-pit for hanging out.

Three working bicycles, even lifejackets for kids, that's amazing.

Full laundry worked great, even though we didn't plan it. Like everything else, it is completely thought out: there was laundry detergent.

The kitchen was stocked with everything you could imagine: even coffee filters, disposable travel coffee cups with lids, an immense selection of wineglasses, aluminum foil, saran wrap, everything you can possibly imagine, it's in there.

The water level was high this year so we could only walk East on the beach due to rock breakwalls on neighboring houses.

Unlike Cathead Bay, there is not the 30 mile-an-hour wind down the beach which never stops. Generally we had still to mild breezes most of the time.

Owners let us check in a couple hours early as we were the first arrivals of the season!

They are very accessible as they live about half hour awayy

The only downside would be for someone who was wheelchair bound, there are no ramps although if you can manage three steps, you're in!

If you don't like to cook there are about 4 restaurants still within a 10 minute drive in Downtown Northport.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is our vacation home so it is set up how we like to vacation, relaxed and laid back.
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Southeast Michigan

Excellent value

  • 5 of 5

The house is not fancy but it is fantastic! Right on the water, great beach, awesome living room/kitchen with a killer view, and comfortable bedrooms. We brought our toddler with us and it was a great place for her: very easy to childproof. We will definitely stay again. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time for your Leelanau County wedding.
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Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada

Great fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

A great cottage, well equipped, beautiful view, sunrise & sunset. Lots of wildlife, great walks, wine tours great, visited Leland & Suttons Bay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, MI

Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

For being so late in the autumn color season, we had still great colors to see. The home was clean and very accessible from a paved road, yet private feeling with the many trees around it, even in a neighborhood. A great getaway with no surprises. Yep, it not located close to any big attractions, but that is what we wanted. Of the last four houses we have rented, it is our top choice. We would go back to it because it was just as advertised, with nothing catching us off guard. It was warm, comfortable, and relaxing. We did see a few freighters go by far away on the lake. We could hear shore waves lapping when sitting on the porch, but not inside the house. The neighborhood is very well kept and quiet. Even our little Pomeranian loved the place. Did I mention it was relaxing? Oh, and the owners were very cooperative and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time! Vacation are meant to be relaxing!
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Hudson valley, New York

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. House is very nice and met the needs of my wife, me' and our two adult children and there part ers. Right on the lake!!! Pictures do not do justice. Well worth getting up to see the sunrise!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found it relaxing and enjoyed yourself! We consider ourselves lucky to have found a house with a million dollar view.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
in Village of Northport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Northport Creek
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
in Village of Northport
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Traverse Light House
Nearest Point of Interest
Leelanau Sands Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Northport Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Leelanau Cellars Winery & Knots Just a Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Fish Town (Leland)
Nearest Point of Interest
Fish Market on Indian Reservation
Nearest Point of Interest
Gill's Pier Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
45 North Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dunes
Nearest Point of Interest
Walking Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Circa Estate Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Star Farms Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Willow Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Ciccone Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Shady Lane Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Inland Seas Schooner
Nearest Point of Interest
Christmas Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Peterson Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Art Galleries
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Pontoon Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Longview Winery
Car: necessary

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Shoreline, voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America' 2011 by Good Morning America, and listed as one of the Ten Best Summer Trips 2012 by National Geographic Magazine. USA Today voted M-22 the Best Scenic Autumn Drive in the Nation in October 2015. Leelanau Sands Casino, Wine Tasting at over 25 wineries, Bird Watching in State Parks and Land Conservancy, and just plain RELAXING!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Grand Traverse Bay, North America

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb 16, 2017- May 20, 2017
16 Feb 2017 - 20 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 21, 2017- June 10, 2017
21 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 2017
11 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 10, 17 - May 20, 2018
11 Sep 2017 - 19 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £78.23

Additional non-refundable fee of $100 per pet IF it is a breed and size we accept. NO large or aggressive type dogs.
There is a minimum 3 night stay of $675 in the off season, and we only rent by full weeks in the summer months. Sunday to Sunday only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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