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Scrilly Cottage is Just A Short Walk To Sandy Grand Traverse Bay Beach

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


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Craftsman Built 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Kitchen, Dining, Living Rooms. Sleep 6

Master craftsman built home with 2 bedrooms and full bathroom up; 1 bedroom, powder room, kitchen, dining and living rooms down. Wonderful kitchen has custom cherry cabinets, dishwasher, room to cook and counter seating for conversation while you're cooking. Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms, 2 rooms with a queen bed each and one room with 2 twins . Gas grill on entry deck, washer/dryer, WiFi. Wood burning fireplace in living room.

Kevin R Sauvage
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2017

About Kevin R Sauvage

I built this home by myself, pouring the footings on my 50th birthday and spending every available moment for the next 2 years on it. Other then the maple floor and cedar siding, all the lumber for the interior/exterior trims, stairways, cabinetry and doors was purchased as rough boards then milled to shape by myself. Much of the wood was cut 80 yrs ago off a local farm and stored until I bought it.

Though I work as a woodworker my passion is sailing, something I have been doing on Northport Bay for 53 yrs. I like adventure sailing best and have completed the grueling 300 mile Everglades Challenge and have spent 19 days alone at sea on the North Atlantic in a 20' sailboat attempting a trans Atlantic crossing from NYC to Northern Spain. Tropical storm Debbie in 2012 delayed my progress until I ran out of time and was forced to return to NYC. Though New York harbor's Lower Bay and Florida's west coast/ Florida Bay have their beauty, nothing compares to sailing my home waters of Northern Lake Michigan.

Kevin R Sauvage purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Kevin R Sauvage chose Northern Michigan

Scrilly Cottage is inspired by the Bumble Bee word for "friend" in Taylon Thomas's poem "Scrilly".


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northport in Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Full bath with tub/shower and first floor powder room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Baby crib available
  • pets not allowed


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Scrilly Cottage is Just A Short Walk To Sandy Grand Traverse Bay Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

We love Scrilly Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We were immediately impressed with the quality, construction and perfect touches of the cottage. Everything was clean, comfortable, and welcoming. The cottage is situated in a beautiful, quiet and private setting. We did not take advantage of the fire pit behind the house, but it looked great too. We spent evenings at the cottage playing Euchre next to the fire. It was great to meet the owner Kevin who is a down to earth guy who built the home from the ground up and paid close attention to detail. The four of us adored this place and we will stay here again! I highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay. Extremely nice house with a great layout both inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with this house. 1st class construction and layout. Comfortable beds and everything was there for a stay including coffee with amenities, fire wood for the outstanding fire pit in the back yard, and a short walk to a private beach on Traverse bay. I was even able to wheel my kayak there for entry to the water. The owner is extremely nice and Checked in with us to verify if anything additional was needed. The location was also great as a hub for visiting the beautiful area and beaches of both Traverse bay and Lake Michigan.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is gorgeous, and so comfortable! We'll definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We loved having the fire pit n the back yard and the beach cost by.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Craftsmanship

  • 5 of 5

Scrilly Cottage feels like home. The wood features throughout the cottage add warmth and coziness to this Northern Michigan retreat set in the pines of Northport. Large windows provide ample light to greet guests in the morning and bid farewell to the evening. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of utensils and basic cooking needs. The sitting area in the dining room allows for late night conversation and board game competition. In addition, the living room is anchored by a sturdy oak coffee table surrounded by craftsman chairs for indulging in novels by the fire. Adirondack chairs invite guests for cocktails around the bonfire. The Leelanau Peninsula provides opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, beaching, eating, and shopping. My husband and I always enjoy our stay at Scrilly Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a 4 min walk to wonderful sand beach with picnic tables and fire pit. Tennis courts, children's playground, club house. Spectacular Cathead Bay beach, part of Leelanau State Park, is a 5 min drive and short walk through hardwood forests. The village of Northport with shopping, dining and municipal marina is 5 miles south.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Northport, Northern Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off season
1 Oct 2016 - 20 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High summer
1 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £401
Property Damage Protection £63

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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