A Beautiful Property To Make It One Of A Kind
I am a Traverse City native who has always dreamed of one day owning a place on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan - Christmas Cove is one of my favorite areas and this cottage is truly a dream come true :)
Danielle purchased this House in 2017
Why Danielle chose Northport
This sleepy little property has beautiful rustic bones and charm, but was in need of a fresh take and a little love.
What makes this House unique
This location is one of a kind!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
On a case by case basis
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
There will be a fee of $100/night for each additional occupant allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lake Michigan home.
Fabulous view of Lake Michigan. Quiet secluded neighborhood. Well maintained, clean cottage. Would definitely stay again.
Great Cottage and an amazing beach.
Just got back and can't say enough good things. The cottage was clean and had plenty of room. The beach was probably the best I've ever been to in Leelanau. Perfect sand, perfect grade, perfect view. The stairs are a bit of a hike. It didn't bother us, but consider it if you have anyone in your party that has difficulty climbing. Can't recommend it enough.
Northport area is the best! Loved the location of the house!
The view and sunsets were a 10 out of 5! The beach was a 10 out of 5! The location was a 10 out of 5 (close to Peterson Park, Northport, a beautiful 9 hole golf course, Christmas Cove beach, Leelanau State Park, hiking and more! The house was adequate for the 8 of us, although one of the five beds was just a foam mattress on a solid wooden frame in the loft. Bring extra towels (we had 5 washcloths for the 8 of us), paper towels (1 roll supplied), extra trash bags ,lightbulbs for lamps (several were burned out) and bar soap. There is no land line and no cell phone coverage in the house. Be sure you can get wifi phone on your cell phones as there is wifi in the house.
Part of the house had been recently updated apparently, and was quite nice, but the upstairs bedrooms and bath need some attention, as did the landscaping. Hopefully, curtains will be added to the master bedroom as there was no sleeping in with no curtains! And hopefully the owners will install the smoke alarms we obtained free of charge at the local fire department. We were surprised there were none in the house. This house will be very popular and sought after, once the upgrades are complete.
We had a fantastic week and fell in love with Northport and the area.
Stunning Views and Perfect Quiet Location
Our family of four (with two teenage sons) had a wonderful vacation. The house lived up to expectations: easy access to a lovely 1.5 mile-long beach, unbeatable sunsets from the deck, 3 miles to quaint Northport and 12 to 15 miles to the slightly busier Leland and Suttons Bay. Without even trying, I collected over 20 petoskey stones and many more fossils and other interesting rocks. Our water-loving dog had the time of his life on the beach. We had kayaks delivered to us from the rental place in Northport and kayaked to Cathead Bay. Most of the days were temperate, but we had a few hot days and found that the A/C in the master bedroom worked very well and that, generally, air flowed through the house well. Overall, extremely relaxing and enjoyable trip.
The kitchen was modern and well equipped with pots and pans. We were surprised that there were no spices or condiments (not even salt), but maybe that was because we were there early in the season. And we thought the owner could have provided a few other things (more toilet paper and charcoal, for example). Hoping the owner is still considering renovations to the upstairs bathroom, which, although fine, didn't match the rest of the house's upgrades. We should also note, for anyone interested, that there is no cell service and the wifi is ok for emailing but not strong enough for doing a lot of other things. Absolutely fine for me, but a few family members were hoping to use the wifi to stream the World Cup. They easily found places to watch in town.
I note these things just so others are aware, but we had a lovely vacation and would definitely consider coming back!
Thanks for your feedback and your business, hope to see you again soon!
Perfect location for Leelanau getaway
We were so impressed with the views and setting of this rental. Stunning staircase to Lake Michigan below with several landings for extra views. The porch deck faces the lake - a wonderful place for morning coffee and reading. The large back lawn accommodates outdoor games. We did not encounter any problems while there. Danielle quickly responded to questions we had.
Kitchen is functional and well-stocked. The living space on the first floor is large, comfortable, and inviting. Washer/dryer and dishwasher are excellent.
Bedrooms and bathrooms are adequate - we hope the owners continute with updates to this part of the house. The master bedroom has windows facing the lake and offers the sound of the waves to fall asleep to.
All in all, a great stay at a great property!
Thank you Sharon - It was great to have your group, so glad to hear that you had a good time. We are looking forward to continuing with renovations for next year, hoping to tackle the downstairs bathroom and bedrooms - it's been a fun first year. Hope you visit us again!
Super vacation spot
Lovely house, great location--very private and quiet. Ideally set up for couples or a family. Responsive and caring owners, too. Highly recommend.
Christmas Cove beach, close proximity to downtown Northport, Leelanau State Park, the Lighthouse, Cathead Bay, Historic Fishtown in Leland, The Homestead, Sleeping Bear Dunes and lots more.