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Elk Rapids - Lazy Days - "Up North" Retreat.

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Sep 19, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Park the car, drop your bags, and head to the nearby beach. That's how we start vacations 'Up North'!

Newlyweds to 'empty nesters' can relax with an affordable vacation in the quaint Village of Elk Rapids. Just 15 minutes north of Traverse City, the Village of Elk Rapids is nestled between the eastern arm of Grand Traverse Bay, the cool blue waters of Elk Lake, and the other 'finger lakes' of Antrim County. We are dead center in a Lake Michigan “arc of hospitality” that stretches from the artist community of Northport to the historic sites of Mackinac Island.

Our 1400 sq. ft. two bedroom home is fully furnished with a dining room, spacious and comfortable family room (with fold out sofa), enclosed back yard, and bonus game room. A sliding door leads onto the enclosed slate patio to sip your morning coffee.

The 20x16 master bedroom has the feel of a sumptuous suite with walk-in closet, on- suite master bath and seating area. The second bedroom has two twin beds. The kitchen leads into the dining room and also opens onto the patio. Back yard and patio are enclosed by a tall privacy fence while the front yard is open and spacious.

Just off the back yard is the newly added 'Cedar Street Lounge'; a play room with large screen TV, iPod player, Nintendo Wii, and gaming table. It is the perfect spot for rainy days, after a long day at the beach, or for evening relaxation in front of the fire pit.

A short walk or bike ride takes you to Elk Rapids' Main Street and easy access to the beach, tennis or basketball at the local park, shopping, dining, boating, movies, or enjoy an ice cream on the river bank in one of northern Michigan's best kept secret vacation getaways.

Enjoy four seasons living in our quaint Village. Whether you visit local attractions like Elk Lake, Bass Lake or Torch Lake or drive 15 minutes to Traverse Bay, everything is close. Or you can visit the attractions that make Traverse City one of the 'Ten Best Small Towns in America' (Fodor) and got it on National Geographic's 'Top 10 Summer Trips' then leave the crowds behind for your “sanctuary” in Elk Rapids.

Elk Rapids gives you access to the best of Grand Traverse area attractions with the peace and quiet of real small town life a. You'll like Traverse City but you'll love Elk Rapids!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Christopher we enjoyed your house fine but if you put a small AC in the front bedroom it would make it much more enjoyable during hot days. It was a really nice home and it was close to everything and we would like to come back sometime soon thanks again and God Bless you and yours
Jun 2013
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4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


This was a great experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Elk Rapids and at this house. It was a perfect size for two people. We used the spare bedroom for storage of luggage etc. Master bedroom was huge w/living area and big TV. Window A.C. in master only, but that was plenty. Our dogs loved fenced backyard and patio w/trees and deck was so nice that we had breakfast out there everyday. The two bicycles enabled us to bike to downtown whenever we wanted. Elk Rapids is a lovely little town. The landlord was super nice. The only down side is Traverse City is a 20 minute drive and if you need anything beyond the basics you have to go there. Otherwise great.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kennesaw, GA

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway spot. If you like quiet small towns where you can walk anywhere you wish and where the kids are always safe then Elk Rapids is a must see for you. Great house . . . very comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Spent two weeks in the ho...

  • 5 of 5

Spent two weeks in the house last summer. Wonderful time. Very comfortable. Elk Rapids is a great place to unwind.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel, IN

Very clean house on quiet...

  • 5 of 5

Very clean house on quiet street. Great location to travel north or south to Traverse City. Sleeps 4 best. Elk Rapids is a quaint, quiet place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Family Sports Activities: Swimming, Boating, Jet-Skiing, Sailing, Parasailing, Windsurfing, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Racquetball, Fishing,

Canoeing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowmobile trails and Ski

Slopes as well as Cross Country Trails are also close by.

Adult Activities: Breweries, Wineries, Casinos, Shopping, & Dining


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $200 - $350

    Weekly Rate: $1000 - $1200

    Monthly Rate: $2200 - $2600

  • September-May..........Monthly rental available
    Fourth of July Week/Cherry Festival.$1100/week, (June 30- July 7)
    Charlevoix Venetian Festival - $1100 / week (July 14th - July 21st)
    Harbor Days Week.......$1100/week, (July 29- Aug. 5)

    Half of rate due upon reservation, half due at arrival.
    There is also a $300 security deposit due on arrival.
    Cash or Check only. Pets Negotiable, linens provided.

    Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Cable TV with premium movie channels, DVD, wireless high speed internet, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Icemaker, Cooking utensils provided, Washer, Dryer, Garage, wood firepit, Weber grill & smoker, 4 bikes, Pets Negotiable, (No Smoking)

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