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Family-friendly cottage just off East Bay, between Elk Rapids and Traverse City


Property Details

Updated: Oct 6, 2016
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, near beach and township park

Charming, secluded cottage on one-lane private road in 90 year-old second-growth forest one lot off East Grand Traverse Bay, and near township beach and park with playground and boat access. Two bedrooms, two full baths. Air conditioning. WiFi & Cable TV. Fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher and microwave. All linens. Washer & dryer. Charcoal grill. Large deck. Well-maintained. No street lights; no street noise. Easy walk to beach. Short drive to Elk Rapids, Traverse City and Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Williamsburg.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Jeff is a Michigander who has spent his entire career working on Latin America for the Ford Foundation and the Inter-American Dialogue, in Lima, Santiago, New York and Washington. Myriam is a Chilean by birth who spent most of her career working on education policy for the World Bank throughout the world. This and adjacent properties have been in the family for nearly 50 years.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

2 Reviews

2 traveler reviews


Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage ... You are mere steps away from a public beach right on the grand traverse bay... It is a quiet beach with very few people and allows dogs, which was a huge plus for us. The house itself is close to TC, and we enjoyed a wine tour of old mission and dinners downtown. The house is well cared for with many updates. My only complaint, if you can even call it that, is that the furniture and beds were not very comfortable. We did two nights in the full size bed, and then my husband and I each took a twin bed, which were a little easier on our backs. Great stay overall! I would recommend this cabin for your Traverse City stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage within walking distance to East Bay Beach

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom/2bath home in the woods is an easy walk, bike ride or drive to a nice public park with beach access and a boat landing on East Grand Traverse Bay. The beach offers great swimming and beautiful sunsets. The park has play equipment for children and picnic tables. The home is very well maintained, nicely appointed and well equipped for cooking in or grilling out. The view from the house is of the woods. Close to Elk Rapids and Traverse City, yet a private haven away from the crowds and traffic. We rented this home and another on the beach for our family vacation and had a terrific week.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

* Traverse City 15 miles south

* Elk Rapids 5 milesa north

* championship golf courses

* Traverse City Film Festival

* National Cherry Festival

* winery tours

* Interlochen Center for the Arts 45 min.

* Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 45 min.

* Traverse City Beach Bums baseball games

* By the Bay horse shows July and August

* 100 miles to Mackinaw Island

* charter fishing

Rates & Availability

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Lake View

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * full kitchen including dishwasher, microwave and disposal * washer and dryer * fireplace * cable TV * wi-fi internet * charcoal grill * large deck * new floors and roof * trash service * set in 90 year-old second-growth forest * one lot off East Grand Traverse Bay * 200 yards from Township Park with beach, playground and boat access * four miles to K-Mart and supermarket

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