On the Bay in Northport, Michigan

This vacation rental home is located in the quaint village of Northport. Exactly one mile from the center of town, our home is near the end of a cul-de-sac street making it quiet and restful for your UP NORTH getaway.


Efficient work spaces and all new stainless appliances. We have a Frigidaire side-by-side with ice and water on the door and all water in the house is filtered so there is no well taste! When you’re not cooking outdoors, your meals are quick and easy with a Bosch gas range, or just pop something in the Sharp Carousel microwave. There are dishes, flatware and glassware for 12 as well as an ample supply of plastic ware suitable for children or a quick snack. The Bosch dishwasher makes your vacation clean-up a breeze. Anything you need for the kitchen is included: Braun coffee maker, toaster, blender, mixer, pots & pans, snack servers, etc. There is also a telephone answering machine if you miss a call while you are out enjoying your Leelanau County vacation.

Great Room

The large living space with full glass windows and doors overlooking the bay includes a table that can accommodate 10-12 people at one time for large family meals. In addition, there is a small round table that can accommodate an additional 2-4 people in the same space. A sliding door opens out on to the first deck area. After a long day of fun and sun you might want to just relax with a book or catch up on the day’s news. The remainder of the great room is complete with two sofas, a large comfy chair and ottoman, a rocking chair, television with DVD/VCR/Blue Ray, and Cable.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom includes a new pillow-top queen size bed with two nightstands, a chest of drawers, a dresser with mirror as well as a closet for hanging clothes. The master also includes a smaller television with VCR and Cable. All new bed linens are included. The windows to the east and west offer excellent cross ventilation for those who enjoy the night air. Within the master bedroom is a bath with shower stall, toilet, and sink. All towels are included.


Also off of the master bedroom is a laundry room with interior and exterior access. The laundry room includes a new front loading washer and dryer. Several beach towels are also available. A small ironing board and iron are also available but remember you’re on vacation!

First Floor Bedroom

Just off of the first floor hallway is a cozy bedroom with another new pillow-top queen size bed. This room includes a chest of drawers and an ample closet. Open the windows and listen to the sounds of the bay. All linens are included.

First Floor Bath

A main hall bath is on the first floor and includes a full size tub/shower, sink and toilet. All towels are included.

Second Floor Loft

Just off of the great room is a bright open stairway leading to the second floor loft. The loft is a great place for the kids to crash or another family to stay. The east wall is end to end operable windows with 2” wood blinds to minimize that bright morning sunshine. All the beds in the loft are new including one pillow-top queen and four twin beds. This room can comfortably sleep six. There is a closet and the room is furnished with two dressers and new linens are included.

Outdoor Spaces

Just off of the great room is a slider door that opens to an ample size deck including a Weber Gas Grill, patio table and four chairs. If you take a short walk down the pathway you will find a second deck great for sipping your morning coffee, reading or just relaxing and watching the kids play in the sand. Off of the second deck is a large sand beach area for beach chairs (included) or a picnic at the beach picnic table. And just when you thought it doesn’t get any better than this, you discover the hammock nestled among the cedar trees. At the end of a long day in the sun enjoy an outdoor shower, a truly special UP NORTH treat!

The Water

The waterfront has small stones and rocks. Bring your water shoes for easy footing on the small rocks. Take a morning walk along the lake and enjoy the glorious day! The shoreline is a few easy steps away from the deck – no roads to cross, no stairs or hills to climb. Your water toys and games are a must. If you bring your kayak or small water craft you can comfortably leave it at the shore. An in-water boat mooring is also available (call for details). The charming Northport Harbor is only blocks away and has a boat launch (only $2.00!), gas dock, and slips for transient boaters.

After the sun sets, enjoy the water view and stargazing around the fire ring. Lawn chairs are provided, and so are the roasting sticks for making s’mores.

When your day does not call for sun and water you can take a walk into town, it’s only a short one mile walk. While in town be sure to visit Barb’s Bakery, The North End, The Garage, Rock Shop, Pennington’s and more! Forgot something for dinner? It’s a quick run to Tom’s Grocery and dinner is ready! See more about the area in the “Activities” section of this website.

Additional Information

Central Air Conditioning, though rarely needed


ALL Filtered Water

Shed Storage

Ample Driveway Parking

Private yet neighborly

Cable TV, DVD, VCR, Blue Ray, Wii 

Boom box/radio/CD

Wireless Internet

Local Telephone Service

Fire ring

Lawn chairs

Water Mat

No pets, no smoking