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Greg Chadwell

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Escape 'Up North' to Waterfront Home on Grand Traverse Bay

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of the Grand Traverse Bay vacation house rental

Lake Home, 5 Bedrooms Including Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

We have been going 'up north' to stay at our summer home for over 30 years to getaway from everything! We celebrate every minute at the cottage we fondly call 'Camp Cruddy' and enjoy the white sandy beach, warm shallow waters of the grand traverse bay, fresh smell of pine, waking up and going to bed listening to the waves, listening to all the birds, discovering nature studies/wildlife on hikes in the woods, hunting for petoskey stones, sharing BBQ's, sipping local wines, watching the sunsets, walking the beach for miles and enjoying a beach fire with smores. It's our favorite getaway spot and we hope you enjoy our new summer home as much as we do.

Our beautiful 2 story contemporary lakefront home has a wide open floor plan perfect for relaxing and enjoying panoramic views of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay from the great room with a gas fireplace, casablanca fans and leather couches. The gourmet kitchen is large and bright with high end appliances. You can grab a bite at the kitchen bar area or catch dinner at the long pine dining room table. We usually eat all our meals outside under the covered patio deck or 2 large outdoor decks with built in benches and plenty of chairs to take in the spectacular view.

Our summer beach home has a master bedroom downstairs with a walk-in closet and full master bath attached including a separate shower and spa tub. There are 3 more bedrooms upstairs with a queen, full and twin beds. We often stay upstairs in the 2nd master bedroom which has a full slider and view of the bay along with a balcony to sit and savor a morning coffee or sunset glass of wine. Our kids love staying in the dormer/loft which is a great place to place games, read a book or watch a movie.

We have a large private lot over 300 feet deep with hugh pines and lots of places to getaway and enjoy being surrounded by nature and the beach and waves of the bay. Our 100 ft of private beach front leads directly into the sandy bottom swimming, warm clear shallow waters of the bay and you can explore the shoreline hunting for lucky petoskey stones or shells for miles.

Keywords: Waterfront vacation home, Beachfront cottage on Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan just North of Elk Rapids.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Greg Chadwell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Town Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Elk Rapids Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 31
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Boyne Highlands

Elk Rapids is 5 minutes away with a world class marina, boat launch, fishing area and charming downtown with local shops, restaurants and weekly festival events all summer. The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is 15 minutes from the cottage with legendary golf courses, shops and a full service day spa. Traverse City 'Cherry Capital of the World' is just 25 minutes to downtown to enjoy shopping, dining, and local events like the National Cherry Festival. Local farmers markets are open all summer to buy fresh cherries, strawberries, sweetcorn and baked goods. The Sweet Shop bakery in Elk Rapids is a hotspot for our family - the donuts are amazing!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan

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7 night minimum stay

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Refundable Damage Deposit C$666

We also require a signed copy of our rental agreement included when you mail your deposit check to confirm your reservation at Camp Cruddy. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Grand Traverse Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master suite full bath on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor bathroom with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main floor powder room off great room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bath with tub and shower twin sinks
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Main floor BR suite - jacuzzi tub, shower, walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs Twin Long Bed with Dressers
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs BR walk-out deck, dressers & walk-in closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs BR with slider closet & dresser
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Bedroom Loft upstairs lots of dressers, TV, DVD, closet
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin Long Beds (1) Twin/Single Beds (6)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing