Waterfront Cottage in Elk Rapids, Michigan

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Entire cottage hosted by Chelsea

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath
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Welcome to our cottage on the lake! We renovated this home through the spring of '18 and are so thrilled to have it ready for you! Sitting less than 30-feet from the sandy bottom of Bass Lake, this house is a charmer in all seasons. In the winter months, enjoy snowshoeing across the lake and come home to a cozy fire. In the warmer months, this all-sports lake is ready for swimming, fishing, and all things fresh-water. We hope you feel welcomed and relaxed at Little Elk Cottage! @littleelkcottage

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Be sure to tag your Instagram photos with #littleelkcottage or @littleelkcottage! We love to see how you're enjoying a piece of our heart!

KITCHEN + LIVING ROOM:
The kitchen and living room have an open concept. The kitchen is outfitted with all the essentials to make your stay comfortable.

The living room has the comfiest sofa on the planet that can double as a single bed. There's also a desk for catching up with work and the real world if it's absolutely necessary. ;) (There's also an air mattress that can fit in the living room, in addition to the sofa, which is why the listing shows that it has four beds.)

BEDROOM 1:
The first bedroom holds a queen bed, side-tables, closet, and a view to the lake.

BEDROOM 2:
The second bedroom contains a twin trundle bed, side table, clothing rack. Perfect for kids!

BATHROOM:
The bathroom contains a subway tiled shower, hexagon tiled floor, Carrera marble vanity, toilet and a stacked washer and dryer. The washer and dryer are there for your convenience, so feel free to use them as needed during your stay.

THE LAKES
Little Elk Cottage sits along the shores of Bass Lake. The sandy-bottom lake is quiet, with most people choosing to bring their boats and water sports to Elk Lake, which is less than a mile to the east of Bass. However, if you'd like to access Bass Lake by boat, the boat ramp and park are directly beside our home!

Elk Lake is another beautiful option for spending your day on if you'd like a larger, deeper body of water. Rent a boat from Elk River Marina and cruise the deep, Caribbean blue waters. Elk Lake has a depth of 192 ft, making it the second deepest lake in Michigan, second only to Torch Lake which lies directly to its east.

To the west of Little Elk Cottage lies the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay, which is a bay of Lake Michigan. Travel less than a mile into the town of Elk Rapids to find access to the bay and sit down for a picnic at Veterans' Memorial Park after you've picked up lunch at Cellar 152.

NEIGHBORING TOWNS
Traverse City: 18 miles / 20-30 minutes
Charlevoix: 35 miles / 45 minutes
Petoskey: 53 miles / 1 hour, 10 minutes
Mackinaw City: 100 miles / 1 hour, 50 minutes
Leland: 50 miles / 1 hour, 15 min

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 air mattress

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 134 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Elk Rapids, Michigan, United States

Hosted by Chelsea

Joined in September 2011
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Georgia Peach by birth and Nashville transplant. Married to a Michigan boy and a mama to our two Tennessee sunshine daughters. Paper goods designer and hand letterer.

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  • Tec

During your stay

Though we live full-time in Nashville, this cottage has been our dream for years. However, we're just a text away if you need us and if there's anything we can to do make your stay at our cottage more enjoyable, just let us know and we'll do all we can to accommodate you.
Though we live full-time in Nashville, this cottage has been our dream for years. However, we're just a text away if you need us and if there's anything we can to do make your stay…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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