Bay View Downtown Elk Rapids

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Entire residential home hosted by Steven

10 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2.5 baths
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All about Steven’s place

Newly updated downtown Elk Rapids rental, the house is less than a block to the beach and to Veterans' Memorial park. Memorial Park features basketball courts, tennis, a huge playground for kids, and all the great traits of a beach park. The three-bedroom house sleeps 10 and is a quick 2-block walk to downtown dining, shopping, and water sports. Outside, a huge corner lot with gas grill and yard games perfect for outdoor entertaining.

The space
Great house with an amazing view of Grand Traverse Bay. Great kitchen and dining space with tons of room. Tankless water heater! Less than a block to the beach, downtown, dining, and a huge park and playground for children. House has big backyard to entertain and play outside. In addition, this house has room to park a boat on trailer and is within a mile of access to Elk Lake/Torch River System and to the bay. Golf, snowmobile/ORV trails, and skiing are all close by. For those who want a city experience, Traverse City is only a short drive away.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
2 double beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
TV with standard cable
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard

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Where you’ll be

Elk Rapids, Michigan, United States

-Golf-
Play a quick nine or spend the afternoon enjoying 18 holes on some of northern Michigan’s most challenging and enjoyable golf courses. Sprawling emerald greens nestled among the crystal blue waters of the Chain of Lakes and Grand Traverse Bay create the most picturesque links. Whether you’re in the mood for northern Michigan’s only lakeside, 9-hole course or 18 holes on a Jack Nicklaus classic, you’ll find the perfect course for you in the Elk Rapids area.

A-Ga-Ming – Sundance, Torch, and Antrim Dells courses between beautiful Torch Lake and Grand Traverse Bay.
Elk Rapids Golf Club – 1922 Donald Ross 9-hole course on the shore of Elk Lake.
Grand Traverse Resort – Named a Top 75 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest, including Gary Player’s Wolverine and Jack Nicklaus’ the Bear.
LochenHeath – A Top 10 Course in Michigan, designed by Steve Smyers and overlooking Grand Traverse Bay.

-Boating-
With Grand Traverse Bay to the west and the Chain of Lakes running through Antrim County, it’s hard to travel far without experiencing the beauty and pleasure of life on the water.

Whether you prefer a leisurely paddle down the river, a cruise around the bay, or harnessing the wind with your sails, there’s plenty to do on the water in the Elk Rapids area. From pontoon boats to kayaks to stand-up paddleboards, there’s a way for everyone to enjoy the water. Bring your own or rent a boat for an hour, day, or week. Enjoy the quiet calm of Bellaire, Intermediate, and Clam lakes, or explore the depths of Torch Lake and the Grand Traverse Bay. If flowing water is more your speed, enjoy the 75-mile long Chain of Lakes watershed, connecting 14 lakes and interconnecting rivers. There’s a perfect pace and a perfect place in the Elk Rapids area for every water lover.

-Hiking-

From wetlands to hiking trails to state game areas, there’s no shortage of parks and natural areas to explore in the Elk Rapids area. Grab your boots and your camera and get back in touch with nature at one of our many beautiful hiking locations.

Petobego Natural Area
Located along Angel Road in Whitewater Township, Petobego Natural Area features 250 acres of vibrant habitats. As part of the Tobeco Creek watershed, the natural area includes Petobego Pond and Petobego Marsh, as well as a conifer swamp, northern shrub thicket, agricultural fields, and successional grasslands. Also in the natural area is the Petobego State Game Area, providing a quality hunting experience while preserving non-game wildlife and their habitats.

Maple Bay Natural Area
Easily identified in the summer by the acres of sunflowers, Maple Bay Natural Area sits just south of Elk Rapids along US 31. A short drive down a gravel path – past the farm house, sugar shack, root cellar, and pole barn – takes you to the end of the agricultural fields and the beginning of the forest. From there, navigate nearly two miles of hiking trails through luscious woodlands and past endangered species habitats on your way to beautiful Grand Traverse Bay.

Sand Lakes Quiet Area
Part of the Pere Marquette State Forest, the Sand Lakes Quiet Area is the perfect place for year-round enjoyment. With hiking, biking, and cross country ski trails, five marl lakes, and hills covered in oak-pine forests, there’s plenty to see and explore on this 2,800 acre preserve. Stay on dry land to observe the deer, turkeys, and songbirds, or bring your snorkel to admire the rainbow trout, brook trout, and other aquatic systems of the marl lakes. Because motorized vehicles are prohibited, you can enjoy the outdoors as nature intended.

Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area
With 345 acres, 100 species each of flowers and birds, 20 species of trees, and 12 distinct habitats, including three wetlands and two hardwood forests, Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area is located in Forest Home Township. Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area is a key component to protecting the water quality in Torch, Clam, and Intermediate lakes, as well as protecting the Grass Creek headwaters. With 28 miles of shared trails, it’s the perfect place for hiking, biking, hunting, cross country skiing, or observing the wildlife, which include eagles, great-horned owls, and the red-shoulder hawk.

Grass River Natural Area
Founded in the 1960s, the Grass River Natural Area is a haven for wildlife, including many rare and endangered plants and animals. Located midway along the Chain of Lakes, it connects Torch and Clam lakes with Lake Bellaire. Nestled among the lakes, streams, and creeks, Grass River Natural Areas provides a diversity of habitats, including marshy bogs and floating sedges.

The Grass River Center for Education provides year-round educational opportunities, as well as special events, like the Grass River Shiver 5K, summer day camp, story hour, and Saturday follow walks. Grass River Natural Area continually provides enjoyable educational opportunities while protecting and preserving the diverse network of wildlife along Grass River.

-Biking-
In our bike-friendly community, we bike to work, for fun, and for exercise. Whatever your reason for riding, 10 miles-an-hour is a great pace to experience Elk Rapids. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly trail or a through-the-woods challenge, you'll find what you're looking for in town or on one of our many nearby trails. Bring your own bike or rent one for the day as you explore Elk Rapids at your own pace.

-Horseback Riding-

Located 10 miles south of Elk Rapids in Williamsburg sits Flintfields Horse Park – home of one of the country’s premiere equestrian events. An award-winning facility, the United States Hunter Jumper Association recognized Flintfields as Zone 5 AA Horse Show of the Year in 2011. For four consecutive years, it was named in the Top 25 Horse Shows by North American Riders Group, an Olympic-based organization.

Home of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, a U.S. Equestrian Federation sanctioned event, in 2016 they're also introducing the all new Traverse City Horse Shows. Whether you’re a competitor or a horse enthusiast, Flintfields’ agrarian setting and picturesque views provide the perfect venue for spectators and competitors.

Hosted by Steven

Joined in December 2017
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  • Tami

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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