Our beautiful cottage is situated atop a hill right on M-22 on the Leelanau Peninsula. 10 minutes from Downtown Traverse, and close to everything the gorgeous peninsula has to offer. Private beach across the street and views that you'll never forget.
Welcome to Bayshore & Eagle, our "new" cottage that we can't wait to share with you. Built in the late 1950's, and added on and expanded as time went on to fit the needs of the families as every good cottage has been. She's our new project, and a serendipitous story of a boy and girl falling in love with a vacation rental that later became their home. Our Winter 2016 projects included cleaning, repairs, updates and paint and the collection of new and vintage furniture and amenities we love; while deeper renovations are ongoing in our offseason.
Bayshore & Eagle includes two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The first bedroom is the master suite complete with french doors, ensuite bathroom with glass-enclosed shower, and the incredibly comfortable Tuft & Needle mattress. The guest bedroom includes a queen Tuft & Needle mattress as well as a crib for your little one! The guest bathroom includes a stackable washer and dryer with a deep tub/shower too! Cozy white sheets and duvets are included in both bedrooms. The master and guest bathrooms were both completely gutted to the studs and renovated in Winter 2017!
Fully equipped kitchen includes a gas cooktop and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, double sink, and a Kitchenaid automatic pour-over coffee maker (works just as easy as a standard drip coffee maker, just more delicious results).
Both living spaces include stunning huge window views of the bay from atop our hill. It's a constant barrage of ducks, swans, seagulls, and if you watch closely enough, our friend the bald eagle will show himself a few times a day (he lives in a tree on our property and often hunts fish right in front of the house). The mudroom you enter on the way in has radiant heated floors for drying mittens, hats, gloves, shoes you adventured in, or swim suits, and was beautifully renovated in Winter 2017. There is no air conditioning in the home unfortunately, but keeping the shades drawn through the morning hours usually helps keep the temperature moderated!
The perfectly-appointed family room includes comfy couches, a desk/workspace area, games, and a 50" Vizio 4K HDTV with an Apple TV (Netflix/Hulu).
Outdoors is a full wrap-around deck for that cup of coffee at sunrise. Two lounge chairs and two benches occupy the deck now, with more dining arrangements coming soon. Feeling adventurous? Climb the hill out back and it'll plateau shortly after to our acres of forest land. Follow the trail up the ridge behind the other homes and reach some stunning bay views of the water and Power Island across the way. Across the street is a step over the guard rail and down the stairs to our private, natural beach. Swimming, lounging, and beautiful views included for all guests. (While we aim to maintain our beach and its landscape the best that we can, it is a pretty raw space that is susceptible to tides and high water levels that can sometimes wash it out or make it not a perfect sandy beach on occasion, so nothing is ever guaranteed down there).
The house is all yours while you're here. Enjoy, relax, and hang out. Feel free to use the record player (with care) and help yourself to anything you find in the fridge. Please leave any of our personal belongings that are stored in closets and dressers as they were.
Interaction with guests
We prefer text and AirBnB message for communication. We'll be available for any questions or needs most anytime of day, but will be fairly hands-off during your stay, unless we can give recommendations or ideas for things to do in this incredible area. We're here for you and to make your stay absolutely awesome.
Other things to note
Prices range depending on season. Price breaks available for trips of 2+ weeks. Check-in is at 3:00pm and Check-out is at 11:00am.
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Please understand that this is our new second home, respect the space and leave it as you found it. The heat is run off of a Nest thermostat. Feel free to change things up to your comfort, and I'll re-adjust after you leave!
No parties or events on-site.
Only smoke outside of the house and please properly dispose of all litter if doing so.
Please leave the key in the lockbox at all times. Then you'll never have to remember it, won't lock yourself out, and it'll always be right there waiting for you!
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