Looking for the perfect secluded getaway in a wooded lakeside locale that is still easy to get to by plane? Ensconced in a lush surrounding of 6.5 acres of matured oaks, maples and pines, this stunning house in Elk Rapids, MI boasts over 200 feet of a private white sand beach on Grand Traverse Bay’s pristine turquoise waters, yet is still within a half an hour of Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City. Set in an idyllic area of Northern Michigan often referred to as the “Third Coast” due to its vast expanse of coastline on the Great Lakes, the area surrounding this property provides many of the amenities one would expect of small coastal towns such as sandy beaches, woods, smaller lakes, local farmstands, fruit orchards, vineyards, microbreweries, art galleries and golf courses. Midway between Traverse City & Charlevoix-Harbor Springs, this house’s location provides a plethora of options for engaging activities while still maintaining privacy. Both towns provide endless opportunities for foodies to indulge in local culinary delights. Back at the house, eagles, owls, deer, racoons and squirrels inhabit the surrounding woods. With nature at your doorstep, enjoy active summers full of swimming, biking, sailing, bbq’s and bonfires. Stunning fall colors and beautiful winters provide for glorious views year round. A unique estate designed by architect Karen Swanson, the house takes full advantage of its gorgeous location with its 35 ft tall great room windows. The view surrounds the house and you can enjoy the same bay views from the dining room as you can from the living room, the deck or even from the home office. Outside, a special treat waits for all lovers of water toys. A boat house provides ample lakeside storage on the ground level. Upstairs it houses a spacious sauna & outdoor entertaining space and full bath. With all this to offer and more, this home can be the ideal place for you to enjoy and make memories for years to come. It is truly a unique opportunity.
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Schmidt-402.