Modern Dog-Friendly Bungalow: Near Shanty Creek!

Property ID: 443213Elk RapidsMIUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA
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Live the lake life in Northwest Michigan with a trip to Elk Rapids! This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home is only a short walk from the shores of Elk Lake, plus a quick 3-mile drive to the heart of the village. From dining at River Street’s restaurants, kayaking and swimming at Kewadin Park, or touring nearby vineyards and wineries, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. Back at home, unwind in a modernized space complete with a private yard, fire pit, and garden house with Foosball!


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Central Heating
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Essentials
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

OUTDOORS: Elk Lake (steps away), Kewadin Park Kayak Launch (0.5 miles), Old Bathing Beach (3.4 miles), Elk Rapids Sandbar (3.6 miles), Elk Rapids Day Park (4.9 miles), Torch Lake Sandbar (7.9 miles), Traverse City State Park (16.6 miles), East Bay Park (18.7 miles)

TASTE + SIP: Ethanology (2.7 miles), WaterFire Vineyards - Torch Lake Winery (5.6 miles), Torch Lake Cellars (18.9 miles), Mari Vineyards (22.6 miles), Chateau Grand Traverse Winery (27.5 miles)

FAMILY FUN: Guntzviller's Spirit of the Woods Museum (5.2 miles), Music House Museum (11.7 miles), GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo (12.4 miles), Pirate's Cove Adventure Park (16.2 miles), World's Largest Cherry Pie (28.5 miles)

DINE + DRINK: Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen (2.3 miles), The Local (2.6 miles), Cone Corral & Pizzeria (2.8 miles), Harbor Cafe (3.3 miles), Chef Charles’ (3.3 miles), Siren Hall (3.3 miles)

AIRPORT: Cherry Capital Airport (19.4 miles)


9 reviews
  • Dog Friendly Cabin Rental


    Super cute & clean. Dog friendly, we enjoyed our stay & would highly recommend 5 Stars!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 17, 2024
  • Perfect for a quick getaway!


    We loved staying here, especially since we could bring our dogs. The fenced in yard was the perfect spot to hangout at night next to the campfire. The house was very clean and tidy. Had everything we needed and then some! The only con we have about staying here was the fact that the house is on a busy and curvy road, so backing our boat into the driveway was somewhat of a challenge, but we made due.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Emma W.
    Published July 15, 2022
  • Nice stay


    This was a nice play to stay, central to Elk Rapids and Traverse City. The house was in a denser neighborhood than we expected, but it was quite quiet. It is on the main road so there is some road noise in the front bedroom. The fire was lovely but the heating system didn't seem to work very well and the bedrooms were rather cold. The one bathroom is rather small. The gated fire pit area looked quite nice, but we weren't able to use it on account of the cold weather.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Eleanor O.
    Published March 8, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Eleanor, thanks for your review. After going over your feedback, the homeowner would like to share the following: "I very much appreciate you taking the time to review my home. I wish you would've contacted me while you were there to let me know there was an issue with the heat. I have my contact information at the house and always respond if there is something that needs attention. After receiving this review and finding out there was an issue, we had a furnace repair company come out, and the thermostat needed to be replaced. I hope you will consider rebooking when you can come to enjoy the summer garden and firepit area!"

  • Cute place, busy street


    The house is lovely. And the yard is very nice. We had a very nice time. Only complaints that it's on a busy street. Be warned that there is no cable and the TV only gets a few channels that freeze up. Other than that, it was a very relaxing two weeks.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Daniel K
    Published September 3, 2021
  • Adorable house and great location


    We really enjoyed our stay! Just a half block from Elk Lake! Close to town and Torch Lake. One hour from Sleeping Bear. The house is super adorable and stocked with all of the necessities for a relaxing home base away from home.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Aimee R.
    Published August 2, 2021
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