Book by phone: +1 (231) 922-8922

Barefoot Beach Retreat on West Bay Northport

Guest Rating:

Vacation rental cottage. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

Northport, MI 49670 United States

Be on beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay! Kick off your shoes and go barefoot in this super cute cottage located in the charming village of Northport. Relax on the porch overlooking the expansive, beautiful view of the sparkling water and spend your vacation having a great time in this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage. (Main house is 2 bedrooms/1 bath downstairs and there is an additional sleeping area upstairs with 1 bedroom/1 bath). House faces East. 2 level cottage on a side street in the village. Sleeps 6.

1 Queen and 1 trundle set (2 Twins) on main level. Upper level has 2 Twins. Fireplace, phone, high speed internet, cable TV/DVD, fire pit. Window air conditioning in upstairs only. Sheets and towels provided.

Dock, large covered porch, and fire pit outside. Watch the sailboats pull into the Northport marina from your front yard! Short walk to downtown Northport which offers Barb's Bakery (where everyone goes for cinnamon rolls), gift shops, playground, and more. Music in the park in the summer. Short drive to Grand Traverse lighthouse, Christmas Cove and Peterson Park where you can hunt for Petoskey Stones. Awesome fall color location.

Summer weekly only.
40 minutes to Traverse City and Glen Arbor (near Sleeping Bear Dunes). 15 minutes to Leland & Suttons Bay. Dozens of wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula. Hiking trails at Leelanau State Park, Houdek Sand Dunes, Good Harbor Beach and more.

Non-smoking. Your well mannered dog is welcome (one dog only).

This is a Sunday - Sunday rental for prime summer weeks. Short stays available off peak.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Cottage, 2 story
Unit Code BFOOT
Beds 1 queen bed, 4 twin beds
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6, 6 dining seats
Pets Dogs allowed.
Living Amenities Linens & Towels, No Air Conditioning, Window Air Conditioner, Fireplace: Wood Burning
Kitchen Amenities Full Kitchen, Utensils, Cookware, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Stove, Oven, Microwave, Toaster
Entertainment Amenities Internet (Wifi), Television(s), Cable Television, DVD Player, VCR Player
Outdoor Amenities Fire Pit, Porch
Geographic Sunrise view, Waterfront, On Beach
Local Activities Beachcombing, Biking, Boating, Fishing/Fly Fishing, Hiking Trails, Horse Back Riding, Playground/Park, Public Parks w/Swim Beach, Sight-Seeing, Swimming, Golf, Sugarloaf the Old Course, Bahle Farms Suttons Bay, Tuckers Bowling Alley, Northport Creek Golf course
Local Businesses Nearby Area Fitness Center, Nearby ATM, Nearby Boat Launch, Nearby Casino, Nearby Coffee Shop, Nearby Farmers Market, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Grocery/Shopping Center, Nearby Library, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Winery, Dog Walking Services
Local Features Art Gallery(s), Wine Tour(s), Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat.Lk.Shore, Festivals, Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Bike rentals, Jet ski rentals, Canoe rentals, Wine Festivals (summer& fall), Northport Brewery, Leelanau Peninsula Winery
Average Manager Rating (Based on 5971 reviews)

Overall satisfaction

Services from rental manager
Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 26 reviews)

Overall satisfaction

Cleanliness

Location

Property condition
100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • July 9-16

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Grand Rapids, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Very good, what one is getting here is the water and view, nice porch, and deck at the water. The heavy bushes out front seem to harbor bugs, I would also hire a pest control Co once per year to spray.

  •  
  • Great beach getaway

    Stayed 5 days ending in September, 2016

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Northport, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Lovely little cottage, perfect for a weekend or week getaway.

    • Manager Responded on 3/10/2017

      We are thrilled you had a great stay! Come back and see us again soon.

  •  
  • Barefoot Beach Review

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2016

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Heather D from Palatine, IL recommends this vacation rental

    Was a great vacation! The house was nicely redone, but very small for 5 people. The living area was cute, but it was very small for all 5 of us. A washer and dryer, as well as AC would have been helpful. The kitchen did not have a designated space for a pantry, and was missing a number of key items. The kitchen also had limited counter space for food prep. I think for what we paid, the house needed more living space. The staff at Visit Up North was phenomenal. We had a tv break, and they had a repair man there within 24 hours, and a message when he would show up! Every time I called with questions, they were always answered completely, and with patience. We almost had a situation where we had to cancel last minute, due to a father's health condition, and the staff member who I spoke with was really gracious and understanding. You guys are great! This is our second Up North vacation rental.

  •  
  • Location, location, location!

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2015

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Tipton, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Barefoot Beach was the perfect locale for my husband and I to stay with our daughter, her husband, and our 1-year old grandson. We babysat while they were able to walk into town to enjoy a friend's wedding, reception, and next day bonfire party!. The cottage was charming, we'll equipped, and right on a beautiful, uncrowded stretch of private beach. The bedroom situation was fine for us--we used the outside stairway to access the upstairs bedroom--the beds were comfortable and the bathroom fine, but the slanted ceilings upstairs ( which we knew about before renting) make it somewhat difficult to navigate. That being said, we would rent this cute little house again! The porch overlooking the lake was reason enough!

  •  
  • Barefoot Beach Retreat equals Relaxation

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2015

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Sheila W from Suttons Bay, MI recommends this vacation rental

    We stayed at the Barefoot Beach Retreat in August 2015. It is a wonderful old cottage with lots of charm and character. The furniture is very comfortable as well as the beds. We really enjoyed the covered porch. We sat out there most of the time during our entire stay and just took in the beautiful view. The beach and water are hard packed sugar sand which is perfect for swimming. We will be recommending this place to everyone.

  •  
  • barefoot beach

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2015

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Elizabeth S from Mendham, NJ recommends this vacation rental

    Even though house was supposed to be no smoking it had a smoky smell. Also there was no smoke detector in u p stairs area. Not a good arrangement if you have small children.

  •  
  • Nice Stay on the Beach in Northport

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2014

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Flint, MI recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great time in Northport at this unit. The location on the water couldn't be beat. The home was very clean and all the utensils and linens we needed were provided. Although it is an older house, it has been well maintained and one can see that attention has been given to updating the house, especially the bathroom and kitchen. We thought it was unusual that access to the upstairs bedroom was from an outside staircase. On the other hand, our teen though it was ideal. There were many things to do and see in the area. Although we had planned to spend some time in Traverse City we didn't feel the need to do so. It was great having 3 bedrooms. The kids did watch some cable TV and we used the wifi. The wifi signal seemed a little weak and we had some disconnections but we were just checking and writing email so it wasn't a big issue at all. The staff was very helpful and experienced we had all the information we needed. We liked being within walking distance of restaurants and the grocery store. We would definitely rent again.

    • Manager Responded on 9/19/2014

      We are glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the town of Northport. It is a wonderful charming waterfront community. We hope you will visit again.

  •  
  • Beautiful View

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2014

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Pinckney, MI recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great time staying at Barefoot Beach. We loved the adorable cottage charm of the place and enjoyed the large front porch. The location was excellent and provided and easy bike ride or walk into town. We even biked to the Leelanau State park.

  •  
  • Impromptu Family Vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2014

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Jennifer L from Cincinnati, OH recommends this vacation rental

    The rental company is very professional and pleasant to deal with, the location of the cottage is wonderful and it has the charm of a traditional northern Michigan cottage.

    We were very disappointed in the description of the cottage. It is VERY small for the price! The upstairs bedroom ceiling is 6 ft. tall at the top peak and has a steep slope. The walking room is essentially 3 feet wide before you hit your head! It is not at all appropriate for Adults and certainly not my 17 year old son who is 6'4". The family room only has seating for 4; a club chair and sofa for 3. The cottage is advertised as sleeping 6, 7 or 8 depending upon the ad for it. This is not at all accurate. The condition of the cottage is basically good. There are windows that do not lock or are not operational and the kitchen floor has soft spots in the subfloor.

    If the description of the cottage was accurate and truly reflected the cottage, we would have known what we were getting and therefore would not have been disappointed at our arrival.

  •  
  • Another great time in Northport

    Stayed 14 days ending in July, 2014

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Linda H from Baltimore, MD recommends this vacation rental

    This was our fifth vacation at Barefood Beach and it didn't disappoint. The lake was a bit colder than we would have liked, but the cottage and the town -- as well as the whole peninsula -- were as stellar as always. We seem to discover something new each vacation. This year, it was the Northport Youth Summer Sailing camp, and Longview Winery. We've already reserved our time for 2015....can't wait to return.

  •  
  • A Second Time

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2013

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Carmel, IN recommends this vacation rental

    We got relief from a hornet's nest, grass & shrubs got trimmed, ants sprayed, and new kitchen faucet replaced as a result of my management call. Why didn't the owner check these things out before our visit? Felt that children were endangered with the insects. Kitchen was full of ants the day after our arrival. If not fixed, the porch & railing & bedroom ceiling will start to cave in eventually. Makeshift geese barrier doesn't work--much poop. Relatives live next door so we played mostly there. Location is perfect, however.

    • Manager Responded on 7/31/2013

      We are sorry about the insects. The cycles of bugs in northern Michigan is something we cannot predict...we can only address when the problem presents itself. We will address the issues on the porch. Thank you for bringing to our attention.

  •  
  • Another great summer vacation

    Stayed 14 days ending in July, 2013

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Linda H from Baltimore, MD recommends this vacation rental

    This was our fifth annual stay at Barefoot Beach, and we couldn't be happier. The grandkids were in the lake constantly, and we adults continue to enjoy Northport and the surrounding communities. Love the new Soggy Dollar, and of course, we hit Barb's many times!

  •  
  • Just Right

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2012

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Julia P from Washington, DC recommends this vacation rental

    Not roughing it, not fancy; just right.
    Because our family has moved many times, simply having rented this spot for a week or two several times over the past 11 summers makes it the most consistent spot over time in our son's growing up years. Now that we can bring our dog, it's even nicer to be there and feel 'at home.'
    Enjoyed the new porch table and chairs this visit.

  •  
  • Breathless Barefoot Beach

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2012

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Carmel, IN recommends this vacation rental

    The best location for a family vacation! Although the cottage is small, it's cozy, comfortable, and CLEAN. But, the water will bring us back--crystal clear, sandy (not mucky) bottom, shallow for a long way. The upstairs is an OVEN; hopefully air-conditioning is being installed. We look forward to returning.

    • Manager Responded on 7/31/2012

      We are working on a/c for the summer of 2013.

  •  
  • Our July visit to Barefoot Beach Retreat

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2012

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Martha S from Geneva, IL recommends this vacation rental

    Barefoot Beach Retreat is a lovely home which is lovingly maintained for its guests. The property owners obviously care about providing welcoming lodging. The location is excellent (allowing walks into town or to the marina)and we hope to return again.

    • Manager Responded on 7/10/2012

      We hope you do too.

  •  
  • great location for young family

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2011

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Williamston, MICHIGAN recommends this vacation rental

    The water was very shallow with a sandy bottom: excellent for little children. A short walk to restaurants. Although an older property it was very clean (no dust) so I had no allergy problems at all.

  •  
  • Very pleasant

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2011

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Clarkston, MI recommends this vacation rental

  •  
  • Stayed Cool During the Hottest July

    Stayed 14 days ending in July, 2011

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Linda H from Baltimore, MD recommends this vacation rental

    This was our third vacation at Barefoot Beach. We continue to love the property, but I was a bit afraid that we'd be uncomfortable because of the unusual July heat and humidity this year. I was pleasantly surprised at how cool the house stayed, even during the day. We did bring extra window fans to help at night. And, of course, we had the lake outside the door! We're already looking forward to next July -- though we hope it's a bit cooler!

  •  
  • July 4 Party

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2011

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Theresa H from Dearborn Heights, MI recommends this vacation rental

    The property and the town of Northport was very nice. I would definitely stay again. Had a wonderful time.

  •  
  • Another Wonderful Vacation

    Stayed 14 days ending in July, 2010

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Linda H from Baltimore, MD recommends this vacation rental

    This was our second vacation at Barefoot Beach. We thought it would be hard to top last year, but this stay was even better. I can't think of a better place to bring our family together each year. We've already reserved again for next summer.

  •  
  • Nice Beach Front Property

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2009

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Vladimir G from Northbrook, IL recommends this vacation rental

  •  
  • Review by Sam F

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2009

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Sam F from Powell, OH recommends this vacation rental

    Very comfortable accomodations. Would be nice to upgrade windows & screens and other cosmetic changes to improve overall look and feel. Being in Northport, gave us the peace and quiet without being totally isolated. Nortport is a very nice village!

    • Manager Responded on 12/13/2011

      We are working with the owners on updates to make staying at Barefoot Beach even better.

  •  
  • Awesome...

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2009

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from TALLAHASSEE, FL recommends this vacation rental

    You really cant beat the view from Barefoot Beach. It was wonderful to sit on the patio inches from the water roasting marshmallows in the firepit. The village of Northport is adorable, with lots of variety for places to eat. Sleeping Bear dunes is an easy day trip. We would stay here again.

  •  
  • Location, location, location!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2009

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    Linda H from Baltimore, MD recommends this vacation rental

    This was by far the best vacation in a long time. The house is extremely cute and very clean. It's perfect for extended families, because the upstairs is self-contained with its own space and bath -- outside stairs. Northport is adorable, but Suttons Bay and Leland are also so close that you can find more than enough to do. Barb's Bakery (their cinamon sticks especially) was the highlight of the town! We've already reserved again for next year.

  •  
  • Review by a guest

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2009

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Hartland, Mi recommends this vacation rental

  •  
  • Review by a guest

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2008

    • Services from rental manager
    • Cleanliness
    • Location
    • Property condition

    Overall satisfaction:

    a guest from Charlevoix, Michigan recommends this vacation rental

  •  
Getting your rate Getting your rate...
1. Select Your Dates to Check Availability

Click calendar to set checkin/checkout dates. clear calendar

 Unavailable  Selected  Available  Checkin only  Checkout only
2. Review Dates and Rates

Select/Confirm the number of travelers to get a rate quote.

: :
Base Rent:
Fees & Taxes:*
Total Price:
:
:

*Click 'Continue Booking' to view details of fees & taxes

Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental

Dates Daily Weekly Monthly Minimum Stay Checkin Restrictions
Jun 17, 2017-Aug 20, 2017 na $2,400 na 7 Sun, Fri, Sat checkin only
Aug 21, 2017-Oct 22, 2017 $300 $1,600 na 2 No restrictions

*Seasonal rates are estimates only. Actual rates may differ. Seasonal rates do not include fees or taxes.

To request information about booking this vacation rental, please fill out the form below.


Sorry, we encountered the following error(s):

  • Unable to process request.
loading Sending Email...
Your email has been sent successfully!

Sorry, we encountered the following error(s):

  • Unable to process request.
loading Sending Email...
Your email has been sent successfully!
45.134615,-85.610182

We Accept:


  Discover Card

Visit Up North Vacation Rentals, LLC 548 East Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686 +1 (231) 922-8922 info@visitupnorth.com

© 1999 - 2017 | Powered By Escapia Vacation Rental Software | Terms of Use

Logon