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Let the professionals at Real Estate One find you the right property to help you start living the life you’ve always imagined. Showing you the Way Home...

Expansive views of Lake Leelanau and surrounding countryside! Spacious 4 BR, 3.5 Bath 2-story Colonial Home on 3 acres near Bel Lago Winery & Lake Leelanau access. Private end of the road setting, 9 ft. ceilings and over 4,000 Sq. Ft. of living space. Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Family Room, Eat-in Kitchen, Main floor Master Suite. Dramatic 2-story Foyer/Living room. Beautifully landscaped, wraparound covered porch, 750 SF deck overlooking the Lake. Open loft office, full walk-out L.L. with rec. room & storage. Potential B & B. Glen Lake Schools. $389,900.

Michael S. Mitchell 231.645.2323 521 Randolph St.,Traverse City

Willow Winery & Vineyard

Premium location overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, Willow Vineyard is one of the most photographed wineries in the region. European influenced, owners Estate Villa w/2BR & 2.5 baths. A Deluxe Tasting room, Winery, Barrel cellar & equipment barn all of the same quality. Turn-key business including equipment, licenses & labels. $1.75m Shown by appointment only.

Shelly Brunette 231.642.6436



Combine your passion for Waterfront Living with your love of comfort, privacy & fun in this remarkable West Bay Home, private wooded 2.75 acre waterfront parcel that has 274 Ft. of gorgeous sandy beach area, spacious main floor living layout, close to Suttons Bay & Traverse City, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 3000 SQ. FT., MLS 1780714, $1,100,000.

INTRODUCING A TROPHY home in one of Traverse City’s sought after neighborhood “Cedar Cove”, 254 Ft of shared access to Cedar Lake and shared access to West Bay. Enjoy an Artful design & carefully planned layout inside, h/w flrs, granite, f/p, formal din., w/o L/L, 3 car gar., 5 BR, 3.5 BA, 5150 sq. ft., MLS 1781522, $848,000.

Well appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath custom quality built home with 100 ft. of sandy frontage on allsports Spider Lake! Granite counters, wood and tile flooring, open floor plan with cathedral ceiling and skylite. Bright and airy sunroom. Main floor master suite. Fire place in living room. Finished lower level with walkout. Central air. Heated two-car garage. Large wrap-around deck to enjoy an expansive view of the lake. $549,900.00 (MLS#1781175).

Kim Schmerheim 231.357.1400 511 E. Front Street Traverse City

PRIVATE LAKE ESTATE! STUNNING TORCH LAKE HOME with 4 BR, 3.5 BA, a “Knock your socks off” kitchen, hickory hardwood flooring throughout, large main floor master suite, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, large deck overlooking lake, walkout finished lower level, beautiful landscaped grounds. Complete with a custom boat house. Torch Lake at its finest! $1,099,000.

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Crystal Lake

Prestigious Buttercup Shores – 300’ of shared beach on the N. Shore of pristine Crystal Lake. MLS#1781987

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Relax on your private Lake Michigan sand beach while family members swim, surf, paddle board or wind surf on the Great Lake. MLS#1785413

Betsie River

This beautifully remodeled cottage with private sandy beach is just a few miles to downtown Traverse City and is move-in ready. Low maintenance yard. Ready when you are for you to come, enjoy as you please. $376,000

Ted Schweitzer 231.645.5656

In Town Walk to Bay, Walk to School MLS1782108

WEST BAY FRONTAGE Spectacular bay & sunset views of West Bay & Power Island. 102 Feet of beautiful bay frontage. This sharp high quality contemporary home has a great floor plan and many outstanding features. Large windows offer bay views from most living areas & large master suite. Spacious kitchen. Oak trim throughout. Large rooms & great storage. Exercise area in lower level. 3 stall garage with separate basement entrance. Large private deck for entertaining. Additional bayside deck area. A must see & great value! $529,500

Jim Christians Associate Broker SFR, ABR, SRES


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3.2 acres, Golf Course view 10 minutes to Traverse City. MLS 1784696

10 Acres of Hardwoods! Close to Omena Bay MLS1782192

Lou Okma Cell/Text 231.645.7696 Office 231.946.4040

For the “Pure Michigan” outdoor family…..365 days of outdoor adventure! Golf, Fly Fish, Hike, Kayak, Mountain Bike, Snowmobile, Relax... MLS#1783591

Jon Zickert cell/text 231.631.1337

1784346 • $475,000 Close to Lake Michigan in a very desirable neighborhood in the coastal city of Frankfort. Brick 3676 sf home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Lower walkout level has large family room with fireplace and windows overlooking back yard.

1784718 • $525,000 Quality built home with many fine features. 13 acres & creek frontage. 2500 sf + 1440 sf finished lower level with separate entrance. 2 garages. Nicely landscaped. Very near Lake Michigan and Upper and Lower Herring Lakes.

Sharon McKinley 231.645.8026

Bellaire • Beulah • Charlevoix • Elk Rapids • Empire • Frankfort


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Realtor Bob Brick shares thoughts on trends in Northern Michigan vacation property. Text by Elizabeth Edwards Dreaming of your very own vacation home in Northern Michigan? Who isn’t! We checked in with Traverse City real estate veteran Realtor Bob Brick for a look at the Northern Michigan second-home market. You’ve seen plenty of changes in the market since you became a Realtor here almost 40 years ago. Give us a snapshot of changes you see in the current vacation property market in the Traverse City area, if you will. There has been a huge pickup of interest in all real estate in the Grand Traverse area, including vacation properties. We have a wide variety and great supply of vacation properties in this region. Buyers have a lot more confidence now. Interest rates are great. Financing for a cottage is in the 3.5 to 4.5-percentage range, but plan on having 20 percent down. Consequently, inquiries, especially Internet inquiries, are up and many of them are from outside the Midwest—Texas, Georgia, California and New York.


There are apps that make virtual property searches simpler. Tells us about Remax’s. It’s called the Remax Mobile App and it is one of the best property search apps there is. People can search listed properties on every lake in Michigan. It’s really a phenomenal way to search for a property long distance.

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Real Estate Debra J. Hall GRI . PMN . GRN . ABR 231.590.0936

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521 Randolph Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

LONG LAKE RETREAT One of Long Lakes Finest Sites... Near TC on private paved road, Custom “MAC” home with “Wooden Hammer” cabinetry thru-out, hand-hewn beams, random planked pine floors, stone FP’s. 3 decks, 4000 sq ft. plus unfinished bonus room over garage, 3 BR’s, office/den, 2 FR’s, perfect swimming, boating, & sunsets. Call Sam Mitchell 231 620 3126 for showing appt.

Sam Mitchell 231.620.3126 521 Randolph • Traverse City


Custom home on the prettiest part of Deepwater Point. Enjoy peaceful evening’s and breathtaking sunsets in this very private setting with 112 ft. of sandy beach on Grand Traverse Bay. This home is very well thought out, oriented to the water for great views from every room designed by Architect William Gardner. The lines are very clean, the rooms are spacious and 2nd family room area could easily convert for 2 more bedrooms if needed. Flooring consists of slate, hardwood, tile and carpet in the bedrooms. This is not your typical waterfront home, it’s very special with charming unique touches that make it memorable. (MLS#1783041) 7425 Deepwater Point Road $825,000.00

Think of the Possibilities

Breathtaking views of West Bay on Old Mission Peninsula

Sweeping views of West Bay, vineyard and East Bay on 1 acre are just one of the many perks you’ll have in this 5,000 sq. ft. Tuscan style executive home. Call Lynne Moon at 231-218-6667 for additional information or an opportunity to see this lovely home. MLS #1783577 $885,000.000

Lynne Moon

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Beautifully finished brick Ranch home situated on a ridge overlooking West Bay. Expansive views throughout the home. Main floor living offers large open living & dining areas, fireplace and granite & cherry cabinetry in an elegant kitchen with breakfast “nook”. All with walkout Bay view decking. Main floor master suite with its own balcony and large, newly remodeled bath plus a guest room & another full bath. Walk out lower level features an over-sized family room with wet bar, fireplace and additional guest rooms/ office/den/exercise and laundry. 100’ of shared West Bay Old Mission Peninsula frontage. MLS# 1781630 $490,000

Alice Shirley



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Okay, so let’s say I’ve done my research and believe I’ve found the right property at the right price … is it go time? My advice is don’t wait. With the market picking up, you may miss a great opportunity. What is the biggest hurdle that can catch new vacation property owners by surprise? Be aware of the non-Homestead Tax. If the new property is not their homestead, taxes can become a burden—as much as $7,000 to $8,000 a year. That’s a lot when you are only using your cottage 10 weeks a year. Maintenance is another one. It really pays to have a quality caretaker keeping an eye on your cottage—to check on it to make sure everything is copasetic. You mentioned the importance to your clients of a search for criteria. What are some of the things they are looking for? They are looking for suitability—something that fits their family. What’s the best size for what they need? The great thing is there are plenty of choices, especially in terms of waterfront properties. All of our lakes up here are pretty high quality and people can find what they are looking for. The main issue comes down to matching up the client’s need with recreational advantages. Some lakes you can’t waterski on, but some people are happy with that. Are you a big lake boater versus will you just be swimming and doing a little fishing—in the latter case a smaller lake might be fine. We are lucky to have as many lakes Up North as we do to create the supply that matches our demand. The great thing is you can put your criteria right into our Remax Mobile App and it will do the searching for you. Beyond waterfront, what other kinds of vacation properties are people interested in? They’ll buy an in-town home, say in Traverse City, and then take advantage of all of our recreational and entertainment amenities. They want to be able to walk to our quality restaurants—dining has become almost a sport in Traverse City—our shopping and our festivals. There are other people who prefer a cabin or cottage in the woods near, but not on, a lake. The property is generally more affordable and also more private. Any advice for people who purchase their dream home but plan to rent it a portion of the summer to help finance it? Use the Internet to qualify the quality of your renter prospects. And ask for a substantial damage deposit. Renters tend to treat properties with more respect when they put a big deposit down. That’s some terrific nuts and bolts information. Now back to dreamland. Care to offer up a specific listing that has you fired up right now? A property we have listed on Stoneybeach Pointe [MLS # 1782566] on Old Mission Peninsula. It is perched right on the point with 300 feet of lake frontage and has breathtaking 200-degree views of East Grand Traverse Bay [on Lake Michigan] with magnificent panoramas in every room. It totally captures the essence of waterfront living up here. Check it out on the Remax Mobile App.

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(Robert Brick, ReMax Bayshore Properties, 231.941.5600, ext. 203). Elizabeth Edwards is managing editor of Traverse. Northern Michigan Real Estate | 2014



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East Bluff home offering endless views of the Harbor and Little Traverse Bay. This spectacular contemporary home is in like new condition and features a master suite with private sitting room, beautiful landscaping, oversized 3-car garage and is immaculate in every detail. Top of the line appliances and fixtures. (MLS# 440210) $2,750,000

Enjoy views of the Bay and walk to town! Stately one-of-a-kind historic home close to amenities of Petoskey, Winter Sports Park, waterfront and Bay View. In 2012 all wood floors, windows and trim restored. New heating system. Original granite block foundation and potential to return 3rd floor to use. Needs kitchen and 1st floor bath work. Bonus: Arlington Greenway corridor city project will bury utilities and beautify street. (MLS# 439220) $375,000

Lovely waterfront family home with room to spare; the marble foyer leads to the living room overlooking the beautiful beach; the kitchen and casual dining areas allow a large family to be together, and the 5-6 bedrooms on three levels (including 2 master suites) provide the space you need. The “hidden” third floor suite is a bonus, as are the elevator, exercise room, sauna, and dual offices. A wonderful home in the Harbor Springs area. (MLS# 435972) $4,250,000

Only a few miles North of Harbor Springs, this Lake Michigan home is offered for the first time since construction. With 200 feet of private frontage, the site provides a beautiful natural setting, unobstructed water views, and ample privacy. 3/4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, natural stone fireplace, large kitchen, and fully screened porch. Every room has a view of the water. The carriage house includes a two bedroom guest quarters complete with a full bath and kitchenette. (MLS# 440062) $1,185,000

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To search for waterfront homes throughout Western and Northern Michigan go to O L D M I S S I O N P E N I N S U L A ’ S spectacular Neahtawanta beach is the setting for this fabulous executive home with an extra large sunset location on Traverse City’s West Bay. Designed by architect Robert Yvon, this 2006 quality built home features cathedral ceilings with barreled cherry ceiling, windows everywhere to highlight waterfront & beach views, a mahogany trimmed library with private fireplace, Fond du Lac stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen with Subzero fridge, Meile double wall ovens, 2 dishwashers, Viking gas cooktop, warming drawer —granite & cabinetry. Outdoor spaces with lushly landscaped spaces & lovely patios. MLS 1781829 935 Beautiful Shores, Traverse City, MI 49686


ESTATE SIZED PARCEL WITH 212’ OF WEST BAY FRONTAGE ON OLD MISSION PENINSULA. Glen Arai designed home, 3 bd, 3 bath custom fieldstone FP in sunken living room, granite counters, new 2 bedroom guest house. MLS 1785146 $1,099,900.

OLD MISSION PENINSULA, 4 bedroom, 3.5 custom styled bath home; designer’s model home in prestigious neighborhood comes with 90’ shared access. 3648 sq. ft. a finished bonus room, great for office or guest suite with bath above the 3 car garage, open floor plan gourmet kitchen. Radiate in floor heating. MLS 1777781 $559,900.

PEACEFUL COUNTRY SETTING minutes from Traverse City, 93+ rolling acres, 4 bedroom home, main floor master, formal dining room, family room with fireplace, oak floors, Full finished walkout. 2 sided pole barn 40’x42’. Perfect landscaping. MLS 1749416 $849,000.

PICTURE PERFECT WATERFRONT HOME on 250’ of private Grand Traverse Bay miles of sandy frontage, private Guyer creek, backs to 40a state land. 4 BD,4 BA home + office upper bonus BD sleeps 8-10 comfortably. Large family kitchen, black concrete counters, heated travertine tile floors, fieldstone natural fireplace, 99% efficient Viessman boiler, 9’ ceilings w/8’ doors. Situated between Elk Rapids & Charlevoix...Perfect Up North Home. MLS 1781334 $769,900.

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ELK LAKE WATERFRONT SECLUSION! BEAUTIFUL RANCH STYLE HOME with 309 FT of Elk Lake frontage with 10 acres of gorgeous hardwoods located at the end of a private road and only 9 miles from Elk Rapids. Western exposure with beautiful lake and sunset views can be enjoyed from nearly every room. Large deck that spans the entire width of the home, patio & 3 season room. 3400 SF, 4 BR’s, 2.5 baths, maple HW flooring, stone F/P, w/o lower level, 9 FT ceilings along with a cathedral knotty-pine tongue & groove ceiling in LR & 2.5 car garage. Stunning master suite with direct access to deck overlooking lake. Plenty of room to build an outbuilding. $1,295,000. MLS 1782463


MANY POSSIBILITIES COME WITH THIS 4900 SF FULL LOG HOME ON NEARLY 14 ACRES offering privacy & seclusion. 30x76 pole barn with 2 stalls for horses & fenced pasture. Home also features 2 story great room with stone fireplace, beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops, spacious master suite with updated luxury bath, cozy open loft area, LL exercise room & sunroom overlooking backyard pool area. Shore to shore hiking & riding trail nearby. Truly a unique & special Northern Michigan property that you must see to appreciate. $569,000. MLS 1783445



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DREAM HOME IN DREAM L O C A T I O N . Very rare opportunity to live in a premier Traverse City home located on a deep, private West Bay direct waterfront parcel. A large pole barn for the toys, wine cellar, steam room, french doors, coffered ceilings, 4 fireplaces, two staircases, exterior pool and hot tub, two covered patios, pergola, outside shower, gorgeous custom finish carpentry— much of it cherry. With 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. $3,250,000. MLS 1746467 1415 Peninsula Drive Traverse City, MI 49686

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E X P E R I E N C E BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF LAKE MICHIGAN from one of two porches on this newly constructed Nantucket style home on Cathead Bay. Dip your toes in 100 sandy feet of private frontage, take a short walk to explore the trails on state land or enjoy dinner in the growing Village of Northport, just minutes away. $595,00. MLS 1777603

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100 FEET OF PRIVATE FRONTAGE ON TORCH LAKE to enjoy all year ‘round. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features spacious living spaces and spectacular sunrises. Minutes to Elk Rapids and short, beautiful, drive to Traverse City. Priced to sell! $595,000. MLS 1782918

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345’ private, direct frontage on East Bay! 1 ½ miles outside city limits on Old Mission Peninsula. Charming 2 bedroom home with variance obtained for expansion. PRICE REDUCED TO $299,900!! Include garage and one acre building site across the road for $399,900. THIS WON’T LAST LONG…. MLS: 1732993/1732991/1732994

One-of-a-kind masterpiece! 300’ frontage, 4.6 acres & soaring views. Perfect for collectors with 3–car heated garage, 2 car det. gar, & 100’ tunnel leading to a 30’X40’ heated workshop. $995,000

Contemporary home with plenty of interior space, natural light and a beautifully landscaped 2.97 acre setting. All of this and shared East Bay frontage. $484,900


High end finishes, entertain year-round with a landscaped exterior, decking and two story playhouse/ garden shed that will not disappoint. $419,900

Maura A. Sanders Realtor (231) 313-5921


Famed Port of Old Mission condominiums just outside the city limits at the base of Old Mission Peninsula. The final 5 units are available from $375,000.

Kimberly Creamer Associate Broker, GRI, CRS

(231) 620-6602

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Old Mission Peninsula…200’ of private & pristine direct frontage, a custom designed and spectacularly finished main house plus a separate guest house…$995,000. (Main house can be purchased separately…) See all the details at

Enjoy waking to birdsong air in peaceful quiet setting where road noise is nonexistent. $339,900 mls # 1780781

Sally Erickson

Doug Meteyer

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Portage Point Inn Condo, Onekama, MI • Pavilion 3 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 700 Sq Ft. This unique Northwest Michigan location is spectacular ... DIRECTLY ON Portage Lake ... at the Historic Portage Point Inn … where you can channel out to LAKE MICHIGAN or walk from your condo. The massive deck overlooks the 4-mile-long Portage Lake, with its sandy beaches just below you. Now that there is a new owner of the Portage Point Inn, extensive renovations are in the works. So this is an ideal time to invest in your own condo at this oneof-a-kind location and piece of history. This beachfront property is a highly desirable rental, as well as the owners’ pride. Arcadia Bluffs is just up the road and the Little River Casino and Blacker Airport are just South … all in the same county!! $249,900

Suzanne Riley 231.620.9561

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Dockside Luxury Condominium Community in a World Class Setting Located on beautiful Betsie Bay in Frankfort, just steps away from Lake Michigan

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BIG PLATTE LAKE 130’ All-sports frontage. Spacious 4BR/3BA. Lake views, cook’s kitchen. $575,000 (1782234) CHRIS

NORTHWOODS SHOWPLACE Near Lake Ann. Open, exceptional 1,900+ sq. ft. interior, enchanting 2 acres. $296,000 (1782065) BARB

BETSIE RIVER Spectacular 428’ frontage. Kayak, SANDY LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH One block away. City of Frankfort beautifully classic Victorian w/2,700+ sq. ft., float, fish. Gorgeous LOG home with finished walkout level. $249,900 (1747996) CHRIS a heated garage & studio apt. $399,900 (1782885) CHRIS

AND SO ARE WE. PORTAGE LAKE ONE BLOCK Mins. to Lake Mich. Victorian era features, modern amenities & pool. Potential for B&B. $196,000 (1782107) BARB

BETSIE RIVER 210’ frontage. Pretty views. Cheerful, four-season getaway used as rental. On Serenity Bend. $179,900 (1782485) CHRIS

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Luxury Home on Crystal Lake – Beulah, Michigan

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This beautiful home was built by a master craftsman – every detail is perfect. Over 10,000 sq ft including 4 master bedroom suites. The nine acre estate includes 100 ft private Crystal Lake frontage and spectacular lake views. 18x44 in ground swimming pool. Located near the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan and Traverse City. MLS#1745347 $2,390,000

231-920-6208 231-352-5200

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Real Estate THREE SPECTACULAR HOMES ON OLD MISSION PENINSULA MLS# 1782705 $1,295,000 • Exceptional Ken Richmond Custom Designed Home • Panoramic West Bay & Power Island Views • Granite and Italian Marble Surfaces • Brazilian Cherry Flooring • On 5 Acres

MLS# 1776939 $1,250,000 • Old Mission Farmstead on 80 Acres • Private West Bay Frontage • Updated 1870 Farm Home on Working Cherry Farm • Opportunity for Hops, Vineyard or Equestrian Usage • Fantastic Outbuildings/Barns

MLS# 1783481 $799,000 • Custom Whiteford Contemporary Design and Build Home • Panoramic Views of East Bay & Shared East Bay Frontage • Open Floor Plan with Kitchen Built for a Chef • Large Screened in Porch • Professionally Landscaped

Lou Anne Ford 231.645.3643 241 E. State St. Traverse City

Beautiful Leelanau County! Stunning & very private Dawn Haven just South of Northport. 3bd, 2.5ba, this newer custom ranch will make you immediately feel at home! $834,000 (1781802)

South Shore! Suttons Bay Gateway to Stony Pt. Wonderful large contemporary home, 3bd, 3ba Fabulous beach! $799,000 (1744974)

Leelanau County Sunset

Watch the sunset & the lights come on in the Village of Suttons Bay from the porch of this Waterfront home on Stony Pt. 3bd, 2ba $615,000 (1785398)

Cory Beuerle

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Real Estate Specializing in Lake Front Property

Elk Lake

Gorgeous custom Ranch home with full walkout lower level. Home features a large custom kitchen with granite counters & expansive views of the lake, beautiful fieldstone fireplace and large sunroom, hardwood floors. 4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths.Shed by the lake to store the toys. 100 feet of pristine frontage $775,000

Crystal Lake

Torch Lake Charming cottage on over an acre. 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Cottage. Low maintenance cottage is the ideal getaway. 1 Stall garage perfect to store the toys and Huge Garage is ideal for boat storage plus has a loft with excellent light. 100 feet of sandy private frontage. $425,000

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Lake Michigan

Northern Michigan at its finest with exceptional quality throughout this 2006 built home with features like solid interior doors, audio system throughout and over 1000 sq ft of decking to view the sunsets. Exquisite kitchen with abundant custom cabinetry, all high end appliances with spacious granite counter workspace and entertaining areas. There is room for the entire family and grandkids in this 4155 sq ft custom home with 110’ of sandy beach and crystal clear water all on a pristine 4 acre setting. MLS 438575 $895,000 Call Steve Andreae 231.675.5966

of Charlevoix


Steve Andreae

“Nothing beats Experience” 231.675.5966 • 231.547.9980

Findllyour West dream home Fulfi your UpBay North Dream CallThese Marshaselect to learn aboutPeninsula these selecthomes Old Mission properties. Oldmore Mission enjoyPeninsula either private

or shared frontage. Marsha to learn more: sunsets, STATELY HOME:West 330’ ofBay shared West BayCall frontage that offers phenomenal sandy beach, 2 large bayside decks & a dock.4 BR, 3 bath house with light, neutral, ELEGANT COTTAGE: Completely renovated ft, marble living room w/ cathedral ceilings, extra windows, gas f/p. 1600 Kitchensqremodeled with counters, 2 master suites, 2Oversized 1/2 baths. oakfloors, cupboards, flooring showers, & cream colored corian counters. private lot with pathways, nicely landscaped yardfresh on a quiet cul-de-sac road with seasonal bay Everything is updated, & charming. Amazing sunsets. views. Oversized deck off master bedroom, open to yard, 2nd deck off dining room. Fabulous house for entertaining, fabulous beach to boat, (1783760) $396,000. swim, relax. $420,000

COMMANDING EAST BAY VIEWS: Sandy, shared frontage from this stylish 4 BR, 3 bath, 3286 sq. ft. ranch close to town. Open floor plan. 2Plentiful & largespacious windows for LIKE NEW HOUSE: Fantastic, 4 bedrooms, 1/2 baths, lotsrooms of natural light, f/pwith & gasnatural stove. Vaulted Tongue &large Groove ceiling, built2in shelving, flooded light from windows, window bench. Lower level has full finished family room w/ kitchen, 2 offices & game fireplaces, extensive ceramic tile flooring. Master room. 3 season hardwood screened sun&room. In ground pool. Multi-level decks. (1780291) $390,000. suite is like living in a treehouse! Close walk to sandy beach

“You’ll feel like you’re on cloud nine when you’re in own your Grand Traverse area dream home. It takes a dedicated Realtor® to show the entire region’s best housing offerings. Buying or selling, I am an agent who will work tirelessly to get you where Marsha Minervini you want to be.”

(231) 883-4500

500 500 S. S. Union Union Street Street Traverse Traverse City, City, MI MI 49684 49684

area, sunset views, dock for boats. WEST BAY stunning LOT: Direct 100 foot waterfront lot located toward$399,000 the end of Old Mission Peninsula where West Bay widens out & the sunsets are phenomenal. Sandy beach & LANDSCAPING: with 4in & survey lakeBEAUTIFUL bottom. The lot has already beenLovely cleared quality for a homehome site, driveway bedrooms, 3 baths, fantastic sunset views over done. Already completed Perk test approves a traditional septic West system.Bay Wellto on property previous house. Restaurants, lighthouse very close Powerfrom Island. Covered porches inwineries, both the front all & back of by. (1776179) $375,000. house. Huge private, tree-lined backyard has a beautiful vista

SPECTACULAR LAND:area! A superior viniferous grape site with 13 acres of 5th year from the FARM seating $495,000 Riesling, 1.05 acres of 5th year Gewurztraminer, 8.74 acres are fumigated, prepared andHOME ready toWITH plant &GUEST over 7 acres have Hops trellis in place that’ and ready to plant. SUITE: Shared frontage s just like Farm yourhas achieved a level 2 MAEAP Certifi cation, across the highest environmental rating asunset crop farmer own private beach directly the road! Fabulous can achieve. Cleared area ready for winery/storage facility. 40 acres are PDR Restricted Separate guest with kitchen andviews. nearly 13 acres perfect for upsuite to 3 residential buildingand sites.bath. Has MIInviting Agriculture Environmental Cropping System Verification in place. (1779692) $1,600,000. front yardAssurance & porch. $439,900 Northern Michigan Real Estate | 2014


Weatherhead Road

Burt Lake privacy and views are spectacular from this property, slightly elevated for one of a kind sunsets with over 500’+ of frontage and 5+ acres. Ranch style home with 3797 sq ft, floor to ceiling windows and large open living room/family room. Multiple fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and all bedrooms with Burt Lake views. Unique in multitudes as it boasts history throughout, with timeless architecture & ambiance make this an incredible opportunity. $688,000. MLS# 289028

Lake Huron

Blue Water Drive

Stunning log home on the eastern shore of Mullett Lake Frontage. 100’ of crystal clear Mullett Lake Waterfront. Set just off the waters edge,this 5200 sq. ft. This boasts spectacular lake views and beautiful sunsets. Upon entrance of this log mecca, you will notice that no expense has been spared;all the amenities are extravagant. The kitchen features granite countertops, custom cabinets & spacious island. All bedrooms offer Lake views. Magnificent wood floors with in floor radiant heat. Each of the baths have been completed with style & class; features include heated floors, custom cabinets, upscale fixtures and tile showers. Interior doors are wooden masterpieces & trimmed to perfection. Amazing master suite and full finished lower level, 2 fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, lakeside office, extensive landscaping complete this perfect Mullett Lake home. MLS# 289681

Historic Blisswood estate offers 16 acres of vintage luxury and an incomparable ambience overlooking the sunset coast of Lake Michigan on the famed Tunnel of Trees. Comfortably host 33 guests in the main lodge and 4 cabins which have been flawlessly restored with no expense spared. A perfect family compound or corporate retreat including a chapel and recreation lodge. Spectacular views, manicured grounds and beach are rivaled only by the abundance of nearby recreation, fine dining and shopping.

Darren Vizina 231-445-0354

Kimberly Kihnke 231-347-7800

Lake Huron

3320 Edgewater Drive, Cheboygan

4096 Edgewater Drive, Cheboygan

For More Pictures Text: T11844826 To: 85377 MLS#290681 $399,000

For More Pictures Text:T1682442 To: 85377 MLS#287379 $648,500

1108 Marina Drive, Cheboygan

3380 Pointview, Cheboygan

For More Pictures Text: T878121 To: 85377 MLS#279354 $619,000

For More Pictures Text:T1134487 To: 85377 MLS#288433 $624,900

Audrey Martinchek 231-420-0231

Harbor Springs Lake Michigan

Jack Douglas 231-290-2951

Was $2,990,000 NOW $1,990,000 MLS#440539

Trout Lake 200’ Sandy Waterfront!

• Custom built log home • Darling self contained guest cottage • Waterfront just steps from full covered porch • Main home can sleep up to 12 • Oak hardwood in floor heat • Custom 2 sided fireplace - living room & master bed • Custom cabinetry • Super well insulated • Amazing 28 x 40 finished heated/insulated garage with cultured stone wall - great for indoor gatherings • Generac back up system • Many custom details • $599,000 MLS# 440389

Roxie Beach 231-838-4656

Lake Michigan Cottage Harbor Springs

Beautiful Lake Michigan waterfront home with 209 feet of pristine sandy beach. This home has been updated and remodeled and includes over 4000 square feet of living space. Features include living area with stone wood burning fireplace, wood flooring with adjacent dining room. Kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Features also include a main floor master suite with private sitting area, bath and walk in closet and spectacular views of the lake. Lower Level includes large family room area with wood burning fireplace, half circle bar with granite top. There are also two guest rooms one with private screened in porch. Property also includes a detached two plus car garage with carriage house which also has views of the lake. This fine property is being offered at: $1,185,000.

Bill Tribble 231-838-4287

Boyne Country Area Waterfront Boyne Beach Club & Marina

Mullett Lake 557 Foote Road, Cheboygan

For More Pictures Text: T1699484 To: 85377 MLS#287636 $759,000 - Ask for Audrey 7651 McDonald Road, Cheboygan

Marina development property! A rare chance on Lake Charlevoix with access to Lake Michigan and beyond. Various approvals in place for over 100+ boat slips and residential potential. Sandy shoreline, warm bay water, walking distance to downtown, and prime location make this a highly-desirable parcel. Terms possible. $5.4m For More Pictures Text:T103202 To: 85377 MLS#266273 $997,900 - Ask for Jack

Char Arnold 231-632-3881

Jack Douglas Audrey Martinchek 231-290-2951 231-420-0231


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