At a time when many are searching for socially distanced escapes, a private island retreat offers a place to relax and refresh. And Stapleton Realty just listed such a place for sale.
Some 900 feet from shore, Namaste Island is a 20-minute drive to Traverse City’s shopping and award-winning dining, 20 minutes to Interlochen Center for the Arts and 45 minutes to Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes.
The 7-acre wooded island is surrounded by all-sports Bass Lake in Long Lake and Green Lake townships. A hidden, renovated, island cabin offers modern amenities plus a few extras with Up North charm: log-sided exterior, wood interior, natural fireplace, loft and balcony, up-to-date kitchen, two bedrooms, full bath, deck, dock and a deluxe outhouse. The cabin includes most furnishings and sleeps six as a weekly rental.
Island recreation includes trail hiking (hike to Sunset Point); blueberry picking in July; swimming and paddling; sportfishing for bass, pike and bluegill; boating, sightseeing and birding on the 344-acre lake; sunbathing on the deck and stargazing at night.
The listed price of owning your own island in Grand Traverse County is $785,000. Tours are offered by appointment to those seriously interested and qualified.
Stapleton Realty is an independent, boutique real estate agency founded in 1998 by Christine Stapleton. Owner-Broker Christine Stapleton works from her office on the Leelanau-Benzie county line. Agent Shelly Lewis works from Green Lake Township in Grand Traverse County. Both are members of the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS, as well as the Michigan and National REALTOR associations.