Vacation Village, a ten-acre high quality mobile home development for seniors aged 55 and older, includes 300 feet of frontage on the beautiful shores of Bass Lake in downtown Elk Rapids. Bass Lake is a 140-acre spring fed inland lake situated just across the road from Lake Michigan. Typical homes at Vacation Village are the type with greatly advanced aesthetic qualities such as cathedral ceilings, fireplaces and two full bathrooms. Many residents add decks to enjoy views of the lake right from their own lot. Our heavily wooded property includes residential common areas for the enjoyment of all our residents. Residents of the park enjoy all the amenities of lakeside living, including a secluded picnic area and private boat launch.
We have 65 beautiful sites available with one-year lease opportunities. All city-operated utilities are available, including cable television, as we are located within the village limits of Elk Rapids.
Vacation Village residents include those who reside with us part-time as well as the whole year, and those people who live and work in the downstate area of Michigan and commute to Elk Rapids on the weekends. Often, residents moor their boats in the nearby harbor and wish to enjoy a convenient, affordable home in a community setting. Although Vacation Village residents hail from all over the United States, the one important thing they have in common is the desire to spend their recreational time celebrating the Northern Michigan experience. Reasons to live the Northern Michigan experience vary amongst our residents. Many people come for sailing, motor-boating or paddling in the harbors of Lake Michigan and Elk Lake; exciting fishing and golf opportunities; many have friends and family in our area and a desire to spend time closer to loved ones; most enjoy being part of a "community" with all the benefits of residing in an area with friends and neighbors valuing the same qualities.
Vacation Village is between Elk Lake and Lake Michigan, across the street from the Elk Rapids Public Golf Course. There's such an incredible selection of activities available close to Vacation Village, you may discover that you need to make extra time for lazing away the day on a porch swing. Time spent at Vacation Village will re-generate and relax you no matter how you choose to spend your time with us. Come and visit us, we welcome you now because we know you'll want to stay!
Handicapped-accessible piers in the harbor and the boardwalk around Kids Pond are favorite fishing spots for young and old in all seasons.
The Village of Elk Rapids is within twenty minutes of Traverse City, the hub city of our area. It borders Elk Lake, one of the Chain of Lakes of Antrim County containing seventy-eight miles of navigable waters. The Village also borders the harbor at Elk Rapids, which leads into Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan and thereafter to all the Great Lakes and their tributaries.
Boaters, day-trippers and sunbathers seek out Elk Rapids' sandy shores, quaint shops and unique restaurants. Although the village covers only one square mile, its forefathers have preserved its most scenic areas and dedicated them to public use. Memorial Park and Antrim County Park each offer several hundred feet of shoreline for swimming and relaxing along the east arm of Grand Traverse Bay. The 212-plus-slip harbor is considered one of the best in Michigan. Public boat launches on Bass, Birch and Elk lakes and Grand Traverse Bay give anglers endless chances to cast their lines for lake trout, bass, steelhead perch, whitefish and pan fish.
Vacation Village Mobile Home Park was established in 1967, and has always been a facility for "Seniors". To qualify as a tenant, at least one member of the family must be aged 55 or over. The Park has several unique circumstances complimenting this provision. It is located in an area of relatively high numbers of retirees, and few families with children. Its location on Bass Lake provides a variety of water related activities. In addition, a fine public golf course is across the street. Further, churches, restaurants, food stores, Laundromats, library and medical services are within walking distance. Public transportation is also available.
Elk Rapids was platted in 1852 and being the first town in the county of Antrim, Michigan. Elk Rapids was also the county seat until 1879 when the county started to grow and the seat was moved to Keno (now Bellaire, Michigan). Today the county continues to thrive, and Elk Rapids is at the heart of this growth with a complete renovation of the downtown area, a new and expanded marina on Elk Lake and Lake Michigan, and a community spirit that lends itself to the quality of life that residents here are so proud of.