ON WEST GRAND TRAVERSE BAY -PRIVATE CARRIAGE HOUSE -SLEEPS 4

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ON WEST GRAND TRAVERSE BAY -PRIVATE CARRIAGE HOUSE -SLEEPS 4

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This property offers 100 feet on West Grand Traverse Bay across from Power island. Half way up the dock is a sitting deck with adirondeck chairs- perfect for reading and catching some rays. Sit there in the early evening at sunset to experience the changing colors of the sky.

When the bay is calm -especially early morning or late in the day-there is a 2 person kayak and life jackets available for your use. If you prefer to bring your boat, we have a a public launch 5 minutes north. We have a fire pit down at the water for bonfires and roasting marshmallows. You can toast to downtown Traverse City aglow to the South and see the stars shining like you can't believe. It creates an evening experience that you don't want to end.

This carriage house apartment is decorated in fun beachy colors with white trim. There is second floor deck with waterview and gas grill. Interior offers a kitchen with electric stove and cooking utensils. Living room has tv with cable, internet(not wireless), dvd player- couch converts to full bed . Bathroom is fun UPNorth style with beadboard, large tiled shower and antique wicker vanity with vessel sink. The bedroom has a queen bed (awesomely great mattress) and walk in closet. This unit could sleep 6 if a blow up bed was used.

We invite you to share this wonderful place with us.

Keywords: Restful Nest is located on the West Grand Traverse Bay between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Enjoy fabulous Northern Michigan sunrises. Includes private upper deck with views, kitchen, a/c, cable/ internet - free public boat launch just 2 miles north, fire pit at water's edge, use of 2 person kayak. Very close to Leelanau trail for hiking and biking. Enjoy driving scenic M-22 around Leelanau County 30 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park- voted the Most Beautiful Place in America 2011!! We are located within minutes of the wineries of Leelanau Peninsula and 9 miles south of Suttons Bay's beach and marina.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nancy (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Nancy

We are an active working couple who moved into what was our Traverse City cottage 6 years ago. That is when we built the carriage house with the apartment above so there would be room for our children to come visit. We have 2 dogs on site- Parker- the old guy- a 12 year old Irish Setter and Scrappy, our 4 yr old rescue Australian Sheperd mutt.

We are avid golfers, love wine ,art and music- which is why we found this to be an area perfect for us. It's amazing how many people we have met since living here who are so much like ourselves.

We are husband and wife home builder/remodelers- Grand Bay Building and Remodeling. We moved our business Up North from the Pinckney Chain of Lakes Area of Livingston County. We wanted to be somewhere our children and future grandchildren would loved to come and visit. Traverse City and Leelanau County have far surpassed our expectations. We absolutely love the activity and social aspects of the area. If you are looking for things to do and see- we can be very helpful.

We totally understand couples who are looking to move to the area. That's why we love the business that we're in- we can make the dream happen for others like we did for ourselves!

Nancy purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Nancy chose Traverse City

We used to come up north with our oldest son's travel soccer team for tournaments. Over a five year span, the entire family looked forward to our week here in August. We decided to look for a cottage that we could eventually move to when all of the kids were out of high school.

We checked out the entire area over the years- we knew that we needed parking- so some of those small lots right on a road were not for us. We also knew we would be working and needed to be close to town for meetings, supplies etc. Being just north of Traverse City allows us to miss the summer traffic from festivals and hotels on a daily basis. We are within 10 minutes of the action when we want it and we can enjoy wonderful Leelanau County every day.

Our place is located down at the water on a 1 acre site. M-22 is a wonderful access road to everything but we have lots of privacy and parking- exactly what fit our needs.

This area offers much in the way of entertainment.- The Dennos Museum always offers a wonderful exhibit and music performances in the Milliken Auditorium. There are many art galleries to showcase the talent here in Northern Michigan. Two small theatres: The State Theater downton Traverse City and The Bay in Suttons Bay are restored wonderful old theaters featuring great movies. Interlochen for the Performing Arts is a venue for wonderful music performances. Traverse City has The Old Town Playhouse for community theater.

The list goes on- as members of the 2 local Chamber of Commerces we have a really good source of knowledge for what's happening.

What makes this apartment unique

Vic and the dogs fish the Bay for salmon and lake trout so our boat is set with downriggers. We can boat to dinner from our dock-north to Omena Point and Suttons Bay or south to Harbor 22. This is why we love West Bay- there are great places to travel to by boat . Sometimes we'll take a bottle of wine out on the boat to the island and watch the sun set and the moon rise. During Cherry Fest, we motor down by West End Beach and listen to music from the Cherry Festival Stage. We can anchor by the Holiday Inn on Friday nights and relax to music. Nothing beats watching the Air Show and fireworks from the water. Being located between Suttons Bay and TC has been perfect for us. Both have wonderful downtowns and restaurants. Festivals are a huge thing in this area and we're located close to all of them.

We are near the trails for biking, hiking and cross country skiing. We happen to love our closest golf course- The Leelanau Club.

The best thing about this place- you can hear the nosies of the bay- water lapping or waves crashing, seagulls & ducks, wooshing as swans lift off. The bay calms you down and brings you back to nature. We think it's a wonderful place and would really miss it.

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Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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On West Grand Traverse Bay -Private Carriage House -Sleeps 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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5

Excellent--highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
My two daughters and I really enjoyed our stay at "The Restful Nest." It is portrayed very accurately in the VBRO ad and the owners have thought of just about everything to make your stay very comfortable It is conveniently located to Traverse City, and both the Leelanau and Mission Peninsulas. We were 20 minutes from Leland and barely 30 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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5

Carriage House

  • 5 of 5
We had lots of fun and enjoyed our cute cottage. It fit us four "moms on the loose" perfectly! It was very clean and we will definitely be back!!!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for the nice review. Happy to hear that it was "mom" approved!! Moms deserve a great time away:)
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5

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriends and I recently visited TC for a wine tasting weekend. The rental property was adorable! Very clean. There were plenty of towels and blankets. The wireless internet was a big plus. Everything was just as they had advertised. I absolutely would recommend this rental to my friends and family.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy, Cute Cottage

  • 5 of 5
My wife, daughter and I went up to see the beautiful ice formations north of Leland for a weekend. What a beautiful, cozy cottage! This Beautiful home had everything we needed and more. We absolutely loved this home, it was the perfect retreat on a cold winter weekend! Thanks for everything.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review- I'm happy that you got to see the ice caves off of Lake Michigan. This had never happened here before and Grand Traverse Bay is frozen over too- Hope you can come back sometime during the summer to experience how fabulous and fun our area is when the weather warms up:)
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5

Truly a 'restful' nest!

Truly a 'restful' nest!
  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had the privilege of staying for a few nights in the winter for our honeymoon and it was truly a unique and relaxing experience. Nancy and her husband were very accommodating in guiding us to there home, ensuring we had everything in order for our stay. The carriage house was simply beautiful - an excellent and cozy bed, huge plush towels, an amazing shower (for two!), and plenty of pots, pans, and utensils for making breakfasts and dinners. We're looking forward to a stay in the fall our summer for more wine tastings and time on the beach!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you for the great review Ryan- so glad that you enjoyed a few of your honeymoon nights here. We'd love to have you back when the weather is warmer- you were here in the midst of the Polar Vortex that they've been discussing!!
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On West Grand Traverse Bay -Private Carriage House -Sleeps 4
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about this property. Beautifully decorated and very well equipped.
Enough room for 4 if you don't mind a sofa bed. Everything was comfortable and very very clean. We wish we could stay all summer!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that you enjoyed our place! Only thing we had no control over was how much snow you had but it surely made a beautiful winter wonderland. Thanks so much for your positive review. Nancy

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
TVC Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 31
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
West End Beach Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Harbor 22 at Cherrybend Rd/M22
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Holiday Hills
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Leelanau Club at Bahle's Farm, Suttons Bay
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Harbor 22
Car: necessary

The Leelanau Peninsula has about 25 wineries and Mission Peninsula offers close to 20. This area is definitely known for the quality of the grapes producing award winning wines. Micro breweries have also blossomed- for the beer lovers.

Not to miss is a day trip around Leelanau County following M-22 (which we are located on) thru Suttons Bay - north to Northport and around the peninsula to the Sleeping Bear National Park. All along the shore are wonderful beaches and hiking trails- make sure to visit historical Fishtown located in Leland. Make a stop in Glen Arbor as you're getting closer to Empire. These small Michigan towns each have a unique feel to them which offers a real Northern Michigan experience.

Another day trip is to take M22 south toward Traverse City and follow US31 north - stop at Elk Rapids, continue north to Charlevoix and lastly to Petoskey.

If you continue past Petoskey on US31 north you're heading to the Mackinac Bridge which is site to see and to drive over to the Upper Peninsula .

A full day trip from our place is to head directly to Mackinac City - take the ferry over to Mackinac Island. A step back in time with no cars- only walking, bikes and horse drawn carriages for transportation. Rent a bike and travel around the island for a beautiful site seeing trip. Dress up and visit the Grand Hotel for a real treat.

Once you're here we are very happy to answer questions and give you other ideas of things to do. During the summer it seems that every weekend another town has a festival going- much art, music and wine tasting!!

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Traverse City Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • $475 to $900 wk
  • US Dollars
  • 11/3/12 thru 3/30/13 Winter rate: $475 weekly- $75/night 2 day min
  • 3/30/13 thru 4/27/13 Spring rate: $475 weekly $75/night 2 day min
  • 4/27/13 thru 6/1/13 Late spring $600 weekly
  • 6/1/13 thru 8/31/13 Summer $900 weekly
  • 9/1/13 thru 9/29/13 Late summer 2013 $800 weekly/$125 night-2 day min
  • 9/28/13 thru 11/3/13 Fall 2013 $650 weekly/ $100 night- 2 day min
  • weeks run Saturday 3pm check-in to Sat 11am check out
  • *Departure cleaning fee $50 and Michigan sales tax 6% apply

Amenities

Amenities

Traverse City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bathroom has large 3x5 shower/ no tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) located in bedroom- linens provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) located in living room - full size bedding in bedroom walk in closet
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • jet skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hot air ballooning
  • snowboarding
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
A 2 person kayak /life jackets is provided for use. Please speak to us before using.

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