BLUE SHORE ON WEST BAY TRAVERSE CITY

Ben and Jenna

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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BLUE SHORE ON WEST BAY TRAVERSE CITY

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5 BR/5 full baths w/ Private Beach Front, sleeps up to 12

Blue Shore is your perfect vacation home that sleeps up to 12 people. You will enjoy the large and open feel of this home styled in beach cottage chic but with today's modern amenities. Located just 5 miles from downtown Traverse City on Leelanau Peninsula, Blue Shore offers a private beach, comfortable home with water views from almost every room, and amazing sunrises that you will remember for years to come!

Blue Shore is an expansive home perfect for large families, couples retreats or the girls/guys get away weekend with views of the bay from almost every room.

Right when you walk in, you are immediately greeted by a 2 story open concept with windows everywhere. The open feel extends into the kitchen, dining, and living room area all overlooking large doors that open to let the lake breeze in.

The kitchen has all amenities, including a double oven and granite counter tops. It opens directly to dining area that has a large table that can seat up to 8 people comfortably. Kitchen and dining area open to the living room that has a large couch perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views or watching TV on the 52 inch flat screen above the stone gas fireplace. Step outside on the decks overlooking the beach and water to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or late night glass of wine.

Down the hall off the dining area is a full guest bathroom plus a laundry room with washer/dryer. 1st level also features a master bedroom with private bathroom, queen bed and large doors with private deck to take in the water views. 2 additional bedrooms with full beds share a private jack and jill style bathroom.

2nd level has a large master bedroom with king bed, private bathroom and doors that open up to a private deck. Upper level has 2 living areas with stone fireplaces and large doors that open to let more fresh air in. This space is perfect for extra sleeping or kids' play area. It even features a wet bar! 2nd level houses a dormer with bunk beds and twin beds.

Basement level has a large dining area with another stone fireplace, another full kitchen and another full bathroom with sauna. It is perfect not have to run up and downstairs to main area all day as it has large doors that open right outside to your own private beach.

Beach area is just a few steps down from house. Walk down and relax in the sand and wade in the beautiful water. Launch your kayaks or paddle boards from the dock or build sandcastles instead. Beach area is equipped with several chairs, umbrellas, and toys. At night gather around the fire and cook smores!

Blue Shore is the ideal 'Up North' retreat. Not only can you enjoy your own private beach but her location is perfect for day trips....go wine tasting, explore Suttons Bay, check out the Dunes, golf or ski-depending on the time of year, shop downtown Traverse City, drive along the famous M22, and so much, MUCH more!

We look forward to having you stay at Blue Shore for your next vacation.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Very nice Northern Michigan vacation for a family from Kentucky. We had a great time and loved Traverse City. The beach and fire pit were perfect for evenings. We will definitely be back. Too toddlers cried a great deal when they realized they had to leave. Thanks for welcoming us.
Aug 2013
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Ben and Jenna

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

We are full time Northern Michigan residents who love the beach, boat as much as we can, chase around a toddler, and enjoy all Northern Michigan has to offer.

Ben and Jenna purchased this house in 2012

Blue Shore was empty for a few years before we bought her. We are pain stankingly updating her and refreshing her with a little DIY to bring her back to all of her glory. She has the most amazing Lake Michigan water views, beautiful beach and gorgeous sunrises in all of the world-believe us, we like to travel. We bought Blue Shore to eventually live in full time but for now, we get to share it with you.

Can we say water views from almost every room? You bet! Blue Shore is unique that you can experience Northern Michigan nature all around you from almost every room in this 4900 square foot house. Plus your own private beach!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
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Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436746vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Reno, Nevada
2

BLUE SHORE ON WEST BAY TRAVERSE CITY

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Upon our first look @ the vacation rental, it seemed perfect. However, as we began use, several unpleasant items began revealing inadequate function. We had five children under 6. On rain days, the use of DVD player would have been useful. This was listed as one of the amenities which we couldn't use. The home is listed for 12 people. The kitchen was not stocked for this, so we solved this problem by purchasing paper plates, disposable utensils & hot / cold cups. There were only 4 coffee mugs in the cabinets & maybe 6 forks @ best. One of the bathrooms became unusable as w/in 2 days, the toilet in the jack & jill suites stopped flushing. Our guests using those two bedrooms & bath were reduced to shower / sink use only. There were no hand towels for any of the 5 bathrooms, so we had to put rolls of paper towels @ each sink. There were no pillows on the full bed in the jack & jill suites. Our guest had to use the pillows w/shams on them for sleeping. The downstairs kitchen space would be put to much better use as a 6th bedroom. We only used the refrigerator for extra groceries. The decks outside were wonderful! We could watch the kids @ play & enjoy the lovely view ourselves.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise & guests-we sincerely apologize that your stay was in any way but perfect. As owners of Blue Shore we strive to provide a vacation home guests want to visit again and again which is why we provide our personal contact information upon your arrival and request any shortcomings be advised so we can fix immediately. We have addressed the issues outlined and remedied stocking issues and the toilet concern. We do hope you consider Blue Shore as your vacation home again. Thank you for your stay.
business
Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436746vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

GREAT CHOICE

  • 5 of 5
This home and its owners were absolutely awesome and accommodating. We will return.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436746vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
5

PERFECT FOR OUR FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Blue Shore was a fantastic property that met all of our needs. 6 adults and 5 childen age 4-10 easily fit with room to spread out in several sitting areas. The many wonderful decks allowed for great views of the bay and sunrise. We throughly enjoyed the private beach, firepit and clear water, which was extremely safe for our children to play in. The well stocked kitchen had everything we needed and there were various indoor / outdoor seating options for dining. Owners were very prompt to answer questions and the contract / payment process was easy.
The Traverse City area has so much to offer..We enoyed golfing, charter fishing, wineries, shopping, and day trips to Mackinac Island and Sleeping Bear Dunes, pie from grand traverse pie company and dinner at a couple great local restaurants / brew pubs.
We would highly recommend and hope to one day return!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation at Blue Shore! We hope to have your party back year after year!
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Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Film Festival
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 5 2014 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$750
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
4th of July
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 4 2015
8 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Main Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Jack and Jill Bathroom, main level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom Main Level - toilet , shower
    Master Bath 2nd Level - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower , sauna too!
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Main Level - 1 queen , Attached full bathroom, water side view
    Main Level Guest Room - 1 double , jack and jill bathroom
    Main Level Guest - 1 double , jack and jill bathroom, water view
    Master Second Level - 1 king , private bath, water view
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , upstairs dormer-sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) In upstairs Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) In downstairs Master Bedroom, Double Beds (2) in the 2 main floor bedrooms, Bunk Beds (2) total of 4 beds in upstairs bunk room
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
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