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BLUE SHORE ON WEST BAY TRAVERSE CITY

Ben and Jenna

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Ben and Jenna

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2014
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BLUE SHORE ON WEST BAY TRAVERSE CITY

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Traverse City House Rental Photos and Description

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 2 twin bunk beds for a total of 4 sleeping spaces.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ben and Jenna (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2014

About Ben and Jenna

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

Ben and Jenna purchased this house in 2012

Why Ben and Jenna chose Traverse City

Blue Shore was empty for a few years before we bought her. We pain stankingly updated her and refreshed 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.

What makes this house unique

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!

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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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 11 reviews
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Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436746vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

Great place for a group

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful time celebrating with a group of girlfriends. Plenty of space for all, great views (especially of sunrise). A clean, well-equipped home. Provided great home base for weekend of wine tours, dining out, and just hanging out.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436746vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Brighton, MI
5

Family Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Blue Shore for a 3 day September weekend while our niece had her destination wedding at the Traverse City Yacht Club. The house was far more than we needed for 8 of us - of all ages - Grandparents to grandchildren and aunts and uncles. It slept us all comfortably and the location was perfect, even if the weather wasn't. We are considering renting this house for a summer week with another family with teens- there is a ton of room! The decks are amazing for sunrises and coffee, and there are plenty of areas to sit and read or relax. We didn't stay long enough (this time) - but the house is a perfect location for Leelanaw wine country too.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436746vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

Awesome vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with our family! Plenty of towels, dishes, paper products and other items made our extended family stay very comfortable! The bunk bed room was wonderful for our grandchildren. Wall mural was extra touch! The extra fridge in the basement was appreciated! Loved the view of the bay!

Thank you again. We would rent this home again and would recommend to others looking for extra space!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the kids loved the bunk room! We hope you consider Blue Shore again for your next vacation in Traverse City!
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Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436746vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
5

35th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5
We took our 4 adult children with their families to Blue Shores House for a week to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We had a great time in this very comfortable, beautiful house on the lake. The water was perfect for small children, not real deep by the dock for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and sailing! Lots of sand toys for the kids, bonfire pit and outdoor eating on the patio. We saw the sunrise every morning from the many windows on the lake side. Close to town, Sleeping Bear Dunes, wineries and a nice quilt shop! The kitchen, eat-in area and family room was great for cooking and meal times. We could not have asked for a more comfortable home away from home. Our entire family would highly recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Happy belated anniversary! We are so happy you choose Blue Shore as your place to celebrate with your family. We hope to have you stay again!
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Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436746vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Pennsylvania
5

Incredible Week at Blue Shore

  • 5 of 5
I had not been to the Traverse City area since my childhood and our week at Blue Shore exceeded our expectations. The house is spacious, modern, well kept and well stocked. The location is perfect with easy access to restaurants, grocery store and local attractions. Our kids, ranging from 6-9, loved swimming off the dock, playing on the beach and feeding the ducks. Adults loves sitting on the huge patio and enjoying the amazing view. We would rent this house again.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Blue Shore on West Bay Traverse City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436746vb
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
5

Great multi-family vacation home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Blue Shore with my husband's parents, his two siblings and their spouses, and the five grand kids. There truly was more than enough space for everyone! The older kids loved the bunk room and claimed the upstairs living room as their own. The toddlers' pack and plays fit in the two master suites with plenty of space for playing and all the luggage that comes with toddlers (huge walk in closets in both!). Each family had their own full bathroom with one to spare. (No hot water issues and I was typically the last one showering).

I came prepared with lots of supplies based on a previous review, but did not need them because there were tons of paper products, "real" place settings, cookware, etc. There were some basic spices, cooking spray, and the grill had a full propane tank. The two fridges definitely came in handy with so many families bringing their own beverages, sandwich fixings, and breakfast items.

There also were plenty of spaces for everyone to sit and watch TV at night or in rainy days and eat meals throughout the day. Lots of outdoor deck space that was easy to "childproof" so everyone could enjoy the evenings outside with a glass of Michigan wine.

The water was gorgeous, so clear when it was still, not having been to Lake Michigan as an adult, I was surprised how much it resembled water in more tropical vacation spots I've been (albeit a bit chillier!). There were enough outdoor chairs to use on the beach and deck. The house is off a busy road but set far enough back we did not hear traffic and there was plenty of backyard outdoor space that the kids didn't need to go near the road. Also plenty of parking for our four cars + fishing boat.

We enjoyed the close proximity to both the Leelanau and Mission peninsulas and spent a couple days on both. We also went into Traverse City (10 minute drive) many times and enjoyed shopping and several restaurants there (with and without kiddos in tow).

The only critique we have is attention to detail from an upkeep perspective (grill was really in need of a scrubbing, a few pieces of trash in the backyard, used plastic cup and kid's coloring pages under the bed). Nothing we couldn't easily take care of ourselves or that isn't to be expected in a rental.

Now, my side of the family wants a summer vacation here next year :)
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with your family at Blue Shore and very pleased to hear it met your expectations. Thank you for your kind comments and hope to have you stay again!

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Rates & Availability

From $571 Per night

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 5 2014 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$700
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
4th of July
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
Cherry Festival
Jul 5 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
Film Festival 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 1 2015
8 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 6.0%
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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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