We have lived in the Traverse City area for over 25 years. We have had the opportunity to live in several locations in Michigan, but keep coming back to Traverse City due to beautiful summers that can't be beat, as well as the variety of winter activities such as cross country skiing.
What makes this House unique
This home was the perfect location for us, with close proximity to the downtown amenities while having the beautiful private beach away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds downtown.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very basic, clean accommodations. Unfortunately the lake levels were so high, there really wasn't any beach to enjoy. The location was great - a short drive north to Elk Rapids, and an equally short drive south to Traverse City. Brought our dog and it was perfect for him. (She even had doggie towels to wipe his feet!) Coffee/hot chocolate, milk, creamer and some pastries provided. Lots of paper plates/cups/napkins provided since there was no kitchen. Microwave, mini fridge, Keurig, and toaster oven were there for our use. Patricia was very helpful and pleasant. Thanks for a nice stay!
PERFECT for a getaway!
This property is very nicely appointed, VERY well kept, and has immediate access to a broad, clean beach on the east side of Traverse Bay. Please have realistic expectations that the kitchen consists of a toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator. All the accessories that go with that are present and included, but extensive on-site meal preparation would not be a good expectation. However, it is a beautifully maintained and cared for property where the owner lives on the second level above the rental, and allows complete privacy during your stay including the beach, deck, and all areas where you would expect to have access.
Patricia was very cordial, expectations realistic with our two pups (yes, they make noise when they play!), and she even has a great room that doubles as a home-made crate that was large enough for two Labs to share with much more room to wander, so they were never cramped. Everywhere is carpeted except the bathroom and "dog" room, so it was perfect for overnight or if we needed to leave them at the property for a bit. The crate "gate" even has a second panel to swing into place if your pup is more "horse" sized, or if they happen to be better at jumping, this will keep them contained safely. This made it much more convenient than carrying a crate for our puppy during a fairly long drive.
Thank you, Patricia; we will be returning to your lovely home as soon as weather, work and time permits. We will refer your property to all our friends as well.
Perfect location for serenity.
Loved the location, private and peaceful, but close to Traverse City if you enjoy more activity. Perfect home base for those that love to explore the area. Patricia is an awesome host. No complaints. Hope to return.
A wonderful place to stay near TC!
We had a wonderful time! The place was very private, the entrance being down a curved set of stairs on the back of the home. The door opens to a nicely wooded area with a small porch. A short walk down a narrow path through the woods leads to a nice little sand beach and small swing set. The beach floor is sandy, but does have a good amount of stones, so water shoes are recommended. The apartment was clean, with a nice little room for our dogs that we used to feed and water them in. There is not a full kitchen, but the mini-fridge, microwave, and toaster oven were more than enough for us since we eat out most of the time when we visit TC. There were two bedrooms, one with a twin bed and the other with s full bed, which was very comfortable. Patricia was extremely friendly and offered some great suggestions for places to visit that were dog friendly. Overall it was a really great stay!
Peaceful East Bay Getaway
Patricia's East Bay property was perfect for our girls weekend getaway. The basement unit is very clean and comfortably appointed. Patricia was very gracious in showing us around and helping with any questions we had. The beach access is perfect for kayaking/canoeing/swimming and is ideal for watching the sun set over OMP with a glass of wine. I will definitely be checking this property's availability for my next trip to TC!
Pristine Location and Affordable
Amazing property in a quiet neighborhood in the East Bay! Enjoyed the private beach for swimming in Lake Michigan and star gazing. Highly recommend staying here if you are on a budget but don't want to compromise on your location. Patricia was also a wonderful host.