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Charming Apartment with Loft and Spectacular Views of West Bay in Traverse City

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

2 BR, 1 BA, sleeps 8

'Front row center,' is the way one of our tenants described staying in our apartment. From the second floor loft, sweeping views of Grand Traverse Bay and West End Beach demonstrate the good life Traverse City style.

A few minute walk from a bustling and intriguing downtown, the apartment provides ready access to the Traverse Area Recreational Trail for walking, biking and rollerblading down the bay.Only blocks from tennis courts, marinas, playgrounds, Front Street and the Open Space, home of the Cherry Festival and the TC Film Festival. Also walking distance to coffee shops, grocery, pharmacy, churches, hospital, shopping and fabulous restaurants.

Apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, entertainment center, grill and wireless Internet, laundry and parking. Perfect opportunity for a family looking for a week on the water, or for a romantic get-away to sip wine during the sunset. Short car ride to museums, casinos, national parks, wineries, Sand Dunes, Leelanau County and much more.

Enjoy Summer on Beautiful West Bay!: Great for anyone looking for a weekend or week escape. Traverse City and surrounding area has plenty to do for all ages. Enjoy the water, enjoy the wine, enjoy the food, enjoy 817 Bay Street.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Sid: By email or telephone

It's time to plan your get-away this summer!

More Details

Sid Lammers
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Sid, for the use of this most convenient apartment! We enjoyed our stay:)
Aug 2010
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Traverse City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , loft
  • Private bedroom with a double bed. Loft bedroom has a Queen-sized Bed. Living room has queen-sized futon and pull-out couch.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Parking available on site. The apartment is located on the TART (Traverse Area Recreational and Transportation Trail) which is great for walking, biking, or rollerblading along the bay and into town. There is a location for bike storage. There are public tennis courts within 3 blocks of the property that are lit and can be used until 10 or 11 pm. Owner available to answer any questions related to the accommodation and amenities as well as help in planning activities.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Charming Apartment with Loft and Spectacular Views of West Bay in Traverse City
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews

Misleading view of beach

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was very nice. It was clean and well equipped. Sid made sure to check in a couple of times to see if there was anything we needed. My only complaint is the picture out the front window is very misleading. It gives the appearance that there is a small road between the apartment and the beach. What you see in the picture is the Traverse Area Recreational Trail (TART). You actually have to cross Bay St. which is a two lane road, you then have the Tart Trail and then you have to cross M22 going in to town, some green space, and then M22 going out of town. Both are very busy 2 lane highways. If you have small kids, this may not be ideal for you. Please see the map and do satellite view for a true view.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and price!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean apartment walking distance to the beach or downtown. We had an issue with the heat and Sidney was immediately available to take care of it. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was perfectly located and very private. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iceman 2015

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay if you like biking in the Traverse City Bay Area. Easy access to the TART trails, easy walking to downtown, and locked bike storage underneath the unit. Sid is very responsive, the kitchen is well-stocked, the unit is clean and has everything you need for an enjoyable weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

Very clean ! Quiet ! Great view ! The apartment had everything we needed and

was a short walk to The State Theatre downtown. Sid made everything very easy.

Highly Recommend !!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Views -- simply cross the street to West Bay

  • 5 of 5

We spent much of the winter (yes, Traverse City is fabulous in the winter as well) in this fabulously located apartment, using it as a home base while we were building a home in the city. The views are breathtaking in any season, Sid is a gregarious and responsive owner, and the entire city is within walking distance. There is plenty of space for lots of guests, the kitchen is the best-equipped VRBO kitchen we've ever encountered (and we've seen plenty), and you can barbecue on the gas grill on the deck. If you truly want a downtown experience while taking in one-of-a-kind views, this is the place! Also . . . if you bring your own bicycles to enjoy the numerous bike paths Traverse City offers, there is a storage area at ground level. Bonus!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-22 and M-37
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Metres
West Bay
Car: not necessary

Traverse City is a beautiful area rich in both natural and cultural wonders. Located in between two gorgeous bays used for swimming, boating, sailing, and wave-watching. Traverse is surrounded by Lake Michigan to the north and west. Day trips into Leelanau County take you to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan beaches and welcoming towns as you drive along M-22 from Empire to Suttons Bay. Stop along the way for wine tasting at the many local wineries in the area. Downtown TC requires no driving to reach a rich assortment of restaurants, shopping, and activities for all ages. Front Street is home to the historic State Theatre with daily showings. Diverse restaurants appeal to all tastes with choices from sandwiches to sushi. Shop for books, antiques, clothing, art and more in one of the many local boutiques. Traverse is home to the National Cherry Festival, TC Film Festival, Interlochen Arts Academy, Dennos Museum, casinos, Wuerfel Ballpark(home to minor league Beach Bums) and more!

Other Activities: disc golf, boating, sailing, U-pick fruits and vegetables


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Apartment is available for long-term renting during the off season.
50% deposit 30 days ahead of scheduled arrival. Typically a Saturday to Saturday rental week with an arrival after 3:00pm and checkout by 11:00am. Contact Sid for availability and pricing for the off season. $250 damage deposit by held credit card number.

deposit by check or credit card, balance due during stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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