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Sandy Beachfront Cottage at Bowers Harbor, Grand Traverse Bay

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

One-hundred foot, private, sandy beach, known as Bowers Harbor, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. Private, wooded lot.

Two bedroom cottage, 1.5 bathrooms. House has hardwood floors throughout. Decorated with Tribal rugs and owners art collection. Has an "at home" ambiance the minute you arrive. 24' X 26' attached wood deck equipped with picnic table, gas grill, and patio table and furniture.

Beach has beach furniture for sunning and fire-pit for those "oh so gorgeous nights" on the Bay. Sit and listen to the waves lapping against the shore as you sit back and RELAX!

We are only 10 miles from Traverse City where you can enjoy nightlife, shopping, casino life, and general tourism. We have several wineries within 5 miles of the cottage. Grocery store and gas station within 1 mile. Boat launching available close by at Bowers Harbor Landing. You can moor your boat directly in front of the cottage.

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More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

Have owned the property since about 1975. Built the home in the 1980's. Updated a few years later.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy just sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and snacks. Use the burning pit at the beach when the children come.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) This bunk bed has a double on bottom and single on top
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


3/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Sandy Beachfront Cottage at Bowers Harbor, Grand Traverse Bay
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews

A little disappointing

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful beach but cluttered with pier ( not out), diving platform (on the beach), boat ( (upside -down on the beach). This property was not ready for receiving guests. Beds were not made and you are expected to change beds before departing. Kitchen was fully equipped. It would be very difficult to recommend for a group of 8 unless there were 6 small children in the family.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maureen, Thanks for giving this feedback. I am the owner's daughter, and I have just started helping my elderly parents with the rentals. Your response has assisted us in making the property better, including limiting the number of guests. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Missy
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Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore
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Old Mission Lighthouse
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Chateau Chantel
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Bowers Harbor Winery
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School House Winery
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Bowers Harbor Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Bowers Harbor Inn

Turtle Creek Casino within 10 miles of the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Check payment required 45 days in advance of stay --- some exceptions may be made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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