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Carolyn Strand

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Blue Heron- Downtown-Traverse City Condo

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Nicely furnished FUN spacious condo (1235 sq. ft). A short walk to downtown Traverse City's full array of specialty shops, fine restaurants, galleries, nightspots, and the Traverse City Film Festival. The Blue Heron is located directly across the street from Grand Traverse West Bay and the beach at Sunset Park as well as the Great Lakes Maritime Academy and the Hagerty Center. The ten mile T.A.R.T. trail starts right out your door.

Watch the air show and fireworks during Cherry Fest from the condominium community or across the street at Sunset Park Beach. A great city park (F&M) with multiple grills and play scape is one minute out your front door.

A short drive away you can enjoy wineries on Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas, casinos, Interlochen Center for the Arts, numerous golf courses and boating opportunities.

Boat/bike/kayak/SUP rentals are available across the street.

Fall color tours are fantastic as well as the various hiking trails within the area. Hikes overlooking Lake Michigan are truly spectacular and Sleeping Bear Dunes are not to be missed.

The Blue Heron takes up the top two floors of a three story building and has two bedrooms on the top floor, one with side view of West Bay from the balcony. Each bedroom has a queen bed and its own private bathroom. A queen premium mattress sofa sleeper with a half bath is on the spacious main level of this two-story retreat. The Blue Heron also features 2 HI-Def TVs, DVD players and Wi-Fi internet access. A washer and dryer are also provided for your convenience. The condo is well stocked for your enjoyment.

Enjoy the outdoor decks, sipping your latest discovery from the local wineries. You will never want to leave the ambiance of the Blue Heron or Traverse City.

The owner tries to accommodate flexible schedules so please email for information about variable stays. Unfortunately, we do not have elevators. We politely request no bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Google Map address: 100 Hope St. Traverse City, Michigan.

Keywords: Traverse City Downtown Condo

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carolyn Strand (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Carolyn Strand

My brother and I bought this condo because we have fallen in love with the Traverse City area. We are from Texas and our summers are insufferable. Our favorite memory of TC is watching the Fourth of July fireworks along West Bay in sweat pants and jackets! That is not something you can ever do in Texas. Our condo is decorated in a nautical style reminiscent of our homes in Texas. We have taken great care to outfit our condo in a style that showcases our concern for the discriminating traveler. Please enjoy our home as much as we do. Frederick Carroll and Carolyn Strand

Carolyn Strand purchased this condo in 2008

What makes this condo unique

We chose this location because it is the best of all worlds. We are a short walk down beautiful tree-lined streets filled with wonderful Victorian houses to some of our favorite downtown restaurants. The shopping is fantastic as well. But then we are across the street from Sunset Beach Park along West Bay where the sunsets are phenomenal. Go in the opposite direction and F&M Park awaits you with grills, a gazebo where there is always entertainment, and beautiful flowers. The TART Trail begins right out our door where you can bicycle along the bay or all throughout town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Love the Blue Heron, the nautical theme and all the decor. We worked a 550 jigsaw puzzle, watched movies and used maps found here- thx! Really felt the southern hospitality with all the extras!
Jan 2011
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Blue Heron- Downtown-Traverse City Condo
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 26 reviews

Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a beautiful condominium! It was decorated beautifully and equipped with every necessary item and lots of extras! The location was perfect and the hosts were exceptional!

I recommend The Blue Heron and will stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, spacious condo for anytime of year! Amazing price for something so close to town! Will definitely book again when I visit TC!!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Plymouth, MI

AWESOME place to stay next to downtown TC

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is this place was awesome!!!! The owner and the property manager were way past helpful, nice and went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. You couldn't ask for anything more from the property. Great beds, bathrooms and the décor was so cool. Place some stocked with everything to make your stay super easy. Condiments, coffee, soap and shampoo. I could go on and on but all I can say is this was way worth the price.

Thanks Carolyn and Lisa for making our weekend AWESOME!!!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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San Francisco

We really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with two other couples for a wedding nearby and couldn't be happier with the experience. The owner was very timely with communication and the condo was everything we could have hoped for. It was truly a home away from home. If you stay here, you won't be disappointed! We'd come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Comfortable Condo

  • 4 of 5

Wow, This Condo had everything & more than we expected! Beds were so comfortable & unit was stocked with everything you needed! Carolyn & Lisa were great to work with....What a wonderful vacation away! We also felt very safe there, in a great location &

Walking distance to downtown..

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MI

Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, together with my sister and her husband, spent a week in the Blue Heron and thoroughly enjoyed this condo. It had everything you could need to comfortably feel at home. The owner and manager are both very available before and during the stay, and very accommodating. We were an easy walk to downtown restaurants and shops as well as an easy drive to the wineries. We highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Cook's House
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Mount Holiday Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sunset Beach
Car: not necessary

Grand Traverse County, Cherry Capital Airport

Other Activities: Shopping, T.A.R.T. trail


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Film Fest 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 31 2016
9 night minimum stay
Flat fee
August 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please check with owner for flexible dates. Weekend rates are available depending on the season. Please call 512-659-9678 for info. No bachelor/bachelorette parties, please. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rates are higher during festivals and holidays. $100 cleaning fee for large parties/two day rentals.
$1200 per week after Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1235 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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