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Blue Heron- Downtown-Traverse City Condo

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,235 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

The Blue Heron takes up the top two floors of a three story building and has two bedrooms on the top floor, one with a 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 3 HI-Def TVs (one is a Smart TV), 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.

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 playscape 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.

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

Carolyn Strand
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

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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Traverse City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1235 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Blue Heron- Downtown-Traverse City Condo
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 33 reviews

Definitely on the "return to" list

  • 5 of 5

I made arrangements for us and another couple to stay here for a long weekend, Fri-Mon. Pictures and all information looked complete and inviting. Some fear of the unknown was soon history and our expectations were definitely exceeded. We also had the bonus of fabulous and unseasonably warm weather weather each day. The condo was absolutely perfect, quiet and very well located for us. We all appreciated the decor, amenities, cleanliness, available and plentiful supplies, thick bath linens, comfortable beds and favorable rate. Our only regret was that we could not/did not stay longer. Carolyn was very thorough and responsive as was Lisa who provided us with keys and a walk through. We look forward future stays.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo right by Traverse City bay and downtown!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean and well decorated. It was stocked with plenty of towels too! The owners left goodies for us upon arrival which was very much appreciated after a long drive to Michigan. The view from the balconies was beautiful. The condo is very close to the downtown restaurants and bars, just a short walk. The owners fully communicated all the details regarding the condo (for example parking and how to use the tvs). We would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, Clean property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the Blue Heron Condo. The condo was clean, spacious and in a great location! Carolyn and Tom were great to work with as well. We appreciated the welcome treats and the fully stocked condo. We were happy to have found such a gem! Looking forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent and would come back again.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo. Layout was good. Location is perfect. Very well stocked... hair dryers in every bath, large shampoo and conditioners, body wash in every shower, plenty of coffee in freezer, lots of spices. .. more than expected overall. Very clean and tastefully decorated.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed condo with downtown Traverse City walkability

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two nights in the Blue Heron Condo on our first visit to Traverse City. We were impressed from the moment we walked in by the attractive decor and spacious layout. There was a nice open gathering area downstairs with a big screen tv (which we never used as there was so much to do for our two day visit) comfy sofa and chairs, a dining table and fully equipped kitchen with 1/2 bath. Other than breakfast, we ate out as there is so much in walking distance, but the place would be great to prepare food and dine in. There was a kind gift of wine and snacks upon arrival. The wifi was strong and there were guidebooks and maps for our perusal. There was a balcony to boot. We liked the place to hang keys and chairs to put on shoes in the entry. Upstairs were two comfortable bedrooms with TVs and thoughtfully appointed ensuite bathrooms including a balcony for one room. Also a washer dryer with laundry pods and dryer sheets, although we didn't need them. I am a neat freak and this condo was meticulously clean. The bathrooms had amenities like shampoo/conditioner/shower wash/hair dryers and nice plush towels. The bedding was super soft. The condo is an ideal location. We walked downtown for espresso in the morning, walked to the main street shops and restaurants, and enjoyed the proximity to the trail to the lake for morning runs. It was a great introduction to Traverse a City!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Condo in TC

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th stay at the Blue Heron and it only gets better! We love the location - walk to the beach and to town every day. The condo is so well stocked you need only your clothes. The decor is beautiful and it is obvious the owners are very attentive to the needs of guests. Games for those rainy days, wifi, and TVs in each bedroom. The sofa sleeper was as comfortable as any of the beds and they were great! We now plan our vacation on the availability of this condo!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Apr 2 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 31 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Cherry Fest
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
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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