Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Good dogs are welcome smoking is not. The summer nightly rate is $225. Its minutes away from the National Lake Shore Park- Sleeping Bear Dunes. Traverse City is less than 4 1/5 miles to its popular West side activities. It is a unique two bedroom cottage filled with natural light and wonderful panoramic views of Power Island, Old Mission Peninsula, white caped waves, fishing and vintage sailing schooners sailing by and fantastic unforgettable moon lit waters. There are two bedrooms with one full bath on the second floor and a half bath, on the main level. The stairway leads to a bridge on the second floor that connects the master bedroom to the sky lit bathroom and walk in closet. The laundry is located in the basement. Although a mere five minutes from downtown, the large shaded yard facing the water, offers privacy that seems farther away. The location is literally surrounded by northern attractions; wine tasting is within walking distance as is the bike path that connects Traverse City to Sutton's Bay. There are a number of light houses to visit. Northport lighthouse is 25 miles north on M-22, and Old Mission is located on the end of the same peninsula, visible from the cottage.

The cottage has West Bay access with a small beach and fire pit. Boating from the beach and the use of an existing mooring ball are available. Power Island is a favorite boating destination. There are many nearby parks and beaches as well.

You can cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen or grill out on a large deck overlooking flower beds, a landscaped yard and Traverse Citys West Bay. After dinner, relax, sip wine and watch the moon rise over the beautiful ever changing water. This cottage has been featured in Traverse The Magazine and Northern Express paper as well as other publications. It is close to all that the Grand Traverse area and Leelanau County have to offer. The cottage has central air conditioning. Wireless internet is provided as well as basic television

V.R.B.O. number 307994 .

Keywords: waterfront, cottage, Leelanau county, home, vacation property

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks for your wonderful hospitality and great advice. We enjoyed our stay!"
Oct 2011
  • 1 of 5


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • sky lite with walk in closet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • (2)Queen size Beds (1) In each bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed (double) in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

57% Complete
26% Complete
7% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park
average rating of 4.3461537 based on 31 reviews

Great base for enjoying the Traverse City and Leelanau area

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable home with fascinating décor and a spectacular view of the lake. Great beds, sofa bed was good as well for the teenager. Kitchen is fine for a cooking vacationer's needs. Everything we wanted to do was conveniently close. Owner was helpful and we would happily return to this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

It was very artsy and unique. I loved it

  • 5 of 5

When i first walked in i wasnt sure if im going to love it. As soon as i opened the next door , my jaw dropped. Im a very artistic person and there was art EVERYWHERE. All kinds of paintings, carvings, stones, rugs, guitars, wood. It was just beautiful . I loved the big window in thr living room, i had my cat with me so she loved that too. The place was super clean, i was planning on cleaning up before i settle in and it was so clean that i didnt have to. Im very impressed. The owner was supposed to come by but i was bummed he didnt since the whole group wanted to meet him since the place was super different and artsy. We were all wondering if hes an artist himself. Ive been to alot of cabins/cottages and i have to say this isnt your typical cottage. I took alot of pictures of the walls and the different art and photos he had. It definitely made the experience one of a kind. Will deff rebook in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Even Better Than It Appears To Be

  • 5 of 5

This house was so cool. The pictures don't convey all the surprises this house contains--The decor is personalized, unique. We spent several minutes a day looking around at what is on the walls. The upstairs bedroom has a window that opens out into the living area, but it can be shut if you don't want the sunrise waking you up or if you need privacy. This is the first vacation house I've stayed at that not only had cable but also Roku, which is nice if you insomnia; otherwise, we were out all day exploring Traverse City and Leelaunau Peninsula.

I did not get to meet the owner, but the other half of my party did. He was there to greet them when they arrived, and they said he was nice and told them a little bit about the house.

The front window provides the perfect spot to see the sun- or moonrise. I didn't go in the back at all, but the front yard has lots of plants, a casual and natural feel. The front porch is also nice, but my only nitpick of this place is that I would have liked more comfortable chairs out there, but what is there is also fine.

We stayed until checkout time on the last day because we didn't want to leave the house. I want to stay here again.

Finally, if you're having doubts about whether to go to Traverse City, go. It's a wonderful town and area. And stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Close enough to TC, but far enough out of town to get away from the crowds! Excellent bay view!

  • 4 of 5

Older cottage with open concept, pretty outdoor gardens. Small but full kitchen with everything you need (for a party of 4). A little close to the noise of M22, but that's how you get an amazing view of the bay!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Dallas, TX

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay couldn't have been better. The home was well appointed, comfortable, and was well located. Sleeping Bear Dunes were an easy 30 minute drive to the west and 15 minutes from heart of Traverse City. Plus there were several wineries in the area. Jim met us at the house and gave us a great tour. Plus he had several great ideas on what to do in the area. Finally, we couldn't have asked for a better view of the bay.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We would definitely stay here again

  • 4 of 5

The owner is very kind and was there to greet us when we arrived. He gave us a tour and put together a booklet of information for us to look through. The house is in the perfect location to access wine tasting and downtown. The morning views of the bay were breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: necessary

Wine tasting in many local wineries, 2 nearby casinos, Traverse City Film Festival, National Cherry Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, hiking/bicycle path, river canoeing & tubing, trout fishing, kite boarding, tall ship sailing, follow this link '2011’s most beautiful place in America'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Basic rate is $225 each night for four individuals . Add $50. per night for each additional person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.