About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Large deck. Walk to downtown & beach. Near bike trail, playgound, & grocery.
Nicely appointed, comfy home with fully stocked kitchen, family room and 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Two bedrooms have attached baths - Q bed in one en suite and K bed in the other en suite. Good storage in closets and dressers. The home sleeps 6 comfortably.
The kitchen is easy to work in with all appliances including microwave and coffee maker. The dining area seats 6-8 comfortably.
Two televisions are provided in upper and lower living spaces and master (K) bdrm. Stereo and games also provided in lower level living space.
The family room is a nice respite after a day on the slopes or at the beach. The bright room provides a view of flowering bushes and trees in backyard through the sliding doors to the deck.
This large deck off the family room, overlooking the large backyard, provides a nice opportunity for outdoor dining (at umbrella tables) and relaxation, as well as a nice play space for adults and kids alike. Enjoy some time under the umbrella or on a lounger with a cool beverage on one of the many sunny days in summer.
This home is located within walking distance to all the town has to offer - shops, restaurants and take-out, tennis courts, playgrounds, marina, beach, grocery (less than 2 blocks away!), boat and bike rentals, and churches.
There is a laundry room on the lower level to minimize the need to haul extra bags on planes/in cars.
For larger families/reunions this owner provides a second property, situated next door, for those who wish for additional space. Together the homes can accommodate 12-15 people. View additional property at vrbo #350797.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Barbara Arnold
I am a professor of Graduate Studies in Education in Ohio. I grew up spending my summers in Harbor Springs. I appreciate all the seasons in this beautiful town. My children have also enjoyed their summers here. And I am hoping that soon they will have children that will also be fortunate enough to be able to share summer memories of the beautiful Bay and the surrounding areas.
Barbara Arnold purchased this House in 2012
Why Barbara Arnold chose West Traverse
I chose this property because of my fond memories from youth and because there is something for everyone to enjoy in each of the seasons. Whether it is relaxing on the deck, walking or biking in the neighborhood, shopping on Main St., golfing, boating, beaching or skiing, there is fun to be had. Located next door is another rental that can be rented in addition for larger groups and/or family reunions. Ask about that if you are interested.
What makes this House unique
The large backyard is a great spot for hanging out with large deck off the family room. The family room itself is cheery and restful. The kitchen is easy to work in and lends itself to helpers who can keep you company while being creative. The location is great - close enough to all the sports you want to enjoy. Buggy rides in the summer will pass by this home - fun for everyone. Located next door is another rental that can be used for larger groups and/or family reunions. Ask about that if you are interested (vrbo #350797).
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place to stay near the slopes!
The house was comfortable and roomy, and we had every comfort of home. Owner was very easy to work with, simple in and out, quick responses. We've stay with them before and will stay with them again! Thanks!
Glad it worked out for your crew. We’ll be happy to see you next year.
New Place, Same Great Experience
We had to move to the rental next door this year for our annual ski trip. The place was just as wonderful. We look forward to our trip next year. Thanks!
Good snow provides good bookings. Glad the other property worked out for you, Located next door to the original property and providing accommodations for 6 people as well, I’m glad you weren’t disappointed. See you next year.
Perfect spot for everything. Quiet neighborhood and great location. Barbara was super helpful and available to answer any question we had!!
Awesome place to stay....
Really a great place to stay with 3 or 4 couples. Just down the street to the main town and then you can use the bike path to go all the way to Bay Harbor and even beyond. Also very close to golf courses and in the winter to some great Michigan ski slopes.
We will be back for some winter fun.
Thanks Barb for all you help.
Property is accurately listed.
We were happy to find the house clean and well stocked with essentials and extras. We had beach chairs for the beach. While we could walk to the small beach in Harbor Springs, we preferred the beach at Petosky State Park. I ended up paying an extra $50 for an unseated screen and flimsy screen door frame that the previous tenants were responsible for. It was not clear that I needed to report all defects on arrival and that the owner did not inspect between renters. But at least I received the rest of the deposit was returned.
The Petoskey State Park (15 min. Away) has a great beach. Just need to purchase passes there. To be accurate, I do have a cleaning crew that inspects damage in the house as they go through and thoroughly clean the house. They did not note the screen torn away until after your visit. It is important to let owners know if you find something amiss so that you will not be held responsible. I am refunding your $50, I'm glad you appreciated the extras.
Clean and Comfortable-Great Family Gathering Place!
Good location for exploring "up north", nice drive to Tunnel of Trees and Cross Village or back to Petoskey and Charlovoix. Nice space for an extended family get-together. We had a lovely time, thanks Barb!
Playgrounds, tennis courts, art shows, shopping, golf, fall 'color tours,' beaches and grocery are all within a few blocks.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable damage deposit of $200 is required. Refund will be sent within 10 days upon post rental inspection. FYI - In 3 yrs of renting, only once has a portion of deposit been withheld.