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Beach access. Close to everything Traverse city has to offer!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 2 bath home in between Traverse city and Suttons bay.

Newly updated 5 bedroom 2 bath home that sleeps 12 people.

Fenced in Private back yard with fire pit. Great for summer time.

At least 10 wineries within 5-10 miles of the home.

The home is 5 minutes from Traverse city and 5 minutes from Suttons bay.

Great beach access 150 yards away at boughey Park. It's a public beach that has 200 ft frontage on Westbay. Great for swimming, fishing or boating. There is a boat launch a couple miles away if you have a boat.

I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. I always try and reply within 15 min.

Thank you, Aaron

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Aaron Colby
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Aaron Colby

My name is Aaron. I'm a builder in the area. I have a beautiful wife and a 18 month old daughter. I live in Traverse city so if you need something I can be there within a few minutes.

Aaron Colby purchased this house in 2014

Why Aaron Colby chose Northern Michigan

5 bedrooms, Newly updated, Waking distance to a great beach. Very private with very few neighbors.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • 5 bedrooms. 3 queens and 2 kings.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Let me know if you have any questions. We are more than happy to answer them. Thank you. Aaron.


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Beach access. Close to everything Traverse city has to offer!!
average rating of 4.5 based on 24 reviews
Petersburg, Indiana

we will not stay here again.

  • 2 of 5

Some of the window coverings reflected in the pictures on the website were not there. We did not cook there because the kitchen was no really clean. We had to purchase hand towels. There were less than five for a five bedroom house. There were lights that did not work. The laundry room had no lights that worked. We pointed some things out to the owner on the first night of the stay. There was no attempt at resolution. He did say he was sorry. Simply put, we were disappointed and will not stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great central location!

  • 4 of 5

If your new to the area this was a great location. Wineries around every corner. It was 15 minutes to Traverse City or Suttons Bay. 40 minute to GlennArbor, Dunes, or Platte River. 20 minutes to Long Lake for great pontooning and Moomers ice cream. Plus a lot In between. The house was clean with plenty of room and well equipped. The fenced in back yard did a good job keeping my lab safe from the highway with just enough room to throw a ball. For an extra charge Aaron was able to have wood delivered which was really convienant. The reasons for the four stars was the highway was noisy, the beach wasn't that close to walk the kids down the highway we chose to drive, the back slider door opens and closes hard I had to get up from the fire to open it every time the kids needed something. Would definitely recommend this to friends. Thanks Aaron for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and layout, but home needs professional repairs

  • 2 of 5

This home has great potential. First, it is ideally located between Traverse City and other sites like Northport and Sleeping Bear. It also has a great layout for multiple families sharing the same house. However, our initial impression of the house was marred by the overwhelming mildew smell in the kitchen. Clearly, there are long term water issues behind the cabinets. In addition, the kitchen was not clean. Pots and utensils had to be washed before use. And any food left out ended up with ants on it. Because of this, we ate out more than we had planned.

There was also a water leak in the first-floor bathroom and the cabinet had long term water damage and mildew smell. We reported the leak, but the only solution while we were there was a bowl under the leak.

There are number of other issues that need to be addressed to improve this home: Replace water damaged cabinets; Properly reinforce the squeaky homemade beds; add towel bars in the bathroom; deal with lack of a/c in the main part of the home (or the window unit air conditioners will burn out); Fix the non-working lights in the laundry room; Consider replacing the uncomfortable couch and non-working recliner; add window treatments to the front windows for privacy.

Again, we think this could be a great property if repairs and updates are professionally completed and then it might be worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for a large family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival was very happy to see the house was clean including the bathrooms and kitchen.

Bedrooms were also clean and large enough. Just a few suggestions. Need a mirror in each bedroom and a night stand or small table next to each bed. (some rooms had this but not all) I would also suggest that you put a small dresser, table or luggage rack like they have in hotels in all bedrooms. In some of the rooms we had to put our suitcases on the floor which is a pain for older guests.

I would also suggest adding more towel bars and hooks in both bathrooms and in all bedrooms. A mirror and small waste basket in each bedroom would be nice.

The family room was large and comfortable.

The fenced in yard was great as was the fire pit. There was a fire all laid out when we arrived which was very nice.

Emailed Aaron a couple of times with questions and he immediately responded.

Location was good; There is so much to do in the area that I wish we had stayed a full week.

There was plenty of parking. With 3 of our 4 adult children and spouses coming from three different cities, we had 4 cars and it was no problem. With just a few extra touches this would rate 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centreville, MI

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with several families for a softball tournament in Traverse City. Nice clean house. Beach was a little walk from property but not bad. Owner was excellent at communicating and made sure our weekend was a hit!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Davisburg, MI

Great location and plenty of space for 12!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space to accommodate a large group and the location was perfect for winery touring and even allowed us to come back for lunch in the middle of the day. Driveway was large enough to accommodate several cars and we enjoyed the fire pit in the secluded back yard. Would definitely stay here again if we are in the area in the future.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Traverse city
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Boughey Park.

5 miles from Traverse city and 6 miles to Suttons bay.


Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late August
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
late Fall
Nov 14 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 17 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 26 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

There is a rental agreement and 200 dollar refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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