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DOWNTOWN Traverse City House Sleeps 8, By the Bay, Walk to Beach and Downtown!

Traverse City, MI, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8


Visit Traverse City and stay in this beautifully furnished 3 bedroom/3 bath downtown MONTHLY rental just steps from West End Beach! Walk to dining, shops, galleries, beach, festivals and more!

- Two Story House Sleeps 8 (1 King Bed, 2 Full Beds, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa)

- 3 Full Bathrooms (1 shower on main floor, 1 shower/bathtub combo on 2nd floor and 1 stall shower in basement.)

- Towels (bath and beach) and linens provided

- Hair Dryer

- Central Heat and Air

- Wood Burning Fire Place

- Fully Equipped Kitchen with stainless appliances

- Propane BBQ Grill

- Washer/Dryer/Iron

- 52' Flat Screen TV/Basic Cable service/DVD Player

- High Speed Internet/WiFi

- Landline Telephone

- Convenient Parking in parking lot adjacent to house

- Bay view from back yard

- Basketball goal next to house; basket ball provided along with volleyball for use at West End Beach volleyball court

- 'Take One Leave One' Bookshelf

- Games- checkers, cards, dominos

- Non-Smokers Only


Mike and Kristel

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master
        1 king
      • 2nd Upstairs Bedroom
        1 double
      • Main Floor Bedroom
        1 double
      • 2nd Living Room contains a Queen Sleeper Sofa


      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Main Floor Bathroom
      • 2nd Floor Bathroom
        combination tub/shower
      • Basement Bathroom
      • 1st and 2nd Floor Bathrooms recently remodeled.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Downtown
          Our house is located in downtown Traverse City, walking distance to the lake and many attractions, restaurants and festivals.
        • Lake View
        • Water View
          Our backyard looks out to a small portion of West End Beach.


            • Budget
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      52' flat screen TV and DVD player, books, games, and DVDs, Roku
                    • Parking
                      Hassle Free Parking in parking lot adjacent to house.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath and Beach Towels are provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen with stainless fridge, dishwasher, glass cooktop, oven, microwave oven, coffee maker, dishes, pots, pans, blender, etc.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Glass Cooktop
                        • Toaster
                          toaster oven


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Table in Breakfast room seats 7, Bar area in Kitchen seats 3. Patio on deck seats 6. 1 IKEA ANTILOP Highchair with tray available for use.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 7 people


                                • Books
                                  'Take one/leave one' book collection available.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic Cable Service and Roku
                                • Stereo
                                  Includes cable hookup for ipod/phones/laptop
                                • Television
                                  52' Flat Screen TV
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      deck and patio with chairs and table
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      gas grill provided
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis court is nearby. 2 tennis rackets provided at the house.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • churches
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          5 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great 2015 summer!

                                                          Thanks for opening your TC home to me. It was a very needed 5 weeks of relaxation and comfort in a wonderful setting. Second Street was a great location to headquarter myself to enjoy all that the Traverse City area has to offer. Location is always a key for me when traveling, close to everything but distant enough from the hub to relax and not feel like a tourist. The neighbors are great also. The home provides a number of great spots for entertaining also indoor and outdoor. From my initial interest in their home all the way through the return of my deposit, the owners are quick to respond and very friendly to deal with. Thanks again and I highly recommend this property for rental.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks so much for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the house and Traverse City.

                                                          Great two-month stay

                                                          Satisfied guestsCalifornia

                                                          My family and I had a fantastic stay for two months beginning in October until just before Christmas. Mike and Kristal are great hosts, and were very responsive to the few issues that arose during our time there.

                                                          Given the length of our stay, the primary thing that stands out to us is how comfortable we were living in the home, as opposed to just staying there for a short vacation. The home is completely furnished, and the owners clearly put a lot of thought into making their guests comfortable. We were caring for our one-year-old son while we were staying there, and with a few specific baby things that we brought with us, we had everything that we needed.

                                                          Another thing that stood out to us is that the house is even nicer in person that it appears in its photos. It really came to feel like home by the end of our stay.

                                                          Finally, its location was just great. Our family had only one car while we were there, but it was never an issue because the walk into town was so short. Also, there are great places nearby, notably Frenchie’s and Bay Bread Co.

                                                          In short, a great place to stay in Traverse City.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for your review. It's great to hear that you were able to make yourselves feel at home during your stay. And Frenchie's and Bay Bread are two of our favorites in Traverse City!

                                                          Terrific Retreat Close to Everything!

                                                          Penny W.Albuquerque, NM, USA

                                                          Much of our family gathered (in shifts) to spend time at this fabulous house by the by in Traverse City. There is plenty of room for hanging out as well as sleeping and eating. You can even see a slice of the water from the kitchen! The walk to the beach is a snap and it only takes a bit longer to get downtown.There's small grocery and a bakery just down the block. Really everything is in reach by walking and many of our group took advantage of the bikes at the house. There's a wonderful deck with a grill if you're up for outside eating, but the huge round dining room table makes a terrific spot for game night. We loved it and hope to come back. (A couple of the beds weren't the best, but Kristel and Mike are planning to take care of that this month. That said, nothing took away from the great time we had.)

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear you and your family had such a great time in Traverse City and enjoyed our house. We redid the main floor bedroom shortly after your stay with a new full mattress and carpeting and purchased a memory foam topper for the sofa sleeper.

                                                          Adorable house! Close to all the fun activities!!

                                                          Kristah S.

                                                          We had a wonderful time in Traverse City. Staying at this house made our trip perfect!! This house is renovated, has chic decor, and is very spacious! We loved the proximity to of Traverse City's best shopping, beaches, and restaurants! We can't wait to stay here again on our next visit to Traverse City!

                                                          Great Downtown Location

                                                          M & DKalamazoo,MI

                                                          My husband and I enjoyed our stay at West End Retreat this past June. The house has a fantastic location on a quaint tree laden street just a short walk to the beach and downtown. It was great to walk to Burritt’s Market and the Grand Traverse Pie company and stop at an interesting little art gallery along the way. (Loved their Cherry Jalapeno Dip and all the local wine and cheese selection.) We loved walking across the street to the beach and watching the Tall Ship tack back and forth in the harbor. There’s great benches to sit on and a couple families of mallard ducks swam by-very relaxing! Also was a great place to catch a view of the Supermoon! Another favorite was the large swing in the back yard. It was such a relaxing place to sit and read.

                                                          The house was comfortable and well equipped. I especially enjoyed the access to the internet and being able to find all the information to activities and menus. The menus at the house also helped us to decide on dinner options for the large variety of available local restaurants. Our favorites were Stella’s (lunch & dinner), Jolly Pumpkin (lunch), Frenchies (lunch-fantastic, pastrami sandwiches),and Bay Bread (bread, desserts and wonderful breakfast sandwiches)that was around the corner.

                                                          All in all an awesome vacation house. We loved it and would definitely stay again.


                                                          Traverse City, MI, USA

                                                          Visit Traverse City and stay in this beautifully furnished 3 bedroom/3 bath downtown monthly rental just steps from West End Beach! Walk to dining, shops, galleries, beach, festivals and more! Less than a mile walk to: - West End Beach - Warehouse District - Front Street area downtown - 2 local meat/seafood/grocery markets, CVS Pharmacy, Corner Stores, Bakery, Salon - Tennis Courts - Volleyball Courts ~30 minute drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park ~2 hour drive to Mackinac Island Ferry Transit Docks (Mackinaw City)

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                                                          5 Reviews
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