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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Mike and Kristel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Water View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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DOWNTOWN Traverse City House Sleeps 8, By the Bay, Walk to Beach and Downtown!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great 2015 summer!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the house and Traverse City.
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Great two-month stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Albuquerque, NM, USA

Terrific Retreat Close to Everything!

  • 5 of 5

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.)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Adorable house! Close to all the fun activities!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Downtown Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Kilkennys Irish Public House
Nearest Ferry
93 Miles
SS Badger Car Ferry
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bay Bread Company
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Hickory Hills Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
West End Beach
Car: recommended

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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund