About the property
- House1416 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
3br/2ba Home With 83 Ft. Private West Bay Beach, kayaks, Wifi, and A/C!
This bright and inviting 3BR/2BA home sleeps 8 and features its own 83 ft. of private, prime West Bay frontage! The Grand Traverse Bay views are unbeatable from the upper and lower level of the house. 8 miles to downtown T.C. and 8 miles to downtown Suttons Bay, it is the perfect place to relax by the water, swim, kayak, etc. or head either direction into town for terrific dining, shopping, and sight-seeing.
We provide linens, grill, Wifi, cable, washer/dryer, kayaks, fire pit, everything you need to have a great stay in a great location!
Has two queen beds, two twin beds, and 1 queen sleeper sofa.
NOTE: For our spring guests, the dock will not go in until June 1st when the water temperature is starting to rise. For our fall guests, due to the drop in water temperature as we head into winter, the dock will be removed by October 1st.
Payment Note: We do not cover the 3% payment processing fee if a guest chooses to use a credit card for payment. When requesting a reservation, guests can choose the "other Payment" option and mail a check with the signed contract. Otherwise, the 3% needs to be added to the payment if being made by credit card or will be withheld from the security deposit at the end of the stay. Thanks!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
My husband and I own three vacation rental houses in Traverse City, Interlochen, and Suttons Bay. We love this area, and love providing great properties for others to be able to enjoy and experience it, too! We focus on great communication with our guests.
Jessica purchased this House in 2014
Why Jessica chose Suttons Bay
If the time frame you are looking for is already booked at this property, contact me and ask me about either of our other Traverse City vacation rentals!
What makes this House unique
Grand Traverse West Bay is a beautiful place to vacation with breathtaking views, sandy beaches, and close proximity to many beautiful Northern Michigan cities such as Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Leeland, etc. You will have your own private West Bay beachfront right out your back door to relax by or play on!
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful views and comfortable stay.
The views were beautiful upstairs and down. The beds were comfortable and the property was clean. We enjoyed morning coffee on the deck every day.
The property is close to many wineries.
It worked out great for our long stay while our daughter got married in the TC area.
Disappointing- many issues, pier needed repair on arrival, gnat infestation, shabby linens/ towels
Pros: Nice view from upper deck, clean, responsive owner, good WiFi,
Cons: Pier in disrepair, both bedrooms face a busy road, bed sheets showed stains/ mismatched/very worn, gnats were prevalent, house is minimally stocked
Tips: Don't pay by check, cups with lids, fly traps, vinegar (to battle the gnats), clip on reading light, noise machine, bedrooms need curtains
This was our 7th year in this area and first time staying in this rental and we would not stay here again. I wish I could post pictures.
Make sure the pier is stable before walking on it. When we arrived the pier was not safe for use. It appears to be supported by blocks wedged under it. When they become dislodged the pier will dump you in the water. It is also easy to miss in the picture that the stairs are narrower than the pier (the stairs are 24 inches wide) and not suitable young children and elderly. The owner did come out to attempt to provide additional stability to the pier for the week.
So many GNATS! The owner informed us that nothing could be done about them and that they are heavy this time of year (this has not been a problem at our other rentals). While this might be true, it did have a negative impact on our trip. Sliding doors should be closed tightly to avoid cracks that allowed gnats in. We hung fly traps and set out vinegar in coffee cups (which made the house smell), but were successful in getting a layer of black gnats covering the bottom every day. We won some battles against the gnats, but the war is not over and we wish the next renters luck with this pesky problem.
You might want to ask for additional supplies. The owners response was they stock with "the base amount of what people need" for toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, towels, etc , but she was quick to offer to run more supplies out. If you think you might need more, it would be a good idea to ask her to stock extra up front.
Bedrooms are sparse, no side tables or lamps, no curtains, only blinds (this is as pictured, I wish I would have noticed), both face a noisy road
I think this rental would be best suited for bachelor parties, large groups, and heavy sleepers. It is not great for families, light sleepers, people used to well stocked VRBO rentals.
I did communicate our concerns and her response was "Sometimes, we just learn that it's not a good fit and that's ok, too." We agree. We stayed somewhere else for a couple nights. Overall it was a disappointing stay.
Thank you for this list of complaints, we are always open for ideas to better our property in ways that might not have occurred to us! You had some good ideas that we have already implemented like adding curtains, and we plan to work on widening those steps for a more secure feeling for guests in the spring.
Unfortunately, the "gnats" can be an unpredictable by-product of being right on the Bay....they can come depending on rainfall and cooler temperature. We do have the house sprayed every spring and fall, which cuts down on their number greatly, but cannot eliminate them completely if it is their season.
We are very sorry that this was a disappointing experience, and I truly meant what I said in our conversations that we wanted you to have a great week and be comfortable so to let me know if I could do something to help, although some of these complaints are new to me.
We appreciate constructive criticism so we can address any issues that might come up during a guest's stay, whether in our control or not, with respect and genuine concern.
Great view! Great location!
The house is everything as stated. But the view is breathtaking. Easy drive to anywhere and owners are easy to deal with. We will rent again!
Very nice house! Comfortable accommodations, plenty of room for everyone to spread out. We enjoyed the backyard and bay.
AMAZING view great house!!
Perfect place on the water. Owners were very responsive to emails. Will definitely rent again next summer!!!
Bright lakeside property
Great location for Leelanau wineries, bike trail, Sutton's Bay shopping / restaurants, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Traverse City. Great access to Traverse Bay for swimming and kayaks were a perk! Owners were responsive to needs.
Additional information about rental rates
We accept checks and money orders. If another payment method is requested and approved, the guest is responsible for any payment processing fees. We return the $200 security deposit immediately upon departure as long as nothing is missing or damaged. Our cancellation policy is 50% returned after the initial payment is made, and 0% returned after the second payment since that is within the 2 week time period.