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Dustin Ordway

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

West Bay Waterfront Home on Quiet Wooded Lot - MONTHLY RENTAL

1 Review
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8-10 - MONTHLY RENTAL


Drive north on Old Mission Peninsula from Traverse City, enjoying the hill-top views of East and West Grand Traverse Bays, orchards, vineyards and tasting rooms. Turn onto the private road that leads to this quiet wooded lot with private beach on the water (West Bay of Grand Traverse Bay). Facing across the bay toward the mouth of Sutton's Bay, enjoy sunsets on the beach, walks along the shore, and roads behind this and neighboring beach-front lots. Visit the lighthouse, parks, Old Mission and many other sites in Traverse City, Sleeping Bear National Seashore and other sites on the Leelanau Peninsula, and north along the east shore of Traverse Bay up to Charlevoix and Petoskey.

Fireplaces work on both levels. Great cottage on the water in the summer; cozy in the winter.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dustin Ordway (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english


1 traveler review

West Bay Waterfront Home on Quiet Wooded Lot - MONTHLY RENTAL
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic view - Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The expansive view of the West Bay and Leelanau Peninsula beyond was amazing. The cottage was clean and had the cedar smell that I remember growing up with at a family cottage.

More games, crafts, books & other cottage 'stuff' than we could do in a month.

Phenominal place and stay.

Some photos we took (check the box under 'Popular' tab - photos not selected for google earth):

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Old Mission Tavern or Two Lads Winery
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
MI-37 and MI-72
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Old Mission General Store
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Right here; or Haserot Beach at Old Mission
Car: necessary

The Grand Traverse Bay region is known for cherry orchards and vineyards, sand beaches, deep blue and turquoise water, Interlochen Music School, the National Cherry Festival, Summer Film Festival, dedicated and road-side cycling routes, and much more.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250

Rate per month varies with season.
Rates are set per month. Depending on the season, a rental of more than one month may be required. During the fall, winter and spring months, renter is responsible for utilities (e.g., electric heat).

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • Bathrooms conveniently located between pairs of bedrooms on woods side of house. Also outdoor shower head that can connect to hose is available for kids returning from beach.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunkbeds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms on each floor with full bath (shower, not tub) between each pair.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
100 foot wooded lot fronting on the bay. The deck on the water side looks down over the sandy beach and water only feet away. Located in a quiet beach community with closest cottages 200 feet away on one side, 300 on the other. Important to maintain slow speeds on half-mile dirt road from highway to cottage as families, children and pets may be on the road and neighbors value peace and quiet. No smoking indoors or out. The water in the Bay can be anything from flat to very wavy. Because the cottage faces out toward the mouth of Traverse Bay, the occasional large storms coming in from Lake Michigan make mooring boats in front of the cottage impractical. We supply three kayaks and a paddle boat that can be pulled up on the sand (as well as open water rowing shells for the experienced rower). There is a Hobie Cat on the shore that experienced sailors (experienced only - please!) may use. Due to the history of this beach community, jet ski use is rare and quiet (far from shore).

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