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'Schooner House' Charming 4BR Traverse City Home w/Wifi, Huge Deck & Private Backyard - Close to Marina, West End Beach, Restaurants & Much More!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Traverse City, Michigan

If you’re seeking the perfect accommodations for your next trip to Traverse City, look no further than Schooner House - this delightful Traverse City vacation rental house offers comfortable lodging as well as a prime location!

With 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and enough sleeping arrangements for 9 guests throughout 1,800 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, this 2-level residence is the perfect size and layout for families traveling together. The Schooner House is actually a charming farm house that was originally built in 1900, described by previous guests as roomy, cute, kid-friendly, homey, and private. You’ll find the home’s interior decorated in a nautical beach cottage theme, complete with all new drywall and stocked with all the amenities you need to be as relaxed as possible during your stay, including window air conditioning in the bedrooms, nice linens, wireless internet access and cable TV for your entertainment, and a big living room with plenty of room for the entire family. Sleeping arrangements include 3 queen-sized beds, 2 of which are upstairs and 1 downstairs, 2 twin-sized beds on the upper level, an air mattress for extra guests, and a pack-n-play for little ones. A separate kitchen and dining area come equipped with all the necessary supplies for delicious home-cooked meals and fun family dinners. Sip your morning coffee on the front porch or outside on the expansive back deck, which offers deck chairs, chaise lounges, a 4-person patio table, and a gas grill. The backyard is quite large and very private, ideal for simply enjoying the spring blossoms or plucking fruit from the lovely apple tree in the fall. You can sit on the deck and watch rabbits munch apples in the yard - the kids will love having a front-row seat for wildlife viewing! There’s a fire pit in the backyard as well, where you can roast some tasty s’mores and tell stories after the sun goes down. 

Located just outside the downtown area of Traverse City only 1.5 miles away in Greilickville, you’ll find that Schooner House is the perfect home base for all kinds of activities and area attractions. From here, you’ll be walking distance from the marina and less than 1 mile from the West End Beach on West Bay. There are also several restaurants, Traverse Tall Ship sailing outings, and the Great Lakes Children’s Museum all within minutes of this home. You’ll love the fact that you can hop on the nearby TART bike trail and cycle right into town without being in traffic! After a busy day of activities, walk just 2 minutes down the road to enjoy a drink outside on the water at Apache Trout and Grill - you won’t find a more pleasant or convenient way to unwind! 

Sailing on Grand Traverse Bay is a definite highlight in the area, and both Tall Ship Manitou and Sailing Yacht Scout offer wonderful options for getting out on the water. Schooner House is located 15 minutes away from Suttons Bay, 30 minutes from Leland, and 30 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore, which boasts stunning beaches, 500-foot-high dunes, and a multitude of hiking trails, certain to please even the most discerning outdoor enthusiasts. Traverse City is a real “foodie” town, complete with a large selection of excellent restaurants, dozens of wineries, and microbreweries, many of which are within a mile from the property. You’ll also have easy access to Traverse City’s summer festivals, beaches, shopping, and more. Whether this is your first trip to Traverse City or the continuation of an annual tradition, Schooner House will quickly become a place you’ll want to return to year after year - you may never want to leave!

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, cable TV, linens, dishwasher, window air conditioning in the bedrooms, huge back deck, gas grill, private backyard with fire pit, and much more

- Outstanding location! Minutes from downtown Traverse City attractions and walking distance to the marina, tall ship sailing on the schooner Manitou, restaurants, and TART bike trail!

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 4: 2 Twin-sized Beds

Additional Sleeping:

- An Air Mattress can accommodate extra guests and a Pack-N-Play is provided for little ones


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- No parties or large gatherings

- Additional fees and taxes may apply


More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Our dedicated Travel Advisor Team is available 7 days a week and our simple online reservation system allows you to book securely with a credit card! Please feel free to call us at 1.877.818.1013.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

'Schooner House' Charming 4BR Traverse City Home w/Wifi, Huge Deck & Private Backyard - Close to Marina, West End Beach, Restaurants & Much More!
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
Holland MI

Bayshore Marathon Weekend

  • 4 of 5

The property was great for our family for the weekend of the big race. The house had an excellent location and was very roomy. Everything you needed was in the house. The only comments I would share is that there is a storage building behind the house we had three or four visitors to the building over just a few if you like privacy then this may not be ideal for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable house and close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

We came to stay at this house for our annual anniversary trip with 3 other couples. The house was very close to downtown, wineries and TART Trail. The queen beds were comfy and it was nice not to have to bring our own towels and sheets. I gave it 4 stars because the twin beds in the smallest bedroom were tiny for our 6' tall friend. Also, the wifi went out so that we didn't have internet connection or cable. We did make use of the DVD selection, however. Overall, we would rent this house again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worth considering

  • 3 of 5

Nice location near the water. Spacious and comfortable for 6 adults. Pleasant deck. The cleaning fee is steep and I expected better than a dirty oven that sets off a smoke detector, Cheerios scattered across the living room, and someone else's laundry in the dryer.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your feedback. The homeowner was sad to hear the condition of the home and will be working with their housekeeping team to ensure that this is addressed and our future guest do not run into these troubles in the future. Thank you again for your review and we hope that you come see us again soon. At Your Service, Evolve
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Great House will rent again!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful sister weekend! The house was perfect, spacious enough for 7 adults to hang out and enjoy each other's company. Close to town, you can walk to a few restaurants. My only sort of complaint is that we had to purchase Toilet paper and paper towels, it's a little inconvenient to have to run out for toilet paper. I will rent again, though and bring plenty of paper products!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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July 4th Weekend at the 'Schooner House'

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I, along with 3 other couples rented the Schooner House from 7/1/16 to 7/5/16 and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! The house comfortably fits 8, with a very spacious dining room, large living room and a huge backyard area. The way the house is positioned and setup, it feels very secluded, even though it is near other homes and businesses. There is a large back deck with a grill, perfect for having a BBQ, a huge backyard that is great for lawn games, laying out in the sun, etc., and a nice fire pit perfect for late night bonfires. There are 2 very good restaurants within walking distance, a nice grocery store (Tom's) 0.5 miles down the road (very convenient) and Downtown TC, the Cherry Festival, and the main beach areas are just about a 5-8 minute car/cab ride from the house.

Overall, this rental property had everything we wanted and more and I would strongly recommend it for a couples' weekend or for a large family.

Lastly, as an FYI, the home owners own a local business and periodically come to the property to take/leave things in the barn located at the back of the property. They were very cordial and we honestly barely even noticed when they would stop by. This should't be a concern whatsoever.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schooner Review

  • 4 of 5

The house is is very cute and charming! The pictures do not do it justice.

All of the bedrooms were very comfortable and offered ample space for everyone. The living and dining rooms were large and easily accommodated our group of seven. The bathrooms were clean. I wasn't sure if there were extra towels or not, but I am sure that is something that could easily be asked for. The house is located very close to downtown Traverse City. You could definitely walk there is the summer, or cab would be very cheap as well. I went for a run from the home and there is a nice little trail right down the street to jump onto. One of the days I ran towards down and ran through the adorable neighborhoods in the area. My family and I went wine tasting on towards Sutton's Bay and on Mission Peninsula. The location was very close to both places.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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