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Make memories on Grand Traverse East Bay.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 354 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Our Studio Condo Is A Top Floor (3rd) Corner Unit That Sleeps Up To Four.

Location is everything! Our Condo is located in the beautiful Shores Resort on Grand Traverse East Bay. Views of The Bay may be seen from our balcony on the top floor that is a nice and quiet corner unit. Close enough to Traverse City that you may ride your bike down the TART Trail to downtown Traverse City and yet completely out of the traffic. (If you are looking for a larger 1 bedroom Condo, we have one of those available. Just go to 4356538.) We are in the middle of everything Northern Michigan has to offer. Winery tours, Micro-brews, cherry, apple, and blue berry picking, casinos, water sports, hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, shopping, foodie stops, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Sleeping Bear dunes, and festivals almost every weekend during the summer months. Some just decide to relax on their balcony or on the beach and enjoy their favorite drink.

Housekeeping Services Are Undertaken Before The Beginning Of Every Rental Period. The Following Items Are Provided: 40" Smart TV, Cable Service including HBO, DVD Player, Wifi, Air Conditioning, queen size Murphy Bed, Couch With Hide-a-bed, Plates, Glasses, Silverware, Garbage Bags, Microwave, Toaster, Stove Top, Refrigerator, Pots/pans, Can Opener, Cork Remover, Coffee Maker, Coffee, Coffee Filters, Hairdryer, (4) Bath Towels, (4) Hand Towels, (4) Wash Clothes, Napkins, Facial Tissue, Hand Soap, Dish Washing Liquid, Vacuum Cleaner, Cleaning Products, Pub Table And 2 Chairs, Side Table, Armoire, Deck Table And 2 Chairs (on The Deck that has views of Grand Traverse East Bay).

Not Included: Telephone, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Oven, Washer Or Dryer.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Barry

My wife and I moved to Northern Michigan 21 years ago, right after we married. We know Northern Michigan would be a great place to raise children one day. Since then we had two great kids, and come to find out we were right. Northern Michigan is an incredible place to raise children and enjoy life. We purchased a hospitality business in Grand Traverse County and realized the huge demand from others not living in Northern Michigan wanting to enjoy what we enjoy every day, the beauty of Traverse City.

Barry purchased this condo in 2013

Why Barry chose Williamsburg

We would take our children down to the beaches on the Bay as much as we could in the summer. after awhile we realized that we were at the Bay not only in the summer but in the fall, winter and spring as well. Since we loved being by the Bay so much we decided to purchase our piece of the Bay. So we saw and fell in love with the Condo in The Shores resort complex. It has everything we were looking for in a get away Condo.

What makes this condo unique

Since owning our Condo we have really enjoyed the pool and hot tub that over look the Bay, the sandy beach where we play volleyball, and the Bay where we put in our kayaks and paddle around. If the weather is not cooperating we just go right down the road to The Grand Traverse Resort and enjoy their indoor pool play area, hot tub, fitness rooms, tennis courts, and my personal favorite the sauna. Inside our condo, we try to get away but with the WiFi available we occasionally will log in. We definitely feel picking the top floor corner unit was a super choice. It is always quiet and the ceilings are vaulted. We often bring our bikes and hop on the TART trail for a great family bike ride. Car rides are easy because of the location. We visit downtown Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Old Mission Peninsula, and Interlochen Center for the Arts.


Williamsburg Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 354 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please leave the Condo as you found it. Meaning all garbage taken out and put in the proper container. Front door shut and locked.
  • Used dishes, glasses, utensils cleaned and put away. Bath towels hand towels, and wash clothes are not for removing makeup or cleaning up messes.
  • If the above house rules are not followed then guest will be charged accordingly.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is one bathroom. It comes with four bath towels, four hand towels, four wash clothes, hand soap and body soap ( if you have sensitive skin I would recommend bringing your own soap that your body is use to), and a hair dryer. The bath tub has a shower over head.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Condo is a studio. There is a queen size murphy bed with a couch hide-a-bed that is a queen.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our Condo is situated in the middle of everything up north. The Turtle Creek Casino and horse shows by the bay is just to the east of us. We are surrounded by award winning wineries and micro-brews. Downtown Traverse City is just 8 miles down the road. Sleeping Bear Dunes is west of us. Finally the TART trail can be accessed easily from the Condo.


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average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews

Worked out great for what i needed.

  • 4 of 5

Good location, nice view, well-stocked and very comfortable. Only issue was 3rd floor walk-up on move-in day. Being a single 70-yr old, who was staying for 3+ weeks, i had lots to haul in and out. After resting when move-in was finalized, i found stairs not to be an issue for me during my stay. Unit was clean, cozy, and quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautifully decorated and quite comfortable. The only drawback was the 3 flights of stairs. We are older and moving in was tiring, however we got used to it and enjoyed it. For future reference you may want to leave detailed instructions on how to operate the tv. We had never seen anything like that having had Directv and cable. Otherwise a very comfortable stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful time in Acme

  • 5 of 5

Communication with Barry was excellent and timely. The facility was clean and setup to walk into and use. Thank you for having coffee, etc. available when we arrived. We would definitely book this facility again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place!

  • 4 of 5

I will admit when we first arrived I thought the condo was way too small. But once we got settled, it was fine for just the 2 of us. It's very clean and well appointed. Our only complaint is that the mattress dipped a little in the middle. I do think it needs replaced.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice condo, with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

The room was very nice; clean and nicely furnished and decorated. The condo was smaller than we expected though..The resort was very nice also and employees were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our short stay for 2 adults

  • 4 of 5

Close to Traverse City and perfect for 2 adults. Will try to get back in warmer weather!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bay View Inn
Nearest Ferry
98 Miles
Ludington, Michigan
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Holiday Hills Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
The Shores Beach
Car: recommended

Our Condo is located in the middle of everything Northern Michigan has to offer. Tours of the local Wineries and Microbreweries are very popular. If golfing is your game, the Grand Traverse Resort is just .5 miles down the road with some of the finest golf courses in the Midwest: The Bear, The Wolverine, and Spruce Run. Visit apple and cherry orchards, vineyards, or go blueberry or strawberry picking, it's available here. Bring your bikes or you may rent them, and ride the TART trail completely from the Condo all the way to the other side of The Bay to Suttons Bay. If you enjoy mountain biking the VASA is easily accessible with a 3K, 5K, 10K, & 25K trails. Also the North American VASA race is an annual event that draws thousands of cross country skier enthusiasts to the area.

Traverse City is just 6 miles away. Here you can find out why everyone considers Traverse City a Foodie Town. Also events like the National Cherry Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Right down the road 4.2 miles is one of 2 casinos, Turtle Creek Casino.

Also down the road just 3 miles away is the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival. Here riders compete for prize money.

Interested in incredible talent? Then just go a little past Traverse City to Interlochen where you will find the Interlochen Center for the Arts. This world renown Arts School has concerts for all seasons.

Venture a little further west to visit what Good Morning America says is the most beautiful place in America, The Sleeping Bear Dunes. Here you will find endless beaches on Lake Michigan, dunes that you may climb until you don't want to anymore, and incredible views from Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

The Grand Traverse Bay is front and center. At The Shores you may rent anything that will go on the water. Examples are pontoon boats, jet boats, jet skis, surf boards, kayaks, just to name a few.

So enjoy the Bay while being steps away from your Condo or venture out and experience Northern Michigan, knowing your Condo awaits with a beautiful balcony, perfect for watching the sun go down with a glass of your favorite beverage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

The reservation is not complete until the Reservation Agreement letter is complete and deposit is made. If guest is booking within 60 days before arrival full payment is required for deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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