|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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. You are more likely to hear the waves coming up on shore than an automobile engine. 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 poolside at our Resort and enjoy their favorite drink that is delivered to them.
Housekeeping Services Are Undertaken Before The Beginning Of Every Rental Period. The Following Items Are Provided: 32" Flat Screen HDTV, 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 4 Chairs, Foot Stool, 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.
My wife and I moved to Northern Michigan 20 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
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.
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.
Let me start off by saying that Barry was excellent to deal with! It was our Anniversary weekend, and we unfortunately had a death in the family. Barry worked with us to make sure we could arrive later than expected, and he made extra accommodations to make sure we were happy with our stay.
The property is in a great area, not far from downtown. It was very clean, and well maintained. The furniture in the living room has to be moved around in order to pull down the bed, but overall, it wasn't really an inconvenience.
I only have 2 negative things to say, and Barry and his home, have nothing to do with them. First, the cleaning crews were clearly smoking pot outside on the balcony's while they were cleaning. It was a beautiful day, and I wanted to have the doorwall open, but the smell was too strong. Second, the spiders/webs outside are out of control. I feel like they could spend some money to have all the buildings sprayed.
All in all, the visit was great! I would definitely consider it a destination to return to!
Our unit was very clean and well furnished with everything we needed for a weeks stay. The furnishings themselves were a bit dated, especially the sofa. This was a small unit as was correctly described but we were well aware of that; enough room for 2 comfortably. The comfort of the Murphy bed was a surprise and a plus. We were initially skeptical of the bed but it was actually very nice to sleep on.
Nice location, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Traverse City but close enough to easily go there when we wanted to. Close to grocery shopping.
The owner kept in contact before and during the rental and was easy to communicate with.
No complaints at all but perhaps the owner will replace the sofa soon as it was definitely more than well worn.
great bed, nice deck with partial view of water. kitchen loaded with accessories but very tight working space. nice bathroom and third floor location so no noise above you. fast internet and dock to walk out on at beach. good landlords and pool for your pleasure.
We had a nice stay here and would definitely stay again. When we arrived the electric stove was not working, which was pretty inconvenient, but we contacted the owner and he took care of it right away. It was fixed late that night. We enjoyed sitting by the beach and rented paddleboards for an afternoon. The unit is very small, but had all the amenities we needed! We will be back!
Really enjoyed our stay. The condo was advertised as accommodating 4 but was only big enough for 2. Great location and close to a great variety of activities.
Very nice property ! Lots of amenities I.E. beach , pool , pool deli and snack bar also jet ski and boat rentals. I would totally recommend this to friends.
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.
|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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.