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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 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.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Barry

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

Why Barry chose Northern Michigan

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • 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 double.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • 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 breweries. Downtown Traverse City is just down the road. Sleeping Bear Dunes is west of us. Finally the TART trail can be accessed easily from the Condo.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Make memories on Grand Traverse East Bay.
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy to find. Beautiful view. Clean interior. Good for 2 people.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very nice and is perfect for two people to get away for the weekend. The drive isn't too long to downtown, and there are a lot of places to eat right around the condo! I would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great First Experience with HomeAway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice Overall

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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good location, easy in and out, compact but works

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the beach!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Williamsburg Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 7 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fall Color
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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