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Patrice Buzzella

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Located directly on East Grand Traverse Bay with private beach

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12)

This beautiful 'Baycation' home has been remodeled, with granite counters in the kitchen and bathrooms, gorgeous hardwood and tiled floors, newly painted planked walls, a newly carpeted sunroom, and a brand new stone patio. This is the perfect place to spend your summer vacation!

Our two story beach house is a spacious four bedroom, two and a half bath home located directly on East Grand Traverse Bay. It has spectacular views, large private sandy beach, and is located 2.5 miles from downtown Traverse City. It is also an easy walking distance along the beach to the State Park where you can enjoy recreational water equipment rentals. We also have a fire pit in place on the beach for s'mores. Jet ski and pontoon boat rental available on site.

We provide a washer and dryer, and all linens. (bring your own beach towels). We have landline for local calls, offer free long-distance, and have wi-fi.

Master Bedroom: king bed

Bedroom #2: Queen bed

Bedroom #3: bunk bed, twin bed and double bed

Bedroom #4: twin bed and double bed

Pack-n-play crib available

Keywords: cottage, beach, house, vacation, sandy, private, waterfront, lake, bay, direct, view, groups, family, traverse city, grand traverse, spacious, large

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Patrice Buzzella (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Patrice Buzzella

Our family moved to Traverse City in 2011 and quickly fell in love with it. We call it the Caribbean of the North!

Patrice Buzzella purchased this house in 2012


based on 8 traveler reviews

Located directly on East Grand Traverse Bay with private beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfect Bachelorette Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed for a weekend here for a bachelorette party. This house was better than we could have imagined! The pictures do not do it justice. The view of the bay is breathtaking! The house is very big and we never once felt crowded with a full house of 13 women. There is a nice open concept layout and you can see the beautiful bay right when you walk in. The location is great and so convenient! Close to downtown. The house has a lot of cute décor and updates. Extremely clean and well taken care of. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a girl's weekend for my bachelorette party and we were blown away by how perfect this rental was! Great character, comfortable, and everything you could ever need to have a fabulous vacation. The pictures truly do not do it justice and we will be returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was amazing! Open layout in the main living / dining with the most beautiful view of East Bay. Everything was extremely clean and the decor was the cutest! My group had absolutely no complaints & an extra bonus because both neighbors were extremely nice and welcoming! Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting the TC area!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Macomb, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have been more pleased! Have rented many years now and have learned not to trust the pictures and descriptions that are presented online. This one exceeded my expectations. The house was clean and very comfortable. Patty is very easy and nice to work with. I didn't have to worry about the grandkids playing in the water. Everyone loved it! There were 8 adults and 3 grandchildren with plenty of room. The Wi-Fi is a plus. My son-in-law was able to do his classes and still enjoy his vacation. There are so many activities around there is no reason to get bored on a rainy day. The best day was when we rented Jet Ski's from the neighbors, Jodi and Tim, who were very nice and helpful. Didn't have a chance to meet the neighbors on the other side, they weren't there at the time. Enjoyed the bonfires at night! I don't think you can beat the view! My grown children like to move around and experience different places but this time they kept bugging me to re-book for next year. I believe as long as Patty keeps renting, this will be our wonderful vacation spot. Thank You Patty for allowing us to use your beautiful home and experience a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Creek, MI

Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

This home sits directly on the water with an amazing view of the East Bay. The open floor plan flows beautifully onto the outdoor patio, making it feel like an extension of the house. A variety of comfortable outdoor seating is perfect for alfresco dining, cocktails, lounging or enjoying a gorgeous sunset by a roaring bonfire. Five women on their 24th annual getaway had more than enough room and amenities to make for a perfect vacation. The only caveat I would even bother mentioning is the five single beds (including bunk beds) are quite firm - but nothing that would prevent us from going back. I've used VRBO/Home Away many times and Patty's is right up there with the best. The pictures you see are exactly what you get - and what you get is awesome!

We recommend Apache Trout Grill for lunch/dinner/cocktails, 7 Monks Brew & Sports Pub (creative chef and fun atmosphere) and Little Bohemia for simple music and good food. Thanks for everything Patty and thanks to Nellie for a sparkling clean home.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

House and location are wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The house and location were great. There were 8 of us (2 families of four) and our Greater Swiss Mountain dog and all were comfortable. The house is very clean and neat - and the water ... I still can't believe that is the same Lake Michigan we have in Chicago. All the kids were able to walk out for several hundred feet waist high in the water. We all had a great time! The neighbors next door (to the right facing the beach) were very very nice and allowed us to rent their jet ski for a day - if we had only known they had the pontoon we would have gone to them for that as well!

Thank you for letting us stay and enjoy the area. My only wish - someone had turned the heater on in the lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

This is a Four Season Wonderland! Great swimming and watersports on sandy private beach, fishing, fire pit for s'mores, canoeing\kayaking/jet skiing, great road and mountain biking, countless golf choices at many nearby golf courses, wine tasting, numerous shopping and dining options, casinos, sand dune climbing at Sleeping Bear National Seashore, charter boat fishing and sailing, fall color tours, more than 10 downhill ski areas within an hours drive, much more!


Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2015 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
4th of July/Cherry Festival
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

The week of Cherry Festival/4th of July - $3499.00/week

Off season weekly and nightly rates also available from September through May @ $375/night.

50% due up front and the remaining balance due 30 days prior to check-in date. A $500 security deposit is also required.

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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