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Dawn VanVolkinburg

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Spectacular Sunset Views over Grand Traverse East Bay!!

36 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps up to 6) Condo on Beach

Perfect for a romantic getaway enjoying the amazing northern Michigan sunsets, a family getaway with a beach just steps away and a park right next door! During the colder seasons enjoy snowmobiling, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snow shoeing. Wineries and breweries are open year round! Perfect for a girls getaway with shopping 10 minutes away at the mall or downtown Traverse City boutiques not to mention the beautiful relaxing spa 1/2 mile away at the Grand Traverse Resort. Casinos, restaurants, wineries and breweries nearby. For golf enthusiasts there are three championship golf courses less than 1/2 mile away at the Grand Traverse Resort.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dawn VanVolkinburg (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Dawn VanVolkinburg

Both my husband and I grew up near Grand Rapids, MI where we currently live. If we could we would live in Traverse City now but my husband works at a hospital in Grand Rapids and enjoys what he does so we just visit the area as often as we can!

Dawn VanVolkinburg purchased this condo in 2012

Why Dawn VanVolkinburg chose Northern Michigan

We bought this condo because we both love northern Michigan especially the Traverse City area and have been coming here for years. We plan to retire in the area. In the meantime, we enjoy down time at our beautiful condo on the East Bay. When we can't be at the condo we like to have others enjoy it.

What makes this condo unique

We fell in love with the area because how beautiful the area is. Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Torch Lake, Mission Point and so many other beautiful things to see and enjoy! What kept us coming back is amidst all the beauty are wonderful welcoming people.

Reviews

4.8
based on 36 traveler reviews

Spectacular Sunset Views over Grand Traverse East Bay!!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
5

Nice location. Great proximity to Traverse City.

  • 5 of 5

Nice Location. Well kept and clean. Great view of the bay and also overlooking the pool. We also liked the proximity to TC.

The owner responded quickly when we were looking for more towels.

We try to get up to the TC area at least once a year and have stayed at a number of places and would stay here again.

Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful view of the pool and the bay

  • 5 of 5

This condo was in a great location, 5 miles or so east of Traverse City. While we were there it was very peaceful and many times we were the only people in the pool. There was beverage and food service at the pool and beach which was really nice. The condo itself was clean and decorated to make us feel like we were on a beach vacation. Every night we sat on the back deck and watched the sunset over the bay- it was beautiful! We walked our bikes to the start of the TART bike trail (about a mile from the condo) and then you could take that paved path all the way to Leelanaw (about 25 miles one way). There is a grocery store close by too. We would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely condo, with the BEST view of Traverse City sunsets! Right on the East Bay, it couldn't be more beautiful. Being able to utilize the health club and indoor pool at the Grand Traverse Resort was a HUGE plus too. The condo was stocked with amenities, clean, and quaint. Only 5 minutes from downtown Traverse City. We toured the Old Mission Peninsula wineries and also went to Sleeping Bear Dunes. We certainly hope to stay at your condo again in the future. Thank you so much Dawn!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year of renting this condo. My friend of 47 years and I meet once a year for a couple of days to shop and get caught up with each other. This is a perfect place and the owners made sure everything met our expectations. We had an unexpected water problem not once but twice and both times the owners were right on it. Since we were out and about we didn't realize there was a problem until the owner contacted us to let us know they had a "plan B" in place if need be. When returning to the condo the water situation had been fixed and we continued to enjoy our time together.

The condo was clean and the patio view of the water is lovely. We are looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Justin

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to stay if you are attending a wedding at grand traverse resort or intend to remain near east bay. You can take a cab to downtown traverse city but I do not suggest attempting to walk. Dawn was very pleasant and helpful. She allowed us a late check out as there were not any guest staying there after we left. If you need any assistance with planing or where to go she would be a good resource. Perfect for two couples. Great view of the sunset. In the later months when the pool is closed there is complete privacy. In the summer you could watch your kids at the pool from the deck, however, you wouldnt have much privacy on the deck.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed a week on this condo in the Traverse City area. It was all we wanted/hoped for and more. The location was great - close to town, yet far enough away for some quiet and less traffic. We had a great "base camp" for hiking, biking and winery touring all within a short drive. The pool and hot tub were still open and we enjoyed many sunsets from the hot tub. The location is perfect for sunsets!! Dawn was beyond amazing to work with!!! She gets all 5 of the stars for her quick, personable and informative correspondence! She's the best I've ever work with, for sure. The condo had all we needed for the week and the interior was quite clean - drawers, everything. There was a full-sized fridge which we used - and lots of freezer space. Never needed a stove with the microwave and toaster oven. The rooms were large enough with PLENTY of dresser storage and closets for our clothes. AND it was so adorably decorated in cottage theme. We also had access to the resort amenities, though the condo had all we needed. We visited the resort once, but we preferred the condo setting much more. The building is the closest to the water, so our views were so wonderful. We enjoyed sunsets on the water every night - just what I desire for vacation evenings - with a glass of wine on the double-balcony. We will definitely be back! Thanks, Dawn, for helping make our trip just perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mr. C's Pub and Grub
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 31 and M 72
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mexican Restaurant - Osarios
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort
Car: recommended

Called the 'Gold Coast' the Traverse City area is a beautiful place to relax, walk, bike, visit wineries and breweries, go shopping, in the winter you can enjoy the lights and cross country and downhill skiing, watching the waves on Lake Michigan, snow shoeing and snowmobiling. There are activities for kids, adults, singles and couples to enjoy. There are 25 wineries on Leelanau Peninsula and many more on Old Mission Peninsula. Traverse City is also close to Elk Rapids, Alden, Leland, and Suttons Bay, these are quaint towns that are a must visit spring through fall. Torch Lake is a must see! It is one of the world's most beautiful lakes and looks like the Caribbean Ocean! Another must see is Good Harbor Beach miles of soft sand and views of the Manitou Islands and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Sleeping Bear Dunes was rated the most beautiful place to visit in 2011. Charlevoix, Petoskey and Glenn Arbor are all within a 45 minute drive and are a must visit as well.

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Rates & Availability

Traverse City Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$290
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
$7,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 6.0%

Last minute specials available please check with us!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Northern Michigan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms plus a pull out queen bed in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are located in the beachfront location for the Grand Traverse Resort. In warm weather, water sports flourish, with Jet Skis, pedal boats, kayaks and pontoon boats available. During winter, the area offers snowmobile rentals, ice skating, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, wineries, Casino, world class restaurants, shopping and more.

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