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Eileen Brys

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Brys Estate Winery Private Guesthouse Among the Vines!

6 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 4 Sleeps 1,100 Sq Ft Private Cottage At Brys Estate Winery

A former barn on the 91-acre winery estate has been transformed into a storybook 2-bedroom,2 bath, 1,100 square foot guest house with fully equipped kitchen and great room. Enjoy vineyard views from every window, as well as breathtaking views of the East Grand Traverse Bay.

This private guesthouse is located on Old Mission Peninsula about 15 minutes from downtown Traverse City. Old Mission Peninsula is surrounded by the East and West Grand Traverse Bays of Lake Michigan and has 8 wineries, 6 restaurants, local market, general store, beaches, playgrounds and lighthouse within minutes of property.

Arise early enough and you can catch the sunrise over the Bay on the porch's wicker chairs. Stroll the estate and relax amidst the vines and all of nature's best as you leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind!

UPSTAIRS: One king bedroom and one bedroom with two queen beds. Full hall bath.

DOWNSTAIRS: Great room with full kitchen, dining area, breakfast bar and bath with shower. Private porch features wicker chairs overlooking the vineyards and East Grand Traverse Bay.

AMENITIES:

- Exclusive private use of the guest house

- Fully equipped kitchen features granite tops and stainless steel appliances

- 42 inch HDTV flat screen in great room and cable TV

- Each bedroom includes a full size dresser, clothes closet, flat screen TV, alarm clock, luggage rack and 2 terry cloth robes

- Complimentary wireless internet access

- Complimentary wine tasting at the Brys Estate tasting room

- After the first night, a complimentary glass of wine in the tasting room is included for each adult guest for each additional paid nights stay (additional $5 charge for premium wine selections)

- Central AC and heat

- Towels & linens

- Coffee, tea & creamer provided

- Ironing board & iron

- Hairdryers

- The following toiletries are provided for your convenience: handmade natural lavender soap, conditioning shampoo, makeup remover wipes and shower cap.

- Gas grill provided upon request

- Outdoor furniture, including picnic table

- Washer & dryer. Laundry detergent provided

- Guests who wish to add a Private Tour & Tasting with appetizers in our brick and mahogany cask room will receive a $25 discount off our normal rates.

Please note that because we want this to be a very private experience for our guests, we do not offer housekeeping service. Adequate towels will be supplied for the length of the stay.

Call For More Information Or To Make A Reservation By Phone at 231-223-9303

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eileen Brys (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Eileen Brys

Step back in time and enjoy a Pure Michigan experience when you visit Brys Estate Vineyard &Winery, an 91-acre estate on Old Mission Peninsula - reborn.

Brys Estate produces small batch, estate bottled wines and the 46-acre vineyard produces Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. These estate wines have been awarded over 350 medals in International, national and state competitions.

Visitors will delight in winding past the renovated 1890's farm house, a barn transformed into a guest house, lush gardens and rolling vineyards as they make their way to the state of the art winery.

Sample award-winning wines in the elegant tasting room, enjoy a glass of wine on the outdoor deck and bridge above the vines overlooking the vineyard. Set up a private tour and tasting in the exposed brick cask room or book a stay in the private guest house.

At Brys Estate, you're encouraged to taste the estate difference!

Eileen Brys purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Eileen Brys chose Northern Michigan

After combing the country for property to start a vineyard and winery, the owners returned to their home state of Michigan to check out the availability of vineyard land in the Traverse City area. It was love at first sight when they saw the 91-acre dilapidated former cherry orchard and buildings. The 1890's farm house was completely renovated, the land was cleared and cover cropped to prepare it for planting grapes. During the 4 year process of planting grapes and clearing the old buildings, the owners also moved an old barn into the valley on the property as well as renovate an old tractor barn into a storybook guest cottage. In 2004 construction on the winery and tasting room began and the tasting room was open to the public in May of 2005.

What makes this cottage unique

The transformation of the guest cottage is magical. The views of the vineyards and East Grand Traverse Bay are breathtaking and the coziness of the house is unmistakable. Guests can stroll the 91 acres, the vines, the woods and enjoy nature at its best. In 2014, an Upper Deck and Bridge Above the Vines was added to the east side of the winery enabling guests to enjoy wine by the glass and cheese and charcuterie as they drink in the view of the East Grand Traverse Bay and the rolling vineyards. The Bridge Above the Vines extends out over 6 rows of vines so visitors can actually walk over the vines. NEW in June of 2016, the Secret Garden at Brys Estate - a 12-acre garden consisting of 5,000 lavender plants, strawberry and blueberry patch, herbal and perennial gardens. 1,000 square foot garden shop. Visitors will find both fresh and dried lavender bunches, hand-made lavender items for adults, kids and pets, lavender scented bath and body products, and a picnic area and play space for the kids.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for sharing this amazing place! We had a wonderful and relaxing time. We will be back again as soon as possible.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

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Brys Estate Winery Private Guesthouse Among the Vines!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Fairy tale vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I went back to Brys to celebrate our anniversary. Our stay was more romantic and relaxing than we could have imagined. The staff at the winery, especially Sam, were fantastic. We look forward to taking many visits back in the future.

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

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, porch, location. Beautiful! Only issue was getting slammed with an extra $100 per person if more than 2 people stay, even though there are 2 bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we're sorry for any confusion regarding a charge for extra guests. Our basic nightly rate is for two since we have many reservations for only two guests and we do not want to penalize them by charging more for the second bedroom when they don't use it. For each additional guest there is a $40 per person per night charge. This covers the extra bed linens, towels and additional cleaning of the second bedroom and bathroom that don't get used when there are only 2 guests. We also include a daily glass of wine or wine tasting for each additional guest in that $40 charge. Hope this helps to clarify!
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Brys Estate Guest House

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home with amazing views! Vey well appointed and clean! We had a wonderful time relaxing on the lovely front porch! We will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rebecca, We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us in the Brys Estate Guesthouse! We strive to give guests the greatest experience that we can so they can enjoy everything that this wonderful Old Mission Peninsula has to offer! We look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Rochester Hills
5

Thank you for the memories!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank everyone at Brys Estate for their wonderful hospitality and thoughtfulness during our stay at your beautiful guest house. Our daughter and son-in-law celebrated their marriage on September 14, 2013 and the guest house was in close proximity to both the church and reception on Old Mission Peninsula. The location and serenity allowed my husband and I time to relax among the festivities. As Brys Estate Wine Club Members we enjoyed a wine tasting visit as well. I highly recommend the Brys Estate Guest for your next stay. The amenities, friendliness and attention to detail are well worth the visit. We will return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

The Best on the Peninsula!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at Brys Estate with two other couples for a mini wine tasting getaway. The description and photos on the website don't even begin to show the beauty of the house and property. The house is clean, recently remodeled and absolutely beautiful. And the view from the front patio/lawn are beyond description. Although we had three couples staying in the house, we felt like we had enough room to relax and enjoy. We had a private patio wine tasting with delicious food and world class wine. We will most certainly be back again to enjoy Brys Estate. Our only regret is that we stayed only one night!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Abby, Thanks very much for your kind review of our property and guesthouse. Compliments like yours are so appreciated because we strive to give our guests the very best experience we can!
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Arlington, VA
5

Amazing hospitality in a serene setting

  • 5 of 5

The photos can't do justice to the amazing setting. My friends and I so enjoyed sipping our coffee on the front porch that overlooked both the vines and the water - so peaceful! The cottage was immaculate - and filled with comfortable yet high-end furnishings and amenities. Will definitely be coming back to stay next time we visit the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cristine, Thanks for taking the time to post a review of our guest house! We really appreciate your positive feedback as we strive to make each guest's stay as comfortable, relaxing and memorable as possible. We hope that you will join us again if you are visiting the area.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Peninsula Grill
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boathouse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Haserot Beach

Located on an 18 mile long peninsula between the West and East Grand Traverse Bays of Lake Michigan. Midway on the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail consisting of eight wineries. Five restaurants within 6 miles. Old Mission Lighthouse located at the end of the peninsula with beach and hiking trails. Walt's Antique Barn within 4 miles of property. Public beaches within minutes. Quaint town of Traverse City with shops and restaurants within 15 minutes. Historical town of Old Mission within 5 miles with general store and beach with playground. Bowers Harbor Park within 2 miles with playground and tennis courts. Bowers Harbor with boat launch access to West Bay and Power Island.

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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

"TERMS & CONDITIONS" MUST BE READ, INITIALED, SIGNED AND RETURNED WITHIN 48 HOURS TO HOLD RESERVATION. PLEASE NOTE "DAMAGE" AND "GATHERINGS" PROVISIONS CAREFULLY. NO GATHERINGS OF ANY KIND PERMITTED.





$325 per night - based on single or double occupancy

+$40 each additional guest, per night - maximum 4 guests

Discounted rates available for 5 & 7 night stays. Call for details.

Deposit of one night's stay taken at time of reservation. Deposit refundable prior to 30 days before arrival if house is re-rented. All cancellations are subject to a $25 fee. Rate is for 2 guests, $40 per person per night additional charge for 3 - 4 guests. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. No check-ins or check-outs on Saturdays.

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Amenities

Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms include basic toiletries, towels and hairdryer. Upstairs hall bath includes magnifying mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Each bedroom includes a full size dresser, clothes closet, flat screen TV, alarm clock, luggage rack and 2 terry cloth robes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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