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Jody Mackey

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Bay Town Suite...hospitality by the bay

18 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Northern Michigan Studio Rental Photos and Description

Tourist Suite, sleeps 4, full bath, total privacy, close to beach & downtown

Awarded excellence ratings in both 2013 and 2014, Bay Town Suite is a 5 star rated property on TripAdvisor. Stay in a king hotel suite without the hotel price in beautiful Traverse City Michigan, and have the convenience of location, amenities, and the inside scoop on where to go, eat, and relax. Bay Town Suite is a King deluxe suite that offers privacy, location, and affordability.

Our private King suite includes a full bathroom, King bed, mini fridge, microwave, free wifi, flat screen tv, fireplace and more. Enjoy our spacious deck, use of grill, and flagstone fire pit for evening fires. Join us for happy hour on the patio and get the inside scoop on Traverse City from a local perspective.

Our suite is just 4 blocks from downtown Traverse City and 2 blocks to the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay, Bryant park beach. Conquer the traffic and parking by using our two complimentary bikes or enjoy a leisurely walk down historic Washington Street to shops and dining.

As an educator and retired business owner, we have lived in the Traverse City area for over 30 years and enjoy dining, entertainment, and the beauty of Traverse City and surrounding parts of Northern Michigan. We are excited to share our love for the area with our guests.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jody Mackey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jody Mackey

Meet Norm & Jody:

We are excited about this new venture. We love living in Traverse City and we love to travel. One thing we've learned through travelling is how much we like staying with or meeting someone who knows the lay of the land. Getting the inside scoop on a destination makes everything about vacationing more enjoyable. We hope to offer that unique experience to you!

We enjoy beach time, dining out, great music, having fun with friends, and meeting new people. Bay Town Suite is our way of creating a business that capitalizes on our interests and expertise, while allowing us the freedom to enjoy and share the beauty of Traverse City.

Jody Mackey purchased this studio in 2013

Why Jody Mackey chose Northern Michigan

Bay Town Suite is designed around spaciousness and comfort. Sleep peacefully on our King comfort mattress with quality linens and pillows. Relax on our sofa with a fire and watch TV or enjoy a beverage from the mini fridge. Need our fold out bed? No problem; there is plenty of room for an extra guest. At Bay Town Suite you get it all; comfort, value, and the quality of a hotel suite. Make your reservation today.

Bay Town Suite has a 5 star rating from TripAdvisor and received excellence awards in 2013 & 2014.

What makes this studio unique

At Bay Town Suite, you get the best of both worlds, great accommodations and a personalized vacation with all the extra touches that the big hotels can't provide. Best of all is our location-- in the heart of downtown TC for a fraction of hotel prices!

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 on TripAdvisor



We absolutely loved our stay at Bay Town Suites! The first thing I want to say is we took our dog Kona, and for anyone traveling with pets... THIS IS YOUR PLACE. I think Kona thought we went on a dogcation just for her! There is a big, beautiful fenced in yard for your pooch to run around and play with Jody and Norm's dog Yzy. There is also a fire pit to hang out and relax by at night.



The room itself was very spacious, updated, and clean. We had more room than you will ever have in a hotel room.



Jody and Norm are very nice, we enjoyed spending time with them in the backyard as our dogs played. I highly recommend, and we will be back!
Jun 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Bay Town Suite...hospitality by the bay
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 29 reviews
5

A Gem in Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Bay Town Suite and didn't want to leave! The owners have created a beautiful, comfortable, and friendly place to stay. They have a knack for anticipating and providing everything a guest could need to feel comfortable and at home.

We had a great first impression when we walked into the suite and saw how spacious, bright, clean, and nicely decorated it is. Staying here feels like staying in a deluxe hotel suite, but with the peacefulness and personal touches that a hotel lacks. It also feels nicer than a B&B, thanks to the privacy, the quiet, and being the only guests.

We especially liked waking up to natural light under a skylight, the large windows with nice views, the cozy fireplace, the convenience of a fridge and microwave, the spaciousness of the bathroom, and the comfy couch.

We also appreciated the great location and nice neighborhood. The proximity to downtown and the bay makes for an easy walk to the shops, restaurants, and theaters, as well as to the nearby beach.

Jody and Norm, the owners, are friendly, welcoming, and easygoing - we had helpful communication via email and phone, as well as great conversations in person.

We're already looking forward to visiting again in the warmer weather and enjoying the bikes, kayak, and patio.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind and detailed review. We pride ourselves on making our guests comfortable and providing all the extras the hotels can't. We too look forward to your return to enjoy our many summer accommodations!
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Sheridan, MI
5

We very much enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Jody and Norm's rental.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is one big main room with a king sized, comfortable bed and a nicely-sized bathroom. The entrance is from a common hallway and you are able to come and go without depending on your hosts. And what a great location - a few blocks from a beautiful public beach and park, and about a mile from downtown Traverse City which we have always loved. We could have used our host’s bikes but it was an enjoyable walk for our dog and Traverse City is so “dog-friendly.” The neighborhood you walk through to go downtown is very beautiful -- filled with old, grand houses. We took in great movies at the renovated State Theater and the even newer Bijou on the Bay. We tried many new, great restaurants (mostly following Jody's recommendations – which were very reliable) and visited some old favorites. (Totally destroyed our diet but we were on vacation!). We loved how our room had windows pretty much taking up two sides but, at the same time, heavy slatted blinds so we could sleep in late (very quiet in our room)… or get up early to have coffee on the patio while our 80 pound Great Dane/Labrador-mix sniffed and frolicked. Norm and Jody were exceptionally kind and helpful (thanks, Norm, for rescuing us by re-charging my car battery – and also for the Blue Moon while we waited). They have lead fascinating lives and are great to talk to – congenial and laid-back. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks so much for the gracious and detailed review. We had a great time swapping stories and playing with your pup as well. We hope to see you back!
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Sheridan, MI
5

We so enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Jody and Norm's

  • 5 of 5

The rental is one big main room with a king sized comfortable bed and a nicely-sized bathroom. The entrance is from a common hallway and you are able to come and go without depending on your hosts. And what a great location - a few blocks from a beautiful public beach and park, and about a mile from downtown Traverse City which we have always loved. We could have used our host’s bikes but it was an enjoyable walk for our dog and Traverse City is so “dog-friendly.” The neighborhood you walk through to go downtown is very beautiful -- filled with old, grand houses. We took in great movies at the renovated State Theater and the even newer Bijou on the Bay. We tried many new, great restaurants (mostly following Jody's recommendations -- which were very reliable) and visited some old favorites. (Totally destroyed our diet but we were on vacation!). We loved how our room had windows pretty much taking up two sides but, at the same time, heavy slatted blinds so we could sleep in late (very quiet in our room)… or get up early to have coffee on the patio while our 80 pound Great Dane/Labrador-mix sniffed and frolicked. Norm and Jody were exceptionally kind and helpful (thanks, Norm, for rescuing us by re-charging my car battery – and also for the Blue Moon while we waited). They have lead fascinating lives and are great to talk to – congenial and laid-back. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Great hospitality in a great location!

Wonderful place for a couple or 2 friends. Nearby beach, downtown nearby, can use owners bikes to get around.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review! We enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you back!
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Bay Town Suite for 4 days in early July during the Cherry Festival and really enjoyed it. The suite is comfortable and bright. Everything was very clean and orderly. The suite accesses a wonderful deck that is perfect for morning coffee or afternoon drinks. One of the major draws for us was the location. You can’t beat it for being an easy walk to downtown or connecting to the great bike trails that run throughout the city as well as on the Leelanau peninsula. Jody was very responsive and helpful. She and her family have lived in the TC area for years and was a font of information. We had fabulous meals at restaurants that she and Norm recommended. Really, the food was incredible everywhere we ate! We had a wonderful stay and the Bay Town Suite will be our destination next time we’re in the TC area. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind and detailed review of our property. We love being so close to downtown and all the action TC has to offer. We look forward to having you back on your next TC vacation!
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Carrollton, Texas USA
5

Perfect place to stay in Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at the Bay Town Suite, and were very pleased with the room and the hospitality provided by Jody and Norm. The room was spacious and beautiful. The location is a few minutes walk from the beach, and just about a 5-10 minute walk to downtown Traverse City which has wonderful shops and restaurants. I hope someday we get to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing us for your stay in TC. We hope to see you back someday as well!
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bryant Park
Car: not necessary

Traverse City Michigan is one of the top vacation destinations in the United States. Our area boasts incredible beaches, local wineries, and exquisite local cuisine. Enjoy entertainment and festivals, like our Traverse City Film Festival or National Cherry Festival and seek our nearby natural features like the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan and more. Spend time on our Tart Trail system or enjoy shopping in our beautiful downtown area. TC is the place to be! A short walk or bike ride from our tourist suite takes you to most all Traverse City has to offer.

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Rates & Availability

Garfield Township Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Rates
May 1 2016 - May 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60
Tax Rate 6.0%

9/7 - 11/8 - 2 nights = $300 3 nights = $400, 4 nights = $500, 5 nights = $600, 6 nights = $700. 7 nights = $750

11/9-4/30 Winter rate special $80.00 per night (minimum 2 night stay)

Weekly summer rate for 2016 is $1000.00. 5-6- night stays are $160.00 per night, 3-4 night stays are $170 per night. A minimum 3 night stay is required.

We will refund deposit, less a $100 cancellation fee up to 30 days of your reservation. Thereafter, deposits are non-refundable.

50% deposit required to reserve your stay. Balance is due on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Northern Michigan Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 on couch, 1 on twin rollaway bed.
  • King comfort bed with quality linens and pillows. We also offer a twin rollaway bed and there is room to sleep on the couch.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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