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View From Deck Of Grand Traverse Bay & Power Island

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 31 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Quiet spot for those who want to relax and enjoy the view. Small wall library, cable TV, Wi-FI or tons of old movie videos. Grill on the deck. Sandy beach with no drop off. There is only one cottage secluded in the trees. You can sit on the deck & no one can see you. The crystal clean water of Grand Traverse Bay is a few feet from the sandy beach. You can see down into the water 20-30 feet. Brisk & refreshing for the swimmer. You can walk the beach to three restaurants.With in a few miles iles excellent wineries & restaurants. Traverse is one of the top ten foodie cities in the country.


Owner
Joe Staron
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2017

About Joe Staron

Lived in Traverse City since 1974. Lived a crossed the street raising four boys, who are now grown up & moved to other parts of the country.

Joe Staron purchased this cottage in 1974

Why Joe Staron chose Northern Michigan

Being able to live in Northern Michigan & especially Traverse is a gift, which we want to share with individuals who want to enjoy the beauty & quite of the area.

What makes this cottage unique

Quite! There is only one Cottage secluded in the trees. You can sit on the deck & no one can see you. The crystal clean water of Grand Traverse Bay is a few feet from the sandy beach. You can see down into the water 20-30 feet. You can walk the beach to three restaurants. With in a few miles iles excellent wineries & restaurants. Traverse is one of the top ten foodie cities in the country.

Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Step in shower with seat
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with Slider Looking on to Bay
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Slider open to Bay
  • Master Bedroom one King Size bed looking out slider on to bay. Second Bedroom two twin beds with slider looking on to bay
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
vineyards & Fine Dining, Plus casual in area.

Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

View From Deck Of Grand Traverse Bay & Power Island
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
4

Comfy cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed at this shoreline cottage in May, 2016. The cottage actually sits on a very small parcel of land between Peninsula Drive and the east shoreline of West Traverse Bay. The pictures don't show that this cottage has two decks within 10 feet of the water. You can leave your bedroom door open at night and hear the waves splashing against the shore.

Overall, Joe's place is a great location - beautiful sunsets, easy to swim on the beach, have a campfire on the deck, fish from the dock and watch the boats go by. Lots of ducks to watch and an occasional otter swimming by in the morning.

The cottage has a screened in front porch - no view, but would be a good outdoor escape when the mosquitoes are biting. There are four rooms in the cottage - two bedrooms, one with a full size bed and one with two twin beds; one bathroom with shower stall; the fourth room is a kitchen/dining/living room. Everything worked fine - gas grill on the deck, all kitchen appliances and cozy little gas fireplace. The cottage is clean and well stocked; Joe even provided coffee. The kitchen is fully equipped, just bring your food.

Not sure why the VRBO listed price and the owner's requested price didn't match; we were required to pay more than the listed price.

Parking is across the road, but easily to get to. From the road to the front door, there are about ten steps down to the front door, so this place is not for anyone who can't travel stairs.

The weather was excellent for our one week stay. Only a 20 minute drive into Traverse City. Lots of good bicycling, winery tours, scenic views and fruit stands on the Peninsula. We enjoyed our vacation.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Really enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cottage on West Bay of Traverse City on peninsula. Clean, well furnished, updated...more than I expected! Water was very high this year, so we could not really sit at lakeside, but the deck overlooking water was great. The only reason I did not give this a 5 star is because the access to cottage is down a set of stairs that was somewhat overgrown and buggy...same for area around cottage--could have used some trimming/upkeep of outdoor area. But the house was just fine! Loved our stay there and have already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit
5

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location right on the water. Right in the middle of the small peninsula so you can travel to downtown in 10 minutes or to the point in 10 minutes.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Traverse City
Car: necessary

Many wineries & restaurant's in the immediate area/

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Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
off season rate
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
31 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit 50% required. Check, do not accept credit cards.

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