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Victoria & Matt Sutherland

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Luxe accommodations in the heart of Traverse City

25 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio aparment is a special occasion destination for couples of all ages

Vitalia boasts 600+ feet of luxury living space and includes a king size bed, full bath, full kitchen and living area with wireless internet, cable tv, DVD, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, free parking and access to outdoor lounge area in formal garden. The space has windows on all four walls, bringing the best of the outside inside. Downtown is a five minute walk and within a short drive to all kinds of outdoor activities.

The apartment overlooks a patio garden on a landmark piece of property in Traverse City, The Cigar Box Company, built in 1920. Owners live and work in building across the courtyard.

Upon arrival you will find a bottle of sparkling wine from a local winery, coffee, cream, tea, specialty cheese and crackers.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Victoria & Matt Sutherland (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Victoria & Matt Sutherland

We completed our three year odyssey in 2014 and which involved remodeling an historic building, The Cigar Box Factory in Traverse City. Built in 1920, cigar boxes were made and packed here until the early 1940s using the local cedar trees. Since then, it has been a telephone company, furniture store and fitness/physical therapy center. Now it houses our business, Foreword Reviews magazine, on the third floor, and our loft residence on the courtyard level. In 2013, we finished the interior renovations and started on a garage/apartment to balance the garden/courtyard. We are pleased to be able to provide luxury lodging downtown in a part of Traverse City's history. We travel extensively around the world for business and understand what it is like to have a place to land that is rich in creature comforts, close to everything, yet far enough away to enjoy peaceful retreat. Chefs at most of the local restaurants are friends of ours, we can direct you accordingly.

Victoria & Matt Sutherland purchased this studio in 2011

Why Victoria & Matt Sutherland chose Northern Michigan

We were initially looking for real estate to house our business, but when we walked into The BOX we understood immediately the possibilities for creating a home and unique space for our business. We were pleased to be able to rip out a parking lot and add a garage/apartment to 'finish' improving this particular corner of Traverse City.

What makes this studio unique

The Boardman River view from every floor of The BOX inspired us to create something as stunning for our guests in the apartment. You will fall in love with its grace, we promise.

Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

Luxe accommodations in the heart of Traverse City
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

Fun, romantic get away in downtown Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property for two people. Beautifully done inside! Just walking distance from all the shops and restaurants! Driving distance to wineries, golf courses. Owners that live onsite were great and went out of their way to accommodate our needs! Can't wait to rent again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, spacious, and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

The weekend at The Box could not have been more relaxing and pleasant. The accommodations and amenities were thoughtful and complimented every aspect of our stay. Thank you Victoria for the easy check in and access. We also appreciated the suggestions on restaurants and wineries. We will be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so look forward to your return!
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5

Amazing experience. Wonderful hosts. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Matt and Victoria were absolutely wonderful hosts for our stay in Traverse City over Valentines weekend. Their condo is absolutely perfect. They provided a bottle of local sparkling wine, which honestly is just the cherry on top of an already perfect experience.

The location is PERFECT. We were able to walk right downtown (yes, even in the cold and the snow) and had easy access to restaurants and coffee shops. The accommodations were above and beyond. We are still trying to find those towels so we can buy some for ourselves ;) There's a king size bed that we wanted to take home with us. While a lot of vacation rentals provide generic amenities, Matt and Victoria truly honor their guests by giving them the best.

Matt even cleaned the snow off my car on Saturday morning!

We would absolutely stay here again, and cannot wait to visit Traverse City again in the future.

Thank you guys!

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

Modern Loft in the Heart of Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

The Box is a memorable location that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized. The modern decor coupled with the cleanliness of the space will definitely have my fiance and I back for a follow up stay. With access to all that Traverse City has to offer along with all the great hiking that the Sleeping Bear Dunes is known for, you can get up early for an amazing day hike followed by chilling out at a local spot like "Low Bar". We received a lot of great recommendations from the owners and have only good things to say about our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A New Year's Weekend to Remember

  • 5 of 5

Great accomodations in a perfect location. Shopping and some of the best of Michigan restaurants within easy walking distance. Apartment was modern, clean and the perfect place for a much needed break from an otherwise hectic lifestyle in the burbs outside Detroit. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your visit with us last weekend. We are so sorry we couldn't be here to meet you personally, but glad the apartment gave you some rest and peace over the holiday weekend. Looking forward to your return visit.
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Great apartment! Great Location! Great People!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a great location and we walked to everything downtown. There are lots of great restaurants and we went to Ami, Fire Fly, and Remedy. All were very good. We never got a chance to use the patio, but would love to next time we get a chance to stay.

The hosts were great and very informative. The apartment was clean and very comfortable and we loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, TVC
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Little Fleet
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cooks' House
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Clinch Park
Car: not necessary

Traverse City area is becoming one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world. VITALIA offers a premium experience with restaurants, shopping, beaches nearby, with a quiet place to retreat. Park your car and relax with a great garden view.

We are one of the few self-catering, private accommodations downtown. The BOX, and the apartment over garage called Vitalia, are part of an historic landmark property and we've used our own extensive travel experiences to make this a relaxing escape with luxury fittings.

We run a business and live in the building across the courtyard, but respect our guest's privacy.

We are the edge of the historic Boardman Neighborhood. Front Street shopping, beaches and excellent restaurants, yoga studio, coffee shops, running and biking trails, movie theatre and Open Space where many festivals are hosted just minutes walk away. We also have a great natural food store to stock your pantry nearby.

Bus stops are just a block away if you have to venture further, but with this location, location, location, walking is the ticket once you park your car.

The Boardman River, which runs into Grand Traverse Bay, is accessible across the street if you would like to bring your water accessories: kayaks, canoes, SUPs, fishing rods.

The property is located on the corner of Eighth St. and Boardman Avenue, just five minutes walk from the heart of downtown and overlooking the Boardman River. Guests are invited to relax in a formal garden at The BOX, or stay inside during a rainy afternoon napping, reading or watching a movie. There is a full kitchen to exercise the foodie in you, with access to nearby natural foods market nearby and farmers market May-October.

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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
 
High Season
May 26 2016 - Sep 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$315
$1,770
 
 
Shoulder
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
2017 High Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$250
$1,590
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Refunds do not include Michigan state taxes paid.

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 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 632 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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