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Dawn VanVolkinburg

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Spectacular sunset views over east bay near wineries and minutes to downtown TC!

17 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Studio with mini kitchenette in "The Shores" steps to the 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 cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or relaxing while enjoying the beautiful water views! 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. Traveling with a group? No problem rent these this suite along with our other listings #615961 and #447022 all in the same building be close by yet enjoy your privacy!

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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 studio in 2014

Why Dawn VanVolkinburg chose Northern Michigan

We bought this suite along with the suite right next door because we have a condo in the same complex and just one floor down from these. We love the location, amenities and the view so much we decided to buy another! 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 studio 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. What is special about our place specifically is being close to everything but once you are at the condo you feel away from all the noise and busyness of the city.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Spectacular sunset views over east bay near wineries and minutes to downtown TC!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

anniversay weekend

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at #611106 on Friday evening. The condo was really cold so we turned up the heat, which we figured out a bit later, wasn't working. After talking with Dawn, she offered us the same floor plan next door OR the 2 bedroom downstairs as there were no other bookings that weekend. We took the 2 bedroom ;) All 3 properties are beautiful and comfortable. Tastefully decorated and wonderful views. We went home relaxed and rejuvenated! We will be back for sure! Dawn was so easy to work with and resolved our issue immediately. I highly recommend this condo. We went on a cold April weekend, I can only imagine a hot summer week!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our romantic anniversary weekend get away and the owners were amazing and accommodating to help make sure our stay was great. We will definitely be back again! Highly recommend it!

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

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I wanted a nice romantic vacation spot to celebrate our 30th wedding Anniversary. We booked our trip through VRBO.COM to The Shores near Traverse City, everyone I dealt with during the process was very kind and helpful. Our condo was very nice with all the amenities you need, only problem was the washer wasn't working. We loved that the drive to go downtown was so close we had a short trip to everywhere we wanted to go. We'd come back with our family next summer without a doubt!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Deborah! Thank you for staying with us and for providing great feedback for future guests about how close we are to downtown Traverse City. We also appreciate you letting us know about the washer issues. We have just replaced the washer and dryer in this unit to brand news ones that are so much nicer! Hopefully you will stay with us again so you can enjoy everything (including the new stackable washer and dryer) this time! Best, Dawn
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were absolutely great and so accommodating. The place was beautiful, and we loved waking up to that view! It was a perfect fit for just the two of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily for staying with us and for your kind comments! We bought this unit in part because of the views! We hope to see you back again! Best, Dawn
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Great Cozy Condo

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this condo as it was the perfect setup for our anniversary getaway. We were close enough to downtown Traverse City that we were able to drive there for meals, but we were able to enjoy the more secluded setting at the condo during the day and evening. The sunset view from the room and patio was spectacular. The room was very clean and comfortable. We highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kendra! Thank you so much for your nice review and for staying with us! I couldn't have said it better myself we bought this place for the convenient location to everything yet having that secluded away from it all feeling. I hope you return to stay with us on your next visit to the area. Sincerely, Dawn
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We planned to stay in this cozy condo for our 40th Anniversary. It was clean and the perfect spot for two people! We have stayed in the Traverse City area several times at various hotels. This condo exceeded our expectations! The views of the bay and close proximity to the beach and pool were a real bonus. However, we checked in during the worst storm of the summer. Trees and power lines were down everywhere and there was no electricity for miles. Since it was not safe to travel home, we opted to stay without electricity in our room and enjoy the gorgeous sunset after the storm! With no power by noon the next day, we had to cut our stay short, but still hated leaving this gorgeous place. The owner was wonderful to work with and we hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Motorway
US31 and M72
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Osorio Tacos Y Salsas
Nearest Beach
East Bay of Lake Michigan
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.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2016 - Jun 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 13 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Tax Rate 6.0%

Discount for renting the two units together (adjoining suites with locking doors in between)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 356 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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