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Sid Hall

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Clean, Comfortable Condo a few minutes walk from sandy Lake Michigan beach!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath. Sleeps 6 to 8

This small condo community offers easy parking in front of each unit. The condo is fully furnished, and the kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals from the food you find at nearby farmer's markets. A grill on the back deck, cable, flat screen television, a DVD player, stereo with CD changer, and wireless internet service provide plenty to do when you are not out enjoying the nearby attractions. Our unit also has central air conditioning, making it a cool refuge on even the warmest summer day.

A short walk through the woods brings you to Petoskey State Park, a pristine public beach for swimming and walking the trails. Skiing, biking, fishing, sailing, golf, and much, much more are only minutes away.

Directly across the street is Toski Sands Market, which offers fine foods, specialty produce, and an extensive collection of beer, wine and spirits.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sid Hall (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sid Hall

Mary & Sid are permanent residents of Austin, Texas. Mary is a psychotherapist and adjunct professor at Huston-Tillotson University & Sid is the senior minister of Trinity United Methodist Church near the University of Texas, where he has served since 1988. We have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. We do not get to spend as much time at the condo as we would like, but hope that friends and guests will feel that it is a home away from home, whether you are staying a weekend, a week, or a month.

Enjoy your time at the condo and in the wonderful corner of the world called Little Traverse Bay!

Sid Hall & Mary Pratt

Sid Hall purchased this condo in 2007

Why Sid Hall chose Northern Michigan

Sid's family has been going to Northern Michigan in the summer for a hundred years. He grew up in Bay View (the Methodist Chautauqua just down the road a few minutes before you get to Petoskey).. Bay View has seasonal cottages only but we are more interested in a place that we can enjoy each of the four seasons. This small complex of 11 unites called Bathing Beach Condominiums is located minutes from the beach at Petoskey State Park and is half way between Harbor Springs and Petoskey. Just outside the condo door is the Little Traverse Wheelway that runs from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix and is a wonderful path to walk or ride bikes, It provides safe and easy access to the marina in downtown Harbor Springs or the gas light district of Petoskey.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is located at an excellent place to explore Northern Michigan.

- 5 minutes to Petoskey & Bay View

- 5 minutes to Harbor Springs

- 8 minutes to ski resorts of Boyne Highland & Nub's Nob

-40 minutes to Mackinaw City & the Mackinaw Island Ferry

- 1 hr & 15 minutes to Traverse City & a dozen fine wineries

- 1 hr & 45 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes

- 1 hr & 30 minutes to Tahquamenon Falls in the UP


based on 13 traveler reviews

Clean, Comfortable Condo a few minutes walk from sandy Lake Michigan beach!
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Clean and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this condo Jan and Feb, 2016. It had everything we needed and was clean, warm and cozy. It was close to all the activities we love to do in Northern Michigan. (Downhill/cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and winter hiking). We found the owners to be wonderful to work with. Very responsive to questions and giving us some great suggestions for places to visit. The condo was perfect for our needs, with the Queen Bed very comfortable. I would recommend staying here to anyone who wants to experience living in a great area, and having such a great place to make as your home base.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean no issues perfect!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than staying in a hotel

  • 4 of 5

My son and I stayed here for 2 nights to enjoy a fall colors weekend. We've stayed at Bathing Beach Condos before but this was our first time in this unit. The condo was very clean and well equipped as other reviewers have noted. This is a much better place to stay than a hotel and cheaper than most hotels in Petoskey, even with the cleaning fee. We enjoyed the spacious accommodations. We weren't able to sit on the deck because it rained most of the time, but there was a nice grill and deck chairs and a wonderful view of the woods. The only con for us was that there were no tv sets in the bedrooms, which we are accustomed to when renting houses and condos.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was in a great central location. Perfect for our family of parents and 2 adult children. Loved the two small but adequate full baths on the second floor and the half bath on the first. We used the cooking equipment and the washer dryer. All worked perfectly. Plenty of supplies and the air conditioning for the abnormally hot weather was wonderful!

Stairs to the second floor are fairly steep but manageable even with my bad knees.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this condo and it was perfect! The bed was SO comfortable! It's very clean and the owners are great to work with. We stay there and then ski at Boyne Highland and it's only 10 minutes away. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely condo in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo which was in a wooded location, a very short walk to the beach at Petoskey State Park's beach. It was right on the hike and bike trail and nearby to wildlife areas for birding. It was just the right distance from restaurants and other business. We had a great time. Very gracious owner was very helpful in helping us plan our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate the positive reviews. We try to provide a nice place to stay, as well as respond quickly to our renter's requests and suggestions. Thank you. --Sid and Mary (Owners)
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Nearest Airport
14.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Petoskey Brewery
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Little Traverse Bay Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
M119 & U.S. 31
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Boyne Highlands & Nub's Nob
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Petoskey State Park
Car: recommended

Little Traverse Bay is the perfect vacation setting! The condo is walking distance (less than 10 minutes) to Petoskey State Park, with almost two miles of beautiful sandy beach for swimming and watching the magical sunsets across the bay. Harbor Springs and Petoskey, both five miles away, provide charming downtown shopping, with arts and crafts stores, galleries and plenty of fine and casual dining choices. Each town also provides several boat launches with access to the bay.

Year round activities within several minutes of the condo include: golfing, fishing, putt-putt, Little Traverse Wheelway (26-mile dedicated trail from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs), jet-skiing, water skiing, sailing, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice skating.

The area is known for its farmer's markets, where you can buy fresh produce and dairy products directly from the farm. Historic Mackinac Island is just forty-five minutes north.


Rates & Availability

Petoskey Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2016 - May 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall Colors
May 25 2016 - Oct 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Ski Season
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

Add $80 cleaning fee for less than a week. $100 of your booking Deposit (part of rental fee) is non-refundable.

Cancellation: 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - double size airbed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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