West Grand Traverse Bay Guesthouse on Old Mission Peninsula
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Traverse City cottage description
Our guesthouse is uniquely situated in a quiet neighborhood of summer homes on the spectacular all sand beach of Bowers Harbor on West Grand Traverse Bay. It is southwesterly facing with panoramic views from left to right of the Bowers Harbor Marina, Traverse City, beautiful Bowers Harbor, Power Island, Leelanau County and Neahtawanta Point. It is on the same piece of property, side-by-side with the owner's house on 110' of the most beautiful beach in the entire area, with 25' for your own private use. Enjoy swimming in the gently sloped sand bottom lake with it's clear blue water and have a beach fire while you watch the sunset at night. It has it's own natural path to the beach and the road is well behind the property, not between the guesthouse and the lake.
Day trips to the quaint villages of Elk Rapids, Suttons Bay, Frankfort, Glen Lake, Northport, Leland, Omena, Empire and the sand dunes, Buelah and Charlevoix make wonderful excursions. Old Mission Peninsula has many well known wineries, one within walking distance. Amazing restaurants are also nearby, including the Boathouse, a short 1000' walk down the beach from the guesthouse. A specialty grocery store with gas station are a mile away.
The guesthouse has central air conditioning and was completely updated in 2009, see pictures. Accommodations include beach chairs with a table and beach umbrella on the beach as well as chairs and table in the shade over looking the beach.
Fall color tours are spectacular in October.
Traverse City area ammenities include 2 fabulous farmers' markets each week, the up-and-coming Warehouse District with it's brew pub, other downtown brew pubs, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons with it's unique restaurants (Stella's), Mercado and specialty shops, Interlochen Arts Academy concerts, and the state of the art Traverse City State Theatre with it's annual film festival in August.
Because of the nature of this property, only 2 people may occupy the guesthouse and no others are allowed to visit or accompany the renters. A damage/extra use deposit is collected at the time of the reservation. THE GUESTHOUSE IS FOR 1-2 QUIET, NON-SMOKING ADULTS, PLEASE NO PARTIES OR OTHER GUESTS AT ANY TIME.
More photos are available from the owners. To get a wide angle picture of the beach area go to Google Earth and enter Boahouse Restaurant, Traverse City, MI 49686. We are the 5th or 6th dock to the left of the restaurant.
Keywords: 1 bedroom, all sand private beach with views of sunset and lights of nearby Traverse City, quiet and tranquil, wineries and restaurants abound
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Linens Provided
- Our property is located 10 miles out Old Mission Peninsula, with a beautiful drive into Traverse City past cherry orchards, vineyards and views of both East and West Bays seen on either side of the peninsula. Farther north on Old Mission Peninsula is Mapleton Market and Gas Station, the Old Mission Lighthouse, the village of Old Mission, public beaches and park lands. Restaurants on the Peninsula include the Jolly Pumpkin Brew Pub, Mission Table (previously Old Mission Inn), the Boathouse, Peninsula Grill and Mission Tavern. Wineries on the Peninsula include Blackstar Farms, Peninsula Cellars, Chateau Grand Traverse, Brys Estate Vinyard and Winery, Bowers Harbor Vinyards, Chateau Chantal Winery and Two Lads Winery. Many other restaurants and wineries available in the Traverse City area....moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
I'm from Traverse City, but down live downstate now. I wanted a special getaway up north with my boyfriend. This was a perfect place to stay, whether you're familiar with the area or not. It was absolutely perfect! Nancy and her husband were easy to get ahold of before we arrived and were so friendly during our stay. The spot is quiet and romantic, the house was comfy and charming, and we loved going down to our own "private beach" first thing in the morning or at night for some relaxation. The location was nice too; we could do some wine tasting on the peninsula or go into town for more adventure. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!
- Guest Kathleen (Novi, MI)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 02/27/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.
My husband and I had a great time at this cute little guesthouse! It's much more modern, clean and spacious than the photos suggest. Lots of counter space in the kitchen, big comfy bed...I slept really well there. The house was cool no matter the temperature outside. Great beach, nice and sandy with few rocks. And we loved cooking meals on the fire pit and experimenting with different s'mores combos every other night. Would stay again for sure if planning another trip in Traverse.
- Guest Tracey (Dayton, OH)
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 07/22/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you, you have a lovely cottage and we enjoyed it. The beach is wonderful!
- Guest Chris and Kevin
- Date of stay 08/07/10
- Review Submitted 03/20/11
Guest comment entered by owner
The changes you made to the guesthouse are wonderful. We loved it before, but it's even better now.
- Guest Renee and Tom
- Date of stay 06/19/10
- Review Submitted 03/03/11
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Additional Fees and Taxes:
May, June and September rates are $800/week and $300/weekend.
July and August rates are $1,000/week and $400/weekend.
All stays require a $75 cleaning fee.
On arrival a damage/extra people deposit of $150 (off season) and $200 (July and August) is due. We return it immediately after departure as long as no damage and no extra people are there.
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- Nearest Airport: Traverse City Regional Airort at 13 Miles
- Nearest Beach: In front of guesthouse at Traverse City
- Nearest Barpub: Jolly Pumpkin at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Grand Traverse Resort at 15 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Boathouse at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1984
About the owner: My husband and I live on the property year-round, while most of our neighbors are summer residents. We are long time professionals in the community. We love the area and our piece of this beach and enjoy sharing it with others.
Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
Our section of Bowers Harbor Beach is mostly stone-free, and faces southwest. It is the most beautiful beach and view in the area. Prior to 1984 we searched the area for years looking for everything this property has.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our house and guesthouse are in a neighborhood of mostly older or newly restored summer homes. It is uniquely beautiful, quiet, and has the best beach anywhere. The guesthouse was recently updated throughout with everything new and fresh.
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Beach with marina visible to the left
Bathroom with tiled shower and floor
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Date last modified - Thursday, May 23, 2013
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