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On West Grand Traverse Bay -Private Carriage House -Sleeps 4

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Sitting on the dock of the West Bay- viewing North toward Suttons Bay

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Last updated: 08/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This property offers 100 feet on West Grand Traverse Bay across from Power island. Half way up the dock is a sitting deck with adirondock chairs- perfect for reading and catching some rays and enjoying the breezes off the water. Sit there in the early evening at sunset to experience the changing colors of the sky. We call if the afterglow once the sun sets.

When the bay is calm -especially early morning or late in the day-there is a 2 person kayak and life jackets available for your use. If you prefer to bring your boat, we have a a public launch 5 minutes north. We have a fire pit down at the water for bonfires and roasting marshmallows. You can toast to downtown Traverse City aglow to the South and see the stars shining like you can't believe. It creates an evening experience that you don't want to end.

This carriage house apartment is decorated in fun beachy colors with white trim. There is second floor deck with waterview and gas grill. Interior offers a kitchen with electric stove and cooking utensils. Living room has tv with cable, internet,wireless), dvd player- couch converts to full bed . Bathroom is fun UPNorth style with beadboard, large tiled shower and antique wicker vanity with vessel sink. The bedroom has a queen bed (awesomely great mattress) and walk in closet.

We invite you to share this wonderful place with us. Our location is nicely located as a base for enjoying Leelanau County and the Grand Traverse Area.


Keywords: Restful Nest is located on the West Grand Traverse Bay between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Enjoy fabulous Northern Michigan sunrises. Includes private upper deck with views, kitchen, a/c, cable/ internet - free public boat launch just 2 miles north, fire pit at water's edge, use of 2 person kayak. Very close to Leelanau trail for hiking, biking and cross country skiing . Enjoy driving scenic M-22 around Leelanau County 30 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park- voted the Most Beautiful Place in America 2011!! We now have a bowling alley in Northport with a new restaurant. We are located within minutes of the approximately 25 wineries of Leelanau Peninsula and 9 miles south of downtown Suttons Bay's with beach and marina. We are directly across from the Mission Peninsula which also has some wonderful wineries to enjoy.
If you enjoy gambling or want to try something new, we are about 15 minutes from the Leelanau Sands Casino- Many entertainers are featured through out the year for live shows.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be at least 21 please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Be aware that there is an open staircase to entrance door...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside smoking only far away from any doors please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have a dog on site already so are not accepting any pets -thanks...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    interior full flight of stairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) located in bedroom- linens provided, Sleep Sofa located in living room - full size bedding in bedroom walk in closet...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • 1 Bathroom has large 3x5 shower/ no tub. Towels, soap, shampoo, hairdryer provided...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    some assorted in cabinet below tv...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    located on the water of Grand Traverse Bay however, we have dune grass and not a sand beach...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our residence is located between the carriage house and the shoreline but it's a 100 ft walk down on the lawn. There is a fire pit for use at waters edge - and chairs on the dock during summer months...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    round table with 5 chairs available...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    new mini split A/C installed Spring 2015...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    not available - nearby laundry mat...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    hot water baseboard- nice even heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed - wireless only ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    for queen bed and full size sofa bed...moreless

  • Living Room:

    sofa bed located in open living room - has tv...moreless

  • Parking:

    right next to entrance- not near main street...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Usually- please call and talk to us regarding size etc...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels and washcloths provided/ extras in closet...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Not available- nearby laundry mat...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    accepts ground coffee and K cups...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    most things you would need- openers, knives etc...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    setting for 4 and silverware, glasses ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    not avaiable...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    deck alongside dock out in bay...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    sloping lawn to natural area before water ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill on deck...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/ Colors
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$100
$650

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $93 Nightly

Standard Off Season Rate
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$75
$500 $1,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $71 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $33 Nightly

Spring
May 1 - May 27, 2016
2 night min stay
$100
$650

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $93 Nightly

summer
May 28 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $143 Nightly

Late Summer
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$125
$900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $129 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday with afternoon 3pm check in and Saturday 11 am check out -

2 day or more check in time is after 3pm and check out by 11am unless other arrangements are made.


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Last updated: 08/29/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
TVC Traverse City
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Harbor 22 at Cherrybend Rd/M22
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
from Charlevoix to Beaver Island
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Leelanau Club at Bahle's Farm, Suttons Bay
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 31
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harbor 22,Tuscan Bistro or Boones Pub in Suttons B
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Holiday Hills
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
WestEnd Beach, Trav City or dowtown Suttons Bay

Car: Necessary

The Leelanau Peninsula has about 25 wineries and Mission Peninsula offers close to 20. This area is definitely known for the quality of the grapes producing award winning wines. Micro breweries have also blossomed- for the beer lovers.

Not to miss is a day trip around Leelanau County following M-22 (which we are located on) thru Suttons Bay - north to Northport and around the peninsula to the Sleeping Bear National Park. All along the shore are wonderful beaches and hiking trails- make sure to visit historical Fishtown located in Leland. Make a stop in Glen Arbor as you're getting closer to Empire. These small Michigan towns each have a unique feel to them which offers a real Northern Michigan experience.

Another day trip is to take M22 south toward Traverse City and follow US31 north - stop at Elk Rapids, continue north to Charlevoix and lastly to Petoskey.

If you continue past Petoskey on US31 north you're heading to the Mackinac Bridge which is site to see and to drive over to the Upper Peninsula .

A full day trip from our place is to head directly to Mackinac City - take the ferry over to Mackinac Island. A step back in time with no cars- only walking, bikes and horse drawn carriages for transportation. Rent a bike and travel around the island for a beautiful site seeing trip. Dress up and visit the Grand Hotel for a real treat.

Once you're here we are very happy to answer questions and give you other ideas of things to do. During the summer it seems that every weekend another town has a festival going- much art, music and wine tasting!!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We are an active working couple who moved into what was our Traverse City cottage 8 years ago. That is when we built the carriage house with the apartment above so there would be room for our children to come visit. We have a rescue dog on site- Scrappy, our 6 yr old Australian Shepherd mutt. We are avid golfers, love wine ,art and music- which is why we found this to be an area perfect for us. It's amazing how many people we have met since living here who are so much like ourselves. We are husband and wife home builder/remodelers- Grand Bay Building and Remodeling. We moved our business Up North from the Pinckney Chain of Lakes Area of Livingston County. We wanted to be somewhere our children and future grandchildren would loved to come and visit. Traverse City and Leelanau County have far surpassed our expectations. We absolutely love the activity and social aspects of the area. If you are looking for things to do and see- we can be very helpful. We totally understand couples who are looking to move to the area. That's why we love the business that we're in- we can make the dream happen for others like we did for ourselves!

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
We used to come up north with our oldest son's travel soccer team for tournaments. Over a five year span, the entire family looked forward to our week here in August. We decided to look for a cottage that we could eventually move to when all of the kids were out of high school. We checked out the entire area over the years- we knew that we needed parking- so some of those small lots right on a road were not for us. We also knew we would be working and needed to be close to town for meetings, supplies etc. Being just north of Traverse City allows us to miss the summer traffic from festivals and hotels on a daily basis. We are within 10 minutes of the action when we want it and we can enjoy wonderful Leelanau County every day. Our place is located down at the water on a 1 acre site. M-22 is a wonderful access road to everything but we have lots of privacy and parking- exactly what fit our needs. This area offers much in the way of entertainment.- The Dennos Museum always offers a wonderful exhibit and music performances in the Milliken Auditorium. There are many art galleries to showcase the talent here in Northern Michigan. Two small theatres: The State Theater downton Traverse City and The Bay in Suttons Bay are restored wonderful old theaters featuring great movies. Interlochen for the Performing Arts is a venue for wonderful music performances. Traverse City has The Old Town Playhouse for community theater. The list goes on- as members of the 2 local Chamber of Commerces we have a really good source of knowledge for what's happening.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Vic and the dogs fish the Bay for salmon and lake trout so our boat is set with downriggers. We can boat to dinner from our dock-north to Knot Just a Bar in Omena Point or downtown Suttons Bay or south to Harbor 22. This is why we love West Bay- there are great places to travel to by boat . Sometimes we'll take a bottle of wine out on the boat to the island and watch the sun set and the moon rise. During Cherry Fest, we motor down by West End Beach and listen to music from the Cherry Festival Stage. We can anchor by the Holiday Inn on Friday nights and relax to music. Nothing beats watching the Air Show and fireworks from the water. Being located between Suttons Bay and TC has been perfect for us. Both have wonderful downtowns and restaurants. Festivals are a huge thing in this area and we're located close to all of them. We are near the trails for biking, hiking and cross country skiing. We happen to love our closest golf course- The Leelanau Club. As avid golfers, the problem is finding the time to enjoy all of the courses. The best thing about this place- you can hear the nosies of the bay- water lapping or waves crashing, seagulls & ducks, wooshing as swans lift off. The bay calms you down and brings you back to nature. Lately we've had herons spending lots of time in the beach grasses or our artesian well. We think it's a wonderful place and would really miss it.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Sitting on the dock of the West Bay- viewing North toward Suttons Bay

    Sitting on the dock of the West Bay- viewing North toward Suttons Bay

  • living room-  TV cabinet swivels for viewing options

    living room- TV cabinet swivels for viewing options

  • from the top of the stairs

    from the top of the stairs

  • taken from couch toward stairs

    taken from couch toward stairs

  • Dining area open to kitchen

    Dining area open to kitchen

  • 5' shower with glass shower doors and handheld spray- shampoo and soap provided

    5' shower with glass shower doors and handheld spray- shampoo and soap provided

  • bedroom queen bed

    bedroom queen bed

  • walk in closet with extra bedding and towels etc- iron avilable

    walk in closet with extra bedding and towels etc- iron avilable

  • View of our house from the water. Carriage house was built behind to the left

    View of our house from the water. Carriage house was built behind to the left

  • Sailing competitions on Thursday nights on West Bay in Traverse City

    Sailing competitions on Thursday nights on West Bay in Traverse City

  • Another incredible sunset glow from the dock- the magic hour at sunset about 9pm

    Another incredible sunset glow from the dock- the magic hour at sunset about 9pm

  • Winter view from sliding door at upper deck looking toward downtown Traverse Cit

    Winter view from sliding door at upper deck looking toward downtown Traverse Cit

  • Parking space next to deck on side of building white mailbox now at door

    Parking space next to deck on side of building white mailbox now at door

  • view from stair landing looking across to bedroom

    view from stair landing looking across to bedroom

  • from the bedroom door- now has mini split a/c not a window unit:)

    from the bedroom door- now has mini split a/c not a window unit:)

  • Desk area- wireless internet! Chairs can swivel toward living room.

    Desk area- wireless internet! Chairs can swivel toward living room.

  • kitchen- now has ice maker and new coffee pot using K cups or grounds

    kitchen- now has ice maker and new coffee pot using K cups or grounds

  • Bathroom- antique wicker vanity-wall mounted hairdryer available

    Bathroom- antique wicker vanity-wall mounted hairdryer available

  • rocking chair and dresser in bedroom

    rocking chair and dresser in bedroom

  • Note the mooring available for Sea Doos etc

    Note the mooring available for Sea Doos etc

  • Scrappy on walkway  which is gone now as levels are so high its lapping the lawn

    Scrappy on walkway which is gone now as levels are so high its lapping the lawn

  • Dock looking toward Power Island and Mission Penninsula- sitting deck attached

    Dock looking toward Power Island and Mission Penninsula- sitting deck attached

  • From top of landing- stairs to ground level

    From top of landing- stairs to ground level

  • Winter view looking east over our house toward GT Bay-water level is really up!

    Winter view looking east over our house toward GT Bay-water level is really up!

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