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Perfect Weekend Getaway in the Heart of Traverse City

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Winter is a wonderful time to visit and relax in Traverse City. Every weekend seems to bring a festival, be it beer, comedy or simple celebration of winter.

Vitalia boasts 600+ feet of 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 in the snow.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 2
  • 632 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Traverse City is one of America's favorite places to vacation. Park your car and walk to shopping, restaurants, bars, clubs, coffee, beaches, movies, books and more. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • 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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low-season
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015
1 night min stay
$225
$1,350
High season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$305
$1,901
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$265
$1,590

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport, TVC
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Little Fleet
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Traverse Resort
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 131
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cooks' House
28 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain Resort
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are just completing a three year odyssey which involved remodeling a landmark 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 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.

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
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's history.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • View from the 'bedroom'

    View from the 'bedroom'

  • Great place for naps or cozy afternoon read.

    Great place for naps or cozy afternoon read.

  • Your hosts live on-site and across the courtyard.

    Your hosts live on-site and across the courtyard.

  • If you must, the television is available from the bed and the living area.

    If you must, the television is available from the bed and the living area.

  • Entrance view from the alley

    Entrance view from the alley

  • View of Vitalia (left) and The BOX (right) from river walk across the street.

    View of Vitalia (left) and The BOX (right) from river walk across the street.

  • A bottle of local bubbly awaits your arrival.

    A bottle of local bubbly awaits your arrival.

  • Great architecture allows for light captured from every angle possible.

    Great architecture allows for light captured from every angle possible.

  • A full bath/closet just off the bedroom, along with washer/dryer just in case

    A full bath/closet just off the bedroom, along with washer/dryer just in case

  • Welcome view from the top of the world!

    Welcome view from the top of the world!

  • Great place for a nap after a busy day downtown.

    Great place for a nap after a busy day downtown.

  • Charles, property mascot.

    Charles, property mascot.

  • Ready for the holidays.

    Ready for the holidays.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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