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Recent Traverse City reviews

  • Beautiful Property with Nice Home and Lots of Amenities

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Boardman Retreat. The property is beautiful and expansive; the river and woods are breathtaking while the rest of the property has well-maintained lawns, pretty flowers and plenty of room to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The home itself is very clean, roomy and has many amenities such as a large, flat screen TV, Wii for the kids, comfortable beds, newer towels and bedding and ample seating and kitchen. Some of the issues we have had with other MI properties we rented such as inadequate bathrooms, lack of cleanliness, slow drains or not enough towels are not the case at the Boardman. The bathrooms are clean, have great water pressure and the showers drain well while the dining area and family room had plenty of seating for our family. The kitchen has a dishwasher, double sink, plenty of utensils and place settings and all that you would expect from a premium property. We especially enjoyed eating most of our meals on the large deck off the kitchen that has plenty of seating and large shade umbrellas to get out of the sun when we wanted. We took full use of the hot tub off the master bedroom as well. We spent time each evening in the screened in porch and had coffee each morning on the banks of the river. The feeling of seclusion was invigorating and wonderful and a needed change from our big city living. We would not have considered this property if it was not pet-friendly and our 25 lb., Shih Tzu miz loved the property as much as we did! Overall, we would definitely consider the Boardman Retreat for our next visit to Traverse City and would highly recommend this lovely property for those looking to get away."
    Guest: Andy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
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  • Perfect location for a vacation!!

    "Let me just say we had an amazing vacation in Traverse Michigan!! The home was inviting and the location couldn't have been more perfect. While you do share the private shoreline area with 3 other cabins, we were honestly the only ones enjoying the views and crystal clear waters! We also had several paddle boats, floating toys and a small paddle fishing boat at our disposal, which was awesome. We also took advantage of the fire pit by the shoreline and roasted marshmallows with our daughter the last night. Mr. Randy was an awesome host and made sure the cabin was stocked with all the essentials needed for our week long stay. He was also able to accommodate us with an additional day due to the weather. Perhaps my only suggestion would be a little upgrade to the cabin, a splash of vibrant colors would be awesome see! That's not really a complaint just a womanly touch suggestion ;). The cabin was clean and comfortable and we cannot wait for our trip back! Might I add the pictures Mr. Randy has posted bare in comparison to the beautiful clear waters, truly a must see to believe! Thank for making our trip one to remember and we hope to be back soon!"
    Guest: Melissa A. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • Perfect!

    "I am a little hesitate to write this review, I would like to be selfish and keep this little gem just available for our use :) It really was perfect, perfect, perfect. The location is great, it was very comfortable. Very clean. Amazing sun rises. Perfect beach. We had a little issue, thanks to mother nature with some bugs, but Duane helped us deal with that. Highly recommend and yes we will be back, hopefully soon Chuck and Judy, Grand Rapids MI"
    Guest: Chuck and Judy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
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  • What a Great Place!

    "Beautiful view, and a darling guest cottage. This place looks small on the pictures, but it is like staying in an oversized hotel suite. With the separate bedroom, and a pleasant sized living area, it is a great place. Spotlessly clean, and a great view. What more could you want??"
    Guest: danielle s. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 2, 2014
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