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Blue Heron- Downtown-Traverse City Condo

(30 Reviews)

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Nicely furnished FUN spacious condo (1235 sq. ft). A short walk to downtown Traverse City's full array of specialty shops, fine restaurants, galleries, nightspots, and the Traverse City Film Festival. The Blue Heron is located directly across the street from Grand Traverse West Bay and the beach at Sunset Park as well as the Great Lakes Maritime Academy and the Hagerty Center. The ten mile T.A.R.T. trail starts right out your door.

Watch the air show and fireworks during Cherry Fest from the condominium community or across the street at Sunset Park Beach. A great city park (F&M) with multiple grills and play scape is one minute out your front door.

A short drive away you can enjoy wineries on Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas, casinos, Interlochen Center for the Arts, numerous golf courses and boating opportunities.
Boat/bike/kayak/SUP rentals are available across the street.

Fall color tours are fantastic as well as the various hiking trails within the area. Hikes overlooking Lake Michigan are truly spectacular and Sleeping Bear Dunes are not to be missed.

The Blue Heron takes up the top two floors of a three story building and has two bedrooms on the top floor, one with side view of West Bay from the balcony. Each bedroom has a queen bed and its own private bathroom. A queen premium mattress sofa sleeper with a half bath is on the spacious main level of this two-story retreat. The Blue Heron also features 2 HI-Def TVs, DVD players and Wi-Fi internet access. A washer and dryer are also provided for your convenience. The condo is well stocked for your enjoyment.

Enjoy the outdoor decks, sipping your latest discovery from the local wineries. You will never want to leave the ambiance of the Blue Heron or Traverse City.

The owner tries to accommodate flexible schedules so please email for information about variable stays. Unfortunately, we do not have elevators. We politely request no bachelor/bachelorette parties.
Google Map address: 100 Hope St. Traverse City, Michigan.
Keywords: Traverse City Downtown Condo
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1235 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28 for primary renter...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) HDTV's and wireless internet...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:


  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    A selection of DVD's are provided....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air and ceiling fans in bedrooms...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Bounce provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    HD TV with DVDS. Sofa sleeper and reading area. Blue tooth entertainment system provided....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    One reserved space. Additional parking in over flow or on the street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Not available in the winter months....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet and blue tooth entertainment system....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Locally roasted coffee provided. A grinder is also available....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8 or more....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen including spices, paper goods, plastic wrap, foil, etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Provide staples, spices, paper goods, foil, saran wrap, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (2) One off dining room and the other off the master bedroom...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Available at F&M Park across the street...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grills are available at F&M Park directly across the the street....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Winter
Jan 3 - Apr 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,200 $1,400
Apr 2 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,200 $1,400
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer
May 31 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Cherry Fest
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
Jul 9 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Aug 6 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Taxes Not included


Please check with owner for flexible dates. Weekend rates are available depending on the season. Please call 512-659-9678 for info. No bachelor/bachelorette parties, please. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rates are higher during festivals and holidays. $100 cleaning fee for large parties/two day rentals.

$1200 per week after Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Cook's House
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Holiday Ski Resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sunset Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Grand Traverse County, Cherry Capital Airport

Other Activities: Shopping, T.A.R.T. trail


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My brother and I bought this condo because we have fallen in love with the Traverse City area. We are from Texas and our summers are insufferable. Our favorite memory of TC is watching the Fourth of July fireworks along West Bay in sweat pants and jackets! That is not something you can ever do in Texas. Our condo is decorated in a nautical style reminiscent of our homes in Texas. We have taken great care to outfit our condo in a style that showcases our concern for the discriminating traveler. Please enjoy our home as much as we do. Frederick Carroll and Carolyn Strand

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We chose this location because it is the best of all worlds. We are a short walk down beautiful tree-lined streets filled with wonderful Victorian houses to some of our favorite downtown restaurants. The shopping is fantastic as well. But then we are across the street from Sunset Beach Park along West Bay where the sunsets are phenomenal. Go in the opposite direction and F&M Park awaits you with grills, a gazebo where there is always entertainment, and beautiful flowers. The TART Trail begins right out our door where you can bicycle along the bay or all throughout town.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Blue Heron Balconies

    Blue Heron Balconies

  • F&M Park is directly across the street

    F&M Park is directly across the street

  • Cherry Fest

    Cherry Fest

  • Good Harbor Beach

    Good Harbor Beach

  • Fall colors on Old Mission

    Fall colors on Old Mission

  • Tour of the old psychiatric hospital at the Village Commons

    Tour of the old psychiatric hospital at the Village Commons

  • Christmas Cove apple farm in Northport.  Also home to thousands of old bottles.

    Christmas Cove apple farm in Northport. Also home to thousands of old bottles.

  • Fishtown in Leland

    Fishtown in Leland

  • Master Bedroom with large master bath and balcony.

    Master Bedroom with large master bath and balcony.

  • Bedroom 2 with queen bed and private bath

    Bedroom 2 with queen bed and private bath

  • Kitchen


  • Entry


  • Sunset Beach Park - Across Front St. (a 2 minute walk from Blue Heron)

    Sunset Beach Park - Across Front St. (a 2 minute walk from Blue Heron)

  • Spring in Downtown Traverse City

    Spring in Downtown Traverse City

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

  • Winter Fest

    Winter Fest

  • The secret garden at 'Sunnybank'

    The secret garden at 'Sunnybank'

  • 'Mushroom Houses' in Charlevoix

    'Mushroom Houses' in Charlevoix

  • Lighthouse in the quaint town of Frankfort

    Lighthouse in the quaint town of Frankfort

VRBO #179623

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017

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