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Blue Heron- Downtown-Traverse City Condo

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,235 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Nicely furnished FUN spacious condo (1235 sq. ft) with brand new flooring throughout. 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.

The Blue Heron takes up the top two floors of a three story building and has two bedrooms on the top floor, one with a 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 3 HI-Def TVs (one is a Smart TV), 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.

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 playscape 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.

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

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Strand
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Carolyn Strand

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

Carolyn Strand purchased this condo in 2008

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Love the Blue Heron, the nautical theme and all the decor. We worked a 550 jigsaw puzzle, watched movies and used maps found here- thx! Really felt the southern hospitality with all the extras!
Jan 2011
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Amenities

Traverse City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1235 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking on balconies or in the condo, please. No bachelor/bachelorette parties, please. Please respect quiet hours in contract.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Blue Heron- Downtown-Traverse City Condo
average rating of 4.852941 based on 37 reviews
Lawton, MI
5

Immaculate and great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Blue Heron for our annual fall getaway. The condo was immaculate. The kitchen was well stocked. Location is great - easy access to downtown TC. Carolyn was great to work with, she was very responsive and even provided a welcome gift which was a very nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Clean modern apartment in the centre of Traverse City. Close to all shops restaurants and the beach

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Heron is a fantastic condo in a great location. The furnishings and extra items provided made the stay very enjoyable. The owners are very helpful and responsive to any questions. We hope to stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prudenville Michigan
5

Well done!

  • 5 of 5

Caroline goes out of her way to make you feel welcome at the Blue Heron. We stayed for almost a month and there was everything we could possibly need to comfortably live there. We loved being walking distance from everything-groceries, dining, entertainment and the beach.

Lisa (property manager) met us at the door and showed us everything we needed to know about the condo and even gave us some recommendations for places to dine and go for fun. She also gave us her number in the event we had any questions or needed anything.

We couldn't have been happier with our time at the Blue Heron. Thank You!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Definitely on the "return to" list

  • 5 of 5

I made arrangements for us and another couple to stay here for a long weekend, Fri-Mon. Pictures and all information looked complete and inviting. Some fear of the unknown was soon history and our expectations were definitely exceeded. We also had the bonus of fabulous and unseasonably warm weather weather each day. The condo was absolutely perfect, quiet and very well located for us. We all appreciated the decor, amenities, cleanliness, available and plentiful supplies, thick bath linens, comfortable beds and favorable rate. Our only regret was that we could not/did not stay longer. Carolyn was very thorough and responsive as was Lisa who provided us with keys and a walk through. We look forward future stays.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful condo right by Traverse City bay and downtown!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean and well decorated. It was stocked with plenty of towels too! The owners left goodies for us upon arrival which was very much appreciated after a long drive to Michigan. The view from the balconies was beautiful. The condo is very close to the downtown restaurants and bars, just a short walk. The owners fully communicated all the details regarding the condo (for example parking and how to use the tvs). We would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Cook's House
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Mount Holiday Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sunset Beach
Car: not necessary

Grand Traverse County, Cherry Capital Airport

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

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. Accept credit cards and E-checks.
$1200 per week after Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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