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Blue Heron- Downtown-Traverse City Condo

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


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 (no elevator) 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

Carolyn Strand
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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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Traverse City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Blue Heron- Downtown-Traverse City Condo
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 47 reviews

Great stay! Bright, open & incredibly clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Blue Heron! The condo is beautiful, well stocked & meticulously clean!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Impeccably clean and beautifully decorated. Every amenity imaginable! Felt like home! Great owners! Perfect location! Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This condo was awesome. Great location, clean and the owner goes above and beyond in provisions

  • 5 of 5

Location is great to the fun and restaurants on Front Street. We enjoyed having the bike trail right outside the condo for a fun ride to Sutton’s Bay. I recommend a Bloody Mary at VI- Village Inn Suttons Bay. We saw a beautiful Sunflower field where u can take pictures. Sleeping Bear Dunrs is worth the drive. Empire entrance is the one with the steep dunes. The condo had everything we needed and more. We were pleasantly surprised to know we didn’t even need to buy coffee Carolyn had everything we needed there for a cozy stay allowing us to start the vacation with out a lengthy grocery trip. The pull out sleep sofa was beyond comfy a high end matress, no complaint there from the kids. Will LOVE to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Loved The Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The condo was very clean, well stocked and beautifully decorated. This is a really good location for taking in all that Traverse City has to offer. It is close to the best routes to the attractions in literally every direction. We enjoyed biking in Suttons Bay, the peninsula with dinner at the Jolly Pumpkin and a short trip to the light house at the tip of the point. The shops and restaurants at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons are both close by and excellent (Especially the Red Spire for brunch). We also really enjoyed lunch and a brew at Hop Lot Brewery near Suttons Bay. Despite it’s central location, the condo is really surprisingly quiet. The only noise we encountered was the Blue Angels practicing for their show at The Cherry Festival, but my son loved watching the fly overs sitting on the balcony. We would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Great condo with all the necessities.

  • 5 of 5

Owner is very accessible and the condo is in a great location with everything needed to make for a perfect vacation. Condo is very nice and has a lot of extras that can’t be found in other rentals(kitchen supplies, extra towels, helpful info, etc.). The Blue Heron is a wonderful place to stay during your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice well kept and maintained condo.

  • 5 of 5

Condo is very well maintained and clean. The property is walking distance to the downtown for shopping and restaurants. The beach is also a short walk. My little children loved playing in the F and M Park across the street.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100

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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