West Grand Traverse Bay Guesthouse on Old Mission Peninsula(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Day trips to the quaint villages of Elk Rapids, Suttons Bay, Frankfort, Glen Lake, Northport, Leland, Omena, Empire and the sand dunes, Beulah and Charlevoix make wonderful excursions. Old Mission Peninsula has many well known wineries, one within walking distance. Amazing restaurants are also nearby, including the Boathouse, a short 1000' walk down the beach from the guesthouse. A specialty grocery store with gas station are a mile away.
The guesthouse has central air conditioning and was completely updated in 2009, see pictures. Accommodations include beach chairs with a table and beach umbrella on the beach as well as chairs and table in the shade over looking the beach.
Fall color tours are spectacular in October.
Traverse City area ammenities include 2 fabulous farmers' markets each week, the up-and-coming Warehouse District with it's brew pub, other downtown brew pubs, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons with it's unique restaurants (Stella's), Mercado and specialty shops, Interlochen Arts Academy concerts, and the state of the art Traverse City State Theatre with it's annual film festival in August.
Because of the nature of this property, only 2 people may occupy the guesthouse and no others are allowed to visit or accompany the renters. A damage/extra use deposit is collected at the time of the reservation. THE GUESTHOUSE IS FOR 1-2 QUIET, NON-SMOKING ADULTS, PLEASE NO PARTIES OR OTHER GUESTS AT ANY TIME.
To get a wide angle picture of the beach area go to Google Earth and enter Boahouse Restaurant, Traverse City, MI 49686. We are the 5th or 6th dock to the right of the restaurant.
Keywords: 1 bedroom, all sand private beach with views of sunset and lights of nearby Traverse City, quiet and tranquil, wineries and restaurants abound.
Member since: 2004
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The bathroom has a beautiful tiled shower and newer fixtures.
- Our property is located 10 miles out Old Mission Peninsula, with a beautiful drive into Traverse City past cherry orchards, vineyards and views of both East and West Bays seen on either side of the Peninsula. Farther north on Old Mission Peninsula is Mapleton Market and Gas Station, the Old Mission Lighthouse, the village of Old Mission, public beaches and park lands. Upscale restaurants on the Peninsula include the Jolly Pumpkin Brew Pub, Mission Table (previously Old Mission Inn), the Boathouse, Peninsula Grill and Mission Tavern. Traverse City has become a major foodie destination in northern Michigan. Wineries on the Peninsula include Blackstar Farms, Peninsula Cellars, Chateau Grand Traverse, Brys Estate Vinyard and Winery, Bowers Harbor Vinyards, Chateau Chantal Winery, Hawthorn Winery, Bonobo, Villa Mari and Two Lads Winery. Many other great restaurants and wineries available in the Traverse City area....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
The guesthouse is directly situated on the water of West Grand Traverse Bay with a wooded private path to the beach. The gentle sloping beach is all sand and spectacular for swimming and sunset views. Guesthouse has 25' of private beach....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
Summer of 2012 Rates: May, June, Sept., Oct. $800/week plus $75 cleaning fee July and August $1,000/week plus $75 cleaning fee Cleaning fee collected with rental amount to reserve time Damage/Extra People Deposit of $200 due on arrival mailed immediately on departure (Damage/Extra People Deposit for off-season is $150)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Our property is a beautiful and quiet place where tranquility and peacefulness abound. Many people have told us they have felt renewed by their time spent here. Our guesthouse is available year-round and is a great starting point for all seasons.
Year Purchased: 1984
About the owner: My husband and I live on the property year-round, while most of our neighbors are summer residents. We are long-time professionals in the community. We love the area and our piece of this beach and enjoy sharing it with others.
Why the Owner Chose Traverse City, MI, USA:
Our section of Bowers Harbor Beach is stone free and faces southwest. It is the most beautiful beach and view in the area. Prior to 1984 we searched the area for years looking for everything this property has.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our house and guesthouse are in a neighborhood of older or newly restored summer homes. It is uniquely beautiful, quiet, and has the best beach anywhere. The guesthouse was updated throughout in 2009 and 2010.
Links to more information:
Beach with marina to the left, Power Island on the right, TC in distance
Bathroom with tiled shower and floor
Sunset and moon rise over Bowers Harbor
Walk along the sand beach
Guesthouse includes 1 garage stall
Comfy queen bed
Main house, next to guesthouse
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, February 10, 2017
- Response time Within a few days
- Response rate 70%
- Calendar last updated 11/29/2016
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