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Lakefront Summer Home, Sandy Beach Overlooking Bowers Harbor

Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Modern House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4). Ex 2-person room avbl upon reques

100 ft of sandy beach overlooking Grand Traverse Bay.

Two bedroom with two baths and hardwood floors in living and dining areas with rugs. Tiled Kitchen, entryway and laundry room. Both bedrooms are carpeted.

There is an attached porch on front which wraps around to the side. Located on the back is another porch facing the water with a built-in shower for cleaning off sand.

There is furniture on the porch as well on the beach. We have a gas grill for cooking outside. Sit around the fire pit with your drinks and enjoy the beautiful evenings by moonlight on Bowers harbor.

Boat launching within a mile at the marina.

Keywords: Beautiful new home located on the beach of Old Mission Peninsula, at Bowers Harbor on West Bay facing south to Traverse City.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2017

About The Owner

We are an older couple in our 80's who act and feel like we are 40. We reside in Flushing, Michigan in the summer and travel to Florida in the winter.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 1960

Why The Owner chose Traverse City

We have owned the property since early 1960's. Built the present home in 2011.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We love just sitting on the porch overlooking the water, eating, drinking, and talking with friends.


Traverse City Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The home is brand new. There are two porches, one in back has built-in shower for rinsing off sand before going into the home. There is an electric fireplace. we have hardwood floors with rugs. Original art throughout the home.


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Lakefront Summer Home, Sandy Beach Overlooking Bowers Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Arlington VA

An Absolute Delight!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here summer of 2011 over July 4th for a week. Although brand new at that time, everything was up and running and perfect! We enjoyed the Lake in the AM, the Peninsula in the afternoon, and the home in the evening (when we weren't at The Cherry Festival.) The owners are absolutely delightful as well. I dare say there is no false advertising in the VRBO listing for this home; everything is as stated--or better. My only concern with writing this rave review is that now EVERYONE will want to rent this place. Oh, and the next door neighbor's seaplane is a nice added bonus. Ah, the grand life Up North!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Our House
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Mission Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Chateau Chantel Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Bowers Harbor Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Bowers Harbor Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakehore

There are many wineries located on the Peninsula. Within a mile is a grocery store, gas station and a park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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