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Large House with Direct Beach Frontage on Beautiful M22

Traverse City, MI, USA
  • House4900 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

5 BR/5 full baths w/ Private Beach Front, sleeps up to 12

Blue Shore is your perfect vacation home that sleeps up to 12 people. You will enjoy the large and open feel of this home styled in beach cottage chic but with today's modern amenities. Located just 5 miles from downtown Traverse City on Leelanau Peninsula, Blue Shore offers private waterfront, comfortable home with water views from almost every room, and amazing sunrises that you will remember for years to come!

Blue Shore is an expansive home perfect for large families, couples retreats or the girls/guys get away weekend with views of the bay from almost every room.

Right when you walk in, you are immediately greeted by a 2 story open concept with windows everywhere. The open feel extends into the kitchen, dining, and living room area all overlooking large doors that open to let the lake breeze in.

The kitchen has all amenities, including a double oven and granite counter tops. It opens directly to dining area that has a large table that can seat up to 8 people comfortably. Kitchen and dining area open to the living room that has a large couch perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views or watching TV on the 52 inch flat screen above the stone gas fireplace. Step outside on the decks overlooking the beach and water to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or late night glass of wine.

Down the hall off the dining area is a full guest bathroom plus a laundry room with washer/dryer. 1st level also features a master bedroom with private bathroom, king bed and large doors with private deck to take in the water views. 2 additional bedrooms, 1 with queen & 1 with full beds, share a private jack and jill style bathroom.

2nd level has a large master bedroom with king bed, private bathroom and doors that open up to a private deck. Upper level has 2 living areas with stone fireplaces and large doors that open to let more fresh air in. This space is perfect for extra sleeping or kids' play area. It even features a wet bar! 2nd level houses a dormer with 2 twin bunk beds for a total of 4 sleeping spaces.

Basement level has a large sitting area with a TV and another stone fireplace, another full kitchen and another full bathroom with sauna. It is perfect not have to run up and downstairs to main area all day as it has large doors that open right outside to your own private water frontage. We just opened up the wine cellar with a large table to enjoy intimate dinners and wine tasting.

Beach area is just a few steps down from house. With water levels high there isn't much sand but you can still walk down and wade in the beautiful water. Launch your kayaks or paddle boards from the dock or enjoy the sitting area to watch boats drive by. Dock is removed from mid-September through early/mid May due to winter weather; otherwise it should be ready for your enjoyment.

Blue Shore is the ideal 'Up North' retreat. Not only can you enjoy your own private beach but her location is perfect for day trips....go wine tasting, explore Suttons Bay, check out the Dunes, golf or ski-depending on the time of year, shop downtown Traverse City, drive along the famous M22, and so much, MUCH more!

Have more than 12? Consider renting Blue Shore Cottages right next door. Rent out both properties for your family or friend get togethers. Contact us for more details. VRBO 996062

We look forward to having you stay at Blue Shore for your next vacation.

A special note to all current and future guests: Please be aware of scams, unfortunately it happens. Blue Shore does not use any type of property management company, we will never ask you to wire money, Blue Shore only uses VRBO or Homeway as our places of booking, and we will never email you directly to solicit booking inquiries. If you have any questions please contact via VRBO website. Thank you!


Ben and Jenna

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Ben and Jenna

We are full time Northern Michigan residents who love the beach, boat as much as we can, chase around a 6 and 2 year old, and enjoy all Northern Michigan has to offer.

Ben and Jenna purchased this House in 2012

Why Ben and Jenna chose Traverse City

Blue Shore was empty for a few years before we bought her. We pain stankingly updated her and refreshed her with a little DIY to bring her back to all of her glory. She has the most amazing Lake Michigan water views, beautiful beach and gorgeous sunrises in all of the world-believe us, we like to travel. We bought Blue Shore to eventually live in full time but for now, we get to share it with you.

What makes this House unique

Can we say water views from almost every room? You bet! Blue Shore is unique that you can experience Northern Michigan nature all around you from almost every room in this 4900 square foot house.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Main Level Guest Room
        1 double, jack and jill bathroom
      • Master Second Level
        1 king, private bath, water view
      • Bunk Room
        2 bunk bed, upstairs dormer-sleeps 4
      • Master Main Level
        1 king, Attached full bathroom, water side view
      • Main Level Guest
        1 queen, jack and jill bathroom, water view
      • King size beds (2) In upstairs and downstairs Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) In guest room on water side, Double Beds (1) in the main floor bedroom non water side, Bunk Beds (2) total of 4 beds in upstairs bunk room.


      • 5 Bathrooms
      • Main Master Bath
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Jack and Jill Bathroom, main level
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Guest Bathroom Main Level
        toilet, shower
      • Master Bath 2nd Level
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Basement Bathroom
        toilet, shower, sauna too!
      • 5

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Sunrises and beautiful views galore!
        • Beachfront
          With the water levels high there is not much sand. However, you can still wade out into the water and enjoy the view from the decks or the dock.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      only bed linens
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Garage
                      No garage door opener made available. Key code entry only.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      All fireplaces are operational :). Main level now works with a remote. Please be aware that when there is high wind the pilot light often goes out. Instructions are located at house.
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Up to 4 spaces available
                    • Towels Provided
                      only bath towels, please bring own beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      details to access will be available at house


                        • Kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          ovens in both kitchens. upstairs oven is a double and convection
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              There is a large dining area with chairs for 6. There are more chairs located through out the house to seat more.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      There are plenty of sand buckets, shovels and childrens beach toys.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Sauna
                                        • jetted tub
                                          in upstairs Master bedroom


                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • We provide the following items: toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, general cleaning items We do not provide: toiletries and beach towels

                                                              36 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A wonderful place to get away!

                                                              Hal I.Iowa City, IA

                                                              Blue Shore House provides a wonderful setting and great atmosphere for time away from the rat race! Lovely and peaceful.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so pleased you enjoyed the stay and the house. Please come back again!

                                                              Great house and great owners!

                                                              Matt N.

                                                              We had a great stay at the house over New Years. The house was big, clean and very accommodating for kids and adults. The owners were easy to work with and stayed in contact with us up to and during our stay. Would love to rebook for a summer vacation!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the kind review! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you back in the summer!

                                                              Beautiful views in a great location.

                                                              Valerie K.

                                                              The house was clean,spacious and located in a very convenient location. We really enjoyed our stay. The sauna was amazing after a long day in the cold but we weren't able to get the fire back up and running. The support in trying to get it to light was there though- they answered quickly and tried to assist as best they could. Would have liked to have known the other fireplaces weren't operative and would like more seating options in the living areas. We were still very pleased. comfy beds, clean house, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. I am sure it is even more breathtaking in the summer and during the color change. Some of us enjoyed the sunrise and a warm cup of coffee through all of the large windows. The balconys were cool too- but it was too cold to enjoy them this time of year!

                                                              Thanks for having us. We had such a nice weekend.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We apologize the main fireplace didn't work--apparently it broke and we were not aware before your stay. Good news is we will have it up and running again soon :). Thank you for the lovely review and hope to have you back!

                                                              Girls Weekend

                                                              Sandi S.Waterford/Michigan

                                                              This is our 2nd visit to Blue Shore. The accommidations were great. This is a very spacious home with a very relaxing atmosphere. Plenty of bedrooms and bath rooms for 12 adults. All the beds were comfortable with fresh towels set out upon our arrival. The kitchen was stocked with the necessary utensiles, pots, pans and coffee pots. (FYI Need to bring your own TP and garbage bags.) It's in a good location to explore the area. Last year we experienced awesome sun rises. This year we had the opportunity to enjoy a bright orange moon rise on Friday evening as we sat around the fire pit. Thanks to Ben and Jenna for sharing their property with us.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay again at Blue Shore House! And we agree, the sunrises and the occasional full/bright moons are amazing. We always try to have the house stocked full of basic amenities like TP, garbage bags, dish soap, laundry soap, and paper towels so all guests have to worry about when the arrive is relaxing :). We apologize that wasn't available--next time just give us a call and we can help. Thanks again and hope to have you back!

                                                              Great property for golf foursome. Minutes to town and restaurants

                                                              Gerald F.

                                                              Great setting directly on Grand Traverse Bay. Excellent accommodations - bedrooms, decks, kitchen and great room. Close to town and restaurants. Would go back again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the golf! Please come back again!

                                                              Could be great - Needs cleaning and updating

                                                              Elyse S.Bingham Farms, MI

                                                              This house is very roomy and well stocked with supplies. The owners are lovely and very accommodating. The location is great, although the lack of a beach is unfortunate - nothing anyone can do about that. I would like to give the place a higher rating. However, it badly needs painting and the furniture is old, uncomfortable, badly stained. Some of the beds were very uncomfortable and the pillows were extremely old, flat. The ground floor master's comforter was torn, as was a throw pillow - both has filling spilling out. Some of the doors wouldn't close or only would with extreme pressure. The carpeting and rugs were smelly and dirty. The backyard was overgrown with weeds. (Kitchen was fine and everything functioned.) The downstairs is large, but not very usable - it would benefit from a sofa bed.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and are always appreciative of feedback and apologize that there were some things that were not as expected. We work hard to make all of our guests' stays comfortable and perfect and recognize that did not happen. In fact, several of the door issues were addressed and carpets were cleaned already. Thanks again for staying with us and hope to have you back again soon! Ben and Jenna (owners)


                                                              Traverse City, MI, USA

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