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Direct Beach Front on Beautiful M22

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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 beach. 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.

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!

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More Details

Ben and Jenna
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

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 Northwest

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our #squad spent a lovely weekend here celebrating our beautiful friend's 30th birthday! We had such a great time, and didn't break anything! whoo! We love this area and this house was gorgeous. We will be back.
Mar 2016
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Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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


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Direct Beach Front on Beautiful M22
average rating of 4.75 based on 35 reviews

Great property for golf foursome. Minutes to town and restaurants

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the golf! Please come back again!
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Bingham Farms, MI

Could be great - Needs cleaning and updating

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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)
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Beautiful setting for a wedding week.

  • 5 of 5

An amazing home to prepare and celebrate our daughters wedding. We danced on the dock with our granddaughter and our girls, howled at the moon and the newlyweds did there first look on the dock. We'd love to send you pictures...

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed the house and your stay. We are even more happy that the rain stayed away most of the day for the wedding! We hope you come back and visit us soon. We would love to see pictures--please share via instagram and use #blueshoreproperties. Congrats and best wishes to the happy couple.
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Great home for family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was my first vacation in 10 years and our first "family" vacation since my children have grown and moved away. We had 11 people total including 3 children under 5. I was really hoping that the house would be as wonderful as the pictures made it look. Let's just say...success!!!!

From the picturesque drive to the house to the view of the water from all the decks and main living area, it was perfect! You are so close to the water that the waves lull you to sleep at night. So peaceful.

The owners, Ben & Jenna responded to some questions we had immediately and Ben even came out to trouble shoot an issue with the air conditioner. They made our vacation very memorable and we can not thank them enough.

The house itself is nicely laid out and fully supplied from towels and sheets to everything needed in the kitchen including napkins, straws and even sandwich baggies and some basic seasonings. With 2 kitchens (main floor and downstairs walk out), you can really host a very large family and not have everyone getting underfoot. The bedrooms were nice sized. Not the small dinky rooms that some homes have. The upstairs has a lovely divided family room that is perfect for the kids to play in. The main area was large enough to hold all of us at one time. Huge plus! The decks are wonderful and there are several. Morning coffee was perfect on the main deck. The dock is really nice for sitting on and watching the boats or soaking up some sun. Ben & Jenna provide light weight chairs that can be carried to the wide end of the dock giving you the opportunity to sit out there and have some quiet time. We loved the Wine cellar room in the lower level of the home. It has a table in it that we used to play games after the kiddies had gone to bed and yes, to drink wine too! lol. Morning strolls out to the deck and wading into the clear water was fun for all of us.

The house is located minutes to town, wineries, restaurants, Pirates Cove for some family fun, many beaches, marinas, and lots of shops. It is the perfect location.

To sum it up, we had a wonderful time and would love to come back to do it all over again. Score A+++ for first family trip in years!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kindest review ever! We are so pleased you enjoyed the house and (most important) your vacation. We hope you join us again in the future!
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The Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We got married at Brengman Brothers Winery on June 9th, 2017 and wanted a place for the bridal party to stay. The Blue Shore house was perfect for us. Not only was it big enough for the whole bridal party but the views across the bay were breathtaking. We ended up doing our first look on the dock and the pictures turned out amazing. If you are ever in need of a large, beautiful and accommodating home in Traverse City we would highly recommend the Blue Shore home!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congrats on your marriage and we are so happy you enjoyed the house and the stay! We would love for you to share any pictures on instagram #blueshoreproperties.
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Gymnastics weekend

  • 5 of 5

I can't think of a better way to wake up than with a sunrise over the bay! We had 4 families, 8 adults and 6 kids. The accomadations were perfect! Plenty of space for the kids to do their thing and space for the adults! The open layout of the house is perfect for multiple families. We fished off the dock and made s'mores by the fire. The house was well stocked with everything you should need. The weather was even great! Our families became closer and talked about doing in all again! Thank you for sharing your home! Our gymnasts did awesome at their State Meet! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the space and would love for you to return! And good job to they gymnasts!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.