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6+ bedrooms directly on West Grand Traverse Bay, sleeps 16 -1.5 mile to TC

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6+bedrooms,Great beach 2 miles to Traverse City, Sleeps16

2 Waterfront Homes directly on beautiful West Bay Beach, Main Ranch House features 6 + bedrooms 4 baths, Gym, Sauna & Private Beach,outdoor shower Ideally located right on West bay in a very private wooded lot yet only 1/2 mile from Harbor West Marina and township marina and boat launch 2 miles to Traverse City . Turn over Friday to Friday only in Summer ,June-September . Homes are rented only together , Please do not request otherwise , summer rates are not negotiable. We do have other vacation homes please see allgreatrentalsdotcom .

The Ranch house is about 2,000 sq ft , with beautiful interiors, gourmet kitchen , modern appliances, gas stove, solid surface counters. views of Bay from most rooms.

Delightful interiors and an incredible view of all of West Bay from this private location at the base of the Leelanau Peninsula. This ranch style waterfront home sits on a unique deep wooded private lot, yet less than 2 miles from Traverse City where activities abound. This home has king in master , 2nd br has double and twin , 3rd bedroom has 2 doubles and full bath. Twin sleeper in den.

Next door is a smaller 2 story cape cod cottage with 3 bedrooms , 1 1/2 baths. Nicely decorated and furnished this 3 bedroom cottage affords a most comfortable getaway. Bed configuration includes a queen size bed in the Master suite, 2 doubles (up) 2nd bedroom , two twins in the 3rd. and a full pull-out sleeper in the Living room , accommodating up to 8 guests. Watch the sun rise while enjoying your morning coffee. In the evening, gather around the beach side bonfire pit and swap stories about your daily adventures exploring all that Leelanau County has to offer. Boat Mooring at 8 ' depth , dock ( subject to water levels ) 2 beach side fire pits , 2 garages to store your toys ,bikes etc. Impeccably maintained lawns. Owner has limo business and can offer wine tours, sightseeing etc.

'BRING YOUR OWN BOAT' to this prime location only 2 miles from TC limits, in an area of exclusive residences. Beautiful, mature landscaping & large trees provide lots of privacy. Sandy beach area with beach side deck & firepit. Views of the city lights & Power Island. Inside the sprawling ranch home, you'll find modern interiors, wood burning fireplace, 3 bedrooms, den [could be another bedroom] Wood and tile floors, vaulted ceilings, kitchen has new stainless appliances.

Butler's pantry, views of west bay from nearly every room. 2.5 baths. Multiple patios & decks for entertaining. Enjoy the downstairs GYM & SAUNA. Harbor West Marina and Elmwood Boat launch is only a 1/2 mile away. Bike , hike or run on the Leelanau Trail over 30 miles of paved trail through vineyards and orchards to Suttons Bay or Acme.

Cape Cod Cottage next door features 3 bedrooms , 1 queen, 2nd bedroom 2 twins, upstairs Dorm room with 2 doubles and 1/2 bath. Full basement , main floor laundry, beautiful lawn . Views from most rooms . Great Location!

*OFF SEASON PRICING AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS. We also offer many other properties available , please call us 231-941-7060 .

More Details


Traverse City Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , toilet and vanity
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , outdoor shower on beach
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large , walk in shower with 2 heads, double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Main Ranch House , off bedroom with 2 doubles
  • 2 1/2 baths in Ranch home , Cape Cod has 1-1/2 baths.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Stunning views of Bay walkout to patio and beach beyond
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Cape cod home
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Cape cod home
    Bedroom 6 - Cape Cod Cottage , upstairs 2 doubles and 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed , double on bottom and twin on top Ranch Home
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Main Ranch house 2 doubles ,access to Hot tub
  • Ranch Home: Master suite , 1 king , 2 nd bedroom 2 twins, 1 double, 3 rd bedroom 2 doubles , kitchen wet bar, private full bath with tub and shower, access to deck with hot tub , could also serve as 2nd living area. Den has twin sleeper sofa , for additional sleeping . Cape Cod home adjacent , 1 Q, 2 twins, 2 doubles , sleeper sofa in Living room.1-1/2 baths
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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6+ bedrooms directly on West Grand Traverse Bay, sleeps 16 -1.5 mile to TC
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Fabulous location , couldn't have been better close to Traverse City but far enough away from crowds

  • 5 of 5

Darling house great beach, well kept , and nicely decorated. Kitchen a bit small but nice outdoor grill and patio. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Business Retreat Rental.....

  • 5 of 5

The company I work for does a yearly planning retreat. We chose this home and it was the perfect fit for us. We had 8 in our group. All 8 of us slept very comfortably and we had lots of room. It was a very comfortable stay. The layout of the home is fantastic. Its laid out in such a way that its nice and open and spacious. The owner was more than helpful and made our reservation process very smoothly and simple. She has the house setup so nicely. The house was everything and more that the description described. In the evenings we went to M22 Restaurant and the food was spectacular and so was the view. Great selection of food and just a very quick trip from the rental home. In the evenings a few from the group would workout in the gym and some sat in the sauna and some out on the deck. After a day full of meeting and planning the house was always a delight in the evenings. The photo's displayed is exactly what we received with this beautiful rental home. Being in this home was a breath of fresh air for all of us. The tart trail is near by and it was nice because we would just walk from the house to the tart trail and some of us walked and some of us took our rollerblades. Lots of convience with staying in this rental home. Very nice to wake up in the monings and look out at the beautiful sunrise. Perfect views. One night we sat in the hot tub and had cocktails and watched the sun set. Just spectacular views. This rental is very close to downtown. Lots of character and great food and shopping in the downtown district. We will for sure be going back to this piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice rental!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the opportunity to visit Traverse City and we were fortunate to stay at this charming home. We enjoyed the home so much. Everything was at our finger-tips and it was very well equipped. All we needed to do was just pack our clothes. Communication with the owner was awesome and I highly recommend you consider this home for your Traverse area visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, but no place to put a boat

  • 3 of 5

Overall this home was very well kept up and had great updates. Loved the hot tub!! The location was amazing, close to everything. The only complaint we had was we were told that there would be a dock, depending on water levels, and a mooring ball. There were neither. So we were forced to put in our boat into other lakes and marinas every day. The beach was very rocky, so bring your water shoes or plan on going to another beach, because you can't swim by the beach. The kitchen is not very stocked so plan on bringing some things from home: salt and pepper, tuper wear, tin foil, paper towels, any thing you may need that is not basic (plates, cups, silverware, some pots and pans are provided).

Overall we loved the place, just wished we were a bit more prepared of what we needed and what to expect. Hopefully this will help with your upcoming stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda , Thank you for your feedback , as I tell all of our potential guests that the water levels are down and therefore does create a rocky shoreline , but there is a groomed beach as we did improve the beach last year.. we also have the home adjacent that also has the improved beach. I do not promise that the dock will be in nor is it listed as having a dock in the VRBO listing. Unfortunately nothing I can do about the shoreline, the shoreline is the same throughout the bay area. There is a mooring bouy at the property, it just may look like it is next door ( which we also own and rent) Had you called during your stay we would have been happy to tell you. Regarding supplies at the house, we do provide the basics ,adequate dishes , pots and pans glassware etc, naturally over the course of a season some things do disapear. We are always available to supply or restock if requested. Thank you for your thoughts and for leaving the property in such nice condition we will endeavor to improve the kitchen inventory. Hope to see you next year ( maybe the water levels will be up then) Pamela (owner) Post Note: Sept 9, 2016 Please be advised our water levels this summer (2016) were up 5 ft which created fabulous beaches and made our beaches great for walking , boating and swimming etc. All of my rentals enjoy great beaches, let's hope it continues next year as well.
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Pamela Leonard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Pamela Leonard

I live in Suttons Bay and have owned an operated several hospitality properties. . Currently I own and operate a waterfront Inn on Suttons Bay , The Vineyard Inn and am building a new boutique hotel in downtown Suttons Bay. Aside from vacation properties I also host many events and weddings at our farm on Lake Leelanau ' Crooked Creek Ranch' our nearby Vineyard ' French Valley Vineyards' welcomes you to our new Tasting room in Suttons Bay. I have owned and managed properties in Northern Michigan for over 30 years and love to share them with our guests. We have . Give me a call if this property is not what you are looking for , we do have others about 10 waterfront properties in Leelanau County available weekly . We would be delighted to accommodate you, your family and friends. Oh, and just a thought we would be totally open to trades in Florida, Colorado ( Aspen , Vail, ) Napa/Sonoma , Europe , prefer coastal communities, adventure vacations . Lets talk


Pamela Leonard purchased this estate in 2001

Why Pamela Leonard chose Traverse City

Location , Beautiful lot, Direct Frontage, Great Beach

(pending water levels) Marina nearby, Hot tub on deck, nicely furnished comfortable clean home. Great views , sunrises, sauna, gym, bonfire pits. Adjacent home can be rented with this home sleeping 18 guests.Weekly rental only in Summer ( June 7-September 5) Friday to Friday. Responsible people only.

What makes this estate unique

Location , Beautiful lot, Direct Frontage, Great Beach

(pending water levels) Marina nearby, Hot tub on deck, nicely furnished comfortable clean homes. Great views , sunrises, sauna, gym, bonfire pit, beach shower. Adjacent home can be rented with this home to sleep 16 guests total. 1/2 mile to the Leelanau Trail, over 30 miles of paved trip through orchards, vineyards, farms. Bike and boat rentals nearby. Elmwood township boat launch 1/2 mile. You will love the location , nicely landscaped large deep lots affords privacy , yet only 1 mile to Traverse City. Beach is great for swimming , Power Island is just a short boat ride away. 2.5 full baths and outdoor shower on beach. Linens and towels are included, best to bring extra beach towels and chairs. Gather roun' the two bonfire pits and enjoy the starlit night and Lights from Traverse City. Short drive to Suttons Bay , Leland , Northport and Glen Arbor , home of the National lakeshore and Dunes. Leelanau County now plays host to over 30 wineries , most within a 10 mile radius of these homes. We are confident you will love these homes as much as we do. We are happy to share with responsible families and groups.


Great location, very private lots with mature trees , yet only 2 miles from downtown Traverse City where activities abound. Beaches, great shopping, dining, nightlife. Oodles of wineries and microbreweries nearby.

Views of Power Island and beautiful sunrises and city lights at night. 1 mile to the popular " Leelanau Trail". 30 miles of paved trail for biking, and hiking .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Limo service avail$150hr $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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