Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

5 Bedroom + Den 4 Full Bath Beach House On East Traverse Bay In Traverse City

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach House On East Bay

This spacious two story beach house has Five (5) Bedrooms (plus den), Four (4) full baths, beach, and is located directly on East Traverse Bay in Traverse City, five minutes from downtown. Comfortably sleeps 20. This unique property has two living areas, one upstairs and one downstairs, that includes two kitchens and two laundry rooms. Ideal for families or just one! All new appliances, cabinets, quartz counter tops, tile, and carpet. 100' of private beach just steps from the back door makes this an ideal vacation get-away for families.

Kendra Martin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Kendra Martin

Owners John and Kendra

Kendra Martin purchased this house in 2013

Why Kendra Martin chose Northwest

We absolutely love Traverse City! This property has everything you need to have a great stay in Traverse City - for any season.

What makes this house unique

House sits directly on East Bay, five minutes from downtown Traverse City. Central location to casino, golf, wineries, and so much more!


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 bunk bed , 1 bunk bed full/full, 1 bunk bed twin/twin w/trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed w/trundle
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

5 Bedroom + Den 4 Full Bath Beach House On East Traverse Bay In Traverse City
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

The perfect combination of close to the airport, retail and commercial, and the beauty of the bay.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed themselves immensely. The beach and water were right out our back door and if we needed anything, or had to be anywhere, route 31 was right out the front.

Thank you.

Paul & Cindy Boundy

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Columbus, Ohio

Extended Family Vacation

  • 3 of 5

Our family loves to vacation in Michigan near the Sleeping Bear Duns. We have quite a large group making it a challenge to find a rental where we can all stay together.  This house had plenty of room for our group of 14 adults and 3 children.  It has large windows in each living room providing a great view of the Bay.  The beach that is literally the back yard was fun for the children but playing in the sand at the water's edge was not possible due to the water grass, reeds and general natural debris that covered the area.  The private dock was really semi-private because guests of the Hotel (just 5 yards from the house) occasionally ventured over to enjoy it.  A busy main road goes past the front of the house causing quite a lot of road noise that never really lets up except between the hours of 2am and 5am.  This caused some sleepless nights for people in bedrooms at the front of the house. 2 of the 4 bathrooms included a bath tub which was nice for bathing small children, however once filled with water, they took an hour to drain.  Overall this house is a good rental but I would caution future guests to photograph the house and contents upon arrival, then inspect and re-photograph everything when you leave or you may find that your deposit is not returned due to some damage that you may or may not have been responsible for.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0

House and overall property was actually better than I expected.t

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well laid out for our group. Our sand beach was nice and the dock was an excellent place for viewing the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We were comfortable and enjoyed everything Traverse City had to offer!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Grand Rapids, Mi

Annual Family Beach Week

  • 5 of 5

We rented the beach house on East Traverse Bay for a family reunion which we have held for the past 20 years. Our children and our grand children all attend, ages ranging from from 13 to 24. Everyone had a good time. The house is as advertised and more roomy than we expected, all the rooms being generously sized. The Traverse City region has a great variety of things to do, from vineyards to good restaurants. We brought wave-runners and a small sailboat and the dock was perfect for that. House is close to the water and convenient to the local activities as well. Very good experience with the owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Geneva, Illinois

Perfect place for our extended family!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family visited the end of June. We had 16 people sleeping in the house, (six kids under the age of 15, who shared a large bunk bed room), and we put my parents up at the neighboring hotel. Although the house officially sleeps 20, depending on your configuration, it can be challenging to fill the beds in just the right way, so this was a good alternative for us. In fact, it worked out great - to join us, my parents simply walked over the little fence separating the beaches. The house inside was fully remodeled, clean, spacious, (one could be fooled by the outside appearance), with an absolutely beautiful view to the lake/bay. We had our own private small beach and dock which the kids in our family used to the fullest., and we enjoyed many gorgeous sunsets. Two kitchens (one of them quite large and fully stocked with ware) meant we spent lots of family time together cooking and eating. Having two laundries was so helpful. The bikers and joggers among us had close access to the TART trail, which was about two blocks away. It was an interesting location because we were on the main drag (Rt. 31) and had quick access to grocery stores, restaurants, downtown Traverse City, etc, yet could fully enjoy a quiet backyard/beach. One did hear some morning traffic in the two front bedrooms; those who slept in the other rooms did not. The owner was extremely nice and responsive. All in all I highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Incredible house with great beach

  • 5 of 5

I planned a golf/boating weekend for 18 friends in June 2016, and had a great experience at this house.

We spent most of our time outside on the back patio, that had two sets of tables & chairs, and two grills. From the pictures, it looked like you couldn't get to the water without walking down the dock, but the tall grass/weeds have been mostly removed, so there is direct access to the water from the sandy beach.

Inside the house, there is plenty of room to EASILY sleep 18 people, if not more. The two kitchens are fully updated, and it's stocked with pots, pans, etc. The view from the upstairs living room is perfect for sunsets.

Kendra was very easy to work with, and really made this an enjoyable weekend. There was a full bag of charcoal for us, more towels than we could possibly even use, and plenty of garbage bags, cleaning products, etc.

Could not recommend this property highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cherry International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years weekend
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend 2018
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Jun 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
August 2018
Jul 30 2018 - Aug 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 6.0%

$250 of the deposit will go towards cleaning. The remaining amount, $450, will be returned within 2 weeks from checkout if there are no damages

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

You might like these similar properties