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Friendly Quiet Location with 180 Degree View of West Bay. Fall Discount

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Last updated: 05/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 homes--3 bedroom and 2 bedroom, each has 2 bathrooms with all furnishings

The 4 acre property can host up to 15 individuals if using both the home and cottage. Rent both for your group and enjoy a quiet home and a busy one where you gather to eat and have fun together. The cost is $4,000 when rented together. The property is centrally located between Suttons Bay and Traverse City with access to just about anything a visitor would want in a vacation area. These two properties have 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, two kitchens, and are two across the street from each other, one on the lake and one looking across the road at the lake. The location is on a quiet street which leads to apple and cherry orchards. You can bike to a bike trail which takes you miles into Traverse County or north into Leelanau County. You can relax on the deck/patio/screen porch and watch boats, eagles, ducks, or geese go by as you drink your refreshments. The property owner is nearby to address any issues or to direct you to your favorite activity.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 15
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    primary renter over 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    great beach for children and woods to play...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    well mannered dogs considered...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    each home has steps up to access house...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed


  • there is a lake house with a guest house--the lake house has three bedrooms with twin beds and two queen beds--the guest house has two bedrooms, with two queen beds and two futons. Rent both houses or one--$1,800-$4,000...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • the lake house has two baths as does the guest house

Other Amenities

  • you will be on West Bay, Lake Michigan, on a quiet street--You are close to all the sights of Northwestern Michigan yet can relax and read or lay on the beach all day. This location has a $2,000,000.00 view and is like home away from home....moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    on the beach --180 degree southerly view...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    on the beach--400 feet--a lake house and a guest house--rent one or both-discount for multi-week rental...moreless

  • Lake View:

    the view is to the south and offers a 180 degree view of west bay looking 10 miles towards Traverse City--to your left is Old Mission ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    the lake house sits on the lake-walk out and 35 feet to the water...moreless

  • Rural:

    5 miles from Suttons Bay and 10 miles from Traverse City--the houses are in the woods and a mile from cherry/apple orchards...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    open dining area as part of living area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people



  • Coffee Maker:

    provided in each house...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all dishes and pots and pans provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    each house has a dishwasher...moreless


Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    lake Michigan 40 feet from the front of lake house or across the street from guest house...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $200


25% at time of reservation, 25% 45 days before start of rental and 100% on date rental starts

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/02/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinaw City
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hendrix Park

Car: Necessary

the property is located on a quiet road off m-22 in Leelanau County--it is a short drive to all attractions in Northwest Michigan--many outdoor activities and small town activities to experience--there are three bike trails ranging from 10 to 30 miles long within 3 to 45 miles from the homes


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: The owner bought the property after visiting the property on a warm September day and looking south across the bay. He worked as an Assistant Attorney General in Michigan and upon the loss of his wife to cancer left city life and returned the the peace and quiet of living on west bay in North Michigan. Life is slower here and one has time to reflect and find peace.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, MI, USA:
The view from this property changes each day as the weather changes. It is a peaceful and relaxing place to find yourself. Each day brings a new adventure to the visitor and young or old will find many things to get them out of the house. You will make memories that will stay with you the rest of your life. There are cherry and apple orchards, ducks, eagles, herons, swans, and many more critters moving about for your viewing pleasure.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property is close to most things you need in Traverse City, yet has the feel of a country setting. --the property is close to paved bike trails, at least 3 within 45 minuted--one is 3 miles from the homes--it is about 30 miles long

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

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  • Southern Exposure 400 feet on West Bay

    Southern Exposure 400 feet on West Bay

  • living room-lake house

    living room-lake house

  • master bedroom-lake house

    master bedroom-lake house

  • view south from dining area-lake house

    view south from dining area-lake house

  • kitchen lake house

    kitchen lake house

  • guest house

    guest house

  • the beach

    the beach

  • snow owl at guest cottage

    snow owl at guest cottage

  • guest house bedroom -upstairs

    guest house bedroom -upstairs

  • saying goodby to dead ash tree

    saying goodby to dead ash tree

  • guest house bedroom

    guest house bedroom

  • Indian carving on property

    Indian carving on property

  • bathroom lake house--shower and jacuzzi

    bathroom lake house--shower and jacuzzi

  • guest bedroom-lake house

    guest bedroom-lake house

  • master bedroom-lake house

    master bedroom-lake house

  • view from guest house

    view from guest house

  • view from guest house of lake

    view from guest house of lake

  • view of lake from guest house

    view of lake from guest house

  • lake view at low tide

    lake view at low tide

  • view from guest house of lake

    view from guest house of lake

  • happy ragdoll Gracie with her daddy

    happy ragdoll Gracie with her daddy

  • easterly lake view

    easterly lake view

  • winter view from lake house

    winter view from lake house

VRBO #561045

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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