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Everything You Need, One Location: Historic Grand Traverse Commons

Bedrooms Studio
Space 320 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bed, 1 Bath With Wooded Views

Cozy, 320-square-foot studio condo features a queen-size bed, bath with glass shower and vessel sink, original hardwood floors (from the building's heyday as a state hospital), tall 13-foot ceiling, lots of natural light, small fridge, electric stove top, convection oven/microwave, fold-out kitchen table with chairs, two lounge chairs, dishes, cookware, spices, towels & linens, wall-mounted flatscreen TV, cable & wireless internet.

Quiet, private floor with minimal noise.

Access to washers/dryers on floor (located approximately 50 yards from door) $1.75 per wash/dry load, shared porch located next to laundry room with views of the historic arboretum.

Cold and snowy outside? No Problem.

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons has everything you need -- in one place!

RESTAURANTS/WINERIES ON-SITE: Trattoria Stella (featuring local ingredients, fine wine & spirits, European-influence), Pepenero (southern Italian/Mediterranean influence), Higher Grounds Trading (fair-trade coffee, baked goods), Cuppa Joe (coffee, baked goods & deli-type food), Left Foot Charley (small plates, wines & ciders), Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery (organic flours and grains, breads, cookies and pies), Spanglish (traditional Mexican), TASTES of Black Star Farms (wine, appetizers and desserts), Underground Cheesecake Company and many more!

More Details

Erin Spaulding
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Erin Spaulding

I grew up about 45 minutes south of Traverse City in a little village named Kaleva. I've always been fascinated by the history of the Traverse City State Hospital and the effort put forth by the developers to bring its grounds back to life. In fact... I love the property so much that my husband and I were the FIRST couple to be married in historic Kirkbride Hall! (May 25th, 2014).

I love to visit and explore new places, so I'm happy to be able to provide a spot for others like myself to do just that. Traverse City is definitely a one-of-a-kind place and I'll always call it home!

I'm excited to provide guests with any tips on where to go and what to do during their stay. Just message me!

Erin Spaulding purchased this condo in 2011

Why Erin Spaulding chose Traverse City

The reason I bought this condo was because I wanted to be a part of the history of the Grand Traverse Commons.

What makes this condo unique

What I love most about this property is the access to lots of fun places and activities (that are within steps) while staying in a cozy, quiet space.


Traverse City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Walk-in glass shower, vanity with vessel sink, basic hygiene products (provides shampoo, conditioner & soap)
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio, open floor plan featuring queen size bed, closet, dresser, small dining table and chairs, two lounge chairs, end table and lamp.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Guests are expected to maintain reasonable cleanliness during stay and upon leaving. If the trashcan or recycling overflows during your stay, please dispose of trash behind the Pleasanton Bakery (located across the street) and recycling near the North 800 steps.


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Everything You Need, One Location: Historic Grand Traverse Commons
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews

Perfect condo, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This Condo is great for a getaway to Traverse City. Check in instructions were easy to understand and even easier to do. The location is perfect for walking to all the accommodations that the Village at Grand Traverse Common has to offer. It’s also minutes away from Downtown Traverse City. The Condo was updated, clean and comfortable. Erin was an exceptional host . I definitely recommend this rental !

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely spot for a retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very efficient use of space, clean and well organized. Just what we were hoping for for a quick weekend trip to Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Value for a couple staying in the Commoms is spot on. Clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for access to the Commons. In the heart of it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic loft vibe in great location

  • 5 of 5

This cozy place was perfect for my needs. It's well appointed with good quality towels, toiletries, appliances and decor. Erin doesn't skimp on these items, which always makes a stay away from home so much more pleasant. Wifi works great and the shower has great water pressure. The building is quiet, clean and safe, and it's a treat to wander around and discover the various shops and restaurants. And Erin is a dream to do business with - friendly, helpful, easy to reach, flexible and very fair. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clawson, MI

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here! Condo was immaculate and perfect for the weekend. This is the 2nd time we rented on vrbo instead of staying at a hotel and we're so glad we did! This was a last minute rental, Erin was fantastic to work with. Location doesn't get much better than this. We walked to Stella for dinner on Friday and went to Pepenero on Saturday. Both were incredible! I will definitely look to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Stay In Grand Traverse Commons

  • 5 of 5

Due to Hurricane Matthew, my wife and I had to reschedule our Hilton Head trip. We decided to do north and enjoy the fall colors in western Michigan. Erin offered a beautiful condo located in The Village Grand Traverse Commons. The Commons is its own incredible community with: coffee roasters, an award winning bakery, highly rated restaurants, and shops. This was our first trip to Traverse City and western Michigan. We explored TC, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, M22, the Mission peninsula, and Mackinac Island. Erin has a fantastic condo and she has thought of all the little things that meant a lot to my wife. I'd highly recommend Erin and her condo.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Trattoria Stella
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bay Meadows Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
29 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Cuppa Joe, Pepenero, Trattoria Stella
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Hickory Hills Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West Grand Traverse Bay
Car: not necessary

This condo is located in Building 50 of the Village of Grand Traverse Commons, home to weekly events including a farmers market and summer lawn concert series. This is also THE place to stay for the Summer Microbrew & Music Festival (August) and Traverse City Art & Wine Festival (June).

There is always something happening in downtown Traverse City -- whether it's the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Horse Shows by the Bay or Friday Night Live.

'MUST DO'S': Wine tasting on both Leelanau & Old Mission peninsulas, hot air balloon rides, swimming and sailing on West Grand Traverse Bay, leisure car ride down M-22 highway, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (voted America's Most Beautiful Place in the World, 2011), Moomer's Ice Cream (voted Best Ice Cream in the Nation by 'Good Morning America'), mountain biking and hiking, kayaking and MUCH MORE!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

The minimum stay during Summer Season is 7 nights. HOWEVER, it may be possible to book less than 7 nights (there is a required two-night minimum) at times. Please contact owner to check on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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