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Family-Pet Friendly Beautiful Beach House With Spectacular Views Of The Bay

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2,000 Sq. Ft. Beachfront Home With 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bath And Fireplaces

This beachfront, 4 bedroom home located 2 1/2 miles north of the Grand Traverse resort, and 6 miles north of downtown Traverse City, enjoys a spectacular view of the East Bay and its crystal clear waters. On both levels you will find 2 bedrooms along with wood-burning fireplaces. The main floor kitchen is fully equipped, with a kitchenette in the lower level, also TV's on both floors for further convenience. There is also laundry facilities and plenty of space for cards, games and moving around. This cozy home is ideal for families and friends. Easy beach access for boating, skiing, fishing, walking the beach, and a relaxing day in the sun. Enjoy fires on the beach or cocktails on the deck. The property is situated close enough to Traverse City to enjoy local activities and festivals and yet far enough away for quiet privacy and spectacular sunsets.

Carole Loftis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Williamsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This bath is on the main floor
  • Full bath on the main level with tub/shower combination, as well as a half bath Full bath on the lower level with shower only
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom located on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom located on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom is located on the lower level.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , Bedroom is located on the lower level.
  • Main level (2 bedrooms) - 1 king in first room and 1 queen in second room. Lower level (2 bedrooms) - 1 queen in first bedroom, and 1 queen and 1 double in the second bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Close proximity to health clubs/spas/golf/shopping/groceries


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Family-Pet Friendly Beautiful Beach House With Spectacular Views Of The Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great Views

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here, we spent a lot of time on the wrapped deck and beach down below- perfect for a campfire while watching the orionid meteor shower. Probably a 10-15 minute drive into the city, stone's throw from great golf courses we took advantage of. PLENTY of space to accommodate our group of 4. Carole was extremely easy to coordinate with throughout the entire process. We will be back- next time bringing the dogs!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views great place!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for the weekend for a birthday party/ spa getaway. It's very close to Grand Traverse Resort and was the perfect spot for us. The house was stocked... plenty of everything. We were all very happy. The views were great- we had a nice fire on the beach at night and couldn't have asked for a better place to go.

Carole was helpful and easy to communicate with. Everything went perfectly! Thank you Carole!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation On Beach

  • 5 of 5

This property was fantastic for my husband and I and our dog to relax with no worries. The house was great with plenty of room for 2 families but also peaceful for us to relax away from busy roads and noise. We enjoyed the views of the lake all day long and the sunsets were spectacular. The wrap around deck added to our outdoor pleasure when we did not want to walk the very short distance to our own beach area with chairs to sit and enjoy. The house was very clean and had everything we needed to feel at home all week. We were close to Traverse City to enjoy the shops and restaurants there as well as a short drive to some great wineries. We drove to Mission Point Lighthouse, which was well worth the drive and stopped at a winery for some tastings along the route. We ate at one of the golf courses close by and had a fantastic meal on their outdoor desk. This location is also close to one of the local casinos if that is an interest. We hope to be back and again enjoy this property on the lake and probably stay longer next time. The owner was very attentive to any questions or needs. Neighbors were nice but there is plenty of privacy so as not to worry about that while relaxing or playing on the beach or even cooking out on the grill, which we did. The area was so peaceful we were very happy with this property and would recommend it to anyone, which we have already. Thanks for a great week away!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights in this amazing rental! The property and home are even more beautiful than the pictures show! We enjoyed breathtaking sunsets on the private beach by the fire. The water in front of the house was shallow enough for my 6 and 8 year old to play safely. The walkout basement allowed us to have our own space without bothering my husband's aunt and uncle upstairs in the early morning hours. This house is perfect for two families vacationing together. We had a huge family room and plenty of space downstairs including a bathroom with a shower. The kitchenette downstairs has a full size refrigerator and coffee maker.

We were in touch with the owner a couple of times before and during the stay, and she was quick to accommodate us. It was 90 degrees most of the days we were there, but the breeze off the water was so nice that we never needed to use the air conditioning.

This property is away from the busy city but close enough to enjoy it. During our stay we enjoyed mini golf and ziplining with the kids. The men enjoyed visiting breweries and the ladies enjoyed the wineries. We went to Sleeping Bear Dunes (1 hour drive). We enjoyed antique shops as well as other shops in town. My husband was able to put his jet ski in the water at a public loading area just north of the property, which was fun for the kids. We brought kayaks, but there was one on the property. We all agreed that our favorite part of the vacation was relaxing on the private beach! I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.49 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Ferry
101.06 Miles
Badger Ferry, Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
1.28 Miles
LochenHeath Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak, Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 31
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Ski
5.84 Miles
Mt. Holiday Ski Resort
Car: recommended

In addition to being in close proximity with 4 championship golf courses, world class fishing, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, excellent shopping district, 8 full service restaurants within 5 miles, spa and health club (Grand Traverse Resort), there are numerous festivals, including Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Brewfest (winter), Winefest (summer/fall), Winterfest (February), Comedyfest (winter), Writer's Series, and winter sports. As well as Art galleries, antiques, symphony and live theater. Or if you are just looking for a quiet cozy place to sit by the fire and read a book or perhaps walk the beach or enjoy the sun set, this place truly provides something for everyone!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $200
Per Pet $75

Long term rental is available. Contact Owner for further information on rates and availability.

Half of the total amount is required immediately to hold the reservation and the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.