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'Mon Cherri' Downtown Traverse City! Family Friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious, comfortable 3 bedroom 11/2 bath condo. Perfect for couples or families

Make 'Mon Cherri' your home away from home in Downtown Traverse City. Our 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath condo is on the 2nd and 3rd story of Bay Park Condominiums. (There is no elevator) On the first level you will find a beautiful open floor plan with bay windows and a balcony off the dinning area plus a 1/2 bath. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms with a full bath and one more balcony. It is conveniently located across the street from Bay Park and 1 block from the West Grand Traverse Bay.

We just purchased this beautiful condo in the fall of 2014 and have worked hard to make it a very special vacation home. We are excited to share our second home with you.

We are done with our remodeling. We have all the updates you would expect, big screen tv's, a DVD player, Internet access, a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable furniture, and more.

Our quiet condo complex is located just a short walk to the beaches, parks and hiking trails, and all of the fine shops, restaurants, and nightlife that Traverse City has to offer. The West Bay's beautiful sandy beaches are just across the street, The condo is situated right by the TART Trail system.

A dozen renowned wineries, vineyards, orchards and magnificent scenery are less than thirty minutes away, as are casinos, the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas as well as Interlochen Arts Center. The famous Sleeping Bear Dunes and the picturesque fishing towns on Lake Michigan make a great half-day trip.

Don't miss the summer fun, the festivals, the fall colors, golf courses, and the Northern Michigan way of life!

Weekly Rentals are Sunday - Sunday. There is one parking spot designated for Mon Cherri, and limited overflow parking. Renter must be at least 25 and we are strictly non smoking.

Key Words: Downtown, Traverse City, Mon Cherri, Traverse City Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Wine Tours, Vacation Rental Downtown Traverse City, Summer Vacation, Northern Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes,

More Details

Tom or Bonnie Page
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

About Tom or Bonnie Page

Bonnie and I live on a beautiful lake in northern Michigan in the summers. In the winters we head south. Bonnie is a graduate of Michigan State University and I am an alumnus of the University of Michigan. We were small business owners until we sold our company several years ago and retired. Now we look after our investments and each serve on a couple of boards of directors to keep us busy. We are both avid exercisers and have completed over a dozen marathons including the Traverse City Marathon.

Tom or Bonnie Page purchased this condo in 2014

Why Tom or Bonnie Page chose Traverse City

We planned a family reunion in Traverse City a few years ago and fell in love with the area. What's not to love? It's Northern Michigan at its finest. We like that you can have access to so many big city amenities in such a wonderful small town. The foodie scene is sumptuous and it just keeps getting better. Traverse Bay is beautiful and whether you want to spend the morning biking or running on the TART trail, sipping wine in the afternoon or listening to fabulous music at night it's all close by.

What makes this condo unique

Did we mention we are Downtown Traverse City? That is the biggest selling point for us. Park the car and walk to the beach, to the farmers market, to the food trucks, to shopping and world class restraurants like the Cooks House. What more could you want? Maybe a beautiful condo that is open and airy. A kitchen that is well stocked and perfect for cooking. Or a balcony that has a 'peek' at the Bay. It's all here at 'Mon Cherri'.


Traverse City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family Friendly Complex, No Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties or Events Allowed
  • Rental Agreement and Parking Info must be completed and signed before check in information is sent
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath upstairs shared by all 3 bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs off kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Direct access to bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , Full size loft over queen bed. Private Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds are XL, perfect for adults. Beautiful bay windows
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We provide a starter set of paper towel, toilet paper, laundry & dish soap. These are not replenished during your stay, and you should plan accordingly.


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'Mon Cherri' Downtown Traverse City! Family Friendly.
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location!! Walk to downtown restaurants and shopping. The condo is beautiful and comes with anything you could need.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, nicely decorated condo

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Tom & Bonnie's close to the waterfront and downtown Traverse City....perfect location. The condo was decorated very nicely. There were 6 of us and we were a little concerned about only having one full and one half bath, but it wasn't a problem at all. The flatscreen TV's in all the bedrooms, as well as the large one in the main room were a plus also. We would definitely recommend Mon Cherie for your getaway in Traverse City!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very clean , large condo in a perfect location. No complaints at all!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable downtown getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location just on the edge of downtown Traverse City. Tidy and perfect size for 3-6 people. Comfy and cute beach cottage feel furniture. We had a great time there.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what they say it is...

  • 2 of 5

We have stayed in other condos in this complex that were much better than this one for the following reasons:

1. The bed they claim has a new mattress, does not. Maybe it was new in 2008 when they joined VRBO, but it is far from new and really should be replaced.

2. The furniture they claim is new, is not. It may have been new in 2008 but the legs under the sofa are about to collapse so I doubt it's new.

3. The table in the dinning area is really not a table and it's instability proves it. The table is made from an interior door that has a frame and screw in legs added to it. This table will seat eight people, but I doubt it would hold the food and dishes for eight's just not stable.

4. In all of the other units with the corner bay windows some sort of covering provides privacy. Not here. The lack of any window coverings on the second floor make you feel like you're in a fish bowl, especially at night. Some simple blinds, shutters, or curtains could go a long way to adding privacy that is currently completely lacking.

5. Clean? There are several reviews stating the place is clean. Obviously they didn't look in the back of the coffee pot - YUCK! Or under the cushions of the kitchen chairs.

The good news is that the location is GREAT! The area is FABULOUS! We enjoyed our stay because of those reasons but our next visit will not include a stay at "Mon Cherri", at least not in it's current condition. Changes and upgrades need to be made.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you were disappointed and we did not meet your expectations. We work hard to provide a great vacation experience for our renters. Our furniture and mattresses was all purchased brand new in 2015 when we bought our condo. We recieve compliments on the comfort of our beds. We have had an issue with the legs on the couch, we thought when it was first repaired it would provide a permanent solution, we are working on solving this problem. It is clear in the photos we do not have window coverings on our living room windows. I even remember we talked about this before you rented and I explained that we like the open airy feeling of the living room and why we don't have curtains or blinds. Cleanliness is a high priority of ours. We will make sure we pass your comments on to our cleaner so she can address them. We usually get high marks and positive feedback regarding our condo. Most renters find it clean, clutter free and comfortable. We will continue to work towards that goal.
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Comfortable and practical

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with our 3 adult children and our son-in-law. The sleeping arrangements were perfect for us. The living area was quite roomy as was the full bath, complete with double vanity. Though the bedrooms were small, they had plenty of closet space and each had a luggage rack. I was concerned about the lack of a second shower, but it worked out fine having 1.5 baths. And there were lots of hooks on every door for hanging wet towels. My son-in-law commented that the dining room table was a perfect size for games, and we took advantage of that. I enjoyed my coffee each morning on the patio and was thankful for the ability to watch tV whenever I wanted to. (Each bedroom had a flat screen tv, as well as the living room, but I don't think our kids ever turned theirs on.) The condo also seemed fairly sound proof. The proximity to downtown (walkable) and bike paths was perfect and we took advantage of both. We were pleasantly surprised by the numerous, convenient bike racks on the premises at which we could leave our bikes locked up overnight. We appreciated the electronic doorlock system so that we weren't constantly worried about keys. There's a nice little park across the street where we enjoyed a game of light-up frisbee late one night. Families with young kids would appreciate the playground.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.8 Miles
Cherry County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Many bars and pubs
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Many restaurants, fine dining, causal, food trucks
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Traverse Bay 2 Blocks away
Car: recommended

Our second home is located just 3 tenths of a mile from downtown Traverse City.

Downtown offers great restaurants, shopping, music, art and all seasons activities. In downtown you will find restaurants that foodies will love or fare for those seeking just a great meal. In the recent years Traverse City has seen a growth in Micro Breweries, many of which are found in downtown area. Downtown offers a variety of shopping for all types, ranging from boutiques to outdoor shops. The historic State Theater and Bijou By The Bay offer movies for the both the older and younger generations. Just out the door the possibilities are endless.

The surrounding areas around Traverse City are filled with 4 season activities. It is a outdoor-lovers paradise with each of the four seasons offering nearly endless opportunities to experience all Mother Nature has to offer. You can hike, golf, sail, bike, motorboat, snowshoe, ski, cross country ski, the things to do are limitless. Listed below are some of the activities.

Around Traverse City the backdrop of forested hills, water and woods provide a incomparable experience when it comes to golfing. The area has been referred to as Michigan's Golf Coast. Golf Magazine selected the region as one of the top six golf destinations in the country.

The Old Mission Peninsula is 19 miles long and separates East Grand Traverse Bay from West Grand Traverse Bay. It's base can be easily reached from this rental property. The peninsula is a great place to explore. From it's beautiful roadways and beaches, to the many local wineries that can be found on the peninsula, it offers endless opportunities for the traveler. The views of both bays that can be found are an explorers delight.

The Tart Trail is located just a stones throw away. This bike trail is a 10.5 mile long urban transportation and recreation corridor with an eastern end point at M-72 in Acme Township and a western end point at Carter Road in Traverse City, where it links with the leelanlau Trail. The leelanlau trail is 15.5 miles in length that extends from Traverse City to Suttons Bay. In the winter months these trails offer great places to X-ski and snowshoe.

Just don't let the local Traverse City area be your home. Leelanau County our neighbor to the west offers the quaint small towns of Suttons Bay, Northport, Maple City, Glen Arbor, Empire and Leland. All of these towns offer shopping and good restaurants. The county itself has trails that are good for hiking, X-sking and snowshoeing. The biggest attraction you'll find in Leelanau County is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore. Here you will find beautiful sand dunes, bike trails, hiking/snowshoeing trails, dune climb and the famous Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. This amazing drive takes you through the park seeing the forest, dunes and ultimately to a breath taking view of Lake Michigan.

North of Traverse City there are many great areas to visit as well. The towns of Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Charlevoix and Petoskey all offer great activities


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in is 4:00 pm Check out is 11:00 am.
Weekly Rentals are Sunday - Sunday
Renters must be at least 25 years old
Must sign and return rental agreement and parking form.

Renter will recieve 100% refund of full amount if cancelled in 60 days or more.
50% 30 days or more. No refund will be issued if cancelled within less than 30 days.

Rates are subject to change until booked

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.

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