Walk-out Apartment On The Lower Level Of Our Home And Situated On The Edge Of A Vineyard overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay Spacious Bedroom, Private Bath, Kitchen With Microwave, Fridge, Coffeemaker, Small Toaster-Oven, And Cook-top Stove Plus Living Room With TV, Pool Table And Fireplace. Private Entrance With Patio--great For Watching Sailboats On The Bay, Sunsets Or Twinkling Stars And The Lights Of Downtown Traverse City. Wineries, Hiking, Beaches, Or Downtown Are All A Short Drive Or Bike Ride Away.
- Apartment1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Spacious 1 Bedroom Lower Walkout Apartment With Views And 5 Miles From Downtown.
Jennifer & Wally Szunko
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- Aug 13, 2018
About Jennifer & Wally Szunko
Our foursome has lived in this house since 2004 and never tire of the amazing vistas and sunsets. We love to travel and often use VRBO when we go to the mountains skiing or to California for golf. Traverse City has been home for Wally and Jennifer long before they met here in the summer of 1990. In 2010 the Szunko family started the first bike and kayak rental business at Clinch Park Marina in downtown Traverse City--The River TC. Although the business was sold to a friend, the kids spent the next six summers working there and refer to it as the "center of the universe". Jennifer is retired from working at a book review magazine and now drives the Brew Bus for wine & beer tours and renovates forgotten houses; Wally works in the auto industry (when he's not golfing); Aleksa attends DePauw University; and Cole attends Northern Michigan University. All four love being outdoors, playing tennis, golf, running, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and socializing with friends around a great meal or s'mores at the campfire. We have a wide circle of friends all over Northwest Northern Michigan so if you have a question about the area, we can find the answer. We are happy to assist with reservations, tee times, setting up transportation, or suggesting activities. Our home has been described as "simple and comfortable, like your favorite pair of jeans". We want our friends and visitors to feel relaxed and at home so let us know if there is anything you need. You can join us for a glass of wine on the deck in the evening, build yourself a campfire in the fire pit or kickback on your private patio.
Jennifer & Wally Szunko purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Jennifer & Wally Szunko chose Traverse City
We spent ten years in an English Tudor on the east side of Old Mission Peninsula less than a mile from our house on the Leorie Vineyard. We loved living on the peninsula but the only one that really enjoyed the beautiful sunrises was Jennifer. When we were presented with an opportunity to sell the house the timing seemed right to make the move to the sunset side. It was a quick turnaround which didn't leave time to purchase our next home so we opted to rent a camper and put our belongings into storage. The kids had a fantastic summer of camping! In late July of 2004 we walked into the house on Leorie Drive and immediately fell in love with the view, the granite fireplace, and the California architecture. The kids fell in love with the tree swing. More than a decade later the top to bottom renovation is nearly complete and we have never had a moment of regret. Now its time to share our space with others!
What makes this Apartment unique
The house sits on the edge of the Leorie vineyard where grapes are grown and turned into one of Michigan's finest red wines at Black Star Farms winery. Beyond the vineyard is West Grand Traverse Bay and a view of downtown Traverse City in the distance. On Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons throughout the summer you can see and sometimes hear the local sailboat races. There is always something interesting coming into view: boats, storms, wildlife, hot air balloons, fireworks, the Blue Angels, and more.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful one bedroom apartment with an amazing view!
Fantastic! Stayed for 2 nights, and wish we had stayed longer. Enjoyed drinking our morning coffee on the patio overlooking some vineyards and the bay.
Our amazing hosts had snacks and a bottle of local wine waiting for us upon arrival.
We will be back for sure!
So glad you enjoyed our view as much as we do! It was great to have you visit and we look forward to your return! :)
We spent our anniversary weekend at this beautiful home in Traverse City. We were welcomed with a local cider chilling in the fridge upon arrival. Jennifer came down to greet us with the warmest smile and was nothing but a wealth of knowledge about things to do and see in the area. The home was clean and had the view of a lifetime. The sunsets were stunning & we enjoyed watching the sailboats go by. We truly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this home to anyone wanting a little getaway on the bay!
Fantastic property and owners! Loved the view and the comfortable, clean accommodations. Thank you!
We highly recommend this place. Such a beautiful home and view. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Gorgeous Views & Generous Hospitality
We booked for the gorgeous view of the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay but were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the owners Jennifer and Wally. The first night of our stay they shared a bottle of wine with us and stories around the bonfire, while the stars looked on: magic! They also left some delicious local treats in our kitchen. How nice! Our private apartment included everything we might need to make our stay comfortable, including a full kitchen, bedroom and bath, television, pool table, books, games, and gas fireplace. Oh, and don't forget the unbeatable sunsets! Conveniently only a few minutes from downtown Traverse City, it was a wonderful home base for our trip.
Great to meet you both! Thanks for your kind words.
Majestic view, very peaceful.
The lower level walk out apartment was exactly as expected. The views are awesome and it is very peaceful. Very clean and well equipped. The property is located less than 4 miles from downtown Traverse City and near all the wineries on Old Mission Peninsula. The owners, Jennifer and Wally were most hospitable and kind. I would highly recommend this property.