Just a couple of miles up famous M22 from downtown Traverse City. 100' of private bay frontage with a deck on the water. 3 bedrooms (1 king, 1 double and 1 w/ twin bunk-beds) with plenty of room for an air mattress or pack-and-play. Central air and Netflix for rainy days. New back deck with gas grill for relaxing, private outdoor dining. Plenty of games, puzzles and books to keep the family occupied between adventures. This is the perfect home for a group that wants to enjoy all that Leelanau County and Traverse City have to offer.
3 Bed 1.5 Bath with private wooded backyard and panoramic views of West Bay
Doug and Lauren Holst
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 6, 2018
About Doug and Lauren Holst
We both grew up in the Traverse City area and after a few years away from the Great Lakes we both ended up back home. A very active couple always looking for our next outdoor adventure, we know that we will always call Traverse City "Home". We only live a couple of miles away so we are usually available to stop in if necessary. We hope that you and your family enjoy our home as much as we do. Thanks!
Doug and Lauren Holst purchased this House in 2012
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
relaxing week in Traverse City
Our family was very happy spending a week in this lovely cottage. The beds were comfortable & everything was clean. It was nice having use of a kitchen & laundry room. We spent a lot of time sitting on the deck by the water while the kids searched for rocks. We also enjoyed the backyard and privacy it offered. The location was convienent to everything. We didn't meet Doug & Lauren but we communicated via txt a little and they were more than understanding about my breaking a knick knack of theirs. Nice place, nice people.
We appreciated being close to, but not in, the action of downtown. Being able to watch sunrise and sunset over the bay right from the living room was fantastic.
Wonderful home on beautiful Grand Traverse bay!
My family spent a week in Doug and Lauren's home on the Grand Traverse bay. I have a 10 year old son and 6 week old daughter. My son had the best time searching for Petosky stones and Leelanau blue stones in the water near the deck. He said he hit the jackpot! :)
My husband brought his kayak and I had my paddle board. We took turns on the water, because someone had to be on the deck with our newborn daughter. The water was a little rough for paddle boarding during the day, but it was calm early in the morning.
We walked the TART trail several times during the week. My favorite was walking to The Aroma coffee shop near Toms market, then walking back with my iced coffee.
We made dinner at home most of the week, but did venture out to Harringtons one night. The halibut and lettuce wraps were delicious!
The house was WELL stocked with everything you would expect and more. My son loved the board games and Netflix on the two rainy days. I was so happy that there was a little recliner in one of the bedrooms which was perfect for feeding my daughter late at night. My husband is a beer enthusiast, so the local beer glass collection was cool too! We used the grill on the back deck almost every day. It was full of propane, so we never had to worry about running out.
The only thing that could have made our trip better would have been a fire pit. It might not be possible with the shady backyard though, so it's understandable.
Thank you for lending my family your home. We had a great time and look forward to returning next year!
Great place to stay
Great place to stay on west bay. Wonderful launching spot for activities in the area. House worked perfectly! Would stay here again!
Perfect for Girls Weekend!
We had a great stay at Doug and Lauren's cottage. Perfect for our group of 6 ladies to have as our home base for our wine weekend. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was included. Communication with the hosts was top notch too. Hope to return again!
Nice property, in a great location. Very helpful owners. We enjoyed our stay.
Hint - for dog owners, West end dog park is 3 miles south (corner of M-22 & US31)... Great place to take your dog to blow off steam.
Located on M22, one of the country's most beautiful scenic drives, this property is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. A great home base for a motorcycle adventure, road cycling, sailing, fishing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking and experiencing beautiful Leelanau County with all of the conveniences of Traverse City. Situated in the heart of Northern Michigan's wine country, there is over 40 wineries within a half hour drive of this property and many wine tour companies in the area. Traverse City is also known for its plentiful microbreweries and award-winning restaurants scattered throughout the area, all within a short drive or taxi ride. Traverse City and the surrounding villages host at least one fun, local festival each weekend, almost year-round. From The National Cherry Festival and Traverse City Film Festival to countless art fairs, crop and cultural festivals, there is always something new to explore.
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation Policy: If you have to cancel 60 or more days before your check-in date, 100% of your deposit will be returned. If you cancel less than 60 days before your check-in date your deposit will be forfeited. If you have to cancel less than two weeks prior to your arrival, your entire fee will be forfeited. We have a short summer, thanks for understanding.