About this listing
Enjoy the best of the Traverse City town and beach in this cozy in-town cabin located a 1/2 block to the water and 3 blocks to a public beach. Sip coffee and watch the sun rise over the bay!
You can't beat the location! You can see the bay from the living room; there is a public beach located 3-4 blocks away (East Bay), and you can easily walk/bike/drive/bus to downtown, trails, the state park beach, restaurants, wineries, breweries, stores, and everything else the town has to offer. The VASA trail is an easy 10 minute drive away, and Traverse City is centrally located to Old Mission Peninsula, Leelanau Peninsula, and many other beautiful spots. For cool summer nights, there is a working fireplace!
Wireless internet is included, as well as off-street parking and access to laundry if needed. There is a large collection of books and board games available for guest use.
The house does not have central air but there are window AC units that keep the house cool even when very hot outside.
Please note that this is a non smoking listing: no smoking is permitted anywhere on the property, as several neighbors have tobacco allergies. I would recommend that this is not a good fit for a regular smoker unless you don't mind walking around the block every time you go for a smoke!
You will have use the kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom, as well as the front porch (view of the bay!) and backyard. Please note all outdoor use must be quiet and respectful of the residential neighborhood.
Interaction with guests
It's up to the guest! You can come and go as you like without host interaction. This is an owner-occupied home, but I sleep in a separate area of the house with its own entrance and bathroom. Technically I reside in the home and we share the space, but you won't see me and I will not disturb your use of your areas of the house unless there is an emergency of some sort. You are welcome to seek me out for questions regarding the area or any other information you need!
Other things to note
Arrival and leaving times are generally flexible. Please inquire if you need flexibility.
The TV provided is small and you will need a laptop to hook up to it (no cable).
If you have kids, the house has same games, books, and basic kid's dishes.
Summer/Fall 2017 reservations are a 5-night stay minimum. Please request prior permission for a shorter stay.
Please be quiet and respectful of the home location in a residential neighborhood. This is a great house for folks and families seeking a restful, quiet neighborhood near a public beach, downtown, and all TC area has to offer--but it isn't a good spot for hosting wild parties! No additional house guests or parties permitted without prior permission.
Quiet, non-destructive pets are permitted on a case-by-case basis - please ask for prior permission. I request that your pet be crated or with you when you are gone and that you clean up after them.
No more than 4 guests without prior approval by host.
Generally there is a two-night minimum on weekends unless you have prior approval by host.
NO SMOKING INSIDE OR OUTSIDE!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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I enjoy all the lovely things our town has to offer, from the trails, rivers, and lakes; to the delicious food and beverages; to our welcoming and active community.