View from the living room window at sunrise!Eating area in the living room.

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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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!

The space

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!

Guest access

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.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Bed: 2
Check In: 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee: 118
Security Deposit: 197
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 158 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)

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.




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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

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44 Reviews

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Traci User Profile
July 2017
Great location! The house was exactly as portrayed. There is a bus stop located steps from the house that only cost $1.50 to get to get to downtown Traverse City! We took advantage of that as you have to pay most places to park downtown anyhow! Kate was great to respond to any of our questions or needs!

Theresa Ann User Profile
June 2017
Was in a nice location. Water view was lovely. However there wasn't a TV and not enough towels, wash clothes & toilet paper.
Kate User Profile
Response from Kate:
Theresa, I'm sorry you were disappointed but wish you had communicated your needs to me while you were staying! If you had let me know you were low on towels or toilet paper, I would have happily pointed you to the closet with spare linens and toiletries. And there is a small TV; there is no cable, which is stated clearly in the ad. To use the TV, you must bring a computer to hook up to the TV.
June 2017

Patrick User Profile
June 2017
Great stay -great place

Jess User Profile
June 2017
Our stay at Kate's was wonderful. Her home was a great place to stay out of. Very close to Traverse City, and close to the attractions in this whole area.

Rachel User Profile
June 2017
Cozy home. Quick drive to downtown TC. Kate provided great recommendations. Easy walk down to the Bay and public park.

Caroline User Profile
June 2017
Stayed for a friends' wedding on Old Mission Peninsula with a downtown reception at the Hagerty Center. Kate's house is a quick drive or cab ride to downtown and central to everything TC has to offer — from wineries to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, biking, kayaking, etc. Would absolutely stay there again!

Audrey User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful weekend getaway in Traverse City. Kate's cabin was exactly as described. We really appreciated the extra thought she puts into the little details. One of her recommendations, Patisserie Amie was definitely a highlight of our trip for breakfast!

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Traverse City, Michigan, United StatesJoined in August 2012
Kate User Profile

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.

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