Wooded OasisCan't get enough of that Bay view!

Private room

4 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Located on a wooded, private lane across from Grand Traverse Bay. Walk across the street for a swim or to watch the sunset. This listing is for the Master Guest Room with queen size bed and en-suite.

The space

After entering through the front door, you will be greeted by an updated mid-century space. Feel free to lounge in the living room and make this your home away from home. The TV, which has limited cable and Chromecast, and many games are located here. The upper level is where you find your accommodations. The Master Room has a queen size bed and en suite, and is spacious enough for a full size air mattress. There is a TV in the Master Room to watch Netflix or HULU .

The Blue Guest Room, under a separate listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8353497, provides a full size bed and shared bathroom across the hall. The Green Guest Room, also a separate listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8716026, offers a queen size bed and shares the bathroom across the hall. Copy and paste the links into your browser to view the listings.

Guest access

Truly a private wooded oasis, only 1 mile from downtown Traverse City. Enjoy watching the birds while sipping coffee on the back deck or share a glass of wine while gazing down the lane, at west bay. An ideal setting, near TART Trail and Old Mission Winery's. Guests are welcome to relax in the living room and the refrigerator is available to use. For those enjoying an extended stay, the washer and dryer will be at your disposal.

Interaction with guests

Due to work and an active social life, I am frequently not at home. I hope this reflects my feeling of trust at having you as guests in my home and also removes that sense of the 'Hovering Host'. I do however, always make an attempt to meet you, as that is the best part of hosting. Many wonderful people have passed through my front door and I feel honored to have met them.
With that being said, please do not hesitate to call or text with questions or concerns. Having called Traverse City home for 40 years, I will be happy to help make your stay memorable. Restaurant recommendations, directions, what's happening in the area? - just ask.

Other things to note

Bicycles are available for use.
Parking is available, one car for each guest room (3). The first two cars to arrive should park midway down the drive, to the very far left. DO NOT PARK WITH THE END OF YOUR CAR IN THE LANE! The third car parks all the way up to garage on the very far left, leaving room for me to get in and out of my garage.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 35 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 16
Security Deposit: 196
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

There is one parking spot available for each guest room (3).
In an effort to keep the white carpet white, shoes off at the front door please. Place your shoes in the shoe tray, located under the sofa.
Check out is 10 AM EST the day of your departure. There will be a late departure fee assessed if you leave more than a half hour past the stated departure time.
Quiet hours 11 PM-7 AM - especially outdoors.
Hosts' private area is off of the kitchen.
No smoking or vaping and NO pets.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 1 flight to your room



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

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24 Reviews

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Kathie User Profile
July 2017
We enjoyed our 2-night stay at Paula's very much. The location is ideal, just off Front Street, in a beautiful shaded spot. Her home and our room are gorgeous, spotless, roomy and homey. Towels were new and linens very nice. We had everything we needed and Paula was very welcoming and nice. Highly recommend you stay here.

Rachel User Profile
July 2017
Loved waking up to cool breezes blowing through the windows and birds chirping! Nice comfortable stay! Would definitely stay again.

Danielle User Profile
July 2017
Paula's place was just as described. Beautiful home in an excellent location near downtown Traverse City. We really enjoyed our stay.

Jeff User Profile
June 2017
Paula was a great host. Her home is very clean and spacious, and is in a great location for experiencing Traverse City! Had we not already done a biking tour prior to staying with her, we would have definitely used the bikes she left out for us! Also appreciated the freshly brewed coffee every morning! :)

Michael User Profile
May 2017
Paula is AWESOME. Very welcoming and the house very clean. This was my first airBnB and she made the experience very pleasant. She is always available for any questions you may have. I definitely would do it again.

Melinda User Profile
October 2016
My fiancé and I had a lovely stay here. The property is well kept and is located very conveniently. Would stay here again!

Abby User ProfileAbby is a superhost.
October 2016
We had a great stay with Paula! She was there to greet us when we arrived and was very welcoming. The house and room were very clean and appeared just as they do in the pictures. We enjoyed spending some time chatting with her and other guests over coffee in the morning. Her house is very close to both the downtown area and Old Mission Peninsula.

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Traverse City, Michigan, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Paula User ProfilePaula is a superhost.

Hello and welcome to Traverse City, truly one of the most beautiful places in America! I have lived here most of my life and look forward to sharing my local knowledge to make the most out of your visit.
I am an active person, taking advantage of the many recreational opportunities this area provides. Hiking, biking and kayaking are my favorite summertime activities. When I am home cooking or doing chores, the stereo is usually playing the blues.
I am a very social person, embracing the Cherry Festival, and Traverse City Film Festival and all the people these festivals bring to our little community.
Becoming an Airbnb host has been a truly enriching experience. I have met people from every corner of the world and from all walks of life.
I look forward to meeting you!

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