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Property Details

Updated: Apr 21, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Our home is located in Leelanau County, just outside the city limits

of Traverse City. We are about 15 minutes from Cherry Capital Airport. The home is in a very private setting with lots of trees and wildlife yet a very nice view of Grand Traverse Bay and the Elmwood Township Harbor. It even comes with a fresh vegetable/herb garden for your enjoyment! The home is just under 3000 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There is a queen hideabed in the lower level family room. We have a deck with seating area, overlooking our pond. There is also a patio at the pond with table and chairs. Great place to relax and feed the fish. We are about 1 mile north of the city limits.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Thank you so much for letting us use your home for our vacation. We had a wonderful time! We truly enjoyed our stay. Loved the balcony, and it turned out to be a surprisingly beautiful week. We even went on a day trip to the Mackinaw Bridge. Got to enjoy some of the wineries, really enjoyed Left Foot Charlies Winery. We're hoping next year we can do this again! Thank you again!
May 2013
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West Bay Harbor Vacation Home-**SUMMER SPECIALS**
Traverse City Northern Michigan

Amazing Home!!

  • 5 of 5
Your home is absolutely amazing!! It is incredibly comfortable and has plenty of bedrooms so everyone fits quite comfortably. Exactly what you look for in a rental home in Traverse City. It is so close to the town and the lake. It doesn't get any better than that! We look forward to staying again this summer. Thank you again for welcoming us into your lovely home!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
West Bay Harbor Vacation Home-**SUMMER SPECIALS**
Traverse City Northern Michigan

Fabulous and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
First, it is a great location that is close to everything in TC, and is right by the water. At the same time, it is off the road enough that it has a great secluded feel that makes it very relaxing. The house is kept in amazing shape with everything you need for a wonderful stay. The ping pong table and dart board are definitely great bonuses. We have stayed there for the past 2 summers and are looking forward to returning this summer.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
West Bay Harbor Vacation Home-**SUMMER SPECIALS**
Traverse City Northern Michigan

Wonderful weekend!!

  • 5 of 5
This property was a fantastic choice for a group of friends traveling into town for a wedding. It was a wonderful place to spend time with others. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and suggestions for things to do around town. The property was clean and well taken care of. It is very close to town, shops, grocery stores, etc. I couldn't have asked for a better place to spend time with friends for a weekend!!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
West Bay Harbor Vacation Home-**SUMMER SPECIALS**
Traverse City Northern Michigan

This is a fabulous place! Beautiful & Peaceful

This is a fabulous place! Beautiful & Peaceful
  • 5 of 5
Plenty of room for a large family. Interior furnished with comfortable furniture, plenty of dining space, and all the electronic entertainment you would desire. A clean well kept home with a absolutely wonderful exterior. Relax and enjoy the shady spot by the fish pond stocked with large colorful Koi or enjoy outdoor games and activiities in the spacious yard; including horseshoes, valley ball, bad mitten, or the like. Can't wait until we return next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
West Bay Harbor Vacation Home-**SUMMER SPECIALS**
Traverse City Northern Michigan
South Lyon, MI, USA

Not a good family place

  • 1 of 5
This property is cluttered with too many knick knacks!!! No room in any bathroom for your tolietries. Dangerous steps leading to backyard that provided one of my guests with 22 stitches in the lip at Munson Hospital. The hot water heater runs out of hot water after 2 showers. No dishwasher in kitchen.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to respond to the only negative review we have had in our 5 years of renting this home. I wish I could post the text messages received from this renter during their stay, saying what a "wonderful home" we have and the great time they had there. I do admit that we do not have a dishwasher however we have never received a complaint about it.  Everything was fine with this group and they enjoyed their stay until I questioned them about items missing from our home and how a large container of fish food was dumped into the pond (most likely by one of the children) and clogged the whole system. I withheld money from their deposit to cover the items that are missing, (which I would rather have the items back) and the cost to unplug the pond system. This negative feedback is a result of us trying to recover our cost. We have had many family reunions and gatherings in this home by renters and it is very family oriented. I feel terrible if someone did actually fall but our steps are just normal steps. As for the bathrooms, I'm baffled! There is counter space in all 3 bathrooms and the water heater is brand new and we have never run out of hot water. To sum things up, we have many repeat renters every summer and some since we started renting 5 years ago. I believe that speaks for itself.


Activity and Interests

There are so many activities in the area. The Fourth of July, National Cherry

Festival (July 4-11, 2015), Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Traverse City Film Festival are huge highlights

of the area. Charter fishing and scuba trips can be booked in the harbor right across the street. Historic Fishtown is a beautiful day trip along with the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. There are two casino's within 25 miles. There are many antique shops and wineries close by and watersports galore! We send out a packet of information prior to arrival on local interests, current activities, maps, etc.


From $400 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 22 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00

May 22 through September 7, 2015, the weekly rental fee will be $2000. This includes all taxes and fees.
$500.00 refundable reservation/damage deposit. The reservation deposit is due within 5 days of booking to reserve your date,
with the full rental amount due 21 days prior to arrival. The reservation deposit becomes your security deposit upon arrival.

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Updated: Apr 21, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Two bedrooms have full size beds, master bedroom has a queen size bed and lower level bedroom has twin beds.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The harbor is right across M-22 from us, along with the public beach. Cedar Lake is less than 1/2 mile away and great for inland fishing or waterskiing. You can even grab a couple of our fishing poles and try your luck at the elusive muskie. Less than 1/4 mile away is the TART Trail (Traverse Area Recreation Trail). This is a paved trail through the woods and over the streams, that runs for many miles. Hop on our bikes and take a beautiful ride through the woods of Leelanau County or a 10 minute ride into Traverse City. There are also many golf courses within the area. If you are into tennis, there are rackets available to play tennis. The home comes complete with linens and towels. The kitchen is complete with pans, dishes, coffee pot, microwave, stove etc. There is a washer and dryer for your use. We also have many movies and games available. There is wi-fi available for your laptop. There is a horseshoe pit off the lower level along with a firepit. There is a ping-pong table and darts in the rec room. This home is completely furnished and ready for you to move in and have all the conveniences of home. Our home does have central air conditioning if it gets too warm! We are 5 minutes from Munson Medical Center in case of an emergency! We ask that any smokers, please refrain from smoking in the home.

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