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West Bay Harbor Vacation Home-**SUMMER SPECIALS**


Property Details

Updated: May 4, 2016
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. 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

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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11 Reviews

based on 11 traveler reviews


Super Rental!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was super, from location to amenities. Everything you need is there. Plenty of room for all of us. Close to the beach, bikes to ride to the city, wood for fires, pond for relaxing, games for playing. Owners were super helpful and provided answers quickly to all questions. We enjoyed the Cherry Festival, the Dune Climb, Empire beach, The Blue Angels airshow, and even picking our on cherries! Would definitely return and recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding home and location

  • 5 of 5

Home was very comfortable for myself and several other guests during our stay for a friend's wedding. Added bonus was that the reception site was a short walk across the street! The home is located in close proximity to beaches and all of the other attractions Traverse City has to offer. The owners were very accommodating to our group during our stay - the bottle of wine at check in was a very nice gesture! Home was very clean and had everything we needed during our stay - including an enormous pile of firewood that we enjoyed every night. Looking forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It means so much to us that you enjoyed your stay! We want our guests to be as comfortable as possible and hope we achieved that! You are welcome back anytime!!!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

A friend booked this house for a group of us for a wedding that was literally across the street from the house, which was perfect. There was more than enough room to accommodate our large group and we loved the outdoor spaces, the deck, the koi pond and especially the firepit which we used every single night. Location is great too, just out of the busy downtown area and very easily accessible to everything. We had a great time and will keep it in mind for the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! The home is in a very private spot, yet so close to everything which makes it so special. Thank you for the kind comments and thank you for taking such good care of our are welcome back any time!!
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Spacious Home, Tranquil Backyard, Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed a fun and relaxing vacation in Traverse City staying at this very clean, well-stocked home. The location was ideal and the owners were very kind and accommodating. We especially enjoyed the lovely back yard with the koi pond, fire pit and hammock. The only negative was that we had to stagger our showers, but everything else was great!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and our home! We apologize for the shower situation. The hot water heater problem has been fixed! Thank you for taking such good care of our home and we hope to see you again!
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Great location with lots to offer

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay. The property was located close enough to beaches, attractions, and trails which was convenient. We were unfortunately rained in for part of our trip but that wasn't an issue because we were able to utilize all the amenities that the house had to offer like board games, darts, dvds and a ping pong table. There was something for everyone. The kitchen was fully stocked, we made most of our meals, which helped us save money but also helped us avoid long lines for seating our large group. The house was clean and comfortable. We hope to be able to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia for taking such great care of our home! We're happy you enjoyed your stay and are always welcome back!!!
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  • 5 of 5

We stay at this house every year for a conference and we look forward to it every year. House is clean and comfortable and the owner is a pleasure to deal with. Close to the water, downtown and many restaurants. I would highly recommend this house for a vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Michelle! It's always a pleasure to have your group at our home each year!!!
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Activity and Interests

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

Festival (July 2-9, 2016), 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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

May 27, 2016 through September 5, 2016, 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. We only rent by the week, Saturday to Saturday, during the months of July and August. We can be more flexible during the month of June.

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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
  • 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.


  • 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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