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Family-friendly cottage just off East Bay, between Elk Rapids and Traverse City

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, near beach and township park

Charming, secluded cottage on one-lane private road in 90 year-old second-growth forest one lot off East Grand Traverse Bay, and near township beach and park with playground and boat access. Two bedrooms, two full baths. Air conditioning. WiFi & Cable TV. Fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher and microwave. All linens. Washer & dryer. Charcoal grill. Large deck. Well-maintained. No street lights; no street noise. Easy walk to beach. Short drive to Elk Rapids, Traverse City and Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Williamsburg.

Jeffrey Puryear
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Jeffrey Puryear

Jeff is a Michigander who has spent his entire career working on Latin America for the Ford Foundation and the Inter-American Dialogue, in Lima, Santiago, New York and Washington. Myriam is a Chilean by birth who spent most of her career working on education policy for the World Bank throughout the world. This and adjacent properties have been in the family for nearly 50 years.


Williamsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
* full kitchen including dishwasher, microwave and disposal * washer and dryer * fireplace * cable TV * wi-fi internet * charcoal grill * large deck * new floors and roof * trash service * set in 90 year-old second-growth forest * one lot off East Grand Traverse Bay * 200 yards from Township Park with beach, playground and boat access * four miles to K-Mart and supermarket


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Family-friendly cottage just off East Bay, between Elk Rapids and Traverse City
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed at this home for 3 months while we were in between moves and finding a home of our own. It was fabulous! The rental home came with everything we needed, you could essentially just bring clothes and be all set to go! We found the beds and furniture very comfortable and quaint. It was steps away from a great park, beach, and boat launch which we enjoyed! It is also a very close distance to Traverse City and the surrounding areas which made exploring easy and fun! To top it off, the owner Jeff, stayed in communication with us to ensure we always had everything we needed and that our stay was perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage ... You are mere steps away from a public beach right on the grand traverse bay... It is a quiet beach with very few people and allows dogs, which was a huge plus for us. The house itself is close to TC, and we enjoyed a wine tour of old mission and dinners downtown. The house is well cared for with many updates. My only complaint, if you can even call it that, is that the furniture and beds were not very comfortable. We did two nights in the full size bed, and then my husband and I each took a twin bed, which were a little easier on our backs. Great stay overall! I would recommend this cabin for your Traverse City stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage within walking distance to East Bay Beach

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom/2bath home in the woods is an easy walk, bike ride or drive to a nice public park with beach access and a boat landing on East Grand Traverse Bay. The beach offers great swimming and beautiful sunsets. The park has play equipment for children and picnic tables. The home is very well maintained, nicely appointed and well equipped for cooking in or grilling out. The view from the house is of the woods. Close to Elk Rapids and Traverse City, yet a private haven away from the crowds and traffic. We rented this home and another on the beach for our family vacation and had a terrific week.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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* Traverse City 15 miles south

* Elk Rapids 5 milesa north

* championship golf courses

* Traverse City Film Festival

* National Cherry Festival

* winery tours

* Interlochen Center for the Arts 45 min.

* Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 45 min.

* Traverse City Beach Bums baseball games

* By the Bay horse shows July and August

* 100 miles to Mackinaw Island

* charter fishing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Daily rate during off season; 3 nights minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.