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The Villa on the Bay -Traverse City

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Vacation rental villa. Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Traverse City, MI 49684 United States

This home is available year round. Some short stays are permitted during prime summer dates, however, deposits will not be charged for reservations totaling less than 7 nights that are booked online until the reservation is confirmed by Visit Up North the next business day. Arrival and/or departure date must back up to existing reservations and/or begin/end on a Saturday

This unique, 2 story architectural gem was designed to take full advantage of the natural setting on West Grand Traverse Bay. It
has been featured in numerous design magazines and on HGTV. The spacious accommodations offer stunning bay views from
almost every point in the house.
The huge great room has 20 ft. glass floor-to-ceiling water views! It’s like being in a terrarium. Large,open fireplace, flat screen TV with surround sound, and a curated library with over 700 DVDs.
The kitchen is state of the art with black granite countertops. Equipped with a steam oven(perfect for fish and veggies) and Sub-zero refrigerator/freezer drawers. Hardwood floors throughout with radiant heat. This modern built home offers thick concrete walls that keep the inside comfortable.
Spa bathroom is located off the main level and features a two person jacuzzi Japanese soaking tub and a spacious shower/steam room. Perfect after a day of biking on the Tart trail,kayaking from the shore, or visiting the many nearby wineries and restaurants. Relax with a glass of wine next to the fireplace which extends through to the soaking tub.
A California King platform bed lies under a high curved, wood ceiling upstairs.This bed was designed to easily roll out onto the screened-in porch.(Winner of the Architectural Detail of the Year Award.) Let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep in the cool night air. Off of the bedroom, is a Precore Elliptical exerciser and large balcony for relaxing with that morning cup of coffee. Bathroom/shower and washer/dryer upstairs as well.
Outdoors, enjoy the deck for gas grilling. Walk down to the waters edge where a screened Gazebo provides the perfect setting to watch the spectacular moonrise over the bay. There is also seating at the shoreline. 2 kayaks are included with life jackets. The bay faces east and offers beautiful SUNRISE/MOONRISE VIEWS.
Centrally located a mere 8 minutes north of downtown Traverse City and 8 minutes south of Suttons Bay in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula wine country. Shady Lane, Mawby, Ciconne, and Black Star Farms are just a few of the vineyards that are minutes away. The Hop Lot Brewery is just up the road. You will not be disappointed when you visit up north. Prime Summer Sat-Sat.Some short stays available prime summer.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Villa
Unit Code BELIST
Beds 1 king bed
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 2, 6 dining seats
Floor Area 2040 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Living Amenities Linens & Towels, No Air Conditioning, Heated Floors, Fireplace, Washer & Dryer, Steam Shower, Soaking Tub, Walk In Shower, Steam Oven
Kitchen Amenities Full Kitchen, Utensils, Cookware, Coffee Maker, French Press, Tea Kettle, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Microwave, Toaster, Spices
Entertainment Amenities Internet (Wifi), Flat Panel TV, Cable Television, Netflix, DVD Player, DVD Movies, Bocce Ball
Outdoor Amenities No Fire Pit, Gas Grill, Outdoor Dining Table & Chairs, Balcony, Deck, Enclosed Sleeping Porch, No dock provided, Kayak(s), Life Jackets: Adult, Bicycle(s)
Geographic Exceptional Sunrises, Waterfront, On Bay, On Beach, Traverse City Area
Local Activities Beach Walking, Biking, Boating, Boogie Boarding, Fishing/Fly Fishing, Hiking Trails, Movie Theatre, Public Parks w/Swim Beach, Sight-Seeing, Swimming, Interlochen Golf Course, Sugarloaf the Old Course, Bahle Farms Suttons Bay, Elmbrook Golf Course, Northport Creek Golf course , Leelanau Sands Casino, Turtle Creek Casino, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Heritage Trail
Local Businesses Nearby Area Fitness Center, Nearby Boat Launch, Nearby Casino, Nearby Coffee Shop, Nearby Farmers Market, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Grocery/Shopping Center, Nearby Library, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Winery, Near Brewery
Local Features Art Gallery(s), Symphony Orchestra, Wine Tour(s), Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat.Lk.Shore, Festivals, Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Canoe rentals, Wine Festivals (summer& fall), Wine Events, Tall Ship Cruises, Venetian Festival, Great Lakes Equestrian, Northport Brewery, Leelanau Peninsula Winery, The Bay Theater-Suttons Bay, Good Harbor WInery, Hop Lot Brewery, Traverse City Beach Bums , 2 Lads Winery, Bonobo Winery, Bowers Harbor Winery, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Chantal, Peninsula Cellars, Leelanau Peninsula Winery, Black Star Winery, Willow Winery, Ciccione WInery, Right Brain Brewery, M22 Challenge, Bayshore Marathon, Suttons Bay Ciders, Northport Dog Parade, Mackinac Island, Grand Traverse Distillery, Northern Latitudes Distillery, Jolly Pumpkin, The Filling Station Microbrewery, The Workshop Brewery, Brengman Brothers, Chateau de Leelanau, Good Neighbor Organic, Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, Boathouse Vineyards-Lake Leelana, Skiing Hickory Hills, Northport Winter Festival (Feb), Winterlochen-Interlochen(FEB), Big Cat Brewery-Cedar
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Getaway

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2018

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    a guest from Chicago, IL recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful home and property right on the lake. The owner (who lives next door) was very helpful and attentive, and gave us a tour upon our arrival. It is located near many attractions and easy to get to restaurants, grocery store, hiking/biking trails, and to downtown Traverse City, Suttons Bay, and other surrounding towns. It is a great property, very peaceful surroundings, and we had an overall enjoyable stay.

  • Stunning Space with Spectacular Views

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2017

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    Holly N from Howell, MI recommends this vacation rental

    The owners were wonderful! They had local snacks and Champagne for us as it was our 1 year wedding anniversary. The house has a ton of impressive electronics and they even have a book to explain how to use all of them. We got a private tour from the home owner because we happened to see him when we arrived and asked him if he wouldn't mind. They also have two cute pups that were very friendly and we got to play with a couple times.
    The view from both upstairs and downstairs is amazing. Huge open concept on the main floor with a gorgeous view of the bay. On the main floor, they also have a large soaking jet tub and a huge steam room for you to relax after the tub. Upstairs though is the main attraction of this home, there is a custom bed that rolls onto the outside-enclosed deck. This was by far our favorite part of the home. Nothing better than falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore and waking up to a gorgeous sunrise and view of the water. One additional nice feature upstairs was the window positioned above the bed that allowed you to watch the moon overhead. On top of all this, their home is located off M-22 by all the local wineries. Overall, a great experience, amazing home and welcoming owners. We would recommend this to anyone looking to get away for a long romantic weekend for 2.

    • Manager Responded on 12/11/2017

      We so much appreciate your recent visit to the Villa. It is one special house for sure. We hope that you will celebrate more anniversaries here in the future.

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Jun 17, 2018-Aug 26, 2018 $650 $3,600 $15,700 3 No restrictions
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