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Brooke Hazael-Massieux

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french

Great Apartment Downtown Tc

40 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Traverse City holiday apartment

2BR, 1 BA spacious loft apartment. Family friendly, pets welcome.

The Flat is located above the fun French bistro, Foufou, in the heart of Traverse City, making it a fantastic home base for any of the fun festivals that happen throughout the year. A parking spot is provided in the lot across the street (a coup in the city!).

There are two bedrooms. One bedroom has a king sized bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds. There is a living area with a TV (dvd player), a dining area, which we have set for 4, but the table can extend to seat 12. The kitchen has a four burner electric stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. There is a coffee pot and a pantry stocked with the basics. The bathroom has a shower/bath and a full sized washer and dryer.

The apartment is clean, comfortable and an easy place to be. Dogs are welcome. We call this a loft because the bedroom walls to not reach to the (exposed) ceilings, so you can hear everything.

The apartment is accessed via the alley, in a separate entrance from the restaurant. It is private, well lit and secure. Guests find the space to be bigger than they expected. It is well furnished, yet sparse, which I think creates a sense of calm.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brooke Hazael-Massieux (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french

About Brooke Hazael-Massieux

We are Brooke & Guillaume Hazael-Massieux. We moved to Leelanau county in 2006 when we bought La Becasse, a French country restaurant in Burdickville. Like many before us, we fell for the region hard and fast! In 2012 we opened Bistro Foufou in Traverse City and at the same time leased the charming apartment above the restaurant.

Brooke Hazael-Massieux purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Brooke Hazael-Massieux chose Northern Michigan

The Flat, as we have taken to calling the space, is a fun loft apartment with an urban feel. It provides an excellent home base for Traverse City fun. We stayed here with our kids and puppy for a weekend last winter, and enjoyed being so close to everything. The entry is private, and the apartment is spacious. I can see also using the flat to host a small group if you are in town for a wedding. A parking space is included, which is a huge boon if you are driving. And, of course we are biased, but we think it would be fun to stay so close to a fun French bistro and would take advantage of eating in the restaurant or hanging out at the bar, and some nights simply getting food to go and enjoying the great apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is easy to access, it's got great natural light, has the basics covered and is a fun way to vacation.

Reviews

4.7
based on 40 traveller reviews

Great Apartment Downtown Tc
average rating of 4.7 based on 40 reviews
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Review of Fall Stay

  • 4 of 5

Recently spent two weeks at the flat above Bistro Fou Fou. This was a repeat visit for us. As always flat was very clean and adequately equipped. The location is what keeps us coming back along with the parking space that is included. The aromas that drift up from the kitchen of Fou Fou are an added bonus! Hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, MI
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Great location and better than a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location and loft

  • 5 of 5

The loft was fantastic. Everything was very clean . The location was perfect with it being right in the heart of downtown Traverse City. We could walk anywhere we wanted to go. Even with.the restaurant right below us there was no noise from the restaurant. The loft was very spacious and it had everything we needed. We can't wait to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ypsilanti, MI
5

A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this loft apartment! The location is perfect, the apartment is comfortable, cozy, and well appointed, and the included parking spot is super convenient. We especially loved that we were able to bring our dog, who quickly settled in and treated the place like home. As others have noted, there is some noise from the alley, but we are early risers and weren't bothered by this at all. Brooke was wonderful and responsive whenever we had questions and made sure our stay was terrific. We definitely look forward to coming back and staying again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome loft & location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Labor Day weekend for our first trip to TC amd it was awesome. The loft is located right downtown within walking distance of all the restaurants, shops and other activities. The parking spot was a huge bonus too. The amenities in the loft were perfect, it was fully stocked with everything you need. One thing to keep in mind is that it's a loft, meaning the rooms are not private as the walls don't go up all the way to the ceiling. So if you're concerned about noise carrying, then I would suggest another place. However, we loved it and didn't bother us at all. Overall, great place and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very spacious and well stocked. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described. Very spacious with a great location downtown. Great restaurants and shopping within walking distance. We also enjoyed our trips to the wineries and restaurants on both peninsulas along with day trips to many neighboring towns.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.4 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Restaurant
Bistro Foufou, The Omelete Shop, The Towne Plaza
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Clinch Park--less than a mile away
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is located in downtown Traverse City, giving travelers the convenience of easy access to restaurants, movies (The State Theater!), shops, churches, banks, and grocery stores. And, this being Traverse City, the beach is a stone's throw away, easily accessed by foot or bike. Winery tours of Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau County make for amazing day trips. The Traverse City Film Festival is an incredible event, for which this apartment is ideally situated. The Cherry Fest is a super family event that happens right outside the door.

There are nearby parks with playgrounds for kids. A short drive takes you to casinos, golf courses, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. And water! You can enjoy miles of beaches and with that many water-based activities.

Traverse City is delightful year round. It is a fabulous home base for fall color tours, as well as winter skiing. February is fun with the comedy fest and the beer & music festival. The nearby City Opera House has an amazing performance line-up year round, and you may be able to catch one of the National Writer Series conversations. In short, Traverse City has much to offer, and having a downtown home base puts you in the center of it.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Traverse City, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
21 Jun - 31 Aug
7 night minimum stay
A$1,639
A$6,020
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$201
From
A$268
Fri,Sat
A$1,217
A$4,615
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$79
cleaning A$100
parking per day A$7
Tax Rate 6.0%

One parking spot is available at $5/day.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Traverse City, Michigan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • We provide linens for four people. The exciting features are the full sized washer and dryer and the spaciousness of the bathroom. Very convenient for longer stays and families.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • First bedroom has a brand new king sized bed, a dresser, chair and plenty of nice closet space. There is also a ceiling fan. Important to note about the apartment: it is a loft space and therefore the walls do not extend to the ceiling, making it possible for all sound to travel. There is not much privacy in that respect. There is a queen sized air mattress with bedding in the closet which can accommodate two more people. The second bedroom has two (very comfortable) twin beds. There is an iron and ironing board in the king bedroom, stored in the closet. Extra linens, blankets, and pillows are in the closets.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
This absolutely fits the bill if your travel plans are of the citified sort. (Dining! Shopping! Festivals! And of, course, the beach!). The apartment is clean, comfortable and stocked with basics of good quality. The out-of-doors is just out the door--there is much to do and to explore.