Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Nancy or Victor
About Nancy or Victor
We are an active working couple who moved into what was our Traverse City cottage 9 years ago. That is when we built the carriage house with the apartment above so there would be room for our children to come visit. We have a rescue dog on site- Scrappy, our 7 yr old Australian Shepherd mutt. We are avid golfers, love wine ,art and music- which is why we found this to be an area perfect for us. It's amazing how many people we have met since living here who are so much like ourselves. We are husband and wife home builder/remodelers- Grand Bay Building and Remodeling. We moved our business Up North from the Pinckney Chain of Lakes Area of Livingston County. We wanted to be somewhere our children and future grandchildren would loved to come and visit. Traverse City and Leelanau County have far surpassed our expectations. We absolutely love the activity and social aspects of the area. If you are looking for things to do and see- we can be very helpful. We totally understand couples who are looking to move to the area. That's why we love the business that we're in- we can make the dream happen for others like we did for ourselves!
Nancy or Victor purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Nancy or Victor chose Traverse City
We used to come up north with our oldest son's travel soccer team for tournaments. Over a five year span, the entire family looked forward to our week here in August. We decided to look for a cottage that we could eventually move to when all of the kids were out of high school. We checked out the entire area over the years- we knew that we needed parking- so some of those small lots right on a road were not for us. We also knew we would be working and needed to be close to town for meetings, supplies etc. Being just north of Traverse City allows us to miss the summer traffic from festivals and hotels on a daily basis. We are within 10 minutes of the action when we want it and we can enjoy wonderful Leelanau County every day. Our place is located down at the water on a 1 acre site. M-22 is a wonderful access road to everything but we have lots of privacy and parking- exactly what fit our needs. This area offers much in the way of entertainment.- The Dennos Museum always offers a wonderful exhibit and music performances in the Milliken Auditorium. There are many art galleries to showcase the talent here in Northern Michigan. Two small theatres: The State Theater downton Traverse City and The Bay in Suttons Bay are restored wonderful old theaters featuring great movies. Interlochen for the Performing Arts is a venue for wonderful music performances. Traverse City has The Old Town Playhouse for community theater. The list goes on- as members of the 2 local Chamber of Commerces we have a really good source of knowledge for what's happening.
What makes this Apartment unique
Vic and our dog fish the Bay for salmon and lake trout so our boat is set with downriggers. We can boat to dinner from our dock-north to Knot Just a Bar in Omena Point or downtown Suttons Bay or south to Harbor 22. This is why we love West Bay- there are great places to travel to by boat . Sometimes we'll take a bottle of wine out on the boat to the island and watch the sun set and the moon rise. During Cherry Fest, we motor down by West End Beach and listen to music from the Cherry Festival Stage. We can anchor by the Wet Bay Beach Resort on most nights to listen and relax to great live music. Nothing beats watching the Air Show and fireworks from the water. Being located between Suttons Bay and TC has been perfect for us. Both have wonderful downtowns and restaurants. Festivals are a huge thing in this area and we're located close to all of them. We are near the trails for biking, hiking and cross country skiing. We happen to love our closest golf course- The Leelanau Club. As avid golfers, the problem is finding the time to enjoy all of the courses. The best thing about this place- you can hear the nosies of the bay- water lapping or waves crashing, seagulls & ducks, wooshing as swans lift off. The bay calms you down and brings you back to nature. We think it's a wonderful place and would really miss it. This year we have definitely struggled with the high water levels of Lake Michigan. Most of the area has experienced changes as well. The water came over our rock wall and flooded the yard with about 12" of water- This has resulted in some serious yard work since April. The ebb and flow of the lake is natural but maddening at times. I suspect water levels will fall again and leave us with tall grasses and cat tails- remains to be seen.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Outside smoking far away from any doors please.
We have a dog on site and d not accept any pets
There is an open staircase to entrance door
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Regarding fire pit use: please do not burn if wind in blowing on shore toward homes. thanks
If you plan on bringing a boat on trailer please contact us to discuss to be sure we can accommodate during your visit.
We are very strong on no smoking in the home - thank you for respecting this.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Love this place
2nd time we have stayed here. Very warm and welcoming and super clean. Will definitely stay here again!
Place was clean and a great location from Traverse City and Sutton’s Bay!
Clean, neat, cute, comfortable, convenient. Great place to stay for the weekend close to family.
This was a great place to stay for the holiday weekend close to family. It was very clean and comfortable. Beautiful view of the bay! We would stay here again.
We had a wonderful stay at your carriage house apartment. It was wonderfully decorated, comfortable and close to all the wonderful things Travers Citt has to offer. We hope to come back again. Thank you
A Restful Weekend
This property is perfectly named! We were interested in a relaxing weekend, and this space allowed for exactly that. Everything was as advertised, and the location allowed for the perfect combination of resting, and exploring nearby Leland, Suttons Bay, and Traverse City. The only minor issue we had was setting off the smoke alarms the first night due to something being in the bottom of the oven when we pre-heated it, but otherwise, it was a great stay!
Happy you enjoyed your visit. Sorry about that oven causing the smoke alarm- guess I missed that when I cleaned. At least we know the alarm worked!!
Perfect place to stay
we were so happy with your location and condo.
It was absolutely Perfect! Very clean and quaint. Beds were very comfortable and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in that area. Close to downtown Traverse City, Sutton's Bay and the wineries! We can't wait to come back and stay there again! Thank you so much for opening your place for people to stay! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
thank you so much for the great review- just what we hope for. Come back any time:)
The Leelanau Peninsula has more than 30 wineries and Mission Peninsula offers about 25. This area is definitely known for the quality of the grapes producing award winning wines. Micro breweries have also blossomed- for the beer lovers.
Not to miss is a day trip around Leelanau County following M-22 (which we are located on) thru Suttons Bay - north to Northport and around the peninsula to the Sleeping Bear National Park. All along the shore are wonderful beaches and hiking trails- make sure to visit historical Fishtown located in Leland. Make a stop in Glen Arbor as you're getting closer to Empire. These small Michigan towns each have a unique feel to them which offers a real Northern Michigan experience.
Another day trip is to take M22 south toward Traverse City and follow US31 north - stop at Elk Rapids, continue north to Charlevoix and lastly to Petoskey.
If you continue past Petoskey on US31 north you're heading to the Mackinac Bridge which is site to see and to drive over to the Upper Peninsula .
A full day trip from our place is to head directly to Mackinac City - take the ferry over to Mackinac Island. A step back in time with no cars- only walking, bikes and horse drawn carriages for transportation. Rent a bike and travel around the island for a beautiful site seeing trip. Dress up and visit the Grand Hotel for a real treat.
Once you're here we are very happy to answer questions and give you other ideas of things to do. During the summer it seems that every weekend another town has a festival going- much art, music and wine tasting!!