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Traverse Area Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Space 83 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A 2 bedroom 1 bath air conditioned bungalow in a quiet neighborhood 1 block from the highway (the home doesn't back up to parkway). The master bedroom has a queen size bed, 2 closets and a TV. The second bedroom is cozy with a twin over a full bunk bed. This room has one closet.

The living room and both bedrooms have wood floors that we just had refinished. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking, including a full size electric stove and oven, refrigerator and dishwasher. In addition we have a gas grill in the back. The state park is about 1/4 mile away and has a sugar sand beach on East Bay.

Our bungalow will be a quiet retreat after a busy day visiting the beautiful Grand Traverse Area.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Donna

I graduated from Traverse City High School as did our children. My husband attended the Maritime Academy at NMC and is a Chief Engineer who sails on a 1000 ft. freighter on the Great Lakes. I am a RN at Munson Medical Center. In the winter I like to play hockey, curl, xc-ski and snow shoe. In the summer we enjoy mushrooming, hiking, and relaxing at our cottage. My husband enjoys fishing of any kind, winter or summer.

Donna purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Donna chose Northern Michigan

We recently bought and are updating this home for your comfort.

What makes this bungalow unique

This home is uniquely situated to give you quick easy access to all the area amenities, yet is in a quiet neighborhood. We offer a couple or small family the chance to spread out and have some space while relaxing between festival activities.


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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • One tiled bathroom. Shower and bath combined, towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Single over a full bed.
  • Master Bedroom has a queen size bed, free standing mirror, dresser and a flat screen TV. The second bedroom is being updated with a single over a full bunk. Linens are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

Great location and house!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, close to everything. The house is perfect for 4 people and is stocked very well. Plenty of towels and pillows. The kitchen was also extremely well stocked. They have a griddle, blender and waffle iron. This is in addition to other kitchen supplies. The house is also very clean. We will keep it in mind for furture trips.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to hear you had such a wonderful stay! Donna and Al have worked hard to make sure this house has everything you need and is kept very clean, so it's really nice to know how much you appreciated it. I know they would love to have you back as a guest because you took such great care of the house during your stay. ~Colleen, Property Manager
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Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location to the bike trail. Very clean and would totally stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you used the bikes, the bike trail is so easy to access for a relaxing ride or a way to get around downtown. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Great Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (4 of us) stayed here for 4 nights on our first Trip to Traverse City in July 2017. We had a great time. The house was clean, roomy, nicely stocked and in a great location located in a nice neighborhood at the tip of East Grand Traverse Bay - 5 minutes into downtown by car and 20-25 minutes by bike on the TART Trail which can be picked up less than 5 minuted from the house. The 2 adult bikes available for use (with locks and helmets) are in great shape and are a nice perk. There was a welcome letter along with a bag of dried cherries and maps/activity info on the table when we arrived. Donna and Colleen (property manager) were very timely in answering all of our questions both before and during our stay. Thanks for a great stay and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you found our home clean and welcoming and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you and your family in the future. Thank you, Donna and Colleen
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Our (grown) family of 4 had a great stay at this Traverse City bungalow!

  • 4 of 5

We were able to take a short vacation with our kids before college starts again. Our son is a great cook and we appreciated having the kitchen, supplies and grill to enjoy dinner at the table. We also played the Candyland game! The home is clean and provides a nice place for downtime. The bikes were great and the neighborhood was convenient and comfortable. Thank you for a great place to enjoy our family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you found the kitchen well stocked with supplies so you could enjoy your sons cooking and that you used the bikes to explore our area. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Property was great. It had all the amenities that our family needed. Great location to

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and had all the amenities you could need. There was also a very convenient binder that had tons of information about the area including beaches activities and restaurants. I have rented other properties around the US and Canada and have had troubles with entering the property and just overall condition of the rental. But this was not the case with this particular property, it was easy to enter and again the property was in great condition. Would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you were happy with the home and didn't have any issues. The owners (Donna & Al) have really made an effort to keep the Traverse Area Bungalow looking good as well as making it as turnkey and easy for guests to enjoy their stay and have it feel like a home away from home. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! ~Colleen, Property Manager
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Great location for a small family

  • 4 of 5

The house was centrally located if you are interested in exploring all of the neighboring towns and Sleeping Bear Dunes. The property itself is updated and very clean. We had a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the Traverse Area Bungalow and your time in the Traverse City area. We hope to have you as a guests again soon.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Red Mesa Grill
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Holiday Hills
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Traverse City State Park
Car: necessary

Traverse City is known as a top 5 foodie destination per Bon Appetite Magazine. There are many wonderful restaurants in the area known for their farm to table foods. Wine tours on both the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula are not to be missed. There are also many local brew pubs and distilleries in the area.

The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes 30 miles away was voted one of the most scenic areas in the USA. Don't miss the dune climb and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

Summer time includes The National Cherry Festival July 4 - 11 featuring a free air show over the bay by the USAF Thunderbirds this year. Traverse City Film Festival July 28-August 2.

Traverse Area Tart Trail is a short 3 blocks away. The bike path goes right downtown and is about a 15 minute ride and is often quicker then taking a vehicle.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$504.44

100% Refund if at least 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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