GRAND TRAVERSE BAY GETAWAY -On the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay
SLEEPS: 14-15 max in 11 beds
LAKEFRONT (Grand Traverse Bay)
*PRIVATE BOAT DOCK
*PETS ARE WELCOMED
*SANDY BEACH ON PROPERTY
Breathtaking 5 Bedrooms/ 5 bathrooms beachfront home on the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay, only 6 miles from Traverse City and just 45 minutes to the Sleeping Bear Dunes .
The 5 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms offers both convenience for your trip, plus comfort for everyone. The cottage is 1500 feet off the road, thereby offering increased privacy. Private, while there used to be 100' of sandy beach along Grand Traverse Bay, in 2016 the water level rose and the beach is now just a sliver. Due to Mother Nature, we can not guarantee the water levels and the size of the beach. Lake Michigan is not a small inland lake. It is vast and even though the cottage is on the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay, it still adheres to the great lake levels.. The spectacular sunsets are still captivating and you can truly soak in the beauty of being on the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay. Be a part of the Traverse City fun, yet escape the congestion and traffic by staying in Williamsburg. The wide, open views of Grand Traverse Bay are captivating. Inside this beautiful home/luxury cottage you can escape to the air conditioning and enjoy the gourmet kitchen (with 2 sink locations and cathedral ceilings). There is an evening wine bar that doubles as a breakfast area in the morning.
Wi-Fi, large 60' TV with cable and a Ping-Pong table downstairs makes indoor fun convenient, though you will rarely want to step away from the gorgeous beach and long deck facing the bay. There is even a large office space between the 2 upstairs bedrooms and a large TV in the upper space as well. The office space looks out on the bay with a mesmerizing view. This view takes the sting off of working while on vacation. The office space can double as a toy/game area for kids. Perfect for families to create long-lasting memories!
5 Bedrooms: Main Floor –
- Three Beds- 3 twin/single, 2 large closets with a shared bathroom
Master Bedroom with a private bath- 1 queen, with a jetted tub and spate shower, large TV
- Two Twin Beds- 2 twin/single, small TV, closet with a private sliding door to patio
Gold Room – 2 Double, 2 large closets with an adjoining bathroom, small TV
- Green Room– Cozy Daybed (with a pull-out trundle), 1 Double, comfortable sitting area, love seat, 3 sitting chairs
Each Bedroom has been uniquely decorated. Upstairs there is a small environment center in the Gold Room. The Green room has an ideal special sitting area where great conversations have been had for years, and many years to come. Sit on the day bed, read a book and overlook the bay in the Green Room. Plenty of space to put your clothes away for the week. Two of the main floor bedrooms have a private sliding door that takes you directly out onto the deck, facing the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay. Enjoy your first cup of coffee in peace together on the deck.
Airport: Visit us via the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City (TVC) http://www.tvcairport.com
Beach front: In 2016, the water levels have risen. Our 100 feet of private sandy beach front is now mostly under water. Mother Nature is always in charge of the beach.
Beach toys: Please bring your own. You may be able to find some around the property.
Boats/Watersports: Rental information is available in Traverse City. You are welcome to use the dock. Please bring your own tie off ropes and bumpers. Please use caution, there are NOT bumpers around the dock. We have a MANUAL boat hoist. It works best with small boats or a jet ski. Please be prepared to turn the handle with strength.
Dock: Even though the water levels are high, you can still use the dock. There are steps off the deck leading into the water. Please use caution when using the dock. There are not bumpers around the dock. You can launch your boat within a mile at the public launch off Yuba Park Road -Sayler Park (There is not a boat hoist.)
Grill: Yes, we have a large propane grill for your use. It is located on the side deck, still facing the bay while you grill.
Internet: Wi-fi is included.
Cable: Yes, there is cable TV.
Kitchen Supplies: Basic supplies are included.
Outside furniture/deck/porch: There is a long, wide outside deck that wraps around the cottage on the south side. The north side of the deck has same-level steps leading toward the front door. There is outdoor patio furniture. There is a patio table with 6 chairs , a table with 4 chairs in the back, near the garden, plus 3 metal chairs. We also have at least 8 other standard, plastic beach chairs for your use on the sandy beach.
Phone: A landline phone is included.
Restaurants: There are soooo many excellent restaurants in the Greater Traverse City area! Too many to count! On the more simple side, I always enjoy the Bayview Inn Restaurant & Pub, just 6 Miles away.
Swimming: Great swimming from the dock, with the nice sandy bottom lake right outside your door. Go from the cottage door to the dock and right into the water. It is shallow immediately around the cabin area. Sayler Beach nearby has the classic wide beach experience.
Beach towels: There are approximately 10 beach towels you may use. It is always best to bring more.
Linens: Are provided (sheets, blankets, comforters, bath and beach towels)
Train: Amtrack Train- Traverse City. (14 Miles Away)
Water: As with most cottage properties, we have well water. We have added a high quality water softener.
Washer & Dryer: Yes-there is a washer and dryer for you to use during your stay.+ More