We so enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Jody and Norm's
The rental is one big main room with a king sized comfortable bed and a nicely-sized bathroom. The entrance is from a common hallway and you are able to come and go without depending on your hosts. And what a great location - a few blocks from a beautiful public beach and park, and about a mile from downtown Traverse City which we have always loved. We could have used our host’s bikes but it was an enjoyable walk for our dog and Traverse City is so “dog-friendly.” The neighborhood you walk through to go downtown is very beautiful -- filled with old, grand houses. We took in great movies at the renovated State Theater and the even newer Bijou on the Bay. We tried many new, great restaurants (mostly following Jody's recommendations -- which were very reliable) and visited some old favorites. (Totally destroyed our diet but we were on vacation!). We loved how our room had windows pretty much taking up two sides but, at the same time, heavy slatted blinds so we could sleep in late (very quiet in our room)… or get up early to have coffee on the patio while our 80 pound Great Dane/Labrador-mix sniffed and frolicked. Norm and Jody were exceptionally kind and helpful (thanks, Norm, for rescuing us by re-charging my car battery – and also for the Blue Moon while we waited). They have lead fascinating lives and are great to talk to – congenial and laid-back. Highly recommended.
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