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Large House with Direct Beach Frontage on Beautiful M22

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 BR/5 full baths w/ Private Beach Front, sleeps up to 12

Blue Shore is your perfect vacation home that sleeps up to 12 people. You will enjoy the large and open feel of this home styled in beach cottage chic but with today's modern amenities. Located just 5 miles from downtown Traverse City on Leelanau Peninsula, Blue Shore offers private waterfront, comfortable home with water views from almost every room, and amazing sunrises that you will remember for years to come!

Blue Shore is an expansive home perfect for large families, couples retreats or the girls/guys get away weekend with views of the bay from almost every room.

Right when you walk in, you are immediately greeted by a 2 story open concept with windows everywhere. The open feel extends into the kitchen, dining, and living room area all overlooking large doors that open to let the lake breeze in.

The kitchen has all amenities, including a double oven and granite counter tops. It opens directly to dining area that has a large table that can seat up to 8 people comfortably. Kitchen and dining area open to the living room that has a large couch perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views or watching TV on the 52 inch flat screen above the stone gas fireplace. Step outside on the decks overlooking the beach and water to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or late night glass of wine.

Down the hall off the dining area is a full guest bathroom plus a laundry room with washer/dryer. 1st level also features a master bedroom with private bathroom, king bed and large doors with private deck to take in the water views. 2 additional bedrooms, 1 with queen & 1 with full beds, share a private jack and jill style bathroom.

2nd level has a large master bedroom with king bed, private bathroom and doors that open up to a private deck. Upper level has 2 living areas with stone fireplaces and large doors that open to let more fresh air in. This space is perfect for extra sleeping or kids' play area. It even features a wet bar! 2nd level houses a dormer with 2 twin bunk beds for a total of 4 sleeping spaces.

Basement level has a large sitting area with a TV and another stone fireplace, another full kitchen and another full bathroom with sauna. It is perfect not have to run up and downstairs to main area all day as it has large doors that open right outside to your own private water frontage. We just opened up the wine cellar with a large table to enjoy intimate dinners and wine tasting.

Beach area is just a few steps down from house. With water levels high there isn't much sand but you can still walk down and wade in the beautiful water. Launch your kayaks or paddle boards from the dock or enjoy the sitting area to watch boats drive by. Dock is removed from mid-September through early/mid May due to winter weather; otherwise it should be ready for your enjoyment.

Blue Shore is the ideal 'Up North' retreat. Not only can you enjoy your own private beach but her location is perfect for day trips....go wine tasting, explore Suttons Bay, check out the Dunes, golf or ski-depending on the time of year, shop downtown Traverse City, drive along the famous M22, and so much, MUCH more!

Have more than 12? Consider renting Blue Shore Cottages right next door. Rent out both properties for your family or friend get togethers. Contact us for more details. VRBO 996062

We look forward to having you stay at Blue Shore for your next vacation.

A special note to all current and future guests: Please be aware of scams, unfortunately it happens. Blue Shore does not use any type of property management company, we will never ask you to wire money, Blue Shore only uses VRBO or Homeway as our places of booking, and we will never email you directly to solicit booking inquiries. If you have any questions please contact via VRBO website. Thank you!

More Details

Ben and Jenna
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Ben and Jenna

We are full time Northern Michigan residents who love the beach, boat as much as we can, chase around a 6 and 2 year old, and enjoy all Northern Michigan has to offer.

Ben and Jenna purchased this house in 2012

Why Ben and Jenna chose Traverse City

Blue Shore was empty for a few years before we bought her. We pain stankingly updated her and refreshed her with a little DIY to bring her back to all of her glory. She has the most amazing Lake Michigan water views, beautiful beach and gorgeous sunrises in all of the world-believe us, we like to travel. We bought Blue Shore to eventually live in full time but for now, we get to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

Can we say water views from almost every room? You bet! Blue Shore is unique that you can experience Northern Michigan nature all around you from almost every room in this 4900 square foot house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our #squad spent a lovely weekend here celebrating our beautiful friend's 30th birthday! We had such a great time, and didn't break anything! whoo! We love this area and this house was gorgeous. We will be back.
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Traverse City in Leelanau County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Main Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Jack and Jill Bathroom, main level - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest Bathroom Main Level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bath 2nd Level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Basement Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sauna too!
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Level Guest Room - 1 Double Bed , jack and jill bathroom
    Master Second Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , private bath, water view
    Bunk Room - 2 Bunk Bed , upstairs dormer-sleeps 4
    Master Main Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Attached full bathroom, water side view
    Main Level Guest - 1 Large Double Bed , jack and jill bathroom, water view
  • King size beds (2) In upstairs and downstairs Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) In guest room on water side, Double Beds (1) in the main floor bedroom non water side, Bunk Beds (2) total of 4 beds in upstairs bunk room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
We provide the following items: toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, general cleaning items We do not provide: toiletries and beach towels


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

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Large House with Direct Beach Frontage on Beautiful M22
average rating of 4.75 based on 39 reviews
Iowa City, IA

A wonderful place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

Blue Shore House provides a wonderful setting and great atmosphere for time away from the rat race! Lovely and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed the stay and the house. Please come back again!
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Great house and great owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the house over New Years. The house was big, clean and very accommodating for kids and adults. The owners were easy to work with and stayed in contact with us up to and during our stay. Would love to rebook for a summer vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you back in the summer!
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Beautiful views in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean,spacious and located in a very convenient location. We really enjoyed our stay. The sauna was amazing after a long day in the cold but we weren't able to get the fire back up and running. The support in trying to get it to light was there though- they answered quickly and tried to assist as best they could. Would have liked to have known the other fireplaces weren't operative and would like more seating options in the living areas. We were still very pleased. comfy beds, clean house, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. I am sure it is even more breathtaking in the summer and during the color change. Some of us enjoyed the sunrise and a warm cup of coffee through all of the large windows. The balconys were cool too- but it was too cold to enjoy them this time of year!

Thanks for having us. We had such a nice weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We apologize the main fireplace didn't work--apparently it broke and we were not aware before your stay. Good news is we will have it up and running again soon :). Thank you for the lovely review and hope to have you back!
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to Blue Shore. The accommidations were great. This is a very spacious home with a very relaxing atmosphere. Plenty of bedrooms and bath rooms for 12 adults. All the beds were comfortable with fresh towels set out upon our arrival. The kitchen was stocked with the necessary utensiles, pots, pans and coffee pots. (FYI Need to bring your own TP and garbage bags.) It's in a good location to explore the area. Last year we experienced awesome sun rises. This year we had the opportunity to enjoy a bright orange moon rise on Friday evening as we sat around the fire pit. Thanks to Ben and Jenna for sharing their property with us.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay again at Blue Shore House! And we agree, the sunrises and the occasional full/bright moons are amazing. We always try to have the house stocked full of basic amenities like TP, garbage bags, dish soap, laundry soap, and paper towels so all guests have to worry about when the arrive is relaxing :). We apologize that wasn't available--next time just give us a call and we can help. Thanks again and hope to have you back!
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Great property for golf foursome. Minutes to town and restaurants

  • 4 of 5

Great setting directly on Grand Traverse Bay. Excellent accommodations - bedrooms, decks, kitchen and great room. Close to town and restaurants. Would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the golf! Please come back again!
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Bingham Farms, MI

Could be great - Needs cleaning and updating

  • 3 of 5

This house is very roomy and well stocked with supplies. The owners are lovely and very accommodating. The location is great, although the lack of a beach is unfortunate - nothing anyone can do about that. I would like to give the place a higher rating. However, it badly needs painting and the furniture is old, uncomfortable, badly stained. Some of the beds were very uncomfortable and the pillows were extremely old, flat. The ground floor master's comforter was torn, as was a throw pillow - both has filling spilling out. Some of the doors wouldn't close or only would with extreme pressure. The carpeting and rugs were smelly and dirty. The backyard was overgrown with weeds. (Kitchen was fine and everything functioned.) The downstairs is large, but not very usable - it would benefit from a sofa bed.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and are always appreciative of feedback and apologize that there were some things that were not as expected. We work hard to make all of our guests' stays comfortable and perfect and recognize that did not happen. In fact, several of the door issues were addressed and carpets were cleaned already. Thanks again for staying with us and hope to have you back again soon! Ben and Jenna (owners)
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Traverse City, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 17-18
24 Dec 2017 - 4 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
5 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall/Winter 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 19
1 Oct 2018 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 21 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £248.57
Refundable Damage Deposit £355.1
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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