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Direct Beach Front on Beautiful M22

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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 beach. 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!

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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017

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 Michigan

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Direct Beach Front on Beautiful M22
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 25 reviews

place was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Place was perfect for our groups needs. We all said we wish we could have enjoyed sitting outside with a cup of coffee. The sunrises are beautiful. Beautiful place just needs a little fixing up. Owners were gracious and very helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay! Responsive owners and fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Responsive owners and fantastic location.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time! Hope to have you back again soon!
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Great location to escape downtown

  • 4 of 5

Property was perfect for our group of four couples. Beautiful views and weather. Only disappointment was dock removal. We were looking forward to time on the water

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We apologize for the inconvenience of no dock--we always remove it from mid-September to early/mid May. We hope to have you back at Blue Shore again.
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One complaint - we didn't stay long enough!

  • 5 of 5

Our ever expanding family of nine (wife, kids, spouses and grandkids) stayed at this wonderful property in mid-September 2016. We had a fantastic time. We only stayed three nights - way too short of a visit! There's much to see and do in Traverse City, and it's a short drive from the house to downtown. It is clear that this house is a labor of love for Ben and Jenna - they are doing an awesome job! I can't even begin to describe how well equipped the house was - I can't think of one appliance, dish, kitchen gadget, towels (the list could go on and on!) that wasn't readily available. And what you have seen of the sunrises is true - the whole family was texting each other in the early hours to make sure we didn't miss it. And I think I can top it - one evening we had the experience of watching the rise of the Harvest Moon over the Lake - it was amazing! The house has TONS of space - we never felt the least bit crowded. It was also fun to "explore" the house for the first hour or so. Everything was very clean. The decks overlooking the Lake are picture perfect - I could have spent most of the day out there!

Thank you for opening your house to us - it will give us years of memories!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great experience and hope to have you as guests again soon!
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10, including 5 children, stayed comfortably in this lovely, clean, well-equipped home. Ben and Jenna were quite responsive to all needs. The water is shallow near the home and great for children. The beach is limited, but that was not an issue for us. What a beautiful view from the decks! We would recommend this home to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay in Traverse City, MI

  • 5 of 5

Blue Shore is a beautiful house that was very accurate in the location, layout and amenities. Our family of 8 adults and one child had more than enough room in this 4900 square foot house. The dock was large enough that we could all take chairs out and soak up the sun. The house was equipped with plenty of chairs not only for the outside but also in the dining room. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised at how clean the house was. We have rented from other owners and have at time been very disappointed in the cleanliness. The sunrises are breathtaking and it is wonderful to be within 5 minutes of downtown Traverse City. I would highly recommend this home and we hope to be able to rent it again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind and positive review! We always strive to provide our guests with A+++++ experiences to be able to enjoy our beloved Traverse City. Hope to have you back.
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £280
Refundable Damage Deposit £400
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greilickville, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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