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Luxe accommodations in the heart of Traverse City

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday studio in Traverse City - Vitalia at The Box

Studio aparment is a special occasion destination for couples of all ages

Vitalia boasts 600+ feet of luxury living space and includes a king size bed, full bath, full kitchen and living area with wireless internet, cable tv, DVD, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, free parking and access to outdoor lounge area in formal garden. The space has windows on all four walls, bringing the best of the outside inside. Downtown is a five minute walk and within a short drive to all kinds of outdoor activities.

The apartment overlooks a patio garden on a landmark piece of property in Traverse City, The Cigar Box Company, built in 1920. Owners live and work in building across the courtyard.

Upon arrival you will find a bottle of sparkling wine from a local winery, coffee, cream, tea, specialty cheese and crackers.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Victoria & Matt Sutherland
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016

About Victoria & Matt Sutherland

We completed our three year odyssey in 2014 and which involved remodeling an historic building, The Cigar Box Factory in Traverse City. Built in 1920, cigar boxes were made and packed here until the early 1940s using the local cedar trees. Since then, it has been a telephone company, furniture store and fitness/physical therapy center. Now it houses our business, Foreword Reviews magazine, on the third floor, and our loft residence on the courtyard level. In 2013, we finished the interior renovations and started on a garage/apartment to balance the garden/courtyard. We are pleased to be able to provide luxury lodging downtown in a part of Traverse City's history. We travel extensively around the world for business and understand what it is like to have a place to land that is rich in creature comforts, close to everything, yet far enough away to enjoy peaceful retreat. Chefs at most of the local restaurants are friends of ours, we can direct you accordingly.

Victoria & Matt Sutherland purchased this studio in 2011

Why Victoria & Matt Sutherland chose Northern Michigan

We were initially looking for real estate to house our business, but when we walked into The BOX we understood immediately the possibilities for creating a home and unique space for our business. We were pleased to be able to rip out a parking lot and add a garage/apartment to 'finish' improving this particular corner of Traverse City.

What makes this studio unique

The Boardman River view from every floor of The BOX inspired us to create something as stunning for our guests in the apartment. You will fall in love with its grace, we promise.


based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Luxe accommodations in the heart of Traverse City
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Lovely, Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is so elegant without being fussy, and we were able to relax instantly. Every charming restaurant is within easy walking distance. We cannot wait to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry we missed you this year, and look forward to your return.
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A great place to stay..you will not be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Victoria and Matt's loft. It is a great place to stay. They are very attentive and you can't beat the accommodations and close proximity to downtown Traverse City.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry we missed you this year, and look forward to your return.
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Simply Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Always a treat to stay at Vitalia. Perfect location for everything Traverse City and those great penninsula drives. The place is clean and the owners accommodating. This is our second stay and we hope to be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time in another season! One of these visits we hope to actually meet you and share a glass of wine. Thanks again for your return business.
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Traverse City out of the box

  • 5 of 5

Tired of the ho-hum hotel offerings that are miles away from where you want to be? This studio apartment is within walking distance of great restaurants and activities (anything downtown). It is clean, modern, and comfortable. There are lots of little details that make it feel like home, only better. I would recommend it to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect all around

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at our stay here. Victoria reached out immediately after our reservation, again the week prior to our arrival, and again on the night we arrived to make sure we were okay and didn't have any questions. The apartment is exactly as pictured, clean, modern and close to town. The coffee, cream, drinks, and fish dip were all special touches much appreciated. While we didn't cook at all during our weekend stay the option to had we been there longer would be nice as there's a well equipped kitchen. Would definitely recommend for a nice centrally located place to stay in TC! Thanks for making our anniversary weekend sans kids a great one :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, romantic get away in downtown Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property for two people. Beautifully done inside! Just walking distance from all the shops and restaurants! Driving distance to wineries, golf courses. Owners that live onsite were great and went out of their way to accommodate our needs! Can't wait to rent again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, TVC
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Little Fleet
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cooks' House
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Clinch Park
Car: not necessary

Traverse City area is becoming one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world. VITALIA offers a premium experience with restaurants, shopping, beaches nearby, with a quiet place to retreat. Park your car and relax with a great garden view.

We are one of the few self-catering, private accommodations downtown. The BOX, and the apartment over garage called Vitalia, are part of an historic landmark property and we've used our own extensive travel experiences to make this a relaxing escape with luxury fittings.

We run a business and live in the building across the courtyard, but respect our guest's privacy.

We are the edge of the historic Boardman Neighborhood. Front Street shopping, beaches and excellent restaurants, yoga studio, coffee shops, running and biking trails, movie theatre and Open Space where many festivals are hosted just minutes walk away. We also have a great natural food store to stock your pantry nearby.

Bus stops are just a block away if you have to venture further, but with this location, location, location, walking is the ticket once you park your car.

The Boardman River, which runs into Grand Traverse Bay, is accessible across the street if you would like to bring your water accessories: kayaks, canoes, SUPs, fishing rods.

The property is located on the corner of Eighth St. and Boardman Avenue, just five minutes walk from the heart of downtown and overlooking the Boardman River. Guests are invited to relax in a formal garden at The BOX, or stay inside during a rainy afternoon napping, reading or watching a movie. There is a full kitchen to exercise the foodie in you, with access to nearby natural foods market nearby and farmers market May-October.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Traverse City, Northern Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
2017 High Season
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.0%

Refunds do not include Michigan state taxes paid.

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 studio in Traverse City in Michigan

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 632 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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