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Luxe accommodations in the heart of Traverse City

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 632 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Victoria & Matt Sutherland
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Traverse City in Grand Traverse County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 632 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

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Luxe accommodations in the heart of Traverse City
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
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Perfect Up North HQ

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a conveniently located "launch point" for your Up North getaway, you'll love this above-the-garage apartment across a lovely courtyard from a beautifully renovated cigar box manufacturer building. From bikes, umbrellas, a burr grinder for aficionados of the coffee bean, welcome goodies, books and private parking (with access to the garage underneath the apartment for storing gear) to modern appliances, a comfy bed and plenty of appliances and utensils should you choose to cook, you'll find everything you need for a great vacation stay. Downtown TC is just a short stroll away, but other than the on-the-half-hour tolling of the city hall bell during the day, you'll escape from the bustle of the tourist area. We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elke, thanks so much for this great review and choosing to stay with us this week! Glad you enjoyed Traverse City and Vitalia~enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Close to Traverse and Bikes Included

  • 5 of 5

This place is place is great for a couple! The studio apartment is new and well played out. Bathroom and kitchen are both beautiful. The best part is how close it is to downtown Traverse City. Matt and Victoria (who are both amazingly helpful; text or call them for any advice on where/what to do) provide you with bikes and locks. We didn't use our car one time while staying at Vitalia.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have you guys last weekend Chris, congrats again on your new marriage and hope to see you again soon!
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5

The property is beautiful! The Sutherlands are very gracious hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience here!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you guys and so glad you were able to stay an extra night. Come back soon!
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5

My husband and I enjoyed our weekend get away at The Box. The condo was clean and nicely decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We could walk downtown and Victoria left a book with recommended restaurants. We enjoyed a few of them listed. She also checked in with us over the weekend to make sure things were going well. We would highly recommend staying at The Box.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Always a treat!

  • 5 of 5

Great location in the heart of Traverse City. This was our 3rd stay and we hope to be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Traverse City, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 High Season
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£530
for 2 nights
From
£265
 
 
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£224
for 1 night
From
£224
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£204
for 1 night
From
£204
£1,297
 

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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