The view from the apartment. The T.A.R.T. Bike Trail runs in front of our house and goes all the way to Suttons Bay. Bikers Paradise!Great swimming beach - across the street.
Rock Shop 2 - Downtown - ON THE BAY

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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1 Bedroom Guest Suite With Kitchenette, Sleeps 4. This apartment is on the first floor of our passive solar home, directly across from the beach. We are adjacent to downtown. Park your car and walk and bike from coolest home in T.C. !

The space

Downtown Traverse City - on West Bay across from the West End Beach. Our guest suite is part of our home AND it had a private entry off the front door. It includes a living room, bedroom (with a Queen size bed) and a full bath with a tub. The living area has a sofa bed (with a memory foam mattress), TV with cable, WIFI, and a kitchenette. The kitchenette has a full size refrigerator, microwave, sink and a coffee maker.
MOST are downtown across from West Bay within walking distance of everything that Traverse City has to offer. PARK YOUR CAR!

Walk, bike or drive to our many restaurants, wineries, breweries, bars and food trucks.

Come for all our festivals, for the Great Lakes, for family and new friends. Use our place as a hub for all your explorations to the surrounding counties!

Just down the block -
Bay Bakery - the best bakery in town.
Frenchies (Breakfast and Lunch)
Sledders Restaurant - kiss the moose!
Wonder Freeze Ice Cream

Guest access

You will have the downstairs apartment to yourselves.

Interaction with guests

We like to introduce ourselves when you get here. You can can reach us at any time by texting us.

Other things to note

PLEASE let us know if there is anything you need. We want to make sure you have a GREAT stay. We aim to get a 5 star rating from our guests.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $60
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $125 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

NO SMOKING! We are also pet free due to owner allergies.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Joshua User Profile
September 2017
Great location, great communication, spot-on description. What else can you ask for? Everything was perfect - highly recommended.

Susan User Profile
August 2017
Bob and Becky's place is an excellent home base from which to explore Traverse City and the surrounding area. Parking included, as well as toiletries, coffee and tea, even a bottle of wine. The space is full of light, right across from the beach. It is super quiet, even though it is a short walk to the center of town. Would not hesitate to stay here again: Highly recommend!

Walt User Profile
July 2017
No negatives here. Great place to enjoy Traverse City. Had a blast at my first Cherry Fest. In 40 years. Hiked and biked to EVERYTHING. Exactly as advertised.

Susan User Profile
July 2017
This can be your "home base" for exploring TC

Stephanie User Profile
May 2017
Great location with views of the lake, just right across the street. The pictures do not do the house justice as it is much cuter in person. Short walking distance to downtown with many good restaurants and shops.

Ben User Profile
March 2017
The Rock Shop is an awesome place to stay when visiting TC. It's located just a few blocks from downtown, but still has a waterfront view when you wake in the morning! Hosts were very accommodating and provided a ton of suggestions in regards to the best eateries and places to explore in TC. Hope to return soon!

Dane User Profile
September 2016
The rock shop was perfect for our first anniversary trip to Traverse City. It was very clean and very comfortable, location is second to none as it is walking distance to anything in downtown and within eye sight of the beach and marina. The Bay Bread Co. is right next door and perfect for morning breakfast and coffee.

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Traverse City, Michigan, United StatesJoined in March 2010
Bob User ProfileBob is a superhost.

Becky and I are avid bikers and runners. We love to travel and we rent out a small apartment on the first floor of our home. I am a retired teacher and builder. Becky is the COO of a local foundation.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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