About this listing
A simple Up North themed basement unit with 1 bedroom and a studio style living space 1.3 mi to downtown with vintage cruiser bikes.
Enjoy a kitchenette, private bathroom, full bed, memory-foam futon, laundry, parking and fenced-in wooded backyard.
"When we got back we enjoyed a hot tea from the mini tea bar provided by Marta! It was gal nice and private, and were able to come and go as we pleased. An overall great experience!" - Ryan, December 2016mh
This simple, pet friendly basement space includes 1 bedroom with studio style living space and is just 1.3 miles to downtown Traverse City.
In a Northern Michigan ski-cabin like atmosphere, enjoy a small kitchenette, private bath, full bed & memory-foam futon, laundry, gym & parking on 1 fenced in wooded acre.
It's a perfect spot for 2 to 4 adults who need a place to crash after spending the day in town exploring or cocktailing.
All linens you could need are prepped for you, too: bedding, bath towels, beach towels, and extra blankets.
There are sometimes pets staying in the upper unit. As much as we try to keep all the hair, allergens and noise away - it isn't always possible. Guests with dog sensitivities should be aware.
During your stay your home access is limited to the booked unit and shared spaces within the house including laundry, the mini gym in the basement and parking out front.
Guests with pets are welcome to access the backyard, but please pick up after your furry friends.
The Apple TV is set-up in the main living space with access to Netflix, HBO and iTunes. You can also use this to stream music or movies through AirPlay on your iPhone or Mac as well.
The garage is stocked with bikes & lock, helmets, sporting equipment, coolers, beach chairs, basic tools and anything else you could need to enjoy your time in Northern Michigan. Depending on season there is extra gear in the basket by the front door including beach towels, sunscreen, bug spray, scarves, gloves, hats, etc... Please feel free to help yourself to anything you may need during your stay.
Interaction with Guests
I travel frequently, so I may not always be home during your stay.
When I am in town, I proceed completely with my normal activities. I am out and about most evenings. Feel free to relax in your private space at times or for your whole stay.
Our neighborhood is called, "SoFo" because it is the area in town Traverse City south of 14th Street.
It is a quiet, residential area with a grocery store, ice cream shop, whiskey distillery tasting room, a brewery, bagel shop, party store and some simple take out places: sushi, pizza, Chinese and sandwiches.
We're only 4 blocks to Old Town and 1.3 miles to the main strip in Downtown Traverse City.
Biking is the best way by far to explore the city, but walking the 1.3 miles to downtown is easy with all sidewalk lined streets. You are welcome to bring your own bikes, which can be stored in the garage or fenced yard.
Driving takes less than 5 minutes to downtown, too. Parking downtown can be a bit of struggle in the summer months, but very easy other seasons.
The city has a bus system and there is a stop 2 houses south of the listing.
Other Things to Note
All are welcome. LGBTQ friendly and inclusive.
I hold a 'Tourist Home' permit from the city of Traverse City. All the safety and legal obligation of this mean you're in goods hands.
The main rule is please let me know if I can do anything to make your trip better. The goal is to get a 5 star review from each guest, and I want to do anything I can to earn it.
I prefer to communicate as much as possible through Airbnb messenger and the app. This allows for transparency and a really easy way to get in touch with me that let's me quickly reference your booking and reservation details.
Dogs are allowed in the house, and the fenced in backyard is perfect to let them explore in.
Quiet hours are 10:00pm-5:00am, but feel free to come and go as you need.
I'm a bicycle hoarder, tech lady, artist and part-time wanderer. I travel light and fall hard for every place I visit.
If you're staying in my home, I hope you love it. The space is a complete reflection of my life, style and travels. Traverse City is a piece of paradise that is rare to find, and easy to love. I dig sharing it with my guests.