Spacious private apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Bass Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685, United States

Private, spacious apartment with many amenities as well as a large adjoining deck with lovely view of this quiet, relaxing neighborhood.

The Space

This apartment is unique due to its spaciousness, privacy and large upper deck. The bar area and fire pit on the deck provide a pretty view and relaxing atmosphere. Inside, there is plenty of room to stretch out and relax while enjoying the large flat screen TV and/or board and card games. The kitchen, dining and sleeping areas are also spacious and well stocked to take care of all needs. All bedding etc. (towels blankets and sheets are washed in an unscented and non-perfumed detergent). We strive to provide an enjoyable time for our guests!

Guest Access

Access to a gas grill and all barbecue cooking tools. A fire pit with wood is included as well as a covered bar area. Inside there is a flat screen tv with local channels and NetFlix. Board and card games are in the den. Kitchen has a full size refrigerator, stove with oven and microwave. Bathroom towels and bedroom linens provided as well.

Interaction with Guests

We interact with guests upon check and then let the guest make the choice of how much interaction they would like from there. We've had many guests just come and go as they like without much interaction but we've also sat around the campfire with guests and enjoyed that as well. The space is very private and separate but we are always available if there is a need or concern.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is not only pretty to look at but is quiet, relaxing and has a vacation like feel to it. You'll see boats headed down to the lake in the summer but traffic is never heavy. It is also very common to see joggers, bikers and people out walking their pets.

Getting around

There is a bus system in Traverse City (BATA) although most people would drive their own car here or rent a car.

Other Things to Note

There are so many enjoyable things to do and see in the Traverse City area. We provide maps, restaurant brochures and an app for your smart phone for local information.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $15 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Susan and Bud's place was very nice and spacious. It was very clean and well maintained. They had everything we could possibly need, and more, for an extended getaway- and I mean, everything! We were unable to use the nice spacious deck because it rained most of the weekend but it would have been very nice given the seclusion and the quiet neighborhood. I mentioned to Susan what our plans were for the weekend and she had many places and recommendations printed out and ready for us upon arrival- this was much appreciated since this was the first vacation visit to Traverse City. Overall this was a great experience and the accommodations are 5 stars!

    This was my first time using airbnb and will definitely be using it as much as possible over a hotel for all future vacations.

    April 2014
  • Susan was a very accommodating host (including a ridiculously late arrival), and we had a wonderful time. Great amenities, excellent complimentary cinnamon rolls, and a picturesque location with easy access to downtown Traverse City and Crystal Mountain Ski resort.

    February 2014
  • Susan's apartment was the perfect place for our weekend showshoeing trip! Susan was a wonderful host and provided us with information on the area, and even left some breakfast in the fridge for us since we arrived late at night! Her place is perfect- warm, cozy, private and clean. The location is also a major plus! About 15 minutes from TC and lots of showshoe trails from their backyard. I definitely recommend staying here :)

    January 2014
  • Susans apartment was exactly what we wanted, very clean and very comfortable. Susan was an excellant host and her place is located in a beautiful area. I would definately book her apartment again, great experience!

    December 2013
  • As advertised. A spacious, quiet apartment above the host's house with a separate entrance, up steps to a massive deck overlooking the woods. Susan responded within minutes to my last-minute booking request, was flexible in her time meeting with me, and very pleasant. Once I checked in I barely saw her and had my peaceful solitude. The show was always shoveled and the stairs and driveway salted and an ice scraper thoughtfully left on my windshield.

    Clean, pleasant lodging. Large bedroom with two comfortable beds. Plenty of blankets and pillows. Open closet area with hangers, dresser.

    Living room area with a large TV, local channels, Netflix.

    Programmed space heaters and temperature was fine throughout my stay.

    Bathroom had a very efficient shower, lots of small soaps and shampoos, lots of clean towels.

    Full kitchen with an electric range, microwave, and small coffee maker. One "heads-up" - outside of single serving coffees and powdered creamer, there was nothing in the kitchen -- no sugar, salt, pepper, etc.

    The deck has a grill and there is a shelf with all the grill tools you'd need.

    Note: no cleaning during my five day stay, though I got clean towels immediately on request. (And I have to mention - after reading of many other reviewers who were surprised with an apple pie or muffins - I kept looking for my treat to show up in the kitchen, but to no avail!)

    Very quiet overall. Occasional murmurs of conversation from downstairs and I think once in five days I heard the dog bark.

    About 15-18 minutes from downtown Traverse City. Easy drive.

    My first airbnb experience and a very good one. Would definitely stay again. Susan and Bud to me were excellent hosts. Made sure I had what I needed and left me alone the rest of the time.

    UPDATE: Susan sent me a very nice response to this review and promised me a pie on my next visit - I will return for sure - yay!

    November 2013
  • Absolutely wonderful location on the outskirts of Traverse City. The apartment is extremely well-kept, spacious, "home feeling," and welcoming.

    We were greeted with an apple pie in the fridge, and checking in was a complete breeze. The weather wasn't cooperative enough to allow us to experience the deck, but I can imagine in the warmer months how wonderful it would be to spend an afternoon or evening on it, cooking out.

    A great place that we would highly recommend!

    November 2013
  • Susan's apartment was great! We had everything we needed for a long weekend in Traverse City. The apartment was spacious, clean, and nicely decorated. The deck is wonderful and Susan was nice enough to let us use her grill. She was very accommodating of my schedule and easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend her apartment to anyone looking for a comfortable and centrally located place to stay with all the amenities.

    October 2013
  • Excellent, excellent, excellent.

    First time using airbnb, referred by friends. Was going up north for a vacation with the wife, looked at hotels, all were very poor for a lot of money. Susan's place was amazing, she had everything you could want at her place, including utensils and towels ready. I could not believe how lucky we were to find her place. We will be coming here to stay for years on end!

    October 2013
  • Had a great stay at Susan's place. She greeted us and gave a brief overview, left us juice and muffins the fridge which was a nice touch. The space was filled with anything we needed, adequate bedding, towels, etc. I would forward along her name to friends for future reference. Thanks Susan!

    September 2013
  • Sue was so incredibly welcoming and friendly. She was very accommodating from start to finish and had so many extra things (chocolate and flowers as a welcome, guides for the surrounding area, etc) that made this weekend away absolutely perfect. It is a lovely apt with even better hosts and I would stay again in a heartbeat.

    September 2013
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My family and I have enjoyed living in the Traverse City area for over 25 years. There are so many great activities we are able to do just minutes from our home. Since we are active outdoor people, we enjoy hiking, biking and golfing. There are several large size lakes within walking distance that we enjoy boating, fishing and canoeing on. In the winter months, we can either cross country ski right from our back yard or use the ski resorts that are within a short drive. Some of the less active past times we also enjoy are visiting all the great local restaurants and shopping in Traverse City. When we travel, we have greatly enjoyed going out west to the Nevada, Arizona and California area which we hope to be visiting again soon.
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