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TC Capri 316 in New Development Near Front Street
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Entire condominium (condo) · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

TC Capri 316 in New Development Near Front StreetSet the dual controls on the heated mattress pad to ensure a comfy night's sleep. Start the new day with a cup of Keurig coffee and head for the bright tiled bathroom with granite countertops. Enjoy the open and airy feeling from the calming décor, 9-foot-ceilings, and plentiful windows. Explore downtown and the beach from this walker’s paradise location. Relax and recharge in this beautiful condo between adventures. Legal for short term rentals! TC Vacation Home Rental License #2020-#88V.

Light-Filled South-Facing Downtown Traverse City Condo
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Entire condominium (condo) · 4 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Light-Filled South-Facing Downtown Traverse City CondoConjure up gourmet meals in a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, tiled back splash, and granite counter tops. This 1st-floor residence also has immaculate vinyl floors throughout. While in the living room, sliding doors herald a Juliet balcony. We also provide a pass to the parking garage. ***We want to assure you we are doing our part to help our Airbnb guests stay safe by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (light switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles, remotes, etc.) before you check in. We also use a High Intensity UV light for 30 min. in each room ***

The Gristmill Apartment
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Entire guest suite · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

The Gristmill ApartmentMy place is close to the beach, restaurants and dining, parks, art and culture, and great views. You’ll love my place because of the location, the ambiance, the neighborhood, the outdoors space, and the people. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. I am on premise and available to answer any questions. I live in the main house.

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Suite Spot. Ideal location on West side of TC
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Whole house downtown, with kid and adult bikes
$216 per night
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Just completed! Downtown Traverse City
$225 per night
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Peaceful retreat open loft - perfect for couples.
$113 per night
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Mod Boho Loft /Next to Tart Trail/Parking/70”TV
$158 per night
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The Northern Nook ★ Downtown • Relaxing • Nature
$122 per night
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Newly Built Condo Near Hospital and Downtown
$124 per night
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Historic State Hospital Studio
$190 per night
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Downtown Traverse City Condo
$212 per night
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*Modern Suite* Wineries, beaches & downtown nearby
$189 per night
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Luxury Downtown Traverse City Condo-Capri 2
$220 per night
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Wooded Lane & Sunsets - 3
$100 per night

Your guide to Traverse City

All About Traverse City

Traverse City has emerged as one of the most charming getaways along the Lake Michigan shore, beloved for its natural setting, its historic small-town architecture, and its vibrant music and art scene. Whether you’re exploring by bike or car, you'll want to devote a day to the majestic Sleeping Bear Dunes, and spend several more visiting wineries and small coastal towns such as Williamsburg, Glen Arbor, and Suttons Bay. A finger of land extends from Traverse City into Lake Michigan, splitting Grand Traverse Bay in two, and you can drive its length to the lighthouse at the end. This corner of northern Michigan is known for its cherry orchards, and summer offers a profusion of fresh fruit and pies. There’s even a cherry festival in July.


How do I get around Traverse City?

Four major airlines fly from major Midwestern cities into Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City. Amtrak runs one train a day to or from Traverse City to Detroit, and Greyhound operates bus routes from a number of cities in the Upper Midwest through Traverse City. If you go car-free while you’re there, the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) operates a number of bus routes around the region, and you can find taxis and rideshare service.

Because many of the best sights are outdoors, you will have the most options if you drive or rent a car at the Cherry Capital Airport. Traverse City is about 300 miles from Chicago and about 250 from Detroit, and once you’re in town, parking is relatively easy to find.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Traverse City?

The lower peninsula of Michigan has four distinct seasons. Both spring (April-May) and fall (October-November) are gorgeous, with cool temperatures and plenty of color, whether spring wildflowers or autumn leaves. Summer begins properly in June, which boasts some of the best weather of the year. Peak heat and peak humidity arrive together in July and August, with many days in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit. While sunny days are frequent in summer, so are rains, so bring rain jackets along with your shorts and sunblock, and keep bug spray around for the evening mosquito onslaught. Winters this far north get cold — really cold — and plenty of snow comes off the lake. Pack plenty of layers and sturdy outerwear.


What are the top things to do in Traverse City?

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Stretching along 64 miles of Lake Michigan coast, Sleeping Bear Dunes is a national treasure. During the warm months, you can relax on the sandy beaches and canoe in the rivers. The 22-mile paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is the easiest to navigate by foot, bike, and wheelchair; other trails for hikers climb up the bluffs or plunge into the forests.

Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Not far outside downtown Traverse City is a complex of striking Victorian brick buildings and wooded parklands. This former psychiatric hospital, which opened in 1885 and closed a century later, fell into disrepair until a massive redevelopment project brought it back to life. Now it is home to condos, offices, and boutiques. You can take a historic tour of the unrestored buildings and tunnels, or stick to the restaurants, bars, and a warren of artisan shops.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Most years, Interlochen, located 15 miles south of Traverse City, hosts hundreds of concerts, theater performances, and other events. Many are free and outdoors, and their frequency crescendos in summer, when the center’s youth camps draw students from all over the world.

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