'Schooner House' Charming 4BR Traverse City Home w/Wifi, Huge Deck & Private Backyard - Close to Marina, West End Beach, Restaurants & Much More!

City: Traverse City, Michigan Property ID: 254576

grand total: From $199 total Per Night

    If you’re seeking the perfect accommodations for your next trip to Traverse City, look no further than Schooner House - this delightful Traverse City vacation rental house offers comfortable lodging as well as a prime location!

    With 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and enough sleeping arrangements for 9 guests throughout 1,800 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, this 2-level residence is the perfect size and layout for families traveling together. The Schooner House is actually a charming farm house that was originally built in 1900, described by previous guests as roomy, cute, kid-friendly, homey, and private. You’ll find the home’s interior decorated in a nautical beach cottage theme, complete with all new drywall and stocked with all the amenities you need to be as relaxed as possible during your stay, including window air conditioning in the bedrooms, nice linens, wireless internet access and cable TV for your entertainment, and a big living room with plenty of room for the entire family. Sleeping arrangements include 3 queen-sized beds, 2 of which are upstairs and 1 downstairs, 2 twin-sized beds on the upper level, an air mattress for extra guests, and a pack-n-play for little ones. A separate kitchen and dining area come equipped with all the necessary supplies for delicious home-cooked meals and fun family dinners. Sip your morning coffee on the front porch or outside on the expansive back deck, which offers deck chairs, chaise lounges, a 4-person patio table, and a gas grill. The backyard is quite large and very private, ideal for simply enjoying the spring blossoms or plucking fruit from the lovely apple tree in the fall. You can sit on the deck and watch rabbits munch apples in the yard - the kids will love having a front-row seat for wildlife viewing! There’s a fire pit in the backyard as well, where you can roast some tasty s’mores and tell stories after the sun goes down. 

    Located just outside the downtown area of Traverse City only 1.5 miles away in Greilickville, you’ll find that Schooner House is the perfect home base for all kinds of activities and area attractions. From here, you’ll be walking distance from the marina and less than 1 mile from the West End Beach on West Bay. There are also several restaurants, Traverse Tall Ship sailing outings, and the Great Lakes Children’s Museum all within minutes of this home. You’ll love the fact that you can hop on the nearby TART bike trail and cycle right into town without being in traffic! After a busy day of activities, walk just 2 minutes down the road to enjoy a drink outside on the water at Apache Trout and Grill - you won’t find a more pleasant or convenient way to unwind! 

    Sailing on Grand Traverse Bay is a definite highlight in the area, and both Tall Ship Manitou and Sailing Yacht Scout offer wonderful options for getting out on the water. Schooner House is located 15 minutes away from Suttons Bay, 30 minutes from Leland, and 30 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore, which boasts stunning beaches, 500-foot-high dunes, and a multitude of hiking trails, certain to please even the most discerning outdoor enthusiasts. Traverse City is a real “foodie” town, complete with a large selection of excellent restaurants, dozens of wineries, and microbreweries, many of which are within a mile from the property. You’ll also have easy access to Traverse City’s summer festivals, beaches, shopping, and more. Whether this is your first trip to Traverse City or the continuation of an annual tradition, Schooner House will quickly become a place you’ll want to return to year after year - you may never want to leave!

    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, cable TV, linens, dishwasher, window air conditioning in the bedrooms, huge back deck, gas grill, private backyard with fire pit, and much more
    - Outstanding location! Minutes from downtown Traverse City attractions and walking distance to the marina, tall ship sailing on the schooner Manitou, restaurants, and TART bike trail!

    Bedroom Configuration:
    - Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed
    - Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed
    - Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed
    - Bedroom 4: 2 Twin-sized Beds

    Additional Sleeping:
    - An Air Mattress can accommodate extra guests and a Pack-N-Play is provided for little ones

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - No parties or large gatherings
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
  • Location


    • Antiquing
    • Boating
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Gambling
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • Hunting
    • Ice Skating
    • Jet Skiing
    • Kayaking
    • Live Theater
    • Miniature Golf
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museums
    • Nightlife
    • Parasailing
    • Playground
    • Restaurants
    • Sailing
    • Scuba Diving
    • Shopping
    • Sledding/Tubing
    • Snorkeling
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowmobiling
    • Snowshoeing
    • Surfing/Windsurfing
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Water Parks
    • Waterskiing
    • Winery Tours


    • Internet Connection
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)


    • Books
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • DVD Player
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Games
    • TV
    • Video Library

    Included Services

    • 24 Hour Management
    • Linens Provided
    • On-Call Maintenance
    • Towels Provided

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Alarm Clock
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Pack-N-Play
    • Safe for Young Children
    • Washer

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Coffeemaker
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Other Amenities

    • Dedicated Parking Space
    • Onsite Laundry Facilities

    Outside Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Deck
    • Fire Pit
    • Free Parking
    • Garden
    • Gas Grill
    • Off Street Parking
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Parking
    • Patio Furniture


    • Extended Stay
    • Flexible Max Occupancy
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking


    • Access Only By Stairs
    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Long Term Renters
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly

    View And Location

    • City/Skyline View
    • Garden View
    • Walk to Beaches
  • Guest Reviews (17)
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    Reviewed by: Andrew Baron on


    *This review was originally posted on AirBnB.com for a stay in Sep-16

    Excellent location and rate

    Reviewed by: September Stay on


    Great 4 bedroom location. 4 couples went and we had a blast. Awesome location just a block off the water, 1.5 mile jog or bike ride on the tart trail into town or head to suttons bay! We will be back.

    Reviewed by: Susie Webering on


    We enjoyed our stay very much. It was nice to be able to call a business who answered the phone. It was I little hard to find in the dark. A diagram showing the location would have been helpful. Also a the diagram could show where the key box was located.

    This review was originally posted through Airbnb in September 2016

    Schooner Review

    Reviewed by: Lauren T. on


    The house is is very cute and charming! The pictures do not do it justice. All of the bedrooms were very comfortable and offered ample space for everyone. The living and dining rooms were large and easily accommodated our group of seven. The bathrooms were clean. I wasn't sure if there were extra towels or not, but I am sure that is something that could easily be asked for. The house is located very close to downtown Traverse City. You could definitely walk there is the summer, or cab would be very cheap as well. I went for a run from the home and there is a nice little trail right down the street to jump onto. One of the days I ran towards down and ran through the adorable neighborhoods in the area. My family and I went wine tasting on towards Sutton's Bay and on Mission Peninsula. The location was very close to both places. *This review was originally posted on VRBO for a stay in Dec-15

    Reviewed by: Tom Steinbach on


    This property was exactly as described. It was even larger on the inside than the pictures showed. The hosts had clean towels, separate A/C units in every room, and a large back yard. The property is located right across the street from Lake Michigan, and a few blocks away from Tom's Grocery Store. Kitchen was fully stocked with various cooking equipment and utensils and plenty of hot water for 8 people. There was a propane grill on the deck, fire pit with wooden seats, and lots of outdoor seating. I would highly recommend this property for large groups especially since it is less than a 5 minute drive from downtown Traverse.
    This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in Jun-16

    Great stay, lots of space

    Reviewed by: Natalie on


    Our stay at schooner house was definitely a perfect weekend. Very easy to find. We happened to run in to the owner on the property upon check in, who greeted us warmly and professionally. After entering the home, it became apparent how well kept and clean this property is. Plus, plenty of space for us to stretch out and relax; such a comfortable and quiet area of town. Very convenient to get to the grocery store and all the fun activities around town. Weather didn't permit to spend time grilling on the deck, or to have a fire in the pit (snow in May - got to love Michigan). I would definitely book another stay here in the future!

    Great house/great location

    Reviewed by: Scott B on


    Fantastic stay between Christmas and new years. Plenty of room for everybody. The location is about as good as it gets - easy access to everything. Had a snowstorm one night and the owner had us shoveled out the next morning. Highly recommended.

    Perfect Vacation Rental

    Reviewed by: Rachel M. on


    There was plenty of space for everyone. All the bedrooms were very nicely set up and the air mattress was very comfortable. The dining area and living area were large and good for a group of 9. Location was great, close to the water and not too far from town. Good spot to get picked up for wine tours. Overall the place was perfect for us!

    This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in September 2015

    Amanda B.

    Reviewed by: Great location and nice cottage on


    We had a wonderful girls' weekend at Schooner House. The home was cute and comfortable. More than enough room for seven women staying there. It was clean and had everything we needed. If I had any quibbles it would be that the wifi was spotty at times - we had to unplug and restart it a couple of times - and the bath towels were tiny. The house is very close to downtown Traverse City and you can walk to the Bay. We did have to drive to get downtown, but it was 3-5 min drive...very easy!

    This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in August 2015

    Golf long weekend

    Reviewed by: Michael R. on


    Our group of 4 golfers enjoyed the stay at this very clean and comfortable home which is very close to entertainment, shopping and the West Bay beaches. The yard, fire pit and gas grill helped to make the weekend most enjoyable.

    This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in August 2015

    Spacious, nice location

    Reviewed by: Betsy on


    Schooner house worked well for a family of five-- two parents and three young adults. Location is a 10 minute walk from a family friendly, not crowded beach. Pleasant walk to coffee shop and grocery. Bike trail nearby. Kitchen was well equipped for dinner gatherings on the deck. We would consider returning.

    This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in July 2015

    Great location! Cottage cute!

    Reviewed by: Family + more on


    My family was in Traverse City for a family wedding for the weekend when we stayed at this property. The home was very clean, spacious, homey, and well equipped. Our family really enjoyed staying here. The wedding and reception were downtown TC and this home was very close to all venues. Owners are very responsive. Would definitely love to stay here again!!

    This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in August 2015

    Excellent Place!!!

    Reviewed by: Ling Y. on


    We are a group of three families with 3 children staying in this house for 3 night to celebrate the July 4 weekend. The house is very clean with all the necessary amenities you need from a vacation house. The location is great, close to the beach and the center of the city. The backyard is big for kids to play all types of sports they like. We also had a wonderful night outside with fire, which is an extra for our stay.

    Overall I recommend this house to those who would travel to Traverse City for a vacation, and you will enjoy your whole stay with this choice.

    This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in July 2015

    Manager's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our vacation rental! Thank you for providing us with this awesome feedback. It is great that the amenities and location of the home met all of your needs! We look forward to working with you again in the future! -The Evolve Team

    Wonderful weekend in TC!

    Reviewed by: Sarah on


    This is a wonderful house and I highly recommend it for a large family or group. We had a great time in TC and this house provided the perfect place to sleep and hang out in between adventures. I only wish that they had provided garbage bags and extra toilet paper.

    This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in June 2015

    Cute house, lots of room

    Reviewed by: Erin C on


    This was a nice stay - good location, less than 10 minutes to downtown, & just up the Leelenau Peninsula. It was kind of an odd location, in a seemingly little industrial area with few other houses around. The house was clean, spacious & had everything we needed. This was our first house rental & it was a nice experience. We would do it again.

    This review was posted on VRBO.com for a stay in May 2015

    Great rental

    Reviewed by: Happy Family on


    This was my first VRBO experience, and it was an excellent choice. We were in Traverse City from downstate for a wedding. The 4 bedrooms gave us and our 3 grown children (2 have moved from Michigan to other states) the ideal spot to all be under the same roof for a wonderful family weekend. What a better option than 4 separate hotel rooms! The only negative was the surprising absence of a corkscrew in the otherwise very well-equipped kitchen. That was turned into a positive as we all enjoyed watching the clever actions of one of our sons. He put the bottom of the wine bottle into a shoe to cushion it and repeatedly tapped it on the deck rail until the cork worked its way out. I expect the owner will see this review and make sure a corkscrew is there for future guests :-)

    This review was posted on VRBO.com for a stay in May 2015

    Love Schooner House

    Reviewed by: Cindy & Brian on


    Perfect rental for the family!!!! Handy location! Very roomy inside!! Furniture is very comfy!! Nice yard for the kids! I am very picky about rentals and I stayed here with a friend and I would refer anyone I know to this place!! A must to do while you are in Traverse City is the tall sailing ship " Manitou". Tell Captain Dave on the Manitou Cindy from Kentucky said hello! I know you will fall in love with the area just like I have.

    *This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in July 2014