'Schooner House' Traverse City Cottage w/Deck!

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 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home can comfortably sleep 9, boasts a massive deck looking out over its private backyard, and has an ideal location close to the marina, West End Beach, and Traverse City's many world-class restaurants! Few places can claim to be as beautiful as Northern Michigan - see for yourself while staying at Schooner House.

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: Queen Bed | Bedroom 4: 2 Twin Beds | Additional Sleeping: Queen Air Mattress, Pack n' Play

    The Schooner House is a charming farmhouse 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, including window air conditioning in the bedrooms, free WiFi, Roku TV, and a living room with plenty of space for the entire family.

    Sleeping arrangements include 3 queen beds, 2 of which are upstairs and 1 downstairs, 2 twin 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 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, where you can roast some tasty s'mores and tell stories after the sun goes down.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    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.


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    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, Roku 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!
    - Nearest Major Airport - Cherry Capital Airport (~6.2 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - 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

    Area Activities

    • 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

    Community Amenities

    • Onsite Laundry Facilities

    Included Services

    • 24 Hour Management
    • On-Call Maintenance

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Dedicated Parking Space
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

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

    Nearby Amenities

    • City/Skyline View
    • Garden View
    • Walk to Beaches

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Deck
    • Fire Pit
    • Garden
    • Gas Grill
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Alarm Clock
    • Books
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • DVD Player
    • Dryer
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Games
    • Internet Connection
    • Linens Provided
    • Pack-N-Play
    • Safe for Young Children
    • Smart TV
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Video Library
    • Washer


    • Access Only By Stairs
    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Extended Stay
    • Flexible Max Occupancy
    • Long Term Renters
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (42)
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    Great Location

    Reviewed by: Greg L. on


    We had a great time on vacation.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Great Location and Value

    Reviewed by: Kristen K. on


    We had a great visit to TC and this house was a perfect place for our group of 7. Thank you!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2019

    Nice home for big groups

    Reviewed by: Addie G on


    We had 5 adults and 4 kids and this home was perfect for our needs!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2019

    Wonderful weekend!

    Reviewed by: Kathy K. on


    We had a great stay! The house was super clean and comfortable! The pictures on the website do not do it justice! We would for sure stay there again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2019

    Great holiday with family

    Reviewed by: Lana on


    Location was an A+. House had plenty of your for our entire family of 7. the kids ubered back to the rental for 8$ , a very nice option.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2018

    Would stay again

    Reviewed by: BeeBee F. on


    It's an older house, so it has some of that charm, very comfy and inviting living room, lots of room at the dining room table. Kitchen is a *little* on the small side. We had a little plumbing situation and the owners were easy to reach and quick to repair it. We were 6 adults up for a color tour. Goos location, though it is surrounded by mostly businesses, not in a neighborhood Would stay at this house again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018

    Reviewed by: Amanda on


    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in September 2018

    Nicely equipped. Owners “on the ball”. Great location.

    Reviewed by: Michael R. on


    Centrally located for a most enjoyable golf weekend. Home very comfortable. Fire pit and fairly large backyard both pluses.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Family vacation - plenty of room for all

    Reviewed by: Marlene S. on


    Nice roomy cottage within walking distance of Traverse City and beach. Restaurants and stores nearby.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Perfect location and perfect house!!

    Reviewed by: Liza J. on


    We absolutely loved our 4 night stay at the schooner house. There were 8 of us staying there for a wedding in town and it was perfect. It's deceiving, but the house has a ton of room. The bathrooms are quite big and the bedrooms upstairs are large as well. The house had everything we needed to cook with. The yard is large and had sweet little bunnies hopping around. It was clean and well taken care of. We met the owner, Dave, and we was very nice and checked up to make sure everything met our expectations. He is the owner of the tall ship tours and their workshop is also on the property, so you will want to make sure not to block their shop in the back with your vehicles. The few times someone stopped by, we chatted them up and they were super nice. It took us a few different pizza places to find one that delivers....make sure you use Mancinos. A couple of us went to the Apache Trout grill and they had nothing but great things to say about the food and service and you can walk there. Loved it and would definitely rent again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Great stay in Traverse City

    Reviewed by: Karen W. on


    The whole family met in Traverse City for a vacation and the Schooner House was great! We especially enjoyed the fire pit. One cool evening we sat around it making s'mores, talking and enjoying our time together. The house is in a good location and close to a couple of nice, uncrowded beaches.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Cute house

    Reviewed by: Elaine C. on


    Inside the house was a very nice and clean place to stay. The house manager was quick to reply back with our concerns or requests. Only thing I did not care for was the grape vine overgrowth on the deck. It makes it look sloppy. Both decks had bees and hornet nests, but the grounds crew did spray them when we contacted them about it. Unfortunately, a guest did get stung and we couldn't use the decks as we would have liked. I also wished the grounds crew would put away the garden hose when they were finished watering. It is a safety hazard to leave it laying in the walkway to the deck. Overall, the house is a convenient place to stay for a reasonable price.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Reviewed by: Mitchell on


    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in May 2018

    Reviewed by: Lindsay on


    Great house!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in April 2018

    Reviewed by: Devon on


    This was my first time using an Airbnb rental. This house is awesome. Location was awesome. House was clean and had everything we needed and more. The House was huge and more then enough room for the 8 of us. It was just a wonderful stay in Traverse City.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in April 2018

    Reviewed by: Yosvani on


    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in March 2018

    A great place to stay in TC!!

    Reviewed by: Mia G. on


    What a fun couples weekend! Spent Friday at Right Brain and Rare Bird breweries then Saturday on a wine tour through the Leelanau Penn. stopping at Northern Latitudes, L. Mawby, 45 North and Hop Lot via Grand Traverse Tours. Later that night we ventured out to Brew, Low Bar, and Mackinac Brewing (using Uber of course!). The house was perfect for our size group and had everything we needed. Will be renting again in the future and telling all of our friends! Only thing was we couldn't find the trash bins upon departure so my sister took a few bags home in her truck - no biggie. Can't wait to come back! -Mia
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2018

    Womens Weekend!

    Reviewed by: Michelle G. on


    The Schooner's house was a nice place to stay. We had lots of room inside the house. Only issue was the parking. Only room for 3 cars! We all had fun, that was the main thing!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017

    Reviewed by: Kaylee on


    We had a good stay here! It was close to downtown and lots of room in the house. Nice big bathroom upstairs and good size rooms with comfortable beds. I� would recommend staying here.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2017

    Great location. Thank you !

    Reviewed by: Anna B. on


    ? Very large and location was perfect
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on October 6, 2017

    Great weekend getaway retreat.

    Reviewed by: Rebecca L. on


    Everything was amazing during our stay. The house was clean and quaint. Would absolutely reccomend and stay here again! Great location.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on September 29, 2017

    The property was well kept.

    Reviewed by: Scott B. on


    We found the house to be well kept. Bedding was good, bathrooms roomy, plenty of room to spread out. The landscaping could use some attention. Great location for wine touring on the peninsula.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on September 15, 2017

    Schooner House is great!!

    Reviewed by: Anonymous on


    Schooner House was a great location for our annual girls weekend! It was clean, spacious and close to town! We will definitely be coming back!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on September 21, 2017

    Adorable house and close to everything!

    Reviewed by: Scott D. on


    We came to stay at this house for our annual anniversary trip with 3 other couples. The house was very close to downtown, wineries and TART Trail. The queen beds were comfy and it was nice not to have to bring our own towels and sheets. I gave it 4 stars because the twin beds in the smallest bedroom were tiny for our 6' tall friend. Also, the wifi went out so that we didn't have internet connection or cable. We did make use of the DVD selection, however. Overall, we would rent this house again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay May 19, 2017

    Bayshore Marathon Weekend

    Reviewed by: Scott D. on


    The property was great for our family for the weekend of the big race. The house had an excellent location and was very roomy. Everything you needed was in the house. The only comments I would share is that there is a storage building behind the house we had three or four visitors to the building over just a few days...so if you like privacy then this may not be ideal for you.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay May 26, 2017

    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