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853 E Front St., Traverse City, MI 49685
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over the last 10 years our family has spent a delightful week at three of the larger cottages (the Carriage House, The Colonial house and the Beach House). The Carriage House has wonderful access and accommodations for wheelchair users. The Beach House has a great layout on the first floor especially the kitchen and a wonderful large deck right on... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed on this property for the last five years. We have really enjoyed the comforts of being able to stay in a beach side house and have it all to our own. Island View Cottages are conviently located near downtown which is packed with all kinds of stores, shops, and restaurants. I would highly recommend this property for... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have grown up spending my summer going to these cottages for vacation. We have met some great people and made life long friends while staying her. I love spending my summers here! The cabin is always clean and if we need anything, they get it for us right away. They take the time to get to know people which... More 

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Bill R, Owner at Island View Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. We enjoy having our guests return year after year. The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Counties, Interlochen Art Academy, casinos, brew pubs, shopping, beaches, hiking, biking, parks and Island View Cottages are all here waiting for your return. Come see us again. Best regards, Bill More 

Warsaw, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We have stayed in the "Beach House" for at least 20yrs, prob longer. We raised our family vacationing every July 4th/Cherry Festival week at Island View. Bill has been a great host...his staff have always been attentive to our needs...and the setting is absolutely the best in all of Traverse City. We're already booked for next summer...now we bring our... More 

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Bill R, Owner at Island View Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. This year we added some shipwreck furniture to the Beach House and Cottage #7 has a new kitchen with hickory cabinets and a remodeled bathroom and shower. I also put new slate floors in the living room, kitchen and bathroom. Thanks again for the review, have a great new year. We will see... More 

Saginaw, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Our families rent ten cabins for the last 15 plus years. We take over this wonderful cozy get-a-way. The owner Bill is more then accommodating and lives on the property. Downtown T.C. is a ten minute walk for all types of shopping and food. The private beach is second to none.I think going there for 15 years speaks for it... More 

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Bill R, Owner at Island View Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. I hope all is well in Saginaw. We enjoy having your family visit us at Island View Cottages each summer. Tell Bill we completed the renovation of Cottage # 7. I am sure he will like it. See you in August. Have a happy New Year. Best regards, Bill More 

Boyne City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We love this place! I first stayed here a few years ago by myself and return whenever possible. Great location...close to everything and I felt very safe. Each cabin has its own character. If you are looking for glamor and glitz, this is not your place...it is quaint and cozy and comfortable. The private beach is awesome with a fire... More 

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Bill R, Owner at Island View Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. Traverse City is a special place and we enjoy meeting new families and returning guests. We are the only remaining cottages located on Grand Traverse Bay in the city of Traverse City. There are plenty of newer motels in Traverse City but we offer a nostalgic return the past, the way visitors use... More 

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have been coming to Island View Cottages every summer for 16 years now. My daughter has grown up here and now comes at the same time in a cottage of her own with her family. The accommodations provide all that we need to have a simple, yet comfortable vacation. Everything we need is included with the cottage. The private... More 

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Bill R, Owner at Island View Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. It has been a pleasure providing cottages to your family. I hope to see you for the next 16 years, by then the grandchildren will be teenagers. Thanks again, Bill More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The main reason my wife and I stayed here is because they are located very close to downtown TC. We stayed in cabin 5 in mid-August. The following are the pros and cons to the cabins. Pros 1. walkable to downtown Traverse City 2. located right on the lake 3. fire pit on the beach and free firewood 4. nice... More 

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Bill R, Owner at Island View Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and stay at Island View cottages. Your comments are appreciated. All of your concerns have been addressed and corrected. We are stocking new pillows, and bedding for the upcoming season. I have personally reviewed your comments with our housekeeping staff and have advised them to be sure this never happens again. Island View cottages are... More 

Dearborn, Michigan
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is very dirty. The bedding is dirty. Bugs under the mattress pad! The pillows are disgusting. To the point that I purchased pillows, sheets, and comforters. I have never done that before. There is so much dust you can build a house out of it! What a shame to rent like this! location isn't bad however I would... More 

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Bill R, Owner at Island View Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. I am sorry that you had a bad experience. Your stay at Island View Cottages was during a short period when I took a break and left someone else in charge. As the owner I take all issues very serious and take all steps to correct them. Please be assured that all of... More 

Juneau, Alaska, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

These cottages are located centrally near downtown Traverse City. Although Cottage #2 is VERY small, it was set up with all that you need to enjoy a beach experience without the five star amenities. Clean, even though the bathroom door got in the way, it has all the items you need to keep house. Although Internet availability is advertised, we... More 

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Bill R, Owner at Island View Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. I am glad you had a nice time at Island View cottages and enjoyed our Up-North experience. Best Bill Rasmussen Owner More 

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Address: 853 E Front St., Traverse City, MI 49685
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Number of rooms: 12

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