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Want to enjoy everything beautiful Traverse City has to offer while still experiencing the small-town quaintness this town is known for? Look no further and stay with us as the Island View Cottages! Conveniently located on beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay, our family owned and operated cottages offer a secluded retreat tucked amongst the trees just a short 6-8 minute scenic walk along the water to downtown and less than a half mile from Old Mission Peninsula. Be transported back to a quieter time in one of our vintage cottages from the 1950’s. Still in original condition, these cottages offer many conveniences of home including fully equipped kitchenettes, bed and bath linens, air-conditioning, as well as cable and internet! All cottages are located in close proximity to each other as well as our 132’ private beach. We have 9 cottages and 3 large houses on site that can accommodate group sizes from 2, up to 10 in our largest house, or get a party together and book several!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem


Full view
61Somewhat walkable
Grade: 61 out of 100
42Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
11Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
7Room tips
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The price was great, the location was great, and the cottage was a perfect hub to use while we bounced around the area. On this trip it was just myself and my wife, but we both remarked while there that the cottage would be a great option if we come back up with our kids. We
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Lovely cottages perfect for getaways that has own kitchens for keeping dining costs down. So much to do in northern Michigan but you’ll want to just relax at home in your cottage. I really don’t want to let too many people know so there will always be one available when I want
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The hosts here are fantastic. Quick to respond and accommodate. They were helpful and available anytime we needed it. The cabins were as advertised. Nothing pretentious, but definitely sufficient. The location is right between downtown and the Old Mission Peninsula...couldn't
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Loved this location! They’re so friendly and the cottages are clean with lots of charm and character. The first pits on the beach are great. Everything is easily accessible. We can’t wait to go back!!!!
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Probably the most authentic and unique resort experience being offered within the downtown area, this is 100% locally owned and operated in the heart of Traverse City. These cute beach bungalows have not changed much since my parents used to stay here in the 1970's when they
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This is cabin #1 and it is precious!
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Cottage 4
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Cottage 4
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Cottage 4
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Cottage 4
Looking for two bedrooms for September 27-30? Anything available?
Use air b&b.
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Any availability at all between Aug 25-sep 3?
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Do the cottages have tvs?
No vacancy on those dates.
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Hi Kristen, our cottage #2 and cottage #11 are both still open for those dates. Cottage #2 is a one room cottage with a full size bed that sleeps 2 people. Cottage #11 sleeps 3 people. It has a bedroom with a queen and a kitchen/living room area with a twin pullout sleeper sofa. #2 is $175 per night #11 is $195 per night Please call 231-313-3351 if you'd like to reserve one of these. Thanks, Bill
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"Cottage 7 is great"
"call ahead and ask for the best available room. They always hook you up!"
"Find another place to stay."
"I heard that this hotel are booked solid especially in the summer. So plan early! We will!"
"Any cottage for a small group and any of three houses for a larger group"
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