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If you are like most you are probably just starting to wrap your head around potential summer vacation plans for the year. We find ourselves losing track of time and end up having to plan at the last second. Doing so can take away key elements of your proposed trip possibly leaving you with fewer activities to enjoy. With that in mind planning now for a Traverse City winter getaway, this year is a great idea. Take a look at why:

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It is no secret that our selection of vacation rentals is some of the best in the area. Each of our properties has special features and fine amenities to make your stay as comfortable as ever. When you book your vacation rental in advance you will have access to the full selection. Many of our properties are favorites for guests and often get booked up in advance. By reserving your rental now you can beat the eventual crowd and secure that property that is perfect for you and your family.

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Save on Your Rental

Another great aspect of reserving your vacation rental in advance is having a possible discount on your term. Reservations placed in advance have the possibility to secure a certain percentage of your total for your stay. This allows you to save money before your vacation has even begun! We all know that vacations can end up weighing heavy on the wallet so plan ahead and save some money for your future trip to Traverse City.

More Time to Prepare

Finding the perfect vacation rental and saving on it are not the only positive aspects of planning for your winter escape to Traverse City. By booking your trip in advance you will be giving yourself so much more time to plan for incredible activities. Traverse City has plenty to do and see here in the Traverse City winter season. Many activities may require reservations in advance. If you wait too long to start planning for these festivities, you may miss out on the reservation window. Look in advance and bookmark all of the fun activities you want to try out; this way you know where to look again in case it is too early to reserve your fun.

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As you can see there is no wrong reason to start planning for your winter escape today. Reserve your vacation rental in Traverse City for your winter fun!

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The next time you visit Indonesia you can experience a slice of Bali when you book a stay at Villa Kosy. This majestic villa is a spacious home that offers high-end features for a stay like no other. Villa Kosy will have you never looking to book a stay anywhere else in Indonesia. Take a look at what you can find inside:

Spectacular and Modern Villa

Villa Kosy is a stunning combination of interior and exterior design that provides a villa like no other. Guests will fall in love with the unique format as the home features outdoor areas inside the home. Guests will step inside this Bali vacation property and take a look around the huge space around them. The living area features plenty of plush seating and connects to the outdoor garden that is in the center of the home. The kitchen comes complete with beautiful granite countertops, natural wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. Natural tile can be found all throughout the primary living areas too.

the pool of Villa Kozy at night

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Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Villa Kosy features a total of four bedrooms allowing up to 10 guests to experience this villa at once. Each bedroom comes with a four-poster bed that is fitted with a plush mattress and fine linens. Each bedroom also connects out to the backyard and has working areas for those who need to work during their stay. Villa Kosy also comes with two shared bathrooms. Don’t let the smaller number of bathrooms fool you into thinking there is not enough space for everyone. These bathrooms are spacious in size and feature natural stone countertops, huge soaking tubs, and much more. You will find a personal spa experience inside each one.

Additional Amenities

Villa Kosy features a wonderful garden outback where you can find your inner peace. As mentioned, each bedroom features private yard access. You will feel like you are in Bali as the huge palm trees tower overhead. The patio deck features an outdoor dining table to take your meal outside with. The luxury covered patio has plenty of plush seating. The swimming pool is a work of art and lets you take a dip during the warmer months of summer.

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A stay at Villa Kosy is a truly magical experience that everyone needs to have. Book this luxurious Bali vacation rental today for the best stay in Indonesia.

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Everyone knows that the start of the summer season will always be Memorial Day. Get a head start on your summer travel plans by making the trek up to Traverse City. Our Michigan home has plenty for you to be excited about. The city has many exciting summer activities to join in on along with some Traverse City Memorial Day events. Take a look at why you should stay in Traverse City for this Memorial Day:

Hit the Golf Clubs

There is no better way to relax during your Memorial Day Weekend than starting the morning off with a round of golf. Traverse City golf resort’s typically offer an incredible discount rate around Memorial Day letting you hit the green cheaper than ever before. The Memorial Day Weekend also sees the first of summer travelers hit the city so make sure you reserve your tee time well in advance!

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Beach Time

Another summer time activity that is a necessity for Memorial Day is some time at the beach. Traverse City is surrounded by various lakes up here in Northern Michigan. The water is always crystal clear and the sand is soft as ever. Michigan lakes and their accompanying shorelines will make you feel like you are at an ocean beach but without all of the salt water. Take a casual stroll down the shore or take a dip so you can cool off during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. Don’t forget to also take a glimpse at the scenic lighthouses located on the lakes too!

Explore Downtown Traverse City

Now that the weather is absolutely inviting you can use your time in Traverse City exploring the outdoor areas. This includes taking a stroll through Downtown Traverse City where you can find over 150 different boutiques and restaurants. Many of the local coffee shops and restaurants have patios letting you enjoy your meal or beverage under the great weather. You can easily lose several hours window shopping through all of the unique shops where you can find some truly incredible gifts to take back home.

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As you can see the upcoming Memorial Day holiday is a great time of year to come and explore Traverse City for yourself. Check out our exclusive vacation rentals in the area where you can find the best stay in town. Reserve today just in time for the Traverse City Memorial Day!

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Get out this spring season and make the most of a family getaway. There are a variety of reasons you could have to visit a vacation destination such as Traverse City. This includes the upcoming Easter holiday, a time often spent with family. Traverse City offers a variety of activities and events to make your stay unforgettable. Take a look at how you can celebrate a Traverse City Easter this year:

Easter Brunch at Black Star Farms

Grab a bite to eat with a lovely Easter brunch located at Black Star Farms. This event center offers the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion such as a wedding. Each year they offer one of the best Easter brunches in the entire city. This family style brunch offers something on the menu for everyone. Reserve a private table where you and your family can dine together in a fine dining setting. Bottles of wine and mimosas will also be available to enjoy an adult beverage or two with your meal!

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Traverse City Easter Egg Hunts

Traverse City also features various Easter egg hunts each year. First Congregational Church Community offers an annual Easter egg hunt that is available for all ages to join. The egg hunt will keep your children busy for hours as you sit back and enjoy a variety of refreshments including donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate. The event also offers plenty of arts and crafts including face painting and more. Let the kids jump around in the indoor bounce house. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to take photos with the kiddos so they can remember this exciting event. A separate egg hunt is typically offered later in the day reserved for children with special needs so everyone can have fun on Easter. Easter will take place on Sunday April 9th for all kinds of exciting events!

Spring Activities

Guests visiting during the Traverse City Easter Weekend will also be able to enjoy a variety of spring activities including seeing the cherry blossom trees, visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, and so much more. There is so much to see and do whenever you visit Traverse City around Easter!

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As you can see Traverse City is just as fun around Easter as it is all other times of year. Book one of our fine vacation rentals today so you can find the perfect vacation getaway.

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As the winter season continues to move forward, you know that means Valentine’s Day just is just around the corner. Whether you visit Traverse City around Valentine’s Day or plan for a romantic trip any other time there is plenty to do here for couples. Take a look at some of the best romantic activities for couples in Traverse City:

Book a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Nothing says romance quite like spending some quality time with a loved one hundreds of feet up in the air. Hold on to your loved one tight as a hot air balloon will take you around for a thrilling tour of the air. You will get some of the finest views in the city from up here. Traverse City Balloon Tours will take you up for this romantic activity and even include an in-air toast. This experience is one you and your loved one will remember for years to come.

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Walk Around Traverse Bay

One of the most beautiful attractions in all of Traverse City is Grand Traverse Bay. You and your loved one can take in the incredible views of the water as you take a little stroll together. Enjoy your special time together exploring such a beautiful sight.

Book a Wine Tour

Traverse City features a variety of different wineries that specialize in local grapes and special vintages of wine. Spend some time with your loved one exploring these beautiful vineyards together. You can avoid having to drive by booking a winery tour. This allows you to visit multiple wineries in a single day and have your transportation provided to you. Most tours include wine tastings as part of your package so you can try out a little bit of everything. Don’t forget to purchase bottles of wine to take back to your vacation rental.

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Explore The Village

One of the best romantic activities is seeing all of the incredible attractions and sights located at The Village in the Grand Traverse Commons. You will have access to a variety of restaurants along with some truly unique boutiques to shop at. The Victorian-style buildings are a marvel to see in person and will make for an incredible romantic outing.

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There are even more romantic activities awaiting you here in Traverse City. Book today and get ready for an exciting getaway with your loved one.

Book A Romantic 1 Bedroom Condo In Traverse City

Why spend your time in an old and tiny hotel room when you can have a newly built vacation condo all to yourself? Treat yourself to a brand-new vacation rental right here in Traverse City when you book a stay at 962 L. This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation condo offers a variety of high-end features and will keep you close to many of the reasons why you want to stay in Traverse City.

Cozy Interior

962 L takes advantage of all the space it has to make it feel like a spacious home. This vacation rental is perfect for those who plan on spending their time exploring Traverse City and want a comfortable lodging to come back to. Guests will enter this studio property with its personal ground floor entrance. As with most studio apartments, 962 L features an open layout that connects all of the areas into one room. Guests will enter the property and find beautiful shades of grey and sky blue that are further decorated with charming décor. As you look inside you will find a cozy futon that folds out and allows an additional guest to stay with you. The plush mattress offers a comfortable night of sleep and is big enough for two guests.

The kitchen can be off to the side and features stainless steel appliances, granite countertop space, and a folding kitchen island that is also used as a table. The natural stone mosaic tile offers an elegant ambience that wraps around to the side of the studio. The bathroom features plenty of space and additional granite countertops. The walk-in shower lets you rinse off and prepare for another exciting day of exploring Traverse City. Toiletries are always provided just in case you leave anything at home. Last but certainly not least, guests will have access to a cozy patio deck where they can enjoy a morning cup of coffee or watch the sun set. This property is just a mile from the Old Mission Peninsula where you can find a variety of wineries and other great attractions. Don’t miss out on this incredible rental in the heart of Traverse City.

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There is no better time than today to start planning ahead for your vacation getaway to Traverse City. Book now and find the perfect vacation rental for your stay.

When vacationing to Puerto Rico, you will want to find a vacation rental that offers comfort and luxury combined. There is no better space for that than Villa Esencia Del Mar, a property found in our West Beach Residences. This rental is located right on Dorado Beach that is protected from the local reef and adds an elegance to the area. Esencia Del Mar is a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home that has enough space for up to 8 guests at any single moment.

Luxury Interior Design

When you book a stay at Esencia Del Mar, you will feel like royalty. This home features gorgeous custom flooring, floor to ceiling window panes, and all modern furnishings and décor. Guests will walk in and find themselves heading into the spacious living area. Crème colored furnishings and modern décor provide a comfortable space for everyone to relax in. A flat screen TV provides you access with all of your favorite TV programming. Guests will love having the patio door right there giving you access to a spacious patio with beautiful granite flooring and wall space. The patio furniture offers the perfect spot to stare out onto the beach. Back inside, the gourmet kitchen offers a gorgeous space where you can prepare a meal. The minimalistic yet stylish kitchen features jet black cabinetry, white granite countertops, and brand-new appliances. Expect to find everything you need to prepare a delicious feast that can be enjoyed at the nearby dining room table.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

When it comes time to sleep, you will find the bedrooms to be just as luxurious as the remainder of the home. The master suite comes complete with a king size mattress, en suite bathroom with a jacuzzi, projection screen, office space, and direct ocean views. The second bedroom has a spacious queen bed with an en suite bathroom, flat screen TV, and jacuzzi. The last room is perfect for children with twin beds along with an en suite bathroom. Each room has central AC along with a fan so you can remain comfortable in bed all summer long.

Property Amenities

Overall, you will be satisfied with your choice to book a reservation at Esencia Del Mar. Don’t forget about the two local golf courses where you can play a full round of golf. Pets are allowed on the property with prior permission from the owner only. Make sure to book this property today for your upcoming stay in Puerto Rico.

It is time to start planning for your next vacation getaway so why not make it for the Thanksgiving holiday. With the fall season in full swing there has never been a better time to see Traverse City for the first or tenth time. The colors of the leaves are beautiful shades of reds and oranges and plenty of holiday activities become available. Take a look at how you can enjoy Thanksgiving in Traverse City this year:

Make Your Thanksgiving Feast

One of the biggest Thanksgiving traditions that most families have is preparing a feast at home. There is nothing quite like a home cooked meal with all of the savory dishes that are served. You can still have your home cooked meal even when traveling when you book one of our vacation rentals. Each property features a full-size kitchen that comes with everything you need to prepare a meal. You can expect to find all of the essential cooking ware you need along with plenty of countertop space to use. Full-size appliances inside each home makes it so that you can prepare most dishes at once and even have space in the fridge for leftovers. Use up the entire dining room table for a delightful meal that is expected of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Events

2021 has allowed many large events to take place again and the same goes for Traverse City. One event that is often a local tradition is running in the Up North Media Turkey Trot. This will be its 14th year and will be taking place on Thanksgiving morning. This year’s event will be back in person after it was virtual last year. The Up North Media Turkey Trot is a 5K run/walk that you can go at your own pace. The 5 Mile Flier is a race intended for those who have experience with races such as these. No matter which route you choose you can expect plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family along with earning your Thanksgiving feast later that day.

Traverse City Fun This Thanksgiving

You too can get ready for another exciting Thanksgiving holiday especially when you book a trip to Traverse City. Reserve one of our vacation properties to have access to everything you need for an incredible holiday journey. Get ready for your new family tradition!

Halloween is a great time of year to come experience Traverse City for the first or hundredth time. The city features a variety of unique Halloween events, and the slower travel season means it is easier than ever to experience some exciting activities in the area. Take a look at some exciting things you can do for Halloween in Traverse City this year:

Zombie Run 5K Run

Lace up your running shoes as the 13th Annual Traverse City Zombie Run is upon us. This ghoulish race has been a local favorite for years now with its exciting theme. The Zombie Run is a 5K race that can also be walked for those looking for a casual work out. The event is sponsored by Right Brain Brewery who provide plenty of beer for some post-race refreshments. Additional activities include a medal ceremony, live music, costume prizes, and some zombie socialization. Who knew zombies could run so fast? The 13th Annual Traverse City Zombie Run will take place on Saturday October 30th.

Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk

Halloween in Traverse City also features plenty of events that are perfect for children of all ages. This includes the Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk that will also take place on October 30th. Participating stores found in Downtown Traverse City will be hosting a trick or treat for all the costumed children walking around. Everyone is encouraged to show up dressed for the occasion as tasty candy is passed out. The Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk will take place from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM and is free for all to attend.

See the Changing Colors

When you visit around Halloween you may notice that the colors of the leaves are changing. Go see the beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow as the leaves start turning. Some great areas to do that can be found around Hickory Meadows on the outskirts of Traverse City.

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These are just a few of the many different ways to spend your Halloween vacation right here in Traverse City. Our vacation rentals are some of the finest properties in town and will keep you comfortable every day of your stay here.

Not every meal needs to be a fancy affair when visiting Traverse City. The area features plenty of unique and locally-owned restaurants that will provide a great dining experience on any budget. Take a look at some of our favorite spots for casual restaurants in Traverse City:


You can enjoy delicious New American cuisine in a casual atmosphere when you dine in with Poppycocks. This local restaurant is known for their flavorful meals and live jazz music. This restaurant allows you to show up casual while enjoying entrees that look like they were prepared at a fine dining restaurant. Enjoy meals such as fresh cuts of seafood, short rib, various pasta dishes, and much more. Poppycocks also has an extensive martini selection that is their signature drink. Additional drink options include a variety of wines so you can enjoy a bit of everything during your meal at Poppycocks.

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It does not get more casual than with an exciting meal found over at Bubba’s. This local favorite is known for their selection of unique burgers along with a variety of craft beer options. Each burger is grilled fresh to order and is topped with some fascinating toppings. Additional items on the menu that are sure to get a glace from you are the mac and cheese bites and “Irish Sushi.” The daily happy hour always has incredible food and drink specials for you to choose from too. Now that is casual dining done right at Bubba’s!

The Filling Station Microbrewery

Casual dining does not mean you cannot try somewhere unique during your stay in Traverse City. The Filling Station Microbrewery continues to be a local favorite for their handcrafted ales along with their selection of tasty pub food. You can order from a menu that includes different flatbread pizzas and salads. Locals report the tasting room is a cozy dining area where families are always welcome. Make sure to pair your pizza with a tasting flight of all their unique beers offered on the menu!

More Dining Options in Traverse City

These are just a few of the many casual dining spots found all around Traverse City. Prepare for your stay by reserving one of our vacation rentals here by the lake. You can enjoy close proximity to all of the local attractions along with having luxury amenities to make your stay a comfortable one.

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