Baydream Believer

Welcome! We're excited to have you as our guest. Use our curated guide to fully utilize our home and to discover our favorite local places to eat, drink, shop and experience. Enjoy!
🏠 Address:
10850 South West Bay Shore Drive,
Traverse City, MI (Directions)

Save the time of shopping and packing groceries! Stocked delivers to our home and  fridge before you arrive or while you're out

Check-In: 4pm (Early check in is only available with approval from Bayshore Vacations, please message us for assistance.)

🅿️ Parking: We kindly ask that you not park any vehicles on the road at any time during your stay. Limit of 4 vehicles in the driveway please!

🛜 WiFi Login:
Password: happytiger004

Water:The view of the water is awesome from our place, but we do not own the rights to the shoreline. Please respect our neighbors by not trespassing on the stairs down to the water, the water’s edge, the beach firepit,  or on the docks in front of our home. We do have great beaches just down the road. If there is a violation of this rule, the police will be called and you will lose your security deposit. This is VERY important as any issues with our guests' trespassing can hinder our ability to continue renting out our beautiful home.
**Please again note: We do NOT have access to the shoreline with our property. The beach across the street is private property and trespassers will be ticketed and will lose their security deposit.Squirrels Nest: Back building that holds all our games and additional lounging! The keypad code is the same as the front door. We've put a lot of love into this little place, including making a way to enjoy the beautiful views even when the weather may turn sour. Open the doors wide to the outside to breathe in the fresh Bay air. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play pool, whilst staring out over Grand Traverse Bay! Our detached "Squirrels Nest" area offers a wide range of very flexible uses, all designed for your best Northern Michigan experience in mind. We have 2 high-end queen air mattresses should you need them.

*Please use extra care when using the pool table. Kindly keep any food and beverages away from it. Please be 16 or older or use close supervision if playing with children. Please cover the pool table when not in use.Basement:Washer and Dry on-site, in the basement. Use caution, the stairs are steep and deep. Please respect the owner's storage area and do not use the products from the basement. The upstairs is stocked, but if you should need something and do not find it stocked, please call the management company at 231-269-0145.🗑 Trash:There is a trash can behind the white metal shed for household waste. There is a can and bottle receptacle near the woodpileExtra linens:Extra linens for the downstairs bedrooms can be found in their respective closets. All extra bedding for the upstairs bedrooms, as well as for the pull-out couch and air mattress, can be found in the closet upstairs. The air mattress is also stored in Squirrel’s Nest behind the couch.Heating and Cooling:The house is equipped with zoned heating and cooling. There are thermostats and remote controls in most rooms. You may use the thermostat to control the heat and the remote control to operate the air conditioner.Security Cameras:This Home has exterior flood cameras for safety purposes located on the front and back of the home. Lawn care:We have a lawn care man who comes every Friday, he will not bother you. He is only there to help cut the grass and pick up any sticks in the yard!Fireplace:Please do not use the fireplace in the living room or the stove in the basement. Please do have a great fire in the fire pit and enjoy listening to the waves! Please be sure to extinguish the fire fully when leaving the fire.Miscellaneous:Kindly refrain from burning candles.Please only flush provided toilet tissue down the toilet.No smokingNo petsFireworks are also prohibited.Boat Launch:Suttons Bay Bikes North Park Recreational Area318 N St. Joseph St. (M-22) Intersection of M-204 and M-22

📋 Before checking out we ask that you:

  • Please load the dishwasher and run it

  • Place all used towels in the bathrooms

  • Remove all food from the refrigerator & freezer

  • If you have extra trash/ recycling, please take it to the appropriate bins located outside.

  • Double check to make sure you have not left any personal items in the property or on the rooftop.

  • Close and lock all doors & windows.

Check-Out: 10am. Our cleaning service will arrive at the house promptly at 10am. Please message us 24 hours prior to your check out to request a late checkout. Late checkout without approval will be subject to fee.

Drive Safe!


Seasonally driven breakfast menu - Sugar 2 Salt


Sugar 2 Salt

Breakfast & brunch restaurant
1371 Gray Dr, Traverse City
Local's tip: No reservations. Totally worth the wait! Grab some English Muffins to go!

The Towne Plaza

Breakfast & lunch restaurant
203 Cass St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Try the blueberry pancakes!


Gourmet sandwiches, Italian market & wine
424 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Grab their pasta, sauce, meatballs & focaccia for a quick authentic meal!

Charles and Reid Detroit Pizza

Pizza, salads & sandwiches. Beer & wine to go
113 E. State Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: They have a great $7 beer & slice Lunch Special!


Tacos & tequilas
305 W Front St, Traverse City

Red Ginger

Asian cuisine & sushi
237 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Elegant/casual dining room dress code. Casual attire accepted in the bar

The Burrow

California-inspired restaurant
12930 S W Bayshore Dr, Traverse City

Taproot Cider House

Mostly organic restaurant & tapped ciders
300 E. Front Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great food and excellent selection of tapped ciders


Brick-oven pizzas & authentic Italian
104 Main Street, Lake Leelanau
Local's tip: For a next-level dining experience, ask to meet Eric!

Dairy Lodge

Local ice cream shop
405 N Division St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Cash only. They are open late during Summer
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling


Mundos 305

Coffee bar
305 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Try the Cheddar Lime Hash Burrito!

Silver Spruce Brewing Company

Local brewery with food truck on-site
439 E Eighth Street, Traverse City
Distance: 0.3 miles
Local's tip: Comfortable place to hang out. Great beer!

Rare Bird Brewpub

Local brewery & food
229 Lake Ave, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great beer & cocktails on draft. Try the pork belly nachos!

Mammoth Distilling

Craft cocktails lounge
221 Garland St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great live music most Wed-Sat. Bring in food from Archie's at The Workshop

The Parlor

Craft cocktails, wine, MI beers & food
205 Lake Ave., Traverse City
Locals Tip: TC's best Happy Hour. 1/2 OFF Cocktails 4-6pm. Live music Thurs, Fri, Sat

The Pub

Downtown Gastropub
160 E Front St, Traverse City

North Bar TC

TC’s only year round rooftop lounge
160 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great place to watch sports

Left Foot Charley

Urban winery & tasting room
806 Red Dr Suite #100, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great patio. Try the Cinnamon Girl cider. Delish!

Bonobo Winery

Old Mission Peninsula Winery
12011 Center Rd, Traverse City

Shady Lane Cellars

Leelanau Peninsula winery & vineyard
9580 E Shady Ln, Suttons Bay
Local's note: Great place for good wine with a great patio and outdoor bar.
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

Sara Hardy Farmers Market

Local produce, baked goods, flowers & more
Parking Lot B, Corner of E Grandview Pkwy @ Cass St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Open Saturdays 730am-12pm(May-Oct) & Wednesdays 8am-12pm(June-Oct)

Clinch Park

Beach, splash pad, restrooms, cafe & more
161 E Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City
Local's Tip: Great place to enjoy a beautiful sunrise

State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay

Local downtown movie theaters
Downtown Traverse City
Local's tip: Saturday 10am Kids’ Matinees(State Theatre). All tickets only $1!!!

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Don't miss the tunnel tours.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Beaches, hiking & dunes along Lake Michigan
6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor
Local's tip: Dunes get hot. Morning climbs in Summer are best. Take the scenic drive!

Elmbrook Golf Course

Mature Par 72 Golf Course with great views
1750 Townline Rd. Traverse City
Fresh produce & meats - Oryana


Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market

Meat shop, specialty groceries, beer & wine
407 S Union St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great meats for the grill. Try the bacon jerky!


Organic Grocery Store and Café
260 E. 10th Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: The $5 Roasted Chickens on Wednesdays are the best in TC! Get them early!

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Don't miss the tunnel tours.

Burritt’s Fresh Markets

Specialty Grocery & Meat Market
509 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Fresh seafood and great brats for the grill

Bay Bread Co

Artisan breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies &
601 Randolph St, Traverse City
Local's tip: If you like cheese, try the Cheddar Cheese & Onion Loaf!

Cherry Republic

Cherry products & gifts
154 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Make sure to sample the cherry salsa and BBQ sauces!
Bike & XC ski rentals, sales & service - Brick Wheels


Brick Wheels

Bike service, sales & rentals
736 E 8th St, Traverse City

Leelanau Boat Co.

Boat rentals, service & storage
8585 E Bingham Rd, Traverse City
Local's tip: They have 2 NEW tritoons and a new pontoon for rent. They deliver!

JJ’s Just 1 More, Northern MI Tour

Transportation & tours
Norhtern MI


Local grocery delivery service
Delivering Northern MI
Local's tip: Deliveres made into the rental & directly into the frigde before arrival

Green Mitt

A luxury, eco-friendly auto spa
1840 N US 31, Traverse City
Local's tip: The BEST free vacuums ever!
Downtown Traverse City

🍽 Dining
Most local options close by 9pm. Late night food options: Mode's Bum Steer, Lil Bo's

🅿️ Parking (map)
Downtown and surrounding streets have metered parking and are strictly enforced (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm)
*FREE parking on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

🚻 Public Restrooms (map)

🚲 TART Trails (maps)
A network of multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route

⛱️ Clinch Park
Metered parking
Splash Pad turns off at 6pm

🚗 Transportation
Traverse City has both Lyft and Uber as well as various local taxi companies
Please email any questions

If you need to speak directly, please don't hesitate to call

~ The Bayshore Vacations Team