Cozy Beachside Cottage

Welcome! We're excited to have you as our guest. We've curated this guide to help you fully utilize our home and discover our favorite local places to eat, drink, shop and experience. Enjoy!
14985 Shipman Dr.
Traverse City, MI (Directions)

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

🕓 Check-In: 4pm 

🔓 Entry: Enter 0629# on the key pad for entry. Door automatically locks when closed

💡Early Arrival Tip: If you arrive in the Traverse City area before 4pm, ...............
A quick (note) to welcome you!

🛜 WiFi Login:
Wifi Newtwork: RentalHouse1
Wifi Password: beachlife

🗑 Garbage & Recycling: Bins are shared with the home next door and can be found towards the end of the driveway where you turn in for the home. Please place all garage and recycling in the bins as needed. Garbage pick-up is Friday morning (feel free to take out Thursday night) and the bins will need to be brought to the end of the driveway. They do not come down the driveway to pick-up trash. - Extra garbage bags can be found in laundry room closet

☕️ Coffee: Keurig machine and all K-Cups are in the cabinet and coffee pot with one bag of ground coffee is provided.
There is also bottled water for your use in the fridge  

🔊  Electronics: There is a Bluetooth enabled stereo/receiver located on top of the fridge
- Please be mindful of loud volume levels as we always want to be respectful to our neighbors!

🖥 Roku:  Connected to the TV downstairs. Please feel free to create an account if you do not have one or log-in with your existing account. You'll be able to then access and download any apps you’d like to stream from. If you have questions on the set-up, please feel free to reach out.

🍹 Tiki Bar & Dock: Feel free to enjoy both as they are great places to relax and watch the sunset with a cocktail. Please clean up after you use. Both of our rentals share these, so there may be additional people joining you.

🔒 Check-Out: 10am

📋 Before checking out we ask that you:

  • Please wash all used dishes (just load the dishwasher and run it)

  • Strip all the beds (you can put the sheets at the foot of the beds)

  • Remove all food from the refrigerator & freezer

  • If you have extra trash/recycling, please take them to the trash bin

  • Close and lock all doors & windows

House Rules
- Quiet Hours begin at 10:00 pm. Our community is quiet, and we have a close relationship to our neighbors. Please be respectful
- Our house is ALWAYS non-smoking (vaping, cigarettes, hooka etc) are all prohibited inside our house. If you need to smoke, please do so in the driveway or out by the lake and dispose of all used cigarettes
- All locked cabinets shall ALWAYS remain locked
- No pets
- Please do not flush any feminine products down the toilets
- Please keep shoes off at all in times when inside the house. We do our best to make sure the floors and carpet remain clean for future guests
- No underage drinking allowed at any time
- Please always keep all doors closed when inside the house – we do not want critters sneaking in
- Swimming and any water activity is at your own risk; absolutely no diving off of the dock
***You have supplied us a security deposit which we will use if any of the above has been damaged or any of the rules for our home have been broken***


Seasonally driven breakfast menu - Sugar 2 Salt


Mission Proper

Cafe, coffee shop & mercantile
13795 Seven Hills Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 3.2 miles from our home
WHY WE RECOMMEND: (Brand New!) Café serving great coffee, tea, & seasonal treats

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!


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
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling


Mundos HQ

Coffee Shop
1238 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City
Distance: 14.6 miles from our home
Local's tip: Try the Cheddar Lime Hash Burrito!

Mari Vineyards

Old Mission Peninsula winery & tasting room
8175 Center Rd., Traverse City
Distance: 9.8 miles from our home

Bonobo Winery

Old Mission Peninsula Winery
12011 Center Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 5.2 miles from our home

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.

The Parlor

Craft cocktails, wine, MI beers & food
205 Lake Ave., Traverse City
Distance: 14.8 miles from our home
Locals Tip: TC's best Happy Hour. 1/2 OFF Cocktails 4-6pm. Live music Thurs, Fri, Sat

North Bar TC

TC’s only year round rooftop lounge
160 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 14.4 miles from our home
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Good Modern American Food; trendy space

Jolly Pumpkin

Award-winning oak-aged wild ales & great food in a rustic atmosphere
13512 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City
Distance: 3.3 miles from our home
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Historic, comfy, & rustic local brewery with upscale pub food

The Workshop Brewing Co.

Local craft brewery & live music
221 Garland St, Traverse City
Distance: 14.8 miles form our home
Local's tip: Family friendly. Pinball, darts & board games.

Mammoth Distilling

Craft cocktails lounge
221 Garland St, Traverse City
Distance: 14. miles from our home
Local's tip: Great live music most Wed-Sat

Farm Club

Farm, brewery, restaurant & market place
10051 Lake Leelanau Dr, Traverse City
Distance: 22.4 miles from our home
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Great spot about 6 miles from Downtown TC. You can drive or bike there.
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
Distance: 14.6 miles from our home
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
Distance: 14.4 miles from our home
Local's Tip: Great place to enjoy a beautiful sunrise

State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay

Local downtown movie theaters
Downtown Traverse City
Distance: 14.3 miles from our home
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
Distance: 16.6 miles from our home
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
Distance: 42.2 miles from our home
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
Distance: 18.1 miles from our home

Mission Point Lighthouse

Historic lighthouse
20500 Center Road, ​Traverse City
Distance: 10.0 miles from our home
Fresh produce & meats - Oryana



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

Local artisan bakery
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 text me with any questions or concerns

If you cannot reach me, please text

Wishing you the best stay!