Industrial-Chic Loft

Welcome! We're excited to have you as our guest. We've curated this guide to help you fully utilize our condo and discover our favorite local places to eat, drink, shop and experience. Enjoy!
800 Cottageview Drive 313
Traverse City, MI (Directions)

Save the time of shopping and packing groceries! Stocked delivers to our condo 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: Parking is free and can be found all over the Grand Traverse Commons. The parking lots right out front of the unit building- called Mercato Parking Lot(s)- are pass-only after 9:00 pm. All other parking lots (but still remain aware of signs around the parking lot) are free overnight.- use your own discretion. Best if cars brought are 2 or less. We have left a pass for your use on the counter. If any additional parking is needed, reach out and we will coordinate.

Entry(Elevator & Doors): Entry is best if done through the Mercato entrance- right off of Cottageview Dr. Park and head in the Main Entry 800 Mercato Shops & Dining entrance for easiest access to elevator C.

We recommend using Elevator C, as it brings you closest to the unit door. You will find elevator C across from the shop High-Five Threads and Red Spire. To gain access to the third floor, you must type in the code. Once elevator doors shut, type in elevator code via floor buttons and you will be taken right to the third floor. Any residential marked elevator will work. Once getting off the elevator, turn right and head down the hallway. Look for Unit 313 on your right-hand side.

Elevator Code: (3-G-1-2)
Door Code: This code will be sent the morning of your arrival and will be referenced as the entry code.

Monday- Thursday: 7 :00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
*Please note these are the hours the building is open and unlocked. If you’re planning on checking in after these building hours, please text/email/call Bayshore Vacation Rental at (231) 268-0145 and we can coordinate a time. Once you've checked in you will receive the two keys needed (one unit key and one building key) for you to come and go as needed!

Keys: Keys are provided in a Lockbox on the side of the coat bureau right next to the door of the unit (313). The lockbox combination will be sent to you via email no later than 11:00 am the day of your arrival. In there you will find two sets of keys. There is a key for unit and a key for the main entrance to the building to use after it locks. We ask that you at least enter the unit once before it locks so you can get those keys to enter later with no worry of being locked out of unit.
Wi-Fi & TV Assistance: Both TVs in the unit are Smart tvs with the feature of Amazon Prime. We have already logged in and you will have access to all the TV shows and movies that are included in the prime account. To find this, simply hit the “Amazon Prime” button on the remote. We ask that you do not purchase any additional items on the account. We have apps for Hulu and Netflix but do not have accounts. If you wish to use your own login, we ask that you please log out so future guests do not have access to your account. J (There is no cable in the unit). Remotes will be found under each TV. The unit has private Wi-Fi, login info is below:

WiFi Login:
Name: MyCharterWiFi5f-2G
Password: freeviolin237

***If wifi is failing, please be sure to unplug the router for 5 minutes and plug back in. If this does not work, please reach out to Bayshore Vacations via message.

Trash & Recycling: We provide a trash bin (located under the sink in the kitchen). If you need to use a second bag we ask that you take the full bag to the dumpster outside of the building right near the parking lots. We recycle as much as possible so we ask that you take all recycling to the bins provided for our floor in the laundry room- across from the elevator.

Pillows & Blankets: Extra pillows and blankets can be found in the chest at the foot of the master bed.

Laundry(location and card): The laundry room is right across from the C elevator. We provide a $5 laundry card that will be left on the table for your use. Please do not remove the laundry card from the unit. If lost or stolen, a $25 fee will be administered.
*If needed, an ironing board can be found in the upstairs closet.

Second Entrance: Our unit offers the option to gain access to the Master/3rd floor of the unit. In order to access this floor without stairs, please enter via the 4th floor of the condo (via elevator). The elevator code is to access the 4th florr is 4-G-2-2.

📋 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.

  • Close and lock all doors & windows.

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

condo (via elevator).
*Please make sure the door is locked. We have notes taped to the door for reminders.

Quiet Hours:  When The Grand Traverse Commons doors lock, “quiet hours” begin. Please enter the unit before it locks to get keys out of the lockbox for future re-entry.

***If you have extra trash/recycling, please take them to either the recycling bin located in the laundry room or the trash bin located behind Pleasanton Bakery (see map).


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



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

If you need immediate assistance during your stay, please don't hesitate to call

~ The Bayshore Vacations Team