Sunset Forrest on Jack’s Trail

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 & experience. Enjoy!
5093 Jack Trail
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 or anytime after

Parking: There is plenty of parking in the driveway and there is a 3-car garage for you to use. Please do not park on the side of the street.

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Early Arrival Tip: Message us
Thank you for choosing our home for your place to stay. We hope you enjoy your time here as much as we have. This was our first home we lived in together, and where our child, River, lived for the first two years of his life! We’ve worked hard to create a beautiful and relaxing experience for you, and truly love offering it as a place for people to stay during their visit to Traverse City.

This is the perfect spot to enjoy all that Traverse City and the surrounding areas have to offer. You're near town, but also close to all the beauty of Leelanau county.


 WiFi Login:
Network Name: sunsetforest
Password: takeiteasy

Home Guide

Family Friendly: We have amenities for infants and babies including outlet covers, baby gates, a high chair, pack n play, and toys. Toddler cups, silverware, plates and bowls are found in the kitchen.

Kitchen Amenities: Our kitchen is fully equipped and suited for guests to stay and prepare full meals. Some items include a Ninja blender, 4-slice toaster, drip coffee maker, French press, food processor, plenty of pots, pans, baking sheets, cupcake tins, tea kettle, crock pot, cheese grater, casserole dishes, mandolin slicer, large glass serving bowls, measuring cups and spoons, bar glasses (margarita, martini, wine), martini shaker, Pyrex & storage containers, and more.

There are 2 full-sized fridges (one in the kitchen, one in the garage) plus a mini fridge in the lower level.

House Rules:
● No parties
● No smoking
● Pets allowed: 1 dog
● Please be respectful of our township’s quiet hours: 10pm - 7am
● Please be respectful of our home and treat it with care

How to Use Appliances:
● Dishwasher: Buttons are on the top of the door when you pull the door toward you. Select the cycle you want, hit start, then power. It’s very quiet, and the auto and normal cycles take longer than 2 hours. Dishwasher tablets are under the sink.
● Washer/dryer are in the basement. Pretty self-explanatory and easy to use.
● Thermostat is a Nest smart thermostat located in the upper level living room. We don’t have central air or air conditioning. Our house is surrounded by trees so stays very cool most of the time throughout the summer. In the 5 years we lived here, we only wished we had a/c for about 3 weeks total! It stays very cool, and all the windows can be opened for a nice breeze. If the weather gets in the 90s, keep all the windows shut during the day and open them at night.
● Coffee machine: the filter is reusable; simply add coffee to the filter, water to the reservoir, and press the Brew/Off button.

TVs & Speakers:
● 2 smart 4K TVs, 1 in the upper-level bedroom, 1 in the lower-level living room, with various streaming services available for you to sign in with your username/password including Disney+ package that includes Hulu and ESPN, as well as Netflix, HBO and Amazon
● 4 Google Home mini smart speakers available, 1 in the kitchen and 1 in the lower level bedroom. Use the commands “Hey Google” or “OK Google” to ask questions or play music

Emergencies: Should an emergency occur, please call 911. Fire extinguishers are located under the sink and in the garage. There are smoke/carbon monoxide detectors on each house level (dining room, upper living room, lower living room).

Checkout: Check-out by 10am
** The cleaners are on a tight schedule so there is a fee (from the cleaners) if you are late checking out.**

Please do these quick things before Check Out:
● Place your rinsed dishes into the dishwasher and start a wash cycle before you leave
● Empty all trash cans and put trash in the large trash bin outside
● Cover L-shaped sofa and place cushions in the deck box
● Place any used towels on the floor

Drive Safe!


Best Tacos - Mama Lu's


Red Ginger

Asian cuisine & sushi
237 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 8.2 miles from our home
Local's tip: Elegant/casual dining room dress code. Casual attire accepted in the bar. AMAZING SUSHI!

Mama Lu’s

Great tacos and margaritas
149 E Front Street, Traverse City
Distance: 7.7 miles from our home

The Little Fleet

Open air bar & food trucks
448 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 8.2 miles from our home
Local's tip: Don't miss Happy's Tacos located inside. Delicious. Try a burrito!

Farm Club

Farm, brewery, restaurant & market place
10051 Lake Leelanau Dr, Traverse City

Jacob’s Farm

Family fun
7100 E Traverse Highway, Traverse City

Slabtown Burgers

Local neighborhood burger restaurant
826 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Brown bag burgers & fries are an easy and delicious meals to go


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

Village Cheese Shanty

Sandwich shop
199 River St, Leland
Local's tip: Cash only. Worth the wait!

Art’s Tavern

Old school Northern MI tavern
Craft Cocktails - The Parlor


Mundos 305

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

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

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

Lake Ann Brewing Company

Rustic "up north" brewery
6535 1st St, Lake Ann
Distance: 6.1 miles from our home
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Live music. Great outdoor atmoshpere. You can bring in food from The Stone Oven(located next door)

Hop Lot Brewing Co.

Beer Garden
658 S W Bay Shore Drive, Suttons Bay
Distance: 19.6 miles from our home
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Family friendly. Beer, food, campfires, picnic tables, & outdoor games!

Farm Club

Farm, brewery, restaurant & market place
10051 Lake Leelanau Dr, Traverse City
Distance: 8.6 miles from our home
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Hip yet casual. Delicious food & drinks. Space for kiddos to run around!

Rare Bird Brewpub

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

The Filling Station Microbrewery

Stove oven pizza & craft beer
642 Railroad Place, Traverse City
If you enjoy spicy food like we do, we highly recommend adding the Firebox Sauce!

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Craft Cocktails and Stillhouse
201 E 14th St, Traverse City
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

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!

Kayak, Bike & Brew

Pedal & paddle brewery tour
708 Boon St, Traverse City

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

Adventure Golf, Go-Carts, Bummer Boats & Game Room
1710 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City


Homemade ice cream and farm
7263 N Long Lake 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!

Downtown Leland & Fishtown

A fun downtown and active fishing village full of great shops
Leland, MI

Downtown Suttons Bay

Great place to shop & eat
St Joseph St, Suttons Bay

N.J.’s Grocery

115 W Philip St, Lake Leelanau
Local's tip: Authentic packaged Indian food prepared daily

Fresh Coast Market

Specialty food store, gourmet deli & coffee
7270 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City
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!

Aussie Watersports

Boat, Jet Ski, Kayak & More - Rental &
6214 E Traverse Hwy. (M-72 West) Traverse City
Multiple locations on Lake Michigan. Rentals can be delivered to you!

Ride Leelanau

E-bike rentals
204 N Saint Jospeh St, Suttons Bay

Crystal River Outfitters

Kayak and bike rentals & sales
6249 W. River Road (M22), Glen Arbor
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 searchable on Google

🥾 M22 MicroAdventures (site)
A checklist for those seeking the best adventures of M22

Brittany & Todd