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Bay Town Suite...hospitality by the bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Tourist Suite, sleeps 4, full bath, total privacy, close to beach & downtown

Stay in a king hotel suite without the hotel price in beautiful Traverse City Michigan, and have the convenience of location, amenities, and the inside scoop on where to go, eat, and relax. Bay Town Suite is a King deluxe suite that offers privacy, location, and affordability.

Our private King suite includes a full bathroom, King bed, mini fridge, microwave, free wifi, flat screen tv, fireplace and more. Enjoy our spacious deck, use of grill, and flagstone fire pit for evening fires. Join us for happy hour on the patio and get the inside scoop on Traverse City from a local perspective.

Our suite is just 4 blocks from downtown Traverse City and 2 blocks to the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay, Bryant park beach. Conquer the traffic and parking by using our two complimentary bikes or enjoy a leisurely walk down historic Washington Street to shops and dining.

As an educator and retired business owner, we have lived in the Traverse City area for over 30 years and enjoy dining, entertainment, and the beauty of Traverse City and surrounding parts of Northern Michigan. We are excited to share our love for the area with our guests.

More Details

Jody Mackey
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Jody Mackey

Meet Norm & Jody:

We are excited about this new venture. We love living in Traverse City and we love to travel. One thing we've learned through travelling is how much we like staying with or meeting someone who knows the lay of the land. Getting the inside scoop on a destination makes everything about vacationing more enjoyable. We hope to offer that unique experience to you!

We enjoy beach time, dining out, great music, having fun with friends, and meeting new people. Bay Town Suite is our way of creating a business that capitalizes on our interests and expertise, while allowing us the freedom to enjoy and share the beauty of Traverse City.

Jody Mackey purchased this studio in 2013

Why Jody Mackey chose Traverse City

Bay Town Suite is designed around spaciousness and comfort. Sleep peacefully on our King comfort mattress with quality linens and pillows. Relax on our sofa with a fire and watch TV or enjoy a beverage from the mini fridge. Need our fold out bed? No problem; there is plenty of room for an extra guest. At Bay Town Suite you get it all; comfort, value, and the quality of a hotel suite. Make your reservation today.

What makes this studio unique

At Bay Town Suite, you get the best of both worlds, great accommodations and a personalized vacation with all the extra touches that the big hotels can't provide. Best of all is our location-- in the heart of downtown TC for a fraction of hotel prices!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on May 8, 2017 for a stay in May 2017 on Tripadvisor:

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at Baytown Suites and had a great time. The Mackey's are wonderful people and were very helpful and provided good tips regarding the local establishments. The room was clean and spacious and best of all a great value. We love Traverse City and we would definitely stay here again.
May 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Traverse City, Michigan

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Our suite has a full bathroom with tub and shower, vanity, fresh towels, toilet paper and hand soap. Guest need to bring shower necessities and other toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 on couch, 1 on twin rollaway bed.
  • King comfort bed with quality linens and pillows. We also offer a twin rollaway bed (that is suitable for a child/teen) and there is room to sleep on the L shaped couch.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.9583335 based on 37 reviews

A Little Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family & I decided to visit Traverse City as a last minute getaway before the close of summer. We definitely wanted to be close to town & couldn't believe it when we found this gem. The suite was very clean & cozy; just perfect for the four nights we were in town. We especially enjoyed the bikes. They were a super fun & convenient way to get around town. The hospitality was great too. For instance, our son mentioned s'mores one morning & Jody had a fire going when we got back from dinner that night. I couldn't believe it! She & Norm were both very friendly & helpful. I definitely recommend the suite for a few nights in this phenomenal city. The location was great too!

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review. Norm and I want our guests to get the most out of their vacation and we knew your son really wanted to have s'mores. Glad it worked out to do it and get to know you all better. We hope to see you back!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The owner was very nice and accommodating. It is at great location very choose to beach and town.

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean and up to date studio with all amenities of a hotel suite plus access to washer, dryer and fire pit for smores.

Thanks Jody and Norm for all your eating and beach recommendations.

We had a great time.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful place to stay! We enjoyed riding bikes to the nearby breweries, and being able to walk to the beach with use of a wagon and beach chairs to borrow. Close to downtown too ... great location! The suite was extremely clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed and we truly appreciated the advice about where to eat (and not) and fun things to do. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the detailed review. We try very hard to make sure our guests can show up and go with our bikes and beach equipment! We hope to see you back!
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Bay Town Suite - TC's best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit was equally impressive as the first! A meticulously kept suite offered a great bed, great shower and great hosts! We enjoyed our morning coffee on the backyard deck and an evening campfire to end one of our beautiful boating days! Jody and Norm are the perfect hosts and their recommendations for dining and activities are to be respected! We so enjoyed the Rove winery... the view really is beautiful and the Chardonnay is special! The location is perfect for walking or biking to town. We loved dinner at the Cook's House and the Heirloom tomato salad was a special treat! Go and enjoy a great stay at the Bay Town Suite!!!

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for choosing Bay Town Suite once again. We can't wait to have you back!
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Bay Town Suite is SUPER!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay could not have been more comfortable. The suite is gorgeous. The location is outstanding. The nearby beach is beautiful. The bikes and kayaks are the cherry on top. Most of all, Jody and Norm are excellent hosts. I just want to go back!

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bryant Park
Car: not necessary

Traverse City Michigan is one of the top vacation destinations in the United States. Our area boasts incredible beaches, local wineries, and exquisite local cuisine. Enjoy entertainment and festivals, like our Traverse City Film Festival or National Cherry Festival and seek our nearby natural features like the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan and more. Spend time on our Tart Trail system or enjoy shopping in our beautiful downtown area. TC is the place to be! A short walk or bike ride from our tourist suite takes you to most all Traverse City has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Traverse City, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rates
Nov 8 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Rates
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$76.57
Tax Rate 6.0%

May and early June we will consider fewer night stays. Pets MUST be pre-approved. A $60 cleaning fee is and a refundable $250 deposit are required. Dogs 30lbs or less only please and must be crated in suite at all times when you are not in the room. We have crates to lend. We do not accept pets June 15th-September 3rd.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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