16 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Traverse City, MI - Updated 2023


Michigan’s four-seasons playground has never gotten any bolder or better than now. Whether it is during the glittering white snow in winter or the sugar-sand beaches in summer, the odds of getting bored in this fun-for-all city are an all-time low. Get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing; for Traverse City’s outdoor recreations are ongoing for 365 days straight. Taste some of the most exquisite delicacies and admire some of the most scenic landscapes - there are plenty of things to do in this vibrant city. Come during whatever season you prefer, for Traverse City will never fail to surprise you with a bang. With such wide varieties that appeal to everyone, it is only a must that the vacation rentals have similar standards. Whether you want to indulge in a bed and breakfast or rent a holiday home, there are plenty of options for you. Get ready to fall in love because our top picks for Airbnbs in Traverse City, MI will surely make you feel welcome.

1. Centrally located vacation rental near the beach (from USD 62)

Planning a trip to Traverse City and looking for an Airbnb to stay in with your significant other? Here’s a cozy accommodation you might want to check out. The place has one cozy queen bed, just enough for up to two people. It also comes with heating and air-conditioning to keep you comfy whatever the season. The patio offers a relaxing retreat away from the crowds. Wireless Internet can be accessed throughout the property.

Several restaurants, shops, food trucks, bars, and other establishments are all within walking distance. The beach and Boardman River, where you can go fishing, kayaking, and enjoy other watersports, are a few blocks away.

Nice Unit (B) downtown TC, 5min walk to Front St!
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
429 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we really our stay at this wonderful cute and cozy air bnb we really appreciated the little touches i
very clean & tidy
very quiet clean and nice sized
great little place - super clean well kept and quiet
the hosts had great communication with us and kept everything very clean
the unit was very clean and had everything available that we needed
the hosts were communicative and added lovely special touches to make you feel welcome
parking was great - host was communicative
great location for walking or driving
super cute place with an easy walk to downtown
the location was perfect also so close to the heart of traverse city
the walk to downtown tc was short and the location was ideal for day trips
we loved the location of jim’s place very close to restaurants and a great running trail along the waterway
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2. Converted farmhouse: romantic Martin House (from USD 300)

Located 10 minutes from the beaches of Traverse City and 30 minutes from Glen Arbor, this breathtaking 1900s farmhouse has been adapted to a modern rural Airbnb vacation rental lined with beautiful touches and furnishes. Featuring an outdoor space decked with a flower garden and a family-style fire-pit, a screened-in porch, a large yard, and private access to the 17-mile Leelanau Trail; indulge in this interesting and unique design of this lovely historic home. Take your pick from the three pretty bedrooms; the master bedroom sits a queen bed with splendid views surrounding the barn and woods, the guest bedroom has two single beds in a comfy space, and the upstairs loft - the fairest of them all. Tucked in a cosy nook in the corner of the room is a daybed and trundle bed squeezed together to form one, surrounded by warm light and tons of books - our top pick!

Martin House
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
216 reviews  Wifi Available
Farm stay 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i'm a stickler for comfortable sleeping spaces with nice sheets and this fit the bill
only one toilet was a bit challenging with 5 of us but otherwise nice amenities
the space was perfect for family with room to spare
it has the perfect kitchen for cooking and is fully stocked with supplies
if you're debating whether it would be comfortable for a small group be assured that it would be
very clean with everything needed
clean house and great style
lovely clean and scenic setting
everything was clean and beds were very comfortable
it was sparkling clean and very cozy
host was responsive and accommodating
overall a prefect home outside of home and an even better host to round it off :)
i loved how marissa uses eco friendly and cruelty free products throughout her home
marissa is a great host and offered great suggestions
marissa was such a gracious host and shared so many details about the area
the location is amazing
great location too
the location was perfect
the location was ideal distance to tc and had private access to the bike trail
the location is fantastic very close to downtown tc and also to leelanau
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3. Close to Downtown Traverse: charming & artistic home (from USD 250)

Located in a quiet and charming neighbourhood called “SoFo” just four blocks to Old Town and 1.3 miles (2 kilometres) to the main strip in Downtown, this is one of the most laid-back Airbnbs in Traverse City, and it’s perfect for friends, couples or families. Lovingly decorated with photography, art, books and treasures from the host’s adventures from all over the world; this artistic vacation rental has three bedrooms to provide you with the most comfortable stay. Laze around the king bed in the first bedroom, or lounge around the queen bed in the second - the comfy couch in the living room also opens up into an additional bed cosy for two. The third bedroom has an air mattress that fits two, please ask you hosts for pictures if you are interested to see how it looks like!

Quaint Space, Fenced Yard for Pet - Month to Month
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
473 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning worked great
the house is adorable comfortable well equipped and has a huge fenced backyard
a well set up kitchen and many thoughtful touches
stylish comfortable with ample room for travelers and their furry companions
very clean and comfy space
clean fully stocked and very comfortable
very clean cute home
clean cute and easily accessible
very clean and cute home
wonderful hosts who accommodated our every need
kendall and marta were great hosts
marta and kendall and excellent hosts
the hosts are very considerate and helpful
great hosts really wonderful stay
great location to the area
super cute place and convenient location
this was a cute space in a great location
you will be glad you chose this place it is very cute
location was very easy to get to and bikes were provided
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4. Upnorth vibes: Creekside log cabin for four (from USD 253)

If you’re on the lookout for classic cabins for rent in Traverse City, MI then we’ve got a good one for you. Not only is it close to the beach but this beautiful property also gives outdoor enthusiasts a chance to enjoy activities like hiking and kayaking. Guests can make use of the hot tub to ease sore muscles after a long day, and the memory foam mattresses in both bedrooms ensure you get a good night’s sleep. This place has everything you and your family need for a great holiday in the heart of nature.

Hot Tub-Fireplace-Block to Beach-Up North Vibes
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
210 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the beds were sooo comfortable with memory foam mattresses
very clean nicely decorated
cabin was extremely clean and decorated very nicely
as always the house was spotless and comfortable
very clean peaceful and creatively put together
thanks to lauren for a sparkling clean house and excellent local tips
lauren was a great host
they were great host
lauren is very responsive to questions
the host was very responsive & made us feel welcome
hosts clearly put a lot of thought into pleasing their guests
very cute cabin close to the beach
great location - close to downtown and sightseeing
very cute little place great location to downtown and everything else
very cute and cozy close to restaurants and activities
really great place with a convenient location
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5. Chic condo in historic building with high ceilings at Grand Traverse Commons (from USD 106)

Travelers to Michigan can live it up for a few days during their staycation or summer getaway and book their accommodations with at the Grand Traverse Commons condominium. This stunning sunlit property has been preserved over the years as it is a historic building in Traverse City. The 15 ft. (4.6 m) high ceilings are complemented with tasteful modern midcentury art and furniture. Carrie’s condo is often booked on Airbnb for its quiet location, charming interiors, and superb amenities like Wifi access, cable TV, air conditioning, heating, free parking, and a balcony to get a sweet view of the historic city. The building itself also offers fully guided tours of the commons that cater to travelers who love to learn about history while traveling.

Condo in Historic Building
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
341 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cute apt lots of natural light
the stay was amazing and the room was beautiful
it was clean and exactly as advertised
carrie's place is clean neat and stylish
the condo is clean and well cared for
it is very clean with tasteful appointments and a comfy cozy bed
super clean we will be returning here
owner is very helpful
great space and great hosts
amazing place with an amazing host
extremely helpful host we hope to be back again
truly an exceptional property and the super host rating is most deserved
the location is perfect
it’s close proximity to all attractions
great place with great location
really cool historical location and very close to shops and restaurants
good space in a great location
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6. Great ambience & lake: tranquil beach retreat (from 206 USD)

There are few Traverse City vacation rentals as well-situated as this one. This property is located close to one of the city’s most scenic lakes! Take a chance on this sandy beachfront home perfect for a relaxing family retreat, close to quaint shops, restaurants and breweries. Fully decked with three comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms, in this Airbnb you can choose from the king bed in the master bedroom, the daybed and trundle in the second bedroom, and the double bunk beds in the third bedroom. Please ask your hosts for pictures of the third bedroom if you are interested. The open-concept living room is airy and spacious, and also includes a sofa that can double up as a bed if needed. Bedrooms aside, try kayaking and paddling in the majestic lake; for kayaks, life jackets and all other necessary instruments have already been generously provided by your hosts.

Tranquil Beach Retreat - Traverse City

Address: Traverse City, Michigan, United States (see map)

Price: from 206 USD

Number of Guests: 10

7. Modern Victorian cottage: private suite in Downtown (from 209 USD)

Clean, charming and very stylish; indulge in this minimalist and hipster Airbnb suite in a modern Victorian cottage just walking distance away from Downtown and Old Town. A calming oasis that provides you with a soundless slumber; choose from the queen bed in the first bedroom or the two twin beds in the second. The rooms are all decorated beautifully with pastel colours and fairy lights - a dream room for many! There isn’t a TV here on this vacation rental, but fret not; for the extremely fast Wi-Fi can bring you to any site you desire within seconds on your electronic devices. Guests also have access to a shared outdoor patio and grill, where they might bump into their friendly host and her cat as they just live upstairs. Remember, the amount of interaction you would like with your lovely hosts is up to you!

Nested | Private Suite in Downtown

Address: Traverse City, Michigan, United States (see map)

Price: from 209 USD

Number of Guests: 4

8. In a historic location: downtown cherry warehouse loft (from USD 144)

Keen foodies will be elated to find out that this cosy Airbnb apartment is just situated right above a trendy restaurant, The Om Cafe, and right next to the Parlour (craft cocktail lounge) and Rare Bird Brewery. Located in a historic train weigh station that was occupied by a cherry company, enjoy this quiet and downtown location with no neighbours but 360-degree angle views. The large single bedroom with high ceilings may look simple but is actually super comfy, and will never make you want to leave. Guests will have special room services from Om Cafe and the Parlour, as well as a chance to use the large dining area in this vacation rental for special events and parties if they have any (available for rent separately).

Downtown Cherry Warehouse Loft
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
149 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee table book with local info was also helpful
very clean and extremely comfortable
it's clean and comfortable
very clean spacious and comfortable
the space itself was very clean and well decorated
it was very clean and was just as pictured in the listing
jason was a responsive host
jason is a wonderful host
jason was an awesome host and very quick communicator
jason was the perfect host easy to contact and accommodating
the host was great and always felt accessible
great location with parking
the location was perfect
awesome location such a cute & unique place
location location location this loft is perfectly situated in downtown tc and walking distance to pretty much everything
wonderful loft and great location
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9. Island view: Spacious cottage within a short stroll to downtown (from USD 263)

Indulge in a pleasant stay with your loved ones at this spacious cottage that is located not far from the downtown area. Tucked among the trees, the cottage offers you an opportunity to reconnect with nature at all times. The cottage features three cozy beds and one bathroom to easily accommodate a group of five travelers. Make your evening memorable by cooking your favorite meals on the grill. Basic spices and oil are provided. Other amenities that you can have full access to include a microwave, a toaster, firewood, a cable television and internet.

Island View Cottages - Cottage 7-Walk to downtown
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
177 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s a camping experience w/amenities that make camping a bit easier (kitchen bathroom w/shower linens)
best price for water front location privacy ac and wifi
cozy cottage just steps from the beautiful west bay we’ll for sure stay again at ivc
kitchen is fully stocked and buildings are historic which i appreciate
the cottage we stayed in was of a good size and had a well equipped kitchen
beach was clean rooms were clean
simple lodging but very clean
beautiful location and clean cottage
cabins towels and linens are clean and the host was very quick to respond
the cottages are clean and have all the basics you need for your stay
kind and thoughtful owners
owners friendly and helpful
the beach was awesome will definitely go back great hosts
host was onsite and available and very helpful
the owners are responsive and friendly and we lacked for nothing during our stay
close to all attractions
location was perfect
fantastic location super cute venue
the location is so wonderful
super close to downtown tc
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10. feet frontage on long lake: rustic family home (from 309 USD)

Scouting for cabins in Traverse City? Check out this newly renovated property that’s perfect for the whole family. Enjoy the majestic view of the stunning lake from the large deck with a cup of coffee in tow; the many tables and chairs a great spot for some al fresco chilling. Head to the back of the cottage to find a gas grill and fire pit, the essentials needed for a great night of barbecue food and fun. That aside, the interiors of this warm beach rental includes three spacious bedrooms for you to laze around at; the first and second a comfy queen bed, and the third a double twin bunk bed, especially for children. The lake looks pretty from the vacation rental deck but even prettier when you are gliding across it with a kayak; try it out for yourself! Guests have access to two kayaks left by the generous hosts if they are keen on giving it a try.

100 Ft. Frontage on Long Lake, Updated,CLEAN!

Address: Traverse City, Michigan, United States

Price: from 309 USD

Number of Guests: 8

11. Home away from home: lovely studio apartment (from USD 189)

The lovely Birch Suite is a lower level Airbnb vacation rental with private entry, private patio and hot tub all for your use. Located in a quiet and beautiful neighbourhood close to Traverse City yet somewhat secluded off the beaten path, this rustic and bucolic spot is extremely private and intimate - perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. Retire to the comfy and spacious queen bed (with bedding and futon given upon request) amongst the twinkling fairy lights above; the lights giving the place a magical and enchanting atmosphere. The comfortable futon couch also opens up as an additional bed if needed, but do note that additional charges will apply. Apart from the beautiful queen bed, enjoy also the fully-equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV that comes with Netflix, and a beautiful koi pond and garden for you to relax and chill out in.

The Birch Suite (studio suite) Cert. #STR22-00004
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
226 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture is very comfortable
the apartment was filled with cute furniture and decor with a very 'rustic chic' look to it
beautiful area and quiet cozy place with all the amenities
the breakfast items were perfect with coffee outside as the sun came up
anne thought of it all lovely suite comfy bed with cute stars above and amenities galore
everything is exceptionally clean and comfortable
immaculately clean cozy and so much better than a hotel
anne's place is beautiful and extremely clean
the place is extremely clean
this place is cozy clean and relaxing
annie was a great host
annie was a great host
annie and jim were great hosts
annie and jim are wonderful hosts
jim and annie were the perfect hosts
i would really recommend this location to anyone
close enough to downtown traverse city but far enough away for some peace and quiet
the neighborhood is also in a very nice location many tall trees all around
the location is gorgeous quiet and private
anne & jim's place is a wonderful getaway and an ideal location for your visit up north
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12. Five minutes to Front Street: 1 bedroom cosy apartment (from USD 71)

A newly furnished Airbnb apartment in November 2016, experience life a brand-new way in this charming and spacious vacation rental for three. Experience everything new - from the flooring, lighting, furniture and linens - all with your comfort in mind. The only bedroom sits a queen bed, while the two other guests can be comfortably situated in the living room with the daybed and trundle bed. A home-cooked meal is great, especially if you have a fully-stocked and equipped kitchen like this one. Located near shopping, dining, and the beach, the accessibility and convenience of this location is to-die-for; especially great for couples, solo adventurers, and business travellers.

1BR APT (D) downtown TC, 5 min walk to Front St!
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
355 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the coffee was a nice touch and the couch in the living room was a perfect 2nd bed
wifi was ok and failed to connect to the smart tv
the trundle and couch were more comfortable than i expected it was perfect for a quick overnight
they had complimentary coffee and breakfast bars for the morning
this is a great location the apartment is spacious and cozy with all the amenities you could want
super clean and convenient
expect an awesome clean place
clean apartment with well-stocked kitchen
great communication location and very clean and inviting space
very clean very nice and comfortable accommodations
the hosts were quick responders and very kind
the owners were very gracious and allowed us to check in early to accommodate our plans
jim and lane were quick to answer my questions and friendly
this was a great apartment--very cute and well kept jim was also very helpful if we had any questions
always quick polite helpful communication and accommodated some special requests
great location - easy walk or bike to downtown
great location easy walk to downtown
cute place 15ish min walk from downtown tc
great spot close to everything
super cute apartment in a great location would definitely recommend
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13. Old Chicago style: single bedroom loft (from 309 USD)

Just blocks away from Front Street (the heart of Downtown) sits a 100 square feet vacation rental filled with hardwood floors and lots of natural light. Take your pick and walk or bike to the nearest beach, tart trails, shopping and local restaurants - this Old Chicago Styled Airbnb loft is accessible to almost everything you desire in Traverse City. A comfortable spot for four; lay your heavy head on the feather light pillows and heavy duvets in the first bedroom, or choose to laze around the comfy plush couch which also acts as an additional bed. Take a refreshing shower in the sparkling-clean stand-up shower area, or head to the deck for a glass of wine with the friendly hosts if they happen to be around.

Loft Space Traverse City

Address: Traverse City, Michigan, United States (see map)

Price: from 309 USD

Number of Guests: 4

14. Convenient Camping on the Outskirts of Traverse City (from USD 68)

Choose one of three camping sites around Traverse City, and hosts Annie and Jack will haul their RV there, set up and ready for your arrival. This is the perfect base to explore the grandeur of the Grand Traverse area; Cedar Lake, Silver Lake, the Boardman River and the Sleeping Bear Dunes are at your doorstep. You will be spoilt for choice with the two kayaks and two bicycles available for rent. Looking to relax instead? Fret not! Have a picnic under the RV’s retractable canopy, enjoying the food you cooked in the camper’s kitchen or made with the smores kit left by the hosts if you’re lucky. After an excitement-packed day, rest well in this super-clean camper that can accommodate three. Guests have raved about how communicative and thoughtful these Airbnb-certified super-hosts are, so you can be sure your camping trip will be in good hands.

70 reviews  Wifi Available
Camper/RV 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
it was clean cozy and well maintained
nice clean unit and hassle-free
the scamp is so charming and clean with everything you need
a homey and comfortable rv impeccably clean adorably decorated
the camper is clean cozy and enough for both of us
the hosts were very responsive to questions
annie and jack were wonderful hosts
our hosts were incredible and took great care of us
such generous hosts absolute sweethearts
annie & jack know how to host - very thoughtful & helpful
great value and setting it up in the driveway puts you within walking distance of downtown
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15. Walk to the beach: clean & comfortable private room

An easy-going location where everything is accessible; enjoy this small, quiet and peaceful neighbourhood just two blocks away from West Bay and two miles to Downtown. This lovely Airbnb in Traverse City is a beachfront haven, with a private room that easily fits two and has a shared bathroom right across the hall. Feel free to wake up to a scrumptious spread of continental breakfast lovingly prepared by your hosts in the dining room. Wander to the front porch and be greeted by the fresh air and chirping birds. The hosts would want nothing more than you to have the perfect stay - if you are in need of anything - please ask and she will try her best to help you out!

Bay, Downtown, Tart Trail w/2 Beds!
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
99 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our room with two twin beds was very comfortable good mattresses extra blankets convenient to the bathroom
her breakfast "spread" was more than ample and i enjoyed the ease of preparation
the room was comfortable and we really enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the evenings
the room was quiet to sleep in and cool with the ceiling fan
the room had two twin beds and was very comfortable; i slept like a baby
very clean and as advertised
everything was clean and cute
the room was clean and bright
mully’s place was clean quiet nicely decorated
the room and bathroom were very clean and nicely decorated
very friendly host and a really nice home
she was friendly and pleasant to chat with
she is a great host and helpful in every way
mully is a fantastic host
she was helpful in every way possible for us
great place to stay near traverse city
her location is the best =)
it is a pretty quick drive to downtown (but not walking distance)
location was perfect and we could drive to downtown traverse city within five minutes
i will definitely stay again with the location so close to traverse city
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16. Heritage house: Victorian apartment with a kitchen

Situated in the downtown area, this Victorian apartment serves as an excellent place to stay for solo adventurers or couples. Relish a good night’s sleep on the queen-sized bed available. During the day, stretch out on the comfortable couch and start reading your favorite novel. When you feel hungry, make use of the kitchen with all the necessary cooking appliances and dinnerware to prepare a homemade meal.

Heritage House
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
461 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
knowing it was an upstairs apartment i brought a fan just in case
it was really nice being able to walk into town for dinner coffee and breakfast
quaint well maintained home bed is super comfortable
clean quaint and quiet
very clean and comfortable place to stay
the place was very clean and comfortable
this was a fun clean space to stay
the apartment was clean and well kept would recommend
linda is a fabulous host
linda was an amazing host
linda is a great host who communicates very well
i had the pleasure of meeting linda and she was a very kind host
linda was a great host with prompt communication
such a cute apartment in a good location
great location within walking distance of downton eating drinking and shopping
amazing location as well
free town bus right outside
great place to stay near downtown
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Take a chance on Traverse City!

Hotels sure are great accommodation options when you don’t know where to stay, but when you’re searching for someplace unique and homey, vacation rentals are where it’s at. Each with its own unique and special style, we hope these Airbnbs in Traverse City were as appealing to you as we think they are. A playful city with so many things to offer, it sure is difficult to get sick of the fun and beauty this city emanates. Give yourself a break and try out the different seasons - we want to know which you love the best!

Frequently asked questions about Airbnbs in Traverse City, MI

1. Which are the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in Traverse City?

Pet owners need not worry because this bright and airy house welcomes your furry friends. Your pets are also welcome to access the shared backyard provided you pick up after them.

2. Which Airbnbs in Traverse City are good for families?

Families on holiday in Traverse City will love Martin House, a beautiful farmhouse property dating back to the early 1900s. With three bedrooms suitable for six guests, there’s plenty of space for everyone.

3. Which are the best Airbnbs near the beach in Traverse City?

If you’re an avid beachgoer, consider renting this private room in a quiet neighborhood or this spacious log cabin as both are within walking distance to the beach.

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