The Bish Traverse City

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 The Bish (Traverse City, MI)-  Pet friendly, walking distance to downtown Traverse City!

Pets Welcome









*Located near downtown Traverse City
*Minutes from West End Beach
*Dog park & pickleball courts just outside the condo building
*30 Minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore  

Bicycle+Fish= The BISH

What more could you ask for? This sleek, 2nd floor condo, within walking (or biking) distance to downtown Traverse City, sparks the joy of a romantic getaway for two (2) with their fur baby, or a writer's retreat for the sole traveler who wants to enjoy the space of the condo, while enjoying the city. The kitchen is open and you can continue the conversation from the meal prep to the living room. All your convenient kitchen appliances are available, including a dishwasher and washer/dryer.  The comfortable bedroom has a simple design with a queen bed.

Next to the dog park, and the pickle ball courts, with sand volleyball nearby.  It's just a short jaunt to one of many wine tours. A fishing charter is one of many options. The opportunity to get away from your routine and explore the eclectic Traverse City. Don't forget to indulge in the many cherry options you'll encounter along your way.



Air Conditioning: Yes-central air 


Clinch Park: 3 min (.8 miles)
Front Street: 5 minutes (1.8 miles)
H2O Sports Rentals 5 min (1.2 miles
Mission Point Lighthouse: 19 minutes (12 miles)
Tall Ship Manitou: 4 minutes (1.4 miles)
Traverse Area Recreational Trail 1 minutes (.4 miles)
Turtle Creek Casino: 22 minutes (12.3  miles)
West End Beach 2 min (.2 Miles)

Bathrooms: One bathroom-Shower, sink, toilet

Beach/Swimming: West End Beach within 2 minutes(.2 miles)

Bedroom Configurations: Queen size Bed

Boat Rentals (In order of distance):
Blue Sky Rentals: 6 minutes (3.3 miles)
Memories Traverse City Rental: 7 minutes (3.3 miles)
H2O Sport Rentals: 16 minutes (7.9 miles)


Boat Launch: There is a public boat launch at Clinch Park( 1.2 Miles) however there is not room at property for a trailer so that would need to be left in nearby city lot( please contact Clinch Marina for more info)

Cable: Not traditional cable. Local channels on Antenna and a Roku Smart TV available for streaming. Please bring your account log in information for streaming
Cell Phone Service:  All major providers work well 


Coffee Maker:  Drip coffee maker(filters and coffee provided), there is also a French Press available 

Distances (In Order of Distance):
Mackinaw City 2 hour & 10 minutes(105 miles)
Detroit: 4 hours & 10 minutes (254 miles)
Chicago: 5 hours & 7 minutes (346 miles)
Milwaukee: 6 hours & 48 minutes (407 miles)

Drinking Water: City water

Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Traverse City holds many summer events, such as:
National Cherry Festival: First week of July
Northwestern Michigan Fair: Mid August 
Traverse City Horse Show: Last two weekends of June 
Great Lakes Equestrian Festivals: All weekends in July and first two weekends of August

Fireplace: Not available at property

Fire-pit: Not available at property

Fishing: Pier fishing at Clinch Park!


The Bear- 18 min (9.2 miles)
The Wolverine- 18 min (9.2 miles)

Grill: Not at property

Grocery Store: Tom's Food Market 5 min(1.3 miles)

Heat: Forced air furnace

Internet: Yes, capable of streaming for work!

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and bath towels.

Parking: 1 reserved spot (suitable for mid-sized car) and street parking (from April 15th through November 15th)

Pets:  1 Dog 25 lbs. or less are allowed. Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.  The dog park is right across the street!

Privacy: There are Neighbors. This is a condominium complex. 

Space: 2nd floor condo with NO ELEVATOR

Televisions: 55" Roku Smart TV. Please bring your account log in information for streaming

Towels: All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay. Please bring beach towels with you!

Washer and Dryer: Yes, laundry detergent provided. 

Wineries & Brewing Companies (In order of distance): 
Grand Traverse Brewing Company: 12 minutes (4.9 miles)
Mari Vineyards: 11 minutes (5.7 miles)
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery: 20 minutes (12.3 miles)
Bowers Harbor Vineyard: 20 minutes (12.6 miles)
Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn: 23 minutes (14.8 miles)


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Central air conditioning
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed
  • Radio
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Smart TV or TV with Roku, Chromecast, Streaming Abilities
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Antibacterial Hand-Sanitizer
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
Summer 2024 05/24/2024 - 09/08/2024 3 $249.00
Fall 2024 09/09/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $249.00


A Week in Traverse City
Loved the condo and the location. The condo was well appointed, very clean and quiet. Being right across the street from the dog park was convenient for our four-legged friend. I loved the fact that it had it's own washer and dryer. The only suggestion I would make to improve an already fantastic place is add a dresser for those of us that stay a week or more. 


Hi Celine! We are truly delighted to know you enjoyed your stay while in Traverse City, especially knowing you found the unit to be very clean, well appointed, and of course having the dog park available for your dog's stay as well! We appreciate your feedback regarding a dresser for longer stays, as that is definitely something worth taking a look into! Hopefully we get a chance to host you again in the future! 

Oct 2023
Just right
This property is located right near the beaches and parks, just across the street is a dog park for your furry friend. This unit is perfect for a couple. Within walking distance to downtown Traverse City. We had to cut our stay short do to an accident I had by a day. I received a one day refund unexpectedly. The property owners went above and beyond in my opinion. I would recommend Freshwater properties to anyone looking for a wonderful stay.


Thank you for such a lovely review, Bruce! Although it is unfortunate your stay was cut short, we are so happy to know you enjoyed your time at the home, and the wonderful location it offers! Also, thank you to the lovely compliment to our team! Hopefully we can have you back for a future stay!
Sep 2023
Great Option for Business Travel
The BISH was a great option for my travels to work in our TC office. I feel I had a better financial deal for my stay than a hotel. My retired husband was able to come along and our dog ZoieBowie as well. They took advantage of the dog park directly across the street and day trips while I was at the office. It’s a little noisy in the living room with the traffic noise but nothing too terribly bad. It took me a little wrangling to get the bedroom window to catch and seal shut. Again, a minor inconvenience. Nice kitchen setup. Everything we needed. I’ll be telling our other corporate travelers about this location. Our office is on the grounds of the Grand Traverse Commons.


Hi Janine! It's awesome to know know the homes location was able to work so well for you when travelling for business, especially knowing that your husband and ZoieBowie were able to make good use of the dog park, and day trips as well! We will be looking into the bedroom window not catching, so it doesn't pose an issue for future stays as well. We appreciate you passing our property along to other travelers and can't wait to have you back! 
Aug 2023
5 stars
Clean and comfortable; good location for our needs.


We're so delighted to know you found the home to be clean, comfortable, and good for your needs, Daniel! We would be more than happy to host you again in the future!
Aug 2023

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