This place is great. Everything is brand new. We had a few minor hiccups because we were the first guests and discovered a few things the owner was still finalizing, but Dwin was easy to work with to get things resolved. She’s continuing to make improvements to make the place even better, so I wouldn’t let the newness hold anyone back from renting. It’s already a great place. The mattress seemed to be the only thing that wasn’t new, but it was really comfortable. There are a ton of pillows and they were all fluffy and new!
We used this as our home-base to visit Sleeping Bear & Traverse City. It worked out perfectly for us, as both are about 20 minutes away. The kitchenette is minimal, so it would be difficult to make real meals here - but why would you when there are so many great eating options nearby? We made coffee and ate bagels we brought, then headed out for the day.
Owner provided generous amenities (shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, coffee, towels) which made our stay comfortable and easy. We never heard or saw “grandma” upstairs. The neighborhood is very quiet.
There is a lovely outdoor seating area, but the area was still in the process of being cleaned up/landscaped when we were there, so it wasn’t a very pretty place - but I suspect it will be a lovely place to sit by Summer 2019.