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Bayside Base Camp

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· Williamsburg, Grand Traverse, Michigan
1 acre hosted by Heather S.
1 tent site
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As avid travelers and Hipcamp users ourselves, Bayside Base Camp is our dream come true. Nestled into the back of our property in Northern Michigan it allows us to share everything we love about where we live with people who travel like we do. We live simply and adventure big. We hope you are able to explore all of the great things our area has to offer. Learn more about this land: Nestled along the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay, our Bayside Base Camp is the perfect spot to stay as you explore the wonders of Northern Michigan. We offer one tent site in the back of our property with access to our indoor toilet. Access to the bathroom requires two steps up to get into the house. Guests also have access to a fire pit, a large table to set up your camp stove or jet boil, as well as the ability to hang your own hammock among our trees. We are steps away from bay access for swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and whatever other water hobbies you may have! There is access to two beautiful trails within a short walking distance from your camp. We are happy to provide directions as long as you promise to take care of them and leave no trace. The Northern Michigan community is incredibly active and values the Leave No Trace principles.  In addition to the natural beauty within walking distance from your site, the area has countless trails, paths and parks to explore. We are happy to provide additional recommendations based on your interests through email or upon your arrival.   Bayside Base Camp is located 15 minutes from Downtown Traverse City, a short 45 minute drive from Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, 50 minutes from Leland and 15 minutes from Old Mission Peninsula.  Guests will be responsible for disposing of their trash items in the designated trash bin on site. There is one parking spot in our driveway and you will need to walk back to your tent site. There is a home within view of your site, but it is a seldomly used vacation home. The walk will take less than one minute to get back to your tent site from the driveway.  We are beyond excited to share our property with you and welcome you to our little slice of paradise in Northern Michigan.Nestled along the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay, our Bayside Base Camp is the perfect spot to stay as you explore the wonders of Northern Michigan. We offer one tent site in the back of our property with full access to our indoor bathroom. Access to the bathroom requires two steps up to get into the house. Guests also have access to a fire pit, a large table to set up your camp stove or jet boil, as well as the ability to hang your own hammock among our trees. We are steps away from bay access for swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and whatever other water hobbies you may have! There is access to two beautiful trails within a short walking distance from your camp. We are happy to provide directions as long as you promise to take care of them and leave no trace. The Northern Michigan community is incredibly active and values the Leave No Trace principles.  In addition to the natural beauty within walking distance from your site, the area has countless trails, paths and parks to explore. We are happy to provide additional recommendations based on your interests through email or upon your arrival.   Bayside Base Camp is located 15 minutes from Downtown Traverse City, a short 45 minute drive from Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, 50 minutes from Leland and 15 minutes from Old Mission Peninsula.  Guests will be responsible for disposing of their trash items in the designated trash bin on site. There is one parking spot in our driveway and you will need to walk back to your tent site. There is a home within view of your site. The walk will take less than one minute to get back to your tent site from the driveway.  We are beyond excited to share our property with you and welcome you to our little slice of paradise in Northern Michigan.
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Joanna D.recommends
August 22, 2023
Bayside Base Camp
Ahhh I loved this stay! Heather and Christy are awesome and so kind. The location is great with close proximity to TC as well as Elk/Torch Lake. I loved that it was easy to walk to the bay too! I would love more time here and look forward to another stay!
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Nicole C.recommends
August 19, 2023
Bayside Base Camp
Stayed here one night with my sister. Heather was very kind and the property was very nice. Walked to the beach (which was very close) and swam in the beautiful water. A very lovely time.
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Samantha P.recommends
August 1, 2023
Bayside Base Camp
Such great people! They gave us recommendations for an amazing beach and a few great restaurants! Very accommodating and welcoming! Highly recommend!
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Jess W.recommends
May 3, 2023
Bayside Base Camp
Spontaneous camping trip up north!
The land is super close to a hiking area with great views of Lake Michigan. We loved the fire pit. Hospitality was top notch and they even gave us recommendations like a vegan bakery near by! It was very relaxing to fall asleep to the sound of the waves on the lake.
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Gerard T.recommends
September 29, 2022
Bayside Base Camp
I absolutely loved my stay at Heather's campsite. Wonderful site to set up the tent with ple privacy and quiet while being a short walk from the beach and a short drive to Traverse City. Heather was a very kind and welcoming host and extremely helpful and responsive. Very highly recommend this site.
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Gerard T.recommends
September 21, 2022
Bayside Base Camp
I loved the secluded and quiet camping area behind the shed in the backyard up against the woods. The hosts were very kind, friendly, helpful, and responsive and I thoroughly enjoyed our interactions. I also appreciate the location of the campsite that is within a short walking distance to the East Arm of Traverse City Bay and a very short drive to the center of Traverse City and all it has to offer. I highly recommend this site.
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Williamsburg, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Odawa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Heather S.Joined in August 2019
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