TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Simply north of Traverse Metropolis and tucked off a protracted wooded drive not removed from M-72, a brand new row of fairly little trip rental properties has been constructed close to Acme Creek and the realm’s much-loved TART bike path. All 14 properties have a comfortable, Scandinavian-inspired design, tall ceilings and are available absolutely furnished.
This year-round neighborhood designed for the Northern Michigan journey crowd is known as KOTI, which is Finnish for “dwelling.” All of the items characteristic mild woods and a clear, trendy and environment friendly design. They’re located so company can kick off their trip immediately by having fun with the outside whereas nonetheless situated only a quick drive from downtown.
“We’re thrilled to open our doorways and welcome company to KOTI,” stated Dan Kelly, the event’s proprietor, who for many years has run Catering by Kelly’s, which is situated close by. “We’ve labored laborious to create a trip rental expertise that’s actually distinctive and memorable, and we will’t wait to share it with vacationers from all over the world.”
On-line reservations can now be made, with a lot of the items anticipated to open in July. The neighborhood provides each two and three-bedroom rental properties. The bigger items can accommodate as much as six folks. Every dwelling comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, high-speed Wi-Fi and top-of-the-line home equipment, together with a washer and dryer, Kelly stated.
Large decks invite company to linger exterior long gone sundown. In case you’re in search of a big group reservation for household reunions or particular occasions, the KOTI staff may also help you reserve a number of spots.
Some property highlights:
- Situated close to the crossroads of U.S. 31 and M-72 for simple entry south to Traverse Metropolis or north to Charlevoix, Petoskey and past.
- Proximity to golf programs. It sits simply south of Grand Traverse Resort and its landmark golf course, “The Bear.”
- Near seashores, with Grand Traverse Bay only a quarter-mile away.
- The Traverse Space Leisure Path (TART) crosses Acme Creek and passes by means of the center of the KOTI property. Visitors can carry their very own bikes, or organize for on-site electrical bike leases. The path will take you into downtown Traverse Metropolis or its beautiful new Boardman Lake Loop. Really feel like an extended experience? Catch TART’s Leelanau Path in Traverse Metropolis, which has you pedaling north on a scenic, paved path to Suttons Bay.
A Pause – Then a Shock
Kelly stated there was virtually serendipity to how the KOTI venture initially began – then stalled – earlier than coming collectively this 12 months in a approach he by no means anticipated. As a father, he stated, it’s been an particularly nice shock.
For a very long time, Kelly had needed to begin one other type of enterprise close to the property the place his catering firm has been for 20 years. He stared shopping for parcels of land in that space. And two years earlier than the pandemic hit, he’d mapped out a tough plan and began getting the wanted approvals for what would in the end turn into KOTI.
Then every part was placed on maintain through the COVID-era. If he hadn’t been to date into the planning, Kelly wonders if he simply may need retired as an alternative of transferring ahead with it as soon as everybody got here off pause.
“However I simply determined, ‘Let’s go for it’,” he stated. After which issues started clicking collectively in a approach that delivered Kelly a multi-generational enterprise for his household.
His youngest son, Sam Kelly, had been within the Marines earlier than coming again dwelling to take the day-to-day helm of KOTI. In the meantime, his oldest son, Josh Kelly, who has years of hospitality expertise, is working Catering by Kelly’s, which has about 80 staff.
“All of it simply fell into place,” Dan Kelly stated.
Search for new issues to pop up within the KOTI growth as soon as the holiday properties are all open. This fall, a neighborhood heart is deliberate, with retail house for packaged beer and wine.
For extra info on what you’ll discover at KOTI, costs and different particulars, test the web site right here.
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