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Beautiful Lakefront House close to Traverse City

Entire house hosted by Brenden
10 guests4 bedrooms6 beds2.5 bathrooms
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Rent our lakefront cottage on Spider Lake with 60 feet of private beach with an absolutely beautiful setting, christened by gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. It's less than 11. 5 miles from downtown Traverse City, and there's year round availability for rental in any season.

Minimum age for renting is 25 years of age!

*May, June, July, August, and September bookings include the pontoon for the entire stay for no extra cost* Also, June, July, and August are Friday to Friday bookings (7 nights).

The space
Enjoy this getaway home on Spider Lake with 60 feet of private beach; an absolutely beautiful setting from sunrise to sunset. It's the perfect place to stay in any season, only 11.5 miles from downtown Traverse City, and well-protected from claustrophobic downtown traffic. The home is only a short hop from all the luxuries of Traverse City, including extravagant wineries, breathtaking sights, incredible restaurants, and endless outdoor attractions including Turtle Creek Casino in range of a short Uber or Lyft drive. Your group can split a $15-$30 Uber or Lyft and be downtown in minutes.

Bask in the sun or use the included kayaks and paddleboats on the lake in summer, enjoy the beautiful northern Michigan color change, or enjoy ski resorts, snowmobile trails nearby coming back to your indoor fireplace. Immerse yourself in the beauty of lakeside nature among the loons, swans, ducks, cranes, and deer. Fish off the dock, or kayak and pontoon on the lake without having to transport equipment anywhere for launch. Bask in the summer sun on the lake, enjoy the golden Michigan woods in the glow of autumn, or come back to your cozy indoor fireplace for hot cocoa after a day on the ski slopes or snowmobile trails. Plus, just a few meters off your beach is a nice sized island easily accessible by kayak or paddle-boat. Bring supplies to spend the day swimming, take the kayaks out, have a campfire under the stars, hang a hammock for a nap, or play volleyball out on the sandbar.

The house has multiple decks and patios to enjoy, one with a large outdoor grill, a beautiful courtyard, and a fire pit. There's another beach-side fire pit near the dock for a cozy night of stargazing beside the lake. The interior is fully furnished with a washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, and oven. We provide all kitchen utensils, and the cupboards are stocked with spices and cooking sprays. There's also central air for those hot summer nights, and a powerful furnace for cold winter nights.

The coffee maker is a Keurig that has a single cup option and a full pot option. We stock ground coffee for our guests but feel free to bring your own and you will need to bring your own K-cups.

Sleep comfortably in one of four queen bedrooms, including a luxurious master bedroom and a fun room with bunk beds -- complete with two and a half bathrooms, and plenty of closet and drawer space. There are also two pull out couches with a queen mattress in the living room.

We have lots of board games for all ages to enjoy. Also we have city maps of Traverse City and menus from local restaurants so you can make dinner plans from the lake-house.

Check in with us to ask about our boat rental as well, we have competitive rates for our pontoon boat which is docked right on the property.

I'm sorry but we don't allow pets at this property.

*Other things to note*

We have a max of 10 occupants, including adults and children. We have a max of 4 cars that are allowed, 2 must be in the garage, the other 2 can park in the driveway. We cannot have anyone park on the road or the neighbors yard. This is family setting lake cottage so we don't allow parties and have a quiet time after 10pm to meet township and short-term rental guidelines.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 109 reviews


Where you’ll be

Traverse City, Michigan, United States

This house is located in a private little neighborhood in the Forest Lakes area. The houses on the street are spread out enough that you're never disturbed (but it's not quite a cabin-in-the-woods scenario). You'll have plenty of privacy and isolation on the scenic lake, and most of your contact with the neighbors will be waves from the passing boats.

For those with kids, there are a couple of small parks with playgrounds less than two miles away (one even has a beachfront for swimming!).

And downtown Traverse City is a short 10 minute drive away, so you're close enough to civilization to spend a day shopping, barcrawling, swimming in the bay, or touring the many wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

Hosted by Brenden

Joined in May 2018
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I have a passion for vacation rentals. I try to create amazing places so my guests can make the most out of their vacations. I'm always available at anytime to my guests. I also love to travel and do it often!
During your stay
You can contact me anytime during your stay via text or call. I'm always here to help you out if there's anything you need. Looking for a special experience or some niche interests nearby? Feel free to ask. We've done our research and we know the area like the back of our various hands. And if we can't answer the question for you on the spot, we'll absolutely find out for you. There's no question we can't answer, and we want to make your stay as perfect as possible.
You can contact me anytime during your stay via text or call. I'm always here to help you out if there's anything you need. Looking for a special experience or some niche interests…
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Things to know

House rules
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $336
Cancellation policy

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