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The Best Sandy Safe Warm Beach on Spider Lake

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Traverse City cabin description

Harold's Resort is located off the highway, in the woods, on the lake - a private peninsula - surrounded by water on 3 sides w/7 '1950's' LOG 'housekeeping' Cabins. Extra quiet, private & secluded. Safe for Families, Quiet for Couples. Great for fishing and swimming. Spider Lake is an all sports lake with 459 acres. No wake before 11 am & after 7:30 pm each day ensures the lake is extra quiet in the morning and evening
. Great pontoon boating lake with lots of exploring to do. When you are here, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but there is easy access to town.. Traverse City that is. Also nearby in the Pere Marquette State Forest you will find: Hiking Trails, Snow Shoeing and X-C Trails, & Mountain Biking Trails. Ranch Rudolf is a short drive away for Horse Back Riding, Canoeing & Tubing on the Boardman River. We do Nightly & Weekend Rentals Sept - June. Weekly Rentals Sat to Sat in the Summer. Let me know what you are looking for... Kathy


Summer Weekly Rental: Bring the family up for some quality time. Bring them to a place that time forgot. Remember going up north to the lake as a child? Well bring your children to the same place. Bring them to a place for some good ole fashion R & R. Bring your favorite board games, books, deck of cards, beach toys and fishing poles. I bet they don't ask for a TV all week... a miracle... After fishing, and swimming and chasing each other around, after dinner and a bonfire with roasted marshmallows and s,mores... they'll hit the hay and never even notice NO TV . Rainy day -- that''s when the games come out... or a trip to town to the Children's Museum - waves of wonder, or just a wet day outside... even if it wasn't raining, they'd be wet ... right ? !!! Rainy days are when the fish bite best... so hopefully you'll get at least one while you are here.
No pets allowed on the property, not even to visit, please and thank you.

Fall Weekends: Come up to the North Woods for a Color Tour Weekend - everywhere you go up here is a 'Color Tour' - cruise the lake on a pontoon boat ( rentals available here ) visit a winery, casino, or fabulous restaurant - we have plenty in the area. Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails nearby for a real color tour thru the Pere Marquette State Forest. This cabin will accommodate one couple, and we have 7 cabins here - and we have other accommodations on Spider Lake for larger groups too. September 13,14,15 Traverse City is hosting it's 4th annual Epicurean Classic - 80 events including: Classes, Demos, Tastings and Dinners. Ask about our 3 night packages that include: 3 nights accommodations for 2 people - a Traverse City Cherry Pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company, 2 tickets to the Tasting Pavilion, your choice of Friday or Saturday 12 noon - 4pm, a Cozy Log Cabin with Fireplace viewable from bed with special linens and comforters and your own private Hot Tub on the Screened in Porch !

Girls Weekend Retreats: Did you know that 'Girls just wanna have fun! ' Well gather up your friends, sisters, mothers and neighbors! and choose either a Scrapbook or Sewing Weekend Retreat! This is where you get to have all the fun, work on a project or take a class and learn something new with all the girls! No cooking, No cleaning, No husbands or kids (bless their hearts!) The work room is open from Friday 2pm til Sunday 2pm - come and go as you please.... Six fabulous meals provided! With Dessert, Treats, Snacks & Beverages. Eight weekends per year to choose from - contact me and I'll set you up!

Under the AMENITIES SECTION; hover over each item for more details. ie... if you hover over A/C - it will say: NONE
Kathy

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 522 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking Allowed Outside or on the Porch Only - bring your own ash tray, clean up and take it back home with your please....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            This is a Family Resort - please let me know the ages of all the kids and any special needs....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            We are in the woods - there are no paved sideways, there are lots of hills & stairs, tree roots and un even pathways....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Please do not bring pets - they are not allowed on the property - not even to visit....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            bedroom gets curtained off from the main room...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            bedroom gets curtained off from the main room...moreless

          • In the Fall, Winter and Spring, we have this cabin set up for Romantic Get-A-Ways for one couple at a time.... with the fireplace viewable from bed and the private hot tub on the screened in porch overlooking the lake, and nice comfy linens/comforters for snuggling. No TV - you are here to get away from that ! There is Free WiFI though! There are 2 bedrooms each with a full size bed, each bedroom gets 'curtained off' from the main room at night giving the cabin a very open log cabin feeling during the day....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Shower is a 1950 'Gerber' Brand Metal Shower stall....moreless

          • This cabin has a bath with a Gerber Metal Shower Stall, Toilet & Sink and your own hot water heater....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Details here are for Cabin # 4- We love pets - BUT - Pets are not allowed on the property and will be asked to leave. Summer Weekly Rentals - Sat to Sat- you bring your own: Sheets, Towels, Soap and Paper Products. Row Boat included with Summer Rentals - Outboards Motors, Kayaks and Pontoon Boats for rent. This cabin will accommodate one family of up to 4 for weekly summer rentals. Fall, Winter, Spring Nightly Rentals - we supply: Sheets, Towels, Basic Soap and Paper Products, rates are for 1 couple. Firewood is provided for camp fires in the official camp fire location only. We offer other accommodations as well- just let us know what you are looking for....moreless

              Entertainment

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Festivals

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Photography

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    If you hold up your Thumb - that is what our property is shaped like with THE BEST BEACH on Spider Lake, on the point of our private peninsula....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    We are surrounded by 750 feet of sandy wooded waterfront - for peace, quiet and privacy....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    We are surrounded by sandy waterfront on 3 sides of the property - we are almost an island. That means we are located off the highway and n the woods, at the end of the road....moreless

                  • Beach View:

                    Our Beach overlooks the Public Island and large section of Spider Lake...moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    This Cabin has it's own private hot tub overlooking the lake. Hot Tub operates Fall, Winter Spring NOT SUMMER...moreless

                  • Downtown:

                    We are located just 12 Miles SE of downtown where there is fabulous shopping & restaurants & entertainment....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Kitchen, Dining, Living all one area of the very open feeling log cabin...moreless

                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Living Room:

                            Kitchen/Dining/Living Room all one room in a very open feeling log cabin...moreless

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Internet:

                            FREE; WI FI...moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            NONE...moreless

                          • Wood Stove:

                            NONE...moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            NONE...moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            Summer weekly - bring your own Fall, Winter, Spring Nightly Rentals - we provide...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Summer weekly - bring your own Fall, Winter, Spring Nightly Rentals - we provide...moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Grill
                          • Kitchen:

                            A 1950's 'Retro' Kitchen - Gas Stove, Full Frig, Toaster, Mr. Coffee, dishes, pots, pans, utensils etc.. - no microwave or dishwasher....moreless

                          • Stove:

                            Gas Stove, 4 burners...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            A nice variety...moreless

                          • Pantry Items:

                            Bring your own groceries, s&p,, charcoal etc.....moreless

                          • Refrigerator:

                            Full frig - frig on bottom, freezer on top...moreless

                          • Freezer:

                            top freezer - full size frig...moreless

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Each cabin his it's own Weber Kettle Style Charcoal Grill....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            All Cabins except # 6 have a Screened in Porch overlooking the lake....moreless

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            Kayaks for rent...moreless

                          • Child's Swing
                          • Sand Box
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Boat With Paddles
                          • Fish Cleaning Table
                          • Raft
                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Boat:

                            A Row Boat is included with your cabin from Memorial Day thru appox Oct 1. We have outboard motors, kayaks and pontoon boats for rent....moreless

                          • Tennis:

                            NEARBY...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            NEARBY...moreless

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            Cabin # 4 and # 5 each have their own hot tub on their screened in porch overlooking the lake - Fall, Winter & Spring. NOT SUMMER....moreless

                          • Outdoor Hot Tub
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          #3 August 16-23
                          Aug 16 - Aug 22, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,025

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          #5 August 23-30
                          Aug 23 - Aug 29, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,025

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Late Summer
                          Aug 31 - Sep 8, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $155
                          $825

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Fall
                          Sep 9 - Nov 17, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $155

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $155

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 6%

                          Notes:

                          Extra Guest Fee: includes DAY VISITORS- $15 per extra person over and above the max occ.of 4 per cabin

                          This Cabin rents Saturday to Saturday in the Summer - you bring your own: sheets, towels, soap and paper products.

                          The Hot Tub does not operate in the Summer.

                          We have other accommodations better suited for larger groups. Just ask Kathy !

                          Summer rentals are weekly only, Sat to Sat

                          Payment in full required to confirm stays of less than 7 nights.

                          A 50% deposit is required to confirm stays of 7 nights or more, with the balance and tax due 1 week prior to arrival.

                          Payment methods include:Check by Mail, CHASE BANK'S Quick Pay by email address or Credit Cards by phone - requires payment in full


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                          Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                          Location

                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City
                          75 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Ludington
                          150 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Grand Rapids
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          M-131 and M-113 - near Kingsley
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Peego's
                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Mt. Holiday
                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Elmbrook
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Peego's

                          Car: Necessary

                          This Log Cabin at Harolds Resort is located on a 2 acre private peninsula surrounded by Spider Lake on 3 sides. A 459 acre 'all sports lake', Spider Lake can be found within the Pere Marquette State Forest. Located in Grand Traverse County along w/ many other inland lakes, we are also close to East & West GT Bay. The Boardman River snakes thru the county providing fly fishing, canoeing and tubing opportunities & then empties into West Grand Traverse Bay near downtown Traverse City. All kinds of water, lake and river water activities can be done in an endless water wonderland - Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. Being the Tart Cherry Capitol of the World means not only cherries for our area, but also all kinds of berries, apples, peaches, sweet corn and all can be found at roadside stands & our downtown Farmers Market approx July - October. With so many things to do, you might forget to do one of my favorite things.. Nothing! Ask about other vacation rentals we manage on 'Spider'

                          Other Activities: snow shoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating

                          Golf: Love to Golf a different place everyday? Would you rather stay 'off the beaten path' ? How about a Cabin in the Woods? A Vacation Home on the lake? Would you like to do a little boating or fishing in between rounds? Forget the Hotel on the Miracle Mile! Come stay - in the woods, off the highway and on the lake! You will only feel like you are in the middle of nowhere! There is easy access to town and all the Golf Courses you could possibly want... and they are all a scenic drive away!

                          Ski: Cross Country Skiing at it's best -- with all the natural snow Grand Traverse County gets, All the State Groomed Trails to use for free ! - just grab your skis or snowshoes and come up to the woods-- get a pot of Chili cooking before you start out and it will be waiting when you get back - and so will your Fireplace, your Hot Tub and your Flannel Sheets and Down Comforter -- forget the 'Miracle Mile' of hotels, motels and restaurants.. stay out here, in the woods and close to nature. Yes, we have downhill slopes nearby if that's your kind of skiing ! There is something for everyone.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1990

                          About the owner: We came to Harolds Resort on vacation from San Diego in the Fall of 1989. We fell in Love with Traverse City and Harolds Resort. We moved here in the Spring of 1990, with our son Dieter who was almost 2 years old and 8 1/2 years later our son Hunter was born.

                          Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
                          While we were here on vacation in 1989 we were telling the owner how much we loved Traverse City and Harolds Resort and he said - if you love it so much, why don't you buy it ? !! Just seemed like a good fit and an adventure and a great place to raise a family. And we were right.. and now we are GRAND PARENTS of twin boys ! Boy how time flies when you are having fun !

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          Location, Location, Location... at the end of the road, off the highway, in the woods and on the lake. Surrounded by water on 3 sides. There is just not many places left that can give you the peace, quiet and solitude with easy access to all that downtown Traverse City and the surrounding area have to offer.


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                          Photos

                          • The Best Sandy Safe Warm Beach on Spider Lake

                            The Best Sandy Safe Warm Beach on Spider Lake

                          • Safe, Sandy, Shallow, Warm Beach on the point

                            Safe, Sandy, Shallow, Warm Beach on the point

                          • Having the Beach to yourself - Priceless!

                            Having the Beach to yourself - Priceless!

                          • Summer: 2 Bedroom Areas and Sleeping Loft for kids

                            Summer: 2 Bedroom Areas and Sleeping Loft for kids

                          • Winter: Flannel Linens, Down Comforters, Cozy Comfy Bed

                            Winter: Flannel Linens, Down Comforters, Cozy Comfy Bed

                          • Summer: Retro 1950's Equipped Kitchen # 4

                            Summer: Retro 1950's Equipped Kitchen # 4

                          • Romanic Cabin for Two - Fall, Winter & Spring

                            Romanic Cabin for Two - Fall, Winter & Spring

                          • On Golden Spider Lake

                            On Golden Spider Lake

                          • Make some memories at Harolds Resort

                            Make some memories at Harolds Resort

                          • Cabin # 4 Hot Tub - Fall, Winter, Spring only.  NOT Summer

                            Cabin # 4 Hot Tub - Fall, Winter, Spring only. NOT Summer

                          • Welcome to Harolds Resort on Spider Lake

                            Welcome to Harolds Resort on Spider Lake

                          • Spring  'Break'  on Spider Lake

                            Spring 'Break' on Spider Lake

                          • The Best Beach on 459 Acre Spider Lake

                            The Best Beach on 459 Acre Spider Lake

                          • View from the Point of our Private Peninsula

                            View from the Point of our Private Peninsula

                          • 1950's Bellaire Log Cabin with Knotty Pine Interior

                            1950's Bellaire Log Cabin with Knotty Pine Interior

                          • Flannel Sheets & Down Comforters in Winter

                            Flannel Sheets & Down Comforters in Winter

                          • The Fall, Winter, Spring Set-Up for One Couple

                            The Fall, Winter, Spring Set-Up for One Couple

                          • Two Bedrooms below and Sleeping Loft for kids above w/2 twins

                            Two Bedrooms below and Sleeping Loft for kids above w/2 twins

                          • Gas Fireplace viewable from bed

                            Gas Fireplace viewable from bed

                          • Playground Equipment at the Lakeshore

                            Playground Equipment at the Lakeshore

                          • The Golden Glow of Sunset by V. Gerber

                            The Golden Glow of Sunset by V. Gerber

                          • Open All Year Long -- Come & Play in the Snow !

                            Open All Year Long -- Come & Play in the Snow !

                          • Over the River and Thru the Woods to Harolds Resort we go !

                            Over the River and Thru the Woods to Harolds Resort we go !

                          $146 - $155 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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