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Weeks Still Available: June 13-20, June 27-July 4, July 4-July 11 (Cherry Fest)

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View through the screend front door onto the deck and lake.

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Thank you for your interest in the Willow cottage. It is located just 10 minutes from Traverse City, The Willow cottage is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath. ft.home, and sleeps 4**. on Silver Lake with 1.2 acres, 100 ft of private lake frontage with a firm sandy lake bottom beach. The Willow has direct frontage, just 10ft. away. The cottage is 10 min. from Traverse City. Silver Lake is a 600 acre spring-fed lake with clear sparkling water, surrounded by pines and hardwoods with islands and peninsulas, great for boating, fishing and swimming. There are 2 docks, one for boats if any, and one for people, and a swimming raft. The row boat, paddle boat and kayak are shared by all guests at no charge. Picnic tables, charcoal grills and campfire pits with wood provided. Swing set, hammocks.
**Maximum occupancy is no more than 4 adults. Since we get many requests to accommodate additional children with sleeping bags, beginning in our 2015 season we will allow up to 2 additional children to our maximum of 4 adults, but note there are no additional beds provided. The children are welcome to use sleeping bags.
Boat information: Bring your fishing, or ski boat and enjoy Silver Lake’s 3½ mile long stretch of shoreline or rent a boat from area marinas. We have the ability to dock two boats, so you need to let us know if you are bringing your own or renting a boat in order to reserve a spot on the boat dock.
We have been hosting visitors to the Traverse City area since 1989. We strive to provide a clean and comfortable home for you during your visit to the Traverse City area. Our own home is located on the property so we are available for sight-seeing advice, restaurant recommendations as well as just being here for our guests. Our reservation process is a traditional up-north cottage rental process with a bit of modernization. We send all the information via the Internet, but once someone wants to make a reservation, we reach out and contact them so we can personally answer questions, and establish a connection with our future guests. We know that vacations are a time to relax, have fun and be as hassle free as possible.

We are open from May to October. Join us in the Spring for nature's peace and beauty. Summer visits become a family tradition. Autumn is filled with cool, crisp days in all their color. Numerous golf courses are minutes away. Canoe, kayak or tube trips down the Boardman River- just down the road, or down the Platte River-25 minutes away. Bring your bikes as there are numerous bike trails in the Traverse City area.
You can Google search these activities or get the information when you arrive at the cottage in our resource book

So much to do in the area.: There is so much to do in the Traverse City area. Some examples are: winery tours and tasting rooms, Children’s Museum, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream (voted #1 in U.S.), Pirate’s Cove Adventure Park, the State Theatre (home of the Traverse City Film Festival), The village at Grand Traverse Commons, Dennos Museum, Interlochen Arts and Performance Academy, Music House Museum, Sleeping Bear National Lake Shore Park, Wuerfel Park (home to the minor league baseball team-Beach Bums) as well as all the biking, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking available in our area.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the cottage or in any common area (beach, dock) ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please note: We do not make any exceptions for any pets. We guarantee that the cottage has a pet free history. ...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Both bedrooms have a queen size bed and flat screen cable TV. All bed linens are provided: note, we DO NOT provide towels-bath or beach towels)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom is a full, ceramic tiled bathroom with a tub/shower combination....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Central air conditioning, natural gas forced air furnace.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat screen cable TVs in living room and both bedrooms. No DVD players. Being that the TVs are wall-mounted they cannot accommodate plugging in a DVD player. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Silver Lake is located a few minutes south of Traverse City in north west Michigan. It is a spring fed 600 acre lake. It is an all sports lake. Our frontage is one of the best on the lake....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining room table can fold out to accommodate 8 chairs. There is also a picnic table outside. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    central air conditioning...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Heating:

    natural gas forced air furnace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens are provided. We DO NOT provide towels. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for 8, natural gas fireplace, flat screen TV....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    We have off street parking for 2 cars. We limit the number of vehicles to 2, no RVs....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, pots/pans, dinnerware, flatware, glasses. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    covered, open-sided porch right on the beach with great views of the lake....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Dedicated area for yard games behind the cottages. Nice and open. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill and picnic table...moreless

  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Seasonal Rates
Apr 24 - May 22, 2015
2 night min stay
$110 $150
Fri, Sat
$700

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Seasonal Rates
May 23 - May 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$110 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$700

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Sesaonl Rates
May 30 - Jun 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$110 $175
Fri, Sat
$700

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Seasonal Rates
Jun 9 - Jun 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

Seasonal Rates
Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Seasonal Rates
Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Seaonal Rates
Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

Seasonal Rates
Jul 11 - Jul 24, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Seasonal Rates
Jul 25 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

Seasonal Rates
Aug 1 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Seasonal Rates
Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Seasonal Rates
Aug 22 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400
Seasonal Rates
Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$140 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Seasonal Rates
Sep 12 - Oct 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$140 $225
Fri, Sat
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

First is a 50% installment within 7 days of the taken reservation. The second installment is the remaining 50% plus a 6% MI Use tax which is due 45 days prior to arrival. Also due at that time is a refundable Damage and Excessive Cleaning Deposit in the amount of $500.00. Property must be left as found in order for this amount to be returned.


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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capitol Airport is 15 minutes away
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Crown
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boone's Long Lake Inn

The Willow Cottage is located 10 minutes from Traverse City on Silver Lake. The cottage is a few minutes from golf courses, wineries,shopping, live theater (world renown Interlochen Arts Academy) restaurants, hiking, biking and fishing. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park is 25 minutes away. Historic Mackinac Island is a day trip adventure away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: My husband, Tom and I were married in 1979. We moved to Traverse City in 1980 from the city of Detroit. My mother was raised on an local farm. My maternal great grandparents were pioneers to the area. My mother moved away when she was a young adult. I developed my love for the area as a young child as we vacationed every year in Traverse City. Tom and I honeymooned in Traverse City. We moved here 9 months later. The photo I chose for our 'Property Story' shows 4 of our 5 children at Sleeping Bear Dunes, just 20 minutes away.

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
We discovered and purchased our small resort in 1989. It was a diamond in the rough, but it had a great private sandy beach and was in close to Traverse City. We remodeled the cottages as we raised our 5 children. We worked on the cottages as a family. Over the years, our children have learned many skills and developed a great work ethic as everyone helped over the years. Our youngest are twins and are seniors in high shool and still help with maintanence.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We take great pride in providing clean/comfortable/updated homes that our guests will call home during their stay. You will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation as we are very available for assistance as we live on site.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • View through the screend front door onto the deck and lake.

    View through the screend front door onto the deck and lake.

  • Living room with lake views, 
gas fireplace and flat screen cable TV.

    Living room with lake views, gas fireplace and flat screen cable TV.

  • Newly remodeled tiled full bath.

    Newly remodeled tiled full bath.

  • Sandy beach frontage with firm sandy lake bottom. 2 docks and swimming raft.

    Sandy beach frontage with firm sandy lake bottom. 2 docks and swimming raft.

  • This bedroom has a queen size bed and flat screen cable TV with lake views.

    This bedroom has a queen size bed and flat screen cable TV with lake views.

  • View of Silver Lake from one of the two bedrooms. Deck steps are in background.

    View of Silver Lake from one of the two bedrooms. Deck steps are in background.

  • One of the walking trails at the 84 acre Silver Lake Recreation Area.

    One of the walking trails at the 84 acre Silver Lake Recreation Area.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes with Lake Michigan and one of the Manitou islands.

    Sleeping Bear Dunes with Lake Michigan and one of the Manitou islands.

  • Grand Traverse Bay in downtown Traverse City- 10 minutes away.

    Grand Traverse Bay in downtown Traverse City- 10 minutes away.

  • Fishing on Silver Lake.

    Fishing on Silver Lake.

  • Our beach during sunset. Great views of the moon will soon appear.

    Our beach during sunset. Great views of the moon will soon appear.

  • Silver Lake is an all sports lake.

    Silver Lake is an all sports lake.

  • 100 ft private beach, sandy lake bottom and dock

    100 ft private beach, sandy lake bottom and dock

  • Kitchen with all kitchen appliances, dinnerware and cookware.

    Kitchen with all kitchen appliances, dinnerware and cookware.

  • The Willow Cottage

    The Willow Cottage

  • Our beach has a firm sandy lake bottom and has a gentle slope.

    Our beach has a firm sandy lake bottom and has a gentle slope.

  • One of the bedrooms with queen size bed and flat screen cable TV.

    One of the bedrooms with queen size bed and flat screen cable TV.

  • View of Silver Lake from the living room. Front deck is in the background.

    View of Silver Lake from the living room. Front deck is in the background.

  • Silver Lake Recreation Area with many amenities is less than 5 min. away

    Silver Lake Recreation Area with many amenities is less than 5 min. away

  • View showing the proximity of the Willow to the lake.

    View showing the proximity of the Willow to the lake.

  • Boating on Silver Lake

    Boating on Silver Lake

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes is only 20 minutes away.

    Sleeping Bear Dunes is only 20 minutes away.

  • Enjoy one of our kayaks.

    Enjoy one of our kayaks.

  • Willow cottage and Silver Lake with lake breezes and central air conditioning.

    Willow cottage and Silver Lake with lake breezes and central air conditioning.

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Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/03/2015
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