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

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Traverse City cottage description

Direct frontage, totally remodeled home, central air, WiFi, 10 min. to Traverse.The Willow Cottage is an air-conditioned 2 bedroom, 1bath, 800sq. ft. cottage, sleeps 4, direct sandy beach frontage just 10ft. away. Excellent beach with firm sandy lake bottom 10 min. from Traverse City. We have 3 Silver Lake cottages on 1.2 acres with 100ft of private, sandy beach. The 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 (1 for boats, 1 for people), a swimming raft. The row boat, paddle boat and kayak are shared by all guests at no charge. The cottages are available for individual families. Picnic tables, charcoal grills and campfire pits with wood provided. Swing set, hammocks. The second cottage is Maple Grove a 3 bdr, 2 bath 1100sq.ft. cottage,sleeps 8 direct beach frontage. See homeaway.com property #361471 for more information. Our third cottage is the Pines, 4 bdr, 2 bath 2100sq. ft.home, sleeps 8, 300ft. from the beach. See homeaway.com property #361472 for more information.


We are open from May to November. 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, 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.

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.

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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
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • 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

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          • 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

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television:

                Flat screen cable TVs in living room and both bedrooms. No DVD players....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 Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                central air conditioning...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • 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 4, natural gas fireplace, flat screen TV....moreless

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

                off street parking for 2 cars....moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Two kayaks...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

              • Outdoor Grill:

                charcoal grill and picnic table...moreless

              • Pedal Boat
              • Wood Deck
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.8
              from 5 traveler reviews
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              Rates are based on a maximum of 4 adults. Since we get many requests to accommodate additional children with sleeping bags, beginning in our 2014 season we will allow 2 additional children to our maximum of 4 adults, but note there are no additional beds provided. They are welcome to use sleeping bags.  Babies under one year old will not be counted. 
              We have 2 other cottages, Maple Grove: HomeAway.com 361471  and Pines: HomeAway.com 361472
              The payment is paid in 2 installments: 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 which means: no damage, no missing items, no excessive cleaning needs to be done and no violation of the rental agreement,. We prefer personal checks, we can accept credit cards plus a 3% convenience fee. Cancellation Policy: There is a $100 charge for all reservations that are cancelled. Reservations are subject to forfeiture of the entire deposit unless the property is re-rented at the full rental rate, minus the $100 charge. Once the second installment is made (45 days prior to arrival), the stay cannot be cancelled and the total rate will be forfeited. We recommend travel insurance if this is a concern
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/06/2014
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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

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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.

              • 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 how location of the Willow Cottage to Silver Lake.

                View showing how location of the Willow Cottage to Silver Lake.

              5

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/06/14
              Owner
              Member since: 2005
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within a few days
              • Response rate: 28%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/06/2014
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