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Peaceful & Fun- 2BR, 1BA Lake Cottage Family-Friendly

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Front of the cottage looking out towards the lake.


Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Traverse City cottage description

Come relax and enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets at this perfect spot on Silver Lake. This house is just a few miles from Traverse City and all the activities around this sporting area. Don't forget the Cherry Festival in July! And if you enjoy the arts, Interlochen Arts Academy is practically right around the corner.

This small and warm house was purchased by my grandfather in 1963 as a summer cottage. He renovated the cottage so it could be lived in year 'round and in 1966 grandfather and grandmother moved in and spent the rest of their lives here. After my father retired in 1989, he added on a sun room, deck and lower deck. The lower deck is right at the lake.
There is a dock which can accommodate two boats. No smoking!
Our cottage is GREAT for that FAMILY GET AWAY.
Right on beautiful Silver Lake! Just a few miles from Downtown Traverse City. So much site seeing or just spending quality time at the beach! You will just love it.
Minimum 3 night stay.
I Do Not rent to 24 year old or younger.
*Ask me about what specials I am running, or How much money I can save you!
Come check us out! You wont regret it!
Keywords: Cottage, House, Family

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No pets allowed, unless otherwise discussed with me and we have made sufficient arrangements. If we allow your pet, there is an additional $150 fee, non-refundable.(per pet) And additional paper work that MUST be filled out and completed and on file before arrivel...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            If smoking in the house occurs, which it is NOT allowed, there will be an additional charge of $250.00, on top of losing your deposit!...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            This is a great place to start your new family traditions!! Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, it is just an awesome spot for kids!!!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            23 and older...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

          • White Bedroom: 1 queen

            Bring own bedding ...moreless

          • Brown Bedroom: 1 queen

            Must bring your own Bedding, and towels....moreless

          • Livingroom Pullout: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            The pullout has a full size mattress. Bring own bedding...moreless

          • There are 2 Queen beds and a pull out couch(full size mattress) You MUST bring your own linens, None are provided.....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Stand-up shower. Bring our own linens. None are provided....moreless

          • You MUST bring your own linens and any bath needs, including toilet paper, towels, wash cloths, dish rags ext.......moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Dishes and cook wear are provided. You are expected to wash them when you are done using. There is also a grill outside. It is not to be moved. There is cook wear provided for the grill also. NO dish towels or wash cloths. You MUST bring your own. Everything must be washed and put back into place before check out....moreless

          • Dining:

            There is a very beautiful sunroom with a table and 4 chairs, eat while looking out on the lake!...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Throw away all your leftovers before leaving, and wipe it down. Nothing is to be left behind....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Provided, must wash and put back into place before check-out...moreless


          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Our drive way is big enough for 1 car and a trailer, possible 2 cans and a trailer....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking is back behind the garage. DO NOT pull cars up into the yard!...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Not in the house. There is a fire pit out in front of the house....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Pull out couch, nice chairs, and a television....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window air conditioner if needed....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Looking into cable and wifi!


              • Television:

                With a converter box. As of right now i am looking into cable and wifi....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                In the process of getting T.V. right now....moreless


              • Internet:

                We are in the process of getting T.V. and WIFI right now....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                You are more then welcome to use any time, but is not to be moved from its place, if you use all the propane please replace the empty propane tank with a full propane tank. There is a camp ground exc....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Please clean up all your trash! There is absolutely no trash left behind! No glass down at beach....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Do Not pull your vehicles into the yard. There are parking spots....moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Lakefront:

                The lake total, is about 2 to 2 1/2 miles long. It is so beautiful to cook out and eat on the deck, go swimming whenever you want, and the best part is watching the sunrises and sunsets over this beautiful lake! NO GLASS DOWN BY THE BEACH!!...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Walked down the stairs and you are in the water!! So Clear and Clean....moreless


              • Cinemas
              • Parasailing
              • Skiing
              • Water Skiing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Tennis
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Hunting
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Snowboarding
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Jet Skiing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Walking
              • Golf


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              $200 deposit due within 5 days of reserving.
              Rental rate- $1000.00 week + $150.00 cleaning fee.
              There is a minimum 3 night stay, I do not rent to persons 24 or younger.
              THERE MUST be a signed and dated contract/agreement on file before arrival
              All money due is to be paid 14 days before arrival date.
              IF I have agreed on a pet being allowed, all paperwork must be filled out and 
              on file before arrival! And all pet fees must be paid. $125.00/week per pet.
              ONLY personal checks or money orders. 

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

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              Last updated: 07/10/2014
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              22 Today
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              There is a small grocery store about 2-3 miles down the road, and a gas station, 1 mile from the cottage. There are plenty of places to eat across the lake,but u must drive,and even a video rental store. There is always a Walgreen and rite aid around the corner also!!


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1963

              About the owner: I am from Indiana. I am married with 1 daughter and 5 grandchildren. I spent my summers here at the cottage, along with my grandparents and my parents. This is my second home! and i am glad to be able to share the experience of the beautiful area.

              Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
              My grandfather was an avid sportsman. Fishing and hunting were his life after he retired. My father loved the area for the nature and the arts. Make new and wonderful memories with your family! Our cottage is a great little family get away. You are right on the lake, and a nice size yard to run.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Water activities. The arts. We swim and boat on Silver Lake, go over to Empire Beach and play in the surf, then come back to Interlochen and see the students perform. Boones Long Lake Inn is also a great place for great food and music.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • Front of the cottage looking out towards the lake.

                Front of the cottage looking out towards the lake.

              • View of Lake from side of House

                View of Lake from side of House

              • Sunroom


              • Kitchen


              • Wonderful cozy Living room with pullout couch

                Wonderful cozy Living room with pullout couch

              • Bathroom


              • This is our  Beach The big rocks you can see is our rock wall

                This is our Beach The big rocks you can see is our rock wall

              • Bedroom 1

                Bedroom 1

              • Bedroom 2

                Bedroom 2

              • Kitchen


              • Sunroom, looking out onto the lake

                Sunroom, looking out onto the lake

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Saturday, June 28, 2014


              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
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              (765) 506-6091
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              Speaks: english
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