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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: 05/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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!
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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    23 and older...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

  • 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

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

  • 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


  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The cottage is about 5-6 miles south of downtown Traverse City....moreless

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioner if needed....moreless

  • Internet:

    There is Dish TV and WIFI ...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

  • Wood Fireplace:

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


  • Coffee Maker:

    Must clean before check-out...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Wash before check-out...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • 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

  • Microwave:

    Clean before check out...moreless

  • Oven:

    Clean up any messes that you make please....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    Must wipe off...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Please wipe out any toast crumbs please...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

  • 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



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  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee (optional) $100
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Included


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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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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

VRBO #234647

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