Cute and Cozy Cottage and Very Relaxing! Best Long Term Rates on the Lake!!!

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Firepit and Private Beach


Last updated: 09/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Think you missed out on the perfect vacation cottage in Traverse City? Think again! Newly renovated in April 2011, this Silver Lake home is now available for summer reservations. For Larger groups or more than one family contact me for other possibilities.

Located just 3 miles from bustling Traverse City, this 2 bedroom cottage on the peaceful side of Silver Lake awaits you as the perfect summer escape.

Start your day with a peaceful kayak cruise around “Lost Log Island,” and enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee on the wide deck overlooking the lake. Relax on the beach or take a walk to Silver Lake Park and Recreation Area, where you will find tennis and basketball courts, hiking trails that meander around Hidden Lake, covered picnic pavilions, a playground for the kids, and plenty of wide open grassy space.

Venture into town to find phenomenal shopping, restaurants, wineries, and more. Don’t miss out on major local events such as the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, numerous big-name performing artists at Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Epicurean Classic. Take a scenic drive to the shores of Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for endless miles of scenery and dunes.

Don’t forget to rent the 16 foot pontoon boat for the week and take it out cruising around the secluded coves and many small islands of Silver Lake. Enjoy fishing for perch, walleye, and bass, or just soak up the rays and float in your perfect, spring-fed lake.
End the days around a toasty campfire and gaze up into the crystal clear Northern Michigan sky. Sip a glass of local wine and breathe in the smells of summer as you reach that rare moment of complete relaxation.

Your cottage features a master suite with queen bed, wood floors, large closet, and private bathroom. Second bedroom also has a queen bed and wood floors, with a beautiful bay window facing the lake. Living room features an easy-to-use remote control fireplace as well as a full wall of windows and sliding glass doors facing the lake. Additional full bathroom and pull-out sofa bed. Full kitchen with all amenities, linens, towels, and paper products included. Free WiFi and cable.

Ten Percent of all profits are donated to Freedom Builders to help house and repair housing for needy.

Keywords: Cottage, fishing lake, all-sports lake, vacation, northern Michigan, relaxing, family, gourmet, hiking, kayaking, swimming, beach, sunsets, private, deck


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, but because other renters might have allergies we cannot allow pets : (...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Firepit, large private deck at waterfront, dock, boat hoist, row boat, pontoon for rent....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Small stereo with i phone/pad hook-up...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    New 42 inch Plasma TV 24 flat screen in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Nicest frontage on Silver Lake. Sandy with gentle slope for excellent swimming. Nice fire pit at waters edge for evening relaxation....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless


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

    Very Spacious with breakfast bar....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio off sliders on waterside. Additional Large Deck right at waters edge....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500 $7,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,500 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 6%


Silver Lake is limiting rentals. Please contact for more information

Free Pontoon boat for 2 week or longer reservations. Pontoon normally rents for $750 per week!

50% Down to reserve week. Rest due 60 days before rental date.

100% refund 60 days prior to check in date. Refund with in 60 days based on ability to re-lease.

Pontoon boat separate contract from rental

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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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Huge park , basketball, tennis, walking track, soccer fields, covered outdoor gazebo, semi pro baseball field, near one of Michigan most vibrant downtown shopping districts. Many fine restaurants and cafes. Owners are very involved in community and will help you with vacation ideas.


Owner info

About the owner: My wife and I have lived on Silver Lake since 1992. We own and operate a specialty fresh market (Burritt's Fresh Market) in Traverse City which we opened in 1987. We enjoy traveling both near and far and have rented many VRBO homes, so we know what people want in a vacation rental. When this cute cottage came up for sale we knew it was perfect for VRBO, and since it was right across the lake from our home we knew we would be available if renters had any questions. Our two children and two Labradors have enjoyed living and playing on this all sports lake, and we have appreciated the closeness to Traverse City and surrounding area.

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
We bought this rental because we knew that it was on the nicest part of the lake. It is off a quiet road, next to quiet neighbors, and it has some of the best frontage. Our goal in a few years would be to sell our larger home across the lake and cozy up in this cottage. Until that time we want others to enjoy our cottage. We will continue to upgrade and improve the property every off season.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Unbeatable sunsets and a sandy beach that is perfect for swimming or fishing plus close proximity to the bustling summer activity in Traverse City make this location fantastic and memorable.

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  • Firepit and Private Beach

    Firepit and Private Beach

  • Beautiful Sunsets

    Beautiful Sunsets

  • The Blue Bedroom

    The Blue Bedroom

  • Cozy Evening on Sliver Lake with Fireplace Lit

    Cozy Evening on Sliver Lake with Fireplace Lit

  • Deck over looking Lake.

    Deck over looking Lake.

  • Master Suite bathroom

    Master Suite bathroom

  • View of Silver Lake from Living Room.

    View of Silver Lake from Living Room.

  • View of cottage from lake side

    View of cottage from lake side

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Full Large Kitchen

    Full Large Kitchen

  • Great place to soak up the sun and read a book!

    Great place to soak up the sun and read a book!

  • Just before sunset and campfires

    Just before sunset and campfires

VRBO #347432

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, November 13, 2015

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