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Unique Unforgetable Island Experience, Spider Lake

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Last updated: 10/08/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Traverse City cabin description

One of a kind Island Adventure, Spider Lake

This island provides some of the best beach on Spider Lake and it will become your sole vacation site as no one else lives on the island. The only cabin is both rustic and modern with a large refrigerator and flat top electric stove. WI-FI wireless internet is on site. A large flat screen digital TV with local channels and DVD player is included. The cabin is completely furnished and will sleep 8, although privacy is limited due its open floor plan. A large front porch and deck, plus a lakeside deck are great for gatherings. The island features several picnic tables for dining. A canoe, kayak, row boat and paddle boat are included for your use. You are allowed use of a pontoon boat if a responsibility waiver is signed. Lots of water toys for the kids. Shower and bathroom facilities are provided outside the main cabin and are clean and convenient. Parking is available for two cars at the owners home about 1/3 of a mile away. This is an island paradise from which you will not want to leave. It is wonderful for children and adults alike as everyone can find room to relax and explore. Horseshoe courts and several other games are on the island. The island also has many areas for tent camping or overflow sleeping and many little nooks for space to yourself. A brief description, such as this, can not adequately explain the island amenities. It will truly be a matchless experience. This, one of a kind, island and facility is available only because it helps the retired owners pay the island expenses. Signs will be posted during your stay notifying others to respect your privacy. Absolute privacy may be hard to guarantee because of past history of use at the East end, but it has not been a problem. The East end of the island has a gate that must be opened which affords additional privacy. The island will be available for no more than 6 weeks during the months of June-August. A first come, first serve basis will be used to reserve your vacation.

Rent is $2750.00 per week and is discounted for multiple weeks. Check-in is at 2 PM and check out is 10 AM on Saturdays, unless otherwise arranged. A $500.00 reservation/booking fee must be paid to reserve your dates. Payment in full is required on arrival. Shorter stays may be allowed at the last moment, but generally the island is rented on a weekly basis.

As soon as the $500.00 booking fee is paid, it will lock-in your reservation and it will become your refundable damage deposit. We would anticipate a full return upon your departure.

Spider Lake is an all sports lake 10 miles SE of Traverse City, conveniently located in the heart of vacation land. We hope you make Treasure Island your summer getaway. The island is safe for children and pets, as there are no cars.

We understand how important it is to make your vacation perfect, so we will do everything in our power to insure your vacation is everything you would expect. Your vacation expense will not be taken lightly.

Call us for further information.

Keywords: Island, Waterfront, Beach, Boat, Water ski, Camp, Very Unique Experience, family vacation with pets


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Chauffeur
          • Staff


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


          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Loft: 1 queen


          • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Single Bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1), Also sleeping area on porch or tents. Many families also pitch tents....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Guests are on their own and allowed maximum privacy. Owners field questions and respond only to guest issues. Garbage pickup on Thursday or drop off at any time at the owners mainland location. 5 gallon water cooler is supplied. More drinking water is available upon request. ...moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                board games...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Inside and outside speakers...moreless

              • Television:

                Netflix available via broadband and your account. 42 inch digital TV, 19 inch digital TV. Local Stations only....moreless

              • Toys:

                water toys, kayaks, canoe, horseshoes, peddleboat, others...moreless

              • Video Library:

                several various DVDs...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                Water views from every cabin window and location on the island...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Approximately 1000 feet of sandy beach with swim rafts....moreless

              • Downtown:

                Downtown Traverse City is about 10 miles...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                Large dining tables inside and out. Inside table seats 8. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                window air, but inadequate in very warm weather...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                for Netflix, etc...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Clothesline outside....moreless

              • Computer Available:

                simple older XP desk top, but your own computer is recommended. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                large sectional with pull out bed...moreless

              • Parking:

                space for two cars...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                space for 1 trailer at the house space for anything including RV hookup about 5 miles away...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet:

                Laptop/cellphone Hot Spot...moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Common spices and cooking supplies ...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Boat:

                Will allow use of a pontoon with waiver of liability and is included in rent. It will not pull skiers or tubers. All USCG equipment. Suggest bringing your own boat for skiing or tubing....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                lots of seating...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2 kayaks and a canoe provided. Peddle boat....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:


              • Water Sports Gear:

                life jackets, boogie boards, floaties, swim rafts...moreless



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              from 7 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $450 $500
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,750 $8,500

              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included


              We prefer to rent by the week or longer, but will consider shorter stays when time periods permit. Our normal rental is Saturday to Saturday, but Friday, Saturday and Sunday weekends are when the following weekend is not already reserved. We prefer shortened stays be booked near your desired time slot so as not to hinder full week rentals.

              $2750.00/wk or the arranged payment in full at arrival. Please call for extended stay rates and payment terms. Your booking fee reverts to a damage fee and will be returned when you leave. So far, after 3 years of renting, we have never collected damages.

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              7 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Traverse City
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              6 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Elmbrook or Grand Traverse Resort
              35 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US-31, US-131 and I-75 Interstate
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant

              Island Adventure, Spider Lake in Traverse City

              The island features several picnic tables for dining. A canoe, 2 person kayak, rowboat and paddle boat are included for your use. Parking is available for two cars at the owners home about 1/3 of a mile across the lake. A pontoon is available for those that do not own a boat, but you must sign a responsibility waiver for its usage. No one else lives on the island so it will become yours exclusively. Feel safe and protected as the island is great for children and pets, as there are no cars.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About the owner: Sue and I are now retired and spend much our time on the island during the summer weeks. We reserve some prime for ourselves and family. We have two children and 5 teenage granddaughters.

              Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
              The Traverse City area is unique for tourists. The island is our preferred residence and we believe you will love as much as we do. We have lived on Spider lake since 1974 and treasure the lake as much as our island retreat. The morning solitude is is a favorite time for us. The island is directly across the lake from our house from which you will depart.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              You will experience the full gamut of life on an island. Everywhere you look is water. The beach areas are safe for children, but they will require close supervision until they learn to swim. It is about a 5 minute ride by boat to your car. This has been a longtime favorite summer destination for many. We do not to rent it for more than 6 prime time weeks per year. Pets are free to swim and roam. It is a wonderland for pets and children, without worry of cars or roads. Water Trampolines, Jet Skis and Ski Boats are available on the lake as rentals by other parties.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • Beach Front Deck

                Beach Front Deck

              • 2 of 3 docks for your boat

                2 of 3 docks for your boat

              • Doggie Door

                Doggie Door

              • Detached Bath Area

                Detached Bath Area

              • Front Porch

                Front Porch

              • Outdoor Outhouse

                Outdoor Outhouse

              • Island Sandbar with Float Plane.  Planes Welcome!

                Island Sandbar with Float Plane. Planes Welcome!

              • Dinning Area

                Dinning Area

              • Pavillion Front

                Pavillion Front

              • Early September

                Early September

              • Covered Picnic Table

                Covered Picnic Table

              • South Deck

                South Deck

              • Inside Old boat Shelves

                Inside Old boat Shelves

              • Folds to Queen Bed

                Folds to Queen Bed

              • South Deck

                South Deck

              • Island Early Fall

                Island Early Fall

              VRBO #400688

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Sunday, January 25, 2015

              $450 - $500 per night (USD)
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 10/08/2014
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