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2lakes,6BR,Wifi,Ac,Pontoon, Hot Tub, Kayaks, Row Boat,2 Beaches/Docks,Fire-Ring

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-8 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come enjoy the summer fun, weekly rentals in the summer only please, Gorgeous changing fall colors! This lovely, six bedroom,7th sleeping area, home, 2500 square feet, Air Conditioned main floor with large windows, breath taking beauty of two lakes (Spider and Bass Lakes). You feel like you are on your own island - but its a isthmus. You enjoy over 2200 feet of private (not shared) scenic lake shore on almost four acres of wooded setting and grass around the home, privacy is assured. It easily sleeps 14 but accommodates up to 20 with three bathrooms.

Listen to the Loons in the morning and evenings...its fun, beautiful, romantic -- a HOT TUB, kayaks and pontoon boat is available, free row boat and more! Giant covered front deck for everyone and two big decks in the back on Bass Lake by two beaches. Best of all, it is nestled in a quiet cove off Spider lake where there is tubing, jet-skiing, sailing, and two private beaches. You will enjoy great swimming with many sandy islands on which to picnic. Spider Lake teems with bass, bluegill, perch, pike, and crappie contained within 29 miles of shoreline.

Ping Pong Table, Foosball table and corn holes are provided. We have two properties available to rent at spiderlakecottage dot com so take look, both about equal in size and amenities.

Bass Lake is the fisher's secret fishing lake and is perfect for swimming and peaceful row boating. There are two master bedrooms; the biggest is (550 square feet) has cathedral ceilings and huge windows, as do all the rooms in the home which overlooks the sparkling lakes and scenic view. King bed with pillow top, top of the line bed with master bathroom. Bose speakers, Weber gas grill, only the best equipment for our guests. The second master bedroom has a large picture window overlooking the beautiful Bass lake with its own bathroom and shower.


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    we provide butt cans outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets. We like dogs, please bring them, why leave them in a kennel to get kennel cough, make them feel like they were abandoned, and you feel bad. Its cheaper to pay a small pet fee than go through all that. Please bring a crate for when you leave the cottage to make doggie comfy. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 14-20

  • Bedroom 2 main level: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    King Koil mattress main level; usually who pays the most...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    King Koil, upper level, lower celing...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    King Koil, upper level, lower ceiling...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 4 twin/ single

    two long twins, King Koil, two regular twins, lower cieling...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s) fsofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    pull out sofa, double in reading room...moreless

  • Bedroom MASTERJ WITH BATHROOM: 1 king

    King Koil mattress pillow top and master bathroom...moreless

  • cottage base rent is for 14; each additional person over 14 is charged $75 per person in peak season and $25 per person in non-peak season. PULLOUT COUCHE; ONE IN THE READING ROOM...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 3 in 2nd Master Bedroom: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1 in Big Master Bedroom


  • THREE full bathrooms, one in master bedroom, one on the main floor, the third in the 2nd master bedroom ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Amenities: Hot Tub, BOSE Acoustic Wave, WIFI, DVD, flat screen TVs, board games, Full Kitchen, large Refrigerators, Pots, Pans, and cooking utensils, Fully furnished with bedding, (you bring the towels, Three large decks - to sit and watch the wildlife or entertain, Outside is a Weber grill, plenty of quality chairs and an three foot tables, fire-ring with benches for GHOST STORIES, there are two docks, beach, swim raft on Spider Lake, 800 frontage footage, Bass Lake has 1600 lake frontage so you have your choice of where to hang out. here is plenty of parking, All boat use at your own risk, The rowboat is FREE and kayaks and pontoon boats are available at an inexpensive price for our guests only. You cannot get a better experience, SpiderLakeCottage dot com. It’s a great cottage, spacious, filled with knotty pine, privacy, boating, games, and Traverse City is 10 minutes away, its just great....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    covered front porch, 30 × 20, with ping pong table...moreless

  • Games:

    Ping pong table, Foosball Table, board games...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo:

    BOSE, only the best...moreless

  • Television:

    one flat screen tv mounted in the reading room with DVD player, WIFI, we chopped cable so make sure you get your smartphone apps ready for the football and baseball game...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    house overlooks both lakes...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    2 beaches, one on Spider Lake and one on Bass Lake...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    2200 feet of lake frontage on both Spider Lake Cottage and Bass Lake...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    cross country skiing...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    cross country skiing...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Spider Lake beach is the best swimming lake, Bass Lake is sandy for first 20 feet then it gets soft...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    heat pump AC on the main floor...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    WIFI, its fast...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    a large washer and dryer provided...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    after Labor Day it is turned on, usually in MAY it is shut off for fire-ring ghost stories and tall tales...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    black squirrel chasing everyday for the doggies, swimming, hiking and being outdoors for everyone else. We had Olympians and the first American to win the last leg of the Tour de France train here...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    oil, heat pump and gas fire place too, lots of backup to backup going on here...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided but please bring towels. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    called the gathering room...moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    plenty of parking, never did not have enough even with the largest groups...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    no need for it...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    tons of parking, we do have an additional charge for RV and living trailers for the electricity and bathroom use...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    new and now its is on the main floor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We restock each year to replace and match the dishes and glasses...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    set of 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    works good, oldie, but goodie, all metal not like the cheap china stuff today...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    two ovens, two refrigerators, lots of cabinets, crock pot, blender, mixer, a full kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    rowboat is free, kayaks are 25 dollars per for the week, pontoon and tubing is available for rent to only our guests...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three decks, giant front porch overlooking Spider Lake, back deck overlooking Bass Lake with hot tub, and deck on Bass Lake beach...moreless

  • Golf:

    Elmwood Golf course number 6 hole is rated best in Michigan. 35 bucks for 18 holes and cart; they give military discount too....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    25 dollars for a one week rental; covers cost to keep vests, paddles...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    enough to set up a lawn game, no garden, just natural...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill with grilling patio and bench...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front porch is covered too...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mt Holiday, four miles away...moreless

  • Tennis:

    close by at the park...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Nordic hot tub, seats seven, very nice, we ask our guests to remove sand and use cholrine daily. Dont go from lake to hot tub, thats bad and will trash the hot tub. Wash off before entering...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend W/Pontoon<14
May 20 - May 24, 2016
5 night min stay

flat fee
early summer
May 28 - Jun 17, 2016
6 night min stay


Discounts: 6 nights or more: $407 Nightly

Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2016
6 night min stay


Discounts: 6 nights or more: $671 Nightly

Cherry Festival
Jul 10 - Jul 16, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
Jul 10 - Aug 27, 2016
6 night min stay


Discounts: 6 nights or more: $671 Nightly

Last Chance Summer
Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2016
8 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Weekend w Pontoon <14
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning fee $185
  • Taxes Not included


Additional persons are charged $75 per person. Pet fee $250. Weekly Pontoon rental in summer is required. Each pontoon is $1250 per week. Military active duty, fire fighters, police get a hero discount is applied after only for rent and boats with hero PROOF of ID present day of arrival then a refund goes back after departure. Signed contract is required, guests cannot occupy the property without a signed contract.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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Nearest Airport
Cherryland Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Holiday Ski Resort

Car: Recommended

We pride ourselves in providing the insider view of where to get great experiences in the Traverse City region. Traverse City is the vacation hotspot of Midwest U.S. and is home to millions of vacationers all year long; from foodies, to vineyards, micro-breweries, summer water sports, kayaking, fishing, hunting, winter quiet sports, snowmobiling, skiing, festivals and unsurpassed beauty with Midwestern folks who are polite and happy. We have enjoyed this area for over 30 years and still have not begun to scratch the surface of everything to do. Really, come enjoy the Traverse City region, its stellar.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Greetings! We know that by providing the best equipment, location and vacation experience, our guests will create memories that will last a life time. That is the part I most enjoy. We have two properties available to rent. I'm a retired U.S. Army officer (2006) with multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is now my mission and passion to provide your family and excellent, fun and safe vacation rental experience at an affordable price. If there is anything special you need, please let me know ahead of time, that way I can try and make it happen. I pride myself in giving good service. We like to try and greet each or our guests to explain the home, the area and then provide a 24/7 phone service and assistance if needed. I enjoy sharing my inside knowledge of Traverse City, Leelanau Peninsula and the northern Michigan region, there are ton of things to do. Come see us Spider Lake Cottage, sincerely, Ray, Mary Jo, Francie and Wally

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
We know that by providing the best equipment, location and vacation experience, our guests will create memories that will last a life time. That is the part I most enjoy. We have two properties available to rent.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You cannot get a better experience, SpiderLakeCottage dot com is surrounded by two lakes, 3.5 acres of woods, two beaches with a large cottage on two lakes. Its the grand canyon of cottages, privacy, boating, and Traverse City, its just great.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, Not much spanish but I can wing it

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  • all together

    all together

  • we also added a pullout couch to the master bedroom and reading room

    we also added a pullout couch to the master bedroom and reading room

  • Master bedroom with views to east and west overlooking both Spider and Bass lake

    Master bedroom with views to east and west overlooking both Spider and Bass lake

  • Spider Lake from the front porch

    Spider Lake from the front porch

  • Front Porch on Spider Lake

    Front Porch on Spider Lake

  • Weber grill and grilling patio

    Weber grill and grilling patio

  • fast quality table

    fast quality table

  • new 3rd bathroom in the 2nd master bedroom

    new 3rd bathroom in the 2nd master bedroom

  • 24ft pontoon with 40hp Honda, cushy seats

    24ft pontoon with 40hp Honda, cushy seats

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