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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: 11/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Traverse City cottage 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, with large windows sits on a hill surrounded by water on 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 over three acres of wooded setting, privacy is assured. It easily sleeps 14 but accommodates more.

Listen to the Loons in the morning and evenings...its fun, beautiful, romantic -- a HOT TUB, kayaks, pontoon boat and kayaks are available, free row boat and more! Giant front deck for everyone and two big decks in the back and on Bass Lake by the 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. The master bedroom (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. Bose speakers, Weber gas grill, only the best equipment for our guests.

Sorry,we are not handicapped equipped, we have a spiral staircase going upstairs.


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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
          • 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 1: 1 king

            King Koil mattress pillow top...moreless

          • 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

          • 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....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom 2


          • two full bathrooms, one in master bedroom, the other on main floor

          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 NOT CABLE, we chopped cable two years ago 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 good too...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                a large washer and dryer provided...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                after Labor Day it is turned on, summer 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:

                on the lower level...moreless

              • Wireless Internet


              • Coffee Maker:

                8 cup type...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Walmart quality that we try and restock each year. If something is needed or worn out give us a call and we can replace it...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, and most everything...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

              • Water Sports Gear

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              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 4.8
                  from 6 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  NonPeak Season
                  Oct 14 - Jun 5, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  Summer Peak
                  Jun 13 - Aug 29, 2015
                  6 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $250
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • cleaning fee $185
                  • Taxes Included


                  Additional persons are charged $75 per person for summer peak and $25 per person non peak season. Pet fee $250 peak, $75 nonpeak short stay. Weekly Pontoon rental in summer is required if booking prior to 1 Jun. Military active duty, fire fighters, police get a hero discount for rent and boats with member PROOF of ID present day of arrival.

                  By credit card, email, check, half the rent is due the day it is booked. 90 days prior to the date of arrival all funds due or the reservation is cancelled and all fund paid forfeited. Owner contract must be signed prior to occupying the premises. $500 cottage deposit. All checks sent 2 weeks prior to arrival. Pontoon rental required for reservations prior to 1 Jun.

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                  Last updated: 11/11/2014
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                  5 Miles
                  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 house that sits on top of a small hill. Its the grand canyon of cottages, privacy, boating, Traverse City, its just great.

                  Contact us

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

                  Links to more information:



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                  • Weber grill and grilling patio

                    Weber grill and grilling patio

                  • Front Porch on Spider Lake

                    Front Porch on Spider Lake

                  • Where BBCUE master pieces are created on the  Weber

                    Where BBCUE master pieces are created on the Weber

                  VRBO #71206

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  $400 - $536 per night (USD)

                  6 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 20

                  View calendar: Updated 11/11/14
                  Minimum stay: 1-6 nights
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                  Member since: 2005
                  Speaks: english, spanish, Not much spanish but I can wing it
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