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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.
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
two full bathrooms, one in master bedroom, the other on main floor
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
covered front porch, 30 × 20, with ping pong table...moreless
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
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
oil, heat pump and gas fire place too, lots of backup to backup going on here...moreless
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
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
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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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.
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,
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.
Speaks: english, spanish, Not much spanish but I can wing it