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Quiet & Private Cabin in The Woods LOOK

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, for 2-4 people

No more expected tips, no not disturb signs, no knocks at the door - Say Hello to a whole house ! Off the Highway, In the Woods and on the Lake - no close neighbors ! Watch the deer wander thru the yard, the fish jumping out front and hear the woodpeckers - well - pecking ! It's the sound of nature that will lull you into the that state of relaxation that is so hard to find anywhere else ! When you are here, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere ! With easy access to 'town' - Traverse City that is ! Two bedrooms for a family or two couples to share - plus a sofa bed in the Living Room right in front of the wood burning stone fireplace if needed. An equipped kitchen, microwave, cable TV/DVD and WiFi - will help you feel at home - in the depths of the north woods. A pontoon boat is included seasonally so you can explore the 459 acres of beautiful Spider Lake. Summer Rentals are Weekly Sun to Sun - ASK I might do a 4 night Sun - Thurs - see calendar -Kathy

Damage Deposit Required: A $300.00 refundable damage deposit will be required prior to arrival + $100 per pet if pet/pets have been accepted. This will be accepted in the form of a separate check that I can just hold on to, and return after you have left, if there are no problems, damages, missing items or if I can't tell the pet or pets have been there, inside and outside.

**Winter**: - With the Tons of snow we receive, there are plenty of snow activities to choose from.. here are a few... snowball fights, snowman making, snow forts, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing. Go out and get your cheeks all rosy and come in and have some hot cocoa !

Summer: - Spider Lake is a 459 acre all sports lake with plenty of space to explore, picnic, fish, swim and float. The lake contains a public island and sand bar with lots of sandy bottom shallow area to stop and play. A pontoon boat is included to help you enjoy the lake. An optional fishing boat is available for $225 for the week. Grand Traverse Bay is nearby for additional 'Big Lake' activities with Parasailing, Jet Ski Hourly Rentals, Tall Ship Sailing, Shipwreck Diving, 'Deep Sea' Fishing, Wind Surfing, and more.. This cottage has private waterfront with dock and pontoon boat, it does not have a swimming area. The pontoon boat will take you to the middle of the lake, you can jump off and swim from it like a big swim raft or it will take you to a public island and sand bar where there is a lot of sandy shallow warm water.

More Details

Kathy & Rolf Schliess
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cottage will sleep 1-4 people in 2 beds: 1 queen + 1 full . Please plan on using existing beds. No room for a blow up mattress or similar.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , brand new mattress set as of 5/21/11
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , brand new mattress set as of 5/21/11
  • Summer Weekly Rates: your bring sheets, towels, soap & paper products. Nightly Spring, Winter, Fall Rates: we provide 'linens' and basic soap & paper products, You bring: your own personal bath supplies, groceries, charcoal, beach towels etc..
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck Furniture
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Smoking is to be done outside. Some pets considered with refundable damage deposit. Summer Weekly Rates: your bring sheets, towels, soap & paper products. Nightly Spring, Winter, Fall Rates: we provide 'linens' and basic soap & paper products, You bring: your own personal bath supplies, groceries, charcoal, beach towels etc.. Bon Fire Pit down at waters edge - supply your own fire wood. If you must cancel your reservation, we reserve the right to retain your deposit. If you cancel within fourteen days, we will keep your deposit and you are responsible for the remainder of your reservation. If we can rebook your accommodations, we will return your deposit less a 10 % rebooking fee ( $130). We will make every attempt to re book your accommodations. The more notice we have, the better the chances.


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Quiet & Private Cabin in The Woods LOOK
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Very nice cabin. Excellent location. Good attention from the owner.

  • 5 of 5

Location on this lake is excellent. Quiet. On a Cove that opens to the bigger lake. No wake area on this Cove. Pontoon boat was great. Takes 2 minutes to motor to the big lake. Frogs at night, loons in the morning and evening. Deer wander by. Quick access to convenience store, general store and good grocery store and Peegios Tavern. Can zip to TCity in 15 minutes. Feelingly of privacy because cannot see other houses. Smooth kayaking. Good fishing.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for loving Wilkins Landing II as much as we do ! This place has been providing a retreat for guests for 15-20 years.. boy how does the time fly ! It is a perfect place for some good ole fashion R & R and all the stuff you do before and after R & R ! We look forward to your next stay ... Kathy
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Cozy cabin by the lake

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely long weekend here in snowy December. The views from the cabin are beautiful, and we enjoyed curling up by the wood burning fireplace in the evenings. The cabin is charmingly rustic, the bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen is small but well stocked. You feel fairly secluded in the woods but Traverse City and the Old Mission Peninsula are only a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, quaint cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very clean and perfect size for a weekend getaway. Not far from the city at all but secluded to feel comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet summer getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice summer getaway in this cabin. Bright and sunny on the deck in the morning and roosting marshmallows by the camp fire if the evening. Plenty wildlife observed through the week including squirrels, birds, deer, fox and a bobcat! Close enough to down town Traverse City to visit for a nice dinner.

The small channel the cabin sets on is not much for swimming (maybe fishing) but the pontoon boat allowed us to explore the lake and enjoy the nice sandbar where boaters gather.

We enjoyed our stay and would like to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the cabin and how peaceful it was. A nice bonus was the pontoon boat they included. The owner responded to us right away whenever we had a question and they were very detailed about everything. It was great. The only thing was the pull out couch was so uncomfortable we were unable to use it. It also would have been nice to have a 3rd fan so every room had one since some nights it was really warm. Other than that we had a lot of fun. Definitely a good find.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was great, terrific!

  • 5 of 5

Gosh! What terrific owners they are. They answered our phone call in time of need & very short notice. We even had our small collie with us and they obliged. He loved watching out the french door window while ducks flew over. It also has a cute backyard with dock. Very cozy and only 10 miles from downtown traverse city.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you took the chance and contacted us... We have 10 places here on Spider Lake, 12 miles SE of downtown Traverse City .. in the woods.. on the lake...quite and secluded. When you need to get away, start driving north and call us.. text us.. or email us and we'll get something ready... we can handle 2 people up to 12 people in one place. Get the Home Away App on your phone. It is best to make arrangements ahead of time,, but don't be afraid to ask ! This is more than a "hotel room" ... it's a whole house !
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 131 & M113 near Kingsley
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Mt. Holiday
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public Spider Lake Island - 10 min boat ride
Car: recommended

This vacation home is located within Grand Traverse County on Spider Lake. The area contains many Inland Lakes & GT Bay creating a wonderland of water activities and water sports. The Boardman River snakes through the county for canoeing, fly fishing, & tubing opportunities before emptying into GT bay near downtown. TC is the Tart Cherry Capitol of the World + other farm fresh produce can be found seasonally throughout the area . The region is also home to many award winning wineries where you can tour and taste ! Two casinos are in the area w/gaming & entertainment options year round. Winter time brings snow, SNOW & more snow & the state keeps trails groomed for X-C skiing, snowshoeing & snowmobiling + keeps the place beautiful & white - just like a Christmas card picture. While there are many reasons to come to this area of god's country - don't forget to schedule some time for R & R ! The best reason of all ! This map almost shows it's exact spot - sshhh.... it's a secret !

Other Activities: Snow shoeing, X-country skiing, snowmobiling, Kayaking, tubeing, canoeing

Golf: Love to Golf a different place everyday? Would you rather stay 'off the beaten path' ? Why settle for a 'room'....How about a Cabin in the Woods? A Vacation Home on the lake? Would you like to do a little boating or fishing in between rounds? Forget the Hotel on the Miracle Mile! Come stay - in the woods, off the highway and on the lake! You will only feel like you are in the middle of nowhere! There is easy access to town and all the Golf Courses you could possibly want... and they are all a scenic drive away!

Ski: Cross Country Skiing at it's best -- with all the natural snow Grand Traverse County gets, All the State Groomed Trails to use for free ! - just grab your skis or snowshoes and come up to the woods-- get a pot of Chili cooking before you start out and it will be waiting when you get back - forget the 'Miracle Mile' of hotels, motels and restaurants.. stay out here, in the woods and close to nature. Yes, we have downhill slopes nearby if that's your kind of skiing ! There is something for everyone.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

If you must cancel your reservation, we reserve the right to retain your deposit. If you cancel within 14 days of your arrival, we will keep your deposit and you are responsible for the remainder of your reservation. If we can re-book your accommodations, we will return your deposit less a 10 % re-booking fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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