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One of a kind. Quaint Cottage on Spider Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults 3 children)

Quaint, private cottage right on the water. Sleeps 2, +3 children 2 bedroom,1 bath. Fully furnished, linens included. frontage,no neighbors to stare at you.There are no neighbors on one side, and none close or visible on the other side.[woods]This lovely, two-bedroom cottage is in a scenic wooded setting with a private circular drive at the back. The total water frontage is 400ft, with about 100 in front. It's nestled in a quiet cove off the main lake where there is, swimming, tubing, jet-skiing,water skiing, and sailing. You'll enjoy great swimming with many sandy islands on which to picnic. The lake teems with bass, bluegill, perch, pike, and crappie contained within 29 miles of shoreline.included is a gas grill, fire pit for roasting marshmallows or enjoying a fire under the stars, plenty of lounge chairs .

Most rooms in the cottage, overlook the sparkling lake and beautiful view. Sit out and enjoy a morning coffee or an evening drink and listen to the wind rustle through the trees and the cry of the loon. This is the perfect place for peaceful relaxation as well as active play- rustic fishing to sophisticated wining and dining or simply doing nothing at all! Well trained animals, welcome with a $175.00 deposit. I'll be happy to answer your questions.

More pictures available on request. ONLY SERIOUS INQUIRIES,PLEASE.

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Keywords: private

More Details

Buck or Roxana Lawson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Buck or Roxana Lawson

I'm a Mechanical Engineer and graduated from University of Michigan. I run my own successful Water Treatment business.

Buck or Roxana Lawson purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Buck or Roxana Lawson chose Traverse City

The area is beautiful, secluded and very inviting. It also allows me the opportunity to stay away from the daily city hassles.

What makes this cottage unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

Buck's and Roxana's cottage is a wonderful lakeside getaway. The property is nestled on a secluded stretch of coastline on Spider Lake, one of the loveliest bodies of water in Michigan, large enough for endless exploring but small enough to find your way home. The location is convenient to Traverse City, and to all the wineries, farmer's markets, and sand dunes that draw tourists to northern Michigan. The property is intimate and private, concealed within a grove of tall pines, and perfectly positioned to enjoy spectacular summer sunsets. ​A large and comfortable pontoon boat affords access to the full lake, while an assortment of kayaks and inner tubes beckon for lolling around the dock and the floating raft just off shore. Book this place and prepare to be dazzled.
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Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) two hideabeds in living room, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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One of a kind. Quaint Cottage on Spider Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 11 reviews
Livonia, Michigan

Great time at cottage on Spider Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage July 1-8, 2017. This was Cherry Festival Week in Traverse City, so we split our time between relaxing at the cottage, visiting the Cherry Festival and all it's events, and going on short visits to area wineries. This was our second time renting this home on Spider Lake. The first time was in 2012 and the cottage was just as nice now as it was then. Although there were 6 adults and this is only a 2 bedroom, we used one of the two sleeper sofas and an inflatable mattress. The "bunk bed bedroom" which has fabulous views of the lake with a huge window and a bench seat is more suited to children but could work for 2 adults. The antique furniture in the master bedroom is gorgeous! The living room area is very spacious and we enjoyed cooking and grilling on the gas grill several times during the week. The kitchen has everything you'll need to cook dinner and enjoy it outside on the patio or in the gazebo. The temperature was in the low to mid 80s the entire week and the free standing air conditioner in the living room cooled off the entire house beautifully. The ceiling fans in the living room and master (right above the bed) also cool the cottage nicely. The things we really enjoy most about this cottage are the very short distance to the water (literally about 10 steps!), the sandy beach area, the shade trees, and the flat elevation of the property. So many cottages in the surrounding area have 20, 30 or more steps down to the water. With wanting to have our 2 Maltese dogs with us on vacation, they'd never be able to make the climb on their own. Buck and Joanna were very easy to deal with and very friendly and accommodating. We had some questions about the oil to gas ratio for the pontoon boat and when I called Buck he stayed on the phone with me to explain things and make sure we got the boat gassed up and running. We had such a relaxing, fun, family vacation. I'm sure we'll return again another summer in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Mill, SC

Exactly what we anticipated

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two weeks of relaxation in this quaint little cabin. The location was perfect for our needs and the cabin truly had everything we could have anticipated that we'd need for the two weeks. The owners were very attentive and even surprised our son with Birthday Balloons upon arrival. It did get quite hot during out stay, but we never needed to turn on the portable AC unit, as the cabin is quite shaded and stayed cool. We would certainly rent this cabin again and would recommend it to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carla,, Thank you so much for such lovely review. We are so happy to know that your vacation went well. Our warmest regards to the family. Buck and Roxana Lawson 209 986 6979
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Enjoyable vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second vacation to this amazingly peaceful Spider Lake cottage and again we were so happy with our choice!! Very private and quiet, beautiful area on the lake. The owners are wonderful people and very helpful with any questions we had. Would love to return next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia


  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely cottage in an incredibly beautiful and peaceful setting! My wife and I had no idea what a wonderful experience we were in for at this VRBO on Spider Lake. The property is very private and the scenery breathtaking. The mornings were tranquil and the sunsets literally leave you without words to describe their beauty. Sitting, watching the lake and birds, and listening to nature was honestly cathartic. Without meaning to sound melodramatic our senses seemed to reawaken.

If you are looking for a little more activity than we were, this cottage would be the perfect “home base” for day trips in the area. There is so much to see from Traverse City to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor/Glen Haven, Leland (Fishtown), the Mission Peninsula, State Parks, Beaches, all kinds of wineries and microbrews, mini-golf, the commons at the old State Hospital and so much more.

We could not have been happier with our experience. We highly recommend this little piece of Heaven on Spider Lake. The owners of this VRBO are an absolute delight. You will not find anyone as friendly, accommodating and thoughtful as these folks.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menominee, Michigan

One of a kind. Quaint cottage on spider lake "accurate" great description

  • 5 of 5

We recently came back from our yearly summer vacation to the Traverse City area, we love the Spider Lake area. This cottage was wonderful, just as described by owners. The pictures posted were accurate

and helpful. The beach area was sandy and shallow for little ones. The pontoon boat rental is highly suggested. Had a wonderful time navigating around the lake with it, especially to "party island" where

the water and beach was amazing!! Would love to come back to this special piece of paradise, the owner Buck was very friendly and helpful, extremely accommodating. You will not be disappointed with this peaceful cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Greg and Cherie, Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We DO appreciated very much. Buck and Roxana
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Detroit, Michigan

Very Private

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Views are spectacular. Frontage is nice and sandy turns a little silty about 25 ft in. We rented the pontoon, highly recommend. Went all over the lake, so many islands to visit and explore. Home was great, was missing a screen in 2nd bedroom, which I am sure will be fixed. Kitchen well stocked. Bathroom was good. Laundry room was great. Row boat and canoe were fun. I think our favorite thing about this place was the privacy, and the beautiful scenery. Would recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Pontoon and canoe included .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fees $135

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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