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Summer 2017 is Fully Booked. Fall is Beautiful So Book Now!

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-180 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) Beautiful Silver Lake!!

NOTICE: Thank you for considering our cottage. Due to a change a in Garfield Township ruling concerning weekly rentals we can only have one contract per thirty days. For that reason we will accept requests for weekly rentals but will give any requests that are longer than one week preference. All contracts must be written as a thirty day contract but will be terminated at the end of your actual stay. Please note that our newer 22 ft. pontoon boat is now included in the rental price instead of a separate contract (which was $1000.00 per week). This makes renting our cottage the same price as it was in the past.
Think you missed out on the perfect vacation cottage in Traverse City? Think again! This Silver Lake home is now available for summer reservations. Complimentary local goodie basket included! Located just 3 miles from bustling Traverse City, this 2 bedroom cottage on the peaceful side of Silver Lake awaits you as the perfect summer escape. Very quiet area that will leave you relaxed and refreshed.
Start your day with a peaceful kayak cruise around “Lost Log Island,” and enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee on the wide deck overlooking the lake. Relax on the beach or take a walk to Silver Lake Park and Recreation Area, where you will find tennis and basketball courts, hiking trails that meander around Hidden Lake, covered picnic pavilions, a playground for the kids, and plenty of wide open grassy space.

Venture into town to find phenomenal shopping, restaurants, wineries, and more.

Additional Information: Don’t miss out on major local events such as the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, numerous big-name performing artists at Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Epicurean Classic. Take a scenic drive to the shores of Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for endless miles of scenery and dunes.

Don’t forget 20 foot pontoon boat is included for the week and take it out cruising around the secluded coves and many small islands of Silver Lake. Enjoy fishing for perch, walleye, and bass, or just soak up the rays and float in your perfect, spring-fed lake. Our usual rate is $250 per day (minimum 2 days) or $1000 for the whole week.Includes a full tank of gas. NOW PONTOON IS FREE !

End the days around a toasty campfire & gaze up into the crystal clear Northern Michigan sky. Sip a glass of local wine and breathe in the smells of summer as you reach that rare moment of complete relaxation.

Features : Your cottage features a master suite with queen bed, wood floors, large closet, and private bathroom. Second bedroom also has a queen bed and wood floors, with a beautiful bay window facing the lake. Living room features an easy-to-use electric fireplace as well as a full wall of windows and sliding glass doors facing the lake. Additional full bathroom and pull-out sofa bed. Full kitchen with all amenities, linens, towels, and paper products included. Free WiFi and cable. SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED

Ten Percent of all profits are donated to Freedom Builders to help house and repair housing for needy. Thank-you all.

Other Activities: Huge park , basketball, tennis, walking track, soccer fields, covered outdoor gazebo, semi pro baseball field, near one of Michigan most vibrant downtown shopping districts. Many fine restaurants and cafes. Owners are very involved in community and will help you with vacation ideas.


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One renter must be 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Nicest frontage on Silver Lake. Sandy with gentle drop for excellent swimming. Nice fire pit at waters edge for evening relaxation. Other Amenities - Firepit, large private deck at waterfront, private dock, boat hoist, row boat, pontoon boat. Parking Boat/Trailer. Minimum Age Limit for Renters....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    One flat screen in Living room and one in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Row boat on beach for free use. Pontoon boat is ready and waiting for you to use. 1 tank of gas also provided!!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio off slider and Beautiful deck overlooking the Lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Charcoal grill. Great for grilling Steaks!...moreless

  • Patio
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.5
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 2 - Apr 30, 2017
180 night min stay

May 13 - Jun 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500 $7,000
Jun 11 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500 $9,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

End of Summer
Aug 13 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500 $8,000
Oct 1 - Apr 1, 2018
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6%


Silver Lake is limiting rental days. Please contact for more information.

Free Pontoon Boat with stay. Pontoon boat usually rents for $1000 per week!

50% down to reserve. Rest of rent to be paid 90 days prior to rental date. 100% refund up to 90 days before rental date. After that refund will be based on ability to re rent.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Crown
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boones Long Lake Inn, Mulligans,

Car: Recommended

Just 3 miles from Traverse City

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, parasailing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, basketball court

Golf: This area is known for its many golf courses.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Firepit


  • Spring 2011 Sunset on Silver Lake

    Spring 2011 Sunset on Silver Lake

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  • Relax and enjoy the Sun Set.

    Relax and enjoy the Sun Set.

  • View of Silver Lake from Living Room.

    View of Silver Lake from Living Room.

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  • Master Suite - Bed

    Master Suite - Bed

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  • Master Suite with Flat Screen TV

    Master Suite with Flat Screen TV

  • Picture from renter in August. Thanks!!

    Picture from renter in August. Thanks!!

  • Lake Drive Traverse City

    Lake Drive Traverse City

  • Living Room Silver Lake Cottage

    Living Room Silver Lake Cottage

  • Comes with full set of deck furniture- 4 chairs and dining table with umbrella

    Comes with full set of deck furniture- 4 chairs and dining table with umbrella

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  • Quiet and peaceful morning with coffee.

    Quiet and peaceful morning with coffee.

  • Beach


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  • The Blue Bedroom - HUGE Bay Window facing Lake

    The Blue Bedroom - HUGE Bay Window facing Lake

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  • Renter in August sent in this picture. We have had great renters!

    Renter in August sent in this picture. We have had great renters!

  • Neat and clean Cottage with reflection of lake.

    Neat and clean Cottage with reflection of lake.

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