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Summer 2017 is fully Booked. Fall is beautiful so Book NOW!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Awesome weekend with the perfect place to enjoy the great weather. Thank you so much for your hospitality, the family had a great time. C'est a refa ire-un fur de cauip et queiques verres de vin avec des amis - le paradis

Merci encore, Jean Jaques
Sep 2012
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Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Summer 2017 is fully Booked. Fall is beautiful so Book NOW!
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 23 reviews

Very, Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved our week at this cottage. Our hosts, the Burritt's, have a nice place and fully furnished and they even have a gift basket for you upon arrival! Their place is very clean and we appreciated that it has two bathrooms! You are very close to Traverse City which has so many fun places to shop and eat. We enjoyed the swimming, the pontoon boat and the fire pit. We had one cold day and used their fireplace which warmed us right up. We recommend the place wholeheartedly!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Wonderful location!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location on Silver lake! We had never been to Northeast Michigan before, so this was the perfect first experience. The cottage is in close proximity to Traverse City, which in itself, is cool! But we were able to comfortable house 5 of us for the week. Home is well cared for with all the amenities you would need for a week away. Ken is an exemplary host and treated the kids and I like extended family! We rented the pontoon boat that is made available, it really made the experience that much more enjoyable! Highly recommend the home and the area to anyone looking for a family friendly, lake side family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 week stay at Burritt's cottage

  • 5 of 5

My three small girls and my mom andI stayed at the cottage for a week and enjoyed it the whole time! We had all the things we needed to be comfortable and make most of our meals at home. The beach was awesome, the grill was easy, and the view was unbelievable.

The rooms were perfect size and everything was very clean. The location is great near town as well. We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cottage on a beautiful lake!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great time during our stay in Traverse City. This house is in a great location and the owner is very helpful; making us feel right at home. The sunsets are the best and the fire pit was a nice bonus. There is a good selection of movies and books; however, with all there is to do in the area, we didn't have much time for reading or television. The only negative in our opinion is the bed in the master bedroom. It is very uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and glad you enjoyed our cottage. I will check out the bed in the Master Bedroom. It has only been used for 3 summers as well as the other queen bed in the second bedroom. They were expensive so they should have been in good shape. Input like yours helps up keep our high standards in check. I hope you visit again otherwise maybe we will see you (and Jack) in Colorado when we visit our daughter :) Ken and Teri
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Merrill, Iowa

Loved our stay on Silver Lake!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just perfect for our vacation. Everything was neat, clean, orderly, and charming. The kitchen is well-appointed and we were able to do the kind of cooking that we wanted. The dinnerware, glasses, placemats, etc. were lovely and added to the charm of our home-cooked meals. Also, there is a grill right outside the back door so outdoor cooking was easy, too. The outdoor spaces were very inviting - we sat just outside the living room with our coffee in the morning. Dinners were almost all on the deck overlooking the beautiful lake. And the firepit and chairs on the beach were a great place to hang out. We had a fire almost every night. The lake is beautiful and large enough to enjoy exploring with the pontoon. There are hiking trails nearby that go through the woods bordering the lake. And so many great places to visit within just a short drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes, the peninsula with lots of vineyards and orchards, Lake Michigan, Mackinac Island, etc. We had fun in Traverse City, too, with great food and fun shops. Burritts Market is absolutely a MUST to visit - an awesome selection of specialty food items and wine with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. We grilled some salmon purchased there and it was fantastic! Ken and Teri are terrific people and their generous hospitality is clearly evident from the comfy cottage, the wonderful gift basket, and their enthusiastic recommendations of points of interest in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed the greater Traverse City area and the cottage was the perfect place to come home to in the evening or to just relax at all day. We highly recommend vacationing in this area and especially staying at the Burritts' cottage. Thank you, Ken and Teri!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view but needs some updating

  • 3 of 5

our family had never been to Traverse City before and we loved the amazing view and the boats that were included with the home were an added bonus. The house had a lot of spider webs, spiders, drain flies and there were some places that were obviously not touched by routine cleaning. There were stains on a comforter, the ceiling in the master bath had water marks and the guest bathroom had a terrible odor. There was a place in the kitchen where the vinyl was coming off. Pay attention to all the amenities such as NO washer and dryer and NO AC. I was expecting a little more for the price we paid.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Crown
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 1 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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