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Family Fun on the Water! Great getaway on Spider Lake with 150ft of frontage.

Traverse City, MI, USA
  • Cottage1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bath Lakefront Cottage

This Cottage is on the lake at water level and a private setting, only minutes from Traverse City. Cozy comfort is what you will get with this knotty pine rustic feel cottage. There is a large deck to start your morning off with a warm cup of coffee. Enjoy the quiet, watch and listen to wildlife activities from a few feet away on the lakeside deck. Two bedrooms with Queen beds and the third bedroom has two single beds. 1 1/2 baths. Well stocked kitchen with full stove and oven. Sandy bottom waterfront, fire pit and plenty of chairs for relaxing in the sun. The dock is great for fishing off of or for tying up your boat. The lake has several bays and islands to explore with the 2 kayaks and a paddle boat provided for you. A DNR launch site is only a few miles away.


Mike and Tami Pohl

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Mike and Tami Pohl

During one of our vacations to Spider Lake, we had an opportunity that we did not expect. To purchase a cottage of our own. This is Pohl's Paradise and we would like to share a bit of that with you. This is truly a little bit of heaven. If you want to relax and enjoy a great family vacation this is the spot!

Mike and Tami Pohl purchased this Cottage in 2014

Why Mike and Tami Pohl chose Traverse City

Location / Size / Function / Feel: We walked into this property and and could not believe the setting. It is perfect for what we wanted to have on Spider Lake. When you walk in the door you know you are up north and the location is private and beautiful.

What makes this Cottage unique

Quaint, Up North, Boating, Fishing, Traverse City, Wine, Casinos, Sleeping Bear Dunes....you can enjoy a quiet day alone or you can drive 15 minutes to Traverse City and enjoy all of the activities they have to offer. You really have the best of both worlds.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 bunk bed, Full bed on bottom and twin size on top bunk.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • 2 bedrooms upstairs with half bath. One bedroom downstairs.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, No Tub
      • Bathroom 2

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
            150 feet of private waterfront.
          • Lake View
          • Lakefront
            Overlooking main body of Spider Lake with great fishing and terrific views.
          • Water View
          • Waterfront
            Spider Lake at its finest! Beautiful inland lake great for boating and fishing.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Flat screen Smart TV with internet connection. Netflix provided.
                      • Parking
                        up to 3 vehicles


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Well stocked.
                          • Kitchen
                            Well stocked with most of the comforts of home. We provide a lot of basics, so you don't have to! Once you book we will send you details.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Full size oven and stove.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Pantry basics provided.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Full sized electric stove and oven.
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Smart TV can watch Netflix


                                      • Boat
                                        Paddle Boat provided. Dock available if you bring your boat. Local boat rental information available. All sports lake.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        2 Kayaks
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas Grill


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            Our cottage is located at the waters edge. There are 40 steps from the parking area to the cottage. The steps are in good shape and well maintained. Not handicap accessible.


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • water parks
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            12 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            a great place, the house was perfect for 6 adults and a very nice furnishing

                                                            Peter M.

                                                            the location is very nice, the hole day sunshine on the lot. The owner are very friendly and helpful.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

                                                            Mike and Tami

                                                            Perfect lake getaway for family!

                                                            Ryan T.Georgia

                                                            This cottage was the perfect size for our small family of 5 (kids are 9, 3, and 9 months) and Grandpa and Grandma. I was a bit intimidated by the steep, winding driveway, but once we were at the bottom the lot was perfect. Plenty of flat ground and visibility up to the water's edge as well as a great dock, and comfortable edges where water meets land. I never worried about the kiddos playing outside with supervision. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to make meals throughout the week. The location also offered easy enough access to get into town or gas stations. The lake had great fishing and we also enjoyed the paddle boat and kayaks! I hope there is availability when we try to come back next year!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Spider Lake!

                                                            Mike and Tami


                                                            Dawn L.New Castle Indiana

                                                            Thank you to the Pohls for a wonderful relaxing vacation. Wonderful cottage absolutely stocked with everything you could possibly need. Your personal touch to the decor and welcome gift was a first for us. We have been coming up to Spider Lake for ten years now and this was by far our most favorite place to stay! We will be back next year!

                                                            Wonderful week

                                                            Roberta H.

                                                            A very relaxing week at your lovely cottage. Enjoyed swimming and kayaking. The location is private and quiet, but shopping and city life only a short drive away. Kitchen well stocked and all basic amenities provided. Media and wifi better than I have at home. Recommend highly for a peaceful getaway.

                                                            Nice vacation rental

                                                            Paul R.

                                                            We spent a week at this cabin with basically 4 full size humans (2 teens) there was plenty of room. the over all accommodations were adequate for a vacation cabin - the beds were not the softest but not the worst. It has everything you need in the kitchen and lots of other nice little touches. Only catching point for us was one bedroom up stairs the air conditioning did not really cool off - but open the door add a fan and all was ok. The lake mornings were awesome loons calling fish jumping and a Bald Eagle landing in trees right across the little bay excellent place to sit and enjoy coffee. Cabin was clean and well maintained.

                                                            The lake is amazing - we caught 4lb bass right off the shore by the cabin and tons of pan fish. Rented the pontoon from the info at the cabin and it made the trip that much more fun. No wake before 10am and after 8pm made enjoyable sunset boat rides! Plus we caught a ton of nice fish just trolling Pike and big bass!

                                                            Would rent again if we go up that way... owners were awesome and easy to work with!

                                                            Great location, nice cottage, good times!

                                                            Don H.

                                                            Our family stayed at the Pohl's cottage for six nights over the Father's Day weekend and had a great time. The property was as advertised and very comfortable. The location on the lake is perfect, it felt very private while also providing easy viewing of the lake. The boat launch was only a short drive away and with the dock at this cottage we were able to bring our boat and keep it right there. Fishing was very good, we caught quite a few nice bass and a couple of 30"+ pike. We also enjoyed the kayaks, BBQ and fire pit. I spoke with Tami on two separate occasions and she was very helpful, polite and accommodating. We would definitely recommend this property to others and are already considering booking again next year.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you Don! We are glad you enjoyed our little slice of Paradise.

                                                            Mike and Tami


                                                            Traverse City, MI, USA

                                                            Spider Lake is located in Grand Traverse County in Northwest Michigan. Some of the activities we would recommed are: Brown Bridge Pond area with several miles of hiking - About 3 miles away from cottage with several parking areas. Boardman River is locate 2-3 miles away with excellent trout fishing. Kayak and tubing rentals available. Ranch Rudolph offers Horseback riding, ATV rentals, Snowmobile rentals and various other activities. Downtown Traverse City - Please refer to Traverse City Visitors website for calendar of events - nearly guaranteed for an activity every weekend. Great restaurants and shopping. Sleeping Bear Dunes - Terrific Day trip to see the most Beautiful place in America - Bring a camera and walking shoes. State Theater in TC - Privately owned and operated by the community. Great atmosphere to see a movie. Wine Tasting - Either Leelanau Peninsula or Old Mission Peninsula for great local wine tasting. Casinos - Turtle Creek Casino on the East Side and Leelanau Sands Casino on the West Side.


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            Renting person must be staying in cottage the entire stay. Large parties at the cottage will not be allowed. Owner resides in adjacent residence. If there are more that 6 occupants you will be asked to leave without a refund.

                                                            12 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.5/5
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