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 a bunk with a full sized bottom and twin top. There are 1 1/2 baths and a 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 kayaks provided for you. A DNR launch site is only a few miles away.
3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bath Lakefront Cottage
Mike and Tami Pohl
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 19, 2019
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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect cozy fall cabin near Traverse City
The home was very cozy for an October visit! The colors around the lake were beautiful! It’s very near Traverse City, which allowed great day trips. The house was clean, and had everything we needed. We had a fire out by the lake and it was lovely! Wonderful weekend trip!
Amazing and beautiful.
The property is amazing. Fishing and kayaking right from the back yard. Super quiet and peaceful. Great distance from Traverse City, the sleeping bear dunes and old mission point. Would stay again.
Great location. Beautiful lake. Great amenities
Tami and Mike were excellent hosts and the house was in great shape. Excellent setup for a family get away or for a small group to stay at while exploring traverse city. Uber drivers in the area are a big plus. Everything was comfortable and easy going. We had a great send of to summer here.
Thank you for choosing our cottage! We enjoyed having you stay.
Wonderful lake front vacation!
We really enjoyed our stay in this home! The water views are gorgeous and the setting is peaceful and lovely. The home was perfectly equipped and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals, which we did a lot of. It’s hard to beat eating outside on the deck in that setting! There is a stereo with speakers inside and out which was a wonderful addition and we took advantage of listening to music constantly. The only downside was the 42 steps you have to go down to get to the house - it made unloading a little challenging. The homeowners were friendly and thankfully helped us carry our things down to get settled in. This place really is worth the stairs though! We hope we get a chance to go back again another time!
Lovely cottage, but not as private as we had hoped.
This cottage was lovely and definitely roomy enough for my family of four. However, we were disappointed when we arrived to find out that there was not a private dock on the property, but instead a "shared" dock in front of the owners' lake house, which is located right next door to the cottage. It was too awkward for my teen sons to hang out on the dock and fish when the owners' had dinner guests on their deck the first day we were there. Also, although not the owners' fault, we were awakened each morning at 8a to the sounds of construction at the new-build house two lots down, so there were no peaceful mornings on the deck listening to loons and enjoying nature. Because of these issues, we ended up leaving two days early, disappointed in our trip.
Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry it was not to your expectations. We will be investing in a dock at the cottage site for next year. Although the shared dock is ideal for boaters bringing a boat because of the water depth, it is not ideal for everyone.
As for the construction, it will be nice for everyone when it is finished.
If you would like to try again next year, please contact me and I will discount your stay.
Wonderful, relaxing space!!
Perfect setup and location. Great owners. We enjoyed a relaxing week.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.