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Cute and Clean Cottage, Nice Beach, A Great Vacation Getaway!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Come Up North to Gac’s Getaway on Spider Lake to relax and enjoy the lake life. Our two-story cottage has that great beach house feel with South facing views. It’s the best spot on the lake! There are three bedrooms, one bath and a main living/dining/kitchen area. The cottage sleeps six and all the rooms have views of the lake. There is one king, a queen and a double size bed. The kitchen has all the essentials - a full size refrigerator, gas stove/oven and microwave. The bathroom has a tub and shower. GG’s has 60 feet of private beach frontage, perfectly sandy that is only 40 feet from the cottage. As you enjoy your morning coffee in the screened in porch, you will hear loons, see ducks, geese, possibly an eagle and all sorts of other critters.

Spider Lake is a spring-fed, 459 acre all-sports lake. It’s excellent for fishing, skiing, tubing, swimming, and any other water sport you can think of. The lake has several bays and islands to explore. Outside you will find your own dock, the "Blue Fin," a 14 foot rowboat complete with an electric trolling motor and life preservers and also a paddle boat for your use. There is a nice gas grill, outdoor furniture, and a fire pit. If you’d like, you can also bring your own boat, there is a DNR launch site 1.5 miles away.

If you can tear yourself away from the lake, Traverse City is only 15 minutes away with plenty to do. You can enjoy the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Old Mission Peninsula Wineries, Leelanau Wineries, Casinos, award-winning restaurants and unique downtown shopping. The area is known for its championship golf courses, TART biking trails and extensive hiking routes. This part of Northern Michigan is home to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, awarded “Most Beautiful Place in America” by ABC’s Good Morning America. From GG’s, you can enjoy a day-trip to the dunes and other fun destinations along Michigan’s famous M-22 scenic drive, or visit the Interlochen Center for the Arts, where they host nationally known artists during summer concerts. Winter sports abound as well, with cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Cherry Capital Airport is only 20 minutes away. Although you may be tempted to pack your visit full of activities, make sure to leave time to relax and enjoy the beauty that our cottage offers you and your family.

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Owner
Jim and Jan gac
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Jim and Jan gac

Here’s our story…

Jim and I met in 1986 at Wonderland Mall in Livonia, Michigan, married in 1990 and moved to Traverse City in 1994. (Best decision EVER!) We both grew up in subdivisions and that was not what we wanted when we moved to the area, so we found a house on 10 acres and love it. We met some friends that introduced us to boating. We've been to many beautiful lakes, but we fell in love with Spider Lake.

Jim grew up going to cottages with his family all over Michigan. I always went up to Cheboygan to Eddies Cottages. We both have fond memories of going “Up North” to vacation. When I was young I thought “Up North” was the pin pointed destination, not Cheboygan. Now I think of “Up North” as anything north of the Zilwaukee Bridge!

It has been a dream of ours to own a cottage. Jim and I love the idea of families coming up and adding stories and memories to their lives history. We have looked 13 years and found the perfect cottage for us. With a lot of hard work and sweat, we think it's perfect for us and we hope it's perfect for you too.

Jim and Jan

Jim and Jan gac purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is just steps from the beach and the largest part of Spider Lake. We face South, so it's always sunny. The beach is sandy and you have to walk out into the water before it gets deep. The water is generally calm in this area of the lake and this body of water warms up quickly. Grab your fishing pole and you can cast right off the dock. In the evenings, you can star gaze and have a bonfire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From: Grand Rapids, Holland and Canada



Weather was awesome, 78!



What We Did: Paddle boating, fished, took our own speed boat and went to the two little islands and hung out.



Favorite Moments: Wine tasting.....



The cottage is beautiful and full of charm. Very tastefully decorated. Has all the comforts of home!! Loved sitting out by the lake in the mornings and having coffee there. We would highly recommend this place! The lake is awesome, clear water and temp is just right. We enjoyed ourselves... Thank you.
Sep 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Cute and Clean Cottage, Nice Beach, A Great Vacation Getaway!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 23 reviews
4

Super cute cottage on a beautiful lake!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Gacs and would highly recommend it. The cottage is decorated so cute and was very comfortable. We enjoyed our days splashing in the lake, fishing, campfires, and traveling to nearby Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Fishtown in Leland, downtown TC, and even Mackinac Island! The neighbor to the east was very friendly, sharing her beach and dock (a little less seaweed there for the kids to jump) as well as her friendly dogs! Only negatives were the low water pressure in the shower made it hard to wash all the sand off (but understandable with being a well), and the construction next door to the west. Obviously, not the Gacs fault, but all the banging and sawing made it hard to sleep in or just enjoy the sounds of nature. Speaking of nature, we loved seeing and hearing the loons on the lake, watching the chipmunks run around, and seeing an otter swim by a couple times. Again, we had a wonderful time, the cottage was cute and cozy, caretakers were very friendly and accommodating, and we would highly recommend it. We hope to see you soon Gacs Getaway and Spider Lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Brighton, MI
5

VERY clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and would love to come back again. Jan and Jim were great. The house was small, but VERY clean and had everything we needed. It was nice to have AC on those sweltering hot days. We enjoyed the lake. It was nice to have the paddle boat and fishing boat for our use. We rented the pontoon boat for a half day and took a ride around the lake (very pretty!). Traverse City was about 15-20 minutes away. We rented paddle boards in West Grand Traverse Bay and paddled up the river and back. Also went to Old Mission Peninsula and stopped at a few wineries. Found lots of great places to eat in town, but also enjoyed hanging out at our own beach on Spider Lake. Turtle Creek Casino was also very close. This was a great house in a great location. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Comfy and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Incredible stay!! Loved every minute of our vacation!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Cute lake house with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Just want to thank you for your hospitality! If we had any issue you were right on it! Nice and clean. Well maintained rental. Seemed so far into nature as a vacation should be, but a super close drive into the city. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Comfy Cottage on Spider Lake

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, the views of the lake were spectacular. We started each morning fishing off the dock with our morning cup of coffee and ended each night with a fire. It was very quiet, neighbors were nice. Jim and Jan were extremely nice and very accommodating. The cottage is very clean and nicely decorated.

We loved going to Moomers for ice cream and biking the Tart Trails. We will definitely come back again! Thanks Jim and Jan!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Montgomery, IL
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Gac's getaway. The house was very clean and the views on the lake were beautiful. Our boys enjoyed the paddleboat and fishing off the dock. It was very quiet and peaceful and the owners were great to work with. We can't wait to come back in the summer when we can enjoy more of the lake.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherryland Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Peegeo's
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Elmwood Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Peegeo's

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Rates & Availability

Forest Lakes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Apr 28 2017 - Dec 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
July 4th & Cherry Fest Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
Flat fee
 
 
Film Festival Week
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly rentals will be charged 6 nights. Check in is at 3:00pm on Saturday and check out is the following Friday at 10:00am.

*Special rates apply to 7 night Holiday Rates. For these weeks, check in is on Saturday and check out is the following Saturday at 10:00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Forest Lakes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Towels are not provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , The Yellow Room has a dresser, night stand, desk, and chair.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The Green Room has a dresser and night stands.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The Master has a dresser, night stands and chair.
  • The bedrooms are decorated in a cottage feel and all have views of the lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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