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Stay at this adorable cottage that is just feet away from the beach and lake!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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, electric 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 20 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. 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.

More Details

Owner
Jim and Jan gac
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 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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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

Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 , There are hand towels, but bath 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, night stands and chair.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The Master has a dresser, night stands and window seat.
  • The bedrooms are decorated in a cottage feel and all have views of the lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • 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

Reviews

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Stay at this adorable cottage that is just feet away from the beach and lake!
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5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I had an amazing time. Very scenic.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, clean & beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway for my daughters birthday. All the bedrooms are a good size, with the largest having a eindow seat (bonus !!!). Also all bedrooms overlook the lake.

We used the rowboat to go fishing early in the morning as well as did some kayaking. Downtown Traverse city is close by as well as Acme...both have wonderful little shops & restaurants.

The owners Jim & Jan were GREAT !! Very responsive and eager to please....they have added all the touches of home.

We will make this a yearly trip at the same place for sure !

Shawna

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this sweet little house! All of the little touches were perfect. The neighbors were very sweet and friendly and Jan stopped by with some homemade bread as a little happy for us. We will definitely be back. The kids can't stop talking about how much fun they had.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Early august

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend with great hosts. Home was clean and well kept, no funny smells which is always a plus!!! Jan and Jac were very accommodating and let us rent the boat (and helped me start it even after I flooded the engine). Lake was beautiful, We'll definitely come here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Gac Getaway is a clean cute cottage on a beautiful lake.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this adorable cottage. The owners thought of every detail when decorating this cottage. It's bright and cheery! The lake is beautiful. We loved the no wake hours in the morning and evening. It kept it quiet yet plenty of time for fun during the day. It feels so far out in the woods but was closer to town than I thought. Only 15 minutes to the east side of Traverse City. We stayed for 3 weeks. The owners Jim and Jan were very friendly and helpful with anything we needed. We brought our own kayaks and rented their pontoon boat for 1 week. You definitely want to have these things to enjoy the water and swimmers island. My only suggestion to this little gem would be to have a couple kayaks available with the cottage rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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