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Last updated: 04/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Outdoor Changing Room/Shower/Porta Porta Potty at water

NEW IN 2016 - Slice of HEAVEN just got better with the addition of a 22ft. deck boat that is available for rent with your stay. $495 for the day(24hrs) or $1,200.00 for the whole week. This sleek craft has plenty of room for the whole family and is the perfect vessel for touring all of Silver Lake. Includes a full tank of gas, life preservers and plenty of sunshine. Boat will be waiting gased up and dockside upon your arrival.

NEW VRBO LISTING 2015(ONE OF A KIND)....Looking for the Perfect True North small family or Romantic Honeymoon getaway? Your search is over when you reserve Slice-O-Heaven. You will feel your stress just drift away and excitement fill your heart and mind as you pull up to your own private getaway cottage located on this beautiful one-acre lakefront peninsula. The cute cabin is being refreshed for summer 2015 with an updated bathroom, new nautical furnishings set in an environment of soft colors that invite you to relax! Two cozy bedrooms feature wood floors and panoramic views of Silver Lake through the windows that reach from corner to corner. The Master Bedroom features a queen size bed and ample storage. The guest bedroom boasts a lake view and is only a few steps from the spacious deck. The newly remodeled bathroom features a tiled stand up shower.

Want to sleep at waters edge on the beach? You can in a classic 1974 Airstream Land Yacht. The Airstream features both a queen size and two singles and we know you will love the experience of being lulled to sleep by the peaceful lapping of the water at the lake's edge.

Our Airstream Land Yacht and neighboring Beach Bungalow sleep an additional four persons. This unique feature is included during June and September, and is available for an additional fee during July and August of just $550 per week plus tax. The Airstream has a completely renovated interior for a genuine camping out experience with the convenience and facilities of the nearby cottage. The Beach Bungalow is fully refinished as a cozy private getaway. Neither has a bath. Both are located close to the lake and beach. They each sleep two in comfort and privacy.

If you want to use the Airstream Land Yacht and the Beach Bungalow for additional guests during your stay just let us know and we will send an additional payment request when we finalize our rental agreement.

- Cottage sleeps four adults in two main bedrooms
- Airstream Land Yacht sleeps four adults
- Tiled master bath with new shower and fixtures
- Living room with electric fireplace

- Essential kitchen items - oils, vinegars, salt, pepper, spices, sugar, flour, dish soap and paper towels
- Microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, electric hand mixer
- Linens - bedding, bath/beach towels
- Blow dryer in bathroom
- Bathroom essentials
- DVD and book library
- Games and toys for everyone

- Sandy lake bottom & crystal clear water
- 461' lakefront peninsula with elevated view
- Gas Grill with gas
- Separate charcoal grill
- Dock
- Paddleboards
- Canoe
- Fishing boat
- Sitting area on dock with chairs
- Fire pit
- Deck with dining set and lounge chairs
- Raft for swimming and sunbathing

- Dish Network
- Flat panel TV - Living Room
- DVD player

Looking for a place to relax, refresh and reinvigorate? Want to get away with friends? Or are you looking for a great romantic retreat to keep the excitement and mystery going?

Come to Slice-O-Heaven. Enjoy a cozy, romantic cabin where the whispering breezes and soft waves of beautiful Silver Lake will lull you to sleep. Spend mornings on the deck with that first cup of freshly brewed coffee or head out early to catch tonight's dinner.

Whether your ideal vacation is a day spent on the water or on the deck catching up on your reading, Slice-O-Heaven is perfect for you. If you prefer day trips and winery tours, Slice-O-Heaven is located in Northern Michigan's beautiful wine country. Choose day tours to wineries in Leelanau or Old Mission or visit Michigan's only urban winery right in Traverse City.

Love good food? Think that vacation includes a vacation from the kitchen? Then you've come to the right place. Traverse City is one of the great foodie destinations where an emphasis on fresh produce, artisan cheeses and locally grown poultry and meats makes dining out an experience that can't be matched in many larger cities.

Slice-O-Heaven -- located right in the center True North!


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/03/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pull out hide a bed in living room...moreless

  • Two bedrooms, one with a queen bed.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Bath is fully remodeled with tile shower & all new fixtures....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: shower

    Outdoor Bath House with changing room and outdoor shower:)...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    porta potty located down by Airstream and beach bungalow ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Flat screen tv in living area....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    With 461 feet of frontage on picturesque Silver Lake, you can enjoy this wooded one-acre peninsula. Swimming, boating, water skiing, fishing, exploring, lounging . . . all right out the front door!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace unit....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Most internet service providers to not serve this remote area. Because of its proximity to Traverse City wireless service is 4G. Its strength and reliability lends itself to a personal wifi hotspot....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$400 $475
Fri, Sat
$2,000 $5,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

JUNE 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$400 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,500 $8,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

July - August 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800 $10,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

September-October 2017
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$400 $475
Fri, Sat
$2,000 $5,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


July and August rates are for use of cottage only. If Airstream Land Yacht and Beach Bungalow are desired in July and August please let us know and we will send an additional payment request in the amount of $550 per week plus tax. Rates for other months include use of Airstream and Beach Bungalow. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Full refund if cancelled more than 60 days before start of rental period and no return if 59 or fewer days. A three percent processing fee is deducted from all refunds of payments made via credit card. Cleaning fee applies to end of rental period. If you would like cleaning services during your stay please let us know and we will be happy to make arrangements at a similar rate.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/03/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mulligan's Pub & Grill
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Crown
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Trattoria Stella
24 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
Traverse City, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
461 feet of lakefront on property

Car: Recommended

Traverse City is where Northern Michigan truly begins. This beautiful and historic city was named by Coastal Living as one of Michigan's three best beach towns - and the others are only a short drive away. Just recently it was listed as one of America's "must see" cities by Horizon Travel Magazine. Huffington Post listed Traverse City as one of six small towns to visit for a summer vacation. Traverse City has something for every traveler -- scenery, beaches, boating, outdoor sports, great entertainment and spectacular food. As a "foodie haven" Traverse City has gotten raves from Bon Appetit and Livibility. Long known as a wine region, new brewers and distilleries are making the town a great place for beer lovers and those who enjoy fine spirits as well. Plus - it's only a short drive from Traverse City to Sleeping Bear Dunes which Good Morning America Viewers chose as the "Most Beautiful Place in America."

With all that Traverse City has to offer it's the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Shed the stresses of city life and rekindle those sparks when you head to beautiful Traverse City!

Wine, Spirits & Beer - The Trifecta

Two stunning wine trails, nearly 40 wineries, and over a dozen microbreweries and distilleries make Traverse City the perfect destination for all libation lovers. Known for its white wines, the region has scored numerous gold, double gold and best of show ribbons in national and international wine competitions. Riesling, chardonnay, pinot gris and sparkling wines are a special focus. Several red varieties, notably pinot noir and cabernet franc, are gaining widespread enthusiasm from wine professionals.

More than 10 local craft breweries are located within minutes of this convenient vacation rental. Several local distilleries, including one of the largest in the state, offer tastings and retail sales.

Spectacular Dining

An emerging culinary gem, Traverse City is home to skilled chefs whose cuisine is as inventive as it is delicious. Local restaurants range from creative food trucks to great bar food and quaint diners to top-drawer fine dining. All are within a 15-minute drive of this Silver Lake getaway. Looking for a perfect place to celebrate your engagement or anniversary? There's a restaurant in Traverse City that is perfect for the two of you!

A few minutes further takes you into the neighboring Leelanau Peninsula, the summer home of tv celebrity Iron Chef Mario Batali. An idyllic blend of unspoiled natural beauty, scenic orchards, vineyards and cozy villages makes a lazy day's tour an unforgettable peak experience.

The Most Beautiful Place in America

One of the nation's most gorgeous spots as well as one of its most popular tourist destinations, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a natural phenomenon that must be experienced to be truly appreciated. The dunes are only 30 miles away from this vacation rental cottage. It's a day trip that will create family memories that will last forever.

Miles of pristine beaches along the azure shores of Lake Michigan border the mountainous sand dunes that sparkle in white splendor. Hiking trials lead to breathtaking overlooks with views of the Manitou and Fox Islands before the Big Lake disappears into the horizon. It's a great spot for walking, climbing, viewing, relaxing and picnicking.


Whether strolling the charming tree-lined downtown or the historic grounds of the Grand Traverse Commons, you'll find an electric mix of boutiques and specialty shops in Traverse City. It's all just minutes away from this conveniently located cottage.


The Traverse City area is the nation's largest producer of red cherries. In literally every direction around the area orchards define the landscape with rows and rows of cherry trees that, in springtime bloom of billions of white flowers, resemble huge drifts of snow over distant hillsides. The National Cherry Festival happens here every July, showcasing everything cherry from pies, sodas and wines to tee shirts, mugs and other memorabilia. Events include tastings, concerts, parades, air shows by the US Navy Blue Angels, races, a fashion show and . . . a unique annual tradition . . . the cherry pit spitting contest. The 2015 festival opens July 4th and includes an incredible fireworks display over Grand Traverse Bay.

And the list goes on . . . Point your compass NORTH to the TRU NORTH, Traverse City!!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Dan Brady, a Traverse City native, learned to paint working his way through Central Michigan University, where he graduated with a finance degree. He worked as a computer consultant for several years before founding Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration to handle both residential and commercial painting projects. He was featured on The Learning Channel’s Trading Spaces program when he worked on the show with his friend Carter Oosterhouse, another Traverse City native who stars in the HGTV show Carter Can. Dan also appeared in an October 2009 segment of Carter Can. He is a member of the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area, Contractors You Can Trust and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce. He’s also been president of a Business Networking International chapter, president of Painting and Decorating Contractors of America and is a former president of the local Habitat for Humanity. In 2014 Dan led a fundraising event that netted more than $100,000 to help fund Habitat's Depot Neighborhood community of affordable net-zero energy efficient homes in Traverse City. He is the 2015 recipient of the PDCA's Industry Award for Residential Exterior Restoration. Dan is a national spokesman for the FrogTape brand of painting tapes.

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City, MI, USA:
I've had my eye on this Slice-O-Heaven for as long as I can remember. I water ski on Silver Lake every chance I get. We ski right past this spot and I've always thought it was a perfect place for a great getaway. When I heard it was going to be available I approached the longtime owners. They were glad to have a ready buyer and we quickly reached an agreement. I look forward to continually improving this property as a vacation rental. Right out of the gate it's a beautiful location. If you want a spot to relax this is it!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage is the best of both worlds for vacation rentals. It is situated on a gorgeous lake surrounded by woods and gardens offering you the privacy you want when you head north to get away from it all and decompress. Yet it's close enough to Traverse City and the coastal small towns of Grand Traverse, Benzie and Leelanau counties that you're just minutes away from great sightseeing, wine tasting, shopping or great dining. An evening out could include the Film Festival at Traverse City's historic State Theater or at nearby Interlochen Center for the Performing arts which boast such notable alumni as Josh Groban, Norah Jones and Dave Brubeck's sons Chris and Daniel and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys. When you arrive, from the moment you turn on to Van Petten Drive you know you're about to enter a special world. As you wind through the wooded drive and make the last turn on to the Slice-O-Life peninsula you'll be immersed in the natural beauty of the area. As you crest the rise to the cottage you get a feel for the lake and the property's ideal vantage point. There's a view everywhere whether on the deck, the patio or out the kitchen window. This spot has an Up North vibe across the entire peninsula. With water on three sides it's hard to do anything but revel in the fact that you're on vacation!!!

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Calendar last updated: 04/03/2017

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  • Overhead shot of the 1 acre private peninsula

    Overhead shot of the 1 acre private peninsula

  • Nearly 500ft. of frontage give you water views from every angle

    Nearly 500ft. of frontage give you water views from every angle

  • Looking south off front deck:)

    Looking south off front deck:)

  • Slice O Heaven view from dock

    Slice O Heaven view from dock

  • Old style shutter open the bedrooms up to panoramic water views

    Old style shutter open the bedrooms up to panoramic water views

  • Newly remodeled interior with sliding barn doors for the bedrooms:) Hide A Bed

    Newly remodeled interior with sliding barn doors for the bedrooms:) Hide A Bed

  • Newly remodeled Kitchen

    Newly remodeled Kitchen

  • Newly remodeled bathroom

    Newly remodeled bathroom

  • Airstream and beach bungalow

    Airstream and beach bungalow

  • Plenty of places to getaway at SOH!!

    Plenty of places to getaway at SOH!!

  • GREAT BEACH with fire pit!!!

    GREAT BEACH with fire pit!!!

  • Outdoor Changing Room For Shower

    Outdoor Changing Room For Shower

  • SOH has it's very own deck boat available for rent, perfect for sunset cruises:)

    SOH has it's very own deck boat available for rent, perfect for sunset cruises:)

  • Not a bad view, great place to cozy up to a cold one or cute one or BOTH!!

    Not a bad view, great place to cozy up to a cold one or cute one or BOTH!!

  • View out the beach bungalow and 1974 Airstream:)

    View out the beach bungalow and 1974 Airstream:)

  • One cute cottage!!

    One cute cottage!!

  • Like I said there is REALLY not a bad VIEW!! Looking north off one of the decks

    Like I said there is REALLY not a bad VIEW!! Looking north off one of the decks

  • You won't spend much time in here but it is nice!!

    You won't spend much time in here but it is nice!!

  • Picture yourself cracking some cold ones at the bar!!

    Picture yourself cracking some cold ones at the bar!!

  • One of two bedrooms with panoramic views

    One of two bedrooms with panoramic views

  • Inside of beach bungalow

    Inside of beach bungalow

  • Back of Airstream has queen bed and two singles

    Back of Airstream has queen bed and two singles

  • Paddle boards, canoe, fishing boat are all calling your name!!

    Paddle boards, canoe, fishing boat are all calling your name!!

  • Outdoor Shower

    Outdoor Shower

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 15, 2017

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