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Your Very Own Private Lakefront Peninsula Awaits!!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

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!

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Dan Brady
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Dan Brady

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.

Dan Brady purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Dan Brady chose Northwest

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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!!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Your Very Own Private Lakefront Peninsula Awaits!!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Slice of Heaven is full of fun, peace and serenity all bundled into one perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Morning coffee's at sunrise on the deck, evening campfires and totally secluded - like we have our own little island! The cottage is beautifully decorated with outstanding views of the water everywhere & beachfront all around. Our boys stayed in the perfectly decorated camper on the beach which was a real treat. Made it our goal to enjoy every amenity - in which slice had to a lot to offer - swimming off the raft, skiing, tubing, boating, paddle boards, outdoor shower, great fishing, a nap in the barber chair & hammock, campfires, starry skies & s'mores and best of all laughter and relaxation with the fam! We never had to leave - the cottage had everything we needed and more - LOVED IT!!! We have stayed at several cottages throughout northern Michigan and this was the BEST!!! Thank you Dan Brady - you are the best and we will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven in Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long September weekend at Slice of Heaven. The cottage was the perfect setting for our Traverse City getaway. There were spectacular views of Silver Lake from every window. The cottage was perfectly appointed and included everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and memorable. Dan was a wonderful host, answering all our questions making sure we had everything we needed. The fish were biting, the sunsets and sunrises were amazing, the breezes were cool through the open windows, the lake was crystal clear and the stars were limitless.....a perfect northern Michigan getaway! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Slice of Heaven as Dan Brady has aptly named his property is the perfect place to get away from the struggle. Relax people. Take naps. Enjoy the view. There is a hammock and an Airstream to promote proper catnapping and there is a boat & kayaks for the well rested. We rented the cottage and were planning lengthy and in-depth wine touring, but because of the charm and comfort of the property were not inclined to go anywhere. We made it into Traverse City just once for groceries and hurried back to our slice of heaven. The photos don't do it justice. The place is so well appointed. Book it people! You won't regret it. 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautifully decorated and secluded spot on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Cottage owner is fantastic! Cottage is clean and well stocked with towels and everything you need in the kitchen. Great ambience. Owner has stocked the beach with paddle boards, canoe, water toys and lots of things to make the beach fun for kids of all ages. Water area is protected for both kids and boat if you bring one. Two different fire pits and decks to enjoy the sunrise or sunset. The airstream is awesome for the kids - they feel some independence and really enjoy the time in their hide-away. Loved our week here.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend if you want your own private lake house to enjoy with family. We stayed for one week in July 2016 - the house was beautiful, very nicely decorated with kitchen supplies, coffee maker, large open areas and we loved the privacy. The house is located on a peninsula so you don't have to worry about loud, crazy neighbors. Got to paddle board, swim and kayak on beautiful sandy Silver Lake. Would definitely return and Dan is a wonderful guy!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Truly a slice of Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was full of charm and character with gorgeous lake views out every window!! The place was spotless with all the amenities we could have ever asked for...even a Keurig! Outside there were so many different decks and sitting areas to enjoy the view while having our glass of wine or morning cup of coffee. Our girls enjoyed swimming, sunbathing on the lounge chairs, using the paddle boards daily, and having evening bonfires by the water. The water was just beautiful! Loved the proximity to TC and all the fun places to eat and drink there! Dan was wonderful and very easy to work with!! Would highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mulligan's Pub & Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Crown
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Trattoria Stella
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Crystal Mountain
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!!!


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
JUNE 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
July - August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September-October 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bath is fully remodeled with tile shower & all new fixtures.
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Outdoor Bath House with changing room and outdoor shower:)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , porta potty located down by Airstream and beach bungalow
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
  • Two bedrooms, one with a queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

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