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The Jurgens and Waller Cabins! See other rentals with HomeAway #286342


Last updated: 08/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

If you are looking for the ideal spot near Traverse City, I have it here off a private blacktop road on personable and friendly Spider Lake. I have two of the cleanest cabins/cottages on the nicest sandy hard bottom frontage with spectacular views within fifteen minutes from town. These two cabins, the Jurgens and Waller Cabins, can accommodate up to ten. Rates are comparable to other rentals and I will see to it personally that your needs are met. I stake my reputation on what I do and what I do is rent boats and cabins to people looking for a get-away; active or passive. See our other rental cabins at HomeAway #286342, #4191263.
Here you can relax, read, sleep, swim, fish, boat or find many other great, wonderful and beautiful things to do. I recommend calling the phone number on the right side of the page, for some personal attention to see firsthand if Shawn's Boats & Cabins will meet your needs. My goal is to share my good fortune with others at a reasonable cost so I can continue to do what I like doing, maintain what I have and improve and grow so I have more to offer repeat and new customers.
Thank you and sincerely,
Shawn Smith
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Keywords: Cabin, cottage, lake, lakefront, beach, Traverse City, sleeping bear dunes, fishing, swimming, boating.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Waller Cabin: Slider Door Cabin Entrance 45' Bedroom and Bathroom Door Entrances 27.5'...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Jurgens Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Waller Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Jurgens Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Waller Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Beds have mattress pads, pillows, blankets and bed spreads! Bring linens, towels and paper products. Jurgens Cabin two bedroom sleeps six: 1 double, 2 twins and 1 double sofa bed. Waller Cabin two bedroom sleeps four: 1 queen and 2 singles....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Jurgens Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Waller Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Both Cabins have a bathroom with a shower! Bring linens, towels and paper products!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • A very Nice Park Nearby. See our other rentals on Spider Lake at HomeAway #286342....moreless


  • Television


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


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown:

    Traverse City is about a fifteen minute drive and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is about 50 minutes!...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Includes utensils, pots and pans, more.......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Large Newer Grocery Nearby! I recommend bringing condiments and shopping here! Party Store w/Gas Station Nearby!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster




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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Post Peak Too
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2016
6 night min stay
Post Season
Sep 2 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


Bring linens, towels & paper products.

Check-in/out times: in 3 pm, out 10 am.

Access to some complimentary boats: row, pedal, kayaks, canoe.

Pontoon Boats and Outboard Motors available at an additional cost. Reservations helpful.

Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel your reservation, we reserve the right to retain your deposit. If you cancel within fourteen days, we will keep your deposit and you are responsible for the remainder of your reservation. If we can re-book your accommodations, we will return your deposit less a 10 % re-booking fee. We will make every attempt to re book your accommodations. The more notice we have, the better the chances. Absolutely no refunds will be given after partial use or early departure.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Peegeos Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-31 and M-72
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Peegeos Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Holiday Hills

Car: Necessary

See our other cabins we have at HomeAway #286342

Rates vary depending on dates or week requested.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: Hi: I grew up near Detroit and made a temporary move to the Spider Lake/Traverse City area to take some classes at Northwestern Michigan College in the winter of 1991. Upon waking, my second morning in February, I was lying in bed on the second floor looking out the window half asleep. All was white when a black squirrel was spotted down and about thirty feet away bounding across a split rail fence. The fence had about six inches of fresh snow and each time the squirrel would jump it would knock some snow off the fence to the ground. The morning was still except for this black squirrel on a pure white landscape. It was like a living painting. I watched this for about thirty seconds and realized at this moment that this is where I belonged. And, here I am today sharing my good fortune with others looking for that special getaway.

Why Forest Lakes, East Bay Township, MI, USA:
Why this Property? Because you get a cabin at an affordable price, on a very nice piece of property with great views not to far from Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, wineries, casinos, small towns, shopping and so much more. Plus, and maybe the most important thing to me is the sandy lake bottom at the cabins so you can swim right out front!! The set of two cabins, The Jurgens & Waller, are both two bedroom and are real quality. They sleep up to ten. There are Beautiful and breathtaking views and I like the change of seasons and the innumerable places to go and visit within a short drive. I will say this, I think the best place is Spider Lake!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Ask about our other HomeAway Sites at #286342, #4191263 and #4191261

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Speaks: english



  • The Jurgens and Waller Cabins!  See other rentals with HomeAway #286342

    The Jurgens and Waller Cabins! See other rentals with HomeAway #286342

  • Dinner's Ready!

    Dinner's Ready!

  • Spider Lake Blue Heron!

    Spider Lake Blue Heron!

  • Peaceful evenings!

    Peaceful evenings!

  • Private Fire Pit!

    Private Fire Pit!

  • Welcome to the Jurgens and Waller Cabins!

    Welcome to the Jurgens and Waller Cabins!

  • Private Fire Pit at Lake Level!

    Private Fire Pit at Lake Level!

  • Jurgens Cabin!

    Jurgens Cabin!

  • Pontoon Boats for Rent!

    Pontoon Boats for Rent!

  • Public Island #3-Great Swimming!

    Public Island #3-Great Swimming!

  • What a Way to Spend the Evenings!

    What a Way to Spend the Evenings!

  • Jurgens Cabin Bathroom w/Shower!

    Jurgens Cabin Bathroom w/Shower!

  • Morning, Noon and Night!

    Morning, Noon and Night!

  • Waller Kitchen Interior.

    Waller Kitchen Interior.

  • Waller Cabin.

    Waller Cabin.

  • What a Nice Spot to Sit!

    What a Nice Spot to Sit!

  • Playground!


  • You'll Find No Better Dock!  Safe and Sandy Swimming!

    You'll Find No Better Dock! Safe and Sandy Swimming!

  • It Looks Relaxing to Me!

    It Looks Relaxing to Me!

  • Playground!


  • Spider Lake takes on Many Colors!

    Spider Lake takes on Many Colors!

  • Fawn at the Dock!

    Fawn at the Dock!

  • Jurgens Cabin Living Room and Wi-Fi!

    Jurgens Cabin Living Room and Wi-Fi!

  • Spider Lake Sunset

    Spider Lake Sunset

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