3 bedroom cabin on Spider Lake in Traverse City MI
|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
|Living space||1200 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Away from it all, Lake, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Located 10 miles Southeast of downtown Traverse City, Michigan, on the main part of beautiful Spider Lake, this 1,100 square foot lakefront cabin offers terrific sunrise views from almost every room. A quaint yard with private sandy beach and a large deck offers a relaxing, serene, and scenic atmosphere for families or couples. The interior features 3 large bedrooms, a natural fireplace, knotty pine interior, a fully stocked kitchen,TV/VCR, and a functional floor plan.
3 bedroom cabin on Spider Lake in Traverse City MI
Traverse City, Michigan
Additional Location Information
- 100' of Beach Frontage on Spider Lake
- Sandy Beach, Swimming and Floating Platform
- Crystal Clear Water
- Large Deck Overlooking Spider Lake
- Fire Pit for Bon Fires
- QUIET family area at the end of a cul-de-sac (dead end road)
- Parking in driveway for 2 cars or trucks
Spider Lake is approximately a 450 acre spring fed 'All Sports Lake' with a 40' depth known for its warm water, sand bottom, coves, and islands to explore. The lake has fishing for bass, bluegill, perch, pike, and crappie.
Closest Grocery Store: Oleson's 6 - Miles
Closest Gas Station & Convenience Store: Courtade's - 2 Miles
Closest Bar: Peegio's - 2.5 Miles
Closest Restaurant: Peegio's - 2.5 Miles
Listed below are some of our favorite highlights of the area. For additional information please visit the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau at (website: hidden)
BEACHES AND PARKS
The Traverse City region has a total of 180.8 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 149 deep, aqua-colored lakes that are 10 acres or larger in size.
FAMOUS CHERRY FESTIVAL
Founded in 1926, the National Cherry Festival is held the first week of July. Sample every imaginable cherry product along with fun activities and events for families.
SLEEPING BEAR DUNES
Sweeping for 64 miles in a golden arc along the clear blue waters of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a national treasure enjoyed by more than a million visitors each year. The national lakeshore is located 23 miles west of Traverse City. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a living demonstration of the forces that shape our planet.
Located on the 45th parallel, Traverse City is home to vintners who grow grapes and bottle wines on the scenic Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. The wines are fast becoming among the finest offered nationally and internationally. Many wine tours are available.
Detroit News outdoor writer Dave Richey in 1998 rated Grand Traverse Bay and the nearby part of Lake Michigan as the two top fishing spots on all the Great Lakes. Dozens of fishing charters operate out of East and West Grand Traverse Bays and Leland Harbor.
Set against a backdrop of woods, water and hills throughout picturesque Leelanau, Grand Traverse, and Antrim counties, Traverse City golf is, in a word, incomparable. Matchless designs, stunning beauty, impeccable conditioning and a warm welcome await golfers teeing up in Traverse City. It's America's Golf Coast, a region selected by Golf Magazine as one of the top six golf destinations in the country.
Turtle Creek Casino and Leelanau Sands Casino are owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Enjoy nationally recognized entertainment in the state-of-the-art Sands Showroom.
OTHER PLACES INTEREST
Leland Fish Town; Alden Mill House- A family owned store (spices and more) built in 1876 in Alden near Torch Lake; Mackinac Island/City- 2 hour drive; Village Of Interlochen home to the famous Center for the Arts; North and South Manitou Islands a popular backpacking spot accessible by ferry from the City of Leland; Spirit of the woods Museum. Culinary tours. And a sampling of other reasons to visit the Grand Traverse area…backpacking, bicycling, bird watching, boating, concerts, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, hot air balloon, hunting, jet skiing, jogging, just because, museums, mushroom hunting, quaint towns, reading, sailing, sand dunes, scuba, shopping, sight-seeing, snorkeling, sun bathing, swimming, tennis, theater, water skiing, wind surfing, wineries.
Location Type Away from it all, Lake, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$250||$250||$1,500||$0||6 nights|
|All Dates||$250||$250||$1,500||-||6 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $250 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 20, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
The best experience we have had with renting a cabin - clean, co
5 star *** Rental in Traverse City
Had the best time using this cabin as home away from home. Kitchen was very equipped and clean and everything is perfect working order. Bedrooms very spacious and pristine! It gives that up north homey feeling with beautiful, but durable furniture for all. It's location at the end of a cul-de-sac made it extra quite and comfortable. You could walk down the road without interference from cars. Very pet friendly and kid friendly too! Easy to keep clean with all the built in storage to stow your stuff away! The cabin has a very open airy feeling with windows all across the front of it along with a walk out door to a large porch that also was equipped with a grill. There is also a fire pit for those night time cuddles by the fire, roasting marshmallows. There is literally something for everyone to do here!
Very close to all the action downtown too. Shopping, restaurants, ect. Really enjoyed our trip here. Would recommend to everyone! The owners were very friendly and easy to work with. If we needed anything, all we had to do is ask.
Really Enjoyed Our Stay
Stayed with my wife and 4 children, and we all had a great time. At the time my children's ages ranged from 8 to 10. Swimming at the lake was great. The beach isn't huge, but, it did the trick for us.
Enjoyed being on the lake and within striking distance of Traverse without being in the middle of things.
The house was clean and well kept. Everything was in working order. The kitchen was well stocked with the appliances, plates, silverware, cups, pots and pans that we needed.
Would certainly consider staying again.
If you plan on staying here, bring towels. Ones provided are small & 2 were dirty. Plenty of room for a washer/dryer (a broken set was in the mud room) No dressers to unpack & small closet w/a few hangers.
If you have small children, I wouldn't recommend the cabin, no bath tub & the shower is small.
If you have issues walking or balance, getting down to the cabin is not friendly. The steps are small & steep & covered in rocks.
Met with the owners and they are very nice are very pet friendly.
"Sandy beach area" is tiny. Next door neighbors, to the right, are very friendly, as are their 2 dogs.
The cabin description states 3 large bedrooms. 1 large bedroom, perfect for our son, his wife, a pack-n-play & a blow-up, single bed, for their 2 small kids. 2nd bedroom was a nice size, was able to squeeze our dog crate in, after moving tables around. 3rd bedroom was very small w/a single bed & a small end table & no room for anything else.
The furniture was not kid friendly & lacked enough seating for our family to enjoy our time together. The tv did not get reception which was not good for the smaller kids when it was raining out. Most places we have stayed at in TC & other places have items to entertain their guests, i.e. games, playing cards, toys, just something fun to do. This place had nothing.
They did provide plenty of fire wood. Cabin was very clean. But no indoor trash can. States air conditioning, there is a built in wall unit but not enough Btu's to cool cabin & bedrooms. May want to bring fans to circulate air. We went out & bought some. I hope if the owners read this they may change somethings for future guests. My husband & I would stay here again with our pups. But we would probably not rent the cabin if our family is coming. We just felt it did not suit our needs & was too small over all. It would be perfect for couples that vacation together
Response from Mountain Maple Development, LLC - 07/30/2012
This cabin has been enjoyed by our family and many others for years and it is unfortunate this particular family was not completely satisfied. We treat all of our guests like family and feel we go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay for everyone. We mentioned that we lived close by and if they needed anything at all to call us at any time. This family was aware of the items mentioned well in advance of arriving for their trip, such as the towels and linens (we asked them to bring their own if they desired larger beach towels as we only provide shower towels and wash cloths), so we feel it shouldn’t be portrayed as a negative issue. We are completely open about what to expect up front and would not want anyone to arrive unprepared for their trip. I also specified that we did not provide a washer/dryer on site because the washer/dryer unit that is present is not functionally compatible with the special septic system which was recently installed. We asked them if they wanted anything out of the shed before we locked it up (such as rafts, tubes, extra chairs, beach toys etc. and they indicated they were all set). We keep this area locked since we also store our owner belongings in there. Regarding the bedrooms and the closets in the cabin, we feel it has amazing space to store items. One entire wall in the middle bedroom has built in cabinets with large shelves, huge deep drawers, and a full size closet. We have stored enough items in there to last a month. It also has an additional tall 5 drawer dresser. In addition, the second bedroom has a closet that has bars on both sides (his and hers sides) and an additional 5 tier shelf. The stand up shower in the bathroom is full size, however, there is not a bathtub as noted. There are only three full size cement steps to get down to the cabin from the flat gravel driveway (which is the only area there is gravel). There are also full size steps to get from the deck down to the grassy yard and beach area (which we mentioned in the ad was quaint, but plenty of room for a couple of kids to build sand castles or play). There is over 100’ ft of lake frontage. We also clearly state there is a six person capacity for the cabin and are diligent in making sure guests follow that rule. We ask in advance and do not allow larger groups to stay. We feel there is plenty of space for six people to reside comfortably as it is 1,100 sq ft and there are three bedrooms (two with queen sized beds and the third bedroom with a twin) plus a full size pull out couch bed in the living room. There is also enough seating in the living room to seat six comfortably (cabin type furniture with no sharp edges so should be suitable to kids), as well as in the dining room to eat, and on the deck with a large picnic table and another patio table. However, adding more people than what is recommended (plus two large dogs that we allowed) could hinder the amount of available free space. We clearly state that there is a TV/VCR for bringing movies (cable is not provided as it is an Up North Cabin, not a full time residence). There were also trash cans available (one in the bedroom, one in the bathroom, and another can in the mud room). When dogs are present, we found this works best so that dogs do not get into the garbage and spread it all over the house. These could have easily been pulled inside if they felt their dogs would not get into them. There are wall to wall windows on the lake side of the house, plus a slider door and ample windows throughout the rest of the cabin, which if open, most people find provides a nice breeze and keeps the cabin cool. There is a brand new large capacity wall air conditioner and a nice sized fan available for those that would rather not have a fresh window breeze. It is unfortunate that this family was here during the hottest week (over 95+ degrees) we have experienced in Traverse City where high temperature records were set and any cabin AC units would have trouble keeping cool during these extremely hot temperatures. We wish the guests would have mentioned something during their stay instead of after they left, as we had items available that we could have provided to them promptly upon request. We do appreciate the feedback, however, and will do everything in our power to make for a welcome, hospitable and memorable experience for our future guests!
Very nice place for a family vacation, wonderful up North destin
We stayed at the cabin last year for a family birthday celebration. The cabin had plenty of room for all, and has beautiful views of the lake from almost every room in the cabin. The setup of the cabin was very functional and I liked the open floor plan. We also really liked how it was at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, which was perfect for the kids to safely play or ride their bikes around. The large deck and fire pit were very nice for quiet evening dinners and roasting s'mores. The kids enjoyed the sandy beach and swimming in the lake.