LAKEFRONT HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS, BEAUTIFUL WOODED LOT - SPIDER LAKE

Kathy or Steve Bradford

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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LAKEFRONT HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS, BEAUTIFUL WOODED LOT - SPIDER LAKE

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2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 (max 4 adults)

Pinewood Shores cottage is the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty of Spider Lake in comfort. The interior has been freshly painted, is tastefully decorated, and offers all amenities including; air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, crisp new linens for all beds and baths, and a great Foosball table for family fun. Large windows upstairs and downstairs frame beautiful year-round views of the lake. There is 60' of private sandy frontage and dock for excellent swimming. Enjoy a sunset BBQ on the upper deck after a day on the lake, wander down the unpaved road through the woods, or head into Traverse City (just 10 minutes away) for shopping, dining or sightseeing.

Free Internet Services: Broadband and wireless broadband included. Ethernet and wi-fi 802.11g enabled. Bring an appropriately configured laptop and connect. (No tech support provided)

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Kathy-I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how great of a time we had at your cottage last week. You have a great clean house with all the amenities and if we're ever back in TC visiting we'll definitely be contacting you to rent your place. The only problem is I think I'm going to have to buy my nephew a boat b/c he loved fishing off of it and he didn't want to leave...... Best RegardsMike
Aug 2007
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Kathy or Steve Bradford

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Lakefront home with stunning views, beautiful wooded lot - Spider Lake
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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Lakefront home with stunning views, beautiful wooded lot - Spider Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154857
858 513-1860
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Canton, MI
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We were only there for a short time, but it was perfect! The house, the boat, the lake and all the other activities in the area make for a great vacation. Next year, we do a week!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
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Lakefront home with stunning views, beautiful wooded lot - Spider Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154857
858 513-1860
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

Beautiful view, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We had the opportunity to stay at this cottage during a fall color tour through Michigan. The pictures that are posted on the website are exactly how the cottage looks. We found it to be very clean with all of the comforts of home. The view across the lake was stunning with yellow, orange and red trees. It made us want to stay at the cottage instead of exploring the Traverse City area.

Although the dock had been taken in for the winter, my husband still did a little bit of fishing from the shore. About 15 feet from the shore line, a 2 foot pike teased him by just hanging motionless while my husband cast all about it. You can see the fish in the crystal clear water from the deck which sits a couple of stories above. My husband would have loved to fish the lake on a boat (which had been winterized and is available during the summer.)

I do have to agree with a previous poster that additional towels are necessary if you are staying a week as there are no laundry facilities available. And it can get a bit noisy in the lower level sleeping area as one of the beds is on the other side of the wall from the room which houses the water heater and furnace. I ended up sleeping in the living room because I am a light sleeper and the noise bothered me too much.

On the last night of our stay, the large, single residence (Spider Lake Retreat) across the lake from us ended its stay by putting on an hour long fireworks display. We were able to watch from the comfort (and warmth) of the living room and this perfectly capped off our lovely stay at Pinewood Shores. We would recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Lakefront home with stunning views, beautiful wooded lot - Spider Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154857
858 513-1860
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

Great place for summer vacation

  • 5 of 5
We stayed the cottage one week, it was a very enjoyable experience, everybody loves it, stunning views, we spent lots of time on the lake , fishing , boating... the cottage itself like home, the owner almost prepare everything for you, Will come back in the future !

Xi from Novi, Michigan
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Lakefront home with stunning views, beautiful wooded lot - Spider Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154857
858 513-1860
Traverse City Northern Michigan
4

Very nice home!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and myself and another adult couple enjoyed a week on Spider Lake. Kathy was very easy to work with and made the rental experience simple.

The positives of this home: amazing lake view, very clean and comfortable home, quiet neighborhood, excellent internet access, very nice grill. The deck is great and we all enjoyed lots of time out there. We didn't utilize either of the water crafts but they were very accessible had we wanted to.

The negatives: although linens were provided, there were not enough to get us through the week so we had to do laundry and no facilities on site, I recommend packing a few extra washcloths and towels. We also ran out of toilet paper and paper towels mid-week. The couple staying in the basement apartment reported that it was pretty noisy down there during the nighttime, probably the water conditioner. Although the home has cable, it has very few channels and while no one goes on vacation to watch tv, we had a few rainy days so hung out at the house more than we expected.

Of note is that both bathrooms are on the main level so guests staying in the downstairs bedroom will need to utilize the bathroom off of the main living area.

One thing I was surprised with based on my experience with other rentals, there were no condiments in the kitchen (ketchup, mustard, sugar, etc). While I would not expect an owner to supply these items, my experience has been that often ketchup, mustard, butter, sugar are left in the fridge from guest to guest. Again, I would not expect the owner to supply food and perhaps all other guests take everything with them.

Strongly recommend the local restaurant Peegeo's... great pizza, wings, and mexican food and very relaxed atmosphere. And the little farmers market near the house has excellent ice cream and locally grown fruit and veggies.

Overall, a very good experience.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Lakefront home with stunning views, beautiful wooded lot - Spider Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154857
858 513-1860
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

Pinewood Shores

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the beautiful Pinewood Shores this June! It was lovely! Everything about it was so beautiful! We can't say enough wonderful things about how clean, beautiful and perfect it was. The lake is crystal clear and the fishing is AMAZING!! The boat was a special blessing! The view from the house is breathtaking! It was quiet and relaxing and just the perfect vacation. Our teenage girls loved every minute, too! We will be back for sure!!! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!!!
The Clark Family
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Lakefront home with stunning views, beautiful wooded lot - Spider Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154857
858 513-1860
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
Our week stay in the beautiful cottage was excellent. The motor boat worked great and helped us explore the islands and coves. The center island was close and had the best tree climbing and swimming area. We loved the kayake trips around the lake coves. On one such exploration we located the old Waco float plane tied up to a dock on the other side of the lake. It was stunning to see as they are no longer in production.

The cottage had everything we needed and was so clean! We fished daily off the dock and our son caught 3 bass with his whole kernel canned corn. We all enjoyed playing fuse ball daily and sitting on the new deck.

The location was perfect for our day trips to Canada, Traverse City, Mission Point Lighthouse and Macanaw Island. We'll be back again!

Thanks for sharing your home with us Kathy! We truly had THE BEST family vacation ever!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Located directly on the main section of Spider Lake just 11 miles from Traverse City.

Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) 9.5 miles.

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Availability & Rates

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Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Summer
Jun 29 - Sep 7
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
Sep 8 - Oct 25
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,245
 
 
Spring/Early Summer
May 18 - Jun 28
2 night minimum stay
$185
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$1,245
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom #1 is the Master on the main floor with private bath and pillowtop King mattress. Bedroom #2 is a large open room downstairs that contains two new twin beds and an optional Queen Murphy bed that can easily be flipped up into the wall when not in use. When the Murphy bed is stowed away the area transitions into a great den or private getaway for kids. Additional Queen sofabed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Motorboat
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
14 foot aluminum fishing boat with 15 hp 4-stroke engine included for fishing, cruising, or exploring the coves and islands of the lake. Available late June through September. Single person kayak available year round.

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