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GREAT RATES FOR THE FALL-50% DISCOUNT. WEEKLY RATE IS $950

Marian Brady

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Marian Brady

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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GREAT RATES FOR THE FALL-50% DISCOUNT. WEEKLY RATE IS $950

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Traverse City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bdr, 1 bath, great beach on all sports lake, 10 min. from Traverse City

Direct frontage, totally remodeled home, central air, WiFi, 10 min. to Traverse.The Willow Cottage is an air-conditioned 2 bedroom, 1bath, 800sq. ft. cottage, sleeps 4, direct sandy beach frontage just 10ft. away. Excellent beach with firm sandy lake bottom 10 min. from Traverse City. We have 3 Silver Lake cottages on 1.2 acres with 100ft of private, sandy beach. The lake is a 600 acre spring-fed lake with clear sparkling water, surrounded by pines and hardwoods with islands and peninsulas, great for boating, fishing and swimming. There are 2 docks (1 for boats, 1 for people), a swimming raft. The row boat, paddle boat and kayak are shared by all guests at no charge. The cottages are available for individual families. Picnic tables, charcoal grills and campfire pits with wood provided. Swing set, hammocks. The second cottage is Maple Grove a 3 bdr, 2 bath 1100sq.ft. cottage,sleeps 8 direct beach frontage. See homeaway.com property #361471 for more information. Our third cottage is the Pines, 4 bdr, 2 bath 2100sq. ft.home, sleeps 8, 300ft. from the beach. See homeaway.com property #361472 for more information.

We are open from May to November. Join us in the Spring for nature's peace and beauty. Summer visits become a family tradition. Autumn is filled with cool, crisp days in all their color. Numerous golf courses are minutes away. Canoe, kayak or tube trips down the Boardman River- just down the road, down the Platte River-25 minutes away. Bring your bikes as there are numerous bike trails in the Traverse City area.

You can Google search these activities or get the information when you arrive at the cottage in our resource book

So much to do in the area.: There is so much to do in the Traverse City area. Some examples are: winery tours and tasting rooms, Children’s Museum, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream (voted #1 in U.S.), Pirate’s Cove Adventure Park, the State Theatre (home of the Traverse City Film Festival), The village at Grand Traverse Commons, Dennos Museum, Interlochen Arts and Performance Academy, Music House Museum, Sleeping Bear National Lake Shore Park, Wuerfel Park (home to the minor league baseball team-Beach Bums) as well as all the biking, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking available in our area.

Boat information: .Bring your fishing, or ski boat and enjoy Silver Lake’s 3½ mile long stretch of shoreline or rent a boat from area marinas. We have the ability to dock two boats, so you need to let us know if you are bringing your own or renting a boat in order to reserve a spot on the boat dock.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Marian Brady (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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About Marian Brady

My husband, Tom and I were married in 1979. We moved to Traverse City in 1980 from the city of Detroit. My mother was raised on an local farm. My maternal great grandparents were pioneers to the area. My mother moved away when she was a young adult. I developed my love for the area as a young child as we vacationed every year in Traverse City. Tom and I honeymooned in Traverse City. We moved here 9 months later. The photo I chose for our 'Property Story' shows 4 of our 5 children at Sleeping Bear Dunes, just 20 minutes away.

Marian Brady purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Marian Brady chose Traverse City

We discovered and purchased our small resort in 1989. It was a diamond in the rough, but it had a great private sandy beach and was in close to Traverse City. We remodeled the cottages as we raised our 5 children. We worked on the cottages as a family. Over the years, our children have learned many skills and developed a great work ethic as everyone helped over the years. Our youngest are twins and are seniors in high shool and still help with maintanence.

What makes this cottage unique

We take great pride in providing clean/comfortable/updated homes that our guests will call home during their stay. You will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation as we are very available for assistance as we live on site.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice cottage, clean, all the comforts of home, with an up-North feel.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Families with Young Children
May 2009
  • 1 of 2

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Great Rates for the Fall-50% discount. Weekly rate is $950
average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews
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Great Rates for the Fall-50% discount. Weekly rate is $950
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162920
+1 -231 590-2190
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Bourbonnais, il
5

Best value in TC

  • 5 of 5
The cottage exceeded our expectations! As we walked in we were impressed with the updated kitchen, bathroom and comfortable living room. The 2 bedroom cottage is very cozy and very welcoming. The deck allowed us to sit outside right on the water, and take in the natural beauty of this spot. Fantastic value!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rates for the Fall-50% discount. Weekly rate is $950
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162920
+1 -231 590-2190
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

Great Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned a few days ago one of our top vacations ever! The cottage was excellent, only complaint was no washer and dryer, but everything else was great. We loved the beach, the lake, and the cottage. There is so much to do within a short drive. Our must see is Sleeping "Bear Dunes, can't stop showing all our pictures of this amazing place. The owners were great to us every step of the way. We rented a boat for 3 days and our oldest one learned how to water ski, a vacation he will never forget. We are considering a return trip next summer and several of our friends are interesting in visiting Michigan after hearing how much we enjoyed our trip. Michigan is beautiful, we will never forget this great vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about your cottage experience. We try to make your visit to this great area as comfortable and as pleasant as possible. Thanks again Marian and Tom Brady
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Great Rates for the Fall-50% discount. Weekly rate is $950
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Lansing, MI
5

Nice clean cottage

  • 5 of 5
This is a nice cottage. We rented the smaller cottage and found it to be perfect for our family of 4. A great place to stay, very quiet and yet a short 15 minute drive to downtown Traverse City or the mall. The best of both worlds, all that Traverse City has to offer and yet then we could go back to the quiet, peaceful lake. Great yard, lots of lawn chairs, picnic table and we really liked having a fire pit right in front of our cottage. Our only complaint was that the smaller cottage does not get WIFI. You could get it if you sat on the back porch. Nice vacation we will always remember.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We were very happy the family thought our cottage was perfect for their family. We found out that the WIFI wasn't working once we read the review. I am sure limited WIFI had an impact on the enjoyment for the teens. We fixed the problem as soon as we found out. WIFI reception is great in the Willow Cottage now.
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Great Rates for the Fall-50% discount. Weekly rate is $950
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162920
+1 -231 590-2190
Traverse City Northern Michigan
New Hudson, Michigan
5

Nice and spacious, a great time!!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the cabin/house for a long weekend in early May for my daughter's State Gymnastic Meet in Traverse City. My husband and I have 4 girls ages 11, 10, 6, and 5. We all just loved the cabin! The girls loved the bedroom with the bunkbed. The cabin was nice and spacious, very clean. It had a very welcoming feeling to it. The girls had fun playing in the sand on the beach, and on the swingset and hammock. Unfortunately it was cold while we were there and we did not get to go swimming or use the outdoor firepit. Traverse City was just minutes away which was nice. We arrived late at night and the cabin was very hard to find in the dark. The owner was very congenial and greeted us when we got there. Our only complaint was that the furnace was very loud, and the cabin was situated very close to the other properties, not much privacy, though we were gone a lot and it didn't really matter. The yard was big and we all still loved it and had a great time! We would definitely go back again given the chance. Thank you for a wonderful, memorable weekend!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank your for the positive review. I wanted to comment on the review though as it has raised some questions from our potential guests. We too were glad the family could find us. They came after midnight and we knew it would be difficult to find as it is dark out in the lake area at night. The driveway is long and The family didn't have a GPS, so that made it more difficult. We stayed up waiting for them with a flashlight out on the driveway hoping that would help them find the cottage. The comment about the furnace was helpful as the furnace doesn't get used in the summer and we didn't know it was an issue. We remember the weekend and it was a cold, rainy one. The furnace issue was resolved. The concern that the cottages are very close to the other properties: The cottages are on fifty foot lots, we live next door. The cottages are off set from each other so they are not lined up next to each other. The family was here in mid-May and were the only family at our resort. I don't know if they were projecting what they thought it would be like with 2 families sharing 100ft. of private frontage and a large lot, not sure. I find out what people are looking for and I do tell them if it sounds like they are looking for a cottage in a remote area, that this is not our place. Silver Lake is community of lake side homes that are mostly year round residences with a few rental cottages scattered in amongst the year round folk. It is close to Traverse City and all that it has to offer. Again, i am glad they enjoyed their stay, but some of the comments have caused potential guests to email me and ask for clarification. I decided it would be best to post my comments here to clarify the issues. Thanks for looking. Marian Brady
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Great Rates for the Fall-50% discount. Weekly rate is $950
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162920
+1 -231 590-2190
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Okemos, MI
4

Nice cottage

  • 4 of 5
Nice cottage, clean, all the comforts of home, with an up-North feel.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport is 15 minutes away
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Crown
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Boone's Long Lake Inn

The Willow Cottage is located 10 minutes from Traverse City on Silver Lake. The cottage is a few minutes from golf courses, wineries,shopping, live theater (world renown Interlochen Arts Academy) restaurants, hiking, biking and fishing. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Park is 25 minutes away. Historic Mackinac Island is a day trip adventure away.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rates
May 10 - Jun 6
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 nights
$110
From
$150
Fri, Sat, Sun
 
 
Seasonal Rates
Jun 7 - Jun 20
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
$1,400
 
 
Seasonal Rates
Jun 21 - Jun 27
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
$1,700
 
 
Seasonal Rates
Jun 28 - Jul 11
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
$2,100
 
 
Seaonal Rates
Jul 12 - Aug 15
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
$2,000
 
 
Seasonal RAtes
Aug 16 - Aug 22
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
$1,800
 
 
Seasonal Rates
Aug 23 - Sep 5
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
$1,400
 
 
Seasonal Rates
Sep 6 - Oct 27
2 nights
$140
From
$225
Fri, Sat
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes First is a 50% installment within 7 days of the taken reservation. The second installment is the remaining 50% plus a 6% MI Use tax which is due 45 days prior to arrival. Also due at that time is a refundable Damage and Excessive Cleaning Deposit in the amount of $500.00. Property must be left as found in order for this amount to be returned.
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Amenities

Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is a full, ceramic tiled bathroom with a tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have a queen size bed and flat screen cable TV. All bed linens are provided: note, we DO NOT provide towels-bath or beach towels)
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Central air conditioning, natural gas forced air furnace.

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