|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
'No more expected tips, no 'do not disturb' signs, no knocks at the door - Say Hello to a whole house !
This house is no longer a Vacation Rental - but we have others - all shapes and sizes. So let us know what you are looking for. If the calendar shows open, then we have something available. Just ask !
Suds' N Snow - First Weekend of March: Snowshoes Meets Microbrews !
Timber Ridge Nordic Center - formerly Jellystone Park.
Snow = you know the white cold stuff that makes our area look like a Christmas Card Scene.
Micro-beers = shoeshoe from station to station for taste testing ! Mackinaw Brewing, Bells, Right Brain and more...
Live Music = The Mike Moran Band is here for 2009.
Food = provided by Red Mesa Grill, Freshwater Lodge & Scheldes.
Tickets = $20 in advance includes a glass, trail pass, 2 tasting tickets & live music.
Sells out at 700 = if any tickets available Saturday - $30 each.
Additional food & tasting tickets = $1 each.
Benefits=Local Foster Care & Adoption Programs.
eMail me for more info and a complete list of accommodation choices from 2 people - 15 people.
Other Vacation Home We Manage:: 1) BASS COVE COTTAGE - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 kitchens, pool table, WD, WiFi and more...
2) SPIDER LAKE HOUSE - 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, ping pong table - extra quiet & private
3) HAROLDS RESORT - 7 log cabins on a private peninsula - with the best sandy, safe, shallow, warm beach on Spider Lake
4) WILKINS LANDING II - 2 bedroms, 1 bath, no close neighbors - quiet, private, secluded
BOAT RENTALS : Row Boats w/5 hp motors, Kayaks, Pontoon Boats
Let us know what you are looking for - we have all shapes & sizes of places,, all seasons or all reasons
Kathy & Rolf
This House is available for rent all year long: Available for .. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, Mothers Day, Memorial Weekend, Birthdays, Anniversaries... and more...
** 12/13 - The house will be having a remodeling project going on this winter and will not be available until Spring 2014 **
We own Harolds Resort with 6 Log Cabins and a Cute & Adorable Little Studio, and we manage five Private Vacation Homes, all on Spider Lake, 12 miles SE of downtown Traverse City. So when you are here on the lake, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but there is easy access to 'town'.. Traverse City that is ! We came to Spider Lake from San Diego in the fall of 1990 and stayed at Harolds Resort and fell in love with Spider Lake, Harolds Resort and Traverse City. While we were here, the owner said if you love the place so much, why don't you buy it ! And many long distance phone calls later.. we did and arrived on property in the Spring of 1990. We have raised out two boys, Dieter and Hunter here and now are grandparents of TWIN boys born in 8/13 and now they will have all the fun of growing up on that Harolds Resort beach just like our boys did !
We started to manage this property - many years ago., Someone else came along and loved it so much they bought it and it is no longer a Vacation Rental. We have others on Spider Lake - so just let us know your needs and dreams.
The area is very wooded and sparsley developed to give it that 'Up North, In The Woods, On The Lake' feeling. Lots of State Land around to do all the activities that you might want to do and the place to do 'nothing' - which you should definitely do. Just 12 miles from downtown - gives you easy access to all that TC has to offer and everywhere you go, it's a scenic drive.
My family does an annual vacation and we decided to go to northern Michigan this year. We truly enjoyed our time on Spider Lake and this home. We had everything we needed from the creature comforts in the home to the outdoor grill, fire pit, boating, fishing, and the children loved that they could sit on the dock and watch the fish or jump in and swim. The owners were very accommodating and responsive to our needs.
We also took a few short trips further north to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Old Mission Point. I would recommend this location to others looking for a mix of quite time with a lot close by if you want to explore. Thanks for a great family vacation!!!!
The place was perfect for what we rented it for. We had five couples staying - 4 of the couples had one or both celebrating our 50th birthday. We had a fantastic time. The lake was great, the wine tasting was great, and we even had a great time at both Casinos that we went to. We loved the location and felt very layed back. The only thing I would recommend is that the pontoon be a little more updated. It does need quite a bit of work.
Our family stayed here last year and loved it. It was our first year going somewhere different...we had been going to Rice Lake, Canada for over 40 years! The house was huge and easily accommodated our family of 12 (ages 12 to 88). Very clean and comfortable. We are getting ready to come back to one of the owner's other properties on Spider Lake. (We would have stayed here again, but it was already reserved!!!) Beautiful lake and so much to do in the area. The tweens and teens ranked this vacation up there with some of the best!!! I think it is because you feel like you are away from it all, but so close to everything at the same time!!! Most importantly, Kathy and Rolf made us feel welcome and were so helpful. Kathy spells it all out for you and you can tell she has a great deal of experience. Highly recommend!!!
We stayed here with multi couples and couldnt have been happier with our finding this place!! I am a picky person and have to say I was impressed how clean the house was and its so big even with our large group we had plenty of room. Stayed in the corner room and the bed was so comfy and so enjoyed waking up and enjoying the beautiful view from our bedroom. The mgmt was extremely friendly and gave us get ideas of things to do in the area....we all were very happy and will definately be back! Thanks so much!
We had a large group (4 couples) wanting to go to Traverse together, this was the perfect place to lodge all of us! When we saw the ad for this house, we just thought it was too good to be true, the space, the price, etc. But the house was everything it was advertised to be and beyond our expectations!
We had lots of room, even privacy was not a problem. Each couple had their own private, clean, comfortable bedroom. Each morning, the lake view - from any bedroom in the house was spectacular! The house was very accomodating, clean and welcoming. Even for four women, we had enough bathrooms!!!!
The property managers, Kathy and Rolf were incredible! Friendly like we had been customers/known us for years and were incredibly helpful on local events and touristy information.
We were a group of 4 families here over the weekend. It was booked last minute, and it worked out perfectly for our large group. Even though the weather did not cooperate, we all had a great time. It was so nice and roomy, nobody was tripping over each other, we put all the kids in the large bedroom, and they had a ball. The ping-pong table and the pontoon were just the perfect extra's to top the weekend. Thanks for everything!!
This spacious vacation home is located within Grand Traverse County on Spider Lake. The area contains many Inland Lakes and GT Bay creating a wonderland of water activities and water sports. The Boardman River snakes through the county for canoeing, fly fishing, & tubing opportunities before emptying into GT bay near downtown. TC is the Tart Cherry Capitol of the World and other farm fresh produce can be found seasonally throughout the area . The region is also home to many award winning wineries where you can tour and taste ! Two casinos are in the area w/gaming & entertainment options year round. Winter time brings snow, SNOW & more snow, and the state land keeps trails groomed for X-C skiing, snowshoeing & snowmobiling - & to keep the place beautiful and white - just like a Christmas card photo. While there are many reasons to come to this area of god's country - don't forget to schedule some time for R & R ! The best reason of all ! This map shows the exact location.
Other Activities: x-c skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking
Golf: Would you rather stay 'off the beaten path' and Golf a different place everyday, or get in a few hours of fishing after the back nine ? Why settle for a 'room' when you can have a Whole House on the Lake !! When you are here, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but will have easy access to 'town' and all the Golf Courses in the area - and there are lots !
Ski: Over 200 inches of snow fall in Grand Traverse County every Winter, we can't always predict when, so be ready for it almost anytime... ! Could be in November or March ( or April ) But pretty good chance for Dec, Jan, and Feb - that we will be covered in white when you get here.. even if it's green 'downstate' ... We are close to Holiday Hills for great Family Skiing, Beginner/Intermediate Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snow Tubing. Muncie Lakes Pathway is a nicely marked and groomed X-C skiing , snowshoeing and hiking trail system a few miles away. Timber Ridge nearby has x-c ski and snowshoe rentals and lighted trails that hook up with our VASA trails. The bigger hills.... Crystal Mtn and Shuss & Shanty Creek are about 45-60 minutes away .
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Summer Weekly: Sun to Sun
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 30 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|OPTION; an extra gas||$30|
|OPTION; add 2 Kayaks||$250|
|OPTION: + 14' boat/motor||$225|
If you must cancel your reservation, we reserve the right to retain your deposit. If you cancel within 14 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. Pontoon Boat Included with WEEKLY SUMMER
Nightly Rentals: Full payment + refundable damage deposit required to confirm the reservation
Weekly Rentals: 50% payment required to confirm the reservation then, Balance + refundable damage deposit due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Refundable damage deposit will be sent back to you after you leave, if there are no damages, missing items etc..
Payment methods: Check or Chase Bank's QUICK PAY
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.