TRAVERSE CITY, SPIDER LAKE WATERFRONT, ALL SPORTS LAKE: YEAR ROUND

Kathy Schliess

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Contact the Owner

Kathy Schliess

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

TRAVERSE CITY, SPIDER LAKE WATERFRONT, ALL SPORTS LAKE: YEAR ROUND

Traverse City House Rental Photos and Description

4 + bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 10-12

'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 **

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy Schliess (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
Show Phone Number
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english

About Kathy Schliess

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 !

Why Kathy Schliess chose Traverse City

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Traverse City, Spider Lake Waterfront, All Sports Lake: Year Round
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
business
Traverse City, Spider Lake Waterfront, All Sports Lake: Year Round
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178669
+1 -2319465219
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

Annual family vacation

  • 5 of 5
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!!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to think of "everything" that a family on vacation would need and be ready before they ask. Spider Lake is an awesome location - in the woods, on the lake with a quiet and wooded "Up North" feeling. But yet easy access to all the wonderful things our area has to offer - downtown Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Wineries, Breweries, Lakes, Bays, Rivers and so many outdoor sports - I could never name them all. This is our full time job - serving our guests and we just finished our 25th year. We try to make sure you get an immediate response to your request, text, email or phone call and we live right among our rentals - so we can be quick and close by if needed. As of today - this house is no longer a vacation rental, but we have 10 other places to offer - just let us know what you need !
business
Traverse City, Spider Lake Waterfront, All Sports Lake: Year Round
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178669
+1 -2319465219
Traverse City Northern Michigan
4

A Great time was had by all

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying Wilkins Landing V and Spider Lake - it' has that "in the middle of nowhere" feeling - but easy access to all fun the area has to offer: Casinos, Restaurants, Wineries and much, much more... The Pontoon Boat is getting a Major Overhaul this Winter !
business
Traverse City, Spider Lake Waterfront, All Sports Lake: Year Round
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178669
+1 -2319465219
Traverse City Northern Michigan
4

Wilkens Landing V is Number One!!!

  • 4 of 5
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!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Traverse City, Spider Lake Waterfront, All Sports Lake: Year Round
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178669
+1 -2319465219
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Waterford, MI
5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Traverse City, Spider Lake Waterfront, All Sports Lake: Year Round
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178669
+1 -2319465219
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Clarkston, MI
5

Great Getaway for large groups!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Traverse City, Spider Lake Waterfront, All Sports Lake: Year Round
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178669
+1 -2319465219
Traverse City Northern Michigan
5

What a great place!

  • 5 of 5
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!!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are just a phone call or eMail away, and we have 11 places on Spider Lake, all sizes, locations, amenities.. for all seasons and all reasons... Thanks for taking such nice care of the place ! Kathy
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport - TVC
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 131 & M113 near Kingsley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public Island in the middle of Spider lake
Car: necessary

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 .

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
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
$3,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
OPTION; an extra gas $30
OPTION; add 2 Kayaks $250
OPTION: + 14' boat/motor $225
Notes 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
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , LARGE
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , main floor
  • Summer Weekly Rentals BRING: Soap, TP, garbage bags, tissue, etc... Fall, Winter, Spring Nightly Rentals: basic soap and paper provided ALL BRING: Your own personal bath supplies
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , lake views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , lake views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , lake views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , corner room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , lake views
    Rec Room - 1 double , lake views
  • Summer Weekly Rentals BRING: Linens-Sheets for beds, towels, soap and paper products Fall, Winter, Spring Nightly Rentals: Linens, towels and basic soap & paper products provided Pillows & Blankets are here - you do not need to bring them.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Also included in Summer Weekly Rentals is an 12 passenger Pontoon Boat, 2nd Fridge on lowest level in summertime, Bon Fire Pit - supply your own wood, Pontoon boat Optional for Fall Rentals - weather permitting, Optional is a 12-14' 2 or 3 passenger row boat with 5hp motor $225 per week Kayaks for rent from Harolds Resort: $40 per day for 1 kayak or $60 per day for 2 kayaks 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 rebook your accommodations, we will return your deposit less a 10 % rebooking fee ( $300). We will make every attempt to re book your accommodations. The more notice we have, the better the chances.
Email Owner Contact Me

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote