|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
'No more expected tips, no ...do not disturb signs, no knocks at the door - Say Hello to a whole house ! Off the Highway, In the Woods and on the Lake - no close neighbors ! Watch the deer wander thru the yard, the fish jumping out front and hear the woodpeckers - well - pecking ! It's the sound of nature that will lull you into the that state of relaxation that is so hard to find anywhere else ! When you are here, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere ! With easy access to 'town' - Traverse City that is ! Two bedrooms for a family or two couples to share - plus a sofa bed in the Living Room right in front of the wood burning stone fireplace if needed. An equipped kitchen, microwave, cable TV/DVD and WiFi - will help you feel at home - in the depths of the north woods. A pontoon boat is included seasonally so you can explore the 459 acres of beautiful Spider Lake. Summer Rentals are Weekly Sun to Sun - ASK I might do a 4 night Sun - Thurs - see calendar -Kathy
Damage Deposit Required: A $200.00 refundable damage deposit will be required prior to arrival + $100 per pet if pet/pets have been accepted. This will be accepted in the form of a separate check that I can just hold on to, and return after you have left, if there are no problems, damages, missing items or if I can't tell the pet or pets have been there, inside and outside.
**Winter**: Winter - With the Tons of snow we receive, there are plenty of snow activities to choose from.. here are a few... snowball fights, snowman making, snow forts, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing. Go out and get your cheeks all rosy and come in and have some hot cocoa !
Summer: Summer - Spider Lake is a 459 acre all sports lake with plenty of space to explore, picnic, fish, swim and float. The lake contains a public island and sand bar with lots of sandy bottom shallow area to stop and play. A pontoon boat is included to help you enjoy the lake. An optional fishing boat is available for $225 for the week. Grand Traverse Bay is nearby for additional 'Big Lake' activities with Parasailing, Jet Ski Hourly Rentals, Tall Ship Sailing, Shipwreck Diving, 'Deep Sea' Fishing, Wind Surfing, and more.. This cottage has private waterfront with dock and pontoon boat, it does not have a swimming area. The pontoon boat will take you to the middle of the lake, you can jump off and swim from it like a big swim raft or it will take you to a public island and sand bar where there is a lot of sandy shallow warm water.
My wife and I have stayed at Wilkins Landing II on several occasions, for both long weekends and entire weeks. What brings us back is both the location and the cozy atmosphere. When we are at the cottage we can unwind from our busy lives, enjoy a fire in the fireplace, listen to the wind thru the trees, and enjoy the very private lakefront setting. And when we want, the convience of Traverse City and surrounding area are but a short drive away. And speaking of driving, we love the many great golf courses in the region.
We have always found "WL II" clean and comfortable and recommend it for a northern Michigan getaway !!!
Kathy and Rolf were very gracious hosts, quick to respond, and made our stay very comfortable and easy. The cabin is exactly as advertised, and cozy and private. It's in a great location for a winter weekend- we loved the fireplace and easy access to Spider Lake for snowshoeing with our dog. Close proximity to Traverse City is convenient, also.
Had a great weekend at Wilkins II. Kathy is a wonderful hostess as always. We will definitely be back for more!
My husband and I (and our dog) spent a snowy, wonderful weekend in this adorable cabin! We hiked across the frozen lake, relaxed by the fireplace, and drove into Traverse City one day for some wine tasting. We planned the trip at the last minute and Kathy set everything up without any issues. She even left us a list of recommendations and directions to places nearby! This place is so charming - we'll definitely be booking again!
This cabin is everything the website says. Since I live in Florida I rented the cottage based entirely on the information provided. We were not disappointed and enjoyed a very relaxing week. Our plan is to return next year for our annual break from the hot Florida summers.
Our quick winter get away was just like a dream. Great location, very peaceful and beautiful views. The house was warm and cozy and the bed was very comfortable, we didnt want to leave. Kathy is a great host, we didnt give her much notice and she put together our stay with much professionalism and her hospitality was very refreshing. Cant wait to stay again. Scott & Linda McAnalley
This vacation home is located within Grand Traverse County on Spider Lake. The area contains many Inland Lakes & 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 + 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 & the state keeps trails groomed for X-C skiing, snowshoeing & snowmobiling + keeps the place beautiful & white - just like a Christmas card picture. 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 almost shows it's exact spot - sshhh.... it's a secret !
Other Activities: Snow shoeing, X-country skiing, snowmobiling, Kayaking, tubeing, canoeing
Golf: Love to Golf a different place everyday? Would you rather stay 'off the beaten path' ? Why settle for a 'room'....How about a Cabin in the Woods? A Vacation Home on the lake? Would you like to do a little boating or fishing in between rounds? Forget the Hotel on the Miracle Mile! Come stay - in the woods, off the highway and on the lake! You will only feel like you are in the middle of nowhere! There is easy access to town and all the Golf Courses you could possibly want... and they are all a scenic drive away!
Ski: Cross Country Skiing at it's best -- with all the natural snow Grand Traverse County gets, All the State Groomed Trails to use for free ! - just grab your skis or snowshoes and come up to the woods-- get a pot of Chili cooking before you start out and it will be waiting when you get back - forget the 'Miracle Mile' of hotels, motels and restaurants.. stay out here, in the woods and close to nature. Yes, we have downhill slopes nearby if that's your kind of skiing ! There is something for everyone.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 9 2015 - May 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Summer 2015 w/Pontoon Boat
Jun 14 2015 - Aug 30 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|add extra tank gas ???||$30|
|add 14' boat/motor-???||$225|
|add 2 kayaks-optional ?||$250|
If you must cancel your reservation, we reserve the right to retain your deposit. If you cancel within 14 days of your arrival, 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.
Stays of less than 7 nights require payment in full to confirm the reservation
Weekly stays require a 50% deposit to confirm with the balance and refundable damage deposit due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Refundable damage deposit will be returned after you leave, if there are no damages, problems, 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.