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Shawn Smith

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR SEPT. AND OCT. COLOR TOUR...REVIEWS=PROP.#286342

Spider Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Two bedroom cabins available sleeping 4 to 6. Rent 1 or more!!

If you’re looking for the ideal spot near Traverse City, I have it here off a private blacktop road on personable & friendly Spider Lake. I have the cleanest cabin/cottage on the nicest sandy hard bottom frontage with spectacular views within 15 minutes from town. I can accommodate 1 person or up to 16. Rates are comparable to other rentals & I will see to it personally that your needs are met. I stake my reputation on what I do & what I do is rent boats & cabins to people looking for a get-away, active or passive. Here you can relax, read, sleep, swim, fish, boat or find many other great, wonderful & beautiful things to do. I recommend contacting me for some personal attention to see 1st hand if one of Shawn's Places will meet your needs. My goal is to share my good fortune with others at a reasonable cost so I can continue to do what I like doing, maintain what I have & improve & grow so I have more to offer repeat & new customers.

Shawn

Cabins/Cottages:

Rent one two-bedroom cabin for up to six or all three cabins for up to sixteen.

Email: shawnscabins@gmail.com for more info and photos.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Shawn Smith

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Hi:

I grew up near Detroit and made a temporary move to the Spider Lake/Traverse City area to take some classes at Northwestern Michigan College in the winter of 1991. Upon waking, my second morning in February, I was lying in bed on the second floor looking out the window half asleep. All was white when a black squirrel was spotted down and about thirty feet away bounding across a split rail fence. The fence had about six inches of fresh snow and each time the squirrel would jump it would knock some snow off the fence to the ground. The morning was still except for this black squirrel on a pure white landscape. It was like a living painting. I watched this for about thirty seconds and realized at this moment that this is where I belonged. And, here I am today sharing my good fortune with others looking for that special getaway.

Shawn Smith purchased this cabin in 2004

Why this Property? Because you get a cabin at an affordable price, on a very nice piece of property with great views not to far from Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, wineries, casinos, small towns, shopping and so much more. Plus, and maybe the most important thing to me is the sandy lake bottom and you can swim right out front!!

The set of two cabins, The Jurgens & Waller, are both two bedroom and are real quality. They sleep up to ten. There are Beautiful and breathtaking views.

The set of three cabins, the Buckles Cabins, are all two bedroom, a bit rustic and situated on a 'wow' piece of property on Spider Lake; very much requested. Rent one, two or all three. Great for family get togethers sleeping upto sixteen and offering six bedrooms, three bathrooms, three kitchens, sofabeds and privacy from others because you have your own cabin. Nice touch for the hermit that travels with family or friends but now and then likes that time alone. Email for more pictures and up to date availability.

I like the change of seasons and the innumerable places to go and visit within a short drive. I will say this, I think the best place is Spider Lake.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 17 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
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Spider Lake Northern Michigan
4

Affordable and Unforgettable!!!

  • 4 of 5
Shawn has the perfect space for a family getaway. Plenty of swimming, fishing, and sitting by a campfire. Spider Lake is truly one of Michigan's prettiest inland lakes. We plan on visiting again next summer, and that says a lot since most of my family will be traveling all the way from Texas! Shawn's a great host who is readily available. His cabins and pontoon boats are generously priced. Which promises an affordable but unforgettable experience.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crystal:
Thanks for the review. It was nice to meet you and the family. I'm glad you like Spider Lake as much as I do and that you plan on coming back next summer. I'll be putting my schedule together in January so if you don't hear from me by then please call or email me so we can get you on the schedule. Hopefully you can have a longer stay; there is so much to do on site and off, even if it is just resting.
Thanks again and I look forward to meeting you all again soon,
Shawn
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Spider Lake Northern Michigan
Byron Center, MI
5

WOW!!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed in the Jergen's cabin and it was fantastic. The lake was perfect. In the morning the water was crystal clear perfect for a hot cup of coffee. In the evening the moonlight lit up the lake and the water looked like glass. Spider lake was wonderful. The cabins are so close to an island (#3) that the locals call party island. There we hung out and got to know the locals and they were awesome. The cabin has everything you need to cook and is close to local produce and grocery stores. Additionally, the lake is close to sleeping bear dunes and Traverse City. I will rent from Shawn again. I hope everyone has the privilege to stay there.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jordan; it was a pleasure to meet you both and to hear you had such a nice time!
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Spider Lake Northern Michigan
5

a hidden gem indeed

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at the buckles cabin after labor day, was an awesome,relaxing,beautiful time.....everything was clean,well maintained, and user friendly. Shawn was great to work with...We will be back next year God willing... The pictures do not do the cabin justice...The lake,views, clarity of water, atmosphere....were so great ...just enjoy it all.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks much Joseph; look forward to having you back next year.
Shawn
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Spider Lake Northern Michigan
girdwood, alaska
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My four family rented the Buckles Cabin after Labor Day weekend. The lake was still warm and very quiet. We loved the 50's cabin, just the right size, cozy and clean. One of the best spots on the lake for sure with southern exposure and a quick swim or paddle out to a sandy island. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to meet you all. I enjoyed the short time we were able to converse and thanks for the "Pecan-Turtle Homemade Cheesecake." Hope to have you back again.
Take care,
Shawn
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Spider Lake Northern Michigan
Canton, MI
5

A hidden Gem close to Traverse City.

  • 5 of 5
If you read this you are looking for the perfect vacation spot around Traverse City; stop looking, I did it for you :-) and this is it. Great location right on private sandy beach with a dock, fire pit and everything else.
Take a quick trip in to Traverse City, 15 min, and enjoy some local shopping, or visit a few of the many
wineries in the area.

Location, location, location.......

Like one of the other reviews said, this is not Hilton, but that is not what we were looking for. The cabins are very clean and have a very nice layout with a little rustic feel to them. We stayed there with our 1year old son and he LOVED the sandy beach a few steps from the deck, as did we.
Enjoy the evening by the fire-pit with others or sit back and relax with a good beverage on your deck overlooking the lake, which is a slow speed zone between 7pm and 11am; so no engine noise to disturb the quite evenings.

The cabins are located on a dead end road.

Shawn has a VERY GENEROUS setup at his Cabins: Gas & Charcoal grills, plenty of outside chairs, and INCLUDED FOR FREE are kayaks, row boats & paddle boat, which you most likely have to rent other places.
We also chose to rent one of his pontoon boats (which I recommend to really see the lake) and he even provided infant life vest for our son.

Shawn lives close by and takes pride in his cabins. If you should have a question or any other issues, he is there immediately to address whatever it is you have an issue with. For the record, we did not have any issues, but Shawn still came by to make sure everything was OK.

Give Shawn a call and enjoy your vacation at Spider Lake.

Thank you for a great vacation Shawn, hopefully we will see you again soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Knut; it was nice to meet you and your family.
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Spider Lake Northern Michigan
Oak Park IL
5

Great property

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay. The property is spacious and has nice cottage amenities, plenty of outdoor easy chairs, tables, secluded fire pit, hammock. The lake is beautiful and great for swimming It's not the Ritz but very comfortable indoors and a good value. We rented the pontoon and it ran trouble free. The family fully enjoyed all of the amenities of cottage living. Parents and grandma stayed in one cottage. Older kids and friends stayed in the other. Shawn was very helpful and hospitable. I highly recommend Shawn's cabins.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks Steven. I'm glad you picked my place this time.
Shawn
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capital-Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Lakeview Trail and Peninsula Trail
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Peegeos Family Travern
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Holiday Hills
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Elmbrook
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Peegeos Family Travern
Car: necessary

Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan in the Pere Marquette State Forest on Spider Lake 10 Miles Southeast of Traverse City and only 50 minutes to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Visit our other Spider Lake Rentals at HomeAway #979945 and #979983.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Beachcombing/Shelling, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Hot Air Ballooning, Miniature Golf, parks, lighthouses, casinos, wineries,

Golf: I recommend Elmbrook on Hammond Rd. It's a good 18 hole par 3/4 course, reasonably priced and close. For a more difficult challenge try the Bear at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme.

Ski: Mt. Holiday

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Spider Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Aug. 16th-Aug. 22rd Start at
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Aug. 23rd-Aug. 28 Starts at
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 28 2014
6 night minimum stay
$115
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$75
From
$100
Fri,Sat
 
 
Post Season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$75
From
$100
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Call or email for rate quote & other cabin rentals. Prices starting at $525 a week or $75 nightly.
Most July and August weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday; Off Season Daily and Weekly rentals negotiable.
6% sales tax. Bring linens, towels & paper products.
Check-in/out times: in 4pm, out 11am.
Complimenary Boats: row, pedal, kayaks, canoe.
Outboard Motors: $250/week or $75/day.
Pontoon R
Deposit Required.
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Amenities

Amenities

Spider Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • River
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Budget
General:
  • Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Buckles #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Buckles #2 - toilet , shower
    Buckles #3 - toilet , shower
  • Brand New Bathroom in Buckles Cabin #2. We moved the old bathroom out and expanded the kitchen. The new bathroom is in the old sitting room. Very Cool!!!
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , bunk-singles
  • Three Cabins w/ 2 Additional queen Sofabeds-Sleeps 16. Ask about other accommodations available. Call 231-357-1211 Email: shawnscabins@gmail.com
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Motorboat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Boat ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hunting big game
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
Notes:
Credit Cards through PayPal. Email: shawnscabins@gmail.com Call 231-357-1211 for more photos and other accommodations. See our other Spider Lake rentals at HomeAway #979945 and #979983
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