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Charming Home in Traverse City w/ Beach


Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Charming Home in Traverse City w/ Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Traverse City Lodge Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 DenW/ hideabed sofa, two Kitchens Two Living Rms

The property is located on a quiet drive, secluded from noisy roads and traffic. Traverse City's Silver Lake with crystal blue water is an all sports, low traffic lake. This spring fed lake makes it perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. The cottage's sandy beach is just a step across Lake Drive on the lake's east side, which offers great sunsets making it perfect for a day of swimming, beach fun, and evening sunset marshmallow roasting. It also has a second beach in a park setting with swim raft. The nearby boat launch makes it easy to bring along your own personal watercraft.

Silver Lake Recreation Area

This park is located on North End of Lake Drive and measures about 84 acres in area. Amenities at the park include three picnic pavilions, restrooms, a baseball field, tennis courts, paved and unpaved walking trails, a sledding hill, and plenty of open space for playing catch or tossing a Frisbee.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jessica (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

About Jessica

My husband and I own multiple vacation rental houses in Traverse City. We love this area, and love providing great properties for others to be able to enjoy and experience it, too! We focus on great communication with our guests.

Jessica purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Jessica chose Traverse City

If the time frame you are looking for is already booked at this property, contact me and ask me about one of our other Traverse City vacation rentals!

What makes this lodge unique

This house is so unique in that it offers two separate living spaces, in one house setting. Perfect for multi family vacations that like both space and togetherness! Two gas fireplaces, beautiful sandy beach, charming finishes...we hope you love it!

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 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.


based on 7 traveler reviews

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Charming Home in Traverse City w/ Beach
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Great Get-away - close to T-City

  • 4 of 5

We were so happy to find our homeaway house excately the way it was discribed on the site. It was better than we even thought with how close it was to Traverse City. Only a 10 minute drive to a huge mall-which was great for our girls weekend away to get good bargains- a few more minutes to downtown which has so many restaurants and shops to enjoy.

Also one of the main attractions we want to see "Sleeping Bear Dunes" was only a short 35 minute drive away and very easy to get to from the house.

We also enjoyed how quiet it was at our home from the City life. Our daughters enjoyed kayaking on the lake which was right across the street.

Finally the Owner Jessica she was GREAT. Always answered my emails when I had questions or concerns. She made us feel we were important renters and made our stay so relaxing and enjoyable.

If you are looking to be in a place just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Traverse City and by a nice lake this is the place for you.

Thanks for a wonderful vacation.


  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this kind review! You and your group were an absolute joy to have, so you made it easy for us! I try to make sure that I am always available and quick to respond, so our guests know how important they are to us. This is such a beautiful area, I'm glad you were able to come enjoy what it has to offer. Again, you are welcome back anytime--it will always be our pleasure to have you! Take care!

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

The property was better than expected. The Kayak's were a nice surprise. We had fun paddling around Silver Lake.

The owners were very attentive to our needs, and readily available any time we called. They truly cared about making our stay a good experience.

I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway, yet be close to everything.

Harrington's has an excellent view of West Bay, and the food and service is equally impressive.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was wonderful; located in a quiet little neighborhood and right across the street from the public access beach on Silver Lake and maybe a 15 minute drive to downtown Traverse City, it was also clean and beautifully decorated, and provided more than enough space for our large family to spread out in.

Our family stayed during 4th of July and it was so fun to be able to have a bon fire just outside the cabin and watch the fireworks over the lake light up the sky.

My only complaint with the cabin would maybe be the the water pressure in the showers which was not very strong and the electric water heater, while very energy efficient, only provided 8 to 10 minutes of hot water before turning cold which isn't conducive when there are 8 to 10 people that have to shower in the morning.

I would certainly recommend this cabin to others and would certainly stay there again.

Thank you for letting us enjoy your lovely summer getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely House on Silver Lake!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this property so much that I've aleady recommended it to a friend. The main level was a perfect size for my husband, myself, and my ten year old daughter. In the future I may rent the upstairs suite for my mom. We love to take day trips from Taverse City, so this as in a great location for us. The place was super clean with classy updated amenities, even includes two fireplaces and three tv's, and fast WIFI. We did't get a chance to utilize the outdoor firepit, gas barbeque, or two kayacks due to the weather. Would love to enjoy these on our next visit. Complimentary wine, wood, and specialty coffee were there to welcome us. We had a wonderful time in this home away from home!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Cozy house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at this vacation rental. It was a cute and cozy house. The house was very clean and well maintained. Communication was excellent before the trip and during. It was wonderful to have a kitchen to prepare meals in, which was an effective way to save money on food during the week. The bedroom was a good size and the fireplace in the bedroom was amazing. The week we were in Traverse City, the weather was cold and rainy. The house was chilly our first night there and the fireplace warmed the bedroom up quickly. The lake was just across the street and was very pretty. My husband attempted to kayak, but the lake was very choppy, so he did not stay in the water long.

The location was great. It was right outside of Traverse City, so it was quiet and peaceful. The trip into town was quick and everything was easy to access. Sleeping Bear Dunes were just 40 minutes from the house, making for a nice scenic drive. Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must see when you travel to Traverse City. The scenic views along the drive there and then the dunes itself are amazing. The house is also close to Moomers, a local ice cream shop. There ice cream was delicious and is voted one of the best in the nation.

I would recommend this house to friends and relatives. There was a lot of space, so it was big for just the two of us. We only had the downstairs portion of the rental and could have easily had another couple stay in the other bedroom. With the upstairs portion, I am sure there would be plenty of room for several families to vacation together.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Columbus, Ohio

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This place was great. It was only 15 minutes away from Traverse City. The place was also pretty cheap compared to other places we were looking at. One thing though, the communication could have been a bit better.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Traverse City ( TVC )
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Mackinaw Island / Beaver Island
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Crown Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
U.S. 31 & Michigan 37
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mulligan's Pub & Grill
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Traverse City Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer-whole house
May 25 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00
Refundable security dep. $200.00
Pet Fee $40.00
Notes We require half of the total amount due (weekly rate + cleaning fee + security deposit) to reserve the week and the balance is due two weeks before the guest comes. We then send a check in the amount of $200 back to the guest the Monday after they leave as long as nothing is missing or damaged.
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Traverse City Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper Level Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Adjoining Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , On 2nd Floor w/ Master Bath
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den, On 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st Floor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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