|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The cottage was cute and located in a nice place. The layout was perfect for two different families.
The cottage may have not been used before we arrived because there were things left in drawers and trash left from previous guests. The cottage was not fully dusted or swept to our satisfaction. The water was hard and it bothered some of the guests.
However, I have been communicating with the owner and he was helpful on questions I had asked him about the place.
I would recommend this cute little place and you would be pleasantly surprised on how comfortable this place is. If you are a casual traveler, its for you. If you are fussy, stay at a more expensive place. I won't mind coming back myself.
|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 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable security dep.||$200|
|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.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.