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Serenity on all-sports Spider Lake - Fun awaits you!

Mary

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mary

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015
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Serenity on all-sports Spider Lake - Fun awaits you!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Acme Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 4 bunk beds, deck, sandy beach, ON THE LAKEFRONT

Ranch house with 2 queen beds, 4 bunk beds, ready for your summer fun! Firepit for s'mores and long lazy nights on the beach, sandy beach (a rarity on Spider Lake!), a wooden dock, nice swimming area, a big wooden deck, gas bbq, woodburning indoor fireplace. Stunning views, large parking area. A kayak and rowboat included so you can paddle out to the islands (there are 5 !) and explore the beautiful lake. Speedboats available for rental. PLEASE NOTE: JULY 26 - AUGUST 2ND (NOT AUGUST 1ST) IS AVAILABLE

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mary (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About Mary

Hi. I've been coming to Spider Lake every summer for 50+ years and I am SO LUCKY to be living here full time now! There is something special about our lake and property, and I want to share that with you. Happy sigh!

Mary purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Mary chose Acme

I am one of the luckier homeowners, with a long stretch of a slowly sloping sandy beachfront! Spider Lake is a kettle lake, so most of the waterfront properties don't have a sandy beach...

What makes this cottage unique

20 minute drive to the TCFF!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Serenity on all-sports Spider Lake - Fun awaits you!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Colorado
5

Great Summer Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent getaway for a couple or small family! We thoroughly enjoyed getting up each morning, sitting outside with our coffee, and looking out at the lake. The owner of the property was extremely welcoming and friendly. (and patient with our dog and 2 year old! :). We enjoyed seeing the sights around TC and having a great place to come back to and hang out. It was definitely small but nothing that we didn't expect and, because we had great weather while we were there, we did not need to be inside much at all. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Courtney, you and your family were a pure joy! So glad you enjoyed and appreciated my guest house! Thanks for letting me know! Mary
Greenville, NC
5

Exactly what I needed...

  • 5 of 5

Artists' Retreat is a great way to unwind! I am a no frills kinda gal in the typical sense, so this was right up my alley. Despite Mary's description as having elements of "roughing it," she adds other delightful "extras" that make your stay comfortable and relaxing. She is very accommodating, including my pup. The location is an easy drive into Traverse City and all the sights and activities in the area, but it is just as nice to simply stay on the lake and read, kayak or experiment with the art supplies Mary provides. All in all, a great experience. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay at my guest house! I'm so glad you enjoyed! Bailey misses Farley already! Hope to see you again sometime soon, Mary
Michigan
4

Cute little cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I rented this cottage for our 3 year anniversary and had a great time. The cottage was a little small for us cause we did have our dog with us, but we managed. It was nice out so we didn't care cause there was plenty to do outside. Mary was great she provided us with lots of things to do. I defiantly recommend asking for the painting supplies. We had a great time doing that! Also enjoy the row boat, the lake is beautiful. The fishing was great, so I'd you are into that I would suggest bringing your fishing stuff. And just like Mary said... You will enjoy the instant hot water shower, but keep in mind it is outside. There is no cable or radio but when the weather is nice you don't even think about it. The cottage is very close to Traverse City so it was nice to go into town for the day. We had a great time and would recommend this to others. Thank you so much for everything Mary.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were my first renters, and you helped me iron out the "wrinkles." You were lovely guests. We miss you already!
Michigan
5

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the Artists' Retreat! The tiny yet adorable cabin was exactly what we were looking for. Mary, the owner, went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and that our every need was met. It's a great setting and a truly unique experience. We'll definitely plan a return visit.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was truly my pleasure! Mary

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, TVC
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Peegeo's
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
131
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Peegeo's
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
100 feet away on Spider Lake
Car: recommended

Traverse City is a vacation destination town! Nearby Sleeping Bear is a beautiful 45 minute drive.

Top-quality restaurants, gambling nearby, a downtown with vacationers strolling along window-shopping, getting ice cream, enjoying a movie at Michael Moore's famous State Theater.

And remember TC's Film Festival! Wow! It gets bigger and more popular every year!

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Rates & Availability

From $3,300 Per week

Acme Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
TCFF
Jul 26 2015 - Aug 2 2015
8 night minimum stay
$4,400
Flat fee
 
 
Early August
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Due to a quirk in the VRBO system, I am not able to list the TCFF rental for 7 nights - but I assure you it IS for 7 nights.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Acme Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • MBR - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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