|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This lovely three-bedroom, two-bath home is situated on the shore of Spider Lake, which is excellent for fishing, water skiing, swimming, and other water sports. This large home sleeps six or more and has lake views from the living room, dining room, family room and two of the bedrooms. The home has a king bed, a queen bed, and a full bed, and is furnished with many conveniences including laundry, microwave, coffemaker, ice maker, gas fireplace, four TVs, DVD player, and clean linens. Outside you will find extensive decking, your own dock, rowboat, oars, life preservers, gas grill, outdoor furniture, and a firepit. We also have a pontoon boat available for rent.
We didn't know each other then, but we (George and Susan) both came to up north to Spider Lake as kids during the summer, and we both moved permanently to Traverse City as young adults the first chance we got (a long time ago). We love this lake and are happy to call it home. We own and operate a restaurant/bar just down the road called Peegeo's which is in its 32nd year.
We take pride in our property. It is well maintained, sparkling clean, and very comfortable. Whether you want to fish, ski, golf, hike, swim, gamble, ride a horse, shop, or just kick back on the deck with a glass of local wine and a good book, this property is situated in the right place. The property has over 100' of private frontage on Spider Lake and its own dock, along with a deck right at the water's edge.
We rented Birch Cove for only 2 nights (July 3rd and July 4th, 2014) and enjoyed our stay here on Spider Lake. We fished from the row boat and caught over a dozen Blue Gill and a few Bass in about 1.5 hours. This lake is real nice for canoe or boating.
We spent time in Traverse City to see the Fireworks on Fridday the 4th of July and the Air Show on Saturday.
We had a nice beach bonfire, and purchased wood just up the entry road within walking distance for the bonfire.
The house was very clean and the property was very neat. We really enjoyed the proximity of the house to Spider lake and the great view of the lake from the Master Bedroom.
Susan was very accommodating in that she agreed to let us stays for only 2 nights when the property was actually available for 3 nights. This was on a very busy 4th of July week and she had rented the property for the 1st half of the week and let us stay for 2 of the remaining 3 nights. Thank you Susan!
We plan to stay here again.
First time back to Spider Lake in over 12 years, previously stayed at a couple of resorts on the lake but decided this year to try a private rental. Could not have picked a better one, clean and spacious. The room setup is nice with the 2 smaller bedrooms sharing a bathroom with the main bedroom having a bathroom across the hall on the opposite side of the cottage. The cove it is located on is small enough the it is a no wake cove and therefore very quiet but located right next to the exit to the main part of the lake.
There are 2 awesome decks, one located up by the cottage the other down closer to the water. We did a lot of fishing and the deck down by the water was nice for keeping gear and tackle close to the boat.
The owners also allowed us to rent their pontoon boat for just 2 days since we did not want it for the whole week.
Can't wait to go back...wish we could have stayed longer!!
My husband and I have rented this cottage for the last three summers. We can't wait to do it again next summer! It is a very relaxing setting with a comfortable home away from home feel to it. The cottage is spacious and clean with the owners right next door to answer any questions or help in any way. We have had family and friends stay with us during our rental weeks and they all have enjoyed the comfort of the cottage, the pontoon rides, and sitting around the fire pit at night. We highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a great place to retreat to in the summer.
We absolutely loved everything about our stay at Birch Cove. The house was spotless when we arrived. It had all the comforts of home, fully equipped kitchen, plenty of clean linens & towels...even spices in the kitchen! The view is fabulous, peaceful surroundings, everything we wanted in a summer rental. Please try Peegios, the local restaurant. Once we discovered how fantastic the food was, there was no real need to go into town! Hoping to make Birch cove our regular rental for years to come.
We have been here twice, will be back again. We could not make it this year due to other plans :( it is very close to traverse city but far enough away to get out of the city life. You must rent the pontoon and stroll the lake, stop at one of the beaches and enjoy the day! The owners are super nice and very accommodating! Stop in at Pegio's for some wings or pizza. Best around hands down!! Golfing is all around, which is one reason we head there. Also the wineries!! So much to do
My family and I rented this home in early July. We had an AWESOME week! The house looked exactly as it did in the photos - very clean and well cared for.
We were there during Cherry Festival - so much to see and do - although Traverse City and the surrounding areas always offer so much for everyone! Just as wonderful to relax on the deck each morning and every night!!
Would definitely rent this home again :)
The property is on Spider Lake, 10 miles southeast of Traverse City in the beautiful forest lakes area. Day trips may include the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in Empire, Michigan; Old Mission peninsula and lighthouse; downtown Traverse City including the Clinch Park Marina and many parks; or one of our local orchards or wineries. Surrounding Traverse City are many quaint towns for shopping or sightseeing, including Leland, Suttons Bay, Elk Rapids, and Northport. If you enjoy gambling, Leelanau Sands Casino is a 45 minute drive, and Turtle Creek Casino is a 25 minute drive. There are numerous excellent golf courses in the area. Local maps and tourism information will be available upon your arrival.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 31 - Sep 6
|Notes||Please inquire about off-season rates.|