2LAKES,6BR,WIFI,AC,PONTOON, HOT TUB, KAYAKS, ROW BOAT,2 BEACHES/DOCKS,FIRE-RING

Ray Draeger

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

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2LAKES,6BR,WIFI,AC,PONTOON, HOT TUB, KAYAKS, ROW BOAT,2 BEACHES/DOCKS,FIRE-RING

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Cottage, 6Br/7TH sleep area, 2 Baths, Sleeps 14, AC, ping pong, foosball, games

Come enjoy the summer fun, weekly rentals in the summer only please, Gorgeous changing fall colors! This lovely, six bedroom,7th sleeping area, home, 2500 square feet, Air Conditioned, with large windows sits on a hill surrounded by water on TWO lakes (Spider and Bass Lakes). You feel like you are on your own island - but its a isthmus. You enjoy over 2200 feet of private (not shared) scenic lake shore on over three acres of wooded setting, privacy is assured.

Listen to the Loons in the morning and evenings...its fun, beautiful, romantic -- a HOT TUB, kayaks, pontoon boat and kayaks are available, free row boat and more! Giant front deck for everyone and two big decks in the back and on Bass Lake by the beaches. Best of all, it is nestled in a quiet cove off Spider lake where there is tubing, jet-skiing, sailing, and two private beaches. You will enjoy great swimming with many sandy islands on which to picnic. Spider Lake teems with bass, bluegill, perch, pike, and crappie contained within 29 miles of shoreline.

Ping Pong Table, Foosball table and corn holes are provided. We have two properties available to rent at spiderlakecottage dot com so take look, both about equal in size and amenities.

Bass Lake is the fisher's secret fishing lake and is perfect for swimming and peaceful row boating. The master bedroom (550 square feet) has cathedral ceilings and huge windows, as do all the rooms in the home which overlooks the sparkling lakes and scenic view. King bed with pillow top, top of the line bed. It easily sleeps 14 but accommodates more. Bose speakers, Weber gas grill, only the best equipment for our guests.

Sorry,we are not handicapped equipped, we have a spiral staircase going upstairs.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ray Draeger (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Ray Draeger

Greetings!

We know that by providing the best equipment, location and vacation experience, our guests will create memories that will last a life time. That is the part I most enjoy. We have two properties available to rent. I'm a retired U.S. Army officer (2006) with multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is now my mission and passion to provide your family and excellent, fun and safe vacation rental experience at an affordable price. If there is anything special you need, please let me know ahead of time, that way I can try and make it happen. I pride myself in giving good service. We like to try and greet each or our guests to explain the home, the area and then provide a 24/7 phone service and assistance if needed. I enjoy sharing my inside knowledge of Traverse City, Leelanau Peninsula and the northern Michigan region, there are ton of things to do.

Come see us Spider Lake Cottage,

sincerely,

Ray, Mary Jo, Francie and Wally

Ray Draeger purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ray Draeger chose Traverse City

We know that by providing the best equipment, location and vacation experience, our guests will create memories that will last a life time. That is the part I most enjoy. We have two properties available to rent.

What makes this cottage unique

You cannot get a better experience, SpiderLakeCottage dot com is surrounded by two lakes, 3.5 acres of woods, two beaches with a house that sits on top of a small hill. Its the grand canyon of cottages, privacy, boating, Traverse City, its just great.

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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2Lakes,6BR,Wifi,AC,Pontoon, Hot Tub, Kayaks, row boat,2 beaches/docks,fire-ring
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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2Lakes,6BR,Wifi,AC,Pontoon, Hot Tub, Kayaks, row boat,2 beaches/docks,fire-ring
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71206vb
-231-709-5328
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Columbus, Ohio
5

Wonderful time with family in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
A week with 10 of us enjoying northern Michigan. The house was perfect for us and would be perfect even if our group was bigger. We enjoyed:

- Swimming at the beach on Spider Lake
- Pontoon Rides to all the islands on the lake including swimming island (this is a must do)
- Seeing the Loons on Spider Lake
- Playing on the floating raft
- Rowing the boat on Bass Lake
- Relaxing in the hot tub
- Smores at the fire pit
- Making family meals in the well stocked kitchen
- Hiking at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (a must visit)
- Sampling the fresh cherries (I've never tasted cherries with that much flavor)
- Geocaching on the trails around the lakes
- kayaking around spider lake and exploring the island right in front of the property

The house was as described in the descriptions and pictures and provided more than adequate space to relax and not feel like we were on top of each other. Renting the Pontoon boat was well worth it as we enjoyed many trips around the lake. The internet was blazing fast and handled all of our laptops and mobile devices. The house is clean and the air conditioning kept up with the hot temperatures (95+) outside.

Peegio's was a neat place to eat and they have a good pizza selection with many specialty pizzas. They will deliver to the house.

We were there over the fourth of July. The neighbors on Spider Lake put together a fireworks show that would rival many towns and cities firework shows. They launched them all from the small island directly in front of the house. It was amazing.

The owner Ray met us when we arrived and made sure that everything was to our satisfaction. He really made us feel welcome.

We made many wonderful memories. If you are planning a trip to northern Michigan, I recommend staying at this house. It met or exceeded all of our expectations.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Our mission is to take care of our guests! I will hang out a day or two in the area to ensure they are comfortable with everything then depart to provide that privacy that guests deserve. Our goal is to be responsive. We are continually improving our property with new enhancements based on both our guests input and our own vision. I really like seeing the smiles.
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2Lakes,6BR,Wifi,AC,Pontoon, Hot Tub, Kayaks, row boat,2 beaches/docks,fire-ring
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71206vb
-231-709-5328
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Holland, MI
5

Perfection at its Peak- Feels like HOME, you will want to move in and never ever leave :)

  • 5 of 5
I arrived at the place just in time for sunset over Spider Lake. It was gorgeous!! I walked inside and my mouth dropped!!! The kitchen and dining and living rooms are ideally set up for either small or large gatherings. The kitchen is large with plenty of cabinet space, a large refrigerator and two ovens. There was also a small fridge that we did not use just outside of the kitchen. There is a large island between the kitchen and the reading area, and a breakfast bar with long bench for lots of seating on the other side. The dining area next to the kitchen has a really comfortable wooden table and chairs seating 6-8. The kitchen cabinets, lights and drawers are well labeled for convenience.

The reading area has a large leather overstuffed sofa with a couple overstuffed leather chairs. It is very, very comfy!!! The whole main floor has an open floor plan, but it is divided into a few areas as described that really make the space versatile and user friendly. The TV area is on the other side of the entry door has a large sleeper sofa and a few armchairs. A built in bookshelf makes the place feel very homey.

There are two bedrooms on the main floor. One has a F/Q bed with adjacent bath. The master has a king with a very comfy mattress. A second bathroom is within the master suite, and a door and hallway separate the master suite from the rest of the main floor. Every single room has a beautiful view of Bass Lake!!! There are extra futons in the Master Suite and in the basement bedroom. Michigan State fans will be excited to see the stairway leading to the basement! (Michigan fans may want to bring along a can of paint! jk Ray :) Please note that the basement does feel colder than the rest of the house, so remember to put on plenty of blankets if needed. The basement room would be ideal in the summer, no AC necessary!

I slept in the Master Suite, and I was able to enjoy a gorgeous sunrise over Bass Lake in the morning. OMG!

But the view from the main level was the best feature about the cottage. There are windows on 3 sides and over 210 degree view of pure lake! The house sits atop a hill, so it affords full unobstructed views of Spider Lake on one side and Bass Lake on the other side. There is a large deck up top, outside the kitchen, with a hot tub overlooking Bass. A smaller sun deck is down by the lake.

Also firepit, kayaks, fishing boat, pontoon and lots of kid sleeping space upstairs!

Key: LOCATION, VIEWS!!!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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2Lakes,6BR,Wifi,AC,Pontoon, Hot Tub, Kayaks, row boat,2 beaches/docks,fire-ring
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71206vb
-231-709-5328
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Dayton, OH
5

Lots of Good Memories

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay, the setting is absolutely beautiful, the beds comfy and the main floor is very spacious with large windows. Lots of extras here like the two ovens, big grounds and two lakes with sandy beaches. It was close to Traverse City but still had privacy, especially during the Cherry Festival. Thank you very much, we enjoyed this stay,
Jim
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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2Lakes,6BR,Wifi,AC,Pontoon, Hot Tub, Kayaks, row boat,2 beaches/docks,fire-ring
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71206vb
-231-709-5328
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Troy
4

Great location for family fun

  • 4 of 5
Ideally situated between 2 lakes with access to both. The property has direct access to Bass Lake which is a small fishing lake (lots of bass, go figure) and a nice little beach area for younger kids. I definitely recommend bringing your fishing gear and renting the kayaks - the wildlife viewing is wonderful including bald eagles. Spider Lake is accessible across the street with pontoon available for rent which I also recommend unless you bring your own. Very good swimming lake with a great sandy area around an island in the middle of the lake. You can wake board/water ski as well but the lake is a little small for doing a lot of that, and there are quite a few shallow areas to be careful of.

The house itself is well laid out with an upper deck (with a nice hot tub) and walk-out basement bedroom. It's an older house with a cottage feel to it, and it's location on a hill gives a nice breeze throughout so even without central A/C (there is a larger unit in the common area though) this is not an issue even on hot summer days. My only gripe about the house is the listing of 6 bedrooms. While technically accurate, I would describe that only 3 of the bedrooms are suitable for adults as the other 3 are in the upstairs bungalow with a very low ceiling. It's perfect for the kids and you can cram at least 8 of them up there, but I don't recommend more than 6 adults if you want a bed.

The location close to Traverse City and other area attractions is also very nice.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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2Lakes,6BR,Wifi,AC,Pontoon, Hot Tub, Kayaks, row boat,2 beaches/docks,fire-ring
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71206vb
-231-709-5328
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Oak Park, MI
5

Perfect weekened!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks Ray, we really had a blast! The lakes are gorgeous and the water was much warmer than I had expected. Everything was perfect - the house, the boat, the hot tub, grill, firepit, kayaks!! We really had an amazing time.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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2Lakes,6BR,Wifi,AC,Pontoon, Hot Tub, Kayaks, row boat,2 beaches/docks,fire-ring
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71206vb
-231-709-5328
Traverse City Northern Michigan
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5

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful piece of property, unequaled! The setting is beautiful, the swimming is great and the house is well maintained and spacious. All our kids caught fish, told stories around the campfire and we enjoyed going to Traverse City, its really close.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cherryland Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Peegeos
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Elmbrook
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Peegeos
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt Holiday Ski Resort
Car: recommended

We pride ourselves in providing the insider view of where to get great experiences in the Traverse City region. Traverse City is the vacation hotspot of Midwest U.S. and is home to millions of vacationers all year long; from foodies, to vineyards, micro-breweries, summer water sports, kayaking, fishing, hunting, winter quiet sports, snowmobiling, skiing, festivals and unsurpassed beauty with Midwestern folks who are polite and happy. We have enjoyed this area for over 30 years and still have not begun to scratch the surface of everything to do. Really, come enjoy the Traverse City region, its stellar.

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Availability & Rates

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Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

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Summer Peak
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 29 2015
6 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $185
Pet Fee $250
Notes Holidays add surcharge.
Additional persons are charged $75 per person for summer peak and $25 per person non peak season
Weekly Pontoon rental in summer is required if booking prior to 1 Jun.
Military active duty, fire fighters, police get a hero discount to rent and boats with PROOF of ID. ID must be submitted with the contract and service member upon arrival to the property.
To reserve the cottage, half the rent is due the day it is booked. 90 days prior to the date of arrival all funds are due or the reservation is cancelled and all fund paid forfeited. Owner contract must be signed prior to occupying the premises. $500 deposit for the cottage is required with credit card or check. All checks must be sent 2 weeks prior to arrival. Spider Lake Cottage
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Amenities

Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • two full bathrooms, one in master bedroom, the other on main floor
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Koil mattress pillow top
    Bedroom 2 main level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , King Koil mattress main level; usually who pays the most
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , King Koil, upper level, lower celing
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , King Koil, upper level, lower ceiling
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , two long twins, King Koil, two regular twins, lower cieling
    Convertible bed(s) fsofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull out sofa, double in reading room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Amenities: Hot Tub, BOSE Acoustic Wave, WIFI, DVD, flat screen TVs, board games, Full Kitchen, large Refrigerators, Pots, Pans, and cooking utensils, Fully furnished with bedding, (you bring the towels, Three large decks - to sit and watch the wildlife or entertain, Outside is a Weber grill, plenty of quality chairs and an three foot tables, fire-ring with benches for GHOST STORIES, there are two docks, beach, swim raft on Spider Lake, 800 frontage footage, Bass Lake has 1600 lake frontage so you have your choice of where to hang out. here is plenty of parking, All boat use at your own risk, The rowboat is FREE and kayaks and pontoon boats are available at an inexpensive price for our guests only. You cannot get a better experience, SpiderLakeCottage dot com. It’s a great cottage, spacious, filled with knotty pine, privacy, boating, games, and Traverse City is 10 minutes away, its just great.
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