|Minimum Stay||1 - 6 nights|
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 too the breath taking beauty of 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 almost four acres of wooded setting and grass around the home, privacy is assured. It easily sleeps 14 but accommodates up to 20 with three bathrooms.
Listen to the Loons in the morning and evenings...its fun, beautiful, romantic -- a HOT TUB, kayaks and pontoon boat is available, free row boat and more! Giant covered front deck for everyone and two big decks in the back on Bass Lake by two 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. There are two master bedrooms; the biggest is (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 with master bathroom. Bose speakers, Weber gas grill, only the best equipment for our guests. The second master bedroom has a large picture window overlooking the beautiful Bass lake with its own bathroom and shower.
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,
Ray, Mary Jo, Francie and Wally
Ray Draeger purchased this cottage in 1998
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.
You cannot get a better experience, SpiderLakeCottage dot com is surrounded by two lakes, 3.5 acres of woods, two beaches with a large cottage on two lakes. Its the grand canyon of cottages, privacy, boating, and Traverse City, its just great.
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.
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!!!
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 14 2014 - Jun 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 29 2015
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Additional persons are charged $75 per person for summer peak and $25 per person non peak season. Pet fee $250 peak, $75 nonpeak short stay. Weekly Pontoon rental in summer is required if booking prior to 1 Jun. Military active duty, fire fighters, police get a hero discount for rent and boats with member PROOF of ID present day of arrival.
By credit card, email, check, half the rent is due the day it is booked. 90 days prior to the date of arrival all funds due or the reservation is cancelled and all fund paid forfeited. Owner contract must be signed prior to occupying the premises. $500 cottage deposit. All checks sent 2 weeks prior to arrival. Pontoon rental required for reservations prior to 1 Jun.