OPENINGS! IT LOOKS LIKE DECENT WEATHER INTO NOV. REVIEWS=PROP.#286342

Shawn Smith

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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OPENINGS! IT LOOKS LIKE DECENT WEATHER INTO NOV. REVIEWS=PROP.#286342

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Traverse City Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps up to Six.

I have the cabin of your dreams here on Spider Lake not far from beautiful Traverse City, MI. This clean, two bedroom cabin sleeps one or up to six. It has a bath, kitchen, living room, deck, grills, dock, boats and more! You can relax or be as active as you want on site or visit Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes and the many Villages within an hour's drive. Spider Lake has good fishing, swimming and boating. Take a pedal boat, kayak, canoe or row boat to the sandy, wooded, public Island where you can beach it and rub elbows with the locals, regional visitors and vacationers. These boats are included in the cost of a cabin; try and find that elsewhere! Outboard motors and pontoon boats are available for a nominal charge. This property has safe swimming on site and a strong and sturdy dock. Fire pit as well!

Shawn

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Shawn Smith (Owner)
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About Shawn Smith

Hi:

I grew up near Detroit and made a temporary move to the Spider Lake/Traverse City area to take some classes at Northwestern Michigan College in the winter of 1991. Upon waking, my second morning in February, I was lying in bed on the second floor looking out the window half asleep. All was white when a black squirrel was spotted down and about thirty feet away bounding across a split rail fence. The fence had about six inches of fresh snow and each time the squirrel would jump it would knock some snow off the fence to the ground. The morning was still except for this black squirrel on a pure white landscape. It was like a living painting. I watched this for about thirty seconds and realized at this moment that this is where I belonged. And, here I am today sharing my good fortune with others looking for that special getaway.

Why Shawn Smith chose Traverse City

Why this Property? Because you get a cabin at an affordable price, on a very nice piece of property with great views not to far from Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, wineries, casinos, small towns, shopping and so much more. Plus, and maybe the most important thing to me is the sandy lake bottom and you can swim right out front!!

The set of two cabins, The Jurgens & Waller, are both two bedroom and are real quality. They sleep up to ten. There are Beautiful and breathtaking views.

The set of three cabins, the Buckles Cabins, are all two bedroom, a bit rustic and situated on a 'wow' piece of property on Spider Lake; very much requested. Rent one, two or all three. Great for family get togethers sleeping upto sixteen and offering six bedrooms, three bathrooms, three kitchens, sofabeds and privacy from others because you have your own cabin. Nice touch for the hermit that travels with family or friends but now and then likes that time alone. Email for more pictures and up to date availability.

What makes this cabin unique

I like the change of seasons and the innumerable places to go and visit within a short drive. I will say this, I think the best place is Spider Lake!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Shawn, I'm a granddaughter of the original owners/builders of the Buckles' cabins..in seeing your site & what you have to say about them, as well as the reviews from the renters, I had to write & thank you for not only taking such good care of them but appreciating & enjoying them too! Me & my extended family have precious memories there from many summers spent with our grandparents & miss them and the cabins so. Only our first 2 (of 5) kids got to see them so we hope to visit one day to show them a part of our family's history. We will be in contact when that looks like something we can do in the near future.. Again, thank you for caring about and tending to them like you have, and "carrying on the Buckles' family tradition"!! We hope to meet you some day "soon"!

When we can make it up there (we live in Tn), we'll contact you to see if we can come by and maybe bring some pictures of the cabins "way back when" if you haven't seen them already. :)



God bless,

Heidi
Feb 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Openings! It looks like decent weather into Nov. Reviews=prop.#286342
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
4

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5
Our family had a great time at the Buckles cabins. The teens loved the use of the kayaks and canoe and we felt very safe with them paddling out to the island. We have stayed on Spider Lake before and we love being close to TC. We kayaked the Platt River and visited the casino, both were close drives. Campfires completed each night and was very relaxing. But the fire pit was so far away and the stairs were not fun at night time. Fishing was good even though we didn't catch anything till the last day! Glad we had the pontoon boat to cruise around the lake, we caught a 34" monster pike! The deck was very large and spacious, we spent most of our time there! Thanks Shawn for a great relaxing week.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Shawn's Cabins in the Buckles Cabins was absolutely amazing. The Cabin itself was quaint and old fashioned, fully stocked kitchen with great entertainment for the cold weather. The view of the lake was gorgeous and the mood was perfect for a couples getaway. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back in the warmer months. Definitely stay at one of Shawn's cabins if you can, they are wonderful.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole!
I love these cabins, Spider Lake and the Traverse City Area and I love it when people can see beyond the flaws and enjoy the amazing beauty and peace of it all. The cabin experience is becoming more popular and fashionable with people of all ages. What a great way to getaway!
Shawn
shawnscabins@gmail.com
231-357-1211
The ice melted out completely yesterday and the birds are returning as a stopover and some to stay the season: Merganzers, Loons, Bald Eagles and other; April is an incredible month to come to Spider Lake!
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Openings! It looks like decent weather into Nov. Reviews=prop.#286342
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5

Shawn is a fabulous host!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at one of Shawn's cabins on Spider Lake and enjoyed it! The cabin is quaint, cozy, and clean. His customer service is top notch; he was the only one to call me after submitting an inquiry! He answered all of our questions and gave us some great recommendations about what to do around town. We want to come back in the summer to swim in the very clean lake.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: April:
It was nice to meet you. Thank Ken for joining me at the fire pit; most relaxing. I hope to see you all again soon and the newborn.
Thanks for the review, much appreciated,
Shawn
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capital, Traverse City, MI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Peegeo's Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Elmbrook on Hammond
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Peegeo's
Car: necessary

Visit our other rentals on Spider Lake at HomeAway #286342 and #979945!

Spider Lake is such a fine lake about ten miles from Traverse City as the crow flies. There is so much to do and see on site and off. I personally have sought out many activities of interest and will be happy to share my finds. I've provided journals in each cabin so people can share their ideas and experiences with one another-very helpful! Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (ranked #1 most beautiful place in the United States by Good Morning America 2011) is about 50 minutes away..

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Traverse City Cabin Rental Rates

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Post Season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$75
From
$100
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates Vary from $75 Nightly to $1140 Weekly Depending on Cabin and Dates!
Off Season Rates: $75 per night (minimums apply) or $525 weekly.
Peak Season Rates: $525-$1140 weekly depending on cabin and week. 6% sales tax extra.
Please Call 231-357-1211 or email shawnscabins@gmail.com for an Accurate Quote!
Most July and August weekly Sat. to Sat.
Deposit by check. Balance due at checkin, cash or check.
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Amenities

Amenities

Traverse City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Depends on Cabin
    Bedroom 2 - Depends on Cabin
  • Bring linens, towels and paper products.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please call 231-357-1211 or email shawnscabins@gmail.com for up to date info and details. Visit our other rentals on at HomeAway #286342 and #979945 Shawn
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