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Sandy Ullenbruch, property manager for stone cottage

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Charming cobblestone cottage-Private Wooded Peninsula-Heavenly!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Forest Lakes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Fully Furnished Home - 3 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 6)

Welcome home! Rest or recreation...it is all here. We love it here and want to welcome you to this little slice of heaven located on the very best spot of the lake. This fully winterized cobblestone single story ranch sits on a private wooded peninsula with mature white pine; it is filled with all the comforts of home and displays local artwork and stained glass. Miscellaneous games, DVDs, and books will keep kids of all ages busy!

I stayed here with my family and had the best time. The one feature we really appreciated was the privacy of the cottage. We were tucked away by ourselves and felt like we had our own little island. The house was immaculate and the conveniences that were provided were top notch.

This wasn't our first visit to Traverse City but it undoubtedly was the best. We found ourselves returning from a day's activities much earlier than planned to enjoy the cottage and all it had to offer.

Our kids really enjoyed their paddle boats, the campfires and the game selection. We are home now but our thoughts keep going back and lingering over the experience. See you next year!

We loved, loved, Loved this wonderful stone cottage on beautiful Spider Lake. The kids spent all day outdoors and never even missed Cartoon Network! Thanks for making this so welcoming and 'homey' for all your visitors.

Bill, Kelly and gang, Okemos, MI

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sandy Ullenbruch, property manager for stone cottage (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at your home. Loved the privacy & quiet peaceful

mornings. We had one rainy day and just enjoyed all of the games and movies

you provided. We couldn't have wanted anything more than your home offered

us. We are hoing to make this a yearly family affair.
Aug 2009
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Charming cobblestone cottage-Private Wooded Peninsula-Heavenly!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 23 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

I am so glad that we came up for the winter. We

had a great time. Grace-MacDonald Park was only

a short distance away and perfect during the day

and even lit up at night to take the kids sledding.

We filled up thermoses with hot cocoa for our

nighttime treks there. We made snowmen and

went crosscountry skiing nearby at TimberRidge

and spent a couple of days skiing at Crystal

Mountain with the kids. It was a great winter

getaway and a convenient location to everything.

We will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2006
  • Stayed: Mar 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio
5

An absolute gem!!!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say about this place is WOW! It is an absolutely wonderful cottage with every amenity you could want. We looked at several places in the area and we are so glad we decided on this cottage. The cottage is very well maintained and they have done a lot of updates since the pictures posted here. You can really tell the owners and property manager care about this house and take exceptional care of it. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could need and most items seemed newer or new. The newly updated copper sink was so pretty! There were plenty of towels/linens provided, both for inside (bathroom and kitchen use) as well as beach towels. There is a great selection of games, toys and movies available. We had three adults and three children staying and although the house seemed small for all of us at first pass, there ended up being plenty of room for all. The living room has huge windows so you can watch the lake as you sit and have your breakfast of watch tv (although we were so busy outside we hardly turned on the tv). The outside is really the best part of this cottage. The beach area was my kids favorite. They were out there all day. The water is almost crystal clear - I was amazed. All the extras they provide (paddle boat, paddle board, water toys, jump pad, canoe) are wonderful. We spent time on the lake and could not find another house that had a beach area nearly as nice as they one here. My children are 6 and 3 and this was perfect for them, water level was great for them. They cried more leaving here than they did when we left Disney! If we are ever back in the area, we will without a doubt return to cobblestone cottage. Thank you for sharing your house with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lihu'e, HI
5

Fantastic time...

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just perfect. Great communication with Sandy, the property manager who showed us around.

There was literally nothing we needed to bring...kitchen had anything we needed for making meals in and quality of cottage was top notch. We're hoping to come back in the summer if anything opens up.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Michugan
5

Great place to stay-everything you need is there!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay-everything you need is there! Clean! Everything we thought we would need was already there. Quiet lake, nice, clean, clear beach! We hope the schedule works out for us to stay again next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton, Ohio
5

The Hall Family

  • 5 of 5

We rent a cottage nearly every summer in Traverse City and this was our first time on Spider Lake. This cottage was one of the nicest we have ever rented and it had everything we needed and more. Audrey was great to work with and very accomodating, The lake was beautiful and quiet. It was just a great week all the way around!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Day Renters

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cottage for six years now, and we still look forward to it every year. A realtor would tell you that it is priceless because of the location. I would tell that it is priceless for that and so much more. There is so much to do here, paddleboat, relax on the hammock, or enjoy a campfire at night. All of this, with the clean and modern comforts of home. The manager of the cottage is very hospitable, and I do not think that anyone would be dissapointed if you chose to stay here!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport

Spider Lake is a beautiful, spring-fed, 459-acre lake with multiple bays, two wide water areas, and 22 miles of shoreline. You can fish one of the best spots on the lake right from the property. Spider Lake is NO WAKE in the morning before 11 AM and in the evening after 7:30 PM to keep the lake extra quiet for fishermen.

A short distance to world-class golfing, delicious restaurants, the sites of Traverse City (children's museum, marinas, Old Town Playhouse, specialty shops), the sounds of Interlochen, casinos, or wine tasting at many local wineries; close to downhill ski resorts and the VASA bike/Nordic ski trail.

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Rates & Availability

Forest Lakes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Maximum 6 occupants; security deposit required.
October 31-May 20th discounted rate of 1400/week, 250/night; Minimum 3 nights rental during off-peak season. One week minimum during peak season at 1600.00 a week. ..No pets, no smoking

For season rates: Security deposit 200.00 immediately... Half of rent by March 20th, see manager,... rest of payment at arrival...Security deposit returned through mail following stay when conditions are good.
For off season: 100.00 Security deposit, and Half of rent immediately..rest of payment at arrival... security deposit returned through mail when good condition.

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Amenities

Forest Lakes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two full baths; one with tub/shower, the other with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • This home boasts 3 full bedrooms (two queen beds and one full bed).
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We pride ourselves on our home's cleanliness and attention to detail; no pets or smoking are allowed on the property. The home has a private sandy beach on Spider Lake, dock, deck, fieldstone patio, your own boat launch and fire pit. Bring your inland lake motor boat, fishing boat, kayak, sailboat, mountain bike or X-C skis for a vacation you will remember forever. A canoe and paddle boats are available free of charge for your personal use. Many renters return year after year to this cottage nestled in the woods and surrounded on three sides by water. It is the perfect place to relax and spend time with those closest to you. You will not be disappointed. WE WELCOME YOU TO CALL OR E-MAIL FOR FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE COTTAGE!

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