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Steve Bradford

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Lakefront home with stunning views, beautiful wooded lot - Spider Lake

22 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Traverse City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 (max 4 adults)

Pinewood Shores cottage is the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty of Spider Lake in comfort. The interior has been freshly painted, is tastefully decorated, and offers all amenities including; air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, crisp new linens for all beds and baths, and a great Foosball table for family fun. Large windows upstairs and downstairs frame beautiful year-round views of the lake. There is 60' of private sandy frontage and dock for excellent swimming. Enjoy a sunset BBQ on the upper deck after a day on the lake, wander down the unpaved road through the woods, or head into Traverse City (just 10 minutes away) for shopping, dining or sightseeing.

Free Internet Services: Broadband and wireless broadband included. Ethernet and wi-fi 802.11g enabled. Bring an appropriately configured laptop and connect. (No tech support provided)

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Bradford (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kathy-I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how great of a time we had at your cottage last week. You have a great clean house with all the amenities and if we're ever back in TC visiting we'll definitely be contacting you to rent your place. The only problem is I think I'm going to have to buy my nephew a boat b/c he loved fishing off of it and he didn't want to leave...... Best RegardsMike
Aug 2007
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 traveler reviews

Lakefront home with stunning views, beautiful wooded lot - Spider Lake
average rating of 4.818182 based on 25 reviews
Canton, MI
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were only there for a short time, but it was perfect! The house, the boat, the lake and all the other activities in the area make for a great vacation. Next year, we do a week!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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5

Quiet on the bluff an all sports lake

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very cute and roomy and clean. The kitchen is stocked with all the pans and utensils needed. Very nice knife set! The view is gorgeous. For me, the three beds downstairs worked great. I had 3 19-year-old boys that were mostly out of my hair. There is a gas station conveniently close if you need gas for the jet ski or boat. Public launch is five minutes away, as is a restaurant. Traverse City was a surprisingly short drive. The owner really could not have been nicer or more helpful.

I stayed a week and was very sad to say goodbye.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gaylord MI
4

Perfect for a weekend gertaway!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed here for our 10th wedding anniversary weekend getaway. The cottage was exactly like shown. I loved the views from the living room over the lake. The use of the boat was nice to do some fishing and checking out the lake. I enjoyed using the kayak on Sunday morning when the lake was calm as glass. My only negative comment was the television in the living room. It is glorified computer monitor. I get some people could care less about having a television when they are on vacation, but for my husband and myself, we like to spend the day exploring the area and also the lake and come back to relax at night watching a movie or TV show. It would have been nice to have a TV in the bedroom but overall a larger TV in the living room would have been great! Overall this is a great place to stay. The king size bed was very comfortable to sleep on (and I am a picky sleeper! lol). We definitely will consider this place again in the future to bring our two boys back to for a weekend in the summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at this cottage during a fall color tour through Michigan. The pictures that are posted on the website are exactly how the cottage looks. We found it to be very clean with all of the comforts of home. The view across the lake was stunning with yellow, orange and red trees. It made us want to stay at the cottage instead of exploring the Traverse City area.

Although the dock had been taken in for the winter, my husband still did a little bit of fishing from the shore. About 15 feet from the shore line, a 2 foot pike teased him by just hanging motionless while my husband cast all about it. You can see the fish in the crystal clear water from the deck which sits a couple of stories above. My husband would have loved to fish the lake on a boat (which had been winterized and is available during the summer.)

I do have to agree with a previous poster that additional towels are necessary if you are staying a week as there are no laundry facilities available. And it can get a bit noisy in the lower level sleeping area as one of the beds is on the other side of the wall from the room which houses the water heater and furnace. I ended up sleeping in the living room because I am a light sleeper and the noise bothered me too much.

On the last night of our stay, the large, single residence (Spider Lake Retreat) across the lake from us ended its stay by putting on an hour long fireworks display. We were able to watch from the comfort (and warmth) of the living room and this perfectly capped off our lovely stay at Pinewood Shores. We would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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5

Great place for summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the cottage one week, it was a very enjoyable experience, everybody loves it, stunning views, we spent lots of time on the lake , fishing , boating... the cottage itself like home, the owner almost prepare everything for you, Will come back in the future !

Xi from Novi, Michigan

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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4

Very nice home!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and myself and another adult couple enjoyed a week on Spider Lake. Kathy was very easy to work with and made the rental experience simple.

The positives of this home: amazing lake view, very clean and comfortable home, quiet neighborhood, excellent internet access, very nice grill. The deck is great and we all enjoyed lots of time out there. We didn't utilize either of the water crafts but they were very accessible had we wanted to.

The negatives: although linens were provided, there were not enough to get us through the week so we had to do laundry and no facilities on site, I recommend packing a few extra washcloths and towels. We also ran out of toilet paper and paper towels mid-week. The couple staying in the basement apartment reported that it was pretty noisy down there during the nighttime, probably the water conditioner. Although the home has cable, it has very few channels and while no one goes on vacation to watch tv, we had a few rainy days so hung out at the house more than we expected.

Of note is that both bathrooms are on the main level so guests staying in the downstairs bedroom will need to utilize the bathroom off of the main living area.

One thing I was surprised with based on my experience with other rentals, there were no condiments in the kitchen (ketchup, mustard, sugar, etc). While I would not expect an owner to supply these items, my experience has been that often ketchup, mustard, butter, sugar are left in the fridge from guest to guest. Again, I would not expect the owner to supply food and perhaps all other guests take everything with them.

Strongly recommend the local restaurant Peegeo's... great pizza, wings, and mexican food and very relaxed atmosphere. And the little farmers market near the house has excellent ice cream and locally grown fruit and veggies.

Overall, a very good experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Located directly on the main section of Spider Lake just 11 miles from Traverse City.

Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) 9.5 miles.

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Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 5 2016 - Sep 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 27 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,700
 
 
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom #1 is the Master on the main floor with private bath and pillowtop King mattress. Bedroom #2 is a large open room downstairs that contains two new twin beds and an optional Queen Murphy bed that can easily be flipped up into the wall when not in use. When the Murphy bed is stowed away the area transitions into a great den or private getaway for kids. Additional Queen sofabed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
14 foot aluminum fishing boat with 15 hp 4-stroke engine included for fishing, cruising, or exploring the coves and islands of the lake. Available late June through September. Single person kayak available year round.

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