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'Sand Bar' on All-Sports Spider Lake, Traverse City - Sept./Oct. Openings

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6

Enjoy this three bedroom, two full bathroom cottage on one of Northern Michigan's most beautiful all-sports lakes. This cottage has central air conditioning, an open floor plan, and two large bathrooms. It sleeps 6 people, with 1 queen master bedroom, 1 queen bedroom, and one bedroom with 2 twin beds. Pack N Play and high chair provided. Linens and towels provided. Large deck off living room overlooking the lake, with steps to the lake. Home includes stereo, 40' flat screen HDTV with HD cable, DVD player, and WIFI internet access. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Lower level walk-out, rec room with ping pong and foosball tables and second refrigerator. Beachfront has sandy sunning and swimming area, dock, floating swim/sun raft, 2 kayaks, and rowboat. There is a firepit down by the lake. NO PETS/NO SMOKING

Located on the main body of Spider Lake, a 459-acre all-sports lake, and only 15 minutes from all the shopping and benefits of Traverse City, Michigan. The lake has fishing for bass, bluegill, perch, pike and crappie. You can also enjoy swimming, kayaking, tubing, and water skiing.

Great fishing off the dock or with the 12' row boat that is provided! Spider Lake also has excellent public access available if you want to bring your own boat. Ask about pontoon rentals and rates. Cellular phone service only.

We offer an Advanced Hold Policy for our current renters if they wish to place a hold on the same week for the following year. Advanced Hold documents are available in the cottage or upon request by email.

Marathon Gas Station/Convenience Store approx. 1.5 miles.

Oleson's (Spartan brands) Grocery store approx. 5 miles

Roy's General Store for gas, groceries, hot lunches, hardware, fishing supplies and bait approx. 5 miles

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rita (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner


Ladies Weekend!!

Thank you for letting us ladies enjoy a fun weekend here at the Sand Bar! A few of us travelled from different directions & met up here. Good times, Great memories. Woke up to a beautiful snowy morning!! Will definitely return.
Nov 2014
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'Sand Bar' on All-Sports Spider Lake, Traverse City - Sept./Oct. Openings
average rating of 4.8 based on 23 reviews

Clean and Spaceous

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed here since it was right on the water for swimming/kayaking and close to friends that live in the area. It more than met our needs. The home had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable. The basement was a big hit for the kids to play ping pong and fuse ball. Traverse City is a great place to visit and we plan to vacation here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Columbus oh

Exceeded my expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for 3 nights over Memorial Day weekend. Once you step through the front door you feel at home. The sandbar is probably one of the most well stocked houses we have ever stayed in. We have family in the area so they came over for a cookout on Memorial Day and they couldn't believe how amazing this house is. We will definitely be back, hopefully every year. We definitely enjoyed the paddle boat, kayaks and swimming to dock in the lake. I think a swing under the deck would be a perfect addition. Can't wait to be back at the sandbar.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Woodhaven, MI

Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Sand Bar for a girls week and it met all our expectations. The home was just as described in the listing. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We've rented several places over the past few years and this one has been the best equipped -- had the 'essentials' in the kitchen, had adequate TP, trash bags, paper towels, etc. This one even provided the bath towels which we've had to bring to other less thing to pack. The owner lives in the area and is very hands-on. There was an issue with the renters from the week prior to our week and the owner made sure I was aware of it and that it has been handled. We decided if our requirements regarding number of bedrooms do not change in future years, we will gladly come back to the Sand Bar.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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L & K

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. Everything we needed right there. Surroundings were beautiful. Clean comfy relaxing. Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week on Spider Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year, with our adult daughters (one married with spouse). The three bedrooms and two bathrooms accomodated us very well. There are two sitting areas - one by the TV/Fireplace and another overlooking the lake. The wireless internet worked great. The house was very clean, the kitchen stove and dishwasher new. At the lake we only used the kayaks but there's also a pedal boat and rowboat. Fishing is good - there are nice bass and lots of pan fish. We had a couple of cool-weather days but in Traverse City there is so much do - golf, miniature golf, wineries, restaurants, downtown shopping, that it worked out fine. We rented a pontoon boat from Harold's -- they dropped it off at the dock and picked it up later - very convenient. Had a great time and recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Great, clean home, Awesome owners, Beautiful Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Sand Bar was great. The home was clean, and well maintained. Floorcoverings were very clean, and the whole home smelled fresh! We found the bed to be comfortable with nice sheets and a great selection of extra pillows. The provided bath linens were clean, fluffy and newer. No "cottage" hand me down linens here. The kitchen is well stocked with all the utensils and tools you will need should you choose to eat in and having the second fridge was handy as was the dishwasher!

We thoroughly enjoyed listening to the loons while relaxing on the large deck that overlooks the water and wraps around to the side of the house, where the grill is waiting to be put to good use.

The internet was a huge plus as was the Charter cable for the rainy nights we had. There is also a nice selection of card games, DVD's , books and magazines .

Rita and Dave were very accommodating and very available if we needed anything. The house was all set for us, and we didn't run into any issues. However it was nice to know they were near by if we needed them. Rita also has a binder full of local attractions and maps for planning any day trips, but I must say, there was more than enough for us to do right at the lake.

We brought our pontoon boat, and we were able to tie it off at the end of the dock without any hassle. Just bring a couple of bumpers and a some rope and you will be fine if you bring your own boat.

Overall, we would recommend this rental to anyone for all of the above reasons, and many more too numerous to list! We would love to return for another 8 days!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
8.4 Miles
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
M 72 W/US 31
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Peegeo's Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ski
5.8 Miles
Mt. Holiday Ski Area
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Traverse City State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Special
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

*Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. *Personal check for $200 damage deposit due by mail 7 days prior to check-in. *NEW SERVICE FEE WILL BE ADDED BY HOME AWAY AT BOOKING.

Rent Cancellation Policy: All cancellation notices must be in writing (email is acceptable). We will refund your deposit, minus a $100 rebooking fee, if the owner is successful in renting your cottage at the full rental price for the same week. If you must cancel, we will do our best to rebook.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1540 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Pack 'n Play plus linens in guest room closet.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
*Adult PFDs and boat seat cushions included with rental. *Pontoon and kayak rentals available on lake, reservations recommended. Ask for details. *Weather: *Events:

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