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'Sand Bar' on All-Sports Spider Lake, Traverse City

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

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Forest Lakes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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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
average rating of 4.857143 based on 29 reviews

exactly what you want when you go to the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Right on the water, warm interior, you feel right at home here. a perfect getaway spot.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Can't wait to stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, and right on the water! Rita was a wonderful hostess, easy seamless booking and check-in! We also loved the game room downstairs, the kayaks and rowboat, and enjoyed the fire by the water! What more can you ask for?

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great vacation home near Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Bar house had all of the comforts of home in a great northern Michigan location. We enjoyed being right on Spider Lake, kayaking and swimming. The kayaks, dock, and swim platform were in good condition. We enjoyed campfires near the water, hiking and mountain biking at the nearby VASA Singletrack Trailhead and Muncie Lakes Pathway. The wrap-around deck offers a good view of the lake and is a great place to sit and relax. The fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, wireless internet, cable TV, and three bedrooms provided a very comfortable place to relax. We also took advantage of nearby Traverse City. It is only a 20 minute drive and offers many options for shopping, restaurants, and brew pubs. We also recommend a day-trip to Leland. Take the ferry to South Manitou Island if you're up for day of hiking. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious and well stocked with large deck overlooking the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property for the 2 weeks we were there with our 2 grandsons (13 and 12). A great place for families. We enjoyed fishing from the dock, making s'mores by the lake, grilling and eating on the deck, kayaking and ping pong games. We rented a pontoon boat and a ski boat. We loved tubing and picnicing on several of the islands.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for the extended family that stayed for a week! We will use it again for sure! Thank you for providing an affordable home on the lake! Great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at the sand bar. It has always been very clean and well stocked and Rita has been wonderful and very responsive anytime we contact her. We love the annual tradition we have now established and look forward to our week every year. Thank you Rita for making it such a positive experience for us

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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

Forest Lakes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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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Forest Lakes 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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