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One of a kind. Quaint Cottage on Spider Lake

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Forest Lakes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

Quaint, private cottage right on the water. Sleeps 8,2 bedroom,1 bath. Fully furnished, linens included. frontage,no neighbors to stare at you.There are no neighbors on one side, and none close or visible on the other side.[woods]This lovely, two-bedroom cottage is in a scenic wooded setting with a private circular drive at the back. The total water frontage is 400ft, with about 100 in front. It's nestled in a quiet cove off the main lake where there is, swimming, tubing, jet-skiing,water skiing, and sailing. You'll enjoy great swimming with many sandy islands on which to picnic. The lake teems with bass, bluegill, perch, pike, and crappie contained within 29 miles of shoreline.included is a gas grill, fire pit for roasting marshmallows or enjoying a fire under the stars, plenty of lounge chairs .

Most rooms in the cottage, overlook the sparkling lake and beautiful view. Sit out and enjoy a morning coffee or an evening drink and listen to the wind rustle through the trees and the cry of the loon. This is the perfect place for peaceful relaxation as well as active play- rustic fishing to sophisticated wining and dining or simply doing nothing at all! Well trained animals, welcome with a $175.00 deposit. I'll be happy to answer your questions.

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Keywords: private

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Buck or Roxana Lawson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About Buck or Roxana Lawson

I'm a Mechanical Engineer and graduated from University of Michigan. I run my own successful Water Treatment business.

Buck or Roxana Lawson purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Buck or Roxana Lawson chose Traverse City

The area is beautiful, secluded and very inviting. It also allows me the opportunity to stay away from the daily city hassles.

What makes this cottage unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Roxanne

We have had a great time at your place.

Thanks for sharing your great place with us. It was truly enjoyable:)

Can't remember check out time. Was it 10 or 11am? Thanks if u get this & can let us know

Jul 2013
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based on 7 traveler reviews

One of a kind. Quaint Cottage on Spider Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews
Fort Mill, SC

Exactly what we anticipated

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two weeks of relaxation in this quaint little cabin. The location was perfect for our needs and the cabin truly had everything we could have anticipated that we'd need for the two weeks. The owners were very attentive and even surprised our son with Birthday Balloons upon arrival. It did get quite hot during out stay, but we never needed to turn on the portable AC unit, as the cabin is quite shaded and stayed cool. We would certainly rent this cabin again and would recommend it to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carla,, Thank you so much for such lovely review. We are so happy to know that your vacation went well. Our warmest regards to the family. Buck and Roxana Lawson 209 986 6979
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Enjoyable vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second vacation to this amazingly peaceful Spider Lake cottage and again we were so happy with our choice!! Very private and quiet, beautiful area on the lake. The owners are wonderful people and very helpful with any questions we had. Would love to return next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia


  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely cottage in an incredibly beautiful and peaceful setting! My wife and I had no idea what a wonderful experience we were in for at this VRBO on Spider Lake. The property is very private and the scenery breathtaking. The mornings were tranquil and the sunsets literally leave you without words to describe their beauty. Sitting, watching the lake and birds, and listening to nature was honestly cathartic. Without meaning to sound melodramatic our senses seemed to reawaken.

If you are looking for a little more activity than we were, this cottage would be the perfect “home base” for day trips in the area. There is so much to see from Traverse City to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor/Glen Haven, Leland (Fishtown), the Mission Peninsula, State Parks, Beaches, all kinds of wineries and microbrews, mini-golf, the commons at the old State Hospital and so much more.

We could not have been happier with our experience. We highly recommend this little piece of Heaven on Spider Lake. The owners of this VRBO are an absolute delight. You will not find anyone as friendly, accommodating and thoughtful as these folks.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menominee, Michigan

One of a kind. Quaint cottage on spider lake "accurate" great description

  • 5 of 5

We recently came back from our yearly summer vacation to the Traverse City area, we love the Spider Lake area. This cottage was wonderful, just as described by owners. The pictures posted were accurate

and helpful. The beach area was sandy and shallow for little ones. The pontoon boat rental is highly suggested. Had a wonderful time navigating around the lake with it, especially to "party island" where

the water and beach was amazing!! Would love to come back to this special piece of paradise, the owner Buck was very friendly and helpful, extremely accommodating. You will not be disappointed with this peaceful cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Greg and Cherie, Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We DO appreciated very much. Buck and Roxana
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Detroit, Michigan

Very Private

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Views are spectacular. Frontage is nice and sandy turns a little silty about 25 ft in. We rented the pontoon, highly recommend. Went all over the lake, so many islands to visit and explore. Home was great, was missing a screen in 2nd bedroom, which I am sure will be fixed. Kitchen well stocked. Bathroom was good. Laundry room was great. Row boat and canoe were fun. I think our favorite thing about this place was the privacy, and the beautiful scenery. Would recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, MI USA

Spider Lake 4th of July 2012

  • 4 of 5

Buck, the owner, is first class and very accommodating. The cottage is quaint and secluded as advertised, and the view out the lakeside windows is breath taking. Being in a calm cove has its advantages for peace and relaxation from Sports Lake traffic. Buck has done a good job on the beachfront on land and there is hard pack sand roughly 8-10ft into the water before it turns into very loose sediment -- cannot swim out too far. Dock and pontoon boat were awesome, and the outboard started on first key turn every time. Lake is warm and very clear and has ample sand bar space around numerous islands to unload from a boat to swim and play. Boat is well worth the money.

Cottage is well stocked, including the kitchen. Laundry room has full size appliances, but kitchen does not have dishwasher if that is important to you. Property has updated gas grill and patio furniture looking over the beach. House has ceiling fan in main room, but ventilation could be improved with more screens on backside main windows. Keep in mind we were here on a week in the mid-nineties (very hot).

Overall property is on an exceptional lot. It can use some clean-up of miscellaneous equipment (e.g., old pontoon) on driveway side, but this comment is more about taking property to the next level.

Overall review: very good property and rental. Buck cares and you'll have a good time at this place -- but I highly recommend the boat for full enjoyment of lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Pontoon and canoe included .


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Forest Lakes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) two hideabeds in living room, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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