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Charming Silver Lake Cottage ~Traverse City, MI. with amenities

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights

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Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 full bath with Lake Views

Peaceful lake setting on a cove, yet close to town for shopping, restaurants and sight seeing. This property resides in a private community of 8 cottages that share 180 feet of beautiful lake frontage and common area which includes fire pit, gazebo, 2 docks and sun deck. You will have your own patio area and gas grill for your use that overlooks the lake. There are lake views from the living area and the master bedroom. We are a very short 15 second walk to the beach.

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

About Randy

Hi, My name is Randy and my amazing wife in Pic is Jenny. We live in TraverseCity. Jennifer went to school up in Charlevoix County and I went to Traverse City. We both went to school at the local college NMC. Jenny also went to Grand Valley College for photography. I have always been interested in fixing up a place to rent or a vacation rental. When we saw this opportunity from a renter standpoint we were hooked. This was exactly what we were looking for. This is a place for us to relax when we have the opportunity. We strive to provide excellent and outstanding service to our guests. We enjoy the personal touch and feel to providing for your vacation needs one family or guest at a time.

Randy purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Randy chose Northern Michigan

Our cottage's location is in the mist of what Traverse City has to offer. Silver Lake is one of the warmest, clearest, prettiest lakes to offer our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

I believe our delightful cottage has a uniqueness that offers a great atmosphere and feel you get from the inside of our cottage. The inside of our cottage has a cozy cabin feel as the original hard wood walls has been taken care of. Our cottage is situated where you have lake views inside the home and on the deck. It is situated perfect for multiple trips to beach, fire pit, gazebo and for bathroom runs.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Charming Silver Lake Cottage ~Traverse City, MI. with amenities
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
Grosse Pointe Farms

Great place to stay. Will return!

  • 4 of 5

The property was a great place for a small family vacation. We took advantage of the fire pit (and complimentary firewood) almost every night we were there. The location is very close to downtown Traverse City. We unfortunately only got to take advantage of the beach for one day, due to weather. Overall the place was very clean and the street was fairly quiet. We met the neighbors, who recently moved in year-round. They were a laid back, fun couple who joined us by the fire one night. We have already told some friends about the place and are planning to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cherry Festival Week Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here during National Cherry Festival. It's a short drive into town if you want to participate in the festivities, but if you really want to get away from it all, stay out here at the lake. It's a peaceful setting. We swam, played cards, cooked burgers on the gas grill and ate our food out on the gazebo overlooking the lake. We enjoyed morning walks at Silver Lake Park just a short drive down East Silver Lake Road. It cooled down nicely every night that we were here, and we loved sleeping with the windows open. We had 4 adults and found that the second bedroom is better suited for kids. This cottage is perfect for a couple or a family with young children.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traverse City, MI

Great in the Off-season

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a great place for an extended stay during the fall and winter. Clean house with a cozy cabin-feel. The fire kept the place well heated. Awesome views of the sun setting over the lake. Neighbors were quiet and friendly. The rental itself is only a 10 minute drive from downtown Traverse City. There's a great park just a half mile up the road. Best of all was Randy, the owner, who went out of his way to make sure I had a good stay. My one gripe was that the hot water in the shower always seemed to run out on me, but I learned to take faster showers :)

I'd definitely recommend this cottage for a weekend getaway or extended stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Wonderful stay in Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Traverse City was completed with our wonderful week in our cottage by the lake. The cottage was quite spacious and comfortable for two. As seniors we travel a lot seeing our great country. The cottage itself was set in a lovely spot. We had a beautiful lake right in the backyard complete with small boating adventures, a private swimming area with a slide, horseshoe pit and a neighborhood fire pit perfect for sitting around at night getting to know other travelers. Some wonderful hiking trails were nearby as well as a frisbee golf course that was really neat. The central location of the cottage allowed easy day trips seeing beautiful rolling countryside as we made our way to explore the adventures of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Several nice golf courses were nearby and as golfers we played & enjoyed a few.. The owners of the cottage were very gracious & the host owner & his wife attended to our every need during our stay. They were delightful to work with from beginning to end. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone traveling through Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me just say we had an amazing vacation in Traverse Michigan!! The home was inviting and the location couldn't have been more perfect. While you do share the private shoreline area with 3 other cabins, we were honestly the only ones enjoying the views and crystal clear waters! We also had several paddle boats, floating toys and a small paddle fishing boat at our disposal, which was awesome. We also took advantage of the fire pit by the shoreline and roasted marshmallows with our daughter the last night. Mr. Randy was an awesome host and made sure the cabin was stocked with all the essentials needed for our week long stay. He was also able to accommodate us with an additional day due to the weather. Perhaps my only suggestion would be a little upgrade to the cabin, a splash of vibrant colors would be awesome see! That's not really a complaint just a womanly touch suggestion ;). The cabin was clean and comfortable and we cannot wait for our trip back! Might I add the pictures Mr. Randy has posted bare in comparison to the beautiful clear waters, truly a must see to believe! Thank for making our trip one to remember and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minooka, IL

We loved this beach house, the owners are amazing, and there is so much to do in this area!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week at this beach house with our 3 young adult kids. Our parents also stayed in the town of Traverse City and were able to come hang out with us for BBQ's, campfire, or just enjoying the sunset! Any time I had a question, the owners responded so quickly! We did so much and will definitely be back. In fact we hope to get this same beach house :) Thank you Randy and Jen for letting us enjoy your beach house. We made unforgettable memories with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.8 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 31 South
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Silver Lake

Half hour drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Peaceful setting, yet close to town.


Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Regular Season
Sep 8 2015 - May 22 2016
180 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 28 2016 - May 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 11 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 12 2016 - Jun 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July-Cherry Fest
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2016 - Jul 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 626 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double bed on the bottom bunk, twin bed on the top bunk
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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