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Mike and Tami Pohl

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Family Fun on the Water! Great getaway on Spider Lake with 300ft of frontage.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bath Lakefront Cottage

This Cottage is on the lake at water level and a private setting, only minutes from Traverse City. Cozy comfort is what you will get with this knotty pine rustic feel cottage. There is a large deck to start your morning off with a warm cup of coffee. Enjoy the quiet, watch and listen to wildlife activities from a few feet away on the lakeside deck. Two bedrooms with Queen beds and the third bedroom has two single beds. 1 1/2 baths. Well stocked kitchen with full stove and oven. Sandy bottom waterfront, fire pit and plenty of chairs for relaxing in the sun. The dock is great for fishing off of or for tying up your boat. The lake has several bays and islands to explore with the 2 kayaks and a paddle boat provided for you. A DNR launch site is only a few miles away.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike and Tami Pohl (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mike and Tami Pohl

During one of our vacations to Spider Lake, we had an opportunity that we did not expect. To purchase a cottage of our own. This is Pohl's Paradise and we would like to share a bit of that with you. This is truly a little bit of heaven. If you want to relax and enjoy a great family vacation this is the spot!

Mike and Tami Pohl purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mike and Tami Pohl chose Traverse City

Location / Size / Function / Feel: We walked into this property and and could not believe the setting. It is perfect for what we wanted to have on Spider Lake. When you walk in the door you know you are up north and the location is private and beautiful.

What makes this cottage unique

Quaint, Up North, Boating, Fishing, Traverse City, Wine, Casinos, Sleeping Bear can enjoy a quiet day alone or you can drive 15 minutes to Traverse City and enjoy all of the activities they have to offer. You really have the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Weather was hot, hot, hot! Loved floating in the lake and relaxing. Water was warm as bath water!
Jul 2013
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Family Fun on the Water! Great getaway on Spider Lake with 300ft of frontage.
average rating of 4.0 based on 11 reviews
Philadelphia, PA

UTSA Graduation week.

  • 4 of 5

This is the second home we have rented for a group stay. I would say the parking issues with the neighbor are a bit of a pain to deal with. I don't like parking on the street and find this inconvenient. The pool was a bit of a problem to work with as there are some issues with it according to the pool guys that came to do the routine maint.

Rooms were large and worked well with our group. Very comfortable environment in a quiet neighborhood. We had runners in our group that commented how friendly the neighborhood was. Kitchen was well appointed and had pretty much everything you need to cook, may want to have more dinnerware (8) or plan for paper plates.

Location is great with plenty of shopping and dining possibilities near by.

Our group had four adult couples and there was plenty of room that we didn't get on each others nerves.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have commented on the wrong property. We do not have a pool and we did not have occupants during that time frame. Please correct your comments to the right property.
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Spider lake

  • 4 of 5

Our first time at Pohls' Spider Lake cottage. It was the perfect home base to start from to begin our annual wine tasting tour get together which included grandma (me), two daughters and two granddaughters. The panoramic views from the cottage were awesome...nature at its best! The pictures and amenities as shown on their website are truly as described. Hope we can return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location on Spider Lake that also has frontage on a quiet cove. We loved getting up in the morning and kayaking before breakfast. Loons kept us company as we paddled across the lake. With level frontage, it's easy to build a camp fire, eat outside and get back and forth to the cabin. The whole place is what up north is all about. Mike and Tami have done a great job welcoming renters.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you could spend some time at the lake! Thank you for choosing our cottage!
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Spider lake

  • 4 of 5

Our second year staying here. We enjoy the proximity to traverse city and the surrounding vacation areas. We also love having the kayaks and paddle boats to enjoy the lake. We have added renting jet skis to our activities and that has been the highlight for our teenagers. The Pohls are great hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private lakeshore getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was a great getaway. Close to the multitude of delights of Traverse City yet a peaceful, private setting on Spider Lake. We all loved kayaking and the paddle boat on the lake - especially the kids who had their first taste of kayaking here. Fire pit by the lake as the sun set was perfect. Cottage older in style but worked well for our needs - all the essentials work well - kitchen, AC etc. Sound system inside and out a nice touch. We'd recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples Florida

Spider Lake Rental

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 3 weeks on Spider Lake. The cabin was as advertised and the Pohl's were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Close to 131 and 37
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Spider Lake is located in Grand Traverse County in Northwest Michigan. Some of the activities we would recommed are:

Brown Bridge Pond area with several miles of hiking - About 3 miles away from cottage with several parking areas.

Boardman River is locate 2-3 miles away with excellent trout fishing. Kayak and tubing rentals available.

Ranch Rudolph offers Horseback riding, ATV rentals, Snowmobile rentals and various other activities.

Downtown Traverse City - Please refer to Traverse City Visitors website for calendar of events - nearly guaranteed for an activity every weekend. Great restaurants and shopping.

Sleeping Bear Dunes - Terrific Day trip to see the most Beautiful place in America - Bring a camera and walking shoes.

State Theater in TC - Privately owned and operated by the community. Great atmosphere to see a movie.

Wine Tasting - Either Leelanau Peninsula or Old Mission Peninsula for great local wine tasting.

Casinos - Turtle Creek Casino on the East Side and Leelanau Sands Casino on the West Side.


Rates & Availability

Spider Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Holiday / Cherry Festival Week
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

4 day minimum applies. Cottage may be rented at reduced daily rates from Monday through Friday in the summer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , No Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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