House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6
David & Ellen Rapson
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A great home!
My husband, two sons (4 and 6), and I loved staying at David and Ellen's home. It worked out perfectly for us and was outfitted with everything we needed, from a fully stocked kitchen to a wide range of DVDs and books and toys for the kids. Plus the beach was stocked with inflatables and sand toys. The kids loved playing in the sand and jumping off the dock. The house was located just about 15 minutes from downtown Traverse City and we spent time exploring the area. Plus, David and Ellen were great at checking in, offering recommendations and brought us homemade banana muffins! If we come up to the area for vacation again this is definitely the place we will be going!
BEST vacation yet!
This is our third year staying at this location in Traverse City and each year continues to get better (not sure how that is even possible)! This rental is gorgeous, pristine, and prime location! The owners are AMAZING and have everything you could possibly need available. We enjoy the beautiful, clean lake along with all fun toys such as: kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boat, etc, etc. The location is within minutes to every attraction (Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lelanau, Old Mission Peninsula, Torch Lake, breweries/wineries etc. We will be back again! It’s our favorite and our kids love it so much! Thanks Dave & Ellen!
Relaxation and Restoration
Our week at Dave and Ellen's cottage was the epitome of relaxation which was exactly what we needed. The cottage was lovely, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Every detail was thought of. Dave and Ellen both greeted us upon our arrival and gave us a tour of the cottage and beach area. Having use of the paddle board and kayaks were a huge bonus for the week. We also enjoyed the other beach "toys". Spent several hours floating in the lake on one of the inter-tubes. The water was clear and so refreshing and the fishing was also very good. There are hiking and biking trails within a few miles and downtown Traverse City is only about 15 minutes away. We plan to return to Silver Lake. Having Dave and Ellen next door enables them to truly be the hosts who do the most!
Amazing beachfront cottage
We spent a week at Dave and Ellen's cottage with our 2 and 5 year old. We could not have asked for a better experience, from the house to the local recommendations on things to do and places to eat, every detail was noticed. The house was clean and organized. Small kids? No problem, they have a highchair, umbrella stroller, pack n play, toys, books, etc. Even kids plates and cups...the beach had all the water and sand toys, and beach chairs. This property was perfect for families or couples. Keep in mind the 2nd bedroom is downstairs but we had no issue. The bathroom and laundry room met our needs. Very, very nice property and a pristine lake experience. Close to all the fun things Traverse and the surrounding areas had to offer, including golf courses for my husband. Great trip thanks in LARGE part to the hospitality of Dave and Ellen (who are conveniently right next door in the neighborhood). I'm picky and have had the opportunity to stay several places, I would 100% recommend. Pictures accurately show the property.
Adorable cottage in quiet neighborhood
My husband and I chose this cottage for our vacation. We had never been to Michigan.This cottage is super clean and decorated very nicely. It had everything we needed and more. Our hosts Ellen and Dave were very nice and accommodating. You can tell they take great pride in their property and in making sure our stay was enjoyable This cottage is great for families or couples. The lake is beautiful and clean. Even though it rained a lot while we were there, we found plenty of things to do in nearby downtown Traverse, Mackinaw Island etc.
Charming Lakefront Cottage
We had a great time at the cottage with 3 children ages 12, 11 and 8. The owners thought of everything from small kitchen appliances to toys to board games, water toys, towels, etc. The place was amazing! Nice sandy beach. Well kept and clean home. The kids never had a dull moment.
This property is located just 4 miles from the shopping and fun that Traverse City has to offer. Great location to take in the National Cherry Festival or Traverse City Film Festival. Interlochen Center for the Arts is just 10 minutes away. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park is 30 minutes away. Walk to see our baseball team, the Traverse City Beach Bums, play a fun game of minor league baseball.