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Kathy & Rolf Schliess

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Spider Lake, 5+ Bdrms, BEST BEACH, Central A/C, Quiet & Wooded + more !

5 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Overview

Traverse City House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 12

If you are looking for a Full Service Vacation Home big enough for 'the whole gang' - this is it ! With all the Modern Conveniences in an Up North Lodge Setting. Built in 2001 the house has a current floor plan and amenities you won't find in most other vacation homes in the area. Central A/C which is not needed often, but comes in handy when you do. All bedding - sheets, blankets, pillows etc.. and bath & kitchen towels are provided. Bring your Beach Towels and Bath Supplies. Four nice size bedrooms & a loft for sleeping arrangements. Master Bedroom & Bath has it's own 8 foot glass sliding door to the deck. Also has a jacuzzi tub in the bedroom, & a large walk in shower in the bathroom w/a glass block wall between them. Three other bedrooms are near bathroom # 2. And the Loft is above the Dining & Kitchen and overlooks the Living Room & All glass front overlooking the lake and deck. All this is 2300 sq ft. And an additional 1900 sf lower level. NO PETS NO SMOKING please

In addition to the 2300 sq ft of living space upstairs is a 1900 sq ft semi finished walk out lower level.. 2 twin beds, ping pong table, books, games, a 3rd full bathroom, kitchen sink & 2nd frig. Three large windows over look the lake, and a 6 ft glass sliding level walks out to beautiful lake views and stairs down to the dock and waterfront. This house is situated right next door to Harolds Resort and has access to it's Beach - The Best Beach on Spider Lake ! Sandy, Shallow, Safe & Warm - located a 1-2 minute walk from the house to the point of the private peninsula where the Beach is located. Also you have access to the HR fish cleaning hut if you would like to clean your catch and have a fish fry. There are several choices for having a fire in the evening.. HR has a community bon fire pit down by the lake shore, you have your own 'chiminea' on your deck ( a little cast iron fireplace ) and a bon fire pit in the back yard and there is a wood burning fireplace in the Living Room ( see pictures.. ).

Spider Lake is a 459 Acres All Sports Lake with 'fast boating' limited to the hours of 11 am - 7: 30 pm. So the morning and evening hours are quiet and great for fishing or just going for a pontoon boat cruise. Even during the middle of the day, there are places on the lake that are no wake all the time, and you can find a quiet place for some R & R or fishing. I say the lake is shaped like a 'squashed spider' with some big sections, bays, coves, and long legs, you can go out every day and get lost in a different place !

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy & Rolf Schliess (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kathy & Rolf Schliess

In the Fall of 1989, we came to Harolds Resort and loved it so much we bought the place and moved here from San Diego. Seven years later we bought the property next door and started building this home in late 2000. In June 2001, we moved in and raised out boys in this house.

UPDATE;

It is with a broken heart that I tell you of the passing of my husband Rolf on Friday, January 29, 2016. He passed unexpectedly and peacefully. He loved Harolds Resort as much as I do, and I will continue to run the Resort with extra help from my boys, and local contractors. His spirit is alive and well everywhere I go. In and around the Cabins and Resort property, I see his handy work, his blood, sweat and tears. Our goal was to always have a place where families and couples could come and spend quality time together, doing the simple things, and that goal has never been stronger or more important. If you knew Rolf, don’t be sad, be happy for what he did have and what he left behind, because he left it to me, to share with you... Kathy

Kathy & Rolf Schliess purchased this house in 1997

Why Kathy & Rolf Schliess chose Traverse City

The best of all worlds.. on the lake, in the woods, quiet, private, secluded with a "in the middle of nowhere feeling" with easy access to town, wineries, breweries, restaurants, shopping, Sleeping Bear Dunes and so much more.. Nice place to come home to after a day of exploring.

What makes this house unique

You have heard.. Location... Location .. .Location - and that is what you have here...

At the end of the road, off the highway and in the woods - next to Harolds Resort with The Best Beach on Spider Lake. A true Up North On The Lake Location !

Harolds Resort sticks out into Spider Lake like a big thumb - with a nice sandy, safe, warm beach on that point. And that is just a a 1-2 minute walk from this house which is next door. We have left as many of the beautiful trees as we can for that "in the woods" feeling.

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

Spider Lake, 5+ Bdrms, BEST BEACH, Central A/C, Quiet & Wooded + more !
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Awesome Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (7 adults and 5 children), spent 7 wonderful days at this gorgeous house on Spider Lake. This home definitely lives up to it's name as it is simply awesome in everyway and met all of our needs and expectations perfectly. Upon arrival, we found the house to be very clean and well equipped with upscale appliances, pots/pans/bedding and comfortable furniture. This house is situated on a hill overlooking many beautiful pine trees and lake views. A short walk takes you to a wonderful sandy beach with warm shallow water just perfect for small children and adults alike. Our grandkids spent countless hours splashing and playing and having a terrific time on this beach. I would recommend this house to anyone with a small or large group such as ours. Our entire experience at the Awesome Vacation Home was peaceful, comfortable, and just plain enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to THANK this family for taking such nice care of our home. This is a great places for all generations to gather and do what they do best. This couple is giving their children and grand children best thing you can give them.. time together - just to do the simple things, sun, splash, swim, fish, meals together - something we don't always have time to do in everyday life...That is why we do, what we do... Kathy- (celebrating our 25th year here at Spider Lake ! )
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful resort for Memorial Day weekend with 3 other families. Everyone had plenty of space. We had everything we could ask for by way of supplies, cleanliness, incredible view, and comfort! I am forever indebted to Kathy, the owner, as I left some valuables there, which she immediately found and mailed back to me. Awesome place and awesome owners!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When you are staying at someone's vacation rental - there is an added level of personalized service. We are not a Big Resort with 100's of rooms. We treat you like a guest in our own home. And these wonderful guests treated the place like it was their own and we appreciate that so much. We put ourselves in your shoes and think about how we would want to be treated and act accordingly. The more we know about your family or group the more we can personalize your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Kathy... and Rolf !
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5

Awesome Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 had a great weekend at the house, plenty of room ! Kathy and Rolf were both super accommodating and were fantastic hosts for our weekend! House was in an amazing location and was an overall fantastic property! Highly Recommend!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such nice are of the house. I think when you have a group like yours, even if you are just coming for the "weekend", it makes much more sense to get a "whole house" instead of just hotel rooms. We have been in the business for 25 years here on Spider Lake and are happy to have a variety of options from a Small Love Shack Studio ! to this LARGE private home to fit every reason and every season. Love to have you back.. anytime ! Kathy
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5

Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our families first stay at this property. We had such a good time. The large facility fit all our needs for a large group. The house was very clean and well maintained. The variety of activity worked well for those that chose to hit the nearby trails for snowmobiling, those that enjoyed ice fishing and we were able to cross county ski on the lake, the scenery from that view was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the house and property, Winter time is up north is very special and something you can't describe unless you are here. Everything covered in white, the lake frozen, when the sky clears the stars seem like you can reach out and touch them. Thank you for coming North in the Winter and loving it ! Kathy
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Family Vacation at the Lake House

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time here on Spider Lake so much. The kids especially liked the woods, the row boat, the raft, & just being able to run around the area near the house!!! We liked the bedroom spaces

& the number of bathrooms.

The main thing,however, was just all 18 of us being able to be under the same roof comfortably! We were from Traverse City, Charleston,WV, San Juan Bautista,CA & St. Paul,MN.

Great memories were made!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Peegeos
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Elmbrook
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
M 113 & M 131
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Peegeos
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mt. Holiday
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Harolds Resort
Car: necessary

'No more expected tips, no ...do not disturb signs, no knocks at the door - Say Hello to a whole house !This spacious vacation home is located within Grand Traverse County on Spider Lake. The area contains many Inland Lakes and GT Bay creating a wonderland of water activities and water sports. The Boardman River snakes through the county for canoeing, fly fishing, & tubing opportunities before emptying into GT bay near downtown. TC is the Tart Cherry Capitol of the World and other farm fresh produce can be found seasonally throughout the area . The region is also home to many wineries where you can tour and taste ! Two casinos are in the area offer gaming and entertainment options year round. Winter time brings snow, SNOW and the state land keeps trails groomed for X-C skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling - and to keep the place beautiful and white - just like a Christmas card picture. Traverse City is also home to many Festivals including The TC Film Festival, The National Cherry Festival, Micro-Brew & Music Festival and so many more. Nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes was voted Most Beautiful Place in America in 'll on Good Morning America and we know why.. soon you will too ! Downtown has the best Shopping and Restaurants - something for everyone. And when you are here at The Lake House - at the end of the road, off the highway, in the woods, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere - with easy access to town and all the above. This is a No smoking house and No pets at anytime please.

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Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early June
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 12-19
Jun 12 2016 - Jun 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 19 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
8 nts: Aug 28-Sept 5
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 5 2016
8 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
September-October
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

OPTIONAL PONTOON BOAT $825
OPTIONAL: PONTOON BOAT $625
Refundable damage deposit $500

This is not a party house - this is a nice quiet family area.
The refundable damage deposit will be returned after you leave if there are no damages, missing items, problems or extra cleaning needed.
Max Occ will be strictly enforced and will include day visitors and over night guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , near bdrms 2,3,4
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level: Near Bedrm # 6 & Rec Room
  • Bath Towels provided - Bring BEACH towels - our towels do not go outside A starter supply of: paper & soap provided, such as: TP, garbage bags,soft soap at sinks, laundry, dish etc..
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom w/8 ft slider overlooking deck and lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Large Window w/Lake Views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Large Window w/Lake Views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Lower Level - 2 twins are both bunk/loft beds & lg window
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs:Loft open to LR below & wall of lake facing windows
  • Sheets, Blankets, Pillows are provided
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have been providing Vacation Rentals for nice families for 26 years. We are prepared to answer any of your questions, to suggest activities, restaurants and things to do. We have the house stocked with everything we can think of that might be helpful to you. If you have special requests, just ask.. we will try to accommodate your request. If you must cancel your reservation, we reserve the right to retain your deposit. If you cancel within fourteen days, we will keep your deposit and you are responsible for the remainder of your reservation. If we can rebook your accommodations, we will return your deposit less a 10 % rebooking fee . We will make every attempt to re book your accommodations. The more notice we have, the better the chances.

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