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Traverse City, Spider Lake, Cabins, Cottage, Boats, Fire Pit, Grills, No Fee!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Great Spot for up to ten! Onsite Swimming, Boating and Fishing! Inquire!

If you are looking for the ideal spot near Traverse City, I have it here off a private blacktop road on personable and friendly Spider Lake. I have two of the cleanest cabins/cottages on the nicest sandy hard bottom frontage with spectacular views within fifteen minutes from town. These two cabins, the Jurgens and Waller Cabins, can accommodate up to ten. Rates are comparable to other rentals and I will see to it personally that your needs are met. I stake my reputation on what I do and what I do is rent boats and cabins to people looking for a get-away; active or passive. See our other rental cabins at HomeAway #286342, #4191263.

Here you can relax, read, sleep, swim, fish, boat or find many other great, wonderful and beautiful things to do. I recommend calling the phone number on the right side of the page, for some personal attention to see firsthand if Shawn's Boats & Cabins will meet your needs. My goal is to share my good fortune with others at a reasonable cost so I can continue to do what I like doing, maintain what I have and improve and grow so I have more to offer repeat and new customers.

Email for more info.

Thank you and sincerely,

Shawn Smith


Keywords: Cabin, cottage, lake, lakefront, beach, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, fishing, swimming, boating, Spider Lake.

More Details

Property Manager
Shawn Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Shawn Smith


I grew up near Detroit and made a temporary move to the Spider Lake/Traverse City area to take some classes at Northwestern Michigan College in the winter of 1991. Upon waking, my second morning in February, I was lying in bed on the second floor looking out the window half asleep. All was white when a black squirrel was spotted down and about thirty feet away bounding across a split rail fence. The fence had about six inches of fresh snow and each time the squirrel would jump it would knock some snow off the fence to the ground. The morning was still except for this black squirrel on a pure white landscape. It was like a living painting. I watched this for about thirty seconds and realized at this moment that this is where I belonged. And, here I am today sharing my good fortune with others looking for that special getaway.

Shawn Smith purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Shawn Smith chose Traverse City

Why this Property? Because you get a cabin at an affordable price, on a very nice piece of property with great views not to far from Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, wineries, casinos, small towns, shopping and so much more. Plus, and maybe the most important thing to me is the sandy lake bottom at the cabins so you can swim right out front!!

The set of two cabins, The Jurgens & Waller, are both two bedroom and are real quality. They sleep up to ten.

There are Beautiful and breathtaking views and I like the change of seasons and the innumerable places to go and visit within a short drive. I will say this, I think the best place is Spider Lake!

What makes this cottage unique

See our other HomeAway Sites at #979983, #286342, #4161261

So much to see and do, Call or Email Shawn for Specific Questions and Information!

Rates vary depending on dates or week requested.


Forest Lakes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Jurgens Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Waller Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Both Cabins have a bathroom with a shower! Bring linens, towels and paper products!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Jurgens Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Waller Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Jurgens Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Waller Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Singles
  • -Beds have mattress pads, pillows, blankets and bed spreads! Bring linens, towels and paper products. Jurgens Cabin two bedroom sleeps six: 1 double, 2 twins and 1 double sofa bed. Waller Cabin two bedroom sleeps four: 1 queen and 2 singles (smaller than a twin).
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
See our other HomeAway Sites at #979983, #286342, #4161261 So much to see and do Call or Email Shawn for Specific Questions and Information! Rates vary depending on dates or week requested.



Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Peegeos Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US-31 and M-72
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Peegeos Tavern
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Holiday Hills
Car: necessary

See our other HomeAway Sites at #979983, #286342, #4161261

So much to see and do Call or Email Shawn for Specific Questions and Information!

Rates vary depending on dates or week requested.


Rates & Availability

Forest Lakes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Season
May 16 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre Season Too
May 29 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre Peak
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
Pre Peak Too
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Post Peak
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Post Peak Too
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Post Peak Too 2
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Bring linens, towels & paper products.
Check-in/out times: in 3 pm, out 10 am.
Access to some complimentary boats May-September: row, pedal, kayaks, canoe.
Pontoon Boats and Outboard Motors available at an additional cost. Reservations helpful.
Cancellation Policy:
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 re-book your accommodations, we will return your deposit less a 10 % re-booking fee. We will make every attempt to re book your accommodations. The more notice we have, the better the chances. Absolutely no refunds will be given after partial use or early departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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