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Great Cottage, Come Stay With us This Fall

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
6 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Wuerfel Park
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Grand Traverse Mall
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Village at Grand Traverse Commons
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)
    15 min drive

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    About this area

    Traverse City

    Located in Traverse City, this cottage is on the waterfront. Shoppers can check out Front Street, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Grand Traverse Bay and Clinch Park Beach. Our guests appreciate the property's location for the sightseeing.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Wuerfel Park - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Grand Traverse Mall - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Village at Grand Traverse Commons - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Interlochen State Park - 12 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Bay Meadows Golf Course - 15 min drive

    Getting around

    • Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital) - 15 min drive

    About this property

    Great Cottage, Come Stay With us This Fall

    Waterfront cottage with kitchen and patio
    Our Traverse City Vacation Cottage - the Willow Cottage is one of 3 cottages that make up our small lakeside resort with 70 ft of sandy Silver Lake frontage. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage that sleeps 4 adults (queen size bed in each bedroom). We can accommodate 2 extra children, but not in beds. We do have 2 twin fold out foam mattress for them. The cottage has all amenities (Wi-Fi, central air conditioning, cable, flat screen TVs in living room and both bedrooms, fireplace, central heat, fully equipped kitchen) We are located equally between Traverse City and Interlochen – 10 minutes in either direction. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore is 25 minutes away. The lake is a crystal clear 600 acre spring-fed lake; great for boating, fishing and swimming. There are two docks, a swimming raft, kayaks, paddle boards and hammocks that are shared by our guests. Each cottage has its own outdoor table, charcoal grill and campfire pits with wood provided. We live on the property and have an additional 30 ft. of lake frontage for our personal use. We have our seaplane docked there. Silver Lake has clear sparkling water, surrounded by pine and hardwood tress with islands and peninsulas, great for boating, fishing and swimming. The resort has been in existence since the 1930's when Silver Lake just had a few resorts and family cottages dotting the landscape. Our resort is on prime flat lake front property with mature trees. The 70 ft of sandy beach has a firm sandy bottom, with no stairs or steps. There is a large backyard for yard games. We have owned and managed the cottages since 1989 and take great pride in keeping them in tip-top condition. We strive to provide a peaceful and enjoyable experience for our guests. Since our own home is located on the property, we are available for sight-seeing advice, restaurant recommendations. We have maps of nearby bike, walking trails, winery/brewery brochures and places only the locals know where to go and see. The other cottage located in our little resort, is property ID # 361471 (Maple Grove) and (Pines Cottage- only available on a monthly basis, property ID # 361472)
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
    This cottage features a garden.
    This cottage is a smoke-free property.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager


    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Property is also known as

    • Great Cottage, Come Stay With us This Fall Cottage
    • Great Cottage, Come Stay With us This Fall Traverse City
    • Great Cottage, Come Stay With us This Fall Cottage Traverse City

    Property amenities


    • Near the beach


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • On the waterfront

    Things to do

    • Windsurfing, water skiing, and snorkeling nearby


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 800 sq ft (74 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Nice cozy place close to downtown

      Clean, cozy and nice views

      4/5 Good

        Cute but with a lot of neighbor interaction

        Cabin was cute and clean and right on the water. This cabin was on property with owner, another cabin and another family who uses doc directly behind cabin. There were a LOT of people at one time - a little too many for our family of four. At. One point there were 25 people. Owners are nice but would have liked a little more information on the lack of privacy with this rental

        4/5 Good

          Great Lake Experience

          The location of the cottage couldn't be closer to the beach. The cottage was clean and well maintained. Everything in the house worked well. Just a few improvements could make it 5 star. The bigger bedroom bed was pretty stiff and uncomfortable. A pillow topper or a softer mattress would have made it better. Also, the sun rises right over the lake. Which is beautiful, but the curtains are not black out so it gets pure daylight in the bigger bedroom as soon as the sun comes up. Some simple black out curtains facing the lake would make it perfect. Also, the furniture was in good shape, but very uncomfortable. Not a huge deal, but if you want to have a lazy day and just hang out, you won't be very comfortable just chilling on the couch. The cottage is at the bottom of a small hill, a few hundred feet from where you park your car. An older person wouldn't be able to lug their luggage for a full week down the hill very easily, even with the cart they provided. Especially since you have to bring all your own towels for a week, that's a lot of lugging. The owner was friendly and was very welcoming. Overall, we had a great time.

          5/5 Excellent

            Very clean and cozy

            Great place to stay

            4/5 Good

              Great Little Cottage

              Great little cottage right on the lake , very clean and host were very friendly. Loved meeting their beautiful Golden Retriever. Would highly recommend!

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