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Murphy Manor on Spider Lake

Murphy Manor on Spider Lake


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Welcome to tranquilty, rest or recreation, its all here. Located in beautiful Traverse City on one of

the best spots on the lake. This 1900 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 3 bath clean and comfortable air conditioned ranch home sits

on a narrow private wooded peninsula with 100 ft. of private sandy beach. This lake is a warm spring

fed all sports lake. The new lakeside dock is waiting for you to enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, or

any water activity of your choosing. A 14 ft. rowboat, a 4 person paddle boat and a canoe are included

for your use. For tranquil times, a swing and a campfire pit are located lakeside. Enjoy your early

morning coffee on our quiet private deck facing Celery Bay. Throw out a fishing line from our 2nd dock

on Celery Bay, known for its Bass fishing. Bring your inland lake motor boat, fishing boat, kayak,

sailboat, bicycles ski's or snowmobiles for a vacation you will remember. We welcome your call or E-mail so that we can answer questions you may have or to assist you further.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time, great weather and everything we needed. What an awesome location. We caught a huge fish and saw a snapping turtle. We roasted marshmallows and enjoyed laughing and talking many hours around the campfire. Thank you for creating such a comfortable beautiful place.
Jul 2009
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Murphy Manor on Spider Lake
+1 -231-946-8919
Traverse City Northern Michigan

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our group included my wife and I, our children and their children. Murphy's Manor was an excellent vacation house for all our interests. The lake offered very good fishing and wonderful swimming beaches. When our group wasn't busy at the lake we were at points of interest in the Traverse City area. Our hostess and host were most gracious and helpful. We had blue gill straight from the lake to the fry pan one day and everyone loved it. The kitchen and laundry were both well equiped and the accomodations were roomy and comfortable. Three boats are on the beach and fun to use in the lake. We brought our own small boat and found easy put in at the DNR ramp and easy tie up to the dock. The whole family had a great time and hope to be able to return next season.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Murphy Manor on Spider Lake
+1 -231-946-8919
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Boyertown, PA

Fanastic Wedding Weekend!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Search no further....this is the place to stay!! This is a gorgeous, well-maintained home on one of the most beautiful lakes in the Traverse City area. There is no reason to bring anything but your family as the owners keep this house clean and well-stocked. You can take a short five minute paddle boat or canoe ride over to the "Island" and swim on a clean, sandy beach. Traverse City is only 15 minutes away but there are convenience stores much closer. We had a fire on the beach every night as all the wood is provided. The house is very pet friendly and our dogs enjoyed the place as well. The bedrooms are HUGE and the kitchen, where we spent a lot of our time, is one of the larger rooms in the house. The place is obviously very well maintained. You have your choice of a dozen fishing poles where we were catching Sunnies right off the dock. I would recommend this place to anyone with children, pets or just couples wanting to kick back in a remote setting but close enough to everything the Traverse area has to offer. I would not hesitate to go back again.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Murphy Manor on Spider Lake
+1 -231-946-8919
Traverse City Northern Michigan
zeeland,mi, usa

Wonderful comfortable and clean home

  • 5 of 5
A group of teachers stayed at this home so we could attend a conference. The house was so clean and had everything we needed to feel right at home. The lake is so beautiful and we enjoyed watching the ice fisherman right outside the window. The fireplace kept us toasty warm at night while we played games. The bedrooms are roomy and have lots of closet space. All in all I would stay here in a heartbeat again. Loved it and the host is so kind and helpful.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Spider Lake is a beautiful spring fed 459 acre all sports lake with multiple bays and 22 miles

of shoreline. This lake is known for its warm water, islands with sandy bottoms, and great

pan fishing (summer and winter). Traverse cities Downtown area is 12 minutes away. This

area provides great shopping, world class dining,the newly renovated State Theatre, wine tours and

casinos. Nearby are, tennis courts, golf courses and horse back riding. State land includes

miles of trails used for biking, hiking,cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Sleeping Bear

Dunes and Mackinac City are easy day trips. Pontoon, jet ski and power boat rentals are

locally available. Interlochen arts Academy, Old Town Playhouse & Childrens museum, shopping are short drives away. Or just sit by the lakeside or campfire for a truly relaxing getaway.


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Rental rates

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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $250 - $300

    Weekly Rate: $1500 - $1800

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • Available for rental year round
    $1500- $1800/weekly
    May 21st-September 30th: $1800/week
    October 1st through May 21st : $600/weekend, $1500/week, $1800/month/November-April
    Daily Rate: $250.-300. per night
    two night $500. minimum


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Relax and enjoy our comfy fully furnished home with Central air conditioning, including linens and washer, dryer. Large kitchen has dishwasher, double oven, gas cook top, side by side refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, pots and pans, dishes etc. Free internet & Cable TV/DVD/VCR, gas fireplace. Eat on the patio or deck, charcoal & gas grill, picnic table, deck furniture swing and bench all included. Canoe, rowboat and a 4 person paddle boat included. Two car attached garage plus extra parking space.
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