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Sandy Beach Cottage on Silver Lake


Property Details

Updated: Jul 14, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Create family memories in our clean and remodeled cottage that is home to one of Silver Lakes best beach front properties. The waters of Silver Lake are very clean and warm for your enjoyment. This cottage features 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The parents bedroom offers a queen size bed, the kids room is set up with 3 twin beds. A full size sofa sleeper and futon are also available. All bed and bath linens are provided. The kitchen is fully furnished and includes a microwave, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, stove and oven. The lower level features a sun room to enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail. Both levels have window air conditioners. Outdoor amenities include a sandy, private beach, private dock for your boat, swimming raft, paddle boat, row boat, and 2 kayaks. There are 2 decks overlooking the lake and includes a gas grill and picnic tables. A fire-pit and chairs on the beach are for memorable campfires, firewood included. A public boat launch is just 2 miles away, as are 2 wonderful parks and kids playground.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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6 Reviews

based on 6 traveler reviews


Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage for young families. My wife, 2 children, and I had a fantastic time. The cottage was extremely clean and well cared for. It was a big relief to not have to bring a high chair, stroller, and pack and play. This cottage came fully stocked with all of the above. The beach is a very gentle slope into the water with all kinds of toys, so perfect for the kids. Dave and Ellen couldn't have been better host. They were very kind and accommodating. We will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a super Holiday on Silver Lake in the Sandy Beach Cottage.

The Cottage is a perfect place for a Family get-a-way.

Our two Girls (12 and 10) loved the lake and the paddle Board, raft etc.

The Cottage was spotless and everything we needed was there ( even a garlic press :-)).

The owners made us feel very welcome and helped make our week a fantastic Holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Farmington Hills, MI

A Perfect Week on Silver Lake

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our 2 daughters (ages 3 and 6) stayed here for a week in July, and our experience could not have been better. The house is incredibly clean and had absolutely everything that our family needed for the week. Plenty of towels/linens, fans in every room and window ACs, lots of games and family movies for rainy days, and more beach toys than you could ever use. The beach area is fantastic, with tons of chairs to choose from, a firepit, and nice, clean sand. There's a raft about 50 feet out that our girls loved jumping off of and the lake has a hard, sandy bottom with some weeds but no muck.

The location is great, as you're only a short drive from downtown Traverse City and you're only about a half mile from Wuerfel Park where the Traverse City Beach Bums play.

The owners live next door and struck the perfect balance between being there if we needed anything and letting us have our family time. They were incredibly gracious and kind, and made us feel like family, not just renters.

We've been renting summer houses for several years now--trying out different cities and different lakes to see what we like. For the first time we found a place that we would be eager to return to in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Yorkville, IL

Great family spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our two young children and my parents stayed in this cottage for our first trip to the Traverse City area. I thought it was a wonderful home to stay in for the week - very clean with everything provided that you would need - we packed way too much! Silver Lake was beautiful and we really enjoyed the use of the boats. The beach area was perfect for our kids and if the weather had been a bit warmer I'm not sure how much we ever would have left - they'd have played in the sand and water all day. It was a bit cool for our week though, so we did quite a bit of sightseeing - what a beautiful area! Our daugther (5) loved the lighthouses and the adults all enjoyed the wineries. Dave and Ellen were terrific hosts and gave us several wonderful suggestions for places to visit and local restaurants that worked out great. The kids loved the ice cream at Moomers! I would definitely recommend their cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation, with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Oakland Township, MI, USA

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second summer in a row for us at this property and we have been very happy with it both times. It is very clean, and looks just as it shows in the pictures. The beach is nice and sandy. Everything is well-equipped, both inside the house and out. We have 3 young children (5 and under) and this is a great propety for a family. Dave and Ellen are wonderful owners and very pleasant "neighbors" for the week. The drive to downtown Traverse City is very conevenient, and we also enjoy the quick trip over to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Overall, we think this is a great place to stay and have really enjoyed our past 2 summers there.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The owners made us feel right at home in their cottage. They provided all the extra necessities which allowed us more time to relax and enjoy our vacation. We really enjoyed the use of all the water toys (kayaks, row boat, paddle boat, etc.)and the deck area where we cooked out and had dinner at the picnic tables. Great location and fun place to bring your family especially if you have younger children.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Cable TV Dvd/VCR Many childrens videos, books, and games Washer and dryer Wireless internet Gas Grill Air Conditioned

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