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Sandy Beach Cottage on Silver Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
David & Ellen Rapson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cable TV Dvd/VCR Many childrens videos, books, and games Washer and dryer Wireless internet Gas Grill Air Conditioned


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Sandy Beach Cottage on Silver Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A getaway with the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most quaint, comfortable lakeside cottage near Traverse (and we've stayed in several). For two years in a row, the owners have been so accommodating if any needs arise, although rare, because everything you need is in the house. The kids asked me to share that it smells really good, there's a great movie selection for bedtime or the occasional rain day, but their all-time favorite is the endless options of water toys and activities! Our older parents came with us as well, and they relaxed so well on the several shaded decks all week long! Thanks again, Rapsons!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Berkley, MI

Great up north lake, just outside of Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

Dave and Ellen were great, the home was well appointed with plenty of kitchen essentials (pots, pans, soap, sandwich bags, ect) and the location is amazing. The lake is clear and calm, the included kayaks and floats make enjoying it easy. It is a short trip to all of the local attractions, making Sandy Beach Cottage a prime vacation spot. I would highly recommend this listing, especially for families with small kids or a couple just looking to enjoy a little lake life.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a great time. It was charming house on a nice lake. Well equipped from washer/dryer to roasting sticks for marshmallows and very clean. Dave and Ellen are great owners and were there if we needed them but also gave us our privacy. Hope to get back there.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Space & Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience this summer in Traverse City, mainly due to our stay here!! We have four children, including an 8 week old, and the house was well stocked with needed items. It was a life saver not having to bring many things from home. Our 3 boys (ages 3, 9, and 11) had the best time ever on the lake! They thoroughly enjoyed the row boat ride to "turtle cove", kayaks, and paddle boat. We enjoyed making s'mores over the fire pit and watching fireworks over the water. Unfortunately, our vehicles transmission caused us to be stranded on the peninsula. The owners helped us during this time of need by picking us up....all 6 of us!! They went the extra mile indeed! Traverse City has many places to stay, but this tops them all in our experience! They also shared great places to visit and eat in. Suggestions were right on!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family has been renting houses up north for the past five years and this one is by far our favorite. It has the perfect balance of peace and quiet while still being close to plenty of things to do. The house is very clean, comfortable and has everything you will need. You really only need to pack your clothes. The beach area was great and the water was nice and warm. Our boys, ages 11 & 13, loved spending all day in the water with the kayaks, paddleboat, & swimming platform. The owners are very nice and super thoughtful. I really can't say enough good things about this house and hopefully we will make it back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at a few homes on various lakes up in Traverse City area. This is one of the best. We have three kids and they all loved the paddlboat, kayaks, and especially the floating dock. Home is clean and beach area is great. Ask owners for Brian or Jeffs number to rent one of their pontoon boats for a week. You will not find better prices for pontoon boat for weekly rental. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Traverse City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.