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Adorable Silver Lake cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 620 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Adorable cottage on Silver Lake! The property includes 180' of sandy beach front, shared by 8 cottages. This cottage is the closest to the water, gazebo & brick patio. It has great sunset views and includes 2 bedrooms (1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed with a twin bed on top and double bed on the bottom, plus a twin trundle) and 1 bathroom; includes A/C, TV, wifi, DVD player, paddle boat, full kitchen, gas grill, water slide and docks. Enjoy sunsets from the comfort of the cottage or on the patio. DVDs, Books and board games included. Please no pets or smoking. Sorry, no laundry facilities on-site. Please be sure to bring beach and bath towels. Kitchen towels and bed linens are provided. Shared amenities include gazebo, fit pit, brick patio and play structure.This property is availalble for rent on an 6 month lease (Nov-May) and weekly from June-Oct.

Lori VanAntwerp
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Lori VanAntwerp

Hi, We were born and raised in Traverse City and love and appreciate being able to live in this beautiful area. We would love to have you stay in our cottage and enjoy all this community has to offer!

Lori VanAntwerp purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Lori VanAntwerp chose Traverse City

We purchased this cottage in 2013 and have enjoyed spending our family vacations here - making memories that we will cherish for many years. We've also enjoyed meeting new people as each summer season passes. Thanks for considering our cottage!

What makes this cottage unique

The water slowly gets deep - making it a safe place for little ones to play. Silver Lake is an all-sports lake that is also located closely to all the that Traverse City area has to offer - miles of paved bike trails, Sleeping Bear Sand dunes, wineries and breweries, many summer festivals and great restaurants.


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A refund will be issued if I am able to re-rent the cottage for the week you want to cancel.
  • Please be sure to bring bath and beach towels. Kitchen towels and bed linens are provided
  • Please be sure to pull water craft (kayaks, paddle boat, etc) away from the water after each use. It is the Renter’s responsibility to care for these
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The cottage is part of a group of 8 cottages with 180 ft of shared frontage on Silver Lake - this cottage is the closest to the lake and enjoys great lake views and sunsets. The property includes 2 docks, water slide, brick patio, horseshoes, paddle boat, firepit, gazebo, play structure and sandy beach. Don't forget your fishing pole - the lake has great fishing!


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Adorable Silver Lake cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Everything you'd want for vacation at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a "girls' weekend" on a northern Michigan lake every summer for 20 years. This was the best place we have rent! It matched all of our requirements: Cottage was right on the lake so we could open the curtains and see the water each morning and watch the lake turn to glass in the evenings. There was a sandy beach to plop our beach chairs next to the water and the lake was sandy and clear for wading and floating. There was also a brick patio area with very nice lounge chairs if you preferred sitting close but not on the beach. The large gazebo was perfect for sitting out of the sun and enjoying a cup of coffee or lunch while meeting folks from other cabins there. We got a couple tips for exceptional restaurants from talking with others at the gazebo and bon fire pit.

It is beautiful and tranquil yet located only 10 minutes from downtown T.C., salons, shopping center and groceries. Close to other attractions for great day trips, including kayaking or climbing the dunes.

The cottage itself was clean and cozy. It had everything we needed (except bath towels- you provide your own). There are even racks in the bedrooms for your suit cases. The shower was great! We are making reservations for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We love to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and the property. Looking forward to your staying again next year 😊?
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Exactly as advertised!! Great cottage and great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the beach and lake especially the views. It had everything we needed to be comfortable and feel at home. Hope to return soon!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Silver Lake Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect cottage. Lori has thought of everything, we were pleasantly surprised. I was impressed by how well kept everything was. The fireplace was very welcoming and warmed us up because it was quite chilly the weekend we were here. The only down fall was the lawn service arrived and cut around the cottage twice which was really unnecessary which disturbed our peaceful (early) evening. All in all a great place.

Thanks Lori we enjoyed our stay, just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property is wonderful and comfortable. When we arrived I started thinking of when we can arrange to come back again. Everything was provided as stated and then some. We have three children and the fit comfortably in one room on the spacious bunk bed that has an additional pull out bed. The kids loved going in the water with the paddle boat and kayaks....even though it was freezing. The view on onto the lake on a clear day and night is fantastic! We ate our meals on the deck near the water and enjoyed the grill provided.

The weather was great and very close to downtown Traverse City. Lori the owner was available and responded with any questions right away and was always attentive to our needs. I would recommend this cozy spot for all. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, lovely cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was completely perfect for our family! Literally everything was provided except for bath towels. You have everything you need to cook your meals - pots, pans, knives, cutting board, etc. You can tell that the owner takes great pride in their property and also that they want their guests to feel completely at home. There are so many extras like a ton of board games, movies, horseshoes outside, sand shovels, balls, and toys for the kids to play with. We even made use of the little playground in the complex. It is only 10-15 min from downtown Traverse City so we were easily able to check it out everyday. We hope to return again this fall as I think this really is the perfect vacation cottage! Oh and the view is amazing! We ate outside in the gazebo every night but you can also enjoy the view from the living room as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented here for a few years and keep coming back. The sunsets are amazing, the beach is sandy and the cove is fairly shallow so it makes for a great place for kids to swim. We rented a pontoon boat this year and the drop off is just around the corner, easily walking distance. Very close to conviences such as grocery stores, dining and shopping.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We're really happy you enjoyed your stay!! Lori
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Shopping.

* Wine tasting/dining.

* Beach Bums Games.

* Golf.

* Area Festivals.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Bike riding on the TART trails.

* Hiking.

* Fishing.

* Sand Dunes.

* Swimming.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* TC Film Festival.

* National Cherry Festival....

The cottage is 10 minutes from downtown Traverse City, TART Trails and close to the public boat launch. It is located close to grocery stores, restaurants, parks and coffee shops. Don't forget to schedule a winery tour or a bike ride on our many miles of paved bike trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $100

Weekly rentals: Saturday - Saturday; Check in @ 2pm, Check out @ 10am
*there is a $75 refundable security deposit; Special Offer Rates will require an $80 cleaning fee ( does not apply to standard rates listed above); Typical summer rental period is Weekly - but exceptions may be made. Off-Season Rate will require a minimum of an 8 month commitment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund