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Stay at this adorable cottage that is just feet away from the beach and lake!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Come Up North to Gac’s Getaway on Spider Lake to relax and enjoy the lake life. Our two-story cottage has that great beach house feel with South facing views. It’s the best spot on the lake! There are three bedrooms, one bath and a main living/dining/kitchen area. The cottage sleeps six and all the rooms have views of the lake. There is one king, a queen and a double size bed. The kitchen has all the essentials - a full size refrigerator, electric stove/oven and microwave. The bathroom has a tub and shower. GG’s has 60 feet of private beach frontage, perfectly sandy that is only 40 feet from the cottage. As you enjoy your morning coffee in the screened in porch, you will hear loons, see ducks, geese, possibly an eagle and all sorts of other critters.

Spider Lake is a spring-fed, 459 acre all-sports lake. It’s excellent for fishing, skiing, tubing, swimming, and any other water sport you can think of. The lake has several bays and islands to explore. Outside you will find your own dock, the "Blue Fin," a 14 foot rowboat complete with an electric trolling motor and life preservers and also a paddle boat for your use. There is a nice gas grill, outdoor furniture, and a fire pit. If you’d like, you can also bring your own boat, there is a DNR launch site 1.5 miles away.

If you can tear yourself away from the lake, Traverse City is only 20 minutes away with plenty to do. You can enjoy the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Old Mission Peninsula Wineries, Leelanau Wineries, Casinos, award-winning restaurants and unique downtown shopping. The area is known for its championship golf courses, TART biking trails and extensive hiking routes. This part of Northern Michigan is home to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, awarded “Most Beautiful Place in America” by ABC’s Good Morning America. From GG’s, you can enjoy a day-trip to the dunes and other fun destinations along Michigan’s famous M-22 scenic drive, or visit the Interlochen Center for the Arts, where they host nationally known artists during summer concerts. Cherry Capital Airport is only 20 minutes away. Although you may be tempted to pack your visit full of activities, make sure to leave time to relax and enjoy the beauty that our cottage offers you and your family.

More Details

Owner
Jim and Jan Gac
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Jim and Jan Gac

Here’s our story…

Jim and I met in 1986 at Wonderland Mall in Livonia, Michigan, married in 1990 and moved to Traverse City in 1994. (Best decision EVER!) We both grew up in subdivisions and that was not what we wanted when we moved to the area, so we found a house on 10 acres and love it. We met some friends that introduced us to boating. We've been to many beautiful lakes, but we fell in love with Spider Lake.

Jim grew up going to cottages with his family all over Michigan. I always went up to Cheboygan to Eddies Cottages. We both have fond memories of going “Up North” to vacation. When I was young I thought “Up North” was the pin pointed destination, not Cheboygan. Now I think of “Up North” as anything north of the Zilwaukee Bridge!

It has been a dream of ours to own a cottage. Jim and I love the idea of families coming up and adding stories and memories to their lives history. We have looked 13 years and found the perfect cottage for us. With a lot of hard work and sweat, we think it's perfect for us and we hope it's perfect for you too.

Jim and Jan

Jim and Jan Gac purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is just steps from the beach and the largest part of Spider Lake. We face South, so it's always sunny. The beach is sandy and you have to walk out into the water before it gets deep. The water is generally calm in this area of the lake and this body of water warms up quickly. Grab your fishing pole and you can cast right off the dock. In the evenings, you can star gaze and have a bonfire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From: Grand Rapids, Holland and Canada



Weather was awesome, 78!



What We Did: Paddle boating, fished, took our own speed boat and went to the two little islands and hung out.



Favorite Moments: Wine tasting.....



The cottage is beautiful and full of charm. Very tastefully decorated. Has all the comforts of home!! Loved sitting out by the lake in the mornings and having coffee there. We would highly recommend this place! The lake is awesome, clear water and temp is just right. We enjoyed ourselves... Thank you.
Sep 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Traverse City in East Bay Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , There are hand towels, but bath towels are not provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , The Yellow Room has a dresser, night stand, desk, and chair.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , The Green Room has a dresser, night stands and chair.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The Master has a dresser, night stands and window seat.
  • The bedrooms are decorated in a cottage feel and all have views of the lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stay at this adorable cottage that is just feet away from the beach and lake!
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5

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great team this past weekend! The cottage is the perfect size! The lake was beautiful and serene! We will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A special get away at Gacs Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family from Miami LOVED our special time on Spider Lake! Our children almost “died” when they found out there was no WiFi but what a blessing that was for all of us! We unplugged and enjoyed all the cottage had to offer. We loved the row boat, paddle boat and playing ladder ball. The water was freezing so it was a shock to my son who just jumped in expecting south Florida temps. lol. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this sweet cottage. Jan was quick to respond to every question we had and even made a special trip over to get our fishing rods for my son to fish off the dock. It was easy to get to a number of places, sleeping bear sand dunes, petoskey, and traverse city of course. We rented bikes in traverse and loved the TART trails!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cabin and lake!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this property. Our kids loved swimming in the clear lake. It was nice that it was shallow enough that I didn't have to worry about them going too far out. We stayed 3 nights but all agreed next time we will be staying there longer. We can't wait to visit next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love our stay here. The house was clean and the lake was beautiful. Couldn't have asked for a better place to spend the week!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is charming and the lake is beautiful. Our kids had so much fun on the paddle boat and swimming in the lake (which is the cleanest lake I’ve ever seen). Jan was great with answering questions.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I had an amazing time. Very scenic.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherryland Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Peegeo's
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Elmwood Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Peegeo's

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Traverse City, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018 Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£1,449
for 6 nights
From
£234
 
 
2018 Film Festival Week
28 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,982
 
 
2018 Fall
5 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£344
for 2 nights
From
£149
 
 
2019 Spring
27 Apr 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
£368
for 2 nights
From
£161
 
 
2019 July 4 & Cherry Fest Week
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,063
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.92
Refundable Damage Deposit £228.42

Weekly rentals will be charged 6 nights. Check in is at 3:00pm on Saturday and check out is the following Friday at 10:00am.

*Special rates apply to 7 night Holiday Rates. For these weeks, check in is on Saturday and check out is the following Saturday at 10:00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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