Traverse City Vacation Cottages: Maple Grove Cottage

A Traverse City, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Sleeps - 8
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On 70 ft of sandy Silver Lake frontage!
  • WEEKLY ONLY mid June till late August,

Maple Grove Cottage is one of three Traverse City vacation cottages in our small family owned resort. Maple Grove along with Willow Cottage and Pines Cottage make up our small lakeside resort, just 10 minutes from Traverse City. It is located on 1.2 acres of land, with 70ft of sandy Silver Lake frontage. There are two docks, a swimming raft, kayaks, and paddle boards that are shared by our guests. Each cottage has its own outdoor table, charcoal grill and campfire pits with wood provided. There is a large grassy area for all your family’s favorite lawn games. We live on the property and have an additional 30 ft. of lake frontage for our personal use-we have our seaplane docked there.

The Maple Grove is a modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,100 sq. ft. home with Wi-Fi and central air conditioning.Two bedrooms have queen beds and the third bedroom has two sets of bunk beds. The updated bathrooms are ceramic tiled, one with a tub/shower combination and shower in the second. The living room has beautiful hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, a spacious black leather sectional sofa facing picture windows with views of the lake, and a flat screen cable TV. There is a TV in bedrooms 1 and 2. The comfortable chairs on the covered porch may be you favorite place to kick back and relax while you absorb the beauty of the lake and its surrounding mature pines and hardwoods. There is off-street parking for two vehicles.

The updated modern kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, gas stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster, pots/pans, dinnerware, flatware, glasses, cookie sheets, and baking dishes. The large drop-leaf dining table seats eight, and you’ll enjoy the expansive views of the lake from the bay window. A picnic table and charcoal grill provides an outdoor cooking/dining option. All bed linens are provided as well as bath and kitchen towels.

Sleeping Arrangements: Bedroom 1 – queen bed, Bedroom 2 – queen bed, Bedroom 3 – 2 sets of bunk beds.
PLEASE NOTE: Maximum occupancy, though it is 8 people, no more than 6 adults. All children over the age of one are counted. No parties, no events, no day visitors/guests.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pier/Dock
  • Firewood Provided
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Seasonal Rental
  • Available for Monthly Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Canoe/Kayak Included

Unique Features

The crystal clear, 600-acre Silver Lake has excellent boating, fishing, and swimming. The resort’s 70-foot sand beach swimming area has a firm, gently sloping lake bottom that is perfect for younger children. There are hammocks, two docks, a swimming raft, two paddleboards, two kayaks, and a rowboat shared by guests. Each cottage has its own picnic table, gas grill, and fire pit with free wood.

This Traverse City area lakefront cottage has gorgeous views from the living room, dining room, and covered porch. You’ll love sitting outside on the porch or relaxing in a hammock while all the stress of city life fades away. The updated interior of the Maple Grove Cottage includes a gas fireplace, ceramic-tile bathrooms, and a stylish kitchen. You’ll have three cable TVs and free WIFI to use during your stay.

Things To Do

The Maple Grove Cottage is only a 10 minute drive north to Traverse City with great shopping, dining, wine tours, live theater, museums, and cultural events. The city is home to over 150 restaurants, 40 wineries, and 16 craft breweries. Bring your golf clubs as we have many award winning golf courses in the area. The Crown and Interlochen Golf courses are close by and ones we personally have used.

Traverse City’s downtown nightlight offers lots of romantic options. Check out the events at the restored 1892 City Opera House and pair that with dinner out. There are so many restaurants to choose from, you’ll find the perfect match for your celebratory dinner. After your evening out, it’s just a short drive back to all the comforts of Maple Grove Cottage and the moonlight on the lake.

It is only a 10-minute drive west to Interlochen, best known for its Interlochen Center for the Arts school for young musicians. The center hosts a variety of concerts and other events, so check out their events calendar during your stay..

The Silver Lake Recreation center is only 2 miles away. It has both paved and unpaved walking paths, a kids playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, disc golf and 2 picnic pavilions. Blair Township park, just 2 miles to the south of us has not only picnic area, and kids' playground, but also a water feature for the kids. All free to use.



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Rates & Specials

$250 - $275 night

$2000 - $2800 week

June 13-August 29, 2020 weekly rental only. Saturdays are change over days.
May 4-May 21, 2020
Nightly rate: $225.weeknight, $250 weekend night, 2 night minimum.
May 22-May 24, 2020 (Memorial Day Weekend)
$900/3 nights
May 25-June 13, 2020
Nightly rate: $300/night 3 night minimum

Starting with the dates below, we rent only by the week with Saturday as the change-over day.
June 13-June 20, 2020: $2300/week
June 20 to June 27, 2020: $2600/week
June 27-August 15, 2020
Aug.15-August 23, 2020 $2400/week
August 22-August 29, 2020
Saturday, August 29-Friday, Sept 4, 2020
Rate:$1600/6 nights
September4-September 7, 2020 (Labor Day Weekend)
Rate:$1200/3 night minimum
September 7-November 2, 2020
Nightly rate: $250/weeknight, $275/weekend night
Weekly rate:$1200/week

Rates do not include 6% MI Use Tax and the $75 cleaning fee.

Woohoo! We are offering vacation rental special(s)

Memorial Day Weekend:
(May 22-May 24) $900 for the 3 day weekend
Labor Day weekend
(September 4-Sept.7, 2020) $1200 for the 3 day weekend.


5/5 stars Pretty Great Place! Loved the location, Silver Lake access with beachy shore, access to kayaks, clean + updated cottage, air conditioning, prefect for our group of 8 (4 adults, 4 kids) bunk bed room a plus.
July 20-July 27, 2019. Jacki M
5/5 star Cherry Cup
Awesome stay at Maple Grove! Host was fantastic! I would definitely recommend and hope to return.
05/19/2019 at 3:47 PM Matthew W Fri, May 17 – Sun, May 19, 2019
5/5 star Peaceful and relaxing
Exactly what we were looking for. Felt just like home with a beautiful lake as our backyard. So relaxing and peaceful. Had so much fun. Very accommodating.08/24/2019 at 6:40 PM Celestina B Sat, Jul 27 – Sat, Aug 03, 2019
5/5 star stars Traverse City Lakefront. We had a great time here for 3 days over Labor Day weekend. Marian greeted us and gave me a quick tour and answered any initial questions. The house was clean and roomy. The view of the lake from multiple rooms was great along with a veranda overlooking the lake. Beds were comfortable and kitchen was great. The drive to DT Traverse City was only about 10 minutes. This was a great location to hit TC and the peninsula. I would definitely rent again if we come back up this way.09/05/2019 at 5:36 PM
Aaaaaaaah, yes! I rented this lovely cottage based on the owner's description and one review, then held my breath. Well, not to worry, the cottage is as described. It is very clean, updated, nicely decorated, and quiet. Yes, the owners are next door, but are very respectful of renters' privacy, yet available if you need something. There are two cottages total that share the lake frontage with the owners. Owner Marian has taken great care (and a lot of work!) to create lovely gardens with a hint of whimsy. We had all the amenities we needed for preparing most meals in. The three bedrooms and one of the two baths are off the kitchen, separated by a door from the living areas, so if you are early to bed or early to rise, the quiet is a nice surprise. :) We were only four miles from the local Meijer and about 10-15 minutes from downtown Traverse City. So, we had the beauty and quiet of the lake, with the conveniences of downtown nearby. We stayed for two weeks: week one with friends to explore the many wineries, and week two with family, including a four-year-old, who absolutely loved the sandy beach and water. In addition to wineries, we explored Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pierce Stocking Drive, Glen Arbor, Leleand, the Art Park at Crystal Mountain, and the Dennos museum. We truly enjoyed our stay, and hope to return. the sooner the better! Janice F.
Perfect Weekend Getaway! This property was exactly what my wife and I needed to get away from the busyness of life for a weekend. We had a great time walking on the sand along the waterfront and chillin' in the hammock. The facilities were very nice and there was plenty of space for us to unwind and relax. Seeing how this property is so close to Traverse City, it is the perfect retreat to unwind and still have easy access to city life. The owners Tom and Marian are also delightful hosts; they are very kind and personable. I highly recommend this property. Keegan C.
Can't wait to go back! I was somewhat hesitate to rent the Maple Grove Cottage, because it didn't have any reviews yet, which made me a little uncomfortable, although I think I understand why now; everyone wants to keep this little gem their secret! Prior to arriving, Marian was very helpful in answering all the many questions I had, and gave us a lot of tips and suggestions. She always answered my e-mail inquiries in a very pleasant and timely fashion! On arrival, upon opening the door I knew we had made the right decision! The fresh clean smell of the cottage was very inviting to a germaphobe as myself! The cottage is just as it appears in the pictures and is very clean! Something we noticed, that is usually lacking in other rentals, is that the cottage was very soundproof! We couldn't hear the other couple in their room, even though we were right next to each other! That applied to the whole cottage, bathrooms included. Solid construction! Basically, the entire property is quiet, the few neighbors including the Brady's are all very quiet and respectful of each other. Lastly, we just loved Marian and her husband "Tom Brady"! lol They were so accommodating and helpful and very pleasant to chat with! I even left some items behind, and Marian shipped them back to me within 3 days of my calling her! can't wait to return to Maple Grove, it is one of our new favorite vacation spots! Judy K.

Contact Information

292 N. West Silver Lk Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685
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About the Owner/Manager

We live in a separate home on the resort with our own 30 feet of lakefront. The resort has been in existence since the 1930's when Silver Lake just had a few resorts and family cottages dotting the landscape. We are recognized by Traverse City's township to legally operate as a short-term vacation rental. Please feel free to stop by for sightseeing advice and restaurant recommendations. We have maps of nearby biking, walking trails, winery/brewery brochures and directions to places only the locals know about.

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