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 June 12-August 28, 2021, Saturdays are the change over days.

Our Traverse City 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation cottage - Maple Grove.
-One of 2 cottages that make up our small family owned and operated lakeside resort.
-It is located on one of the best 70 ft. of sandy beach frontage that Silver Lake offers.
- Silver Lake is a crystal clear 600 acre spring-fed lake. It is surrounded by pine and hardwood trees with islands and peninsulas. It is great for boating, fishing and swimming.
- It is an easy 10 minute drive to Traverse City.

-The cottage has: Wi-Fi, cable TVs, central air conditioning, gas fireplace, central heat, and a fully equipped kitchen.
-There are two docks, a swimming raft, kayaks, paddle boards and hammocks which are available to our guests at no extra charge.
-Each cottage has its own outdoor table, charcoal grill and campfire pits with wood provided.

-The resort has been in existence since the 1930's when Silver Lake had only a few fishing resorts and cottages. The original owners picked prime lake sandy beach frontage to locate this resort. It is on ¾ of an acre of flat lake-front property, 500 ft. from the road, with a large backyard for games.. Having direct frontage with no steps to the lake is a plus for lake living.

This is a smoke free, pet free resort.

The other cottage located in our resort is Willow cottage:

PLEASE NOTE: Maximum occupancy, though it is 8 people, no more than 6 adults. All children and babies are counted per the health department restrictions. Minimum age to reserve cottage is 25 years old. No parties, no events, no day visitors/guests are allowed.


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

Unique Features

Our own home is located on the property. We have an additional 30 ft. of lake frontage for our personal and our seaplane.
We have owned and managed the 2 cottages since 1989. We strive to provide a peaceful and enjoyable experience for our guests. We take great pride in our clean/comfortable/updated homes that our guests will call home during their stay. You will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation as we are very available for assistance as we are here to help.
We are available for sight-seeing ideas, golf courses, nature areas and restaurant recommendations. We have maps of nearby bike, walking trails, winery/brewery brochures and places only the locals know where to go and see.

Things To Do

Maple Grove 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 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..

Silver Lake Recreation Area is just 3.6 miles to the north of us. It is an 84 acre park and natural area with tennis and basketball courts, unpaved walking trails around Hidden Lake and paved trails around the park. 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 - $325 night

$1500 - $3000 week

Please note: There are no additional cleaning, booking, administrative fees etc.
We do need to collect a 6% MI Use tax.

June 12-August 28, 2021 weekly rental only. Saturdays are changeover days.
May 14-May 21, 2021
Nightly rate: $250 weeknight, $275 weekend night, 2 night minimum.
May 29-May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day Weekend)
$1075/3 nights
May 22-June 11, 2021
Nightly rate: $325/night 3 night minimum

Weekly rentals only with Saturday change over:
June 12-June 18, 2021: $2400/week
June 19 to June 25, 2021: $2600/week
June 26-July 2, 2021
July 3-August 13, 2021 $3000/week
Aug.14-August 20, 2021 $2500/week
August 21-August 28, 2021 $2200
August 29- Thursday, Sept 2, 2021
Rate:$1400 for 6 nights

3 night minimum resumes:
September3-September 6, 2021 (Labor Day Weekend)
Rate:$1275/3 night minimum
September 6-October 29, 2021
Nightly rate: $275/night, 3 nights minimum
Weekly rate:$1500/week

Rates do not include 6% MI Use.
We require a refundable $500 excessive cleaning/damage deposit for week long rentals,
$300 for shorter rental periods.

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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
Awesome stay at Maple Grove! Host was fantastic! I would definitely recommend and hope to return. 05/19/2019. Matthew W
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 Celestina B
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
Maple Grove Cottage was a cute cottage on Silver Lake - about 10-15 min to downtown Traverse City. We were a party of 2 adults, 4 young adults and 1 teen. The cottage was clean and we appreciated the updated furniture with USB ports and WIFI. Also very nice to be able to use our Netflix and Hulu accounts on the living room TV. We spent most of our time outside - swimming, fishing off the dock or using the kayaks and paddle boards provided. It was a little of a Bed and Breakfast feel as the owners live Next door and there is another cottage you share the beach and amenities with. This was a very friendly -family oriented place which was perfect for us. Marian was an excellent communicator and Tom even had to rescue us when our rented boat ran out of gas! How great was that! Thank you for allowing us a getaway during the COVID situation :) 07/15/2020
House was very clean and the property was beautiful. Clear lake, nice sandy beach. Owners were extremely nice and helpful. Great location to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, etc. 6 adults and a 1 year old fit perfectly in the house. The door between the kitchen and sleeping area was a definite bonus to help keep noise at bay for the sleeping baby. We were able to take lots of day trips and explore the area (hiking, wineries, shopping). Went to Leelanau State Park and passed many cute towns on the way (Sutton’s Bay, Northport) and also visited Glen Arbor, which was another great little town. Use of the kayaks and stand up paddle board were great, and the rope swings on the tree were fun. Beautiful porch to sip your morning coffee on and watch the sunrise over the lake, or relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. Loved our stay.
A great experience. It was wonderful. Enough room for the 7 of us. It has paddle boards, kayaks, and a swimming raft and a lovely beach. 08/15/2020
We 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. In addition to wineries, we explored Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pierce Stocking Drive, Glen Arbor, Leland, 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.
Great property! Very clean cottage in an outstanding location. On a lake but so close to all that Traverse City has to offer.

Contact Information

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

My husband, Tom and I were married in 1979. We moved to Traverse City in 1980 from the city of Detroit. My mother was raised on an local farm. My maternal great grandparents were pioneers to the area. I developed my love for the area as a young child as we vacationed every year in Traverse City. Tom and I honeymooned in Traverse City and moved there 9 months later. We raised our 5 children in Traverse City. We discovered and purchased our small resort in 1989. It was a diamond in the rough, but it had a great private sandy beach and was in close to Traverse City. We remodeled the cottages as we raised our 5 children. We worked on the cottages as a family. Over the years, our children have learned many skills and developed a great work ethic as everyone helped over the years.

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