Retreat on Spider Lake

A Traverse City, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 4
  • Bathrooms - 3.5
  • Sleeps - 10
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On Spider Lake

Retreat on Spider Lake is a beautiful, three-story waterfront home in Traverse City, Michigan. This upscale, four-bedroom lake house offers 3,625 square feet of luxury living space, with an inviting, open floor plan on the main level and a walk-out basement to a private sand beach.

Retreat on Spider Lake has comfortable accommodations for up to ten guests, with plenty of room to spread out in a variety of relaxing spaces, and great views and natural lighting from large windows on the lake-facing side.

This home has a central sitting room with a sofa, armchairs and a fireplace; a formal dining room with two full walls of windows and seating for six; a fully equipped modern kitchen with new appliances; a lounge with reading chairs and a cozy corner stove; a lower-level workout space with a treadmill; a large outdoor sun porch; in-unit laundry and 3.5 baths.

Sleeping arrangements: The master suite is located on the main floor, with a king-sized four-poster bed, a full bath, a large closet and stunning private lake views. The Green Room is furnished with a queen-sized bed, and the Lemon Room has a full-sized bed. There is also a bonus room with two twin-sized beds and a queen-sized futon. Two air mattresses are available upon request.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Canoe/Kayak Included
  • Board Games

Unique Features

Retreat on Spider Lake is settled on a picturesque peninsula surrounded by crystal-clear, spring fed water that is great for both swimming and fishing. This Michigan cottage rental enjoys 160 feet of private frontage on all-sports Spider Lake, offering access to a private sand beach and a shallow, sandy-bottomed swimming area. This property includes covered garage space for two vehicles and plenty of off-street parking for additional trailers and the like.

Things To Do

Retreat on Spider Lake is located on the outskirts of the popular Michigan resort town of Traverse City. This engaging waterfront community attracts tourists during all seasons, with its unique shops, outdoor equipment rentals, natural features and views, and great dining.

This cottage is just a short drive to town, where you can take your pick of culinary experiences, world-class golf courses, sand dunes, public parks, hiking trails, water sports, snowmobiling and more. Give us a call, and we are glad to recommend boat rentals and other vendors in the area.



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* Please contact owner to ensure availability.

Rates & Specials

$400 - $810 night

$2800 - $5670 week

Retreat on Spider Lake requires a minimum stay of 2 - 7 nights.
Check-in starts at 3:00 pm with check-out scheduled for 10:00 am.
Parties and events are not allowed at this property.
Please be considerate of our neighbors regarding noise.
The minimum required age of the primary renter is 25 years.
This home is family-friendly, but does not allow pets.
This home is cigarette smoke and pet allergen free.
Cancellations made a minimum of 60 days prior to the arrival date will receive a full refund.

**Since you book directly with Retreat on Spider Lake, these rates are not inflated by third-party booking sites. Owner taxes might not be included. Confirm final rates with owner.


Our stay at this lake house was perfect! The owner Daniel was excellent at communication and made us feel very welcome! The house was clean, had everything we needed, perfect access to the water with our own little beach. It was the perfect vacation house for our family! Lots of memories were made and we would highly recommend this lake house! Thank you! — Jennie D., Sept. 2019
Daniel’s home on Spider Lake was extraordinary. The house was well appointed and the kitchen and laundry supplies were excellent. Had great weather and the beach was a lot of fun , especially for the grandchildren. We rented a pontoon for the week and Spider Lake is a Great Lake for exploring and visiting the islands. We made a great choice this year and hopefully we will be welcomed back. — Pat B., Aug. 2019
Our family group of seven has been renting lakefront homes in northern Michigan for the past 15 years. This home, by far, is the best we have ever visited! Beautifully decorated and very well equipped with everything to make our stay worry-free, we enjoyed a week of boating with our rented pontoon, swimming right off the sandy beach, and relaxing and eating on the patio with a retractable awning. The owner went out of his way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable, and his timely responsiveness to all of our needs and inquiries was greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to going back to this home next year—it’s awesome!! — Sandra K., July 2019
My family and I enjoyed a week at this lovely spot on Spider Lake south of Traverse City. Pleasantly remote but also easily accessible to downtown TC, restaurants and shopping. We made some excursions to the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, both which are about an hour drive but the drives are pleasant. The house was very accessible for our group and we did a combination of cooking on the grill and eating out. Loved dining out on the deck overlooking Spider Lake. The beach access is great for kids. My son really took to swimming there and we built a few sand castles with the toys available at the house. We would love to go back someday. Thank you, Daniel and Emma. — Gretchen S., July 2019
Perfect family vacation spot; great location, with sandy beach and shallow water near the shore for the kids to play, large enough lake for boats and water sports, outdoor lawn and patio area to eat and play, and a huge, open and airy house. Everything you need for the perfect summer vacation house. We had a great time! — Kruti A., June 2019
Another fantastic week in a fantastic home. Everyone was very well pleased with the home. The grandsons and adults enjoyed the water swimming, kayaking and fishing and just relaxing. — John P., June 2019

Contact Information

Traverse City, MI 49696
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About the Owner/Manager

We are your hosts, Emma and Daniel Germain, and we love cultivating the vacation life. As frequent travelers ourselves, we are sympathetic to the needs and expectations of our guests at Retreat on Spider Lake. We pride ourselves in maintaining a modern, comfortable and up-to-date Michigan vacation rental on our ideal vacation spot — a quiet lot with open water views, a sandy beach, and everything you need for a wonderful, stress-free holiday experience.

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