Shawn's Boats & Cabins on Spider Lake

Shawn | 231-357-1211

Price Range$100-$400
CityTraverse City
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This property has 2 two-bedroom cabins each with its own deck. There are some shared items such as a gas and charcoal grill, fire pit, dock, swimming area and some boats: row, pedal, canoe and two kayaks. Pontoon boats are available at an additional cost.

This is a standard reservation and will tell you what you get if you rent both cabins-

Check this reservation for inaccuracies and let me know if any.

You have reserved the Jurgens and Waller Cabins and a pontoon for up to ten people xxx nights arriving date-xx vacating date-xx.  Both cabins are two bedroom.  The Jurgens Cabin has a double bed, two twins and a double sofa bed (250 lb. limit) while the Waller has a queen and two singles (smaller than a twin).  Bring linens, towels and paper products.  Each bed has a mattress pad, pillows, blanket and bed spread.
Check in is after 3pm and check out is before 10am.  The cabins will be open and the keys inside. 
The package price for the two cabins and the pontoon is $xxx total.  A deposit of $xxx is required to be mailed within one week.  If you need more time let me know.  Upon receipt of your deposit I will send a confirmation.  The balance is due upon arrival.  Please mail your deposit to:
Shawn’s Place
4162 Lakeview Trail
T.C.  MI  49696
The address to the cabins is the same. 
Please call or text an hour or so prior to arrival or upon arrival.
Some boats are included: row, pedal, two kayaks and a canoe.
There is a gas and charcoal grill.
I like to sit with everyone shortly after arrival to discuss the boats and cabin and to collect any balance due.
If you have rented the pontoon designate no more than three people to captain the pontoon boat and I will need to sit with them on the boat to discuss it regardless of experience.
Do not allow any boats out until we have met.
I recommend bringing condiments and grocery shopping here as we have a newer grocery, Oleson’s, at 3 mile and Hammond.
No anti-bacterial soaps as they kill the necessary bacteria in the septic.
Please send a phone # I can reach you at when you are here.
You may want to forward all or part of this email to others in your party.
If it takes longer than a week to put the check in the mail please let me know when the check is in the mail, thanks.

Call or email with any questions or concerns,


See description above

Area Information

Spider Lake is a 459 acre lake in the Pere Marquette State Forest and it has that "up north hilly and in the woods" feel.  No commercial businesses in the State Forest like the big box stores (except the grocery-5 miles away) and the traffic that goes with them.  It is quiet and peaceful.  Lots of wildlife and the stars and moon shine bright most of the time.  We have a speed limit so you can only high speed boat from 11 am to 7:30 pm but you can boat 24/7.  The deepest spot in the lake is about 40 feet so the lake warms up nicely for all-day swimming!  It is about a twenty minute drive to downtown Traverse City and less than an hour to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You will find most of the other inland lakes and Lake Michigan are deep and cold and have roads than run along the perimeter so traffic is often present and noticeable.  And FYI, I try to keep the cabins simple so you can knock around and do your thing and not worry about the accommodations.
There is a gas and charcoal grill, antenna TV and Wi-Fi, fire pit, dock, on-site swimming, boating and fishing.


Rates vary from $100 to $200 per cabin depending on the time of season, peak season being when the kids are out of school.

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