(231) 590-2190 tbrady294@charter.net

Welcome to Willow Cottage on Silver Lake

About Willow Cottage

Modern lakeside 800 sq ft home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, located right on the edge of the beach. Accommodates a maximum of 4 adults; we do allow up to 2 extra children under the age of 14 and have 2 twin fold out foam floor mattresses for them to use.This cottage is not handicapped accessible and is part of a ‘no pet’ resort.

  • 70 feet of shared sandy beach frontage on Silver Lake with shared kayaks, paddle boards, docks
    and swimming raft
  • Porch table and chairs, charcoal grill, campfire pit with wood provided
  • Central air-conditioning
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster
  • Dining table for 4
  • Gas fireplace in living room with flat screen cable TV
  • Bedrooms #1 and #2 have a queen size bed and flat screen cable TVs.
  • Great lake views from covered front porch, living and dining room
  • Hardwood floors in main rooms, and tile floors in bathroom, carpeted bedrooms
  • Linens, towels and all kitchenware provided

Spring/Fall: $175 – $225/night, minimum 3 night stay

Summer: $1900 – $2500/week. Please note from the 2nd week of June till Labor Day we rent only by the full week, (Saturday to Saturday)


  • There are no additional cleaning, booking, or administrative fees.
  • We require a refundable excessive cleaning/damage deposit. $500 for weekly stays, $300 for shorter stays.
  • We are required to collect a 6% MI Use tax which is not included in the rates.

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Hannah J: Idyllic TC Cottage! The Willow Cottage is literally two steps from the best spot on Silver Lake. It is a very short distance into downtown Traverse City so you can relax and get away from the traffic of town but venture out to the restaurants and shops when you want. One of the best stays we have had in 20 years of vacations in this area.

James B: 5 stars and then some, great beach.

Mathew G: Wonderful. Stay here!!!!!

Peter K: Great Family Trip. The family had an amazing time at this property. The view of the lake and the amenities are fantastic.

Ted N: Wonderful vacation location. The Willow cottage had everything we needed to have a wonderful, lakeside vacation. It was quiet and comfortable and big enough for our family of four to spread out and relax together. The location on Silver Lake is simply perfect and the hosts (Marian and Tom) are incredibly friendly and responsive. Our 2-year-old loved watching the boats go by, looking for “fishies” off the dock, and swinging in the hammocks – as did Mom, Dad, and baby sister. We are looking forward to returning as our kids get older and are able to enjoy this little gem even more.

Robert K: ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!! The property was perfect; Marian and Tom met us and were very welcoming and helpful. Impeccably clean, with every amenity needed. Quiet, peaceful, restorative environment, JUST what we needed RIGHT on the water. EAGER to come back, and stay longer!

Mimi S: Great place right on Silver Lake! We had a wonderful summer week on Silver Lake. Perfect place for our family of 4. We swam off the dock in beautiful water and use the SUP board and kayaks every day. We rented a pontoon boat and explored the lake and the kids tubed! The owners were very attentive and responsive. Great location for summer activities.

Julie H: Great getaway. We had a great five days in the Willow Cottage. There are kayaks and waterboards for use and we took advantage of both. The property is also convenient to grocery stores, downtown Traverse City and it’s about a half-hour drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes. We highly recommend a stay here.

Gai D: Relaxing Early Fall Getaway. We had a peaceful and lovely stay in the Willow Cottage in mid-September. Marian was great! She was quick to respond to our request for a reservation and always responded with great detail to the questions we sent. The process of making the reservation and getting information was very smooth. The cottage was well-kept and cozy. It worked well for my parents, my husband and I. It was a perfect fall getaway for us to get a change of scenery and continue our social distancing up north!

Hallie D: Perfect getaway! The location was perfect. The cottage was clean and super cozy. The views of the lake were amazing. What a wonderfully peaceful place!

Questions about Traverse City Vacation Cottages?

Marian and Tom are here to help!