Slice of Heaven TC Silver Lake Cottage

Welcome! We're excited to share our little "Slice-of-Heaven" with you! Please use our curated mobile guest guide to enjoy our cozy cottage to the fullest and to discover our favorite places in the area too.

  • Check in after 4:00 PM

Property Address:

  • 5130 Van Petten Drive, Traverse City, MI 49685 (Directions) 

  • The name of this property is "Slice-Of-Heaven" Traverse City Silver Lake Cottage

  • Winter months require 4WD/AWD to navigate the driveway up to the cottage entrance.

Driving Directions:

  • GPS sometimes misdirects guests to EAST Silver Lake Rd, but the cottage access is off (South end) of WEST Silver Lake Rd.

  • Should you find you are having GPS difficulties, if you enter the address for St. Patrick Catholic Church (630 S West Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685),

  • Van Petten Drive is located directly across the road from the church.

  • At each "y" in the road on Van Petten, turn right (photo) and it will take you directly to the cottage, located on your own private beachfront peninsula.

  • Look for the Slice of Heaven Logo Sign at base of driveway. (photo) It's the very last house, tucked away up the hill where the road ends.

  • The cottage is up on top of a hill not visible from the road.

Keyless Entry:

  • The home is accessible via keyless entry. The code is 5130

  • Before entering in the code, check if the door is unlocked. If the door is unlocked, please feel free to enter and use the keypad to lock and unlock the door as needed

  • Key Pad Instructions (video)

We are grateful you chose our "Slice-Of-Heaven" Traverse City Silver Lake Cottage for your "Adventure North" to Traverse City and hope you enjoy staying at this one of a kind property! Also, during your stay we'd love to have you follow us to stay connected after your stay at Slice of Heaven's Instagram & Facebook pages.

Please note the following Check-in Details & Instructions for your stay at our Cottage:


  • Please inform Shawne, of any problems or concerns upon arrival, so we can work to address these immediately!

  • For questions or concerns you may have during your stay, please call/textShawne

  • For emergent situations only, or if Shawne is not available, call/text Dan

Check-in Instructions:

  • Check in after 4:00 PM

  • The home is accessible via keyless entry. The code is 5130

  • Before entering in the code, check if the door is unlocked. If the door is unlocked, please feel free to enter and use the keypad to lock and unlock the door as needed

Wi-Fi & TV Assistance:
Use the remote for most operations on the TV. We have the TV set up to the Wi-Fi so all you need to do is log into your streaming apps of choice. Just remember to log out! Spectrum TV is your source for access to cable TV channels.

Wireless Internet Instructions:

  • Username: SOH

  • Password: 5STARREVIEW

Operational How To Videos:

Please take a moment to watch these instructional videos, let us know your suggestions for additional videos for Slice-of-Heaven Cottage, if there is something else you think would benefit guests having a quick guide or more information about to help enjoy your stay even more.

Security Camera Information:

Your safety matters. There are security cameras, located next to the front door facing out, and surveillance of exterior areas is monitored to ensure your safety. It does not look into any interior spaces and is visual in nature only with no audio. Please be advised that if during surveillance of the exterior areas' malicious activity or destructive behavior is observed the security company will contact the owners and they will contact you immediately. Please make sure that your guests are not perpetrators of any sort of destruction to the premises. We expect that our guests will treat our property as if it were their own. If we are made aware this is not the case, do not be surprised if you receive an immediate call from us.


Slice of Heaven is located in a very private secluded beachfront neighborhood. It is serene and tranquil, truly a heaven on earth setting for your enjoyment! Please have fun but be conscientious guests and help maintain this quiet peaceful environment throughout your stay. We don't want to jeopardize the great neighborhood relationships we've built and appreciate your help by keeping noise to a minimum especially during the overnight hours from 10pm - 8am. Noise travels very easily across the lake, campfire conversations are easily heard miles away.

Parking Instructions:

3-4 vehicles can be parked in the driveway, please avoid parking in the private roadway. Slice of Heaven is located at the end of the road, there is no drive-by traffic and ample parking for all guests. Guests that prefer not traversing down steps, the base of the driveway provides easy access to park a vehicle adjacent to the beachfront area.

Trash & Recycling:
Please bag all trash and make use of the bins in our parking lot.

We provide coffee, complimentary coffee pods with a dual single serve plus coffee pot for your use.

Prior to your departure, please tidy up the Cottage by doing the following:

Check-Out Instructions:

  • Check out before 10:00 AM.

  • Remove all perishable items

  • Take out the trash

  • Wash and put away all used dishes

  • Leave beds unmade if used, no need to strip them

  • Place all used towels in a pile, in bathroom shower

  • Turn off all lights, electronics and appliances

  • Close and lock all windows and doors

  • Additional fees will be imposed if the home is found in an unsatisfactory condition, so please return it to the condition in which you found it

We strive to provide a "five-star" Adventure North Vacation Rentals experience, at all our homes, and truly want to be sure your requests are addressed whenever possible. If you enjoyed yourselves, leaving us a 5-star review online would be the most wonderful thanks we could ask for. If there is anything we could have done better, please let us know directly. We appreciate your help and you taking good care of our cottage!

Safe travels and please do reach out anytime you come back to the Traverse area. 🌞 Also, be sure to check our Adventure North Vacation Rentals website where you can book direct and avoid paying additional guest fees.

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Contact Us:

Please email Shawne, of any problems or concerns upon arrival and throughout your stay, so we can work to address these immediately!

  • If you don't receive a timely response to email, please call/text Shawne

  • For emergent situations only, or if Shawne is not available, call/text Dan


Bergstrom's Burgers - from Scratch burgers & sides


Rico’s Café & Pizzeria

American restaurant
5790 US-31, Grawn
Distance: 1.5 miles
Breakfast ends at 11am

Original Flap Jack Shack

Super cute retro place to eat!!
3980 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49684
Distance: 7.5 miles
Parents Favorite Sunday Breakfast

The Omelette Shoppe

Breakfast & brunch restaurant
124 Cass St, Traverse City
Distance: 8.6 miles
Breakfast Favorite

Bergstrom’s Burgers

From scratch burgers & sides
905 US-31, Traverse City
Distance: 3.4 miles
Amazing burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken strips & a super friendly staff!

China Lee

Chinese restaurant
3985 Beitner Rd #1, Traverse City
Distance: 3.3 miles
Dan's favorite, recommends the


Southeast Asian restaurant
4025 Chums Village Dr, Traverse City
Distance: 3.7 miles
Lisa's favorite take-out!

The Chef’s In

Deli sandwiches, salad bar & soups
519 W Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 8.2 miles
They're almost always busy, so call ahead. Click image icon for menu slips

Boone’s Long Lake Inn

7208 Secor Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685
Distance: 5.1 miles
Busy, but worth the wait!

Red Ginger

Asian cuisine & sushi
237 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 9.3 miles
Elegant/casual dining room dress code. Casual attire accepted in the bar

Fire Fly

American restaurant & bar
310 Cass St., Traverse City
Distance: 8.5 miles
This a favorite place for locals to meet and have a drink. Good food!
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling


Biggby Coffee

4041 N U.S. 31 S, Traverse City
Distance: 3.2 miles
Closest - Drive-Thru Only

Higher Grounds Trading Co.

806 Red Dr, Traverse City
Distance: 7.3 miles
Comfortable outdoor patio to enjoy coffee all year long, Beautiful Grounds of former State Hospital

Left Foot Charley

Urban winery & tasting room
806 Red Dr Suite #100, Traverse City
Distance: 7.3 miles
Great patio. Try the Cinnamon Girl cider. Delish!

The Little Fleet

Open air bar & food trucks
448 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 9.8 miles
Don't miss Happy's Tacos located inside. Delicious. Try a burrito!

7 Monks Taproom

Craft beer taproom & pub fare
Distance: 8.5 miles
Great menu, downtown location

The Parlor

Craft cocktails, wine, MI beers & food
205 Lake Ave., Traverse City
Distance: 8.4 miles
TC's best Happy Hour. 1/2 OFF Cocktails 4-6pm. Live music Thurs, Fri, Sat

Lake Ann Brewing Company

Rustic "up north" brewery
6535 1st St, Lake Ann
Distance: 13.5 miles
Order Stone Oven Pizza to eat here!

Mammoth Distilling

Craft cocktails lounge
221 Garland St, Traverse City
Distance: 8.5 miles
Great live music most Wed-Sat. Bring in food from Archie's at The Workshop

Grand Traverse Distillery

Cocktails & tasting room
215 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 9.5 miles
Grab a cocktail while you're waiting for your table in downtown TC

Bonobo Winery

Old Mission Peninsula Winery
12011 Center Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 18.3 miles
Worth the 1/2 hr drive, our celebrity friends owns it!
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

Incredible Mo’s

Bowling, escape rooms, laser tag, dining &
1355 Silver Lake Crossings Blvd, Grawn
Distance: 1.6 miles
Eat, Drink & Play - Bowling, Laser Tag, Arcade, Escape Rooms

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Distance: 7.3 miles
Specialty Shopping, Dinning, Coffee & Cafes

AMC CLASSIC Cherry Blossom 14

3825 Marketplace Cir, Traverse City
Distance: 6.8 miles
IMAX Movie Theatre

State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay

Local downtown movie theaters
Downtown Traverse City
Distance: 9.4 miles
Saturday 10am Kids’ Matinees(State Theatre). All tickets only $1!!!

Mt. Holiday

Ski & snowboarding, tubing, ziplines & bar
3100 Holiday Road Traverse City
Distance: 14.7 miles
Eat, Drink & Play - great family friendly bar, Ski, Tube, Snowboard & Zip line

Crystal Mountain

Golf, ski & spa resort
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville
Distance: 23.4 miles
Eat, Drink & Play - Spa, Shop & Ski

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Beaches, hiking & dunes along Lake Michigan
6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor
Distance: 31 miles
Local's tip: Dunes get hot. Morning climbs in Summer are best. Take the scenic drive!
Fresh produce & meats - Oryana West


Family Fare

4146 US-31, Traverse City
Distance: 3.2 miles
Closest Grocery, great deli, specialty items


1029 M 37 S, Traverse City

Francisco’s Market & Deli

Pizza, Sandwiches, Beer, Wine & Groceries
2770 Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 4.2 miles
Local's tip: Great pizza. The Breakfast Pizza is a local favorite!

Fresh Coast Market

Specialty food store, gourmet deli & coffee
7270 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 7.1 miles
Locals favorite! Deli items hot/cold, salads, wraps, huge variety of quality dine-in, take-out, order online.

Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market

Meat shop, specialty groceries, beer & wine
407 S Union St, Traverse City
Distance: 8.3 miles
Local's tip: Great meats for the grill. Try the bacon jerky!


Gourmet sandwiches, Italian market & wine
424 W Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 8.3 miles
Local's tip: Grab their pasta, sauce, meatballs & focaccia for a quick authentic meal!

Oryana West

Community owned grocery store & coffee bar
3587 Marketplace Circle, Traverse City
Distance: 6.8 miles
Originally a Co-op - Excellent Market Experience

Tom’s Food Markets – Interlochen

Local Grocery Store
9475 Market Dr, Interlochen
Distance: 5.5 miles
Great Long-time Local Grocery Chain

Oleson’s – Long Lake

Locally-owned grocery store
3850 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 7.2 miles
Great Long-time Local Grocery Chain

Edson Farms Natural Foods

Health Food Store
835 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City
Distance: 11 miles
Local favorite: Huge variety of everything whole foods.
Brick Wheels - Ski & Bike Rentals



Local grocery delivery service
Delivering Northern MI
Local's tip: Deliveres made into the rental & directly into the frigde before arrival

Brick Wheels

Bike service, sales & rentals
736 E 8th St, Traverse City
Distance: 9.1 miles
Local favorite: Bike & Ski Rental

Grand Traverse Bay YMCA (West)

Exercise facilities & indoor pool
3700 Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 5.6 miles
Exercise full-gym & fitness + Swim

ELEV8 Climbing & Fitness

Climbing & fitness gym
777 Boyd Ave, Traverse City
Distance: 9.1 mile
Indoor Rockwall by the hour

Planet Fitness

3111 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 6.5 mile
Gym & fitness

McLain Cycle And Fitness

750 E Eighth St, Traverse City
Distance: 9.1 miles
Local Specialty Bike Next Door to Brick Wheels
Downtown Traverse City

🍽 Dining
Most local options close by 9pm. Late night food options: Mode's Bum Steer, Lil Bo's

🅿️ Parking (map)
Downtown and surrounding streets have metered parking and are strictly enforced (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm)
*FREE parking on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

🚻 Public Restrooms (map)

🚲 TART Trails (maps)
A network of multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route

⛱️ Clinch Park
Metered parking
Splash Pad turns off at 6pm

🚗 Transportation
Traverse City has both Lyft and Uber as well as various local taxi companies
Please email us your questions or concerns

Don't hesitate to text with any questions

If you don't get a timely response, please call/text Shawne

Contact Dan by call/text for emergent situations only