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Lakefront Fun on All Sports Bass Lake in Traverse City!!

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Dock and Lake View from Screened in Deck

Dock and Lake View from Screened in Deck View of Lake from Screened in Deck Area - Conveniently Close to Water Living room with sofa sleeper Living room with brand new 45 inch plasma tv Newly added bedroom with tv that has dvd/vcr combo Bunk Bed Room Master Bedroom Private Master Bath connected to Large Master Suite Kitchen with new dishwasher and new lighting Dining Room Bathroom Cottage and Lake View

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Last updated: 03/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Traverse City cottage description

Enjoy the Northern Michigan water and activities in this beautifully renovated lakefront cottage only ten feet from the water!!

Enjoy the serenity on our private dock and watch the sunrise over the lake with your morning coffee.

Please check out our video for a virtual tour!

Local waverunner, pontoon and other watercraft rental and free delivery to the cottage is available.

This beautiful Traverse City Cottage has it all!! Three bedrooms, two full baths and direct frontage on all sports sandy bottom Bass Lake. Come enjoy a week or more in the heart of all the Northern Michigan activities and yet only six miles from downtown Traverse City!

Bring your boat or rent one locally and feel free to use our 40 foot dock. Swimming is perfect here with a sandy gentle slope which is perfect for children and enjoy the warm lake water on this inland lake. Many of the locals think this is the best fishing lake in the area. Feel free to use our rowboat and pedalboat as well.

Countless upgrades have been completed on this property. Upgrades include cable TV, 45 inch Plasma in Living Room, TV in Master Suite with DVD & VCR as well. This property is even serviced by ORKIN to avoid those unwanted up north critters.

This is a great location for all Northern Michigan activities and yet very secluded and quiet.

This property is unique as it is less than 10 foot from the waterfront. Watch the kids play on the shore or in the water while you relax on the screened in deck only a few feet away!

3 Bedrooms Include - Large Master with Queen, Second Bedroom with bunk beds and 3rd bedroom with one twin.

Keywords: Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes Voted Most Beautiful Place in America by Good Morning America!

Property Type

  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            This is a HUGE master, with plenty of floor room...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

            One set of bunk beds for two people...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Awesome large open kitchen allows everyone to talk while preparing meals!...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dining
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • ORKIN (TM) Service to eliminate bugs, 2 - DVD/VCR Players, Washer & Dryer, No Pets...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (3) 45 inch Brand New Plasma TV...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Games
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • VCR

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                Rowboat and pedal boat available...moreless

              • Balcony
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Beachfront
              • Lakefront
              • Waterfront

              Activities

              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Golf
              • Snowmobiling
              • Tennis
              • Basketball Court
              • Rafting
              • Water Tubing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Skiing
              • Racquetball
              • Jet Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Cycling
              • Hunting
              • Parasailing
              • Hiking
              • Beachcombing
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Marina
              • Churches
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Horseback Riding

              Other Activities

                  • Great location. True 'Up North' Cottage setting on beautiful Bass Lake, yet only a ten minute drive to downtown, shopping, wineries, casinos, and the Grand Traverse Bay....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Relaxing & peaceful getaway cottage.

                    Relaxing & peaceful getaway cottage.

                    • Guest Karina S.
                    • Date of stay 10/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/14/13
                    We stayed at this cottage for 2 nights, Jackie the owner was kind enough to tell me that I could arrive as early as I wanted on Friday :-) The Cottage is exactly as it shows on the pictures,we were there specifically to admire the fall colors and we were not disappointed, we like the fact that it was close to downtown Traverse City, also it was very quiet, we met one of the neighbors and he was very nice and helpful. The view from the screened deck was nice and calm, enjoyed the sunrise and sunset as well as a peaceful environment. Fireplace was nice to have, I guess my only negative comment is about the sofa bed, it is kind of old and when I tried extended to sleep on it the funny smell made me close it, and could not be used as a bed. Overall I would recommend this place, the owners also provided a row boat and paddle boat which was very nice. We wanted it a peaceful getaway weekend and that's exactly what we got, thank you for letting us rent your place.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children.

                    Owner response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Bass Lake Cottage. Regarding the sofa/sleeper, that will be replaced this winter. We hope that you can come back and enjoy the cottage again next year! Thanks for your feedback!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Awesome

                    Awesome

                    • Guest Renee c.
                    • Date of stay 10/18/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/19/13
                    My Brother and I arrived last night for a 3 night stay and we were so happy. The place is charming and the view I awoke to was breath taking. The owners have been great to work with. I came from California so if by chance your wondering Jackie was awesome to work with on holding the cabin for us..so thank you Jackie. And for those who mentioned the pots and pans... They bought a nice set of T fal so I felt special. I have no complaints just praise. You must come vist in the early fall for the colors are spectacular. I came across the country to see them and I'm not disappointed. I met the neighbors and they even offered thier kayak's for my brother and I to use even though there is a rowboat for us. How sweet. So thank you for the use if your place. Renee Cobb. California

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Peaceful Lake but Cottage Needs Updates

                    Peaceful Lake but Cottage Needs Updates

                    • Guest Cindy (Fruitport, MI)
                    • Date of stay 08/03/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                    Beautiful, quiet setting - loved getting up early to see the beautiful sunrise. The cottage is older and could use some updates. Beds were not comfortable and it could use new kitchen flooring. There was not a kettle big enough to make soup or spaghetti, the no stick fry pans are peeling. It was great to have a washer and dryer and a dishwasher. We had a cold week so the electric fireplace was nice, also. We had a great time but I expected a bit nicer accomodations for the price. The peaceful lake and screened in porch helped me overlook the negatives. Owners seemed kind and helpful.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: We are happy you had a wonderful trip! As for the updates, they are in the works in conjunction with other beautiful updates already made, including the knotty pine hardwood ceilings installed last year as well as the new septic field and all new lighting. Come stay again next year and experience more of the fun you had on the lake in beautiful Traverse City!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Great cottage, conveniently located!

                    Great cottage, conveniently located!

                    • Guest Bill (Illinois)
                    • Date of stay 08/10/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/28/13
                    We had a wonderful time. The cottage was great, the kids had a blast, we caught a lot of fish. It was real easy getting over to Empire to swim on the few warm days. This first time staying outside of TC or the Peninsula gave us an opportunity to enjoy the other great towns in the area and the lovely countryside. Thank you again, Bill.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                  • Vacation rental

                    Vacation rental

                    • Guest Debi C.
                    • Date of stay 07/26/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/18/13
                    We had a great time in Traverse, the cabin is located just minutes away from town but yet you felt very secluded. The lake is just outside the door and we had fun with the paddle boat and some kayaks that were lent to us. The cabin was very comfortable space wise and clean. I would recommend that the owners update the mattresses and pillows for sure in the master and the room with the bunks, they were not comfortable to sleep on, other than that a great place to stay and would consider it again with some upgrades to the bedding. Coming from Texas I was worried about no AC but the weather was great, window fan in the room with the bunks needs to be replaced, very noisy. All in all with the minor complaints nice place to stay very relaxing and peaceful place to spend a week in Northern Michigan. Owner was very prompt to answer any questions that I had.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Owner response: We are glad that you had a wonderful time at the cottage! We will be updating mattress pads and bedding in the coming months of offseason chores! Thanks! Jackie

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Lovely relaxing cottage, exactly as described

                    Lovely relaxing cottage, exactly as described

                    • Guest MichelleB (Columbus, OH)
                    • Date of stay 07/08/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/23/13
                    We had a very nice stay over Cherry Festival 2012. The owner was a pleasure to deal with. Very prompt and patient with all questions as this was our first time renting through VRBO. Our group included 2 senior adults, myself, husband and two small children. The only thing that would have made it more enjoyable for us is a bigger bed (besides the master). However, we knew this going in, so it is really unfair to critcize the property for this, but just as a fair warning to others. It would have been perfect for just 2 adults and children/teens! The property sits very close to the water and my boys loved catching minnows and going for little paddle boat rides. There isn't much sand for the kids to play in, but there are a few public beaches within minutes. The screened in porch was nice to enjoy a quick meal. Neighbors were quiet and friendly. We went into Traverse City several times for festival activities, Easy to get to. We also ate at Moomer's Ice Cream, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, which the kids enjoyed very much! This was one of our best vacations. The rental property is exactly as described and clean! You can tell the owners really take pride in their property and are gradually upgrading it. We would recommend to anyone wanting to have a nice relaxing lake vacation but still be close enough to Traverse City to enjoy the shops and food.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Excellent Renovation

                    Excellent Renovation

                    • Guest Guru (Chicago)
                    • Date of stay 06/09/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/02/12
                    We have been coming here for 3 years, what a beautiful addition the new wood ceiling is! The addition of the 3rd bedroom and huge flat TV is also great. We will be back!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Water Man

                    Water Man

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 05/18/12
                    • Review Submitted 06/11/12
                    Wow! What a difference! This place is like brand new! A third bedroom and a beautiful wood ceiling are very relaxing. Close to town, but middle of no where feeling! Very Private and Relaxing. i will see you in the fall!!!!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Bass Lake Cottage

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                    Bass Lake Cottage

                    • Guest Jim M.
                    • Date of stay 08/30/11
                    • Review Submitted 09/18/11
                    We really enjoyed renting this cottage. It was clean, comfortable, and had all amenities as advertised, allowing for both grill and kichen cooking. It was literally 20 feet from the lake, where we enjoyed rowing, paddleboating, and swimming. We also enjoyed the close drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes (30 minutes away) and frequent visits to Traverse City (10 minutes away).

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Robert

                    Robert

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 08/06/11
                    • Review Submitted 08/17/11
                    Waht a great time in Northern Michigan! This place is phenomenal and so close to the water it is like being on a yacht! Everything is very close, yet we felt secluded. Excellent lake, quiet and friendly. Great fishing. Great Swimming. Be back in the fall!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring
                  May 3 - May 22, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $130
                  $800
                  Memorial Weekend
                  May 23 - May 26, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $205
                  Early Summer
                  May 27 - Jul 4, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $215
                  $1,445
                  Cherry Festival Week
                  Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,645

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Summer
                  Jul 12 - Sep 5, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $215
                  $1,445
                  Fall 2014
                  Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $130
                  $800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  A $250 deposit is required to hold the cottage. The $250 is non refundable if the reservation is cancelled. The full rental price plus tax is due 30 days prior to arrival. The $250 will be refunded after departure and after cleaning and inspection crews clear the property to be free of damage and within terms of contract.


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                  Last updated: 03/30/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: I love dealing with the people that are excited about their vacations like our family is. We love going to Northern Michigan and enjoying the beautiful areas and attractions.

                  Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
                  This is a fantastic location. Up North feeling, but Traverse City is only 6 miles away. Also, great restaurants, golf, malls, etc. within 3 miles. Interlochen Center for the Arts very close as well with great concerts.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  The cottage is unique in that it is very spacious and private on the inside and only 10' from the beautiful water through the screened in porch. This unique benefit has been grandfathered in and could not be re-built this way. It is a great relaxing place to be - on the water without the annoying mosquitoes and sipping your coffee or a cocktail.


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                  Photos

                  • Dock and Lake View from Screened in Deck

                    Dock and Lake View from Screened in Deck

                  • Living room with sofa sleeper

                    Living room with sofa sleeper

                  • Newly added bedroom with tv that has dvd/vcr combo

                    Newly added bedroom with tv that has dvd/vcr combo

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Kitchen with new dishwasher and new lighting

                    Kitchen with new dishwasher and new lighting

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • View of Lake from Screened in Deck Area - Conveniently Close to Water

                    View of Lake from Screened in Deck Area - Conveniently Close to Water

                  • Living room with brand new 45 inch plasma tv

                    Living room with brand new 45 inch plasma tv

                  • Bunk Bed Room

                    Bunk Bed Room

                  • Private Master Bath connected to Large Master Suite

                    Private Master Bath connected to Large Master Suite

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Cottage and Lake View

                    Cottage and Lake View

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                  $130 - $235 per night (USD)
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