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Four Star Cabin on Quiet Bass Lake: Now Booking for Summer 2018!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath.

This cabin was completely remodeled in 2008 to create a four-star hotel quality feel, tucked in the north woods on Bass Lake near Traverse City. The beds and linens are extra comfortable and cozy. The cabin is part of a quaint resort on 5+ acres with 700+ ft of lakefront. Feel free to relax and have a fire on your own private beach or use some of the shared amenities on the property including great fishing spots, sandy recreation areas a large fire pit and the deck dock. This cabin is one of a few remodeled and available for rent as well for larger groups.

Our favorite activities are fishing from the dock or row boats (available for rent), swimming, water skiing, tubing, and going to Boones Long Lake Inn 'Big Deck' for live music, cocktails and great food which is less than 2 miles away. Famous Moomer's Ice Cream is just down the road near long lake for dessert. Our home golf course is 'The Crown', located about 2 miles from the cabin. Of course, in the Traverse area, there are no shortage of things to do or places to see.

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More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Kathy

My name is Mike Olson. I grew up in Traverse City and now live in Illinios. I enjoy spending time at our cabin with my wife and two kids, ages 17 and 18. I am an information technology professional that travels quite a bit. So far, I've been able to commute out of the Cherry Capital Airport during the summer and spend a lot of time at the lake.

Kathy purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Kathy chose Traverse City

My wife spent her summers growing up on Bass Lake with her family. Now, several family members own property on the lake including the group that bought this old resort with us. We love being so close to town, and yet looking out on such a seren setting. The kids really enjoy seeing all the wildlife including a family of turkeys, a family of deer, loons, foxes, and all the other Northern Michigan wildlife.

What makes this cabin unique

I enjoy fishing for bass or just taking the kids out to fish for bluegills. The evening boat rides around the lake are great, and we waterski every chance we get. Once a week or so we head over to Boones and have dinner on the big deck while enjoying a local singer play some tunes.


Traverse City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) additional trundle bed under bunk
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Four Star Cabin on Quiet Bass Lake: Now Booking for Summer 2018!
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Just what we were looking for

  • 4 of 5

This place was just about perfect for a quiet autumn week. While other nearby lakes looked like suburban subdivisions with modern homes and mowed lawns, this really did feel like a place in the north woods. The cabin and the ones around it have an old-timey feel, but inside, it's updated, modern, and very comfortable. We enjoyed having the stretch of lakeshore, and seemingly the whole lake, to ourselves during the week (this was early October). The feeling was lost over the weekend though, as a large group rented several cabins on either side of ours and stayed up til 2 each morning - but that's not something our cabin's owners could control.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin with 1940's Chic!

  • 5 of 5

After many years of vacationing "Up North", we finally found a location that is excellent in terms of access to all of the wonders that the Traverse City area offers. Kathy and Mike's camp provides a laid back and relaxing atmosphere to an already excellent vacation venue. They were always available if needed and quick to assist if necessary. Bass Lake is fantastic for kayaking, SUP boarding and all other water sports. Also quite the treat to relax on their big hammock and take in the views. We would not hesitate to return here in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Kathy's cottage on Bass Lake couldn't have been better. It was exactly as described with a beautiful cabin and view of the lake. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay during our time there, and Kathy was very helpful in answering any questions that we had in a timely fashion. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay for a very reasonable price in this region. You are only 10 minutes away from beautiful downtown Traverse City. With a short drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes and multiple Vineyards for a day of wine tasting. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer during our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from spending a week at this awesome cottage. The property was nice. a fire ring, a hammock, screenhouse, fishing dock you name it! They had all kinds of items stocked for your convenience. We cooked some great meals there and used the gas grill a few times too. The bed and couch were sooo comfortable, and there were plenty of fans (it was a very warm week) My husband caught a couple of turtles and lots and lots of fish. He was very entertained. Our little dogs were happy to be with us and we are so grateful that they were allowed to come with us on our vacation. Here you are completely in the woodsy outdoors, quiet waterfront, and in just a few minutes you are in town with every store and entertainment imaginable!. I truly hope to stay here again next year. We liked it so much we are planning another Michigan trip over labor day week. Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Classic up north cottage

  • 4 of 5

Charming old fashioned cottage very well equipped and very quiet . Despite some high temps, we were comfortable with just fans because it is so shady.

Note: the lake is very mucky and not much good for swimming.

The big bed is very soft- way too soft for my comfort but fine for my husband who can sleep anywhere. I spent the first night on the sofa and then discovered if I stuffed pillows between the mattress and box spring, I could make it acceptable. The pull out sofa is like a bed of cans.

The photos are accurate. It is very cute with a modern kitchen and has everything you need. Its about 15-20 min. from downtown TC.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI area

Stay on Bass Lake

  • 4 of 5

Location was great - secluded and quiet yet close to town. Fishing was good. Kitchen was modern, but no oven. Small amenities like a bathmat and teaspoons were missing. Master bed mattress too soft for our tastes. Overall the cabin was nice in that there was cable TV and WIFI, but the property where the old camp used to be needs some maintenance work. Traverse City area is great for families - good swimming in Traverse City bays. Sleeping Bear Dunes was lots of fun. Great wineries on the Leelaneau Peninsula!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Boones Long Lake Inn


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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