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Traverse City, Lake Front, Cottage on Bass Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Newly refurbished lake front cottage, quietly nestled on 6 wooded acres. Sleeps 6 comfortably, with the amenities of home, including full bath and kitchen. Enjoy coffee or evening glass of wine on our wrap around deck, over looking serene lake views. Great for outside grilling and relaxing on deck. Kids can enjoy swimming, fishing, exploring, even roasting marshmallows around the campfire. Fishing and boating friendly. Close to great shopping, and restaurants in downtown Traverse City, the Cherry Capitol of the world. (15 minutes from airport.) Also legendary Boones Restaurant close by. Experience northern Michigan living like you never have before.

Keywords: Wooded, private, lake front, family get-a-way. Minutes from downtown Traverse City, shopping and restaurants.

More Details

Nancy Brenneman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017

About Nancy Brenneman

My husband Dan and I have been cottaging on Bass Lake since 1969. It has been our dream to share our little piece of heaven with others for years. Our dream has finally become a reality. We hope you enjoy our lakeside retreat and the surrounding Traverse City area as much as we have over the years. Welcome.

Nancy Brenneman purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Nancy Brenneman chose Northwest

It chose us, family memories, growing up as a teachers kid, spending our summers, sunning, boating, and swimming. When the opportunity came up, it was just a natural fit.

What makes this cottage unique

You are 10 minutes from downtown Traverse, yet you may think its Northern Canada by the lake views. The nature, deer, wild life, and fishing are awesome. Boat launch nearby, and dock on property. Quiet and relaxing and fun for the kids.


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Large 840 square foot deck over looking lake, so enjoyable for coffee or wine.


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Traverse City, Lake Front, Cottage on Bass Lake
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Nice place - horrible owner

  • 1 of 5

We have stayed at this place for four years. The owner has never been the best. Responses back to emails always took multiple days, no phone number provided, and not too friendly when we stayed there. Unfortunately this past summer reached a breaking point. Without getting into too much detail the best way to describe the owner is unhinged. We did mail our check in the day it was due after being reminded so that was on is. However, the aftermath was the worst situation I have dealt with from a level of both respect and dealing with a rational person. The owner rudely asked with 10 plus question marks where the check was 2 weeks after I mailed it, I emailed her asking if I had the correct address and offered my phone number ( because she doesn't provide hers), 3 days later she sends an email threatening to cancel our vacation and take our deposit, the same day she calls me and says she got the check. Come to find out she gave me the wrong address and the mail finally was forwarded to her. After I told her that I did not appreciate her emails she hangs up on me. When we stayed that week we did not see or hear from her the entire week. Once we ended our vacation we followed all the check out rules and more. Did the dishes, took out the trash, picked up everything. 15 minutes after we leave she sends an email saying don't come back because the place was a mess like it was the previous year ( first time ever hearing this). It took her over a month to send my deposit check back even after I politely asked on the status. She was clearly playing games at this point.

Avoid this place! Even though it is very nice, the owner is clearly not in the right state of mind and/ or is not cut out for dealing with renters.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: No comment. The rest of my reviews speak for themselves.
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  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time staying here. The cabin has everything we could possibly need. Kids loved playing on the beach and evening camp fires. The cabin is clean, well cared for and we have never had an issue with bugs. We look forward to coming here every year!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed. Internet and cable were not working when we got there but owner did what she could to get the repair man out there. It was working by Thursday but to be honest really did not miss the TV at all. We have unlimited date on phones so not having the internet wasn't a big deal either. Lake is wonderfully quiet and relaxing, not even busy on the weekends. It's super close to another very clean and fun lake, Silver Lake and quick, easy trip down the road to Traverse City for all kinds of fun and entertainment. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

We come up to Traverse City multiple times a year, and this cottage is by far the best we've stayed at. Just what we have been looking for. Great price, on the lake, with a beach! The cottage is clean and updated! Nancy is a very friendly host. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Get Away.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our family, it had everything we needed for the week. The hosts were great and checked on us while we were there to make sure we didn't need anything else during our stay. The kids enjoyed catching fish from the dock, swimming, and using the paddle and row boat. The evenings were great sitting by the lake enjoying the Michigan summer. The cottage is in a great location close to many dining options, shopping, and local attractions. My family loved this place and is looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this location. Cottage was clean and updated. Location is close to Traverse with lots to do. Beautiful view of lake from deck and great little beach area with sand for kids to play during the day and fire pit at night. Great dock to keep boat. Would definitely vacation here again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2016 season opens the week of June 11th. We close for the season October 15 ,2016


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

There is a $70.00 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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