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Maple Woods Cottage on Beautiful Bass Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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At the end of a quiet, private road, and nestled among majestic pine, beech, oak, and maple trees, this gorgeous, new cottage is the lakefront retreat you have been looking for!

Downstairs you will find an inviting, tastefully furnished, living room with a beautiful stone-faced, gas log fireplace. An expansive picture window overlooks Bass Lake including a beautiful, sandy beach. The dining area boasts an artfully designed table that can seat up to ten comfortably, as well as a snack bar complete with stools for more casual dining.

The kitchen is fully-appointed with appliances, utensils, and equipment for casual to elegant entertaining. A utility room with stacked washer/dryer and a large pantry are just off the kitchen. Additionally, downstairs you will find the beautiful master bedroom complete with king-size bed, dressing room, and bath with tub/shower. A large picture window overlooks the lake. Wi-Fi throughout the house.

Upstairs, you will first enter the den/TV room.... a perfect hide-away for the kids (or adults seeking solitude). The den is furnished with a comfortable small couch that also pulls out to a twin bed, a double ottoman, a comfy chair, as well as floor pillows for comfy movie-watching. Two large bedrooms and a beautiful bath with tub/shower finish the second floor. Both bedrooms have picturesque views of the lake and the woods. One is furnished with a queen bed as well as a daybed/trundle (both twin beds). The other upstairs bedroom also boasts a queen-size bed and a twin bed. Additionally, there is a twin-size, fold-out mattress that can be used in the bedrooms or the den.

Finally, the cottage has two gorgeous porches... the one across the entire front of the home overlooks the lake, private sunning patio and beach as well as the boat dock and playground. The rear porch overlooks beautiful Michigan woods.

Maple Woods Cottage is a private, family retreat on Bass Lake, a 100 acre all-sports lake. Much of the lake's shoreline is dedicated to a state park, which makes it a sanctuary for wildlife including loons, herons, white-tailed deer, raccoons, beavers, and a variety of game fish such as bass, walleye, pike, perch and bluegill. The lake is a ideal for swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, and tubing. We provide a fishing boat with motor, 4 kayaks, a swim raft and a pedalboat for casual summer fun. In the winter, the Bass Lake area is known for ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

We are just minutes from the Interlochen Arts Center, Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay, Crystal Mountain Ski & Golf Resort, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore, Leland, Shanty Town, numerous wineries, concert halls, Leelanau Sands Casino, award-winning golf courses, Little Betsie River and Lake Michigan.

We accept Pay Pal in addition to personal checks.

Keywords: Cottage, Lake house

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Bonnie Mizell
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Bonnie Mizell

Rick and I live in Central Florida where I am a retired science educator and he is Senior Music Producer for Disney Entertainment.

Bonnie Mizell purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Bonnie Mizell chose Interlochen

We built our home in Interlochen, Michigan, to be close to the Interlochen Center for the Arts where Rick spent 7 summers on staff. We have come to love not only Interlochen, but all that Northwestern Michigan has to offer, especially on our beautiful lake!

What makes this cottage unique

Two of my favorites are enjoying coffee on the front porch while listening to the loons AND floating on a raft on our beautiful lake! Our grandchildren love to tube, and the sightseeing, shopping, golfing, and restaurants in the area are amazing! We catch fish right off of the dock and make s'mores under the stars! We accept Pay Pal in addition to personal checks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great house you have here! Our first visit to the area and we will certainly be back! Kids loved the play set and being able to cook dinner and breakfast while looking at the lake was sublime. Thank you so much for the home rental. A wonderful time relaxing and enjoying the quiet evenings. Great star gazing out on the dock! The colors are out in the trees and it's just serene up here!
Oct 2017
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Interlochen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No loud music or late night partying. Boat must be pulled onto the shore. Please put all items back into their original "homes" before you leave.
  • Fire place and A/C units MUST be turned off if you leave the room. Trash must be taken out to the bin before you leave. No jumping on beds.
  • Cold coals must be dumped in the woods, not the lake. Launder towels/wash dishes before you go. (Detergent & dryer sheets supplied) Respect our home.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bedrooms have tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You'll find, air-conditioners upstairs, 3 cable TVs, 3 DVD players, 2 VCRs, Bose CD/Stereo, Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, coffee maker, dinnerware, cooking utensils, linens, pots and pans, toaster, towels, bikes, motorized skiff, pedalboat, 4 kayaks, swim raft, croquet, playground/swing set, sand toys, well-stocked library, all rooms have ceiling paddle fans, Cottage is well-equipped for families including 2 Pack n Plays, booster/feeding seat, and beach toys, If you prefer to bring your own boat, there is a private dock for mooring (boats can be launched at the State Park ramp), No Smoking & No Pets!


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Maple Woods Cottage on Beautiful Bass Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful lakeside cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful lake side cottage. Well decorated and equipped. Thrilled to find fishing boat, kayaks and bikes to use. Good experience in general.

Other than that, some needs to be improved:

1 - router is old. WiFi is kinda clumsy at beginning.

2 - tons of signs and renter instructions in house such as reserve water and turn off ac etc. They are literally everywhere in the cottage.. that’s a bit annoying..

3 - the security deposit is still not refunded in two weeks. Going to contact the rental management.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We've taken care of the wi-fi. Sorry it was touchy while you were there. Your security deposit will be released on the 15th (that's two weeks from your departure). I wish I had control over that. Thank you again. Bonnie and Rick
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This one has it all!

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Bonnie's Maple Woods Cottage on Bass Lake was just wonderful. From the well stocked kitchen, very comfortable beds, great living area with comfortable for seating for 7, to the entire back of the house....sitting deck, play equipment for the kids, kayaks (which we loved using), GREAT fire pit, fishing/swimming dock, beach and topping it off with the 16' motor boat which the guys used for fishing; everything was there! The backyard is secluded from the neighbors on both sides by trees, so it seems quite private. No one was home on either side during the time we stayed, but even if there had been, I doubt we would have bothered. You won't regret renting this lovely cottage on Bass Lake to create memories for your group.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Beautiful lakefront house perfect for all occasions

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed every minute at the Maple Woods Cottage! We went fishing, kayaking, and sat out on the deck everyday. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone looking to enjoy a peaceful lakefront vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kristen. We're happy you enjoyed your stay!
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Excellent vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

First time vacationing with the kiddos (3 of them 3 and under) and we all had a blast! Lots to do, beautiful lake, adorable cottage and everything you need is there! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Shannon. We hope you do come back! Bonnie
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Great vacation spot for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

Maple Woods cottage is a Dream! Rick & Bonnie, along with Carol, answered our questions quickly and were so helpful. The cottage has everything you might need. The lake was perfect for fishing and our children loved the floating dock. Kayaking was a hit with them as well. Thanks so much Rick & Bonnie! Looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We love Maple Woods Cottage! My family of 5 has come for a summer week, off and on, for quite a few years. The cottage and lake are perfect! The cottage is cozy and well-equipped and comfortably sleeps all of us, with room to spare! The deck is perfect for morning coffee, reading and evening cocktails. But the beach, lake, boats, swimming and fishing are what it is all about! Sandy bottom, clear lake and loaded with fish! There are actually 6 boats that families can use while they are there…including a great fishing boat with a power motor! And, the area has lots of fun things to do, if you want to explore. It’s hard to get the kids away from the lake on sunny days, however. We can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherryland Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Karlin Inn
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 31
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Karlin Inn and Hofbrau
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Front Yard
Car: necessary

Live Theater, Ballet and Music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts 5 minutes away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100

We accept Pay Pal in addition to personal checks and credit cards. Please email us for details. A ninety (90) day notice is required for cancellation during the peak season, June-September*. Cancellations that are made ninety (90) days or more prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty above a $100.00 administration fee IF WE ARE ABLE TO RE-BOOK FOR THE WEEK IN QUESTION. If we are unable to re-book for the week in question, client will forfeit the full advance payment. Cancellations made within 90 days of the arrival date forfeit the full advance payment. *Cancellations during off-season require a thirty (60) day advance notice.
Boat motor replacement is $1650.00. Dock replacement is $10,000.00+. Please observe quiet time after 10:00 pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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