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Maple Woods Cottage on Beautiful Bass Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

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

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

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 Northwest

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

Yep we are settled in and enjoying this beautiful place! It's so peaceful and just what we needed.
Jun 2016
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Maple Woods Cottage on Beautiful Bass Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

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: Aug 2016
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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: Jun 2016
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a wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

I was at this wonderful cottage on Bass Lake for a week, enjoying all the amenities of this cottage, which is beautifully furnished with everything one could possibly need. We were there to enjoy the cooler fall weather and see the foliage, which did not disappoint! Close to beautiful drives, including the dunes, lighthouses, wineries, shopping and and great restaurants, I highly recommend this stay for others. Although this was a "ladies only" week, I could easily see how families with children would love it too ~ lots of outdoors activities right on the property, including kayaks, boating, swimming in the lake, and more. I would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Picture a beautiful cottage situated on a shimmering lake in the woods of northern Michigan. Welcome to Maple Woods Cottage! I loved this place! This cottage is perfect for leaf peepers, readers who like to get cozy by the fireplace, water sports enthusiasts, explorers, gourmet diners who can enjoy the great area restaurants, or anyone who just wants a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Orlando, Florida

What a great cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to come back to this one. It is a beautiful cottage, quiet lake loaded with fish, and it has a wondering swimming area. What a find! Thank you Bonnie.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Orlando, Florida

Relaxation at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Maple Woods Cottage almost every year within the last 8 years! The house is charming and picturesque, and sits right on the lake! The inside of the cabin is decorated with charm! From the living room, you have a view of the lake that is better than any painting from the art museums. The first floor has an open layout. You can be in the kitchen cooking and still socialize with people in the living room. In winters, its perfect to cozy up next to the fireplace. In summer, its a wonderful place to fish, swim, and just have fun! Their is a spacious master bedroom on the first floor, with its own private bath. Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms as well. Both rooms sleep about 4-5 people comfortably! The loft upstairs has a nice sitting area and tv (perfect for kids!!) The backyard of the cottage is truly heaven. There is a beautiful deck that is perfect for sitting and relaxing. Out in the backyard there is a swing set that kids will love, and a nice fire-pit which is perfect for late night smores! This all leads up to the gorgeous lake! In the summer, the lake is great for swimming and fishing! The winter also provides a lovely and peaceful view!

Maple Woods Cottage is a great place for adults and children! For adults, it's a place to gather with friends/family and just enjoy getting away from the real world. For children, it's a fun retreat where they can connect themselves with nature (something that is rare in today's lifestyle!).

I have loved both summers and winters at Maple woods Cottage! It's a stay I look forward to every year! A secret that I am sharing with anyone who is willing to get away!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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

Interlochen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 17 2016 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

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 (30) day advance notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Interlochen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
  • 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
  • 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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