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Escape To The Lake With All The Comforts Of Home!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful 5-Bedroom Waterfront Cottage, Minutes From Marquette

If you're looking for the perfect lakeside family retreat, look no further. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life at this newly renovated, quaint lake house situated on East Bass Lake in Gwinn, MI. Enjoy the water with a fishing boat, 2 paddle boards and 5 kayaks. In the evening you can play cards or boardgames, watch movies, surf the internet, relax while watching the sunset from the gazebo, and make s'mores at the bonfire pit. Our cottage is perfectly set-up for large gathering, boasting 5 bedrooms each with a beautiful view of the lake. The house is situated on a peninsula, so you have breathtaking views and water access on both sides of the cabin. This family retreat is fully furnished with linens, towels, kitchenware, cooking spices, water toys, bicycles, and cards/board games for everyone. We are located less than 30 minutes from Marquette, Northern Michigan University, Lake Superior theater, and Marquette Mountain ski area. This is a perfect location for a family vacation! Tahquemenon Falls, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Seney Wildlife Refuge, Porcupine Mountain State Park, Isle Royale, and Mackinaw Island are all within a few hours drive. Marquette County has become a destination for mountain biking and cross-country skiing. This lake house is an ideal summer getaway for sightseeing, water-sports, golf, boating, fishing, biking, and hiking.

Master Bedroom- King Bed

Bedroom #2 - 2 Queen Beds

Bedroom #2 - 1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #4 - 2 Double Beds

Bedroom #5 - 2 Twins

1 Twin Roll Away

1 Full pull out couch bed

3 additional Sofas ( Not pull out)

More Details

Nancy O'Hare-Zika
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Nancy O'Hare-Zika

We recently purchased the Bass Lake Retreat from long time friends, Sue and Scott. We have spent the past 15 years, falling in love with this piece of heaven and when Sue and Scott decided it was time to sell... We decided it was too special of a place to let go. Now, we can continue to love our time here.. as well as provide a special retreat for you and your family. Although it is less than 30 minutes from our home in Marquette, we always felt like we were on vacation at the cottage! It became a great destination for large family gatherings, birthday celebrations, holidays, barbecues, and spending quality time with friends. Our fondest memories are swimming races across the lake, football games on the sandbar, learning to catch fish, and stories around the fire. The most unique part about our cottage is that it is situated on a peninsula in the lake, meaning that we have water on both sides. Not only does this make for beautiful views from everywhere in the house, but also waterfront access all around.

Nancy O'Hare-Zika purchased this cottage in 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home is HUGE and so well equipped. The washer and dryer was a big plus. Views from every window makes this a retreat to be treasured. We found the home clean and fresh...and the owners and property manager were both accessible and eager to make our visit exception. We'll be back!
Aug 2016
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Gwinn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full Bathrooms - one with tub and shower combo and one with new walk in shower unit
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Second master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 48' HDTV, gorgeous 180 degree views overlooking lake!
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Full upper bunk with full lower bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Initial start up of Toilet Paper and Paper Towel will be provided. Additional paper products need to be supplied by renter. Initial morning coffee is provided. Additional Coffee needs to be provided by the renter. Basketball hoop attached to garage


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Escape To The Lake With All The Comforts Of Home!
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 24 reviews
Mercerville , nj


  • 5 of 5

Had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Renee! We love return guests and we are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Making memories... that what it's all about. Hope to see you again! Nancy and Matt
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What we wanted and much more.

  • 5 of 5

On arrival everything was ready to use and enjoy and was exactly as described. Each of our large family group, ages 78 to 6, thoroughly enjoyed our 5 days together at this beautiful so well equipped property. So much to enjoy. The owner was most attentive to make sure we were comfortable and satisfied our needs. Could not have asked for more. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful and the accommodations were above and beyond! Because the house is on a peninsula there is lake on Both sides of the house!! There were so many fun "toys" to use on the lake - paddle boards, kayaks, a boat, and plenty of life vests in all sizes. We unfortunately had rain during several days of our stay, but there were so many different games in the house that we were never bored. There was plenty of space and sleeping accommodations for our whole party of 16, and the kitchen was well equipped. My favorite summer activity is the campfire. There was a campfire spot on the side of the house that we used every night weather permitted. Chairs were available for this in the large garage.There were even bicycles! There are televisions in almost every bedroom and in the living room, but we were so busy we really didn't have time to watch any! On top of that, the owner was always available through e-mail or text when we had questions and was always friendly and helpful. I would recommend this vacation spot to anyone looking for a great place to get away in Northern Michigan, and I plan to go back soon!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Incredibly Tranquil Waterfront Spot

  • 5 of 5

My extended family was able to get together on Bass Lake this past summer for a family reunion and was blown away by the accommodations and the setting itself. Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their space, but it was also the perfect place for bonding and enjoying each other's company as well. The water was gorgeous, the weather was beautiful, and the amenities provided made for a TON of fun in the Sun. This is a beautiful spot that will quickly feel like home to all. The tranquility and privacy made for an incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating vacation and we can't wait to be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Family Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Bass Lake Retreat for a week in June. The water boards, kayaks, fishing boat were a HUGE hit with the kids. We have BEAUTIFUL weather and spent the days outside and the evenings by the fire. Breathtaking views from every room. Space for everyone

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Upper Peninsula in years, and this was an excellent place to stay! The owners really know how to make guests feel right at home. The lake was amazing, and having access to the fishing boat was an amazing addition. We will certainly be returning next year! Thanks again

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
KI Sawyer Airport (MQT)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Red Fox
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
County Rd 553 and M-35 intersection
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gwinn Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 17 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning fee $200
Add'l People, over 17/ea $25
Tax Rate 6.0%

Any violation of contract or failure to notify owner of additional guests or pets on the premises will result in the forfeit of the security deposit.

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.
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