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Escape to the Lake with All the Comforts of Home!

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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)
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    A $200 Pet fee is required in order to have pets on site. Failure to report a pet will result in forfeit of your $300 security fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 16-18

  • Second master: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen


  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    48' HDTV, gorgeous 180 degree views overlooking lake!...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    2 Twin beds ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    Full upper bunk with full lower bed ...moreless


Bathrooms: 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...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Games:

    Cards and board games and a foosball table are available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Complimentary wifi and cable TV installed throughout the cottage ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large HDTV with blu-ray player in living room. Cable TV also installed in every bedroom. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Assorted movies available...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    Located at the end of a peninsula, surrounded by beautiful Bass Lake on both sides of the cottage. Spectacular views of the lake from every room. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 8, adjoining sunroom has a pub table for 4, breakfast bar seats 3, and the picnic table outside seats at least 6. There are also card tables if additional seating is necessary...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Inside wood burning fireplace and outdoor fire pit. Firewood is provided....moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car attached garage with workbench, tools and firewood....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the cottage...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Newly purchased linens for all bedrooms. Linens are professionally laundered. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sleeper sofa in sunroom...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Unlimited local and long distance telephone calls are included...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Newly purchased towels, color coordinated for each guest. Beach towels also provided for all guests....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Traditional coffee maker and Keurig both available...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with all necessary cooking items, including large pots and pans. Plenty of serving dishes and silverware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    New kitchen renovation in 2013 with Hickory cabinets and breakfast bar...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry is stocked with flour, sugar, oil, salt, pepper and other basic spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Fishing boat with trolling motor...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive deck overlooking the lake with picnic table, hot tub, grill and lounge chairs...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    5 kayaks - 4 singles and 1 tandem. Lifejackets and paddles are provided also...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo extended over water - perfect for sunset watching with cocktails!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front lawn for football games, tag, frisbee, bean bag toss, or badminton ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Complimentary propane for the grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We recently purchased 2 stand up paddle boards - this is easy to learn and a great workout! ...moreless



from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
June 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Holiday Rate 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
5 night min stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 9 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 17 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $200
  • Add'l People, over 17/ea $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning fee $200
  • Tax Rate 6%


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:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
KI Sawyer Airport (MQT)
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Red Fox
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
County Rd 553 and M-35 intersection
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Marquette Mountain

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: 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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Plenty of parking

    Plenty of parking

  • Sunroom with gorgeous windows on 3 sides

    Sunroom with gorgeous windows on 3 sides

  • Newly updated full bathroom

    Newly updated full bathroom

  • Master Bedroom with a King bed and flat screen TV

    Master Bedroom with a King bed and flat screen TV

  • Room with queen bed and HDTV

    Room with queen bed and HDTV

  • Bunk room with two double beds

    Bunk room with two double beds

  • Multi-tiered deck on back of cottage

    Multi-tiered deck on back of cottage

  • 5 Kayaks included

    5 Kayaks included

  • Gazebo


  • Front entry into living room

    Front entry into living room

  • Breakfast bar

    Breakfast bar

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Beautiful views!

    Beautiful views!

  • Second Full bathroom with Tub/shower

    Second Full bathroom with Tub/shower

  • Lake views
HDTV & Cable

    Lake views HDTV & Cable

  • 2 queen beds and double closets

    2 queen beds and double closets

  • Kids room with 2 twin beds, tv and DVD player for movie watching

    Kids room with 2 twin beds, tv and DVD player for movie watching

  • Fire pit with stocked wood shed, marshmallow forks and s'mores fixin's

    Fire pit with stocked wood shed, marshmallow forks and s'mores fixin's

  • 2 paddle-boards included

    2 paddle-boards included

  • Perfect for sunsets!

    Perfect for sunsets!

VRBO #592117

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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