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Escape To The Lake With All The Comforts Of Home!

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Nancy O'Hare-Zika
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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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Amenities

Gwinn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
  • TWIN ROLL AWAY AND ONE PULL OUT SOFA BED ALSO ON SITE. 2 ADDITIONAL SOFAS AVAILABLE AS WELL
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Escape To The Lake With All The Comforts Of Home!
average rating of 4.7 based on 21 reviews
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5

Me, my wife, and our 8 kids had an absolute blast! They were very accommodating and friendly hosts. The cabin was nicely decorated and extremely clean. To top it off we caught WAY more fish then we expected. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small w cob webs Plus bathtub nasty.

  • 2 of 5

No map was given to avoid 6 inches of deep sand,; so motorcycle got badly damaged. No instructions was left to say we needed to detail clean when we left. There was toys and puzzle pieces in the couch when we got there. Plus long heavy cobwebs. The lady who met us offered to get us all pizza which was kind. I think keeping the deposit is scam ur running. We paid a cleaning fee also. Sue S.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This particular group of woman were a nightmare to deal with beginning to end. They were emailed and text messaged the directions AND the direction to the home are posted on the VRBO page. We find it Interesting that the person in charge of this reservation, Beth C, left the following review upon leaving. " Beth C. said... Aug 17, 2016 - "Awesome home and amenities. Love the view of the water from every room. 1101 Bianchi Ln, Gwinn, MI, 49841, United States (592117) Date of Stay August 10, 2016 Helpful votes:0/0 "15 ladies riding over 500 miles to share a week together. We had a bumpy arrival, but, Laura the property manager was there to save the day. This property has so much to enjoy. The view of the lake, the paddle boards, the kayaks, hot tub, games and puzzles to play. The list goes on. The home was big enough to spend time together or alone. Would definitely go back again." It wasn't until the party learned we would not be returning the entire security deposit that the nasty reviews started to appeared. They actually filed a complaint with VRBO about us withholding a portion of the deposit in order to cover the missing lawn chair and broken bed- and VRBO sided with us. They found that we were justified in our actions. I find it sad that renters have the right to mar your reputation out of spite- after our actions were justified. An entire summer full of rentals and this is the only group that expressed anything less than perfection.. hmmmmm... suspicious??
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Be careful

  • 3 of 5

ALWAYS get the before/after walk through, cannot stress that enough. Chemical sensitive adversities here. Safety issues on the outside deck with trip hazard and slippery when wet. We had a house mouse! A bed frame was broken before our arrival. There were abundant cobwebs in the sun room area.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This particular group of woman were a nightmare to deal with beginning to end. Interesting that the person in charge of this reservation, Beth C, left the following review upon leaving. " Beth C. said... Aug 17, 2016 - "Awesome home and amenities. Love the view of the water from every room. 1101 Bianchi Ln, Gwinn, MI, 49841, United States (592117) Date of Stay August 10, 2016 Helpful votes:0/0 "15 ladies riding over 500 miles to share a week together. We had a bumpy arrival, but, Laura the property manager was there to save the day. This property has so much to enjoy. The view of the lake, the paddle boards, the kayaks, hot tub, games and puzzles to play. The list goes on. The home was big enough to spend time together or alone. Would definitely go back again." It wasn't until the party learned we would not be returning the entire security deposit that this nasty review appeared. They actually filed a complaint with VRBO about us withholding a portion of the deposit in order to cover the missing lawn chair and broken bed- and VRBO sided with us. They found that we were justified in our actions. I find it sad that renters have the right to mar your reputation out of spite- after our actions were justified. An entire summer full of rentals and this is the only group that expressed anything less than perfection.. hmmmmm... suspicious??
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Gwinn Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Holiday Rate 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 17 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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