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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 4.703704 based on 28 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We just left this beautiful vacation home. Water views from the front of cabin and the back! You are just steps away from the water out your back door. We thought the property was perfect for us. The owner is very nice and genuinely cares that you have a great stay. She was also very accommodating when I had to switch my date..TWICE! They have everything you need for a long stay and short stay. Dishwasher in cabin as well! Very comfortable beds and pillows!

I highly recommend this stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet escape

  • 4 of 5

Rented this house for a reunion of 4 couples in August. The house had plenty of BR's, indoor and outdoor space to accommodate a large group at a reasonable price. The fishing boat, paddle boards and kyaks were in good condition and ready to use, with a wide selection of life jackets available. Everything in the home was in working order. Very convenient water access, the lake and surroundings were serene, and not overly busy. Would recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wyandotte, Michigan

Perfect place to reconnect with family or friends

  • 5 of 5

Every other summer our family of 11, ranging in age from 6 to 70, pick a spot in Michigan and spend a week together. This year we decided the Upper Peninsula was our destination. Our 5 grandchildren, age range 6 to 14, weren't sure they would like the U.P. They thought they would be bored. The total opposite was true. They were up early every morning and into the lake swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking. This was the perfect place to show them the stars and they were amazed. The area was peaceful and relaxing. The house itself had everything we could possibly need or want for the week. Our hosts were extremely helpful, friendly and gracious. We highly recommend this beautiful lake escape.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house on the lake, house was well stock and we had lots of room. My family had lots of fun and a great time to get together. Thank you Nancy for letting us rent your house.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mercerville , nj


  • 5 of 5

Had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 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: June 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Add'l People, over 17/ea $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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