Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Updated Cottage on Bass Lake - 10 min. from Downtown Traverse City

Bedrooms 3
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

NEW FOR 2016! (Updated photos to come later)

- New Weber Spirit Grill

- New Retro Kitchen table and chairs

- Deck Dock on water (replaces wooden dock in photos) with wide area with chairs for sitting on over the water. (This is shared with one neighbor - however they do not rent and are only up occasionally.)

This is our family cottage that we completely renovated in 2008. We have decided to rent it during the times that we are not able to enjoy it. If you are looking for a place close to Traverse City that is on a quiet lake - this is your place! This is a part of a small resort that also has a few other cottages for rent.

This cozy cottage has 3 bedrooms and one bathroom. There is bedding for 11 people, however it is probably most comfortable for a family of 6. A nice open floor plan with a kitchen, dining area and living room. There is a very large deck that has three seating areas for dining as well as adirondack chairs for relaxing. There is also a fire pit area with a swing and chairs. We also have 4 single kayaks and a 2 person paddle boat that is yours to use free of charge. For those with kids, we also have a kid cabin that they will enjoy. (Adults may also enjoy the top deck of that as well for a beautiful view of the lake while drinking your morning coffee.) Please note that there is no internet or air conditioning. We do have satellite TV new as of 2015.

There are so many fun things to do in the Traverse City area.

Very near the cottage are several choices:

- Boones Long Lake Inn

- Moomers Ice Cream

- Interlochen

Traverse City is just a short driver away and offers downtown shopping, several restaurants and waterfront.

There are also many cute towns along the peninsula as well as wineries and casinos. You will not be disappointed in this area!

More Details

Lisa King
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Lisa King

Kevin has been spending his summers on Bass Lake at his best friend's family cottage since he was young. As a family we have vacationed in the Traverse City many times and have fell in love with the area.

Lisa King purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Lisa King chose Northwest

We had an opportunity to buy this small resort with a few other partners and we each renovated the cabins that we chose. It has been enjoyable to watch the place transform into our own little paradise. We love how close it is to Traverse City, yet so quiet and peaceful.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is only 2-1/2 hours from our home, so it makes it easy to make a quick weekend getaway trip. We love all the unique things that Traverse City has to offer.


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full Bunk Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Updated Cottage on Bass Lake - 10 min. from Downtown Traverse City
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Just Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Lisa's cottage was simply wonderful. Just pack your clothes and you are all set. The cottage was well appointed and comfortable. Everything was spic and span. There was eight of us at any given time and we had no problem. The deck and beach were great. Lisa even went the extra mile and supplied us with six kayaks, which my daughters and their husbands really enjoyed. No need to pack any sheets, blankets, towels or kitchen utensils, plates, glasses, etc. it was all there and in fantastic shape. I'm looking forward to staying there again. Thanks Lisa I had a wonderful time with my family.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1

Great time!!!

  • 4 of 5

Quaint little cabin. Me and my family had and awesome time here. Close to downtown Traverse City. 40 min drive to sleeping bear dunes. So much to do in the area and at the cabin if you just want to hang out. My family loved the kayaks they were a big hit!! Over all it was a great vacation!! Thanks to the Kings for making memories for our family!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Royal Oak, MI

Great beach and a cute home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time playing on the wonderful sandy beach with our three year old daughter. The lake was great for taking the kayaks out and enjoying the wildlife and peaceful setting. We really enjoyed how private the property felt and had a great time making smores with our daughter every evening.

The cabin feels very tranquil and secluded, but is very close to Traverse City and other near by attractions.

We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean, well stocked and great rental wont be dissappointed!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row to rent this property. We loved it just as much the second time around. We have three teenage daughters and they love coming up here. The cottage is very clean and roomy for a smaller cottage. Lots of sleeping room and the huge deck doubles the living space of this nice cottage. They have very nice water toys and the kayaks were a big hit. The kitchen is stocked with pretty much every utensil you would need. The owners are very helpful and answered all of our questions very promptly prior to and even during our stay. This is a very quiet lake and feel like you have you own lake. Traverse City is just a few miles away as is Lake MI. It is hard to describe the quaintness of it all, but it is a great place for a vacation. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! Was so nice to be able to meet you as well...enjoyed our talk!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fun, relaxing and a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a such a fun, relaxing week! The cottage is in a perfect location, right on the water with gorgeous views from the windows and large deck. We enjoyed the kayaks, fishing, the fire pit and grilling on the deck. It is a cute cottage--clean and very well stocked and not far from restaurants, grocery, ice cream and Traverse City. We would definitely recommend this rental to friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review...we are glad you enjoyed your stay!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Kalamazoo, MI

Great location and great time!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing trip on a secluded lake this is your place. My wife and I stayed here with our 6 and 3 year old over Labor Day weekend. We had planned to do many things around Traverse City but the kids enjoyed the cottage so much that they didn't want to leave (even for ice cream). The fishing was excellent as we caught many pan fish right off the shore and lots of Pike and Bass out on the lake. The cottage is fairly small but has everything you would need for a short-term stay. The beach was excellent and the property is situated so that you are able to relax in the shade if you want but can also bask in the sun by going closer to the water. The owners were very responsive throughout the process and we would come again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 30 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
High - August
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send a Message Send a Message

You might like these similar properties