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7.5 Acre PRIVATE ISLAND with boat. Near downtown Traverse City

Traverse City, MI, USA
  • Cabin1100 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 bedrooms with a finished loft area for additional sleeping arrangements.

Please note: July and August rentals are SUNDAY to SUNDAY ONLY.

Namaste Island, a 7.5 acre private island on all-sports Bass Lake in Traverse City, MI, comes with a 1100 square foot, 4 season log cabin. The cabin has been completely renovated while maintaining her charm and rustic elegance. There are 2 bedrooms and a loft which can serve as a third bedroom. The cozy family room features a natural fireplace and the kitchen is equipped with top of the line appliances.

Transportation to and from the island is a breeze. The island has its own private land lot for parking your vehicles and a dock for tying up the S.S. Wimpy (a pontoon boat that we provide for your use).

Namaste Island is located on Bass Lake. Although it is a recreation lake, there is very little traffic to be found. A public boat launch is also available and can be seen from the island.

The island is heavily wooded and provides wonderful paths for walking. The sunrises and sunsets are magnificent. The moonlight and stars reflecting on the lake, which can be seen from your bed, defy description. In July, there are wild blueberries for picking. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the bald eagles that make Bass Lake their home.

When describing the Traverse area, I really don't know where to begin because this area offers so much. You can spend your days visiting the local wineries, exploring The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, shopping and dining in downtown Traverse City, catch a concert in Interlochen or just relax and let the stress of the world melt away while spending time on the island.



Property Manager

Al Uryga

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 13, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Our loft doubles as a third bedroom.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, Second bathroom-upscale outhouse with a view of the lake.

          Location Type

            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
              You will be on an private island surrounded by Bass Lake.
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          An Amazon Fire Stick is attached to the TV. Guests just need to log into their own Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc accounts. Our internet is satellite and can be slow.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          The island has a private land lot for parking vehicles.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          We will provide you with laundry detergent.


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              We will supply you with the basics: salt, pepper, seasonings and cooking oil. The rest is up to you.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  The dining area is adjoining the kitchen and seats 4 people comfortably. There is also a picnic table on the deck near the charcoal grill.
                                • Dining Room


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Television
                                      We have 1 television in the loft. It does not have cable, but we do provide WiFi for streaming your favorite shows.


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Boat
                                          The only way to and from Namaste Island is by boat. Use of our pontoon boat is included in your stay. In case of a breakdown, we will provide other safe passage.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          A canoe and rowboat are included with the island.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          A charcoal grill is available for you to use. We will supply 1 bag of charcoal.


                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          9 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect place to relax and unwind!

                                                          Sam B.

                                                          Namaste Island was absolutely beautiful. We celebrated our one year wedding anniversary and it was exactly what we hoped for. Al was a spectacular host and even provided us was a bottle of prosecco and goodies native to Northern Michigan upon arrival. We are looking forward to our next visit!!

                                                          Great time

                                                          William B.

                                                          Home was great, Al was great. Lots of fish were caught.

                                                          When asked if the kids wanted to leave...they replied "Namaste!"

                                                          Maggie M.

                                                          We had the best week at Namaste Island. Our family (2 adults, 3 kids (11yo, 9yo, 6yo) and 1 dog) enjoyed our week in TC. It was the perfect balance of sight seeing and relaxing. The kayaks and canoe were a hit with our kids and the lake was so quiet we could let them go out together anytime. They were able to catch some fish off the dock and we enjoyed swimming in the lake and jumping off the boat. The fire pit was used almost every night. The house was equipped very nicely and the supplies were good quality. Sleeping was a little tight, but we had brought an air mattress that made it work. The house is close to TC, but far enough away that you truly feel isolated. Al did a great job answering my questions and providing instructions. Would definitely recommend for families looking for an outdoor vacation.

                                                          Wonderful Stay

                                                          Ben P.

                                                          I would highly recommend Namaste Island. My family and I spend a wonderful 2 weeks on the island. The cabin and island are beautiful. Bass lake is very quiet and peaceful.

                                                          Truly 'Namaste' by Lori J.

                                                          lori j.

                                                          We can't say enough about this wonderful property. The cabin was spotless and has everything you need and more. The island is gorgeous! It has so much space and we really enjoyed the walking trails. The lake is crystal clear and we were able to catch a few giant bluegill right off the pier. It's very quiet and peaceful, truly 'Namaste Island', but it also has the convenience of being just a short drive to all the activities, restaurants, wineries and shopping of Traverse City. The management and owner of the island keep everything top notch. It's fabulous!

                                                          Paradise in Northern Michigan

                                                          Jackie P.Napa, CA

                                                          We, my husband, son, two dogs and I, loved our week on the island. The cabin was comfortable and Al welcomed us on shore, helped load our belongings and motored us to the island, gave us a tour on land and water and let us settle in for a beautiful evening. I'm always looking for a new adventure and this one was special. We hope to visit again. If you love fishing, kayaking, boating or canoeing, Bass Lake is a place to explore and make lasting memories!


                                                          Traverse City, MI, USA

                                                          You are only 35 minutes away from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It was named the “Most Beautiful Place in America” on ABC’s Good Morning America.

                                                          9 Reviews

                                                          Exceptional 5/5

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