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Lakefront Cottage with Island Views.

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View from south side down to lake and fire pit.


Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Relax and enjoy nature.

This spacious 3 bedroom vintage cottage on quiet Bass lake has an open kitchen to the living room, as well as 2 lakeside rooms, one with a covered porch. 1 bathroom with large shower & vanity top. Includes ample parking and yard with hilltop island views. Lakeside dock, firepit and canoe. Colorful rooms with art accents and the historical touches of vintage wood paneling and beamed ceiling. Fully equipped kitchen, Gas BBQ grill and TV included. Only 15 minutes from downtown Traverse City!


Member since: 2016

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1820 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books:

    a collection of various Art & Architecture books...moreless

  • Games


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


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    On quiet, calm Bass Lake with its natural settings and 5 islands;, relax while you watch the eagles, listen to the loons.... and breate in nature, like you are in northern Canada!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    large open kitchen with large farm table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant hot water heat...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 living rooms for relaxing panoramic views....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    12' Old Town canoe provided with paddles & adult life jackets ( 3 seater)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    sloping hillside to water, sandy shore....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ Weber grill Lakeside firepit...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Nov 2 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
May 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
May 26 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Cherry festival
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid summer
Jul 10 - Jul 23, 2017
7 night min stay

TC Film Festival
Jul 24 - Jul 30, 2017
7 night min stay

late summer
Jul 31 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 5 - Oct 22, 2017
3 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 6%


Rates are subject to change until rental agreement has been signed and paid in full according to the terms of the lease.

Note: security deposit of $300 is included in first payment, due at time of signing rental agreement.

See owners rental agreement for cancellation policy.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport Traverse city
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boone's Long Lake Inn; Maddys Tavern; Mulligan's
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Crown
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boone's Long Lake Inn

Car: Recommended

This home is located an easy 15 minutes from all the vitality of downtown Traverse City, the Cherry Capital. It is also just 2 miles from America's favorite ice cream stop: Moomer's! Boone's Long Lake Inn with its famous prime rib & inviting outside deck is only 5 minutes away features live music on weekends. Maddy's Tavern is another local favorite. It is an easy journey out to Sleeping Bear Dunes & our National Lakeshore Park & the route along Pierce Stocking Drive is stunningly beautiful. Stop by Glen Arbor and Empire & visit the quaint shops. Don't miss the Cherry Republic to enjoy cherries in all forms! Wine tasting tours are abundant throughout the Leelanau & Mission Peninsulas. Leland's Fishtown, the village of Lake Leelanau and the Interlochen Center for the Arts & Music are all worth a visit and an easy drive from the Bass Lake Roadhouse.

July is full of several area events including the Cherry Festival, the Traverse City Film Festival & the Horses by the Bay Equestrian Festival.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: We have enjoyed our cabin on Bass lake for years. We have been married for 22 years and we live in the city of Chicago and Traverse City has been our second home for 19 years. With family and friends here for years, we love the area and the natural setting of Bass Lake. We care about design, art and history and of course, nature!

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City, MI, USA:
Its hilltop view of the lake offers a unique perspective of Bass Lake and its 4 islands and activity. Also, a multi space home with a variety of unique rooms. Only 15 minutes from charming downtown Traverse City.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Links to more information:



  • View from south side down to lake and fire pit.

    View from south side down to lake and fire pit.

  • Twin Bed Room

    Twin Bed Room

  • Living room with fireplace

    Living room with fireplace

  • hill top island view

    hill top island view

  • Fire pit view

    Fire pit view

  • Bass Lake sunset

    Bass Lake sunset

  • Floating in Bass Lake

    Floating in Bass Lake

  • Rainbow over the island

    Rainbow over the island

  • View from lake.

    View from lake.

  • Lake room with new Windows and all...

    Lake room with new Windows and all...

  • Bathroom


  • Recreation- Lake room with covered porch outside

    Recreation- Lake room with covered porch outside

  • Lakeside living room view

    Lakeside living room view

  • Island view from the Roadhouse

    Island view from the Roadhouse

  • Canoeing by the island

    Canoeing by the island

  • old postcard of Bass Lake

    old postcard of Bass Lake

  • Walkway to the Roadhouse front door

    Walkway to the Roadhouse front door

VRBO #828511

This listing was first published here in 2016.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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