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Property Details

Updated: May 8, 2015
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Awesome vacation spot less than 10 minutes from Traverse City on Bass Lake (between Long Lake and Silver Lake). Beautifully furnished home right on the water - the lake is just 20 feet of deck away! Every room has a gorgeous lake view. No steps to climb for the older or disabled members of your family.

Lakeside has over 150 feet of private sandy beach with sparkling clear water. 350 acre Bass Lake is an all sports lake - you can bring your own boat or borrow our beautiful new bennington pontoon at a low additional cost (1/3 what is charged in town).

This super clean 1750 square foot home has 3 bedrooms (2 have queens and our huge one has a queen plus 2 twins) and 2 full baths. This is a modern home with central air, a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, a full laundry room and beautiful hardwood floors. An Absopure water cooler provides delicious spring water - no need to drag cases of bottled water on your vacation. Grocery stores are just minutes away - one even delivers!

Lakeside has telephone service, high speed wireless internet and cable, TV's, DVD players, a case of bestseller books and a special children's DVD library they can view from bed. The guest house has been converted to a sparkling new game room (see pix at bottom below) - perfect for separating the generations since it's just across the deck (this allows for late night activities when others may be asleep in the big house). Game room has a wall of glass facing the lake.

If you have a family member that can't 'do steps', this is truly a vacation paradise for them. They can be totally on their own - from the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom to the outside deck chairs to the beach and the water - no climbing involved!

Your dog, if you bring one, will have an incredible vacation - no leash required, and no crazy extra charges for that special member of your family!

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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A Lakeside Delight w/PRIVATE Beach
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Bradenton Florida

We're going back here this summer!

We're going back here this summer!
  • 4 of 5
We stayed here last summer & are returning this coming July. The place was a lot nicer than the photos showed! Everything was so clean. My sis joined us & she is in a wheelchair. Because there's no steps to the beach, we were able to wheel her right in to the water & she loved it! (she cried she was so happy!) Our lab, Donovan, exhausted himself jumping off the dock for hours. The main reasons we rebooked for this summer are the 'extras' we enjoyed - free firewood, a spring water cooler, separate game room big enough for all of us to be in together & last, but certainly not least..the friendly owners who were available to us 24/7. They even provided a crate for Donovan to stay in when we were off enjoying the sand dunes. As a dog family, this will be our vacation choice spot from now on. :)
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities


From the Owner

Perfect for 3 generation family vacations

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : On site Car: not necessary

Traverse City area has it all - beautiful beaches, a really cool downtown shopping district, hot air balloon rides, 24 hour casinos, golf courses galore, jet ski and sailboat rentals and wineries with free tasting bars. Interlochen music shows are minutes away, and our sand dunes (GMA voted most beautiful place in America) are less than an hour away. Mackinac Island is just 2 hours away - perfect for a family oriented day trip to travel back in time.


From $3,250 Per week

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 6.0%

Discount of $200 per week to repeat guests on all full weeks.
Weeks starting 9/07/14 thru 5/23/15: $2.150 plus tax.
Weeks starting 5/24/15 thru 6/13/15: $2,350 plus tax.
Weeks starting 6/14/15 AND 8/23/15: $2,800 plus tax.
Weeks starting 6/21/15 thru 8/22/15: $3,250 plus tax.
Weeks starting 8/30/15 thru 5/24/16: $2,150 plus tax.
No stays less than a week 6/14/15 to 8/29/15.
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Updated: May 8, 2015


From the Owner

No steps. Older or disabled family members can enjoy the water just like everybody else. Dogs welcome. This important family member deserves a vacation with the family, not in a kennel.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1750 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen


  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Lake at your door with 150 feet of sandy beach. Great fishing - bass, pike, bluegills and perch. A variety of small watercraft is included free for your use - kayaks, single person pontoons, a canoe - and there's even a new pontoon available to rent. There's a gas grill and dining furniture on the sunny lakeside deck and a second picnic table in the huge grassy side yard. On the beach is a big wood swing to watch unbelievable sunsets from and a nice fire pit with free firewood. There's plenty of deck chairs, loungers and tables (and ashtrays for the 'outside only' smokers). All linens except beach towels are provided, plus an initial supply of paper and soap products. Your dog is welcome at NO extra charge (just a common sense pet agreement form). Plenty of parking for boat trailers and vehicles in the yard. Very quiet and peaceful location on dead end private road, just 200 yards off pavement and less than 5 miles from town. Best of all - the entire PRIVATE compound is just for you and your family - no close neighbors, no traffic noise - it's so relaxing you won't want to leave!

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