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Lake Michigan, Bass Lake, Pentwater, Ludington And More

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Timber Home On A Hill Near Bass Lake/Lake Michigan

A storybook setting on a wooded hill, this two story timber house with a walk out ‘kid’s zone’ basement living and sleeping area, is the perfect setting to get away from it all. Walking distance from Bass Lake (an all sport lake) and less than a mile to three Lake Michigan public access parks or beaches make this the ideal location for a family get away (see map). There are four upstairs bedrooms, one first floor bedroom and an open children’s bedroom in the basement level so it will sleep a total of 16 people. A full bathroom (3) is available on each level of our home. The ten foot wide wrap around porch is an ideal place to sit and enjoy the morning coffee or to sit in the breeze and talk with family and friends. This is a very private setting and yet has all the amenities; cable TV, internet, land line phone service, pure reverse osmosis drinking water and full house water filtering system, microwave, new glass top stove, and washer and dryer. The kids will love the game systems in the ‘kid zone’ living area and the whole family will enjoy evenings in the walkout screen porch on the lower level overlooking the fire pit area. The open concept living room, dining room and kitchen are ideal for entertaining. The classy antique décor of the timber house is delightful. Everything you need to enjoy your stay is available for you. A toaster, microwave, coffee maker, electronic tea pot, dishwasher, all dishes and pans, all linens and towels are available for your use. There is parking for two cars at the house and parking at the bottom of the hill for five more for your toys or cars, with total parking for 6-8 vehicles. Whether it is walking the wooded trails behind the home, visiting the popular shopping and dining areas of Pentwater (five miles) and Ludington (10 miles), enjoying Silver Lake State Park (17 miles), or just relaxing on the porch on the wooded hilltop, everything for your family dream vacation is within reach.

Property Manager
Jim Howell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

Why Jim Howell chose Ludington

We chose this property because of the location and access to Lake Michigan beaches, Bass Lake, Pentwater and Ludington. And we wanted to have a special place to gather with our three children and eight grandchildren.

What makes this lodge unique

The porch, with the overhead fans, brings you back to the days when people enjoyed relaxing on their porch with family and friends enjoying the weather and view.


Ludington Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan, Bass Lake, Pentwater, Ludington And More
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

We loved our stay at Bass Lake

  • 5 of 5

The log house was everything we expected, and more. The place was well furnished and clean. The owners had thought of everything a big family would need and had them furnished for you. Tv, Wi-Fi, kitchen tools, and storage space for your stuff. The Lodge was well located between Ludington and the State Park, and Silver Lakes Dunes. Pentwater was quaint, and Mears Beach access was our favorite access to Lake Michigan. All three generations of our family loved their stay at The Lodge. Our owner and host Jim was very helpful and easy to work with. We will recommend this to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Lodge is awesome! Very well kept and close to all major attractions.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this property! The house is very nice and is very well kept. Jim has everything you need to enjoy your stay. We had 12 in our party including 5 kids ranging in age from 1-8, each had a great time! The littlest played in the sand to the right of the house and the older kids were able to set up games and even play catch at the bottom of the hill. The basement made for a great indoor kids area as well. As for the adults, we enjoyed the huge porch as well as the fire pit area.

When we left the property on our day trips, we were able to get to the beach, sand dunes and even a few restaurants all within 15 minutes from the property. This was just far enough away from the busy tourist areas and very quiet.

Not knowing what exactly would be in the house as far as amenities, we really over packed. The house had tons of dishes, pots, pans, and even a nice gril and grill tools. We didn't need to unpack any of our equipment.

Overall, this was a great experience. Jim and his wife were as great as the property. Very nice and very accommodating. Our family loved this place and the area and are planning to be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is an awesome place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week!!! The house is setup to accommodate a large family. We really enjoyed the large wrap around porch with plenty of seating!!! So much to do in the area - beautiful places to walk, bike trails, close to the beach. The little town of Pentwater is so cute with its little shops and of course ice cream 🍦?🍦?. Thanks Jim for sharing your property with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Byron, MI

Great vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge is a perfect place for families or a large group. The house is well cared for, spacious, very clean, and full of small touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It's close to both Pentwater and Ludington, so there is easy access for sites to see, and the location of the Lodge is also in a nice, quiet spot for staying in and enjoying time with your group. The owner is very easy to reach by phone or email and is great to work with.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NW Indiana

Beautiful Spacious Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Over the Memorial Day weekend my family of 5 and our good friends family of 6 all stayed for 4 nights at "The Lodge" The house was beautiful and spacious. Everything you would ever need for a vacation. Close to both Downtown Pentwater and Ludington. The owner was great to work with. We ejoyed out stay and hope to vist again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Byron, MI

Very nice vacation rental for families

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 married couples and 4 young adults (total 12 people) stayed for 4 days/3 nights at 'The Lodge'. Our expectations were exceeded by this rental home. The house was spacious. The bedrooms were large with very comfortable beds. The owners have taken steps to assure a comfortable stay, with plenty of closet space for your personal belongings, hooks to hang your personal items, an empty pantry with room enough for all your food and pantry items, and more special touches that make your stay comfortable. The home is located in a quiet area, but very close to lots of activities in Pentwater and Ludington. We enjoyed our stay immensely and look forward to renting this same home again next year. The owner was easy to contact and was very helpful.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Many in Pentwater
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many in Pentwater
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Michigan - Sumit Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $750

Rent due 6 weeks prior to stay.

Payment by check when signing rental agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.