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A Lakeside Delight w/PRIVATE Beach in Traverse City

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

1,750 Square Feet Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Awesome vacation spot in 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 ceramic woodgrain 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, large smart TV's, a full bookcase 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 if socialized and friendly towards other dogs, and no crazy extra charges for that special member of your family! If you would like to bring your dog, mention it in your booking email so we can provide information about our required pet agreement (just common sense items).

More Details

Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Trudy

I'm in the lime green tee. I'm # 6 of a large family of girls (never got a brother).

Trudy purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Trudy chose Traverse City

Perfect for 3 generation family vacations

What makes this cottage unique

No steps. Older or disabled family members can enjoy the water just like everybody else.

Your dog is welcome with no extra fees. This important family member deserves a vacation too.

Also included: stand up paddle boards, kayaks, single person pontoons & a canoe!


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • 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
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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A Lakeside Delight w/PRIVATE Beach in Traverse City
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A fun, relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, modern house with all kitchen and fun equipment, beautiful setting on a lightly inhabited, clear lake, and a beach with various water craft right at the doorstep.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leawood, Kansas

Ideal Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

All of the excellent reviews of this home proved to be true. Please read them, as we will report on what specifically made this home perfect for us. First, the house is located well away from main roads, and the approach lane is seldom traveled, allowing for a quiet, unperturbed stay. The lake is just a few feet away from the deck, and recreating with the home’s three kayaks, pontoon rowers, and two paddle boards provided exceptional and ample water activities.

Not only is the home lovely, it is well-appointed by its thoughtful owner with just about everything we could have needed or expected. The owner made herself available for any needs, although we encountered few.

The setting in beautiful. We enjoyed watching many sunsets across the water, fishing, exploring the lake by day, dining on the deck in the evening, and making s’mores by the campfire at night. But perhaps most enjoyable was how our Golden Retriever experienced the vacation of a lifetime, leaping off the dock for tennis balls, relentlessly investigating the origins of waves, and lounging in the shade when she had finally become too exhausted to swim any more. This property was absolutely ideal, and we recommend it absolutely!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Twinsburg, OH

Very clean and well furnished.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for 6 adults. Lake right outside front door. Great week. Lots to do at cottage and lots to do in the greater Traverse City area

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this house. Trudy was great to work with. The view is so much better in person than in the pictures. The house was great. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Lake was right at our deck!

  • 5 of 5

We all agreed this was the best 'lakefront' we ever stayed at. The beach and water were all around the deck where we pretty much spent our time. The place was really clean inside and out. Nice new weber grill. Had everything there we needed. We used the stand up paddle boards and kayaks to check out the islands in the lake. We hope to return next year later on in the summer after the water warms up more.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Dream Stay

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our Bass Lake vacation at Trudy's house and it absolute perfection! The house was perfect for two small families with small children and our dog. The beach at her house had so much to do for all ages - a fire pit, swing, sandy beach for kids to play, 2 docks for fishing, and the unusual find of free kayaks and small pontoons to be used throughout the week. The property has ample space with a garage and guest house for people to spread out. It was clean, and Trudy was easy to work with. This home is a special place.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cherry Capital
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
On site
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beaches and Boats and Golfing.

* Awesome Downtown Shopping.

* Museums and Theaters and Movies.

* Hot Air Balloon Rides and Parasailing.

* Charter Boat Fishing and Tall Ship Rides.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Go play at the Sand Dunes.

* Visit a lighthouse.

* Wander the downtown shops.

* Free tastes at the Wineries.

* Fish for the cost of a license.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Boating on the Lake.

* Fishing & Swimming.

* Campfires on the Beach.

* Tubing or Water Skiing.

* Grill Outside Every Night.

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Discount of $200 per week to repeat guests on all full weeks. Check In / Out is On Sundays. No cleaning fees. No pet fees.
Refund less $100 if 60 days notice prior to stay. If within 60 days, refund only if your dates get rerented to another guest.
$100 deposit for cleaning & $500 deposit for damage. CHECKS ARE NOT CASHED. They are voided & returned after your stay.
Owner has never kept $1.00 of any guests cleaning or damage deposits in 13 years of vacation renting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.