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A Lakeside Delight w/PRIVATE Beach in Traverse City

Bedrooms 3
Space 162 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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). Call 231-409-4949 for more information about borrowing our boat.

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, and no crazy extra charges for that special member of your family! Please call 231-409-4949 regarding your dog so we can discuss our pet agreement.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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 Northern Michigan

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. Dogs welcome. This important family member deserves a vacation with the family, not in a kennel.


Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 162 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bradenton Florida

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
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial 2017
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

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.
Check In / Out is On Sundays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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