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Lakefront Cottage, Hot Tub, Boats, Dock, Bunkhouse

Paul and Jean Kirchner

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Paul and Jean Kirchner

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Lakefront Cottage, Hot Tub, Boats, Dock, Bunkhouse

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Traverse City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms two bath, sleeps 8.

Bass Lake Haven is located on a 365 acre all sports lake, including a public boat ramp. Bass Lake Cottage is just four miles from Traverse City. This cottage includes a separate bunkhouse which houses a sleeping space, an additional bathroom, and shower, LCD TV, washer and dryer, futon, table, and chairs. Bass Lake Haven has wireless and high speed Internet access, and cable TV. It has a complete kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and microwave oven, coffee pot, toaster, and all the cooking pots and pans, as well as utensils. It also has a hot tub, row boat, and paddle boat, two kayaks and a boat dock for mooring.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Paul and Jean Kirchner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

Why Paul and Jean Kirchner chose Traverse City

Very private and yet close to Traverse City.

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Lakefront Cottage, Hot Tub, Boats, Dock, Bunkhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Lakeside gem, with every amenity imaginable!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Bass Lake, and it's just absolutely incredible. We spent our honeymooon here last year, and are looking forward to many more fall anniversary trips!

We selected this cottage because of the amenities - you couldn't ask for anything more! In no particular order, the cottage has: a covered outdoor jacuzzi, two kayaks, paddleboat, rowboat, firepit, hammock, gas grill, private pier with shallow swimming area, wireless internet, cable TV, gas fireplace, and deck overlooking the lake. And if that weren't enough, they now have a pontoon boat for rent and a *beautiful* bunkhouse with a washer/driver for use. Honestly, if Paul and Jean aren't more careful with their thoughtful and generous amenities, we may not leave to return home next year. ;)

The cottage itself is very cozy - even though we've had more rain than sun on the weeks we've been there, we've enjoyed cooking (kitchen has everything you need) and cozying up under blankets with Netflix in front of the fireplace.

Although we didn't use the bunkhouse this year, we are looking forward to having another couple join us next year and stay there. It has a two-person futon, *really nice bathroom*, TV, small table, washer/dryer, and two twin beds in a bunk (wish I were a kid again - although it'd be tough to pick between the bunkhouse bunk and the loft in the cottage, which also sleeps two twins). To boot, the bunkhouse is really cute with its natural wood decor.

They also allow pets (with deposit and extra care), which is a huge seller for us. We have a dog we love, and couldn't imagine relaxing without him for a week.

Traverse City itself is totally awesome, too. Like the cottage, there's something from everyone - indie movies at the State or Bijou Theaters, many delicious dining options, shopping galore (including incredible resale shopping c/o the Resale Trail), biking along the bay path, tons and tons of wineries/tours, etc. The cottage is only 20 minutes from downtown (15 from box stores and Meijer), but because its tucked away on the lake, you feel like you're really secluded.

One thing to note: you will need to clean the cabin thoroughly before you leave. We don't mind this and actually kind of enjoy it (almost like we're stewarding it into the future), but dusting/vacuuming/etc. may not be everyone's cup of tea before departure.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We LOVE return renters who adore our cottages. Thanks for your great review. Just a note on cleaning. Most cottages charge everyone a cleaning fee in advance. After 20+ years of renting we have found many guests love to clean themselves and save $$. We will be happy to clean for anyone who would rather just walk away after a relaxing vacation. We do appreciate advance warning, but can conveniently just deduct cleaning charges from your cleaning/security deposit.

Great Find

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Will be back what a great place.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Summer 2012 at Bass Relief

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, Pure Michigan lakeside experience this is it! We have stayed at Bass Relief for 4 years now, and it is wonderful. The cottage is adorable in that quaint traditional northern MI way, the lake is pristine, wildlife is abundant, and the juxtaposition of the location - remote and isolated while being within just minutes from Traverse City - is perfect. Sunsets are the best enjoyed either at the campfire or in the hot tub. A pair of nesting eagles is about 200 yards away and the loons provide a lovely symphony in the morning. The cottage is clean and thoughtfully appointed with everything you can possibly imagine from kitchen/bath supplies, wi-fi/cable TV access, and boats - kayaks, paddle boat, rowboats. The location affords easy accessibility to the Grand Traverse region for day trip exploration of all it has to offer. This is truly a hidden little gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Another perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this cottage, and once again, it was such a perfect getaway with our kids. Truth be told, when we left last year, all we could think about was our next visit. This year did not disappoint.

This cottage has such a warm and friendly feel to it, and it is the perfect size for keeping an eye on youngsters (especially around a lake). Our kids had a blast splashing around the shallow water surrounding the dock and trying to catch minnows. Stores, restaurants, and other businesses are less than 10 minutes away, but the cottage is in a very quiet and peaceful place. It is a great balance of feeling away from it all, but not being completely isolated.

It is so easy to relax and really enjoy yourself here. We enjoyed getting out on the crystal clear water, getting a close look at water lilies from the kayaks, fishing, roasting and toasting things at the campfire, relaxing in the hammock by the water, and as always, the amazing sunsets.

The cottage has a real "up north" feel to it, and it is truly a cottage, so the quarters are close (though not uncomfortable at all).

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves in keeping our cottages up to date, clean and well maintained and family friendly for our guests to enjoy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Exceptional family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our family. My 4 year old boy spent almost every waking hour in the lake which is fine because it's very shallow for a long ways out. It was very close to Traverse City for the little time we spent away from the cabin. There's also a convenient Meijer and some other small stores close by.

The hot tub was nice and clean. The lake bottom by the dock is sandy and clear. The hammock is in a perfect spot for an evening of lounging. The grill and kitchen were nicely stocked and easy to use. There was plenty of pre-cut firewood for us and a couple nights were spent making s'mores and listening to the sound of the lake.

Since it's on such a shallow part of the lake, you rarely have any speed boats, tubers or skiers coming anywhere near the cabin making it quiet and peaceful not only at night but also during the day.

We used the kayaks, pedal boat and row boat. I was able to catch a couple nice bass right from the dock but on the night I took the row boat out, I caught my limit in keeper bass not too far from our dock and we had a great bass lunch the next day. And I'm certainly no professional fisherman.

I spent every night sitting on the end of the dock and looking out over the dark lake and up at the night sky full of brilliant stars.

Very peaceful, relaxing and accommodating. I would recommend this to anyone with young children or if you're just looking to get away from it all and take it easy. I actually gave my 4 year old "taking it easy" lessons while we were there. He's still getting the hang of it.

Great place. I hope we can go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great rating. We are pleased you enjoyed our cottage.

Wonderful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was even better than we hoped. It was quiet, out of the way, and beautiful, but with ALL of the comforts of home. There was room enough for all 4 of us, and our 5 year old twin boys loved sleeping in the little loft. Everything was well-maintained and impeccably clean.

We were close enough to restaurants, grocery stories, and Traverse City to enjoy them whenever we wanted, but we found we spent a lot of time relaxing on the deck or on the dock. The kids learned to kayak, and because the water is quite shallow for a long ways out, they could enjoy exploring safely. We enjoyed smores by the fire, barbecued on the grill, relaxed in the hot tub, and enjoyed Tigers games and movies on the flat screen tv when we were too pooped to do anything else in the evening. The kids got to row out in the rowboat and try fishing with Dad, and all 4 of us piled onto the paddle boat to look around.

The kitchen was easy to cook in, and we enjoyed meals at at the kitchen table and outside on the deck. The boys were sad to leave, and were already asking when we could come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our hidden getaway!


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Boone's Long Lake Inn
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Ludington, Michigan
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Crown Golf Course
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M37, US31
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Boone's Long Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Grand Traverse Bay
Car: necessary

The Bass Lake Haven Cottage is located near Traverse City, Michigan. Just four miles to the city limits yet very private and secluded. You will enjoy a completely remodeled cottage with a Jacuzzi overlooking 365 acre Bass Lake. The cottage has a gas fireplace, loft, free wireless and high speed broadband Internet access, free cable TV, DVD, and VHS stereo system, washer and dryer, two bathrooms. Outside is, a row boat, and paddle boat, to explore this three hundred and sixty acre lake with two islands.


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Traverse City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 3 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 7 2015 - Aug 30 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Security $300.00
Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 6.0%

*$250.00 Security/Cleaning deposit required.

Refunds will be given only if the we are able to rent the dates canceled to another party. Otherwise a credit will be given toward an available date in the future minus a $100.00 processing fee, within the current or next rental year only.

Weekly rates only, mid June, July, and August.

Optional Pontoon Boat - $450 per

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Traverse City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located in bunk house with washer and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk House - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Cottage main floor bedroom has 1 double bed and the sleeping loft has 2 twin beds. The sleep sofa is in the great room. Bunk house has full size futon, two upper bunks and bath plus a stackable washer and dryer.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is adored by couples for honeymoons and anniversaries because of its private location, close to Traverse City. Families with small children love the quiet location with sandy bottom lake. The west facing great room and deck are the perfect place to watch amazing sunsets over Bass Lake. Credit cards are preferred for reservations.

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