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Lazy Bass Cottage - Perfect Vacation Cottage on Bass Lake, Minutes to Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Your perfect get away retreat! Exceptionally clean cottage with beautiful treed yard and lake front on all-sports Bass Lake. Located just a short walk to the quaint harbor town of Elk Rapids, this vacation retreat is perfect for families, a romantic weekend or a girls getaway. Newly decorated, Chalet style cottage is nestled on a private, wooded lot with a gorgeous view of Bass Lake. Enjoy quality time with family or friends swimming, shopping, boating, hiking, antique shopping or relaxing on the hammock or by the open pit fire outside.

Cottage has new furniture throughout and is decorated with a mix of lodge and cottage style charm. An open living room and dining area connect with a large deck via the sliding glass doors for a beautiful view onto Bass Lake. No need to bring anything as all utensils, pots/pans, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, DVD, flat screen TV, Direct TV , games, and even baby supplies like pack-and-play and highchair are included.

Elk Rapids is the perfect vacation area for families, couples or friends. Summer offers an abundance of swimming opportunities, boating, fishing or hiking. Bring your boat and enjoy all sports Bass Lake, Lake Michigan or drop in at any of the nearby chain of lakes including Elk Lake, Clam Lake, Lake Skegemog, Torch River or the third most beautiful lake in the world, Torch Lake-all connected via waterway! Don't have your own boat? Rent one at Elk River Marina Boat Rentals, 231-264-9500. When you're not enjoying the water, visit one of the many great shops or wonderful restaurants. Year round this area of northern Michigan enjoys some of the best festivals, art fairs and concerts in Michigan. Looking for golf? This area boasts some of the best golf northern Michigan has to offer. Centrally located only 20 minutes from Traverse City, the quaint harbor town of Elk Rapids and the chalet style cottage on Bass Lake has it all!

Keywords: Cottage, Elk Rapids, lake, cozy, getaway, wooded, beach

More Details

Candee Williams
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017


Elk Rapids Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Clean Pack and Play is available, (1) Sleeper Sofa in Living Room, (1) Bunk Bed -Double bottom/Single top
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Lazy Bass Cottage - Perfect Vacation Cottage on Bass Lake, Minutes to Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at Lazy Bass Cottage! It is such a relaxing place! We loved fishing from the dock, kayaking, paddle boarding and just plain relaxing! It is conveniently located near Lake Michigan and Elk Lake if you want bigger lakes. We also LOVED going to Pearls twice! Love that Southern cooking! Thank you Candee & Dan for sharing your beautiful home with our family!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, private vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week at Lazy Bass Cottage! It is quiet and private and in a great location for day trips to many of the neighboring communities. We looked forward to coming back to the cottage each time we went out to spend time at the lake, have an enjoyable dinner outside on the deck, and sit by the fire pit in the evenings. So many amenities were provided that were beyond our made packing a whole lot easier knowing that so much was included. The cottage is very well decorated (the furnishings are so nice!) and has obviously been recently painted and updated and is so comfortable. The owners were so friendly and helpful during our communications and responded almost immediately every time we had a question. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome vacation at Lazy Bass Cottage. The property was clean and well-maintained. It was stocked with everything we needed! We enjoyed relaxing on the deck and on the dock. The Elk Rapids beach and playground was a hit with my toddler. The location was perfect for day trips. Candee provided excellent communication and lots of ideas for dining and activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thumbs Up for Lazy Bass Cottage - A Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time enjoying the Elk Rapids area and the sights. You have a beautiful home and we are so thankful for all the extras.

Also, one last thing. We enjoyed one of our best nights out for a 4x birthday celebration dinner at Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen. A wonderful spot for live music and some of the best home cooking. Highly recommended!

Thank you, Thank YOU!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Decompression Zone!

  • 5 of 5

The Lazy Bass Cottage lived up to everything you described and more! The accommodations were awesome! We enjoyed a relaxing weekend of golf, kayaking and even when it rained we ended up at Pearls for great food and watched the games! We will make this annual fall escape! Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect and covered all our needs and wants. Great location, secluded and very relaxing but also an easy bike ride into Elk Rapids.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Elk Rapids Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rental Only
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly Rentals Saturday to Saturday (contact us for less than a week)
Check in 5pm. Check out 12pm. Cash/Check Accepted. Taxes add'l.

Deposit 50% upon booking (Received within 7 nts of confirmation)
Balance & Security Deposit ($300) Due 4 wks before arrival

Owner'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.
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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
Siren Hall
Elk Rapids Wine Shop -- CLOSED
The Moose
Java Jones
The Town Club
Bellaire Smokehouse
Short's Brewing Company
Harbor Cafe'
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Town Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Elk Rapids Day Park


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