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Hidden Gem Cottage on Beautiful Bass Lake **Summer Memories last forever :)

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Interlochen Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 8, Hot Tub

Come stay in this beautiful Northern Michigan home that is located on beautiful Bass Lake, a hidden gem in the heart of Northern Michigan. You will have one of the most memorable times of your life. This unique home has all of the amenities for your enjoyment and comfortable stay. With an open floor plan, views of the lake and outdoors through every window. You’re on the lake with a large sandy beach, lots of the water toys for the kids and a raft with a slide. Sit at the end of the long dock and dip your feet into the water, enjoy sunrises and sunsets, just relax and take in nature. When the evening comes lay on the end of the dock and look to the sky for an amazing view of never ending stars that will take your breath away. Listen to the loons and observe wildlife in their environment. You will relax and leave your busy life at home. Remember, Summer Memories Last Forever :)

Amenities: You’ll enjoy this Northern Michigan paradise from early morning walks, to playing in the lake, to relaxing in the evening. This northern beauty sleep 8, linens provided washer/dryer, iron and board, outdoor clothes line, air conditioning, TV, DVD, VHS, stereo with indoor/outdoor speakers and wireless Internet. The kitchen is fully equipped, outdoor cooking utensils and outdoor grill. Patio table seats 8 and plenty of extra chairs.

Local festivals include: Traverse City National Cherry Festival July 1– July 8 2017 web site -- Leland Wine & Food Festival June 10 2017, The Traverse City Wine & Art Festival June 24 2017, Traverse City Film Festival July 25 - July 30 2017 web site , Great Lakes Equestrian festival July 5-30 2017 & August 2-13 2017 as well as a variety of other local festivals. Try touring local award winning wineries such as; St Ambrose Cellars, Black Star Farms, Ciccone Vineyard, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Mari Vineyards, Chateau Grand Traverse, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, 2 Lads Winery, and MANY more all offering wine tasting of the local harvest. There are also great live top name performers at Interlochen Center of the Arts and in the casinos.

Other outdoor activities: We are 30 beautiful scenic miles from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore that was voted 'Americas Most Beautiful Place' by ABC Good Morning America. Canoeing or tubing down one of the pristine rivers. Try reeling in a large King Salmon or other game fish while charter fishing at one of the local harbors on the great lakes. Many trails close by to hike or mountain bike. As the season changes come and enjoy the variety of activities available. We're only minutes away to great downhill skiing , or just out the door for miles of cross country skiing. If you would rather relax and sit indoors with a hot cup of cocoa, coffee or tea and watch the changing weather please think of us...You will enjoy the view with any season you're in. Beautiful, Scenic, Peaceful, you can have it all right here.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Christine

My husband Michael and myself purchased the property when it had a little rustic cottage on it that we used for a couple of years as a family. We decided to remodel it and start sharing it with other families wanting to visit "up north". We have enjoy meeting families since 2008 and each year since, watching families experience togetherness...this has been our goal; bringing families together for memories that will last a lifetime.

Christine purchased this cottage in 1997

What makes this cottage unique

I feel the best part of Bass Lake is the size. It's large enough to enjoy many water activities yet small enough to not have all the loud noise of the larger lakes. You can experience quiet surroundings, amazing stars and the beauty of nature that's all around you. You can use all 5 senses to the fullest...sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Something that is hard to find unless you're relaxed with family in a peaceful place you can call yours for the week...Hidden Gem Cottage, Relax and leave your busy life at home.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Hidden Gem Cottage on Beautiful Bass Lake **Summer Memories last forever :)
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family hasn't had this much fun in a very long time. I couldn't have asked for a better time. We visited little shops in the area, had dinner in good restaurants. The best time was just being together having fun. The cottage was absolutely beautiful inside and out. The cottage was so clean the owners have really paid attention to all the little details, I can't think of anything they've missed. My kids loved playing in the sand and water with all the toys and floaties. The hammock was a life saver for my youngest, she took a nap in it. The paddle boat, row boat, raft, hot tub, fire pit your never bored, this place has it all...words just can't say enough about how great this place is. I definately will come again and I'm telling my family and friends."

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Rental we have had so far!

  • 5 of 5

The property was as listed or better. Very clean and it this was not just a cottage but really felt like a well maintained home. Christine and Michael are the most gracious hosts. All the little extra touches they did to make us feel welcome and we surely did! They go above and beyond and not just your normal rental. It was one of the most peaceful and relaxing vacations I have been on. Buds was fun, played putt putt across the street. I am not much of a tourist attraction type person but in Traverse City SlabTown was the best burger place by far and if you are looking some delicious ice cream going to Moomers farm was a treat. A little trip to Leelanau was also fun for me and my hubby to get away from the kids. Truely is a Hidden Gem! One I would revisit time and again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It warms my heart to hear you had a peaceful and relaxing time. We strive to make it memorable for you and your family. Thank you so much for the warm words. We would love to have you back!!
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Wonderful Cottage Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very inviting and decorated great. We loved the rowboat for fishing, enjoyed the paddle boat and slide. It was a fantastic week. Christine and Michael were wonderful to deal with, very gracious and accommodating. We would rent it again in a heartbeat. Evenings were peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a nice time and thank you for the kind words. We would love to have you back!! Have a wonderful rest of summer.
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Beautiful, well kept

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect place to spend.our honeymoon. The cottage is so peaceful and quiet. We will be returning in the future for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you were able to spend your honeymoon in Northern Michigan...Thank you for sharing your special time with us.
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 kids (9 and 10 years old) had a great vacation at the Hidden Gem! The house and property are extremely well maintained and spotlessly clean.

The kids loved everything about the lake! The slide, the boats, the beach! And we loved having a fire and s'mores every night. We also had a great time going to Mackinac Island for a day, Sleeping Bear dunes for a day, and to a Traverse City Beach Bums game. My kids said this vacation tied with a Disney vacation! Christine was great to work with and quickly responded to any questions.We could not have been happier! Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay and being tied with Mickey is beyond words :) thank you for staying with us!! Our goal is to bring back the memories of when we were kids and share them with your children. You have made our day so again thank you very much for staying. Have a wonderful summer.
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Great week at Hidden Gem Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean! Loved hot tub and water slide. Great week

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Interlochen Center for the Arts
riverside canoe trips honor mi
Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Boone's Long Lake Inn
Traverse City
Apache Trout Grill
North Peak Brewing Company
Swiches Deli
Chef's In
Interlochen Golf Club
Moomers Homemade Ice Cream
Mackinaw Brewing Company
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport Traverse City, MI 49684
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Interlochen Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Interlochen Center of the Arts
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hofbrau Interlochen
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: necessary

This all sports lake is located in the heart of Northern Michigan a hidden gem off the beaten path to a quaint remote spot, Interlochen. Also, home to the renowned Interlochen Center of the Arts, where you can enjoy a full variety of entertainment through out the summer. We are only a short drive to small villages such as Beulah, Glen Lake, Glen Arbor, Empire, Leland, Suttons Bay and Lake Leelanau. Each offers a variety of unique shops and local eateries. Also just 15 minutes from Traverse City, a unique city that sits on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay that offers all of the amenities and entertainment of a larger city.

Golf: Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville is 15 minutes away and offers an exceptional northern Michigan golf experience. With two distinctly different golf courses - both of which have received a four-star rating golf course from Golf Digest magazine - you’re sure to find everything you expect from this premier northern Michigan golf course. This is just one of the near by courses. Other near by courses are Mistwood, Interlochen Golf Course, The Crown. There are too many to mention, a list of courses are available. Just ask. ***Most all destinations are no more than 10 to 30 minutes from this vacation home.***

Ski: For Great Skiiing try Crystal Mountain who Have 9 Lifts, 45 Slopes, 27 Lighted For Night Skiing, 3 Terrain Areas And Miles Of Cross Country.


Rates & Availability

Interlochen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre Peak Season 2017
May 14 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100

No pets, No smoking

We accept checks, money orders or cashiers checks. There is an additional $100.00 cleaning fee that applies; $500.00 refundable security deposit applies and will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure per rental agreement.

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Interlochen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom with a tub/shower combo, individual heat control.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , full bottom bunk twin on top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , full bottom bunk twin on top
  • Upper bedroom loft has a queen bed, 27' TV, air conditioning. Both main floor bedrooms have a combo full bottom bunk and twin top bed, each have a TV. Each room also has individual heat control.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Shed
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
PLEASE NOTE: Hot tub available during peak season only. Wireless internet available during pre and peak season only. ***There may be an additional charge for more than 8 people*** - No Pets - No Smoking - We accept: checks, cashiers checks or money orders; - - $500 Refundable security deposit applies and returned within 2 weeks per rental agreement; - - additional $100.00 cleaning fee applies - Peak Season changeover day: Saturday

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