House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-9)
About Jenny Winkelman
We are international school teachers. From Alaska, we have taught overseas for many years. We travel a lot, but our Bass Lake cabin is our favorite place in the world!
Jenny Winkelman purchased this House in 2009
Why Jenny Winkelman chose Grand Rapids
We love the combination of peace and quiet, interrupted by the call of the loons up north! Grand Rapids also offers sporting, shopping and theater offerings to enjoy as well. There are beautiful drives to take in the area and fun sightseeing. The views of the lake from the house are super.
What makes this House unique
We like to 'get away from it,' but when needed, can have internet and tv access! This is the place to enjoy family charades, game of cards with friends and get books read! The lake is excellent for fishing and water sports. A full kitchen offers the possibility of simple or gourmet cooking or baking, with a barbecue on the porch.
No parties/events - contact ownerscontact owners
No smoking - outside onlyoutside only
Max guests: 9
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - 25 years old25 years old
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Exactly what we were looking for...and more!
Really enjoyed our weekend stay. It was perfect for our little family of 3. Was looking for a place that had a sandy beach, clear waters, and access to fishing. Our 3 year old son loved playing in the water. We were also provided kayaks and a canoe with life jackets. Note to those who come during late May, be aware of the swarm of midges (mosquito-look-a-like flies)! Thankfully, they are the non
-biting kind, but they can really be a big pest! Thankfully, we brought a handful of citronella torch table lights to keep them away. Citronella candles don’t really work as the wind from the waves will blow them out.
The property owners and manger were very friendly, helpful and quick to respond. Jeremiah, the property manager, was very thorough in letting us know where everything was at before we came.
We did wish the jacuzzi-function in the bath-tub worked but we didn’t ask Jeremiah about it; so it probably does work, we just didn’t double check.
Overall, we really loved the homey feel, open space, beautiful lighting from the main windows, rustic cabin look with a modern feel. We can really tell that there was a lot of attention to detail put into this property and that it is very well taken cared of. We are definitely considering coming back again!
So glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for taking the time to write the review for us. We do hope you will return sometime and stay for a week!
Beautiful cabin on a beautiful lake!
Owners communication was prompt and friendly. Check in was simple. All the information to get to know the cabin was easy to understand. The cabin was spacious and easily accommodated the six people we had. It was very clean and had most everything we needed for our stay. The owners were generous providing all the essentials. Firewood was even provided. Would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay for the week!
Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your stay and that everything worked out well for you. Hope to see you back again sometime!
Bass Lake, Grand Rapids
Had a pleasant stay.
Wonderful to know you enjoyed your stay again! Have a lovely rest of the summer.
Family vacation at the log house
We stayed at the log house August 13 - 18 2018.. We had a family vacation and the log house accommodated us all very well. We spent a lot of time outside swimming, boating, fishing, bird watching, campfires, playing games on the lawn and enjoying the big deck. We went to the Judy Garland and children's museum, the Forest History Center, the local county fair in Grand Rapids and visited other attractions in the area. Jeremiah the property manager was very good at answering our questions and giving us what we needed. My son did forget his electric grill there but over all we all had a very relaxing time. Thank you for sharing your log house with us and I hope we can rent it again sometime.
We are very happy you enjoyed the house and property and had a good time! Thank you very much for your review, that extra time and consideration is appreciated. Hope to host you again in the future.
Jenny and Wayne
Gorgeous place!! WE loved it!! There was plenty of space for our family of 8! We walked in the door to 'Ooooohs and Ahhhhhhs' from all of us! It's a beautiful home and was built with obvious integrity and attention to detail. We so enjoyed that big table for all of us at mealtime, and for cards and games, and having 3 bathrooms was a bonus!! The beds were very comfortable! The setting is beautiful, and the grounds are so well kept, and the dock very sturdy and solid. We REALLY enjoyed the swing at lakeside and sitting in chairs talking and enjoying the water. For some reason there were not as many deer and horse flies or mosquitoes as there usually are, and that made it so much more enjoyable! The lake has incredible structure, and we wished we had more time to explore that! We managed to catch a few very large northerns when the boat went out fishing, otherwise, water fun was foremost. The grandkids had a great time with the playhouse, and swimming, collecting snails and shells. A baby deer visited us for a few days and became a tag-a-long, then went on her way somewhere else. The absolute only reason I am giving this a 4 star instead of 5 rating is because the kitchen, though outfitted with a fabulous new gas range, was I thought poorly appointed. The pots and pans were beat up and bent out of round, not able to fit a lid, and the utensils were bare bones. Also not much in the area of bake ware or storage containers. There were many items that needed a good wash before using, and some kitchen cleaning/organizing needed. I blame this on the previous renters and the housecleaning crew. The house was not as clean as I would expect for the caliber of it, but understand that I am a very particular and professional house cleaner myself have no problem with spiffing up here and there. I would still highly recommend this vacation home! Our family took a vote on coming back and it was a unanimous YES!! Thank you for the finest lake destination we have ever had!! We had a fabulous week!!
We do hope to host your family again sometime. Thank you for your full and honest review. We have already upgraded the pans and will look to the other items and issues. Happy that your family enjoyed the time together and look forward to hosting another time in the future.
Jenny and Wayne
Judy Garland's House and Museum, Bi-Weekly Farmers Market, Forest History Center, Reif Center, Showboat Theater, Winter Activities, x-country ski trails, snowmobile trails, ice fishing.