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Chris Craig

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Bass Lk~Sand Beach~1.68Wooded Acres~Sleeps 6-8~1.5 Bath

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Northern Wisconsin Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Picturesque setting on beautiful, crystal clear Bass Lake. Located just 7 minutes east of downtown Eagle River, WI. 1.68 wooded acres with 100 feet of gorgeous, hard sand frontage. Tranquility awaits you at this cottage situated on the shores of one of the area's most sought after, spring fed lakes that features breathtaking views and great fishing. Enjoy all weather sports here, boating, water skiing, tubing, swimming, sailing, fishing, skiing, cross country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, ice skating, etc. This lake is most desireable because it is a private, full recreation lake (no large crowds). Eagles nest in the large pines and oak trees along the lakefront. You will be amazed at the incredible sunsets and kaleidoscopic light show from the northern lights. The cottage has a queen bed in the master, a pullout couch and futon in the living area and 2 twin beds in the lower level. It sleeps 8 but can house more if needed. The kitchen is equipped for any gourmet.

Sit out on the balcony to enjoy your morning coffee or evening refresher and listen to the peace and quiet. The home offers 2 kayaks with paddles and lifejackets, a large pier for your water toys and entertaining enjoyment and a swim platform. This area of the lake has a sandy bottom with a very gradual drop off - perfect for little ones. The cottage is rustically enhanced in the Northwoods theme by the full log furniture.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris Craig (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Chris Craig

Hello, we bought our first home in Eagle River in 2000. We loved everything about it. Our friends all asked if they could rent our place and the rest is history. We fix up our cabins and decorate them to enhance our renter's stay.

Chris Craig purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Chris Craig chose Northern Wisconsin

We chose this property because we have been coming up to this area all our lives. We have family in the area and we love Bass Lake. It is just so peaceful here. Our cabin is a place where we can leave all our troubles and busy everyday lives to just escape. Always a happy place for us.

What makes this cabin unique

The sandy beach area is the real draw here, especially when we have the little ones up with us. They romp around for endless hours, it is difficult to get them to come in for lunch. They're so cute!


based on 7 traveler reviews

Bass Lk~Sand Beach~1.68Wooded Acres~Sleeps 6-8~1.5 Bath
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Kewasskum, WI, USA

Great place to enjoy the Northwoods

  • 4 of 5

The house was fantastic, new and clean. My husband and I were joined by 3 adult children and 2 grandkids, which forced us to the sofa/sleeper which was quite comfy. I also liked the addition of the electric fireplace in the garage sleeping area to warm it up. We saw a hawk catch a fish from the dock, baby ducks, and an eagle who came often to perch in a big pine next to the property. How wonderful! The beach was excellent for swimming, nice sandy bottom. Also used the raft to dive and jump off (you share it with her property next door, but it was never a problem, we took turns) Eagle River was a short drive away for groceries. Hiked some nice trails within a reasonable driving distance, as the weather wasn't always warm enough to spend in the water. Drove to MI to see Bond Falls, about 50 minutes away. All in all a wonderful place to enjoy the water and the Northwoods.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the Bass Lake "Garatage". There is nothing like mornings, sunsets, and clear nights in the North Woods. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed. We used the rowboat for trips around the lake to watch the loons, eagles, and other wildlife, as well as some fishing, and also did a short trip around the lake in the Kayaks. If you like swimming, the water was very warm, the sand was soft, and the raft was close enough for anyone to get to. Fishing was also good, with abundant panfish (a worm on a jig from the dock will land you a sunfish on almost every cast, and there are also bluegill, perch, and crappie), northern pike, and some really nice largemouth bass. The lake, for the most part, was fairly quiet, despite the number of cottages on the lake (two boats and jet skis were the max at one time - but usually the lake had a couple folks fishing and maybe one water-skier or rafter - at least when we were around.) Eagle River was close, as were other fun locations that would accommodate most interests. Would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We love Bass Lake for all it has to offer and we are so happy that your family was able to enjoy it. Have a Great Week!;)
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Roscoe, IL

Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time vacationing at the Garatage on Bass Lake. Although the place is small we did fit 5 adults and 3 children. The cabin is very clean and we had all the amenities that we needed. Our week was filled with time spent exploring the area, playing games at the cabin, and water sports on the lake. We brought our ski boat and really enjoyed our time on the water. The area is beautiful and very peaceful, even when the temperature was a little cold to be in the water. Great vacation and the owners communicated well with us answering all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. We are so happy that your family had a good time at our cottage. Hope the memories last a lifetime. Hope to see you next year.
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Outside of Chicago

The 'Garatage' (or Treehouse) on Bass Lake

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique and ideally situated cabin (Carriage House) on Bass Lake. We found it a comfortable, well appointed get away with great lake access and an ideal setting. It is perfect for 2 and would be comfortable for 4 people. Well maintained and an easy 10 minutes from Eagle River, it was also as quiet as one could expect for a popular lake, not on the chain. We really like Bass Lake and have visited often since we have friends who live there year round. If you like water sports, you will find it all available. Watch Bald Eagles? There was a nest to our south and we watched a parent 'fishing' from the kayaks one afternoon. Plenty of hiking in the area and the Porcupine Mountains are only 90 minutes away. The owner was helpful and the cabin is very well maintained. And talk about the sunsets! Just delightful from the deck or (if chilly) from the futon inside. Would we return? You bet!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodridge, IL

Great economical rental on a private lake

  • 5 of 5

Great private lake location just minutes from Downtown Eagle River

The lake is mixed use - powerboat toys and fishing

Fishing is excellent, however there is very minimal structure, so mixed depth weed beds are the best to start

The rental unit is a 2 story unit with a great lake view from the balcony.

Fairly private and plenty of forestry in the area

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback. We do love our lake for all it has to offer. We are so glad that you had a good time at our cabin and we hope that you will return next year. We would love to see pictures if you care to share them. Enjoy the rest of your summer!;-)
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United States

End of the summer honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon, it was the perfect place. The property was very private and we loved all the trees. It was fun to be so close to the lake. We went out on the water everyday, though we rented some kayaks from a place in-town. Eagle River is a short 10 minute drive away.

The cottage was adorable and perfect for us. It was clean, neat, and the furniture was cool. We liked watching movies in the evenings with the blue ray player. Make sure to bring your own pillows and hangers (if you need them).

We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Eagle River!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive response, we certainly appreciate the positive feedback. We love the cabin too. Hangers have been replenished and we do not provide pillows to the renters. Rules and Regulations require pillows to have plastic or vinyl covers on them and it is not comfortable to sleep on a plastic or vinyl covered pillow so we do not provide them (Renters were taking them off). Have a Great Day in the Northwoods!!!
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Rates & Availability

Eagle River Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Oct 12 2016 - Mar 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Mgmt fee- booking online $40
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please call Owner for rates. Rates are variable due to season and days of the week booked. Weekend rates are higher and they include Thursday - Sunday (Holiday). Peak summer season: 6 nights is same as the weekly rate, 5 nights is $220.00/night, 4 nights is $250.00/night, weekend rates are $300.00/night. There is an extra management fee of $40.00 for using booking now.

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Northern Wisconsin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins in Garage Area for Extra Sleeping, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Futon and Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Row Boat~2 Kayaks~Picnic Table, Fire Pit, Large Pier

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