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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Harrisville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-6)

Nestled on the shores of Lake Huron, Bear Cottage will rekindle childhood memories of an 'Up North' vacation. Each over-sized room provides an ever changing view of the big lake. Enjoy an early morning walk along the beach as animal friends return to their forest homes. Scrabble away the day with a glass of Chardonnay as birds visit numerous lakeside feeding stations. Conclude the day roasting hot dogs over a beach-side fire.

Open windows and sea breezes will invite restful sleep.

Should a more active day be in store, visit Loggers Trace or White Pine National golf course. Catch a dinner trout from nearby ponds. Bike to nearby locales on a recently repaved and widened US 23. Visit the acclaimed NOAA shipwreck or Besser museum in nearby Alpena. You could even dive these wrecks or kayak to nearby islands. Test your appetite on a 'Mountain Burger' from the nearby Mountain Inn pub.

So......turn the cellphone off. Quiet your mind. Return to your childhood. Fully experience nature. Visit Bear Cottage.

Please note my favorite month at Bear Cottage is September. They days are still very warm but the early chill of approaching Autumn provides for excellent sleeping.

No smoking please.

Checkout Saturday 10AM Check-In Saturday 3PM.

Keywords: cottage, lakeside, up north, secluded, lake shore, serene

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
The prior negative review was due to an unfortunate situation with property manager. I am in Florida and must rely on this person to maintain the property. The property manger failed to do his job and has been fired. If you examine the pictures you can see my vacation home is spotless. Also it has been professionally redecorated by a Florida interior decorator. The new property manger will maintain the home in picture perfect condition. You have my assurance or you will stay for free. Please call if you have additional questions.



Scott Suneson 941-284-4993
Jul 2012
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Linda Suneson Rental Agent

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Reared in Motown, I left some 30 years ago, returning to an area I had vacationed at as a child. I am now retired splitting my time between Bear Cottage and Sarasota Florida. I hope you can create many fond memories of this place. I have.

Linda Suneson Rental Agent purchased this cottage in 1982

This area of the Lower Peninsula is most unique. Many islands dot the big lake. The variety of wildlife is extensive. Eagles frequent the point on which Bear cottage is located. Please be aware that only the month of August is suitable for swimming. Although we have a beautiful sandy beach suitable for sunbathing, volleyball and animal viewing our Lakepoint is very rocky in the water. Either side of us you will find sand beach and sand bottom and our neighbors are most amenable to use of the beach. However if you must have a more private beach and you are anticipating an August vacation I would encourage you to look at some nearby Sturgeon Point listings. Be aware the cost will be significantly higher or the unit significantly smaller than my home. See listings 3020500 or 454129. And never pay for a sandy bottom in the months of June and July.

The house is 1600 square feet. All rooms are over-sized with separate sitting areas in each bedroom. The house has been updated while retaining its knotty pine charm. Enjoy my library of books accumulated over a lifetime.

The lakeside living room is separate from the roadside family room. Television viewing in the family room will not disturb living room tranquility. The 16 x 18 family room may also be used as a third bedroom as it has a queen-sized futon.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.7
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The Roffi Family

  • 5 of 5
What a "treasure" I discovered when finding your lovely cottage. Our family had a wonderful time there. Felt right at home as soon as we walked in the door.The surrounding area is very beautiful, not to mention the tranquility of the water. Lots of things available to do at Bear Cottage....games, books,walks,bonfires, & even nice neighbors to chat with. Our dog, Emily, even made a friend "Kramer" the neighbor's dog. Thank you for sharing your little corner of the world with us. We'll be back :)
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
The owner was fantastic. Great place to stay. Really great value. Very clean. Lots of room. Big bedrooms. The fire pit is great to enjoy the water at night. Very quiet. Will stay again.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
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5

Perfect Northern Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed at the Bear Cottage for one full week in the end of June. The house was beautiful and we had a great time. The neighbors were very friendly and gave us a couple of suggestions of where to go to find things to do. The weather was not the greatest for the first half of the week but there was plenty of things for us to keep ourselves busy indoors with the board games and movies to watch. We took full advantage of the full kitchen and outside barbeque for breakfasts and dinners but we ventured out to eat for lunch a few of the days. The kids loved the trout farm just south of the cottage and we caught more fish in 30 minutes than I thought was humanly possible. Once the weather improved we were able to spend time sitting by the fire and exploring at the state park north of Black River. We also did a day trip to Hubbard Lake for some fishing. The wild life was abundant with a wide variety of birds visiting the feeders right outside the window. Geese, ducks, and egrets were also visiting the lake shore daily along with several deer each morning. I also thoroughly enjoyed several of the local history books that were available at the cottage and my wife now considers me an expert in the history of Alcona County. We will definitely consider returning to Bear Cottage in the next couple years possibly for an August trip next time.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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White Lake, MI
5

Perfect spot...

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing weekend. Easy to find, property managers were easy to work with and extremely accommodating. Home was beautifully maintained, clean and the view was breathtaking. We will definitely be going back.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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lansing
5

Enjoyed Everything Views.....Campfire .....Neighbors

  • 5 of 5
We had an incredible time staying at Bear Cottage. Everything was welcoming, nice and comfortable. The owners have created a perfect get-away vacation spot with all the comforts that a nice home provides. It is perfect for a family vacation, a group of friends or even a romantic weekend alone. The quality of furnishings and workmanship in the home are not visible from the website pictures. The owners are very generous and nice and we look forward to our next stay!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Howell
5

Spacious and reasonable

  • 5 of 5
Our family knew our week was going to be a great one when we arrived at the cottage it spotless inside/out. There were no surprises with any of the accommodations and amenities. Our priorities were Cleanliness due to family allergies, and a Washer/Dryer on site. These priorities were met and our expectations and needs were exceeded. We are a first time renter for this property and we cannot wait to return again. The challenge will undoubtedly be availability since we know others will have the same experience as we did; thus, making the property a high demand.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Negwegon State Park
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Connies Cafe in Ossineke
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Rosas Restaurant
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White Pine National Golf Club
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Springport Hills/Loggers Trace Golf Club
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Alpena Golf Course
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Forty Mile Point Lighthouse
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Presque Isle Lighthouses
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Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
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Besser Museum
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Great Lakes Heritage Center
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Oscoda Canoe Rental
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Lumbermans Monument
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The Lake Movie Theatre
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Thunder Bay Theatre
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Alpena Civic Theatre
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Perchs IGA
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Churchill Point Inn
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Mountain Inn
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Backwoods Bistro
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North Coney Island
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Royal Knight Theatre
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Old Place Inn
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Harbor Town Pizza
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JJs Steak and Pizza
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Baba Ruskis

The lakeside location of Bear cottage provides many opportunities for viewing wildlife and birds. The sandy beach is wide and deep and is suitable for sun bathing, volleyball, and nightly fires. For those where swimming is a priority we suggest you either seek an inland lake location or at a minimum seek another nearby August rental. Except for polar bears, expectations of in-water activities in other than August are unrealistic. And expect to pay approximately 50% more for a Lake Huron sand bottom experience. For example please check out this nearby Sturgeon Point listing 454129. It's about 800 square feet and rents for about $1,000 per week. So the sandy bottom comes at a cost, since that rental is about 1/2 the size of my home.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Harrisville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July and August
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$975
 
 
September
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Other than June-Sept
Sep 29 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Damage deposit will be returned upon checkout

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Harrisville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Other (See Description) - The rear family room is 15x18 and can be a 3rd bedroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There is a queen sized futon in the both the family room and living room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Bear cottage has a piano and an extensive library. Only the month of August is suitable for swimming due to the cold Lake Superior water moving through Northern Lake Huron. Our beach is semi-sandy and swimmers may use our nearby neighbors sand bottom for swimming. However those desiring a private August swimming experience should seek out some nearby Sturgeon Point rentals. Note the cost will be considerable higher or the rental smaller so only pay for that which you can use.
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