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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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

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 mos 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 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Return to Your Childhood Vacation
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews
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Harrisville Northern Michigan
lansing
5

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

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Harrisville Northern Michigan
Howell
5

Spacious and reasonable

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
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Harrisville Northern Michigan
Bay City
5

We will return

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
If you have ever stayed at a lake house before, then this tongue and groove cottage should meet or exceed your expectations. The house was clean and it was decorated with an "up north" theme that made it cute and homey.

The beach is wonderful! We stayed in June and chose not to test the water. The fire pit is large and the owner had chairs and benches around it. Firewood was provided and the owner left a wonderful bottle of Chardonnay as a welcoming gift. We cooked hotdogs and roasted marshmallows over the fire and talked the evening away as the sun set and the stars filled the sky.

For fun, we walked the beach, shopped at local stores (Northern Accent is a great store and Moose Tales was really cute!), and we ate dinner at The Mountin Inn and the food was really good!

If it happens to rain during your stay, there are board games in the house and a TV & DVD player. There is also a binder filled with local activities, which we did use and do things from it. One thing I have not seen mentioned before is that there is a bowling alley, a pizza place (Harrisville Pizza), and a grocery store near by. There is also a food mart at the BP gas station, which could come in handy if needed.

Overall, I would give this vacation 5 stars. The house was comfortable and cozy.
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Harrisville Northern Michigan
Saginaw Mi
5

Great Kayaking

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Kayaking in front of the cottage was great. We also kayaked in-town on the Thunder bay river. The cottage was as described and we had a blast. We will come back
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Harrisville Northern Michigan
-bay city
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Our Third Season

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We return to Bear Cottage for a couple of reasons. Arnie and Kathy the next door neighbors have become our friends. We often share coffee and rolls in the morning and they share little local gems like the lighthouses and museums. And at night we share hot dogs and wine at the beach fire. We also appreciate the separation between the family and living rooms as its almost like there are two houses. Sometimes I listen to music in the roadside family room while my husband ponders the wildlife or a book in the lakeside living room. Peace and tranquility are yours. It also has a cozy cottage feel.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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 cottag 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

Harrisville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
June
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 28 2014
$600
7 nights
 
 
July and August
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$975
7 nights
 
 
September
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 28 2014
$600
7 nights
 
 
Other than June-Sept
Sep 29 2014 - May 31 2015
$125
$600
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$125
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
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

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:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
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 15x18 and can be a 3rd bedroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen sized futon in the both the family room and living room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • golf
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 sandy and swimmers may use 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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