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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 bed / 2 bath with spacious living areas and kitchen.

This beautiful 3-bedroom / 2 bath home on Little Bear Lake offers excellent sandy beaches and spectacular lake views of turquoise water. You'll be amazed at how clean and clear Little Bear Lake actually is. It's definitely a hidden gem 'Up North', and your family will beg to come back each year. Come and stay in this magnificent lake house that was built in 2011. The house is adorned with rustic decor, knotty pine, and log trim. It sleeps 9 comfortably, and at 1,600 sq ft, there is plenty of room for you and your guests to relax and recall the day’s fun. We've got a huge kitchen island for you to play cards and board games on, or just hang out with the friends and family.

You can rest assured that you will enjoy your stay. The owner is only a phone call away, 24x7, and can manage any incident that you may encounter. The owner is happy to take your calls for any questions you may have throughout your stay, as well as the reservation process.

Our rental process is very easy, so give us a call today to reserve your stay in this amazing Gaylord area vacation rental.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a GREAT time at your lovely chalet. It was exactly as pictured, and very cozy and comfortable. We had all rain and cold weather, but we didn't mind a bit. Just snuggled up with books and alternating cups of cocoa and glasses of wine. Lovely!



The nicest surprise was the wonderful dog tie-out. We weren't expecting such convenience! It was so nice just to step outside and hook the pooch up. After one high-energy run down to the end of the line (and subsequent flight), she got the hang of it and enjoyed having some freedom.



We would love to return another time when the weather permits us to wander a bit further.
Oct 2012
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This property was purchased in 2009, and rebuilt in 2011. The home is brand new and is located on one of the most amazing lakes in northern Michigan.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
4

LITTLE BEAR LAKE HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
My family, 5 adults and a 6 year old, enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean, and the beach, lake and canoe were very nice. Washer/dryer and all the appliances were nice. The owner was easy to work with and quickly responded to a power failure by contacting the utility company and following up. Overall the home had nice features but didn't appear to be complete, needing more furniture. We found the large tall kitchen island/table difficult to use for feeding small children and for playing games. A regular kitchen table would be nice as there is plenty of space in the kitchen/dining/living great room. Only one bedroom had a dresser and none had any bedside tables of any sort. Two bedrooms had great closets. We were surprised at number of steps to get to the lake, >50. A handrail would make them safer. We would consider staying here again if a few changes, handrail, kitchen table and bedroom furniture were made and if our family wasn't getting bigger. Thanks
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm sorry that the house wasn't fully accommodating to you and your guests. We really try to accommodate everyone and take all feedback and recommendations into consideration. Our built-in kitchen island is a great place for most families to eat, hang out and play games. We receive wonderful compliments on it's utility. There is also a high-chair provided for small children. Our two primary bedrooms have night stands, lamps and alarm clocks next to the beds, as shown in our photos. We do have a number of steps down to the lake, which can also be seen from our photographs. As a note to future guests that require a hand rail while transcending the steps down to the beach, the steps to the left of ours are for public use and have the necessary railing. We have two other lake houses that may be more accommodating for you during your next stay, and we would be happy to discuss their amenities.
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Oxford, MI
4

NICE PLACE

  • 4 of 5
It was very nice. Updated, nice amenities, easy to use, the owner communicated well and quickly. The ONLY negative comment I can make, and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, was for the number of people in our party, and the number of people it houses, there wasn't enough seating in the living area; only 2 couches. We brought in the "bag" lawn chairs to use and it was OK. It would have been nice to have more seating for the 10 of us, but other than that, it is a great house, great area, great location, and a wonderful beach area.

This would also be a great place to stay if you're wanting to do a fall color tour; or site on a beach and see fall colors.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Ferndale, MI
5

GREAT WINTER GET-AWAY

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved this beautiful home. We came up during Thanksgiving and were able to relax, have a wonderful meal, and enjoy time away from the hub-bub of the big city. The home is beautifully appointed and spacious; there is plenty of room to kick-back and relax with family. We had everything we needed...kitchen was well-stocked with all the necessary items to cook a huge meal, and there were also suggestions posted for local restaurants, stores, and attractions. We enjoyed the peacefulness and solitude of the setting. While there are homes in the area we saw only two local folks (and 3 dogs!) when we went for daily walks in the snow.
The owner is wonderful to work with and answered our emails quickly! We are hoping to come again sometime this summer!
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Columbus, Ohio
5

BEAT EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 of 5
My family wanted to visit Northern Michigan and decided on the Gaylord area as it's centralized and 1-2 hours from everything we were interested in. This cabin was new, clean and well-maintained; we all loved the lake and made good use of the boats and fire pit. The owner is well-organized and did a phenomenal job contacting us and providing information prior to the trip, and, even more importantly, he was hands-off during the stay which was very appreciated.

Of note: There isn't air conditioning, which was a major concern for me, but with some fans we never even thought about it. I'm not from the area so this is probably normal even in August. Satellite TV is added, but unless conditions were perfect very few channels worked; however, if you're spending too much time inside on this property you're really missing out anyway.

Conclusion: Great property, great location, great owner. If we ever decide to visit Michigan again I would not hesitate to stay here and will recommend to any friends who do the same.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Williamston, MI
5

WONDERFUL, RELAXING STAY ON A GREAT LAKE

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at this site. Not only was the cottage new and immaculate, but it is on a great lake that the whole family can enjoy. We appreciated the extras such as having laundry and dish detergent, paper supplies, firewood and much more. It was also nice to have the option to bring pets for a nominal fee, as this made the vacation easier too. We would definitely consider coming back in the future and would encourage others to also consider this location for their own family vacation. A++ - Recommend Highly!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Sanford,MI
4

LITTLE BEAR LAKE STAY

  • 4 of 5
Home was in excellent condition and very clean throughout. Owner was really helpful and pleasant to work with. Not far drive to shopping and tourist activities in Gaylord. The lake had good clarity on weekdays but was affected by high boat traffic on weekends. Dock could have been more accommodating (longer) and gas grill needed some TLC. Firewood provided was old (rotted) and none was hardwood (good for cooking). Overall experience was good, probably visit every few years.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City, Cherry Capital
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M-32
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
J&B's
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Treetops Resort
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Garland
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
J&B's
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Bear Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer - July / August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes All rates are subject to change based on availability. Holiday rates also apply. Please inquire for reservations that occur over federally recognized holidays.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Attached to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , tub , toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has private full bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • The master bedroom contains a king sized, cedar log bed, with an attached private bathroom. This bedroom has a walk-in closet, alarm clock and night stand. The second bedroom has a queen sized, cedar log bed. It has a closet, armoire, alarm clock and night stand. The third bedroom contains a single twin, cedar log bed, and a set of cedar log bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
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