THREE BEARS LODGE -5 STAR LAKEFRONT COTTAGE CHARM-NEAR LK MI

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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THREE BEARS LODGE -5 STAR LAKEFRONT COTTAGE CHARM-NEAR LK MI

Bear Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Three Bears Lodge - Not Your Average Rental

Three Bears Lodge offers the best of both worlds! Traditional Michigan cottage charm with all the bells and whistles you expect from a NEW home. Features include 100 feet of frontage on beautiful Bear Lake, large dock, expansive yard/lawn (great for outdoor games!), firepit, professionally-designed, exposed aggregate patios and covered porches, OUTDOOR HOT TUB AND WATER TRAMPOLINE.

Bear Lake is a well kept secret: close to everything while offering the seclusion of being in the middle of nowhere! It's a terrific spot for a family gathering or golf getaway. The lake features 1,800 acres with a sandy bottom and little boat traffic, making it great for fishing, skiing, sailing and swimming. This cottage is extremely clean and well-kept with everything you will need to make your vacation enjoyable. Sorry no pets or smokers please.

We offer the cottage for rent for a limited number of weeks each summer and in the off season. We enjoy nice properties while we travel and strive to keep our cottage up to the highest standards. This is not your typical rental....it's more like a high end bed and breakfast, but you provide the breakfast! You'll find wonderful mattresses, down comforters with duvets, featherbeds on the queen beds, etc. Please read the comments from those who have stayed with us!

The interior features extensive hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings, loads of knotty pine, solid surface and granite countertops, new appliances, ceiling fans, luxury linens, multiple TVs, surround sound stereo, and charming decor throughout. The lower level rec room features large screen home theater and sleeping nook. We also provide wireless internet, desktop computer and private desk with executive leather chair (for those who can't leave the office!), cable TV with free movie channels and cable music through the whole house stereo system.

Please see our calendar below, select weeks are available and now booking for Summer 2011! Also, see the link to Photobucket for additional pictures.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Looking out on the beautiful view by the lake on our last day, we can't help but smile thinking of all the fun we've had at your beautiful home. Our aching shoulders and tired arms are a sign that this is the first time any of us has kayaked.....and loved it! The water trampoline, hot tub and hammock were a blast too. Even on stormy, rainy nights we had great family game nights, biscotti baking and watched the storms roll in. We've made some very fond memories that we'll always hold dear and we thank you for making this all possible and opening your beautiful home to us.
Aug 2011
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This is our second home on Bear Lake. We have been coming to the area for over 15 years. We are an active family and enjoy all the water sports and outdoor activities the area affords. We cherish the special family time and countless memories we have created here with friends and family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

After spending two years exploring almost every Northern Michigan lake, we kept coming back to Bear Lake. At 1800 acres, Bear Lake is big enough without being too big for our children to safely explore. The lake warms quickly as it is only 30 feet deep at its deepest point and most importantly the bottom is sandy and the water crystal clean. The swimming can't be beat as there are few to no weeds. The bays on the lake provide excellent fishing. Bear Lake remains somewhat undiscovered (shh!) and boat traffic is minimal.

We love our North Shore location, the large expansive lakeside yard for lawn games and the amazing lakefront views.

When we completed construction of the cottage we were transferred out of state. Rather than sell, we decided to rent the cottage. It was a great experience and we loved sharing our special place with other families. Now that we are back in state, we continue to rent the cottage a few weeks a year when we can't be there. We have the cottage equipped the way we like it (very nice!) so you'll find this is not a typical rental!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Three Bears Lodge -5 Star Lakefront Cottage Charm-Near Lk Mi
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Three Bears Lodge -5 Star Lakefront Cottage Charm-Near Lk Mi
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
West Des Moines, IA
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
What a place! The owners managed to preserve all the the charm of the original cabin yet have all of the comfort and amenities one would expect at a 5 star resort. Everyone in our family (teens to oldsters) wanted to stay longer. Wonderful home base for all there is to do in the area, but really no need to leave at all - everything is there, from kayaks, paddle boat, life jackets and water trampoline to the 2 grills, games, books, hot tub, and firepit, cookbooks, wine glasses, comfy beds and even robes. Thank you Jennings family for sharing this gem with us!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Three Bears Lodge -5 Star Lakefront Cottage Charm-Near Lk Mi
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Lake Barrington, IL
5

OUTSTANDING

  • 5 of 5
We came with four teens, one grandmother, my wife and I and the layout could not have been better. The "Bunkhouse" in the basement gave the teens a place to be away from us, and we had peace and quiet while they played games in surround sound. This is our 8th vacation in 8 states and Three Bears Lodge may be our favorite spot yet.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation and our special spot! We love it when families enjoy it as much as we do!
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Three Bears Lodge -5 Star Lakefront Cottage Charm-Near Lk Mi
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Three Bears Lodge. The cottage is just beautiful, has EVERYTHING you could want and more! Location is great - cute towns nearby, amazing golf and sunsets at Arcadia Bluffs. Hope to be back soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three Bears Lodge -5 Star Lakefront Cottage Charm-Near Lk Mi
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic stay here. We had 6 adults and 5 children in our group and had plenty of room. The kids had a great time in the lake which is very clean and shallow near the shore with a sandy bottom. We enjoyed a lot of time outside in the great yard and the hammock. Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three Bears Lodge -5 Star Lakefront Cottage Charm-Near Lk Mi
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Portage, MI
5

  • 5 of 5
This was one of our most favorite vacations! The home is beautiful and had everything we needed...and more! The rooms were clean and spacious and the layout was perfect for our families. The kids loved swimming in the crystal clear water and played for hours in the kayaks and paddleboat. The seating available outside was wonderful and s'mores by the fire were a must each evening. Thanks so much for sharing your home...we had such a great time at Three Bears Lodge!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three Bears Lodge -5 Star Lakefront Cottage Charm-Near Lk Mi
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Bear Lake Northern Michigan
Boulder, Colorado
5

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed in lots of VRBOs and this cottage was the best. It was so comfortable...we felt very at home. The kids loved the lake and all of the "toys" that are included with the cottage. I loved that I wasn't lacking for anything...if I needed it, it was there. Comfortable beds. Wireless internet. Beautiful location. And, very, very nice owners.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Lake Michigan Beaches 10 Minutes, Beulah, Onekema, Frankfort 20 Minutes Away, Golf Courses (Including Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Mountain, Bear Lake County Highlands), Rockin R Ranch for Horseback Riding, Carriage Rides, or Group, Hayrides, Canoe or Kayak Down the Betsie, Platte, and Manistee Rivers, Snowmobile Trails, Crystal Mountain for Skiing, Little River Casino 15 Minutes Away, Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Manitou Islands a Short Drive, Great fishing for Bass, Northern Pike, and Walleye!

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Availability & Rates

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Bear Lake House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $1,600/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Weekly rates from $1,600 to $3,700
  • Partial weeks generally not available from June through Labor Day
  • Other rates available upon request.
  • 50% of Rental fee required to secure rental.
  • Fully refundable deposit of $400, and remaining 50% due within 30 days of rental
  • Security deposit refunded if no damage and cottage left clean.

Amenities

Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Lodge Bath - cottage charm with all new conveniences - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Main bath located off kitchen and close to bungalow
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Amazing large glass shower with vaulted ceiling & speakers
    Nautical Bath - toilet , shower , Across from queen guest with heated towel bar
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 queen , Expansive with sliders to lakeside hot tub, attached bath
    Queen guest bedroom -The Cabana - 1 queen , Lovely lake views, amazing mattress with hotel bedding.
    The bungalow -charm and comfort - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Plush bedding with French door to lakeside patio
    Lower level bunkhouse - 4 twin/ single , Loft beds+sectional and big screen tv. Large space 500sf
  • Queen size Beds (3) Custom Built Log Canopy Bed in the Master, Four Poster Mahogany Bed in Main Floor Guest Room, and third queen located in third main floor bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds located in main floor bedroom (queen bed also in this room), Bunk Beds (2) Lower Level bunkroom features 4 twin beds in loft style layout.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • sailing
  • surfing
Notes:
Whole House Stereo, In Wall Speakers, Large Walk-in Tile Shower with Bench, Heated Towel Bar, Granite Counters, Paddle Boat, Three Kayaks, Boat Rental Available, Wireless Internet, Computer with Flat-Panel Monitor

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