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Family Fun Lakefront Home

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Minimum Stay
6 nights


Bear Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

This northern decor furnished and updated Lakeside Dr. summer home is located on the sandy east shore of beautiful Bear Lake. Bear Lake is a large, all sports lake located in the northwest corner of the lower peninsula. The clean, clear, sandy bottom lake slopes gently from shore and is ideal for family fun. The large dock with Adirondack chairs allows for relaxing evenings while waiting for spectacular sunsets or sitting around the campfire. All of the necessary comforts are provided, including a full kitchen, washer and dryer, cable TV, updated bathrooms, and of course, card games and Monopoly.

The home is located 15 minutes from the world famous Acadia Bluffs golf course and also the Crystal Mountain ski slopes and golf course. Also close to Michigan's renowned Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Pierce Stocking Drive, and a number of other hiking trails along the dunes and Michigan shoreline. Boats can be launched from the Bear Lake Marina. Miniature golf is nearby for those not yet ready for the rigors of Arcadia Bluffs, and also river kayaking and horseback riding.

In the Fall, enjoy a fall color tour or wine tasting weekend through northwest Michigans award winning wineries and scenic vineyards.

Keywords: Lakefront Home

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2016

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

Bear Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Michigan and is situated in Michigan's popular northwest tourism area, close to the Lake Michigan shore, Sleeping Bear Dunes and all the other attractions of this vacation destination corner of the State. Bloomberg News refers to this area as the 'Hamptons of Michigan', and Good Morning America voted the Sleeping Bear Dunes area as The Most Beautiful Place in America. Not surprising since Michigan residents have favored this corner of the state for a long time. Because of its proximity to the Lake Michigan Dunes, Bear Lake shares many of the dune qualities with its hard sandy bottom. In spite of its size, the all sports lake gets little power boat traffic and is idea for kayaking.

What makes this house unique

The home is located on Bear Lakes beautiful eastern sandy shore. In addition to the great beach and quality of the water, the sunsets are beautiful. Families also enjoy sitting around the camp fire at the lake and waiting for the evening stars to come out. The house features a cottage style interior and has 3 bedrooms. The see thru fireplace is viewed from the Sitting area on one side, and the Living room on the other. In addition to the kitchen dining area, a smaller dinette area at the lakeside allows for quiet morning coffee chat, and evening card games.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Family Fun Lakefront Home
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Lovely sunsets, clear waters, comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

We had a great vacation. The house is very clean and comfortable. The beach, dock, and lake are great fun. The location is good and Lake Michigan is a short drive away. I would be very surprised to see anything negative posted here. Thanks for sharing your vacation home Chuck & Lori!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Beautiful Lake, Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here while on our honeymoon this year and loved it! Very clean and inviting and an "upnorthy" atmosphere.

We explored some nearby hiking trails (Old Baldy, for one) but spent much of our time enjoying the beachfront - swimming, kayaking and building bonfires at dusk (the sunsets were stunning!). We look forward to returning with children someday. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Beautiful Home - Great Fishing

  • 5 of 5

What a huge surprise to see my map framed and hanging on the wall in your lake home. It was very special, thanks. Well we all had such a great meaningful time at Bear lake in your beautiful home. It couldn't have been better. My brother and I caught a lot of fish, most memorable were two large mouth bass over two lbs. each. My brother hooked into a great northern that bit his line into so we didn't get him in the boat. We each caught numerous rock bass and bluegills and some perch.. We took our catch to the Villa Marina Restaurant in Frankfort where they fried them up for us. They have that service right on their menu.(betcha didn't know that) It was delicious. Our family all had a great time at your place, it has such a warm feeling to it. I know it must come from the family that owns it.

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH

Could not have been better

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Bear Lake house from July 13 through July 24 and the entire experience could not have been better.

My wife and I were there for several days by ourselves and were then joined for a week by our daughter, son-in-law and the two granddaughters. The lake was warm and not too deep for the kids; we make use of the kayak and the rowboat (fishing with the 6 year old); and the location was perfect for trips to the dunes and for a day trip Traverse City. We did lots of bike riding and even managed a couple of rounds of golf at the Bear Lake Golf course, which is in great shape, inexpensive and located just down the road. The house itself was clean, well-furnished and the beds were comfortable, and the fairly large living room and family allowed us to spread out and bit and not be under each others' feet, which often happens in a condo.

All in all a great experience and we al highly recommend it. In the words of our 6 year old granddaughter, "the greatest vacation ever."

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Great Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We actually just got back from our vacation. We really enjoyed Bear Lake. It has such a nice sandy bottom. We were blessed with good weather and made good use of the boat and kayaks and the bikes we brought for our enjoyment. Temperatures were in the 70s most of the time--just beautiful. You really have a very nice place for relaxing and enjoying the Lake.

Thanks again for sharing this wonderful home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing View

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a very relaxing and enjoyable time at Bear Lake. The home was spic and span clean with all the necessary ammenities, plus more, making us feel right at home. If it is too cold outside and you can't get down to the dock to watch the amazing sunsets, the large picture window in the front of the house will not dissapoint - this was also a great location to have your morning coffee and/or breakfast! I also liked that the kitchen was far enough away from the bedrooms so the sleepers were not disturbed by the early morning risers. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) There is one queen bed located in the master suite and another queen bed in the second bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) There are two twin beds located in the 3rd bedroom. Linens are not provided.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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