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John Kochanski

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Lakefront Cottage On All Sports Little Bear Lake

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Enjoy a newly renovated 1500 sq ft 3 bedroom cottage with a large 600 sq ft bonus room located above the garage that can sleep 5. It is a 2 bath cottage on 135 feet of sandy lakefront on beautiful Little Bear Lake (there are no stairs to climb up and down to the lake!). The room configurations are two rooms with queen beds and one room that sleeps two with a trundle bed. The cottage also has a walk out basement that has a sleeper sofa. The cottage can accommodate 8 guests.

Amenities include a full washer and dryer, large screen TV with Direct TV, VCR and DVD player. The cottage has a new dock with (2) large paddle boats, (4) Kayaks, Fire Pit, BBQ grill, and a fully equipped newly remodeled kitchen. Enjoy your days and evenings at the beach only a few feet away from the Little Bear Lake Lounge. The lounge area is located in the lower level of the garage facing the lake. The lounge has a bar with refrigerator. Enjoy the lake from your personal lounge area!

If you have any questions about the cottage please call, text or email me. Thanks for looking

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Kochanski (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english


based on 6 traveler reviews

Lakefront Cottage On All Sports Little Bear Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cottage again this year. The new deck was wonderful. Grandkids had a lot of fun in the water. You have so many sand toys for them to play with they don't get bored. The cottage has everything you need to make it a relaxing week. Hope to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect beautiful peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? We were so impressed and so excited when we arrived! The place had everything you would ever want in a vacation! The pictures didn't even do it justice!! Just absolutely breathtaking!!'

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Awsome Place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the cottage for a little fun in the sun in Northern Michigan. The Cottage was clean, modern and spacious. The loft provided a great area for our kids to hang out and play games. The property was private with woods that separated the cottage from the neighbors. There was plenty of sandy beach to hang out on! The lake was great to swim in clean and clear. The location was great and we went on a few day trips to Traverse City and Mackinac City. We are looking forward to spending time at the cottage again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time at Little Bear Lake Den. We hope to see you again next year. Thanks for the great review.
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  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for my husband's 50th bday. It had an awesome beach and an additional space in the garage/barn to hang out for those rainy nights. Fortunately we had perfect weather the whole week and used it for our local bar hangout. We had family and friends popping in and out throughout the week and plenty of space for all. We loved having our meals on the deck overlooking the lake, which was absolutely beautiful. Even though the lake was small in size it's turquoise blue color and sandy bottom was amazing! It was so clear you could see the fish attack the fishing lures, I think that was the highlight of our stay, the fishing! We had never seen/caught so many bass as we did this stay. It was also close enough to town if you needed to hit the grocery store, about a 10 minute drive.

We had access to kayaks, paddle boats and a paddle board, which were all a big hit! We couldn't have asked for a better vacation as we ended it with a fish fry! The only negative thing I could say, was the neighbors dog liked to visit and relieve himself in our yard but that wasn't anything that ruined our stay, we would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of Little Bear Lake Den. I will definitely be taking to our neighbor about their dog so this doesn't happen to another guest.
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I just recently rented this cabin for 4 days. It was the best vacation we have been on in awhile. It was very relaxing and fun. We had friends and family join us and put up a few tents. We were able to bring our dog, which she absolutely loved being outside all the time. The fishing was great, the kids would cast out and had a fish with in seconds. We told ghost stories done by the fire on the beach at night, then played hide and seek in the woods after in the dark:) It was the best. We had brought up our quads and the trails were amazing. The whole stay was just great and we really look forward to staying again next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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First ones though the door

  • 5 of 5

We were the first to rent this place from John & Ann since they remodeled the inside of the house and garage. We have a place just down the street from there. So it worked out perfectly for all our kids, brothers/sisters and nieces/nephews that were coming from out out of state. The house was very clean and well-maintained and the view of the lakefront was incredible from the deck on the back of the house.The grand kids loved playing in the sandy water and going on the paddle boat. The yard was big and spacious with any steps to reach the water. There is a lot of space in the basement of the garage for those unexpected rain showers. There was a walk in/storage room also in the basement of the house with an extra refrigerator in there. Which was great for storing things, so that you didn't have to track though the house. We also made the grand kids change in there so that they didn't go thought the house with their wet clothes. The upstairs garage has 3 single beds and 1 double. We definitely will be back again. THANKS !!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Rates & Availability

Gaylord Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

We are now accepting reservations for June, July, and August 2014

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday .

Additional fees:

$85.00 Cleaning fee

6% Michigan tax

$250.00 refundable security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In Master Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Trundle bed
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms Bedroom 1: 1 queen Bedroom 2: 1 queen Bedroom 3: 1 Trundle bed Downstairs has a sleeper sofa and we also have the loft that can sleep another 5.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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