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Beautiful 2100 sq Ft. Lakefront Home on All Sports Little Bear Lake

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Johannesburg House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful LakeFront HomeLittle Bear Lake Hideaway5BR/2BA

Little Bear Lake Hideaway is the perfect vacation destination for your family. Located on beautiful Little Bear Lake in Otsego County, you will enjoy the clear turquoise waters and white sandy beach just a few steps from the door. Little Bear Lake is an all sports lake so bring your boat and ski, fish, or just relax. You will have your own private dock right in front of the house. You are only steps away from the beach, perfect for keeping an eye on young children playing in the water. The Hideaway has 2100 sq ft. of air-conditioned living space. With five bedrooms and 2 baths you can comfortably sleep up to 12 people. The Master bedroom has a balcony with a panoramic view of the lake. The kitchen and family room provide a comfortable area to prepare meals and socialize. Outside, enjoy barbecuing on the large spacious deck. There is a campfire ring right in front of the deck to cook smores, and enjoy the sun setting over the lake. For more info visit us at our website (see link below).

Amenities & Activities: The Hideaway is only 18 miles from Gaylord where you can enjoy the convenient shopping and hospitality of this quaint alpine village. Bring your clubs and challenge your self to the renowned golf courses in the area.

Central Air Conditioning

100ft of beach on Little Bear Lake

Linens and bath towels are supplied. Please bring your own beach towels.

Phone: free local / long distance calls

Fully equipped Kitchen

Modern appliances: Washer & Dryer, Stove/oven, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, crock-pot, electric skillet

Propane Barbecue Grill

High chair

Foldaway crib

42 in Dish TV


Movies and board games

Paddle boat, rowboat and two Kayaks

Bed setup: three queen, one full double, one single and two bunk beds.

Pontoon boats and Jet Ski's available for rental from local marina

Swimming, boating, water skiing, beach activities, Canoeing, biking, walking, golf, fishing, horseshoes, bird watching and star gazing.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michael and Karen Cermak
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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October 1, 2016
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Beautiful 2100 sq Ft. Lakefront Home on All Sports Little Bear Lake
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Family vacation at the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at Little Bear Lake was fantastic! Couldn't ask for better accommodations, and the amenities were wonderful. Didn't miss this internet, made it a real vacation from electronics! Wonderful floating raft for water fun. Great family room set up, and the game room was awesome for the kids! Perfect for kids of all ages.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time here!

  • 5 of 5

It was as beautiful as the outside pictures show. The inside pictures did not really show how roomy and comfortable the place is. Pretty much everything we needed was right at hand. Our kids and grandkids were there for most of the week, one son, his wife and 3 boys, had to leave on Monday. While there, they were thrilled with swimming kayaking and paddle boating. Several life jackets for the adults and plenty for the kids. The oldest grandson caught his 1st fish off the dock. The water was great for swimming, it stayed shallow enough for the two young granddaughters who enjoyed it immensely. Campfires were a hit. Plenty of firewood. Plenty of propane for the grill. We also caught 3 good sized bass on out last full day. A great time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hinsdale Illinois

What a memorable vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Little Bear Lake Hideaway was the most perfect family holiday we have taken in the past few years. With 4 children under 5 there are not many places we can totally relax and they are entertained without major participation from Little Bear Lake we all had a holiday!

The house was exactly as pictured and described. It was clean and very well appointed for our needs. Mike and Karen called the day of our arrival to ensure everything was ok and let us know they could be contacted if we had any isssues.

Our days were generally spent on the sandy beach reading while our children played in the water, on the sand or on the jetty. They loved going out in the row boat and also liked the challenge of paddling the canoe on their own. There were plenty of life jackets available too. The kids were delighted to see frogs, racoons and chipmunks day after day and they never once said they were bored or had nothing to do.

We used the facililites in Gaylord to buy food for the week at the enormous Walmart. Gaylord has everything you need and is about a 20 minute drive from the house. We went there once but outside of that we were very content hanging out at the house and lake.

The only thing that would have been fantastic was if we had a boat to take up there. It is a fantastic lake for tubing, skiiing and fishing but in saying that our kids were more than happy with what we had there!

I would reccomend this property without a moments hesitation. We will remember this vacation forever and hope to get back up there next year.

Our Little Bear Lake Hideaway vacation reminded me of the good old fashioned holidays families I used to take as a child before theme parks and condo holidays. It was back to basics.....chasing frogs, fishing with a worm on your hook and jumping off a jetty trying to make the biggest splash!

I cant wait to get back there!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portage, MI

Little Bear Lake Hideaway in early June 2008

  • 4 of 5

A very nice vacation home. Exactly as described and pictured, and then some. Very well appointed in the kitchen, family room, bathrooms, and on the dock. Every kitchen utensil or appliance you could want was available. The game room was fun for the kids and there were plenty of board games, puzzles, and movies to stay busy during the night or rainy days.

Could have used Internet access to stay in touch with civilization and research local activities and establishments.

The house was very well suited for our two-family party of 10: 4 adults and 6 kids. The kayaks, canoe, and row boat were fun to use. Fishing was pretty good considering it was still early in the season. Plenty of pan fish and rock bass for the kids to catch on worms, and even a couple of larger smallmouth lunkers (up to 5lbs) caught on spin cast lures.

I do wish the row boat came with a small motor. The oars are too long for the boat and hard to use. There is a boat launch, but no local marina to hire a boat/motor.

It was very nice to have the house only about 20 steps up from the shore. Can keep an eye on the kids while sitting on the back deck or by the fire pit.

There are many stairs to and from the house and parking area. Not recommended for handicapped.

I would definitely recommend this property to a friend.

Add a boat motor and Internet, and I'd give it a rating of 5.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Near state land - ATV trails, hiking


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Jun 24 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140
Refundable damage deposit $250

$2395 /Week
We are now accepting reservations for July 2016
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday .
Additional fees:
$140.00 Cleaning fee
6 percent Michigan use tax
$250.00 refundable security deposit

$250.00 Deposit. 50% of rent due 60 days before arrival. Remainder due 30 days before arrival.

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Johannesburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Extra Twin Fold-able foam mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
  • Bedrooms 1-3 upstairs. Bedroom 4-5 downstairs. Futon in Game room will fold down into a bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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