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Cute (Pet friendly) Cottage on Crooked Lake - aka, Baby Bear

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Romantic cottage sleeps up to 5 with free wireless Internet. Very peaceful!

This cottage has it's own dock, a newly added metal roof with skylights, and includes a canoe with the rental. Beautiful 600 sq/ft Trex deck built in the trees high above the lake. Large 2 acre lot so lots of privacy.

This cottage is next door to the larger Atlanta house. Great for family re-unions or large groups.

Located on Crooked Lake which is a no-wake lake, i.e., no jet ski's or fast boats. Great for fishing, canoeing and swimming! The house sits high on a hill overlooking the lake.

Sleeper sofa and day bed sleep up to 4 additional people. Master bedroom has a queen size bed. Fireplace, fire pit and a deck overlooking the lake. Kayak's available if requested at time of rental.

Include all dished, pots and pans, linens, and towels.

Newly redone bathroom with a jet tub, all new fixtures, new window and drywall. Very clean, light and modern.

New carpeting, new 42' Plasma TV, 20 or so DVD to watch.

More Details

Marc Edwards
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Marc Edwards

Baby Bear was the 2nd of the 4 houses purchased in the Atlanta area. The 3 Bears are all next to one another and this one is in between Mama and Papa Bear. Goldilocks is on sandy Clear Lake 10 minutes north of the Bears.

While the smallest of the 4 homes, it has the most charm.

Marc Edwards purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Marc Edwards chose Northern Michigan

This house is often rented in conjuction with Mama or Papa Bear given it's location in the middle. This is great for family reunions or larger groups of friends and is discounted by 33% when rented as a group.

What makes this cottage unique

This Permalog home is very energy efficent - warm in the in the winter and cool in the summer with one small A/C unit. The new green metal roof with skylights add charm and really light up the living room.

The new bathroom has a jet tub and was completely redone in 2012. The kitchen is fully stocked and the 42' Plasma HDTV has most all of the Direct TV channels.


Atlanta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • Newly redone with jet tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
1. Newly added 600 sq/ft deck, with gazebo, overlooks the lake. 2. Grill on deck 3. 40-inch DLP HDTV (read awesome picture!) with DirecTV and HBO 4. DVD player with a large collection of movies to watch. 5. Air Conditioning 6. All pots, pans, silverware and cups included. 7. Spices, condiments, towels and cleaning supplies included.


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Cute (Pet friendly) Cottage on Crooked Lake - aka, Baby Bear
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Saginaw, Michigan

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here--the fastest week of the year!It's very quiet and is located on one of many chanels leading into Clear Lake. Although the kids and my dogs enjoyed swimming in the channnel, I found it to be alittle too weedy for my tase. But it was only 3 minutes to a near-by, little, sandy beach that was never too crowded. The kids and dogs enjoyed the beach too! The best thing about our stay were the two caretakers! Roger's daughter owns the cottage. My brother-in-law broke the motor on his fishing boat the first day we were there. Roger helped us out by lending us his boat for the last part of our stay! Clean, well-manintained, near-by store and restaurant and fabulous cosomer service. I would definitely recommend this get-away!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Marc's place was exactly the getaway we were looking for. He was a great host and even let us use his boats and hot tub!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend at baby bear! The lake was great for kayaking and fishing and so relaxing to look at. The rental had everything we needed and more. We had such a wonderful weekend! The property owner was great, he helped promptly with any questions we had and gave us ideas of what to do in the area. We did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of the 4 homes that I own in the area, Baby Bear may be the smallest, but it's very quaint. The view from the deck is amazing as you found out. Hope to see you back soon! Marc
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Wonderful cottage in a quiet town

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at baby bear for Memorial weekend. We really enjoyed the cabin/cottage. We ate our meals outside on the beautiful deck. A bit too cold to swim but did some fishing. The lake is a quiet lake. Heard the loons in the evening which was amazing. Marc was very helpful throughout our stay recommending local activities and attractions. Thank you Marc for accommodating us during our stay and having us at baby bear. I would recommend baby bear if traveling to the Atlanta area.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of the 4 house I rent out, Baby Bear is very special and very romantic. While the smallest of the houses, you have 2 acres of privacy, you own dock and fire pit, . The view from the large deck is amazing and the trees build into the deck makes it feel like a "tree house". Glad you enjoyed cottage and I look forward to you and Matt being back again. Sincerely, Marc Edwards
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Weekend couples getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend stayed over Memorial weekend. Nice cabin, clean and had good wifi and satellite TV reception for my Tiger's games and our electronic needs(cellphone). Covered porch was amazing with great view of lake, spent most of weekend sitting there!. Fishing was slow but not for lack of trying, was too windy that weekend for the kayaks and boats that were furnished and for the fish. Jet tub was nice bonus. Her dog was also welcome there, and we saved on having to board it. Hosts were great and thought of every little detail. Thanks,Marc and wife. Just may book again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage and Setting

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent place to unwind! The cottage is as "cute as a button" and the deck and view are phenomenal. The owner went out of his way to provide us with everything we needed, i.e. canoe, kayak, fishing boat, grill, charcoal, etc. Crooked Lake is also excellent for canoeing and Atlanta is a great area to explore as it has many lakes and streams. We would highly recommend this property! And...our dogs loved it, too!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montmorency County has over 135,000 acres of public land and is the headwaters for the Great Thunder Bay River. Atlanta is the Elk capital of Michigan and has the largest herd of Elk east of the Mississippi - more than 800. The house is 1 mile from Atlanta, 35 miles from Gaylord and 35 miles to Alpena. MacKinaw Island is 1:15 hr/min north of the house.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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