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Marc Edwards

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

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

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • non smoking only
Marc Edwards (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 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.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Cute (Pet friendly) Cottage on Crooked Lake - aka, Baby Bear
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 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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Lapeer County, Michigan

Beautiful Peaceful Baby Bear

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this cabin sooo much! Such a beautiful deck overlooking the lake and everything you could ask for! The television for movies and the sound system for music through the satellite was awesome! A fireplace to take the chill off on a fall evening and the quality mattress for a restful nights' sleep! Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington Hills, MI

Guest Book Comment

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent weekend up north at baby bear! Cabin is the perfect size for a couple or small group. We had four adults and we were only inside for sleeping and food prep. I brought my boat and did a bit of fishing. The boat launch is just a few houses down. I hooked into one decent sized small mouth bass (15"), some small large mouth, and medium sized perch (tons of minnows!). Saw a huge large mouth chasing some minnows in the shallows, but couldn't get his attention, as well as a keeper sized pike chasing my crank bait back to the boat.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Great for a quiet, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Baby Bear Cabin was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted a quiet, tranquil getaway to enjoy the end of summer. The cabin was the perfect size for two adults. We golfed at a few places in the area- the favorite was Elk Ridge. We swam and fished from the lovely dock on Crooked Lake, and took some kayaking trips up the creek. Absolutely beautiful.

Marc was always prompt and professional in our interactions with him. He gave suggestions on local attractions. The cabin was clean and contained everything we needed to enjoy our stay (I especially loved the jacuzzi tub- I found an excuse to use it often!)

I can't wait to visit Baby Bear (or perhaps one of Marc's larger properties with a couple friends) next year. Highly recommend to nature lovers and those looking for peace and quiet. If you're looking to party hearty, you might want to go elsewhere! It's definitely a tranquil, peaceful environment.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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ann Arbor, MI

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Hi Marc,

I just wanted to say thank you again for letting us stay in your cottage this past weekend. It was exactly what we were looking for as a weekend getaway. The area is beautiful & very peaceful. We had a wonderful time and hope to stay there again in the future.

The dogs had a blast. We couldn’t keep them out of the water! They loved swimming in the lake.

Take care,


  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maple Hill, Kentucky

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Hello Marc,

It was a VERY enjoyable stay. The family loved it and is already talking about, "when can we go again?" It's the first time in a long time that I haven't been on a schedule and was able to relax. The children spent the days on the lake, in the kayaks and canoe and were very content.

When we make it back to Atlanta, we will definitely be contacting you.

Oh, to top off our stay, as we were leaving, getting off Baker Rd. onto 33, we saw eight Elk right next to the road, what an awesome sight. I grew up in Atlanta, but at that time the Elk were only on Canada Creek Ranch, so we didn't see them.

May God bless you, Evelyn Shibler

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: 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.


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Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • non smoking only
  • 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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