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Charming Cabin on Chain-of-Lakes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This cabin is available for rent year 'round. Visit now for winter skiing and snowshoeing! Join the thousands of folks who come to this area in the winter for winter sports or just to enjoy the area's spectacular beauty. Ice fishing is alive and well on Clam Lake. In spring, summer and fall relax on the lawn at Clam Lake's edge -- 100 feet of private frontage! Park your boat in our 24-foot location covered boat slip or fish and traverse Antrim County's 67-mile long Chain-O'-Lakes. Great fishing for perch, pike, walleye, and bass. Nearby there are more features to enjoy than one vacation can accommodate, great shopping, casual and fine dining, golf on a wide range of courses, water sports, nature preserves, beautiful sunsets and the air itself --clear and clean. Three bedrooms, one with twin beds, 2 with 1 double bed. One bathroom with shower. Screened porch. Wifi, cable TV. 100' of private lawn and lakefront. For 60 years families have vacationed here, some for 4 generations. Breathe deep and sit deep. Come, enjoy!

Keywords: cabin, cottage

More Details

Mike Lambert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Mike Lambert

I grew up spending summers on Torch Lake around the corner from Clam Lake. My family moved fulltime to Petoskey in 1985. I have always loved the chain-of-lakes for the natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

Mike Lambert purchased this cabin in 1988

Why Mike Lambert chose Northern Michigan

The cabin's privacy and location on Clam Lake made it an opportunity too good to pass up. I intend to pass on the property to my children.

What makes this cabin unique

The cottage was built in the 1950s by a company known for building cottages with character in the area. I was drawn by the wood paneling, screened porch and covered boat slip.


Bellaire Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), all carpeted
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
covered boat slip, furnished screened porch, docks, private frontage. NOTE: FIREWORKS NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Charming Cabin on Chain-of-Lakes
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews
Niles, Michigan

25th Year on Clam Lake

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay on Clam Lake! Good fishing, nice weather shared with my family, what more could I ask for. The cabin provides the room for all to enjoy their stay. Covered docks for both boats with electricity to recharge your batteries. The natural beauty of Torch & Bellaire Lakes and the Grass River.

Irish Mike

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cabin stay

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed three weeks at this cottage this July and found the place to be clean and plan to return next year. The owner did inform us that he may be working in his boathouse , and we didn't have a problem with that.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I am writing this review to let future renters be advised of the condition of this home.According to the pictures,our family believed we were renting a sanitary nice place for the week.When we arrived,we were very surprised.The home was very dirty.The floors were filthy,there were spider webs between the glass windows and screens and the windows were very dirty.We found dead bugs & flies in the refrigerator,a lg cluster of hair on the shower drain,spider webs with spiders in the corners of the ceilings in the bedrms,there was old hard dog stool in one of the bedrms.The odor in the home was very strong of urine.The blanket covering the couch had urine stains on it as so did the chairs.We also saw many " wood" cochroaches in the house.We had contacted the owner and informed him of this,He acted surprised and had come to the home and stated he had someone clean it and apologized.After a long discussion with my family on what we should do,we decided to just clean it and make the best of it as there were no other places available to rent.My husband made the 2 1/2 hr trip home to get fans to blow out the strong smell of urine,cleaning supplies & our pop up camper.Our young grandkids were to arrive in 2 days and we did not want them staying in the house,so we set up our camper for my daughters family.It took us 2 days to clean the house to make it "stayable".This home does sit on a very nice piece of property with a beautiful view of clam lake.There was a mouse that would hang out just outside the door who would not budge and was not afraid of people.The owner was nice and would come by his shop that sat next door daily.He left us doughnuts one morning.It would of been nice if he would of offered compensation for the time lost cleaning.Clam lake is a beautiful lake .We had gd weather & spent most of our time outside and ended up having a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Overall our stay was good. The owner was very nice and helpful. Because the weather was very warm it made it somewhat uncomfortable without air conditioning. This was my fault for not inquiring before hand and no one would expect it to be almost 90% at the end of August and early in September. The boat dock was great and Mike gave us access to the pontoon boat at a great price, no charge.

Thank you Mike!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Thank you for your feedback. The weather was indeed hot and, like you, we have no air conditioning ourselves. I hope the fans were at least a little helpful. We're glad you enjoyed using the pontoon boat. Thank you for your visit. We hope to see you again soon, with more seasonable weather! Sincerely, Mike
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Week on Clam Lake

  • 5 of 5

I liked the place much roomier then next door, easy to find, kept up well and clean, great acess to Torch Lake by boat, will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Niles, Michigan

Another great vacation on Clam Lake

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed on Clam Lake for over two decades and have enjoyed our stays in this cabin most of all. Very peaceful location, close to Torch and Bellaire Lakes. Good boating with plenty to see. Very natural Grass river minutes away with good fishing! Great family location. The Dockside is always fun, Dewitt Marine and Butch's are just down the road.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Irish Mike, Thanks so much for your positive feedback! I'm glad you repeatedly choose Clam House for your visits to the area. It's also nice to hear that you enjoy Grass River, the Dockside, Butch's, DeWitts, and the beauty of the area. We hope the fishing was good on this visit, and that it will be on your next visit also. The odds are good! I appreciate your return business and your enthusiasm. It's been great to get to know you and your family. Thanks again for taking the time and effort to share your experiences. Sincerely, Mike
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dockside Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Shanty Creek Resort
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dockside Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Shanty Creek Resort
Nearest Beach
Dockside Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Torch Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Shanty Creek Lodge and Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Creek Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Mackinac Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Nearest Point of Interest
Grass River Natural Area
Car: recommended

The property is in a scenic area on a chain-of-lakes 67 miles long. Clam Lake runs into Torch Lake which National Geographic named the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world! Clam Lake also runs into the Grass River Nature Preserve - a beautiful preserve including the river and a large protected section of land which fronts on the river and has great walking trails! The preserve has an education center and offers terrific nature programs for all ages. It is handicap accessible.

The area is full of old growth trees which give you a sense of peace and tranquility. The trees are beautiful all year but in each season the landscape changes into fall colors, winter snow, spring wildflowers, and summer shade. The cabin's location is also surprisingly near sensational golf and ski resorts, gambling casinos with headliner entertainment, the small towns of Bellaire and Alden, the nearby cities of Traverse, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs. There are shops filled with one-of-a-kind pieces and ready for you from the budget shopper on up! Dining in the area is terrific: lots of great restaurants from ice cream parlors to 4 star gourmet cuisine. Every visitor will be very happy they came. Something wonderful for the young and not so young, casual or intense fitness, and land-lubber or water enthusiast. Families return year after year, generation after generation to this rare and beautiful area. Kayaks and pontoon boat available. Inquire about rates for pontoon boat.


Rates & Availability

Bellaire Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

Check-in time is 2 PM or later. Check-out time is 10 AM or earlier. FIREWORKS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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