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Steven Dove

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

February & March - Book 2 nights, get the 3rd for free!

39 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

3 bed / 2 bath with spacious living areas and kitchen.

This beautiful 3-bedroom / 2 bath home on Little Bear Lake offers excellent sandy beaches and spectacular lake views of turquoise water. You'll be amazed at how clean and clear Little Bear Lake actually is. It's definitely a hidden gem 'Up North', and your family will beg to come back each year. Come and stay in this magnificent lake house that was built in 2011. The house is adorned with rustic decor, knotty pine, and log trim. It sleeps 9 comfortably, and at 1,600 sq ft, there is plenty of room for you and your guests to relax and recall the day’s fun. We've got a huge kitchen island for you to play cards and board games on, or just hang out with the friends and family.

You can rest assured that you will enjoy your stay. The owner is only a phone call away, 24x7, and can manage any incident that you may encounter. The owner is happy to take your calls for any questions you may have throughout your stay, as well as the reservation process.

Our rental process is very easy, so give us a call today to reserve your stay in this amazing Gaylord area vacation rental.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steven Dove (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Steven Dove chose Northern Michigan

This property was purchased in 2009, and rebuilt in 2011. The home is brand new and is located on one of the most amazing lakes in northern Michigan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a GREAT time at your lovely chalet. It was exactly as pictured, and very cozy and comfortable. We had all rain and cold weather, but we didn't mind a bit. Just snuggled up with books and alternating cups of cocoa and glasses of wine. Lovely!



The nicest surprise was the wonderful dog tie-out. We weren't expecting such convenience! It was so nice just to step outside and hook the pooch up. After one high-energy run down to the end of the line (and subsequent flight), she got the hang of it and enjoyed having some freedom.



We would love to return another time when the weather permits us to wander a bit further.
Oct 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 39 traveler reviews

February & March - Book 2 nights, get the 3rd for free!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 41 reviews
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A great family vacation

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage! Very reasonably priced, clean and spacious.The nearest town leaves much to be desired-I would strongly recommend heading into Gaylord for groceries and shopping.

Here are some pros and cons.

Pros: beautiful surroundings, lovely house, spacious living area, washer and dryer, fairly close to Traverse City and Mackinac Island, owner very easy to communicate with, love the log cabin feel of the house

Cons: the incredibly steep and long stairway down to the water. Would be quite treacherous with young children or in the dark, no wifi (unfortunately I often have to take work along on vacation with me), not enough outdoor chairs, kayak is in rough shape-hubby had to go and buy a patch kit to fix the leak, could use more seating in livong room, the doorwall screen was broken when we got there but my dad was able to get it back in.

Overall, it is a nice place to stay but I would hesitate to take very young children or anyone elderly or with walking issues.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Snowmobile Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Little Bear twice this winter and it worked out great to snowmobile from the house. Trails are just a mile away and easy to get to. The house is very nice and has a lot of room. It was clean and well maintained. The owner was very helpful and easy to work with. This is a great place to stay to snowmobile.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in the winter. It was perfect for our family. Would highly recommend to everyone. Beautiful cabin. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Bear Lake

  • 4 of 5

My family and I loved this cabin! It is extrememly clean and cozy. Beautiful views and decor. Fully stocked kitchen and perfectly sized bathrooms. Many steps down to beach but a great form of light exercise! Lovely beach setting and again- beautiful views!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We hope to host you again soon!
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Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house on Little Bear Lake and had an excellent time. The fishing was great all week and there are beautiful golf courses located within 15/20 minutes of the house. The house had all the essentials and was extremely clean. The owner made everything very easy as they even provided details on local restaurants and grocery stores. We look forward to renting again next year. I will recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Little Bear Lake House the week of Labor Day and had an excellent, relaxing vacation. The home owner made the entire process very easy and provided us with all of the information we needed to make our stay as worry free and easy as possible including information about the nearest grocery, nearest towns, etc. The house was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. We went canoeing, had campfires on the beach, bbq'd, swam, took walks around the lake, drove into town for amazing breakfasts at the Old Depot, and just had a wonderful time being away from it all. We loved the sandy beach and the balcony overlooking the lake - perfect place for your morning coffee. I would highly recommend renting Little Bear Lake House to anyone looking for a relaxing Up North Michigan experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City, Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
J&B's
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Garland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M-32
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
J&B's
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Treetops Resort
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Bear Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall / Winter Weekly
Sep 8 2015 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
 
 
Summer - June
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $70 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

All rates are subject to change based on availability. Holiday rates also apply. Please inquire for reservations that occur over federally recognized holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Attached to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has private full bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • The master bedroom contains a king sized, cedar log bed, with an attached private bathroom. This bedroom has a walk-in closet, alarm clock and night stand. The second bedroom has a queen sized, cedar log bed. It has a closet, armoire, alarm clock and night stand. The third bedroom contains a single twin, cedar log bed, and a set of cedar log bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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