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Big Bear Lake Cottage & 150' Private Beach - Great Swimming, Boating & Fishing

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

Lakefront Cottage - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8, 150' Private Beach & Dock

Three bedrooms, 1 bathroom with combination shower/tub (bathroom was completely remodeled in 2015), new furnace and air conditioner in 2016, fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace, lakeside deck, covered back porch, picnic table and outdoor grill. 150 feet of sunny private beach, sandy bottom, safe swimming for children. Private dock, fire pit on beach, beautiful sunsets, 2 canoes and a 12' Starcraft aluminum row boat with accessories are included. You may bring your own motor (maximum 10 horsepower) for the 12' Starcraft, or rent our 14' Sea Nymph aluminum fishing boat with 8 hp outboard motor for $60/day or $300/week.

Most pets are welcome. Our daily pet fee is $25. For parties greater than 6 persons there is an additional charge of $25/night for each person over 6 in a party.

Discounted rates for monthly rental available for snowmobile season. There are hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails which are accessible out the cottage driveway.

More Details

Owner
Gregg Kabacinski
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Gregg Kabacinski

We have owned our cottage on Big Bear Lake for 28 years. Our family has grown over the years, so we purchased the cottage next door for extra room for family reunions. We would be very pleased to host your family and friends in our lakefront guest cottage which has its own dock, beach, fire pit, and 150 feet of private lake frontage.

Gregg Kabacinski purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gregg Kabacinski chose Northern Michigan

Big Bear Lake has a real 'up north' feel, surrounded by woods and quiet. Our 435 acre lake is crystal clear with great swimming, water skiing, boating and fishing. You will be amazed at the bald eagles and loons that frequent our lake. The loons often provide a serenade, along with the brilliance of the stars as you sit around a campfire on the beach. Oh, and don't get me going on the fishing (smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, muskie, northern pike and panfish - and I've got the pictures to prove it)!!

What makes this cottage unique

Our lakefront is the best, providing full sun on the beach and shade in the woods surrounding the cottage. Our location on the south side of the lake provides refreshing breezes and beautiful sunsets. We have 5 acres of private woods behind the cottage for children to explore. For our more adventurous guests there are thousands of acres of federal and state forests, and numerous rivers, within minutes of our cottage. The owner will provide maps and guidance upon request.

Amenities

Johannesburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The bathroom was completely remodeled in April 2015.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size hide-a-bed in living room. Cots are available (please ask owner).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We provide free firewood for the lakeside firepit and the living room fireplace.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Big Bear Lake Cottage & 150' Private Beach - Great Swimming, Boating & Fishing
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews
5

A great vacation in northern Michigan

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to rent this cottage at Big Bear Lake after seeing the photos and reading the reviews on VRBO. I had not been to this area for a vacation since I was a teenager in the mid-1960's. We also brought along our oldest grandson, Brandon, who lives in New Jersey and turned 17 this summer. Brandon has been vacationing with us since he was 9. We arrived at the cottage on a sunny Sunday afternoon and fell in love with it instantly! It is everything we were looking for. This is a very comfy, quiet and well-laid-out cottage with good views of the lake. There were nice breezes day and night. The new gas stove, new refrigerator and Weber gas grill were wonderful. I used my 5-hp motor on the 12-foot fishing boat and we got around the lake with no problem. The boat is a StarCraft, in excellent condition, and is rated up to a 10-hp motor. Brandon and I caught bluegill, rock bass, large- and smallmouth bass, and walleye. We may have caught more perch and pan fish if I had taken some worms. There is a good map of the lake bottom in the cottage. We also took our kayaks with us, and they were fun to paddle, and occasionally fish, close to shore. The beach is mostly sand and small gravel, and drops off very gradually as you walk out into the water. This would make it nice for parents with small children who want to play in the lake. The dock has space for a pontoon if you were to rent one. Brandon spent quite a bit of time hiking and biking the drives and trails around the lake, and also rated his week as excellent.

Overall, this was one of our best rentals ever, and my wife and I have rented quite a few across the country. We owned our own cottage in Canada for 25 years, and this Big Bear Lake cottage is on par with that! Our thanks to Gregg for a wonderful week, and we look forward to coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway at Big Bear Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Big Bear Lake Cottage. Gregg (the owner) was extremely helpful and easy to work with. The cottage is as-advertised with a breathtaking view and extremely comfortable. The surrounding area had a lot to do and some great little out of the way finds. Planning our next getaway right now.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great time at this cozy comfortable cabin with a great view and beach!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable cabin in a great setting. Love the wooded setting views of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The cabin is absolutely wonderful, exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at this cabin. The owners are really friendly and we felt very welcomed. The cabin has everything you need. The lake is very clean and we saw some beautiful sunsets. Definitely would recommend this cabin for your get away!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing private getaway for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to be greeted by the kind owner who made sure we were well informed about the area and available opportunities during our stay. Our 4 adults and 2 dogs enjoyed the beautiful view of the clear Big Bear Lake while basking in the sun and enjoying the cool water daily. The cottage was very clean and stocked with more than expected to ensure our stay was care free. The private drive and secluded property allowed for peaceful days and nights as well as safety. We made great use of the row boat and canoe for great views of the lake with the whole family. Campfires on the beachfront were a perfect end to each night, with firewood supplied. We loved our stay and hope to return to this lovely cottage for more beautiful days!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy winter get-away🙂

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to have chosen this cozy cottage to spend our Christmas get-away. Our 2 older children were home from college so our gift to ourselves was a short vacation. The cottage setting is beautiful. The snow that had fallen added to make our stay peaceful and serene. We read, played games and just relaxed! We were very comfortable. The cottage is very clean. We found the furnishings and beds to be comfy. The cottage stayed toasty warm. The first night we did enjoy a fire. We appreciated the clear directions in regards to using the wood stove. The owner, Gregg, coresponded very well and made our stay care free. Nice choice for a winter get-away!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Gaylord
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
J&B's Spot Bar in Vienna, Talley's in Lewiston
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Tree Tops, Garland, Elk Ridge, Michawaye, Otsego
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Lewiston Lodge, Redwood Steakhouse, Paul's Pub
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Treetops (15 miles), Boyne Mountain (40 miles)
Nearest Beach
Private beach is 150 feet from the front deck!!!

Our cottage is located on 435 acre Big Bear Lake in southeast Otsego County, providing great boating, swimming and fishing right out your front door. The nearest towns are Lewiston (7 miles), Gaylord (20 miles), and Grayling (33 miles). Mackinaw City, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne Falls, Boyne City, East Jordan, Alden, Traverse City and Alpena are each about 1 hour away by scenic roads providing fun daytrips. Nearby historical sites include Hartwick Pines State Forest lumbering museum, Deward lumber town ruins, and Fort Michilimackinac. Our cottage is surrounded by state and federal forests which provide great opportunities for hunting, fishing, morel mushroom picking, wildlife viewing, hiking, ATVs, snowmobiling, and canoeing. Nearby trout streams within 1/2 hour drive include: AuSable River (mainstream, North Branch and South Branch), Pigeon River, Black River, Sturgeon River and upper Manistee River. This is golf paradise with Treetops, Garland, Elk Ridge, The Loon, The Lakes, Michawaye (The Pines), and Otsego Club all within a 1/2 hour drive! The owner provides guided trips for fishing, grouse and woodcock hunts with his two bird dogs (English Setter and Brittany), turkey hunts, and morel mushroom hunts.

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Rates & Availability

Johannesburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Snowmobile Season
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
$50
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Boat & motor rental $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

The quoted rates are for groups of 6 or fewer.
There is an additional charge for each person over 6 people of $25 per person per night.
There is a pet fee of $25 per night.
A security deposit may be requested in some circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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