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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,540 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Br/2 Ba 100' Of Private Lakefront Frontage/Bring Your Boat/sleeps 8

Lakefront cottage located on 1 1/2 acres of beautiful, peaceful, serene Clam Lake (connects to Torch Lake and is part of the NW Chain O' Lakes), just a short distance from downtown Bellaire and the town of Alden.

During the spring/summer months bring your boat/jet skis/kayak/canoe. 2 Kayaks and a paddleboat are provided for guest use. Public boat launch located just a few blocks away. Boat/fish the NW Chain O' Lakes (Bellaire, Grass River, Torch, Torch River, Lake Skegemog, Elk Lake). The beautiful crystal clear waters of Torch Lake and the famous Dockside Grille are just five minutes away by car or 10 minutes by boat. Kayak the Grass River. Hike/bike through the Grass River Nature Preserve and the 763 acre Glacial Hills Pathway and Nature Area. If you enjoy golf, the Shanty Creek Golf Resort is just minutes away.

During the winter months, winter sports include downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and snow tubing just a short distance away at Schuss/Shanty Creek Resorts

Cottage features 2br - 1BR w/loft has 1 twin over queen bunk bed, 1 queen mattress (loft). 1BR has 2 queen beds. 2 full baths (stand up shower and a shower/tub combination). Full laundry room with washer and dryer. Newly finished lower level family room with large screen television and wood burning fireplace. Large outdoor deck with gorgeous views of the lake and Grass River Nature Preserve. Permanent dock. Paved driveway to store boat trailer and park cars. Large front yard perfect for outdoor games.

Truly an Up North paradise! Watch the bald eagles fly overhead. Listen to the sounds of the loons. Throw in a fishing line from the permanent dock. Enjoy s'mores by the lakeside bonfire pit. Bellaire and the NW Chain O' Lakes has something for everyone.

Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park less than one hour away. Mackinac City and Mackinac Island is located one hour and thirty minutes away.

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Diane Duncan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017


Bellaire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 1 Queen is located in loft area accessbile by ladder steps
  • 1BR w/2 Queen Beds 1BR with twin XL over queen bunk bed and one queen mattress located in loft area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Traverse City

Jan Traverse City

  • 5 of 5

We were more than satisfied with Clam Cottage......peaceful, beautiful, clean and more amenities than expected. Being on the Chain of Lakes offers diverse opportunities,

the Loon's on Clam Lake were a musical treat, the pileated woodpeckers are gorgeous.

You won't be disappointed with your selection of Clam Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, MI

Awesome home on Clam Lake!!!

  • 5 of 5

After renting for many years in the Torch Lake, Elk Lake, Clam Lake, Bellaire area we finally found the best home for us! This home is located at the end Clam Lake, which is great as there is very little boat traffic. You can easily boat/tube/ski right in front of the home and then have easy access to Lake Bellaire and Torch Lake. The home is very nice, clean and comfortable for all of the guests. The frontage on Clam Lake is very scenic and great for just hanging out and having a bonfire at night. The owners were great to work with the entire time. The home has a newly finished basement and the large front yard is great for a fun game of wiffle ball! Bring your boat and make the trip to this home. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus ohio

Great location and accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was exactly as pictured and the owners did everything possible to make it an easy and wonderful experience. The dock worked well for our 20 foot ski boat and it was nice to be on a smaller lake but with easy access to the huge Torch Lake. We did water sports on both lakes as well as fishing. The sandbar in the south west corner of Torch Lake was a surprise hit with everyone. I heard it can get crowded on the weekend but it was perfect on a Wednesday. We also went down the grass river to lake Bellaire. I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Schuss Mountain
Car: necessary

Boating on the Chain of Lakes (Bellaire, Clam, Torch, Grass River, Lake Skegemog, Torch River. Golf at Shanty Creek Resort. Excellent fishing. Hiking/Nature Classes at Grass River Nature Preserve, Kayak the Grass River, Tube through the Grass River, Ski Schuss Mountain/Summit Village. Dine at the Dockside Grille just a short boat/drive away. Shop/Dine in downtown cities of Bellaire and Alden. Traverse City, Petoskey, Charlevoix 45 minutes away. One hour drive to the Mackinac Bridge/Ferry.


Rates & Availability

Bellaire Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 1 2016 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rsvn confirmed with receipt of a $250 initial deposit + $250 security deposit . Full deposit is refundable up to 2 months prior to check in date. Final Payment is due 30 days prior to arrival date. If reservation is cancelled less than 29 days prior to check in date and the cottage can not be rented for the designated/confirmed week, the full deposit and final payment are non refundable.

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