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Marc Edwards

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Log cabin style with valuted ceilings and a fireplace - aka, Mama Bear

8 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Briley Lodge Rental Photos and Description

3-5 Bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bathrooms. Sleep 8 - 10

Beautiful log cabin style 1400 sq/ft house with an addtional cottage on the property with a kitchen, bathroom with newly added shower, two bedrooms, and a small living room. Newly purchased with many improvements on almost 3 acres with it's own dock and firepit. Additional pontoon available at a nominal expense and it includes gas.

Additional Bunk House: The addtional bunk house has two bedroom, a living room, bathroom with shower and small kitchen. Great for kids or grandparents who want their own place.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Marc Edwards (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marc Edwards

Owner since 2011 and one of four vacation houses that I own in the area. Professionally managed with a local house keeper, maintenance person, and property manager.

Marc Edwards purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Marc Edwards chose Michigan

Quiet, secluded on 3 acres and next to Baby and Papa Bear.

What makes this lodge unique

Great fishing from the dock and 180 degree view of the lake from the large deck. Bunk house has been refurbished with an added bathroom and shower. Free Internet and Netflix and Amazon TV.

Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Log cabin style with valuted ceilings and a fireplace - aka, Mama Bear
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
4

Well maintained

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting in the woods. Mama Bear was very nice and cozy. Enjoyed the fishing lake. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great time at a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything went as smoothly as possible! The property was exactly as described and then some. The place was very comfy and clean, and the view of the lake from the patio was spectacular. Mamma Bear has all the amenities you need, and nearby Atlanta takes care of everything else you might need. A gorgeous place to stay, and we would definitely stay here again. The owner was great to work with!

Be sure to check out Lucky D's pizza in town, quite delicious!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Most beautiful place in Michigan

  • 5 of 5

I could honestly say that this property was purely beautiful and calm. The owner was really nice. I could honestly say I will come back soon. I loved it

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 3 Bear houses are special and so is Atlanta, MI! I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay and visited the (quite) side of Northern MI. Next time your are up, check out the Elk which are everywhere - largest Elk population east of the Mississippi! Many thanks, Marc
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Heaven on Earth, God's Country

  • 5 of 5

We are just in from a long weekend stay at Mama Bear and already I can't wait to go back! This property is amazing! All the conveniences of lake front living and more. The cabin is roomy, the kitchen functional, coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher. Cable and Internet available. Then there's the bunk house. Another fully functional out building with numerous sleep spots, a small living area, and kitchen. There is a wrap around deck on the cabin and it is a most perfect place to take in all of the lake's glory. The morning steam, the birds, including heron an eagle and MY loon! There is also an enclosed porch. I love the porch. Yet another spot to take in the glories of the lake...from a rocking chair. The dock is rustic and accommodating. There are kayaks and an option to rent a pontoon. The lake is a no wake lake and that served me well during my maiden kayak adventure.

We will be returning again and again! You'll not find a better place for a get away! We had much fun and relaxation. Mama Bear is serene and soothing to the body, mind, and soul!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday week!

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at Mama Bear for a week and truly enjoyed our stay. We brought a fishing boat and had a few fishermen with us who fished every day! A nice mess of Bluegill were caught but the biggest fish were caught right off the dock (by the kids!) The bunkhouse was nice for boys to stay in, and the bathroom in there made it that much more convenient. The deck is really nice and we spent a lot of time just sitting out back looking at the fabulous view. There is a great little swimming beach not too far from the house and the proximity of Freddie's Market and JD's Pizza came in handy during the week. We hit the market a minimum of once a day. Marc responded immediately to any and all questions (before and during) our stay and Denny & Sue (maintenance and housekeeping) are only a call away (if you need them). A few of us had stayed at Papa Bear several years ago so we knew we were in good hands!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent a week at Mama Bear recently. We had 4 adults, 2 young kids and 2 infants. There was plenty of room for cribs and the younger ones loved the bunk beds in the loft! The new deck is beautiful and we had a great time sitting in the big rocking chairs watching the lake throughout the day. We rented the pontoon boat for the week too and it was wonderful. The guys didn't catch much of anything but they had fun trying and the kids loved riding to the beach on the boat. This is a great place to get some peace and quiet!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newly purchased and improved home on Crooked Lake. Up North, modern log cabin theme with 3 bedrooms and additional bunk house that sleeps 2-3 people. Main house has 1.5 bathrooms and the bunk house has one bathroom with shower and a kitchen.

Next door to the other two Atlanta listings. Great for large events and family reunions. Dock, firepit, garage with additional pontoon boat available. Just purchased all new furniture with a 50' Plasma HDTV with HBO.

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Rates & Availability

Briley Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

$1400 per week or $225 per night
Seventh night is include free in Sat. to Sat stay - arrive on Sat. and depart the following Sat. Nightly rate $225 and weekely rate is $1400 .

Credit cards accepted via Pay Pal, security deposit required to hold any date, full payment at least 30 day before.

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Amenities

Briley Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The addtional bunk house has two bedroom, a living room, bathroom and small kitchen. Great for kids or grandparents who want their own place.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming

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