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Lake Bellaire: Charming Michigan lake front cottage nestled in stately pines.

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

5 bedrooms, 1 and 3/4 bathrooms, large country kitchen, sleeps 8 - 10

Lakeview Cottage is on Lake Bellaire and offers a northern Michigan vacation experience at it's best. This unique cottage is a perfect lakeside get away for a large family or for 2 families to share. It has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths. There are 2 master bedrooms that share a spacious bath. Three of the 5 bedrooms are lakeside.The huge country kitchen makes meal preparation a breeze. It easily serves multiple cooks. The dining room table seats 10 people comfortably. Best of all beautiful Lake Bellaire is just steps away from the cottage. The crystal clear water is shallow past the dock making it a delightful water playground for children. The calm mirror like waters of the south end of Lake Bellaire will thrill water skiers and wake boarders. Buoy your boat just off the end of the dock. Your evenings will be spent by the lakeside campfire. Gorgeous sunrises and a cup of coffee will be enjoyed on the screened sun porch. Lakeview Cottage will beckon you back year after year.

Recreational Options: Lakeview Cottage is located in an area that has an abundance of recreational options. Whatever your sport, you will find it within close proximity of Lakeview Cottage. Boaters will definitely enjoy having their boat buoyed right outside their door. Traveling from Lake Bellaire down the 'Chain of Lakes' is a boater's must. Water skiers and wake boarders will love the calm waters of the south end of the lake. Let's not forget the fishermen. An early morning fish is sure to bring in the catch of the day not to mention the pleasure of the quiet tranquility. If golf is your game there are 3 outstanding golf course within minutes. Try each of them during your stay, The Chief, Hawk's Eye, and The Legend. If shopping is your sport then you'll want to visit Traverse City, Charlevoix, and Petoskey each offering a unique shopping experience. Lakeview Cottage can be enjoyed from early spring into the fall to enjoy the autumn colors. Come experience all the recreation that awaits you.

Lakeview Cottage was purchased in August, 2011 by the Rowe family. Renovations and improvements to the cottage have been made annually. Many of the pictures do not reflect the improvements. Please revisit this site to see updated photos and to watch the exciting changes. The owners are dedicated to providing you with the most memorable northern Michigan vacation experience as possible. They themselves have vacationed on Lake Bellaire all their lives and are thrilled to own such a distinct and beautiful Lake Bellaire gem.

More Details

Property Manager
Margaret Rowe
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

Why Margaret Rowe chose Northern Michigan

Our family had been vacationing on Lake Bellaire all our lives. The family connection to the lake goes back 3 generations. When we saw the property it was love at first sight & we are blessed to be the owners of such an incredible cottage on such an incredible lake. It is truly a dream come true.

What makes this cottage unique

Lakeview Cottage is the only rental property on Lake Bellaire that has 5 bedrooms, sleeping 10 people and has 2 bathrooms all at this price point.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Lake Bellaire: Charming Michigan lake front cottage nestled in stately pines.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Ottawa Lake, Michigan

happy renter

  • 5 of 5

We rented as a family of 8 and we had plenty of room. Great time for all ages 7 to 54 great kitchen for preparing meals and enjoying them. The house is very well stocked with anything plate ,pot, utensil you could want. Grill was wonderful with the chimney made grilling fast. I could have not been more pleased with the accommodations...not the Hilton, but that is not what we were looking for. We are a former Miley's Lodge family and this gave us that magic once again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed sharing our Lake Bellaire gem with you and your family.
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Warren, Michigan

Great family cottage

  • 4 of 5

Nice historic cottage on Lake Bellaire; Fishing, Canoeing , Boating, Bon Fires etc. This place is in the woods, with a spring well running under the cottage and into the lake.

Lake Bellaire is never busy even on the weekends. Drive your small boat up the river to downtown Bellaire, or go down the grass river to the chain of lakes. We went as far as Torch lake, it takes about an hour by power boat. The dock area is shallow about 18-20" so do not bring a large power boat, our 16' Sea Ray had about 5 " of ground clearance at the dock. Water on Lake Bellaire is not too cold during the summer so it is great for water sports and swimming and is clean.

The cottage has plenty of space, Large dining area, breakfast area, living room, and back porch. The spacious back porch allows you to watch the kids in the water. Bedrooms are nice, bring your own sheets and pillow covers. Bathrooms are nice as well, one is like new. Keep in mind this is an old place and it has been kept up quite well.

We had only one set back to this cottage there was no laundry room available for the main cottage. They do have a small cottage in the back that has a laundry room but the septic system needs to be fixed before renters will be able to use it. Like I said this place is old but nice. This will be a great two family cottage when they fix the septic for the small cottage.

I would like the week rental to be a true week, as check in was not until 3pm so that is half a day lost, and check out is 10am so that is another half day or so lost. I know there must be some time to clean between rentals but it should not be on my paid time.

Owners are great, they respond immediately to any questions you may have. I am looking forward to staying there again, especially when they get the second cottage running.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

There is a definite up-north feel to the property with all of the trees and it being secluded from the road. The water was clear and only a hand-full of steps from the house. The lake is easy to access with your water toys (boats, wave runners, etc.,) We would absolutely consider renting this family-friendly property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

West side of Lake Bellaire, MI


Rates & Availability

Bellaire Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Bellaire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • 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
  • The large full bathroom is shared by the 2 master bedrooms. The second smaller bathroom was completely remodeled for the 2013 rental season. The cottage has 2 hot water heaters providing an endless supply of hot water. Both showers have great water pressure. BATH TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • This cottage is perfect for a large family or to be shared by 2 families. There are 2 master bedrooms that share a bath. All the beds are comfortable and have plenty of blankets. Three of the bedrooms are lake side and enjoy hearing the lake waters lap against the shore. The bedroom called Spring Inn hears the babbling of the artisan well. The quiet tranquility assures a wonder night's rest. LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
You and your friends and family will love making memories at Lakeview Cottage. It is a typical northern Michigan cottage with plenty of charm and rustic ambiance. There's no need for luxury as the beauty of Lake Bellaire and the comforts Lakeview provides is all that is needed for a fabulous get away vacation.

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