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Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!

Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!


Property Details

Updated: Apr 26, 2015
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Enjoy an old-fashioned "Up North" rustic family cottage getaway in this quiet and very private beachfront A-frame cottage. The lake is a private all-sports lake that is 128 acres. Adjacent Big Bear Lake is a public lake that is 350 acres. This cozy three-bedroom cottage that sleeps eight is clean, modern and comfortable. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, bedroom #2 has a queen size futon, bedroom #3 has two twins and the family room has a sleeper sofa that will sleep two. The beach is one of the best on the lake! As you can see from the pictures and maps, The Little Bear Beach Cottage is located on the tip of the Little Bear Lake. This provides quiet and seclusion, yet still being able to enjoy all water sports on this lake. Four boats are included for your enjoyment - a paddleboat, 2 kayaks, and a rowboat.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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The cottage was really a good investment for the week. I continue to think back on the time we had there. It was amazingly quiet and restful there, and there were plenty of things to do. I actually saw a bald eagle! One of the best things about the place was that we were unable to get network television, which was a good thing: We were forced into playing games and watching movies for entertainment. What a great idea! The dog loved this vacation more than any other. We want to return again next year. I hope we can book the LBBC soon. Russ
Aug 2005
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Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!
-+1 5862025908
Gaylord Northern Michigan
Warren, MI

Wonderful and private getaway

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed at Little Bear Beach Cottage many times over the years. The house is fully-equipped with all the necessities (and much more!) and offers a spectacular view over the lake. We just love coming here and enjoying peace and serenity. There is a gas grill on the deck which is surrounded by beautiful birch trees so you are right in the middle of nature yet have full amenities such as jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer, updated kitchen and bathroom, air conditioning and spectacular lake views. The house is serene and cozy and the lake is great for all -- kids, adults and dogs! It is always a fabulous treat to come back to the LBBC and the owner regularly makes updates to the house. The house is very clean and the owner always responds quickly to any queries. Thank you, Hans, for sharing your beautiful getaway!! We will definitely be back and highly recommend to all.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!
-+1 5862025908
Gaylord Northern Michigan

Family snowmobile trip

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cottage for a weekend snowmobile trip and it was exactly as described. Close to the trail system, not far from town. The cottage was nice, clean and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the fireplace after coming in from the cold. The owner was pleasant and responsive. I would recommend this cottage for a summer or winter vacation.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!
-+1 5862025908
Gaylord Northern Michigan
Bowling Green, OH

Wonderful cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5
We only had a very short stay but this cottage was a wonderful stop for me and my family! Beautiful views, quiet, and very very comfortable! Lots of windows provided for some cool breezes throughout the day and evenings. A very nice and clean beach which our daughter thoroughly enjoyed. There is a wonderful deck overlooking the lake. Plenty of room in the cottage and a gorgeous kitchen stocked with just about anything one would need to create gourmet meals. Didn't have one issue with our accomodations!
We plan on staying at this terrific location for a longer period next summer. Thank you Hans!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!
-+1 5862025908
Gaylord Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed our "winter time" up at Little Bear Beach Collge. Very clean and the very friendly setup (with basic supplies of home) made it real easy to come in and enjoy our time there. Also really enjoyed the wood stove and supply of good firewood provided. Spent the time playing games, doing cross country skiing, and walking the local paths. Thanks for another great winter getaway for our family.The Thelen Family
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!
-+1 5862025908
Gaylord Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here 9/18 for three nights and had a lot of fun. The lake was beautiful and we enjoyed using the kayaks and paddleboat. We were lucky to have gorgeous weather and really enjoyed spending a day in Gaylord as well-what a charming town! The cabin is in serious need of updating, everything is mismatched and very old..BUT it did serve its purpose and we still had a good time. There is a bar/diner (I can't recall the name of it..something like J&B's diner) right across from the Big bear trading post that has GREAT food! We were really impressed by all the home cooked meals. Their breadsticks are sooo yummy, we even got an extra order to go.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!
-+1 5862025908
Gaylord Northern Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI

  • 5 of 5
Hans,The cottage was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the quiet surroundings, the fantastic view of the lake, the paddle boat, fire pit and fishing. You have made sure that just about everything needed is available. Your beach is one of the best on the lake. Thanks for your hospitality!! Would love to return in the future!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Activity and Interests

or the kids: In Lewiston (~20 min away) there is Smitty's Place Family Fun Center. There they have Putt-putt golf, go-karts, pool tables, arcade games, and air hockey. Plus they serve ice cream and pizza.

For the adults: Also in Lewiston, there is snowmobile and jet ski rental available. They will deliver and pickup rentals right from the cottage!! Click here for more info. Also, take the family over to J & B's for a great atmosphere and an awesome dinner!

Of course, Gaylord is known as the Golf Mecca of the Midwest. With over a 100 course offerings, discover all that the north has to offer. Click here for more!

You can find peace and quiet nestled on this private beach property located on private Little Bear Lake. Only 18 miles outside of Gaylord, Michigan there is year 'round fun with plenty to do! In winter, for snowmobiling, there is direct access to hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails and seasonal roads. In summer, there are ATV/ORV trails minutes away. For skiers or golfers, we are only 20 minutes to Treetops and with over 20 golf courses in the area, this is considered the golf Mecca of the Midwest. Also close to casinos and only an hour to Mackinaw Island or how about visiting Gaylord during Alpenfest or the Otsego County Fair?

Central location, minutes from scenic Gaylord - antiques / arts / crafts, shopping and fine dining as well as prime golf courses and fall color sites. Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Grand Traverse wine region, Petosky, Charlevoix and casinos are easy day trips.


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

    Weekly Rate: $700 - $1400

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • Summer - Weekly rentals only
    $1000 /week + $250 Security Deposit
    $1300/week + $250 Security Deposit ($1400/week for 4th of July Week)
    $1200 /week + $250 Security Deposit
    Check-in is 4:00 PM Saturday - Check-out is 10:00 AM Saturday
    Rest of the Year
    $150/night (min 2 night) + $100 Security Deposit
    $700/week + $100 Security Deposit

    Off-season arrivals and departures are negotiable

    *All rates are subject to $50 Cleaning fee
    *Max of 8 people

    $25 night / $125 week additional charge
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Updated: Apr 26, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Living room amenities include: 32" TV w/satellite, DVD player, and board games. The kitchen is fully equipped with range, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, toaster, blender and all cooking utensils. We also have a full-sized washer and dryer. For some outdoor cooking, you'll find a gas grill and picnic table. There is a shed by the water that has electricity and a small fridge.

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