Lake front cottage that sleeps 6, newly remodeled, new bathroom
About Jeff DuPilka
The cottage and surrounding property have been in the DuPilka family since 1957 when my parents, Joseph and Doris purchased it. Over the year they were able to acquire some additional lots for the property is protected from development. I have been coming to Bear Lake since I was 5 years olds. If I had my way, I would be here all the time but, hey, a guy has to work, right. I do try to come up as many weekends during the summer season that I can and I also am up quite a lot in the winter. The area is beautiful with a fresh, clean snowfall.
Why Jeff DuPilka chose Bear Lake
I was five years old when my folks purchased the property in 1957. The original purchase consisted of 300 feet on the lake which included two cottages and a garage. The cottage you are in now and one other which we called the Bunkhouse. The bunkhouse was remodeled into the house next door in the early 1970’s. This cottage was originally as big as the kitchen area and was actually moved here on two very large cedar logs approximately 36 feet long. The logs are still in place under the structure today.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lake frontage, proximity to cities, both big and small in in Michigan, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Detroit, Manistee, Holland, Big Rapids, Flint. I have had quite a few renters from Indiana over the last couple of years as well as a couple of people from Florida. Bear Lake is a draw for people from all over that want to be able to unwind, relax and enjoy themselves. Bear Lake is an all sports lake and activities on the water include, fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing and just about any water activity you can think of. Lots to do in and around the water. The cottage has boat dock access. As me about pontoon and kayak rental if you have an interest in either of those activities. Fire pit and fire wood available on the property for your enjoyment.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Such a lovely little cottage filled with neat knickknacks. It felt like we were staying at an old family home. Perfect location!
Great cabin on the lake
Bear Lake Cottage
Overall was very nice. Jeff was a very kind host. Property could use a little cleanup. Brush and a little clutter but nothing really too much.
Had a great time hanging with the girls in this adorable, old school cottage! Comfy beds, stocked kitchen and great view! Perfect space for three of us. Jeff couldn’t have been more accommodating! It was super nice to know he was there if we needed him! Loved the lake and surrounding area. Just what we needed to unplug for a few days. Would definitely go back! Thanks so much, Jeff! :) Melissa, Lori and Julie
Thanks for the review! Make sure you tell Lori and Julie I said Hi. I am looking forward to seeing you guys again sometime. Your group was so much fun!
Down home cabiin
Cabin has beautiful lakefront location with views of the lake. Up north cabin feel - nothing fancy but the basics!
wonderful relaxing stay, with great hosts.
Great water views from deck , interior loaded with both history , and nostalgia.
Hospital located 15 miles south in Manistee.