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Little Bear Hideaway Lakefront w/OUTDOOR HOT TUB! Kayaks/Canoe/Paddleboat/Relax!

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3BD 2BA Newer Lakefront w/Hot Tub,PingPong,Kayaks,swimming pool,pet friendly

Very nice and recently updated/renovated Lakefront Chalet with OUTDOOR HOT TUB overlooking No Wake lake in a private neighborhood! Lake Arrowhead (Known formerly as Buhl Lakes; west of Otsego Lake on map)is a private association, quiet and private!

If calendar is blocked off for your dates and will not let you inquire, please click on the SEND EMAIL button which is underneath REQUEST TO BOOK button on right side of webpage, please put MY DATES ARE FLEXIBLE in dates area with the dates you are looking for in a note to me....I have other PRIME homes, 9 total!! with outdoor hot tubs in Gaylord, on Mullett Lake & Indian River, all homes are SUPER POPULAR

Chalet has ping pong table in finished basement and satellite dish TV with two Kayaks, Paddleboat and Canoe to use while you stay.

Three bedrooms total

Master Bedroom has queen size bed , 2nd main floor bedroom has queen bed, third bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds, double on the bottom and double on the top.

2 newly updated bathrooms, one on main floor and one upstairs off master bedroom

Non smoking chalet, please. Thank you!

Private all sports lake access also with outdoor heated in ground community pool (shared, not public) with picnic grounds and pavilion.

Brand New Kitchen!!!! Stove, Refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, washer, dryer, all linens, towels, utensils, propane grill, This chalet is completely furnished; a home away from home! DVD player, board games, endless extra things to do at the chalet are included & OUTDOOR HOT TUB on deck facing lake!

Golf cart rental for more adventures for the family.

2 Kayaks, paddleboat and a canoe for your use located on your beach.

Fishing can be done right off dock.

Over 25 golf courses, most within 30 minutes of Chalet.

Snowmobile DNR trails nearby home. Also Ski Hills nearby.

Plenty of trailer parking if needed.

Satellite Dish TV

activities and attractions in Gaylord Michigan

With a unique location on the 45 parallel, the Alpine Village of Gaylord is truly Northern Michigan's heart. Whether planning to travel to Gaylord for the first visit or your 31st, we know that you will be back again and again. Gaylord is unique in its centrality - only minutes from everything you could hope for in the north and things you might not expect either, like top-notch shopping, galleries, arts, music festivals & wireless internet access you can use while relaxing on one of the park benches downtown or in the neighborhood where this chalet is located.


With 21 golf courses which include world-class resorts and championship golf designed by some of America's top golf course designers, the Gaylord area is your dream golf destination.


Experience all that is Northern Michigan along one of the many trails in Otsego County used for hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing. The area abounds with pathways for outdoor enthusiasts of every skill and age level, and all are free to use with no trail passes required.

Ski & Snowshoe

In Gaylord you'll find the gently sloping terrain, heavily wooded forests and deep annual snowfall ideal for Nordic skiing. It is also not uncommon to see plentiful wildlife out on the trail. Our facilities range from rustic and scenic at the Pigeon River State Forest, to elegant and expertly groomed.


Located in the center of Northern Lower Michigan's Snow Belt, the Gaylord area averages over 180 inches of the white stuff annually. Surrounded by rolling hills, thousand of acres of unspoiled forests and numerous winter activities, Gaylord is quickly emerging as a preferred winter destination.

Elk Viewing

The Pigeon River State Forest’s expansive 105,000 acres with the Midwest’s only free ranging elk herd offers a unique wilderness experience that is just a short drive from downtown Gaylord. The Department of Natural Resources maintains this excellent elk habitat through careful forest and wildlife management.

Rain day? Keep the kids happy,

Visit the 24-lane Gaylord Bowling Center

•Otsego County Sportsplex , where kids and grownups can swim in an Olympic-size pool or rent a pair of skates an take to the ice for 'wintertime' fun, even as the sidewalks are sizzling outside.

•Energy Outlet, a quaint park filled with slides, swings and climbing equipment. Throughout the park are structures embedded with information and etchings of the dinosaur age, and surrounding all the fun stuff is a paved walking track.

•Call Of The Wild , where lifelike replicas of Michigan's wildlife will greet you at every turn of the tunnel. At Call of the Wild, fun and learning go hand in hand, and it's almost a sure thing that kids will want to go back again and again.

Bird Watcher's Paradise! See the Bald Eagles which live on the

lake. Also Pileated woodpeckers,

loons, ducks, hummingbirds plentiful.

Come in May for Morel Mushroom Hunting-Just walk in the woods nearby!

Ask about our April & May Madness specials on discounted rental fees.

Traverse City 45 minutes away

Petoskey 35 minutes

Mackinaw City within 1 hour

More Details

Property Manager
Northern Lakeshore
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

What makes this chalet unique

There is so much to do at the home such as kayaking, paddleboating or canoeing as all these boats are located on your own private sandy beach or you can relax on the deck in your outdoor hot tub which is usable all year 'round or you can

take the kids to the pool just down the road which is open from Memorial Weekend to Labor Weekend which is walking distance from this home. You can view the bigger lake also from the deck. Breathtaking sunsets also. Watch the eagles which live on the lake along with loon, woodpeckers, swans, hummingbirds, owls, you name it!


Lake Arrowhead Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly updated in Porcelain ceramic tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly updated in Porcelain Ceramic tile
  • Newly renovated bathrooms on main floor and upstairs off the master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk beds with double on bottom and double on top
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Great fishing lake. Bluegills, perch, bass, sunfish plentiful. Pontoon rental is available for the bigger lake, also Golf cart and more kayak rentals available if needed. Wildlife galore! See turkeys, duck, hummingbirds, eagles, loons, woodpeckers, coyotes,fox, deer, bobcat, you name it! * Plenty of Parking * Linens Provided: All beds are made with clean linens prior to your arrival * Clothes Washer and Dryer in finished basement * Heating: Central heating * Hair Dryer * Iron & Board * Towels Provided * Living Room seats 7 * Entertainment * Satellite / Cable: Direct TV * Video Library: DVD movies to watch * Television: * DVD Player * Ping Pong * Games


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)


Peaceful getaway with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet lake; no motorized watercraft. Perfect for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Spacious, well-maintained home. Beautiful, new hardwood floors throughout the home. Recently renovated well-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and dishwasher. All the cookware, dishes and glassware you need to prepare a gourmet meal or barbecue. Lounge on the deck taking in the lake views, watching the wildlife or relaxing in the hot tub. Ample, comfortable seating in the living and dining areas. Newly renovated master and second bathrooms. Loads of storage and closet space. Lower level has entertainment areas with satellite TV and pong. Washer / dryer included. Looking forward to returning again to enjoy the fall colors.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and these guests are 100% correct. Home has been totally renovated and turned out Beautiful! This home is set up quite nicely and comfortable with amenities that you don't have at home so puts you in vacation mode. You don't even have to leave the home, way too much to do at the house but if you do happen to do a day excursion, the hot tub will feel excellent to come home to:-)
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Don't be fooled by five star reviews!

  • 1 of 5

Overall, we were a bit disappointed in this property. With five stars and 18 reviews we had very high expectations. Despite ongoing renovations, the place was run down and needing basic upkeep. For example, the refrigerator door was missing the handle and the hardware on the kitchen cabinets was loose or disconnected. The dishwasher was extremely noisy and only ran on the pots setting. There weren't even enough cereal bowls for a family of four. If there was wifi, the password was unavailable. The kayak had a leak that left my husband quickly paddling back to shore. Expect to be charged extra for pets and late check out and for the towels outside the shower to have a note that they are "too cute to use." Are the house guests unworthy of the towels? The view from the house would be stunning, if you could see through the windows! Our stay left me genuinely confused about who had actually written the five star reviews. Despite the shortcomings, the small lake was quite lovely and the neighborhood was quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, really, one star but not surprising from this particular guest....Kitchen is getting renovated next and is actually the only thing left to renovate and appreciate this guest letting us know every little thing that needs attention since they were stuck in the house due to continuous rain all weekend which owner already knows and is renovating home, actually whole kitchen is ordered, waiting to get put in but this house is booked non-stop since Memorial weekend with happy guests. I will check out the bowls at the home but I know there are 4-5 big bowls and 3-4 little bowls in that kitchen, top shelf above microwave already, must've not seen those. There is no leak in kayak, just had water in it since it rained all week & wkd.. Also pets were supposed to be mentioned at booking stage but this guest who addressed herself as Dr. B but anonymous, really? for this review, especially when you are bringing a bird and a dog in a house you are renting &you mention that you bring your dog everywhere with you & just letting manager know a day before check in, Bad manners. House has no wi-fi and never advertised it as having wi-fi so another detailed ignored which is posted at the home & on website link.. There is free wi-fi located at the park/pavilion/pool area which is posted at the home also. A couple of the windows in the living room have the seal broken which alters the view a tad, not much though but that is another item getting replaced eventually but this home is continaully booked with 95% 4-5 star leaving guests so not sure what you are assuming/implying but actual guests who have stayed at the home who left the reviews just like what you are doing but they leave their names but you are anonymous?! for some strange reason but keep in mind this review & reply follows your profile online, thankfully:-) Be positive, life is short. You would not have gotten lost if you would have read the 3 emails giving the exact directions to the home plus the directions are on the rental agreement as I am all about communication but none of my phone calls were returned,How come? I know the weather was bad for your stay and the fact that you didn't follow my directions to the home which left you lost when you arrived probably set you off & with the non stop rain, you took it out on the house sadly. The sticky note near the towels were from the previous guest admiring them and they thought they were too cute to use, I just forgot to take the note away, sorry!
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A nice stay

  • 3 of 5

This chalet house was very nice, roomy, and pet friendly. The owner was very responsive and provided lots of things to do in the area and answered all questing very quickly. My only complaint was that a neighbor across the lake was using a circular saw to cut metal at 8am every morning of our stay. It was a horrible screeching sound that made it impossible to sleep in or sit on the great deck and enjoy coffee. We had to leave the house to get peace and quiet. Returning from the days hike, you can hear the ATVs running and every conversation across the lake. This is not the property owners fault, but keep in mind that sound travels. Also, the fridge's handle needs to be fixed otherwise you have to claw at it to open. The property is on a beautiful wooded land with gorgeous lake view. Sunsets were very pretty. The Pigeon River State Park has wonderful hiking trails, lakes and scenery. Saw lots of turkey, deer and hawks.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad overall these people enjoyed the house and amenities and the fact being pet friendly especially accommodating their pet(s) A house on the lake nearby was just putting in new windows unfortunately and it happened to be the time during your stay and I apologize about that and appreciate you observing also that it definately is not the owners fault nor the home having an issue so thank you for mentioning that. Just a neighbor updating their home and putting in new windows since they live down state and come up once in a great while to do remodeling on their cottage when they can come up north. I own Bear's Den down the road which situates closer to the home putting in windows making the noise but they did not mention to me about the noise, just what a great time they had. We are in an all sports area so coming up north, you will have to expect hearing ATV's, Boat Motors, snowmobiles, etc, maybe consider a home tucked in the woods with no neighbors but what are you going to do? I'm sure there will be no amenities such as what this home supplies. I would not want to sleep in on my time up north, that's for sure! Regarding the refrigerator handle, the whole kitchen will be renovated and all appliances will be replaced with new appliances and It's actually not that bad it's just like opening a cupboard where there's no handles or knobs which a few of my homes have no knobs and/or handles on cupboards. The refrigerator does serve the purpose of keeping food cold, beverages cold and freezer items frozen but I do apolgoize for inconvenience of having to open refrigerator on the side. I can assure future guests that eventually, they will have a brand new refrigertor coming soon....the house is so busy with guests coming and going since it's so popular. There's nothing wrong with updating houses though and everyone can appreciate that a neighbor is making their house look good for everyone giving it curb appeal, just bad timing.
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Perfect family lake getaway

  • 5 of 5

Clean accommodations. Lots to do. Access to Lake Otsega.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad these guests liked the clean home with lots to do as this home gets repeat guests all the time and is going through a renovation too so house is almost totally updated. We are close to Otsego Lake which is roughly 8 miles away....we have access the Lake Arrowhead all sports lake just across the road is probably what this guest meant as Otsego Lake is not in this neighborhood but this home is on a lake but just a no wake lake, no motor boats allowed but the all sports lake is just across the road so guests can have access to that lake also:-)
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Very relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

The house was on a very nice fishing lake. Very relaxing and quiet. Just what we needed for a week!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway for peace and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Great place to step away from the hustle and bustle. Nice, quiet setting with all the amenities that you could ask for during a vacation. Verizon cell service is spotty at best, but a quick walk to the community pool gives both cell service and wifi access. Setting is very kid and pet friendly, so this made for a perfect family vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad these guests enjoyed Little Bear HIdeaway as this home is family friendly and pet friendly in the Up North setting with amenities not offered at most other rentals and in Gaylord and Gaylord is known as VACATIONLAND..... Home is constantly being updated too!
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 23 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 24 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years 2017/2018
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

***Service Fee is VRBO's fee called Peace of Mind Guarantee, not HOMEOWNER'S fee***
Rates are based on occupancy of 2-4 guests
Extra charges may apply for extra guests
Pets are only considered at booking and online price/instant booking option only shows weekend rate (2 nights) of $25 so if more than two nights are booked, pet fees are as follows: two pets maximum, $10 per pet per night or $25 per pet per weekend, maximum $50/week per pet. Please mark the pet box when booking instantly online.
Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund less the cancellation fee of $75 and VRBO service fee. IN order to get VRBO service fee refunded if you cancel, you must contact VRBO direct.

Holiday weekends are 3 or more nights booked.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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