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Little Bear Hideaway Chalet w/OUTDOOR HOT TUB!! Kayaks/Canoe/Paddleboat!! RELAX!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 30, 2016
3BD 2BA Newer Lakefront w/Hot Tub,PingPong,Kayaks,swimming pool,pet friendly

Very nice and recently updated Lakefront Chalet w/ 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 SEND A MESSAGE on right side of webpage, please put MY DATES ARE FLEXIBLE in dates area with the dates you are looking for in the OWNER section, under REQUEST TO BOOK area ...no worries....I have other PRIME homes with outdoor hot tubs in Gaylord, on Mullett Lake & Indian River, all homes are SUPER POPULAR

Chalet has outdoor hot tub on upper deck facing lake, ping pong table in finished basement and satellite dish TV with two Kayaks, Paddleboat and Canoe to use while you stay.

NO LARGE GROUPS---THANK YOU!!!

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!

chalet rental amenities

Private all sports lake access also with outdoor heated in ground

community pool (shared, not public) with

picnic grounds and pavilion. Bring your motor boats, ATVs, Snowmobiles. Perfect lake to use wave runners and pontoons.

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.

Pontoon rental available on the bigger lake which is one block away. Also, golf cart rental for more adventures for the family.

2 Kayaks, paddleboat and a canoe for your use located on your beach. Bring your wave runners and small motor boats to put on bigger Lake Arrowhead as boat launch is a few yards away. We can even rent a pontoon or golf cart for your use while you stay at Little Bear Hideaway.

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.

Golf

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.

Hiking

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.

Snowmobile

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
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Speaks: english

19 Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

3

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
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5

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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4

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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5

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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Helena, Montana, USA
5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Little Bear Hideaway with our son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons. The house was well laid out for us with a bedroom/bath upstairs for us and 2 bedrooms and a bath on the main level for the kids/grandkids. The basement was a cool retreat on hot afternoons and having laundry facilities was a godsend! The boys caught their fill (both literally and figuratively) of blue gills right off the dock and we rented the pontoon boat for one day on the larger lake where we caught some nice bass and pike. Dorene and John were great hosts! We'd definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad these guests enjoyed themselves as everyone who stays in this home absolutely loves it as there has never been anyone who has stayed here that had anything negative or bad to say as this home is strictly set up as a home away from home with extras and home is 90% updated moreso than the average person's home they live in year 'round.....and we are in the middle of just about any type of day trip excursion imaginable or just stay home as there is PLENTY to do right on the property or in neighborhood.....check out Little Bear Hideaway!
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Howell, Michigan
5

Relaxing Environment

  • 5 of 5

Little Bear was in a very picturesque setting. The view of the tiny private lake was perfect. The cabin itself was one of the cleanest we've been in. The hot tub was spotless! Everything you needed for cooking, showering and relaxing was available. The Manager, Dorene, was very helpful and responsive. The only down side was that the beds were very firm. Very private even with cabins within close proximity on either side. I wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This home truly is a home away from home with many extras you don't have at home. We clean our homes and hot tubs personally so the home is exactly the same for the next guest as we take pride in our homes to make them perfect for the guest. Owners actually put in a brand new bed in master bedroom and we placed a tempurpedic mattress pad on this set. Most of the homes in the neighborhood, 9 out of 10 homes are 2nd homes so neighborhood is QUIET, especially during the week....weekends may be more busier since homeowners want to enjoy their second homes and get out of the rat race in the city.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gaylord Regional Airport, Gaylord, MI at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Settings Restaurant and Bar, Lakes of the North at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Sheplers Ferry Or Arnold Line, Mackinaw City at 58 Miles Nearest Golf : 23 different courses all super close to chalet at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-75 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Too many to list as we are only 12 min to LOTS at 10 Miles Nearest Ski : Boyne Mountain and/or Treetops at 23 Miles Nearest Beach : in front of cottage Car: necessary

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

Golf

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.

Hiking

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.

Snowmobile

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.

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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!

Traverse City 45 minutes away

Petoskey 35 minutes

Mackinaw City within 1 hour

Boyne Mountain nearby with huge indoor waterpark.

* Less than 15 minutes south west of Gaylord (Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, Meijers, and restaurants, six-screen movie theater, Otsego County Sportplex, Otsego Lake, Alpenfest, and more)

* Plenty of state land nearby to enjoy, hike, bike, hunt, fish

* Less than an hour to Traverse City, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Mackinaw City Area, Charlevoix, Houghton Lake

* Less than an hour to several ski resorts and about 2 dozen of Michigan’s finest golf courses.

* Less than an hour to some of Michigan’s pristine trout streams and canoeing rivers

* Less than an hour to some of Michigan’s casinos

* Less than an hour to elk viewing

* About an hour to Traverse Bay wineries, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron sandy beaches, UP eh?

* A day trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Sault Ste. Marie, Pictured Rocks, Tahquamenon Falls, Agawa Canyon Train Tour.

* Experience Gaylord’s Alpenfest, Traverse City’s Cherry Festival, Houghton Lake’s Tip Up Town, Charlevoix’s Venetian Days, Mackinaw Bridge Walk, Grayling’s AuSable River Festival, Petoskey’s Festival on the Bay and much, much more

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
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
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
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 and up to 6 guests for full week stays.
Extra charges may apply for extra guests over 4 or 6 guests
Pets are only considered at booking and online price only shows weekend rate (2 nights) so if a full week or 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

Cancellation fee of $75.
NO LARGE GROUPS and NO PEOPLE ADDED AFTER BOOKING IS SET UP--VERY IMPORTANT. Thank you!!

Please ask about pontoon and golf cart rentals.
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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Amenities

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Newly updated in Porcelain ceramic tile
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Newly updated in Porcelain Ceramic tile

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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

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