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Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 8

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.

Hans Kniep
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your place is incredible! From the dog bowls to the location to the

beach and its amenities - it was absolutely perfect. What a beautiful home

you have - thank you for letting us stay the weekend! "
Oct 2016
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Johannesburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
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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Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews

Great little place!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fall retreat

  • 4 of 5

First time renting during the fall season and enjoyed our weekend even through the rain. The cabin had a lot to keep us busy: games, cards, fishing boat, and kayaks. Appreciated access to all of it. Enjoyed our morning coffee while reading books, relaxing , and taking in the view to the lake below.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson MI

Beautiful Michigan Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and quiet place to get away from the rat race and just relax. The cottage is well maintained, clean and welcoming. LBBC has everything needed for a long weekend or extended stay. Kayaking the lake was very nice and it's an easy lake to paddle. A three day weekend just wasn't enough so a future stay is highly likely. Thanks Hans for sharing LBBC.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting. Crystal clear lake and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Amazing vacation! The cottage is comfortable and well equipped. Be sure whomever is staying with you can handle stairs as there are a lot, but honestly, it adds to the beauty of the place. We vacationed wth myself, my husband, my 5 year old daughter, my sister and my mom. It was a vacation in which we could disconnect from busy and connect with each other. Loved the board games for the evenings and of course the wild life in the morning on the lake is amazinng, especially the pleated woodpeckers and giant Herons. If you don't have an amazing time, it's your own fault!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, ON

Awesome week!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Little Bear Beach Cottage! The cottage was well-equipped and clean and comfortable. It felt very homey! The kitchen and bathroom are modern and newly renovated. By far the best part of this cottage was the setting! The fire pit and dock and beach were absolutely wonderful! We used the kayaks every day and my daughter fished right off the dock!! The water was clear and beautiful and so serene. We definitely plan on returning to Little Bear Lake!

Thank you to Hans for being accommodating and wonderful to deal with! The Internet access was a bonus as our cell phone reception was almost nonexistent! And from what I understand, very few cottages in the area have Internet so that was fantastic!

Could not ask for more!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this cottage the week of July 4th. We had the absolute BEST time! The house and the location were perfect! The house had everything you could possibly need for a week's stay. The water was crystal clear and perfect for our children to swim in and kayaking and taking the paddle boat out was great. To top it all off, we also caught a fair amount of decent sized fish which was really fun for all of us as it is the main thing we look forward to when vacationing. This area of Michigan is probably one of our favorite areas we've visited so far. Paul's Pub in Johannesburg was great and we also enjoyed visiting Gaylord and Lewiston for shopping and dining. All in all, we loved this vacation and wish we could have stayed longer. We hope to be back soon. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely beach cottage with us. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Weekly Rate: $700 - $1400

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Summer - Weekly rentals only
$1100 /week + $250 Security Deposit
$1300/week + $250 Security Deposit ($1400/week for 4th of July Week)
$1300 /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 $75 Cleaning fee
*Max of 8 people

$25 night / $125 week additional charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.