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Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!


Property Details

Updated: Aug 25, 2016
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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

9 Reviews

based on 9 traveler reviews

Three Rivers

2nd time around was even better than the 1st time!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your lovely cabin with us again. Our group was 6 children (10 to 18) and 2 adults. Even though the weather wasn't the ideal Spring break weather, we managed to spend a great amount of quality family time together....even without complaints! This cabin has everything you could need. The beds are comfortable, the showers are warm and the wood burning stove topped it off! We will definitely be returning to Little Bear Beach Cottage. Thank you Hans!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cozy spot on the water

  • 5 of 5

Visited in the winter. Overlooking the frozen lake was amazing. Comfortable beds. Quick but nice stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three Rivers

Went above our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a perfect gem on a great lake. We had children with us ranging from 10 to 18 and they fell in love with the cottage immediately. This cottage offers great activities that get the kids outside exploring nature. From fishing to kayaking, they kept us busy the entire time! I have already re-booked Little Bear Beach Cottage for next year. Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with our family!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Rented the cabin for a relaxing weekend girl's getaway. We all were impressed on the cleanliness of the cabin and the efficiency of the house. We had everything we needed from towels to TP, it was covered. We also enjoyed the retro board games. Perfect set up & beautiful beach! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was very nice and having a TV was nice for when the kids were napping. The view from the porch and the bonfire pit were fantastic. Water was cold, but clean and refreshing. Its a quick trip into Lewiston and Gaylord and we did a day trip to Traverse City. My kids had a blast and I loved the sense of seclusion of the cabin and property. Great time and worth the price of admission.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Perfect weekend getaway in the perfect setting!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was better than we could have expected! It was so great we didn't leave the cottage all weekend! You'll have everything you need and more! The kitchen and bathroom are lovely! We took our dog with us and he had a blast! Our only wish is that the lake was warmer so we could swim because the water is so beautiful!! We'll have to try to go back later in the summer! The lake was quiet and peaceful! The owner replies very quickly! We will recommend this place to friends and family!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 31 2016 - Aug 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $100

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Aug 25, 2016
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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


  • 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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