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'Little Bay Getaway' Cottage on Beautiful Lake Michigan

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Great view of Lake Michigan from the front deck

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Little Bay Getaway' is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan, or to serve as a hub for your adventurous getaway vacation. This adorable little cottage is ideally located across the street from Van Cleve Park and Little Bay De Noc and is within 5 minutes walk of the following attractions...

* Gladstone Beach (Rated one of the Top 5 Beaches in Michigan)
* Kids Kingdom Play Area (see link to Pics)
* New Public Fishing Dock complete with lights for night fishing and a fish cleaning station
* Fitness Course
* Skateboard Park
* Scenic Lagoon, Marina, Boat Launch and Gazebo

Little Bay De Noc is the Walleye fishing capital of the world and is home to many major fishing tournaments. In addition to Walleye you can also fish for Salmon, Bass, Trout, Perch, and several other species. Charters are available locally or you can fish from the newly constructed fishing dock which is just a few minutes walk from the cottage.

In the winter months you will find Gladstone to be an ideal place for your skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, or snowmobiling getaway. Snowmobiles are permitted on Gladstone city streets and local trails connect you to the rest of the Upper Peninsula and beyond. The recently renovated Gladstone Sports Park is perfect for beginner to intermediate downhill skiers and it boasts 3 rope tows, 1 wire, and 1 t-bar. It also has a snowboard run with a regulation half-pipe and an indoor chalet with concessions.

There is plenty to do in Gladstone and the surrounding area no matter what the season. Other activities include lighthouse tours, gambling, golf, cross-country skiing, ATV trails, wreck diving, etc. etc. etc. Just let us know what you are interested in and we will try to help you arrange an unforgettable getaway!

The 'Little Bay Getaway' is well-furnished and features both front and back decks to you can chose whether to enjoy the great view of Little Bay de Noc in the front or sit and relax under the trees in the large wooded back yard. Inside you will find a newly-remodeled kitchen and a large master bedroom with a sitting room to enjoy the view. The fold down couch in the living room is very comfortable and is a perfect spot for up to two children to sleep after a long day at the park. The bathroom includes a premium showerhead and full bathtub. There is even an acoustic guitar available for guests to use around the fire at night. Be sure to click the link under the calendar section for additional pictures and information.

Keywords: Cottage, Lake Michigan, House, Little Bay de Noc

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Some toys and movies provided...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room folds flat to form a full size bed. Very comfortable!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Front and rear decks, large back yard with mature trees, Coffee maker with timer, iPod Dock, In-town location offers access to shops and restaurants. Wifi provided during peak season, available at library (walking distance) or McDonalds (less than a mile away) during low season....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray available in living room....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Two radios with ipod connection possible...moreless

  • Television:

    Two high definition flatscreens. Antenna service only....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some toys provided including a collection of baby toys (in master closet)...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Playstation and Nintendo Gamecube with several games provided...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View:

    Walk for two minutes straight out the front door and you will be knee-deep in Lake Michigan...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi provided free of charge during peak season (June - August)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Depending on size, can use alley access to park in back yard....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic cooking supplies, spices, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Available for free at the yacht harbor in Van Cleve Park (seasonal)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal, lighting fluid, and grilling tools provided....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat
$700 $2,100
Summer 2015
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$850 $2,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2015
Sep 6 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat
$700 $2,100
Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat
$600 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Initial payment due of $200 is the booking and security deposit, which is refundable after your stay. The rental amount is due 15 days prior to check in.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Escanaba
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Bluff
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4J's Family Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Gladstone Ski Hill
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gladstone Beach

Car: Necessary

Skateboard park, Kids Playground, Beach House with Showers and Concessions, fitness course, sand volleyball courts, boardwalk follows the shoreline - great for walking or biking. Bikes for touring Gladstone are available free of charge at the Yacht Harbor in the park across the street. Don't miss Gladstone's charming downtown district with local shops and friendly small-town service.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I am a native 'Yooper' with roots in the Gladstone area. Although I moved away more than two decades ago I still visit several times per year. The cottage is a perfect place to unwind and take a break from my hectic work schedule which has me traveling all over the world through most of the year. I am the father of two young boys who love to spend time at the cottage as the location is perfect for kids. Gladstone is also a very friendly town where you will immediately feel welcome as you explore all that the area has to offer. In my spare time I am a musician and I love to collect guitars and antiques, you will see some evidence of this at the cottage too :)

Why the Owner Chose Gladstone:
My mother and grandparents are from Gladstone so I had the benefit of spending a lot of time here as a child. It's a great place to just hang out and enjoy the friendly local people and small town charm. The lifestyle here is very relaxed and the scenery in the area is truly beautiful. It is the perfect place for a 'Getaway'.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The location is great because Van Cleve Park and Little Bay de Noc (Lake Michigan) are just across the street. The park is beautiful and it offers everything from a public beach (where the water is actually quite warm due to the shallow bay) to a kids playland, to a new public fishing dock. Little Bay de Noc is known as one of the best Walleye fishing areas in the country and there are local charters available. In the winter you can enjoy the Gladstone Ski Hill which also offers tubing, and snowmobiles are allowed on city streets to allow easy access to the extensive trail system. Gladstone is small enough that you can walk to a local restaurant for a meal or visit the charming specialty shops downtown.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Great view of Lake Michigan from the front deck

    Great view of Lake Michigan from the front deck

  • Newly remodeled Kitchen

    Newly remodeled Kitchen

  • Bedroom With Queen Bed and Plenty of Storage

    Bedroom With Queen Bed and Plenty of Storage

  • Guitar for campfire fun!

    Guitar for campfire fun!

  • Sitting Room adjacent to Bedroom

    Sitting Room adjacent to Bedroom

  • TV with built in DVD player in Bedroom

    TV with built in DVD player in Bedroom

  • Sit on our bench between two huge oak trees and enjoy the view of the lake

    Sit on our bench between two huge oak trees and enjoy the view of the lake

  • Comfortable Back Deck with Charcoal Grill

    Comfortable Back Deck with Charcoal Grill

  • Lighthouse at Van Cleve Park

    Lighthouse at Van Cleve Park

  • Beach house at Van Cleve Park, 2 minute walk from cottage

    Beach house at Van Cleve Park, 2 minute walk from cottage

  • Beach at Van Cleve Park

    Beach at Van Cleve Park

  • Our Logo!

    Our Logo!

  • Coffee Bar!

    Coffee Bar!

  • Living Room With Sleeper Sofa

    Living Room With Sleeper Sofa

  • Living Room Media Center with HDTV, Blu-Ray, GameCube, iPod dock, sound system

    Living Room Media Center with HDTV, Blu-Ray, GameCube, iPod dock, sound system

  • Full bath with 2-headed shower

    Full bath with 2-headed shower

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • View of park and lake from front windows

    View of park and lake from front windows

  • Front Landscape

    Front Landscape

  • New Kamado Style Charcoal Grill, can't beat the taste!

    New Kamado Style Charcoal Grill, can't beat the taste!

  • Fishing pier at sunset

    Fishing pier at sunset

  • Kids Kingdom, across the street from cottage

    Kids Kingdom, across the street from cottage

  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (1 hr away)

    Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (1 hr away)

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/04/2015
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