Sunset Cottage on Lake
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Great Bear Lake cottage description
Excellent sand beach to play on, swim raft, a canoe to explore the lake with, we have some beach toys and all sizes of life vests, fishing poles, etc.... Almost 175 acres of lake, to fish, ski, tube or swim. Great lakeside sunsets!!! (we face west) 2 Bedroom cottage sleeps 6 (with two queen size and 1 queen sleeper sofa). Full kitchen, large table, dish washer, washer/dryer, newer gas grill, fire pit, patio and picnic table. Hardwood floors TV/Cable and DVD player with some DVD's available as well. High Speed Wireless Internet, A/C. This clean and well kept cottage is only 2 + hours from Chicago and 2 miles from food, gas and bait. Boat launch avail close by. On a quiet dirt road.
Kal-Haven bike trail 1 mile away, and 3 Golf courses close by.
Keywords: Cozy, Sunset Cottage on Private Lake
- 800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Air Conditioning
- We offer a canoe
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Kayak / Canoe
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Winery Tours
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
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Great holiday weekend
Great holiday weekend
We stayed at the cottage with our two young sons during a long weekend in October. As soon as we got there, our boys took over the canoe and the boat house full of beach toys. They were so excited! The cottage is very cozy, spacious and just plain fun! We had a wonderful time taking little trips on the lake, playing at the sandy beach, making s'mores in the evening, taking a bike ride at the fabulous Kal Haven bike trail, visiting South Haven and the Harvest Moon Acres Farm in nearby Gobles that has a huge corn maze and lots of other stuff for the whole family. We were lucky that the weather was so mild but there is so much to do in the area during any season. The property is as pictured, clean and comfortable. The owners were a pleasure to communicate with. We are hoping to visit again!
- Guest Alexandra L. (Chicago)
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/17/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
We spent a week at Sunset Cottage and loved it! The location of the house and beach was perfect for our family. Lots of swimming, floating, digging, and bonfires. There was everything we needed for the beach and in the kitchen too! It was a wonderful quiet week to reconnect with our kids without any schedule. South Haven was close enough for a trip to Shermans for ice cream and to the movies. Thank you so much for a great summer get-away!
- Guest Allison M.
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
My family and I stayed for a long weekend in mid-October. My wife and I have three boys all at 5 years or younger. The cottage is well-kept and very clean. New appliances and many of the amenities for those of us that don't want to completely "rough it." The property is just big enough for the kids to run around and have fun. Although we we're able to get in the lake due to the season, the boys loved the beach to dig in the sand and we had a few canoe rides to check out the lake and the wildlife. We tried fishing but I think they have headed for deeper water due to the time of the year. We had a nice fire going for most of the evenings either in the cottage or on the deck near the beach. My wife and I had a chance to relax over the weekend and the boys had a blast. Stopped in South Haven on the way home for lunch and drove along the scenic route down the lake on our way back. I would definitely recommend this property for a family looking to get away for a long weekend or more, especially in the summer when there's more to do outside with the weather.
- Guest wellnessplan (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 10/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/26/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners.
Owner response: Thank you for your nice review... I am glad you all enjoyed the cottage. There are a lot of places to see in this beautiful nation we live in... Thank you for making memories at ours on Great Bear Lake.
Little bit of Paradise
Little bit of Paradise
If you are looking for a place to get away with family and friends this is the place. The house is very nice and clean with all the amenities you would ever need and the lake front is amazing. They converted the boathouse into a small bar to provide the prefect tropical atmosphere. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place to spend time with the family and friends.
- Guest Dave (Barrington, IL)
- Date of stay 08/26/12
- Review Submitted 09/04/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway.
This was such a great little cottage!! We especially loved the boat house (turned into a tiki bar) down by the water with the fire pit. The place was clean and kept up! The bedrooms were a little small for our party (four adults and two 2 year olds) but if you have one family (or just two couples) it is perfect! We lucked out with the weather so it didn't bother us too much! Another bonus for small children and the dog was the gate at the top of the stairs. Thank you for sharing your cottage. We hope to be back next year!
- Guest Jeanine (Indianapolis, IN )
- Date of stay 07/22/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Charming cottage on a beautiful lake
Charming cottage on a beautiful lake
This cottage is very clean . 2 bedrooms, familyroom and tv upstairs, kitchen and bath with a walkout to the patio downstairs. The area is quiet and peacefull. From the patio to the beach the view of the lake is breathtaking. The water is clear, and perfect for the kids to swim. Sandy beach. Nice paver patio with a firepit right at the beach. We took out the canoe and had a great time checking out the lake. Shopping is only a half hour away (South Haven, Saugatuck) .Just a note. In the owners profile they write that the pontoon may be available, and when we made our reservation, we were told verbally that " if the pontoon was running, we could use it". Unfortunately, when we got to the cottage, we received a phone call stating that the boat should not be used. It was disappointing though, as that was what sold us on this rental. That aside, the canoe worked out perfect. The two of us and our small dog took leasurly strolls along the lake shoreline, and had a great time. I would suggest this place to everyone.
- Guest Jim (Mokena, Illinois)
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 07/29/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners.
Thanks Barb and Dan. Our stay at your home in Michigan was absolutely wonderful. It brought back very fond memories of my childhood. We loved having our coffee on the patio with the hummingbirds, chipmunks, fish jumping and of course, Cooper. We shopped South Haven & Saugatuck, golfed the Chesire and biked the Kal-Haven. We had fantastic weather, aside from the storm on Mon., and spent every day in the water. We were taking one last everning cruise on the lake Sat. and hit one of the sandbars (we knew it was there and weren't paying attention) and had to get a tow in from a neighboring pontoon boat, when someone on board commented "I love that little gray cottage." It is very simple, yet quite charming and very comfortable. Thanks again for making our vacation so enjoyable. We'd love to do it again. Jodi & Bob Szczypinski
- Guest Hoosier (Highland, Indiana)
- Date of stay 07/10/11
- Review Submitted 08/03/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Such a Peaceful Place!
Such a Peaceful Place!
Thanks SO Much Barb & Dan for a wonderful week at the cottage. We happened to get a week of solid rain (luck of the draw) but we still had a Great Time! The canoe was used several times, our Lab played non-stop fetching in the lake and we got a chance to visit all the little towns around Great Bear Lake and of course, South Haven. The cottage is comfortable and homey - very nice and clean, as well as, accomodating! Thanks Again - we really enjoyed ourselves.
- Guest Sue (Livonia)
- Date of stay 06/19/11
- Review Submitted 06/27/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Guest comment entered by owner
We loved your cottage on Great Bear Lake! Your place is better than anything we’ve rented in the past 10 years - it’s sooooo perfect!!! I loved that you’ve preserved much of the vintage 40’s cottage style, it reminded me of the cottages I stayed in with my family when I was growing up. Your attention to detail is what makes your cottage stand out above all the rest, you’ve done an excellent job.
- Guest Deb
- Date of stay 09/23/10
- Review Submitted 10/03/10
Guest comment entered by owner
subject: Thanks for the wonderful time! > > > Barbara and Daniel, > > I want to thank you for the wonderful week at your cabin. We had a > delightful time and dread it's ending. My husband and I both agree > that it reminds us of simpler days-- of childhood trips with our families. > > I was inspired and drew a little. I am not a great artist, but I enjoy > it. I am sending you a copy of them to enjoy. I am also sending a few > nice photos of our week as an appreciation. My kids, , > loved the beach and swam ALL day a few days. They even swam across > the lake and back just for fun. We enjoyed fishing for minnows and diving off the platform. > > I enjoyed one full day of doing absolutely nothing! That is a treat! > > > > > The week was > perfect! > > Thank you again for your hospitality. Have a great weekend. > > Sincerely, Kathy and family
- Guest Kathy and family
- Date of stay 07/09/10
- Review Submitted 08/07/10
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 25 - Sep 28, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Summer rates:$1250/week .. Sunday to Sunday only for summer months
4 p.m. arrival/11 am departure
Rates will be less for off peak season - please inquire.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Half of total is Due at time of booking, balance is due 15 days prior to taking rental
- Pet Fee: $50
- Taxes Not included
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Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: We have been apart of Great Bear Lake for a long time now, as our children grow older, less time can be spent here. It is perfect for the smaller family, it has a ton of personality and faces west for the the most beautiful sunsets, we love it just how it is. Quiet is the word, no trains, planes or automobiles.....(lawn mowers and boats though!) This is not your average rental. This is our year round family get-away that we enjoy greatly with our 2 young children and extended relatives and friends. We hope you'll find it as relaxing as we do.
Why the Owner Chose Great Bear Lake:
Could not resist this place....
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
If a trendy cafe around the corner is your thing than this is not the place for you. This is quiet, lake side fires, hanging on a raft kind of place, fishing, etc.. Turn off the cell phone and relax, bring the dog and watch the sun set till past 9pm Michigan time.......
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Looking Down to Lake Before new lower patio
Main Room, Pull Out Sofa
End of a Perfect Day
Improved boat house, equipped with refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker
Living Room, queen sleeper sofa
Beach, sandy and shallow, great for small children.
Looking up at cottage from lake
Kitchen Lower Level as Well as Bathroom
Looking Down to Lake, new brick patio, with fire pit, lots of seating
Lower Patio, Tiki Bar
Fire Place inside
Beach, out by raft, it's deep 12'+....out to end of pier only 5-6 ft deep.
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