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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Harrisville cottage description
Nestled on the shores of Lake Huron, Bear Cottage will rekindle childhood memories of an 'Up North' vacation. Each over-sized room provides an ever changing view of the big lake. Enjoy an early morning walk along the beach as animal friends return to their forest homes. Scrabble away the day with a glass of Chardonnay as birds visit numerous lakeside feeding stations. Conclude the day roasting hot dogs over a beach-side fire.
Open windows, sea breezes and a visit to the hot tub will invite restful sleep.
Should a more active day be in store, visit Loggers Trace or White Pine National golf course. Catch a dinner trout from nearby ponds. Bike to nearby locales on a recently repaved and widened US 23. Visit the acclaimed NOAA shipwreck or Besser museum in nearby Alpena. You could even dive these wrecks or kayak to nearby islands. Test your appetite on a 'Mountain Burger' from the nearby Mountain Inn pub.
So......turn the cellphone off. Quiet your mind. Return to your childhood. Fully experience nature. Visit Bear Cottage.
Please note my favorite month at Bear Cottage is September. They days are still very warm but the early chill of approaching Autumn provides for excellent sleeping.
No smoking please.
Hot tub use limited to adults only.
Bedding and linens to be provided by renter
Checkout Sunday 10AM Check-In Sunday 3PM.
Keywords: cottage, lakeside, hot tub, up north, secluded, lake shore, serene
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Bear cottage has a piano and an extensive library.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Mobile Phone
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
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HomeownerGuest comment entered by owner
The prior negative review was due to an unfortunate situation with property manager. I am in Florida and must rely on this person to maintain the property. The property manger failed to do his job and has been fired. If you examine the pictures you can see my vacation home is spotless. Also it has been professionally redecorated by a Florida interior decorator. The new property manger will maintain the home in picture perfect condition. You have my assurance or you will stay for free. Please call if you have additional questions. Scott Suneson 941-284-4993
- Guest Scott
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 02/12/13
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review of 341493
Property seemed ok, house is in a very nice area on Lake Huron. Rooms are large and spacious. Issues found upon arrival; Property not checked or cleaned before arrival, moldy coffee remains left in coffee maker,microwave left in filthy condition, mouse droppings in kitchen drawers and silverware, Mold everywhere! ON doors, walls, furniture, kitchen cabinets, mold on bedroom pillows, neither TV was in useable condition, door wall screen off track in front hard to open and close, ( which I personally repaired) Hot tub featured in listing was not in operational condition. (had to be cleaned, filled and started by leasing agent next day after arrival.) If property had been inspected and cleaned in advance of our arrival This review would have been excellent instead of fair. Future attention to details and a dehumidifier is highly recommended by this reviewer...
- Guest schwen (Allen Park,)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/15/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.
June $900 per week July $950 per week August $950 per week September $600 per week Other dates by arrangement
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Year Purchased: 1982
About the owner: Reared in Motown, I left some 30 years ago, returning to an area I had vacationed at as a child. I am now retired splitting my time between Bear Cottage and Sarasota Florida. I hope you can create many fond memories of this place. I have.
Why the Owner Chose Harrisville:
This area of the Lower Peninsula is most unique. Many islands dot the big lake. The variety of wildlife is extensive. Eagles frequent the point on which Bear cottage is located.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house is 1600 square feet. All rooms are over-sized with separate sitting areas in each bedroom. The house has been updated while retaining its knotty pine charm. Enjoy my library of books accumulated over a lifetime. The lakeside living room is separate from the roadside family room. Television viewing in the family room will not disturb living room tranquility. The 16 x 18 family room may also be used as a third bedroom as it has a queen-sized futon.
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Lakeside view of Bear Cottage
Lakeside 20x16 living room with a view from every window
Papa Bear relaxes on the king sized bed in 22x14 master bedroom
Entrance from the roadside garden area. Papa bear standing guard
View of the big lake from patio and hot-tub
Papa Bear at the piano found in the living room
Piano side of the lakeside living room. Enjoy your morning coffee.
Roadside entrance and sitting area adjacent to the family room
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