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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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 and sea breezes 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.
Checkout Saturday 11AM Check-In Saturday 3PM.
Keywords: cottage, lakeside, up north, secluded, lake shore, serene
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- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bear cottage has a piano and an extensive library. Only the month of August is suitable for swimming due to the cold Lake Superior water moving through Northern Lake Huron. Our beach is semi-sandy and swimmers may use our nearby neighbors sand bottom for swimming. However those desiring a private August swimming experience should seek out some nearby Sturgeon Point rentals. Note the cost will be considerable higher or the rental smaller so only pay for that which you can use....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
An easy and tough 9 hole course in Harrisville or travel to White Pine near the shores of Hubbard Lake. About $45/18 and the length of the course and distance between holes necessitate a cart....moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Other than June-Sept
Oct 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
7 night min stay
July and August
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
Damage deposit will be returned upon checkout
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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The lakeside location of Bear cottage provides many opportunities for viewing wildlife and birds. The sandy beach is wide and deep and is suitable for sun bathing, volleyball, and nightly fires. For those where swimming is a priority we suggest you either seek an inland lake location or at a minimum seek another nearby August rental. Except for polar bears, expectations of in-water activities in other than August are unrealistic. And expect to pay approximately 50% more for a Lake Huron sand bottom experience. For example please check out this nearby Sturgeon Point listing 454129. It's about 800 square feet and rents for about $1,000 per week. So the sandy bottom comes at a cost, since that rental is about 1/2 the size of my home.
Year Purchased: 1985
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. Please be aware that only the month of August is suitable for swimming. Although we have a beautiful sandy beach suitable for sunbathing, volleyball and animal viewing our Lakepoint is very rocky in the water. Either side of us you will find sand beach and sand bottom and our neighbors are most amenable to use of the beach. However if you must have a more private beach and you are anticipating an August vacation I would encourage you to look at some nearby Sturgeon Point listings. Be aware the cost will be significantly higher or the unit significantly smaller than my home. See listings 3020500 or 454129. And never pay for a sandy bottom in the months of June and July.
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
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
Fire pit and beach in front of Bear Cottage.
Looking way to the North
Our point where Eagles sometimes fish or just rest. Our fire-pit wood provided
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
Hot-tub unavailable due to excessive ins. cost/risk...so sorry. Enjoy our patio
View of beach from the water looking back at Bear Cottage.
Due to insurance regs hot tub unavaliable to renters but it makes a fine table
Lakeside looking way South to the next point
Burrr.....a November snowfall in Fairyland
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 11, 2015
- Property typeCottage
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