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Idyllic Cottage on Clear Lake

(17 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Gorgeous waterfront home on Clear Lake offers 3 Bedrooms and 2 full baths (Jacuzzi tub for two), a huge deck overlooking the lake, fireplace, two-car garage, gas barbecue grill, fire pit, wireless internet, and all the conveniences of home. We have a dock out front so bring your boat or jet ski.

Clear Lake is a 200 acre all-sports lake which as its name suggests, is crystal clear. The lake is up to 50' deep, has 3 islands, boat rentals, and a sandy beach. It is great for fishing, swimming, sailing, water skiing, as well as ice skating in the winter.

Clear Lake is a small, friendly community. The property is within walking distance to two restaurants/bar and a convenience store. Also within a few miles are championship golf courses, hunting, 100's of miles of manicured snowmobile and ATV trails, wonderful cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.

Available within a short drive is canoeing/kayaking on the Rifle River or AuSable River. In the picturesque town of West Branch you will find fine dining, a cinema, antique stores, outlet mall shopping and much more!

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    pets must be approved on case by case basis...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • cappuccino maker, fire pit


  • Books:

    There is a small collection of books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We have high speed internet with Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There are some spices and condiments, paper towels. The water from the tap is excellent for drinking....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $115
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/13/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Midland, Bay City, Saginaw (MBS)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Clear Lake Bar
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
West Branch, St Helen
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Clear Lake Bar or Side Door Restaurant (breakfast)
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Treetops - Gaylord
West Branch, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Steps outside the front door

Car: Recommended

There is a deer park ten minutes away where kids can see deer up-close and feed them.


Manager info

About: I grew up in Bay City, Michigan and spent my summers at the lake swimming, fishing, waterskiing and well, living the good life. My father eventually moved to the cottage on Clear Lake and it became our family home for many years. Now it is a vacation home and still one of my favorite places on earth. I live in Los Angeles where I work as a director in film and television, but each year I find time to return to my idyllic cottage on Clear Lake. I hope you enjoy it, too.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Victorian Art Fair - Irons Park, West Branch, MI 48661 Chamber of Commerce West Branch Area - 422 W. Houghton Ave. West Branch, MI 48661 Clear Lake Bar - 2212 Clear Lake Road, West branch, MI 48661 Telephone: (989) 345-1155 Boat Rental Clear Lake Resort - 3802 Grass Lake Road, West branch, MI 48661 Telephone: (989) 345-2459 Camping Beaver Trail Campground - 4408 Grass Lake Road West Branch, MI 48661 Telephone: (989) 345-2971 Ogemaw Sport and Trail Center - 2374 Lentz Rd. Rose City, MI 48654 Telephone: (989) 685-2999 Dance Carol Ann’s Dance Studio - 107 S 2nd St.,West Branch, MI 48661 (989) 345-7055 Golf Courses (Within 15 Minutes) Apple Valley Golf Course - 2100 East Maes Road, West Branch, MI 48661 Telephone: (989) 345-2971 The Dream Golf Course - 5266 Old 76, West Branch, Michigan 48661 Telephone: (989) 345-6300 The Nightmare - 5745 Old 76 (M-55), West Branch, MI 48661 Telephone: (989) 345-1500 West Branch Country Club - 1905 Fairview Rd., West Branch, MI 48661 Telephone: (989) 345-2501 Golf Courses (Within 45 Minutes) Burning Oak Country Club - 4345 Redwood Drive. Roscommon MI 48653 Telephone: (989) 821-9821 Fox Run Country Club - 5825 West Four Mile Road Grayling, MI 49738 Telephone: (800) 436-9786 Pine View Highlands - 4761 W. Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI 48629 Telephone: (989) 366-7726 White Deer Country Club - 1309 Bright Angel Drive Prudenville, MI 48651 Telephone: (989) 366-5812 Ye’ Olde Country Club - 904 West Sunset Drive Roscommon, Michigan 48653 Telephone: (989) 275-5582 Power Sports St. Helen Power Sports - 1901 N. Saint Helen Rd. Saint Helen, MI 48656

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

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  • Lazy afternoon

    Lazy afternoon

  • Sunrise from our dock

    Sunrise from our dock

  • Dining Room/Kitchen

    Dining Room/Kitchen

  • Third bedroom

    Third bedroom

  • 2nd bathroom

    2nd bathroom

  • Jacuzzi bath ... relax!

    Jacuzzi bath ... relax!

  • Soaked Sprocket!

    Soaked Sprocket!

  • Autumn Wood Nymph!

    Autumn Wood Nymph!

  • Dramatic sky!

    Dramatic sky!

  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Fun at the firepit

    Fun at the firepit

  • 2nd bathroom

    2nd bathroom

  • Look what I found!

    Look what I found!

  • Look closely, 'Woody' awaits the return of the pontoon boat.

    Look closely, 'Woody' awaits the return of the pontoon boat.

  • Paddle boarding ...

    Paddle boarding ...

VRBO #185389

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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