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Sunset Summer Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (can sleep 4-6)

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 4 . Full kitchen, large table, dish washer, washer/dryer, newer gas grill, fire pit, patio and picnic table. Hardwood floors TV/Cable and DVD player. 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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016

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.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1996

Why The Owner chose Southwest

Could not resist this place....

What makes this cottage unique

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.......

Guestbook comments from the 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.
Sep 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sunset Summer Cottage
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Perfect GetAway!!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming cottage with a great view of the lake. Very quiet, peaceful place to unwind for a couple of days. Unfortunately our stay was dampened by rain, but we made the best of it and enjoyed just hanging out and listening to the rain. I highly recommend this charming cottage. Barb and Dan were very accommodating with us making plans at the last minute and were a pleasure to talk too. Would love to come and stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to start with saying that Barbara is a dream to deal with. She was very helpful, accommodative and a joy to speak with. We all LOVED the cottage. Late October was a perfect time for our peaceful stay. It was still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors and have fun by the lake, canoeing, take bike rides, and sit by the fire at night. The cottage was clean, well equipped with a lovely view and very appreciated fireplace. We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great holiday weekend

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's 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.
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Barrington, IL

Little bit of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Haven is 15 miles east of our plalce; that is where the shopping, restaurants, movie theather are


Rates & Availability

Bloomingdale Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100

Summer rates:$1325/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.
Cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Half of total is Due at time of booking, balance is due 15 days prior to taking rental

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Bloomingdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We offer a canoe

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