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Waterfront Home on Kalkaska's Beautiful Bear Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Waterfront 3 BR 2 BA Home

This home is located on beautiful Bear Lake just 12 miles from Grayling or Kalkaska. Bear Lake is a pristine, clear, spring fed lake with sandy beaches and daily sightings of bald eagles, cranes and loons. This is a great central location for day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau Peninsula, canoeing on the Au Sable or Manistee rivers, Hartwick Pines, Mackinac Island, ski resorts and is just 40 minutes from Traverse City. Close to many golf courses, ORV and snow mobile trails.

All the comforts of home in this fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 baths and full walkout basement home with a lake view deck off the main level. Each bedroom has a double bed and the 3rd bedroom also has a set of twin bunk beds. The large living area has 4 sofas.

BR B Amenities: /B BR Cable TV, DVD player & VCR, Radio with CD player, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Microwave, Linens, Ping Pong Table, Picnic Table, Hammock, 40 ft. dock, Fire Pit and Charcoal Grill.

This cottage is located among family owned cottages. The owners request that renters be respectful of the neighbors.

The roadside parking area can accommodate a maximum of 3(three) vehicles. There is no parking on either side of the street. Vehicles must use the DNR Public Access Site to launch boats. There is no vehicle access to the lakefront of the cottage.

More Details

Julie Gloden
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018

About Julie Gloden

This cottage was built in 1966-67 by my parents. It has been a family vacation home to 4 generations now.

Julie Gloden purchased this house in 1967


Kalkaska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • We do not provide toilet paper. We ask that you use only Scott toilet paper as it is more eco-friendly and better for the septic tank.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin Bunk Beds
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fully enclosed sunroom (with full lake view) off dining area contains two sofas and leads to the upper level deck.


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Home on Kalkaska's Beautiful Bear Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

another great vacation

  • 5 of 5

well another GREAT vacation at what has become "our" cabin, lol, we had so much fun, if anyone is looking for a nice relaxing vacation call julie & make your reservations, you will not be disappointed, everything you need is here!!! thanks julie we'll be calling soon to make plans for next summer!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home on Bear Lake was just as the listing describes. There was plenty of room for relaxation in the home, the kitchen was fully stocked, and (with 7 people) the 2 bathrooms were a plus! The upper deck was the "hang out" when we needed some shade. The beach was wonderful for catching some sun, then dipping in the super clean lake to cool off. My brother and sister-in-law brought their 20ft. boat and it was able to be launched near by, then docked at the houses 40ft. dock. If you have a motor boat you should definitely bring it, if not, their row boats are right on the beach!

All in all, this was a great experience! The home was clean, the owner was very friendly & helpful and I would absolutely recommend this to friends and relatives!

Thanks again to the owner:-)

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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great time!!

  • 5 of 5

what a beautiful place to vacation, the cabin was just great, very clean & cozy, it felt like home. i've been going to bear lake my whole life & the lake has never changed, clean, clear & great swimming, my grandkids only got out of it to eat & sleep, then it was a struggle to get them out!! we hated to leave but we will be back next year...thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin. the suszka family

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dingmans Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Timber Wolf
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Within minutes of trail heads for quad runners, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

$400.00 deposit required to secure desired dates PLUS a $100.00 security deposit refundable upon housekeeping evaluation.
Remaining amount due no later than three weeks prior to arrival. Arrival time is 3:00 PM - Departure time is 11:00 AM. Higher rental fees apply for time over 4th of July.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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