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Return to Your Childhood Vacation

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms (One with a futon, TV & 2 easy chairs), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-6)

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 The Mountain restaurant and 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

More Details

Linda Suneson Rental Agent
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Linda Suneson Rental Agent

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.

Linda Suneson Rental Agent purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Linda Suneson Rental Agent chose Alcona Township

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our 2 week stay at Bear Cottage and shared the wine with our family while they were here. Thank you for making the cottage available and sharing this beautiful spot.
Aug 2016
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Alcona Township Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • By accepting this reservations, it is agreed that all renters are assuming the risk of any harm arising from their, or others, use of the premises.
  • The hot tub and wood stove are NOT available for use.
  • Only use appliances for their intended uses.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The rear family room is 15x18 and can be a 3rd bedroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There is a queen sized futon in the both the family room and living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
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.


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average rating of 4.7586207 based on 40 reviews

Great Time, Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had exactly the vacation we were hoping for, peace, quite and relaxing. No issues with this cottage at all, very spacious and only a few yards from lake Huron. When we arrived it was clean and ready for us. This place is worth checking out! We will definetly consider returning again in the furture. Thank you Linda.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Everything was perfect and clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The view is spectacular and the area is quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Amazing little spot on Lake Huron!! Miss those sunrises

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Canton, Ohio

Lake Huron Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Great house & property ~ wonderful beach and view of the lake. Everything was clean & worked perfectly. Darrin was pleasant and helpful. We would return for another visit without hesitation.

A very nice week.


Brock & Cleo

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Pleasant, SC

Great Lakefront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Needed somewhere close to family that lives nearby. Cottage was great location with great amenities. Enjoyed the beach and had plenty of space to spread out. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Mason, Michigan

Clean and Bright

  • 5 of 5

My extended family stayed at Bear cottage this July on the shores of Lake Huron. The cottage was clean, open, and had plenty of room for a large family. In addition to the beautiful setting and location, we found the home owners to be accommodating and easy to contact with questions. We would not hesitate to reserve Bear Cottage for future trips to the Sunrise Side!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Negwegon State Park
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Connies Cafe in Ossineke
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Rosas Restaurant
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White Pine National Golf Club
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Springport Hills/Loggers Trace Golf Club
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Alpena Golf Course
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Forty Mile Point Lighthouse
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Presque Isle Lighthouses
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Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
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Besser Museum
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Great Lakes Heritage Center
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Oscoda Canoe Rental
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Lumbermans Monument
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The Lake Movie Theatre
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Thunder Bay Theatre
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Alpena Civic Theatre
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Perchs IGA
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Churchill Point Inn
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Mountain Inn
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Backwoods Bistro
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North Coney Island
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Royal Knight Theatre
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Old Place Inn
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Harbor Town Pizza
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JJs Steak and Pizza
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Baba Ruskis
Car: necessary

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. Our property is located on a rocky point and requires water shoes to enter the water. 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Damage deposit will be returned upon checkout

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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