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Charming Cabin on Chain-of-Lakes

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This cabin is available for rent year 'round. Visit now for winter skiing and snowshoeing! Join the thousands of folks who come to this area in the winter for winter sports or just to enjoy the area's spectacular beauty. Ice fishing is alive and well on Clam Lake. In spring, summer and fall relax on the lawn at Clam Lake's edge -- 100 feet of private frontage! Park your boat in our 24-foot location covered boat slip or fish and traverse Antrim County's 67-mile long Chain-O'-Lakes. Great fishing for perch, pike, walleye, and bass. Nearby there are more features to enjoy than one vacation can accommodate, great shopping, casual and fine dining, golf on a wide range of courses, water sports, nature preserves, beautiful sunsets and the air itself --clear and clean. Three bedrooms, one with twin beds, 2 with 1 double bed. One bathroom with shower. Screened porch. Wifi, cable TV. 100' of private lawn and lakefront. For 60 years families have vacationed here, some for 4 generations. Breathe deep and sit deep. Come, enjoy!

Keywords: cabin, cottage

More Details

Owner
Mike Lambert
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Mike Lambert

I grew up spending summers on Torch Lake around the corner from Clam Lake. My family moved fulltime to Petoskey in 1985. I have always loved the chain-of-lakes for the natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

Mike Lambert purchased this cabin in 1988

Why Mike Lambert chose Bellaire

The cabin's privacy and location on Clam Lake made it an opportunity too good to pass up. I intend to pass on the property to my children.

What makes this cabin unique

The cottage was built in the 1950s by a company known for building cottages with character in the area. I was drawn by the wood paneling, screened porch and covered boat slip.

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dockside Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Shanty Creek Resort
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dockside Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Shanty Creek Resort
Nearest Beach
Dockside Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Torch Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Shanty Creek Lodge and Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Creek Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Petoskey
Nearest Point of Interest
Charlevoix
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Mackinac Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Nearest Point of Interest
Grass River Natural Area
Car: recommended

The property is in a scenic area on a chain-of-lakes 67 miles long. Clam Lake runs into Torch Lake which National Geographic named the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world! Clam Lake also runs into the Grass River Nature Preserve - a beautiful preserve including the river and a large protected section of land which fronts on the river and has great walking trails! The preserve has an education center and offers terrific nature programs for all ages. It is handicap accessible.

The area is full of old growth trees which give you a sense of peace and tranquility. The trees are beautiful all year but in each season the landscape changes into fall colors, winter snow, spring wildflowers, and summer shade. The cabin's location is also surprisingly near sensational golf and ski resorts, gambling casinos with headliner entertainment, the small towns of Bellaire and Alden, the nearby cities of Traverse, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs. There are shops filled with one-of-a-kind pieces and ready for you from the budget shopper on up! Dining in the area is terrific: lots of great restaurants from ice cream parlors to 4 star gourmet cuisine. Every visitor will be very happy they came. Something wonderful for the young and not so young, casual or intense fitness, and land-lubber or water enthusiast. Families return year after year, generation after generation to this rare and beautiful area. Kayaks and pontoon boat available. Inquire about rates for pontoon boat.

Amenities

Bellaire Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), all carpeted
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
covered boat slip, furnished screened porch, docks, private frontage. NOTE: FIREWORKS NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Charming Cabin on Chain-of-Lakes
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews
East Canton, OH
5

Our "Cancellation" Prize

  • 5 of 5

We had made reservations in S Carolina but Hurricane Irma decided to change our plans...We found this cozy cabin last minute and it worked out perfectly for us. There were six of us and we stayed Sept 11 - 14th. The weather was perfect. Best they had all Summer, we were told. The cabin was clean and comfortable for our needs. Very cool nautical decor. We were there to fish and relax. We had a fire a couple of nights and saw several falling stars. The sky was beautiful with no light pollution.

The location on Clam Lake was perfect as the owner (Mike) also had a pontoon boat that we were able to rent for our stay. Thank you so much Mike! We traveled down to Bellaire Lake thru the Grass River Waterway, which was an amazing experience. We also boated up to Torch Lake as well. The clear water was gorgeous! Our cousin caught a really nice Pike off of the dock at the cabin and we caught several small perch from Clam and Bellaire. Heck, it was September and 80 degrees, so not quite the perfect fishing weather.

While we were there I was reading about Petoskey Stones, so we were on a mission to find some. Stopped at a beach on Torch and also drove up to Barnes Park and spent some time looking for them there on Grand Traverse Bay. We did find a few, I think...The water up there was beautiful, clear, and the beach was like you were at the ocean.

Mike was a very gracious and kind host. We would gladly return and had a wonderful time! Thank you for your kindness and the special parting gift.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portage
4

Great little cottage!!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was so cute! All the knotty pine, screened in porch, covered boat slip! Just what we wanted! Had a great time, wish the weather would of been better but still a great time had by all!! Even the dog had a great time in the water and in the boat. Thanks for sharing your cottage Mike.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! Mike was so fantastic and a gracious host. The cabin was great and we loved the covered dock.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great week

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Would recommend this place for a relaxing and fun time. Mike is a great host and the house was perfect for 4 adults and 2 dogs

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Niles, Michigan
5

25th Year on Clam Lake

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay on Clam Lake! Good fishing, nice weather shared with my family, what more could I ask for. The cabin provides the room for all to enjoy their stay. Covered docks for both boats with electricity to recharge your batteries. The natural beauty of Torch & Bellaire Lakes and the Grass River.

Irish Mike

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cabin stay

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed three weeks at this cottage this July and found the place to be clean and plan to return next year. The owner did inform us that he may be working in his boathouse , and we didn't have a problem with that.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50

Check-in time is 2 PM or later. Check-out time is 10 AM or earlier. FIREWORKS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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