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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bed / 2 bath with spacious living areas and kitchen.

This beautiful 3-bedroom / 2 bath home on Little Bear Lake offers excellent sandy beaches and spectacular lake views of turquoise water. You'll be amazed at how clean and clear Little Bear Lake actually is. It's definitely a hidden gem 'Up North', and your family will beg to come back each year. Come and stay in this magnificent lake house that was built in 2011. The house is adorned with rustic decor, knotty pine, and log trim. It sleeps 9 comfortably, and at 1,600 sq ft, there is plenty of room for you and your guests to relax and recall the day’s fun. We've got a huge kitchen island for you to play cards and board games on, or just hang out with the friends and family.

You can rest assured that you will enjoy your stay. The owner is only a phone call away, 24x7, and can manage any incident that you may encounter. The owner is happy to take your calls for any questions you may have throughout your stay, as well as the reservation process.

Our rental process is very easy, so give us a call today to reserve your stay in this amazing Gaylord area vacation rental.

More Details

Steven Dove
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Why Steven Dove chose Northeast

This property was purchased in 2009, and rebuilt in 2011. The home is brand new and is located on one of the most amazing lakes in northern Michigan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a GREAT time at your lovely chalet. It was exactly as pictured, and very cozy and comfortable. We had all rain and cold weather, but we didn't mind a bit. Just snuggled up with books and alternating cups of cocoa and glasses of wine. Lovely!

The nicest surprise was the wonderful dog tie-out. We weren't expecting such convenience! It was so nice just to step outside and hook the pooch up. After one high-energy run down to the end of the line (and subsequent flight), she got the hang of it and enjoyed having some freedom.

We would love to return another time when the weather permits us to wander a bit further.
Oct 2012
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Johannesburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Attached to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has private full bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • The master bedroom contains a king sized, cedar log bed, with an attached private bathroom. This bedroom has a walk-in closet, alarm clock and night stand. The second bedroom has a queen sized, cedar log bed. It has a closet, armoire, alarm clock and night stand. The third bedroom contains a single twin, cedar log bed, and a set of cedar log bunk beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Don't wait. We still have a few openings for this summer!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 57 reviews

Beautiful View, Clean and Spacious

  • 4 of 5

We loved our trip! We have two young girls and the beach was wonderful for them to play in. The house was completely furnished with anything you would need. The one thing that we had a hard time with was the King and Queen beds not comfortable at all.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I will be sure to address the issue with the beds. We hope to have you back again soon!
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Wonderful and very clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

Little Bear Lake house was gorgeous, very clean, with great decor and loved the layout of the cottage. All you need to pack is clothing and groceries. It was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Beautiful views of the lake from the living room and kitchen. Very open floor plan. Enjoyed sitting on the kitchen island for our meals with a view of the lake. Great, large deck as well, but we were there during a cold front so we didn't get to enjoy eating or sitting much outdoors. We did spend a lot of time fishing and caught quite bit. Nice evenings with a bonfire. Steve, the owner is wonderful to work with. He was just a phone call away for any questions or concerns. I highly recommend this cottage. Despite the not so great weather, we still had an amazing time and would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grass Lake, Michigan

Great Family Vacation ~ Beautiful Lake Home ~ Everything you will ever need & more

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at the Lake House in mid June and it was one of the best trips our family has had. We came up to ride our ORV's (which we drove to right from the driveway) and to enjoy some time on the lake. When we walked in, we all could not believe how beautiful it was inside. We felt like we were in a log cabin in the woods, it was perfect. It was super clean and there was everything we needed for our week's stay, plus extra supplies.

The views of the lake were breathtaking and sitting on the back porch in the morning with a cup of Joe was so relaxing. We took the canoe out a few times to catch some fish and caught some huge bluegill and bass. There was not a beach, but the water level was very high from the Spring's rain. It was sandy thou where the kids swam.

The only thing that was the downfall was the walk down to the lake, there were a lot of stairs, but the exercise was good for all of us and there is no Wi-Fi (which was fine for me, but the teenagers struggled a little). Our cell phone service (AT&T) was pretty spotty as well.

Steve was great to work with during the entire process, he answered all my questions promptly and took care of any issues or concerns that we had.

I would highly recommend this property and we are planning to make a trip back in the fall to see all the amazing colors around the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything it was described to be and then some!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful charming cabin! Upon walking in the front door it was a great first impression, the view out the back towards the lake and spotless inside. Just looking around at the craftmanship of the cabin it was impressing. We took our entire family kids and parents up with us and everyone enjoyed the stay. Kids swimming in the clear lake, parents enjoyed the wonderful tree top deck overlooking the lake, and myself fishing. That is the only thing that I can say I wished was different was that I didn't catch the first fish but hey, that's fishing I guess. Steve, the owner has to be one of the most personal people that I have ever done business with. Prompt to reply to any question, very professional, and just all around a class act! It was a breath of fresh air to actually find someone that has not lost the ability to provide customer service at the highest level. We are for sure going to try and get back to this cabin every chance we get!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished up a full week at Little Bear Lakehouse... this was our 2nd trip up to this LBLH and it's wonderful! Beautiful house with the quintessential "Up North Cabin" feel. Everything you could ever need (aside from food) is provided by the owner Steve. My family had so much fun relaxing, fishing, cooking our own meals, and roasting marshmallows at the camp fire. We stayed here in September of 2016, again this May 2017, and can't wait to return this September and every year after!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday weekend !

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the home was excellent and the amenities were exactly as stated online and then some.The owner was great to work with and very helpful.The house was very clean and well maintained and the view of the lakefront was incredible.We would recommend this house to anyone for a nice relaxing getaway or family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We hope to have you book with us again soon! All return guests receive 10% off of their future reservations.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City, Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Treetops Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Johannesburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer - July / August
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

All rates are subject to change based on availability. Holiday rates also apply. Please inquire for reservations that occur over federally recognized holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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