Big Bear Lake Cottage & 150' Private Beach - Great Swimming, Boating & Fishing(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-30 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Lakefront Cottage - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8, 150' Private Beach & Dock
Three bedrooms, 1 bathroom with combination shower/tub (bathroom was completely remodeled in April 2015), fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace, lakeside deck, covered back porch, picnic table and outdoor grill. 150 feet of sunny private beach, sandy bottom, safe swimming for children. Private dock, fire pit on beach, beautiful sunsets, 2 canoes and a 12' Starcraft aluminum row boat with accessories are included. You may bring your own motor (maximum 10 horsepower) for the 12' Starcraft, or rent our 14' Sea Nymph aluminum fishing boat with 8 hp outboard motor for $60/day or $300/week.
Most pets are welcome. Our daily pet fee is $25.
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Member since: 2013
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Pantry Items:
A 12' aluminum row boat is included, with oars, anchor, cushions, life jackets, minnow bucket and landing net. A 14' aluminum fishing boat with 8 hp motor may be rented for $60/day or $300/week....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
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Jun 18 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 11 - Jun 10, 2018
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $75 + tax
- Pet Fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
The quoted rates are for groups of 6 or fewer.
There is an additional charge for each person over 6 people of $25 per person per night.
There is a pet fee of $25 per night.
A security deposit may be requested in some circumstances.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Our cottage is located on 435 acre Big Bear Lake in southeast Otsego County, providing great boating, swimming and fishing right out your front door. The nearest towns are Lewiston (7 miles), Gaylord (20 miles), and Grayling (33 miles). Mackinaw City, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne Falls, Boyne City, East Jordan, Alden, Traverse City and Alpena are each about 1 hour away by scenic roads providing fun daytrips. Nearby historical sites include Hartwick Pines State Forest lumbering museum, Deward lumber town ruins, and Fort Michilimackinac. Our cottage is surrounded by state and federal forests which provide great opportunities for hunting, fishing, morel mushroom picking, wildlife viewing, hiking, ATVs, snowmobiling, and canoeing. Nearby trout streams within 1/2 hour drive include: AuSable River (mainstream, North Branch and South Branch), Pigeon River, Black River, Sturgeon River and upper Manistee River. This is golf paradise with Treetops, Garland, Elk Ridge, The Loon, The Lakes, Michawaye (The Pines), and Otsego Club all within a 1/2 hour drive! The owner provides guided trips for fishing, grouse and woodcock hunts with his two bird dogs (English Setter and Brittany), turkey hunts, and morel mushroom hunts.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We have owned our cottage on Big Bear Lake for 28 years. Our family has grown over the years, so we purchased the cottage next door for extra room for family reunions. We would be very pleased to host your family and friends in our lakefront guest cottage which has its own dock, beach, fire pit, and 150 feet of private lake frontage.
Why the Owner Chose Johannesburg, MI, USA:
Big Bear Lake has a real 'up north' feel, surrounded by woods and quiet. Our 435 acre lake is crystal clear with great swimming, water skiing, boating and fishing. You will be amazed at the bald eagles and loons that frequent our lake. The loons often provide a serenade, along with the brilliance of the stars as you sit around a campfire on the beach. Oh, and don't get me going on the fishing (smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, muskie, northern pike and panfish - and I've got the pictures to prove it)!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our lakefront is the best, providing full sun on the beach and shade in the woods surrounding the cottage. Our location on the south side of the lake provides refreshing breezes and beautiful sunsets. We have 5 acres of private woods behind the cottage for children to explore. For our more adventurous guests there are thousands of acres of federal and state forests, and numerous rivers, within minutes of our cottage. The owner will provide maps and guidance upon request.
- Primary: 2482257528 Please call between 9:00am and 9:00pm EST.
Enjoy clear water, private beach & dock, fire pit, loons, bald eagles & fishing!
Welcome to our cottage on Big Bear Lake!
There are usually a few more boats out there, but not many!
Another view to the west (beautiful sunsets).
Clear water and sandy bottom! Yes, we allow pets if house trained & supervised.
Lake view from front deck, living room and bedroom #1.
Living room view leaving bedroom #1.
Fireplace view from living room couch.
Entrances from living room to bedrooms 2 & 3, and bathroom (left to right).
Bedroom # 2. Woods view with full size bed, dresser and closet.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Kitchen table comfortably seats 6 (8 is a pinch).
Cottage address 14570 Big Bear Trail, Johannesburg, MI. See 'Location' link map.
Path to front deck and lake.
View to west from our beach.
View to the east. Note the gentle breeze and waves which are typical.
View of cottage from lake. Let's take a look inside.
Woods view from front deck, living room and bedroom #1.
Living room view leaving bathroom and bedrooms 2 & 3.
Living room view from kitchen.
Bedroom # 1 with queen bed. Views of lake and woods. Nice breeze!
Bedroom # 3. Woods view with full size bed, dresser and closet.
Screen door to covered back porch and picnic table.
Bathroom with tub/shower was remodeled in 2015.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 19, 2017
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