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Big Bear Lake Cottage & 150' Private Beach - Great Swimming, Boating & Fishing

(25 Reviews)

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Enjoy clear water, private beach & dock, fire pit, loons, bald eagles & fishing!

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • 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 2015), new furnace and air conditioner in 2016, 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. For parties greater than 6 persons there is an additional charge of $25/night for each person over 6 in a party.
Discounted rates for monthly rental available for snowmobile season. There are hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails which are accessible out the cottage driveway.

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Our lakefront and dock are very safe for children. The bottom is sandy (no weeds) and the lake depth is approximately 4 feet at the end of the 50 foot dock....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $25 daily pet fee...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The bathroom was completely remodeled in April 2015....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We provide free firewood for the lakeside firepit and the living room fireplace....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are books in the cottage, and two libraries within 7 miles....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    An assortment of board games are in the cabin. Yard games included are horse shoes, lawn darts, and bocce ball....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo with CD player....moreless

  • Television:

    The cottage receives limited channels (local networks and PBS). ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Limited library on site (mostly children videos). Rentals are available at convenience store 3 miles away....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The lake view is beautiful. Children may be monitored from the front deck....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    150 feet of private beach with private dock & lakefront firepit. Great swimming, boating and fishing! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The kitchen table comfortably seats 6 adults (8 is a pinch). A card table and chairs are available for additional seating (please ask owner). There is a picnic table on the front deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New AC and furnace in 2016....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in living room....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage space may be available. Please ask owner....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air gas furnace....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seats 6. Includes sofa (queen size hide-a-bed), three recliners, TV with DVD/VCR player, and stereo with CD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking on site for 4 vehicles. Please ask owner if you need additional space....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line, but cell phone reception is usually good....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, beach towels and kitchen towels are provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Microwave:

    New in 2013....moreless

  • Oven:

    New gas oven in 2013....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper products, dish soap, towels, basic spices (salt, pepper, sugar, flour) and coffee....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Please ask owner....moreless

  • Boat:

    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:

    Front deck overlooks lake, and back covered porch has a woods view....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are numerous premium public golf courses within a 15 to 30 minute drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two canoes are included with cushions, life jackets and paddles....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill and picnic table....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Downhill ski resorts, cross country ski trails, and snowmobile trails are nearby....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are public tennis courts and pickle ball courts in Lewiston (7 mile drive)....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets...moreless

 

Reviews

4.7
from 25 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 25 - Aug 27, 2017
7 night min stay
$185

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$185

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Location

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  • J&B's Bar & Grill

    "Good food, neat up north bar with television for sports enthusiasts. Convenient pizza carryout."

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  • Talley's Log Cabin

    "Favorite watering hole and sports bar in downtown Lewiston noted for sliders."

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gaylord
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
J&B's Spot Bar in Vienna, Talley's in Lewiston
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tree Tops, Garland, Elk Ridge, Michawaye, Otsego
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-75
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lewiston Lodge, Redwood Steakhouse, Paul's Pub
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Treetops (15 miles), Boyne Mountain (40 miles)
Johannesburg, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Private beach is 150 feet from the front deck!!!

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Enjoy clear water, private beach & dock, fire pit, loons, bald eagles & fishing!

    Enjoy clear water, private beach & dock, fire pit, loons, bald eagles & fishing!

  • Welcome to our cottage on Big Bear Lake!

    Welcome to our cottage on Big Bear Lake!

  • There are usually a few more boats out there, but not many!

    There are usually a few more boats out there, but not many!

  • Another view to the west (beautiful sunsets).

    Another view to the west (beautiful sunsets).

  • Clear water and sandy bottom! Yes, we allow pets if house trained & supervised.

    Clear water and sandy bottom! Yes, we allow pets if house trained & supervised.

  • Lake view from front deck, living room and bedroom #1.

    Lake view from front deck, living room and bedroom #1.

  • Living room view leaving bedroom #1.

    Living room view leaving bedroom #1.

  • Fireplace view from living room couch.

    Fireplace view from living room couch.

  • Entrances from living room to bedrooms 2 & 3, and bathroom (left to right).

    Entrances from living room to bedrooms 2 & 3, and bathroom (left to right).

  • Bedroom # 2. Woods view with full size bed, dresser and closet.

    Bedroom # 2. Woods view with full size bed, dresser and closet.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

    Fully equipped kitchen.

  • Kitchen table comfortably seats 6 (8 is a pinch).

    Kitchen table comfortably seats 6 (8 is a pinch).

  • Cottage address 14570 Big Bear Trail, Johannesburg, MI. See 'Location' link map.

    Cottage address 14570 Big Bear Trail, Johannesburg, MI. See 'Location' link map.

  • Path to front deck and lake.

    Path to front deck and lake.

  • View to west from our beach.

    View to west from our beach.

  • View to the east. Note the gentle breeze and waves which are typical.

    View to the east. Note the gentle breeze and waves which are typical.

  • View of cottage from lake. Let's take a look inside.

    View of cottage from lake. Let's take a look inside.

  • Woods view from front deck, living room and bedroom #1.

    Woods view from front deck, living room and bedroom #1.

  • Living room view leaving bathroom and bedrooms 2 & 3.

    Living room view leaving bathroom and bedrooms 2 & 3.

  • Living room view from kitchen.

    Living room view from kitchen.

  • Bedroom # 1 with queen bed. Views of lake and woods. Nice breeze!

    Bedroom # 1 with queen bed. Views of lake and woods. Nice breeze!

  • Bedroom # 3. Woods view with full size bed, dresser and closet.

    Bedroom # 3. Woods view with full size bed, dresser and closet.

  • Screen door to covered back porch and picnic table.

    Screen door to covered back porch and picnic table.

  • Bathroom with tub/shower was remodeled in 2015.

    Bathroom with tub/shower was remodeled in 2015.

VRBO #470545

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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