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Charming Cottage on Lake Bellaire

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

This newly built lakefront cottage was first used in the summer of 2006. It is located on Lake Bellaire, a part of the Antrim County’s lower chain of lakes. The cottage is beautifully furnished and has 1900 square feet of air-conditioned and heated spacious living. Panoramic lake views can be seen from almost every room.

The master bedroom suite is comfortably furnished with a king size bed and private bath. The first guest room has a queen size bed and a spectacular view of Lake Bellaire, and the second guest bedroom has a twin over double bunk bed.

The two first floor bedrooms share a bathroom. The open kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, with complete utensils and cookware. A real stone gas fireplace awaits you in the morning and a large covered porch is perfect for taking in views of the lake. A 42' LCD Flat screen TV is also provided in the family room with Direct TV.

Over 200 feet of cedar dock is the perfect setting for fishing and sunsets. A mooring buoy is also available for boat docking. Skiers and golfers will enjoy the close proximity to Shanty Creek Resort, Schuss Mountain, The Chief, and Hawk’s Eye.

Keywords: Cottage, Lake Bellaire, Northern Michigan, Lake Front, Lake House, Lake Cabin, Water Skiing, Shanty Creek, Schuss Mountain, Cedar River

More Details

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2018

About The Owner

I manage hotels for a living so the idea of renting our cottage and knowing how to care for it comes natural. Ensuring a clean comfortable environemnt is what I do for a living and I look forward to making your vacation an enjoyable experieince.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why The Owner chose Bellaire

I have vacationed on Lake Bellaire with my familiy for the past 35 plus years and love it! It is a great place to swim, wake board, water ski, tube, fish and relax with a wonderful view. I also love it because it is peaceful and quite.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Behls came to stay with us twice this summer. They originally visited over the long Memorial Day weekend and decided to return in mid-August. They enjoyed the calm waters of Lake Bellaire's North Arm for some amazing waterski runs! The water temperature in August was perfect for all of their water activities.
Aug 2008
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Bellaire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Second Floor with Views of Lake, Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First Floor with Views of Lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed with Single over Double (Rollaway in Closet)
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs master bedroom, Queen size Bed(1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double bed with twin on top.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Washer/dryer, Grill, Fire pit, Outdoor adirondack chairs, and Water softener, Towels and bed linens are provided


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Charming Cottage on Lake Bellaire
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Troy, mi

Clean, fresh and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Midland, MI

Lovely, spacious and immaculately clean cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Our second summer vacation at this cottage. Once again, fun was had by all. Fishing and swimming off the dock. Nightly bonfires and outside picnics. Can't beat boating and tubing on Torch Lake. Enjoyed shopping in Alden and Bellaire. Discovered the local hiking trails and canoed Lake Bellaire. Family can't wait for next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a magical little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

What a magical little cottage! We loved every minute on Lake Bellaire and the home was perfect! Fires every night, plenty of fishing and lounging on the lake, paddleboarding, and pontoon boating.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, MI

Very clean, modern and spacious directly on the lake. Plenty of room for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Great time was had by all. Morning and evening fishing from the private dock resulted in over 50 perch for the week and several bass. We loved the quick proximity to Torch lake and rented a pontoon for the day. Many beaches around and easy trips to Traverse City too. We were very pleased with the cottage and property. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean and what a view!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing on Lake Bellaire for many, many years and recently sold the family cottage but wanted to return to our wonderful lake this year. Our stay was made complete by having a wonderful place amongst the White Birch and Cattails. We saw and heard Loons, Eagles, Swans and a timid Muskrat.

The cottage was clean, inviting and comfortable. The kitchen had everything I needed to feed my crew. Bedrooms were comfortable and spacious. Family room area was perfect!

We will be back now that we have a fabulous place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Joseph, MI

Awesome quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week of vacation on June 25-July 2, 2016. The cottage is charming and very clean. It was a relaxing and peaceful week. Mornings were spent on the front porch with our coffee while watching the wild life on Bellaire Lake. The cottage accommodated all five of us comfortably and the beds were great. Many hours were spent going up and down the Chain of Lakes in our boat. The mooring provided worked well for our 4000 lb boat. On a couple nights we grilled and ate outdoors on the picnic table. What a fabulous setting for both our breakfast start and our evening meals. Thanks again Tom and Angie.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron It was great to hear and read how much you enjoyed your time at our cottage. Thank you for taking the time to post a response. We look forward to your return visit.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Shorts Micro Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shanty Creek Schuss Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Shanty Creek Schuss Mountain

Boat Antrim County lower chain of lakes - Lake Bellaire, Grass River, Clam Lake, Torch Lake, Torch River, and Elk Lake, Golf nearby at the Arnold Palmer designed Legend course, the Tom Wieskoptf designed Cedar River course, the Chief and Hawk's Eye courses, Downhill and cross-country skiing are available at nearby Shanty Creek Resort and Schuss Mountain, Or, just relaxing on the porch to the call of the loons may be one of the best activities, Enjoy day trips to Bay Harbor, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Mackinaw Island, Petoskey, and Traverse City, Downtown Bellaire offers a quaint local coffee shop, a Micro Brew at Shorts, or a gourmet meal at Lulus, The village of Alden is also an ideal spot for dining and shopping, Finally, no trip to the area would be complete without a burger at The Dockside, Smoking is not permitted, No pets, please


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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