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Three Bears Lodge -5 Star Lakefront Cottage Charm-Near Lk Mi

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Lakeside view; amazing outdoor living spaces, grilling area, firepit and hot tub


Last updated: 02/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Three Bears Lodge - Not Your Average Rental

Three Bears Lodge offers the best of both worlds! Traditional Michigan cottage charm with all the bells and whistles you expect from a NEW home. Features include 100 feet of frontage on beautiful Bear Lake, large dock, expansive yard/lawn (great for outdoor games!), firepit, professionally-designed, exposed aggregate patios and covered porches and OUTDOOR HOT TUB.

Bear Lake is a well kept secret: close to everything while offering the seclusion of being in the middle of nowhere! It's a terrific spot for a family gathering or golf getaway. The lake features 1,800 acres with a sandy bottom and little boat traffic, making it great for fishing, skiing, sailing and swimming. This cottage is extremely clean and well-kept with everything you will need to make your vacation enjoyable. Sorry no pets or smokers please.

We offer the cottage for rent for a limited number of weeks each summer. We enjoy nice properties while we travel and strive to keep our cottage up to the highest standards. This is not your typical's more like a high end bed and breakfast, but you provide the breakfast! You'll find wonderful mattresses, down comforters with duvets, featherbeds on the queen beds, etc. Please read the comments from those who have stayed with us!

The interior features extensive hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings, loads of knotty pine, solid surface and granite countertops, new appliances, ceiling fans, luxury linens, multiple TVs, surround sound stereo, and charming decor throughout. The lower level rec room features large screen home theater and sleeping nook. We also provide wireless internet, private desk with executive leather chair (for those who can't leave the office!), cable TV with free movie channels and cable music through the whole house stereo system.

Please see our calendar below, select weeks are available. Also, see the link to Photobucket for additional pictures.

Keywords: House


Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Master: 1 queen

    Expansive with sliders to lakeside hot tub, attached bath ...moreless

  • Queen guest bedroom -The Cabana: 1 queen

    Lovely lake views, amazing mattress with hotel bedding. ...moreless

  • The bungalow -charm and comfort : 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Plush bedding with French door to lakeside patio...moreless

  • Lower level bunkhouse: 4 twin/ single

    Loft beds+sectional and big screen tv. Large space 500sf ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) Custom Built Log Canopy Bed in the Master, Four Poster Mahogany Bed in Main Floor Guest Room, and third queen located in third main floor bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds located in main floor bedroom (queen bed also in this room), Bunk Beds (2) Lower Level bunkroom features 4 twin beds in loft style layout....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Lodge Bath - cottage charm with all new conveniences : toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Main bath located off kitchen and close to bungalow ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Amazing large glass shower with vaulted ceiling & speakers...moreless

  • Nautical Bath : toilet, shower

    Across from queen guest with heated towel bar...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Whole House Stereo, In Wall Speakers, Large Walk-in Tile Shower with Bench, Heated Towel Bar, Granite Counters, Paddle Boat, Three Kayaks, Boat Rental Available, Wireless Internet...moreless


  • Music Library:

    House stereo system is connected to cable music.......choose from over 100 music channels for your listening pleasure!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV featured in all bedrooms, great room and lower level TV/Large Screen recreation room....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:


  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Several DVD/VHS movies available, also free on demand movie channels....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Beautiful sandy beachfront (100 feet of frontage), with long dock. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large indoor dining area for up to 10 and outdoor dining spaces for 12...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Newer full size...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor wood burning firepit...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Beautiful two story gas fireplace located in Great Room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    And air conditioning ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count luxury linens provided as well as beach and bath towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Driveway and backlot parking available...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Newer full size...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Outdoor firepit ...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Almost every imaginable cooks tool is provided (juicer, food processor, steamer, coffee maker, griddle, coffee grinder, crock pot, blender, toaster, etc.)...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet Kitchen, Solid Surface Countertops, Disposal, Wine Cooler/Beverage Refrigerator, Large Pantry, Large Snack Bar with Seating for 4...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) With purified water and ice dispenser in the door....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Paddle boat available. Also, moorings available for personal boats. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Amazing outdoor spaces!! Large covered front porch, large aggregate patio and covered porch overlooking the lake. Outdoor dining for 12+, & numerous adirondack chairs & chaise lounges for relaxing...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks available for use...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large outdoor hot tub located adjacent to covered porch, with amazing views overlooking the lake....moreless



Write a review 5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 9 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

Peak Summer
Jun 25 - Aug 24, 2017
7 night min stay

Late August
Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


50% of Rental fee required to secure rental. Fully refundable deposit of $400, and remaining 50% due within 30 days of rental Security deposit refunded if no damage and cottage left reasonably tidy.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/08/2017
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Car: Necessary

Lake Michigan Beaches 10 Minutes, Beulah, Onekema, Frankfort 20 Minutes Away, Golf Courses (Including Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Mountain, Bear Lake County Highlands), Rockin R Ranch for Horseback Riding, Carriage Rides, or Group, Hayrides, Canoe or Kayak Down the Betsie, Platte, and Manistee Rivers, Snowmobile Trails, Crystal Mountain for Skiing, Little River Casino 15 Minutes Away, Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Manitou Islands a Short Drive, Great fishing for Bass, Northern Pike, and Walleye!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: This is our second home on Bear Lake. We have been coming to the area for over 15 years. We are an active family and enjoy all the water sports and outdoor activities the area affords. We cherish the special family time and countless memories we have created here with friends and family.

Why the Owner Chose Bear Lake, MI, USA:
After spending two years exploring almost every Northern Michigan lake, we kept coming back to Bear Lake. At 1800 acres, Bear Lake is big enough without being too big for our children to safely explore. The lake warms quickly as it is only 30 feet deep at its deepest point and most importantly the bottom is sandy and the water crystal clean. The swimming can't be beat as there are few to no weeds. The bays on the lake provide excellent fishing. Bear Lake remains somewhat undiscovered (shh!) and boat traffic is minimal. We love our North Shore location, the large expansive lakeside yard for lawn games and the amazing lakefront views.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we completed construction of the cottage we were transferred out of state. Rather than sell, we decided to rent the cottage. It was a great experience and we loved sharing our special place with other families. Now that we are back in state, we continue to rent the cottage a few weeks a year when we can't be there. We have the cottage equipped the way we like it (very nice!) so you'll find this is not a typical rental!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/08/2017

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  • Lakeside view; amazing outdoor living spaces, grilling area, firepit and hot tub

    Lakeside view; amazing outdoor living spaces, grilling area, firepit and hot tub

  • Cottage Charm Throughout!  See video below for more pictures!!!!

    Cottage Charm Throughout! See video below for more pictures!!!!

  • View of Lake from Patio - shallow and warm lake with sandy bottom!!

    View of Lake from Patio - shallow and warm lake with sandy bottom!!

  • Master features vaulted ceiling, sliders to covered porch, large walk-in shower

    Master features vaulted ceiling, sliders to covered porch, large walk-in shower

VRBO #86280

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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