Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 2 Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-6)
Ron is a native 'Yooper' with roots in the Gladstone area. Although he moved away more than two decades ago he and the family make the trek from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to visit several times per year. The U.P. is a perfect place to unwind and take a break from Ron's hectic work schedule which has him traveling all over the world through most of the year. Ron and Katrina have a total of 4 kids who love to spend time in Gladstone as the location is perfect for kids. It is also a very friendly town where you will immediately feel welcome as you explore all that the area has to offer. In their spare time Ron and Katrina love to travel to exotic locations. Ron is a musician and guitar collector while Katrina enjoys puzzles and volunteer work.
Ron purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Ron chose Gladstone
Ron's mother and grandparents are from Gladstone so he had the benefit of spending a lot of time here as a child. It's a great place to just hang out and enjoy the friendly local people and small town charm. The lifestyle here is very relaxed and the scenery in the area is truly beautiful. The sunsets over the lake are spectacular and you can occasionally even see the Northern Lights! It is the perfect place for a 'Getaway"!
What makes this Cottage unique
The location is great because Van Cleve Park and Little Bay de Noc (Lake Michigan) are just across the street. The park is beautiful and it offers everything from a public beach (where the water is actually quite warm due to the shallow bay) to a kids playland, to a new public fishing dock. Little Bay de Noc is known as one of the best Walleye fishing areas in the country and there are local charters available. In the winter you can enjoy the Gladstone Ski Hill which also offers tubing, and snowmobiles are allowed on city streets to allow easy access to the extensive trail system. Gladstone is small enough that you can walk to a local restaurant for a meal or visit the charming specialty shops downtown.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Some toys and movies provided
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
October Anniversary Vacation
My husband and I celebrated our 27 anniversary at the Little Bay Getaway. We loved the location of the cottage, and enjoyed taking walks along the beach to the little lighthouse. Our dog, Sassafras, LOVED walking along the beach. Even though Mother Nature did not cooperate with rain and windy conditions, we managed to fish on the last day. No fish were caught, but all in all, a good time was had by all. Thank you for keeping the cottage in such nice shape. It's so nice to have the extra space and comfort of home while traveling. We look forward to visiting the Gladstone/Escanaba area again and would definitely return for a stay at the Little Bay Getaway. My only suggestion for improvement would be updating the couch in the living room. Thank you so much!
Our Yuppie Get Away
We have stayed at a lot of vrbo across the US this one is one of the best.
A well supplied pantry, lots of toys, games for all ages, as well as movies, bikes with helmets. Felt very welcoming. Guests want for nothing.
Thank you for the excellent review! We have equipped the cottage as we would like to have it as a guest (we are also frequent travelers) so it is very satisfying to hear your feedback. Do visit us again!
All the best,
Ron & Katrina
Little Bay Getaway was a perfect place to stay. Being across the street from Van Cleve Park was awesome. Took my dog on several walks through the park. The location of the home
was great - just a short drive to all the attractions we wanted to see and just a few minutes away from Escanaba where you could find just about anything. The home was very clean, comfortable and well cared for. We would definitely recommend this home for anyone coming to the UP. Although we don't have children, this would be ideal for them with the beach and a great park across the street.
Thanks for the great review, please come and visit us again! We appreciate guests like you!
All the best,
Ron & Katrina
I cant find a single issue that could be better, the place the people, all perfect. cant wait to go back there for our next trip
Thanks for the great review, we really appreciate it!
All the best,
Ron & Katrina
Little Bay Getaway
Nice location. Was as it was presented in listing. Clean and well supplied. Only thing missing was a little nicer weather. The beach was great but five more degrees and a little more sunshine would have made it awesome.
Very clean and lovely cottage. We were well taken care of. I particularly appreciated the great communication we got from the owners and the easy access into the cottage.
Skateboard park, Kids Playground, Beach House with Showers and Concessions, fitness course, sand volleyball courts, boardwalk follows the shoreline - great for walking or biking. Bikes for touring Gladstone are available free of charge at the Yacht Harbor in the park across the street. Don't miss Gladstone's charming downtown district with local shops and friendly small-town service.