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Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 8

Enjoy an old-fashioned "Up North" rustic family cottage getaway in this quiet and very private beachfront A-frame cottage. The lake is a private all-sports lake that is 128 acres. Adjacent Big Bear Lake is a public lake that is 350 acres. This cozy three-bedroom cottage that sleeps eight is clean, modern and comfortable. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, bedroom #2 has a queen size futon, bedroom #3 has two twins and the family room has a sleeper sofa that will sleep two. The beach is one of the best on the lake! As you can see from the pictures and maps, The Little Bear Beach Cottage is located on the tip of the Little Bear Lake. This provides quiet and seclusion, yet still being able to enjoy all water sports on this lake. Four boats are included for your enjoyment - a paddleboat, 2 kayaks, and a rowboat.

Hans Kniep
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your place is incredible! From the dog bowls to the location to the

beach and its amenities - it was absolutely perfect. What a beautiful home

you have - thank you for letting us stay the weekend! "
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Johannesburg in Charlton Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Living room amenities include: 32" TV w/satellite, DVD player, and board games. The kitchen is fully equipped with range, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, toaster, blender and all cooking utensils. We also have a full-sized washer and dryer. For some outdoor cooking, you'll find a gas grill and picnic table. There is a shed by the water that has electricity and a small fridge.


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Little Bear Beach Cottage - Beautiful beach and clear lake!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews

Relaxing cabin on peaceful Little Bear Lake

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here at Han’s place on Little Bear Lake. The cabin is cute and had everything we needed. Kids loved fishing off of the dock. The lake is so clean and great for kayaking and paddle boating. Both of which Hans had available for use. Loved being able to run the 3 mile loop around the lake with my dog too. Not too many places allow dogs so I really appreciate owners who understand how great it is to have our furry friends with us on vacation. We took a day trip to Makinac Island. The ferry is less than an hour drive from the cabin and well worth it. Makinac is also very dog friendly! We ate lunch at The Tea Room with the dog too. Overall great, relaxing getaway for the family.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Cozy, and Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Little Bear Beach Cottage. We stayed a week with our three children, and we all loved every minute. When we arrived the cottage was very clean. There were plenty of extra towels, blankets, and bed linens, which was super helpful with children! There were also plenty of box fans provided, which helped with airflow on the second floor. My kids enjoyed looking through the games and books there. The shed down by the lake was also convenient. We could store our children's beach toys there, so we didn't have to take them up and down the steps everyday. We loved using the kayaks. This lake is very serene and peaceful. During our week, there was not a lot of boat traffic, and when there was, everyone was respectful of people swimming and/or fishing off docks. It was a terrific place for relaxing and enjoying time together as a family. This is truly a lovely cottage!

Some helpful suggestions: make sure to bring a couple hand soap pumps, paper towel/napkins, toilet paper, and tissues. These things were all there when we arrived. However, we needed to replace some during the week to ensure that the next renters would have some as well.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great little place!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fall retreat

  • 4 of 5

First time renting during the fall season and enjoyed our weekend even through the rain. The cabin had a lot to keep us busy: games, cards, fishing boat, and kayaks. Appreciated access to all of it. Enjoyed our morning coffee while reading books, relaxing , and taking in the view to the lake below.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Michigan Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and quiet place to get away from the rat race and just relax. The cottage is well maintained, clean and welcoming. LBBC has everything needed for a long weekend or extended stay. Kayaking the lake was very nice and it's an easy lake to paddle. A three day weekend just wasn't enough so a future stay is highly likely. Thanks Hans for sharing LBBC.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting. Crystal clear lake and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Amazing vacation! The cottage is comfortable and well equipped. Be sure whomever is staying with you can handle stairs as there are a lot, but honestly, it adds to the beauty of the place. We vacationed wth myself, my husband, my 5 year old daughter, my sister and my mom. It was a vacation in which we could disconnect from busy and connect with each other. Loved the board games for the evenings and of course the wild life in the morning on the lake is amazinng, especially the pleated woodpeckers and giant Herons. If you don't have an amazing time, it's your own fault!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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or the kids: In Lewiston (~20 min away) there is Smitty's Place Family Fun Center. There they have Putt-putt golf, go-karts, pool tables, arcade games, and air hockey. Plus they serve ice cream and pizza.

For the adults: Also in Lewiston, there is snowmobile and jet ski rental available. They will deliver and pickup rentals right from the cottage!! Click here for more info. Also, take the family over to J & B's for a great atmosphere and an awesome dinner!

Of course, Gaylord is known as the Golf Mecca of the Midwest. With over a 100 course offerings, discover all that the north has to offer. Click here for more!

You can find peace and quiet nestled on this private beach property located on private Little Bear Lake. Only 18 miles outside of Gaylord, Michigan there is year 'round fun with plenty to do! In winter, for snowmobiling, there is direct access to hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails and seasonal roads. In summer, there are ATV/ORV trails minutes away. For skiers or golfers, we are only 20 minutes to Treetops and with over 20 golf courses in the area, this is considered the golf Mecca of the Midwest. Also close to casinos and only an hour to Mackinaw Island or how about visiting Gaylord during Alpenfest or the Otsego County Fair?

Central location, minutes from scenic Gaylord - antiques / arts / crafts, shopping and fine dining as well as prime golf courses and fall color sites. Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Grand Traverse wine region, Petosky, Charlevoix and casinos are easy day trips.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Johannesburg, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
July 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £196.1
Cleaning Fee £58.83
Pet Fee £98.05

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Weekly Rate: $700 - $1400

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Summer - Weekly rentals only
$1100 /week + $250 Security Deposit
$1300/week + $250 Security Deposit ($1400/week for 4th of July Week)
$1300 /week + $250 Security Deposit
Check-in is 4:00 PM Saturday - Check-out is 10:00 AM Saturday
Rest of the Year
$150/night (min 2 night) + $100 Security Deposit
$700/week + $100 Security Deposit

Off-season arrivals and departures are negotiable

*All rates are subject to $75 Cleaning fee
*Max of 8 people

$25 night / $125 week additional charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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