"Birchwood Cottage" is located on 5 wooded acres with 115 feet of lake frontage on beautiful Big Bear Lake, Johannesburg, Michigan. Within minutes of state land and recreational trails. Close to several premier golf courses including Garland and Treetops Resort. The cottage has four bedrooms and two full bathrooms with excellent views of the lake. Lots of space to park recreational vehicles and trailers. Newly renovated in 2016 including kitchen (new refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, cabinets, granite countertops), both bathrooms, and main floor bedroom. Main floor contains one bedroom (queen bed), one bath, great room with flat screen TV and blu-ray player and kitchen. Upstairs has two more bedrooms (one with a full bed, one with a queen and one single bed) and a full bath. Walk-out basement has one bedroom (with a full bed and set of bunks) and additional recreation room with pool table (new bumpers and felt May 2018) and flat screen TV. Both TVs have satellite access. Stairs down to private dock. Paddle boat and rowboat included. Pets are generally welcome for $25/day. NOW WITH WIFI!
Updated 4 BR, 2 bath cottage on Big Bear Lake with pool table & wifi
Chris & Julie Jones
- Calendar last updated:
- 4 Dec 2018
About Chris & Julie Jones
Our family has owned a cottage on Big Bear Lake since 1970.
Chris & Julie Jones purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Chris & Julie Jones chose Johannesburg
Big Bear is a special lake and the Johannesburg area is very appealing to us. We enjoy being away from it all and still have access to so many activities throughout the year as well as great places to eat.
What makes this Cottage unique
Big Bear Lake is a 350 acre all sports lake containing a variety of fish (Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Walleye and Yellow Perch) and home to interesting wildlife (Loons, Ducks, Turtles, etc). Perfect size lake for all boating activities. The Birchwood property is located on a 5 acre wooded lot with extra space for trailer parking.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great place for our family getaway
Note I gave this a 5 star because it is a really nice place. I've included this note, not as a complaint, but as information that would have relieved some of my stress had I known before I arrived. This is a lovely, neat, clean, comfortable place for a family retreat. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes. We had rainy weather, but the house is roomy and very well stocked with lots of things to do. We had a few hiccups but overall was still great. There are two fairly steep flights of steps to the water. Should have been no surprise, because if you look at the pictures you can see them. It was nice having a dock to tie our boats to. We, and half of the lake lost power one night, but the owner was prompt to bring battery lanterns and water. It worked ok for our 9 month old grandson, but would be challenging having a toddler outside and keeping him away from the bank down to the water.
Thank you Julie and Chris for making Birchwood cottage available. It is challenging to find a 4 bedroom cottage on the lake that allows dogs! We had an amazing weekend with our children and grandson.
One more detail that would have been helpful to know - as stated in the listing, there is plenty of parking for utility trailers, but the winding drive was barely wide enough to get the extended cab/long box truck with boat and extended cab with pontoon to the parking area, and the parking area is up the drive a ways from the house. It was good that I arrived first in a car and could forewarn the guys not to pull the boats all the way to the house because there isn't really turn around room for long units.
Great family vacation!
The cottage had plenty of space and was beautifully located on the lake. Our family enjoyed our time on the lake, fishing, bonfires and playing games.
Birchwood Cottage in August
The property was well maintained, and everything was prepared for our stay. The only disappointment was that the pontoon that was advertised with the property was unavailable. The pontoon availability was a large factor in electing this property for our getaway. Renting a pontoon from the local marina increased the cost of our stay considerably. Outside of that, the stay was extremely enjoyable.
Great property-our family loved our time away. Very clean and lots of space!
Great location and wonderful cottage!
We absolutely loved this place! It was well furnished with lots of chairs to sit around the big dining table and we also used the outside table on the huge wrap around deck. The kitchen had everything we would need/want for preparing meals. The beds were comfy and the bedrooms were large except one of the upstairs bedrooms but it was still quite roomy (ie, you could get in and out of the bed with being squished up against the wall!) The 2 bathrooms were well appointed and looked like they had just been re-done. The kitchen was large and looked brand new with granite counter top and beautiful inlaid wood bar top. The lake is lovely and quiet as is the area. We loved this place so much we just booked it again for next year!!
Very nice property with beautiful view. Plenty of space. Amenities sufficient