Century-old Farmhouse in Bear Lake w/ Private Dock
Century-old Farmhouse in Bear Lake w/ Private Dock

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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About this listing

Unplug and relax in our newly remodeled century-old family farmhouse. It sleeps 6 with endless Americana charm just across the street from beautiful Bear Lake.

The perfect home for a laid back group of friends, couples or a family to spend time together and make memories.

Includes 3 bedrooms with 2 queen beds & 3 twin beds, 1 full bathroom, a fully stocked kitchen and laundry room.

Located less than 15 minutes from Crystal Mountain, Little River Casino and Manistee, MI.

The space

Welcome to the Bear Lake House. A family treasure of ours for generations and your home away from home. It's decorated with photography, art, books and treasures from over a century of Michigan heritage.

September is rolling in and this is the perfect place to watch the seasons change. The fishing is still good and the salmon are starting to run. Before you know it, various shades of green will convert into wonderful autumnal spectrum of colors.

Just across the street from the house is a staircase descending to a private dock and waterfront landing on Bear Lake that is perfect for swimming off during the day and enjoying the sunset at night. The landing is open year round, but the extended dock is installed Memorial Day weekend and removed Labor Day weekend.

Enjoy the lush green backyard for bonfires and yard games.

The newly remodeled kitchen includes most all major appliances and is stocked with anything your group may need: dining for 8+, pots, pans, storage containers, glassware, coffee pot, electric kettle, griddle, microwave, toaster, crock pot and more.

The living room is stocked with books, board games, playing cards, and puzzles.

Clean linens are provided including bath and kitchen towels as well as bedding.

There are sometimes pets staying in this unit. As much as we try to keep all the hair and allergens away - it isn't always possible. Guests with dog sensitivities should be aware.

Guest access

Guest have private use of the entire house and the private dock located across the street on Bear Lake. There is a fire pit in the backyard.

Pets are welcome on the property. No pets on the upper floor, and please pick up after your furry friends outside.

Interaction with guests

We're available before and during your stay to answer any questions you may have.

Other things to note

We welcome people of all nations, races, genders, orientations, and faiths. We are inclusive and loving.

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: 21 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 85
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 282 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
3 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

The main rule is please let us know if we can do anything to make your trip better. The goal is to get a 5-star review from each guest, and we want to do anything we can to earn it.

We prefer to communicate as much as possible through Airbnb messenger and the app. This allows for transparency and a really easy way to get in touch with us that lets us quickly reference your booking and reservation details.

Pets are not allowed upstairs.

Smoking is allowed outside.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There is one flight of stairs to a landing, then another three or four steps to the second floor where all the bedrooms are.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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24 Reviews

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Cheryl User Profile
August 2017
This is a very clean , well stocked, homey and friendly home. Host was very accessible. The kitchen has all you could want for cooking. Even though there's no air conditioning with all the windows and fans it was very comfortable. As others have said it is on a busy 2 lane road so be careful crossing to the dock which is about 20steps down. Not difficult just be aware. We were able to keep 22 foot pontoon there though we had to tie to the bottom of the dock as there are no posts. Again just something to know. I recommend the home as a family friendly rental

Patricia User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful cottage! Dock access made it easy to enjoy the water and the outdoors. Cottage was clean and neat with all the amenities of home. Great location, very close to Lake Michigan, with many public beaches to enjoy. Fantastic vacation spot!

Melynda User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful time. The home is just lovely & the private dock/lake area is amazing! We loved our stay & hope to be able to come back next year!

Brian User Profile
July 2017
Great house, right across the street from Bear Lake, with a private dock. Perfect for a getaway!
Marta User ProfileMarta is a superhost.
Response from Marta:
Thanks, Brian! Glad it worked out so well.
July 2017

Anna User Profile
July 2017
Cozy home and well equipped. Brought kayaks for Bear Lake. Close drive to Lake Michigan and excellent hiking trails at CS Mott.
Marta User ProfileMarta is a superhost.
Response from Marta:
Thanks, Anna. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Come again!
July 2017

Yifan User Profile
July 2017
Awesome place with nice view. Very suitable for summer vacation. The air conditioner does not seem to be working.
Marta User ProfileMarta is a superhost.
Response from Marta:
Thanks for the compliments. However, we do not have air conditioning, but have fans for each of the bedrooms.
July 2017

Sunshine User Profile
July 2017
Perfect for our stay - very well equipped home for a family, awesome lake access (perfect for watching the fireworks at Bear Lake days!!) and swimming off the dock. Excellent communication and lovely hosts. Will definitely be back to stay when we are back in the area. Thank you again!
Marta User ProfileMarta is a superhost.
Response from Marta:
Thanks, Sunshine. Glad you could stay with us. We look forward to your next visit :)
July 2017

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