Kalkaska Home on Bear Lake w/ Boat Dock + Views!

Property ID: 467434KalkaskaMIUS
Sleeps 104 BR2.5 BA


If your dream getaway includes a private white-sand beach, a crystal clear lake, and a variety of outdoor adventures, then this vacation rental set on Bear Lake is just what you’re looking for! Known as the ‘Northern Nights Beachfront Cottage,’ this 2,000 square-foot home features 4 beds, 2.5 baths, a foosball table, and a spacious yard! Cook up your catch of the day on the gas grill while the crew enjoys cocktails on the patio. Then roast marshmallows with family and friends around a warm fire.


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating


Location Details

BEAR LAKE (on-site): Fishing, high-speed boating, paddle boarding, kayaking

LAKEFRONT ADVENTURE: Manistee Lake (9.2 miles), Crawford Lake (9.2 miles), Lake Margrethe (10.0 miles), Lake Skegemog (24.3 miles)

SHRED THE SLOPES: Hanson Hills (13.2 miles), Mt. Mancelona (18.8 miles), Shanty Creek Resort - Summit Village (27.0 miles), Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area (33.9 miles), Boyne Mountain Resort (41.2 miles)

TRAILS: Sunset Trailhead (1.0 miles), VASA Singletrack Trail (31.7 miles), VASA Cross Country Ski trails (32.8 miles), hiking, biking, ORV, and horseback riding

SEASONAL EVENTS: Ausable River Marathon Canoe Race (July), National Trout Festival - Kalkaska (April), National Cherry Festival - Traverse City (July), Bow Hunting Season (October 1 - December 1), Hunting Season (November 15 - December 1), Iceman Cometh Race (November)

AIRPORT: Cherry Capital Airport (38.0 miles)


6 reviews
  • 5/5

    This property is amazing! My sister has a cabin 2 doors down so between the 2 places we had a lot of family. The beds were so comfortable, lots of toys for the kids and the best kitchen set up. Everyone is ready to go again next year!Forgot to mention the wonderful beach area and terrific neighbors!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kim G.
    Published August 29, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Kim, as I was doing a year-end review of my listing I see I inadvertently missed your earlier post. Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your thoughts. We are thrilled the cottage was comfortable and convenient and hope to have you back next year for your party."

  • Great Experience


    Loved our stay here

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Joseph B.
    Published July 25, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner:
    "Joseph, so pleased you enjoyed your stay."

  • Perfect family vacation home!


    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the house. It was perfect for our family of 6. The beach was beautiful and the house was well decorated, comfortable and clean. Janine was a joy to work with and we were able to extend our stay by an extra night! We are really looking forward to returning next summer! Thank you for sharing your Bear Lake beach house with us!

    Published June 18, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Angie, I am so pleased your family enjoyed your stay. I see you have already reserved time for next summer. So, love having returning guests such as yourselves. We look forward to hosting your group again."

  • Perfect!


    This was a beautiful house and a gorgeous lake. Had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again next year.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kelly W.
    Published September 22, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Kelly, thanks for your review! From the owner:
    -"Thank you, Kelly. Pleased you and your group enjoyed yourselves. We hope to have you back next year!"

  • Beyond Amazing!!


    Rented this property for a Bachelorette girls weekend trip. The house was amazing, and every guest could not stop talking about it. From the decor style, house layout and the supplies available to use, stunning! We had a group of 9 ladies and the space was more than enough. The house has two paddle boards, a kayak and a paddle boat which was so fun taking out to the sandbar. The host even made accommodations for our group for additional parking. Our group had the best time, never had to leave for anything and the host was nearby (which was so helpful when we needed help taking down the provided easy up tent). Loved this rental !!!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Terra W.
    Published August 24, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Terra, we are so thrilled your group had such a wonderful time. We appreciate the care you took with the property and the generous review. We look forward to seeing you in the future."

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