Kniep Rentals: Little Bear Beach Cottage

A Johannesburg, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 8
  • Pets Considered
  • On Little Bear Lake in Johannesburg
  • WEEKLY ONLY June through August. Otherwise, 2 nt. min.

Are you ready for a relaxing and fun "Up North” getaway? Buckle up and get up here because we specialize in creating northern Michigan vacation experiences. From off-roading to skiing & snowmobiling, to romance and family fun; this A-frame cottage offers seasonal fun and a quiet & private beachfront. Modern and comfortable too! The kitchen is fully equipped and outside is a gas grill and picnic table and a sun-soaked staircase to the beach.

Sleeping arrangement: 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.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • OK to Bring Firewood
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Available for Monthly Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Canoe/Kayak Included
  • Board Games

Unique Features

The vacation experience is focused around Little Bear Lake, a private 128 acre all-sports lake. Our beach is one of the best on the lake! Our location on the tip of the Little Bear Lake means quiet and seclusion. Our guests can use the paddleboat, two kayaks, canoe and a rowboat. We have life jackets which are required.

If a unique golf adventure is on your bucket list; nearby Gaylord is known as the Golf Mecca of the Midwest - over a 100 courses! It’s a great festival town too: Alpenfest or the Otsego County Fair. Perhaps some in your group prefer Horseback Riding. That’s 30 minutes from the cottage.

Things To Do

Our Beach Cottage is surrounded by golfing, hiking, fishing, boating adventures. Gaylord, MI is just 30 minutes away. Right next to our Little Bear lake is Big Bear Lake - a public 350 acre lake. Both have a public boat ramp if you bring your own boat. ATV/ORV trails are minutes away.

During winter months you can rent snowmobile and jet ski's in nearby Lewiston and they will deliver them to the cottage. From the cottage; access hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails and seasonal roads. No matter what season you visit, plan a half day trip to the Mackinaw Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and the Grand Traverse wine region.

"The Big Bear Lake Pathway" hiking trail is a mile away and hunting options like turkey and deer are popular with local outdoorsmen.

Rates & Specials

$150 - $150 night

$700 - $1400 week

$1000 /week + $250 Security Deposit

$1300/week + $250 Security Deposit ($1400/week for 4th of July Week)

$1200 /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

Rates are subject to 6% Michigan use tax and $75 Cleaning fee

$25 night / $125 week additional charge

Contact Information

Johannesburg, MI 49751


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