Clam Lake,Bellaire, Michigan vacation rental

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“ Excellent ”
7 Reviews
7880 Cottage Dr, Bellaire, MI 49615


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 9
Type: Guesthouse
Per night: $75 - $125
Per week: $525 - $600
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Bellaire vacation guesthouse rental
7880 Cottage Drive, Bellaire, Mi 49615

A nice Getaway from the busy world. Welcome to Loons Nest guesthouse. Located across the road from the north shore of Clam Lake in Antrim County, the area will transport you to a place of fun and relaxation. Experience the sounds of water foul and nature, while watching the misty fog as it burns off the lake from the sun, or go fishing in the quiet of the early morning. Whether you are seeking water sports, fishing, or a getaway to enjoy the peace and quiet you should find it at Loons Nest. Just across Cottage Drive on beautiful Clam Lake is our 100 foot lake lot containing a large dock you can dock a boat at, swings and benches for watching the lake, a picnic table and fire pit. The boat launch is a mile away. From the dock to the east you can go to Bellaire and to the west you can travel by water to Elk Rapids. We have a pontoon, canoe and paddleboat we will rent. About 2 miles away you can be on Torch Lake with its very blue water, where you can find swimming beaches, marinas, restaurants, jet ski rental and the well known Torch Lake sand bar. Grass River Natural Area is on the south side of Clam Lake. It can be reached by boat or car. The area is a great area for bicycling and hiking. Lake Michigan and the sand dunes are only a short drive.

Loons Nest guesthouse contains 2 bedrooms, a kitchen/dining area plus sitting area, bathroom with shower and a small outside patio. It can sleep 9 people. Loons Nest is located in a large yard on 20 acres. Great for games and play, contains a swing set for kids and hills to roam or climb. From the top of the highest hill you can see out over the lake and area for miles. This is really nice in the fall with the array of fall colors. There is a large gazebo with gas grill you can use/share. There is a fire pit with some firewood provided and benches for setting. There is plenty of parking for you and your boat trailer.

We are pet friendly.

We limit your booking to 9 people. If more please check with us first and there will an extra charge for any over our limit of 9.

Clam Lake is a narrow long lake consisting of 420 acers. You can easily go east thur Grass River to Lake Bellaire or to the west thur Clam River to Torch Lake. There is usually very good fishing on Clam Lake.
Area Information
Traverse City and Gaylord are both withend 25 to 30 miles.
Lake Michigan access is within about 20 miles.
the chain of Lakes can be accessed from the dock.
Grass River natural area is on the south side of Clam Lake.
Machinaw City and Machinaw Island are about an hour and a half drive.
A lot of geocaching in the area of Bellaire, Michigan
Hiking trails close by.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 - $100 $525 - 3 Nights
Jan 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 - $125 $600 - 3 Nights
Sep 14 2015 Oct 31 2015 $75 - - - 3 Nights
Sep 15 2015 Oct 31 2015 - $100 - - 2 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: We require a $50.00 deposit to hold your booking. If you cancel less than 30 days before check in date, we keep deposit.
Payment Options: Money Order, Personal Check


  • Beds

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 5 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lakefront
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Kayaking
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (7 miles)
  • Boating
  • Lake
  • Grocery Store
    (7 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (7 miles)
  • Winery
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Park
    (7 miles)
  • Casino
    (20 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Beach
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
    (7 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (7 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
a small amount of firewood provided
ice available from main cabin
dog kennel available for day use
canoe, paddleboat, or pontoon available for rent.

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Bellaire, Michigan

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Elizabeth Baumgardner

Sherwood, MI

Great place!

Me and my husband had a great time on vacation here. It was so peaceful and a great place to relax after 9 hrs of fishing and traveling everyday:) cannot wait to come back:)

Shirley Gorman

Owner's reply:

Glad you enjoyed our quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Heard you caught a lot of fish while here.
See you next time.

Brent Stuart

lower west michigan

Two night stay

Stayed here two nights. Booking and payment were very simple and quick. We've stayed on Clam Lake in the past and love the area. Dock for the boat was a short walk across the street. One of the owners lives on site in a house near the front of fhe property. Very nice guy that takes payment and answers any questions you might have. The cabin was very simple. It had everything we needed. Some of tbe cabin appeared roughed in, not completely finished, but that wasn't an issue for us. Actually reminded me of cabins I've stayed in for deer camp in the past. If your looking for a place to dock your boat, with a simple cabin this place fits the bill. If you're someone who is a neat freak that plans on lounging around in a cabin all day rather than being outside enjoying the lakes...this place might not be for you.

Shirley Gorman

Owner's reply:

Thanks for staying with us. Hope to see you again. Shirley

Christie Blevins Suhonen

Battle Creek Michigan

Wonderful Spot!

Thank you Jerry, Shirley, and lady for a wonderful vacation. Perfect location and hosts that just really make you feel welcome. See you next year!

Shirley Gorman

Owner's reply:

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. See you next year. Shirley

Olivia Barber

Lansing Area

Great Family Vacation!

On my way home from here and sad to leave. This cabin was a great way to enjoy the great outdoors while sleeping indoors! Jerry and Shirley were great hosts and made us feel welcome to use the property as our own. The cabin was fully furnished- we had 5 kids ages 2-7 and 4 adults and the guesthouse met our needs. The well-stocked kitchen was appreciated and the large sunroom with indoor grill was a pleasure. The TV room was nice for down-time when the kids protested naps. I couldn't say enough about the outdoor space- a sure adventure area for kids to roam and explore the large hills and fields. We brought a slip and slide and water guns- highly recommended! There was a large driveway with sandbox quality sand and the kids had a blast with sand toys there. The kids swam in the shallow dock area as well. I took a refreshing walk around the property (before the kids woke up). Up the hill was a breathtaking view of the lake and nearby properties. I then walked to the field and saw 3 deer, checked out the chicken coop, smelled the gorgeous peony flowers in the garden, and lastly sat down by the dock near the still morning water- priceless peace! At night we loved the bonfire area near the cabin. It was especially nice that we could monitor the cabin from the bonfire area after the kids went to bed. We didn't have to use mosquito spray due to the previous cold winter. Clam Lake was large enough to ez-ski, tube, and fish on. Torch Lake is attached to this lake but we spent most of our time on Clam Lake because Torch was so large and cold in June. Would return and highly recommend for a family vacation!

Shirley Gorman

Owner's reply:

Wow! Thank you for your nice review So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again. Shirley

Yvette Pecha

Washington, MI

Wonderful location and host

We stayed for a week as Jerry's guests and were genuinely sad when we left -- not just because vacation was ending, but because we knew we'd miss Jerry and his sweet dog, Lady. The property is beautiful; the location is central to so many great places; and the boat ran perfectly. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Shirley Gorman

Owner's reply:

Thanks for your kind words. Jerry and Lady told me great things about you also.


Rob Coffey

Perry, MI USA

Lots of fun at the lake

We were so very happy with our host, treated us like family, didn't want for anything the entire week. Cabin was just what we were expecting and very clean. The location gave us the quiet of being in the woods and the convenience of being on the lake, we never expected the negative thing of not being right on the water would turn out to be such a positive. Once again our special thanks to Shirley and Jerry. We will be calling soon to book next year.

Shirley Gorman

Owner's reply:

Thanks you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back.


Anthony Smith

Madison Heights, MI

Great fishinouse were exactly and atmosphere

The property and the house were exactly what I was looking for. My reason for the trip was fishing and that was great also. The owners are very friendly people.

Shirley Gorman

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much

Owner Supplied Testimonials

the ice has finally left after a long cold winter, water level is up and the fish are fat and sassy. The dock is in and ready for your boat. Hope to see you in the summer .

Time to think about spring fishing. The fish have hid under the ice all winter and should be fat, sassy and ready to bite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is special about our rental?
A: Its quiet and peaceful.
Q: Is the guesthouse on the lake?
A: No. The guesthouse is across the road from the lake on a very large lot, but we have a 100 foot lake lot with a dock, seating, and fire pit for your use.

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