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“Clean, cute & quaint getaway cottage!”
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Our Logo!
Newly remodeled Kitchen
Coffee Bar!
Kitchen with dining area
Bedroom with sitting room, great view of the lake!
Bed with storage
Bedroom TV with DVD player and Bluetooth speakers to play your own music
Sitting room adjacent to bedroom
Dining Area
Living room couch (converts to bed)
HDTV in Living Room with Blu-ray / DVD player, Gamecube, and sound system
Living Room with TV / DVD
Full bath with dual-head shower
Front Entryway
Washer and Dryer for guest use
Sign in front yard
Front Landscaping
View of park and lake from front door
Comfortable deck with charcoal grill in the wooded back yard
New Kamado Style Charcoal Grill!
Sit on the bench between two HUGE oak trees and enjoy the view of the lake
Lighthouse at Van Cleve Park
Fishing pier at sunset
Amazing Van Cleve Park directly across the street
Kid\'s Kingdom at Van Cleve Park
Toddlers Play Area
Pavillion at Van Cleve Park
Beach House at the Park with Showers and Concessions
Lagoon at Van Cleve Park
Gazebo at Van Cleve Park
Yacht Harbor at Van Cleve Park
Beach Volleyball at Van Cleve Park
Skate Park at Van Cleve Park
Beach at Van Cleve Park
Fitness Course at Van Cleve Park
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (1 hr away)
One of our guests and a couple of bass he found in the bay
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Gladstone, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

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Maureen L
1 review
“Clean, cute & quaint getaway cottage!”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Little Bay Getaway. Appreciated the owners help at last minute arrangements that worked out without a hitch! Thank you for that! I would recommend this cottage as long as being across the street from the lake, and next to a pretty quiet apartment building aren't deal breakers for them. It was a surprise, but it worked out fine for our needs.

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Liked best: Cute, clean, easy to get to
Liked least: That it wasn't lakefront property. Although directly across the street, with a beautiful park in between.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2016
Thanks for the review and for being my guest! Have a great summer! -Ron
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Cristi B
Connell, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very cozy and comfortable.”
Reviewed June 15, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

The cottage is a great place to stay. It's just like being at home. It's got a nice view of the bay across the street. It has great wifi service but there was no satelite tv as advertised. It has an antenna that gets 3-5 channels but they constantly go in and out but there was access to Netflix and Amazon prime movies. It wasn't a big deal for us since we didn't go there to watch tv. If you have children they will enjoy exploring kids kingdom. It's a nice playground right across the street. As for dining, the Swedish Pantry in Escanaba is a great place for breakfast and the Log Cabin has a good perch fish fry on Fridays.
We will definitely be back.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 16, 2016
Thanks for the great feedback! I apologize for the listing error and have just corrected it. Hope to have you again as a guest!
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Charlotte...
Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Little winter wonderland”
Reviewed February 15, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We were so happy with our winter stay at Little Bay Getaway! We drove up from Chicago in whiteout snow conditions and -25F temperatures, and when we arrived, the driveway and all walkways were perfectly shoveled, and the home was warm and toasty! There were mats out for our wet boots, and racks to hang soggy hats and gloves. Everything was nice and clean, and there were little notes everywhere so everything was super easy to use. We took the hour drive north to see the Eben Ice Caves and it was well worth the trip! The caves are fairly small and got crowded by 11am despite freezing temps, so I recommend getting there early. Closer to home, there's ice fishing out in the bay in front of the house, so we walked out onto the lake to check it out- it was very beautiful. This little cottage also has a stellar VHS collection! I haven't touched a VHS in over 15 years, but I couldn't pass up watching When Harry Met Sally and ordering a pizza after a tiring day of hiking. All in all, a wonderful trip! I highly recommend!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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gerrimain
Big Bend, WI
1 review
“Great Cottage getaway in Gladstone, MI”
Reviewed October 25, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Cottage was exactly as described and shown in photos. Well maintained, very clean and tidy. Great location for getting on and off the highway 41/2 for day trips and excursions. Park located across the street for walking and enjoying the lake view. I highly recommend the Little Bay Getaway to any age couple.

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Liked best: The charm of the cottage, location and convenience.
Liked least: The snug fit between the apartment and house next door.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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LaPorte, Indiana
Reviewed October 14, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 17, 2014
Thanks for the great review, hope to see you again next year!
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Craig B
Bremerton, Washington, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Best Stay in Gladstone”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
2
people found this review helpful

I wish this was my house. It's fun. For a family of four it would be too small as a home. But for a week long trip it was perfect. There is a front deck and a back deck. Also a sunroom. It was beautifully updated and immaculately clean. The place if full of games and toys for rainy days and right across from the park. There is a laundry and full kitchen. Would rent again in a second.

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Liked best: The place is beautiful
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Apr 8, 2013
Thank you for the nice review, we really appreciate it! Hope to have you as our guests again in the future. - Ron & Candice
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Mich.
Reviewed July 30, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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people found this review helpful

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