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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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SnaxMuppe...
Saltash, England
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
Reviewed 12 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We stayed in the Little Bay Getaway for 2 weeks in Aug 2017. It was me, my wife and our 20 year old daughter.

Overall we liked this little house. In many ways it is a rather typical holiday rental with a mish-mash of cutlery, crockery and cooking pans etc although having said that there was plenty of everything there... they just didn't match and were not always in good condition. Furniture was adequate two although again, much of it was not in the best of condition. The washing machine and tumble drier were excellent though.

The TV system was a bit wierd and although TV is not generally a priority when on holiday it would have been nice to have a system that didn't require a genuis to work out how to use it. It was just too complicated and we didn't use it. Again, there are bluetooth speakers in the lounge, kitchen and bedroom but again, do you really want to try to work out how to pair up your devices etc? We didn't so again we didn't use them.

Wifi was fast in the lounge but the signal was intermittent in the bedroom. The router needed rebooting when we first arrived to get it to work at all though but after that we didn't have any further issues.

Location is on a nice, quiet road on the coast with a super park opposite. Loved that. There is a diner that is walkable and the town of Gladstone, with bar/restaurants and a supermarket, would be walkable in about 10-15 mins but to stay here you really need a car. Parking was outside the front or round the back and was free and easy.

The back garden (back yard) had decking and you could sit out but we didn't due to the biting insects. There was a gas BBQ too.

The property says it sleeps up to 4 which is technically correct but in practice it doesn't work well with more than 2. There is only one bedroom with the 3rd/4th persons sleeping on the sofa-bed in the lounge. The sofa-bed was broken so it was a bit of a struggle to get the bed down at night and again back to a sofa next day. I would not recommend this property for more than a couple. There is no privacy between the lounge and the kitchen for those sleeping in the lounge.

So all in all not a bad place to stay and we enjoyed our time there. We did consider it quite pricey though. Would we stay there again? Well, if it was just the two of us and we ignored the cost then probably yes... it was a nice place to stay. But considering the price we may look to see if there was anything elsewhere first.

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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Very nice”
Reviewed 17 November 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Very clean. Spacious. Great view of lake. Would definitely stay again. Would be a great place to stay in summer.

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Management Response
18 Nov 2016
Thanks for the great review, hope you will visit us again!

Ron
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Maureen L
1 review
“Clean, cute & quaint getaway cottage!”
Reviewed 14 July 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.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 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 15 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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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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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Jun 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 15 February 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!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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gerrimain
Big Bend, WI
1 review
“Great Cottage getaway in Gladstone, MI”
Reviewed 25 October 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.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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LaPorte, Indiana
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling 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
17 Oct 2014
Thanks for the great review, hope to see you again next year!
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