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Guest reviews

4.9/5 Exceptional
10 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Outdoor Space
Hot Tub


Explore the area

Popular LocationShrine of the Pines15 min drive
Popular LocationBig Star Lake22 min drive
AirportBig Rapids, MI (WBR-Roben-Hood)38 min drive
Popular LocationKatke Golf Course39 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    All-sports Lakefront Cottage

    Beachfront room with kitchen and balcony
    This four bedroom three full bathroom spacious cottage overlooks the beautiful Pettibone Lake with arguably the best view on the lake! Cottage is updated with private upstairs en-suite, Sleeps 14+ with tons of natural light, two living spaces, gas fireplace, sandy beach, and perfectly clear water. TempurPedic mattresses, central air, and modern appliances will all assist you and the whole gang to have a care-free and enjoyable vacation. You will enjoy this property in the Summer because: Pettibone Lake is spring fed so the water is clear and it warms up fast! Large shallow swim area is sandy and perfect for youngsters. Swim across the lake to the sandbar and catch up with the locals. Loons and bald eagles live on and around the lake and are beautiful to watch. The lake is perfect for tubing/wake boarding, kayaking, paddle boating, and paddle boarding. We encourage you to bring your own boat and tie off to the dock. You will enjoy this property in the Fall because: The colors are BEAUTIFUL! While the water is still warm you will enjoy a very up-northy feel as the colors begin to change. Only an hour away from Traverse City this is a great get-away for a large group after a day of wine-tasting or color-touring. Start up an outdoor fire, make some s'mores, and stargaze with the ones you love the most. You will enjoy this property in the Winter because: Snowmobile trails are nearby! Caberfae Peaks is a 45 minute drive with tons of other ski options near Traverse. Ice-fishing, hot-tubbing, and simply enjoying the frozen views by the fire this is a great place to re-charge, read a book, and enjoy some peace-and-quiet during the colder months. You will absolutely enjoy staying at this property any time of the year and we look forward to making sure you have the best of times.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this chalet offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Recreational amenities at the chalet include a spa tub.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property amenities


    • On the beach


    • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


    • Spa tub


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Toys
    • Highchair


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 4 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 3 bathrooms
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Games
    • Books

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    • On the lake

    Things to do

    • Snowmobiling nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby


    • Sleeps 14
    • Unit size: 2148 sq ft (200 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    Property is also known as

    All-sports Lakefront Cottage House Bitely
    All-sports Lakefront Cottage Bitely
    Chalet All-sports Lakefront Cottage Bitely
    Bitely All-sports Lakefront Cottage Chalet
    All-sports Lakefront Cottage House
    Chalet All-sports Lakefront Cottage
    Sports Lakefront House Bitely
    All Sports Lakefront Bitely
    All-sports Lakefront Cottage Chalet
    All-sports Lakefront Cottage Bitely
    All-sports Lakefront Cottage Chalet Bitely

    About this area


    Located in Bitely, this chalet is on the beach. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Shrine of the Pines, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Huron-Manistee National Forest and Big Star Lake. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as snowmobiling.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Shrine of the Pines - 15 min drive
    • Big Star Lake - 22 min drive
    • Katke Golf Course - 39 min drive
    • Artworks - 41 min drive
    • White Pine Trail State Park - 42 min drive


    • Woody's Bar & Grill - 18 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    This family-friendly Bitely chalet is located on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Huron-Manistee National Forest, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Big Star Lake and Shrine of the Pines. Balwin Teen Health Center is 11.8 mi (18.9 km) away.

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for All-sports Lakefront Cottage

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    4/5 Good

      Overall experience of our stay

      Great communication with property manager. We really enjoyed our stay and had a great experience. Check in process was really simple and straight forward. The grill and jacuzzi could of been cleaner but overall house was clean.

      5/5 Excellent

        Great lakehouse for our family vacation!

        This house had everything we were looking for our family to spend a week together. Master suite, plenty of other bedrooms, beds and bathrooms, cable tv and wifi, lakefront, shallow water walk-in lake with a sandy beach, air conditioned, grassy back yard for games, large upper deck, firepit with chairs, washer & dryer, well stocked kitchen, beach and bath towels, calm lake with dock, paddle boat, kayaks and stand up board. We had eight adults and two young children that spent the week and we were all very comfortable. The lakefront side of the house faces west and we saw several beautiful sunsets over the lake. There is a fairly large grocery store about 15 minutes away in Baldwin and a Meijer in Big Rapids about 25 minutes away. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already rebooked a week next summer for our annual family vacation.

        5/5 Excellent

          Family Trip

          This house is an amazing little getaway. We took a family of 8 and there was plenty of room for everyone! The house was clean and tidy and the location on the lake was perfect. All of the beds were very comfortable and cozy. The lake was also the best part. Very sandy and clean. The kayaks, paddleboat and paddle board were a huge hit.. i think the only time they weren't being used was when we were sleeping. Overall had a a wonderful time. Will definitely come again!!!!

          5/5 Excellent

            The location is beautiful and secluded. Our group had a great time.

            A great house on a beautiful secluded lake. Our group had a great time despite the weather being a bit cool for June. The hot tub was great on the days that were too cold for the lake. We even found time to explore the off-road trails through the Huron-Manistee National Forests.

            5/5 Excellent

              Amazing house

              We had a great time. We have been stuck at home for so long so the kids really enjoyed how big the house is. They loved the hot tub and going out on the paddle boat. We would love to come back when it is even warmer to enjoy the lake more.