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4.8/5 Exceptional
87 reviews

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationHamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum3 min drive
Popular LocationLester Public Library4 min drive
Popular LocationLincoln Park Zoo7 min drive
AirportSheboygan, WI (SBM-Sheboygan County Memorial)40 min drive

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    About this area

    Two Rivers

    This vacation home is located in Two Rivers. Historic Washington House and Rogers Street Fishing Village are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include West of the Lake Gardens and Lincoln Park Zoo. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum - 3 min drive
    • Lester Public Library - 4 min drive
    • Neshotah Park - 6 min drive
    • Lincoln Park Zoo - 7 min drive
    • Bernard Schwartz House - 7 min drive


    • McDonald's - 4 min drive
    • Johny Chimpo's - 4 min drive
    • Dairy Queen - 6 min drive
    • Harborside - 6 min drive
    • Animal's Pizza - 6 min drive

    About this property

    Mega Views of Lake Michigan. Bike Trail Across Road. 3 mi to Neshotah Beach!

    Family-friendly vacation home in Two Rivers with water park
    Being by the lake produces a feeling of relaxation and you can sense it pretty easily in this easy going place called Two Rivers, and especially right here at the Smiling Bear Cabin. There are many nearby hiking and XCSki/Showshoeing trails including ice age trail segments, and wonderful beach and picnicking spots. Staying at the Smiling Bear puts you at the heart of everything available in the area and gives you a nice place to call home and make great family memories. Our place sits on 1/3 acre, across the road from Lake Michigan and the Mariner's Trail, which runs along the coastline. The way our home is angled, you can see the lake from much of the yard and just about every room of the house. We have Swings, Volleyball, Croquet, Badminton, & Sidewalk Chalk! We have a Fire-Pit and a Wood Shed [which may or may not have firewood at any given time]. To round out the outdoor fun, we have a huge Wrap Around Deck w/Gas Grill [Propane Provided], Picnic Table, Patio Table w/Umbrella, and extra chairs. Inside home layout is ideal w/Open Concept KT/Dining/LR so everyone can enjoy one anothers company during family cooking and cleanup time in our well stocked kitchen. Access Deck from Patio Doors or back kitchen door making a convenient round robin layout perfect for entertaining. Main floor laundry for guest use. Our fully equipped KT includes Gas Stove, Refrigerator w/Water & Ice Dispenser, Dishwasher, Microwave, Wine Cooler, Coffeemaker, Crockpots, blender, beaters, pots & pans, utensils, glassware, bakeware et al. We have some specialties like a melon baller, garlic press, lemon zester, etc to add pizazz to your cooking experience. Secured High Speed WiFi, and Dish TV including A&E and Discovery Channel [w/upgrade for sports channels available upon request]. We have books, games, and binoculars! Enjoy watching the SS Badger Carferry or other boats coast along the horizon. Play board games at the large dining table. Wonderful place for family together time. For Sleeping Arrangements, there is a Main Floor Bedroom w/King Size Bed, and 3 more Bedrooms Upstairs. 2 of the upper Bedrooms have 1 Queen Size Bed per room. The 3rd upstairs BR has 2 Double Beds. There is a Hotel Grade Sofa Sleeper in LR. We do have a basic fold-up canvas cot with it’s own little home-made sheet set, . There is a full bath on both Floors. Main Floor Bath has a Shower Stall. Upstairs Bath has a Shower over Tub. Towels & Linens provided, including bath, kitchen, and beach towels. We provide toilet paper, Kleenex, paper napkins, and 1+/- roll paper towel. Many extra condiments and items for your convenience are at the property as well.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

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

    Entire place

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

    Property manager

    property manager
    Cate Bleser
    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • Close to skiing


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car recommended

    Family friendly

    • Toys
    • Highchair


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


    • 4 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room


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

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Near laundromat


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • Near a health or beauty spa
    • Near a hospital
    • Near a zoo

    Things to do

    • Water park
    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Hiking nearby
    • Fishing nearby
    • Golf nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Hunting nearby
    • Power boating nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Winery tours nearby


    • Sleeps 14
    • Unit size: 1704 sq ft (158 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 21


    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.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    XC Ski Mega Views Lake Michigan. 3 mi Neshotah Beach Bike Trail

    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 Two Rivers vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Michigan and Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County. West of the Lake Gardens and Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Mega Views of Lake Michigan. Bike Trail Across Road. 3 mi to Neshotah Beach!

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

    5/5 Excellent

      Great place for family getaway...property manager true professional!

      Highly recommended for families!

      5/5 Excellent

        Excellent customer service

        Cate did an excellent job! As return customers, we really appreciated the flexibility Cate allowed us. We were also very thankful for the response and excellent customer service when we had a TV issue. We would highly recommend this stay for everyone!

        5/5 Excellent

          Fantastic Experience

          We had a job to do in Manitowoc and needed a place to stay. This was the perfect place for us. The owners were so great to work with and I would love to work with them again in the future. Definitely would recommend this listing to friends and family.

          5/5 Excellent

            Just wonderful

            This house is perfect. Cute bedrooms, updated bathrooms, kitchen is stocked with everything. Would recommend.

            4/5 Good

              Great location on Lake Michigan

              The is a great place to stay in Two Rivers! I loved how the owner kindly marked instructions for recycling things. Easy to work with and I don't have any complaints.