Bitely Vacation Rental: Nichols Lake Gray Cottage

3971 Birch Rd
Bitely, MI, 49309
Rentalbug Property ID: 8513
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The Gray Cottage is a cute and cozy single-level lakefront getaway just 50' from Nichols Lake.  The open kitchen, dining and living room areas all have a lovely view of the lake.  It has 3 bedrooms and a full bath, comfortably sleeping 6.  The first and second bedrooms each have a queen bed; the third has a twin bunk bed. The fully equipped kitchen has a stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and everything you need to cook and serve.  There is a gas grill, picnic table, and outdoor furniture on the covered porch. 

The lakefront has a nice swimming area with a sandy bottom which is ideal for small children.  A dock and row boat is provided as well.  The lake and surrounding area is also great for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and biking. The Manistee National Forest swimming area and boat launch are also located on the lake.  Enjoy daily sightings of eagles, loons, blue herons, hummingbirds and more.




The Gray Cottage is located 2 miles west of Bitely, MI on Nichols Lake.  It is a 153 acre spring-fed lake with reported depths of 50'.  It has only 15 lake front cottages; the rest is National Forest offering less speed-boat traffic.





There are 2 additional weekly-rental cottages available adjacent to the Grey Cottage providing the perfect place for several families to vacation together. One is next door on the lakefront (The Nichols Lake Log Cabin) and the other is one lot behind, only a 300' walk to the lake (The Nichols Lake Lakeview Cottage).  All three come with their own dock and row boat. 

Reserve all three cottages and build memories to last a lifetime!        


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Kathy Waterman
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Amenities for this cabin/cottage in Michigan

Smoking Policy:
No Smoking
Pet Policy:
No pets allowed

This Michigan cabin/cottage has

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Heat
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pots & Pans
  • Private Bath
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite
  • TV

On this Michigan cabin/cottage property there is

  • BBQ Grills
  • Beach
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Picnic Table
  • Pier/Dock

Close by this Michigan cabin/cottage there is

  • Bicycling
  • Boat Launch
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Surrounding this Michigan cabin/cottage you will find

  • Boat Provided
  • Lake Front
  • Water on Property

Rates for this cabin/cottage in Michigan

May. 22nd thru Oct. 1st
Nichols Lake Grey Cottage Summer Rates
Weekly: $1150.00

Weekly Rentals: Check-In Saturday 1:00 PM; Check-Out Saturday 10:00 AM. Prices are based on an occupancy of 6 people. Additional fees will be charged for extra people ($25.00/person/day) and $10.00 per vehicle per day over 4 vehicles. Call for nightly availability (3 night minimum at $170.00 per night). $75.00 small dog fee (per dog) with approval. Absolutely no cats!

Comments from guests

  1. 08/09/2020

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the cabin. We were able to enjoy the lake by fishing, swimming, using the rowboat and the kayak. My family was able to relax and rest up. The hiking trail around the lake and access to the beach by the boat ramp made for great activities to keep our daughters occupied. The cabin size was perfect so that each daughter had a room for themselves. The kitchen was nicely stocked with anything we needed for cooking in. The fire pit was great to enjoy a cookout and the BBQ made cooking easy and quick. Despite some rainy nights, we had a great vacation!

    Jessica & Larry S.
  2. 08/28/2017

    We spent 3 days here. The Grey Cottage is cute and clean and close to the water. We enjoyed the early mornings and evenings the best as during the day the neighbors were running their jet ski's non-stop. This is to be expected on a lake though. All in all I would recommend this cottage rental. We had a very nice time and plan to come for a week next year.

    Ron and Meg
  3. 06/22/2017

    Loved the place!! Nice and peaceful and friendly neighbors. Cottage was clean and very homey. Caretakers Pat and Frank (owners) were very friendly, polite and helpful. Want to come back soon!!!! Thank you so much!!!

    Mark P
  4. 05/20/2014

    This has got to be the most beautiful place to escape. My husband I and spent our honeymoon in the Grey cabin. We both love the outdoors, and the water. This is very close to the water, and when u see the water you almost forget you are in Michigan, this water is so clear and clean. It's just beautiful... And the cabins are very clean and kept up nice. This will be one our yearly vacation place. Looking forward to our escape this year.

    Janine Hellman

Contact this Michigan vacation rental

Kathy Waterman
c(616) 291-9967
(616) 291-9967
Visit Website

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