About Dan Mushlock
We are Dan & Liesha M. We purchased this cottage in July of 2017. We live in the Grand Rapids area, and look forward to sharing our new "favorite place in the world" with others.
Dan Mushlock purchased this House in 2017
Why Dan Mushlock chose Bellaire
This is very much a cottage. If you're looking for a sterile, drywall, vinyl siding, take your shoes off at the door destination, this isn't for you. Heat with a wood stove at night, wear your shoes inside if you want, and bring your dog (once approved). It has a large deck and a dock is literally only a few steps away.
What makes this House unique
The separate bunkhouse makes this a perfect location for a multi-family getaway.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Clam Lake wasn’t our first choice, but it ended up suiting our needs. It was only a ten minute boat ride to Torch Lake one direction and access to Lake Bellaire the other direction. The place itself was just what we were looking for! Quiet, no traffic noise from the lakeside road. Very clean, and the air conditioner helped tremendously. WiFi very strong. Dog-friendly. Overall very welcoming and recommended!
Clam lake in mid July
Our time spent here was a blast, the property was clean and ready to go. This is a rustic cabin, vintage if you want to narrow it down. Wavy glass and wood floors, box fan air conditioning all take you back to a vacation of past times. Be careful with children under 6, the bunk house is a great addition to the property and will accommodate a party but you need to be weary of the walls as half inch of all the siding nails are exposed to the inside, and tiny feet may have difficulties on the guest dock. Properly supervised littles are just fine though. The mattress are terrible, but we didn't come to the lake to lay around. There is an easement on the property and you will see the neighbors, they come right up to the house but won't engage you unless you do them. We found them all very friendly, as my kids wouldn't let them board their own boats without asking 101 questions each. We would rent again, and recommend the property to anyone who wants the old time lake feel with a touch of modern requirements.
4 Day Getaway
This cottage was the perfect getaway! The cottage was beautifully designed and the property is so peaceful! The location on the lake was great for fishing and swimming and our dogs loved it too!!
Perfect house and location
We loved having the house right on the lake. Plenty of room, we enjoyed fishing off the dock, having a dock to park the boat, grilling out, and being able to have a non fire at night. Very clean and space to spare. (Loved having the 2nd bathroom in the bunkhouse). We hope to come back next year!
Kelsey, we're so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. We're especially excited to hear you liked the recently added bunkhouse bathroom and private dock. Thank you so much for sharing and hope to see you back.
A great week at a great place
The location of Dan's cabin cannot be beat! My family of six had a wonderful time skiing and wakeboarding on Clam Lake, which was almost always calm. And made the short boat ride to Torch Lake nearly every afternoon to enjoy the beauty it had to offer. The ride to Torch takes only 6-8 min by boat, and another 15 or so to the famous sandbar.
We kept our boat on the dock all week, which worked great. The neighbors were quiet, and polite. The bunkhouse was really cool for our four boys.
The only complaints, and these are minor, were that we had to spray for ants a couple times and the water pressure was REALLY low. Bring a bottle of bug spray/Ortho home defense along and you can address the first issue easily.
I would come back again without hesitation with my sons and/or friends. My wife would probably hesitate for the reasons above.
All in all, a great value at a fantastic location!
Thank you Aaron Z. for taking the time share your experience. We want all of our renters to enjoy the cabin and lake as much as we do! We've made updates to the well to improve the water pressure and have added a second full bathroom to the bunkhouse. We've also taken steps in the fall and following spring to address the ants. Thank you again for your feedback. We do hope to see you all again!
Days on the lake
It was a rustic fun place, boat was easy access to dock, kids loved the big yard, the fire pit was awesome with all the hardwood supplied, will see about next year.
PS; Watch out for the dock police lady, she will make you move your boat 2" if she thinks it is enfringing on someone elses space
Thank you Brian A. for your review! We're glad to hear your children enjoyed the yard and fire pit. We have it stocked and ready for the upcoming summer. We want our renters to feels at home both in and around our cabin, without having to worry about "dock police!" Please know, we have added a separate dock for the privacy and convenience of our renters. Thank you again for sharing your experience and we do hope to see you all again!