NettieBay Resort--Badger Pad--Brown Hawks

THE BADGER PAD--NettieBay Cottages in Hawks, Michigan-- 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom.  The Badger Pad (Brown) has a private dock, boat, screened-in porch.








LAKEFRONT (Lake Nettie--along the bay) 
*ROWBOAT (motor rental available on site)
*SHARED WIFI (spotty in the cabin, best on the lodge patio)

Check out this gorgeous VIDEO of NettieBay to see the lay of the land!

The Badger Pad (Brown) Cottage is a stand alone cottage that sleeps 4 adults. The Badger Pad has other cottages within view, with woods on one side and NettieBay on the other. With a unique retro 1950's refrigerator and all the basic kitchen utensils, and a screened-in porch, The Badger Pad is a quaint and comfortable family getaway. While staying at the Badger Pad you will find a picnic table, a 14' boat and your own private dock; so, feel free to bring your canoes, kayaks or jet skis to pop in the water. In addition, there are a couple of adiorrondak chairs to relax in as your roast your marshmallows over your private fire-pit.

NettieBay is a great place to bring the family to enjoy your vacation. The outdoor fire pit, shared by all guests, is just the right spot for evening songs and storytelling. Lake Nettie is known as a wonderful fishing lake. Species of fish include: pan fish (blue gill, sun fish, rock bass, black crappie), small mouth bass, large mouth bass, northern pike, perch and the occasional walleye. If fly fishing is your passion, enjoy one of the many nearby streams of fish or the secluded 23 acre bullhead lake full of large mouth bass/large sun fish. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating on the bay. Also, you can take a nature hike through 2000 private acres and enjoy wildlife viewing. All available to you while staying with us in your lakeside cottage.


Air Conditioning: Nope

ATV's: Yes! They are allowed on the property and there are miles and miles of trails nearby in which you can also explore! You can also travel along the shoulder of the county road (legally!).


Animals: Lots of bird watching here, deer of course, and small game (pheasant, turkey, etc.)

Bathroom:  1 full bathroom


Bed Configuration:
             Bedroom #1: Queen
             Bedroom #2: Full


Beach/Swimming:  Private beach area steps away. The layout is as follows: the grass--a couple feet of sand--and the sandy-bottomed beach. There is a bit of a sandy play area for the kiddos to enjoy! 

Boats: 1 row boat (14ft.) provided during your stay

Cell phone service: Pretty good!

              * Soo Locks: 2 hours (120 minutes)
              * Traverse City: 2 ½ hours (129 miles)
              * Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 2 hours 30 minutes (139 miles) 
              * Mackinac Bridge: 1 ½ hours ( 78 miles)

Dock: 20 ft. shared dock. In addition, there is a 60ft. dock on the property which guests can use if they a have a deeper vessel they would like to dock

Fireworks: Absolutely NO fireworks allowed on the property (land or air fireworks). 

Fishing: Great fishing in both summer and winter months. Quiet lake. Well stocked.
Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at
Fishing poles: Please bring your own


Grill:  The portable fire-pit doubles as a grill. You can use either wood or charcoal when you are cooking on the fire-pit grill. Charcoal can be bought from nearby store or on-site. If you prefer a more traditional charcoal grill, just ask, and one will be provided! 

Grocery Store: 5 miles up the road

Internet: There is wi-fi in which guests can access while sitting on the Lodge patio. Signals in cabins are spotty depending on your provider. There is an 8ft. awning on the patio in case of bad weather. If you plan on "working" while on vacation, I would not recommend this property as the signal is temperamental! 

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

The Lodge: The Lodge is off limits to guests. However, guests can rent it out. For example, If you rent, let's say 4 cabins, but want your whole group to all eat inside one day together, you are able to rent out the space (kitchen included) for $100 a day.

Parking: Onsite free parking. There is plenty of space for trucks and trailers!

Playground: There is a small playground area for all the children of NettieBay to play on!

Snowmobiles: YES! They are welcomed and encouraged during the winter months! Our main trail is a mile from the Lodge and can be accessed from the Lodge.

Space:  There are a total of 8 cabins. Rent one or rent a few.

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

View: You do have a view of other cottages on the property

Washer and dryer:  There is a washer and dryer facility on-site that guests can use for a few quarters! The laundry access is on the west side of the Lodge (gray door). The laundry facility is open from 9am-4pm.

Wood: Wood can be purchased at the nearby store, brought by guests, collected from the nearby forests by guests, or bought on-site.  


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Box Fans
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Screened-in porch
  • TV-NO cable
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-charcoal
  • Picnic table
  • Playground on site
  • Private boat dock
  • Rowboat included
  • Sandy Beach
  • Swimming on property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$100.00


Great retreat on a lake
Lake Nettie is a beautiful lake and the cabin, while next to other cabins was quite isolated allowing a break from technology and immersion in nature. The staff at Nettie Bay Lodge was helpful and prompt.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
an, we are so happy that you enjoyed staying at NettieBay Resort--Badger Pad.  It sleeps 4 and has a  screened in porch for guest pleasure.  It is a quaint and comfortable family getaway.  We hope to see you again.
Oct 2019
Wonderful stay!
Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with us! Our stay on the lake couldn’t have been more peaceful and relaxing.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Tucker, you are very welcome!  The Badger Pad is a retro cabin, where it's easy to kick back and relax. Lake Nettie is known as a wonderful fishing lake, and the cabin comes with a rowboat.  We hope to see you again.
Aug 2019
I had an amazing weekend, it was I quiet and cozy cabin with a beautiful view of the lake, I was able to see and hear loons on the lake, even better I had no phone reception, it you're looking for a private little get away I would highly recommend this place

Bob, isn't it great to really get away for a little while?  It sounds like your stay at Nettie Bay Resort--Badger Pad did just that!  The loons up there can be so mystical.  We hope to see you again.
Oct 2018
Family vacation perfection.
Could not recommend this more highly. Cabin was clean and amazing. Property and location couldn’t be beat. Cannot wait to return next summer for an entire week!!


Robert, we are so happy that The Badger was so perfect for you and your family, and we look forward to seeing you again!
Aug 2018
Badger pad
The hosts were excellent, cabin was very clean. Lake and resort area were beautiful. Had a great time fishing on a nice boat!


Ron, Nettie Bay is a wonderful resort area, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay.  Love that you went fishing!  We hope to see you again.
Jul 2018

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