NettieBay Resort--D2--Owls Nest Hawks

OWL'S NEST--NettieBay Cottages in Hawks, Michigan--bring a small family or a larger group to enjoy the beautiful Nettie Lake Up North experience. Owls Nest (D2) is a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom duplex.  Boat + access to a shared dock.








LAKEFRONT (Lake Nettie--along the bay) 
*SHARED DOCK (with Wren Roost (D1))
*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!

At Owl's Nest you are able to enjoy the view of the lake on one side of the cottage and woodlands on the other! Although you do see other cottages on the complex, Owl's Nest, is great for a small family getaway. Owl's Nest shares a wall with Wren Roost, as it is a duplex style home. Remember, you can either rent just one cottage or multiple cottages at NettieBay. The cottage plays host to a small kitchen which has all your basic utensils, a picnic table and a 14' private boat. Owl's Nest at Nettie Bay is a great place to bring the family to enjoy your vacation. In addition, there are a couple of adiorrondak chairs to relax in as your roast your marshmallows over your private fire-pit.

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 Condition: 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

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! 

Bed Configuration:
             Bedroom #1: Queen
               Family Room: 1 twin & 1 trundle 

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: 30 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
  • Fireplace- gas
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Linens & towels included
  • Box Fans
  • Radio/CD Player
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Rowboat included
  • Sandy Beach
  • Snowmobile from property
  • Swimming on property
  • Picnic table
  • grill-charcoal
  • Playground on site
  • Good Fishing
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

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


Awesome getaway!
Can’t wait to return! This was the perfect getaway. We loved it. There rental was super clean and cozy!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Alma, we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Owl's Nest.  Views of  lake Nettie and woodlands are what you get at the Owl's Nest.  Enjoy swimming, kayaking, canoeing and boating on the bay.  Also, you can take a nature hike through 2000 private acres and enjoy wildlife viewing.  Perfection.
Aug 2019
Very peaceful and relaxing
Great place to vacation. We stayed for a few days and had fun canoeing, using the row boat and sitting by the bond fire at night. The cabin was clean and well kept. We would definitely visit again.


Andrew we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at the Owls Nest.  It is a great place to go to relax.  Having the lake on one side and woodlands on the other makes it unique.

Jul 2018

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