NettieBay Resort--D4--The Finch Hawks

THE FINCH--NettieBay Cottages in Hawks, Michigan--bring a small family or a larger group to enjoy the beautiful Nettie Lake Up North experience. The Finch  (D4)  is a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom duplex.  Boat + access to a shared dock.








LAKEFRONT (Lake Nettie--along the bay) 
*SHARED DOCK (with Porcupine Post  (D3))
*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 The Finch, 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, The Finch, is great for a small family getaway. The Finch shares a wall with the Kirtland Warbler, 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 outside and a 14' private boat. The Finch does share a dock with the Kirtland Warbler for your enjoyment! In addition, there are a couple of adirondack 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

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 
               Extra: Sleeper Sofa

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
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Box Fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Radio/CD Player
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
  • Rowboat included
  • Snowmobile from property
  • Swimming on property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

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


Awesome location
We really enjoyed our time on the lake

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Cindy, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Finch.  Here you have the woodlands and the lake, a private beach and a row boat for guests to use.  We'd love to have you back again.
Sep 2019
Lovely view!
Nice cabin with beautiful view. Appliances and fixtures are a little old, but everything works just fine. Overall, a good no-nonsense place to stay for a quiet, relaxing weekend.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Alizah, we are glad that The Finch worked out so well for you.  You are right that while the cabin is not fancy, it is relaxing.  Guests have a private beach and a rowboat for exploring.  You can get to Mackinac Bridge in1 ½ hours for a great day trip.We hope to come back again. 
Aug 2019
What a place!!
Everything I had hoped for. Great fishing. Very laid back. Clean, comfortable and very pleasant host. Glad I found it


We are really glad that you found it also John!  Nettie Bay Finch is a great spot to relax.  Happy to hear that you had good fishing - that always makes a vacation even better.  We hope to see you again.
Aug 2018

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