NettieBay Resort--The Phoebe--Green Hawks

THE PHOEBE--NettieBay Cottages in Hawks, Michigan-- 1 bedroom/ 1 bath newly renovated cottage which can sleep up to 4 people.  Boat + private dock included.

Pets Welcome









LAKEVIEW (Lake Nettie--along the bay) 

*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 Phoebe (Green)  is the most private of the NettieBay Cottages with a beautiful view of NettieBay, about a 1/4 mile along the bay, where you can only see the docks from the other cottages. There are not direct neighbors on either side of the cottage. Enjoy this newly renovated (2017) cottage with a comfortable kitchen, bath and living area.  The screened in porch makes for a pleasant evening. The Phoebe is a comfortable family getaway. While staying at the Phoebe, 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 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 communal 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 Condition: Nope

ATV's: YES! There are miles and miles of trails to travel at NettieBay. In addition, you are able to drive the shoulder (legally!) on the county roads


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 by the main cabin common area! 

Bed Configuration:
             Bedroom #1: Queen
             Family Room: Full 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: 20 ft. private 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!

Pets: Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

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.

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
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Screened-in porch
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-charcoal
  • Patio chairs
  • Picnic table
  • Playground on site
  • Private boat dock
  • Rowboat included
  • Sandy Beach
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

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


A great get away!
Our 2nd time at the Phoebe and just as enjoyable as our first. The host family was friendly and very accommodating. We look forward to next year.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Larry it was good to have you back again.  There is no better recommendation than from our returning guests, so we really appreciate you taking the time to write this review.   We'll see you in a year!
Sep 2019
Nettie Bay Resort - The PHOEBE - A Hidden Gem
This cozy little cabin was very quaint and clean. The owners were thoughtful in amenities provided. Dish soap, hand soap, coffee maker & filters, toaster, games, magazines, a few books, citronella candles, and bug spray. Soft comfy towels and lots of blankets. Even a rowboat if you wanted to check out the lake. Quiet, peaceful living -- a beautiful get-away. The owners were so easy to work with and quick to respond to questions, providing additional pictures without even being asked. We would definitely come back!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Rebecca, what a great review - thanks for that!  You have pretty much given the best description of NettieBay Resort-The Phoebe one could ask for.  We do hope to see you again.
Aug 2019
Best vacation ever
I loved the Phoebe cottage! Everything was SUPER clean, not a single spiderweb anywhere. That alone knocked me over. Sheets, towels, all kinds of kitchen ware, microwave, coffee pot all available. Fridge had ketchup and mustard and paper towel, coffee filters, dish soap, salt and pepper were there too. Basics you might forget! The furniture was clean and comfortable, the bed surprised me - it was nice and firm, no saggy mattress! The screened in porch had two Adirondack chairs to relax in, the lake view dock also had two Adirondack chairs so we didn't have to lug any around. The rowboat was great. A barbecue was available too but we had brought a camping one so we were good. We used the fire pit - actually a nice metal fire pit, for marshmallow cooking. The area is PERFECT if you want a quiet, t.v./radio/internet free vacation. The well water was actually really good! No smell, no hard water stains - incredible. Ceiling fans in the living area and bedroom were great as was the amount of windows you could open. I would go there again in a minute and really hated to leave. Just FYI, it's pretty much a two-track to get in and out so don't bring your low riding vehicle! Thank you SO MUCH to the owners for their care of this property, it was very much appreciated and I would love to be a guest there again.

Theresa, thanks for the fabulous review!  Wow, we really have nothing to add - you said it all.  We hope you come back again.
Jul 2019
Best place I've ever stayed.
It is nicely secluded. The cabin was the cleanest I've ever had the joy to rent! The screened in porch was perfect for night time and the two docks were handy - one for the boat and one for sitting. I LOVE that my dog could come with us to this dog-friendly cabin. Again, I can't stress enough how impressed I was by the cleanliness of the cabin. The only downside was that we could have used a vacuum cleaner to do a better job cleaning up after ourselves.

Wow, Theresa, we love your enthusiasm for NettieBay Resort--The Phoebe!  It is wonderful to be able to take our pets on vacation with us!  It is the most private of the NettieBay Cottages with a beautiful view of NettieBay, about a 1/4 mile along the bay, where you can only see the docks from the other cottages. There are not direct neighbors on either side of the cottage. Hiking, swimming and fishing are all great here.  We'll let the owners know about the vacuum.
Jul 2019
Almost off the grid in excellent location
Perfect cabin for 2 people who enjoy being without a TV or in cabin internet, in other words who like peace and quiet to enjoy a small lake and do a little fishing using the included rowboat. Screened in porch was great place to relax and view the outside while being protected from mosquitoes.

Jo, the Phoebe is the perfect place to stay when you want to get away from it all  There are no direct neighbors on either side of the cottage.  There is a communal fire pit, great fishing and hiking.  It's a bit of natural paradise.  We hope that you come again.
Jo Alice
Jul 2019
Perfect little getaway!
The cabin was very clean and the location was great. My boyfriend and I had such a peaceful weekend everything was perfect:) Would definitely stay here again!

Megan, Phoebe is a great place to stay for peace and quiet.  We are so happy that you found it that way.  It is private, and the screened in porch is such a bonus.  Having the private beach and dock literally steps away is the best!  We look forward to your return.
Jun 2019
Perfect Wedding Anniversary
Our hosts were perfect as well as our cabin and private space by the lake.

Sarah, we are so happy that Nettie Bay Resort-The Phoebe pleased you.  It is a great location.  Once again, happy wedding anniversary.  We hope that you come back again!
Oct 2018
The best hidden spot in Michigan
We just finished a perfect week at Nettie Bay Lodge. The cabin was perfect. The hosts, Mark and Jackie, were friendly and accommodating. We can't wait to go back


Larry, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did.  We look forward to your return!
Aug 2018
i LOVE nettie bay lodge!
What a great lodge for a mini vacation! The cabin was really cute and clean! It was right on the lake so we had beautiful views and everyone was very welcoming! I would definitely go back and highly recommend this place! Freshwater Vacation Rentals were very helpful with the whole process from start to finish, couldn’t ask for more!


Hi Kimberly,  aren't mini vacations the best!  We're really glad that NettieBay Resort--The Phoebe--Green was the perfect place for you!  Thank you also for the kind comment about Freshwater.  Our goal is to give the best guest services possible, so its always helpful ot hear back from our guests on how we are doing.  We look forward to working with you again!
Jul 2018

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