NettieBay Resort--The Phoebe--Green Hawks

THE PHOEBE--NettieBay Cottages in Hawks, Michigan-- bring a small family or a larger group to enjoy the beautiful Nettie Lake Up North experience. The Phoebe (Green)  is a 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

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.
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Screened-in porch
  • 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
  • Patio chairs
  • Private boat dock
  • Picnic table
  • grill-charcoal
  • Playground on site
  • Good Fishing
Special Features
  • ATV allowed
Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
closed 11/27/2018 - 04/30/2019 120 $150.00
05/01/2019 - 06/20/2019 2 $100.00
06/21/2019 - 09/05/2019 4 $100.00
Sept.after Labor Day-October 2019 09/06/2019 - 10/31/2019 2 $100.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/2020 2 $100.00


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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