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Rustic Elegance at the 'Black Dog Lodge' on the Sturgeon River

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Indian River house description

FOR A COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF UPDATED PICTURES AND SLIDE SHOW
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE UNDER OWNER INFORMATION WHERE IT SAYS 'LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION' THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO MY PICASA WEB ALBUM WITH OVER 30 PICTURES OF MY VACATION LOG HOME

Absolutely stunning custom-built log home on the Sturgeon River surrounded by total wilderness and some of the world's best golfing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, mountain bike trails, and total relaxation! If you are looking for privacy look no further. Newly constructed home is perfectly built for the vacationer in mind. Located right in the center of four seasons of outdoor activity; 25 minutes in any direction from over 40 stunning golf courses (including The Boynes, Bay Harbor, Black Lake, and all the Gaylord courses); 5 minutes from some of the best inland lakes for boating/jet skiing/water skiing; 20 minutes from the popular Mackinaw City/Island; 20 minutes from Petoskey/Harbor Springs for shopping or a trip to the beautiful Odawa Casino for some fun. This property also features a significant amount of drive space for extra vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. for those who are looking to bring their toys and extra friends.

More specifically, enjoy all the amenities of 'Up North' living at its finest. This is an excellent place to spend the holidays, a week with friends and family. There's literally nothing like this property on the Sturgeon River. You'll be living large in a luxurious, 3,760 square foot log home all finished with custom milled northern white cedar and beautifully decorated. No expense was spared in the design and construction of this truly one of a kind home. Built out of hand selected 24'-32' old-growth massive red pine logs from Pigeon River Country this home provides a look and feel unlike any other log home you have ever experienced.

You're next vacation log home is nestled in the Sturgeon River Valley and comes complete with custom natural river rock flooring on main level, tile, carpet, and hardwood floors throughout. In addition to the interior beauty, enjoy spectacular views of the Sturgeon River from an additional 2000 feet of wrap-around decking. The deck features two covered area's with recessed lighting that are in excess of 600 feet for all weather use or evening entertaining. On the decks are two large patio tables that easily accommodate 20 people, a stainless steel grill, and lounge chairs to sit in the sun. The entire home has exterior ground lighting so that late nights out at the bonfire pit don't make it difficult to see around the home, yard, and fun areas. The main level of the home has a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large butcher block table that will seat 6 people. There is a dining area that sits 6 people with a view of the river below. There is also a bar with seating for 4 separating the kitchen from the great room where there is a natural wood-burning, fieldstone fireplace. The great room and kitchen areas are wired with a built-in JBL Audio sound system for entertaining with style. There are outdoor speakers as well. The living area on this level has a flat panel TV as well as a 1/2 bath. The upstairs is perfect for a couple, several couples, and/or kids. On the upstairs level are two bedrooms; one very large with a queen bed, a full bed, a raised twin bed, and a queen size futon. There is a second and third bedroom on the upstairs level. One is a queen size with a loft twin size bed that the kids love and the third has a queen bed. The upstairs level also has a large full bath. The finished walk-out lower level is carpeted and comes with a built-in customized cedar sauna, laundry room, master bedroom with full bath, living area, and media room complete with a 57' High Definition television and a JBL surround sound system! There is also an exercise area with a treadmill and BoFlex weight machine. This is a perfect 'Up North' retreat log home that every Northern Michigan enthusiast will enjoy.

FOR A COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF UPDATED PICTURES AND SLIDE SHOW
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE UNDER OWNER INFORMATION WHERE IT SAYS 'LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION' THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO MY PICASA WEB ALBUM WITH OVER 30 PICTURES OF MY VACATION LOG HOME

Feel free to contact me anytime with questions you may have about the property or the Indian River area. Thanks for taking such interest in our vacation log home! Make it a great week that you will never forget and keep coming back to :)

This property has a newly installed 20kw WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR. If power is lost for any reason the entire home will be fully functional and not interfere with your vacation.


Keywords: Log Home

Property Type

  • House
  • 3660 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome:

            Not suitable for toddlers ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Attached full bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Single bed is a loft bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Large bedroom with sitting area....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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          • Queen size Beds (4) One queen bed in each of the four bedrooms, Double Beds (1) One double bed in large upstairs bedroom in addition to a queen, a single and a full size futon, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin be in large upstairs bedroom and also a twin loft bed in second upstairs bedroom in addition to queen bed. Kids love the loft bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size futon in large upstairs bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Attached to bedroom #1...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Easy access to bedroom #2 & #3 on upper level....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Half Bath / off main level living area...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Workout equipment (Bo-Flex & Treadmill), Electronic Dart Game, Board Games, Card Games, Bocci Ball, etc. Large fire pit...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                DVD Player in main living area and also in media room....moreless

              • Games
              • Music Library:

                Over 200 music CD's in 400 CD player. Indoor and outdoor speakers....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Directv Satellite - Large flat screen in media room and also TV in the living room. HD in in both rooms. Surround sound in media room....moreless

              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Water View
              • Waterfront:

                250 FEET OF STURGEON RIVER FRONTAGE WITH ISLAND...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Six persons in dinning area, six persons in kitchen, four persons at bar area. Outdoor dining at 2 large picnic tables. Covered and uncovered plus more tables and chairs....moreless

              • Dining Area

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Air conditioning units in two upper floor bedrooms. Not needed in lower level bedroom - it is cool no matter the weather....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                LG Front Load...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Treadmill and BoFlex Machine...moreless

              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                There are two living areas in this home - each of which sets 6 plus a media room room with large TV that will sit 8 persons....moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Circle driveway - Lots of room for your toys....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                LG Front Load...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                All stainless appliances. Cuisinart cookware. Everything you could possibly need. All you need are your groceries. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven

              Outside

              • Bicycles
              • Deck / Patio:

                2,000 Square Feet (over 600 covered and lighted)...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Sauna:

                    Custom Cedar Sauna on Lower Level with custom stained glass door....moreless

                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $200
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  Damage deposit will hold reservation if rental is secured more than 60 days in advance of occupancy.

                  There is a $200 cleaning fee in addition to rental rate and tax.


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                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pellston
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Thirsty Sturgeon
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Indian River County Club
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-75
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Vivios Italian & Pizza
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Burt Lake State Park

                  Car: Recommended

                  Casinos nearby

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: We fell in love with this home the minute we saw it. This home is 'our' home. We lease it for a few weeks a summer season when we travel. We live in our home when you are not here so it makes the home truly feel like home away from home when you are here. The only thing missing is a trip to the grocery store. No need to bring or buy, salt, pepper, sugar, spices. The gourmet kitchen is ready for you to do it up if cooking is your thing. Privacy - serenity - this home has it all. You will be amazed at the size of the logs this home is constructed of. I guarantee you will not find another one like it. Put the everyday busy life aside and relax to the sounds of the Sturgeon River and the many, many birds. Gaze at outstanding stars in the evening off the deck that wraps almost totally around the home. Lots of outdoor seating with a huge firepit as well. We have traveled to many countries and have rented many vacation homes so we know what you are looking for when you want that 'perfect' place.

                  Why the Owner Chose Indian River:
                  Northern Michigan is such a beautiful area. Weather is fabulous during the summer. So many things to see and do or you can just totally relax.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Private and secluded. No neighbors - no noise.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • View from Sturgeon River

                    View from Sturgeon River

                  • View from large fire pit

                    View from large fire pit

                  • Gourmet Kitchen

                    Gourmet Kitchen

                  • Upstairs Bedroom

                    Upstairs Bedroom

                  • Downstairs Bedroom with attached bath

                    Downstairs Bedroom with attached bath

                  • You Won't Find Bigger Logs Than These

                    You Won't Find Bigger Logs Than These

                  • Sturgeon River in Front of Home

                    Sturgeon River in Front of Home

                  • Lots of Pileated Woodpeckers

                    Lots of Pileated Woodpeckers

                  • River View of Log Home

                    River View of Log Home

                  • Fireplace Seating Area

                    Fireplace Seating Area

                  • Dining Area with french doors out to covered deck overlooking woods & river

                    Dining Area with french doors out to covered deck overlooking woods & river

                  • Large upstairs bedroom - sleeps 7 with futon, one queen, one full, and one twin

                    Large upstairs bedroom - sleeps 7 with futon, one queen, one full, and one twin

                  • Large Custom Cedar Sauna

                    Large Custom Cedar Sauna

                  • Have a great time around the large fire pit in the evening. So Peaceful!

                    Have a great time around the large fire pit in the evening. So Peaceful!

                  • An abundance of birds

                    An abundance of birds

                  • This place is Bird Land!

                    This place is Bird Land!

                  VRBO #110879

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

                  $2,500 per week (USD)
                  12

                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 07/21/2014
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                  231-525-8157

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