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Sidell's Sturgeon River Log Cabin - Biking, Fly Fishing, Bonfires, Kayaking!

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View of Cabin from the Sturgeon River

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Last updated: 05/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Gorgeous, custom-built cedar log home on the Sturgeon River completely surrounded by Northern Michigan’s best golfing, kayaking, trout and walleye fishing, canoeing, boating, mountain biking, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, and x-country and downhill skiing! This is a GORGEOUS PROPERTY and is perfectly situated 50' off of the beautiful Sturgeon River and walking distance to Trail #7 of the infamous Rails-to-Trails mountain biking and snowmobiling trails. There’s nothing like this 4 bedroom (plus loft), 3 bathroom home in Indian River so close to everything, including:
1. 20 min. from all the Gaylord golf courses, Bay Harbor Golf Club, Boyne Highlands, Little Traverse Bay Golf, Black Lake Golf Club, and Crooked Tree Golf Club
2. 20 min. from Mackinaw City
3. 20 min. from Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and the Odawa Casino
4. 5 min. from the Inland Waterways for boating and jet skiing.
Plus, there's lots of parking space for your boat trailers, campers, motorcycles, and extra vehicles!


Inside Details: This is the perfect home for Northern Michigan enthusiasts looking to live large while on vacation Up North. Holidays, weekends, and weekly trips here will certainly be extra special with your family and friends! The home comes complete with oak hardwood flooring throughout and terra cotta tile in all the wet areas. It has custom-built cabinetry and stainless steel appliances in the chef’s kitchen and a BBQ deck and gas grill just off of the dining area. The main level also has a tidy living area with comfy seating and a 46” flat panel TV (complete with an Onkyo surround sound system) and a main-floor bedroom with a private entrance to the deck overlooking the Sturgeon River and a queen-size Tempur-Pedic mattress for extra comfort . The upstairs is perfect for a couple and at least 4 kids; two in the smaller bedroom and two in the loft overlooking the great room. The upstairs bedroom has gorgeous views of the Sturgeon River and large back yard and has vaulted ceilings.

Outside Details: Outside, between the home and the river, is a nice lawn to run around on with your dog and a beautiful stone enclosed bonfire pit with firewood and seating provided. Just outside of the walkout, finished lower level is a brick patio with a hot tub for soaking in and relaxing. The home has landscape ground lighting all around the foundation so it is well lit at night while you’re enjoying the late night bonfires at the river. On the deck overlooking the Sturgeon River is a nice picnic table for relaxing, an outdoor dinning set, and a staircase that goes down to the lawn going to the river. In the front of the home is a smaller lawn and driveway as well as another vacant lot for extra parking space for your extra vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. Also in the front is paver patio with a cedar log pergola, picnic table, and gas grill just off of the indoor dining area.

Extra Features: Our vacation cabin comes complete with two kayaks for our guests to use at no additional cost. Also, on the patio outside the finished, walkout lower level is a nice hot tub overlooking the large lawn and Sturgeon River. In addition, the finished lower level has a custom-built cedar sauna! All three levels have full bathrooms, at least one bedroom with a queen-size bed, and custom-made furnishings.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cabin
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed in the home. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Your Pets are Welcome! 2 pets maximum....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunk bed...moreless

  • Loft: 2 twin/ single

    Bunk bed...moreless

  • There are three main bedrooms on each floor with queen size beds and hand-made quilts. In addition, the upstairs has a smaller room (mostly for kids) with a bunk bed that has a full-size mattress on the bottom and twin-size mattress on the top. Also, in the loft is two more twin-size beds. All beds have custom-made white cedar headboards, footboards, and/or whole bed frames. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • There is a full bathroom on each floor conveniently located right outside the bedrooms....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • River
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front Load...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We own the vacant lot next to the cabin for additional parking - especially for boats, trailers, campers, etc....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front Load ...moreless

  • Water Cooler

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    There's also a crock pot for slow cooking....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All stainless steel appliances. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Indian River Golf Club just a couple miles from the cabin....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Cooperation Park has excellent tennis courts less than a mile from the cabin....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter/Spring
Jan 4 - Jun 5, 2015
2 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Peak Summer Season
Jun 6 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Holidays - Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$400

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Caretaker/Cleaning $200
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Base rates are for up to 8 people. Beyond 8 people the rental rate increases by $25/person/night.


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Last updated: 05/11/2015
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Location

Other Activities: kayaking, snow boarding, snowmobiling, miniature golf

Golf: All the major N. Michigan golf clubs are close by! Some of these clubs include Bay Harbor, Little Traverse Bay, The Crooked Tree, Treetops, Marsh Ridge, Otsego Club, Michaywe, Black Lake, True North, and of course, the Indian River Golf Club.

Ski: Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, and Nubs Knob are all about 30 minute from the cabin!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: My name is Doug Sidell and I have a passion for life and for what I do! I'm a real estate broker, investor, and designer and builder of luxury cedar homes. I represent buyers purchasing waterfront and mountain property in the Southeast, mostly in North Carolina. My primary residence is in Charlotte, NC and my business is simply named after me: C. Douglas Sidell & Co. I graduated with undergraduate and MBA degrees from Michigan State University and absolutely love following the Spartans in basketball and football. Most of my free time is spent with my wife, Krista, who is a nurse practitioner at Presbyterian Hospital of Charlotte (and an alumnus of The Ohio State University), our son, Noah, and our daughter, Anna. Some of my other free time is spent fly fishing, upland bird hunting with my dog Mitch, golfing, cooking, reading, traveling, kayaking, and working on just about anything around the house.

Why the Owner Chose Indian River:
I didn't buy my vacation cabin, I built it! It is a home I designed and built in 2006 on the most perfect piece of Sturgeon River property. I chose to buy the land because it is so close to everything that is fun to do in Northern Michigan and because it would enable me to build the type of home I was looking to construct. The finished product is a three-story cabin with a finished, walk-out lower level, a main floor that's set up perfectly for entertaining inside and out, an upstairs that is well-suited for kids and adults, and views of the Sturgeon River just 50' in back of the house. There is a never ending supply of fun things to do; especially for families with children. A few that are really high on my list include: kayaking, fishing, swimming, rafting, canoeing, boating, snowmobiling, biking, hiking, motorcycle riding, X-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, etc. and it's all just outside the front door of my cabin. I love it! I hope you will to.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Some unique benefits I enjoy while staying at our cabin on the river include, but are not limited to: peace and quiet; late-night bonfires at the river; lots of room for all my guests/family members; space for the dogs to run around; going from the sauna to the hot tub over and over; playing some of my favorite golf courses all within a 30 minute drive; cooking/BBQing big meals; watching movies on the big screen TV; listening to the birds early in the morning while drinking coffee on the deck; catching trout right in back of the house; taking advantage of all the freedom!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View of Cabin from the Sturgeon River

    View of Cabin from the Sturgeon River

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • Bonfire Pit

    Bonfire Pit

  • Great Room (view from the loft above)

    Great Room (view from the loft above)

  • Cedar Sauna

    Cedar Sauna

  • Hammock down by the river in back of the cabin.

    Hammock down by the river in back of the cabin.

  • Inland Waterway - Mullett Lake and mouth of Cheboygan River.

    Inland Waterway - Mullett Lake and mouth of Cheboygan River.

  • Beautiful Brown caught late night trout fly fishing.

    Beautiful Brown caught late night trout fly fishing.

  • Playground at Cooperation Park less than a mile from the cabin.

    Playground at Cooperation Park less than a mile from the cabin.

  • View of the Sturgeon River From the Bonfire Pit

    View of the Sturgeon River From the Bonfire Pit

  • Kayaks

    Kayaks

  • Loft with 2 Twin Beds

    Loft with 2 Twin Beds

  • Mainfloor Bedroom

    Mainfloor Bedroom

  • Front Elevation

    Front Elevation

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Inland Waterway - Mullett Lake hang-out at the mouth of Cheboygan River.

    Inland Waterway - Mullett Lake hang-out at the mouth of Cheboygan River.

  • Inland Waterway - Indian River

    Inland Waterway - Indian River

  • Playground at Cooperation Park less than a mile from the cabin.

    Playground at Cooperation Park less than a mile from the cabin.

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 05/11/2015
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