Serenitys Nest now has GLOW IN THE DARK FLOORS AND COUNTERS Owner available at 810. 394.1764 to book without a fee! Wendynest45@gmail.com !
I originally bought the cabin for the natural charm it had to me and it was a fixer upper , it is now named Serenitys Nest! My family has been in the area for over 50 years. When I saw the serine beauty of the river and the many birds nest that are located on the large beam on the porch, I knew this was the one for me! The previous owner had built it himself but it was never finished. He installed most of the wood on the walls which is pine and recycled barn wood! The 900 ft cabin has become a place for my creations! It started with the balcony and the outdoor picnic table that is one of the first large pieces I constructed. From there the cabin has had many unique features added that are artistic and unique in nature. The cabin is only 50 ft from the river and when laying in the main bedroom you have an awesome view of the trees, the sky, and the river! The peacefulness is spectacular to me! I have completed all of the work myself with some help from friends and family! Each year something new and original is added! This year 2018 , the new upstairs floors and two stone walls in the living room are new. The main bedroom floor I created with pennies and glow in the dark dust. I luv nature and have tried to bring it into the cabin. The design travels from the entrance door to the balcony door. It is a giant glow tree that leads to the tree lady face! Shes awesome! It's hard to capture the glow on camera, the best way to see it is to visit! I think it turned out well! Then on the balcony is the awesome claw foot tub for a unique soaking experience with hot water of course. I can soak for hours among the trees and all the beauty of nature. The other bedroom now has reclaimed 100 year old barnwood on the floor , with a unique door that my friend created. I completed the art on the roof last year and it can be seen from far away! One side is a giant birch tree with birds and the other side is an eagles nest with mom and dad and two babies. The downstairs floors and kitchen was remodeled in 2016 after suffering a pipe leak and flood. I used applewood and cedar wood with glows stones and aguariam stones to create the different objects that include turtles, flowers, angels, and faces, all the glows stones create a unigue viewing experience for each person. The path will lead you in complete darkness from door to door! The kitchen cupboards is a recycled store ice cold keep cabinet, that I reconstructed to fit, the countertops are made from cherrywood that I purchased from a personal mill owner who helped to cut the floor wood pieces. The tub sinks are large and useful. The ideas are endless in my mind for future additions!
The property is on one acre of land that has a privacy fence on one side and a wooded lot on the other side. It is very private and secluded but close to town. Houghton lake is 5 miles west and lake city is 15 miles east. The Merrit speedway is 10 miles and has races every weekend in the summer. The river has a stairway for easy access and is lots of fun to wade, explore or float in! There are many crabs and small fish that will gladly eat crumbs and the chipmunks luv handouts as well. I have seen many different bird species fly down river along with deer and many other creatures, and once a bear was spotted . I supply a small flat bottom boat to be used in the river, you can paddle or walk up and down the river ! Reidsburg dam only 3 miles away and is a good place to fish or swim ! There is a lot of surrounding trails and state land close by.
I do not live locally so am not usually on the property but I may be ther at the barn, staying in my camper! The maintence man may also stay on the property but not always. Ther are times when the property is private to the travelor but I am always a phone call away for questions, and to help as I can.
I have two canoes that are available to rent prior to your stay for 25.00 a weekend each. They must be moved and returned by you, paddles some life jackets and cushions are available in the small shed. The flat bottom boat that is free to guest is located next to the river and must be put in and taken out by you.
Merritt is a very small town! It has a general store and a post office. There is a party store on the corner that is one mile from the cabin. East on 55 a few miles , there is a small garden deli restaurant/ gift shop . A bisson herd is sometimes viewed from the road. Wendysnest45@ gmail.com
Recreation.: Houghton Lake offers many activities. Lots of shopping, a movie theater ,boat and skido rentals available. There is a state boat launch and room to park your boat at the cabin. Merritt Speedway just minutes from the cabin. Lake City 15 miles from the cabin.