Sidell's Sturgeon River Log Cabin - Snowmobile, Ski, Snow Shoe, Cedar Sauna!(35 Reviews)
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8-12.
1. 20 miles from the Gaylord golf courses, Bay Harbor Golf Club, Boyne Highlands, Little Traverse Bay Golf, Black Lake Golf Club, and Crooked Tree Golf Club
2. 25 mins. from Mackinaw City
3. 20 mins. from Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and the Odawa Casino
4. 5 min. from the Inland Waterways for boating and jet skiing.
6. 2.5 miles from beautiful DeVoe Beach in the village of Indian River on Burt Lake
7. 1 miles from Burt Lake Marina for snowmobile rentals
8. 3 miles from Indian River Marina for pontoon boat rentals
Plus, there's lots of parking space for your boat trailers, campers, motorcycles, and extra vehicles!
Inside Details: This is the perfect cabin 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 children; 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. The cabin is well lit at night while you’re enjoying the late night bonfires at the river. On the big timber cedar deck overlooking the Sturgeon River is a nice outdoor table and chairs with umbrella for relaxing 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. 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.
When you're ready to book, here are some things to keep in mind
We recommend you complete your booking on VRBO or ask the owner to send you a payment request through VRBO.Verify your payment method
Member since: 2009
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- 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
- This is the quintessential log cabin on a blue ribbon trout stream in gorgeous Northern Michigan! It's close to all kinds of fun. You have incredible golf, hunting, fishing, hiking, ATV trails, snowmobile trails, restaurants, inland lakes, rivers, etc. all within a 5-30 minute drive from the front door. ...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 5 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay
Peak Summer Season
Jun 24 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Trash Removal $10
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Summer Lawn Care Fee $25
- Caretaker/Cleaning $200
- Taxes Not included
Base rates are for up to 10 people. Beyond 10 people the rental rate increases by $25/person/night. Three or more nights the nightly rate for up to 10 people is reduced to $350/night.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
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!
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 and investor. I represent buyers and sellers of virtually all types of real estate in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area in North Carolina. My primary residence is in Denver, 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 daughters Anna Faith and Lexi Ann. Some of my other free time is spent fly fishing, upland bird hunting, golfing, cooking, reading, traveling, kayaking, and working on just about anything around the home and Christmas Tree Farm!
Why the Owner Chose Indian River, MI, USA:
We didn't buy our vacation cabin, we built it! It is a home I (Doug) designed and built in 2006 on the most perfect piece of Sturgeon River property. I (Doug) 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 our list include: kayaking, fishing, swimming, rafting, canoeing, boating, snowmobiling, biking, hiking, ATV & 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; relaxing in the cedar sauna; 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; riding our 4 Wheeler through all the back-country trails just outside the cabin; taking advantage of all the freedom!
- Primary: (704) 794-8740
Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - Local Canoe/Kayak/Rafting service provider for the Sturgeon River
- CLICK HERE - Local Pontoon Boat Rental Place for Burt & Mullett Lakes just two miles from the cabin.
- CLICK HERE - Facebook Fan Page
- CLICK HERE - Local Snowmobile Rental Business just one mile from the cabin.
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
View of cabin from backyard and Sturgeon River
Front elevation of the cabin and patio/grilling area.
Loft with 2 Twin Beds
Hammock down by the river in back of the cabin.
Inland Waterway - Mullett Lake and mouth of Cheboygan River.
Beautiful Brown caught late night trout fly fishing.
Playground at Cooperation Park less than a mile from the cabin.
24" Steelhead I caught in the Sturgeon River at the cabin.
View of Cabin from backyard and Sturgeon River
View of cabin from backyard and Sturgeon River.
View of the Sturgeon River From the Bonfire Pit
Great Room (view from the loft above)
Inland Waterway - Mullett Lake hang-out at the mouth of Cheboygan River.
Inland Waterway - Indian River
Playground at Cooperation Park less than a mile from the cabin.
Wild Brook Trout caught a stone's throw from the cabin!
Beautiful sandy beach at Burt Lake just two miles from the cabin.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a message to owner
Anonymously report this listing
We appreciate your participation and assistance with our efforts to operate the most secure and trusted vacation rental marketplace in the industry
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.