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Sidell's Sturgeon River Log Cabin - Kayaking, Trout Fishing, Cedar Sauna!

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Go to our Facebook Fan Page at Sidell's Sturgeon River Log Cabin for more photos, contact info, reservation info, and to learn more about our vacation home. Our cabin is a 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, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and x-country and downhill skiing! This is a GORGEOUS PROPERTY and is perfectly directly on 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 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.
5. 2 miles from Burt Lake State Park with a beautiful sandy beach.
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.

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • 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

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • 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

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  • 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

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    There's a few videos and collection is growing......moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • 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
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • 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

  • Child's Highchair
  • 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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All stainless steel appliances. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Oven

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Ski/Snowmobile Season
Dec 1 - Apr 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$400

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Jun 5 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
Peak Summer Season
Jun 24 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Trash Removal $10
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Summer Lawn Care Fee $25
  • Caretaker/Cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pelston Regional Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Indian River Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Vivios
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boyne Highlands
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Devoe Beach at Burt Lake - Indian River

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 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!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • View of cabin from backyard and Sturgeon River

    View of cabin from backyard and Sturgeon River

  • Front elevation of the cabin and patio/grilling area.

    Front elevation of the cabin and patio/grilling area.

  • Kayaks

    Kayaks

  • Loft with 2 Twin Beds

    Loft with 2 Twin Beds

  • Mainfloor Bedroom

    Mainfloor Bedroom

  • 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.

  • 24" Steelhead I caught in the Sturgeon River at 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 cabin from backyard and Sturgeon River.

    View of cabin from backyard and Sturgeon River.

  • View of the Sturgeon River From the Bonfire Pit

    View of the Sturgeon River From the Bonfire Pit

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • Bonfire Pit

    Bonfire Pit

  • Great Room (view from the loft above)

    Great Room (view from the loft above)

  • 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.

  • Wild Brook Trout caught a stone's throw 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.

    Beautiful sandy beach at Burt Lake just two miles from the cabin.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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