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Relax by the Water's Edge - 'Natural Log Cabin'

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:23
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 20-22)

Enjoy a truly relaxing and contented retreat with your family in a beautiful 'Natural Log Cabin' in a rural natural setting in mid Michigan on a small natural private lake, where you will create family memories you will treasure for life. --Make this your -----FISHING--(Steelhead and salmon-- with-in 35 min),--HUNTING--(with-in 30min).----GOLFING (with-in 10min).------SKIING---(with-in45min).--HEAD-QUARTERS---- You will see an abundance of birds, including water fowl and often eagles as you fish in your own private lake for , bass, bluegill, perch, and rock bass. You will also occasionally see wildlife, including deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and turkeys. In winter there are snowmobile trails within a 15 minute drive,and rails and trails within 8 miles.
New addition: We added a 'WATER FALLS' and 'CAVE' between Cabin and Lake. The sound of water is sooooo soothing.
'THE CABIN' Greatroom= Has large wood fire place, 5 reclining chairs (sofas) ; lake view, sound of the water falls;
Bedrooms= Have log design through out, (Must see)
Porches= Are covered; Have lake and water falls view, with chairs, swing, and grill.
Loft= Has lounge area, Balcony and 2 roomy bedrooms and full bath.
Breakfast nook= Large table, Lake and swinging rainbow bridge view.
Basement= 'Open daylight walk out' has Game room; large bunk room, that we named the 'Sheep Stall' as it has the barn wood design. Full bath. Plus private bedroom with lake and bridge view.
Contact us for a vacation you will not forget . This is a model home for our Log Home Business and occasionally we will show the home with advance notice. 'Dream of your VACATION'
We do not want any drinking parties
'The answer is Jesus with-in' Richard & Katie

Keywords: Ideal for family reunions, Private rural setting on private lake.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, Pennsylvania Dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 23
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Everyone welcome, just so there is adult supervision. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Parents will be responsible for their children since they will be close to water. Life jackets are required when children are near or playing around the lake....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Call if you need this feature;...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23, Beds for 21-23

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom has king bed and a Master bath with a jacuzzi...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Cute log baby crib...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Beautiful view from this bedroom in the finished basement....moreless

  • Bedroom 5 - bunk room: 6 double, 3 bunk bed

    These bunk beds are double beds- curtains- sleeps 12...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) (1 in each separate room, Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Log baby crib, Bunk Beds (3) 3 bunk beds each on is a double bed size in one big room....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    You will love this room....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    In the basement...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Half bath next to the master bathroom. ...moreless

  • All towels, washclothes, soaps, shampoos provided.

Other Amenities

  • Of interest is our '56 foot rainbow bridge' that gos across a canal to a 3 acre virgin woods, Wandering through these large beech and hemlock trees on a soft spongy floor of years of built up vegetation brings you back to 'The Daniel Boons days', Also of interest is our animals,--- Mascovy & wild ducks--deer---turkey--squirriels-- rabbits--- . 20 acres of woods to play in....moreless


  • CD Player
  • Game Room:

    Has ping pong table in it....moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of indoor and outdoor games. ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo:

    A few cds and tapes provided for your use...moreless

  • Toys:

    children enjoy playing in the sandbox with a roof over it, also has some toys in it...moreless

  • Video Library:

    You may bring your own...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    This is a very private lake with the owners and the Lodge the only homes on the lake and plenty of trees between the two places....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    A small sandy spot but most do the swimming from the slide in the lake. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Marion has a nice grocery store which is within 10 miles, Cadillac which is about 15 minutes has a hospital, lots of eating places, entertainment, more lakes, Wal-mart,Meijers, anything you need....moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    with-in 10 minutes....moreless

  • Lake View:

    The Log Home is very near the lake. Also has a beautiful porch to relax on lakeside.And while relaxing on the porch you can listen to the waterfalls in front of the home by the lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The lake is 7 acres. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    2 canoes, flat bottom boat come with the rental, volleyball court and two fire pits (one small and a large one)- wood is furnished for the fires...moreless

  • Rural:

    Nice private , quiet country setting. Yet close enough to Cadillac to enjoy all the shopping and eating places around....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Caberfae peaks ski & Golf resort is only 45 minutes away....moreless

  • Village:

    Nearby Tustin, and Cadillac you can also enjoy the Rails and Trails. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    In the spring you can see geese coming in and enjoying the water also....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    We have folding table available for bigger groups....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    We have a window unit upstairs in the loft . Basement stays nice and cool in the summer...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large dryer...moreless

  • Garage:

    An open carport for 1 car....moreless

  • Heating:

    Propane in floor heating in case you don't want to be bothered with the wood stove or fireplace....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 couches with 2 large recliner seats on each - 1 reclining chair and a nice fireplace make this room inviting to spend time together or even comfortable for an afternoon nap....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Yes, this area has cell services....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of parking for large groups near the home on the same property....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Ask ahead of time....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels , washcloths , kitchen towels provided. Any towels that you use outdoors ,you need to supply. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large front end loading wash machine available for use....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large fire place, the wood will be supplied....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    You will have the Joy of having your own wood heat....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Enough cooking utensils for a large group. Also a 6 quart crockpot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough plates and silverware and glasses for 23 people....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully furnished and the beautiful hickory cabinets are so inviting....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built in microwave to save counter space....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Room for your food you bring. Cleaning supplies. If you want paper plates, you will need to bring them....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A nice side by side to hold all your needs for a large group....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove in the kitchen. 6 quart crockpot....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Plenty of space for all to sit and visit with the falls sound if someone wants to hear it. Can be turned on or off. Also small balcony off the upstairs....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Long long lane to bike without having to go on the road...moreless

  • Boat:

    canoes - we don't have motor boats on the lake. There are nearby larger lakes for motor boats....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    ,We have put in a beautiful falls in front of the porch and a tunnel for the children to go through and stand behind the falls safely....moreless

  • Golf:

    Within 10 miles...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe available...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is plenty of lawn for running around for children and roaming space in the woods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill + New big propane grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Caberfae is around 40 miles from the home...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts within 20 minutes...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    In the master bathroom, 2 person jetted tub...moreless



from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Jun 16 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

New Year
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


In the off season we will except less than 3 days if the total is $525 or greater

A reservation/damage deposit is needed to reserve the dates you want, and will be returned to you after your stay if all is left in good condition.

The rest is due within the first couple days of your stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
GRR (Grand Rapids)
68 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington, Michigan
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids, Michigan
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
115 on the east and 131 on the west
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Big Hanes (at sight) West Cadillac, Rose Lake

Private Lake Boating and Fishing and Swimming in nearby RoseLake is also available. with-in 15 to 45 minutes there is golfing, steel head and samom fishing, golfing, hunting , down hill and cross country and jet skiing, Rafting, lots of restaurants. and much more. Volleybal court and games for the family


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Richard has been a log home builder for 27 years. Richard and Katie have both seen their partners go through cancer and pass away. Then God so graciously brought us together in 2005. Richard had 11 children and Katie had 9 which gives us the grand total of 20. One passed on in 2000 so we cherish the others though most of them are now married and do not live at home. 55 grandchildren. We enjoy all the natural beauty around us. We greatly appreciate what ' Our loving Father in Heaven' has created for our enjoyment. ' The answer is Jesus with-in'

Why the Owner Chose Tustin, MI, USA:
We are using this beautiful log home as a model as we share it with others. Totally relaxing!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
I always enjoyed water, The depth of the lake and the high ground with its ever green trees all around is what drew me to this location. You will have to experance it yourself to know what i am saying. Bond with your children and grandchildren as you spend time together--------Richard & Katie-------

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Speaks: english, Pennsylvania Dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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  • The cabin view from the 7 acre lake

    The cabin view from the 7 acre lake

  • The Water's Edge Cabin as you drive up to it.  Note the carport in the back .

    The Water's Edge Cabin as you drive up to it. Note the carport in the back .

  • There is a small swim area that has sandy area.

    There is a small swim area that has sandy area.

  • Large 10 foot wide porch viewing the water

    Large 10 foot wide porch viewing the water

  • dining area

    dining area

  • Wood fireplace in living room

    Wood fireplace in living room

  • Sitting room in loft

    Sitting room in loft

  • Master bath, also has shower.

    Master bath, also has shower.

  • Loft bedroom with queen bed.

    Loft bedroom with queen bed.

  • Bedroom in basement

    Bedroom in basement

  • New Gate On Porch, Child Safety

    New Gate On Porch, Child Safety

  • Big Hanes  Lake (7 acres) from cabin

    Big Hanes Lake (7 acres) from cabin

  • The swinging bridge leads to a 3 acre virgin  forest

    The swinging bridge leads to a 3 acre virgin forest

  • Carport in back of house.

    Carport in back of house.

  • kitchen


  • Beautiful loft with large sitting area and two bedrooms and bath

    Beautiful loft with large sitting area and two bedrooms and bath

  • Ping Pong room

    Ping Pong room

  • Master bedroom with king bed.

    Master bedroom with king bed.

  • Loft bedroom with queen bed and crib

    Loft bedroom with queen bed and crib

  • Bunk room in basement, also has two more full size bunk beds - curtain divides

    Bunk room in basement, also has two more full size bunk beds - curtain divides

VRBO #346671

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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