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Waterfront, Great View, Private Beach & Dock, Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6+2 roll aways)

Private beach on Lower Herring Lake, sandy beach, gradual drop-off, private dock, 2 new kayaks, 2 new stand up paddleboards, new lifejackets, new 42" HD TV, access by boat or 1.3 mile car car ride to miles of beautiful, private beach on Lake Michigan. This is pristine, private, and undeveloped beach for miles, with dunes blending into forests. This is like Sleeping Bear without the park rangers or fees. Never a crowd and often never anybody. Miles of beach was saved from development by the Noble family through the Watervale Inn. We only rent by the week in July and August. We also have a house on the water 3 doors north, that sleeps 10-12, VRBO 370427.

We are a quarter of a mile of forest from the paved road, very quiet and peaceful. Cabin has a screened in porch, fireplace, full kitchen but no dishwasher, 3 bedrooms, 2 queens and twin bunk beds, 2 twin roll-a-way beds. Tongue and groove pine walls, big fireplace, amazing views. Satellite TV, Roku, Wifi, firewood, two kayaks, two paddleboards and a canoe included plus a propane grill.

Watch postcard perfect sunsets over either lake. We are 6 miles south of Frankfort, 5 miles north of Arcadia.

Herring Lake connects to Lake Michigan via a shallow, sandy stream directly across the lake.

Amenities: All linens provided, canoe, 2 kayaks, 2 paddleboards, life jackets, paddles, full kitchen, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, satellite big screen TV, Netflix WIFI, DVD player, beach chairs, firewood for beach fires on Lake Michigan, propane grill, 50 kid DVDs and grown up movies, games, porch table with 4 chairs.

Miles and miles of rails to trails bike paths in the area, running between Elberta, Frankfort, Beulah and Thompsonville. SUP, pontoon boat, speed boat and sailboat rental available right on the lake, delivered to your beach.

I'll send a detailed list of things to do, complete with golfing, fishing, shopping, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, pick-your-own strawberries and cherries, flying tours, Indian casino's, restaurants, sights, movies etc.

More Details

Joe Turner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Joe Turner

We live in Chapel Hill, NC, my Dad Joe Turner handles some of the inquiries.

Joe Turner purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Joe Turner chose Arcadia

The beauty of Lower Herring Lake and proximity to Lake Michigan are unparalleled.

What makes this cabin unique

Access to miles of private Lake Michigan beach (otherwise posted), which is owned by the Noble family through the Watervale Inn. Even during peak summer season on Lake Michigan, as far as you can see in both directions, there are few people.


Arcadia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3/4 bathroom, shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On the lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , 2 Twins
    Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single , 2 roll-away twins on sleeping porch
  • Bedrooms are as follows, Queen, Queen, 2 twins bunkbeds, 2 roll-aways twin beds on porch. Sleeping 8 by using the twin roll away beds can get crowded if more than a few days.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All linens provided, 2 kayaks, 2 paddleboards and canoe come with the house. Satellite TV, fire ring, fire place, fire wood provided, plus all linens except beach towels. Many rentals involve bringing your own linens. Thanks


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Waterfront, Great View, Private Beach & Dock, Sunsets
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic lake and sunset views

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a perfect week at The Cabin on Lower Herring Lake, loved using the kayaks and canoes, launching right from the beach. It's fun to kayak straight across the lake to the outlet and swim in Lake Michigan. Can't beat the views of the sunset from the huge cabin window. Our granddaughters loved the bunk beds, firepit and the dock.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such natural, quiet beauty- a great place to restore!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back! Our kids loved being right on the water and had such an amazing time swimming off of the dock and taking out the paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes! This cozy and rustic cabin had the most gorgeous view and was so private, you truly felt like you were getting away from it all. Pete the owner was extremely communicative and responsive and his son, who had recently graduated from college, took my kids tubing, which was a highlight of the trip! You could see all the way to the bottom of the water which was so nice! The fire pit was fun and having diner outside at the picnic table while looking at the water was wonderful. Plenty of room for our family of five. So close to the town of Frankfort which had the best fireworks i have ever seen! Great for day trips to Glen Arbor (sleeping bear dunes), Traverse City, and even Mackinaw Island. Thank you for a terrific and very memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyed our stay ! Place was immaculate !

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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outstanding vacation experience. Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice cabin in a good location. Outstanding views of the lake and would definitely come back again

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice time, loved the lake and cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cabin, As advertised, great view!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous views, Pete was great to work with. Clean, comfortable, amazing lakes!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Frankfort Municipal
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Stormcloud Brewery in Frankfort
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Ludington, Michigan
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
8 courses within 30 min
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Stormcloud Brewery
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Right in front, or private Lake Michigan beach
Car: necessary

Rails to trails bike paths 10 min away in Elberta. Miles of private Lake Michigan beach is accessable via canoe, 10 min, or car, 2 min. Lake Michigan is ideal for kiteboarding, body surfing, sunsets, and stand up paddleboarding. The house is on Lower Herring Lake looking west towards the sunsets over preserved forests and dunes. There is very little boat traffic even during peak season. Crystal Mountain Ski and Golf Resort, 20 min away. I'll email a detailed list of hikes, bike trails, restaurants, libraries, theaters, historical museums, fishing spots etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120

Personal checks are best, thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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