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Waterfront, Great View, Private Beach & Dock, Sunsets

Arcadia, MI, USA
  • Cabin1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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

60' of private beach on Lower Herring Lake, sandy beach, gradual drop-off, private dock with 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.

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. Original and refinished 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.


Joe Turner

Member Since 2011
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 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 Frankfort

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • 3/4 bathroom, shower

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
        • Lakefront
        • Rural
          Rolling hills, forest and orchards all around
        • Waterfront


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Living Room
                • Hair Dryer
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  We provide all linens except beach towels.
                • Heating
                  gas heat.
                • Mobile Phone
                • Parking
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                • Towels Provided
                • Wood Fireplace


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Toaster, microwave, oven, coffee pot, Fiesta dishes for 8, utensils, Tupperware, pots and pans.
                    • Kitchen
                      Fridge, range, stove, microwave, Fiesta ware dishes, full set of pots and pans, utensils.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Dining table on screened in porch seats 6. and dining table inside that seats 4.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                              About 2 dozen books for take one or leave one
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                              Chess, Monopoly, Sorry, Cards, Checkers, etc.
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television
                            • Video Library
                              We have about 10 movies in the house plus satellite TV.


                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  2 Kayaks, 1 Canoe and 2 paddleboards provided, with paddles, oars.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • churches
                                    • cinemas
                                    • festivals
                                    • library
                                    • marina
                                    • museums
                                    • playground
                                    • restaurants

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • paddle boating
                                        • antiquing
                                        • bird watching
                                        • boating
                                        • gambling casinos
                                        • horseback riding
                                        • miniature golf
                                        • beachcombing
                                        • 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

                                                • parasailing
                                                • cross country skiing
                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                • fishing
                                                • fly fishing
                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                • golf
                                                • hiking
                                                • hunting
                                                • kayaking
                                                • mountain biking
                                                • cycling
                                                • 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

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      17 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Really enjoyed our stay ! Place was immaculate !

                                                      Harold B.

                                                      Lovely cabin.

                                                      outstanding vacation experience. Fantastic views

                                                      Kevin S.

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

                                                      Great family vacation cabin.

                                                      Kilo K.

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

                                                      Comfortable cabin, As advertised, great view!

                                                      Mark T.

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

                                                      Very Disappointed

                                                      Jim & Linda R.Stow, Ohio

                                                      The exterior and interior condition was extremely disappointing, as there was cob webs everywhere, dirty windows and huge spiders.

                                                      The inside could of been a lot cleaner.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      We spent $155 on a professional cleaning service several hours before guests arrived and routinely clean windows. 68 tenants over the last 4 years and never a complaint about cleanliness. 13 previous reviews, nine with 5 stars and four with 4. I wish guests had contacted me on day one and we could have cured whatever they were unhappy with in the moment or made this right.

                                                      As advertised...

                                                      Serena S.

                                                      Great location, very accomodating owners, the four stars was simply due to the musty cabin smell. But then again, it's basically what you'd expect in an older waterfront cabin :)


                                                      Arcadia, MI, USA

                                                      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

                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Cleaning Fee

                                                      Personal checks are best, thank you.

                                                      17 Reviews
                                                      Excellent 4.5/5
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