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Outdoorsy AFrame Set Back On Acreage on Hamlin Lake-Hot Tub-Kayaks-Firepit

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Aframe Cabin On Acreage, Fire Pit, Hot Tub, Hamlin Lake, Rowboat, Kayaks, Air

Located on one of the most desired all sports lakes in the area, Hamlin Lake, you won’t want to miss this rustic setting located on 4 wooded acres that backs up to over 300 private acres and a preserve. Get the feeling of rustic living with all of the modern amenities. From the stainless steel appliances and open area loft, to the fire pit and outdoor hot tub. It has a fully stocked Kitchen and Gas Grill with a large deck a hot tub. Take a walk through the 9 wooded acres or enjoy a fire in the fire pit. You can watch TV on the 50” Plasma TV complete with Dish TV and DVD player. Or sit on the couch and enjoy the fire and heat from the pellet stove or cool air from our central air conditioning. If you enjoy watching all kinds of wildlife or just want to sit back and enjoy a great book, don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy your next travel or romantic getaway to the Arrowhead Cabin. The cottage is private and does not sit directly on the lake (less than 1000 ft down a deadend road in front of the home), but does have seasonal lake views and lake access with a dock, rowboat and 2 kayaks. (Seasonal furniture and kayaks). We are on upper Hamlin, meaning depending on the time of year and how the weather is, there are cattails/reeds in the area, but there are always runs cut to get out into the main part of Upper Hamlin. You won't be disappointed in the beautiful views!

Matt and Laura Strong
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Matt and Laura Strong

We have lived in the SW MI area our entire lives, and thoroughly enjoy the outdoors. We also own Strong Performance Charters offering fishing charters on Lake Michigan out of South Haven, MI. We strive to provide the best rental/vacation experience ever! We have a vacation home in Linwood, MI 1/2 mile from Saginaw Bay, Gobles, MI on Mill Lake as well as in Ludington, MI on Hamlin Lake - can you tell we love the water? We look forward to sharing our homes with you!

Matt and Laura Strong purchased this cabin in 2010


Ludington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please follow move out checklist in the rental agreement and in the welcome book in the home - thank you!
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • New tiled shower, leaf shaped vessels ink, linens provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • queen bed, also a full size sofa sleep, - sleeps total of 4 and an area in the loft where you could put an air mattress to sleep another 2 (not included) Extra linens provided
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Outdoorsy AFrame Set Back On Acreage on Hamlin Lake-Hot Tub-Kayaks-Firepit
average rating of 4.4375 based on 32 reviews

Luxurious Rustic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway cabin! Easy to find, and beautifully maintained with all amenities right at your fingertips. Owners very responsive and were available for anything needed. The wooded surroundings were calm and beautiful, and the hot tub was glorious! The cabin is just a few miles from downtown Ludington filled with cool shops, and delicious restaurants. The Ludington beach and state park are close, too, and even though we went off season, we still had a fabulous time walking all over. We had an absolutely wonderful time and highly recommend this cabin to others! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you loved our home!!! There is fun to be had in Ludington during ALL seasons :) Hope to see you again soon!
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Great outdoor amenities and cute little cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for a nice camping get away. The woods had some great trails to walk and explore. The fire pit was a great size for everyone to enjoy, hot tub was clean and relaxing. Make sure to bring some heavy duty bug spray because the mosquitos got pretty bad at night. Great place for a weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay!!!! And yes, sometimes the bugs can feel like they are going to carry you away!!! haha. We hope to see you again at one of our homes!
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My husband and I had a wonderful, relaxing stay at the cabin.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Arrowhead cabin for 5 days in July. It"s located close enough to Ludington to enjoy the lake, beaches and lighthouses yet it was nice to be a bit secluded in the peaceful surroundings. The cabin itself was very clean inside, with a really nice woodland decor throughout, the bed was comfy and you have everything you need. We especially appreciated the beautiful deck with the hot tub! (Felt great after all the hiking)The owners were super quick to respond to questions and/or concerns (within minutes) and check in was simple. I knocked off one star because of some clean up on the deck and hot tub we had to do ourselves upon arriving. Not a huge deal and it certainly didn't ruin our stay. All in all we enjoyed our time and would recommend Arrowhead cabin to those looking for a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!!!! Sorry for the "clean up" on the deck - being out in the woods you can sweep the deck one minute, and then turn around and have to sweep it again! And despite having a cover, it's difficult to keep the sand out of the hot tub since there is a lot of dirt in the woods, but we try our best. We look forward to having you back in one of our homes :)
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Terrible experience!

  • 1 of 5


We stayed at this cabin from June 25th – June 28th 2018. The pictures of the house are very deceiving. Per the contract, an immediate assessment of the house was conducted and numerous issues reported to the home owners that included: the grass was high, yard debris and cigarette butts on the ground, trash can on back deck was full of garbage not in bags, fire pit had burned garbage in it, grill was not clean, hot tub had sand in it, there was a very strong foul odor when you walked into the side porch, sliding screen door to the back deck was broke, windows were dirty, floors are dirty, carpet dirty and stained and ripped in the bedroom, fridge had food in it along with the freezer, including a glass bowl, kitchen drawers had food and dirt in them, left front window facing the front deck would not open, mice had been chewing on the toilet paper rolls in the bathroom, bed linens were very odorous and dirty, washing machine leaked water, and the internet did not work the entire time of our stay.

I had to wash all the bed linens and all the dishes we planned on using prior to using them. Their answer to the issues was to send a housekeeper out the next morning, and after she left, I cleaned out the fridge and threw out all of the old food and condiments (nothing was suppose to be left in the fridge per contract) along with washing it out so I could put my own groceries in it. We made the best of the situation including boating through the massive aquatic vegetation surrounding the area of the lake the shared dock is located in. This was not shown in the picture used online and caused some engine issues with my boat forcing me to spend part of our time fixing the boat engine.

To make this experience even worse, I was initially denied my security deposit and accused of leaving Marijuana in the bedroom (which was impossible, and probably left by a previous renter), stealing condiments and spices, and lying about the house being dirty. Laura told me that the Mason County Sheriff’s Department was contacted the day of my departure in reference to the Marijuana, however in speaking to the Mason County Central Dispatch along with a Sgt. From the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, zero calls of service of any kind have been reported at the address of the cabin. After lengthy email conversations with Laura, including my interest in taking this to civil court, I was given my deposit back.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, this is a disthonest review, and we have reached out to Homeaway. As potential guests can see, there are multiple 4 and 5 star reviews before (including IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL) and IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR DEPARTURE. I will try to address your issues. If I could attach photos I would, which include emails and text messages and the police report. OUTDOORS: yes the home is in the woods and it's a rustic cabin, there is not a mowed yard. The housekeeper came out for you’re the day following your checkin – there were NO cigarette butts found anywhere, the trash can on the back deck was full of RETURNABLE POP BOTTLES (no garbage), there were burned logs in the firepit – not trash. INDOORS: The housekeeper came the day after your checkin, and you stated the house was not dirty, but you didn’t want to be held accountable for anything for your security deposit. The housekeeper asked what you would like recleaned – you stated nothing and the house was clean. The screen door is not broke, or off the track – it’s functioning fine. The windows were not dirty neither were the linens…as they washed in between all guests! There is a possibility of a mouse chewing on toilet paper rolls – it’s a house in the woods, and we do have mouse traps out for them. The washing machine only leaks when OVERFILLED. The Internet was down due to Frontier, NOT us. I even sent you a text message FROM FRONTIER explaining that. That was beyond our doing! Yes, the fridge had condiments – it was a fully stocked kitchen. There was nothing expired in the home. You state you threw them all out, however, none of it was found in the garbage – meaning you must have taken them??!! As for the illegal substance in the home, it was reported and I have a police report number. I’d be happy to share on here if able. It’s unfortunate that we received an email from your fiancée who is a DEPUTY OF THE STATE POLICE and he had to exert his level of authority to frankly “bully” us into returning your entire security deposit. It’s most unfortunate. Please next time you leave a review for someone who is gracious enough to rent their personal home out, please be truthful and honest.
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Great setting very private

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time the cottage was clean and comfortable We enjoyed meals on the big deck nice fires and the hot tub was a really nice touch

We rented a boat Saturday caught fish

Went antiquing in Ludington and overall had an awesome time and would highly recommend to anyone

The owners were very responsive and helpful

Steve and Lonna

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time! We can't wait to have you back or any of our other homes!
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Serene, Quiet and Charming

  • 4 of 5

House is well maintained and owners are very receptive

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Muskegon County Airport MKG
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
SS Badger Car Ferry, Ludington, MI
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ludington State Park
Car: necessary

Our Arrowhead Cabin is located on beautiful Hamlin Lake, half way between Ludington and Michigan. Our cabin is a secluded AFrame home on 4 wooded acres that backs up to over 300 private acres and a preserve, with a fire pit and hot tub, and with access to Hamlin Lake. Lake Michigan and one of the best state parks - Ludington State Park - are only 10 minutes away with beautiful beaches, great freshwater fishing, and wonderful hiking / skiing trails. The Arrowhead Cabin is also near several major snowmobile trails.

Our location makes it easy to get to either Manistee or Ludington, so you have an abundant choice of restaurants, shops, and attractions to try.

In the summers, sit and relax by the lake or do some fishing or relax inside with our central air conditioning. In the fall, enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and take in some local apple cider and go for a walk in the crisp leaves. In the winter, enjoy a day of cross country skiing or snowshoeing at the state park, or go for a snowmobile ride.

During any season, enjoy a night by the fire pit outside (seasonal furniture) or enjoy a dip in our Hot Tub.

Feel free to follow us on Facebook where we post area calendars and things to do!

So take in all northwest Michigan has to offer and visit us at our Arrowhead Cabin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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