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Elegant Waterfront Cabin in the Woods w/ Fireplace, Air, & Pool Table!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,143 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

- 2 BR, 1 loft, 1 full BA, sleeps 8

Secluded riverfront cabin in the woods located in Alger, Michigan just two hours north of Detroit. This spacious vacation haven provides a quiet waterfront property with water activity amenities. Guests have access to an all-sports lake and thousands of acres of state forest. The property has window air conditioners in the queen and king bedrooms as well as the recreation room. It does not have central air conditioning. Golfing, shopping, antiquing and great restaurants are just minutes away. Enjoy satellite television, DVD movies or play billiards in the recreation room. Relax and chat with friends and family in the elegant sitting room, feeling the warmth of the fireplace in the dining room and enjoying the view of the river and state land. Enjoy a fully functional kitchen with an outdoor gas grill, and on-site laundry round out the amenities available at this great hideaway. Romantic master suite is ideal for newlyweds or those celebrating an anniversary. Whether its fishing, golfing, canoeing and ATVing in the summer or hunting in the fall and snowmobiling in the winter, the Sanctuary can offer your family a relaxing vacation to remember.

Dog friendly. Pet friendly.

Dog friendly. Pet friendly.

Further details for this vacation rental

Dog friendly. Pet friendly.

More Details

Ginger Miller
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017


Gladwin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2143 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Bedroom 1: Romantic king size canopy bed. Two large nightstands and an armoire which stores bedding and can accommodate some luggage. Two closets. Plenty of storage space. Reading lamps on both nightstands. Bring a good book. Candles round out the decor. Walls are wood and add to the 'up north' feel., Queen size Beds (2) Bedroom 2: This room is not nearly as large as the master yet still has plenty of space for luggage. There is a small closet in this room. The bed has an electric blanket for winter nights., Twin or Single Beds (2) Bedroom 3: This is a loft with a trundle bed (two twin sized beds) one higher and one lower. Great for children. Please note that the loft has an octagon window and as such cannot accommodate a window air conditioner and our property does not have central air. Additional note: Sleeping bags available to accommodate at least two more people. Also two full length couches for those extra guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
8 foot long picnic table onsite and outdoor gas grill. Use of the Weeres Fish 160 pontoon is available for additional rental fee.


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Elegant Waterfront Cabin in the Woods w/ Fireplace, Air, & Pool Table!
average rating of 4.6571426 based on 35 reviews

Just What We Were Looking For

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my husband, and two of our friends decided at very last minute to get away for the Memorial Day weekend. We wanted on the water, quiet, private, secluded, and something that allowed pets. This was the right place for all of that! The house is right on the water and the property is fantastic! It is quiet, peaceful, and secluded. There are houses around, but you couldn't hear or see anyone from any of them. The house is exactly as advertised on the listing. It had all the amenities listed- everything you need to have an enjoyable stay and not pack up your entire home to go.

The owners were very easy to work with and were accommodating for our last minute decision. We also took our two pups with us and they absolutely loved having the whole property to run. This house is great for a romantic getaway for two or a family vacation for a week and anything in between. We did see bald eagle our first night there which was great!

Thanks for an enjoyable weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

July 7 -July 9, 2006

Thanks so much for your hospitality. The Miller Sanctuary is a nice place to relax. This was the perfect location to Cole Canoe Base [Campground] to pick our Boy Scouts up. The boys loved playing pool and relaxing in front of the TV after a week of camping.

The Parents of Troop 1615 (Royal Oak, MI)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay!!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house in a secluded spot made for a very relaxing experience. Caught some nice bass off the dock in the mornings and all the wildlife in the area is amazing. The mosquitoes were brutal but not surprising due to the location on the river. Overall, a very positive experience and we would definitely rent this property again. One suggestion: add a few more lights in the house if possible. The inside of the house is too dark in most places. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth time in 7 years that our family has spent time at this house/cabin. Though the pontoon wasn't ready for our stay, the Millers went out of their way to be accommodating. We will most likely be coming up again next year. BTW to all other renters - respect the pontoon that is how us robust fishermen make our way through that river/lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to bring our two teenage daughters and four of their friends for a weekend. This was really the perfect place to get away! There is plenty of room to spread out and I think the teens really liked having different options of where to lounge and hang out together. I especially enjoyed that the dining table was big enough for all of us to eat together. The kitchen is really big - we cooked for all of the meals (except one dinner at The Camp restaurant) and we grilled one night and we had all of the pots/pans/utensils/dishes we needed for everything. We played board games, watched movies, had a bonfire, the kids went canoeing, played pool, etc. It was very clean, spacious and had everything we needed. We took an afternoon trip to the outlet mall which was just a short drive away. We had quite a few questions prior to our stay which were answered right away. I appreciated the communication with our hosts. We would definitely stay here again and would absolutely recommend this property to any family looking for a easy and relaxing get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our group was looking for a last minute winter getaway where we could bring our dogs. We were so happy when Ginger replied to our request so quickly. She made our whole experience run smoothly. The house is exactly what we were looking for, so cozy with everything we needed. Loved the large table space right by the fireplace, perfect for board games! Would definitely recommend and looking forward to staying again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nearest Airport : West Branch Community Airport at 14 Miles;

Nearest Ferry : Ferry to Charity Island from Tawas City at 38 Miles;

Nearest Motorway : I-75 and Exit 202 (Alger) at 12 Miles;

Nearest Beach : beach at 38 Miles;

Car: necessary;

The Alger/West Branch/Gladwin area offers plenty for those who love the outdoors. The property is located on the Tittabawassee River which flows into all-sports Secord Lake. Exploring the river and lake can take days.

Other Activities: miniature golf


Rates & Availability

Gladwin Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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