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Lakefront Property, 15 Miles North of St. Ignace and 15 Miles East of Hessel!

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 1 and 1.5 Bathroom (2), Attached Sauna (electric) - Sleeps 8+

Looking for a place to stay while your touring the Eastern Upper Peninsula, visiting relatives or wanting a relaxing retreat, than this is the place for you, your family and/or your group (Perfect for a girl's weekend, guy's weekend or even a family reunion)!!
This lakefront property is right in the middle of St. Ignace, Hessel and Rudyard. It's the perfect spot for Bird Watchers to stay! It's also very close to ATV Trails and the Pine River boat launch.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $50/per pet....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Bathroom 3: shower

    There is a shower in the Sauna....moreless

  • Full bathroom is upstairs with bedrooms. 1/2 bathroom is located on the main floor. *The Sauna is connected to the house and right out from the main floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If there is anything else that you need or have questions about, please ask! *Also, if you want to bring an air mattress, camper or tent to accomodate additional people, that is fine with us! And, as mentioned above - you can bring your boat (or whatever watercraft you'd lke), there is a boat launch within 5 miles, but the lake is shallow right in front of the cottage - so you will want to anchor your boat out in the bay a little ways (you'll notice other boats out there as well), and you'll want to walk in from there. Other than right in front of the cottage - water depths are great and you can go fishing, or water skiing, whatever you want. :) *Kayaks, Canoes and rowboats can be pulled on shore....moreless


  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys:

    You'll find these in the Ottoman in the living room....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    With the Mackinac Bridge in the horizon....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    But, feel free to bring extras....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:


  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Bicycles:

    We do not have bicycles available for use, but bring your own! this is a great spot for kids to ride their bikes!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We don't have a kayak or canoe for your use, but it is a great area for this kind of activity, so if you would like to bring your own, you can keep them on the beach during your stay!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a charcoal and gas grill available....moreless

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,000 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Ignace
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Islander, Hessel or The Driftwood, St. Ignace
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinac Island Ferries
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. Ignace or Hessel
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hessel, Rudyard or St. Ignace
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hessel/Cedarville or St. Ignace

Car: Necessary

The 'VanKamp' is located on St. Martin's Bay (Lake Huron), only about 2 miles from I-75 (Exit #359) about 15 miles from downtown St. Ignace, 15 miles from downtown Hessel, 15 miles from downtown Rudyard, about 17 miles from Cedarville, about 45 miles from Downtown Sault Ste. Marie and about 60 Miles from Tahquamenon Falls.

It is a great spot for a relaxing vacation, where you will also be within an hour of some of the EUP's finest attractions!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1982

About: We built this cabin in 1982 and have been enjoying it ever since! It has been the perfect family spot. However, because we do not get a chance to use it as much as we would like to, we look at this as an opportunity to share our home away from home with others.

Why Hessel, MI, USA:
We love St. Martin's Bay! We love that this 'secluded' location is still only 2 miles from the expressway (I-75) and within 20 minutes of St. Ignace and Cedarville! We love that you can bring your ATV's out here and not have any issues (and be right next to some of the best trails in the EUP). We love that the cottage is off the beaten path and that it's not 'Too nice' to stay in, but rather, 'very comfortable'. Mostly, we love that one can be as active or inactive as they want! This is the perfect spot for your 'all girls weekend', your 'guys trip' or your family vacation!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There are so many things to see and do in this area! But, knowing that you can leave from the cottage on an ATV, a bicycle or in a car and be able to hit a trail or a main highway is a very unique thing! So, why not take advantage of the opportunity to stay at the 'VanKamp' and make your own opinions! Being so close to the area attractions is an added bonus!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Large dining room table that seats 8!

    Large dining room table that seats 8!

  • Living Room / Fire place.

    Living Room / Fire place.

  • Room #2, another view and you can see the door to Room #3

    Room #2, another view and you can see the door to Room #3

  • Room #3 - Queen Bed (sleeps 2). Beautiful waterfront views!

    Room #3 - Queen Bed (sleeps 2). Beautiful waterfront views!

  • Front View. 90 feet of private beach area for your enjoyment!

    Front View. 90 feet of private beach area for your enjoyment!

  • Room #2 - 2 sets of bunk beds (sleeps 4)

    Room #2 - 2 sets of bunk beds (sleeps 4)

  • Half Bathroom on Main Floor

    Half Bathroom on Main Floor

  • Master Bedroom - King Size bed and beautiful views of the waterfront!

    Master Bedroom - King Size bed and beautiful views of the waterfront!

  • Upstairs Bathroom.  Toilet and Tub/Shower are to your left.

    Upstairs Bathroom. Toilet and Tub/Shower are to your left.

VRBO #483963

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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