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Gorgeous Lakefront Log Home

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2800 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom + Loft & Sun Room, 3 1/2 Bath Log Home With Sandy Beach

Enjoy the spectacular lake views on this quiet all-sports lake in St Helen. Enjoy the company of family and friends in this stunning log-sided cabin with lake views from every room! The great room features a two-story stone wood burning fireplace and large windows to take in the amazing views! The interior boasts hand-hewn logs, an open loft with 2 futons and large TV, and a breath-taking log staircase. There are 3 very large bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed and private bath. The upstairs bathrooms have a stand up shower only while the first floor master bath has a tub/shower combination. In addition, the sitting room has a log futon which is adjacent and separated from the master bedroom by french doors and a privacy curtain. There is a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the great room. There are four adult- sized cots with mattresses, which can be placed in the upstairs bedrooms for sleeping additional guests.

The kitchen has granite counter tops and is fully equipped with a double-oven and all the necessary amenities. The log table in the dining room seats 6 and the kitchen island seats 2. The cabin is beautifully decorated and furnished with lodge decor.

Relax outdoors on the over sized log-railing deck, which is partially covered, or in the hammock overlooking the lake. The large yard is professionally landscaped and great for lawn games. Enjoy a BBQ, have a campfire on the beach, or relax in front of the fireplace on a chilly evening. No matter what the season is, this property is sure to make a memorable weekend or family vacation for everyone!
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    First floor master bedroom with attached master bath ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    upstairs 'bear' bedroom with attached private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    upstairs 'wolf' bedroom with attached bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sized sleeper sofa in great room...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 4 twin/ single

    4 adult mattress cots and 3 futons...moreless

  • Bedrooms #1, #2 and #3 are large bedrooms, each with a queen-sized log bed and private bath. Bedroom #4 is a queen-sized sleeper sofa located in the great room. Bedroom #5 is the upstairs open loft which has 2 log futons, which could accommodate 1 adult and 1 child. The sitting room has a log futon which can accommodate 1 child, and is separated from the master bedroom by french doors and a privacy curtain. All beds and futons are made from logs. In addition, there are 4 cots with mattresses that can accommodate 4 adults. There are ceiling fans present in each bedroom and sun room. One set of linens for each bed and cot are provided. Extra blankets and pillows are available....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bath attached to Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    upstairs 'bear' bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    upstairs 'wolf' bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Half bath on main floor...moreless

  • Beautiful custom wood vanities, mirrors and lights. Each bathroom has an individual linen closet. Two towels per guest, hand soap and toilet paper are provided. Please bring all toiletries for personal use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Great location for year-round activities! Summer activities include swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, PWC, kayaking, canoeing and boating. Great location for golfing. Beautiful sunsets. 100 feet of lake frontage with private sandy beach. Fall activities include autumn color changes and hunting. Nearby trails for ATV/ORV and snowmobiles. Cross country and downhill skiing. Close to shopping and dining. No matter what season, there is plenty to do. This is the perfect location to plan your next family vacation, golf trip, or weekend get away. This property offers something for everyone...come make some special memories of your own! ...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Please bring your own blue ray DVDs. Assorted DVDs available for guest to use....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games and cards available; basketball and basketball net/hoop available; construction paper, coloring books, crayons and colored pencils available....moreless

  • Television:

    3 flat screen HD televisions located in great room, sun room and loft....moreless

  • Toys:

    small inflatable water toys and various children's toys available. ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Game Cube with assorted games available for guests to use during their stay. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Relax on your own private 100 feet of sandy beach...perfect for sunbathing, making sandcastles or enjoying a beach side campfire with family and friends....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Enjoy the spectacular lake views on this quiet all-sports lake in St Helen. Great for swimming, fishing, kayaking, tubing and playing on inflatable water toys. Public launch for your PWC or pontoon....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Log dining table seats 6. Kitchen island seats 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Fabric softener sheets provided...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two-story stone wood burning fireplace with glass doors, available only for use during designated time of year. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    3 car attached garage...not accessible to guests. Guests will be able to access locked shed....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet services are available at Guest expense of $10 per Gb used. Internet fees to be deducted from security deposit....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided for each bed and cot. Extra blankets and pillows are available....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The great room has a two-story stone wood burning fireplace, a hand-hewn log interior and knotty pine cathedral ceiling. Great windows & a large antler chandelier. Desk located in corner of room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available for up to 4 cars in driveway. Can also use driveway for ATV and snowmobile trailers if needed....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Please use your personal cell phone for all calls. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    2 bath towels per guest; Beach towels are NOT provided, please bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig single cup coffee maker and Mr. Coffee provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 16, glasses and silverware. Cooking utensils available. Paper plates, cups and plastic silverware will be available....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent available for use of dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully furnished with everything needed for baking and preparing meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric Double-oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Flour, sugar, salt, pepper, baking supplies, vegetable oil and other staple items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator with built-in ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric cook top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster provided. Blender also provided....moreless


  • Boat:

    Public launch located about 1/4 mile from cabin to launch your PWC or fishing boat into lake. May dock boat or PWC. Pontoon and PWC available for rent from Homeowner. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Very large deck, partially covered. Furnished with 2 outdoor round patio tables with 8 chairs total and 2 umbrellas. Also 2 chaise lounging chairs & 2 benches on deck for plenty of seating....moreless

  • Golf:

    5 championship golf courses located within 20 miles of cabin. Perfect location for your next golf outing!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Four adult and two youth/small adult kayaks with paddles provided by Homeowner or you may bring your own canoe and launch on our beautiful sandy beach! ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very large professionally landscaped yard with plenty of shade, great for lawn games. Sprinkler system. 2 person hammock, wood swing and bench in yard for additional seating....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal and gas grill available for use during stay....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross Country Ski Headquarters is located in Roscommon. Down-hill skiing and snow tubing at Snowsnake, Boyne, Schuss and Crystal Mountain....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    various sizes of life vests available...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 1 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$400 $450
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer 2017
May 25 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$425 $450
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Aug 5 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer 2017
Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 4 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$400 $450
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $250
  • Property Damage Protection $79


Homeowners have a second waterfront property located 30 minutes south of this location in Alger which will be available for rent starting in September 2016, VRBO listing # 913301. Please contact owners for additional information. Terms and rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. Cabin to kept tidy and be left in satisfactory condition upon check-out for full deposit refund. See Rental Agreement for cancellation policy. Additional $25 per person per night for more than 10 guests will be assessed. All items are to be left in the condition and location that Guest found them at check-in. Changeover day for summer 2017 is Saturday. Pontoon available for rent for entire duration of stay (no exceptions) for $1200 per week. Must have experience operating a pontoon. Watercraft to remain on premises at all times and guest must sign watercraft liability forms. Please contact owners if you have any questions regarding the HomeAway/VRBO service fees.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Saginaw, Bay City, Midland (MBS) International AP
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Firehouse Restaurant & Lounge in St Helen
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-75 Exit 222 northbound and Exit 227 southbound
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Applebees, The Willow Tree, Lumberjack, G's pizza
70 Miles
Nearest Ski
Treetops, Snowsnake, Boyne, Schuss & Crystal Mtn.

Car: Necessary

West Branch features shopping, dining, theater, Tanger Outlet Mall, golfing & antiquing. West Branch also hosts the Modern Craft Winery tasting room, which is one of the stops on the Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail. West Branch also hosts the Spring Art and Wine Walk in May and the Victorian Art Fair in August.

Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in Michigan and offers something fun for everyone! There are water activities, a small amusement park that have kiddie rides, go-carts, miniature golf, batting cages and more. Crafters will enjoy Arnie's Arts 'N Crafts store with its huge selection of supplies. Houghton Lake is home to Michigan's largest annual outdoor winter festival, Tip Up Town USA, for snowmobile and ice-fishing enthusiasts, during the last two weekends in January. The crowds are large, so spend your time with us in our beautiful cabin which is only 20 minutes away. Each Fall, Houghton Lake hosts an Arts and Craft show displaying crafts from local vendors.

Ogemaw County hosts an annual fair in August which include carnival rides, games, a petting farm and craft show.

Golfers have a choice of 10 golf courses within 25 miles of the cabin including Forrest Dunes, The Quest, West Branch Country Club, and Sugar Springs GC. The Dream and The Nightmare Golf Courses are only 9 miles away!

ATV, ORV, snowmobilers and motorcyclists have access to hundreds of miles of trails right from our driveway. We are located near the St Helen Trail which features a Motorsport area. From St Helen Trail, you can branch off to Geels, Ogemaw Hills, Ambrose Lake, Rose City and Denton Creek Trails. The cabin is literally in the middle of it all! There are plenty of places to stop and eat and purchase gas along the way. No need to trailer, just park in our driveway and ride!

The town of St Helen holds its annual National Blue Gill Festival each July which features parades, food and craft vendors, beverage tent, live music and entertainment and amusement rides.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We have lived in Michigan all our lives and really love the 'up- north' experience. We camped for many years around the state and finally decided to purchase property in this area because there is so much to do, no matter what the season is. Our dream was to own waterfront property and as soon as we saw the area, we knew this was the place for our family to enjoy for many years to come. We have made so many wonderful family memories and we hope that you will come and stay and make cherished memories of your own.

Why the Owner Chose Richfield Township, MI, USA:
We wanted to have waterfront property which would provide a beautiful view and relaxation. We love that the lake is quiet and not crowded, and would allow us to enjoy fun water activities such as swimming, fishing, tubing, and riding on our PWC and pontoon. It is really nice having a sandy beach too. We love the serene setting and surrounding areas of wildlife. The area is great for riding ATVs and snowmobiles too. Our family likes to downhill ski and so we often drive to Boyne in the winter to enjoy some of Michigan's finest skiing. It is also close to several golf courses.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
After purchasing this property, we waited two years to build our home. We wanted to build something special that we could enjoy for many years to come. Once looking at plans, we knew we wanted to build a home from logs. We chose a floor plan that would allow us to see the amazing views from every room. We put the finishing touches on our furnishings to create a warm, comfortable, cozy cabin. Behind our cabin, there are more than 6 acres of wooded land with a pond that is adjacent to State land.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • night time view of great room

    night time view of great room

  • great room fireplace

    great room fireplace

  • view of "wolf room"

    view of "wolf room"

  • view of great room from upstairs loft

    view of great room from upstairs loft

  • first floor master bedroom

    first floor master bedroom

  • Girls having a great time tubing!

    Girls having a great time tubing!

  • view of 'island' on lake

    view of 'island' on lake

  • covered front porch

    covered front porch

  • front of cabin

    front of cabin

  • Exterior of Great Room of home facing lake

    Exterior of Great Room of home facing lake

  • view of lake from deck

    view of lake from deck

  • upstairs loft

    upstairs loft

  • full upstairs bath

    full upstairs bath

  • office area in corner of great room

    office area in corner of great room

  • view of lake in the Fall

    view of lake in the Fall

  • lakefront cabin with sandy beach

    lakefront cabin with sandy beach

  • kitchen


  • Boys having a great time swimming in lake

    Boys having a great time swimming in lake

  • view of sunset from great room

    view of sunset from great room

  • Enjoying the kayaks....

    Enjoying the kayaks....

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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