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Gorgeous Lakefront Log Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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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Jeff Elliott
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Jeff Elliott

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.

Jeff Elliott purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Jeff Elliott chose Lake St. Helen

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so pleased that you and your family had a great weekend. You were wonderful guests and we would love to have you back again!
May 2015
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Saint Helen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath attached to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs 'bear' bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , upstairs 'wolf' bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath on main floor
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor master bedroom with attached master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs 'bear' bedroom with attached private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs 'wolf' bedroom with attached bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sleeper sofa in great room
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 4 adult mattress cots and 3 futons
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
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!


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Gorgeous Lakefront Log Home
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a group of 12 in this house and we had plenty of room! We had 3 families each consisting of 2 adults and 2 kids. All of the kids were 8 years and under. The water is shallow enough that the parents could relax and let the kids play all day. It felt like we had the lake to ourselves! The house is VERY clean and the owners were absolutely wonderful to work with! The house is stocked with anything you could ever need. We will be back!! Thank you for a great time and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation! We would love to have you back again soon!
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great time with your family! We only wish that the weather was better for you. We have been so blessed to have such wonderful guests and we wish you and your family well. Good luck on your upcoming surgery.
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Beautiful cabin and view!

  • 5 of 5

Home owner thought of every detail! Kayaks, rafts, swingset and boat along with great weather made this vacation wonderful! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great time! We would love to have you back again next summer too.
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin is even better in person than in the pictures. Such a wonderful place to be and relax. Owners are very helpful and check with you that everything is ok and as expected on arrival. We had children with us ages 12 and 9 and they loved the kayaks and just being around the water, they didn't even say they were bored! Overall excellent weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Georgous lakefront home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home all of the family had a wonderful time. Great location on quiet lake. Plenty of room for all 12 of us. Had so much fun kayaking and boating.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

I have to say, this is such a beautiful and CLEAN home! This was an awesome weekend to honor my mom while she is going through chemo/radiation with stage 3 cancer and I couldnt have been more happy with this rental! Not only again was it very clean and nicely taken care of, but the owners came and said hello as we entered and were very friendly. I was worried not having enough things to keep all 5 kids busy, but they shed is filled with outdoor stuff to do! It had fishing poles, kayaks, sand toys, water shoes and lifejackets, it has a pontoon available for rent which we didnt use but its a great option! You can kayak to a small island where the kids thoroughly enjoyed the mini adventure! This house is fully stocked with the necessities of a vacation home such as dishes, plastic ware, laundry area, enough blankets, cleaning stuff and towels etc. very great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you were able to spend some very quality time with your family. We know how special this time was for you and your family and we are so happy that the home and property met your needs. We know that you enjoyed your time and hope that you were able to make some wonderful cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Best wishes to you and your family..
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Saginaw, Bay City, Midland (MBS) International AP
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Firehouse Restaurant & Lounge in St Helen
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-75 Exit 222 northbound and Exit 227 southbound
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Applebees, The Willow Tree, Lumberjack, G's pizza
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Saint Helen Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2018
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250

Homeowners have a second waterfront property located 30 minutes south of this location in Alger which will be available for rent 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. All confirmed canceled reservations will be subject to fees. Please 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 2018 is Saturday. Pontoon and PWC available for rent for entire duration of stay (no exceptions). Pontoon rental is $1250 per week or $200 per day; PWC available for rent for $150 per day with 30 day advanced notice. Weekly watercraft package of both pontoon and PWC is $2000. Must have experience operating a pontoon and/or PWC. 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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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