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Gorgeous Lakefront Log Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 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
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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 Michigan

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Lakefront Log Home
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews

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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Outstanding vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a family to relax and enjoy a wonderful vacation in a gorgeous home and lakeside setting. The fishing, the playscape for the grandkids, the kayaks for the adults, the beach, beachchairs, the wood for the fire pit and gas grill were all great and created lasting memories for everyone. The cottage easily accommodated six adults and six children, ages 16 months to 4 years of age. We are all in agreement that this would be a location to revisit for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your vacation at our cabin. We hope that you enjoyed the pontoon too. We would love to have you back again so please keep us in mind for next summer and hopefully for many more summers to come!
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Memories made

  • 5 of 5

This is the hardest review I've ever written. Why? I want it to be available again for me. LOL.

The home, yes, I'll call it home, very clean, well stocked, beautiful lot, quiet. There were 9 of us. One child 10 years and 8 adults ages 21-69 years and enough room for us. We are picky people and were so pleased we didn't need to clean before we unpacked. There was plenty of storage for all items in kitchen, bath, and bedroom. The Kueriug spoiled's on my Christmas list. we will be back. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to share your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families staying in the cottage, and all 3 families fit comfortably. We loved that each room had its own full-size bathroom attached! The lake was so warm, clean, and sandy. We also rented the boat, which was incredibly new and nice! We loved tubing and kayaking. Overall, it was an awesome week!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time! We would love to have you back again!
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  • 5 of 5

This place is a little slice of heaven!! Great for kids and so much to do. Friendly owners who go the extra mile to make sure everything is wonderful. A lovely home, great fishing and a spotless facility. I highly recommend this property as it is absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We were so happy to have you and your family back again this summer. Sounds like you had a great time. We have been blessed to have such wonderful guests rent our home!
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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

Richfield Township Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

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Richfield Township Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
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.
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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