About the property
- Cabin2800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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 or a queen plus a full size log 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.
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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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
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 Saint 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had a wonderful week on this lake with family. The home was absolutely perfect with all of the amenities you could ask for! The use of a pontoon boat with tube included was a highlight for us, along with the huge deck and beach. The lake is peaceful and provides beautiful sunsets! A great setting to get away and shut down for rest and relaxation!
We are so thrilled you had a great time! We would love to have you back again next year. You are an awesome group!
Very clean, wonderful family spot
My family stayed at this house for a week. We really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. It is not a party lake, so don't expect that. It is a beautiful getaway in the woods. The pontoon boat was perfect, we pulled the kids on the tube all over the lake, and there was only one other boat on the lake. The loons were calling, and we saw deer. The beach was a great asset as well, and the water was sandy for a bit before it got mucky. We loved the kayaking, went every day. The house was extremely clean, which was a wonderful plus. Only downside is the stores are 15-20 minutes away, so plan accordingly. I would without a doubt stay here again.
Fabulous time! Wow, what a home! Great for kids!
We just recently stayed for week at this beautiful cabin and my family absolutely loved it! We had 4 kids with us ages 11, 9, 8, and 5 and they stayed busy the entire week with all of the things to do. They fished, swam, built sand castles, played and ate lunch in the playset, fished some more, kayaked, jumped off the dock and on our 1 rainy day they were overwhelmed with choices of board games, movies, and video games. The lake water temperature was perfect for water tubing and kayaking and we didn't miss a single day. My dad swam a total of just around 12 miles around the lake during our time there.
We had an absolutely wonderful time during our stay and I would recommend this property to anyone. The pictures on VRBO don't do the property justice and you can't get the full experience without the wonderful wood smell inside the house.
My only regret is not bringing my ATV's with me. I had no clue that there was such a plethora of trails to ride only 0.10 miles from the cabin!
FYI my 2 sons caught the biggest bass of their lives right off of the dock! I wish I could post some pictures just to show how big these things really were! Enormous!
Last thing...the owners were an absolute pleasure to deal with. They take every step to make sure that your stay is a pleasurable one. Their timely communication was nothing like I have ever experienced in renting any property. Thank you!
Wow...what a great review! It is very much appreciated. We are so happy that you and your family had such a great time! We have been so blessed with having such wonderful guests who were able to enjoy the home and property and all it has to offer. We are absolutely amazed when hearing about your dad swimming 12 miles! We would really love to have you guys back again next year! Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy year. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.
Beautiful cabin and view!
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!
We are so glad that you had a great time! We would love to have you back again next summer too.
A BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT HOME RENTAL
IT WAS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY (I HAVE MEDICAL ISSUES AND IT WAS PERFECT FOR ME ALSO) - EVERY ROOM IN THE HOME WAS BEAUTIFUL AND COMFORABLE - ALL HAD AWESOME OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - KAYAKING EVERY DAY AND 7 KAYAKS IN ALL - THEY ALSO HAD A TUBE - WE RENTED THE PONTOON FOR THE WEEK WHICH WAS GREAT FOR TUBING AND FISHING - WE HAD AN AWESOME WEEK - WOULD SUGGEST IT FOR A PERFECT VACATION
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.
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!
We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation! We would love to have you back again soon!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
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. 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 for rent for entire duration of stay (no exceptions) for $250 per day or $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. CANCELLATION POLICY: If a confirmed reservation is canceled less than 6 months prior to your arrival date, Guest will forfeit the $500 security deposit. In addition, if a Guest cancels a confirmed reservation 60 days or less prior to their arrival date, Guest will forfeit 100% of all monies paid. Guests will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee for any confirmed reservation canceled more than 6 months prior to the arrival date. Parties who have a guest(s) stay for a "partial stay" during their reservation period will be counted as a guest(s) staying for the entire length of the reservation period, and will be charged accordingly.