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Rustic Up North Log Cabin WATERFRONT. Pet friendly!

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for a couple, small family for a long weekend or full week's retreat.

Rustic 100 year old log cabin sits on a wooded acre overlooking Big Island Lake; an 'All Sports' lake. The cabin offers breathtaking sunset views and a 125 foot private beach that's excellent for swimming and relaxing. There's a public boat ramp, a private dock, even a row boat available! The cabin is located in the Huron-Manistee National Forest and is just minutes away from Lake Huron, the Au Sable River, Red Hawk Championship Golf Course, hiking/ORV trails, and the adorable town of East Tawas! Cabin comes with fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels for 6, and even board games and Wifi for those rainy days. May only have one room, but can sleep up to SIX with pull out couch, double bed, and a triple bunk bed setup!! Thank you for your interest in The Little Red Cabin. Please help us keep this place full of love all season long!!

Jenn Brown
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Jenn Brown

Sean and I are currently residing in Falls Church, Virginia. We both enjoy the outdoors, running, yoga, and classic rock (Maybe Sean more than me).

Jenn Brown purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jenn Brown chose National City

My husband is from the area, in fact his parents live right around the corner. We always said we'd move up here once he retired from the Navy, and when this little gem came on the market we jumped on it. We've still got some time before we are able to call Big Island Lake our home, until then we are happy to share The Little Red Cabin with those who are up for a little adventure, relaxation, and wonder. Enjoy!

What makes this cabin unique

The Little Red Cabin is not only rustically cute and perfectly located on a beautiful lake, it also has an interesting history. The cabin is almost 100 years old and originally served as the local trading post run by Native Americans during hunting seasons. It was later used as a private, one room hunting cabin. Then in the 1970's was made into a vacation location with an extended porch, bedroom, and indoor plumbing of course. This cabin has been through a lot of changes over the years, but one thing has stayed the same. It's always been painted bright red!


National City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower is rustic, but hot water works and it is clean! Towels Provided Please bring your own toiletries (toilet paper and hand soap provided).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 3 bunk bed , 1 double and triple bunk bed
  • Linens provided, including pillows and blankets for 6.
  • Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin, spent most of our time outside. The sunsets were beautiful and our dogs had fun in the lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My husband proposed to me when we stayed at this cabin last September. We came back for our honeymoon because this cabin is lovely. The view is breathtaking and the owners are wonderful. Our honeymoon was cut short by an emergency but we hope to return soon! This cabin is incredible!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute and charming

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have never been on vacation without our 3 children ages 19,17&14. Well we decided it was time. The Little Red Cottage was perfect so quiet and the views are gorgeous. We have already said we will becoming back again .

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy, exceptional view! Cabin is a bit difficult to find if you drive too fast!

  • 4 of 5

Though it rained most of the week, it was the perfect honeymoon retreat. The view was breathtaking, it was relatively close to town and the loons added a nice touch to the romantic sunset and fire.... loved reading the story of how the cabin began and all the stories and maps of the lake visitors wrote. Absolutely wonderful! I hope we can return for our anniversary.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Red Cabin

  • 4 of 5

The Little Red Cabin is very rustic - but cute. We enjoyed the sunsets and the lake was great for fishing and swimming. At first not having any television bothered us but we can to find that it was nice not to have it. We read and played games and recharged.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for getting away.

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to the Little Red Cabin was fantastic. The owners were very helpful and easy to work with. The cabin is well maintained and stocked with many miscellaneous items that were very helpful. In addition, there was a lot of equipment​ to use down by the water. We enjoyed fishing off the dock, kayaking, the sunsets and letting the dog swim. We hope to return to the cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
MBS - Saginaw
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sand Lake Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Tawas Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chef's Table
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
East Tawas City Park
Car: recommended

Lumberman's Monument and Iargo Springs are a must see!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

Pet fee is a one time fee of $25 per pet.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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