WATERFRONT, SERENITY'S NEST PRIVATE RIVERFRONT 3 BED NEAR THE WOODS

Wendy Olsen

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WATERFRONT, SERENITY'S NEST PRIVATE RIVERFRONT 3 BED NEAR THE WOODS

Houghton Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom 1 bath sleeps 8

Serenity's Nest was named for the beauty and serenity I felt when I first visited. On the front porch are at least 5 undisturbed birds nest that yearly have new arrivals and can be viewed from the couch in the front room. In spring feedings may be viewed. I have viewed beavers, deer, raccoons so many different birds, including the Blue Herring, chipmunks, squirrels, and of course the fish that jump from the river and occasionally a turtle is spotted. This cabin is a great place to bring your family for a great peaceful vacation, but yet close to the many activities that Houghton Lake area offers. Fishing from the rivers edge can be great fun for the whole family, the evening campfire can be a relaxing way to end your day, or enjoy a late night snack, a hot dog (Koegles Vienna best in MI) or maybe a smore. Come and enjoy your home away from home at Serenity's Nest.

Recreation.: Houghton Lake offers many activities. Lots of shopping, a movie theater ,boat and skido rentals available. There is a state boat launch and room to park your boat at the cabin. Merritt Speedway just minutes from the cabin. Lake City 15 miles from the cabin.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Wendy Olsen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Wendy Olsen

My name is Wendy , i own and operate Serenitys Nest with a little help from my friends. I am a care provider in lower Mi, caring for the elderly in my home. Wisdom Living Senior Assisted Living Flint Mi. near airport.

Wendy Olsen purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Wendy Olsen chose Houghton Lake

My family has livied in Houghton lake for over 40 years and i have been visiting since a young child. I choose Serenitys Nest for my cabin as it was so peacful and a fixer upper at the time.It has just enough space inside and out.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Waterfront, Serenity's Nest Private riverfront 3 bed near the woods
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
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Waterfront, Serenity's Nest Private riverfront 3 bed near the woods
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Houghton Lake Northern Michigan
4

Awesome family Getaway

  • 4 of 5
Was a fun place to stay family had a blast River in the backyard very peaceful a little hard to enter though. The porperty was well maintained except for the gas grill which needs to be replaced or burners need to be cleaned. Overall would recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway and very family friendly as well.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and review of Serenitys Nest . I will get those burners replaced, another guest just broke out the piece of glass but didn't mention the burners. The steps down to the river are on the project list to get rebuild but not likely till spring as our family will soon have a new member to welcome. We can't wait to get to know Addison. Thanks again Carlo.
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Waterfront, Serenity's Nest Private riverfront 3 bed near the woods
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156398
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Houghton Lake Northern Michigan
5

Serenity most definitly!!!

  • 5 of 5
Was so in love with this place, had so much charm and felt so at home. We all loved it there so much wish we could buy it. Plan on going back really soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront, Serenity's Nest Private riverfront 3 bed near the woods
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156398
+1 8103941764
Houghton Lake Northern Michigan
5

Adorable - definitely serentity!

  • 5 of 5
Serenitys nest was a home away from home. Very homey and relaxing. Everything you need is there. Can't wait to go back. Very highly recommend this rental. I was so at home and relaxed.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kendra for your stay at Serenitys Nest, and for being such a helpful visitor to the nest, I do appreciated your input. Wendy
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Waterfront, Serenity's Nest Private riverfront 3 bed near the woods
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156398
+1 8103941764
Houghton Lake Northern Michigan
5

Everything as described

  • 5 of 5
Great little weekend getaway spot. Close enough to everything but secluded from everyday life too. The cabin had the rustic feeling we were looking for with modern amenities. Definitely would recommend a stay and will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nick for the review, I'm glad your group enjoyed the cabin! Wendy
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Waterfront, Serenity's Nest Private riverfront 3 bed near the woods
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156398
+1 8103941764
Houghton Lake Northern Michigan
5

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5
Recently a group of five friends and I stayed a long weekend at Serenity's Nest. It was a very nice and relaxing stay. The property set back off the beaten path right on the small river, it was well maintained, grass cut neat. The cabin had everything we needed for our stay (well equipped kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, living room) and the woodwork throughout the house was very cool. The cabin did have some dusty spots around but it's a rustic cozy cabin in the woods, not a hotel, so that was expected. It's located about 15 minutes from the beach and all of the Houghton Lake attractions. The owner was very accommodating and we would recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront, Serenity's Nest Private riverfront 3 bed near the woods
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156398
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Houghton Lake Northern Michigan
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
Recently a group of five friends and I stayed at Serenity's Nest and it was a very nice time. It's located back off the road, right on the river- very private and peaceful. The cabin was equipped with everything we needed for our stay. The cabin has a very rustic home feeling and the wooden furniture pieces were very cool. The cabin did have some dusty spots around but you have to remember this is a true cabin in the woods, not a hotel! The grass was neatly cut and yard was free of clutter. Only about 15 minutes to the local beach and all of the Houghton Lake attractions. The owner was very accommodating and we would definitely recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jacob, for the review, I will have my maintenance man address the dust issue! Most all renters decide to avoid the cleaning fee and clean themselves to avoid it, it works well most of the time but thanks to your review i can make sure that the cabin gets a full dusting in between rentals. Thanks for being such a responsible group of young adults, it is appreciated! Wendy
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Map

Map

Serenity's Nest is located on M-55, 5 miles west of highway 27 exit at Houghton Lake in the small city of Merrit on the west branch of the Muskegon river only 1 mile west of the main branch of the Muskegon River and Jeff Bens park. Houghton Lake is only a 10 minute drive. The quite country setting is 15 miles away from Lake City and the Merrit Speedway is a 10 minute drive. The cabin is on a 1 acre piece of land that sits way back from the road. A peaceful but convenient location to fit all the needs of your family members.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Houghton Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring/summer/fall
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$125
$700
$1,800
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Pets are welcome with a 50.00 additional cleaning fee. You are still responsible to remove all dog waist from the property. We will have to vacuum entire cabin .Pet cleaning fee is not the same as cabin cleaning fee two separate fees.
Call for reservation with a BANK credit or debit card. Deposit is 50.00 a nt or 200.00 for a week ,non refundable if canceled within 30 days of reservation. A 50.00 refundable cleaning fee, if u clean . For pets a 50.00 refundable deposit.
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Amenities

Amenities

Houghton Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Heating
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - tub , Outdoor balcony old fashion soaking tub that fills w/ hose
  • Over sized shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Air Mattress - 2 double , sleeps 6 for fee
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , double pull out couch
  • Sleeps 6 in beds one on couch and on in recliner and 2 on Air mattress for larger groups :up to Max 20 people tents r welcome with limits, along with 2 canoes, and a flat bottom boat.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • festivals
  • waterfalls
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting big game
  • ski privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • hunting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Linens not provided Sheets and towels. they are available for a per-person fee. 2 canoes and a flat bottom fishing boat available for rent

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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