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Matt Becker

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Matt Becker

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2015
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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Pellston Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Beachy, Family Friendly Classic Cabin; stones throw to the pristine water

*Book 2015 Weekly stays now for best weeks- Saturday to Saturday visits.

Welcome to 'the beach bucket', a family friendly cabin for a great holiday up north! WEEKLY.

SANDY SHORE, SANDY BOTTOM, GENTLE SLOPE-NO DROP OFF! pristine Douglas Lake, just east of Pellston, close to attractions, dining

GOT FISH? Yes, fish are here!

Got A VIEW? Yes, panoramic view of lake is awesome!

Got A BEACH? visit here to make a castle:) kid friendly

GOT TIME? we do---Come for a week!

THIS IS THE PLACE for happy getaways!

This classic cabin has a wonderful shore and beautiful views; very comfortable inside with 2 bedrooms in a great location!

Get away to nature, relaxation and family memories.

Douglas lake is scenic, quiet, great for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, hiking, biking, napping. (we offer a free canoe and paddleboat for your usage)

Full sports lake, very large but undeveloped! Lovely!

Loons and eagles live on this large, scenic lake.

Come enjoy the cedar dock. (bring your boat or rent a pontoon nearby)

read a book

Take out the paddleboat or 2 canoes!

grill dinner overlooking the lake

make smores over our campfire area, wood provided

This is a kid friendly cottage:

From the yard, take two steps down to the dock....

From the dock, take two steps down to the sand....

--children love to play in the sand here:)


The fully equipped cabin offers 2 bedrooms plus large sunny porch, and spacious full bath with shower, fireplace, deck, scenic panoramic view of lake, gorgeous view of nearby Pells Island.

Close to walking trails, steps to the boat launch, a top restaurant is only 4 cabins away, quick drive to all conveniences.

**need more space? add a LITTLE RED CABIN: available for families wishing for additional accommodations, we offer this charmer directly across the gravel drive, within view of the beach bucket!

Details--The little red cabin is set up nicely with a kitchen, small dining table and living area. It has a separate bedroom with queen (tempurpedic) bed, and small bath with shower. It is charming and comfortable !

We have an additional twin bed off the living area too, so children can sleep separately.

*the Little Red Cabin is priced at half the rate of the beach bucket.

OUTDOOR FUN: Watch (& hear) the Loons from your deck overlooking the lake; go fishing off a new dock, launch the 2 person paddle boat; canoe too.....or just lounge on the front deck!

Beach Bucket--INTERIOR COMFORT: The cottage has an open floor plan for socializing and features 2 bedrooms and generous size bath with shower. The entire cabin is lined with traditional knotty pine walls, comfortable seating. Full stone fireplace has an insert for coziness! Large windows frame a wonderful view of the serene lake and sandy shore.

EASY CENTRAL LOCATION: Only 5 miles west of I-75 assures access to all of northern Michigan!... Lunch in Petoskey, shop in Harbor Springs, dinner in Cross Village... or catch a ferry to Mackinac Island! We are close to Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Indian River, Petoskey, or Cross village for day trips or any meals.

Nearby are video rentals, many restaurants, convenience stores, & gas stops---just a few minutes away!

Classic fun in a classic cabin, close to everything.

Michigan sales tax is 6%, cleaning fee is 130-

Weekly rates 1098-

*Holiday weeks add 100-

*** We fill up preferred weeks quickly, so please check VRBO 175269 for more availability!(another cute cottage)

We make vacations easy, and welcome our repeat guests!

Book a reservation soon.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Matt Becker (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2015

About Matt Becker

We are a family of five whom love northern Michigan!

Matt Becker purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Matt Becker chose Pellston

Family hotspot, quiet and serene lake, undeveloped.

What makes this cabin unique

family oriented lakeside cabin area, best shoreline, sandy bottom, close to boat launch, walk a few doors to DLB restaurant, easy access to Pells Island, hiking, walking, biking, near freeway or ATV trails, skiing, fun!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Cheery Beach Cabin-Pristine Douglas Lk, Canoe-Paddleboat-kid friendly-sandy
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
ypsilanti, MI

Fantastic cabin/3rd year and looking foward to my 4th year

  • 5 of 5

what a great week we had. Douglas Lake is a wonderful lake and the improvement they have done to the cottage was wonderful. I have vacationed on Douglas Lake for 3 years in a row and plan to spend next year there as well.

my only other comment is I wish you provided a dryer. smile.

thanks again for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! Thanks for appreciating the latest improvements. The Beach Bucket is sporting warm wood floors in the living area and across the front "sun porch". We raised the interior ceiling for maximum spaciousness and placed large windows on the lakeside. The new wood appears on the walls, floors, and ceiling. We added a few beachy light fixtures, rugs, and comfy leather furnishings too. The best part is the beautiful view of Douglas Lake! We appreciate your patronage of the charming Beach Bucket cottage each year. Come again soon.
Keego Harbor, MI

Relaxing getaway for the 4th of July

  • 5 of 5

We had a trip to Colorado Springs cancelled 4 days before we had to leave. Luckily Matt and Leslie had just closed on the cottage and put it up for rent for the week of the 4th. They were wonderful to rent from. They answered all questions immediately and gave us a nice list of fireworks displays in the area and options of fun things to do.

The pictures didn't show the living room and the sleeping porch. They are nice rooms. The cabin ended up being bigger than I anticipated from the pictures. The cabin was clean.

Douglas Lake is beautiful and quiet. We thought it would be really busy over the 4th, but it was very relaxing and enjoyable. The water is shallow which is great for kids, or for us it was great for our dog.

It was quite hot that week and we didn't know how it would be without air conditioning. But the nights cool off considerably and there's also a great sleeping porch if it's too hot.

Douglas Lake Bar is 4 doors down. It has a great menu and wonderful food. We didn't travel around much, it was perfect staying at the cabin and relaxing outside.

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway this is the place. We would definitely stay there next year again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Wow! Not only great for kids! Steps away from DLB steakhouse and bar! Minutes away from Mackinaw Island, PetoskyBay Harbor and Harbor Springs. With the Pontoon we were able to take in the beauty of Douglas Lake. With the University of Michigan owning and preserving over 1/2 the lake we were able to experience Northern Michigan at its finest. Thank you Matt and Leslie for allowing us this unique vacation!! Everyone can't wait to go back!! More than satisfied every age group!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County
Nearest Barpub
DLB, log cabin restaurant and bar(4 cabins away)
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Mackinaw Club of Mackinaw City
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
31 north
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
DLB,Village Inn,Hoppies,Pellston Market-all nearby
Nearest Beach
10 steps out the front door of the Beach Bucket!
Car: necessary

the Beach Bucket is located just east of Pellston, & north of Indian River off Riggsville Road(20 Min to Indian River, Cheboygan, Mackinaw City, 10 Min to I-75!) close to Burt Lake, Pellston Airport, Golf, Mackinac Island ferries

we recommend a day trip to Mackinac Island:6-8 hours....Mackinac Island is a one-of-a-kind community where motor vehicles are not allowed. For visitors, we suggest a chauffeured carriage tour, to rent a bicycle or a horse and explore Mackinac Island’s breathtaking beauty. (circle the island on a tandem bike!)

Highlights of Mackinac Island include Arch Rock, the Grand Hotel, Fort Mackinac and the historical downtown and shopping area.; fudge!

History is nearby: visit Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City & Coast Guard Ice Breaker Mackinac Museum Ship,McGulpin Point Lighthouse, Jack Pine Lumberjack Show located in Mackinaw City, MI. Where you can experience skills of the lumberjack like ax throwing, pole climbing, chainsaw carving.

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is located in Mackinaw City, MI just 1/4 mile south of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping on US23....INFO: Adventure Tour and children's discovery stations. Climb the Nature Trail Climbing Wall. Soar like an eagle down the Eagle’s Flight Zip Line. Walk through the treetops on the Forest Canopy Bridge. Adventure to the top of the five-story Treetop Discovery Tower. The youngest adventurers can explore the Water Power Station & Forest Friends Children’s Play Area.(We suggest a visit time of two hours)

In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: Tahquamenon Falls; the 2nd largest waterfall this side of the Mississippi River.

Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum, Garlyn Zoo of Naubinway, Soo Locks located in Sault Ste Marie, MI and learn how the 1000 foot ocean freighters are lowered and raised in the locks to navigate between Lake Superior and Lake Huron.


Rates & Availability

From $925 Per week

Pellston Cabin Rental Rates

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fall weeks
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Pellston Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • This bathroom is spacious, offering built in cabinets along a full wall, a shower, stool, and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Sleeping Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Plus additional couch on porch
  • Queen bed (1)& Double Beds (1) Plus sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Classic cabin for great family experience. great lake for kids, fishing, nice sand bottom.. this is 'upnorth' like you remember it! easy access to cabin from 75 and 31. minutes from necessities and entertainment, dining options closeby

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