GREAT LOCATION SHORT DRIVES TO MACKINAC ISLAND TRAVERSE CITY GOLF

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Ben Castle

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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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GREAT LOCATION SHORT DRIVES TO MACKINAC ISLAND TRAVERSE CITY GOLF

Saint Helen House Rental Photos and Description

100 Ft Beach And Lake Front 5 Bdm 3.5 Baths Awesome Sunsets!

Newly built Lake home on one of the best kept secrets in Michigan! Nearly private all sports, Lake St. Helen this home features; Master bedroom (King size) w/master bath walk in shower, 2 (Queen size) bedrooms, 1 teenage bedroom w/(full size) bunk bed and (full) trundle, 1 kids suite 2 (full size) bunk beds and (Queen size) futon. Gourmet kitchen w/prep station, bar and knook seating areas. Dinning room overlooking large deck and beach (seats 12+). Living room with theater surround. Separate stereo sound controlled areas including the decks and the dinning room. Fire pit ring for campfire songs or making s'mores. Boat dock with bench to oversee the beautiful lake, fishing or the awesome sunsets. To keep the inside clean this home offers a outdoor shower and separate bath to wash off the sands from the beach along with a foot wash right off the deck! Take an afternoon siesta on the hammock right off the waters edge.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Ben Castle

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

Born and raised in Michigan currently live in Chicago. Purchased this property in 1996 and tore down and rebuilt in 2008-09.

Ben Castle purchased this house in 1996

My wife has been coming up to this lake since she was in high school. We bought this property because of the location and what surrounds. Even on the busiest of holidays the lake is never busy! With 28 miles of shoreline only 4 miles are built on and that makes this the perfect lake. When we lived in Michigan it was a 2 hour trip and we were away from the every day hustle, now it takes us about 4.5 hours from Chicago. This property is 15 minutes from Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake and West Branch. Only 75 minutes from Traverse City and 90 minutes from Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula. Located just minutes from quality golf clubs such as The Dream, The Nightmare, The Quest, Forest Dunes and Fox Run. 15 minutes from the outlet mall in West Branch.

We love the 'private like' lake and the sunsets and the ability to take a short day trip to some great activities!

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Great Location Short Drives To Mackinac Island Traverse City Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Great Location Short Drives To Mackinac Island Traverse City Golf
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
Michigan
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had a wonderful time at the sandcastle. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised as the pictures on line did not do the house justice. It is beautiful, and there was plenty of room for all 22 of us to sleep. We had a family reunion there and just had a wonderful time, there is nothing they didn't think of and everything is top of the line.
The lake was nice for the little kids, it was very shallow and clean.
The manager was very helpful and friendly.
We would highly recommend this place to anyone and would love to go back again!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Great Location Short Drives To Mackinac Island Traverse City Golf
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
5

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This is our second year we've stayed at the Sand Castle. The place is pretty cool. Its great for the little ones since the water is shallow and there is a nice beach. This year we arrived to a new refrigerator and outdoor furniture. I would highly recommend the Sand Castle.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so happy you have had another great vacation and our Sandcastle! We truely enjoyed the return of your family and are extemely thankful that you choose The Sandcastle for your vacation place. We are looking forward to many more wonderful years!
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Great Location Short Drives To Mackinac Island Traverse City Golf
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
Ohio
5

Absolutely wonderful lake house!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The Sand Castle was so wonderful, the house has amazing attention to detail, very nice finishes and the outside bathroom and shower were perfect for the kids. The sun sets on the lake from the house were amazing! Got some great shots. Private beach and dock were perfect for our group, kids loved it. Had a fire on the beach every night, while kids played and adults relaxed. Was like we had the lake to ourselves, very peaceful. Kitchen was very well stocked, had everything we needed for our 21 people.

If we ever find ourselves looking in Michigan again to vacation will DEFINITELY look up the Sand Castle first. Owner is wonderful to work with as well! Thanks for everything, we had a great vacation thanks to your beautiful home.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you and your family stayed with us and had a wonderful time as well. We look forward to you coming back to Michigan soon! Thank you for your kind words and being our guests.
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Great Location Short Drives To Mackinac Island Traverse City Golf
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
Troy
5

Family gathering

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The accommodations were above and beyond what we expected. The photos on the site were good yet is was even more impressive in person. Both inside and outside were kept immaculate. What great place to both relax and have fun. Can't wait to come back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are so pleased that your family enjoyed your time at The Sandcastle. We have added some new photos to try and capture the real beauty of our place. Thank you for being our guests and we do look forward to having you and your family again for another vacation. Hope to see you soon!
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Great Location Short Drives To Mackinac Island Traverse City Golf
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
Royal Oak Michigan USA
5

The Sandcastle

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What a place! Much better than expected. Loved the beach and fire pit and the comfortable patio furniture. Sunsets were incredible!! Owner and manager were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of activities like Mackinaw island and Traverse City not to mention the great golf clubs in the area. The lake is so peaceful and not at all busy. We will be back and have already recommended to some of our friends.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family enjoyed The Sandcastle! Thank you so much for being our guests and we hope you will return and enjoy another vacation with us.
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Availability & Rates

Saint Helen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
snowmobile and ski season
Dec 1 2012 - Mar 31 2014
$400
$425
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,500
3 nights
 
 
Summer Season
May 29 2015 - Sep 6 2015
$3,150
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$450
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
cleaning fee $300.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Saint Helen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bath seperate toilet room walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , outdoor only shower and toilet room
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , main level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , main level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , main level bunk bed is full size and has a trundle full siz
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd level full size bunks queen futon 50inch flat screen tv
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd level master suite with flat screen television
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
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