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GREAT LOCATION SHORT DRIVES TO MACKINAC ISLAND TRAVERSE CITY GOLF

Ben Castle

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Ben Castle

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2014
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GREAT LOCATION SHORT DRIVES TO MACKINAC ISLAND TRAVERSE CITY GOLF

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

Overview

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
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ben Castle (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2014

About Ben Castle

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

Why Ben Castle chose Saint Helen

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.

What makes this house unique

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Great Location Short Drives To Mackinac Island Traverse City Golf
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
Canton mi usa
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Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5
The home was very nice and roomy.We enjoyed the fire pit when the weather permitted. I think it would be very nice in the summer when you could enjoy the water.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Summer at the Sand Castle

  • 5 of 5
First of all the pictures do not do the house all the justice it deserves. We were amazed at what a beautiful home it was and so clean and cozy too. Perfect for our family of 18 to gather and celebrate our parent's 50th wedding anniverary. The kids all got to sleep in one room which made them happy since they don't always see one another. The beach was the best. Nice to have a beach for the kids to play in the sand and swim in the shallow water. The fire-pit was the TERRIFIC. My husband is making us one very similar next summer after seeing this one. The footbath and outdoor shower were definiltey a plus we did not expect. The owners thought of everything when building this gorgeous home. Thank you for sharing your home with us and I certainly hope we have the opportunity to come back again in the near future. If you get tired of relaxing at this beautiful home; which or course I never did leave except to get some groceries, but my family found there is a mini golf in Houghton and the Saganing Eagles Casino in Standish. All within a very short travel time.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear all the nice things you had to say about our Sandcastle. Just the fact that you and your family could enjoy those special touches means everything to us. We will welcome you back anytime and we hope it will be sooner than later! Your family took such great care of The Sandcastle and we really appreciate that. Good luck with the fire pit, I am sure you will enjoy that just as you did the one here. Until next time.
Safe Travels!
The Sandcastle Staff
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
5

The Sandcastle

  • 5 of 5
The Sandcastle was beyond what we could have hoped for.It takes a while to find all the extras! Perfect for our family vacation. Places and things to do for every age. Everyone loved the house. Plenty of room for all on a rainy day. Will definetly return! Everyone had a great time! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family vacation at The Sandcastle went so well even with a few rainy days thrown in. The Sandcastle staff would like to express our sincere appreciation for the care and respect you and your family showed while being our guests. Thank you! We are looking forward to your next vacation with us. Safe Travels.
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
5

Wonderful Place for vacation

  • 5 of 5
We were amazed at how accurate the pics were of the home, we were a family of anywhere from 12 to 25 at various times. the weather wasn't the best. We had a marvelous time fishing, swimming, paddling, playing games, cards, puzzles.Beautiful sunsets and great bonfires. Everyone was amazed at what a wonderful place it was to get together and how pleasant the caretaker and owner were to deal with. Will go back as soon as we can get all our vacations at the same time.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We know the weather wasn't the best for your family vacation but it was great to hear all the things you did to make the best of it. You and your family took such great care of The Sandcastle and we really do appreciate that! We look forward to your return and better weather next time. Thanks again for having your family vacation hear at The Sandcastle. Safe Travels!
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
Indianapolis, IN
5

Super Sandcastle

  • 5 of 5
My family of 3 generations just spent a fabulous week at this beautiful home. The house was even better than the website and the lake and beach were wonderful. We had the lake almost to ourselves for swimming, water skiing, jet skiing and enjoying the beautiful sunsets every night. The owner was very accommodating and even provided the ingredients for s'mores. I highly recommend this property.

Other activities near by were golf courses, putt putt golf, Lake Huron for swimming in the big water and hiking at the lighthouse in Tawas, Louie's grocery store for delicious chicken salad, breakfast or lunch at the Peach Pit or The Hen House. Wish we could have stayed for a month.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family enjoyed The Sandcastle. You took such great care of the house and left it in better condition than when you arrived. It was neat to hear that you were able to get over to the eastside of the state and enjoy Lake Huron. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful attractions within such a close drive. The lake is so large that you do feel like you have it to yourselves and that's what we have enjoyed the most about The Sandcastle. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you back, maybe in the fall or winter months.
Safe Travels
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Saint Helen Northern Michigan
Kalkaska, MI
5

Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5
What a great time our family had last week at the Sandcastle. The home is spacious, comfortable, and has all the amenities you need! We were pleasantly surprised at some of the added touches such as the deck foot bath and the outdoor furniture and a very nice dock. Lake St. Helen is lovely and the whole family enjoyed boat rides, fishing, and kayaking. The sandy beach was definitely a hit with our grandchildren. The property manager was great, answering any questions we had. Our family of 14 is already talking about when we can all come back. Thank-you for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Congratulations to you both for your 40th Wedding Anniversary! It takes a lot of understanding and love to be together for 40 years, great job! I am so happy your family enjoyed the special touches at the Sandcastle and that your grand kids enjoyed the beach. It means a great deal to us that our guests enjoy their time at the Sandcastle! Thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward to having you back in the near future. Maybe your 45th or sooner!

Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

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
 
snowmobile and ski season
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
May 29 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation Policy

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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:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , 2nd level full size bunks queen futon 50inch flat screen tv
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd level master suite with flat screen television
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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