Gorgeous, custom-built cedar log home on the Sturgeon River completely surrounded by Northern Michigan’s best golfing, kayaking, trout and walleye fishing, canoeing, boating, mountain biking, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, and x-country and downhill skiing! This is a brand new home and is perfectly situated 50' off of the beautiful Sturgeon River and walking distance to Trail #7 of the infamous Rails-to-Trails mountain biking and snowmobiling trails. There’s nothing like this 4 bedroom (plus loft), 3 bathroom home in Indian River so close to everything, including:
1. 20 min. from all the Gaylord golf courses, Bay Harbor Golf Club, Boyne Highlands, Little Traverse Bay Golf, Black Lake Golf Club, and Crooked Tree Golf Club
2. 20 min. from Mackinaw City
3. 20 min. from Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and the Odawa Casino
4. 5 min. from the Inland Waterways for boating and jet skiing.
Plus, there's lots of parking space for your boat trailers, campers, motorcycles, and extra vehicles!
Inside Details: This is the perfect home for Northern Michigan enthusiasts looking to live large while on vacation Up North. Holidays, weekends, and weekly trips here will certainly be extra special with your family and friends! The home comes complete with oak hardwood flooring throughout and terra cotta tile in all the wet areas. It has custom-built cabinetry and stainless steel appliances in the chef’s kitchen and a BBQ deck and gas grill just off of the dining area. The main level also has a tidy living area with comfy seating and a 46” flat panel TV (complete with an Onkyo surround sound system) and a master bedroom with a private entrance to the deck overlooking the Sturgeon River and a queen-size Tempur-Pedic mattress for extra comfort . The upstairs is perfect for a couple and at least 4 kids; two in the smaller bedroom and two in the loft overlooking the great room. The upstairs master bedroom has gorgeous views of the Sturgeon River, vaulted ceilings.
Outside Details: Outside, between the home and the river, is a nice lawn to run around on with your dog and a beautiful stone enclosed bonfire pit with firewood and seating provided. Just outside of the walkout, finished lower level is a brick patio with a new hot tub for soaking in and relaxing. The home has landscape ground lighting all around the foundation so it is well lit at night while you’re enjoying the late night bonfires at the river. On the deck overlooking the Sturgeon River is a nice picnic table for relaxing, an outdoor dinning set, and a staircase that goes down to the lawn going to the river. In the front of the home is a smaller lawn and driveway as well as another vacant lot for exra parking space for your extra vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. Also in the front is another smaller deck with a gas grill just off of the indoor dining area.
Extra Features: My vacation cabin comes complete with two kayaks for my guests to use at no additional cost. Also, on the patio outside the finished, walkout lower level is nice new hot tub overlooking the large lawn and Sturgeon River. In addition, the finished lower level has a custom-built cedar suana! All three levels have full bathrooms, at least one bedroom with a queen-size mattress, and custom-made furnishings.
My name is Doug Sidell and I have a passion for life and for what I do! I'm a real estate investor, designer and builder of luxury cedar homes, and representative of buyers purchasing waterfront and mountain property in the Southeast, mostly in North Carolina. My primary residence is in Charlotte, NC and my business is simply named after me: C. Douglas Sidell & Co. I graduated with undergraduate and MBA degrees from Michigan State University and absolutely love following the Spartans in basketball and football. Most of my free time is spent with my wife, Krista, who is a nurse practitioner at Presbyterian Hospital of Charlotte (and an alumnus of The Ohio State University), our son, Noah, and our daughter, Anna. Some of my other free time is spent fly fishing, upland bird hunting with my dog Mitch, golfing, cooking, reading, traveling, kayaking, and working on just about anything around the house.
I didn't buy my vacation cabin, I built it! It is a home I designed and built in 2006 on the most perfect piece of Sturgeon River property. I chose to buy the land because it is so close to everything that is fun to do in Northern Michigan and because it would enable me to build the type of home I was looking to construct. The finished product is a three-story cabin with a finished, walk-out lower level, a main floor that's set up perfectly for entertaining inside and out, an upstairs that is well-suited for kids and adults, and views of the Sturgeon River just 50' in front of the house. There is a never ending supply of fun things to do; especially for families with children. A few that are really high on my list include: kayaking, fishing, swimming, rafting, canoeing, boating, snowmobiling, biking, hiking, motorcycle riding, X-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, etc. and it's all just outside the front door of my cabin. I love it! I hope you will to.
Some unique benefits I enjoy while staying at my cabin on the river include, but are not limited to: peace and quiet; late-night bon fires at the river; lots of room for all my guests/family members; space for the dogs to run around; going from the sauna to the hot tub over and over; playing some of my favorite golf courses all within a 30 minute drive; cooking/BBQing big meals; watching movies on the big screen TV; listening to the birds early in the morning while drinking coffee on the deck; catching trout right in front of the house; taking advantage of all the freedom!