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Awesome Chalet on 300' Lake Huron Lakefront Eastern U.P. Les Cheneux Area

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6, NO PETS

Private home centered on 5 lots with 300 ft of beach area located on St. Martins Point. Watch the sunset from inside or decks outside. A few hundred feet away find acres of Federal forest and trails for walking, biking and ORV's. Bring a boat or kayaks (we have a few kayaks and a paddleboat) to explore the shoreline, or many Les Cheneaux Islands. If you are looking for peace and quiet you will find it here. This is a private point with a limited amount of resident homes. Master bedroom has king-size bed and 1/2 bath in the 'loft' with cat walk to outside upper deck. Downstairs find full bath and bedroom with queen-size bed, futon and twin ottoman bed in living room. Kitchen is equipped with Jenn Aire stove and range, dishwasher and kitchen cookware. No WiFi available.

John Crawford
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Hessel Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Loft
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
King size bed in loft, queen in downstairs bedroom and futon in living room. Satellite TV in living room and upper bedroom. Charcoal grill, gas grill, picnic table, hammocks, 5 bicycles, fire pit and paddle boat (paddle boat only available between Memorial and Labor Day).


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Awesome Chalet on 300' Lake Huron Lakefront Eastern U.P. Les Cheneux Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Quite Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented several vacation homes in the past. This one, by far, was our favorite. It exceeded our expectations and was very clean and comfortable. The view from the house of the lake and the surroundings are unbelievable.We had a list of things we wanted to do in the area,but only made it to the Soo Lock tour. The house was too nice to leave.The owners are very gracious and easy

to deal with. I would definetly recommend this home to our family and friends, We are looking forward to an extended vacation here next summer with our children and grandchildren.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That the effort we have put into our "future" retirement home is appreciated, pleases me especially. Julie provides the seemingly endless to-do's and I try to follow her direction with minimal resistance.
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Howell, MI

Memorial Weekend 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had another great stay at John and Julie's cottage on St Martins Pt . House was in great shape , beds were comfortable , views were awesome looking out onto the bay . John and Julie are great to work with and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again Rick for the generous review! Julie and I sincerely appreciate the personal feedback and attention to detail you have shared with us over the years. John and Julie
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Best vacation spot yet!

  • 5 of 5

Looks brand new inside, very clean and well appointed, everything you may need is at hand. Great view, nice quiet location, close to friendly, picturesque towns and all up north attractions an easy drive. Do visit the waterfront at Hessel and Cedarville, museums in Cedarville, consider Sault Ste. Marie, Whitefish point, Tahquamenon Falls, St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, we did all this and still had amble time to kick back and enjoy the bay. We cooked most meals ourselves either in the nicely equipped kitchen, around the campfire or on the really nice HUGE gas grill (the General Store in Hessel had good whitefish sandwiches though). We made good use of the paddle boat and row boat and enjoyed the crystal clear water for swims. Our son said we should refuse to leave and claim squatters rights, alas we did eventually have to go home. But we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review of our future retirement home reflects our appreciation of the same. Thank you so much! We are always open to suggestions and enjoy accommodating our guests.
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No detail missed!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about our stay. The cabin was beautiful, clean, full of character and amenities....even the smallest detail was thought of. The location is spectacular...not to far off the expressway, but still quiet and peaceful with beautiful lake views...what a way to enjoy a morning cup of coffee!

There is a beach area, and the first few feet are rocky, but after that the water is great...just wear some swim shoes. It was nice to have water access at our doorstep. Sandy beaches of Lakes Michigan and Huron are only 10-20 minutes away, as well as St. Ignace and the ferry's to Mackinaw Island. If you like horses, I definantly suggest Cindy's Stables on the island. If fishing is your thing, Dream Seaker Charters were fantastic. The kids were never bored.

Julie and John are a pleasure to work with. We would definantly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chester, VA

Great stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about our stay at this very beautiful house! We all loved the exterior as well as the spacious, very tastefully decorated interior. The house is very well maintained and equipped and very clean. The views of Lake Huron were spectacular, especially the sunsets!! One can see the lake and sunsets from the master bedroom, the kitchen and living/dining area. We did some day trips but tried to be back in time to watch this spectacle. We felt very safe and really liked the location. The owners are very easy to deal with, respond fast and made us feel very welcome in their wonderful house. We would definitely stay there again. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chillicothe, OH

Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

John & Julie's cabin is every bit as good as the listing description and more! The location is so peaceful, almost secluded, but a great homebase for all the day trips that the area affords. And if you choose to hang at the cabin, you can just relax, go hiking, biking, or boating (trails, bikes & boats provided!)

The cabin is beautiful, inside and out, clean and well maintained. John & Julie were great to work with when we needed assistance, which we greatly appreciated.

One local restaurant to try - An-gio's in Cedarville. We were impressed with the freshness of the ingredients of our meals (possibly grown/caught locally?) The attractions and activities in the area are too numerous to mention, but be sure to check out all the info at the cabin. You'll have a hard time deciding what to do first! I would definitely recommend this great place to my friends!

I know saying this about the UP of Michigan may sound crazy, but sitting on the deck, watching the sunset over the bay in the evening, reminded me of being in Hawaii. The tall trees with foilage at the top reminded me of palm trees, the water was so blue, and it was so peaceful you could hear the water lapping the shore. It was almost like being at the ocean! (only a few degrees cooler)

If we are ever back in the area, I would surely like to book this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles

Hessel, located within 6 miles has a restaurant, store with deli, Mertaugh's Boat Works and Marina featuring the Antique Wooden Boat Show in August. Cedarville, which is only 2 more miles you will find several restaurants, grocery store, library, a golf course, the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum and Maritime Museum with antique wooden boats on display. Climb St. Ignace's Castle Rock to overlook the city or catch the catamaran to Mackinac Island, both are only 20 miles away. Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Locks are 44 miles. Take a day trip to Drummond Island, Tahquamenon Falls or Whitefish Point. Casinos are located in Hessel, St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie.


Rates & Availability

Hessel Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 20 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$1000/$1250 week
$1,000.00/week Sept. 7 - May 30 $160.00 per night (minimum 3 nights)
$1,250.00/week May 31 - Sept. 6 Minimum one week months of July & August
Ask about 2 or more week rental
Unavailable from December - April
$200 Rental/Security deposit
$200 Damage deposit (refundable after inspection}
Cleaning fees are included !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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