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Matt Becker

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

*Beachy*Adorable Log Cabin-Lake Michigan Golden Sand+6 Wooded Acres

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Northern Michigan Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Taking reservations for this PICTURE PERFECT COTTAGE now----- HURRY. We may be full here for preferred weeks by May, so also visit our HIDDEN GEM COTTAGE: VRBO 175269 for fishing

Or the BEACH BUCKET Cabin: VRBO 425516 for perfect sand between your toes!



ADORABLE: Regularly adored by many travelers as a favorite cottage along this magnificent stretch of road, this storybook log cabin paints a lovely picture! Like the original Bliss log homes that align this famous route, this rustic full log retreat is a holiday delight.

A CYCLISTS DREAM ROUTE: The narrow, curving passage of the 'M-119 Scenic Heritage Route' is celebrated for both tunneling trees and breathtaking vistas. This is where our postcard cabin sits; with amazing views high above Lake Michigan and a heavenly sand beach below.

BEACH & WOODS: The quaint setting offers thrilling views of yachts passing and an occasional freighter in the distance. . .far below the bluff is a very private SANDY beach ...behind the cabin is the tranquility of 6 wooded acres to exclusively explore. Kids and adults love to play in the backyard trails! Look for morels, and identify the birds and flowers. . .This charming haven supplies a bewitching bluff setting high above the water with exciting views of personal shimmering sandy beach below. The view is a panoramic frame of Charlevoix to the south and Beaver Island to the northwest with stunning sunsets in between.

POSTCARD CABIN: This vintage log retreat was properly pegged 'Shorecabin' when it was built by the original owners in the 1950's. Settle into our 2 bedroom, 1 bath full-log bungalow with cozy screened porch and relax as the world goes by. . . Or get up and have some fun down on the beach, which is accessed by a gently sloping pathway. This path crosses other private coastal owners in our association so the slope remains manageable(rather than steep steps) 10-15 minutes down, 15-20 minutes back up! It is worth every step!!

PRIVATE BEACH: Rest assured the beach is private to each owner's frontage. (seriously private--if you see more than 2 people in one outing, consider this a busy day of hello's!) It is unusual to see anyone else on this beach except in the distance. It is rare if anyone walks by. . enjoy the solitude.

SUNSETS: After savoring the day lazing on this clandestine 150' beach, have a cookout in the front yard (equipped with picnic table and hefty park-style charcoal BBQ) and take in sunsets that will captivate. View the big lake from a vantage point that will have you telling your friends and family about this amazing slice of real estate.

ROMANTIC: Charm also lies within 'Shorecabin'. The interior is designed in a 'French Country' style that is both comfy and simply romantic. The screened-in porch is ideal when you don't want to let go of another day. Grab a quilt and cozy up on the cushioned glider. Listen to the sounds of the lake and woods while you watch your campfire flicker.

GREAT LOCATION-----Superbly positioned only seven miles north of downtown Harbor Springs, there is excellent shopping, boating, and golf with several fine dining restaurants in the area. Recreational activities in the immediate area include biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, and horse back riding. It is an easy drive to the ferries of Mackinaw City for a wonderful trip to Mackinac Island. The lakeside communities of Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Cross Village or the inland waterway are quick trips, too.

Warning: There is much to do, but you may find it difficult to leave this magical setting! Come explore the beach and woods of 'upnorth' soon.

The winding, scenic tunnel of trees road lies between Shorecabin & the beach. A split rail fence is your only visual divider between the yard and the gorgeous lake beyond. Dogs are welcome here, and love the woods beyond & the lake below.

'Shorecabin' rekindles the nostalgia of a quintessential northern Michigan cabin experience.....


Also, see the 'link to all my rentals' for other available properties upnorth!

Weekly Rentals Sunday to Sunday, 4:00 arrival & 10:30 am departure

Book NOW for best choices 2016....MAY-OCTOBER Seasonal Rentals

Early bird sales may occasionally apply $1495/weekly,Spring/late Fall standard Rates 1598- weekly

Late Sep-Oct$1295/wk

Labor Day Week 1350/week, Fall Weekend Color RATE:minimum 3 nights 695- after mid September

*well behaved dogs w/prior approval; pet fee is 75- (max 1)must advise breed and weight.

+6% Mi tax, 135-cleaning fee additional on weekly rates, + pet fee

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Matt Becker (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Matt Becker

Family of 5- we love northern Michigan!

Matt Becker purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Matt Becker chose Northern Michigan

breathtaking location, close to everything

What makes this cabin unique

natural beauty, solitude, relaxation, quaintness

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the cozy Shorecabin! I can't imagine a more idyllic setting or perfect beach. The woods (and it's deer and a very friendly little fox) were great for the kids and your fire pit was the perfect ending each night. Northern Michigan was well worth the long drive from Kansas City! Truly, Sarah & John ps---oh, and the flowers and card were a really nice touch, thank you.
Aug 2011
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based on 21 traveler reviews

*Beachy*Adorable Log Cabin-Lake Michigan Golden Sand+6 Wooded Acres
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 27 reviews

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

It was our sister and brother-in-law's first visit to Michigan. It was the perfect location for our travels and the cabin was very cozy. Sunsets were beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Akron ohio

Just what the doctor ordered.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect way to unwind and relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented for a week in July and really enjoyed everything about the cabin and the area. Great bicycling (leisure and road), paddle boarding and general relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getaway spot to unplug and enjoy family time . A beautiful location with the best nature has to offer.

This truly was a quality property and first class area.


The Bird Family

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getaway spot to unplug and enjoy family time . A beautiful location with the best nature has to offer.

This truly was a quality property and first class area.


The Bird Family

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Front Porch Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The front porch was by far our favorite feature of the fabulous Shore Cabin! It is a great place to eat breakfast in the morning or dinner in the evening enjoying the sunset. Screened in so no bugs allowed!

We were impressed from the moment we pulled in the driveway. It is exactly as advertised. VERY CLEAN. Has everything you need in the kitchen.

Private beach access was excellent. We walked down to the beach every day and only saw 6 people the entire week. Everything you need for the beach was right there. No need to pack up chairs, umbrellas or toys for the kids.

Ideal location right on M119. Enjoyed watching the bicyclists ride the tunnel of trees from the front porch. Close enough to town to pick up anything you may have forgotten, but far enough away to enjoy some solitude.

Pet friendly for sure! Plenty of property around the cabin and an amazing opportunity to play in the water.

The owner's were outstanding hosts. Timely and thorough communication throughout the entire process. Made sure we knew how to reach them if we needed anything.

Stay at Shore Cabin you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Fish Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Crow's Nest Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Legs Inn Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Pond Hill Farm, Vineyard, Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Good Hart Store, post office, antique spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Tunnel of Trees Heritage Route

Easy drive to Mackinaw city for regular ferry departures to Mackinac Island.


Rates & Availability

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July 4th week
Jul 3 2016 - Jul 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $75
cleaning, linens $128 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Northern Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa sleeper in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) portable crib available by request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We recommend 4 adults maximum. Sofa bed is in living area.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sitting atop a 200' bluff located on M 119 (Northern Michigan's 'Tunnel of Trees') with six acres of hardwood forest behind, this quaint log cabin has it's own tranquil walking trail and 150 feet of renowned, sandy & private Lake Michigan beach.

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