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Sara Walenjus

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Lake Michigan Waterfront Log Home

14 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Saint Ignace House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

This beautiful new log home is located right on Lake Michigan, with a fantastic view of the Mackinaw Bridge! The bridge can be viewed from the deck. Enjoy watching the majestic Lake Freighters glide by right from your living room. Upstairs loft features queen size log bed, and a full bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. Another bedroom and full bath are downstairs, along with a washer & dryer, Full kitchen, dining area, and living room with fireplace. Entire lakeside of log home is glass and the views are spectacular. Near St Ignace, Mackinaw bridge,

boats to Mackinaw Island, and local attractions. Very quiet setting.

Romantic Getaway: This spot is perfect for a romantic get away. The log home is beautiful, and you can use the spotting scope to watch the freighters go by, or sit out on the deck to enjoy a view of the mackinac bridge, or later in the evening, watch the beautiful sunsets. This location is off of the main highway, and is very quiet. There is a golf course over looking the bridge and Lake Michigan, less than 2 miles from the cabin. There are many scenic drives as well as day trips that can be taken. Beautiful Tacquaminon falls are about a 40 minute drive to the north, and Sault Ste Marie and the Sault locks are just 45 minutes north. The drive west on US 2 is also beautiful. There is a sandy beach just 7 miles west of the cabin on US 2. Enjoy a ferry ride to Mackinac Island where there are no cars allowed! Rent a bike and pedal around the island for beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Back in St Ignace, take a leisurely stroll around the City Marina, and along the boardwalk.

Family Fun: This is a great destination to take the family. There is a sandy beach just 7 miles west on US 2. Enjoy a day trip up to the Sault Locks in Sault Ste Marie Michigan. Take a day trip to the Ship Wreck Museum. Travel across the Mackinac bridge to Mackinac City where you will find Fort Michilamackinac, Old Mill Creek State park, a water park, laser light show every evening, a movie theater, and much, much more. Take a short ferry ride to Mackinac Island where no cars are allowed. Tour the majestic fort at the top of the island, or rent bikes, (Including tandem bikes) to ride around the island. Return to the cabin in the evening and enjoy hamburgers on the grill, and have a picnic on the deck, while enjoying a view of the bridge. There are a few family games as well as DVD's, and Videos to enjoy. Your family will remember this vacation!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sara Walenjus (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

Beautiful Lake Michigan Waterfront Log Home
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Howell, MI
5

July 16 -23 stay

  • 5 of 5

We had another great week @ Knotty Pines . House is in great shape with everything you need provided. Beautiful views of bridge , close to town, shopping and sightseeing. Sara , Beth and Rich are great to work with and communicate things you need to know while your there . This property is always well maintained and one of the best you could find in Saint Ignace area

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Howell, MI
5

July 18- 25 stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay @ Knotty Pines . This place is first class all the way and had everything we needed . The property was very clean and well maintained Great views of the bridge and freighters coming by all day long. It is also close to restaurants ,grocery and anything else you need for your stay Rich and Sara are great to work with and we hope to return next year

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We loved Knotty Pines. It is a hidden gem. Perfect spot with magnificent views . Its location is a total pro. Close to St.Ignace, Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls or Pictured Rock. Totally relaxing place after day trips. We enjoyed meals on the beautiful surrounding deck from where you can also watch passing freighters. Also, great view of Mackinac Bridge especially at night when the whole bridge is so beautifully Illuminated. You can find everything you could possibly need in Knotty Pines. We would definitely stay there again. Thank You Sara....:)

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin and great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented Knotty Pine Cabin for a week in July and loved our stay. The cabin was clean and well equipped. The knives need sharpening but pretty much anything you need is provided. Lots of extra towels and the washer/dryer were a big plus. The sofa sleeper was comfortable. The bed in the loft was too soft for our taste but we have an extra firm mattress at home. The main floor, private bedroom has a full size bed that was comfortable. The spiral staircase took some getting use to but I imagine children would find it delightful. The beach is unusual being neither sand nor rock but rather broken shale. You really have to watch your feet when strolling the beach but being directly on the water and hearing the waves during the night were a treat. We sat in the beach chairs with our feet in the water and listened to the waves, watched the freighters go by and the traffic on the bridge. The water was remarkably warm for Lake Michigan. You'll need water shoes if you want to swim there but there is a sandy beach nearby. The cabin is outside the tourist area of St. Ignace but only a 5 minute drive from restaurants and shopping. We definately hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from your beautiful Knotty Pines cabin and couldn't have asked for a more perfect vacation! The cabin exceeded our expectations by far! It was in a great location with a fabulous view of the bridge. It was so nice to be right on the straits and our kids had a blast hunting for crayfish and skipping rocks on the water. Spotting freighters each day was fun for all of us. It was so relaxing to fall asleep in the most comfortable beds and wake up to the sound of the waves each morning. We haven't slept that soundly in a long time! What a perfect way to leave "real life" behind and have a chance to relieve some stress.

The location was in close proximity to plenty of activities. We visited the Soo Locks, Castle Rock, spent a day on Mackinac Island, went to Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, toured Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls, spent a little time in St Ignace and Mackinaw City, and hit the sandy beach down the road from the cabin. It was the perfect blend of fun activities and relaxation!

The cabin had tons of unexpected amenities....this was in no way "roughing it"! The kids enjoyed the jacuzzi tub and begged to take a bath every day. It was great having spices and condiments available as well as paper products and laundry supplies. I would definitely recommend this property to my family and friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orland Hills, Illinois
5

Great UP cabin in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was a fantastic home base for our trip to the Michigan's U.P.! My wife and I, our twin 8 year olds and my parents all enjoyed the cabin. The kids loved the shoreline, everyone loved the deck, and spotting freighters became a new favorite activity. The cabin always seemed to have just what we needed when we needed it... from seasoned salt to marshmallow skewers. Thanks for providing such a great cabin in such a great location. It was the perfect place to unwind.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Pellston, MI
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Arnold Line
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 2 and 75
Car: necessary

Our log home is located just outside of St Ignace, Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge which connects the upper and lower penninsulas of Michigan can be seen from our deck. This is a beautiful area in which there are a great variety of things to do. The views from our beach are beautiful, and the sunsets are spectacular! The shipping lane for the Great Lakes Freighters passes directly in front of our cabin. Frieghter watching is a bonus of this location. There is a beautiful Sandy beach just 7 miles west of our cabin, on US 2. The ferry docks are in St. Ignace, and it is a short 15 minute boat ride to Historic Mackinac Island. Tacquamanon Falls is about 45 minutes north, and Mackinac City is just over the bridge.

Other Activities: Taking the ferry to Mackinac Island

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Rates & Availability

Saint Ignace House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Our cancellation policy allows for $200.00 of your deposit to be refundable, up to 2 months prior to check-in. Cancellations less than two months prior to check-in result in entire deposit being forfeited. The full rental fee is due 30 days before check-in to allow time to receive directions and lock combination by return email.

Deposit of $300.00 is required to hold your reservation, which includes a non-refundable $100.00 reservation fee, and will also serve as your security deposit. This $300.00 deposit would be refunded within 14 days following the end of your stay.

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Amenities

Saint Ignace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , upstairs in loft
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs Loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Main Floor
  • There is also a queen size air bed sofa sleeper on the main floor in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a washer and dryer in the closet in the main floor bathroom.

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