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Tom & Diane Doyle

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Cabin on the Lake - 600 ft of Lakefront Privacy, well off road on M-22

24 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Sleeping Bear Dunes Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 15

Old log cabin, built in the 1930's and has much

of the original furnishings and charm. Located on Long Lake

which is between Crystal Lake and Big Platte Lake on North

Scenic Highway (M-22). The property is on 5 wooded acres,

well off the road. It has 600 feet of private lake frontage.

The lake is an all-sport lake with a very gradual sloping bottom

which makes it very safe for swimmers of all ages. The water warms

up quickly in the spring and is very comfortable for swimming or

wading. It is ideal for young children that like to play safely on

a warm sunny beach.

It is adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park

and is easy walking distance to the Old Indian Trail, which

traverses the National Park dunescape to Lake Michi

Special Activities: There are many great activities both on the property and all around

the region. The area is famous for the following:

*Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and many great activities

sponsored by the Park.

*Swimming

*Hiking

*Fishing

*Dining - many great restaurants within a short drive and the famous

Manitou Restaurant is only a 100-yard walk from the cabin.

*Tubing down the Platt River

*Kayaking and Canoeing

*Wineries

*Shopping & Antiquing at many great shops in Frankfort, Beulah & on

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Tom & Diane Doyle (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Tom & Diane Doyle

Property is owned by Tom and Diane Doyle.

Tom & Diane Doyle purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Tom & Diane Doyle chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

We bought this old cabin because it was suitable for our large family and is located on a very quiet, safe lake surrounded by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. We enjoy being close to the Lake Michigan shoreline as well as the abundant wildlife that is ever present around the area.

What makes this cabin unique

Quite private and surrounded by woods along the shoreline of Long Lake right off M-22. Well back from the road.

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

Cabin on the Lake - 600 ft of Lakefront Privacy, well off road on M-22
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
5

Great private family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Doyle's were wonderful hosts, and the cabin was everything we expected. The water was gorgeous, and the property was very peaceful.

We plan to return for future family trips.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Beautiful and private retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. The children talk about this trip every day since we left. They loved playing in the sand and watching the chipmunks. I thought the kids would get upset about no TV but they never mentioned it all week. I survived the dune climb. Visited several lighthouses, beaches, and Traverse City. The beaches at Point Betsie and Little Sable lighthouses were great. Enjoyed mini golf by Crystal River and stopped at many ice cream shops. Great vacation, will definitely return. The owner was very easy to work with, thank you Tom.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our entire family to vacation together this past July. With 4 kids + spouses and grandkids, it was the perfect place for us all to be together. The loft upstairs was so convenient - it was like one big sleepover. Neighboring attractions were so close and great for day time adventures.

The private beach was fantastic and the use of rowboats and canoes was welcomed. I highly recommend the place for some family closeness time! Great cabin and great location!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you!
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The property is perfectly located and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our needs. I had nine Girl Scouts and five parents and it accommodated us well. The view of the lake was beautiful and we loved that a trailhead was two minutes down the road while the dunes and Empire were a short drive away. The cabin itself was clean and full of character. It had everything we needed and I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you! Owner's dream to host Girl Scouts! Please come back!
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

I could not be happier with my stay at Camp Doyle. The cabin is great and sits on a beautiful piece of property. We had a great time playing wiiffle ball, basketball, fishing, paddling, and just relaxing. We could not have asked for more.

Tom is a great person to work with. He was readily available and handled all questions I had. He was more than accommodating and very informative.

I plan to stay again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: We really appreciate getting the reviews from our guests and of course love it when folks are happy. We enjoy the property very much and just wish we lived closer so we could get there more often. Come back any time!
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Winter time bliss

  • 5 of 5

Talk about an amazing rustic cozy warm place to winter up, This is it!

Arrived on a Saturday in February and stayed 3 very comfortable nights.

Did some snowshoeing around the cabin and lake and found out we were pretty

much it as far as other humans go this time of year, with most of the other cottages

seeming closed for the winter. Nice and Quiet... Enjoyed the well stocked book shelf and the amazing assortment of vintage games too, and NO TV! (Beautiful).

Really appreciated the well stocked kitchen and cupboards, as we like to dine fine,

and dine fine we did.... Hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Owner's Response: We appreciate the great review. It is always nice to have guests at our cabin who truly enjoy the best of what it has to offer.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Manitou Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Ludington, MI - The Badger (crosses Lake Michigan)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Champion Hill & Pine Croft Golf Courses
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US-31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Manitou Restaurant
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Point Betsie Lighthouse Beach
Car: necessary

It is adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park and is easy walking distance to the Old Indian Trail, which traverses the National Park dunescape to Lake Michigan.

There are many great activities both on the property and all around

the region. The area is famous for the following:

*Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and many great activities

sponsored by the Park.

*Swimming

*Hiking

*Fishing

*Dining - many great restaurants within a short drive and the famous

Manitou Restaurant is only a 100-yard walk from the cabin.

*Tubing down the Platt River

*Kayaking and Canoeing

*Wineries

*Shopping & Antiquing at many great shops in Frankfort, Beulah & on

the Leelanau Peninsula

*Drive in Theater at the Cherry Bowl in Honor, MI.

*Golf

Other Activities: Kayaking, Canoeing, Shopping

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Rates & Availability

Honor Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Prime Summer
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Aug 20 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sleeping Bear Dunes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bath 2 is located in an out-building, closed in winter.
  • Bathroom 1 - in the Cabin includes Tub, sink & toilet, no shower. Bathroom 2 - in Out buildings: The shower and sink are in the Bath House right next to the main cabin. The toilet is a normal flush toilet located in an old Outhouse behind the Bath House. The 2nd Bathroom is closed during the winter months due to lack of heat in the Bath House.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 6 twin/ single , Second Floor Dormitory Style, 2 windows 4 skylights
  • There are two bedrooms on the first floor. The second floor is one big dorm-style sleeping area with an East End and West End but no full privacy. Our sleeping arrangement is all in beds. No hide-a-beds, bunk beds or couch's are included in our sleeping numbers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Not many amenities. In fact we do not supply a TV or a DVD player or Internet Access. If that is what you are looking for, this is not your place. However if you want peace and quiet with comfortable sleeping for 14 in a rustic Old Log Cabin in the woods on a beautiful lake with dark starry skies you might want to check this out. Functional kitchen with typical appliances including electric stove, modern refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, Weber Grill, plenty of pots and pans and dishes. Lakefront Amenities include the following: 50' dock, however water is shallow at end of dock, about 2' - 3' deep. Not ideal for power boats. Jet Ski's are prohibited by us. Some folks have them, but we don't like them and we ask that our guests refrain from bringing them on the lake. 1 rowboat, 3 kayaks, 1 canoe.

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