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Upper Hamlin Lake All Seasons Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!!! Come enjoy our cottage nestled in the Manistee National Forest on the north shore, sunny side, of upper Hamlin Lake. The cottage is only 8 years old with like new furnishings and is very neat and CLEAN. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the entire upper lake and awesome sunsets over the dunes right from shore. Icefishing is great right out in front of the cottage. Snowmobiling out your back door is also possible. Skiing, hiking, wine tasting, wildlife viewing and other fun activities are waiting just for you! There is also a lakeside firepit for your enjoyment on those cold winter nights and lots of stars to see. Lake Michigan is minutes away for even more fall and wintertime adventures. Or, for those who like more physical activity, bring your cross country skis for the miles of trails in the National Forest. If you would like or are ready for peaceful, quiet surroundings, this is the place for you. It is so quiet here in the winter, you can hear the snow landing on your head! This cottage sleeps 5 and is fully equipped for your every need. It all awaits you at The Shadows on Hamlin Lake. We live on the property, adjacent to this cottage which is approximately 200 feet from the waters edge. We have a strict no pet policy and no children under 16 years of age.

Deb Hulst
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Deb Hulst

I was raised on Hamlin Lake and have always loved it here. Our family came to the cottage for every family vacation, enjoying the wildlife, fishing, swimming, walks in the woods, climbing trees, feeding the swans, enjoying a glass of wine by the fire,and the list goes on and on. Now it is time to share this with others. We moved to the lake in 2000 and now live on the property year round. Your cottage is approximately 200' from the lakeshore.

Deb Hulst purchased this cottage in 1930

Why Deb Hulst chose Michigan

Grandma and Grandpa wanted to get out of the City of Chicago in the 1930's. They summered on the North Shore of Upper Hamlin Lake several times and realized that this is where they wanted to live. When this property became available in the 1930's they jumped on it. We added the vacation rental in 2005, only beginning the rental of it in the spring of 2009.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy watching the hummingbirds in the morning, sitting on the front porch with our cup of coffee. The lake always offers beauty and entertainment, whether it be fishing, boating, skiing, tubing, or just riding in the pontoon boat to the dunes. Living on the lake year round is awesome. All seasons are fun and exciting! Snowmobiling right out our backdoor....who could ask for more! We take our winter vacation in places where it is warm, but the sunsets never come close to the beautiful colors right here in Michigan. Icefishing, too, is great on Hamlin Lake!


Free Soil Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only. No tub. Very large bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) in bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Dock and shared firepit.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Upper Hamlin Lake All Seasons Cottage
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews

Heartily Recommended

  • 5 of 5

This was a great stay. We enjoyed our New Year's weekend in a comfy, cozy cottage. I would not hesitate to recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for all the personal touches provided in your cottage. It was secluded enough, but just right for our day trips (shopping, visiting friends, & enjoying all the colors fall had to offer). It was a wonderful "sister's get away".

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your Tay the our cottage. The location is private and picturesque but also half way between ludington and manistee for shopping or visiting both port cities for breathtaking sunsets over lake michigan. Being in the national forest also gives you plenty of opportunities to see wildlife and lots of trees and other beautiful scenery. LOOKING forward to your next visit
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Relaxing time away!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything advertised: clean, comfortable and charming. We especially enjoyed the view of the lake. Mark and Debbie are great hosts, and we hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. There are many beautiful things yo enjoy, eagles soaring, wilderness trails, nature at its finest. Hope you come back and enjoy it all soon.
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Wonderful, Relaxing Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to spend Labor Day Weekend at this cabin! What a wonderful, relaxing time! The cabin was clean, well-furnished, and just perfect for the two of us! The view was was a beautiful setting! We enjoyed our quiet time there and can't wait to go again!! Deb and Mark (the owners) are so friendly and accommodating (without being intrusive!)! The whole place had a calm and peaceful feeling! We are planning another visit....hopefully, soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the peaceful cottage,lake, woods, and us! We try hard to be available to out guests, yet leave you alone to enjoy your vacation. Glad we accomplished our goal. Looking forward to next time.
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Cabin on Lake Hamlin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin on Lake Hamlin was really cute, good view of the lake from the living room window. There is everything you need. We really enjoyed the little porch with the view of the lake for eating meals. Deb and Mark are super nice people who were very accommodating. They live on the premises so they are there if you need anything. The cabin is close to Ludington and the state park and Lake Michigan with lots of things to do and places to eat. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this cabin to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed not only our cottage, but much of what the surrounding area has to offer. Boating on hamlin lake, fishing, and dinner on the water at barnharts are some more things to do next time! Of course, there are the miles of trails in the manistee national forest that could invigorate a person for days. Then visiting the many port cities along lake michigan could take some time too. So, as you see, still plenty to do when you return!
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Does not disapoint!

  • 5 of 5

as advertised. the other reviews are spot on! Mark and Deb are wonderful hosts and were sure to advise and tend to our needs. very very enjoyable stay. the cabin/cottage/house....was immaculate! the boat was perfect! the advise received from Mark is spot on! From the best way to gas up to the best place for produce! we could not be happier with our stay and hosts. It was great to be "off the beaten path". directions were spot on and easy to follow. Wifi update worked well and cell service is just fine. updated TV with Driect TV (prob wont use it much with all the property and area has to offer!) short drive into Ludington and great hiking trails at the end of the dirt road. wonderful area. beautiful weather. could not have asked for more. we will return! thanks Mark and Deb! I cannot begin to express our gratitude for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and the pontoon boat. We really appreciate people like you! We take pride in the cleanliness and maintenance of our proprty, cottages and now the pontoon boat. You really were able to enjoy the cottage, lake, national forest and even the local towns and what they have to offer. We look forward to seeing you both again soon.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pirates Pub on the lake
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Manistee National
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pirates Pub on the lake, great pizza!
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sand Dunes on Hamlin Lake by water
Car: necessary

Morrell Mushroom hunting, Little River Casino, snowshoeing, icefishing, 2 firepits.


Rates & Availability

Free Soil Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 winter
Feb 18 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Spring
May 19 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Memorial Day weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Peak Season
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Fall/Winter
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Add 6% sales tax.Total damaged deposit due with rent deposit,returned within 2 weeks of vacating premises after satisfactory inspection for damage or excessive cleaning needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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