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Valerie Porter

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Elegant beachfront vacation home with sweeping views

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 11 comfortably

Secluded sandy beach located in a quiet area about a half mile from the entrance to the Cheboygan River. 50ft trees surround this fully equipped home with oak floors and soft light carpeting. Don't be surprised to see deer, fox and a myriad variety of water fowl. Watch the 1000ft international freighters sail by from the many rooms, large deck, or fire pit on the beach. This home was built and furnished for comfort and serenity.

The bed set up is 3 queen beds in 3 separate rooms, one bedroom with two twins, one bedroom with one twin, and a den with a fold out double.

Peace - Owner Comment: : My brother calls our property, a little 'peace' of paradise. The silence all around is broken by the songs of birds, hearing swans flying by, cricket calls in the evenings, and the sound of waves lapping the beach. Sunsets over the lake are spectacular and many enjoy it around the large fire pit on the beach. Thank you for considering our home for your vacation. We pray for each of our renters to have a re-creating, wonderful, and joy filled time while staying on our property. Sincerely, Valerie Porter

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Valerie Porter (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Valerie Porter

Married to my wonderful husband for 40 years. We have 5 grown children, and 5 darling grandchildren.

Valerie Porter purchased this house in 1982

Why Valerie Porter chose Northern Michigan

This home is so comfortable, quiet, and on the beach of Lake Huron. It is surrounded by 50 foot trees and secluded.

What makes this house unique

Besides being secluded, it's only a 15 minute drive to the ferries of Mackinac Island, 2 minutes to shopping, restaurants, 6 screen movie theater, and lots of water activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home. The home was even more than we imagined, we were so comfotable. We loved that the early risers could get coffee and sit and talk in the family room off the garage while the others slept. The dining room was perfect for eating together and playing Catch Phrase at night. We were able to sit at the patio table Saturday and watch the many boats and the water fowl. Tasted wine at Nicholas Winery, saw the dam and watched boats go through the lock. The girls even got to do some shopping while the guys checked out the brewery. We had a great time.
Sep 2014
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Elegant beachfront vacation home with sweeping views
average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews
Lexington, KY

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. The location was great for all our daily outings. The dining room table was large enough for all of us to sit around for our nightly game night. The view of the lake is breath taking. Valerie was wonderful to work with too. I know we made many great family memories staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Great vacation property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property with an excellent location. There were 7 adults with 3 kids and everyone had plenty of room. Everyone had a very enjoyable week and we look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Great place for Mackinac Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 days during Labor day Weekend. Overall, it was wonderful experience and enjoyed a lot as what we planned. Trip to Mackinac Island (just 15 miles fun drive) and shipwreck tours.

With 14 members (including 4 kids), this home was the best choice for our group. Had BBQ party in the evenings and fun games in beach (though it is kind of stone), still we were able to enjoy.

Rating this home for 5 star experience, because we had all what we expected in this home

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this rental. Lots of room for our family, it was wonderful that there was seating at the dining room table for all of us. Huge deck and yard for the kids and dogs. The views were so relaxing and were able to take long walks on back roads. The beach is huge but rocky and shallow. Cheboygan State Park is just a few miles away and has a beautiful sandy beach for the kids.

The five bedrooms were very comfortable and 3 bathrooms were and added plus with all linens supplied. The kitchen has everything we needed. Loved having only one TV as we spend more family time together. Thank you for making 2012 Family Vacay fantastic.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: *Owner note for 2014 season: Since we have installed all new carpeting throughout the house, we switched from a 'pets considered' policy to 'no pets'. We sincerely hope that this new policy will not inconvenience our returning guests.
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  • 5 of 5

A great house with lovely views of the straits. Plenty of room for all of us and the local family and friends who popped by. The house is well maintained, beds are all comfy. Everyone enjoyed the outdoor space, the fire pit was a great treat. Tim the property manager was very helpful and made us feel at home.

Not to be missed, can't wait to go back.

Thanks Val

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for letting us stay in your house! Property was clean and well maintained. It accommodated 11 people plus 2 dogs comfortably! We could always find space to be alone or be with family. The outside grill was the hub for us, we were often outside grilling and taking in the wonderful views of the water. You can easily see the bridge, and the ferry to Mackinac island was only 15 mins away. It was great to be so close to the water, and be in the city in less than 10 mins to buy supplies.

The water was very private, even the dogs had fun in the water! And we also saw a lot of eagles, and 2 bald eagles!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Great Lakes Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Mackinaw City, MI
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cheboygan Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Boat House on the River
Car: recommended

You can see the Mackinac Bridge from 5 rooms in the house. You can see the Grand Hotel and the West Bluff of Mackinac Island as well. Bois Blanc Island is in front as well.


Rates & Availability

Cheboygan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 9 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Our cancellation policy is that if we can rent the time that you reserved we will send you the full deposit back.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have tile floors.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are 7 rooms with the sweeping views of the Straits of Mackinac. Although the mighty Mackinaw Bridge (4th largest expansion bridge in the world) is 15 miles away, you can see it plainly from several of the rooms. Also within view is Mackinac Island, Bois Blanc Island, and 14 Foot Shoal Lighthouse.

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