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Elegant beachfront home with BOAT SLIP/Club amenities within walking distance.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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. We are approximately 500 yards from the Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserve. 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.

It is perfect for taking out the kayaks to cruise the Cheboygan River to the left or head for the State Park on the right. There are several restaurants on the river or within walking distance that cater to boaters.

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.

Two bikes, one with a large basket for bringing home your products from shopping the strip mall that is about a mile away.

We are members of Duncan Bay Boat Club located within walking distance. You may use our slip for your boat ($150), as well as all of the facilities at the club, included use of the swimming pool. Check out the club at . We just need to know ahead of time if you would like to use the facility.

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

More Details

Valerie Porter
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Valerie Porter

Married to my wonderful husband for 42 years. We have 5 grown children, and 5 darling grandchildren.

Valerie Porter purchased this house in 1982

Why Valerie Porter chose Cheboygan

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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Cheboygan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Elegant beachfront home with BOAT SLIP/Club amenities within walking distance.
average rating of 4.875 based on 19 reviews

Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The manager greeted us upon arrival, answered all of our questions and was very welcoming. We visited with our extended family for a week in July. The weather was perfect! The views from the home and back yard are absolutely stunning. We enjoyed several sunrises and sunsets during our stay. My family and I felt right at home. There were 6 adults and 3 children. The sleeping arrangements were perfect. We had a meals at the large dining table, overlooking the lake, and enjoyed a few dinners outside on the deck. The home close to town for a quick grocery store run, but the setting is that of a private, country beach. We played several games of corn hole in the back yard (we brought our own), went for family bike rides, lots of kayaking, sand castle building, water balloon fights and bonfires on the beach. Our family also took a couple of day trips. Once over to Mackinac Island and another afternoon was spent in Mackinaw City (we took the kiddos across the bridge that day too).

It's like a little slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so very happy to know that you enjoyed your week so much. Thank you for the lovely review.
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La Porte, Indiana

Incredible View & Comfortable Accomodations

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a week long stay while participating in the Mackinac Bridge walk. The home was very comfortable for eleven people and felt just like home. Such wonderful memories for the family, sisters, brother-in-laws and nieces and nephews. The views were incredible - Mackinac Bridge, especially at night, Mackinac Island, the eagles, the freighters and boats. Val is such a wonderful host and quick to respond to all emails and texts. Thank you for allowing us to spend quality time with the family in your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly.
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely home, beautiful view and a peaceful spot on the beach. It was a perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Awesome vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place!!! The view of the lake was amazing and my family really enjoy taking the kayaks out on the lake in the mornings!! Loved that the house had lot of towels, silverware, etc for everyone. I would definitely recommend this place for a fun filled family vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your thoughts and comments. Thank you so much!
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Greenwood Indiana

Great home, great views!

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 family members that enjoyed this Cheboygan waterfront home.

The house was so spacious that it took us a while to find all of the bedrooms and living areas!

The best part was the back deck that overlooked Lake Huron, which we spent most of our time. A bald eagle flew right over us the first morning , so that was an unexpected surprise.

The location is pretty secluded, so you don't have to worry about a lot of "next door" activity.

Tim, the caretaker, was very helpful and accessible, so if we had any questions, he was always available.

It was a perfect vacation, thanks to the owners for letting us use their house!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Your comments and the fact that you enjoyed our property and house makes us very happy.
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Ann Arbor

Wonderful place to vacation-our second year

  • 5 of 5

Once again for our second August, we had a wonderful time here, thanks Valerie, your home is great, and an extra thanks for adding the kayaks this year, I monitored him and my grandson really enjoyed that part. Thanks to Tim, the rental manager, as usual you were very helpful during our stay. Fantastic sunsets, we got a lot of memories in our pictures including the bald eagle who landed in a nearby tree by Tims house to pose for my camera. You can see the Mackinac Bridge from the deck, even though it's 15 miles away, and on clear nights it's lit up, and beautiful. There's a lot to see and do in the area. Nice lighthouse we found near Rogers City that you can go in with the grandkids. Last year we went to Mackinac City and then Mackinac Island, only a short drive away. If you've never been to the Island, you need to go at least once in your life, take the kids/grandkids, We've gone several times. Cheboygan has a lot to offer as well, plenty of stores, restaurants, the river, and a nice park by the lake. Thanks Valerie and Tim, (They make you feel welcomed at this place.) We highly recommend this wonderful vacation home. The Rice family.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much, kind Rice Family!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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