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Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Secluded Spacious Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Perfect location in the heart of Northern Michigan fishing, hunting, trail country! Close to major steelhead & salmon hotspots!! Close to North Country hiking & riding trails! Tastefully updated lakefront farmhouse surrounded by woods & lakes. Very secluded, watch deer, geese and other wildlife from your deck. Perfect for the Fishing and Canoeing/Kayaking enthusiasts - Just minutes from major West Michigan Rivers: Big & Little Manistee, Pere Marquette, Sauble and Tippy Dam for Steelhead, Salmon and Trout. Or out the backdoor is excellent fishing for bass, blue gill and pike with small boat access to Sauble Lakes #2, 3 and 4.

Located just off US37 and US10. Nearby dining: Natahka tavern and Blossoms Cafe within 1 mile or visit Irons Cafe, Oak Grove Tavern, and Jacki's Place located in the town of Irons. For the gambling fans - Little River Casino within 45 minutes.

Two bedrooms on the main floor with double beds, dressers, closets, two full baths, sliders to deck. Three bedrooms on 2nd floor with double beds. Large fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer. Additional amenities include Washer, Dryer, all Linens, TV, Stereo, VCR/DVD player. Outdoor Features include picnic table, benches, fire pit & charcoal BBQ Grill. Fishing boat, swimming raft, & docks (tenants responsible for personal floatation devices as required by MI law).

Ludington and Manistee beaches approximately 30 miles west, restaurants and festivals are fantastic summer tourist attractions as well as Irons Ox Market & Flea Roast, Baldwin Troutarama, Irons Cowboy Weekend and Blessing of the Bikes (see IATA Web Site for details).

North country hiking trail access just 5 miles from cottage for mountain biking or hiking

ORV trails and trailhead located on M37

Keywords: large groups,remodeled farmhouse, vacation rental, waterfront, family size, secluded, large yard, spacious rooms, surrounded by woods, chain of 4 lakes, Lake County, Irons MI Sauble Lakes

More Details

Property Manager
Rose Smith Mgr.
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Why Rose Smith Mgr. chose Northern Michigan

Our farmhouse is located on a beautiful chain of lakes in the heart of Lake County, known for it's abundance of lakes, streams & hiking/snowmobiling trails. Laid back lifestyle with little traffic but loads of interesting places to visit nearby.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Quiet & secluded, the farm is a unique experience in the woods of Northern MI!! Come relax & enjoy 'mother nature' at her finest! Fish, hike, watch deer & wild turkeys in your front yard!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great time with friends here at the Farmhouse. Some enjoyed the lakes and floating raft, some enjoyed the grounds! All enjoyed our time here!!
May 2015
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Irons Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See Contract for house rules.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large closet, dresser, ample room for for baby crib
  • Double Beds (4) Queen Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Firepit, horshoe shoe pits, paddleboat, canoe & aluminum fishing boat included in rental.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.571429 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so amazing, perfect for families. Fully stocked with linens, fully equipped kitchen, great sized bedrooms. The yard is super amazing! We had many small children that were able to run free and explore on their own. The lake has so many fish and so much fishing was done from the dock. So much wildlife everywhere. The grocery store was not far away and was reasonably priced. Went on many back wood drives and made so many wonderful memories this past week.

The only thing we would have liked to have was a more stable way to access the lake. The stairs down to the lake are not very safe for our small children to get to. Maybe something with a hand rail.

But I would highly recommend this home, had one of the best vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, and really appreciate the great care you gave the property! Hope you'll visit again soon!
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Property could use some improvements

  • 3 of 5

There was lots of room for the children to play. I did not know that there was no cell phone service. There is no landline to use for local calls or emergencies.. The path down to the lake was very steep and primitive. In my opinion the path is not safe for young children or older adults. A handrail would be a nice improvement. The swimming area was not as nice as pictured online. There were lots of Lilly pads and weeds. We had to rake the lake before the children could swim. The property is secluded which is a plus. Enjoyed the campfires. I would not stay again unless some improvements were made.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate your review, hope you enjoyed your stay and the children had fun on the swim raft. The beach area is small, but we do clean it regularly. It is a very woodsy site, which is what most of our tenants love about it. The steps down to the beach are pictured online so you know what to expect, they are a bit of a challenge but we strive to keep them clear. The deck part way down is there to help! Hope you'll consider visiting again!
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Mo and Joy

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay here. Everything was like every other reviewer exclaimed,. The house was very clean, we had a vase of flowers and a bottle of wine left on the kitchen table. The spacious secluded lot was perfect for our ambitious springer spaniels. We saw deer nearly every day we were there, one morning right outside the bedroom window. The hike to and from the lake was a bit of a challenge but good exercise all the same. Our daughter's family joined us for a couple of days and our 3 year old grandson did not want to leave. We caught fish every day, I wish that I could have put my own boat in but the ones that came with the rent did just fine. Rose was quick to help with one small problem. I am already checking the calendar for a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you 3njoyed your stay in "God's Country"!! The wildlife & serenity are what make living in N. MI such a pleasure! Look forward to basting you again soon! Rose Smith, Mgr.
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Relaxing & Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Sauble Point Farmhouse! Our family of 5 plus two dogs thoroughly enjoyed the privacy and peacefulness of the farm. The lake was incredibly quiet! We brought our own kayaks and explored all 4 of the Sauble Lakes. We enjoyed fishing off the dock and paddle boat catching blue gill, bass and perch. We also brought ATVs and rode to nearby ORV trails. Overall, it was a wonderfully relaxing vacation. We would definitely return for a third trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed your stay! The seclusion and peaceful surroundings of the Farmhouse are just part of the charm, being in the midst of the Manistee National Forest with trails, wildlife & abundant fishing just add to the enjoyment of it! Hope you come again soon!
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East Lansing, MI

Wonderful family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year our family has stayed at Sauble Point Farm. Kids are getting older and more independent and really enjoyed swimming to the raft and a partial across the lake swim. We also rented kayaks and paddled through all four lakes. Caught some fish, enjoyed a campfire every night and frequent trips to the Sweet Fern Cafe and Emporium for ice cream. We love our time at the farm!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we always appreciate & enjoy your visits! Especially thankful for the wonderful care you give the property! So glad you enjoyed your kayaking, mother nature & relaxing. Look forward to seeing you all again next year!!
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Sumner, Michigan

Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

Sauble Point Farmhouse is a very nice and large vacation home that we felt gave us plenty of room for the 6-8 of us (plus our dog). It has not only lots or room inside but outside as well. The property's seclusion was an added bonus, especially with our energetic dog! We did experience a few minor issues with the house but Rose was right on top of making sure things were taken care of, either by herself or the handyman. Made a couple trips to Dublin Market (awesome store!) and to Manistee area to swim in Lake Michigan (only 1/2 hour away-note: dog-friendly beach out by Manistee water tower; take Washington St.), plus a stop at the farm market on the corner of 31 and 8 Mile/Freesoil Road for produce, baked goods and fudge! We called for firewood and it was delivered promptly by a very nice man, and week's worth (maybe more) of firewood was $30. Unfortunately we were not able to launch our 16 ft. boat into the lake since the private boat launch is pretty rustic. However, Bass Lake (about a mile away) has a updated boat launch so my husband didn't have to go far to go fishing. The rowboat had a slight leak but he did take it out a couple times to fish on Sauble Lake and the kids used the paddle boat. Navigating the hill to the lake was a little challenging to our twins who have a slight disability but the swimming was worth the climb. Water shoes came in handy since the bottom is somewhat mucky. Overall, we had a great time and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review & so glad you enjoyed your stay & the seclusion & space that Sauble Point Farmhouse offers! Because it's a remodeled original farmhouse, we do experience occasional needed repairs, and appreciate tenants bringing them to our attention. The fishing boat is being repaired, ad the window issues have been resolved. Again, thanks for noting them for us. Also appreciate the "hints" for future renters. The soft bottom of lakes is common up here, where lakes are minimally inhabited & surrounded by trees! Part of the uniqueness of the North! Again, thanks for the response & hope you visit again soon!
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"Excellent food, drinks & service! Less than 2 mis. from the Farmhouse!"
N Country Trail
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M37 & US131
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Natahka, Blossoms, Irons Cafe, jackies
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Caberfae @ Cadillac
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Ludington & Manistee for Lake Michigan beaches
Car: necessary

Summer festivals, Irons Flea Roast/Ox Market, Oakgrove cowboy days, Blessing of the Bikes, Wine tours, Troutarama


Rates & Availability

Irons Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer-Full weeks only
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Laborday Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Fall rates
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Check in Saturday 4:00PM or after
Check out Saturday 11:00AM
Send Email or call (231) 266-5720 to request Contract
Check or Money Orders preferred, Credit Card arrangements can be made by calling Mgr.
Rates are for up to 8 people. $4 per person per night for add'l people.

5824 N. Mac Road Irons MI 49644

NOTICE: Michigan Law establishes rights and obligations for parties to rental agreements. This agreement must comply with the TRUTH IN RENTING ACT. If you have a question about the interpretation or legality of a provision of this agreement, you may want to seek assistance from a lawyer or other qualified person.
This agreement is made on ___________________________ between Sauble Point Farm, LLC and the Responsible Rental Occupant (“RRO”) as follows:
Name(s): ________________________________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________________
Phone: (_____) _____________________
Total number of occupants included in rental agreement: Adults-___________ Children-___________
Sauble Point Farm, LLC leases to RRO the following described premises: 5824 N. Mac Road, Irons, MI 49644 (“Premises”) on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
1. Term: The term of this agreement will begin after 4:00 pm on __________________ and end no later than 11:00 am on ___________________ unless sooner terminated by Sauble Point Farm, LLC as set forth herein.
2. Rent: Rent for the Premises is $__________________, payable 30 days prior to arrival date. If not paid by the due date, this agreement is null and void unless the parties reconfirm it by written agreement.
3. Money Orders and checks are accepted. Make checks payable to Rose M. Smith. Please mail checks to 6140 N. Bayshore Drive, Irons, MI 49644.
(call or Emal Mgr for copy of complete contract)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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