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Lisa Hites

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Lake Michigan Private 250' Beach Log Cabin Getaway

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Kickapoo camp was the name of a small group of cabins at Kelly's Point years ago. We have saved this one room cabin by building a new, larger cabin completely over it, finishing the project in May 2010. If you enjoy history and retro furnishings this is the place for you. We have a completely furnished cabin, just bring your food and drink. This property is for sale and provides good rental income.

The cabin has huge windows with sweeping views of Lake Michigan and you will be mesmerized by the waves. Often, huge freighters pass and the ferry of course. You can use the binoculars to get a closer view or the telescope to see the mainland. The waterfowl love our shallow waterfront and swans often join the wide variety of birds. We have 250' of lakefront but no year-round neighbors so it is a very private 'getaway'.

It is a short bike ride or hike to the south end light house (open to the public) and Iron Ore Bay. There you will find lovely sand beach, picnic area, dunes, etc. There is a spring fed creek our grandchildren play in for hours. The sunrise and moonrise are both spectacular and you won't believe the stars you can see!! Enjoy the pace of the island and the solitude and peace of nature.

There is no phone or TV and cell service is often spotty at our cabin.

Keywords: private, lake mi,getaway, beach,retro,nature,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lisa Hites (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Lisa Hites

Shaker and Lisa on East side drive during the first snow of December. We enjoy the island every season; maybe winter the most. The snow is so pristine. We are residents of NW Indiana and visit our children in GA and NC often. So we are on the go as much as we can be and still work ! Horses and carriage driving are our main hobbies and they travel with us from Beaver Island to Florida.

Lisa Hites purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Lisa Hites chose Northern Michigan

When you see it you will know why

What makes this cabin unique

Total peace and the beauty of nature will renew your spirit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow ! We cannot thank you enough for the amazing week we had in your cabin.We were so amazed at the work you have done... We were able to catch some snakes for Jackson to hold,saw baby deer,baby wild turkeys,and on the last morning a bald eagle. Beautiful ! We definitely want to come back ! The kids kept asking all week if we could move there. Jackson kissed the cabin goodbye. The dogs were so tired from swimming and walks that we practically carried them to their beds.They slept for 3 days when we got home. Thanks again for everything ! We will be back.
Jul 2010
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Lake Michigan Private 250' Beach Log Cabin Getaway
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 24 reviews

Quaint cabin in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our weeklong stay at Kickapoo Camp. It's quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. The cabin was clean and as described. The oven and stove took a little getting used to (hint: the oven heats up really quickly and gets pretty hot), but by the end of the week, I'd mastered it. We loved the nearby nature preserves - Miller Marsh and Little Sand Bay especially. I did have a bit of cell service at the cabin, though it was spotty (AT&T). Love Beaver Island and we'll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kickapoo Camp in Early Fall

  • 5 of 5

We had a great early fall vacation on Beaver Island and this cabin made it even better. We loved being so close to the lake and so far from town. The beachfront was great and we loved using the fire pit every night on the water's edge. We appreciated the fact that our dogs were welcome (they had a blast and we could hardly get them in the truck to leave!) This "unplugged" cabin was the most relaxing and peaceful vacation ever. We would highly recommend if you are looking for a camping kind of experience but with all the comforts of home. Great lakefront cabin and property.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kickapoo camp

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little cabin on the water, loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Beautiful view, but not completely as described

  • 3 of 5

Our hope was for an incredible view with access to the lake. We had both of those and they were what made the trip. Also, being only two miles from the light house and two miles the other direction to G Lake was very convenient.

However, what took away from it was that instead of there being a queen bed and a full bed, and futon there was a queen bed, twin bunk beds, and a futon. Since there were two couples and two kids it made it very difficult to all have a good night sleep.

My other problem was the lack of cleanliness. I understand that this property has no cleaning fees thus it is the renters responsibility. However, the bathroom was really gross and none of the floors had been washed in quite a while.

Also, we had been looking forward to using the Jon boat, but unfortunately there was a leak so by husband and son made it out and barely made it back.

There were things such as the outside stairs not being properly supported so made it difficult for our kids to walk down, the leak in the living room by the fireplace that kept dripping on me through the night, and the leak from the toilet.

But...all that to say, it was a great trip! The owners were great!! I just wished they owned different property so we could rent from them again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad your overall experience was good; I do admit we should have changed the bed listing as this summer we put the bunk beds in. The sofa in the living room is also a queen size pull out . I don't know if this would have met your needs. We certainly are concerned about the fact that we have a leak in the roof and will fix it asap. The toilet running I was not aware of and I assume the jon boat recently had a hole put in it by a previous renter.I also apologize for someone else's lack of cleaning previously ...I do ask everyone to leave it clean and like they would like to find it. Unfortunately, we very occasionally have an issue. I am glad that you thought overall your experience was good and I understand there must have been a lot of rain which may have led to some erosion on the walk down to the lake. As soon as we are able we will have these repairs done and appreciate you bringing it to our attention.
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Highly recommonded!

  • 5 of 5

I just spent three weeks at this cabin and unlike most reviewers, I spent most of my time at the cabin alone, with my dog. It is a wonderful place to go if you crave some solitude and to get away from city life, read, or get a lot of writing done. I was thankful for the radio in the cabin, which allowed me to hear the news. I explored many of the island's hiking trails and am now quite curious to try them with cross country skis. Swimming at the shore near the cabin is definitely doable--I had water shoes though, which I highly recommend--and the island's beaches are beautiful. The cabin is unique and in great condition, and had everything I needed to prepare meals as I normally would at home. Extra bonus for the washer/dryer. I was fortunate to be at the cabin during a meteor shower--I've never seen so many stars in my life... Highly recommended!

Small note: I recommend bringing as much of your food with you as you can. The market in town is very expensive!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rest and Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

My family had never been to Beaver Island before and were excited to explore. The cabin was very nice and the usual structure, with the interior cabin, was fun. The large ceiling fans kept a gentle breeze blowing throughout, which made falling asleep and waking up to the waves of Lake Michigan so relaxing. We were worried about mosquitoes, after some of the reviews, but we had no problems at all. We went to 5 different pristine beaches and had them mostly to ourselves. My son loved watching the snakes and frogs racing across the sand to go for a swim. The ice cream and Rubens at Daddy Franks were great, as were the burgers at Shamrock. The greeter, Terry, is so nice and extremely helpful with reccomendations. My husband went fishing at the in-land lakes, which were lovely. If you are looking for a beautiful place to get away from it all, Beaver Island is the place to go. Not much in the way of nightlife or entertainment, so bring lots of books and games. Living life unplugged on an island is definitely good for the soul!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a great time! And that the mosquitoes are not the issue they were earlier....this is not usually a big problem but was true this spring for a few weeks.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Fresh Air Aviation or Island Air
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
stoney acre, shamrock,beachcomber,BI lodge
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Beaver Island Boat Company
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
BI golf course
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
paradise bay,stoney acre,shamrock, daddy franks,l
Car: recommended

Explore two light houses on the island,many more to view by charter boat or small plane tours. Many history themes to explore; native american,Irish settlers, Mormon kingdom.More public beaches than you can see in a week,more wildlife than you can imagine! and very few people....


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

each pet per night $10
Pet Fee $100

Pet fee is $10. per nite per dog.

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Northern Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • claw foot tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds {1} ( pullout queen Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Stereo
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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