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Lake Michigan Private 250' Beach Log Cabin Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Lisa Hites
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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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Beaver Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Lake Michigan Private 250' Beach Log Cabin Getaway
average rating of 4.642857 based on 30 reviews
Cedar Springs, MI, USA

Wonderful and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful time at Kickapoo Camp. The restored cabin inside the new cabin is really cool. The cabin is clean and in great shape. We had a very relaxing time. I could sit in the living room and watch the waves roll in all day. Great view! Iron Ore Bay is just down the road and has a long sandy beach. We spent our afternoons there. The charcoal grill at the cabin was handy and we grilled food every night. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life this is the place to do it.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at this cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Kickapoo Camp! The cottage is extremely comfortable and very unique! We are a family of 5--parents stayed in the master bedroom, 2 older kids in the bunk beds, and toddler in a pack and play that we brought. More sleeping options in the living room if needed. Wonderful bathtub too.

The cottage is right on the water, with huge picture windows providing amazing views and the sound of lapping water. We enjoyed reading on the porch swing and in the hammock, using the grill, and cooking in the quaint kitchen. No internet, but enjoyed the radio immensely, and made use of the board games and cards. Hiked, swam, biked, saw wildlife and an eagle's nest, climbed a lighthouse, and lots more, including much relaxing. Thanks to Lisa and Carl for loaning us the canoe--had a great time on Lake Genaserath.

Highly recommend this place for a unique, disconnected, relaxing vacation. Definitely "away from it all!" Kids and adults enjoyed tremendously!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing rustic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! The listing is as advertised. You can't get any closer to the water and the sound of the waves at night make it so easy to sleep. The sunrises have to be seen to be believed. We loved that there really isn't cell or internet unless you head to town. One thing I will warn you about is the oven cooks very hot. I cooked biscuits in 3 minutes. The radio was a wonderful addition as we listened to music and the new whenever we where there. You really want to make sure you get everything before you leave town. It is a half hour drive to town regardless of how you go. Drive slow andmake sure to Wave as most everyone does. It was wonderful to disconnect from the world and just relax. Iron ore bay is a quick drive and our girls played for hours. Daddy Franks is great! Great price for ice cream and you get your monies worth. Be sure to visit the museums. The history of the island is wonderful to read about. I want to make sure I express our graditude to lisa for being so easy to work with. We had zero issues from start to finish. I would recommend lisa and this cottage to anyone that wants a much needed vacation away from it all. Oh, before I forget, say hi to the snakes that reside there. You will see one or twelve.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to get away from the stress of everyday life

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin! Loved the rustic charm, amazing view of Lake Michigan, very comfortable and cozy. No cell service or internet, but that just made it easier to relax

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well taken care of, and perfect for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

We had my son's first birthday party at Kickapoo. It was almost perfect. We stayed a week, and though it was inconvenient to be so far from town, it forced us to stay and really enjoy our cabin. We were disappointed that when we came, the beach was quite slimy, but we were close to Iron Ore bay for swimming, and we took the pedal boat out at the cabin. Overall, the stay was wonderful. The house has loads of character! And other than a swimmable beach (which cannot be helped or predicted), this house had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Wayne, IN

Rustic Cabin - A Step Back In Time!

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple who have stayed in this rustic & quaint cabin twice in 2016 - once in late April/early May and then again in July. The vintage kitchen, the large picture windows and the outdoor screen room are our favorite elements about this property. Beaver Island transports you back in time to simpler ways and this cabin makes it easy to feel you've entered another era of long ago given its rustic and simple décor. If you are one seeking luxurious surroundings, I would advise different lodging and probably a different destination altogether. Beaver Island isn't for's most sought after by those who long for the outdoors, simple unhurried days and those who can appreciate the beauty in all that nature offers up without seeking modern entertainment to fill in any voids. If you desire a disconnect from the world for a time...this is the place that will deliver it! The sunrises are absolutely stunning from Kelly's Point and coffee outdoors in the screened area can lull you away from morning into afternoon as hours pass by unknowingly due to a captivating Lake Michigan! The blue-green waters shimmer under sunny skies and soothe the soul. At night, leave all windows in the cabin open for the sounds of waves which will bring peaceful slumber. The cabin has most basic needs for cooking...even spices. There are only a few storage containers so advice of Ziploc's on hand for leftovers would be a good tip, as well as, any out-of-the-ordinary utensils you might require for cooking. The only downsides I can relay may not be downsides to every one...however I will caution on a few things. 1) Kelly's Point and this cabin are on the complete other end from town so if you intend on being in town a lot, you will find yourself traveling the road more than you might desire. 2) You are apt to see an occasional & very harmless snake outdoors....if you are deathly afraid of snakes....not the place for you. 3) This is a property which offers great value, however you must clean the cabin before you leave washing all bed linens, sweeping, cleaning bathroom & kitchen thoroughly. We find this takes a considerable amount of time to do well....3-4 hours you must plan this into your vacation time. That does hold a trade-off value with fair pricing! Overall, great cabin!! Great response time from the owners! Fantastic serenity! A fabulous place to spend time with family!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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....


Rates & Availability

Beaver Island Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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