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Mike & Julie Parker 7351 Penny Ln, St Helen Mi. 48656

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

This Modern Cabin Is Perfect For A Couples Get Away, But Can Easily Sleep 12

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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5 Brs, 3 Baths, 2 Frpls, Theater Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Sleeps 12, Huge Deck

Check us out on Map Quest or Google Maps at 7351 Penny Lane, St. Helen, Mi. 48656.

*****Please text us first at 810-656-2221 for any available deals.*****

Come unwind north of the tension line! Enjoy the lake views and all that this 3,300 sq ft, handcrafted log home has to offer. Enjoy the company of family and friends in the 'gathering room'. This room features a knotty pine cathedral ceiling with an awe inspiring open loft and log stairwell. Enjoy the cozy overstuffed furniture in front of the river rock fireplace. It also includes a modern fully equipped kitchen and a dining area with a log table that seats 8. A card table and 4 chairs are also available. Slumber in one of the 5 comfy bedroom areas which are located on all 3 levels along with 3 modern bathrooms. Relax on the 1,100 sq ft wrap-a-round open and covered deck. Have a lakeside camp fire, a quiet evening in front of the fireplace, or take in a movie in the home theater room. Maybe a canoe trip around the lake or some fishing is in order. Inside or out, rain or shine, this property offers everything to make a memorable get-a-way weekend or family vacation.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike & Julie Parker 7351 Penny Ln, St Helen Mi. 48656 (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Mike & Julie Parker 7351 Penny Ln, St Helen Mi. 48656

We are life time Michiganders and thoroughly enjoy the 'up north' experience. We enjoy riding our ATVs and Jeep and have taken so many trips to this area because there is just so much we love to do! We hope you will come and stay and make wonderful memories of your own.

Mike & Julie Parker 7351 Penny Ln, St Helen Mi. 48656 purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Mike & Julie Parker 7351 Penny Ln, St Helen Mi. 48656 chose Northern Michigan

We have traveled to the West Branch/ Houghton Lake/ St. Helen area for years to drive our jeep and quads and to play golf. After numerous trips, we realized this area was the perfect 'up north' destination! We feel lucky to have found such a beautiful log home in such a great location.

What makes this cabin unique

After seeing the character of the log interior, along with the beautiful river rock fireplace, we were enchanted. After relaxing out on the deck and taking in the surrounding beauty, we were sold! This property has the charm of a log home with all the modern amenities that make for an exceptional experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We relaxed, enjoyed sunsets, explored nearby areas, played board games, and enjoyed cabin time.

Our family enjoyed this beautiful cabin/home. We were able to spend quality time together while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful setting.
Oct 2014
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based on 25 traveler reviews

This Modern Cabin Is Perfect For A Couples Get Away, But Can Easily Sleep 12
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful Cabin for a Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and even the photos do not do it justice! They say love is in the details - and you can tell owners Mike and Julie love their guests! They have everything you could possibly need for your stay. There are instructions throughout the home on how to make your visit relaxing, but they are done in a way that is homey and relaxing and doesn't make you feel like a guest. We were awed at every turn!

The lake the cabin sits on is shallow and so clear you can stand on the little dock and see to the bottom and watch fish swim by. Our kids were able to play on the beach and we had no worries! We spent many hours out by the lake relaxing, fishing and enjoying the sunshine.

For your stay consider visiting nearby Houghtown Lake for supplies, its relatively close and there are a mix of tourist stops and the staples (Wal*Mart, gas, food).

This is a beautiful home and well worth the price! We will definitely be back!

Thanks Mike & Julie.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Immaculate and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for my family, 7 adults and 5 kids. I wish there was a picture of the driveway in the front of the house. Since the weather wasn't great for us last week, the kids spent so much time riding their bikes in the long circular drive without any worries of cars. You can see everything from the kitchen. It was so perfect since we like to keep any eye on the little ones. The beds were awesome and the space was plentiful. If we lived closer we would have booked a week for next year already. The owners were super helpful from start to finish.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


One improvement needs to be made. All of our group could not open appt sent to us on direction s. so just like the owner said it took us done a rustic seasonal road. He needs to send directions the old fashion way.

The house was perfect!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very sorry!
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Incredible Property!

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 couples spend the weekend. Lots of room to spread out. Plenty of bedrooms. We stayed in April but it would be a great place to stay in the summer and use the lake. Incredible view! The dining table is a little small to accomodate any more than 8 people and the benchs are a little difficult for older people to sit comfortably any length of time. But overall we had a wonderful time and would definitely go back. The cabin was beautifully maintained and pristine clean. Couldn't have asked for nicer people to work with than the Parkers! Thank you for a n awesome stay! You definitely go above and beyond to accomodate your guests!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Beautiful cabin and relaxing atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year my family and I have rented this cabin. It is truly an Amazing place! There is so much room to accommodate everyone and it is so beautiful. It has everything you would need and then some. Mike and Julie have thought of everything...lots of extra blankets, sleeping bags, air mattress, etc. They even have a cute tent downstairs for the kids. We have really enjoyed this space to spend time with our family...we watched movies, played games, cooked hot dogs over the camp fire, and brought sleds this year to sled down the hill on the side of the cabin down to the lake. Everyone had so much fun! We obviously stayed during the winter (both years), but I'm sure this place is just as Amazing in the summer. There is just a sense of relaxation while you are here...I don't think you can help but be happy and not want to leave! Mike and Julie are also Amazing if you need anything at all. They will do anything to make sure your stay is perfection...just great people! We will definitely be back and continue to stay here for years to come! You will not be disappointed...if anything, I'm sure it will exceed your expectations!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank You So Much!
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Womens 15th annual Winter Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I give this cabin and their kind services an A+++. They were prompt with answering questions and giving detailed information to help plan our stay. They had all the supplies we needed, and it was very clean and comfortable, from furniture to linens. We loved the décor from top to bottom!! What a pleasant environment to spend a weekend away. On our way to the cabin, we stopped at Tipsy Bear in West Branch for some flaming coffee. YUM! Also stopped to some Thrift stores. The 2nd day, we purchased an auger and a couple fish poles at the nearby Dunhams, to try some ice fishing in the back of the cabin. Couple gals snow-shoed, and we built an outdoor bonfire to sit around, and of course smores! :) Only minimal snow fell in the 4 days we were there, but the outdoor temperature was beautiful to be out in, and inside the cabin was absolutely a beautiful place to be! We played lots of games, made a puzzle, exercised in the awesome room downstairs using the big screen TV, and did some line-dancing in front of the fireplace on main floor. What a happy place!!! (I am not a very good "remote-controlling" person, so we greatly appreciated the step-by-step instructions on how to operate it for our DVD use) Thank you once again, Mike, Julie, cabin-cleaner, and whomever else makes this rental possible, for all you did to contribute to a very enjoyable weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Saginaw, Bay City, Midland (MBS) International AP
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Fire House Restaurant and Lounge in St. Helen, Mi
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
The Dream and The Nightmare golf courses
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-75 ext 227
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Springbrook Inn and Tiki Bar in Prudenville, Mi
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Treetops Resort in Gaylord
Nearest Beach
We have a beach in front of the cabin.
Car: necessary

West Branch features shopping, dining, theater, Tanger Outlet Mall, golfing and antiquing. West Branch also hosts the Modern Craft Winery tasting room, which is one of the stops on The Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail. West Branch hosts the SPRING ART AND WINE WALK in May and the VICTORIAN ART FAIR in August..

Houghton Lake has fun for the entire family! There are amusement parks that have rides, water, putt-putt golf, go-carts, batting cages and more. Crafters will enjoy Arnie's Arts 'N' Craft store with its huge selection of supplies. Houghton Lake is home to Michigan's largest outdoor winter festival, Tip Up Town USA. It is held every year on two weekends in January. The crowds are large so spend your time with us in the luxury of a modern cabin and drive in, as we are only 20 minutes away.

Golfers have a choice of 20 golf courses with in 25 miles of the cabin including Forrest Dunes, the Quest, West Branch Country Club and Sugar Springs GC. The Dream and The Nightmare golf courses are only 9 miles away!

ATV, ORV, snowmobile's and motorcyclist, have access to hundreds of miles of trails right from our driveway. We are located near the St. Helen Trail which features a Motorsport area. From Saint Helen Trail, you can branch off to Geels, Ogemaw Hills, Ambrose Lake, Rose City and Denton Creek trails. The cabin is literally located in the middle of it all. There are plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat and gas up. No need to trailer, just park in our driveway and ride!

The town of Saint Helen holds its annual National Blue Gill Festival each July which features parades, food and craft vendors, beverage tent, live music and entertainment and amusement rides.


Rates & Availability

Saint Helen Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept. 9 2016 - June 15, 2017
Sep 9 2016 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
summer season 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please call us about any specials and flexible scheduling.
Friday and Saturdays are 300.00 per night if you stay 3 or more nights - September 8th, 2015 through June 9, 2016

During the summer season if you cancel your reservation less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, you will forfeit your $500 reservation deposit, otherwise there is a $100.00 cancellation fee.

Rates are based on groups of 12 and under. Additional guest fees are $15/pp/night

Cash, personal checks and credit cards are accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Northern Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , loft bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , lower level bathroom
  • Bath towels, hand soap and toilet paper are provided. Please bring all toiletries and beach towels. Please visit our website for more information:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bedroom in the loft next to the bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , In the loft with a privacy screen, next to the bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , In the loft, closed off with a privacy curtain, next to bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Private Bedroom on main floor right next to the bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Lower level bedroom next to the bathroom.
  • Linens are provided. Bedroom #1 is located in the loft and has a double bed and a privacy screen. Bedroom #2 is also in the loft and has a queen bed and privacy curtain. Bedroom #3 is located in the loft and has a Queen bed in a private bedroom. Bedroom #4 is a private bedroom on the main level and has a King bed. Bedroom #5 is located on the lower level and has a double bed and 2 single/twin beds with a privacy curtain and attached bathroom. Please visit our website for more information:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Please visit our website for more information.

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