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#1 Northern Michigan Getaway! Perfect Cottage Rental AWESOME Vacation

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps

Well hey there! We have a great FULLY FURNISHED 3 BEDROOM, 2 FULL Bath house up for grabs! It is a newer construction ranch style home built in 2009. The home is located in St. Helen, Michigan, just past West Branch, and right before Houghton Lake. BACKS UP TO TRAILS!!!!

Sleeps 9

$150/night

Cleaning fee (optional) $50

2017 Hunters Lease is available Book soon!!

Access to many ORV trails right in the back yard!!

There is a golf course

Lake St. Helen is an allsports lake. Enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, trailriding, hunting, or just relaxing. The Standish casino is 45 mintues away.

Watch the sunrise in the morning. It is close to Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake, West Branch, and Roscommon, There is a marina if you would like to rent a boat. Roscommon County has now opened all county roads for ORV access. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Located just off I-75 and Exit 222. It is under an hour drive from Bay City/Midland. 2 1/2 hours from Detroit.

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Lake St. Helen is located in Roscommon County. It is a man-made lake covering 2930 acres. The lake has crappie, bluegill, perch, largemouth/smallmouth bass, northern pike and walleye. Fly-fishing can be done on the AuSable River. The headwaters of the southern branch of the AuSable begin at Lake St. Helen. Red Pine Natural Area Pathway Trailhead is 8 miles North of St. Helen via F-97 and Sunset Road. There is a beach less than a quarter mile away. Tanger Outlet Mall in West Branch,

I-75 passes just three miles south of St. Helen, our year round vacation land is known for it's snowmobiling with over 250 miles of trails, hunting for deer or bear or turkeys, foxes, rabbits, squirrel and partridge. Natural spring lakes with 18 miles of shoreline provides great sport fishing, jet skiing and water skiing.

The home backs up to a farm that has llama, alpaca, horses. etc. Also it is attached to Saint Helen's ATV/snowmobile trails. Hunting is prime here! Fruit/nut trees; water

You literally just walk out the door and fifty feet or so and your on the trails and in the woods!

Got mud? Saint Helen's got mud holes. And bottomless mud. Off-roaders will find mud boggin' and more---rocks, stumps, logs, water obstacles and sand---on lightly groomed trails and at tracks and parks that have been specially designed to put ATVs, 4X4s and SUVs to the test.

It is heavily wooded

All appliances So cooking and laundry is a breeze! Fully furnished with tasteful furniture including televisions/Directv, 3 queen beds, a set of bunkbeds, and a twin bed. All linens and dishes available.

Also features cathedral ceilings.

Some good websites to learn more about the area:

​roscommon/trails/sthelen/​

MAP

Beds

3 bed

Baths

2 bath

House Size

1700 sq ft

Lot Size

Double +(backs up to state land ATV trails)

Cabin / Cottage / House / Home

Dirt Bike / Four Wheel / Snowmobiling

Beach/ Dune Buggy/ Sled

Michigan Snowmobiling, St. Helen Snowmobile Trail, St. Helen Michigan

An Interactive tour of St. Helen Michigan Snowmobile Trails with maps, current trail conditions and more...

Village

Roscommon (county seat)

Unincorporated communities

Higgins Lake

Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake Heights

Prudenville

St. Helen

Townships

Au Sable Township

Backus Township

Denton Township

Gerrish Township

Higgins Township

Lake Township

Lyon Township

Markey Township

Nester Township

Richfield Township

Roscommon Township

Attractions and events

The community is centered in the area of two very large lakes, in the middle of large state forests. Wildlife are nearby, including bear, deer, eagles, Kirtland's Warblers, and turkeys. Local attractions and activities include:

Birding

Bluegill Festival each summer in St. Helen.

Boating, Paddling (canoe and kayak)

Bakery- Ausable Baking Company and Creamery

Gym-The Craft Center of roscommon has a lot of great equipment and personal trainers for all your workout needs.

Fishing, particularly trout fishing.

Fireman's Memorial- In honor of all the men and women who are firefighters. [4]

Firehouse Restaurant

Freds Bowling alley is a place to enjoy a nice dinner, play some pool and play cosmic or regular bowling.

Forest Dunes Golf Course, 11th ranked public golf course according to Golf Digest.

Hiking

Hunting

Kirtland Warbler Habitat and Festival is to the north, a must for avid bird-watchers.

Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail passes through the area. It runs from Empire to Oscoda, but also to points north and south. It is a 500-mile interconnected system of trails.

Nordic skiing

ORV and groomed snowmobile trails.

Restaurants

Saint Helen Power Sports is a great place to purchase many vehicles you would love to ride in the backwoods or back-roads.

Sailing

Tip-up-town winter festival, Houghton Lake last two weekends in January.

More Details

Property Manager
Rachel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

Amenities

Saint Helen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , bunk beds; 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
If you like to ride the trails, they are right out the back door! The house backs up to thousands of acres of stateland with nicely groomed trails! Lake St. Helen is down the street less than a mile with a nice sandy beach!

Reviews

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#1 Northern Michigan Getaway! Perfect Cottage Rental AWESOME Vacation
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 33 reviews
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Great get a way

  • 4 of 5

They house worked well for our family. We will definitely rent again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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The house was in excellent shape and met all our needs. Outside and neighborhood were lacking.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed there for two nights for a golf weekend. The house was perfect as it has plenty of room for sleeping and two full baths came in handy. With large kitchen and sitting area for watching tv. However if planning more outdoor time it is less appealing. Neighborhood is very run down with dilapidated trailers and yard around house is a sandy mess. Had to vacuum car thoroughly to get all sand out after entering and leaving house just four times. Great home but not location

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and bright home. Nice fire pit outside for campfires and s’mores!

  • 4 of 5

The house itself was very nice and clean. The neighboring houses were a bit unkempt in outward appearance, but overall we had a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. It was nice and open and had everything we needed and then some. The beds were super comfortable. We brought our 4 wheelers and it was nice to be able to just jump on the trails right there. Our dogs loved it, too! The only "complaint" I would have is that we didn't have access to the garage for the 4 wheelers. I had read in a review that we wouldn't, so it didn't come as a surprise. It probably should say it in the description so everyone will know. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place .

  • 4 of 5

It was exactly what my family needed close to the trails and it was large enough for everyone in my family.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ants

  • 2 of 5

Both bathrooms were covered with carpenter ants!!! Nice property but the place was overrun with these ants!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know, This was the first This was brought to our attention and will not be an issue we will handle it professionally
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Firehouse
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
lake St Helen

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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