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#1 Northern Michigan Getaway! Perfect Cottage Rental AWESOME Vacation

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps

Rachel (586) 859-9385

rachelsadorski @ Hotmail . com

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. $700/week $2000/month

Check out our Facebook Page with more details and pictures and reviews!

no credit check!!

Deposits are also required but you can pay with a check, and Ill hold the check without cashing it

Credit cards checks money orders cash accepted

Cleaning fee (optional) $50

2015 Hunters Lease is available Book soon!!

ATTENTION HUNTERS! 9 Night Opening Special~November 13-22 $1500.. or 13-29 $2000 Sleeps 9 Comfortably! Book by Sept 30th for this rate...

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.


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:




3 bed


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...


Roscommon (county seat)

Unincorporated communities

Higgins Lake

Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake Heights


St. Helen


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:


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.



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.


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


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

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017


Saint Helen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • 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
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!


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average rating of 4.375 based on 24 reviews

St Helen

  • 5 of 5

2nd time i stayed here.Place is exactly what you see in pics, very nice. I have it booked again in another 3 weeks, close to trails, restaurants, bars, grocery store, gas...perfect location!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 4 of 5

Great location and house. Plenty of space and close to many outdoor activities. The only small issue we had was the cleanliness when we arrived, it wasn't terrible, just a few small issues.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Spacious and comfortable - avoid the grill

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little cottage that is spacious and comfortable to relax in after a long day of doing the Up North thing. It's very close to off-roading trails, and within driving distance to a few lakes. A few hiccups here and there, as can be expected with anyone's house, but the only real issues was the grill. Avoid using it until the owner can confirm it's been properly serviced. It's a bit of a hazard. Other than that, I'd recommend staying here and will look to see if it's available again the next time we come up.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Nice Home

  • 4 of 5

House was great for what we had planned for our trip (ORV trail riding). Everything was clean, beds were average on comfort, the shower (with no tub) seemed to have difficulty getting hot water. We weren't able to get the bbq grill working (tried with matches and lighters) propane tank may have been empty. The front of the house has no drive-way or walking path so the sand would seem to make a mess everywhere. Other than the minor issues listed, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkley, Michigan

Family Vacation in St.Helen 7-15 to 7-26-2017

  • 3 of 5

Rachel, we had a nice time at your house. I called you about a few items you need to look into, but we still had a great time. May I suggest a sun shade over the back to shade from sun around the outdoor table? or maybe a large umbrella that can tip towards the sun. Our time outdoors was limited because of the summer heat. Dave had suggestions for restaurants around the town and the groceries at the gas station was great and close by with everything we needed. Thank you very much for a relaxing time with the family. Claudia

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great place for families and hitting the trails!

  • 4 of 5

We had our first family vacation in 17 years here. Had a great time. The place was very big and open for a cabin in the woods. The neighbor came over and made sure we got settled in.

Two minor complaints. 1. The sand is everywhere. Really need a gravel or stone approach to the door so as not track in so much sand. 2. You should mention in our description that you can't use the garage, especially with the amount of people coming to the area to use the trails. We were under the impression we could store our bikes, quads, etc there out of the rain, which was need for the weekend we were there.

All and all great place and I would highly recommend it. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
lake St Helen


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

I do not require an online deposit payment. I do require a deposit equal to the rent amount, along with a signed rental agreement. Please mail a check. I do not cash the deposit. As long as you leave the home the same way it was when you got there, the deposit check will be tore up or returned

Owner'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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