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Hot tub, wifi, AC, fishing, swimming, canoeing

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Hot Tub, Fireplace, A/C, WiFi

Hot Tub, Fireplace, WiFi, AC! Super clean vacation home with a 6 person hot tub in a fully enclosed cedar gazebo with stereo and ambiance lighting. Water is changed and sanitized between guests. In the heart of Wellston, Michigan! Lovely 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with knotty pine, satellite TV, DVD! There's more! A/C, WIFI, on-demand hot water heater so everyone gets a hot shower! This super clean home that sleeps 13 is the one you've been searching for and couldn't find in Wellston!

The living room sports 1 leather sofa,1 leather sectional and one recliner, so 9 can sit comfortably and visit or watch the big plasma TV, DVD Player and fireplace.

The attached screened in deck has a futon. There's also a fire ring in the back yard, plus picnic tables and swing set, and open deck with a propane grill. Shaded front yard and spacious back yard are fun for everyone!

NO SMOKING (except for outside), and NO PETS in this clean vacation rental. Call for security deposit info, and pricing for small groups of 1-4. Towels & linens are provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the essentials - 2 full size refrigerators, one with an ice maker/water dispenser, and a second refrigerator, perfect for fisherman and large groups. Electric oven/range, dishwasher, toaster oven, toaster, crockpot, coffee maker, microwave, blender, hand mixer, popcorn popper, dishes, glasses (wine, champagne, shot), pots, pans, silverware, utensils, bakeware.

4 bedrooms plus an alcove sleep up to 11 people in real beds! A queen size air mattress and a porta-crib are also provided. Two full baths, one with a walk-in tile shower with bench complete with wall heater, the other with tub/shower combo. Both baths have fans as well.

Bedroom 1: King Bed with TV & satellite. Bedroom 2: Queen Bed with TV & satellite. Bedroom 3: 2 Twin Bunk Set w TV/DVD. Bedroom 4: Twin over Full Bunk with TV, DVD & satellite. Alcove - 2 XL Twin Bunk Set for the tall guys.

Wellston, Michigan is sheltered deep within the Heart of the Manistee National Forest, on the NW side of Lower Michigan. Enjoy the best of nature. Wellston is the place for outdoor activities because it's in the midst of nature’s year round playground, offering activities such as biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, hunting, morel mushroom hunting, skiing, swimming, snowmobiling, and so much more. The fall Steelhead run is amazing, plus Wellston is just minutes from the Little River Casino.

Wellston has 2 diners, 3 tackle shops, a Spartan-Nash grocery store, 3 convenience stores (1 with a meat counter, less than a mile away) and more to meet your vacation needs. Just a few miles to the Dublin General Store with over 50 varieties of world-famous jerky. 10 minutes to Tippy Dam and 10 minutes to the backwaters! And just a couple minutes to D Loop Outfitters, Fisherman's Headquarters, and Pappy's. Close to Irons - Jackie's, Oak Grove Tavern, Iron's Cafe, etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Dennis Giffels 231-233-6529
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Dennis Giffels 231-233-6529

The little town Wellston is actually my hometown. I graduated from Brethren High School, and grew up fishing every fishing hole, and bicycling all over Wellston, Irons and Brethren, skiing and snowmobiling (of course). After a couple of decades in environmental drilling, I moved on to get my contractor's license and real estate license, and have spent the last 5 years learning more about creating an amazing vacation rental than I ever thought I would know. I pride myself on offering a vacation home where guests are even more impressed when they arrive than when they see the listing online. I also know how important it is for families to have a space to share and be comfortable in. When I find myself saying, 'you know, it would be great to have...', I start working on making it happen for my customers.

Dennis Giffels 231-233-6529 purchased this house in 1971

Why Dennis Giffels 231-233-6529 chose Northern Michigan

Wellston is such a hidden treasure. And this home is right in the middle of all of it. There's an incredible playground across the street. The beautiful beach at Crystal Lake is 3 blocks away. Fishing within walking distance. And we've all watched the Dublin store transform into the local phenomenon it is, with it's famous Dublin Jerky. Out on the main drag, there is the White Tail Party Store, M-55 Market (great steaks!!!), The Cozy Kitchen, Fisherman's Headquarters. , the Dublin General store which is just a few miles away has great jerky & fudge. Keep on going to Irons, and you'll run into Jackie's, the Oak Grove Tavern, and the Iron's Cafe.

What makes this house unique

The 6 person Hot Tub & Gazebo has been completed and is ready for your enjoyment!! Plus LCD TV's in every bedroom. We also have installed 2 beautiful electric fireplaces, one in the living area & one in a bedroom. We already have A/C, WiFi, big screen plasma TV in the living room and a fabulous kitchen set-up. Little extras matter - supplies well stocked.. That's why I try to make sure you have starters of all the extras many other places don't provide - hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, paper products, trash bags, plenty of outdoor seating. Suggestions for extra amenities welcome!


Wellston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair dryer, bathroom fan
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Custom 8' x 4' tile shower w/bench, hair dryer, fan, heater
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , LCD Satellite TV, Fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bunk Set - LCD TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over Full Bunk - Fireplace, LCD TV
    Den - 2 twin/ single , XL Twin Bunk Set
    Screened in porch - 1 double , Serta Innerspring Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Super comfy king bed, LCD Satellite TV
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Hot tub, wifi, AC, fishing, swimming, canoeing
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Clean, well-maintained place where the owner caters to his guests.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time even the the snow was a bit lacking. Still good skiing at Caberfae and family time at the house was wonderful. 10 folks incl 4 kids (14,11, 9 &6) lots of room. Third time there for a week each. Plan to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheridan, Michigan

Excellent location, well maintained

  • 5 of 5

This is beautiful home, fully furnished, well maintained, with plenty of parking. The hot tub is a big bonus! The owner is a Great guy that quickly responds to questions. He understands what his guests expectations are and does his best to accommodate them. We have rented twice now going back for a third time!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. The nine of us had plenty of space. The kids really enjoyed the hot tub and the game cupboard. Everything was very clean. The distance to Caberfae Peaks was good. Dennis was very helpful. We will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 3 day ski trip experience

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house before and loved it so much we decided to come back. This house had everything we needed and more. I will rent this house again in the future. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very accommodating

  • 4 of 5

Great location to the ski hills. House is spread out nice. 4 adults and 2 kids we had plenty of room. Kitchen is well equipped. Loved the hot tub and beverage fridge!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

Awesome vacation at this home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this home. Everything was very clean and they even had spices, coffee filters, tons of towels, starter tissue and paper towels and much more! They did a great job with all of the above, unlike some of the higher end homes that didn't even supply a salt shaker. The hot tub was wonderful after a long day of riding and it was private too. The screened in porch was a nice bonus too.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Manistee Blacker
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Jackie's Place
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Fawn Crest Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kozy Kitchen
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Crystal Lake
Car: necessary

16 miles to Caberfae Ski & Golf Resort. 26 miles to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort. 3 miles to Tippy Dam. Close to snowmobile trails!


Rates & Availability

Wellston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 18 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Towels, linens, paper products, dish soap, hand soap, wifi included. Standard rates are based on up to 10 guests, and subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $10/person per night for 11th, 12th and 13th guests.

Any free night offers are only valid with our normal nightly rates.

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.
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