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Hot tub, wifi, AC, fishing, swimming, snowmobiling, skiing!

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Wellston House Rental Photos and Description

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, expanded satellite TV, DVD! There's more! A/C, DSL/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 arm chair so 9 can sit comfortably and visit or watch the big plasma TV, DVD Player and fireplace.

The attached screened in deck has a love seat and chair, and gas BBQ - cook out even in the winter! There's also a fire ring in the back yard, plus picnic tables, swing set and open deck. Spacious front yard and 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 - full size refrigerator with ice maker/water dispenser, a SECOND refrigerator (perfect for fisherman and large groups), oven/range, dishwasher, toaster oven, coffee maker, microwave, blender, hand mixer, popcorn popper, dishes, glasses, pots, pans, utensils, bakeware.

4 bedrooms plus a den sleep up to 13 people in real beds! 2 full baths - one with huge 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 & VCR. Bedroom 2: Queen Bed. Bedroom 3: 2 Twin Bunk Set. Bedroom 4: Twin over Full Bunk. Den - 2 XL Twin Bunk Set.

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's just minutes from the Little River Casino.

Wellston has restaurants, tackle shops, fisherman's headquarters, grocery stores, convenience stores and more to meet your vacation needs. Just a few miles to the Dublin General Store with world-famous jerkey of all kinds! 10 minutes to Tippy Dam and 10 minutes to the backwaters! And just a couple minutes to Schmitt Outfitters, Fisherman's Headquarters, and more. Close to Irons - Jackie's, Oak Grove Tavern, Iron's Cafe, etc.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Dennis Giffels 231-233-6529
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

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!


based on 22 traveler reviews

Hot tub, wifi, AC, fishing, swimming, snowmobiling, skiing!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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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The property was easy to find and clean with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The whole family had a great time. We had people from six months to 62 years old. The large yard and swing set were a hit as well as the fire out with tables and seating. The hot tub was enjoyable and the kitchen worked well as we have many serious cooks and a yearly cook off competition.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome time and great experience.

  • 5 of 5

Went with a couple of families for the Fourth of July weekend, the house had everything we needed. The house is in great condition and the lake is just a few blocks away. We had a great time and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Westland, MI

Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Really like the layout of the house. especially with a big group! The house was really comfortable, clean and well kept. We would definitely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nice home that lives up to its advertizing 100%.

  • 5 of 5

Nice home that lives up to its advertizing 100%. My family and I (10 of us) enjoyed a wonderful vacation, super facilities, good beds, fabulous hot tub, and great skiing just a few miles up the road at Caberfae. Owner is a pleasant, helpful, no-hassle guy. This is our second year at the house for a week at a time, and we plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and fun filled!

  • 5 of 5

We have a large family and this was a special treat to have everyone stay under the same roof! The owner is fantastic and goes out of his way to make sure you have a pleasant stay. The place is spotless and has everything you would need! I suppose my only dislike was the local ordinance for it to be quiet after ten. My kids aren't typically loud but having lots of teenagers, they tend to get silly in the later hours and that would have been fun to be able to do that around the campfire. But we had our fun inside instead. We would all love to go back!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Manistee Blacker
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Jackie's Place
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
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 1 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%

(call for details 231-233-6529)...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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Wellston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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