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Matt Becker

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

**Open wks Sale **Beach Bucket, Little Red Cabin- Douglas Lake-Sandy-kid friend

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Beachy, Family Friendly Classic Cabin; stones throw to the pristine water

Sale: Beach Bucket any Open weeks are now 100- off .. Through July --Details follow!


Cheery yellow cabin

weeks in September open. !

See attached calendar which applies to this cabin.

Saturday to Saturday visits.

Welcome to 'the beach bucket', a family friendly cabin for a great holiday up north! WEEKLY.

SANDY SHORE, SANDY BOTTOM, GENTLE SLOPE-NO DROP OFF! pristine Douglas Lake, just east of Pellston, close to attractions, dining

GOT FISH? Yes, fish are here!

Got A VIEW? Yes, panoramic view of lake is awesome!

Got A BEACH? visit here to make a castle:) kid friendly

GOT TIME? we do---Come for a week!

THIS IS THE PLACE for happy getaways!

This classic cabin has a wonderful shore and beautiful views; very comfortable inside with 2 bedrooms in a great location!

Get away to nature, relaxation and family memories.

Douglas lake is scenic, quiet, great for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, hiking, biking, napping. (we offer a free canoe and paddleboat for your usage)

Full sports lake, very large but undeveloped! Lovely!

Loons and eagles live on this large, scenic lake.

Come enjoy the cedar dock. (bring your boat or rent a pontoon nearby)

read a book

Take out the paddleboat or 2 canoes!

grill dinner overlooking the lake

make smores over our campfire area, wood provided

This is a kid friendly cottage:

From the yard, take two steps down to the dock....

From the dock, take two steps down to the sand....

--children love to play in the sand here:)


The fully equipped cabin offers 2 bedrooms plus large sunny porch, and spacious full bath with shower, fireplace, deck, scenic panoramic view of lake, gorgeous view of nearby Pells Island.

Close to walking trails, steps to the boat launch, a top restaurant is only 4 cabins away, quick drive to all conveniences.

**need more space? add a LITTLE RED CABIN: available for families wishing for additional accommodations, we offer this charmer directly across the gravel drive, within view of the beach bucket!

Details--The little red cabin is set up nicely with a kitchen, small dining table and living area. It has a separate bedroom with queen (tempurpedic) bed, and small bath with shower. It is charming and comfortable !

We have an additional twin bed off the living area too, so children can sleep separately.

*the Little Red Cabin is priced at half the rate of the beach bucket.

OUTDOOR FUN: Watch (& hear) the Loons from your deck overlooking the lake; go fishing off a new dock, launch the 2 person paddle boat; canoe too.....or just lounge on the front deck!

Beach Bucket--INTERIOR COMFORT: The cottage has an open floor plan for socializing and features 2 bedrooms and generous size bath with shower. The entire cabin is lined with traditional knotty pine walls, comfortable seating. Full stone fireplace has an insert for coziness! Large windows frame a wonderful view of the serene lake and sandy shore.

EASY CENTRAL LOCATION: Only 5 miles west of I-75 assures access to all of northern Michigan!... Lunch in Petoskey, shop in Harbor Springs, dinner in Cross Village... or catch a ferry to Mackinac Island! We are close to Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Indian River, Petoskey, or Cross village for day trips or any meals.

Nearby are video rentals, many restaurants, convenience stores, & gas stops---just a few minutes away!

Classic fun in a classic cabin, close to everything.

Michigan sales tax is 6%, cleaning fee

Weekly rates

*** We fill up preferred weeks quickly, so please check VRBO 175269 for more availability!(another cute cottage)

We make vacations easy, and welcome our repeat guests!

Book a reservation soon.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Matt Becker (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Matt Becker

We are a family of five whom love northern Michigan!

Matt Becker purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Matt Becker chose Northern Michigan

Family hotspot, quiet and serene lake, undeveloped.

What makes this cabin unique

family oriented lakeside cabin area, best shoreline, sandy bottom, close to boat launch, walk a few doors to DLB restaurant, easy access to Pells Island, hiking, walking, biking, near freeway or ATV trails, skiing, fun!


based on 9 traveler reviews

**Open wks Sale **Beach Bucket, Little Red Cabin- Douglas Lake-Sandy-kid friend
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beach bucket Douglas lake

  • 5 of 5

Very nice clean comfortable, cozy and very easy access to lake . Didn't want to leave . Can't say enough thanks for great time

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful weather for our first renter of the season. The lake was peaceful and calm. Campfires on the waters edge, and a paddleboat and canoe for your usage. Come back soon to the Beach Bucket!
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just loved our stay at the Beach Bucket! The kids swam and played on the sandy beach while we sat on the porch and relaxed. Close to the bridge for a day trip to mackinaw city and the U.P.

Only comment, as another stated, would be nice to have a dryer, but by no means a deal breaker.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time and loved our week on Douglas lake! Even with the weather, we still managed to enjoy all the perks of being so close to Petoskey, charlevoix, and harbor springs while also relaxing and reading in the cozy cottage. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect .

  • 5 of 5

We rent a new place every summer and this is the first place we would definitely visit again. Everything from the communication with the owner (all the great info/tips supplied through Homeaway) down to the location and amenities here were wonderful. The cabin is a perfect mix of modernity and vintage charm. The coffee cups and jam jar juice glasses took me back to my great grandmother's kitchen and left me smiling. The beach is sandy and shallow, perfect for our almost 6 year old. Just enough sandy beach for a sandcastle or two, some shell hunting and rock collecting. Morning sunrises were beautiful over a cup of coffee and the paddle boat was a nice addition to cruise up and down the shoreline. Kitchen is well stocked with anything you might need.

Location couldn't be better. Within 30 minutes of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Mackinaw and Cheboygan. Left us plenty of options for days we didn't want to spend playing in the water. If you have littles and fancy craft beers and michigan wines. Check out Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs. Definitely hit the Legs Inn in Cross Village as well. Awesome place for the view the grounds and the food!

Our only critique would be updating the mattresses and perhaps reducing the number of chairs around the main dining table so that it is more functional.

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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First time renters!

  • 5 of 5

We usually stay in a hotel for vacation.. This year we decided to try a cabin rental. We are SO glad we did. We had a great time on the water. Fishing, paddle boat, canoeing, and kayaking kept everyone busy. Will be sure to come back!!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Douglas Lake is simply beautiful for a family vacation! It's a great way to put away the electronics for a week and enjoy the natural world "up north" on our shore. The Beach Bucket offers so much to do on the pristine water directly out the front door. We are pleased you had a wonderful time together and would be happy to host your family again! Warm regards from The Becker Family
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Great Family Vacation to get away from it ALL

  • 5 of 5

I vacationed on Douglas Lake as a young teen and so did my dad. I was happy to find the perfect vacation for my technology dependent family! Great experience for My kids kayaking, paddle boating and canoeing! With Mackinac Island so close it was a great day trip to spend as a family. We will definitely come back as everyone learned to enjoy each other as a family again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family time on the lake at the cottage is a wonderful way to celebrate summer together. We are grateful you rediscovered Douglas Lake for a new generation. Many thanks for choosing the cheery Beach Bucket for your visit! Best Wishes from the Becker family
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County
Nearest Barpub
DLB, log cabin restaurant and bar(4 cabins away)
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Mackinaw Club of Mackinaw City
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
31 north
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
DLB,Village Inn,Hoppies,Pellston Market-all nearby
Nearest Beach
10 steps out the front door of the Beach Bucket!
Car: necessary

the Beach Bucket is located just east of Pellston, & north of Indian River off Riggsville Road(20 Min to Indian River, Cheboygan, Mackinaw City, 10 Min to I-75!) close to Burt Lake, Pellston Airport, Golf, Mackinac Island ferries

we recommend a day trip to Mackinac Island:6-8 hours....Mackinac Island is a one-of-a-kind community where motor vehicles are not allowed. For visitors, we suggest a chauffeured carriage tour, to rent a bicycle or a horse and explore Mackinac Island’s breathtaking beauty. (circle the island on a tandem bike!)

Highlights of Mackinac Island include Arch Rock, the Grand Hotel, Fort Mackinac and the historical downtown and shopping area.; fudge!

History is nearby: visit Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City & Coast Guard Ice Breaker Mackinac Museum Ship,McGulpin Point Lighthouse, Jack Pine Lumberjack Show located in Mackinaw City, MI. Where you can experience skills of the lumberjack like ax throwing, pole climbing, chainsaw carving.

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is located in Mackinaw City, MI just 1/4 mile south of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping on US23....INFO: Adventure Tour and children's discovery stations. Climb the Nature Trail Climbing Wall. Soar like an eagle down the Eagle’s Flight Zip Line. Walk through the treetops on the Forest Canopy Bridge. Adventure to the top of the five-story Treetop Discovery Tower. The youngest adventurers can explore the Water Power Station & Forest Friends Children’s Play Area.(We suggest a visit time of two hours)

In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: Tahquamenon Falls; the 2nd largest waterfall this side of the Mississippi River.

Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum, Garlyn Zoo of Naubinway, Soo Locks located in Sault Ste Marie, MI and learn how the 1000 foot ocean freighters are lowered and raised in the locks to navigate between Lake Superior and Lake Huron.


Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Northern Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • This bathroom is spacious, offering built in cabinets along a full wall, a shower, stool, and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Sleeping Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Plus additional couch on porch
  • Queen bed (1)& Double Beds (1) Plus sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Classic cabin for great family experience. great lake for kids, fishing, nice sand bottom.. this is 'upnorth' like you remember it! easy access to cabin from 75 and 31. minutes from necessities and entertainment, dining options closeby

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