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Knotty Pine Retreat On 200 Acre All Sports Jewell Lake W/ Row Boat & Paddle Boat

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights


About the property

Lake Front Cottage On Jewell Lake, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7

Located in Barton City Mi on tranquil ~200 acre Jewell Lake, (sandy bottom/great play area!) in the heart of the Huron National Forest. +/- 900 ft2 knotty pine cabin on very quite dead end road, sleeps 7, 2 bedrooms with 1 Queen Bed, 1 Full/Bunk, and sleeper sofa, all Linens provided. 1 full bath with towels. Kitchen stocked with staples (coffee, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, spices), new pots/pans, microwave, stove, fridge, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, blender. Large knotty pine living room with great view of the lake, Flat Screen TV (ABC/CBS/FOX), Blu-ray, and 2 fire places (1 with gas log for spring/fall use). Large attached Deck with Weber Charcoal grill (charcoal provided), picnic table, Adirondack chairs and great view of the lake (great place to view the 4th of July fireworks) or lakeside benches to enjoy the fire pit (1 night of fire pit wood provided, more available). Dock with 12ft aluminum boat with oars and 4 adult PFD's. Cabin newly added as a rental, all new dishes/pots/lines/towels/beds.

Typical rental week is Saturday to Saturday (check in 4pm, check out 10am)


Water sports (skiing, boating, swimming)

Mushroom hunting

Hunting - Partridge, Bear, Deer, Turkey, Duck

Fishing (great pan fish, Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass)

Trout Fishing (Reid Lake 3miles, DNR stocked)

Fantastic Fall Colors

Biggest Little Fourth in the North, within walking distance

4th of July Fireworks over the lake

Harrisville Labor Day Art Fair (15mins)

Harrisville Wine and Food Festival (3rd wk end in July)

Saturday Farmers Market in Lincoln (10mins)

Lincoln Lions Car show (August)

Lake Huron (15mins)

Canoe/Tube/Fly Fish the AuSable River (20mins)

ORV/Snowmobile Trail Head (2miles)

Golfing within 10 - 30 mins (White Pine National, Loggers Trace, Eagle Ridge, Rivers Edge)

Hiking (Reid Lake/Hoist Lake 3miles away)

More Details

Ken Kosal
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Ken Kosal

Hi, I am Ken, and with my wife Michelle, we are offering this cabin for rent. We live in South Lyon and are 'up north' most weekends (we have a cabin across the lake from this rental). We have 2 college age boys and 2 English Setters.

Ken Kosal purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Ken Kosal chose Northern Michigan

Michelle and I purchased this cabin in the fall of 2013 to 'keep it in the family'. We built a cabin on the other side of the lake in 2000, however from the time I was a baby I was coming up to this 'side of the lake'. This cabin is next to other family members and was very important to us to keep it in the family. I have 2 boys that will eventually end up with this place. In the interim we have chosen to rent this so others can enjoy the area/cabin/lake as I have for 50yrs.

What makes this cabin unique

This is a very family friendly location. Lots of room to enjoy the outdoors with the large lot, fire pit, deck, lakeside bench. There is a hiking trail around the lake, accessible from the end of the road, as well as Reid Lake nature area 3miles away. The 'ball diamond' is located in the park 1 block away with 'old fashion' playground equipment, a basketball court, horseshoe pits and is the 'center' of the Biggest 4th in the North.


Barton City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New mattress and linens in 2014
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed sleeps 3 (full/twin), new linens in 2014
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Massage available at the cabin (deck is a great place to have one!) from local masseuse, contact information located in the cabin.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Knotty Pine Retreat On 200 Acre All Sports Jewell Lake W/ Row Boat & Paddle Boat
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews

I felt right at home

  • 5 of 5

From the welcome basket, to the fully stocked EVERYTHING, I have never felt more comfortable on a vacation.

There was absolutely everything you need. Actually, all you need is your toothbrush and food.

The view was gorgeous.

We came here to just unwind and that's what we did. Fished on the nice days, relaxed, and just enjoyed the week.

We plan on staying here anytime we want to get away.

Only 1 thing. ..check out was 10 am. Too early for me.

But other than that, I would highly recommend this cabin.

Ken and Michelle have done an excellent job with this rental. They have a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristen, Michelle and I are glad the Knotty Pine Retreat provided you the ability to unwind in a place that exceeded your expectations. Our goal is to provide our guests a great experience from the moment they walk in the door. We look forward to hosting you in the future! The check out time is set to allow for any issues that may have developed to be corrected prior to the next guests arriving. We will keep your comments in mind for future updates. Again, we are glad we were able to provide you with a great experience. Ken & Michelle
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Nice little cabin

  • 4 of 5

We rented this for a few days for me and my son to go deer hunting in the near by federal lands. Though we did not get see any deer there was a lot of awesome woods to wonder.

The Cabin was over all very good. The welcome basket was very nice addition. Kitchen was well stocked with things we needed for cooking. We were there in the off lake season (dock and boat out of the water) so we can't really speak to the lake quality other than say it looked very clear and had one night with a lovely sunset! couple of minor draw backs was the fireplace shown in pic (we chose this place with that as a feature) was not working which was a bummer (owner did say it was going to be fixed) and beds were clean and in good shape but I would not call them comfortable but ok for a cabin time.

The question is asked would i recommend this to a friend and I would say yes over all with knowledge about the fireplace and beds. It was quaint little town and we drove to near by towns for dinner out and shopping and the hunting land was very close to cabin! Price it right for the overall experience and owner was quick to respond to question regarding fireplace.

Main suggestion fix the fireplace ASAP or tell renters before they go.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, We are glad you enjoyed yourselves at the Cabin. As you mentioned, the cabin has plenty of land around to explore/hunt/hike etc (it's in the middle of the Huron National Forest). The gas log in the fireplace is being replaced this winter. We have had too many "issues" with guest lighting the current one and as such shut it off this fall. Photos of the new one will be posted. We look forward to hosting you in the future. Thanks Ken & Michelle PS: The gas log has been replaced with a "user friendly" version in Feb 2017. Ready for cool spring and fall evening use.
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Wonderful Rental

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended cabin rental! The cabin is neat, clean & comfortable! Great location! I have found this cabin to be wonderful! I have rented it for the last 3 years & am planning on renting it again in 2017!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gerry, glad to hear you had another good time this year. We strive to make each visit a good one!!! We look forward to seeing you in 2017 Ken & Michelle
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Nice rental

  • 3 of 5

Second bedroom was small. Enjoyed the lake view.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: George, Our guests agree with your comment, that the view of the lake is great! Whether that view is from the inside of the cabin, sitting on the deck, swinging in the log swing or lake side using the fire pit. The second bedroom will sleep 3 utilizing the bunk bed. We look forward to hosting you in the future. Ken and Michelle
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Great property, beautiful lake setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, even though it rained much of the weekend. We brought our two dogs who really had fun in the yard and lakefront area. Would definitely come back again. Lovely, relaxing autumn retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, Michelle and I are glad you enjoyed your stay! As you mentioned, the large yard provides plenty of enjoyment for families (volleyball, badminton, etc) as well as the Dogs! Again, thanks for staying at the Knotty Pine Retreat, we look forward to hosting you in the future. Ken & Michelle
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great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved the stocked kitchen and rowboat/paddleboat!! Our family had a great stay at your cabin. The nearby beach was an easy walk and was a wonderful unexpected bonus! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elisabeth, Michelle and I are glad your family had a great time, we strive to provide the "little" extras to enhance our guests stay! Ken
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1 Miles
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Barton City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Special Pricing
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Deer Season 2017
Nov 11 2017 - Nov 19 2017
9 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

For 3 nights or less a $25.00 cleaning fee will be added

Weekly rates are from Saturday to Saturday

2016 4th of July pricing will apply to either the week "after" the 4th (Jul 2 - Jul 9), check in on July 2nd @4pm, check out on July 11 @ 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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