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Kristi / Steve Poel

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

A quiet little place to visit, relax and enjoy Northern Michigan

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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This cozy A-frame For 2 Is Located In A Wooded Setting.

Although this 1 bedroom (queen bed0 A-frame for 2 is in a wooded setting you are minutes away from Lake Bellaire, Torch Lake and Clam Lake. The quaint little villages of Bellaire and Alden are within 10 minutes. Everything you need including a washer and dryer are located on 1 floor with no steps. Central air conditioning, heat and a gas fireplace guarantees comfort always. The stainless steel appliances are like new. A lovely deck with furniture and a gas grill await you. There is a nice little fire pit along with wood to enjoy smores for 2. A short walk (1 minute) takes you to a boardwalk which leads you to a dock on peaceful Grass River within 5 minutes. Enjoy watching wildlife, passing boats, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, relaxing, taking pictures, picnicking, and reading on chairs provided. The 1 bedroom A-frame includes a bathroom with a shower only. All you need to bring is food and clothing everything else is provided (linens, dishes, pots/pans, all kitchen needs, towels, etc..) A flat screen TV, DVD, cable, and wifi are included with this getaway. A quiet winding paved road allows for safe walking and bike riding. This location is ideal for canoeing and kayaking as water access is within 5 minutes. Area activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, morel mushroom hunting, golfing, swimming, boating, scenic drives, photography opportunities, antique shops, restaurants, brewery, unique shopping, consignment shops, day trips, local festivals and much, much more! Day trips could include: Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Traverse City, Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula (wine tours/tasting), Hartwick Pines, Lake Michigan towns (Elk Rapids Charlevoix, Petoskey), state and township parks, Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Grass River Natural Area, and many more! The Chain of Lakes waterway is out your back door. Short's Brewery in downtown Bellaire attracts thousands annually. Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain provide visitors with skiing, golfing, and other activities. Miles of Glacial Hills biking and hiking trails are enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts. Boats, jet skis, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and other outdoor activity equipment are available to rent in the area. Fishing is a popular activity with licenses, bait, and equipment available locally. An endless supply of northwoods seasonal roads are possible for 'scenic drivers.' There are too many golf courses in the area to list! Our local coffee/wine shop, Moka, offers wifi and is a great place to drink some fresh-brewed coffee. You can be as private as you want to be or as social as you choose with this rental.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kristi / Steve Poel (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kristi / Steve Poel

The owners have lived in Bellaire since 1978 and would love to share this beautiful area with you!

Why Kristi / Steve Poel chose Northern Michigan

This property is great for 2 people who are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon, any special occasion, or just need a week to 'check out.'

What makes this cabin unique

This beautiful A-frame located in a wooded setting is perfect for the couple who are seeking a private getaway or a couple who wants to explore everything beautiful northern Michigan has to offer.


based on 24 traveler reviews

A quiet little place to visit, relax and enjoy Northern Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Cozy , Quaint , Rustic Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a newer and very clean A-Frame. Great property - nicely kept and

peaceful. The owners were very quick in response to our rental inquiry. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice , quiet getaway location. We went to Bellaire and had good food at the Lunch Box. We also visited Shorts Brewery. We also spent several hours driving around the peninsula's around Traverse City. We visited many shops and did tastings at the many wineries in the area. All the extra amenities supplied were an unexpected and very nice touch. The Kitchen was absolutely beautiful. My wife loved it !! Would like to try to get back and try some fishing in the near future. Thank you Steve and Kristi for an enjoyable rental experience !!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Kristi and Steve were easily reachable and very helpful. A-frame was just what we wanted. Secluded, but still near enough things to do. Loved the canoe, dock and channel as well as the frisbee and scoop game as we called it that was available for use. Only 15 minute drive to downtown Bellaire and Short's brewery. Everything we needed except food and drinks were provided. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get away from everything, but still be able to get back to the real world easily if needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean rental in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in many different rentals through VRBO, Airbnb, etc. But we found this little cabin to be arguably the cleanest one in which we've ever stayed. Everything matched the pictures and description on the website, and the owner was pleasant and always very quick with answers to our questions.

The cabin is in a great location in private wooded setting with direct access to the Grass River, which ultimately flows into Torch Lake. The Town of Bellaire and local attractions are only 10-15 minutes away. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reviving and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage - very clean and beautifully done in wood throughout. The owners clearly put a lot of care into it. Enjoyed the privacy - lots of forest/woods between the cabin and the nearest neighbors. When I had a question about something the landlord answered my text within minutes. I visited in the summer but I could definitely enjoy this in the serenity of winter as well - with the fireplace and the loveseat next to it - definitely a venue to recharge yourself or your marriage.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Mi

Property was fantastic !! Great location and clean !! Everything there that you would ever need.

  • 5 of 5

The property and the grounds were immaculate . Steve and Kristi were fantastic hosts and answered any questions I had. The location of the property was perfect for boating without paying the mega prices to stay on Torch. A boat launch right down the street on Clam lake was easy to launch our 21 foot boat new boat. From there just a short ride in to Torch Lake passing Dockside restaurant. Absolutely loved the place for a one-week get away !!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, MI

Wonderful Up North Experience/Beautiful Cabin/Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, well appointed, comfortable cabin with a rustic fee, nestled in the woods with a walking path allowing access to the Grass River where you can launch a kayak or canoe right from the dock. The cottage is in a perfect location just a short drive to downtown Bellaire, Traverse City, Charlevoix, and Petoskey. The owners, Steve and Kristi, provide everything needed to enjoy the Up North experience. Truly an Up North paradise perfect for a couples getaway. Highly recommend this property to anyone looking for some peace, tranquility, and serenity.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bellaire Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
The Farm Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Short's Brewery
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Miley's (Township Park)
Car: necessary

Grass River is a 5 minute walk

2 public accesses are located within 1 mile.

Boat launch 2 miles


Rates & Availability

Bellaire Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 18 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Bellaire Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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