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Gorgeous Big Sauble River Vacation Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 BR / 1 BA, Sleeps 6


Perfect getaway...Nestled in the trees on Big Sauble River, this gorgeous home has everything you're looking for and more.

Main floor, Master bedroom has queen bed and flat screen TV; Huge upstairs loft with two double beds; Nice open living room with flat screen TV, DVD player, and stereo; lots of windows to take in the picturesque views plus two decks to sit and relax on while taking in the scenery, main floor deck has four rocking chairs and the lower deck has eight chairs plus chaise lounges.

For your recreational needs there is a pool table, two kayaks (lifejackets included), boat dock and boat trailer parking (not boat), gas grill for cooking out, and a fire ring for relaxing and roasting marshmallows.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017


Free Soil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • One bedroom on main floor with queen bed. Open loft area on second floor with two double beds, separated by partial wall.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Big Sauble River Vacation Home
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Wilmette, IL

Enjoyed the vacation!

  • 4 of 5

I would rate the property very good but not excellent. Alas, I had to mark either good or excellent.

Our family of four with kids of 7 and 9 years old spent four nights here.

The cottage/house is recently renovated and in excellent condition; also very clean.

It is on dirt road circa 1/4 mile from the busy US Highway 31, in a secluded area,

with trees separating it from the neighbors.

We were not bothered by the car noise while inside; you can hear some cars outside.

It does not have two separate bedrooms, in the sense that two beds are in the loft,

in a large area that is not separated by a door from the main area (living + kitchen).

Only one bedroom is separated by doors. Both loft and living areas are large.

The furniture looks new and is nicely arranged. The three beds are very soft and squeaky;

we would have preferred firmer mattresses. The lack of AC was not a problem during our stay,

and there are many fans. I did not see any landline phone (none is advertised). Our cell phones

sometimes worked and sometimes did not.

From the items that were advertised, there was no dishwasher. Laundry equipment worked perfectly.

In the backyard flows the Sauble river. It was too fast for us to use the kayaks or the small rowing boat (there was one); someone experienced and strong may be able to paddle on the rivers.

We thought about paddling downstream to Ludington State Park, while one drives the car

and then we tie the boat on top, and bring it back, but did not dare to do it.

We did cross the river on foot, and it's bottom is mostly sand. We saw a few very small fishes.

While the backyard and river look pretty, in June there were so many mosquitoes one has to

move continuously while outside. We also gave up using the outside fire place,

or the nice rocking chairs on the porch. With all the blinds up, one has a very nice view from

the inside living area.

We were satisfied with the price and location (IMO, best alternative to camping if visiting the

The Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness area of the Manisteee National Forest),

It's 10 minutes driving to the restaurant area of Manistee and 15 minutes to its lakefront/riverfront.

We tried some inland trails of the Manisteee National Forest - but were chased out by the mosquitoes. Inside the house there were several useful maps and brochures.

The agents were prompt and professional.

We visited all that interested us around this area; otherwise we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Free Soil House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Cleaning USD100


  • **Rates do not include Refundable $300 Security Deposit**
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notification.

    Bookings are not confirmed until a signed rental agreement and security/damage deposit have been received and processed.

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