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#1 Northern Michigan Getaway! Perfect Cottage Rental AWESOME Vacation

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps

Well hey there! We have a great FULLY FURNISHED 3 BEDROOM, 2 FULL Bath house up for grabs! It is a newer construction ranch style home built in 2009. The home is located in St. Helen, Michigan, just past West Branch, and right before Houghton Lake. BACKS UP TO TRAILS!!!!

Sleeps 9


Cleaning fee (optional) $50

2017 Hunters Lease is available Book soon!!

Access to many ORV trails right in the back yard!!

There is a golf course

Lake St. Helen is an allsports lake. Enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, trailriding, hunting, or just relaxing. The Standish casino is 45 mintues away.

Watch the sunrise in the morning. It is close to Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake, West Branch, and Roscommon, There is a marina if you would like to rent a boat. Roscommon County has now opened all county roads for ORV access. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Located just off I-75 and Exit 222. It is under an hour drive from Bay City/Midland. 2 1/2 hours from Detroit.


Lake St. Helen is located in Roscommon County. It is a man-made lake covering 2930 acres. The lake has crappie, bluegill, perch, largemouth/smallmouth bass, northern pike and walleye. Fly-fishing can be done on the AuSable River. The headwaters of the southern branch of the AuSable begin at Lake St. Helen. Red Pine Natural Area Pathway Trailhead is 8 miles North of St. Helen via F-97 and Sunset Road. There is a beach less than a quarter mile away. Tanger Outlet Mall in West Branch,

I-75 passes just three miles south of St. Helen, our year round vacation land is known for it's snowmobiling with over 250 miles of trails, hunting for deer or bear or turkeys, foxes, rabbits, squirrel and partridge. Natural spring lakes with 18 miles of shoreline provides great sport fishing, jet skiing and water skiing.

The home backs up to a farm that has llama, alpaca, horses. etc. Also it is attached to Saint Helen's ATV/snowmobile trails. Hunting is prime here! Fruit/nut trees; water

You literally just walk out the door and fifty feet or so and your on the trails and in the woods!

Got mud? Saint Helen's got mud holes. And bottomless mud. Off-roaders will find mud boggin' and more---rocks, stumps, logs, water obstacles and sand---on lightly groomed trails and at tracks and parks that have been specially designed to put ATVs, 4X4s and SUVs to the test.

It is heavily wooded

All appliances So cooking and laundry is a breeze! Fully furnished with tasteful furniture including televisions/Directv, 3 queen beds, a set of bunkbeds, and a twin bed. All linens and dishes available.

Also features cathedral ceilings.

Some good websites to learn more about the area:




3 bed


2 bath

House Size

1700 sq ft

Lot Size

Double +(backs up to state land ATV trails)

Cabin / Cottage / House / Home

Dirt Bike / Four Wheel / Snowmobiling

Beach/ Dune Buggy/ Sled

Michigan Snowmobiling, St. Helen Snowmobile Trail, St. Helen Michigan

An Interactive tour of St. Helen Michigan Snowmobile Trails with maps, current trail conditions and more...


Roscommon (county seat)

Unincorporated communities

Higgins Lake

Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake Heights


St. Helen


Au Sable Township

Backus Township

Denton Township

Gerrish Township

Higgins Township

Lake Township

Lyon Township

Markey Township

Nester Township

Richfield Township

Roscommon Township

Attractions and events

The community is centered in the area of two very large lakes, in the middle of large state forests. Wildlife are nearby, including bear, deer, eagles, Kirtland's Warblers, and turkeys. Local attractions and activities include:


Bluegill Festival each summer in St. Helen.

Boating, Paddling (canoe and kayak)

Bakery- Ausable Baking Company and Creamery

Gym-The Craft Center of roscommon has a lot of great equipment and personal trainers for all your workout needs.

Fishing, particularly trout fishing.

Fireman's Memorial- In honor of all the men and women who are firefighters. [4]

Firehouse Restaurant

Freds Bowling alley is a place to enjoy a nice dinner, play some pool and play cosmic or regular bowling.

Forest Dunes Golf Course, 11th ranked public golf course according to Golf Digest.



Kirtland Warbler Habitat and Festival is to the north, a must for avid bird-watchers.

Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail passes through the area. It runs from Empire to Oscoda, but also to points north and south. It is a 500-mile interconnected system of trails.

Nordic skiing

ORV and groomed snowmobile trails.


Saint Helen Power Sports is a great place to purchase many vehicles you would love to ride in the backwoods or back-roads.


Tip-up-town winter festival, Houghton Lake last two weekends in January.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Helen in Roscommon County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , bunk beds; 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
If you like to ride the trails, they are right out the back door! The house backs up to thousands of acres of stateland with nicely groomed trails! Lake St. Helen is down the street less than a mile with a nice sandy beach!


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#1 Northern Michigan Getaway! Perfect Cottage Rental AWESOME Vacation
average rating of 4.423077 based on 26 reviews

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Very seemless rental! I was actually a little concerned over the lack of contact besides the initial email and VRBO app info. Lol but it was all good and just as described. The key was left exactly where i was advised it would be upon arrival. The property manager came over and introduced himself offering area suggestions and so forth. Overall the property makes you feel at home with a note advising you as a tenant to help yourself to anything needed and feel free to leave anything that would be helpful to next renter. The home looks exactly like the posted pictures and everything works as it should with no noticeable issues. A couple of minor issues are i would have liked use if the garage and the sand. The sand at the entrance to the home gets everywhere. When i unloaded i set everything inside the door then put away without shoes on due to not wanting to track all the sand throughout the house. So knowing the sand was not brought in by me walking in the house with bare feet I definately felt the sand actually had to sweep it up the first night. I am pretty confident we left the home just as clean or cleaner then we got it. Overall i would recommend this property without issue and look forward to booking again same time next year! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

We come every year to ride the orv trails . Awesome home awesome experience. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Helen

  • 5 of 5

2nd time i stayed here.Place is exactly what you see in pics, very nice. I have it booked again in another 3 weeks, close to trails, restaurants, bars, grocery store, gas...perfect location!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 4 of 5

Great location and house. Plenty of space and close to many outdoor activities. The only small issue we had was the cleanliness when we arrived, it wasn't terrible, just a few small issues.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable - avoid the grill

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little cottage that is spacious and comfortable to relax in after a long day of doing the Up North thing. It's very close to off-roading trails, and within driving distance to a few lakes. A few hiccups here and there, as can be expected with anyone's house, but the only real issues was the grill. Avoid using it until the owner can confirm it's been properly serviced. It's a bit of a hazard. Other than that, I'd recommend staying here and will look to see if it's available again the next time we come up.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Home

  • 4 of 5

House was great for what we had planned for our trip (ORV trail riding). Everything was clean, beds were average on comfort, the shower (with no tub) seemed to have difficulty getting hot water. We weren't able to get the bbq grill working (tried with matches and lighters) propane tank may have been empty. The front of the house has no drive-way or walking path so the sand would seem to make a mess everywhere. Other than the minor issues listed, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
lake St Helen


Prices & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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