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Rustic Up North Log Cabin WATERFRONT. Pet friendly!

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for a couple or small family for a long weekend or full week's retreat!

Rustic 100 year old log cabin sits on a wooded acre overlooking Big Island Lake, an 'All Sports' lake. The cabin offers breathtaking sunset views and a 125 foot private beach that's excellent for swimming and relaxing. There's a public boat ramp, a private dock, even a row boat available! The cabin is just minutes away from ORV trails, Corsair Ski Trails, Red Hawk Championship Golf Course, Huron National Forest, Lake Huron and down town East Tawas! Cabin has fully equipped kitchen, linens, AC, and even board games and Wifi for those rainy days. May only have one room, but can sleep up to SIX with pull out couch, double bed, and a triple bunk bed setup!! Thank you for your interest in The Little Red Cabin. Please help us keep this place full of love all season long!!

Jenn Brown
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 March, 2017

About Jenn Brown

Sean and I are currently residing in Arlington, Virginia. We both enjoy the outdoors, running, yoga, and classic rock (Maybe Sean more than me).

Jenn Brown purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jenn Brown chose Northern Michigan

My husband is from the area, in fact his parents live right around the corner. We always said we'd move up here once he retired from the Navy, and when this little gem came on the market we jumped on it. We've still got some time before we are able to call Big Island Lake our home, until then we are happy to share The Little Red Cabin with those who are up for a little adventure, relaxation, and wonder. Enjoy!

What makes this cabin unique

The Little Red Cabin is not only rustically cute and perfectly located on a beautiful lake, it also has an interesting history. The cabin is almost 100 years old and originally served as the local trading post run by Native Americans during hunting seasons. It was later used as a one room hunting cabin. Then in the 1970's was made into a vacation location with an extended porch, bedroom, and indoor plumbing of course. This cabin has been through a lot of changes over the years, but one thing has stayed the same. It's always been painted bright red!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in National City in Iosco County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower is rustic, but hot water works and it is clean! Towels Provided Please bring your own soaps, etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Bunk Bed , 1 double and triple bunk bed
  • Linens provided, including pillows and blankets.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Rustic Up North Log Cabin WATERFRONT. Pet friendly!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Above any beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very memorable! A remote, peaceful, and tranquil destination. If you need to unwind and get away this cabin fulfills the need! My boyfriend and I really reconnected there, and a romantic rowboat ride across the lake was breathtaking! Even though I lost a large walleye on my fishing line, the scenic view was a true marvel. The cabin was nice and toasty even on chilly nights. Renters are helpful with questions, and truly care that you're enjoying your stay! I cannot wait to book our next trip. Thanks Sean and Jenn.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how incredible our stay was. We did sight seeing, fishing, hiking and smores on the campfire. And to top it off Joshua proposed to me. Thank you for the magical weekend. We intend to come back for our honeymoon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey there Holly and Joshua, We just got back from our weekend Up North and we were so happy to read your entry in the Little Red Cabin Journal. Congratulations! The Love Shack strikes again, you are our second engagement!! And will be our third honeymoon!! Please let me know the dates you are considering for next year. We are getting requests already, so I'd like to get you on the books as soon as possible. Feel free to contact me directly at (443)771-3425 to discuss details. Thanks again for choosing the Little Red Cabin for your Up North vacation! Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Best, Jenn and Sean
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  • 5 of 5

Everything we expected and more. We celebrated my husbands 50th birthday at the cabin. The sunsets were amazing!!!!!!!! The cabin was very clean and cozy. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The little red cabin is cozy, clean very comfortable just what a cabin should be!

  • 5 of 5

I totally enjoyed my stay the cabin itself was so cozy and comfortable I hated to leave. Being on that beautiful lake watching the sunrises and sunsets brought back many wonderful childhood memories. My dogs both loved the beach and laying relaxing in the yard. I think I have two very sad doggies now that we are home!😣 The cabin is located in a perfect place making it easy to get to anywhere in the area in only a short time

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! You and furry friends are welcome back anytime!!
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Lapeer, MI

Very happy!

  • 5 of 5

A great relaxing and peaceful place. We loved the beach, the view, and being able to go out fishing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at The Little Red Cabin. Please let us know when you plan to return, we also rent an all seasons cabin on the same lake. It is called the Little Green Cabin. Would be happy to host you again! Take care! Sean and Jenn
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Very rustic up north cabin

  • 5 of 5

The little red cabin was such a wonderful, and peaceful place to stay. The lake is beautiful and the cabin has all you need for a relaxing and quiet vacation. We came from Florida and the stay was well worth it and we would definitely come back to the cabin again.

Greg and Becki Gotcher

North port, Fl.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review Greg and Becki!! Happy to host you guys anytime! Have a safe trip home! Best, Jenn and Sean (443)771-3425
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
MBS - Saginaw
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sand Lake Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Tawas Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chef's Table
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
East Tawas City Park
Car: recommended

This cabin is fully equipped for a comfortable warm weather stay. Local markets with fresh produce are abundant in the summer, and grocery stores nearby for off season shopping. Please let us know if you need anything during your stay. Thank you for your interest in our cozy cabin. Please share this listing with your friends and family, we want to fill this place with an abundance of loving memories!


Jenn and Sean


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in National City, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Memorial Day Weekend
27 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4th of July Weekend
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day Weekend
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £32 + Tax
Pet Fee £20 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £79
Tax Rate 6.0%

Pet fee is a one time fee of $25 per pet.
Extra guest fee ($20 per guest per night) will be charged if over 6 guests (max 10 total). Be advised there are only enough beds to accommodate 6. There is room for tents.

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.
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