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Lakefront Property, 15 miles North of St. Ignace and 15 miles East of Hessel!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 and 1.5 Bathroom (2), Attached Sauna (electric) - Sleeps 8+

Looking for a place to stay while your touring the Eastern Upper Peninsula, visiting relatives or wanting a relaxing retreat, than this is the place for you, your family and/or your group (Perfect for a girl's weekend, guy's weekend or even a family reunion)!!

This lakefront property is right in the middle of St. Ignace, Hessel and Rudyard. It's the perfect spot for Bird Watchers to stay! It's also very close to ATV Trails and the Pine River boat launch.

Property Manager
Laurie Morley
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Laurie Morley

We built this cabin in 1982 and have been enjoying it ever since! It has been the perfect family spot. However, because we do not get a chance to use it as much as we would like to, we look at this as an opportunity to share our home away from home with others.

Laurie Morley purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Laurie Morley chose Hessel

We love St. Martin's Bay! We love that this 'secluded' location is still only 2 miles from the expressway (I-75) and within 20 minutes of St. Ignace and Cedarville! We love that you can bring your ATV's out here and not have any issues (and be right next to some of the best trails in the EUP). We love that the cottage is off the beaten path and that it's not 'Too nice' to stay in, but rather, 'very comfortable'. Mostly, we love that one can be as active or inactive as they want!

This is the perfect spot for your 'all girls weekend', your 'guys trip' or your family vacation!

What makes this cottage unique

There are so many things to see and do in this area! But, knowing that you can leave from the cottage on an ATV, a bicycle or in a car and be able to hit a trail or a main highway is a very unique thing! So, why not take advantage of the opportunity to stay at the 'VanKamp' and make your own opinions!

Being so close to the area attractions is an added bonus!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Hessel, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower , There is a shower in the Sauna.
  • Full bathroom is upstairs with bedrooms. 1/2 bathroom is located on the main floor. *The Sauna is connected to the house and right out from the main floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
  • Play Pen available upon request.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
If there is anything else that you need or have questions about, please ask! *Also, if you want to bring an air mattress, camper or tent to accomodate additional people, that is fine with us! And, as mentioned above - you can bring your boat (or whatever watercraft you'd lke), there is a boat launch within 5 miles, but the lake is shallow right in front of the cottage - so you will want to anchor your boat out in the bay a little ways (you'll notice other boats out there as well), and you'll want to walk in from there. Other than right in front of the cottage - water depths are great and you can go fishing, or water skiing, whatever you want. :) *Kayaks, Canoes and rowboats can be pulled on shore.


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Lakefront Property, 15 miles North of St. Ignace and 15 miles East of Hessel!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

A very beautiful cabin on that lake that offers an escape from daily stress

  • 5 of 5

The experience was everything we hoped for. We spent a lot of family time in a relaxing environment that was perfect. We spent time inside watching movies together as well as taking the paddle boat and canoe out for a swim. An awesome experience where many memorable memories were made.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time! Your explanation on your vacation is the exact reason we open up our cottage to others! We hope to have you back!
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Coastal Calmness

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin! It was the perfect size for our six-adult, two-kid family. We had lovely mornings sitting outside drinking coffee and enjoying the sights and sounds of Lake Huron. It was a very peaceful place. The fireplace was welcome too as a few evenings it got cold. The sauna was a lovely amenity. We certainly enjoyed that as well. Everything was stocked wonderfully!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I stepped in the door I felt at home. Was very comfortable. Beautiful views.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We want everyone who stays to feel at home! Hope to have you stay again!
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view! Spacious cottage

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakeside cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We were fortunate to have good weather and enjoyed building fires and drinking hot chocolate while taking pictures of sunsets. Great central location for day trips to Sault Ste. Marie, Paradise and Mackinac.

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice roomy cottage in peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a good time during our stay. The location is great if you want to visit near by attractions like Mackinaw island, the The THQ Falls, the dunes on lake Michigan or Pictured Rocks. The beds in the cottage are comfortable and the cottage is nicely decorated. We also appreciated good quality cotton sheets in our master bedroom. If you like to take strolls along the shore this place is not for you. There is no walking space along the water. The water level is shallow and you need to go far into the lake if you want to swim, which is good if you have young children. Bring the water shoes for little kids. The lake has sandy bottom but you need to go about 30 meters to reach the end of pier and get to the sand and the pier is slippery. The neighbors on the left were very friendly and helpful. My boys took a canoe to see a sunken ship to the left of the cottage. The cottage doesn't have a wifi and the TV signal was often in and out and then completely gone for one night, so not much TV either, which was a bit disappointing as it was during Olympics. There were plenty of books and games in the cottage. The kitchen also had everything you need. It's a lovely place overall.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
St. Ignace
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
The Islander, Hessel or The Driftwood, St. Ignace
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Ignace or Hessel
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Hessel, Rudyard or St. Ignace
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Hessel/Cedarville or St. Ignace
Car: necessary

The 'VanKamp' is located on St. Martin's Bay (Lake Huron), only about 2 miles from I-75 (Exit #359) about 15 miles from downtown St. Ignace, 15 miles from downtown Hessel, 15 miles from downtown Rudyard, about 17 miles from Cedarville, about 45 miles from Downtown Sault Ste. Marie and about 60 Miles from Tahquamenon Falls.

It is a great spot for a relaxing vacation, where you will also be within an hour of some of the EUP's finest attractions!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Hessel, Michigan

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$63.8
Refundable Damage Deposit C$255.22

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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