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Pine River Vacation Rental

Pine River Vacation Rental


Property Details

Updated: Dec 6, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

This beautiful secluded home is located on the Pine River, Michigan's premiere paddlesports and trout fishing river. It is designated a "National Wild & Scenic River" and a "Blue Ribbon Trout Stream." The spacious front deck is 30 feet from the water's edge; the wall of windows facing the river affords a fantastic view of the river and the wildlife that call it home. The area teems with wildlife . . . eagles searching for trout, numerous species of waterfowl and furbearers, and the large and small game species, the wildlife viewing opportunities never end.

The living room, dining room, & kitchen have 1/4-log pine walls and a knotty pine cathedral ceiling. The comfortable loft overlooks the river and is furnished as a second living room or visiting room. There are 3 bedrooms, an office with a desk, and 2 full baths. There are 2 queen beds, 2 twin-size beds, and a queen-size sleeper couch. The extra room off from the garage has 2 twin-size beds and a ½ bath. This room is carpeted and finished off in knotty pine. The home comfortably sleeps 10 people. Two large decks invite you to relax and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the river valley. A spotless home inside and out, we do not allow pets, and we do not allow smoking inside the home.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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1 Reviews

Pine River Vacation Rental
-+ (231) 797-9196 (evenings)
Irons Northern Michigan
Detroit Area

Not Worth It

  • 1 of 5
This cottage is definitely appealing to the eyes, it has a nice set up and a few good ammenities. However, the air conditioning doesn't work at all... and I think one of the owners came into the cottage and turned the air off while we were away from the house. I guess trying to save money? Don't expect any privacy either because the owners live 60 yards away and will be paying close attention to everything you do and everyone who is there. I had a couple friends from Cadillac stop by for a couple of hours and the owners charged me $## per person for the visit. I didn't read the portion online that said visitors are only $## / person until I signed in to write this review. (they charged me more than double the amount, but I can't show you the figures due to site guidelines). So beware! They will nickle and dime you! Oh, and they didn't even tell me they were charging me... it just showed up on my credit card with no explanation. Staying here was definitely not worth the hassle. We unloaded a few things into the garage the first day of arrival and left to go into town. While we were gone the owners dog ate my birthday cake, even though the owner said they would put the dog away since our stuff was there. The owner must have found the remains because the plastic housing and everything was missing! Now thats some honesty! Eat my birthday cake and over charge me! Lets see what else, one of the toilets wouldn't work in the Spare bedroom, and the upstairs shower didn't drain so well... so we showered in a pool of still water. Yuck. Oh, and its not so quick to get to Cadillac. About a 30-45 min if you take the dirt roads and longer if you try to avoid them. Good luck and hope you find a better place to stay! There are definitely cheaper ones out there that would have been a better experience.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nobody appreciates surprises when they are enjoying a vacation. We have operated this vacation rental since 2005 with absolutely no complaints, and only high reviews with many guests returning year after year. Our prices are clearly written out on the rates page, and the Rental Agreement that each guest signs explains the "visitor fee". On the other hand, when a guest tells me how many guests will be staying, and then adds a few more, then surely the rate should be and is adjusted.

I value my privacy, and in turn also respect the privacy of our guests. I can honestly tell you that I did not enter the home, and would not enter the home, while guests are away.

Where does our description of the home say we have air conditioning? We do not have air conditioning in this home, and so I could not have turned it off as you say.

I guess one unhappy guest, who wanted to have a few more friends join for nothing, is not so bad out of the hundreds that we have had the pleasure of getting acquainted with.

I'm sorry this guest did not enjoy our home on the Pine River, or the river-side fire ring, or the beautiful decks, etc. It sounds like he is aware of nicer homes for less, and that is fine, I do not apologize for my rates.

Thank you for the opportunity to reply to this unsatisfied guest.


Activity and Interests

Canoe, kayak, raft, hike, snowmobile, dirt bike riding, mountain bike riding, x-country ski, snowshoe, swimming, tubing, bird watching . . .

Through the Pine River Paddlesports Center, there are several river trips you can choose from, one of which that ends up right back at the house. You could canoe, kayak, or raft! Do you like to hike, snowshoe, or x-country ski? The trailhead for the Silver Creek Pathway is a 2-minute walk from the house. This marked trail, maintained by the DNR, winds through the forest alongside the river, takes you across a footbridge and back to the point of beginning, it is about 3 mile long. Some of the gorgeous vistas from the trail give you a bird's eye view of the winding river valley. Do you like to snowmobile or ride ATV's? From the house, just 1/4 mile up the road, you can access the state's Lincoln Hills ORV/Snowmobile Trail. This expansive trail travels through Lake and Wexford Counties. Caberfae Ski Area is just a 15-minute drive. And of course, right from the comfort of this home you can swim, tube, sunbathe, read, fish, picnic, and relax.

Property abuts thousands of acres of Pere Marquette State Forest and Manistee National Forest lands, superb hunting and fishing area.


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Updated: Dec 6, 2014

Rental rates

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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rates . . $200/1st night based on 1 to 2 guests, $100/each
    additional night.
    Weekly Rates . . $680/week (6 nights 7 days) based on 1 to 2 guests.
    ..$50/night/each additional guest 16 yrs. old and older
    ..$25/night/each additional guest 15 yrs. old and under
    Check in is 4:00 p.m. the day of arrival.
    Check out is 11:00 a.m. the day of departure.
    Visitors $10 each/ each day they come to visit.
    We accept Visa & Mastercard
    Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • pets not allowed

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • INSIDE: Fully equipped kitchen includes refrigerator/freezer, electric oven & gas cook top stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeepot, dishes, utensils, pots and pans. Washer and dryer, T.V. w/VCR & DVD (unfortunately we're unable to recieve network channels. We suggest you bring some favorite movies), bedding, towels . . . completely ready for your arrival! OUTSIDE: Large and inviting yard, picnic tables, fire-ring w/adjustable cooking grate, lots of complimentary dry firewood, and lots of room to set up the horseshoes, badminton, or volleyball nets, each of which is kept in the storage shed. Also complimentary commercial inner tubes for refreshing floats down the river. Concrete driveway doubles as a basketball court.
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