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Spacious Waterfront Home in Hessel - Perfect for large families year round!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home, Fully Appointed, Plenty Of Room For Family & Friends.

BRULEE POINT LODGE – the perfect home for large families to create lasting memories!

Nestled among the trees in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, Brulee Point lodge sits on 100 feet of crystal clear Lake Huron waterfront on the west entrance to the Les Cheneaux Island chain. 3300 square feet to accommodate family gatherings. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms) – fully appointed and ready to start enjoying your vacation the minute you arrive.

Throughout the inside you’ll see rustic decor with modern touches, expansive tile and hardwood flooring (no carpet) and granite counter tops. Fully appointed kitchen, laundry room and baths. Large great room with stone fireplace, soaring 25 feet vaulted ceiling and large front wall of windows with beautiful water views.

Enjoy the large open deck overlooking the bay – perfect to relax outside with your morning coffee, take in the spectacular sunrises, soak up some afternoon sun or star gaze at night. The covered screen porch has cozy seating and a wood burning stone fireplace. The large open front lawn is perfect for volleyball/badminton, horseshoes – all set up and ready for fun! There is a 300 sq. ft. screened in pavilion down by the beach which is another nice gathering space. (seasonal)


This location is an ideal home base for excursions to Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls, Sault St. Marie Locks, Drummond Island, Munising Pictured Rocks, Garlyn Zoo, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Casino, golfing, ATV trails and nature reserves – great year round!

Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show & Festival of Arts in Hessel - the 2nd Saturday every August.

Great lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville.

Les Cheneaux Culinary School and Restaurant offers the freshest of local produce, fish and game, to the community for four months each summer.

Les Cheneaux Distillery/Brewery - A new micro-distillery and micro-brewery that serves good pizza and more. Located in Cedarville.

Les Cheneaux Library in Cedarville is wonderful with many year round programs

BEDROOMS – All fresh linens and pillows/blankets included.

Bedroom 1 Master “Fisherman” – 1 Queen

Bedroom 2 “Light House” – 1 Queen

Bedroom 3 “Pirate” – 1 double bunk bed

Bedroom 4 “Bunk Room” – 1 Queen bunk bed and 1 double bunk bed

Two Bunk bed guards and, Graco Pack n Play available for use.


All towels, blow dryers, limited supply of soap and paper products.

3.5 bathrooms - Main Level: 1 Bath tub with shower, 1 walk-in shower and 1 half bath. 2nd Level: 1 walk in shower


Pots/pans, bowls, utensils, blender, slow cooker, Nesco roaster oven, Coffee Maker - fully appointed. Granite countertops, Jenn-Air appliances, gas stove, electric convection oven, microwave, trash compacter, garbage disposal and breakfast/snack bar. Limited supply of soap and paper products.


High Efficiency Washer and Dryer – limited supply of "he" soap.


Stone fireplace, 65” HDTV with Direct TV, DVD/VCR, theater size popcorn popper, large dining table, Bistro table, wine refrigerator, wet bar, extra 4-burner gas simmering stove.


Bumper Pool, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, Dart Board, WII with many games, xbox360 with a few games, puzzles, books and board games.


Large Gas Grill, large open deck, covered deck and screened room with comfortable seating and wood burning fireplace. Wood included (for house and screened in porch only)

BEACH (seasonal) - The unusually high water level of Lake Huron eroded much of our beach sand. Improvements will be made to our beach area as the water recedes. Shade umbrella and beach chairs, 2 Kayaks and 1 paddle boat for use. Fire pit


Please let us know if you plan on bringing your boat. Water depth at end of dock is approx. 5 feet.

PAVILLION (seasonal)

Screened with seating

Beach toys


Volleyball/badminton, horseshoe court, corn hole game, bocce ball.

More Details

Martin and Carol
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Martin and Carol

We were both born and raised in Michigan. Our best memories are our summers with our family and friends at our Brulee Point home in the beautiful Upper Peninsula.

Martin and Carol purchased this house in 1999

Why Martin and Carol chose Hessel

We renovated a seasonal 1950's cottage into Brulee Point Lodge to accommodate our lifestyle "The more the merrier". We both have large families and wanted room for us all to gather, slow down, relax, appreciate nature, and build memories with friends and family - that's what it's all about.

We would love nothing more than for you to stay and enjoy yourself so much that you come back :)

What makes this house unique

Location. Nestled among the cedar trees down by the lake, Brulee Point Lodge offers majestic sunrises overlooking Hessel Bay and the West Entrance of the Les Cheneaux Island chain. Tranquil retreat with protected deep water frontage and permanent dock. Many sites to see in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed our visit in your home so much. Beautiful home. With kids, all the things to play were great. Had a wonderful peaceful vacation. We have done this at different places several summers and I love this house the best so far. Quality time with grand kids.
Jun 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hessel, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Off of "Bunk Room" bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Off of "Light House" bedroom. Small walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half Bath off of Living Room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk in shower. This is a 2nd floor bathroom
  • All towels, blow dryers - fully appointed. Limited supply of soap and paper products. Total of 4 bathrooms - 3 bathrooms on main floor 1 on upper level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 "Pirate" - 2 double bed , 1 full size double bunk bed, sleeps 4 - Pirate themed
    Bedroom 2 "Light House" - 1 large double bed , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 "Fisherman" - 1 large double bed , Fisherman themed bedroom with a water view that sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 4 "Bunk Room" - 2 large double bed , 2 double bed , 1 Queen bunk bed and 1 double bunk bed - sleeps 8
  • All fresh linens/pillows included. 2 bunk bed guards available. Graco Pack-n-Play available. Privacy screen in bunk room. Small TV/DVD player in bunk room. overhead fan or portable fan Electric blankets/seasonal
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Roadside garbage pick up Thursday mornings.


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Spacious Waterfront Home in Hessel - Perfect for large families year round!
average rating of 4.972973 based on 39 reviews

A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible house! The pancake/waffle mix and maple syrup was such a sweet surprise. 6 adults and 2 kids (ages 9 and 13) spent a wonderful week in beautiful home. Our family has rented through VRBO for the past 10 years, and this house by far exceeded the expectations of anything we’ve ever rented. The house has more than enough room for everyone to spend time together, or have their own space. The screened in porch was a favorite place to gather with a fire at night. The kitchen is outfitted with everything you could possibly need. The fridge is large and was able to easily accommodate all of the food we brought. The bedrooms have ample closet/dresser space so you can unpack and feel like you’re not living out of a suitcase. There were more than enough pillows and blankets for all of the beds. There were lots of towels too. The game room upstairs is wonderful for the kids to play in when they’re not outside. Our kids spent a majority of the time outside perfecting their kayaking skills (probably their favorite activity), there was a whole lot of playing whiffle ball/kick ball, badminton, bean bag toss, learning horseshoes, canoeing, and catching bullfrogs. The Payne’s have thought of everything to keep you occupied while you’re vacationing. There are toys and activities for all ages. There’s also a lot of personal items there in case you have forgotten something. Verizon cell phones worked just fine there. Carol is great and provides great communication to make sure you have everything you need and know everything you’ll need to know. The property manager Dennis was very nice too. The house is located in a great place, close to all the major places of interest. We were able to visit Mackinac Island, the bridge, Tahquamenon Falls, St. Ignace, do a Pictured Rock boat tour, hit up a few breweries, mini golf, Sault St. Marie locks tour, etc. We also did a pontoon rental one day from Hills Point Resort in Cedarville and cruised the bays checking out all the beautiful scenery. We’ll be recommending this house to everyone we know headed to the UP!

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family house!

  • 5 of 5

We all agreed this house was perfect for our visit. Carol, the owner, has supplied this place with all the amenities you could want, from pots and pans to beach towels. They even have organized art supplies for the kids! We really enjoyed our time at Brulee Point!

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Carol was very helpful with our stay at their beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Brulee Point Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge at Burlee Point is an apt name. It is a grand structure, but the attention to detail to not lost on the owners who care to be sure that the greatest to smallest detail is first class in quality and comfort. We spent a week at the lodge and up to the last day discovered surprises in the decorations or the finishes. It was a luxurious getaway that will be difficult to exceed.

Pick your time and forget about the labor that awaits you at home or work. A true vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind words and we hope you come back and stay with us. All 4 seasons are beautiful in the Les Cheneaux Island area.
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Amazing! Better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! It was beautiful, right on a clear bay. So much to do right at the cabin with outdoor games, fire pits, grill, kayaks, canoe, toddler little tikes toys, etc. Location half hour from Mackinaw port, 2.5 hour drive to pictured rocks lakeshore. House was fully stocked with anything and everything you would need. Cabin was amazing, we had a party of 10 and there was more than enough room. They even had a large size popcorn popper for a movie night.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay :)
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this place multiple times and it just continues to impress. Great place to settle in for some warm times with family and friends. The waffle mix and maple syrup left for us by the hosts was a nice touch that we all enjoy. Can't recommend this place enough.

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our repeat customers! Thank you for choosing to stay with us :)
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Brulee Point Lodge is an ideal home base for day trips year round.

LesCheneaux Chamber of Commerce

Located: 680 West M-134 in Cedarville

888-364-7526 -


HESSEL - The Albert Lindberg Airport has a paved 3,700 foot runway.   If traveling via highway, take Exit 359 off I-75 and drive east on M-134

SAULT STE. MARIE - 17 MILES - Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie, Mi

PELSTON - 35 MILES - Pelston Regional Airport in Pellston, MI


Catch ferry from St. Ignace or Mackinac City (discounts available if booked on-line)

SHEPLER'S FERRY - St. Ignace (800)-828-6157

STAR LINE FERRY - St. Ignace (906) 643-7635 — (800) 638-9892 -


Paradise, MI 906-492-3415

Approximately 80 miles (1 ½ hour drive with beautiful scenery)

Upper and Lower Falls – So worth making this day trip

The upper falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi.

Our family enjoys taking the row boats (Park provides row boats and life jackets for a small fee) to the island off the lower falls and walk in the water – cascading water all around you – very safe and an amazing experience.


Very quaint down town lined with souvenir, fudge and ice cream stores across from the Soo Locks - Call 906-253-9292 for information when large ships will be passing through the locks.

GREAT LAKES BOAT BUILDING SCHOOL - Offers tours. Located in Cedarville.

LES CHENEAUX DISTILLERY - NEW!! A new micro-distillery and micro-brewery that also serves fantastic food. Located in Cedarville.


Locations in Hessel, St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie



LES CHENEAUX GOLF CLUB - Cedarville 906-484-3606

THE ROCK on Drummond Island - 906-493-1006


Drummond Island has the largest closed loop trail systems for off road – ATV/ORV exploration in the U.S. Call Drummond Island Tourism - 800-737-8666

LES CHENEAUX ANTIQUE WOODEN BOAT SHOW & FESTIVAL OF ARTS - Hessel - Always the 2nd Saturday in August

GREAT LAKES BOAT BUILDING SHCOOL - Cedarville – offer tours/classes.

LES CHENEAUX COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Cedarville is very nice and has many activities for kids and adults. You can check out movies.



BIRGE PRESERVE on Point Brulee Road (on our road leading to Brulee Point Lodge)

Size: 773 acres

Frontage: 1.2 miles on Lake Huron

Land Description: The Birge Preserve includes an impressive complex of cedar wetlands, hardwoods, a small lake, and more than 6,400 feet of frontage on Mismer Bay. The northern Lake Huron shoreline is some of the most biologically productive habitat in Michigan.

A short trail to Loon Lake provides opportunities to see beaver, bald eagle, osprey, and many other mammals and birds. Abundant native wildflowers including orchids, lady slippers, gentian, asters, marsh marigold, Indian paintbrush, and iris can be found throughout the property.

Trails: There are two parking areas and two different trails. The northerly parking area, known as the Wheel Road trailhead, provides access to a 2-mile long trail which traces a historic road bed and then ventures into the forest. Further to the south, a quarter mile trail and boardwalk leads to the Loon Lake viewing platform. The Mertaugh Addition parking area is on the Lake Huron side, and has a bench overlooking Mismer Bay and the Les Cheneaux Islands.


Cedarville Foods - Cedarville - Family owned grocery store - CLOSED SUNDAY

Cedarville Pantry –Gas Station and Convenience Store is open on Sunday


Hessel – Islands Art Gallery/Up North Studio

Cedarville – The Cottage (next to Cedarville foods), Pine Cone Gifts, Tassier Sugar Bush, Woods and Water Ecotours and Outfitter Shop, Ace Hardware, Family dollar, Safe Harbor Books

Mackinaw City – Mackinaw Crossings Village – unique shopping, entertainment, restaurants

Sault Ste. Marie – They have NEW Meijers and Walmart :) The street across from Sault Locks is lined with fudge shops and tourist shopping


LES CHENEAUX CULINARY SCHOOL AND RESTAURANT - Hessel - Offers the freshest of local produce, fish and game, to the community for four months each summer.

ISLANDER BAR - Hessel – Great Burgers – Fun atmosphere!

NEW! LES CHENEAUX DISTILLERS - Cedarville - Micro Brewery/Distillery - Great food!

ANG-GIO'S RESTAURAND - Cedarville – Italian/American

SNOWS BAR & GRILLE - Cedarville – Good fish fry


Mackinaw Straights Hospital and Health System – St. Ignace 906-643-0400

Arfstrom Pharmacy – Cedarville 909-484-3355


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Hessel, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Hessel Boat Show 2018
10 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
Fall/Winter/Spring 2018/2019
7 Sep 2018 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
Hessel Boat show 2019
9 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,013.78
Cleaning fee AU$202.76

We also consider Paypal or personal check.
If cancellation is made within 30 days of check-in date, 100% refund will be given less service fees paid based on original payment method.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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