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80 acre farm with an awesome view of the AuSable Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

2 bedroom renovated farmhouse, sleeps 4 to 6, 1 full bath, stainless kitchen

A Very Picturesque, Multi-Enjoyable 80-Acre Semi-Forested Farm Located in the Middle of Amish Country, Northwest of Mio, Michigan (Huron National Forest / AuSable State Forest)

The Farm is literally just minutes from AuSable River fishing, swimming, picnicking; canoeing/kayaking/tubing and launch sites. In addition, the Huron National Forest and AuSable State Forest offer hundreds of miles of trails for Hiking, Horseback Riding, ORV, Motorcycle and Groomed Snowmobile trails. By the way, ORV's are allowed on all Oscoda County Roads... Hey Golfers; ever heard of Garland? Just 13 miles away! Not a bad drive to enjoy a few great ones...

Our Farmhouse: Our quaint and cozy farmhouse, with a wrap-around valley view country porch, sleeps 4 to 6 and has been fully renovated (inside and out/top to bottom); especially the refurbishment of the original farm-grown and on-site milled hardwood flooring throughout, including the two upstairs bedrooms. The farmhouse features air-conditioning units on both floors; propane heat; free wifi: HD TV; Satellite DIRECTV; and Blu-ray Disc/DVD Player. Carbon dioxide, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and emergency lighting also provided. For your arrival security, a pre-assigned coded entry pad (no keys) awaits your private code input. For your convenience, the entry pad allows you to enter your own private entry code for the duration of your stay.

The Living Room consists of a full size La-Z-Boy Sleeper couch that pulls out to comfortably sleep two. An HD TV with DIRECTV and Blu-ray DVD/Disc player rounds out this entertainment center.

Kitchen and Dining Room: The Fully-Equipped Tiled Kitchen, with two tiled entries, is all stainless steel with two electric stove tops, each with overhead venting; oven; micro-wave and oven combination; dishwasher; ice making side-by-side refrigerator/freezer; 12-cup automatic drip coffee maker; electric can opener; blender; mixer; safety toaster; dish towels and wash cloths; and Amish made Hickory cabinets. A gas grill, located just off the end of the lower deck, is also available for your outdoor grilling.

The Dining Room, located between the kitchen and living room, is very handy for preparing and serving snacks or meals from the peninsula stovetop kitchen counter. An antique dining room table, with an overhead stained glass chandelier, can seat six and can be extended to comfortably seat more (or, if nothing else, for the convenient placement of food). It is a warming experience having dinner, and through the dining room windows, watching big snowflakes floating down.

Our Property: The 80 acres consist of rolling/hilly meadows overlooking an awesome panoramic view of miles of the AuSable River Valley Forest; and a 3 acre, spring(s)-fed, stocked pond (beach deep up to 36 feet) featuring a 'right-on-the-shoreline' finished fishing cabin that offers electricity, propane heat, ceiling fan, covered porch and raised fire pit.

The property is as natural as natural can get. . . Groomed trails lead down from the meadows, through hardwood and evergreen forests (consisting of beautiful wooded valleys with four flowing streams) to and through beautiful cedar swamps.

The Pond-Side Finished Fishing Cabin makes for an excellent hangout for tubing, catch and release fishing, etc.

More Details

Michelle Hoffman
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The farm house was well prepared and very accommodating. We loved the front porch for morning coffee and watched the birds. We saw the pileated woodpeckers which was a first. The hummers came regularly. We also experienced a group of about 20 wild turkeys - adults and young and younger ones. The children loved fishing in the pond and paddling their kayaks.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Mio, Michigan

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Lighted Sink Vanity
  • The Upstairs Bathroom consists of a shower and tub combination, sink and cabinet combination and medicine cabinet with a lighted mirror; bath, hand towels and washcloths. From 'The Throne' (which is in very easy reach of a current Farmer's Almanac) is an incredible overview of the barn, corral, pond and the majestic AuSable River Valley. The 'Throne View' alone is fit for any Royal Family.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Two Upstairs Bedrooms consist of a nice size Master Bedroom with one Queen Size bed and the second bedroom, also a nice size, features one set of Twin Size Beds. In the Living Room, a full size La-Z-Boy Sleeper couch also pulls out to comfortably sleep two. Included are all linens, mattress covers, hardwood floors, furniture amenities, cozy windows, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

80 acre farm with an awesome view of the AuSable Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our stay! From the very well kept property/trails/pond. The house and all provided inside. The porch/bird feeders/wildlife. The quiet of the area. We rode ATV's on 4 different trails in 4 days, trailered 2 days within a 1/2 hr. Was also nice to ride around the property. Absolutely everything was spot on! A very relaxing place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home. We are so happy that you had a great time! It was so kind of you to take the extra time to write a wonderful review. We sincerely appreciate it.
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Wooster, OH

The perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Farm was the perfect ending to our Family vacation, providing an environment of peace and quiet that we desperately needed. From the moment we entered, the careful attention to detail, and the simple beauty provided by Tina and her Team was superb! While enjoying the many amenities this property provides, it also provided us the opportunity to explore the beautiful AuSable river area. We plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, Katie, Skip and I would like to thank you for choosing our farmhouse to stay at. We are so happy that you had a nice time and we look forward to hearing from you again. Thank you very much, Tina
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~Amazingly Beatiful~

  • 5 of 5

This rental located right in the heart of Amish country is a true gem. The only word I can use to describe this home is AMAZING! Its clean, up to date, and has everything you should ever need. They have thought of everything! We spent our days walking/running the groomed trails and exploring the woods on the property. We also spent a lot of time down at the fish house located next to the awesome pond on the property that is great for swimming or fishing, as it is fully stocked! The kids loved feeding the fish and "walking them" around the pond. We swam, fish, explored, flew kites and played hide and seek. There was NEVER a dull moment and the kids (age 7 and 4) never complained of being bored once! Thanks for sharing this amazing place with our family! We will defiantly be back soon :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our farmhouse and writing such a beautiful review! We are so happy to know that you had a wonderful time. We all look forward to hearing from you again in the near future. Thank you very much, Skip, Tina, Craig and Katie
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Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

This farm is beautiful. The house is very clean and well maintained, as is the entire property. The owners have thought of everything that you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. From the kitchen supplies to the fishing pole, there was nothing missing. We experienced the lovely views, bird and wildlife viewing, exploring the trails in the woods, and having a campfire at night. The pond is teeming with fish, and there is a sweet little house down at the pond too -- even a paddle boat. We relaxed in chairs on the porch with a view of the valley, and life was good!

If you are looking for a calm, quiet, restful setting on a farm in the country, this is the place. I can't wait to go back.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, Thank you for writing such a thoughtful review. We appreciate that you took the time to do this. We look forward to hearing from you again. Thank you again, Skip, Tina, Craig and Katie
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Canton, MI

Perfect for Us!

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we needed and then some! The area dirt-bike trails were good. The trails on the property were great for a quick ride. We caught some nice fish in the pond and enjoyed the fire pits. No problems in the house. Very nice and clean. Tina was easy to deal with and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a great review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed yourselves during your stay. I look forward to hearing from you again. Tina
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80 acres to explore, 3 acres to fish and the ausable right down the street.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. Loved the 3 acre pond and fishing cabin along with the trails through the woods. The farmhouse was beautifully decorated and loved the kitchen. Very peaceful property. Loved the fact that the Ausable was right down the road which was awesome. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful home with us. We would definitely rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a great time and sincerely appreciate your great review! Thank you again, Tina
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Located in Northeast Michigan in Oscoda County. 4 Miles West of M-33, Between Cherry Creek Road and Kittle Road.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Mio, Michigan

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$326
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are based on 4 Farmhouse guests. Payments are as follows: $250 deposit to book the farmhouse. Then, 50% of balance is due 30 days prior to rental. The final payment is due 7 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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