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80 acre farm with an awesome view of the AuSable Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 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:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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


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80 acre farm with an awesome view of the AuSable Valley
average rating of 4.962963 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful house and property, awesome hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and a couple friends stayed at this house for the weekend. The house and property are beautifully decorated and maintained. Michelle and her family were excellent hosts. There were a ton of amenities, as well as a welcome basket and fresh baked brownies! Michelle always responded promptly to inquiries and provided all information in a timely manner. House was very clean.

Close to Au sable river for boating and tubing.

We will definitely com again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are very happy to share our property with great guests like you! We take a lot of pride in trying to make this a relaxing, comfortable getaway. Your kindness is truly appreciated. We can't wait to welcome you back! Continued Blessings to you and yours, The Hoffman Family
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Great time was had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves spending time together in this place. Just walking in feels like coming home again. Along with the ATV activities, we were able to enjoy the property pond this visit, and my non fishermen peeps, became fans. Was nice walking the property trails every morning, enjoying the wild flowers, wild life, and the quiet. A great place to unwind! We were also able to enjoy other local outdoor activities, as the access to the river is not too far away. Also the farmers market, flea market, and Amish bakery are very close by. Michelle was a very gracious host.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We love hosting awesome families like yours. The best feeling knowing all the memories you create with your kids. We were extra blessed by getting to meet you this time too! We truly appreciate your business and look forward to many more visits to the farm!
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  • 4 of 5

Great location and awesome view of God's amazing creation! Thank you to Ryan and Michelle for answering all our questions on the area. It was a blessing to our family to stay there. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful review. It is terrific for us to be able to share our family blessing with other families who are also in awe of God's grace. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back someday. Check out our Facebook page for Au Sable Valley View Farm to see updates and improvements we are making. Thank you again for your stay! Continued Blessings, Michelle
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  • 5 of 5

A relaxing and beautiful little home. The pond was great for the kids. A true gem.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We love sharing this piece of Heaven with great families like yours. Hope to have you back again soon!
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Fantastic Property in the heart of Huron National Forest

  • 5 of 5

We took our two horses up to this property to ride local trails including the Michigan Shore to Shore Trail. The owners of this property are extremely helpful, friendly and inviting. The house is a very updated two bedroom farm house. Excellent decorations and decor. The view from the house, down some rolling hills towards the Ausable River is one of the best views in the area. Everything possibly needed is included at the house including a grill, fire pit, internet, direct TV, outside chairs, grill, fishing pond, and trails on the property and nearby. I would strongly recommend this property for family get-togethers and for other ATV or horse owners. The owners are great to work with and can help you with any questions or vacationing inquiries that you might have.

We have stayed at many vacation rentals and this one was definitely a top one.

For ATV owners, there are hundreds of miles of trails in less than a 30 minute drive from the property.

For horse owners, there are some two track trails available right from the home (within 3/4 mile to the North). The Michigan Shore to Shore Trail can be accessed from McKinley Camp (30 minutes/12 miles to the East) or Luzerne Trail Camp (25 minutes, 14 miles to the West). In our opinion the most interesting ride was from Luzerne Trail Camp heading towards the East. This trail included the very long boardwalk that you could walk your horses over and a place to get access to the stream (for drinking water for the horses).

There is a lot of canoeing available on the Ausable, with two outfitters within 5 miles of the property. The property is also only about 45 minutes from Lake Huron for swimming and sight seeing. 1 mile to the East of the property is an Amish bakery that is well worth stopping at.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will be able to welcome your family, including Pumpkin and Copper back soon! We truly appreciate your business.
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Comfy, Cozy, Jem of a place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family visited for Easter break vacation. We couldn't of been more pleased with the kindness shown to us by Michelle, and Rory. The farm is beautiful, and so comfortable. Like stepping back in time, with every modern convenience you need. The property is beautiful, and wildlife abounds. Hearing/seeing the turkeys in the yard, and seeing the huge pileated woodpecker daily at the feeders was a very cool plus. We were fortunate to have a couple of great weather days, (spring in MI, never know), and saw bald eagles flying overhead!! The kids enjoyed riding ATVs on the trails on the property, and the ORV trails were very close. We did have a couple of days of rain, but I would have to say that even that was just what we needed to have down time to spend as a family. My kids haven't laughed so much together in quite awhile! (11 and 13). They were also appreciative of the Wi-fi available, when we let them use it. We weren't able to enjoy all that is available there because of the season, but we are already planning on when we can return this summer to enjoy the pond, property, and other summer activities in the area. You definitely have a lil piece of heaven there, and we'll definitely see you again very soon. Thank you again Michelle for all your kindness, and prompt response to any question. And the brownies were AWESOME!! The Hoskins family

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your family time at the property. We are blessed to be able to share this with other families. Can't wait to welcome you back for more belly laughs and fun! Continued blessings, The Hoffman's
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$31.95 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$319.53

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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