Cedar Cabin on the Bay Stephenson

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CEDAR CABIN on the BAY (Lake Michigan--Green Bay): Sleeps 6, Dog friendly, Excellent Swimming 

Pets Welcome







*LAKEFRONT (Green Bay—Lake Michigan)
*The internet can be spotty because of the area. 

Located right on beautiful Green Bay (Lake Michigan), Cedar Cabin by the Bay is a wonderful vacation destination!  Nestled among the trees, this true log cabin is situated to accommodate summer fun, fall hunters, winter warriors, and spring fishermen.  This property provides excellent swimming conditions, and the high ceilings in the great room, with 16 feet of windows, will allow you a beautiful view of gorgeous Lake Michigan!   Let the water’s calm relax your mind and body!  

Cedar Cabin has 2 bedrooms that can sleep 6 people and there are also 2 bathrooms. Guests are welcome to use the 2 car garage on site.   Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen to cook up your favorite family meals or have an outdoor BBQ on the charcoal grill.  Throw a couple logs on the fire pit outside and gaze up at the stars, or cozy up inside by the wood-burning stove and savor in the tranquil surroundings  With board games, books, and a Smart TV, you can still have fun together inside on those rainy days!

Air Conditioning: There is no air conditioning in the home, however, there are ceiling fans in the great room. We also provide 3 oscillating fans for the bedrooms to keep you cool.

ATV's:  We're sorry, there are no ATV's allowed on the property.

Animals: You may see a variety of birds, deer, wild turkey, eagles, swans, and frogs.

    Bathroom #1: Full Bathroom with walk in shower & dual sinks                        (connected  to bedroom #1)
    Bathroom #2: Full Bathroom with tub/shower combo 

Beach/Swimming:  This property allows great swimming conditions!  There is a nice 10-15 feet of sandy beach area. The lake is a beautiful, sandy-bottom lake, which has a very gradual slope. The land going toward the beach is grass, followed by moss, followed by 15 feet of sandy beach, and then you walk into the sandy-bottom lake. You can walk out about 50 feet into the water and it is still at your mid thigh. This is great for smaller children to play and swim.

Bedroom Configurations:
     Bedroom #1: 1 King Bed
     Bedroom #2: 2 Double Beds

Boats: There are no boats are available at the property.
Bugs: Expect typical Michigan bugs-flies, mosquitos, etc.
Cell Phone Service: Verizon is perfect, everything else is spotty or non-existent. You will need to connect to WIFI to make calls.

              * Pictured Rocks: 1 hour and 42 minutes ( 92 miles)
              * Marquette: 1 hour 42 minutes (92 miles)
              * Green Bay, WI: 1 hour and 26 minutes (81 miles)
              * Iron Mountain: 1 hour  and 13 minutes ( 98 miles)               
              * Milwaukee, WI: 3 hours and 6 minutes (198 miles) 
              * Mackinac Bridge: 2 hours and 58 minutes away (174 miles)

Dock: No dock is available at the property.

Fireplace: There is a wood-burning stove in the cabin.

Fire-pit: Yes! Gather the group and grab some s'more fixins'.

Fishing: You can wade in the water a bit and fish by the shore, or you can travel 2.3 miles to Cedar River and fish along the river. Ask the friendly locals for the good fishing holes.

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license on the Michigan DNR website

Fishing poles: Bring your own!

Grill: Charcoal grill. Please bring charcoal and fluid.

Grocery Store: There is a gas station/convenience store 2. 3 miles away, which also has a restaurant in it.  In Stephenson, which is 18 minutes away, there is a Family Dollar store and another convenience store, plus some other restaurants.

Handicap Friendly: Canes and walkers are welcomed. There is one step up to get into the home & there are no other steps in the home. There is a gentle slope to the water.

Internet: Free WIFI for guests to use. *The internet can be spotty because of the area. 

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you before you arrive. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let us know, and we'll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basics-Quilts/Comforters, sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels. Please bring your beach towels from home to take to the water.

Parking: Guests can use the extra deep, 2 car garage. Maximum of 4 cars allowed on the property. One truck/trailer combo would easily fit at the property.

Pets: One dog is welcome at Cedar Cabin!  Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore!  Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges a $75 pet fee (per dog) for your entire stay. We do require you to pick up all of your animal's waste on the property and down all beach areas. We ask that you please clean up after your dog both inside and outside the cabin, plus, if you allow your dog on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. We also ask that if the pet hair starts to build inside the cabin, that you please run the vacuum.  Please keep in mind that pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

Privacy: There is a neighbor's home about 50 yards away, but there are trees which separate the spaces.

Snowmobiles: We are sorry, no snowmobiles or ATV's are allowed on the property.

Space:  One Floor

Televisions: There is a Smart TV with streaming capabilities (Netflix and Amazon Prime work well, Sling TV is a bit sketchy).

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.  Please bring beach towels from home to use outdoors.

Washer and dryer:  Yes!  The property has a washer and dryer for guests to use. Laundry soap is provided.

Wood: Guests will need to purchase their own firewood to burn. You can buy wood approximately 2.3 miles away in Cedar River or 30 minutes away in Menominee.


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Garage
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Log Cabin
  • Mini-fridge
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Pets allowed
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Washer & dryer
  • Wood burning stove
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Skillet
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Popcorn Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoothie Blender
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Charcoal
  • Patio Chairs
  • Sandy Beach
  • Swimming on Property

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $249.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


The Cedar Cabin on the Bay was fully equipped as a home away from home. The location was private, and provided quiet relaxation. Loved the property location, as the beach was lovely! The cabin is a hidden jewel on the bay.


Thank you for sharing such a lovely review, Kathie! We are so happy to know you found the home's private location on the beach to provide you with a nice sense of relaxation, and that the home itself was stocked well enough to actually provide a homey feeling! Hopefully we can host you again next time you're in the area! 
Sep 2023
We loved our cabin stay⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We had the best time! The views are gorgeous. We had a beautiful campfire. The place had many items stocked that were not originally said to be there, such as beach towels and even charcoal. Air popcorn popper and waffle maker. So much room. Rustic, yet beautiful! Bathrooms were remodeled and gorgeous. The master bed was soooo comfy!! Lake Michigan is your backyard and private to you! We want to go back already!!


Thank you for such a wonderful review to read Melissa and Jonathan! We are so thrilled to know that the home was able to surpass expectations in regards to amenities provided, but also regarding the home itself, and having the lake right there to yourself! We would be more than happy to have you back in the future!  
Melissa And Jonathan
Aug 2023
3rd Visit
Always a joy. Excellent customer service.

Chris, we love that you came back for a 3rd visit!  We so appreciate your kind words for FVR's customer service.  It means a lot to us.  Hopefully you'll be back for a 4th visit
Jul 2023
Beautiful setting
We had a fantastic stay. Just as it was advertised. The water was beautiful from my chair I could see it all the time..I just wish that there was a window that opened in the wall of windows so you could hear the waves. We saw e@gels all kinds of birds and we even had deer just walk through the yard pass the wall of windows..the beach was fantastic and we had a fire in the morning drinking coffee. If was great. This is a great place to stay we would do it again. 


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, Terri! I completely understand wanted the chance to open the window to hear the waves, but love knowing you enjoyed your stay at the home, and appreciated the natural beauty the location offers! We would love to host you again in the future!
Jun 2023
Wonderful vacation
We had an amazing weekend. The property is well maintained and clean. The surroundings were beautiful. The lake is the highlight. Perfect for a family with kids and pets. The water is just about 50ft from the house and is ankle deep upto 50 ft into the lake. We enjoyed splashing around and building sand castles. The management and house keeping were very helpful with everything. Will be coming back in summer to stay longer.


Thank you for such a lovely review, Sabari! We are so delighted to know that your family found the home to be comfortable, clean and able to provide an enjoyable experience inside and playing in the water! We look forward to having a chance to host you again!
Sep 2022
Cedar Cabin stay
We had a great time at the Cedar Cabin. It was quiet and well taken care of. I will definitely come back!

FVR RESPONSE: Hi Megan, great to hear you had such a good time! It was a pleasure hosting you. We look forward to seeing you again! 
Janelle, FVR
Jul 2022
Amazing Stay even in the fall!
This was a last minute decision to go up north. We wanted a place to bring our dogs. One who absolutely loves water and one who loves the beach! The Cedar Cabin on the bay was super clean, pet friendly, has all the amenities you could ever need for a vacation. We did mostly just coffee and easy meals but we said next time we come we will do more cooking as the kitchen has all the appliances needed. The owners were super responsive when I had questions prior to arrival and even during our stay. I would highly recommend this place. However,that means it will be harder for me to book again if everyone else wants to stay here too. We met the neighbors who were also super friendly as our dog is quite social. We will be back next summer for sure. Thank you for a great weekend up north. K and S.

K & S, thanks for the recommendation.  We love hearing that you had such a great visit, and that your dogs were so pleased with Cedar Cabin on the Bay!  When our pups are happy, we're happy, right?  We look forward to your return in summer 2022!
Nov 2021
5 stars
Everything was as described! We had a lovely weekend. The driving directions referred to a red, white, and blue mailbox, this mailbox was very faded and the red was mostly covered up. If it is being used as a visual marker it should probably be more visible.

Amy, thank you for your feedback.  We really appreciate it.  We're glad that you had a lovely weekend and hope to see you back again.
Sep 2021
Great Private
If you are looking for a private up north getaway this is your destination. Cozy cabin, private beach, fire pit, pet-friendly, and not too far from other Michigan upper peninsula destinations. Lots of animals to see. The beach is all sand up to 75 yards out from shore and shallow for little ones. Our family had a great week here watching the sun and moon rise over Lake Michigan every day/night. We will definitely return here next year.

Dante,  isn't it great to find a cozy cottage that is private and has good beach?  We're glad that you found Cedar Cabin on the Bay, and we'll look for you in 2022!
Aug 2021
Cozy and Quiet
Wonderful trip. Well managed property.


Chris, we're happy to know that you had a wonderful trip, and that you found Cedar Cabin on the Bay to be cozy and quiet.  We appreciate your comments about FVR, and we hope to see you back again.
Jul 2021
5 stars
We enjoyed our stay. The cabin was beautiful, very clean and comfortable. The view of the lake from the cabin was awesome. The beach was also very nice. We look forward to returning in the future!


Andrew, we are so glad that you enjoyed the cabin, the view of the lake and the beach.  That always makes for a great vacation.  We look forward to your return!
Jul 2021
I still can not get over the view and how beautiful the sandy beach is along with shallow water which was perfect for my younger daughter and dogs to swim and play. This was exactly what my family needed and we wish we could have stayed longer!!

Shawna, giving you exactly what your family needed makes our day!  Kids and dogs in water water is simply the best.  It was our pleasure to have you as our guests!
Aug 2020
Amazing beach location
Amazing beach location with privacy. It is a rare and beautiful beach that provides the sand ridges under your feet! Level escalation made launching kayaks easy. Gradual depth of shoreline perfect for swimming and floating. Many beach chairs were provided to enjoy the outdoors. Home bathrooms are super cute and the master bath has an amazing shower! Beds were comfortable Great place for a get away. I’ll definitively book again.

Colleen, thanks for this great review!  Great beaches are the best!  We look forward to hosting you again
Jul 2020
5 stars
Hello, The property is beautiful and serene. We enjoyed the stay and it provided a much needed change of scenery and break from all the turmoil in the world right now. We enjoyed the visits to surrounding attractions (Dave's Falls in Wisconsin and Pictured Rocks). The bay is spectacular and our dog LOVED fetching a ball in it every chance she got! Thanks! Renee Upham

Renee, there is nothing better than playing fetch with your dog while on vacation!  Cedar Cabin on the Bay certainly is the perfect spot to do that.  Located right on beautiful Green Bay (Lake Michigan), it is a wonderful space which sleeps 6, has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and fully-equipped kitchen.  There is a firepit for late night storytelling.  We look forward to working with you again!
Jul 2020
A wonderful cabin....
If you are looking for a northwoods cabin to get away, this is the place for you! Beautiful view of the bay, charm, remote feel, everything you could need is provided to allow you to just enjoy the U.P. The shower was AMAZING, the bedrooms were more than ample. The only blemish is a waste disposal under the sink that needs repair. There is a warning about it, and if you heed that warning you will be fine. We will use this cabin for future fishing trips, of that there is no doubt.

Dave, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Cedar Cabin on the Bay.  Nothing beats being on Lake Michigan.  The cabin sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms, plus your dog is welcome to join you!  It has 16 feet of windows allowing you  gorgeous views of Lake Michigan!  It also has excellent swimming.  We look forward to your return!
May 2020
Lovely Anniversary Trip
We thoroughly enjoyed our cabin experience ... a long weekend for our anniversary. The location and beach are beautiful ... looking out at the moon over the water. The bed is very comfortable and snug. We enjoyed fires in the evening and cooked delicious meals in the well stocked kitchen. Thank you for a lovely stay.

FVR response:
Heather, first off, happy anniversary!  We are so pleased that you spent it at Cedar Cabin on the Bay, and that you enjoyed your stay.  There is nothing better than being on Lake Michigan with the beaches and the views.   Cedar Cabin on the Bay  is a real log cabin that sleeps 6.  We hope to see you back again.
Nov 2019
The cabin is amazing! You can see deer and turkey sometimes as you drive up to the cabin! The lake waves are so peaceful to listen to and to watch! It is in a quiet area, and you are away from people! You feel like you are all alone in the woods, and not right off of the highway. The internet is a little slow, but honestly it wasn't terrible! The only issue my new husband and I had was locating the cabin. Google Maps had us going to the middle of Highway M-35 even when we did a direct navigation to the address. That was our only issue, but we figured it out eventually. If you struggle finding it, we suggest putting a pin in the Google Maps app to easily find it later. But honestly, this was a fantastic location for our honeymoon! It is clean, quiet, peaceful, and super cozy! We loved every second of our honeymoon!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kelly, we are thrilled that you chose Cedar Cabin on the Bay for your honeymoon!  Thank you for writing this great review.  This log cabin sleeps 6 and has 16 feet of windows that allows guests to see gorgeous Lake Michigan!  Plus it's pet friendly!  We're sorry that you had problems in finding the cabin.  It's best to use our directions instead of GPS.  We hope to see you back again!

Oct 2019
Cedar River
The property was absolutely beautiful! Waking up to the waves was breathtaking! The convenience of the 2 full bathrooms worked great with having 3 kids. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great getaway!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kaitlin, thanks for taking the time to write this review and for your strong recommendation.  We agree, waking up to the sounds of waves just can't be beat, especially when those waves are on Lake Michigan.  We do hope to see you again.
Oct 2019
Peaceful Hidden Gem
Slept so soundly and the bed was super comfy! Gorgeous Lake Michigan view with lots of deer and wildlife on the property. Highly recommend the Stone House restaurant in Escanaba!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Patricia, there is nothing better than comfy beds while you are on vacation!  We are happy that Cedar Cabin on the Bay worked out so well for you.  This is a true log cabin that sleeps 6.  We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you back again.
Oct 2019
Cedar Cabin on the Bay
The home is well equipped and looks just like on the pictures. There is no AC but the temperature was fairly comfortable in the house. It has a charcoal grill and fire pit right on the beach. The surroundings are beautiful. We loved the clear and shallow water and the private sandy beach. It's perfect for swimming, especially for kids. The only problem we encountered was the sandflies that were horrible to the point we had to stay home all day. Despite that issue, we still had a wonderful time. Thank you for hosting us and the welcome goody bag.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Sylwia, we  love that Cedar Cabin on the Bay worked out so well for you.  Staying right on Lake MIchigan is such a joy. Swimming, fishing, a fire pit plus being pet friendly makes this the perfect summer vacation spot.  Sorry about the sandflies - they can be pesty at times.  We hope to see you again.
Jul 2019
Beautiful place!
I definitely recommend the property. I stayed there with my 2 teenage kids and a dog and it was a memorable experience. The house is located beautifully in the woods at a small beach on Michigan Lake. Lots of privacy and peace. The house is very clean and cosy, with beautiful new bathrooms. We would definitely come again!

Monika, we are so please to hear that you and your family enjoyed Cedar Cabin on the Bay.  Located right on beautiful Green Bay (Lake Michigan), Cedar Cabin on the Bay, is a wonderful space to vacation.  Bring your pet and sit by the fire pit for late evening conversations.  This is a true log cabin.
Jul 2019

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