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1 bedroom, linens
Beach nearby, sun loungers
1 bedroom, linens

Guest reviews

5.0/5 Exceptional
2 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Contactless check-in


Explore the area

Popular LocationShrine of the Pines6 min drive
Popular LocationBig Star Lake11 min drive
Popular LocationLuther Area Museum35 min drive
AirportLudington, MI (LDM)47 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Damselfly II Nature Retreat Vintage Camper

    Riverfront vacation home with kitchen and patio
    Vintage Estate 24 foot Camper, charmingly remodeled, set on 19 acres of wooded and beautiful creek property five miles south of Baldwin. Borders hundreds of acres of the Huron-Manistee National Forest with lots of activities nearby for the outdoor or nature enthusiast. This rustic retreat is semi-off grid with electric, water, and private primitive bath house. Within driving distance to several resort towns and off the beaten path destinations. Perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the peace, quiet, sights, and sounds of nature. The Damselfly camper shares space with an additional mini cabin for 2 more guest (additional charges if requested) ideal for a group of 4+. There is an additional Owners camper adjacent from the Damselfly which is not occupied while guest are there to maintain the privacy of our guest. We do allow pets :) please add $35 per pet.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Ben Maffit
    Speaks English

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property

    Social distancing

    Contactless check-in
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Near the beach
    • Beach sun loungers

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car recommended


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Paper towels


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Towels provided
    • Soap
    • Toilet paper

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Outdoor furniture


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    • On the river
    • On the waterfront
    • In a rural location

    Things to do

    • Kayak on site
    • Snowmobiling nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Sledding nearby
    • Ecotours nearby


    • Sleeps 2
    • Unit size: 200 sq ft (19 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place
    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    Contactless check-in is available

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Damselfly II Nature Retreat Vintage Camper Bitely
    Damselfly II Nature Retreat Vintage Camper Private vacation home

    About this area


    Located in Bitely, this vacation home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Shrine of the Pines, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Huron-Manistee National Forest and Big Star Lake. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, and don't miss out on the snowmobiling and sledding.

    Visit our Bitely travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Shrine of the Pines - 6 min drive
    • Big Star Lake - 11 min drive
    • Luther Area Museum - 35 min drive
    • Katke Golf Course - 41 min drive
    • Artworks - 47 min drive


    • Pompeiis Pizza - 10 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated on the waterfront, this historic vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Huron-Manistee National Forest and within 6 mi (10 km) of Big Star Lake and Shrine of the Pines. Balwin Teen Health Center is 6.8 mi (10.9 km) away.

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Damselfly II Nature Retreat Vintage Camper

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Solitude, peace and natural beauty

      We had a wonderful 4 days at Ben's property. The camper worked perfectly for our family of four - it had everything we needed and nothing we didn't. Ben was amazingly kind and helpful throughout the process, and he walked us through everything we needed to know during our stay. The small, crystal clear trout stream on the property was great for our 2 year-old son to wade and splash in, and he also enjoyed the small beach next to the stream. We tried our luck fly fishing on the Pere Marquette river, which is 10 minutes up the road, and we weren't disappointed there either! If you're looking for a peaceful, rustic place to relax away from it all, look no further!

      5/5 Excellent

        Great escape with privacy

        This was a wonderful escape from the business of life. I spent just a couple days here it was relaxing and enjoyable. You are surrounded by nature.