8765 W River Ranch Bend, Baldwin, Michigan


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About 8765 W River Ranch Bend

Cabin #3 has 1,148 feet of frontage and 17.95 acres on the Pere Marquette River. An easement to Mac Road, which Lake County plows in winter and maintains year-round, provides access. This cabin is high above the river with dramatic, long river views. Eagles regularly fly by at eye level! Because it was built before the Natural Rivers Act, this cabin is closer to the river than is allowed for new construction under the current 150-foot setback. This grandfathered status allows replacement or expansion by up to 50% without a zoning variance. This is unusual and highly desirable as it allows proximity to the river and views which are not possible with new construction. This is a well-maintained building with vaulted ceiling over the living/dining area. It was built in the 1980s in chalet style. There has been only one owner. This is the first time it has been listed for sale. Electric power is underground. The cabin has a well, septic system, and 1000 gallon propane tank. The main floor has a living/dining room, a kitchen with a built-in dishwasher, two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a utility room. There is a metal wood stove. The upper floor has a full bedroom, a divided full bathroom, and an open loft area. The total living area is 1,716 square feet. The interior finish combines paneling and drywall with laminate floor coverings. The exterior siding is wood, the roof is metal. Sliding doors lead to expansive deck areas with lovely views of the Pere Marquette River. Currently, it is rented by Unsalted Vacations. They advertise, book rentals, and a crew cleans up afterward. The existing two linen changes are included. See the rental page at wwwunsaltedvacations.com. The Pere Marquette is a National Wild and Scenic River that has been recognized as one of the few trout and salmon fishing rivers of this quality remaining in the nation. It has large populations of resident brown trout and world-class fishing opportunities for steelhead and Chinook salmon.

Features of 8765 W River Ranch Bend

MLS® # 1920601
Price $800,000
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2.00
Full Baths 2
Square Footage 1,716
Acres 17.95
Year Built 1980
Type Single Family
Sub-Type 1.5 Story, Chalet, Private Water Frontage
Status Pending
Body of Water Pere Marquette River
Deeded Waterfront Yes
Private/Shared WaterFrontage Private
Waterfront Footage 1,148
Condominium No

Community Information

Address 8765 W River Ranch Bend
Subdivision Cannon River Ranch
Township Sweetwater
City Baldwin
County Lake
State Michigan
Zip Code 49304


Utilities WATER: Private Well SEWER: Private Septic
Garages None
Waterfront Priv Frontage (Wtr Side), River, Water View, Bluff (less than 10ft), Vegetation to Water Edge, Available for Purchase, Deeded Easement
Has Pool No


Interior Features Great Room, Drywall, Paneling
Appliances Refrigerator, Oven/Range, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Propane Water Heater, Smoke Alarms(s)
Heating Forced Air, Propane
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Wood, Stove
Has Basement No
Basement Block


Exterior Wood
Exterior Features Deck
Lot Description Survey attached, Wooded-Hardwoods, Steep
Roof Metal
Construction Frame

School Information

District Baldwin Community Schools

Additional Information

Date Listed March 29th, 2024
Days on Market 124
Zoning Residential, Natural Rivers Act, Rental History
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

OfficeDick Huey Real Estate

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