8730 W River Ranch Bend Cabin #1, Baldwin, Michigan


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About 8730 W River Ranch Bend Cabin #1

The Cabin #1 parcel includes 1,346. feet of frontage on the Pere Marquette River and 5.43 acres of land. An easement provides access over the existing road to Mac Road, plowed in winter and maintained year-round by Lake County. This cabin sits well above the river. Fishermen enjoy the low bank access to the river for fishing. 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 enables the building to be replaced or expanded by up to 50% without a zoning variance. This is an unusual and highly desirable feature as it allows proximity to the river and views upstream and downstream, which is impossible with new construction. This is a well-maintained wood frame building built in 1980 in a chalet style on a 26’ by 50’ foundation with a vaulted ceiling over the living/dining area and a ½ story area above in the remainder of the structure. There has been only one owner. This is the first time it has been listed for sale. Electric power is underground, and this cabin has a well, septic system, phone, 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. The fireplace is stone. The upper floor has a full bedroom, a divided full bathroom, and an open loft area. Total living area is 1,716 square feet. The interior finish combines paneling and drywall with laminate floor coverings. The exterior siding is wood, and the roof is metal. Sliding doors lead to expansive deck areas that offer lovely views of the Pere Marquette River. Currently, it is offered for rent by Unsalted Vacations, which provides a good net income. They advertise, book the rentals, and have a crew that cleans up afterward. The Pere Marquette is a National Wild and Scenic River by Act of Congress, a Natural River with no dam, and a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream in Michigan.

Features of 8730 W River Ranch Bend Cabin #1

MLS® # 1920602
Price $800,000
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2.00
Full Baths 2
Square Footage 1,716
Acres 5.43
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 1,346
Condominium No

Community Information

Address 8730 W River Ranch Bend Cabin #1
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), 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 Fireplace(s), Wood, Masonry
Has Basement No
Basement Block


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

School Information

District Baldwin Community Schools

Additional Information

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

Listing Details

OfficeDick Huey Real Estate

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