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The White Swan 1800's Log Cabin

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Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Washington Island cabin description

Welcome back in time and enjoy a rare and remarkable retreat in the midst of Washington Island’s wooded shore front in peaceful Detroit Harbor. The cabin was originally constructed in the 1880's in Michigan and rebuilt on these three private wooded acres in the bay one hundred years later. The log cabin is a tranquil sanctuary from the fast pace of our modern day world. You can see and hear a wide range of waterfowl and birds as well as watch the boats and white swans glide across the water. It is truly “North of the Tension Line”.

From leisure time indoors to exciting outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, fishing, golf, swimming, or enjoying the talent at the Performing Art Center, Red Barn, or other musical venues, it is a place for creativity, meditation and relaxation. At the end of the day, sit on the porch in a rocking chair and discuss the day’s activities or plan tomorrow’s adventures from all that Washington Island has to offer. Make a campfire for hot dogs and s'mores at the fire pit. There is an electric plug on the tree stump if you wish to connect an electronic device. Or throw something on the gas grill for dinner. The Island has both a fully stocked grocery and liquor stores as well as excellent restaurants and one not-so-fast outdoor burger place.

The Washington Island Rec Center offers daily, weekly or monthly passes for its pool, hot tub, workout room and showers, all at very reasonable rates. Enjoy the Jacobson, Farm and Maritime Museums as well as the shops, train rides, Art and Nature Center, climb the 'mountain' stairs to view the horizon, join in the musical venues around the Island, take a trip on the Karfi Ferry to historic Rock Island State Park.

The front porch is the length of the cabin and has four rocking chairs and two Adirondac chairs. The kitchen is complete with pots, pans, dishes, glassware, silverware, and paper products.Towels and linens are provided. Electric stove and oven, microwave, and frig with freezer but no ice maker. The first floor has a half bath and great room. Two sets of French doors lead out to the covered porch facing the lake. The upstairs has a master with queen bed and full bathroom. The dorm has four twin beds. There are ceiling fans in both bedrooms. DirecTv satellite is available on both living room and dorm televisions. There is a DVD player and some CD movies in the living room.
Local telephone service is available but WIFI may be accessed at a couple restaurants and Library at no charge.

In the garage is a cold water washer and dryer for your use. In the shade of the woods is a dog kennel for Fido when you are out and about.

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Pets Considered:

            Yes, your well-behaved dog is welcome. As a hotel quoted in its brochure and copied here: 'We've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware, or pictures off the walls. Never had to evict a dog for being drunk or disorderly. And never had a dog run out on a bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at our cabin. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too.'...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave


          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking
          • Garage
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Maximum of six people.


              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable


                  Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio

                      Location & View

                          • Lakefront:

                            The cabin sits on three wooded acres in a bay on Detroit Harbor. The water is deep enough for a power boat but not for sailboat and has a private dock 100 feet from the front porch....moreless


                          • Churches
                          • Medical Services
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Hunting
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Tennis
                          • Kayaking
                          • Laundromat
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Groceries
                          • Shopping
                          • Library
                          • Live Theater
                          • Marina
                          • Museums
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Restaurants
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Boating
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Swimming


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                          Jul 1 - Aug 31
                          3 night min stay

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                          • Tax Rate 10.5%

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                          Last updated: 09/22/2014
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                          Bring your own bikes, jet skis, rafts, tubes, kayaks and boat; or rental of boats, cars, kayaks, bicycles, segways, mopeds are available.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: We purchased this cabin because of its serenity and privacy while still a beautiful setting on the lake.

                          Why the Owner Chose Washington Island:
                          It is a 'Little House on the Bay' as opposed to the prairie. It is situated two vacant three-acre lots away from our house so close to maintain but far enough away to give both of us lots of room to play outdoor games, make noise and enjoy nature's bounties. There are at least four vacant three-acre lots on the other side of the cabin allowing for maximum privacy.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          We are about a quarter of a mile away from the ferry dock which makes this cabin close to a restaurant, fast-food pizza/chicken, a marina, bike/moped/segway/car rentals and two wonderful shops.

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                          • Front Porch - double French doors

                            Front Porch - double French doors

                          • Front porch

                            Front porch

                          • Garage


                          • Dog Kennel

                            Dog Kennel

                          • Fire pit

                            Fire pit

                          • Kitchen and wood stove

                            Kitchen and wood stove

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Stairway


                          • Master bedroom with bath

                            Master bedroom with bath

                          • Dorm with 4 twin beds

                            Dorm with 4 twin beds

                          • Dorm


                          • Going downstairs

                            Going downstairs

                          • Rear and side of cabin

                            Rear and side of cabin

                          • Front porch

                            Front porch

                          • Totem, firepit, sailboat in harbor

                            Totem, firepit, sailboat in harbor

                          • Dock


                          • Kitchen


                          • Great Room

                            Great Room

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Hallway Upstairs

                            Hallway Upstairs

                          • Table for six

                            Table for six

                          • Dorm


                          • Dorm


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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                          The White Swan 1800's Log Cabin

                          Washington Island #428436

                          2 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 6

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