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Lake Huron Beachfront Get Away - the Cottage

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4). Great front porch.

Awake to the early morning breathtaking lakefront sunrise. Take an early morning swim in Lake Huron or bike the 13 mile bike path from Alabaster to the Tawas Bay Lighthouse. Kayak Lake Huron, canoe or kayak the Ausable, shop Newman Street for the wines of the Brew Krew and Windjammer, look in the very upscale O'Connor's, and enjoy the Village Chocolatier's nationally acclaimed chocolates or catch a flick at the Family Theater. Cook on your own gas grill - or order in. Fish, golf, hike or just laze the day away. In Autumn enjoy the beautiful Harvest Moon which appears to rise directly out of Lake Huron in front of The Cottage. Enjoy the terrific fall color produced by the hardwoods of the Eastern Michigan shoreline. Ski in the winter on the well groomed ski trails of Corsair in the Huron Forest. A bottle of wine or box of chocolates welcomes you on arrival. This is an excellent place to get some well deserved down time, relax and regenerate your energy level for another year in the workplace. Suitable for all ages.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, Cewa, some Spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least 21. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lake Huron water levels rise and decline with the actions of the Army Corps of Engineers. Currently we have beach and the ability to have a beach fire. Children love this opportunity to have s'mores!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    This is a one level home. A wheelchair must come over a tile path to reach the back door. The porch goes up two steps, so a person must be able to negotiate these....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size Bed (1) New pillowtop mattress with 400 count linens, Twin or Single Beds (2) New pillow top mattresses and bedding. All bed linens are supplied....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom contains shower. All bath linens are supplied.

Other Amenities

  • Host is friendly and knowledgable of area. Welcomes you with a bottle of wine or 1 lb box of Village Chocolatier chocolates...moreless


  • Books:

    Small book collection in Master bedroom...moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    60 feet from sugar sand beach. Beautiful sunrises. Beach fires are acceptable. Great front porch for morning coffee and watching the sunrise. Good for a drink and watching the moon come up....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Kitchen area table with four chairs provided in the kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    While air conditioning is rarely needed, it is provided. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New/ not shared...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Huron Sports is 3 miles away for workouts...moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas Heat from new furnace...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens, bathroom towels,dining place mats and napkins, and kitchen towels. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    One large sofa, one love seat, one large chair with ottoman, two small wicker chairs, one a rocker. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for two vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Between The Cottage and street...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat parking behind cottage...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Linens for the bath but not for the beach. Please bring your own beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New/not shared...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    This is a secure connection with your laptop and our password. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a small coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans, baking pans, and other cooking utensils are provided. There are place mats, napkins, wiping towels, and dish cloths provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Supplied.There are 6 place settings, with coffee cups, glasses and wine glasses. There are bowls for mixing. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Includes coffee maker, 4 slice toaster, microwave, dishwasher and of course a refrigerator and stove. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    There is a new microwave in The Cottage....moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Because turn over occurs weekly or bi-weekly in The Cottage only a minimum amount of pantry supplies, such as salt and pepper are provided. ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Several available for rent locally...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    House deck at front of The Cottage is approximately 60 feet from the beach. Great view for beautiful sun and moon rises....moreless

  • Golf:

    Four golf courses in area. Three are award winning. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe, paddles, and life jackets on site. Canoe occupants must have life jackets....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front lawn from The Cottage to the beach. Tiered garden with lavender, poppies, grasses etc. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large grill on brick pad behind The Cottage...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 adult life jackets ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 22 - Sep 8, 2017
5 night min stay
Off Season
Sep 9 - May 22, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $175
  • Cleaning Fee $80
  • Tax Rate 6%


Please note website has placed The Cottage on Lake Street in town. We are on Douglas Dr down the hill from U.S. 23 north of Lakeside which goes down on an angle from the highway.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
MBS Saginaw/Midland
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mr. Jack'ss / G's / Barnacle Bill's
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Charity Island / Tawas Dock
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Huron Breeze / Red Hawk (15)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mr. Jack'ss / G's / Bikini's / Augie's
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tawas City, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Front of house

Car: Necessary

Bike to and visit the Lighthouse on Tawas Point. Canoe or kayak the Ausable River in Oscoda. Visit Lumberman's Monument and Iargo Springs, both overlooking the Ausable. Golf at Red Hawk, Lakewood Shores and Huron Breeze. Work out at Huron Sports. Browse the shops on Newman street and get your favourite ice cream cone. Bike the recently extended bike trail. Go fishing with one of the charters. Visit Charity Island. Swim at the beaches of the State park or the city beaches in East Tawas and Tawas City. Visit the Saturday morning Farm Market, see a movie at the in town cinema or view a play at the local playhouse. There are numerous events throughout the summer, including the 9th annual Tawas Uncork'd and Blues on the Bay.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I am retired from running a training business for the criminal justice field - police, judges, dispatch, and federal agents. Have pursued that career in the U.S. and foreign countries. Before that I was a professor of communications. Served in Peace Corps in Africa. Have traveled extensively. Born in Detroit, grew up in Farmington, lived in Malawi, Africa; London, England; and Edinburgh, Scotland. and Dublin, Ireland. Hobbies are reading, cross country skiing, travel, attending theater and concerts and eating out.

Why the Owner Chose Tawas City, MI, USA:
I bought The Cottage because it is next to my home on Lake Huron and therefore easy to manage and deal with the needs of my clients. I also enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories! It is especially nice for those looking to get away and enjoy some quality time. Every morning on Lake Huron is a new beginning because the lake rarely looks the same. Bald eagles fly up and down the beach hunting a meal. The occasional loon dives and sounds it's eerie call. And, in the fall and spring the ducks and geese land and take off in their annual migrations.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Staying at The Cottage in the Fall is a real treat. Enjoy a later night fire and watch the moon rise over the lake. In the winter cross country ski in the Huron Forest on the Corsair trails. Sleep on a pillow top mattress and have the soothing waves of Lake Huron lull you to sleep. Sip a steaming cup of coffee or tea and watch the sun rise. Grab a glass of wine or make yourself a drink and watch the Harvest Moon rise. This is a place to be really lazy - or indulge in as many activities as one pleases -- biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, reading, sunbathing, skiing, shopping, wine drinking, etc. State park beaches also nearby.

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Speaks: english, Cewa, some Spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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