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Island Paradise - Harsens Island

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Harsens Island is located on the north side of Lake St. Clair about an hour from Downtown Detroit. It is sometimes called the Venice of America because of its many canals and channels. You take a ferry to the island which runs year-round, 24 hours per day.

Enjoy nature at its best on this island paradise with its unique history and hidden secrets. See its wildlife, fish its waters, explore its canals, visit museums, major casinos, or just relax and enjoy life on this island retreat which is one of the best kept secrets in Michigan at an unbeatable price. The island provides an unique setting to enjoy everything life offers including world renowned duck hunting in season.

The house is located on a peninsula with a wrap around deck, private beach, boats wells, water views, and dramatic sunsets. If you want more information or pictures call or e-mail.

We feel and have been told by many of our renters that our house has the best location, views

and is the best value of all the rentals on Harsens Island.

Keywords: Vacation Home

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Clay Township House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs
  • Upstairs beds are located on both sides of upstairs with a bathroom also upstairs.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Boat docks, fishing equipment, paddle boat, canoe, row boat


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Island Paradise - Harsens Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fishing & Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time while we were at Dave & Jeri's cottage. From our arrival to our departure the hosts were very informative and helpful with any information that we solicited. The accommodations are superb, and made everybody feel right at home. The evening sunsets are amazing as you sit on the deck that is right on the Big bay. Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven with us! We enjoyed Bugsy & Rascal!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Harrison

Perfect Lake House

  • 5 of 5

The house, amenities, and location were great. Not to mention the lake view. We're hooked. Thank you David!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad they enjoyed their stay and the house and location here on Harsens Island.
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West Virginia

Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful vacation. The house is very comfortable and well stocked, the location is beyond gorgeous. Fishing from around the house was alot of fun. We caught perch, large, small mouth bass, rock bass, large mouth bass, large pike and some very healthy sunfish. The owners are so nice and you need not worry about seeing them to much, I think they work to be invisible! Their 2 dogs, Bugsy and Rascal are very sweet. We used the pedal boat and had a blast, caught some good fish out of that. The boat wells are very safe, we had very high winds one day and our boat was very protected. We chose to have all our meals at the house, just didn't want to leave. Very easy to take ferry and run to Krogers which was very close. Great donuts at Weavers Market. We are already planning our next trip there. This was one of those vacations that you just didn't want to leave. Can't leave out the amazing sunsets!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The family was great and a joy see them enjoy our property and we hope they will return again some time in the future
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Oxford, MI

Best location on the Island - Dave is the best!!!

  • 5 of 5

July 4th week, 2013, was our 3rd straight year spending a week at this awesome cottage. At first, I was hesitant if I would like it because the owner lives next door. However, that quickly went away when we met Dave. He is there to welcome you and then just very informative and helpful to answer questions but you rarely see him. This place is like having your own peninsula RIGHT ON Big Muscamoot Bay - which is the hottest party spot on the weekends and holidays (quiet as church other days). Dave has 4 really nice and protected boat slips with solid docking. I have had my boat there during major storms and very secure (I am a freak with taking care of my boat and won't stay anywhere that I am not fully comfortable with). From the slips, you can go under a bridge to the South Channel, or the other direction which is the bay - unbelievably convenient. The place has a wrap around deck and you literally feel like you are sleeping on a houseboat. You are right ON the water and there is water out every window in almost every direction. You can fish off the dock and catch perch, smallmouth (I caught a 4 pounder) and Northern Pike. We caught enough perch one day for a fish fry for 6 of us!!! The mornings are great because you can sit in the SHADE and look out over the water with your coffee. The evenings are great because you can barbecue in the SHADE and eat on the deck, on the WATER, in the SHADE. Then, you can watch the best sunsets in the world. This place is enchanting and spiritual. You must go.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our repeat renters since it proves they love our location and the house and really appreciate their business.
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Hamilton, Ohio

another great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row renting the same house. Had a great time again, we caught lots of fish. We love the peace and quiet of the property. Has amazing view from the deck(sorry we coud not stay and help you paint, haha. If your looking for things to do not too far away the Ford Museum and Village is a great day trip ( takes most of the day to walk through) If your into gambling the MotorCity Casino was by far the best in Detroit. Thanks Dave, Jeri, Bugsy and Rascal for another great vacation.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We all thank them for their nice comments and always love to see our repeat renters.
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Carol Stream, Illinois

The Perfect Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks on Paradise Island and it was the best family vacation we have had. The home is so comfortable and the owners made us feel very welcome. The home had everything we needed and its location on the water made swimming and fishing easy. The pictures on-line don't do this beautiful location and house justice. Make sure to say hello and pet Sammy, Bugsy, and Rascal.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These renters and family were so nice and a joy to have as guests. We are very happy they enjoyed their time here and we no our pets really miss them.
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About The Owner

We are a retired couple that rent the house next to ours and try to make all visitors feel


The Owner purchased this house in 1971

Why The Owner chose Clay Township

Rental was our house until retirement and new one built next door, we have owned property since the 70's

What makes this house unique

You won't find a better place to rent on the island, per our renters, over 70% of renters are repeats.


Charter fishing, kite surfing.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

$200 dollars per week deposit with signed rental agreement with balance due prior to/or at arrival including $150 security deposit. Example $1200 + 150 = $1350 per week less $200 deposit balance $1150 due. Payments via
cash or check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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