**NOW ACCEPTING SUMMER 2019 RESERVATIONS (AUGUST & SEPTEMBER ARE NEARLY BOOKED FULL)**
Stonecliffe is a storybook stone cottage built on Lake Huron in the 1930s. The 500-square foot interior is as charming as the exterior, with a lodge-like vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, and expansive windows looking directly out on Lake Huron. Fine rustic and nautical furnishings complete the look. The cottage faces due north, affording views of both sunrise and sunset during the summer. Great Lakes freighters, fishing boats, stars (so many stars), and occasionally the northern lights may be viewed from the sandy beach. The soundscape includes loons, waves, and foghorns.
Our 7-day reservation periods run from Saturday to Saturday Memorial Day weekend through September 15. Through the spring and fall, we have a two-night minimum stay.
KITCHEN: Fully-equipped with gas stove, fridge, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, pots/pans/mixing bowls, utensils, dishes, and table that seats 4.
GREAT ROOM: Stonecliffe's bluff setting and large windows create the interior effect of being on a ship looking out onto the water. The fireplace casts a cozy glow on chilly evenings. The TV picks up local stations.
BATHROOM: Unique subway tile and cobblestone shower, toilet, and small sink.
MASTER BEDROOM: Pocket door, DOUBLE/FULL bed with rustic headboard, dresser, and nautical mirror. Tall people (~6') be careful of your heads; the ceiling in here is low. Please note this is a double bed, not a queen size.
BEDROOM #2: Two twin beds, clothing hooks, and large chifferobe. Pocket door and vaulted ceiling.
Guests enjoy the entire 1/4-acre property, including picnic table, swing, lawn chairs, and charcoal grill. Eighty-foot private beach frontage is accessed via stone stairs down ~15' bluff. Width of beach varies from year to year based on lake water level and hour to hour based on wind/wave action. We've seen it vary from 0'-30' over the last three years. In May 2018, the Lake Huron water level was 17" higher than the monthly average. During calm days in early May this year, we enjoyed about 10' of beach; during windy periods with high wave action, essentially none. Lake levels on Lake Huron were forecast to rise an additional 3 inches through mid-June. This equates to a narrow beach.
Like other homes in the area, the water at the cottage has high iron content. Though the water is safe to drink, we sometimes drink bottled water when we use the cottage.
Smoking and vaping prohibited. This is a smoke-free property in its entirety, outside and inside. John Mellencamp, this includes you, as much as that pains me.
For optimal "get-away" mode, the cottage has no cable or internet service. If you want internet access during your stay, bring an AT&T cell phone or AT&T device with your hot spot activated. The area has cellular/LTE coverage through AT&T. If you have a cellular provider other than AT&T, please check on coverage availability prior to arrival or making a reservation.
The cottage has no air conditioning. It's not needed - numerous windows, ceiling fans, moderate Northern Michigan temperatures, and the lake breeze keep temperatures comfortable.
Dishes are washed by hand. Laundromat available in Rogers City.
Electrical outlets by mirrors in bedrooms; no outlets in bathroom.
Cottage is on well/septic and has no sink garbage disposal. Guests agree to follow all house rules for proper disposal of food and hygiene items.
Disengage automatic front door lock before getting all excited and running out of the cottage at midnight to watch the stars from the beach. Not that I know anything about that.
Stonecliffe Cottage is located approximately seven miles north of Rogers City in a quiet neighborhood near Forty Mile Point. Thirty minute drive to Cheboygan, less than an hour to Mackinaw City and Petoskey. The cottage is on a dead-end street removed from Route 23 road noise. Like our neighbors' lots, ours is deep and narrow at 80 feet wide. There are homes on both sides of the cottage, though they are not intrusive (and our neighbors are wonderful!).