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Gorgeous Rustic Northern Michigan Island Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-9)

Get Away to an unspoiled natural environment where several eagle sitings daily are common. A place that has been virtually untouched and unspoiled, that is Beaver Island. Our cabin (Eagle's Rest) is situated 100 feet from Lake Michigan on a 10 acre Parcel. The views of Lake Michigan and High Island are spectacular!

Getting to Beaver Island: The first stop is Charlevoix, MI, a Lake Michigan harbor city located approx 250 miles north of Detroit. You can also fly into Pelston or Traverse City airports and connect to Beaver Island Ferry or Island Airways in Charlevoix. From Charlevoix take a quick 20 minute flight or the 2 hour leisurely ferry ride on the Emerald Isle. Either way, it's an amazing adventure!

When you arrive on the island you will find a place that will take you back in time. Slow, patient, friendly and Beautiful! You might want to stop at the Shamrock for a beverage after the ferry ride or take the scenic 20 minute drive straight out to Eagle's Rest. Distance is measured by time on the Island, most of the roads have not been's just another way to make you slow down!

When you reach Eagle's Rest the drive in is through a wooded pathway into a vast open area with scattered trees along the perimeter. Eagle's Rest was first built in 2004 with the original cabin. It has since been added on to with a larger additional cabin with a lovely connector. It is very charming, with spectacular views of Lake Michigan and High Island. It has a great front porch, screened in rear porch and large rear decks overlooking the lake. All furnishings are new or local antiques. Eagle's Rest has an outdoor (and indoor shower) shower with cold and hot running water. It is the renter's responsibility to bring their own sheets and towels. Eagle's Rest has a charming decor with an open layout which includes 33 large Anderson windows, many are floor to ceiling overlooking Lake Michigan. There are 3 large lofts with single beds and a bedroom with a queen bed. The main floor has a comfortable pull out couch. It's perfect for a family of 4-9.

You may enjoy a good book overlooking Lake Michigan, take a swim in the clear lake water, explore the island and over 100 miles of roads and trails, kayak using the 2 kayaks provided, go for a bike ride using the 2 bikes provided, fish on one of the 5 inland lakes, roast marshmallows in the fire pit on the beach, admire the vast array of stars, discover some of the other islands in the Archipelego, visit the spa for a massage, play nine at the Beaver golf course, lounge on the patio, cocktails at Nina's, Donnegal Bay to enjoy the sunset, visit the CMU Biological center, or the 2 lighthouses on the island, Little Sand Bay, Iron Ore Bay or simply do Nothing! This is a vacation you will never forget and leave feeling truly rested.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

Why Gerry chose Beaver Island

I chose to buy land on Beaver Island because of it's unique natural beauty and isolation

What makes this cabin unique

It is so quite and isolated. I enjoy the solitude and natural beauty.


Beaver Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Indoor sink, outdoor shower, indoor toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Beds, 1 Pull Out couch, 2 Single Beds In the loft
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Rustic Northern Michigan Island Getaway
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Great place to get away from all and get in touch with nature

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place and all the surroundings. Definitely would go back again. Peace and quiet.

Javier Duarte

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute with Real Character

  • 5 of 5

I actually stayed back in July of 2015 and I never left a review! The property was wonderful! It was under construction, but still a beautiful place to be! We had a wonderful stay, and Gerry was very accommodating with all of my questions and concerns. The bathroom was being worked on so we actually had to shower outdoors, which was a little wild for our stay, but we made a make shift shower curtain, and things worked out perfectly! We had an absolute blast, and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway where time is standing still ...

  • 5 of 5

Hi Gerry,

It occurred to me that I never gave you feedback to our stay at Eagle’s Rest:

Everything worked out just fine and even better than we expected – we found our way on our bikes easily to the cabin. Upon arrival I was looking all over the place for the keys as described in your directions, however, could not find them. Until my husband checked the door and it was unlocked. A pleasant surprise.

The cabin is very well equipped and we found everything we needed and more. We greatly enjoyed the outdoor shower and hope that you will still leave it as an option to the beautiful bathroom you are building. We slept in on our last day and proceeded to start cooking a wonderful breakfast with some ingredients we bought on our bike trip to the village. On the second day vacation mode set in and we relaxed completely – a good thing – however, I was not aware, although stipulated in your lease – that we had to leave at 10 am sharp as I mentioned in my email that we will take the afternoon ferry back to the mainland. I just came out of the shower as your friendly neighbor knocked on the door shortly before 10 am. We had to abandon the cabin in a hurry, packing up the half-cooked breakfast and leave. Oh well, a quick farewell to this most gorgeous place you own. I guess in such a remote place, far away from civilization (so it feels) we did not realize that time still is passing quickly …

We left the island after a great experience “downtown” watching the 4th of July parade rolling through the village twice and meeting many kind and genuine friendly folks.

Enjoy your summer and wishing you good luck with your final touches on your very professionally done remodeling job.



  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toledo, OH

2nd year in a row and couldn't have asked for better

  • 5 of 5

My last review was from our first trip one year ago. This year we rented the cabin for 5 days and we had even more fun than we did last time. Everything I said before still stands true (see perfect weekend getaway below). Honestly it was really neat to see the addition to the cabin and it was so nice having all of that extra space. The view was just as beautiful as I remembered it with the same comfy cabin feeling. We took the kayaks out again and we had days worth of fun. I am so happy to have stumbled upon this little gem one year ago and took the risk of trying something new. We will be yearly vacationers and will always stay at this cabin. This year we also checked out the beach in town and had a lot of fun there. I still stand true when I say that everyone is so friendly on the island and the water is absolutely beautiful. The trip through the muck in the back to get the kayaks out to the water is almost like a secret passage way to the most beautiful relaxing time on the water. Again, nothing but great things to say about this location.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toledo, OH

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at this cabin for a weekend. Everyone on the island was very friendly. We had quick responses and communication with the owner of the cabin. The owner of the rental car company did not have a car available on our day of arrival so she picked us up and took us to our cabin then delivered a car to us. All while giving us a tour of the island. We went out to eat and everyone was so friendly and we found people who were from the same home town as us. The cabin was perfect for the price. They are adding onto the cabin but in no way shape or form did this hinder the feeling of staying in a cabin for us. It was nice to be able to use the indoor toilet tho! The bikes and kayaks were a HUGE plus. We went for a 3 hour bike ride and happen to ride by our neighbors(which we found out after we stopped and asked for directions) who were very friendly and gave us many inside tips on the island. We took the kayaks out for a full day. If you are an adventure person and not just a relax on the beach person then this is the perfect spot. You have to truck through a little muck to get the kayaks to the water but it is worth it! Once you get out to the water it is absolutely beautiful. It was only about 72 degrees the day we were out on the water but the water was so warm! The grill and fireplace were great to cook and relax at the end of the night. The shower is out on the back deck of the cabin, kind of tucked away tho, which was a great experience. I loved showering outdoors and just seeing the beauty of everything around. Overall I have no complaints. If you wanted to get away and be left alone and hang out at the cabin all weekend you could or if you wanted to go out and explore you could. We will defiantly be coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Michigan


  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the cabin for five nights in July 2013 and had an amazing time. The cabin was just as explained in the listing. The caretaker was very helpful and we received quick response times and good information from the owner. This cabin along with the island are very relaxing. We cannot wait until we can visit again. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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