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Post and Beam Vacation Home Tucked in Among Towering Pine

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Inish Pines is a place of seclusion. The post & beam vacation home is tucked in among towering White Pines. Looking west from the deck you have a spectacular view of both High & Gull Islands. If you get up early you may see deer playing in the surf or a bald eagle circling the bay looking for breakfast.

A Kayakers dream, the bay is crystal clear, speckled with large boulders and sheltered from heavy surf by Lefts Point. Snorkeling is superb. Read or nap in the hammocks under the White Birch trees. Beach comb the shoreline . Grab some deck chairs; take them out in the surf. The lake shore in front of the cottage and in the bay is rocky. Photos will be sent with inquires.

Days end, a Lake Michigan sunset, steaks on the grill, a glass of wine. Fall asleep to the sound of waves breaking on the rock as the night sea breeze blows through your bedroom window.

The Cottage: Arts and craft interior and furnishings

Four bedroom, 2 ½ bath, 2400 sq ft

A sun room off the dinning room that doubles as an extra bedroom

The large screen porch seats 10 for dinner

There is a fire pit on the deck w/ deck seating for ten

Firewood provided on the honor system, $2 per arm load

The Island:

Three good restaurants.

A super market with a superb meat department.

Gas is expensive so fill up on the mainland.

There are several nature preserves on the island and dozens of hiking trails. Four white sand public beaches and they are never crowded.

High speed wireless internet is available in town at all restaurants, bars, coffee shops and the library.

Vehicle Reservations on Ferry – As soon as you have a confirmed rental reservation, you need to make a round-trip reservation for your vehicle with the ferry company. Do not delay making this reservation – vehicle spaces on the ferries are extremely limited during the summer season due to high demand. Beaver Island Boat Company

Cell Phone Signals – Some cell phones work on the island and some don’t. Don’t count on it! Bring a pre-paid calling card if you think you will need to make off-island calls. Cell phones do not work from the cottage.

Next to the Owners Profile I have placed a reprint from my guest book.

It’s worth reading to get a “feel” for Inish Pines and to help you determine if it fits for you. I especially like the comments by Hanna, age 9.

Keywords: beach, front, cottage,lake,

More Details

Kent Dickinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2017

About Kent Dickinson

Eighteen years ago I came to Beaver Island to visit a friend and instantly fell in love with the place. Two weeks later I found and purchased the land. After two years of camping on the property I designed and built the cottage and most of the furniture.

For twelve years I have rented to friends and family but the kids are all grown and have families of their own. So now it’s just me and my dogs, Brogan and Emmie, and friends and family who come to the island to stay with me, not to rent from me.

I just figured it might be time to bring in some new renters with the hope they will return year after year

Kent Dickinson purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Kent Dickinson chose Beaver Island

The best way to describe Inish Pines is in the words of those who have been there.

Reprinted from my guest book


At the close of each splendidly full day here on Beaver Island I realize that our family has just experienced a day that, in the many years to come, we shall look back on with great longing and melancholy.

Your generous sharing of Inish Pines will be forever a joyous and tender reflection of time enjoyed as a family.

Inish Pines has been seeded in the souls and hearts of our family.

Libby, Kevin and the kids


Inish Pines seems to rise out of the forest and become a part of it. We loved the birch trees growing out of the deck and the great grill – fire pit. I love the wood and every piece of furniture, it’s beautiful and stark.

Lying in bed it feels as if you are on a raft in the water – the gentle lap of the waves are so close and so wonderful in your dreams, and then there is the sound of birds waking at dawn. Thank you for sharing your dream house, what a gift you have given us.

The Fox family

What makes this cottage unique


I’d have to say I think we had the advantage of enjoying Inish Pines during its most incredible week of the year. The Island was very quiet and the leaves were most definitely peaked out.

We spent our week again and again simply responding “Wow”. From the time we were awakened to the sound of waves and sunlight on the lake viewed from our bedroom windows. On our early morning biking – where deer were every where. We enjoyed the old movies and hours of reading by the bay window by the fireplace. Our evenings were spent grilling and walking. Breathtaking sunsets – all to ourselves!

How wonderful to have disappeared into your piece of paradise. You have hand-crafted, with such obvious care, one of the most refreshing places on earth. Thanks for sharing it with us!

The Coffield family


This is Hanna. This vacation was fun. I liked the beach and the deck. We could see the sunset. We saw the bald eagle that was cool. Thank you for letting us come.

Kent, this is Hanna’s mom (Wendy). We had an awesome week here! This is a great place! We had so much fun exploring and learning about Beaver Island. We totally enjoyed the house and deck, with sunsets and sun soaking during the day. We have a one year old, Levi, a 14 year old daughter, Lauren, and a 9 year old, Hanna. We all thank you for letting us stay here; we’ve had so much fun.

Owners note: In case you’re wondering, Inish is Irish for island.

These comments are reprinted from my guest book 1997 to the present.


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
st james
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
iron ore
Nearest Point of Interest
Inish Pines
Car: necessary

Scuba classes and dive excursions available in town. Boat charters to the other islands can be arranged. Kayak eco-tours available.


Beaver Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Sunroom - 1 murphy bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Firewood provided on the honor system $2 per arm load


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Post and Beam Vacation Home Tucked in Among Towering Pine
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Top of the Morn

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Inish Pines for over nine years, each vist is new. Great sleeping,weather,romance,evenings that you'll remember forever. A true hideaway that is so comfortable and beautiful that you can't wait for the evening sun set. The Island is great for adventure, come and explore.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner is always available to answer questions. Post-rent suggestions for improvements are most welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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