House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Hunting Lodge more than Beach House
We were a bit surprised to find that the beach house we thought we were renting was actually more of a hunting lodge. The walls were covered with more than a dozen North American big game animal heads, along with full mounts of some smaller animals and some animal skins. We found them all a bit disconcerting. A collection of animal traps were also hung on the walls, from small animal traps all the way up to a very large Grizzly Bear trap. The water in the house was quite hard and had the odor of rust. It was probably potable, but we chose to use bottled water to drink instead. The instructions on the refrigerator said to only park vehicles on the railroad track side of the road. However we had quite a bit of rain during the week and the designated parking area was covered with 1" to 2" of water 90% if the time. Since we had not packed any boots for the trip, getting to and from the car was challenging. Overall the house was quite dark inside after sundown. There was not an over-abundance of light fixtures in the house and some of the lights were specifically dedicated to illuminating just the mounted animal heads. Combine that with a fairly dark natural wood interior finish, and reading at night was challenging. The house itself was comfortable enough, and we slept fairly well. However, had we known more details about the house before renting, we would have undoubtedly chosen another property.
Lakefront Property with Amazing Views
A lot of great features, from the wrap around deck to the sandy beach just steps away. The amount of taxidermy is a little much for my liking, which contributed to my overall rating as well as some minor home maintenance issues (i.e. lightbulbs being burnt out, mustiness, etc.). Other than that, I think it is a great spot for a family to vacation at a great rate. Additionally, the owner is extremely responsive and pleasant to deal with.
Sun,clear water to swim,camp fires,and good food.
Great Family Getaway
The house was perfect for our annual family getaway with the kids and grandkids. Great cabin feel with nice open living space. Rooms and beds were comfortable. Quiet location on a dead end street so very quiet. Beautiful sunrise views and the kids loved the beach. Water level is up a lot higher and shoreline is closer now than the pictures show but still great beach area. Not really any firewood on the property but plenty of people close by selling bundles on the side of the road for pretty cheap. Also it's DISH TV so if cloudy it doesnt work good but there is a dvd player so may want to bring some movies and games.
Overall everyone had a blast and we really enjoyed it. Only there for long weekend so we hope to come back maybe next year for a full week.
Thank you Rob for sharing your little piece of paradise!
Great cabin with character and views
Cabin was nice and clean. Kids loved seeing all the different animals on the walls. Beach was nice and the meighbors werent around our entire stay so it was peaceful. Things are a little tight driving back but i managed fine with my truck and 21' boat. Overall a great stay and Robert seems like a nice guy. Thanks for sharing your treasure with us!
Glad you enjoyed!...thanks for taking care of the place...
Great Piece of Land
Wonderful home on a very nice piece of land. Very quiet and relaxing. I'd stay again!
Thanks Tim..glad you enjoyed...
Historic light house, lots of golf courses, charter fishing, boat ramps out of Harrisville. Nearby Oscoda has AuSable river with canoe,kayaking,tubing rentals.