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Charming New England Style Cottage on Lake Huron

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

We invite you to vacation at our cottage on the 'Golden Mile' of Lake Huron. Our cottage is secluded from US-23 and sits on 110' feet of private beach. This unique shore line allows you to walk several miles along the sandy beach collecting shells and beach glass.

Our quaint 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage offers many amenities, including newer kitchen, fully stocked with cookware and dining supplies, 40" LED TV in living room and a washer and dryer and 55" 4K Smart TV in a semi finished basement. The charming front porch off the living room offers a perfect spot for relaxing with a book, sipping your morning coffee or taking delight in an evening beverage, or perhaps you would prefer enjoying your activity on the deck.

The private sandy beach is perfect for playing frisbee, throwing the football, beach games, building sand castles and sunbathing. For fun times on the water we invite you to enjoy our three kayaks or paddle boards or a competitive game of horseshoes in the backyard. Then retreat to an evening bonfire enjoying s'mores and hours of star gazing.

We are conveniently located between AuGres and the town of East Tawas where you can walk the city docks, shop, eat, fish off the pier or catch an evening movie at the local downtown theatre.

More Details

Nancy Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Nancy Johnson

We purchased this cottage in 1995 from the original owner. We live in Birmingham, Michigan. My husband grew up vacationing at his family cottage a few doors down. We selected this location because of the familiarty, the beautiful sandy beach and sand bar. It is perfect for swimming and boating. We are less than 2.5 hours from home which gave us alot of flexibility with getaways.

This is our little haven and we cherish our time that we spend here. Because of many committments this summer we are not able to spend the entire summer enjoying our cottage. This is the first time renting for us, so we hope that we can share our summer delights with others who appreciate kicking back and enjoying family and friends.

Nancy and Pat

Nancy Johnson purchased this cottage in 1995


Au Gres Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa opens to queen size bed, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
horseshoes board games beach fire pit - wood provided 3 kayaks beach chairs dock picnic table fresh drinking water (city) Premium cable channels Enclosed front porch (lakeside)


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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful lakeside retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in such a lovely location! Right on the beach, full of things to use like kayaks and lawn games. The kitchen has everything you could need to make the perfect meal. There are two outside areas for sitting and relaxing, and a great fromt porch to watch the sunrise. Our stay was truly a peaceful retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our family! It was very clean and well supplied with all the appliances and such you could hope for. Everything was new or in good working order. Our teenagers were content with the beach, the kayaks and the fire pit. Our black lab had a great time playing in the water and walking the shoreline. We would love to visit again in the future! Also, the owners were very nice to work with and made sure we felt welcome when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation cottage for the family.

  • 5 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed this cottage. The cottage was clean and well maintained. My teen girls enjoyed the kayaks and beach. Although it was a bit cold, we didn't allow that to spoil our vacation. It was great to sit at the bonfire at night. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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B.C. Michigan

Cozy,cute with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much will do it again! We enjoyed the very nice beach with the sitting area next to cottage and the fire pit located near the water! Even when mother nature didnt cooperate it was nice and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester, MI

Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at this cottage. It is a very nice place with all the amenities you would need. The décor is very nice and comfortable. Great activities for the family to use like kayaks, tetherball, and horseshoes. The beach was very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would love to return there some time in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarkston, Michigan

Adorable Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is an adorable little cottage! We were planning a return trip minutes after arrival. The cottage is very well equipped and had most everything we needed for our stay, from kitchen supplies to beach chairs and board games. We found everything to be very clean, functioning and comfortable. The soft sand on the beach is awesome and great for long walks, lounging, sand castles, swimming. The mornings were very peaceful and you can't beat the beautiful sunrises. It was about a 10 minute drive into Tawas for groceries, shopping, restraurants and attractions. Nancy was great to work with and we hope to be dealing with her again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Tri-City (MBS)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Huron Breeze
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Huron Breeze
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Lake Huron

State Parks and Trails within less than half hour drive. Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park is great for bird watchers. East Tawas downtown district offers great shopping and special events. Music on the Bay weekly. Walmart and Neiman's for grocery shopping in Tawas.


Rates & Availability

Au Gres Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 22 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $400

Your reservation will be confirmed once the owner has received the signed rental contract, $400 Refundable damage deposit and 50% of the rental amount. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Deposits are fully refundable if owner is notified of cancellation at least 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival. After 30 days, your deposits are subject to forfeiture.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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