Roomy 3 Bdrm, 2 Bathroom Cottage nestled along neighboring woods
Wenona Cottage is co-owned by Alan and Tim. Alan is a retired public school teacher and Tim works locally as a chemist. Tim manages the bookings and answers the questions about bookings and logistics while Alan manages the physical upkeep and in person interactions with our guests.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Owner chose Bay City
The driving purpose behind Wenona Cottage is to eventually provide easily accessible accommodations for Tim's ageing parents, then, as time moves along, for ourselves. After purchasing the house we spent a little more than 2 years bringing it up to where it is today. We cleared and landscaped the yard, upgraded the exterior, reconfigured the interior flow and use, remodeled, insulated, upgraded utilities, furnished and decorated.
What makes this Cottage unique
Wenona Cottage has woods next to and behind it, making it fairly secluded and quiet. Our home is next door, so were easily accessible. Across the street is a bait shop/convenience/liquor store. A few steps further is the Bay View Bar with a pretty good menu, fair prices and entertainment on weekends. For fishermen, the Saginaw Bay is a few steps further from the cottage, and the DNR boat launch just 1-1/2 miles to the east on the Saginaw River access to the Bay. The cottage is 3 miles from Walmart, about 5 miles from the downtown business districts and about 20 minutes from world famous Frankenmuth, 30 minutes from Midland's beautiful Dow Gardens, 45 minutes from the Birch Run Outlets.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 7
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Very clean , well organized
Large master bath
Easy to rent ,,, great location,,, very clean and very well setup!!!
Very clean And new
Place was remodeled did a very nice job catch very warm and inviting catch up would definitely stay here again
A great place for families and friends to get together!
We had family coming from out of state and selected Wenona Cottage as a meeting place since it was close to a few activities we wanted to include. The setup was nothing short of amazing! We got to enjoy the fire pit, cooking together in the kitchen, playing games in the spacious dining room with a group of 12, and relaxing in the cozy living room staying up late to talk. Two bedrooms are off the living room and the third bedroom that is completely remodeled is off the dining room to the back of the property. (They emailed me pictures since they weren't loaded online) There is enough separation that the ones sleeping to the back of the house won't hear the others in the other sleeping area. The kitchen and main bath (with tub) are in the middle and heart of the home. We even utilized the spacious laundry room/storage room that is right off the kitchen to store luggage and extra items. There was a standard size refrigerator in the kitchen that we used and everyone felt right at home. They supply both the single cup Keurig coffee maker and a standard large pot coffee maker for ground coffee and a small tea kettle. The living room is relaxing with the beautiful stone wall and vintage furniture pieces and the adjustable blinds give you privacy when you need it and the option to open them up to let the morning sun shine in. The towels in both bathrooms are soft and the beds comfortable. Our traveler from New Mexico pulled one of the extra quilts they have available for her bed and stayed warm and cozy. We recommend slippers or house shoes as the floors are smooth surfaces, which made rolling the luggage around easy. The owners were always prompt answering questions and you can tell they take great pride in the upkeep of the house and really want you to enjoy your stay.
The driveway fits 5 regular size cars. We did use a section of the owner's driveway next door when we had extra family invited for dinner. Out the patio in the backyard you can enjoy green grass, trees, birds, and the friendly chickens. The fire pit was supplied with lot of small branches and wood available for use and we had to toast some marshmallows under the stars. The owners provide a recycling bin (and trash bin) outside so you can do your part to save the planet. Everyone agreed it was a great place and we are so glad we picked Wenona Cottage for our family time together! We would definitely chose this place again and take away many great memories!
Everything was wonderful.