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Oscoda Area - Relax and Enjoy Family Time on a Lake Huron Sugar Sand Beach

(15 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2-3 bedroom, 1.5 bath full service cottage with a spectacular Lake Huron view

Lift your head off your pillow in the master bedroom to watch the sun rise over Lake Huron, then snooze a bit more or head down to the beach for an early morning beach walk or kayak on a flat surfaced Lake Huron. Kids can either sleep close in bunk beds in the master bedroom or in bunk beds in a separate bedroom (2 bunks sleep 4). A back room has another full size bed for a happy couple such that the cottage can handle 4 adults and at least as many kids. A full kitchen and laundry area complement the home. As the day advances and the breeze picks up, sail in a sunfish or windsurf from the beach or head a few miles south to Oscoda for a float trip in canoes, kayaks, or tubes along the AuSable River. Or take a bike ride around Cedar Lake or just lie on the beach and enjoy the sun. As the day comes to an end, mix up some margaritas and grill up a feast (or order pizza) and watch the amazing sunset colors develop over Lake Huron. As the sun sets, start a fire on the upper beach, make s'mores, sing some songs, or tell ghost stories while watching shooting stars and satellites overhead.

Also a great escape in the winter to a cozy cottage with a fireplace, a table for jigsaw puzzling, or a nice couch for reading (or snoozing) - both with great views of Lake Huron! Adventure outside for walks along the frozen beach with ice flows extending varying distances into the lake. Nearby you can also find several groomed X-country ski trails. Return to the cottage to warm up by a fire with hot chocolate or some soup and then enjoy games with the family or movies on the big screen with a LCD projector.

Turn off your connections to the outside world - there is no cable TV or internet service at the cottage and cell phone service varies with carrier (all can be found a few miles away in Oscoda) - you've come to the cottage to relax and reconnect with family and loved ones - not be connected to the world!


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1258 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside is OK...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We routinely take our dogs to the cottage but not cats. Dogs will generally be acceptable but please ask first....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Single story unit but there are single steps....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 bunk bed

    Master bedroom has a queen bed and one set of bunk beds....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Back bedroom has 1 full size bed for a couple...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    Kids bedroom has one set of bunk beds and a roller bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books:

    Ceiling to floor bookshelf with plenty of novels...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Can connect to a LCD projector and watch movies on a 'big screen'...moreless

  • Games:

    Toy chest filled with a variety of family games...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Siimple radio / CD player...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Cozy cottage on 70' frontage of sugar sand beach of Lake Huron, upper beach has a nice play area for young children as well as a bonfire site for s'mores under incredible stars. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Great location on Lake Huron shore - walk several miles north or south along a sandy beachfront. Over the past 2 years, however, the water level in Lake Huron has risen so the beach is not as wide. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table has two leaf inserts to accommodate a group of 8. Another table available for up to 4 (kids table). No highchair or booster seats....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    No need - the beach and local roads are great for running and there are several bikes available....moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car garage but used for storage of boats, grill, and other toys so not used for parking....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air natural gas heater warms the cottage within 30 minutes, even in winter....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Dining and living room are connected and have two couches, an easy chair, and a puzzle table - great view of Lake Huron for reading, puzzling, and relaxing....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of outsideparking for at least 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for a group of 8...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen equiped with a wide range of cooking utensils, pots, pans, dishes, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Food processor, blender, and other utensils...moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Bicycles:

    Adult and children's bicycles available...moreless

  • Golf:

    9 hole course in Greenbush - about 5 miles north...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 canoe and 3 kayaks available, including paddles and life vests...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Great cross country ski trails nearby and can ski on beach if enough snow...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Sunfish sailboat and windsurfer...moreless



from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Midland - Bay City

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My wife and I are veterinarians that work at Michigan State University and have busy careers and lives trying to keep up with our jobs and our two children. Our kids were 10 and 7 when we bought the cottage and despite soccer, cross-country, and other school events, we are always game for a drive 'up north' for a night, weekend, or hopefully a longer respite.

Why the Owner Chose Greenbush, MI, USA:
We fell in love with this area of Lake Huron when we visited friends in the area. We purchased the cottage with the goal of 'slowing down' intermittently and having quality family time. Days on the lake, whether summer or winter, start with a family breakfast followed by a beach walk with our dogs. The days continue largely unplanned but typically end with a family dinner and campfire or movies on the big screen. Whether we are there for a day, a weekend, or a couple of weeks, we have never once been ready to leave when we had to return to reality. We are convinced that this has been the single most important investment in quality family life and we hope that you may also experience the relaxation and reconnection that we experience every time we visit the lake!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Relax, revive, and reconnect with loved ones and family. There is no daily schedule to keep and plenty of opportunity to slow down and enjoy the passing of time (the meaning of life according to James Taylor).

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Lake Huron cottage getaway

    Lake Huron cottage getaway

  • Cottage view from boardwalk to beach

    Cottage view from boardwalk to beach

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Kids bedroom

    Kids bedroom

  • Side of living room - great for reading a book!

    Side of living room - great for reading a book!

  • Kitchen 2

    Kitchen 2

  • Kayaking trip on the AuSable River

    Kayaking trip on the AuSable River

  • Beach walks are as much fun in the winter as the summer

    Beach walks are as much fun in the winter as the summer

  • Campfires at the upper beach

    Campfires at the upper beach

  • Eagle perching during a beach walk

    Eagle perching during a beach walk

  • An eagle is always watching over the cottage

    An eagle is always watching over the cottage

  • Cottage from beach in winter

    Cottage from beach in winter

  • Back bedroom

    Back bedroom

  • Dining area and fireplace in living room

    Dining area and fireplace in living room

  • View from living room

    View from living room

  • Kitchen 1

    Kitchen 1

  • Sailing from the beach

    Sailing from the beach

  • Misty morning beach walk

    Misty morning beach walk

  • Moon rising over Lake Huron

    Moon rising over Lake Huron

VRBO #446347

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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