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Sunrise Waterfront Escape

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Cozy 3 Bedroom 'up north' cottage. Lovely knotty pine interior. Dining Room comfortably seats 6 with panoramic view of the lake. Two bedrooms have bunk beds, master bedroom has double bed. Small bathroom w/shower tub combo. Features: WI-FI, gas grill, microwave, washer & dryer, stove, refrigerator, tea and coffee pots. Has front and back patios as well as deck closer to the water, covered car port. Relax and enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, the VIEW.. This is truly nature at its BEST.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2018

About Bob

We have enjoyed 'Pure Michigan' all our lives. Living and working in northwest Detroit suburbs we enjoy our Tawas getaway escapes. Not too far (about 3 hours) we can quickly get into our rest and relaxation mode. As always the lake levels change. At times there is quite a bit of beach, and at other times the water is up to the breakwall.

Bob purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Bob chose Tawas City

Family owned since 1955, four generations have been able to spend many summers and created great memories. Many updates have been added through the years with careful preservation of the past as well.

What makes this cottage unique

A quiet 'piece of heaven' off the main highway. We can enjoy, biking, swimming, boating without ever leaving the place. If we want to go for ice cream, dinner, art fairs, farmers market, antiquing, golfing, shopping, they are all close.


Tawas City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , mirrored medicine cabinet and sink/w/vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Size: 7'7'x10'-0'
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Size: 7'-3'x10'-0'
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Size: 6'-9'x10'-0'
  • compact size each bedroom has dresser and closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Sunrise Waterfront Escape
average rating of 3.5714285 based on 7 reviews

not a good experience / stay

  • 1 of 5

the mbr bed was sufficient for sleep, but other needed beds left unused. Owner wants to keep entire deposit : 1. false kitchen drawer front came off after previous repair 2. plaque fell off wall 3. owner couldn't initially locate keys and had no spare - billed his trip to deliver 2nd set to deposit.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. Comfortable, clean and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Nice cozy cottage. Exactly what I expected from the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

Basic little cottage on Saginaw bay. Clean, all appliances worked, had everything we needed for dishes and utensils. Only thing I would recommend is that if you plan on going in water bring some water shoes, it is rocky.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was exactly what we wanted. We all enjoyed the quirkiness and relaxed attitude of this cabin. Everything was provided, and we really appreciated the washer and dryer. There was a little problem with the wiring: we couldn'the run the microwave and coffee pot at the same time, or the dryer and microwave at the same time, but, we got used to it. It was very quiet, and the neighbors were very nice. It could have been a touch cleaner.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could be so much more

  • 2 of 5

Awesome location and so much potential. If you need a place to stay it's fine, but it's cluttered and not very clean. I hate to leave a negative review because the owner is a nice and accommodating man but there were spider webs everywhere when we got there, the tv doesn't really work and the place looks like it wasn't vacuumed in a long time. It could be an awesome place with some de-cluttering and some cleaning.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

It was cozy and very relaxing. I enjoyed my stay very much!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US 23

Even though this area is laid back and not as congested as the western part of the state, there is always something to do. You can sample Michigan wines at the Uncapped & Unscrewed charity event, walk the State Dock and look at boats from all over the country, or shop some of the specialty shops in downtown E. Tawas. There is a bike path that goes along US 23 from the cottage to E. Tawas (approx. 5mi).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Non-refundable cleaning $65

SIZZLING SUMMER SPECIAL. These are NEW reduced rates. Summer's finally here. The heat is on and beautiful Lake Huron is just the place to be. In town activities include, Tawas Pointe Lighthouse tour, Charity Island cruse, fishing charters, specialty shops and many special events. Due to shortness of our Summer Season there are NO REFUNDS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund