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Island Home away from Home

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Harsens Island is paradise that is just a ferry ride away. You can walk to the turn-around to view the two Lighthouses, enjoy all the wildlife, fishing, and water activitys. Parking for a small fishing boat 15' to 25 outboard.

Our house is located on a canal with access to the South Channel and Muskemoot Bay in Lake St. Clair. There is a smaller house on property that we will be fixing up for our use. There is a fire pit, and small play scape.

Catherine and Jay Monday
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Catherine and Jay Monday

I grew up on Anchor Bay. The water feels like home to me. Harsens Island was a trip we could make that was not that far, but you felt like you were in another state.

Catherine and Jay Monday purchased this house in 2007

Why Catherine and Jay Monday chose Michigan

The 9 neighbors we have are family. They watch out for you, and if you need anything its yours. The Old Club it is a very unique boat club is right down the street.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing better than sitting on the porch under the huge willow tree and listening to the sounds of the island.


Clay Township House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Full 1 - 1/2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    other - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , One twin roll away
  • Master Bedroom Queen Bed 2nd Bedroom Full Bed Pull-out couch single Twin roll away
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have a home for some who wants to relax, or have fun in the water. Fishing is great. Bring water shoes for swimming at the turn around (rocky), and beach towels. 25.00 Cleaning Fee If you have more then 4 people I'm sorry you will lose your sec. deposit.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Island Home away from Home
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Very nice place to stay and keep the boat in a protected channel.

  • 5 of 5

Boat ramp 1 mile away included fuel, live bait & snacks. Easy access to fishing Big Muscamoot Bay and the Firecracker.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time I've rented this house. Everything is always clean and functional. I've not had any complaints or problems. I plan to stay there again if possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Catherine and Jay, Thank you for another wonderful stay. Cottage was perfect, as usual. We will be contacting you soon for next year's visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time on Harsens Island

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Catherine and Jay for a clean and great place to stay while we were on our 4 day fishing trip. If you love the outdoors, this is the place to spend sometime. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The House was perfect and meet our needs. The island was beautiful. Would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

We came up for a fishing trip. One couldn't beat the location. The owners replied immediately to our request. Easy check in and out. Kitchen was very issue to use when we fried up our walleyes.

Love sitting on the porch in the shade with a very nice cool breeze off the lake. If we come back, we would definitely stay there again.

House was clean. Bed comfortable. The only worry that we had was the ferry, but it ran all the time, and we never had to wait. It was the easiest ferry to use.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Harrison Twp., Michigan

Great cottage right on the South Channel! We had 6 ladies & all slept comfortably. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything anyone could possibly need for sleeping, cooking & relaxing. The weather was in the 90's but with the windows open, a nice breeze came through the cottage from the lake.

Lots of parking and a large yard with a swing set and bonfire pit. We had a 25 foot boat that we were able to dock there with no problems.

Great experience overall!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sans Souci Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Middle Channel on Island
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Sans Souci-School House Restaurant
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Metro Beach
Car: necessary

Muskemoot Bay raft off is right in our back yard. The School House restaurant a great place to eat. You can walk down the driveway to the turn around and take a beach chair, put it in the water to watch all the action. You can also walk out in the water to all the action.


Rates & Availability

Clay Township House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $25

A $300 refundable security deposit will be due at the time of booking. The security deposit will be sent back with in 5 business days less any damages. Rates are subject to change with out notice prior to booking. 25.00 Cleaning fee. We had problems with some guest when the party was more then four, so four people max if more show up you lose your 300.00 deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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