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Last updated: 04/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Rental is the entire island! Howard Is. is a two acre privately owned island, located a mile north of Drummond Is. in Potagannissing Bay, Lake Huron. It is one of hundreds of privately owned Islands in the bay. Howard Is. is heavily wooded with Cedar trees. It offers serene beauty and a kind of relaxation you will never experience in your life. To watch sunsets and sunrises you simply turn your chair around.
To get to Howard Is., you leave by boat from The Yacht Haven marina and boat north ( about a mile) to tie up to the lazy L dock at Howard Is. Boat rentals are available at the marina; 906 493-5232. Having your own boat is a plus. (First time renters would meet me at the marina for all the particulars.) This is a seasonal vacation spot and is open from mid May thru September.
The island has two charming log cabins, a boat house or garage and an out-house. ( Don't be alarmed), the outhouse is very clean, fun and boast a crystal chandelier.) The main cabin has two bedrooms (sleeps six) and a bath area with shower and sink. It has a very complete kitchen and comfortable living room. Large windows enhance lake views. The smaller cabin, Hide-a-Way, has an enclosed porch that leads into a very adorable comfortable sitting area with fireplace. It is complete with a sofa sleeper and a loft that holds two small beds. Both cabins have knotty knotty pine interiors, slate fireplaces and filled with vintage log furniture. Wood is provided for the fireplaces and the two bonfire pits.
Amenities include: a large dock, a picnic table on a large deck, totem pole, hammock, glorious views, wild life and star gazing. A full indoor bath is being added this spring.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 04/05/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleeper in living room in Hide-A-Way....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Loft at Hide-A-Way...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Double size beds...moreless

  • There are two cabins. Main cabin has two bedrooms. Master bdrm has a double bed; guest bdrm has queen double bunks, both have dressers. Hide-A-Way (2nd cabin) has a queen sofa sleeper; loft with two small beds. There ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: shower

    And sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Out House...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    An indoor bath with shower is being added on in the Spring!...moreless

  • The main cabin has a bath area of a shower and sink. The out house is located between the two cabins. It is clean, fun and and boasts a crystal chandelier. (When the addition of the new bath is added on to be part of the cabin, the out house won't be used.)...moreless



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


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    This two acre island has beach views in every direction. Views of sunsets and sunrises are as simple as turning your chair around....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beaches are everywhere. The best swimming is North of Harbor Island. The shore around Howard Island is rocky....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Close to Howard Island (by boat) is Drummond Island Village. It is small, but offers: a bowling alley, golf, a pizza place, an ice cream parlor, a grocery and hardware store, bars and restaurants....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    'The Rock' is one of the best courses in the mid-west. It's natural wooded setting is complete with roaming deer. It is a tough course and reasonably priced. There is also a municipal course....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Views of sister islands and glistening water is at nature's best. Howard Island in the path of boats coming from Canada to clear customs at Drummond Island Yacht Haven, which makes boat watching fun....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    When arrive by boat to Howard Is., you tie up inside the Lazy L dock, which is adjacent to a large deck. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Adjoins living room. Picnic table seats eight....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes line...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Slate fireplace in each cabin; wood burning. Wood is provided!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space heater in each cabin....moreless

  • Internet:

    WI-Fi is available through The Yacht Haven...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Park your car at the Yacht Haven Marina and boat out to a large lazy L dock....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line, but cellphones work great, even out in a boat....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided....moreless


  • Pantry Items:

    All toilet paper, paper towels, spices and condiments are included....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    No ice maker, as the water is pumped in from the lake....moreless

  • Stove:

    Apartment size...moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck that hold the picnic table...moreless



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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


I do require a Lease of Liability and Assumption of Risk to be signed before occupancy.

Security deposit and 50% of rental cost is due at time of booking. Remaining balance is due 30 days before reservation date.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/05/2017
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2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Northwood Bar and Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Detour, MI
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Drummond Island- The Rock
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I- 75 to M-134 to Detour Village to the ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Northwood Restaurant, Bayside (find dinning)

Car: Recommended

Fishing off the dock is the best. It is up and down, catching pan fish. Perch is best caught in the early mornings. I have caught Pike and Walleye there too. You must have a fishing license, even to fish on the dock. Swimming is good at the end of dock too.

You will see deer, as they swim from Is. to Is. The cry of the loons add to the tranquility. Bald Eagles are a common sight. The stars and the Northern Lights are something to behold. Views of sister Islands and glistening water is at nature's best. Howard Is. is in the path of boats coming from Canada to clear customs at The Yacht Haven, which makes boat watching fun.

Most visitors, once they are on Howard Is., don't want to leave. But, if you do, Drummond Is., a mile away by boat, has a lot to offer. There is a bowling alley, golfing at The Rock, fine dinning at the BaySide Restaurant, ice cream and pizza places, and several restaurants and bars. The North Wood Bar has a band every Saturday night. The place to hike on Harbor Is.

This is a perfect honeymoon spot or a great place for families or friends. If you are looking to get away from it all, then this is the place for you.

It is a piece of Heaven!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: I am a Northern Michigan girl, and live in Traverse City. One of of things I can't live without is the woods and water.

Why the Owner Chose Drummond, MI, USA:
I saw this island for sale many years ago while boating in the North Channel. I never had a deep desire to own an island, but it had such special beauty, I decided to buy it. It holds so many memories for me, my friends and my children. Twenty years ago, my daughter and her college friends made paths out of rocks. The rocks have settled in the earth and are one with nature, just like life's memories.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
No bugs!!!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 04/05/2017

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  • Main cabin

    Main cabin

  • Main cabin decor

    Main cabin decor

  • Kitchen and eating area

    Kitchen and eating area

  • Hide-A-way (2nd cabin)

    Hide-A-way (2nd cabin)

  • The Outhouse

    The Outhouse

  • Sunrise


  • Shoreline


  • Arriving at Howard Island

    Arriving at Howard Island

  • Fireplace in the main cabin

    Fireplace in the main cabin

  • Main cabin master bedroom

    Main cabin master bedroom

  • View from inside the outhouse looking out

    View from inside the outhouse looking out

  • Sunset


  • Deck and Dock

    Deck and Dock

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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