Vacation on Your Private Island(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
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.
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Member since: 2013
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
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
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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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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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!
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.
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Main cabin decor
Kitchen and eating area
Hide-A-way (2nd cabin)
Arriving at Howard Island
Fireplace in the main cabin
Main cabin master bedroom
View from inside the outhouse looking out
Deck and Dock
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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