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Best Kept Secret On Lake Huron! Rustic Luxury At It's Finest!

Fort Gratiot Township, MI, USA
  • Cottage850 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

Bring Your Bathing Suit And Hit The Beach! We Can Supply The Rest!

This adorable cottage is in a private community with a 400' beach. Sleeping 6 it has an updated bath w/wshr-dryer, stainless appliances, 47' cable TV, wi/fi, large selection of dvd's, and gas fireplace. We supply towels, bottled water, coffee, creamer, charcoal, grill and there are also 4 kayak's for your personal use. Just grab your wagon filled with cooler, chairs and umbrella and hit the beach. There are volleyball, horse shoes, tennis and fire pits. For those rainy days we are conveniently located between Port Huron and Lexington where you may find shopping, wineries, breweries, and a Casino 6 miles away across the bridge in Canada. Special weekends include the Port Huron to Mackinac Sailboat race which starts in the lake across from our beach! There are also festivals and the annual Float-down where you may float from the lake down the St Clair river. Whatever you enjoy you'll find it in our area. From freighter watching to nature trails to shopping and gambling we have it all!


Joy or Julia

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Joy or Julia

We purchased this cottage in 2010 and loved it so much that we bought a house two doors down and moved here permanently.

Joy or Julia purchased this Cottage in 2010

Why Joy or Julia chose Fort Gratiot Township

We really feel that this is one of the best kept secrets in MI. Lake Huron is amazing providing us with beauty, petosky stones, beach glass, boats, freighters, sunrises, kayaking, standup paddling, snorkeling, sand and sun! Yet, we are conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, casinos, antiquing, etc. Detroit is an hour away which offers a major airport, sporting events and more.

What makes this Cottage unique

We are conveniently located near a state park, trails, and cute lake towns like Lexington. The 'Sunrise Side' of Michigan is really it's best kept secret!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, The loft has a Jenny Lynn bed w/high thread count linens
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Cozy room, Jenny Lynn with high thread count linens
      • Bedroom 3
        Over the garage and has a view of the lake w/it's own deck!
      • There is also a sleeper sofa


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        Updated modern bath with wshr/dryer

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Very close to beach. A wagon with chairs and umbrella are provided. A view is out the front door and on balcony.
          • Lake View
            From front yard and on balcony


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                        Yes, with password
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Yes, window units and ceiling fan
                      • Fireplace
                        Yes, gas
                      • Garage
                        Yes, but not for cars:-)
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Baseboard plus gas fireplace
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        High thread count
                      • Living Room
                        Open concept with gas fireplace, flat screen TV, Leather L-shaped sleeper, Ceiling fan
                      • Parking
                        Yes any guests of guests must park at tennis court a short walk away
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Yes. HE detergent only


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Yes with coffee and creamer
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            No, please wash the dishes you use.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Coffee, creamer, cooking oil, condiments, some spices
                          • Refrigerator
                            We supply bottled water and coffee. We will stock the fridge for a 20% mark-up! Send us your shopping list.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Also outdoor patio seats 4-6 with grill.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    Yes, if you take one please leave one.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Cards, scrabble, wii, dominoes
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Basic cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    MP3 compatible
                                  • Television
                                    47' flat screen w/basic cable in living area. Bedroom over the garage has tv with dvd capability only.
                                  • Toys
                                    Kayaks, volleyball, horseshoes, tennis, frisbee, etc
                                  • Video Games
                                  • Video Library
                                    Large selection of DVD's to choose from.


                                      • Balcony
                                        For bedroom over garage.
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Not yet but in the future
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Yes, with umbrella and chairs
                                      • Golf
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Kayaks (4)
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Charcoal provided
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Bring your xcountry ski's and try skiing on the beach!!
                                      • Tennis
                                        Older court. Bring your racket and balls
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Kayaks, wagon, umbrella, chairs


                                          • marina
                                          • churches
                                          • duty free shops
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • cinemas
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • recreation center
                                          • restaurants
                                          • water parks
                                          • winery tours

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • outlet shopping
                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • horseshoes
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • paddle boating
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • rafting
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • roller blading
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • water skiing
                                                      • water tubing
                                                      • wind-surfing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        34 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Girls Weekend!

                                                        Heather S.

                                                        Joy & Julia were wonderful and welcoming! The cottage was perfect for our girls weekend getaway! It was a perfect place for some R & R! Would definitely recommend a visit!

                                                        Best vacation ever !!!

                                                        elizabeth p.

                                                        We had a fabulous week! The cottage is absolutely charming, clean and inviting. The owners Joy and Julia are truly wonderful hosts. We've stayed at many homes/cottages over the years, this was hands down the best! If that's not enough, beautiful Lake Huron is just a stones throw

                                                        from the front porch. You simply can't beat it, it really is the best kept secret on Lake Huron.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        We absolutely loved having you and Joe as guests and now friends! Can't wait to see you's again!


                                                        Home away from home

                                                        Susan F.

                                                        Second time back. This place feels so homey and Joy is the best!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        We loved having you and the girls! Part of why we love doing this is welcoming people back and watching kids grow! Hope to see you all again next year.



                                                        Birthday Weekend

                                                        Kevin D.

                                                        My husband and I stayed here for the week and had our adult children up to celebrate all of their birthdays on the weekend. We had a great time and our hosts Joy and Julia were beyond gracious. The accommodations are way above average and there are several perks that make it that much better. We loved the movie service that allows you to pick out a show from a very well organized directory and it appears shortly there after in your mail box via our hosts. The water was high and the temperature for July was a bit below average but despite such, a fabulous time.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        We really enjoyed meeting you all and hope to see you again!

                                                        Well satisfied

                                                        jon h.

                                                        Very cozy and owners were very attentive to our needs. The cabin had a lot of attention to detail and met out needs. I particularly liked the location and distance to the lake.and the daily views of the great ships going to and from the Port Huron area. The cabin itself had a lot of charm and was well equipped right down to the coffee and cream. Thanks again to J and J.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Hi Jon and Cynthia , thanks for the great review! It was really nice meeting you all! I really enjoyed our little chats. Thanks as well for leaving the cabin in such great shape.We would love to have you's back!

                                                        The cottage was very cozy and clean. We enjoyed kayaking on the lake. Can't wait to go back.

                                                        diana r.

                                                        The cottage was cozy, comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved kayaking on Lake Huron, it was peaceful and relaxing. The property owners were very friendly. We can't wait to go back.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        We enjoyed meeting you and sharing our beautiful lake! Hope to have you's back.


                                                        Fort Gratiot Township, MI, USA

                                                        This is Thomas Edison's boyhood home. The riverwalk is amazing! It borders the St. Clair river with Canada on the opposite side where a casino awaits any who dare. The annual Port Huron to Mackinac sail boat race is my very favorite wknd. The boats take off opposite our beach and are beautiful! Also the 3rd Sunday in August is the annual Floatdown. This event draws thousands and allows the opportunity to float from the lake to the St. Clair river and beyond. Port Huron and Lexington are both cute towns with quaint shops and restaurants. There are also many festivals, county and art fairs throughout the year. With nearby trails, golf, shopping, swimming, boating etc, etc a good time is just about guaranteed!!

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Pet Fee
                                                        Damage Deposit

                                                        A $300 deposit for any damages is required and will be refunded on day of departure provided no damages are incurred. A $150 deposit is required for any pets and will also be refunded on day of departure provided no damages are incurred.

                                                        34 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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