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

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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!


Fort Gratiot Township Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Must sign kayak waiver if using kayaks Quiet hours after 10pm No street parking
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Updated modern bath with wshr/dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - Over the garage and has a view of the lake w/it's own deck!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Cozy room, Jenny Lynn with high thread count linens
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , The loft has a Jenny Lynn bed w/high thread count linens
  • There is also a sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Best Kept Secret On Lake Huron! Rustic Luxury At It's Finest!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

J&J Rustic

  • 5 of 5

A-1 stay in Ft. Gratiot, the only thing better than the lake was our hosts J&J. Thanks, we all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Dennis! Thanks for the great review! It was really awesome meeting you and the fam! It was so cool running into you on the trails and beach. Thanks for leaving the cabin so pristine as well! We hope to have you's back!
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Warsaw, IN

5 years running at this great place.

  • 5 of 5

So great we have returned for 5 years in a row. Everything you could need is provided~ just bring swimsuit and beach shoes. Perfect set-up for 2 teenage granddaughters who joined us; their own private space above garage in bonus room. We just love this sanctuary!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie you and Bob are just the best! It was awesome meeting your beautiful granddaughters too! The very best was our lunch though as I so enjoyed spending time with you!
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Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review Heather! It was great meeting you's and we hope to have you back!
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Best vacation ever !!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely loved having you and Joe as guests and now friends! Can't wait to see you's again! J&J
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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. Best, J&J
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Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you all and hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Bishop in Flint or Detroit Metro
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cheap's, Tally Ho, Vintage Inn, Quay, Freighters
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Algonac to Harsen's Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fore Lakes, Lakeview, Black River Country Club etc
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrack and Via Rail
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-94 and I-69
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cheaps, Ruby Tuesdays, Freighters, Vintage, etc
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
xcountry on the beach
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Huron

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.