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Great Island Getaway; Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall

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Last updated: 02/24/2017

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

If you are looking to 'Get Away' to an UNSPOILED, UNHURRIED, UNBELIEVABLE place; Our cottage on Beaver Island is it. Imagine a place that has been virtually untouched and unspoiled, that is Beaver Island. For a 'Truly' Relaxing nature filled vacation, this is the spot. The Summer, Fall and Winter are Spectacular! CHECK OUT OUR GREAT HUNTING and WINTER PACKAGES!!!

Getting to Beaver Island: The first stop is Charlevoix, MI, a Lake Michigan harbor city located approx 250 miles north of Detroit. You can also fly into Pelston or Traverse City airports and connect to Ferry or Island Airways in Charlevoix. From Charlevoix take a quick 15 minute flight or the 2 hour leisurely ferry ride on the Emerald Isle. Either way, it's an amazing adventure!

When you arrive on the island you will find a place that will take you back in time. Slow, patient, friendly and Beautiful! You might want to stop at the Shamrock for a beverage after the ferry ride or take the scenic 15-20 minute drive straight out to the cottage. Our cottage is located on Wicklow Beach which is on the East Side of the Island South of Sand Bay and North of Martin's Point. Distance is measured by time on the Island, most of the roads have not been's just another way to make you slow down!

When you reach Summertime, the drive in is through a wooded pathway into a vast open area with scattered trees along the perimeter. We have a garage that you will see when pulling in, which is light gray and white and then to the cottage. The cottage has a charming decor with an open kitchen family room layout which includes floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan. There are 3 bedrooms each with a queen or full size bed and a full size bath so it's perfect for a family of 4-6. A lovely deck, and a hammock overlooking the lake are just a few of the amenities that adorn the cottage. We do have neighbors so the cottage might not feel completely secluded when you first drive up...But I guarantee that when you step into the cottage you won't ever know it!

Our cottage is available year round, and to be honest fall and winter are possibly better than summer! All the amenities of home are included, you will find it has everything to offer, just bring your clothes and food. We even supply some of that, like coffee, some spices and even a few things in the pantry. The adventure of getting to Beaver Island and Summertime simply set the stage for the perfect 'Get Away'!

While at Summertime you might read your novel on the hammock overlooking lake Michigan, walk the miles of sandy beach, take a swim in the clear lake water, explore the island and it's over 100 miles of roads and trails, kayak, fish on one of the 5 inland lakes, roast marshmallows in the fire pit on the beach, admire the vast array of stars, discover some of the other islands in the Archipelego, visit the spa for a massage, play nine at the Beaver golf course,lounge on the deck, take the boat or kayak out, cocktails at Nina's or Donnegal Bay to enjoy the sunset, visit the CMU Biological center, or the 2 lighthouses on the island, Little Sand Bay, Iron Ore Bay or simply do Nothing!

For the ultimate 'Get away' Experience Summertime on Beaver Island; not just in the Summer and Fall which is fabulous, but Winter it's Spectacular!

No Smoking, Please.

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Updated decor, full bath/shower

Other Amenities

  • Coffee maker, coffee and grinder, Refrigerator/Freezer, Cooking and Grill Utensils provided as well as all dishware and pots and pans (pretty much everything that would be in your kitchen at home, including Reynolds wrap and ziploc bags and of course a wine opener, spices, sugar, condiments, ketchup, mustard, and mayo as well as dish soap) Full bathroom with bath tub and shower unit, vanity and toilet, Linens and towels are provided if desired (some people like to bring their own, just let us know), all Bedding and Blankets, ceiling fans, fans in each room, Washer&Dryer, Hammock, Deck with Lounge chairs and portable chairs, Screened in porch with pull out bed, couch area with chairs and a table for 4. Board games, puzzles,cards, books, DVD/VHS Movies, 2 bikes lounge chairs...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo:

    Bose docking station...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Table is set with 4 chairs there are 2 stools or one larger cahir that can be added...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Rentals also availabel in town...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened in Porch with deck, table for 4, 2 couches-one is a pull-out ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $75
  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6%


The security deposit of $250 is due upon booking along with the first payment. There is a $75.00 fee for dogs and a $85.00 cleaning fee

Owner's cancellation policy:

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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Island Airways
7.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Circle M
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Beaver Island Doat Company
6.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Beaver Island Golf Course
7.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Circle M

Car: Recommended

Some shopping, Grocery store, Cappucino is even available at the Dalwhinnie, Restaurants, Bars, Maritmie and Mormon Museum's, EXPLORING, beaches, trails, History of the Island. My favorites are Cable's Bay, Little Sand Bay, Hidden Valley Trail, Fox Lake, Barney's Lake-Fishing, MIller's Marsh, Iron Ore Bay, Cruising around the Island!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I first experienced Beaver Island as a kid sailing on my dad's sail boat from Chicago to the port's in Michigan. We went to Beaver Island every summer for years on his boat. My husband and I are from the St. Louis area in MIssouri, but we were transferred to the Detroit area in 1994 and started our trips to Beaver Island in 1997, renting in all areas one week then 2 weeks then 3 weeks then cottage! We fell in love with the East side with the endless beach walks sun rise and the Moon!!!!

Why the Owner Chose Beaver Island, MI, USA:
Beaver Island is a special place, my husband and I are both in the Incentive Travel business and have travelled all over the world but Beaver Island has our spirti and our soul. We have made this cottage ours by adding the screened in porch and Lots of TLC through the years !!!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The view from this cottage and the feeling you have once you walk in was price less and immediately I knew This is it! The hammock view and the darling layout of the cottage were a dream come true for us!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

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  • The cottage from the beach

    The cottage from the beach

  • View of screened in porch from the front of the cottage

    View of screened in porch from the front of the cottage

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Deck/Hammock


  • Deck off the screened in porch

    Deck off the screened in porch

  • Screened in Porch

    Screened in Porch

  • Steps down to the beach and fire pit

    Steps down to the beach and fire pit

  • The water from the beach

    The water from the beach

  • One of the 3 Bedrooms

    One of the 3 Bedrooms

  • Bathroom


  • sunrise


  • Front of the cottage driving in

    Front of the cottage driving in

  • Walking in to the cottage-Kitchen

    Walking in to the cottage-Kitchen

  • The view from the family room/dining and kitchen

    The view from the family room/dining and kitchen

  • Family room/Dining area

    Family room/Dining area

  • Deck


  • Screened in Porch

    Screened in Porch

  • view from the deck/hammock

    view from the deck/hammock

  • Firepit


  • Bedroom


  • Bedroom


  • Bathroom


  • sunset


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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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