About the property
- Cottage1700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
8 Acre Island Paradise On A 150 Acre Lake With Exclusive Private Cottage
AshKay Island is located on Iron Mill lake near the Irish Hills. The island is 8 acres of mature hardwoods within a 156 acre lake. From the start the cottage was built with guests in mind. The 1700 square ft cottage has all of the amenities you would expect from a high end glamping destination. To get you to and from the island from our mainland parking area is your own 21' Brand NEW 2016 South Bay pontoon that we teach you how to drive. The lake has awesome fishing, a private swim dock just for you, corn hole games, board games, tether ball, and a walking path around the lake to keep you busy.
As if that wasn't enough in 2017 we completed our version of an extreme treehouse that has a queen bed, loft, hammocks, TV with Blu Ray, outdoor furniture collection and the excitement of being IN THE TREES. We welcome your family dog and encourage our guests to bring well behaved pets.
Off island activities include Michigan International Speedway, Irish Hills restaurants, Clinton Movie Theatre, Wineries, and visiting the many small communities that surround the area. Ann Arbor is a short 35 minute drive.
This is the place that you have been looking for to reconnect with your family. The lake has few houses and is surrounded by hills covered in hardwoods. If you want to camp feel free to pitch a tent. If you want a fully air-conditioned cottage sleep in and enjoy it. We thought of everything, and looking at our reviews our guests agree. Call Andy at 734-732-2138 with questions.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Andy Bobo
Our family has lived in Manchester for the past 8 years. In that time we built our own home located just 2 miles from the cottage. Our children Ashley (8) and Kayley (6) have helped us create our island paradise.
Andy Bobo purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Andy Bobo chose Manchester Township
AshKay Island was created because we saw a value in bringing families closer together while teaching some outdoor skills along the way. Traditional campgrounds lack basic fundamental camping skills that can be learned while staying on AshKay Island. This property is located very close to our home and is more unique than any other property in the area.
What makes this Cottage unique
Once you are on the lake you instantly feel as though you are "UP NORTH" . In reality you are still within a short drive to civilization. This property offers complete relaxation and seclusion because you rented the whole island. The lake offers incredible fishing opportunities and our amenities offer you the relaxing vacation that you deserve. A short 10 minute walking tour will take you around the perimeter of the island. If swimming is planned we offer a boat tie down within 40 feet of a swim dock anchored in the middle of your private cove. Whether you want to relax and read a book, camp, fish, or kayak there is always something to do on AshKay Island.
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Stuck on an island - loved every minute of it.
I'm not sure what I could write on here that hasn't already been said. Everything was perfection.
Andy - an amazing person that makes you feel like family from the start.
The boat - Beautiful boat, runs great. My father has never drove a boat before and Andy was able to teach him how to handle everything, Dad was basically a pro by the end.
The house - BEAUTIFUL. Had that wonderful wood smell as soon as you walked in. Very open and inviting and felt like we were outside. Beds were super comfy. Everything was sparkling clean.
The Treehouse - My 2 boys loved this! They spend lots of time out there and I was comfortable with that happening because it was still close enough to the house I could hear if they needed me, but secluded enough they felt independent.
Activities - SO MUCH TO DO! Canoe, kayak, boat, fish, corn hole, hammock, nature trail, fire pits.
Great place to reconnect with family and friends.
A Unanimous Hit
We have been vacationing with another family - close friends of ours - for 20 years. Between both families we have seven kids/young adults between 18 and 24. I can honestly say that this is the first time everyone suggested on day-one that we should come back next year. And when polled on day-seven everyone still felt the same way. Andy is a great host and does anything needed to make sure that the accommodations exceed expectations. Beyond that the feeling of seclusion, the natural beauty, and the fact that you have your own island really pull you into a different world where you can completely forget about your day-to-day routine.
I won't go into details about the amenities (boats, games, cable TV, etc.) but suffice it to say that there are plenty of things to do for everyone. If you are looking for the type of getaway where after a week you realize you didn't even bother to turn on the TV, this is worth considering. We'll definitely be back next year.
Perfect family getaway,
we had a great time, one of the top destination for family getaway, to relax and unwind, it exceeded our best expectations, kids loved the tree house, perfect place for fishing, swimming and just to relax and enjoy your time with your family.
Andy was very helpful, he even caught a large fish for us, we enjoyed it at diner.
very highly recommended, the kids already looking for a second trip next summer.
Unique Find in a Great Location!
We were looking for a place to hold a family reunion/anniversary party/birthday party and found this very unique property. A beautiful cottage AND custom tree house on its own private island. There are many activities available on the island which we enjoyed. Canoeing, kayaking, boating, corn holes, hiking, fishing, etc. There is plenty of room to roam. The owner was johnny on the spot in addressing any concerns, answering questions, and making sure we had a great experience. A great time was had by all and we definitely plan on returning.
Great Experience, better than the description.
Rarely have I used these services and the property was BETTER than the pictures. First of all, Andy is a great host and meets you to explain the property and then makes sure you are comfortable before leaving you and your party.
The property has a pontoon, fishing boat, kayaks, canoes, tree house, fire pit, and all the modern luxuries of home. You are off the grid enough to enjoy nature, but close enough to also get to some great places in Michigan. We are definitely coming back and really enjoyed our weekend at AshKay Island.
Perfect Get Away!
The cabin is perfect for a relaxing vacation. It is very well equipped with high quality furniture and appliances. The owner was very accommodating and friendly and took the time to explain all about the cabin and island. The deck overlooking the water was our favorite spot. We also enjoyed walking around the island. It is nice that Andy allows dogs. A great place to just let them roam around. Thanks for sharing your beautiful island!
AshKay Island is located at the edge of the Irish Hills between Manchester and Tipton. Michigan International Speedway is located 20 minutes from the island. The towns of Tecumseh and Clinton offer many food options with mid size grocery stores, restaurants, wineries and small business establishments. Clinton Theatre is a one screen indoor theatre that is air conditioned and shows first run movies.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Reservation approval is subject to phone conversation with owner. Not all groups will qualify to stay at AshKay Island. A 1 hour island orientation is required by all guests at check-in to familiarize all party members with pertinent information about the island and travel across the lake in the 20 ft South Bay pontoon boat and fishing boat that are included in the rental. Must sign liability waiver and rental agreement.