This cottage is another one of our most popular. It has two bedrooms and one bath. It also has a sofa sleeper that will accommodate two people. It has a screened porch that overlooks the water and the large common area. In the common area you will find picnic tables, grills, large swings, fire pit and a shared deck that overlooks the beach. The steps to the beach are just a walk across the grass. The beach has a volleyball net and another fire pit. Perfect for those late night bonfires. It has a spectacular view of over-water sunsets and is perfect for long walks on the beach and stargazing.
Cheri Hines or Mary Ellen Swanquist
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 12, 2019
About Cheri Hines or Mary Ellen Swanquist
Kirk & Cheri Hines and Rick & Mary Ellen Swanquist are the owners of Sunset Beach Cottages. We are very excited about our new venture and look forward to welcoming all the prior guests and new guests to the beautiful Saginaw Bay area. We are working very hard to update the cottages in order to make your vacation stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Cheri Hines or Mary Ellen Swanquist purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Cheri Hines or Mary Ellen Swanquist chose Port Austin
We purchased this property because of its sugar sand beach and wonderful over-water sunsets. We are all in walking distance of the cottages so we are readily available for our guests.
What makes this Cottage unique
This property is beautifully landscaped with a large common area. It has charcoal grills, picnic tables and large swings. It affords great sunbathing, swimming, and spectacular sunsets. There is a fire pit on the beach for those late night bonfires with a great show of stars. There are several families that have returned summer after summer for over 40 years.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great feeling cozy cottages on Saginaw Bay, best for Families, sunsets, and relaxing
Cozy, beautifully landscaped, well maintained, and boy what a great view of the sunset! Cottage was not large but we really enjoyed our time and the atmosphere there. Beach, lake, lawn, and especially the sun deck, were highlights. We would have liked a better shower in the cottage. One example of a great idea is the foot shower at the top of the stairs coming up from the beach. Keep that sand on the beach! Did I mention the sunsets? Magnificent.
great beach resort in the thumb
Kreb's Cottages (apparently to be renamed Sunset Beach Cottages) are situated on a beautiful sand beach on Lake Huron, ideal for swimming and beach play. The large wood deck is a wonderful place to view the gorgeous sunsets and the waves from the well-landscaped yard. The cottages are comfortable and cozy, and the new owners are friendly, accommodating, and very responsive. I'd definitely stay here again when in the area; highly recommended.
The nearby Farm Restaurant and Garfield's were good and attractive, but both need more and better vegetarian options. The Port Austin Farmer's market, while small, had some good finds (fresh young ginger in Michigan was a wow).
Great cottage right on the water!
We really enjoyed our cottage this week! The grounds and beach were also very well kept. The owners came by to make sure all was good. We explored both port Austin and caseville easily from this convenient location. Thanks for a great week!
Dirty Cottage, nice Beach.
The cottage was filthy! Stains on pillows and sheets, food debris in kitchen sink, dirt on Floors. Terrible musty / moldy smell. My children and I were sneezing our entire stay. We were afraid to sleep in the beds. The pillows had brown stains on them, which were quite obvious. I'm wondering why they weren't swapped out for new pillows? Comforters/mattress pads were not clean. We found several hairs and black specks. Bathroom floor had obvious layers of dust and debris that should have been wiped up. I would not recommend to anyone. The beach area is nice, and the Common Grounds were well taken care of.
We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our cottages. We thoroughly clean each cottage personally between each guests including wiping every single surface and inside and out. The bathroom floor is washed by hand by us between all guests. I again apologize and am very sorry you did not take the time to discuss your issues in person as we are at the property every day checking with our guests to assure they are comfortable and have no needs. Also our bedding is changed regularly and we do not provide sheets and pillowcases.
Thank you for your review. In future I recommend you speak directly with the owners of the property you stay at so you can feel comfortable and enjoy the stay you are paying for. We would have happily met your needs.
Great Water View
We enjoyed our stay in cottage #6 for 3 nights mid-July. The cabin has 2 small bedrooms with comfortable beds, a small bathroom, kitchen/sitting area and a screened in porch. We had a great view of the water from the porch and kitchen. There is only 1 plug in each bedroom so it would be helpful to have an extension cord to move the fan toward the end of the bed. The cabin is clean and well maintained. We enjoyed sitting on the observation deck and watching the sunset and going down to the sandy beach area to enjoy the sun and water. There are several stairs to get down to the beach area which is good to know if anyone has knee problems. Also there was plenty of shade if we didn’t want to be in the sun. The owners are very friendly and helpful. There are two assigned parking spots but parking is tight, especially if you have a larger SUV. We had 3 cars so we parked one in at the public beach (next door) during the day and on the grassy area at night. I plan on going back next year!
Very clean and comfortable!
My friends and I LOVE our stay at Krebs cottages! We were very comfortable and the beach was amazing. The common areas were very nice and we loved having bon fires on the beach!! We will definitely be coming back next year.
Port Austin has one of the Top 10 Farmer's market's every Saturday. Hours are 9 AM -1 PM. You can also kayak to Turnip Rock from Port Austin.