|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Relax and get away from it all on Bois Blanc Island. Located in the Straits of Mackinac, ideal for those who desire a quiet serene escape to enjoy nature and watch the ships pass by. Surrounded by two acres of woods with a large rocky beachfront on Lake Huron, the only sounds you'll hear are those of the leaves rustling in the trees and the waves lapping on the shore. Swimming is available at your doorstep. Hiking and superb fishing at three inland lakes or on Lake Huron is an adventure. Bois Blanc Island is located minutes from Cheboygan where you'll catch the car ferry. Day trips to Mackinaw Island, Petoskey, Charlevoix or the Upper Peninsula are great options if you need a dose of civilization during your stay.
BR B Amenities: /B BR Two bedrooms (sleeps 6), fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, stove, microwave, charcoal grill, TV, VCR, linens, towels, washer, dryer. Sorry, no smoking, no pets.
Residing in Texas, the Cook's love spending time at their home away from home, Bois Blanc Island.
Karen Cook purchased this house in 2003
Karen grew up spending summers on Bois Blanc, so when we had children, we wanted them to get to know the Island. The boys, like their parents have come to love and appreciate Bois Blanc with all its unique discoveries. We look forward all winter to spending our summers on the Island.
The privacy of Cook Cottage is what first attracted us to this property. The cottage is set away from the road, when we don't want to see or hear civilization, this is the perfect spot. The east end of the Island has beautiful sunrises and is close to Mary's Lake and trails for discovery. The beautiful view from the cottage down to Lake Huron provides an excellent view of wildlife including eagle, deer and the like. The cottage is bright and cheerfully decorated with a lighthouse decor.
Nights spent viewing the Milky Way from our beach front is uniquely spectacular, as we don't have the light pollution from the mainland. Awesome!!
The cottage lived up to every detail in the ad. The island is truly beautiful, quiet and serene. The cottage was roomy, clean, comfortable and stocked with all our needs. We enjoyed seeing all the wild life including deer, fox, hummingbirds and bald eagles right outside the cottage. This is a great place to get away from it all and truly enjoy all that nature has to offer without the noise and business of everyday life. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to relax and get away from it all.
A big Thank You goes out to the Cook Cottage owner, for our amazing vacation memories from last summer. We spent a glorious week at this cozy, well-equipped 'home-away-from home', with our daughter. The location couldn't be more perfect, as we were able to see freighters pass by in the straits from the dining/living room! And the huge sliding glass door gave us a front-row seat to all that Mother Nature created. We saw plenty of deer, a few loons, and even an eagle!
The cottage was equipped with everything we needed for the week. The 2 bedrooms were comfy, and my daughter really enjoyed the top bunk bed. We liked the open layout of the cottage, and the lighthouse theme was a nice touch.
The sunrise each morning was spectacular! My daughter especially enjoyed being at the beach - no driving required! The rocky beach didn't deter her either, as she spent HOURS exploring the rocks, water, frogs, crayfish, etc. in her water shoes. It was great to 'unplug' from our hectic pace and just relax in the covered porch swing. We haven't ever seen so many stars at night - we even saw part of the Milky Way!
Exploring the island was a treat too! Although we cooked most meals at the cottage, we had an occasional trip to 'Hawk's Landing' for their great pizza! And the dock at Mary's Lake afforded us a few fishing adventures as well. All in all, our experience was amazing/unforgettable/etc. Upon leaving, our daughter asked when we could go back. And we're planning to come again!!
To say I loved this place is an understatement! My favorite time of
the day was the morning I'd make coffee and go out to the
lake to watch the sunrise. Soooo peaceful. This is definately
a great place to get away from it all. Great bike riding and nice people
all over the island. If you like riding off the
beaten path - take a GPS ;-)
The house and property were just as the ad said. The house was spotless and very comfortable for my family of 4. The property was breath-taking and we saw many deer, and even a bald eagle. I would highly recommend this property if your looking for place to get away from the daily grind. We had a great vacation and recharged are batteries. We will be returning to this place again, of that I am sure.
Ferry for Bois Blanc Island leaves from Cheboygan Michigan, about 30 miles east of Mackinaw City. Bois Blanc is a rustic, secluded Island gem in the Straits of Mackinaw. Accessible only by car ferry or airplane, a car is required for the Island. One General Store/Gas station/Restaurant with internet access serves the Island. Provisions should be purchased on the mainland and brought with you. Alternatively, stores in Cheboygan can pack and send groceries/supplies on the ferry for a small fee.
Other Activities: Miles and miles of hiking trails, inland lakes and beaches to explore.
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Jun 18 - Oct 15
|Cleaning||$75 + Tax|
Michigan Sales Tax 6%
Off season rates available - 3 night minimum
July thru August $800/week
Cleaning fee is included in weekly rates. Three night stay requires $75.00 cleaning fee.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.