|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Awake to the early morning breathtaking beachfront sunrise. Take an early morning swim in Lake Huron or bike the 13 mile bike path from Alabaster to the Tawas Bay Lighthouse. Kayak Lake Huron, canoe the Ausable, shop Newman Street for the wines of the Brew Krew and Windjammer, look in the very upscale O'Connor's, and enjoy the Village Chocolatier's nationally acclaimed chocolates or catch a flick at the Family Theater. Cook on your own gas grill - or order in. Fish, golf, hike or just laze the day away. In Autumn enjoy the beautiful Harvest Moon which appears to rise directly out of Lake Huron in front of The Cottage. Enjoy the terrific fall color produced by the hardwoods of the Eastern Michigan shoreline. Ski in the winter on the well groomed ski trails of Corsair in the Huron Forest. A bottle of wine or box of chocolates welcomes you on arrival. This is an excellent place to get some well deserved down time, relax and regenerate your energy level for another week in the workplace.
I have just retired from running a training business for the criminal justice field - police, judges, dispatch, and federal agents. Before that I was a professor of communications. Served in Peace Corps in Africa. Have traveled extensively.
Dr. Murlene McKinnon purchased this cottage in 2008
I bought The Cottage because it is next to my home on Lake Huron and therefore easy to manage and deal with the needs of my clients. I also enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories! It is especially nice for those looking to get away and enjoy some quality time.
Staying at The Cottage in the Fall is a real treat. Enjoy a later night fire and watch the moon rise over the lake. In the winter cross country ski in the Lake Huron Forest on the Corsair trails. Sleep on a pillow top mattress and have the soothing waves of Lake Huron lull you to sleep. Sip a steaming cup of coffee or tea and watch the sun rise. This is a place to be really lazy - or indulge in as many activities as one pleases -- biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, reading, sunbathing, skiing, wine drinking, etc.
We found this spot ideal for our family... it was a short drive out of town (ideal for us, so we could feel "out of town" but still be very close to all of its conveniences). The view of the lake can't be beat, and the street itself is gorgeous for walks. It came equipped with everything we needed for a week's stay, and the owner next door was easily reached should we have encountered any issues. I didn't want to leave! Add'l notes for families traveling with smaller children: This house only has a shower (no tub) BUT, it's a large, bright shower that's VERY easy to use for small kids (use the non-slip bath mat and the shower's "hand sprayer," and little ones can sit in there for a "bath," no problem.) Both bedrooms have the floor space to set up a pack n' play/travel crib (you'd need to bring your own). And, I think this is mentioned in the description, but you'll want to watch kids outside, as there is water access and when the beach is "out," there is a drop-off into the lake water.
We are so happy we came across this wonderful cottage in Tawas. We have stayed here twice, and have enjoyed both visits. What a beautiful view of Lake Huron! We love Mac--so very genuine and accommodating. And we loved our wine--what a nice surprise! Looking forward to our vacation this summer!
We found the cottage as advertised - clean and very well maintained. The owner was welcoming & delightful. Bike trail was accessible and beaches close. Despite her efforts to "shore up" the Wi-Fi connection, it was spotty. Since we were there to relax lack of Wi-Fi wasn't a problem, but if someone plans to work while vacationing here they'll be frustrated. Overall we had a great time staying at this cottage.
Wonderful cottage in a picturesque setting. Mac is truly delightful and takes great care of her guests
.Everything you would need or want is at your finger tips. A great place to enjoy.
This is the 2nd year we've stayed at the cottage and we enjoyed our stay as much as the 1st time. We were completely satisfied with the accommodations. It's clean and quiet and has everything you need. Did I mention the view of Lake Huron. What beautiful sunrises. It was great to take a morning walk along the path that leads from Alabaster to Tawas. The water was high this year but that didn't stop us from dipping our toes in. We enjoyed canoeing and spent some time sightseeing. I would say we'll probably be back next year.
What a great get-away. Very clean and well stocked. There wasn't anything that we needed or wanted. Mac was very helpful with suggestions for dining and places to visit. Can't wait to see the cabin in the winter. Thanks Mac!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 17 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Please note website has placed The Cottage on Lake Street in town. We are on Douglas Dr down the hill from U.S. 23 north of Lakeside which goes down on an angle from the highway.
A week long reservation made and 1/2 paid by April 1st receives a $100 break on the overall price. The rest is due upon arrival. For those who make reservations after April 1st - 1/2 payment due when reservation made. Other half due upon arrival.