House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Dave Carruthers
We are a retired couple that rent the house next to ours and try to make all visitors feel welcome.
Dave Carruthers purchased this House in 1971
Why Dave Carruthers chose Harsens Island
Rental was our house until retirement and new one built next door, we have owned property since the 70's
What makes this House unique
You won't find a better place to rent on the island, per our renters, over 70% of renters are repeats. Remember for six renters that the nightly rate is only $36.00 per night.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
With approval of owner
Only outside of house
Property is surrounded by water
Rental contract must be signed and returned to owner agreeing to terms of contract. Please call or e-mail if you have any questions
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fishing & Relaxation
We had a great time while we were at Dave & Jeri's cottage. From our arrival to our departure the hosts were very informative and helpful with any information that we solicited. The accommodations are superb, and made everybody feel right at home. The evening sunsets are amazing as you sit on the deck that is right on the Big bay. Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven with us! We enjoyed Bugsy & Rascal!
Perfect Lake House
The house, amenities, and location were great. Not to mention the lake view. We're hooked. Thank you David!
We are glad they enjoyed their stay and the house and location here on
This was a wonderful vacation. The house is very comfortable and well stocked, the location is beyond gorgeous. Fishing from around the house was alot of fun. We caught perch, large, small mouth bass, rock bass, large mouth bass, large pike and some very healthy sunfish. The owners are so nice and you need not worry about seeing them to much, I think they work to be invisible! Their 2 dogs, Bugsy and Rascal are very sweet. We used the pedal boat and had a blast, caught some good fish out of that. The boat wells are very safe, we had very high winds one day and our boat was very protected. We chose to have all our meals at the house, just didn't want to leave. Very easy to take ferry and run to Krogers which was very close. Great donuts at Weavers Market. We are already planning our next trip there. This was one of those vacations that you just didn't want to leave. Can't leave out the amazing sunsets!
The family was great and a joy see them enjoy our property and we hope they will return again some time in the future
Best location on the Island - Dave is the best!!!
July 4th week, 2013, was our 3rd straight year spending a week at this awesome cottage. At first, I was hesitant if I would like it because the owner lives next door. However, that quickly went away when we met Dave. He is there to welcome you and then just very informative and helpful to answer questions but you rarely see him. This place is like having your own peninsula RIGHT ON Big Muscamoot Bay - which is the hottest party spot on the weekends and holidays (quiet as church other days). Dave has 4 really nice and protected boat slips with solid docking. I have had my boat there during major storms and very secure (I am a freak with taking care of my boat and won't stay anywhere that I am not fully comfortable with). From the slips, you can go under a bridge to the South Channel, or the other direction which is the bay - unbelievably convenient. The place has a wrap around deck and you literally feel like you are sleeping on a houseboat. You are right ON the water and there is water out every window in almost every direction. You can fish off the dock and catch perch, smallmouth (I caught a 4 pounder) and Northern Pike. We caught enough perch one day for a fish fry for 6 of us!!! The mornings are great because you can sit in the SHADE and look out over the water with your coffee. The evenings are great because you can barbecue in the SHADE and eat on the deck, on the WATER, in the SHADE. Then, you can watch the best sunsets in the world. This place is enchanting and spiritual. You must go.
We love our repeat renters since it proves they love our location and the house and really appreciate their business.
another great vacation
This was our second year in a row renting the same house. Had a great time again, we caught lots of fish. We love the peace and quiet of the property. Has amazing view from the deck(sorry we coud not stay and help you paint, haha. If your looking for things to do not too far away the Ford Museum and Village is a great day trip ( takes most of the day to walk through) If your into gambling the MotorCity Casino was by far the best in Detroit. Thanks Dave, Jeri, Bugsy and Rascal for another great vacation.
We all thank them for their nice comments and always love to see our repeat renters.
The Perfect Vacation Location
We spent two weeks on Paradise Island and it was the best family vacation we have had. The home is so comfortable and the owners made us feel very welcome. The home had everything we needed and its location on the water made swimming and fishing easy. The pictures on-line don't do this beautiful location and house justice. Make sure to say hello and pet Sammy, Bugsy, and Rascal.
These renters and family were so nice and a joy to have as guests. We are very happy they enjoyed their time here and we no our pets really miss them.
Charter fishing, kite surfing.