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Affordable/Classic Tawas Lake Home, Pets OK, Completely Updated, Boat, Deck

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

East Tawas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Woodsy, private and pet-friendly spacious modern home in a great location across a quiet neighborhood street from Tawas Lake. Easy lake access with rowboat provided. Only one mile from the Lake Huron beachfront park and quaint shops of East Tawas, the nicest tourist destination on the Sunrise Coast.

Antique displays in the house celebrate Glen's life. I will release a book in 2016 based on the over 200 letters he sent home to Ma during WW2. I inherited the house and the letters from Glen. He was my best friend and outdoors mentor.

Fully updated with all new appliances in 2006, all new furniture in 2013. House is on three lots with huge oak trees and nice views of Tawas Lake and the surrounding woods (look for the deer!). Click my website address with all my information and many photos of the interior and lovely surroundings.

The main street of East Tawas ends at the waterfront park and is lined with antique stores, casual or fine dining establishments, a classic movie theater, and a variety of other shops. The East Tawas/Tawas City area spanning Tawas Bay is the perfect size - small enough to be uncrowded and quaint but large enough to have lots of activities, large grocery stores, and a variety of shops and dining. Nearby Tawas Point State Park juts into Lake Huron with another super beach, historic lighthouse, and an extensive hiking area at the end of the point. Tawas Point is a nationally known bird watching area year-round, with even more to see during spring and fall migrations. The Huron National Forest, the famous Ausable River, Tuttle wildlife refuge, Lumberman’s Monument, and many lakes are all within a short drive from the house. Take a scenic 12 mile drive along Lake Huron to the small tourist town of Oscoda at the mouth of the Ausable River but stay in East Tawas where there’s a lot more to do.

Every season offers new activities. Spring has a burst of wildflowers and waterfowl (and low rates). A northwoods summer is usually warm without being too hot, I only rent weekly during the peak summer season (unless I’m open at the last minute). Fall colors are outstanding throughout the area. Fall also brings hunting season. There is ample public land for deer hunting nearby and Tawas Lake hosts incredible waterfowl flights. Spend a great Christmas - New Years holiday week in the North. Closed after the Holidays, open in March.

Guest Comments:

We had a wonderful weekend at your cottage. Everything was very clean and roomy. In fact, we spent most of our time in the room at the back just relaxing and talking. C.G.

Thank you for the opportunity to rent your place in East Tawas. My son became an avid fisherman, with your home conveniently located, he went fishing daily on Tawas Lake, off the pier in town and on the AuSable River. We saw our first Bald Eagle with my husband's telescope across Tawas Lake, along with many Sandhill Cranes flying in every evening, very exciting! The sunsets where beautiful on Tawas Lake. There were Osprey nesting at Tuttle Marsh, not to mention all the birds at Tawas State Park. Thank you also for allowing us to spend an extra day. We may be repeat customers as we love the location and the amenities in your home. M.D.

Hi, we just got back and wanted to let you know that we really liked it and will take it again next year, same weekend. L.F.

I have discussed 're-kindling' our old tradition of the family going to Tawas Lake in the spring to catch bluegills. The boys and I did well, about 400 or so in the week we were there. They had an awesome time. I would like to, if possible, reserve the cottage for next spring. J.R.

I look forward to renting again. We have so enjoyed it there the last two years. S.R.

The house was great, we enjoyed our stay. I'll keep your place in mind for another trip. S.L.

Thanks again for the cabin. It was perfect for what we needed. J.G.

Thank you so much for sharing your cottage in East Tawas with us. We enjoyed a truly restful few days; something we needed badly! Everything was wonderful! S.Z.

We had a great time. Not knowing exactly what to expect we were very pleased to find a spacious, clean, comfortable and well-stocked home. The proximity of your place is so convenient yet off the beaten path. I'm hoping to come again and next time will try to rustle up a kayak to borrow for exploring some more around Tawas Lake. C.W.

The cabin was superb...clean and homey feeling. C.F.

Thank you so much for sharing your cottage in East Tawas with us. We enjoyed a truly restful few days; something we needed badly! Everything was wonderful! S.Z.

We had a great time. Not knowing exactly what to expect we were very pleased to find a spacious, clean, comfortable and well-stocked home. The proximity of your place is so convenient yet off the beaten path. I'm hoping to come again and next time will try to rustle up a kayak to borrow for exploring some more around Tawas Lake. C.W.

The cabin was superb...clean and homey feeling. C.F.

We had a great time. It was quite relaxing and accommodating with all the creature comforts. East Tawas is a nice little town and we loved the state park and beach. T.E.

Thank you so much for sharing your cottage in East Tawas with us. We enjoyed a truly restful few days; something we needed badly! Everything was wonderful! S. V.

Well, we are home from a wonderful week at your cottage/cabin. I expected good, we got FABULOUS - and I want to thank you! The house is adorable - not so important to a man, most likely, but to a woman who must avoid daylight and so spends her days inside, it was very important. It is surprising how a small cottage can feel so big also!! But even better than cute and spacious, the house was spotless!! I used to own a cleaning service and I was totally impressed with how clean Mrs. Kirby keeps the house! It was such a joy! E.T.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the opportunity to rent your place in East Tawas. My son became an avid fisherman, with your home conveniently located, he went fishing daily on Tawas Lake, off the pier in town and on the AuSable River. We saw our first Bald Eagle with my husband's telescope across Tawas Lake, along with many Sandhill Cranes flying in every evening, very exciting! The sunsets where beautiful on Tawas Lake. There were Osprey nesting at Tuttle Marsh, not to mention all the birds at Tawas State Park. Thank you also for allowing us to spend an extra day. We may be repeat customers as we love the location and the amenities in your home.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Affordable/Classic Tawas Lake Home, Pets OK, Completely Updated, Boat, Deck
average rating of 4.642857 based on 15 reviews
4

Nice place would stay again

  • 4 of 5

Well kept lots of room for more people definately worth it

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I'm happy you liked it. Greg
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5

Very clean and well kept

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quiet place for a getaway. Close to the lake with plenty of sightseeing nearby

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm happy you enjoyed the house and surroundings!
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Just OK

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at this summer home during September 2016. Home is in a very quiet neighborhood, enjoyed taking my morning walks.

Since we're on a road trip, was great to have washer and dryer available.

Unfortunately, single bed was uncomfortable.

Boat too heavy for my husband, water too far away.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The beds are only about four years old and a quality bed but apparently too soft for some people. I'm sorry you had problems, I'm going to try to change some beds when I get there in 2017. The lake is about 75 feet from the boat. Note, that you don't have to carry it, dragging it is the best way. I'm sorry you weren't happier with the accommodations.
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4

Cozy, affordable getaway

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for two nights as a treat to ourselves for an anniversary. The place served our needs well! Tawas lake is very beautiful, though I made assumptions based on the photos and thought that this was a lakefront home, which was far from the case.

I recommend bringing bikes if you have them, because the downtown East Tawas strip is so close to the cottage. I recommend a venture into the woods too-- we drove to the monument in the Huron National Forest and took a lovely hike on our way out of town.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the property and location. Bringing bikes is a great idea, as are hikes in the National Forest near the Lumberman's Monument. The house is across the street from the lake and you can walk straight across about 50 feet to the lake. I do mention that the house is across the street from the lake in the first line of my description. I'm sorry you missed that and were disappointed, but happy you had a good time. Thanks!
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

It's my favorite place to stay in the Tawas area.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing spot in a great location that's right by the local beaches and shops.

  • 5 of 5

Honestly couldn't have asked for a better time! Quiet spot with everything you need. From kitchenware to games, this place had everything! 5/5 will come again, soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I'm happy you liked the place!
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Tawas Lake is a large all-sports lake with a mostly undeveloped shoreline. Enjoy great fishing, waterfowl viewing/hunting, or just adventuring out in my rowboat. The boat can be left on the beach right across the street from the house in a rarely used right-of-way. Larger boats can be launched and beached at the nearby public boat ramp. Wild rice still grows on some of Tawas Lake – this is definitely a special place compared to many overused northern lakes because of its beauty, natural character, and abundance of fish and wildlife. You or the kids can swim or wade across the street or at a nearby city owned vacant waterfront lot (very shallow andsandy (perfect for little ones), deeper is mucky and weedy), but the best swimming is only a mile away at the great East Tawas waterfront park. The park has an incredible long and wide sandy beach with a huge dock where you can take a long walk, fish, or just view all the docked yachts.

Rates & Availability

East Tawas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early WInter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$60
From
$65
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early June
May 29 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$70
From
$75
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-June Weekly
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late June weekly
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$715
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Weekly
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$715
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$640
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$70
From
$75
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$60
From
$65
Fri,Sat,Sun
$420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning $75

Weekly only during the summer unless I'm open, then contact me. Off-season weeks are at a reduced rate. Holiday weekends are a little higher nightly rate.

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Amenities

East Tawas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or air bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The house will sleep 8 and has a fireplace/wood stove, AC, Cable TV, DVD, stereo system, outside fire pit, and everything you need except food. The large family room is all windows with a nicely private view of the woods. The front porch has Tawas Lake views. There are two bedrooms, one with two new twin beds, the other with a new full bed. Each of the two large family rooms has a sofa sleeper, couch, or air bed. The kitchen is very fully equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, cooking utensils, dishes, etc. There is a full bathroom with shower and tub, and a full-size new washer and dryer. Expect a clean, fully equipped house in a quiet cottage area with friendly neighbors. Paved streets with little traffic are ideal for bicycling, walking, and skating.

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