Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Bird Creek Sub division

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

A lovely three bedroom cottage with a family room, living room on second floor, gas fireplace, basic cable, three decks, and walking distance to beach, Downtown, and restaurants.

One queen size bed in each of the three bedrooms with ceiling fans in each of the rooms. The living room on the second floor has a futon and a couch to sleep on. The family room on the first floor has a pull out couch with a full size bed.

A corner home in Port Austin's Village, with a freat view of the lake from the kitchen table, in the Bird Creek Subdivision across the street from Lake Huron. Located 2 hours North of Romeo off Van Dyke 53 Hwy.

Enjoy the Farmer's Market every Saturday (Memorial weekend-Oct) from 9:00am-1:00pm offering fresh produce, desserts, preserves, flowers, crafts, woodworking, books, antiques, raffles and music.

Rented weekly during high season June-August. Available for weekends during off season. If cottage is desired for a weekend during the high season, call two weeks prior to for availability.

Keywords: House

More Details

Wayne Kretchman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 31, 2017

About Wayne Kretchman

We build our dream home and now wish to share it with a few people. It's filled with hardwood floors in the main areas and carpet in all the bedrooms. A second floor TV room for kids or quite reading time. Lots of Windows & fans in every room keep our place cool during the day. Decks in front and back allow for views abound in beauty.

Wayne Kretchman purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Wayne Kretchman chose Eastern Michigan

This property is in a paved sub that is walking distance to public access, town and beach, or fishing and swimming. Gentle breese off the water and great view from the front porch overlooking the water. No fast food or traffic jam here.

What makes this cottage unique

Simple and respectful neighbors with quite and peaceful surroundings. Proud to say we keep it clean.


Port Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • First floor Italian tile with tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Best Bed in Cottage. High top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Log bed New 2013
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Full Size
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa in living room and 1 Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Bird Creek Sub division
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here a week and it was the best! The house is beautiful and the location to the city is great! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

BEAUTIFUL Home across from Lake Huron

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (with a couple friends) stayed at this property for my 30th Birthday. We visited Port Austin numerous times as kids, but I currently live in Missouri so I was coming in town for this special event looking for a home near town. The home was absolutely PERFECT and so clean! There is plenty of space both inside and out! The house is MORE than accommodating and has all of your needs available to entertain (we did a cook out on Saturday night and big beautiful bon fire out back, it was the BEST way to close out my trip). The owners are very trustworthy and a PLEASURE to work with. The view is beautiful (the Lake is right across the street) and there is a place to walk down for public access right across from the home, however a bit rocky so we used the beach access which is also just down the street. Everything is SUPER convenient and it is a quick drive to town (one mile and I walked most of the time)! Perfect location and such a wonderful stay, we will be talking about it for years!! I highly suggest staying here when looking for the perfect place in Port Austin. I could not say enough great things about the home and setup. It was exactly what I was looking for, especially coming in from another state! Thank you thank you, this home and owner is WONDERFUL. Great Michigan people and a great Michigan spot to enjoy Lake Huron :)

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. It is appreciated. Not sure how many more years I will rent, but its getting close to stopping in a year or two. Keep my number and we can always talk if interested we will work something out.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Beautiful accomadations!

  • 5 of 5

My family absolutely LOVED the cottage! It was very spacious so we didn't feel like we were tripping over each other, and the second bathroom was a huge plus! The location in the sub was terrific; beautiful views of the water across the street from the porch and living room. We enjoyed hanging out catching the breeze off the water, around the fire pit, and at the beach. We definitely would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Fantastic house near downtown Port Austin

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great vacation! The house was as advertised/pictured. The house was clean, well stocked, and we enjoyed having a full house to ourselves; it was much larger and more comfortable than the beach houses we've rented in the past. The open floor plan for the kitchen/dining/family room was terrific. My son enjoyed playing with his trains on the front porch and running around the large yard. The fire pit is tucked away on the corner of the lot, giving you more privacy.

The house is a short walking distance from downtown Port Austin, and is close to a very nice public beach. We also frequented Port Crescent's day beach (about a 15 minute drive west).

I grew up visiting Port Austin every summer with my family. I love how the town has changed very little over the past 40 years. It has everything you need, but is still a quiet lake town (unlike the towns on Lake Michigan, like Saugatuck). There are multiple playgrounds downtown for kids when you want to take a break from the beach, as well as nearby go-carts, miniature golf, etc. The restaurants aren't fancy, but have above-average food (don't let the appearances deceive you). We love the pizza at Joe's Pizzeria. The Farm (out of town on Port Crescent Road) has a wonderful farm-to-table menu. The town's grocery store is quaint, but if you want a bigger, more traditional grocery store, head to Caseville.

Wayne was easy to work with and we would consider staying at this property again. We highly recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Sylvan Lake

Relaxing, tranquil, Fun, beautiful....

  • 5 of 5

The best renters. The house was clean, it was so relaxing I was sad to leave. Thank you for opening up your home to my family👍👍👍👍AAAAAA++++++

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
NW Ohio

Relaxing and Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, and away from traffic, but within walking distance of beaches, playgrounds, kayak rentals, fishing charters, restaurants, shops, and post office, etc.

Port Austin is far from the casinos, shopping malls, and glitter of the metro area, but if you want to relax, unwind, and recharge; this is the place for you. It's great for kids, great for young parents,and great for seniors.

The photographs accurately represent the property, the property is clean and well maintained, and the owner is extremely helpful.

The Fireside Inn, a few miles west of Port Austin on M25, is worth the short trip - don't be deceived by its outside appearance, it's great.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sportsman bar - been there 70 years
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bird Creek Golf Course - Public
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Van Dyke Hyw. 53 South
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sportsman Bar for Pizza
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Bird Creek Park - Public
Car: necessary

Our location is within the township. A short walk to town or the beach. The Port Cresent Day park is about 5 miles west on US 25. Canoe Rental is available on the Pinnabog River which takes you out to Lake Huron.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties