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Three bedroom house located on Lake Huron in the pleasant Ottawas Lane subdivision one block from US 23 and approximately midway between East Tawas and Oscoda.
This beautiful house sleeps up to 10 people in 3 bedrooms Features family room with a panoramic view of Lake Huron fireplace and wood floors in family room, full kitchen, two full bathrooms and sunroom, deck, boardwalk, sand feature and dock.
Huron Forest, Ausable River and Tawas StatePark within minutes.
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We want to thank you and your sister for a lovely stay at the Ottawas House. I was a very relaxing time.Hopefully
we may do that again,pehaps the same week next year. We will stay in touch.
You know how you rent these places and pull up hoping it is nice, well you will be happy! The small things are easily overlooked by an outstanding view and the large Deck!
The house is located on a quiet street, not directly on US23. The water was very cold for our trip, but this is an off year with the winter and summer we are having in Michigan. Inside the house there are plenty of tools in the spacious kitchen (Crockpot!, but no dishwasher). There is an upstairs full bath and a full bath in the basement by the washer and dryer. The beds are not the most comfortable, but are good enough; I would bring a blanket and pillows. The upstairs bathroom could use a fresh coat of paint on the cieling, but it is not gross. Most windows have nice screens to keep them open, and the master has a ceiling fan. The car port is a nice place for sitting when it rains, and so is the sun porch. The sun porch was also used by us to store our bikes and swim stuff while we headed out; check out Tony's Tacos in Tawas, Nates Bill of Fare in Oscoda and the beach on the point down Huron Road. We ended up eating in the sun porch because we could easily close the door to allow our child to sleep, and not lose out on fun time by having to be quite. The master has a queen and single, the next room has a queen and single, and a 'kids" room has a bunk bed set and single. Plenty of closet space and drawer space. There is a gas grill and charcoal grill; we used the gas grill, and it was prefect and large enough to fit six ears of corn and four large pieces of fish. There is a set of trees on the south side of the property for a hamock, and it is above the deck. This deck is huge! Very cool, but don't expect a beach below. Below the deck is a "dock" to walk out and dive in. A nice sturdy ladder is waiting to climb back out, but be careful, the steps are slimy and slippery; water shoes make the exit much safer and secure. The water was up to my chest most times, and you could walk across the front of the condos on the nice sandy lake bottom; I am 6'2". On the deck is a ten by ten sand box for laying out or building sand castles. It was a very nice feature, and we brought a blow-up mini pool for our daughter; luckly, because the water was too cold for her. We set the pool in the sand box, and we did not have to worry about her getting in the lake. There is a nice two person swing to have morning coffe on and relax. They need to update the pictures, theirs do not do the place justice.
This past July was our second time vacationing in this home, and it was just as awesome as our first visit! Everything you could possibly need is in the home, and there's enough space for everyone! We have two young children so the deck works out great; keeps the kids contained while still allowing them to have a great time (the huge sandbox is a hit!). The minute we walk in, we feel like we're home. We've already booked our vacation with Pat for next summer and can't wait to return. Many thanks to Pat and Rosemary for sharing your home with us!
This place was amazing right on the water the owners were real nice and made sure the house had everything you needed. My family will be back next year and will stay at this same house.
Thank you so much Pat.
Arriving late Friday night to a clean well organized Lake House was a pleasure - The beds are comfortable, the fireplace a good send for a cold spring night - stayed up to midnight around the fire just talking. Nice kitchen and a great deck right on the lake front was a delight. Sunday Morning sunrise and warm weather was nice to sit and absorb the lake and sun shine! It was hard to leave at check-out and return to reality - many thanks for a comfortable place to stay!
We had a wonderful week-end! The home is very clean and well thought out. Most everything I needed was within my grasps and pretty much where I figured I would find it. Like, I brought the wrong coffee filters but after a little look there they were. The fireplace is very nice, kicks out alot of warmth! It was -3 when we were there. The beds were comfy and fairly new. The view over the lake was relaxing and serene, best of all was the breathtaking sunrise. I would, without hesitation recomend this property to a friend and we will be back!
My friends and I rented this house in January 2012 for a weekend. I have only one complaint--it had snowed the day of our arrival and the driveway was not cleared, so it was difficult to find. Other than that this house was everything we could have hoped for. The views of Lake Huron are unmatched, the accommodations are spacious and clean, and it is stocked with everything you need--it even has WIFI!. Four women stayed here, but we could easily have had two or three more people just as comfortably. We used the gas fireplace, and were warm and cozy even though the lows were in the single digits while we were there. We didn't use the deck--which is HUGE--except to watch and listen to the ice-filled waves.
We were in town to do some birding at Tawas Point State Park, but one of our best experiences was from right inside the big picture windows, watching a bald eagle fly by--three times! This part of the state is under-appreciated for its outdoor activities. It's close to many parks, the Au Sable River (which is great for canoeing and tubing), and is a haven for birds migrating in the spring. (In the Tawas area in May 2011 I saw 62 bird species in 2 1/2 days.) Very easy to get to, it's right off of US 23, but even so there was very little traffic noise.
We definitely will be returning in the future and would recommend it. If you're looking for a meal out, there's a Mexican place on 23 north of East Tawas called Los Quatros Amigos that is very good. Also, try Wiltse's up in Oscoda--and have some draft, home-brewed Root Beer!
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2 night minimum stay