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Charming Oak Beach Cottage.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4

Welcome to the serenity of Oak Beach. This charming and cozy two bedroom cottage is less than a minute's walk to the private beach area where you can walk for miles on the white sand. Make yourself at home in front of the fireplace, or relax on the deck with a cold beverage. This peaceful cottage whispers relaxation and is sure to be the vacation to recharge your batteries. An excellent meat market and small grocery are within walking distance, and tourist attractions abound in either direction with Caseville to the west and Port Austin to the east. Enjoy our local festivals and farmer's markets and that up north feeling without the big drive.

Pets: Please ask before bringing your dog or other pets. While we are pet lovers, we also know that some dogs can be a handful, and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will always allow dogs at our cottage. Our policy is a little gray at this point , and until we decide one way or the other, we encourage you to ask.

Activities: Oak Beach Cottage is close to many memory making activities. Miniature golf, canoeing, and nature trails are all within walking distance. M-25, the closest major roadway, offers an ample shoulder for biking to either Port Austin or Caseville. The cottage itself is equipped with board games, movies, and books for those rare rainy days when being outside is not an option.

More Details

Dale and Joni Thompson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Dale and Joni Thompson

My wife and I live near Frankenmuth, Michigan. I am retired but my wife still works. We love to travel and almost always stay at a homeaway property.

Dale and Joni Thompson purchased this cottage in 1965

Why Dale and Joni Thompson chose Eastern Michigan

Oak Beach Cottage was my home until my wife and I got married in 2002. When our lives got too busy that we weren't able to spend much time at the cottage ourselves, we decided to use it as a rental. We still care for it as though we live there and hope you find it to be a comfortable home base for your vacation stay.

What makes this cottage unique

This is our only rental, so we concentrate our efforts here to make sure you have everything you need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spent two nights at Oak Beach Cottage and found it to be very clean and well stocked with all the comforts of home. We spent our days on the white sandy beach and in the clear water just a hundred yards from the front door. It was everything we hoped for and more during our brief getaway. Will definitely stay again!
Aug 2011
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
MBS International, Saginaw
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fireside Lounge, Port Austin
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Charity Island ferry, Caseville
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Bird Creek, Port Austin
Nearest Train
58 Miles
Amtrak, Imlay City
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Caseville or Port Austin
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
walking distance
Car: recommended

Situated between Caseville and Port Austin in the Oak Beach area of Huron County. This tip of the thumb area has direct access to Lake Huron, local festivals and farmer's markets. Excellent area for many outdoor activities including swimming, horseback riding, boating, canoeing, trail walking, fishing, snowmobiling, and shopping.

Golf: There are many golf courses nearby, within ten miles in either direction.


Port Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
All linens are provided. Keyless entry door (code will be provided upon booking.)


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Charming Oak Beach Cottage.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, well maintained. Everything we needed was there. The kids loved the garden and my husband and I loved the ability to use the fireplace as the nights were chilly. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a rental in which the owners have thought of everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Walking in it felt like home. The garden had a butternut squash so I made some soup off it. My retreat was fulfilling, and I will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time...

  • 5 of 5

We had a amazing time plenty of room and had a Great week, highly recommend Dale & Joni's place

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mr. Dobson! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Gracious, clean, convenient, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed during several years. Our kids have stayed part of the time. Cozy but not crowded. The cottage is well-stocked with easy access to one of the area's best beaches. Its garden's tomatoes, onions and basil graced our meals, and the hosts graciously found and returned a forgotten item. Entirely wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. Hope to have you back soon!
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Wonderful property and very kind, gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

This property is exceptionally clean (even the windows were clean) and very comfortable. It's nicely decorated with a beachy theme and it's obvious that the owners take pride in the presentatin of the property. We had everything we needed to cook meals and to grill outside on the gas grill.

The back patio is especially nice as there is a very welcome shade tree that keeps one cool while sitting oudside enjoying a meal. THe yard is well maintained and large, which gave us plenty of room for playing with puppy. She loved being outdoords and having a place to romp.

The sandy beach is just around the corner and everyone is friendly and pleasant. And that wnderful meat market Dale told us about is within walking distance. They have a good selection of meats and other grocery items one might need at fairly reasonable prices.

The bedrooms and dining area all have ceiling fans to maintain a comfortable temperature. And the beds are very comfortable. I especially loved the sheets on the bed, as they were extremely soft and comfortable, with a nice quilt covering.

Although we had to cut our stay short, we certainly feel that the property is an exceptionally good value and that Dale and Joni maintain the property at a very high standard. You will love your stay should you decide to rent this welcoming cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review. We're still so sad that you had cut your vacation short. We hope that you will be able to stay with us again in the future.
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Wonderful place for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the place the moment we stepped in. It has such a make-you-feel-at-home style decoration that totally surpassed our expectation. It's also at a perfect location that takes less than 2 minutes to get to the beach. The owner is super friendly and confederative. Even though we didn't have the chance to meet him, he had everything we needed prepared for us. I'd definitely choose this place again should I ever return to Port Austin for another vacation.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for the great review. Please visit us again and thank you so much for your service to our country.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

Changeover day is FRIDAY.
Check in is 4:00 pm on day of arrival.
Check out is 10:00 am on day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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