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Linda McGeorge

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english

Sand Beachfront Family Home

10 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Quiet 4BR/1BA Lake Huron Retreat Cottage

A place for your family to remember for generations. Cape Cod style cottage looks directly down Lake Huron on the Straits of Mackinac. Sand Beach. Four bedrooms, one bath. Home is in pristine condition,

Located on a 100 ft. sandy beach with incredible views of the Straits. Watch the freighters go by while swimming in crystal clear water. A Boater's paradise. Back yard is heavily treed, growing wildflowers and miniture purple iris.

Find unbelievable fossils along the shoreline, or catch the deer, turkey or fox as they walk by! The home is 1170 sq ft, completely furnished, washer/dryer, with a 24 x 10 screened in porch. Electric baseboard heat, anderson thermopane windows. Take a ferry from Cheboygan, Michigan or fly in. During the winter months enjoy flying in and riding your snowmobile. This is the family cottage you have always wanted to visit!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Linda McGeorge (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family hails from Blue Island, IL and we enjoyed every early sunrise and every late sunset. Mom, Dad, 9 year old, 7 year old and 1 1/2 year old found this week to be relaxing, fun and adventurous! We took full advantage of the beach every day and the rowboat! Early mornings were great for seeing nature right out the window. Turkeys, geese, deer, swans and ducks, right in front of us! The kids loved it! The well stocked kitchen was awesome! Thank you! We also enjoyed the games and reading materials. Thanks again for a beautiful vacation location.
Jul 2015
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Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

Sand Beachfront Family Home
average rating of 4.7 based on 34 reviews
4

Rustic Island Getaway

  • 4 of 5

First off, the view from the house, of the beach, was absolutely beautiful. You saw the sun rise in the morning from the living room and a great view of the stars at night. The screened porch was great for just lounging back with some cocktails, enjoying the sound of the waves and breezes off the lake. The beach is literally about 150ft away from the house. Water was clear. It’s about a quarter mile arc of sandy/pebbly beach with just 3 cottages. The cottage is at the end of the 3, so there is plenty of beach for kids to play on. Lots of sea animal fossils are on the shore line if you look for them. There are board games at the house plus some old movies for the kids (Aladdin/Matilda). We were told by the locals in Cheboygan that this island was “rugged and wild”. They weren’t kidding. We saw wild turkeys, a couple of does with fawns, and swans in the morning, right in front of the big window of the house. The main roads are packed dirt covered with gravel with trails leading into the dense forest in the center of the island. I have a Land Rover and I was putting it through its paces getting through the trails. There are no lights on the main roads. This is not a small island. I drove for 9 miles on the main road circling the island before I had to turn around and go back (kids were getting hungry). I had covered about a quarter of the island. No issue with cell phone reception (LTE). There is a land line phone in the cottage for emergencies. Bring cash with you to dispose of the garbage on the island ($2) per bag (about 28 gallon bags). Issue we had was with biting flies at the beach, but only for 2 days there, and the provided fly swatters made sure they didn’t come back. Overall it was a great family experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. It is truly a vacation "back in time". Everyone deserves a time away at the island! Please visit again and thanks for leaving the house so clean.
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Great

  • 4 of 5

surprised to see the cottage looks exactly as appears on this site. The house was well stocked with all the things you would need at the lake. General Store was great and had reasonable prices. We saw 30 plus deer in the week we were there. Caught some fish on Lake Mary. Found that we didn't have the necessary equipment to catch big fish on Lake Huron. Was told there was no one who charters on the island. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and taking such care of the cottage. Bois Blanc Island awaits your return!
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5

Great location on BBI with amazing views..

  • 5 of 5

House is close to the ferry, Hawks Landing, Twin Lakes and Thompson Lake. The house is on a sandy beach which was great for our kids. House was clean and well stocked. Owner was quick to respond to questions and had everything ready to go. We had a great time and are hoping we have time to get back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you a a great time on the island. Looking forward to hearing from you for the 2016 season.
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Nunica, MI USA
5

A Great Place to get away from it all..............

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here four days with three other couples. Great location only two miles from the ferry dock and a 1/4 mile to Bob-Lo Tavern. Beds were good, the house was well furnished except for hand towels in the bathroom. One bath, but plenty of room for all. Nice screened in porch and awesome views of the lake. I would stay here again anytime!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I will address the hand towels. Hope you will stay with us again!
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5

Vacation 2014

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable. Lots of amenities. Exceptional location and setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deb. So happy you enjoyed your first trip to the island. Linda
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4

Very neat and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Really nice quiet vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear MR: Thank you for the review. So glad you had a relaxing time at BBI Retreat!
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Bois Blanc Island
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
1.5
Car: recommended

Boating, swimming, fishing, reading, walking and just plain relaxation!

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Rates & Availability

Bois Blanc Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2016
May 14 2016 - Jun 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

From $875 per week Off-Season $1150 In-Season

$300 Damage/Security Deposit required at booking.
Personal checks are accepted.

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Amenities

Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1170 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Washer and Dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Microwave. Fully equipped kitchen. Washer and Dryer. TV, VCR, Radio/Cassette/DVD. Aluminum boat.

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