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Beachfront Cottage on Lake Huron in Straits of Mackinac

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beachfront 2 BR 1 BA Cottage on Lake Huron

Relax and get away from it all on Bois Blanc Island. Located in the Straits of Mackinac, ideal for those who desire a quiet serene escape to enjoy nature and watch the ships pass by. Surrounded by two acres of woods with a large rocky beachfront on Lake Huron, the only sounds you'll hear are those of the leaves rustling in the trees and the waves lapping on the shore. Swimming is available at your doorstep. Hiking and superb fishing at three inland lakes or on Lake Huron is an adventure. Bois Blanc Island is located minutes from Cheboygan where you'll catch the car ferry. Day trips to Mackinaw Island, Petoskey, Charlevoix or the Upper Peninsula are great options if you need a dose of civilization during your stay.

BR B Amenities: /B BR Two bedrooms (sleeps 6), fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, stove, microwave, charcoal grill, TV, VCR, linens, towels, washer, dryer. Sorry, no smoking, no pets.

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Karen Cook
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Karen Cook

Residing in Texas, the Cook's love spending time at their home away from home, Bois Blanc Island.

Karen Cook purchased this house in 2003

Why Karen Cook chose Bois Blanc Island

Karen grew up spending summers on Bois Blanc, so when we had children, we wanted them to get to know the Island. The boys, like their parents have come to love and appreciate Bois Blanc with all its unique discoveries. We look forward all winter to spending our summers on the Island.

What makes this house unique

The privacy of Cook Cottage is what first attracted us to this property. The cottage is set away from the road, when we don't want to see or hear civilization, this is the perfect spot. The east end of the Island has beautiful sunrises and is close to Mary's Lake and trails for discovery. The beautiful view from the cottage down to Lake Huron provides an excellent view of wildlife including eagle, deer and the like. The cottage is bright and cheerfully decorated with a lighthouse decor.

Nights spent viewing the Milky Way from our beach front is uniquely spectacular, as we don't have the light pollution from the mainland. Awesome!!


Bois Blanc Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large spacious closet in bathroom. All bathroom linens provided. Beach towels provided for your convenience. Washer and Dryer in bathroom. Full size tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed, seating area and lots of closet space. Large bright windows open to the beautiful forest vista. Guest bedroom is a bunk bed with double on bottom - and for those young climbers, a single on top. Large spacious closet - stocked with toys, books, puzzles and games. All bed linens are provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Over 100 feet of Lake Huron waterfront afford spectacular views from our East facing cottage. Our day begins with gorgeous sunrises and dramatic freighters and pleasure boats cruising Lake Huron to the stunning sight of cruise ships and freighters lit from stem to stern at night. You'll be awestruck when you see the Northern Lights from our beach at night. You'll know you're in a special place when viewing eagle, deer, turkey, loons, cranes and swans, butterflies and hummingbirds. Beautiful wooded drive from the main road down to the cottage provides privacy and seclusion. For your convenience we have a picnic table, child swing set and garden chairs. A large fire pit on the beach makes s-mores and a wiener roast a must during your stay. Starter supplies for cottage including toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, dish and hand soap are provided. All kitchen and bath linens provided. All bedding is provided.


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Beachfront Cottage on Lake Huron in Straits of Mackinac
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Hartland, mi

Great quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage lived up to every detail in the ad. The island is truly beautiful, quiet and serene. The cottage was roomy, clean, comfortable and stocked with all our needs. We enjoyed seeing all the wild life including deer, fox, hummingbirds and bald eagles right outside the cottage. This is a great place to get away from it all and truly enjoy all that nature has to offer without the noise and business of everyday life. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to relax and get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! So peaceful on the water listening to the waves and the breeze in the trees. Our kids loved having the lake just steps from the back door for swimming and skipping stones. Definitely bring water shoes though as the bottom is rocky. The cottage was clean and comfortable with everything we needed. We can't wait to start planning another trip back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your time on the Island. We are excited to welcome you and your family back to our Island paradise.
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A spa for the soul

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasant, clean, spacious cottage with a breathtaking view of Lake Huron! Well supplied with linens, towels, and board games. Washer and dryer made it easy to pack light. No internet, not the best cell reception, which was a huge plus to us; our teenagers "detoxed" surprisingly well! Hubby and son caught tons of bluegill and bass in Lake Mary and had a great time. My daughter and I had some very precious 1:1 time hiking to the lighthouse. We all took turns cooking and baking. Our oldest bought an inflatable raft, losing an oar on Lake Mary and making her mother have to swim across to get her (you don't get many opportunities to play 'hero' to the kids when they get into those late teen years!). The highlight was the Coast Guard Chapel for nondenominational Sunday services. The building was so lovely, the old boathouse-turned-chapel opens its big doors up for the service to a quiet, serene forest. Rarely have I been in such a holy place! Karen, this was such a special break from our crazy lives, God bless you for sharing your special place. One thing to mention is that Hawk's Landing, the community's store, is currently closed. ALL groceries and needs need to be brought across on the ferry.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

All around, great experience. Owner is responsive, cottage is clean and comfortable and the scenery is breathtaking. This cottage is close to snow beach and snake island which is the perfect for day activities with younger kids. This is the perfect "get away from everything spot!"

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bois Blanc Island Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A big Thank You goes out to the Cook Cottage owner, for our amazing vacation memories from last summer. We spent a glorious week at this cozy, well-equipped 'home-away-from home', with our daughter. The location couldn't be more perfect, as we were able to see freighters pass by in the straits from the dining/living room! And the huge sliding glass door gave us a front-row seat to all that Mother Nature created. We saw plenty of deer, a few loons, and even an eagle!

The cottage was equipped with everything we needed for the week. The 2 bedrooms were comfy, and my daughter really enjoyed the top bunk bed. We liked the open layout of the cottage, and the lighthouse theme was a nice touch.

The sunrise each morning was spectacular! My daughter especially enjoyed being at the beach - no driving required! The rocky beach didn't deter her either, as she spent HOURS exploring the rocks, water, frogs, crayfish, etc. in her water shoes. It was great to 'unplug' from our hectic pace and just relax in the covered porch swing. We haven't ever seen so many stars at night - we even saw part of the Milky Way!

Exploring the island was a treat too! Although we cooked most meals at the cottage, we had an occasional trip to 'Hawk's Landing' for their great pizza! And the dock at Mary's Lake afforded us a few fishing adventures as well. All in all, our experience was amazing/unforgettable/etc. Upon leaving, our daughter asked when we could go back. And we're planning to come again!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kym Thanks for the thumbs up. So glad your daughter enjoyed our place. We are always ready to welcome you back. Thanks for being frequent repeat guests!!
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Osceola, IN

Cook Cottage

  • 5 of 5

To say I loved this place is an understatement! My favorite time of

the day was the morning I'd make coffee and go out to the

lake to watch the sunrise. Soooo peaceful. This is definately

a great place to get away from it all. Great bike riding and nice people

all over the island. If you like riding off the

beaten path - take a GPS ;-)

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Plaunt Transportation Cheboygan MI
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Hawks Landing
Car: necessary

Ferry for Bois Blanc Island leaves from Cheboygan Michigan, about 30 miles east of Mackinaw City. Bois Blanc is a rustic, secluded Island gem in the Straits of Mackinaw. Accessible only by car ferry or airplane, a car is required for the Island. One General Store/Gas station/Restaurant with internet access serves the Island. Provisions should be purchased on the mainland and brought with you. Alternatively, stores in Cheboygan can pack and send groceries/supplies on the ferry for a small fee.

Other Activities: Miles and miles of hiking trails, inland lakes and beaches to explore.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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