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Quaint Cottage Over Looking South Channel of Lake St. Clair

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

120 year old Historic cottage located on Harsens Island with breathtaking views of the South Channel of Lake St. Clair.

Very spacious property with plenty of room to BBQ, fish, swim, boat and much more. Enjoy your afternoon sitting under the shade tree or on the indoor porch watching the activities of the South Channel. The cottage is located near Muskamoot Bay where there is plenty of shallow swimming in warm waters or you can simply enjoy the water by jumping into the cool waters of the Lake St Clair right out the front door. The cottage has a kitchen, living room, dining room, front porch, laundry room, and four spacious bedrooms on the second floor, and a newly built Al Fresco Shower!

Keywords: Two Story 100 year old Historic Cottage

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jennifer (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Jennifer

Our family has owned property on Harsens Island for over forty years. My husband and I both spent time on the Island as children. We now have children of our own and love spending time with them on the island. Taking morning walks to Walkers Landing for sweet summer treats, biking to the circle for great views of the Bay, or just ordering Pizza from Riverside Grille.

Jennifer purchased this cottage in 1999

What makes this cottage unique

The Island and our property offer many great summer activities, swimming in the lake or bay, fishing, duck hunting, boating, kayaking, bon fires, biking, and walking.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Quaint Cottage Over Looking South Channel of Lake St. Clair
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
Warren MI

Great time had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Love this comfortable home. This was our third time staying here and once again it was an amazing vacation for our family. Eleven of us, including 5 children and 6 adults were all sorry to leave it when our time ended. My granddaughter aged 11 caught the largest fish, an 18 inch Muskie. Everyone loved jumping off the deck into the water. We are all anxious to do it again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI

great view

  • 4 of 5

Nice cottage, great location. We enjoyed the lagoon on the side of the cottage that is only shared with one neighbor, perfect for floating around with a cocktail! The views can't be beat, this location gives the "up north" feel without spending hours on the road.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best cottage ever!

  • 5 of 5

Traveled from Cincinnati Ohio to fish one of the best small mouth bass lakes in the nation. Chose this cottage by viewing pictures and reviews on VRBO. How lucky was my family? This place was amazing. What a beautifully kept home. Lots to do. We fished, rode bikes, and had a fire. Well stocked kitchen which we made a home made blueberry pie in! So relaxing. It was truly serene to take a shower outdoor at dusk looking at the moon and stars beginning to appear in the evening sky. Thanks so much Jennifer!

Stacy Smith

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming but dirty. Snakes on the dock. In need of a good spring cleaning

  • 1 of 5

My wife and I were here for a Memorial Weekend getaway with some friends and family. I had stayed at this cottage 3 summers ago when a friend came out for a Harsens Island wedding and I was super excited to stay there again. The cottage as I remembered was quite charming, and had the same feel of a cottage I grew up on, but this time around I was left lacking. I was expecting and older cottage feel, but what we got was a house in need of serious spring cleaning. We found no less than 15 dead hornets on the floors, and our friend actually got stung by a dead hornet that had landed and died in between the couch cushion. The driveway was littered with goose droppings where you had to be very careful where to step, the furniture was stained from what it looked like many a summer's use, the grass was EXTREMELY long (mid shin) and there were snakes that lived on the dock. On my last visit, the best part of the place was the nice dock that you could jump off of into the river, watch a nice sunset, or wake up with a cup of coffee watching the boats go by, but this time we found a nest of snakes (we counted 5 3-5ft Fox Snakes according to the neighbors) living in the deck beams. They covered the deck seating area and we were slightly petrified of walking around the yard since the grass was so long and you couldn't see the snakes. Having come into the weekend with such high expectations and fond memories of a previous trip, I was really upset at what we ended up paying for and got in return. We had reserved the place through Memorial Day Night, but ended up leaving early since we couldn't use the dock. This place could be great, but not in the condition is was in when we were there.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Days and Not One Person Watching TV!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, family-friendly cottage. We had a ball! Planning for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Cottage Week Ever

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many, many cottages over the years, and this cottage was my favorite. The cottage is adorable and spacious, perfect for a small group to relax and visit together at the lake. We were a group of six, aunts, nieces, and great nieces, coming from California, Florida, and Michigan. Everyone got their own bed. Clean, comfortable, relaxing, great swimming. There is a wonderful shade tree so you can sit in the comfortable chairs and watch the boats go by with a nice lake breeze. Best of all, no spiders in and around the cottage! They must spray. I was ready to be brave because lake cottage usually means big spiders. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals and even do some baking with the kids. So nice to find a dog-friendly cottage so the family dog can have a vacation, too.

The owner was very easy to work with, and we are planning our return for next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
San Souci Bar, Browns, School house grille
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Harsens Island Ferry and Algonac Ferry From Canada
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Gull Island/by boat


Rates & Availability

Harsens Island Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100

$100.00 Cleaning fee is deducted from the security deposit. Memorail day specail is a late check out on Monday, instead of 10am check out, check out will be at 8PM, so you can enjoy the holiday

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Southeast Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly Added Al Fresco Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Water Access, Dock over water great for fishing and relaxing. Swimming available from the front of property. Canal and boat access for docking. There are also 2 bon fire pits, one small one up front by lake and one larger in ground pit in back by canal. Please bring your own fire wood. There is no fresh drinking water, all water comes from the lake. Please bring your own water for drinking, there is a fresh water pump on the island that you may refill your water jugs with for free.

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