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Luxury on the the AuSable!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Grayling Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Unique, private luxury home on secluded river lot

Enjoy a wonderful luxury home experience on one of northern Michigan's most famous rivers. The two-and-a-half bathroom home has three bedrooms and two loft rooms that are versatile and can accommodate a number of guests. The outdoor deck (riverside), the many windows, and the long kitchen bar are among the many unique features. However, the Rumford fireplace with Black River Michigan stone on the exterior is the centerpiece attraction. The house also features a three-zone geothermal heating and cooling system. The upper lofts are reached by ascending an iron-rod spiral staircase.

The ground-floor bedrooms feature foam beds. The master bathroom includes a stone-tiled Jacuzzi tub and shower highlighted with inlaid Petoskey stone. WiFi access and Dish Network satellite television are also available. In addition, you can access your personal Netflix account via Apple TV if desired.

Outdoor activities include easy trail access to the nearby Rayburn property (state-owned) and/or Hanson Hills on the edge of town for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, downhill and cross country skiing, or disc golf, depending on the season. In addition, there are miles of two-tracks, as well as hiking and skiing trails in nearby national forests. Kayak and canoe rental is just five minutes away in downtown Grayling. The local bike shop also has rentals for the town's many bike paths. And of course, the AuSable River provides some of the best fly-fishing in the country!

River access is just steps away from the house, where the water is clear and shallow, and the river bottom sandy for leisurely walks in the great AuSable.

Come and enjoy the river amid privacy and cedar trees all around.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Nathan Foster
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2016

About Nathan Foster

Nathan and Randi Foster purchased the property in 2006, returning it to the Foster Family after three decades of various ownership.

In 1975, Nathan’s grandfather Dud Foster purchased a large swath of land at the headwaters of the AuSable, near Grayling, named by early trappers as Breakfast Point. Dud eventually subdivided his holding it into several parcels. He saw something in the river and surrounding cedar swamp that intrigued him. He turned the swamp into little hobbits of habitability one truck load of sand and a handful of Petosky stones at time.

Nathan’s other grandfather Art Lindauer, who lived his life as an architect and farmer, designed the home. Inspired by famous architects before him, Art’s vision and unique ideas have come to life inside and out. Some notable features include stained concrete floors, spiral staircase, natural light, large windows, diamond windows in the lofts, the Rumford fireplace, tight white stucco with a splash of color. The drawings of the River House at Breakfast Point hang in the walkway overlooking the great room in tribute to his efforts.

We are proud to offer a unique, modern, luxury home on the banks of the Au Sable River at a place called Breakfast Point.

Nathan Foster purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Nathan Foster chose Northern Michigan

2012 New Build, with all the modern features and a design unlike any other... The best Fly Fishing and floating river in Michigan and one of the best in the US!

What makes this cottage unique

White stucco with fire Concrete floors, Rumford Fireplace, Spiral Staircase, Diamond windows, Loft rooms, Petosky Stone tile, long bar, wine/beer cooler, large deck, Gourmet kitchen, recreational areas everywhere... and the best water only feet away.

Mountain biking trails

Grayling Golf Course

Boyne Mt Skiing

The Hanson Hills Recreation Area

Hartwick Pines State Park

The Bike Shop

Northbound Outfitters

Snowmobile rentals

Snowmobile trails

Fly Fishing Guides

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Luxury on the the AuSable!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

A perfect, quiet retreat on the river

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I chose the AuSable cabin as a weekend getaway for our fifth anniversary. The house is beautiful top to bottom, well thought out and perfectly appointed. The kitchen had everything we needed and we were surprised by the quality of the equipment. We loved the river view and the yard, and our dogs were happy to run around, but were also completely safe (even though one almost fell in the river). The living room was comfortable, the internet worked well, and even though we had a rainy weekend, the house was comfortable in every way. We're already talking about coming back, preferably for a longer stay with a larger group.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to get away and relax!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely updated home to enjoy our vacation. Read a book in a pretty and relaxed setting, fly fishing literally in the backyard and being able to bring the dogs was a huge benefit. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Well appointed river house in Grayling!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this property couple of years back and really liked everything the property had to offer. Decided to visit this property with my eight year old daughter this time. Property is well appointed with adequate utensils in the kitchen and even a nice Keurig machine. Large windows in the living area makes the living room well lit to sit and watch folks canoeing down the Ausable and the wooded area around. Most attractive part of the property is the access to the Ausable river. River at this location is sandy and its fun to play on the river. There also couple of canoes in the property that we used to go up and down the river few times. Lakes in Michigan are really breadth taking to watch but just too cold for a person from Texas to enjoy the water. Spending time in the water is almost a must for me during summer and this river house has plenty to offer and have great fun with family. Thanks to the owner for maintaining this property well and we hope to return and enjoy a summer or a winter break at this location again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, lovely spot on the river, Scott and Tina were friendly and helpful. Great for just relaxing or as a base for fly fishing.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

ritz-carlton

  • 5 of 5

we like really nice places to stay. the ritz in chicago, the grand hotel on the island, chanteau chantel when in traverse, four seasons on lanai...now i will include this riverhouse when on the au sable....very classy..clean...great for two couples...bedrooms very private with their own baths..secluded,classy,top notch river front accomadations...no complaints whatsover...i came to canoe the south branch ( the best stretch of water in michigan...but i'm thinking of a winter cross country ski trip...the mason tract is very pretty winter destination along with a visit to ma deeters...thanks randi we'll be back

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely gorgeous. Everything is top notch, very well stocked, clean and brand new. The view and location are perfect. The large deck is great to sit and watch the river, or you can sit at the rivers edge and enjoy a fire. The property managers live next door which is also a plus, if you need anything they are very willing to assist. The only downfall would be seating outside. I wish there was a picnic table or some type of table to sit at outside and eat. Next time I will take some travel chairs. Seating inside is ok, just a small breakfast nook table, and the large bar with 5 bar stools. The master bathroom is stunning, the shower with the stone is exquisite. The fireplace is is breathtaking as well. This is a great place to stay. I would highly recommend it, we will be back. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Traverse City, MI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Spikes
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Grayling Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
Grayling Restaurant
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Boyne Mountain. (XC course is 4 miles)
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
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Car: recommended

Canoeing, Fishing, Golf, Skiing, Snowmobiling... all here!

Rates & Availability

Grayling Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,915
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $100

Repeat Customers receive a 10% discount !
Maximum Occupancy 4 Adults

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Grayling Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Bed for children only (sleeps two kids)
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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