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The Dell Cottage: a Private Lakefront Family Owned Home on Lake Huron

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The Dell Cottage: Wonderful 2BR 1BA Home, Sleeps 4;

The Dell Cottage has been enjoyed by our family for almost 60 years. Located just north of downtown Pt. Sanilac on a private road, you can enjoy 90 feet of lake front property. The property is 700+ ft deep which adds to the feeling of spaciousness and privacy. We hope that after your stay at the Dell Cottage, you will be as fond of it as we are.

The house sleeps 4, plus 2 on a pull out couch in the large sun room. The sun room is a beautiful living space for use in the spring, summer and fall (not heated for the winter). With a 30 foot wall of windows facing the lake, the view from sunrise to sunset is awesome!

Come and enjoy the gorgeous view of Lake Huron! Watch the freighters go by, nap in the shade in the hammock, play croquet on the lawn, horseshoes on the sandy beach, or take a long walk along the Lake Huron shore.

In the evening, build a campfire on the beach and roast marshmallows with the kids. We also suggest you just lean back and stare at the beautiful starry sky.

Golfers should try the Huron Shores Golf Club which is just a 5 minute drive north on M-25. Boaters can launch at the public launch in Pt. Sanilac. There is plenty of parking space on our property for boats and trailers.

Master bedroom with double bed, 2nd bedroom also with a double bed; Window A/C in both bedrooms; Kitchen with oven/range, refrigerator, microwave, water purifier system, coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes, utensils and dining area. One full bathroom. Sun room has pull out couch, dining area, 2 ceiling fans; Living room with fireplace, satellite TV, DVD/VCR player. Linens and towels provided. Grill, beach chairs, croquet, hammock, picnic table, glider swing, firewood.

Fishing, boating, golf, swimming, local diving and fishing charters.

More Details

Mary Beth or Gary Kitzmiller
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

Why Mary Beth or Gary Kitzmiller chose Port Sanilac

This cottage has been in my family since the 1950's. Isla and Harry Dell, my great Aunt and Uncle were very generous with letting family enjoy summertime on Lake Huron. When the property became available, we scooped it up!!!


Port Sanilac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 7 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, silverware, glasses, pots and pans.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Dell Cottage: a Private Lakefront Family Owned Home on Lake Huron
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our family week together. Kids loved the water even though it was still to cold for dad. We had plenty of room for our family of 5 and a cousin. Our oldest daughter with autism made her self right at home here and the path to the water made it easier to get her to the water. Everyone can't wait for next summer. Thank you Marybeth we enjoyed your place very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your week! See you next year I hope!
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  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at Dell Cottage. The home was charming and clean. The view was great. We especially loved the sun porch! The pics and description of the house are right on, and Mary Beth was great to work with.

We spent time watching boats, collecting stones on the beach, and splashing in the water. There's a nice yard where our 2 year old could run and play. She also enjoyed the nice playground at the marina (and the First Mate for ice cream).

The Dell Cottage and Port Sanilac provided exactly the kind of vacation our little family was in need of--quiet time together in the sunshine and waves.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice quiet place

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cottage over New Years weekend for a quiet couple of days. We really enjoyed the place. We could hear the water breaking on the lake as soon as we got out of our car.

Nice wood fireplace. The large three season room would be great any other time of the year. Would be a great place for family with a few small children.

We will definitely keep it in mind for a full week in the summer or a quick weekend to relax any other time of the year.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girlfriend's Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get-away from it all. Very clean and private with a wonderful view of Lake Huron. We loved the large sun room. We took walks along the beach every day. Willis' Market is very close and has everything you need. Uri's Waterfront Dining and Mary's Diner were 2 of our favorite places to eat. We also liked the First Mate Ice Cream Parlor located at the Port Sanilac Marina for dessert! I would definitely recommend staying at the Dell Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pat for the nice review. You named three of my favorite places to eat, also. There are many other choices of restaurants in Lexington, only 11 miles away. Smackwater Jacks is very popular!
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Madison heights mi

A Beautiful Week!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week so much along with our 2 dogs.

The home is in a private area with a beautiful view of

Lake Huron. We walked along the sandy beach with our dogs every day. There are stones here & there so recommend wearing water shoes. The home is cozy & yet large enough with everything you need. There is no washer or dryer for use but somehow it felt good not worrying about laundry. The only thing better would be if the property were mine! :) Lexington is a fun town to visit & Slap Water Jack is an great place to eat. There is live entertainment at a Theater near there, which we didn't know about in time. Check it out. The Stone Tavern in Pt. Sanilac is also excellent.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monroe, MI

Fun and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Summertime Review:

Everything we needed was here. Short walk down the sandy trail leads straight to a beach that offers a great view of the lake. The grocery store is about a 2 minute drive and they have everything you need.

The great room overlooks the lake - the view you see in the picture, and at night the skies are brilliant with stars.

I'd recommend water shoes for in front of the cottage areas of smooth stones in the water.

We caught perfect weather most of the time - but the one stormy day - was still great to overlook the lake as it took on a different view with dark green white caps rolling in. Fire pit outside is in a nice quite remote spot. They provide a variety of chairs - we recommend a cooler to take down to the beach.

Very nice gas grill - easy to light.

Marv and Dawn

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Michigan's thumb is known for it's collection of quaint Lake Huron cottages and villages, and in-land, it's rural small town feel. Families from Metro Detroit have been vacationing in the Thumb for generations. Music in the park, arts and crafts fairs, barn theater and 4th of July parades are some of the events which make summer's in the thumb so special.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

$500 to $975/week for 2014
$100 Security Deposit plus first $200 of rent due to hold reservation.
(Total $300)
A signed Rental Agreement is required.
Balance of rental fee due 4 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations with less than 4 weeks notice, if changing date of stay, funds will be applied to new date.
If no other date chosen, deposit is not refunded.
Security deposit refunded within 2 we

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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