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Classic 2BR Beachfront Cottage in Port Austin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Port Austin, Michigan

This adorable 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage embodies the beach house style ideal for enjoying a relaxing weekend away. Slow down and reconnect with a visit to this beachfront home located a mere 2 miles west of Port Austin. Just a short bike ride to town, you will find many unique shops supporting local artists, bars, restaurants and a farmers market each Saturday.


The cottage sits above the beach on a bluff for privacy and stunning sunset views. The property also boasts a large fire pit and chairs on the beach.

Inside you'll find the home fully-stocked with everything you need to cook dinners with your family or enjoy a movie in the evening.

This home is perfect for a family visit with a master bedroom featuring a queen bed and a guest bedroom with a full-over-full bunk bed.

You don't have to travel all the way to the west coast to have your perfect beach getaway. This home has it all!


The property is located a mere 2 miles west of Port Austin. Just a short bike ride to town, you will find many unique shops supporting local artists, bars, restaurants and a farmers market each Saturday.

The cottage's ideal location also includes easy access to Lake Huron and walking distance to Port Crescent State Park, which has walking trails and small sand dunes,


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Private sandy beach that has a spectacular panoramic view of Lake Huron with beautiful sunsets

- Walking distance to Port Crescent State Park, which has walking trails and small sand dunes.

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: Queen bed

- Guest Bedroom: Full-over-full bunk bed with twin trundle

Additional Sleeping:

- Sofa sleeper in the living room (sleeps 2)


- No pets

- Non-smoking

- Must be at least 21 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Port Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Classic 2BR Beachfront Cottage in Port Austin
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Above the rest

  • 5 of 5

We found this cottage to be way above the quality of most we saw online in the similar price range. The space is efficiently used. The yard is really over and above expectations. We enjoyed every tier of the space including the shallow water. It is a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the road for walking or biking. The beach, firepit and patio are well equipped with anything needed for a good time outdoors. We found the beds comfortable and with temps in the high 70's, we were fine without a/c which we don't really care for unless absolutely necessary.

We thought the extra 1/2 bath was great for those "moments" when you can't wait. Having laundry is very helpful. The kitchen is very nicely equipped. All windows have shades so privacy isn't an issue when needed but the view is so lovely, you don't want to keep them closed during the day.

Our only suggestion is more hand towels or washcloths or to indicate those should be packed. We had 2 hand towels and 4 washcloths for the week we were there. Not a big deal unless you expect them to be there as in "linen's provided."

Tracy has a nice collection of books and DVD's for entertainment during poor weather or after a day in the sun.

We are likely to try to come back - especially for the use of the private beach. Once you've taken a couple of trips out to the lighthouses, and done some hiking in the parks, there is not much else to do. We had planned to kayak to Turnip Rock, but that didn't work out for our group. We don't recommend the Fireside Inn. They served salmon too dry and a lame salad.

Tracy was able to respond to a question about wifi within a short time. It's not provided. Also good for getting off the radar and getting kids off the devices.

We were very satisfied with our stay at the cottage. It's a lovely setting and clean and comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As return renters, another fabulous week in Port Austin. This year we checked out the Dark Sky Preserve and discovered an incredible experience is located just down the road! Tracy is a most gracious host as her cottage continues to provide our family with a beautiful, comfortable, and pampered up North experience. We have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage on a a nice, big lake

  • 5 of 5

We truly had a great experience with this rental. As advertised, in regards to the amenities. Very nice spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tastefully decorated cottage on the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely beautiful little 2 bedroom cottage! Super clean! Fantastic view! All the amenities of home, this place has everything you need. We have been enjoying the Port Austin area for around 45 years, and this trip was no exception. Even without air conditioning, we were able to stay fairly cool because of all the windows and two floor fans. The only thing we would add are blinds on the master bedroom. We were unable to have any privacy because there were no blinds on the master bedroom windows, which look out onto the patio. Just like another review we read, the neighbors are quite close, but they packed up and left on Sunday night.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blissful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We are return guests to this lovely cottage and hope to return many, many more! Pulling into the drive you immediately feel ready to relax! Fine Oaks Trail, from my own explorations of Port Austin, is one of the most idyllic places to rent a cottage because you are close to town and M25, but tucked behind the busy road on a delightful trail of cottages that follow the water, perfect for routine morning and evening strolls. The cottage itself, situated upon a bluff, allows you to soak up every bit of lake life from the time you wake until it's time to for stargazing. Lake breezes are AMAZING, sunset views are gorgeous. The cottage is amply equipped with everything you could desire and pampers the inspired chef! There is so much to do right there that short daytime outings might be nice but you will find yourself drawn right back to the fun and relaxation all provided for you there. The cottage is very beautiful and well-appointed and the bonfire pit is just incredible, you won't miss one night around the campfire. You must be prepared for very close neighbors but you will discover they are fantastic neighbors; friendly, kind, helpful, and welcoming, creating a sense of community. If you are looking for a more private, serene vacation you are likely to enjoy both because they typically depart at the weekend's end and you have the luxury of much privacy. I hate to review this cottage in fear of giving away our secret escape, but it's just too lovely not to tell others about. You will find the owner very accommodating and responsive to all your inquiries and will feel pampered and welcomed to the max!

Aimee & Dave and kids

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful clean cottage right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage- so glad we rented it! It was super clean and everything you could want was provided. It has 1 full bathroom and one half bath that were very nice! The only thing that I would pass along is that there is no air conditioning but the windows and fans were enough to keep us cool. They had loads of games, books and movies in addition to cable tv. The house was great and I would stay again in a heartbeat! Comfy couches and beds. Laying in bed at night we could listen to the waves crash at the shore and see the starts. The Bonfire area with the chairs was awesome! The cottage had close neighbors but they left on Sunday so we had the entire beach area to ourselves the rest of the week. Great place- highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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