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Steven Speaks

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Very private, family oreinted and pet friendly

15 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This 1 1/2 story cottage was remodled 10 yrs. ago. Kohler jetted tub in the upstairs bath. View beautiful sunsets in Lake Huron from large lake front deck. Two great sandy beaches within easy walking distances. Two light houses also within walking distance. Presque Isle State harbor within a 1/2 mile, with pizza parlor, restaurant and Portage store (great ice cream). Lake trout fishing is great from May-Aug. Atlantic salmon fishing is good during May & June and King salmon July-Sept.

Walleye fishing all year. Fish cleaning table available at cottage. Little traffic on dead end road.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Steven Speaks (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Steven Speaks

Retired teacher & builder. Avid angler both on Lake Huron and inland lakes. Dog lover (labs).

Five grown children, 3 in area, 1 in Wisc. and 1 in Minn. and 14 grandkids.

Steven Speaks purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Steven Speaks chose Northern Michigan

Next door to my cottage of 30 years.

What makes this cottage unique

This is one (maybe only) place in Michigan where you can watch the sunrise over Lake Huron and the sunset in Lake Huron. The crystal clear water enables swimmers to see a ship wreck in 15 ft. of water. The shallow water makes it kid friendly.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

Very private, family oreinted and pet friendly
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Super-nice Cottage and Owner!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to the Alpena area for many years, mostly staying at Grand Lake. This was our first time staying on North Bay. Me, my brother, my son, and his wife had a wonderful week at North Bay Getaway. The weather was nearly perfect the entire week; we really lucked out with that! The cottage is clean and comfortable, and has everything you may need for a week's stay. We used the gas fireplace often on cool mornings (very convenient!). The location is very private, with absolutely nothing but woods and beach to the South, and a handful of cottages that you can't see to the North. Steve, the owner, has a place right next door, and is often there in case you need anything, but will never intrude on your privacy. Steve was even kind enough to take us fishing on Lake Huron in his well-equipped boat! He's a very experienced fisherman. We caught four good size lake trout, the largest about 9 lbs. He even filleted them for us, and we cooked it on the grill. Excellent eating! Steve also showed us where the best places to fish Grand Lake are, and I put my boat in there several times during the week, also. Grand Lake has several public launches close by. This cottage is nearly walking distance to both of the Presque Isle Lights. The whole peninsula and surrounding area is very picturesque. The sunsets from the cottage were remarkable! Just gorgeous, looking west over North Bay. The deck is large and overlooks North Bay, with a gas grill and a nice new table and chairs. We enjoyed the sunny days on the deck. The water is very good quality, so you don't need to bring bottled if that's a concern. Satellite TV is great in the evening, or if you get a rainy day. Steve was also very prompt in returning my security deposit. We will definitely be returning to North Bay Getaway!

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

Presque Isle Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the North Bay Getaway. Cannot say enough about how clean and comfortable the home is. My sister and brother-in-law and my husband and I spend a week together in September (usually in the U.P.) We have always used VRBO to find a place to rent and North Bay has to be one of the best. The owner is one of the nicest people we have met on our travels. So accommodating and welcoming and full of good information about the area. We intend to return in 2015 (something we have never done before - we always move on to another area of Michigan. We just felt that there was so much more to see and do, so we will be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

May Not Be Able to Top This Place-----EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to vacation!! The cabin is very nice, very clean and the beds are very comfortable! The view from the front porch is amazing, we wanted someplace right on the water and this is certainly that, but for all of us the thing that made our week was watching the Bald Eagle and the immature Bald Eagles fly over our heads!! Breathtaking!! There is nothing you could want that wasn't provided for us. We've rented vacation houses for many years and I have to say this is the best! Steve was so helpful making sure everything was taken care of-----even as he was leaving for a 50th Anniversary trip-------still making sure there was nothing left to chance.

Great place, quite, beautiful, unbelievable sunsets from the deck, you can't ask for anything more this this house. Book it and Enjoy!! We did :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Xenia OH, USA
5

May Trip

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding Vacation! We were met when we arrived and all questions were answered pertaining to our stay. The owners were outstanding! We had a problem with Hummingbirds the second night getting into the bungalow and they came right away to get them out of the bungalow. The view from the porch was outstanding. We enjoyed the fireplace at night with a glass of wine. We will definitely go to North Bay again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pickerington, OH
5

Perfect Lake Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazingly clean and well maintained. The view of the lake and the sunsets are amazing! The owners are the nicest people I have ever rented from.

This was a great vacation and we plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Orion, MI
5

Relaxing & beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The North Bay Getaway was perfect! Plenty of room for a family of 5 with additional overnight guests. It is very quiet, you are guarenteed to relax and enjoy the sunsets. If you are looking for fun, you can bike to both lighthouses or the marina. This cottage comes highly recommended and the owners have gone above & beyond to make this trip as enjoyable for you as possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Alpena Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Portage Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 23
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Portage Restaurant

Two light houses within walking distance, One is working the other a museum.

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Rates & Availability

Presque Isle Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 

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Refundable damage deposit $250

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Amenities

Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming

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